If your friends or family members own a cat – or four! – then you’re probably familiar with the complicated yet mutual love affair that goes on between a human and their feline. So while cats tend to be somewhat aloof about it all, their owners fairly gush with love and devotion for their furry friends. So much so that in some cases, it’s common to see a throw pillow or wine tumbler with the sentence “I love my cat more than people” proudly displayed in their home.
If you’re ever in a quandary over what to gift a friend or family member who owns a cat – or four! – just purchase a cat-themed one that reflects their pride and love for their animal. It can be something as cozy as blanket decorated with colorful kitties, or as functional as cat oven mitts, but no matter what you choose, they’ll love the thought behind it.
We feature seven fabulously feline and ferociously fun gifts available for purchase online that we know any cat owner would love to receive.
Top Pick: OBSI Cute Cat Throw Blanket
Cats love to cuddle and nothing is better than when they decide to cuddle up right next to you (or on you, as cats are want to do). But cats do as they please, and when your friend’s feline bestie is giving them the cold shoulder, they’ll be able to take comfort in the rejection by cuddling up in this deliciously cozy blanket that is covered in cute kitties.
This seriously soft blanket features a whimsical design of 28 adorable cats in a variety of colors and breeds, and since they are cats, a range of moods. The mink fleece printed top part and the plush Sherpa fuzzy back of the blanket make a warm and comfortable combination that feels luxurious against the skin.
Made from shrink-resistant 100 percent Polyester, it’s easy to clean. Just throw it into the machine, wash in cold water and tumble dry on low heat. Not only will your kitty-loving friend love this throw blanket, but their cat – or cats – will easily commandeer it as their favorite place to sleep. This makes a fun and functional birthday gift for an adult or a child.
- Soft and cozy
- Machine washable, tumble dry
- Funny cat characters on the blanket
- May not match the decor
Best for the Foodie: LetGoShop Ceramic Cute Cat Spoon Holder
No one likes to wipe up messes on the stovetop, especially when they could be prevented. If you have a cat lover in your life who loves to cook but hates to clean, then this cat spoon holder will make them smile every time they look at the cute design and realize the stuff on the spoon is staying on the holder, and not on the stovetop.
This high-quality ceramic spoon holder is perfect for containing drips and spills and is the ideal space to rest a slotted spoon, ladle or other cooking utensil. Durable to handle normal kitchen use, the clean design with its white background and black and yellow highlights will add a subtle pop of color into any kitchen décor.
Finished with a high-density glazed coating, it’s easy to clean by hand, or in the dishwasher. And since it measures 5.1 inches long by 4.1 inches wide, it won’t take up much space on even the most compact counter, table or stovetop.
This would make the perfect stocking stuffer or housewarming gift for the cat lover in your life.
- Made from high-quality ceramic
- Cute cat design
- Will match any kitchen décor
- No recommended for cat lovers who don’t cook
Best for the Chef: Cat Design Heat Resistant Oven Mitts
People may have oven mitts with a cat pattern on them, but how many people have oven mitts that actually look like cat paws? We’re guessing not many. And that’s why these kitty potholders will make a unique and functional gift for the cat-loving chef in your life.
Black on one side and black with large pink paw pads on the inside, these quilted, padded oven mitts have a special 100 percent cotton lining that will have whomever wears them purring in safe comfort. The mitts, which are heat resistant to 480 degrees Fahrenheit, will protect their hands and forearms from hot dishes, pots and the oven rack.
All materials are BPA-free and safe for touching food, and each glove has a loop so they can be hung out of the way when they are no longer needed. And when the paws get dirty, they don’t have to be licked clean – simply machine wash with cold water and tumble dry low.
Makes an ideal housewarming or birthday gift.
- Non-stick, odor-resistant
- Fun kitty-paw design
- Ideal to use while baking or barbecuing
- Will not protect hands from hot liquids
Best Interactive Gift: Cat Face Cat Meme Party Game
Cats love to preen and display their furry beauty, sort of their way of showing off, right? People like to preen, too, often by trying to be smart, witty, and winning at games. Why not give your cat-loving friend a kitty-themed gift they can play with friends so they can showcase their brilliance while having fun at the same time?
This group-friendly card game is for three to eight players over the age of 13, and can provide an evening of fun for everyone. The 300 cards in the deck make for between 30 and 90 minutes of play, where participants match funny cat images from popular viral videos with silly phrases to create the best combinations.
Also included with the cards is a booklet with four variations on the rules to take the game to the next level. You can be sure no one will be caught cat-napping as they try to outdo each other creating witty pairings in this cat-themed game.
- Fun, interactive game
- Uses popular Internet cat memes in a card game
- Makes a great stocking stuffer or birthday gift
- Adult themes, not suitable for children 13 and under
Top Pick for Exercisers: Coolife 32oz 1 Liter Motivational Tracking Water Bottle w/ Hourly Time Marker – Drink Your Water Right Meow
Just because cats love to laze around, doesn’t mean their owners do, too. If you have a feline lover who is also a fitness freak, then they will appreciate this inspirational water bottle to help keep them on track drinking all the water they need in a day to stay hydrated and healthy.
Made from BPA-free, non-toxic Tritan material, this attractive and functional water bottle has a cute cat-inspired quote on one side, and hourly markers on the other side to remind the owner to drink. The total capacity is 32 ounces, with 6.4 ounce-quantities between each time line.
With a leak proof silicone lid, a safety lock, a removable filter (great for infusing fruit or tea) and a hand-carrying strap, this water bottle is and ideal birthday gift for your feline-loving, exercising friend:
- Durable and lightweight water bottle
- Inspirational cat message
- Outside time markings to keep track of water intake
- Hand wash recommended
Top Pick for the Green Thumb: Window Garden Animal Planters – 6 Mini Succulent Kitty Pots
If you have a friend or family member who loves cats and plants, then they’ll go wild over this set of six adorable kitty planters that are the perfect size for growing succulents.
These tiny round pots are made of glazed ceramic with cute kitty faces on the front that are individually painted by skilled artists. There are six different colors and cats. The pots are ideal for planting live mini-succulents or cactus and each pot measures two inches wide and 2.5 inches deep. The set looks great together on a windowsill or in separate rooms.
The planters are packaged in a colorful box, ready for gift giving and is perfect for a birthday, housewarming or just because.
- Mini cat planters
- Ideal for cat and plant lovers
- Made from glazed ceramic
- Does not come with saucers underneath for drainage
What to look for:
There are so many fun gifts out there to buy for the cat lover in your life, the only challenge you will have is narrowing it down to only one. That being said, when looking for the right gift, think about the relationship between your friend or family member and their cat – or cats – and look for a gift that represents that special bond. Or, if the person loves all cats, then something more general would be better, like a mug, wine glass, T-shirt or picture frame that has a cute cat-themed saying or drawing.
Price: The great thing about cat-themed gifts for people who adore their felines is that for the most part, they are very affordable. From kitchen fridge magnets and cat-shaped Post-it pads to wine mugs, T-shirts and socks, there’s something for all budgets and all occasions, from stocking stuffers to birthdays and housewarming gifts.
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