Cats might not understand the holidays, but they certainly can benefit from them! From cat caves to automatic litter boxes, there are endless ways to spoil your cats or your friends' cats this Christmas and holiday season.
You can make a cat owner's holiday very special by giving them a gift that reminds them of their favorite feline. Several of our favorite gifts can even be personalized with a cat's name or likeness.
We spoke with dozens of cat lovers to find their absolute favorite gifts, for both them and their furry friends. Here are the best holiday gifts for cats and cat lovers.
MEOWFIA Premium Felt Cat Bed Cave
Cats love to be cozy, but it can be hard to find a cat bed that feels like a stylish addition to the home. That’s where the Meowfia Premium Felt Cat Bed Cave comes in. Durable and comfortable, it offers a great place for a cat to curl up. It makes a great gift for cat owners who could use an upgrade on their cat beds.
Kendra Scott Elisa Gold Cat Pendant Necklace In Black Drusy
This cute cat necklace shows feline love while remaining a cute, understated, day-to-day piece. Available in three different colors.
Kate Spade Cat Umbrella
Umbrellas typically remain an afterthought, but the cat lover in your life can keep the rain off in style with this cat umbrella from Kate Spade. The raised cat ears really sell the whole look.
Whisker Litter-Robot 4
If you’re looking to spend more on a gift, any cat lover would appreciate the litter-robot. This is top-of-the-line litter box tech and can make the worst part of cat ownership much easier.
Tuft & Paw Cloud Nine Window Hammock
This understated cat hammock secures to the window with suction cups and can give your loved one’s cat a great vantage to observe all their bird and squirrel nemeses.
The Cat Purrsonality Test: What Our Feline Friends Are Really Thinking
This cute book from urban outfitters has a series of cheeky "personality tests" to get to the bottom of your feline’s behavior. A playful gift that will also provide entertainment at a holiday gathering.
I Could Pee on This : And Other Poems by Cats
A cute comedic book full of poems "written by" cats. Could make a great coffee table book.
ModCloth Meow for Measuring Cups
Any cat lover who also loves to bake will get a kick out of these adorable cat measuring cups. The ceramic cats come in different colors for each size, and the set of four covers a quarter cup up to a cup.
Dyson Purifier Cool Purifying Fan TP07
If cat dander keeps you from visiting your cat-owner friend, this is a gift that could give back to you, too. We ranked this HEPA grade air purifier as the best option to keep pet dander under control, though it is quite pricey.
Catit Jumbo Hooded Cat Litter Pan
Most cat owners would appreciate a litter box upgrade. This hooded litter box will help keep the litter where it belongs: in the box.
IRIS Top Entry Cat Litter Box with Scoop
This stylish litter box is featured in our list of Best Litter Boxes. It is compact and well designed. This is especially perfect for homes that don’t have a ton of floor space to devote to a litter box.
FEANDREA Cat Tree with Sisal-Covered Scratching Posts
Cats love to be high up. This cat tree will give them plenty of options as well as a built-in scratch post. Suitable for multiple cats.
Angry Orange Pet Odor Eliminator Spray
Does the cat owner in your life struggle with litter box odors? This spray will neutralize odors and will be appreciated by the cat owner in your life.
New Yorker Book of Cat Cartoons
New Yorker fans who love cats will get a kick out of this book. It features only the New Yorker cartoons that center on kitties.
What Cats Want: An illustrated guide for truly understanding your cat
This fun, illustrated book offers a guide to help understand what cat behaviors mean. An entertaining and useful gift that most cat owners wouldn’t buy for themselves but would appreciate having.
Istanbul is famous for its street cats and the culture that has developed around them. This documentary offers a fascinating look at street cat culture in Turkey.
Lollimeow Bubble Pet Carrier Backpack
Can’t get your loved one away from their cat long enough to go on a walk with you? The Lollimeow Pet Backpack might be the solution you’ve been waiting for.
Original Fun Factory Cat Hammock
It’s difficult to ever get sick of cat furniture that looks like human furniture. This cat hammock is a perfect example. Your loved one’s cat can chill in style in this gift.
Lovely Caves Sunflower Scratching Post
Does your loved one or their cat have a flair for style? Why settle for a dull scratching post when you can bask in the glow of this sunflower post from Lovely Caves? Any cat owner needs scratch posts, so a post upgrade will always be appreciated.
Shark SV75Z Blue Cordless Pet Perfect Handheld Vacuum Cleaner
Cats love to leave hair everywhere. It’s wonderful to be able to quickly clean it up without taking out the full-sized vacuum. The Shark Cordless is a great vacuum for pet hair but also for most other messes that cats like to make by slowly pushing objects off tables as they maintain unbroken eye contact with you.
Tangpin Lucky Cat Ceramic Tea Cup
This adorable handmade ceramic cat tea cup and infuser would make a great gift for any cat lover. Adorable and expressive while still being understated, it comes in a choice of four colors.
Jeasona Women’s Cat Socks
Socks being one of the classic gifts, it’s only fitting to give the cat lover in your life socks that let them show that love to the world. These socks come in multiple cat options as well as some non-cat styles, but who would ever want that?
Walter Chandoha. Cats. Photographs
Photographer Walter Chandoha spent decades photographing our feline friends. These were collected in a beautiful coffee table book. A great gift for any cat lover, this book can show them how their cat's great-great-great-grandparents lived.
Polydactyl Cats Taco Sauce Cat Toy Set
Great as a stocking stuffer, or small gift, these taco sauce cat toys make an adorable addition to any cat’s toybox. Why settle for run of the mill cat toys when you can make a statement with cute little taco sauce packets?
Frisco 47.5-Inch Modern Cat Tree and Condo
The Frisco cat tower combines stability, affordability, and aesthetics, to make one of the best cat tower options you can find.
Cats on Catnip
Nothing gets cats adorably tweaking out like catnip. This photobook centers on tons of humorous pictures of cats going wild on the stuff and would make a fun, lighthearted gift for any cat lover.
RosyLife Lion-Mane Wig for Cats
Do you know a cat who’s desperate to feel a little tougher? This lion’s mane wig might be the perfect gift for them. Just don’t tell them it actually makes them look even cuter.
VENUS GLASS ART Peeking Cat Stained Glass Sun Catcher
Brighten up a cat lover’s room with this stained glass suncatcher. The goofy-looking stained glass cat is available in multiple color palettes and would go great against any sun-drenched window.
Mau Houdini Floating Cat Shelf
Maupets makes some of the most striking cat furniture available. This wall perch is about as minimalist as you can get, and it can give a cat a comfortable place to hang out without being an eyesore, making it a great gift for any cat lover.
The cat lover in your life would love to curl up with this anthology of fantasy and magical tales starring cats. This edition is the first in a series, so you could be opening up gift options for years.
Custom Pet Replicas Custom Stuffed Animals of Your Pet
All you have to do is send in a photo of your cat lover’s pet, and you can surprise them with a stuffed animal replica of their baby. Halfway to a joke gift, this will nevertheless open the door to countless Instagram post options.
Cat Person Canopy Bed
Cats can be notoriously particular about their resting spots. We’ve all seen cats ignore their brand-new cat bed in favor of the box it came in. The beauty of the Cat Person Canopy Bed is it can be reconfigured in three different ways to suit the preferences of your cat lover’s cat.
Pottery Barn Cat Storage Basket
Does the cat lover in your life struggle with a clutter of cat toys around the house? This cat storage basket might be the perfect solution. This woven and sustainable cat-shaped basket can be used for any storage needs, but don’t be surprised if the cats themselves start using it to hide in.
PetSafe Bolt Interactive Laser Cat Toy Bolt Interactive Laser Cat Toy
Cats love laser pointers. The PetSafe Bolt is great hands-free option for cat owners who need to keep their cats occupied while they do other things.
Fred & Friends Wine Lives Kitty Marker
Perfect for the wine-lover, or dinner party-loving cat owner in your life. These cute kitty drink markers can keep your guests from mixing up their drinks in the most adorable way possible.
Pottery Barn Peeking Cat Doormat
A cat lover’s affections should be proclaimed to the world before even entering their home. That’s where the peeking cat doormat comes in.
Cat Person Mesa Bowl
Hunching over low-to-the-ground bowls can be bad for your cats over time. This elevated cat bowl will protect their necks while also being a beautiful statement piece in and of itself.
BENTOPAL Automatic Cat Toy
Automatic cat toys can be a great solution for endlessly curious cats. The bentopal combines a feather toy with an automatic wheel and can activate even with no one home.
FurryFido Laser Cat Toy
Sometimes you can’t beat the classics. Can’t get much more classic than a laser pointer. The FurryFido is rechargeable and will give your loved ones’ cats endless entertainment.
Trixie 5-in-1 Cat Activity Center
The Trixie cat feeder is a wonderful low-tech way to keep inquisitive cats busy. It offers five different "games" that cats must complete to get toys. The cat lover in your life will appreciate a cat toy that doesn’t have a battery.
Kong Puzzlements Pockets Cat Toy
The Kong puzzlements toy comes with a series of soft toys in pockets that your loved one’s cats can fish out. The combination toy and activity would make a great gift for any cat lover.
Cat Person Catnip Toy
Looking for a fishing pole toy with a little class? Cat Person catnip toys might be the way to go. They come in a few equally cute options you can choose based on what the cat lover in your life would like best.
FurHaven Double Decker Playground
The FurHaven cat condo offers a huge variety of levels and perches to keep a variety of cats entertained. This makes an especially great gift for cat owners with multiple cats.
HEXBUG nano Robotic Cat Toy
This little bug toy moves around by vibrating in a way that cats tend to go crazy for.
CanvasArchive Custom Cat Portrait
Immortalize your cat lover’s feline in these humorous portraits. You can choose from countless costumes, from princess to astronaut.
LionSpiritJewels Coffee Cup Cat Earrings
These cute earrings feature kittens peeking out of coffee cups. The coffee drinking cat lover in your life can express their passions in their outfit.
Koolkatkoo Cat Ceramic Pot
These tiny cat ceramic pots are perfect for succulents and can bring joy to even small spaces.
If the cat lover in your life struggles with consistently feeding your cats or controlling portions, the whiskey feeder might be the gift for them. Anti-Jam technology and ability to work with semi-wet food make it one of the best automatic feeders.
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This article was written by Ellie Welles, a product reviewer for The Spruce Pets. Ellie is the proud mother of four cats and is dedicated to finding the best of everything for her felines.