55 Best Gifts For Cat Lovers That Are Absolutely Purr-fect For The Holidays

Jacqueline Tempera
·11 min read
Photo credit: Christine Giordano
Photo credit: Christine Giordano

From Women's Health

I’ve said it before, and I will say it again: I would take a bullet for my first cat baby, Roxanne.

TBH, I was team dog until about three years ago when my sister sent me a picture of a half-pound ball of fluff that was found in a puddle and ended up in at the animal shelter where she worked. The rest is her-story. Now, I’m the proud momma to two cats and a dog (shoutout to Sunshine and Honey). I am #blessed, I know.

But don’t get it twisted—I’m no dowdy spinster of yore. This feline-loving lady is chic and cool, especially when I’m spending time at home with my fluffy babes! The cat lady gang is strong, and they (myself included) want dynamic presents to match.

Looking to surprise your favorite cat lover with a purrfect gift this holiday season? Lucky for you, there’s a whole litter of super-cute stuff for all the feline fans in your life. (But don’t worry, we’re not forgetting about prezzies for the dog lovers, either. We got you.) You can basically throw a cat face on anything and it’ll bump the cute factor up to 100.

From sweet-yet-stylish sweatshirts to modern felines digs prettier than any piece of furniture in your own house, peep this list of the 55 best gifts for cat lovers. Some will make your feline fanatic squeal in delight, some will make cats purr, and the best part? No terrible 1980s cat-motif sweaters included. Promise!

1. Fat Cat Coasters

If your cat person is one of those hosts who always (lovingly) pesters guests to use a coaster, these adorable crocheted ones will do the trick—and protect surfaces against hot cocoa drips.

2. Cat Leggings

You are a loud and proud cat person in these *premium* leggings. Plus with sizes small to 3X, they are available for many body types—you love to see it!

3. Ceramic Cat Measuring Spoons

Maybe a new kitchen item will inspire her to get her cat-treat bake on? But if not, these measuring spoons are so charming, it’s fine if they just sit on display like a piece of art. (As long as her kitty knows better than to knock them over.)

4. 'Bunch of Cats in Here' Doormat

The paws-down greatest gift because it’s handmade in the U.S. (California), funny, and basically—okay, definitely—true.

5. Personalized Mug

Treat your favorite cat mom to a personalized mug featuring a drawing of her and her furry companions. Choose her favorite color and up to two cats to join her on the ceramic cup.

6. Martini Cat Crewneck Sweater

Get comfy in this kitten-fied cotton sweater that will look oh-so-cute with jeans or lounge pants alike.

7. Cactus Cat Scratcher

If your cat lover has cacti dotting her window ledges, why not treat her kitten to one of her own?

8. Custom Pet Portrait

The furry best bud, the king of the castle, the apple of your pal's eye gets the art treatment in these custom portraits. Talk about a masterpiece.

9. Engraved Necklace

If Kylie Jenner can wear a "Stormi" nameplate, then surely your cat-loving pal can wear one that says the name of their favorite feline.

10. Cat Massager

If this doesn’t make your feline friend purr, I’m not sure what will. This massager rolls across a cat’s smooshy lil face. Ah, that's the spot.

11. Cat Tote Bag

Cat inception! This cute cat-in-a-tote tote is perfect to hold groceries, cat treats, library books, and more.

12. Cat Socks Gift Box

Cat socks Monday, cat socks Tuesday, cat socks Wednesday...you get the picture. Your resident cat lover can don these purr-fect socks everyday of the week.

13. 365 Cats Page-A-Day Calendar

Felines bring major sass and cat-titude (sorry) to ever pose they strike. (Fancy) Feast (sorry, again!) your eyes on a one-of-a-kind kitty everyday with this daily calendar featuring stories, breed info, and inspirational quotes.

14. 'Cat Butt: An Off-Color Adult Coloring Book for Cat Lovers'

Let’s be honest, your friends and family members probably have tons of extra time these days. This bizarre and excellent coloring book will become their new favorite 2020 staple. (In fact, I’ve already added one to my cart.)

15. 'Cats and a French Press' Art Print

Life's all about coffee and kitty cats, amirite? This print brings the best of both worlds together in one playful print.

16. 'Cat Lady' Card

Your friend likes her cat more than literally anyone else (including you, unfortch). And you know what? You can let that slide.

17. Cat Pod

As a professional lounger, your feline deserves a cozy sanctuary. She will love her new space and your friend will love this new piece of wicker decor...win-win!

18. Beeswax Food Wrap

Get your zero waste on with this plastic-free beeswax food wrap. The cat patterned wraps are pliable thanks to the heat of your hands and are easily washed to use again and again.

19. Cartoon Cat Pajama Set

These are the cat's pajamas—literally. Throw this set on for cat naps, long snoozes, and Zoom meeting-free days.

20. 'Working from Home with a Cat' by Heidi Moreno

Ah, 2020. From afternoons with your cat playing "If it fits, I sits" with your desk setup to making herself comfortable on your yoga mat, this playful illustrated book will make your giftee laugh. (But on the real, cats are the best kinds of coworkers.)

21. Zen Garden Mini Litter Box

All the calming perks of a zen garden, but with a fun twist: I present the zen garden mini litter box! It comes with a bag of sand, two tiny cats, a rake, and a book on the positive effects of mindfulness.

22. Catmas Graphic Tee Shirt

Good luck trying to think of any better holiday attire. A Cat-Mas tree?! Simply genius!

23. Best Friends Yoga Mat

With this yoga mat, your favorite cat lady can do her cat pose while looking at a cat! What a time to be alive. And, since this yoga mat is from Best Friends Animal Society, 100 percent of the proceeds help to save the lives of homeless pets.

24. 'Decoding Your Cat' Book

Cats are notoriously mysterious, but this book can help the feline lover in your life get a peek into their behaviors. What are the secrets they're trying to tell us!?

25. Catcus Plant Long Sleeve T-Shirt

It’s a CAT-cus. Get it?

26. 'Need Wine Right Meow' Stemless Wine Tumbler

Perhaps the only downside of cats is they can’t actually drink wine with their owners. But at least with this double-insulated travel tumbler, which can be used as a coffee mug or wine glass, they know what you’re sipping on right MEOW.

27. 'People I Love: Cats' Towel

Cats > humans. You know it’s true, so might as well declare it with this dish towel.

28. Cat Mom Tote

Wear it loud, and wear it proud! Your gal is a cat mom, and she’s not afraid to tell the world.

29. DJ Kitty Cat Vinyl Decal

This DJ-ing kitty sticker decal is the perfect addition to any laptop. Pick a size and color— your favorite cat lady will love you forever.

30. Custom Cat iPhone Case

This iPhone case is an excellent choice for any cat and iPhone lover. Plus, with 17 customizable options, you can find one that matches your friend’s feline.

31. Roll Around 4-in-1 Cat Carrier

The worst part of any cat lover's day—no doubt—is when they have to leave their pets at home. But with this cute little backpack, they don’t even need to!

32. Bandana Cat Tee

A masked cat! Does it get any more 2020 than this? The year might be... difficult, but hey, the merch is cute.

33. PetSafe ScoopFree Automatic Self-Cleaning Litter Box

This self-cleaning litter box is a true game-changer. It saves your giftee the everyday horror of cleaning tons of cat sh*t and really, isn’t that what life is all about?

34. Soft Nail Caps For Cat Claws

I have one word: iconic! A gorgeous mani for your friend's cat and also, maybe this will cut down on some of the scratches around their home...

35. 'C Is For Cat' Print

Part of this artist’s alphabet series, this cute "C is for Cat" print is a great choice for apartment decor, or even a nursery.

36. Platinum Plated Cat Analog Quartz Watch

Check the time and find this cute little face staring back at you! Complete with cat-eye glasses (because duh), this watch is too cute to pass up.

37. Cat Ear Cable Knit Beanie

A winter hat that’s comfy and cozy and allows her to be #twinning with her favorite four-legged friend? Truly a cat lover's dream.

38. Cat Beer Bottle Opener

Crack open a cold one with the help of these smiling kittens. How could you say no to these cute faces?

39. Cat Vinyl Stickers

These stickers (which come in a pack of 50) are perfect to put on water bottles, laptops, doors, cell phones, books, eyelids, you name it. For just $6, it’s a great gift that can be dispersed to a few of your cat-lover friends. Meow!

40. Fancy Flower Cat Tumbler

This tumbler—featuring a cat wearing a flower crown because of course—holds 17 ounces of liquid. Its special vacuum seal keeps liquids cold for 24 hours and hot for up to 12.

41. Black Cat Onesie Pajamas

This is the onesie for your feline-obsessed friend. This comfy 'fit buttons up over clothes or can be used as pajamas. I see myself lounging on the couch, watching the keyboard cat in this little diddy.

42. Cat Fleece Throw Blanket

Does your pal love to snuggle up with her cat and throw on a good movie—Garfield, perhaps? Or maybe Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Holly Golightly’s cat is UNDERAPPRECIATED, to say the least). If so, this 50-inch-by-60-inch blanket is exactly what they need.

43. Cat Trinket Box

Want to really kill the gift game? Treat your cat lover to a custom necklace hidden inside this cutesy trinket box.

44. Cute Cat Enamel Lapel Pin Set

The gold etching on these black-and-white tabby twins takes cat jewelry from awkward to adorable. They’re perf for jazzing up her favorite jean jacket and wearing her proud cat-lady status like a badge of honor.

45. Post-It Notes Cat Dispenser

Since it’s never Bring Your Cat to Work Day (lame), surprise her with this job-approved desk buddy. Include a message that you also donated a few bucks to her favorite animal charity and, well, good luck outdoing yourself next year!

46. 'Doodling for Cat People'

No need to be a professional artist, just a kitty-crazed queen to enjoy this book filled with more than 50 drawing prompts (cats in clothes! cats in action!) and fun feline facts. Illustrator Gemma Correll has created a perfect way to Zen out on those nights that your cat-lover friend is in the mood to be a homebody (hanging with, of course, her little nugget).

47. Personalized Ceramic Mug Mug

This mug has all the cat-titude your feline-obsessed friend can ask for.

48. Cat Clock

The time is right to surprise your cat-obsessed bestie with this clock available in cherry bamboo or walnut. The modern shape makes for a just-right hint of cattiness.

49. Small Three-Legged Cat Planter

The only way this present could get cuter? Add a succulent! It’s handmade with clay and then glazed with the color of your choice, including blue, orange, baby pink, and black. Match to her favorite feline!

50. Satin Kitty Sleep Mask

Rest easy for a cat nap with this satin eye cover. We’re showing the basic black here—universal and tasteful, of course—but Etsy seller Julia Wine makes this mask in a zillion adorable patterns like floral, paisley, and lace. There's even a fish-print one…if that’s not too tempting to her kitty BFF.

51. Cat Ear Phone Case

This rose-gold cover will protect her phone from any cat scratches. It’s compatible with the iPhone and comes in several shades, like gold and silver.

52. Wine Lives Kitty Drink Markers

Give her a bottle of her favorite red and these color-coded cats. That way, the next time she throws a party, guests will know which drink belongs to them (and claim it before her cat sips out of it).

53. Cat’s Wink Clear Pact

This clear compact isn’t only a cult K-beauty favorite that pats out shine on even the sweatiest days, it also allows her to subtly flaunt her highly luxurious cat-lady status. How Aristocat-chic.

54. Decorative Kitten Pillowcase

How can you go wrong with this adorable pillowcase? It’s perfect for cat ladies with kittens who are...reluctant to cuddle at night.

55. Cat Tea Infuser

Tea time! Fill this not-so-scary black cat with loose tea leaves and seep inside your mug.

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