Top Holiday Gifts of 2021 for Cats and Cat People

Author: Chris Boicelli

Published: November 22, 2021

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presents for cats and cat people

Giving the purr-fect present shouldn't be limited to the holidays, but since they’re just around the corner, we figured we'd help point you in the direction of some unique and fun gift ideas for cats and the humans who love them.

Whether it's an interactive toy to keep your kitty stimulated physically and mentally, or a comfy top that screams, "I love cats and I want everyone to know!", we've got something for everyone on your gift list.

For the Cat-Loving Family That Enjoys Game Night

Cat-Opoly by Late in the Sky

cat-opoly board game

Why buy Boardwalk when you can fetch your favorite feline? This cat version of the iconic board game will have you collecting litter boxes and trading them for fish bones. It’s a ton of fun to play with your feline loving family and friends. And there’s a good chance your curious kitty will get involved too!

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Adorable and Unique Wooden Stacked Cats Puzzle

wood stacked cats puzzleYes these wooden stacked cats are technically a puzzle, but it's also just a great looking piece to have on display. A great gift idea for someone who appreciates adorable minimalism.

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For the Cat That Never Stops Playing

Interactive Laser Cat Toy by Friends Forever

Interactive Laser Cat Toy - Automatic Rotating Laser Pointer

If your cat is home alone all day while you're at work, give them the gift of playtime whenever they want! Most felines are utterly fascinated by the elusive laser beam. This interactive laser toy will keep your cat entertained for hours, even when you're not home.

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For the New Cat Owner

101 Essential Tips — Cat Health & Safety

Cat health and safety tips book written by vet

New cat owner on your list? This 101 Essential Tips book gives valuable advice that will help them be the best cat owner they can be, regardless of their level of experience with raising and caring for cats.

Topics include how to cat-proof your home and how to avoid common poisonings, traumas, and a host of other medical conditions and emergencies.

And we've even got a new digital version — making it easy to bring preventive education with you everywhere you go! A great gift for cat lovers of all ages.

$4.99 — $11.95 on Preventive Vet

For the Cat That Loves Their "Me" Time

Pet Craft Supply Soho Memory Foam Cat Bed

soho round cat bed

This cozy and plush cat bed is a favorite place for kitties to curl up in and snooze. The high-density memory foam provides relief for senior cats with stiff joints, and the self-warming features of the materials used help keep your cat toasty warm. Plus, it's machine-washable!

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For the Stylish Cat Lover Who Also Appreciates Comfort

Fun cat designs from our FurLife apparel and accessories shop on Threadless.

Tell someone you think they're "out of this world" with our Space Balls design. 

furlife space balls cat in space apparel

furlife space balls cat in space home and accessories

Or, for the exercise enthusiast, Every Day is Leg Day.

cat every day is leg day clothing and accessories

Available on shirts, sweatshirts, fine art prints, phone cases, pillows, and more! All sales from our shop for animal lovers go towards funding the free life-saving education and resources on our website! 

For the Cat That Loves to Climb

The Milo Cat Tree by Tuft & Paw

One of our favorite picks from Tuft & Paw that blends right into your existing decor, this palatial palace for cats is a must have for families that put their feline first!

Cat Tree for cat who loves to climb

Some may call this a tree, but we like to think of it as a condo. With two covered tree houses, multiple perches and two slide-like scratching posts, this structure helps satisfy your cats need to climb and scratch.

— $949 on Tuft & Paw

For the Cat who Loves Boxes

The holidays are a great time to collect boxes and have the whole family spend a little time together crafting something for your favorite feline companion!

Depending on how many boxes you have, the condition they're in, and the amount of space in your home, you can create anything from a large cardboard box cat condo, like the one in the video below, to a one box cozy kitty den.


Create a safe playground for your kitty and have fun being creative with your decorating skills. Even if you aren't very artistic, your cat will know it's the thought that counts. And the boxes may be free, but your kitty's happiness? Priceless.

Download a free blueprint to make your own cardboard box cat condo

For the Cat Person That Hates Cleaning

Roomba 675 Vacuum by iRobot

Roomba Robot Vacuum for pet hair with Wi-Fi Connectivity

If you've got someone on your list that's tired of sweeping or vacuuming up unwanted cat hair, show them how much you care by gifting a robotic vacuum that does the work for them! This vacuum works on carpet and hard floors and runs for up to 90 minutes before docking itself to charge. Plus, their cat might enjoy riding it around the house as they survey their domain!

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For the Cat That Loves to Play Hide and Seek

Cat Activity Play Mat - Thermally Insulated Base - Fun Interactive Play - Training - Scratching - Bed Mat

The Ripple Rug by Snuggly Cat

If your kitty loves to play hide and seek, this interactive scratching snuggle rug is guaranteed to provide hours of fun for both of you!

The Ripple Rug activity center can be configured many ways and can be used to hide treats inside. Bonus: It's insulated and has a non-slip rubber bottom, making it a great place for a cat nap! 

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For the Cat That Wants Physical and Mental Stimulation

PetFusion Ambush Interactive Cat Toy

ambush cat toy

Let’s face it … cats get bored. And once they get bored, it can lead to bad behavior, depression, and a bunch of other problems. Enter the Ambush Interactive Cat Toy! This toy has a rotating feather for your cat to chase and helps burn off excess energy and is sure to keep them entertained!

Preventive Vet kitty Mazel comes running when he hears the toy turn on (and it's helped keep him out of the Christmas tree – watch him play with it in the video below). Sure to satisfy your cat's hunting instinct!

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Ethical Pet Wide Colorful Spring Cat Toys

ethical wide colorful cat spring toysThese spring toys are the simplest things ever and PV team member LeeAnna's foster cat is obsessed with them! They’re great for self-play because of the way they fly across hard floors. Kitties can bat them from one end of the house to the other with a couple swipes of the paw.

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For the Cat Lover That Loves Music

Bluetooth Cat Ear Headphones by Riwbox

Cat Ear LED Light Up Wireless Foldable Headphones Over Ear with Microphone and Volume Control

If you want some fun cat headphones that are perfect for kids (or yourself), check out these Bluetooth Cat Ear Headphones from Riwbox. Music & lights will have any kid feeling like a unicorn kitty cat while they rock out to the beat.

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For the Cat That Wants More Than Just a Bowl

Flower Water Fountain by Catit

cat water fountain

You won't find your cat clawing at the faucet anymore with the Catit Flower Fountain in your home! This circulating filtration system will keep the most finicky feline's water fresh with three different flow settings. Their curiosity alone will keep them constantly hydrated.

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For the Cat That Wants to Hunt for Their Food

Indoor Hunting Cat Feeder by Doc & Phoebe

Doc & Phoebes Indoor Hunting Cat FeederLet the hunt begin! Cats by nature love to prowl for prey and what better way to give your indoor furball the experience, than with this interactive feeder by Doc & Phoebe.

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For the Cat That Loves to Lounge

Best Cat Perch by Kitty Cot

Kitty Cot Original Worlds Best Cat Perch

If cats could speak, this is exactly what they would ask for. This cat perch by Kitty Cot not only gets your feline off the ground, but gives them a wonderful view of birds and squirrels outdoors. The suction cups easily attach to any window. Made in the U.S.A and approved by the Humane Society. 

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For the Cat That Needs Nature

Portable Cat Tent & Tunnel by Outdoor Jack

Outdoor Cat Enclosures For Indoor Cats

Looking to give your indoor cat a taste of nature, look no further than Outdoor Jack's portable tent and tunnel. Perfect for any outside space, keeping your kitty safe from any predators.

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Wooden Outdoor Catio Enclosure by PawHutLarge Wooden Outdoor Cat Enclosure Catio Cage with Ramp and Covered House

Does your cat want to be the king or queen of a castle? Check out this multi-level wooden catio by Pawhut. This fully enclosed playpen is a perfect addition to any backyard or patio and will allow the whole family to enjoy the outdoors without fear of predators or your cat getting away.

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About the author

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Chris Boicelli

Chris Boicelli is a contributor to Preventive Vet’s website. Having spent two decades producing television news, he finds Preventive Vet’s mission of education very rewarding. He lives in Seattle with his wife and two kids and is caretaker to two family cats, Raja and Zsa Zsa. There could be a dog in their future, but it’s still being discussed. Raja and Zsa Zsa are currently against the idea.

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