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    Top Holiday Gifts of 2020 for Cats and Cat People

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    Updated: December 11, 2020

    presents for cats and cat people

    Giving the purr-fect gift shouldn't be limited to the holidays, but since they’re just around the corner, we couldn't think of a better reason to sniff out the best toys for cats and their humans.

    We’ve searched high and low for unique and fun Christmas and Hanukkah gifts for kitties and the humans that love them. While a feather teaser or wand can be fun interactive toys that help to create a bond between you and your cat, this top ten list was put together to satisfy the most finicky feline and their high-brow human.

    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!

    — $24.99 on Amazon




    For the Cat That Never Stops Playing

    Interactive Laser Cat Toy - Automatic Rotating Laser Pointer

    Interactive Laser Cat Toy by Friends Forever

    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.

    — $24.99 on Amazon

    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.

    — $11.95 on Preventive Vet


    For the Cat That Loves Their "Me" Time

    soho round cat bed

    Pet Craft Supply Soho Memory Foam 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!

    — $24.99 on Amazon


    For the Cat That Loves to Climb

    The Milo Cat Tree by Tuft & Paw

    Cat Tree for cat who loves to climb

    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! 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 with Finicky Bathroom Habits

    PetSafe ScoopFree Ultra Automatic Self Cleaning Hooded Cat Litter Box

    Scoopfree Ultra Automatic Self Cleaning Hooded Cat Litter Box by PetSafe

    Let's face it — scooping the litter box is nobody's favorite chore. But maintaining a clean litter box means your cat is more likely to use it and less likely to have accidents around the house. This automatic self-cleaning litter box helps you scoop less often* and encourages good bathroom habits — even when you're not home.


    — $169.95 on Amazon


    *It's important to keep an eye on your cat's poop for potential health concerns*

    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!

    — $229 on Amazon



    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! 

    — $39.99 on Amazon

    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!

    — $22.95 on Amazon


    ethical wide colorful cat spring toysEthical Pet Wide Colorful Spring Cat Toys

    These 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.

    — $3.35 on Amazon


    For the Cat Lover That Loves Music

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

    Bluetooth Cat Ear Headphones by Riwbox

    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.

    — $32.98 on Amazon




    For the Cat That Wants More Than Just a Bowl


    Flower Water Fountain by Catit

    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.

    — $27.99 on Amazon



    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.

    — $20.99 on Amazon



    For the Cat That Loves to Lounge

    Kitty Cot Original Worlds Best Cat PerchBest Cat Perch by Kitty Cot

    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. 

    — $44.95 on Amazon


    For the Cat That Needs Nature

    Outdoor Cat Enclosures For Indoor Cats

    Portable Cat Tent & Tunnel by Outdoor Jack

    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.

    — $69.95 on Amazon




    Large Wooden Outdoor Cat Enclosure Catio Cage with Ramp and Covered House

    Wooden Outdoor Catio Enclosure by PawHut

    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.

    — $429.99 on Amazon


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