46 Gifts for Cat Lovers and Their Pets, According to a Cat Lady

Updated: Apr. 09, 2024

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Calling myself a “cat lover” is an understatement. Some people have hobbies like hiking. Others have these things called “kids” that are like cats, but without the purring and toe beans. However, I’ve come to realize that my lot in life is taking care of two sweet and spicy fur babies named Nancy and Chi Chi.

Over the years, I’ve both gifted and been the recipient of dozens of gifts for cat lovers, which means my humble apartment is all but a bonafide cat museum. Picture a two bedroom bursting with cat portraits, toys, beds, blankets, hoodies and funny mugs all featuring—or somehow related to—kitty cats. For someone like me, it’s like living the dream.

Because of this, I consider myself something of a cat gift expert. A cat gift guru, even. To help guide folks looking for the perfect gifts for cat lovers, I got together with the other cat-obsessed folks on the editorial team. Together, we came up with this list of the best cat-related gifts that we (and our kitties) tested and love. Additionally, we found a number of items we wish someone would gift us.

Know someone who’s the cats pajamas? Snag them one of these cat lady-approved gifts for cat lovers for their next birthday, “gotcha” day or “just because.” Does your giftee swing both ways? Check out these gifts for dog lovers.

Felted Cat Coasters
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For the Coffee Drinker

Felted Cat Coasters

Some of the best gifts for cat lovers honor our whiskered friends while still offering practical uses. I received this set of hand-felted cat coasters from a friend for my birthday, and now they’re the only ones I reach for. Because they’re hand-felted, no two are alike. These unique gifts for cat lovers are thick, sturdy and totally the cat’s meow.

Peekaboo Cat Cave
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For the Picky Kitty

Peekaboo Cat Cave

One of the best cat gifts for cat lovers, this peekaboo cat cave offers a place for your feline to play and relax. Cats can either run or hide in the tunnel, or burrow into the donut bed up top. “My little Ophie loves it, and she’s a bit picky when it comes to toys,” says Studio Assistant Dylan Fischer. “The material allows her to scratch it up and gives her plenty of room to breathe, which is nice considering she’s a chunky 14-pounder.” Dylan also notes that the material is sturdy and the zipper assembly makes it easy to set up and clean. 

Whether it’s true or not, recipients who love to bake will get a kick out of this cat hair oven mitt. Apart from the eye-catching message, I love that the material is nice and thick—it’s genuinely one of the highest quality oven mitts in my kitchen. This is one of the silliest gift ideas for cat lovers that have a good sense of humor.

Soothing Cat Toy
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For the Anxious Kitty

Soothing Cat Toy

This soothing cat toy is a thoughtful gift for scaredy cats. Press the button on this viral TikTok gift to make it purr and instantly soothe worried kitties. If your fur babies are anything like mine, they’ll enjoy cuddling up to this soft toy when it’s time for their cat nap.

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For a Little of Everything

BoxCat

Gift-of-the-month clubs aren’t just for people! BoxCat is a thoughtful gift idea for cat lovers that keeps on giving. Every month, expect a shipment of toys, treats and other exclusive items. My kitties love unpacking their monthly treats with me and—of course—sitting in the empty box.

Furry Cat Slippers
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For the Chronically Cold Friend

Furry Cat Slippers

Available in a few different colors and patterns, these furry cat slippers are my go-to for midnight snack runs and lounging around on weekend mornings. They’re soft, cuddly and have nonslip grips on the bottom for the fellow accident-prone folks out there. Snag this comfort gift in three size-inclusive options that fit most adult feet.

Victorian Cats Sticker Book
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For the Stationary Fanatic

Victorian Cats Sticker Book

This Victorian cats sticker book is one of my favorite ways to add a little dose of dopamine to my daily life. It comes with over 300 stickers drawn in a charming Victorian style. Your recipient will adorn their water bottles and planners with pictures upon pictures of cats playing instruments, sitting in teacups, wearing clothes and tons of other cute poses.

Herding Cats Card Game
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For the Tabletop Gamer

Herding Cats Card Game

Ever heard the phrase “herding cats” and wonder what that means? Find out with the Herding Cats card game! Easy to learn and fun for both kids and adults, this cat-centric tabletop game brings tons of laughs when I break it out at parties. Bonus: The cards feature the cutest cat illustrations!

Petcube Cam 360
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For the Frequent Traveler

Petcube Cam 360

Peace-of-mind is one of the best gifts for cat lovers, and that’s exactly what the Petcube 360 camera delivers. I use mine every single time I leave the house for a trip. An intuitive app lets me pan the camera for a full 360 view, and the microphone allows me to hear and speak to my fur children.

Veken 95oz 2.8l Pet Fountain, Automatic Cat Water Fountain Dog Water Dispenser
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For the Thirsty Kitty

Pet Fountain

A cat fountain is a requirement for kitties that don’t drink enough water (which is most cats!). My favorite is this pet fountain from Veken. Inside, the fountain continually churns their water through a charcoal filter, ensuring it’s always clean and fresh. A window on the front indicates when it’s time to refill, and the lighted interior helps my kitties see it at night. Plus, cats look adorable lapping at the cute flower fountain!

Refillable Cat Wand
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For the Little Hunter

Refillable Cat Wand

This refillable cat wand is hands down—or rather, paws down—a perfect gift for cat lovers that are sick of replacing toys. Each set comes with two wands and a plethora of attachments, including feather toys and wiggly worms. Because you can swap out the toy on the end, it lasts practically forever!

Kicker Carrot
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I can’t even count the number of times this carrot kicker saved my poor fingers from my kitty’s playful claws. This is an excellent gift for the friend who’s always sporting scratches on their hands. Just divert the frisky cat’s aggression to this crinkly carrot and let them kick, bite and otherwise unleash their wrath on something that isn’t skin.

Armarkat Cat Tree
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I’ve tried a lot of cat trees, from flimsy budget buys to pricey options that fall apart after mere months. My Armarkat cat tree is the only one that’s lasted my kitties through years of abuse. While tall, it’s super sturdy thanks to the high quality wood materials and comes together in less than an hour. It’s one of the best gifts for cat lovers on Amazon and Wayfairand it’s Jackson Galaxy-approved!

Giant Felted Pet Blanket
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For the Cuddly Kitty

Giant Felted Pet Blanket

I purchased this giant felted blanket to keep cat hair off of my couch, and it quickly became my cat’s favorite napping spot. It’s huge, soft and so easy to clean—just pop it in the washing machine! The vibrant red color brings a pop of color to any room, and felines love the soft quilted feel of the fabric.

The Cat Lovers Box
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For the Fan of Japan

Bokksu Cat Lover's Box

Yes, luxury gifts for cat lovers exist! Bokksu is a snack subscription box from Japan that usually features Japanese treats and sweets, but the brand’s cat lover box is a little different. Inside, recipients enjoy kitty cappuccinos, cat and paw-shaped snacks and an adorable etched calico cat paw glass among other treasures. They’re sure to purr for this cat-themed assortment!

Potaroma Cat Toys Flopping Fish With Silvervine And Catnip
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For the Cat That Plays Hard

Flopping Fish

Nearly 50,000 Amazon reviewers swear this flopping fish toy keeps their cat occupied for hours. Choose from an assortment of fish breeds, from clownfish to koi and carp. The fish flops on the floor and keeps Kitty entertained while you get some much needed “me” time. Inside is silvervine, a cousin of catnip, making this fish an irresistible teaser toy.

Weewooday 5 Pieces Cat Hat Cat Costume Bunny Hat With Ears
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For the Fashionista

Cat Hats

Inexpensive gifts for cat lovers don’t have to be boring. This budget-friendly cat hat assortment comes with a variety of stylish caps for cats, secured by a velcro strap under their chin. Owners will get a giggle out of these fashionable accessories! There’s a few different options available, including bunny ears, bananas and bucket hats.

Cat Cookie Bouquet
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For the Cookie Monster

Cat Cookie Bouquet

This pawsitively tasty sugar cookie bouquet is sure to put a smile on your friend’s face! Each features a handful of adorable buttercream frosted cookies and one that reads “Have a Purrfect Day.” There’s also an option to upgrade to a dozen cookies for the certified sweet tooth. Know a cookie monster? Consider gifting them a cookie of the month club!

Banana Dog & Cat Fun Bed Prive Collection
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For the Fruit Fiend

Banana Pet Bed

At Taste of Home, we love funny cat gifts for cat lovers—especially when they’re related to food! This banana pet bed comes covered in a micro plush fabric material that’s soft to the touch. Inside, a foam structure helps keeps its shape while Kitty lounges.

Cat Storage Jar
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For the Interior Decorator

Cat Storage Jar

It’s hard finding cute gifts for cat lovers when there’s so many on the market, but this cat storage jar is a standout option. Recipients can fill it with treats or cookies, and the airtight seal ensures goodies stay fresh. Or, use it to store kitchen tools and gadgets. Either way, it’ll add a fun accent to any cat lover’s kitchen.

Qlt Japanese Street View Izakaya Shop Mini Building Blocks
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For the Craft King or Queen

Cat Cafe Building Set

This cat-inspired building blocks set makes a cool gift for crafters, kids or anyone who spends hours browsing at Hobby Lobby. It comes with over 800 pieces, making it a satisfying project for anyone who loves playing with Legos. Plus, it makes a fun piece of decor when it’s finished!

Katie Cat Soup Ladle By Ototo
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For the Home Cook

Cat Soup Ladle

Seeking some fun gifts for cat lovers that cook? This cat ladle is a surprising-yet-fun addition to the kitchen. The recipient will enjoy serving up soup, stew or sauce in style with this quirky kitchen gadget. As a bonus, the cat’s feet function as a stand when it’s not in use.

Amber Cat Stacking Glass Set
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For the Cocktail Connoisseur

Cat Stacking Glass Set

Elegant and ideal for small spaces, each cup from this cat glass set easily nestles together for storage. Not only does this classy set look cute, but it also offers enough cups for a small get-together. Fill them with cocktails or use them as iced coffee cups and let the stacked set function as a piece of kitchen decor when not in use.

Cup Noodles Cat Bed
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For the Ramen Eater

Cup Noodles Cat Bed

When it comes to unusual gifts for cat lovers, nothing beats this cup noodles cat bed. The unexpected design is sure to get a laugh, and the cozy interior offers an inviting spot for Kitty to snuggle up. Inside there’s even a pillow printed with ramen noodles and eggs. Yum!

Nature Anywhere Transparent Acrylic Window Bird Feeder
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For the Bird Watcher

Window Bird Feeder

Bird watchers (and their owners) will enjoy getting a front row seat with this window bird feeder. Suction cups keep it secured to the window, allowing cats to peek inside. Just fill it with birdseed for hours of free cat TV! It also makes a thoughtful gift for gardeners.

Little Cat Snack Dishes
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For the Casual Snacker

Cat Snack Dishes

Jazz up your charcuterie boards (or surprise a cat-loving pal) with this set of mini cat dishes. Fill this clowder of kitschy kitties with olives, cheese, spreads or use them to pre-portion munchies. These charming and colorful kitties add a dash of whimsy to any meal!

Cat Hot Water Bottle Lap Warmer
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For the Chilly Kitty

Cat Hot Water Bottle

I love locating truly weird gifts for cat lovers, and this cat hot water bottle is one of my favorite finds. Puzzling and practical, this lap warmer looks just like a curled up kitty. It’s like having a weighted stuffed animal, but warmer!

Bsigo Coffee Mug Warmer & Cute Cat Mug Set
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For the Busy Bee

Coffee Mug Warmer

Have a friend that’s always forgetting their cup of coffee? Get them this cat-themed coffee mug warmer set. Like the Ember mug, the set comes with a hotplate that keeps coffee warm for hours. It even has a built-in timer that turns the heat off after a set time. As a bonus, the lid on top keeps curious paws away from your drink.

Personalized Pet Family Blanket
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For the Couch Potato

Personalized Pet-Family Blanket

Honor their favorite fur children with a personalized pet family blanket. This cozy throw features up to two people and six pets. Just pass along details like skin tone, hair, and clothing colors for human characters, then choose fur color and breed for the pet characters. Each comes custom made for a truly one-of-a-kind gift!

Funny Cat Hand Towels
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For the Detail Devil

Cat Hand Towels

Snap these snazzy kitties onto a towel bar for a little levity. These hand towels make an unforgettable housewarming, wedding or birthday gift. They’re the purrfect present for kitty fans who want to take their kitchen decor to the next level!

Lavender & Chamomile Aromatherapy Deodorizing Soy Candle For Pets, Pet Odor Eliminator & Animal Lover Gift
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For the Friend Who Loves Scented Candles

Pet Odor Candle

Pet owners don’t have to worry about unsavory scents thanks to this giftable pet odor eliminator candle. It doesn’t just cover up smells—it actively removes them and deodorizes the air. Snag it in several different scents, including lavender chamomile, rose, eucalyptus and grapefruit spearmint. Bundle this with a candle warmer lamp for a practical present that they’ll use every day.

Zen Cat Garden Sculpture
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For the Yogi

Zen Cat Garden Sculpture

Namaste, cat lovers! This zen cat garden sculpture looks right at home among garden plants. It’ll remind your recipient to stop and breathe, and the cute chubby kitty lends a little tranquility to any garden space. Even better, it’s handmade in the USA.

Breed + Health Cat Dna Test
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For the Genetic Historian

Cat DNA Test

Whether they want to proactively detect genetic predispositions or they’re simply curious about their cat’s ancestry, this cat DNA test from Basepaws will give them the answers they seek. Like human DNA tests, this easy-to-use swab test offers free shipping both ways, and results come in up to six weeks.

Mary Cat Jar Scraper Spatula By Ototo
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For the Toast Eater

Cat Spatula

Culinary spaces don’t have to be boring! Spread your peanut butter using this cat spatula and spark a little joy. This sturdy silicone offset scraper functions as a kitchen essential for those who want to ensure they scoop out every last bit.

One Crafty Cat Diy Needlepoint Pillow Kit
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For the Crafty Kid

DIY Needlepoint Pillow

There’s no shortage of craft kits for kids who love cats, but this DIY needlepoint pillow kit is as easy as it is satisfying. A cardboard suitcase makes it perfect for travel, and the end result is a snuggle-ready kitty pillow that’s bursting with personality.

For the Tea Partier

Kit-Tea Cat Tea Bags

Brew up a cup of cat lover’s tea with these charming cat tea bags. Each comes with three flavors: English breakfast black tea, Earl grey and Jasmine green tea. Handmade in France, these cute cat-shaped tea bags add a dose of whimsy to tea time. It’s the perfect gift for tea drinkers, too!

Peeking Paws Pocket Scarf
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For the Artful Accessorizer

Pocket Scarf

This adorable handmade scarf isn’t just cute—it’s also practical! Each end of the scarf offers two toasty pockets to keep their fingers warm. Even better, each pocket arrives adorned with a kitty peeking over the flap. At a generous 70-inches long, there’s plenty of room to wrap it any way they want. Add it to a care package for a little extra warmth during the winter.

Kfubuo Wearable Blanket Hoodie For Adults Sherpa All Patterns Cat Oversized Sweatshirt Blanket With Pockets For Women
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For the Homebody

Wearable Blanket Hoodie

Gift the homebody on your list this wearable blanket hoodie and watch their face light up. Lined with sherpa and purposefully oversized, it’s the ideal loungewear for someone who appreciates the cozy things in life. Bonus: The generous front pocket is perfectly sized for their feline friend!

Kitty Cat Cheese Knife
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For the Charcuterie Crew

Kitty Cat Cheese Knife

Cheese lovers, listen up: This kitty cat cheese knife is just what your cheese board gift is missing. This stretched black cat rocking knife offers a easy way to chop up everything from pizzas to herbs. Hand-forged from wrought iron by artisans in India, each offers a display-worthy look that’s as pretty as it is practical.

Paws & Pour Cat Box
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For the Wine Drinker

Paws & Pour Cat Box

Wine and cats make for an introvert’s ideal evening. Pause and pick up this Paws and Pour subscription box for the wine drinker in your life. Each monthly box comes with wine and cat-themed items for both kitties and their humans. You may even get a bottle or two of cat wine for your feline friend! Plus, you’ll feel good knowing that a portion of every box is donated to animal rescue organizations.

For the Spicy Friend

Cat Hot Sauce Set

Heat, puns and cats—what more could you ask for? This trio of spicy cat-themed sauces is sure to add a little zuszh to their favorite foods. Try flavors with names like Purry-Purry Sauce Hiss-y Fit Carolina Reaper Sauce and Chairman Meow’s Revenge Scorpion Pepper Sauce.

Great British Bake Off star Kim-Joy created this treasure trove of cat-shaped recipes that any baker would be proud to display. Bake Me a Cat comes with 50 cat-inspired recipes that are tasty, cute and brimming with claw-ful puns.

Whether they use it to tell the future or just flip through for the cat pics, any self-respecting cat fan will purr for this wildly specific cat tarot deck. Featuring colorful illustrations and a beginner-friendly guidebook, each set comes in a keepsake box and a dose of lighthearted fun.

This charming cat clock brings a vintage vibe to any space. We love the little details, including a swinging tail, moving eyes, white collar and cute whiskers. This dapper gentleman is sure to bring a little levity to your cat-loving recipient’s home base.

For the Work-From-Home Friend

Laptop Cat Scratching Pad

Know someone who’s sick of moving Kitty off their laptop during work hours? This cat laptop diverts their attention to their own work for once, keeping them happy and important emails cat typo-free. Plus, they look like little businesspeople while using it. Cute!

Paint By Numbers
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For the Painter

Paint by Numbers Kit

Fun and simple, this paint by numbers kit comes with everything necessary for colorful cat-adorned art. Inside is a printed canvas, a set of five premium brushes and pots of acrylic paint. Display your Louvre-ready masterpiece when it’s finished—this eye-catching illustration by Sarah Gesek is simply stunning!