Cats make wonderful pets and companions, so why not get a gift for a cat lover that both they and their moggy will adore.
Cats really are exceptional creatures.
As they are so playful, intelligent and affectionate yet also maintain a strong and independent personality.
So, they are great pets that can give you love and companionship in droves.
And they're funny and entertaining too, as the thousands upon thousands of cat videos on YouTube attests to!
Plus unlike dogs they are super low maintenance and can be left to their own devices for much of the day, which is great for busy people and those that live alone.
So, it's no surprise that so many of us love and adore our cats.
And this means getting a cat owner a gift that both they and their cat can enjoy and get plenty of use out of is always going to be a great idea.
So, I've put together the following list of gift ideas for cat lovers that can all come in handy in some way.
This includes things for the cat to play with, things to keep them healthy, and things to keep them safe and comfortable around the home.
As well as items to protect the owners furniture and make their job of looking after their cat easier.
So, you should be able to find something suitable for any cat lover here.
1. Go Cat Catcher Toy
If you've ever seen a cat try to catch a mouse or a bird then you'll know it's only interesting to them while it remains a challenge.
Because as soon as they've captured the poor creature they get bored and just leave it there for you to discover and clean up!
And it's for this reason that buying a toy for a cat is more difficult than getting one for a dog.
As you need to find one that teases and challenges them to retain their interest.
So, one of the best types to go for is a teaser wand with a small toy mouse or bird attached to a string that hangs from it.
As dangling this around your cat is fun and will drive them wild as they try to catch the toy on a string.
Because this taps into their animal instincts to hunt, chase, and catch.
And a top gift choice is the Go Cat cat catcher.
As this one has a thinner string than most which means the toy on the end moves more naturally and appears more lifelike to your little hunter.
2. Bergan Turbo Scratcher Cat Toy
As well as chasing, hunting and catching things, cats also instinctually love to scratch things.
So, another good option for a cat toy is anything that allows them to satisfy their scratching urges while playing.
And one such toy is the Bergan Turbo Scratcher.
As this is a bowl that has a scratch pad in the middle for the cats to scratch away to their hearts content.
And there's a track around the edge with a ball in it that will intrigue them and have them chasing after the ball as it spins around the circle.
So, they will get plenty of exercise, enjoyment and mental stimulation with this toy.
3. SmartCat Pioneer Ultimate Scratching Post
Your cat doesn't just scratch things constantly to annoy you, it's an instinctive behaviour that is a natural for them.
As this allows them to stretch their body and flex their feet, keep their claws filed down, relieve any anxiety, and mark their territory.
So, rather than scold them for scratching up your furniture and carpets, you need to give them things that can scratch away on as much as they like.
And that is what makes a good scratching post a great gift idea for any cat lover whose cat is constantly scratching up their home.
As by placing one of these near the areas and things they usually scratch you can gradually teach them to scratch this instead and leave the furniture alone!
And a good choice to go for as a gift is the SmartCat Pioneer ultimate scratching post.
As this one has proved popular with cats as the woven material encourages them to scratch it.
And it's tall enough to allow them to really stretch themselves out fully too.
4. Petfusion Cat Scratcher Lounger
Another great gift idea that gives a cat something to scratch on freely is the Petfusion cat scratcher lounger.
As this is a multi-purpose piece of furniture that both cats and cat owners will really love.
Because for the cat it has a textured surface that encourages them to scratch away.
While the interesting design featuring many curves and crevices give them a comfortable place to lay on and relax plus a cave to shelter and hide away in.
And for the owner it makes an attractive addition to their lounge that won't look out of place alongside their other furniture.
Plus it'll save their sofas and carpets from receiving the scratching treatment that all cat owners dread!
5. The Ripple Rug
Talking about saving your carpet from your cat's scratching instincts leads me on to our next gift idea for cat lovers which is the Ripple rug.
As this is a really cool creation that will give your cat their own piece of carpet to romp around on and satisfy any playful urges.
It comes in two pieces, a bottom mat with a non-slip rubber backing to keep it in place, and a top mat which is full of different sized holes.
And the idea is that you can position the top mat onto the bottom mat via the sticky markers and create a play area for your kitty that will keep them occupied for hours.
As you can make different caves, tunnels and crevices for them to explore every time.
While the holes will intrigue them, as some are big enough for them to squeeze through while others will only let them fit their paw through.
So, once they get used to this obstacle course of a rug they'll never want to trade it for your boring carpet again!
6. Armarkat Cat Tree
Another thing that cats love to do is to climb and find a perch to view the world from.
I mean, how many times have you come home and wondered where the cat is only to spot them lying on top of a door or a high shelf somewhere?!
They do this because viewing the world from up high gives them more confidence and makes them feel safe.
So, giving them their own little area to explore, climb and perch on in your home is a cool idea and makes for a good gift for any cat owner.
And you can do this really well with an Armarkat cat tree.
As these are nicely designed climbing posts with slopes, perches and caves at various heights that allow your cat to mix up their viewing platforms and have a comfortable place to relax.
And they encourage indoor cats to get more exercise too, so you'll be less likely to end up with a plump and lazy kitty when you have one of these cat trees around.
7. Best Friends By Sheri Cat Cuddler Bed
Cats feel the chill much more than humans do.
So, even if you think the temperature in your home is perfectly fine they might need to seek out more warmth.
Which means it's essential that you provide them with a warm bed or blanket they can snuggle up on when they're feeling cold.
And this makes something like the Best Friends By Sheri cat cuddler bed a great gift for a cat lover and their cat.
As this is a super comfy bed made with a soft Sherpa fleece material that does a top job of heating your cold kitty up.
Giving them a lovely place to relax and sleep that will keep them calm, warm and secure.
And being self-warming makes this a much safer option than going for an electrically heated cat bed or blanket.
8. Petmate Booda Dome Cat Litter Box
Every cat owner will have their own preference when it comes to the size, shape and design of the litter box they use for their cats.
So, this is not the easiest gift to buy for someone without asking them first.
However, if you know someone with a cat that regularly flings their litter out of the tray and onto the floor, then a covered litter box or one with high walls can be really helpful.
And one such litter box that has received plenty of praise from cat owners is the Petmate Booda Dome.
As this is an enclosed litter box that the cat climbs into to use, giving them privacy while also keeping litter, mess and odors contained inside the box.
And the grooved steps will clean their paws as they leave too.
So, this could be a good gift option for any cat lover who is sick of cleaning up cat litter from the kitchen floor!
9. iPettie Ceramic Cat Drinking Fountain
Cats are very fussy and picky when it comes to how and what they eat and drink.
And one thing that has been found is that many cats aren't interested in drinking water from a bowl.
Which can mean they don't drink enough water each day and their health begins to suffer.
However, if you give them a water fountain to drink from instead then their enthusiasm suddenly returns.
As the sight and sound of the running water is much more appealing to them and encourages them to drink more.
So, something like the iPettie ceramic cat drinking fountain is a useful gift that can help a cat to stay hydrated and healthy.
As this one has 3 different flowing water streams to pique the cats interest.
And being made from ceramic rather than plastic makes this one safer and more hygienic for a cat to use too.
10. Kitty Pass Interior Cat Flap
Anyone who has a cat will tell you that they hate it when there are closed doors in the house.
As they love to roam and explore freely and don't want to feel trapped or closed in in any way.
But the problem is that there are times when you'll need or want to keep certain doors shut.
And it can be really frustrating hearing that familiar clawing sound, getting up to open the door for them, only for them to then decide that they're happy where they are after all!
So, a solution to this is to add a cat flap in your existing doors which allows you to keep them shut but also gives the cat the freedom to pass through at will.
And one that is effective, looks attractive, and can be a nice gift for a frustrated cat owner is the Kitty Pass interior cat door.
As cutting a hole in the bottom of your interior doors and fitting one of these on them gives your cat a safe and wide enough space to pass through from room to room.
While still letting you keep doors closed to hold in heating or block out noise.
11. Lint Rollers To Get Rid Of Cat Hair
Some cats molt really heavily, leaving cat hairs all over your clothes and furniture.
And it can get really annoying having to clean these up all the time, not to mention being a pain for any visitors that may suffer from allergies or sensitive sinuses.
So, buying a cat owner some tools as a gift to make the whole cat hair clean up operation easier will be a welcome one.
And you can do this by getting them a selection of lint brushes and rollers.
So, for the furniture I'd recommend the OXO Good Grips fur lifter.
As the handle and design make it easy to clean up after your cat, while the base makes removing the fur and hairs from the brush afterwards a breeze.
And for your clothes you could go for the Scotch Brite lint rollers, which are a popular and effective choice for dog and cat owners.
12. A Cat Brush To Remove Excess Hair
Another way to guard against so much cat hair getting all over the place is to brush them down regularly.
As this is a great way of removing loose and excess hair directly, rather than waiting for it to drop off onto your clothes and furniture.
And the cat will find this quite pleasant to have their fur stroked and brushed in this way too, as their purring will indicate.
So, a cat grooming brush is a good gift idea for a cat owner and one that works great is the Kong Zoom Groom.
As this is a soft rubber brush that attracts loose hair like a magnet while also feeling great for your cat.
And you could also include a rubber backed pin brush and a fine-toothed comb if you want to make up a cat grooming gift package.
13. Purebites Freeze Dried Cat Treats
When you're trying to teach your cat good behaviours such as scratching their post rather than your furniture, you need to let them know when they are doing the right thing.
Because behaviour that is rewarded is reinforced and therefore likely to be learnt and repeated.
And while words of love and encouragement might feel like enough, giving your cat an actual treat as a reward is far more effective.
So, giving a cat owner a bag of cat treats such as those in the Purebite freeze dried cat treat range is a lovely gift idea.
As these treats are healthy, nutritious and just the right size for small rewards.
So, not only will the cat enjoy them, it will also help the owner communicate important house rules to them too.
14. Boshel Cat Nail Scissors
It's important that you trim your cat's claws every few weeks.
Because not only will this stop their claws becoming so long and sharp that they cause damage to your clothes, drapes and furniture.
It's also good for the cat too as it minimises the risk of them catching their claws on something and ripping one off painfully.
However, while claw trimming is a good idea not many cats will enjoy it.
So, you'll need a claw trimming tool that won't scare them and will allow you to cut their claws safely without damaging them.
And for this many cat owners go with a pair of rounded scissors such as the Boshel cat nail scissors.
As this type of scissor lets you see what you're doing and lowers the risk of cutting their claws too far.
While still having blades that are sharp enough to create a smooth and easy cut.
So, if you want to give a cat owner a gift that will help to keep their cat's claws in good nick then a pair of these trimmers will do the job nicely.
15. Pay To Get Their Cat Microchipped
Many cat owners rely on a collar and tag to make sure their cat can be identified if they go astray when outside.
However, while this can be effective for some cats, others hate having a collar around their necks so much that they'll try to escape it faster than Houdini every time you put one on them.
And putting a collar on an outdoor cat can be dangerous too.
As they can easily become snagged when cats are climbing, jumping and playing around, which can choke them or twist their necks.
So, a less problematic way of identifying your cat and increasing the chances of them being returned to you if they get lost is to get them microchipped.
This way any animal shelter or vet can scan the cat and find your name, address and phone number so they can contact you.
So, if you know a cat lover who has an adventurous and rebellious cat, offering to pay to get them microchipped is a thoughtful gift idea.
As this will help them find their way home again if the worst happens.
And the whole process at the vets is fast, easy, and doesn't cause any harm or discomfort for the cat either.
16. Sherpa Deluxe Cat Carrier
When transporting your cat to and from the vets or when driving somewhere in the car you'll need to use a safe and reliable cat carrier.
As not only does keeping your cat in a carrier keep them secure and stop them from running off.
It also helps them to feel safe and calm, as taking them out of their regular environment and into others that are full of people and other pets can really stress them out.
So, getting a cat lover a high quality cat carrier as a gift is a top idea and one that is extremely popular among cat owners is the Sherpa Deluxe.
As this one is a soft carrier that has padded shoulder straps and handles that make it easy to carry.
And the mesh wire windows mean the cat will have plenty of air and light coming in as well as being able to see what's going on.
There is also a faux lambskin blanket that goes in the base to give them something soft, warm and comfy to lay on.
And the top and side entry points make it easy to encourage your cat to get into it.
Alternatively you could go for a more traditional hard case carrier that'll also do a good job, it's just down to the owners preference really.
17. RC Products Pet First Aid Kit
Keeping their cat fit, healthy and happy is a prime concern for every cat lover.
And while you do your best to feed them well and give them a safe environment to live and play in, accidents can and do happen.
And when they do you'll want to have the supplies at hand to be able to treat them and patch them up until you can get them to the vet.
So, a well stocked first aid kit is an essential item for a cat owner and that makes it a great gift idea too.
And one that has almost everything they'll need is the RC Products pet first aid kit.
As this has a selection of gauzes, antiseptic wipes, bandages, saline solution, tapes, scissors, a cold pack and an emergency blanket among other things.
So, they won't get caught out the next time kitty gets herself into a bit of a scrape when they have one of these at home.
18. Custom Cat Portrait From Etsy
Getting a cat lover a custom portrait of their beloved pet is a really nice thing to do.
As this way they can hang it up around their house or keep it on their desk to remind them of their precious one.
And you have plenty of choice when it comes to the type of portraits to go for as you can commission anything from a watercolour to a sketch drawing to a contemporary art design.
So, check out the full range of cat portraits available on Etsy and pick one that suits their style and taste.
19. 'Dewey The Library Cat' Book
The final gift idea for cat lovers on this list is to buy them a book to read about cats.
And for this you have a wealth of choice such as 'how to' manuals on raising and training cats, novels centering around cats, and scientific books that examine a cats behaviours and traits.
But for this list I'm going to choose a book that highlights the relationship between a cat and their owners which is 'Dewey The Library Cat'.
As this is the true story of a kitten that was abandoned in a library book return slot, then subsequently adopted by the library staff, and spent the rest of it's life living in the library as it's resident cat.
And it's full of heart warming tales of how the cat charmed everyone that used the library and become a real fixture within the community for over 19 years.
So, it's a book that can really tug at the heart strings of any cat lover and just emphasises what they already know ... that cats are truly amazing creatures.
Cat owners absolutely adore their cats and it's not hard to see why.
As the little rascals are full of life, fun and curiosity, while also being affectionate, loving and entertaining.
So, the next time you need to get a gift for a cat lover why not get them something that both they and their cats can enjoy.
As this is bound to be appreciated and hopefully you've managed to find something among our list of gift ideas here that you think your loved one will like.
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