20 things every self-proclaimed cat lady needs

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Go ahead, live your best cat-loving life
Go ahead, live your best cat-loving life

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When I was 21, I moved away from home to start my first job, and I quickly found that I was insufferably lonely in my tiny one-bedroom apartment. So, I did what any single, 20-something young woman would do: I adopted a cat.

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Seven years later, Nugget and I have upgraded to a much more spacious home, but he’s still my best bud who cuddles with me on the couch and keeps my lap warm as I work—even when I really don’t want him to. Anyone who’s owned a cat knows that these sassy little animals are excellent companions, even if they are devious at times, and if you too love your cats more than anything in the world, I’ve rounded up a list of 20 amazing cat lady products you should buy yourself—or for a fellow cat lover—ASAP.

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1. A vintage-style poster that celebrates your favorite animal

You can choose from several poster sizes to suit your space.
You can choose from several poster sizes to suit your space.

This vintage-inspired wall poster sums up the cat lady lifestyle perfectly. The design has a rich green background and gold trim, and it features a woman holding two cats with the words, “Just a girl who loves cats.” You can get the poster in several sizes, ranging from 9 inches by 11 inches to 24 inches by 36 inches, and it’s printed on a thick matte paper that will look great in a frame.

Get the Jennifer Ayoub Store Just A Girl Who Loves Cats Vintage Cat Poster from Etsy starting at $12.24

2. A set of two mugs for cat lovers

This set of mugs will put a smile on your face each morning.
This set of mugs will put a smile on your face each morning.

If you’re a proud cat mom, you definitely need this set of coffee mugs, which feature fun cat-themed designs. The ceramic mugs hold 16 ounces each, and one says “Crazy Cat Lady” while the other features a fun print with lots of smiling felines. The mugs are microwave- and dishwasher-safe, and they’re ideal for those mornings when your cat wakes you up at the crack of dawn singing the song of its people.

Get the Kate & Milo Crazy Cat Lady Coffee Mug Set from Chewy for $14.24

3. An adorable cat-shaped incense holder

How sweet is this ceramic incense holder?
How sweet is this ceramic incense holder?

Relax and unwind the cat lady way with this charming incense holder. The little figurine is made from ceramic with a white crackle glaze that gives it an antiqued appearance, and it even comes with a stand to sit on. Just place a stick of incense into the cat’s head, and the soothing scent will fill your room, helping you and your own felines find your inner zen.

Get the Zen Creature Incense Holder from Anthropologie for $34

4. Sweet sticky memo flags for work

These sticky notes feature little kitty heads that pop out between pages.
These sticky notes feature little kitty heads that pop out between pages.

These adorable cat sticky notes are perfect for leaving yourself reminders at work, marking pages in your latest novel, or simply putting a smile on your face during those hard days. The set comes with eight cat-shaped designs, and you get three full sheets of them for a total of 360 sticky notes. Some reviewers warn that they’re not the stickiest sticky notes ever, but you can’t beat them in terms of cuteness.

Get the Fancy Land Store Cute Cat Sticky Notes from Amazon for $7.99

5. An automatic litter box that saves you from having to scoop

The Litter-Robot is expensive, but you'll never have to scoop poop again.
The Litter-Robot is expensive, but you'll never have to scoop poop again.

Scooping my cat’s litter box was one of my all-time least favorite chores, but I haven’t done it in years thanks to the Litter-Robot. This oversized litter box is a total game-changer for cat owners, as it automatically cycles out waste every time your kitty goes to the bathroom, ensuring they always have fresh, clean litter. It’s especially handy for those with multiple cats, taking all the work out of litter box maintenance—it will even text you when the waste drawer needs to be emptied. It doesn’t get easier than that.

Get the Litter-Robot 3 Connect for $499

6. Stylish kitty wallpaper to decorate your home

Spruce up your home with cat-themed wallpaper.
Spruce up your home with cat-themed wallpaper.

Proclaim your love of cats to the world with this oh-so-stylish cat wallpaper. It features a wide array of illustrated kitties, including fluffy ones, striped ones, sleeping ones, and even a pesky little mouse. The wallpaper comes in blue, blush, and gray options, and each roll is 27-inches-wide and 30-feet-long. Keep in mind that this is traditional wallpaper, which means it’s more permanent and you’ll need paste for application.

Get the Cat’s Meow Wallpaper from Hygge & West for $175

7. A book that celebrates crazy cat ladies

This book is dedicated to feisty felines and the women who love them.
This book is dedicated to feisty felines and the women who love them.

You can dress up your coffee table with this cute book called “Crazy Cat Lady,” which is dedicated to “cats and the ladies that love them.” The book recognizes 50 traits and behaviors that cat ladies often possess, and it contains lots of sweet illustrations of lovely women and their feline friends. It would also make a great gift for any cat lover in your life.

Get the Crazy Cat Lady Book from Aerie for $11.95

8. A funny cat candle in a scent of your choosing

There are more than a dozen delicious scents to choose from.
There are more than a dozen delicious scents to choose from.

If you’re a candle lover, this silly candle definitely deserves a spot in your collection—just make sure to keep it out of reach from your curious kitties. This homemade candle has a label that says “Don’t stress meowt” on the front, and you can choose from a variety of popular scents like apples and cinnamon, citronella, pumpkin pie, vanilla, and much more. The candle is made from vegan soy wax, and it comes in several sizes, as well.

Get the Wax On Fire Don't Stress Meowt Candle from Etsy starting at $6

9. A sweet cat spoon for your kitchen

This kitty-shaped spoon will smile at you in the kitchen.
This kitty-shaped spoon will smile at you in the kitchen.

Whip up delicious dishes in the kitchen with your handy cat spoon, which is every bit as adorable as it is useful. The spoon is about 7-inches-long—reviewers describe it as a serving spoon size—and it has a ceramic spoon and wooden handle. The cat-shaped spoon portion is covered with a pretty speckle glaze and cat face, and there’s a hole in the handle that makes it easy to hang in your kitchen.

Get the Cat Spoon from Urban Outfitters for $10

10. A pot full of cat grass for your kitties to munch on

Your cats will love chewing on this edible grass.
Your cats will love chewing on this edible grass.

Give your cats a special treat with this pre-grown cat grass from Bloomscape. The edible grass is a delicious treat for kitties, and you can choose from five different planter colors. It even comes with a matching saucer that makes for easier watering. The grass is easy to grow and care for, but speaking from experience, you might end up having to buy additional seeds, as cats will munch the grass right down to the root, forcing you to plant more.

Get the Cat Grass from Bloomscape for $35

11. A wild wall system for your cats to climb on

Create a crazy maze on your wall to keep your cats entertained.
Create a crazy maze on your wall to keep your cats entertained.

Indoor cats will have the time of their lives playing on this wall-mounted feline jungle gym. It includes floating scratching poles, a cat bridge, lounging spots, walkways, and even a few spots where you can place plants, and all the pieces are made from durable bamboo. The product comes with mounting hardware as well as instructions—the pieces need to be mounted into wall studs to be able to support your cat—and there are a variety of fabric and wood finish combinations to choose from.

Get The Juggernaut from Catastrophic Creations for $576

12. A custom portrait of your favorite felines

These beautiful custom portraits will look stunning on your wall.
These beautiful custom portraits will look stunning on your wall.

Do you see your cat as a work of art? If so, you can turn them into a literal work of art with the help of West & Willow. This service creates modern portraits based off pictures of your cat(s), and offers a wide range of customization options, as well. You can have up to three animals in each portrait, and you can choose the background color, frame color, and size, as well as have your pet’s name included on the final product.

Get a Custom Pet Portrait from West & Willow starting at $60

13. A subscription box full of goodies for your cats

Each month's box has a super cute theme for its toys.
Each month's box has a super cute theme for its toys.

You can keep your kitty’s toy bin full with the help of Meowbox, a subscription box for cats that includes a variety of toys and treats. You can choose to receive boxes monthly or every other month, and every box contains a variety of curated items that revolve around a particular theme. The treats are always healthy and made in the United States, and the Meowbox team will even write a special note for your kitty in each box.

Get Meowbox for $22.95 per month

14. A cat-shaped cheese board for your next party

This serving board is sure to be a hit at your next gathering.
This serving board is sure to be a hit at your next gathering.

The next time you get together with your fellow cat parents, be sure to break out this precious cheese board, which is in the shape of a cat head. It’s made from mango wood with brass accents, and it’s about 11-inches-long and 10-inches-wide. The board is food-safe (but shouldn’t be put in the dishwasher or microwave), and it gets rave reviews from buyers who say it’s the cutest thing ever.

Get the Cat Cheese Board from Urban Outfitters for $18

15. This super cool modern cat tower

This cat tower doubles as a piece of modern decor.
This cat tower doubles as a piece of modern decor.

Traditional cat towers can be quite the eyesore, but the Grove Cat Tree will make a chic addition to your home’s decor. The cool modern design comes in 24- and 41-inch heights, as well as natural wood and gray finishes. It has a sleek slatted design that allows your cat to rest inside or hang out on the top, and it comes with two cushions that fit into the base and top, as well.

Get the Grove Cat Tower from Tuft & Paw for $499

16. A travel coffee mug that’s covered in kitties

The double-walled mug can keep drinks hot or cold.
The double-walled mug can keep drinks hot or cold.

Keep up your cat lady lifestyle on the go with this S’ips by S’well Takeaway Mug. The stainless steel mug is a pretty blue color, and it’s covered with an adorable cat print, too. It has a double-wall design that will keep your drink warm or cold for hours, and it can hold up to 15 ounces of your favorite beverage. The mug fits in most standard-sized car cup holders, and it comes with a leak-proof top, too.

Get the S’ip by S’well Stainless Steel Takeaway Mug from Amazon for $19.88

17. A teeny tiny cat necklace

How precious is this tiny cat pendant?
How precious is this tiny cat pendant?

Every cat lady needs some cat-themed jewelry, and this itty bitty necklace is the perfect place to start. The pendant shows the silhouette of a tiny kitty, complete with a curled tail, and it’s only the size of your fingertip. The charm and chain are both made from sterling silver, and you can choose from several chain lengths, depending on where you want the necklace to fall.

Get the T Nine and Company Tiny Cat Necklace from Etsy for $20

18. A set of cat-shaped coasters for your coffee table

These coasters are the perfect accent for any cat lady's home.
These coasters are the perfect accent for any cat lady's home.

Too much cat home decor? There’s no such thing. This set of four cat-shaped coasters is ideal for a coffee or dining table, and each one is decorated with a unique cat face. The coasters are 4-inch circles made from ceramic, and they feature a small lip that keeps condensation from spilling onto your table. Plus, they’re backed with cork to prevent scratching the furniture—but your cat likely takes care of that.

Get the Cheers to the Cutest Companions Coasters from Modcloth for $20

19. This funny T-shirt that perfectly sums up cat ownership

Where is the lie, though?
Where is the lie, though?

Any cat owner will tell you that felines can be a bit… quirky, and this T-shirt sums up their attitude quite nicely. The blue shirt features a pair of piercing cat eyes, as well as the words, “Pay attention to me ignoring you.” Cats, am I right? The comfy shirt comes in sizes XS to XXXL, and it’s made from 100% cotton that’s been garment washed for ultimate softness.

Get the Women's Pay Attention Cat Eyes Crusher Vee from Life is Good for $28

20. These precious paw print rings

This delicate ring will serve as a constant reminder of your furry friend.
This delicate ring will serve as a constant reminder of your furry friend.

These tiny little rings have the smallest paw print on them, and all the cuteness is enough to make you squeal. The jewelry is designed to be incredibly subtle and dainty—perfect if you have an understated sense of style—and the rings come in silver, gold, and rose gold finishes. The ring works well in a stack but can also be worn on its own, and it will remind you of your beloved cats every time you glance down.

Get the Teeny Tiny Paw Cat Ring from Pawsome Couture for $28

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