The 18 Best Gifts for Cats (and the People Who Love Them)

It’s enough probably that the most opinioned existent you protect for is the one who does n’t talk your cat. In this companion, we ’ve collected Wirecutter- tested and staff- recommended gifts for kitties( and the humans who love them). So you can rest assured that your present will be purrfect — whether it’s a pleasurable toy or a sturdy scratching post.

6 multicolored magnets of cat butts.
Photo: Kikkerland

Cat Butt Magnets ($18 at the time of publication)

It’s a sight any cat proprietor recognizes well When a nimble friend has had enough, they simply turn on all fours and slide out of sight. These vinyl attractions commemorate six different kitties including an orange gib, a Siamese, and a calico — doing the proud hightail. And stylish of all, these attractions are strong enough to hold indeed larger, thicker pieces of cardstock. The rugged plastic hindquarters also wo n’t snap or break if knocked by curious paws.

The cover for the Cats Rule The Earth Tarot Deck and Guidebook.
Photo: Abrams

Cats Rule The Earth Tarot Deck and Guidebook (about $25 at the time of publication)

The Venn illustration of people who have pussycats and like tarot is nearly two lapping circles. So indeed if the philanthropist is n’t yet into reading their cards, they ’re likely to recognize their nimble’s ingrain visionary rates. The pussycats Rule sundeck features 78 wise kitties in all the major and minor arcana, alongside a simple but perceptive guidebook that elucidates each card’s meaning. For case, the suckers card shows a calico and argentine- hair kitty intertwined, with a communication about community, magnet, and choice. It’s a great starter set, or a novelty one for more- seasoned interpreters.

Five colorful pairs of paw-print socks with a cat head with ears at the ankle..
Photo: Jeasona

Jeasona Women’s Funky Novelty Cat Socks ($19 for five pairs at the time of publication)

The world of cat socks is rich and mysterious. One of our favorite discoveries comes via staff pen Dorie Chevlen, who was given this five- pack of cat socks by a friend a many times back. Each sock features a sweet cat face at the top and paw prints at the bottom. But stylish of all are the little kitty cognizance grazing the ankles. The socks look great with cropped pants and idlers, and the rubbery cotton stays soft and comfortable indeed times latterly.

The FURminator Undercoat Deshedding Tool for cats.
Photo: FURminator

FURminator Undercoat Deshedding Tool for Cats (about $35 at the time of publication)

There are a many reasons a nimble ménage might like this longtime Wirecutter fave, the deshedding tool by FURminator. First of all, it works prodigies for long- haired and double- coated types, like Maine coons and Persians, who exfoliate their fleeces when the seasons change. Second, indeed regular ol’ shorthaired kitties exfoliate, and regular- ish brushing can cut down on the hair one needs to sweep and vacuum.( Keeping hair to a minimum is particularly helpful if guests or family members have cat disinclinations.) Plus, once a cat adjusts to the sensation( drawing the encounter sluggishly from shoulder blades to tailbone yields emotional clumps), they frequently come to enjoy the gentle ritual.

A cat sits in the Cat Ball that's opening looks like the mouth of a shark.
Photo: Kaitlyn Wells

The Cat Ball ($75 at the time of publication)

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– suchlike Cat Ball — one of our top picks out of the 13 cat beds tested for our companion will help them feel cozy and covered while also offering plenitude of space to stretch out, If you do n’t know what type of bed your cat will like. In fact, the lovable hexagonal bed was supposed comfortable indeed for those near to the Garfield end of the size diapason( it fits kitties up to 19 pounds). It’s a statement piece that comes in a multitude of colors and patterns; the cat print and strawberry designs are two particularly cute options. And it’s made of 100 cotton and can be machine- washed, so if Kitty tends to have accidents or just sheds a lot, remittal is easy.

A product image of the Moving Cat Kicker Fish Toy, showing a realistic looking fish toy, cat nip, and a USB charging cable.
Photo: Potaroma

Potaroma Moving Cat Kicker Fish Toy ($10 at the time of publication)

Still, it’s this They love to club at effects, and Potaroma’s Moving Cat Kick Fish Toy lets them hurdle to their heart’s content, If there’s one thing that’s universal about pussycats. This padded fabric fish toy is interactive. And because its erected- in motor has a stir detector, as soon as it’s touched, the fish will start wriggling around, allowing your cat to give chase or taradiddle in delay, ready to unleash their inner huntsman. To further allure your nimble family member, this toy also comes with a little bag of catnip.

The Catit Flower Plastic Cat Fountain, a white and green cat drinking fountain, with a flower petal top that dispenses water.
Photo: Rebekah Valentine

Catit Flower Plastic Cat Fountain ($24 at the time of publication)

When a simple water coliseum just wo n’t do, there’s the Catit Flower Plastic Cat Fountain, our favorite water root for pussycats( and some small tykes ). It encourages indeed the most discriminating alkies
to hydrate, and it has three settings — gentle inflow, washing top, and gate- suchlike sluice. In our tests we set up that this root was one of the simplest to clean thanks to its smooth, open shells and it ran veritablyquietly.However, you can change it with the included flat top, If you ’re not a addict of the flower on top.

A sample of a standard Meowbox cat toy subscription box, that features treats, toys, and other cat accessories.
Photo: Michael Murtaugh

Meowbox (from $30 for one month at the time of publication)

You know how instigative it’s to admit a package in the correspondence, and with the Meowbox yearly subscription box, your cat can feel that same delight. Our favorite pet subscription box for pussycats, Meowbox allows you to choose either a one- time box or to subscribe yearly. And the boxes are filled with a blend of out- of- the-ordinary toys and treats One recent box, “ A Pawliday in London, ” came with a crinkly catnip British flag and an iconic red plush sightseeing machine. Each box contains at least one handcrafted, small- batch item. And if your cat is picky about food or on a confined diet, you can conclude out of entering treats and get an fresh toy rather. To eclipse it all off, for every box vended, Meowbox donates a can of food to an beast sanctum. So by spoiling your cat, you ’re also helping a kitty in need.

A square shaped pet camera with a white handle for it to stand upright.
Photo: Sarah Kobos

Eufy Solo IndoorCam C24 (about $40 at the time of publication)

Curious about what your cat is over to when you ’re not at home? The Eufy Solo IndoorCam C24 is an affordable way to keep tabs on your pet from anywhere with an internet connection. After testing numerous pet cameras, we set up that inner security cameras work well — and in some cases better — than designated pet cameras for keeping tabs on our furry musketeers. The Eufy Solo IndoorCam C24 has two- way audio and a lens that’s able of landing sharp filmland at any time of day or night. You can livestream the footage from a smartphone or admit announcements when stir or sound is detected, and store videotape recordings locally on a microSD card or to the pall for 30 days( starting at$ 3 per month).

A long haired cat resting on the K&H Pet Products Thermo-Kitty Mat Heated Pet Bed.
Photo: K&H Pet Products

K&H Pet Products Thermo-Kitty Mat Heated Pet Bed ($35 at the time of publication)

When the temperatures are dropping, your cat will enjoy curling up on something warm and cozy, and the Thermo-Kitty Mat Heated Pet Bed fits the bill. At 12½ by 25 inches, it’s perfectly sized to fit in a pet bed. And it heats to about 102 degrees Fahrenheit—about the same as your cat’s body temperature—so it won’t overheat your furry friend. It also comes with a removable polyester cover for easy cleaning. Just beware: After lounging on this mat, your cat may never want to hang out on your lap again!

A white cat, standing on its back legs while scratching the Pioneer Pet SmartCat The Ultimate Scratching Post.
Photo: Thorin Klosowski

SmartCat Ultimate Scratching Post ($50 at the time of publication)

Standing at 32 inches, the SmartCat Ultimate Scratching Post lives up to its name. In testing for our guide to cat scratchers, we found that the post’s height makes it easy for felines of all sizes to fully stretch, allowing them to sharpen their claws and relieve stress as they scratch the day away. The substantial base is sturdy, so there’s no need to worry about the post tipping over. And it’s covered in sisal fiber, which will last longer than carpet and is better for cats than rope.

The Sushi Tag pet identification tag, shaped like a sushi roll.
Photo: Trill Paws

Trill Paws Sushi Tag ($25 at the time of publication)

Put this ID tag on your pet, and they’ll quickly secure their place as the coolest cat in town. Trill Paws specializes in fun, pop-culture-inspired accessories for animals, and the Sushi Tag is an amusing way for your cat to walk around in style. Each metal tag has enough room for two rows of custom engraving, and the scratch-resistant enamel on the front is water-resistant (so it won’t rub off or fade). With this tag, Felix’s name will be unforgettable.

The Modkat Flip Litter Box shown against a blue background.
Photo: Michael Hession

Modkat Flip Litter Box with Scoop (about $80 at the time of publication)

Changing my cat’s litter box is the best thing about being a pet owner … said no one ever. It’s not a fun chore, but the Modkat Flip Litter Box definitely makes litter-box maintenance a lot easier. The Modkat, one of our favorite cat litter boxes, has a base that’s designed to prevent leaking and litter scatter. And the lid flips, so (depending on your cat’s preference) it can be left fully open, half-open, or closed (for when privacy matters). This design provides owners easy access, so they can quickly scoop and clean and get on with their day. The Modkat also comes with a fun extra: The cardboard packing insert is designed to morph into a puzzle box for your cat (there’s even a ping-pong ball, to get the game rolling).

Two toy bird cat tows, featuring colorful fur and feathers.
Photo: Pet Craft Supply Co.

Pet Craft Supply Co. Batty Bird & Quirky Quail Cat Toys ($13 for two at the time of publication)

These catnip-stuffed birds—named, charmingly, Batty and Quirky—are designed to appeal to two feline obsessions: feathery fluffiness and catnip. One minute your cat might be stalking the birds, and the next they might be cuddling the pair while drifting off into a catnip-fueled trance.

A black long haired cat playing with the Cat Dancer cat toy.
Photo: Cat Dancer Products

Cat Dancer Original Interactive Cat Toy ($4 at the time of publication)

Pet stores are filled with variations on the wand-style cat toy, but the Cat Dancer Original Interactive Cat Toy is an enduring classic. The cardboard-and-wire toy was invented by a college student who was too broke to buy “real” toys for the kittens he had adopted. (He was working at a shelter part-time; now, nearly 40 years later, the company he founded has donated thousands of Cat Dancers to shelters.) This toy is sturdy and cheap. And, according to Wirecutter’s Winnie Yang, “Holy moly, does our cat go nuts for it!”

A 2 ounce tub of Yeowww Catnip, from our guide to the best gifts for cat lovers.
Photo: Michael Hession

Yeowww Catnip ($9 for 2 ounces at the time of publication)

Of all the dried ’nip we’ve tested, Yeowww Catnip was the only one that came close to matching the strong aroma and leafy-green composition of our fresh-picked control sample. And our feline testers appeared to agree. It also contains very few stems or seeds, which is important because leaves contain more of the essential oils that cause your cat to go bonkers.

A small red and brown bird, perched on the edge of the Birdscapes Clear Window Feeder, from our guide to the best gifts for cat lovers.
Photo: Birdscapes/Amazon

Perky-Pet Birdscapes Clear Window Feeder ($15 at the time of publication)

Sure, the Birdscapes Clear Window Feeder is meant to appeal to birdwatchers of the human kind. That’s no doubt what senior staff writer Rachel Cericola meant when she suggested it as a gift, saying, “It easily attaches to your window and can be paired with a bag of birdseed or even a security camera or our pick for binoculars, the Athlon Optics Midas ED. It provides hours of enjoyment for anyone who loves the little birdies.” But cats may enjoy the bird view even more. (Though you might want to skip the binoculars.)

A hand embroidered cat face white tee shirt that says "Cal Kittens."

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