With holidays and birthdays always right around the corner, many of us are making our lists and checking them twice. Choosing just the right gift can be stressful and it helps if you know something about the hobbies and interests of the people you’re shopping for.
If your list includes one or more cat lovers, look no further for inspiration! We’ve found 50 of the best gifts for cat lovers in 2022, no matter your budget. From premium options to the best value, there’s something here for everyone! Read on to find just the right gift for the feline fanatic in your life!
The 50 Best Gifts For Cat Lovers
1. Kopeks Deluxe Travel Airline Approved Cat Carrier Backpack
For the cat owner who loves travel and adventure, consider this cat carrier backpack. Adventure cats are all the rage and this carrier allows your cat-loving friend to safely take their kitty along for the ride no matter where the road takes them!
2. Frisco Pawsitive Vibes Personalized Water Bottle
Hydration is key for cats and people. We bet the cat people in your life will remember to meet their daily fluid intake if they’re sipping out of this water bottle, personalized with a photo of their beloved feline.
3. Whisker Litter-Robot Self-Cleaning Litter Box
Ask any cat owner and they’ll likely tell you scooping litter every day is their least favorite part of life with a cat. Just imagine how much they’ll appreciate receiving this self-cleaning litter box!
4. SereneLife Automatic Cat Laser
For the busy cat lover who doesn’t have as much time to play with their cats as they’d like, consider this automatic cat laser toy. Easy to use and fun for cats, this one will be as popular with the kitties as it is with their owners!
5. Frisco Plaid Sherpa Personalized Pet Blanket
Help your cat-crazy friends stay warm and show off their adorable kitties at the same time by buying them this cozy, personalized blanket.
6. Wisdom Panel Complete Cat DNA Test
If you know a cat lover who spends far too much time wondering what exotic cat breeds might be found in the DNA of their rescue cat, this easy-to-use genetic test kit might be just the right gift choice for them.
7. DOGNESS Mini Programmable Automatic Dog And Cat Feeder
For the cat lover whose cat is fond of early morning food begging, buy this programmable automatic feeder. Now the humans can sleep in peace while their cat’s breakfast is delivered right on schedule.
8. All You Need Is Love…And A Cat Coffee Mug
For those who love both cats and coffee, consider this cute mug. It’s also microwave- and dishwasher-safe for convenience.
9. Eufy Security Indoor Pan And Tilt Pet Camera
For the cat owners that always wonder what their cats get up to while they’re at work, consider this pet camera. Odds are they’ll just watch their cats sleep for 16 hours at a time but who isn’t charmed by the sight of a sleeping cat?
10. Outback Jack Kitty Compound And Play Tent
For the cat lover whose cat loves the outdoors, this kitty play tent allows cats to get fresh air and watch the birds while staying safely enclosed.
11. Frisco Novelty Unicorn Covered Cat Bed
Since cats spend so much time sleeping, why not give them an adorable unicorn bed to snooze in? Covered cat beds help kitties feel secure as they sleep too, an added bonus of this gift.
12. Frisco Retro Game Over Scratcher
For the gamer whose cat loves to scratch, consider this unique retro cat scratcher. Saving the furniture from claws never looked so cool!
13. KONG Refillable Turtle Catnip Toy
Playtime is essential to build the cat and human bond and this cute catnip toy lets your cat-loving friends enjoy playing in the most adorable way possible.
14. Frisco Square Food And Water Bowl Set
For the cat lover who also cares about interior design, this stylish bamboo bowl stand adds a touch of class to their cat’s feeding routine. The bowls are detachable and dishwasher-safe as well.
15. Pettsie Heart Cotton Breakaway Cat Collar And Friendship Bracelet
For the cat lover who truly considers their cat a friend, this matching collar and friendship bracelet set allows them to wear that special bond on their wrist for all to see. The unisex bracelet design makes this a suitable gift for all cat parents.
16. Thermo-Kitty Heated Cat Bed
For the cat lover shivering in cold climates, this heated cat bed will at least let their feline friend rest in comfort. Also a good choice for owners of older, arthritic cats.
17. Frisco Faux Fur Cat Tree And Condo
For the cat lover with high-energy kitties, this cat tree offers 6 feet of climbing and play space, perfect for wearing out active felines.
18. Chom Chom Roller Limited Edition Cat Hair Remover
For the cat lover who always seems to have cat hair on their clothes and furniture (so…all of them), gift this 100% reusable, heavy-duty hair remover. Both practical and adorable!
19. The Cat Ladies Organic Pet Grass Grow Kit
For the cat lover with a green thumb, this handy kit allows them to grow their own cat grass. Also ideal for owners whose cats can’t seem to stop snacking on their houseplants!
20. Goody Box Retro Toys And Treats For Cats
For the new cat owner, this goody box offers a nice mix of toys and treats to get them started out on the right foot.
21. Kitty Holster Cat Harness
Anyone can walk a dog but the truly adventurous strap a harness on their cats and head out for a stroll!
22. Petstages Tower Of Tracks Toy
For owners of older cats, this is the perfect toy for cats who still love to play but can’t move around as well as they used to.
23. Cute Kitty Night Light
Who says night lights are just for nightmare-prone toddlers? This adorable, remote-controlled kitty night light is perfect for cat lovers of all ages.
24. Cat-opoly Board Game
Cats and board games don’t always mix but for the cat lover who also loves to host game night, this clever variation on Monopoly might be the perfect gift.
25. Cat-shaped Wine Holder
Your cat-loving, wine-sipping friends can store their unopened bottles in style with this adorable wine holder.
26. Cat Pattern Necktie
For the stylish cat lover in your life, consider this fashionable skinny tie complete with a fun cat pattern. Perfect for work or a fancy date night!
27. Cat Shaped Measuring Spoons
Keeping the cat away from the flour might be a chore but baking will be extra cute when using these measuring spoons.
28. Cat Wind Chimes
For the cat lover who enjoys peaceful mornings on the porch, these cat wind chimes will provide a pleasant soundtrack.
29. “Yes I Really Do Need All These Cats” Box Sign
For the unapologetic multiple cat owner, this sign speaks for itself.
30. Woven Cat Storage Basket
Whether it’s cat toys or kid toys, everyone could use a little more storage in their lives, especially when it’s as cute as this basket.
31. Pop-up Cat Post-it Note Dispenser
For the cat lover who writes a lot of notes, this Post-it dispenser will help them stay organized in the cutest way possible.
32. Cat Novelty Socks
Cat lovers don’t really need to explain why they aren’t getting up in this circumstance but these socks will save them the trouble anyway.
33. Kangaroo Pouch Pullover
For the cat lover who’s into hands-free cuddling, this unique pullover allows them to keep their cat close and finish their to-do list at the same time.
34. Funny Cat T-Shirt
For the sarcastic cat lover, this T-shirt will allow them to make their feelings known without saying a word.
35. Cat-A-Day 2022 Cat Calendar
A new adorable cat picture every day of the year? Talk about something to look forward to! Bring on 2022!
36. Cat Slippers
For the cat lover with cold feet, these cute, whiskered slippers will keep their toes toasty while looking stylish.
37. Over The Door Cat Hangar
Your cat-loving friends can stay organized in style with this cat-themed over-the-door hanger.
38. Beach Kitty Sneakers
These adorable, comfortable sneakers will let your cat person share their love of kitties everywhere they stroll.
39. Tapestry Cat Jigsaw Puzzle
For the puzzle-loving cat fanatic in your life, this 1000-piece work of art will challenge their minds and possibly try their patience. Hopefully, they won’t lose any pieces to the curious paws of their feline friends!
40. Cat Butt Magnets
I mean, who doesn’t want their refrigerator covered with cat rear ends? These are the perfect stocking stuffer for the cat lover with a sense of humor.
41. You Need More Sleep Cat Advice Book
It will come as no surprise to cat lovers that their cats have plenty of advice and opinions to give. This clever and hilarious book is a quick read that cat owners will enjoy and their cats will love to sleep on while they’re reading.
42. I Could Pee On This And Other Poems For Cat Lovers Book
Not everyone understands poetry but, then again, not everyone understands cats either. What is understandable is the number of buyers who find this book hilarious. More than 4,500, in case you were curious.
43. Creative Haven Cat Coloring Book
For the cat lover who finds coloring to be a calming hobby, consider this beautiful cat coloring book, perfect for cat-obsessed artist wannabes.
44. Sterling Silver Cat Necklace
For the jewelry-loving cat person, this beautiful silver necklace is the perfect accessory. Doubles as an unintentional cat toy, especially for curious kittens.
45. Pearl Cat Earrings
If necklaces are a no-go thanks to those pesky kittens, why not gift these silver and freshwater pearl earrings instead?
46. Cat Themed Pens
For the cat lover who’s fond of writing rather than typing, these cat pens will make a welcome addition to the home office.
47. Cat Journal
Cats may be happy to listen to us spill our deepest thoughts but sometimes writing them down helps too. This cat journal is perfect for the cat lover who has a lot to say but isn’t ready to say them all out loud.
48. Oster Sunny Seat Cat Window Perch
For the person with a sun-worshipping cat, gift this sturdy, easy-to-install cat window seat. A happy cat makes a happy cat owner!
49. Working From Home With A Cat
This book is particularly relevant after the past two years. Your cat-loving friends may find themselves nodding (and laughing) along as they read about the antics of the author’s cat as she attempts to navigate working from home.
50. Cat Themed Succulent Planters
Cats and plants don’t always mix but many succulents are safe to grow around cats. Equal opportunity cat and plant lovers will appreciate this set of small planters, the perfect size for a shelf or window.
Here’s One Gift You Shouldn’t Give
As you try to decide which is the perfect gift for the cat lover in your life, there’s one gift you should definitely leave off your list: an actual cat.
Giving a pet as a gift is never a good idea, especially during the hectic and stressful holiday season. You never know whether the person you’re gifting to is prepared for the long-term commitment involved in caring for a pet.
Caring for an animal properly isn’t cheap and unless you’re also gifting a lifetime financial commitment, your gift may wind up being more of a burden. Cats can live well into their teenage years, meaning your cat-loving friend is looking at years of expenses thanks to your gift.
Not every cat is a good match for every household. Unless the person you’re gifting to is involved in the process, you can’t know whether the cat you give will be the right fit.
The post-holiday season is a busy time for shelters, as the reality of pet ownership sinks into the people who received unexpected live animal gifts. Play it safe and stick with buying a cat-themed gift for your feline-obsessed friends.
As you can see, your options for cat-themed gifts are many and varied. Stereotypes notwithstanding, cat lovers come in all human forms and you can find something for everyone on our list. Picking gifts can be stressful but remember, it’s the thought that counts, especially when those thoughts are full of cats!
Featured Image Credit: Irina Gutyryak, Shutterstock
Elizabeth Gray is a lifelong lover of all creatures great and small. She got her first cat at 5 years old and at 14, she started working for her local veterinarian. Elizabeth spent more than 20 years working as a veterinary nurse before stepping away to become a stay-at-home parent to her daughter. Now, she is excited to share her hard-earned knowledge (literally–she has scars) with our readers. Elizabeth lives in Iowa with her family, including her two fur kids, Linnard, a husky mix and Algernon, the worldʻs most patient cat. When not writing, she enjoys reading, watching all sports but especially soccer, and spending time outdoors with her family.