30 Best Gift Ideas For Cat Lovers For 2023

My Top Three Gift Picks

Do you have friends or family that own cats and you’re looking for a good gift to give them?  (The owner, not the cat lol)

Well, here are the 29 best gift ideas for cat lovers that any cat owner would love to have.  No matter what they call themselves; cat lover, cat parent, cat person, it doesn’t matter.  

You’ll find something on this list for any one of them or all of them!


Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links and at no additional cost to you, I’ll earn a commission. When you purchase a tool using one of my affiliate links, the company compensates me, which helps me run this blog and keep all of my in-depth content free of charge for readers.

What Are 30 Best Gift Ideas For Cat Lovers?

1. Cat Scratching Post

best gift ideas for cat lovers
cat scratching post

The good part about a scratching post is that it DOES help keep them from scratching on your furniture.  One of our cats, Maisey, liked to come into my office when I was working and rear up and claw into my desk swivel chair.  

We bought an extra scratch post and set it beside my desk and chair and voila!  Now she scratches on the post, and not my chair. 

You can’t have too many, so don’t worry if they’ve got one or not.

2. Laser Pointer

Laser Pointer

The laser pointer is unbelievably fun.  Our two cats, Merlin and Maisey would chase it for hours if we could hold up that long.  No cat owner should be without one. 

Tip:  If you know they already have one, they can never have too many batteries!  They take the round 25cc type battery.

3. Litter Robot

For that special friend or family member you want to give a little extra to, the automatic litter box (Litter-Robot) is a great gift. 

It’s a great gift for your furry friends and the owner. It saves time and hassle, is more hygienic and reduces odor, and is perfect for busy parents.

4. Cat Tree

Cat Tree

The cat tree keeps our cats entertained when awake with their climbing and wrestling and chasing up and down.  

Then it’s one of their favorite spots when it’s time to take a cat nap.  You can never go wrong with this gift.  

5. Cat Bed

Cat Bed

The cat bed is Maisey’s favorite place under my desk.  Each night when I work at my desk she runs in and gets in her bed, makes biscuits, curls up, and goes to sleep.  

This is another cat gift you don’t have to worry about them already having.  Two or three or more of these around the house only keep the felines happy.

6. Cat Carrier

Cat Carrier

There are many great cat carriers out there for gifts, but I’m showing the cloth one we use.  It’s lightweight, will fold up to store away, and it’s TSA approved to carry on planes.  

Actually, our cats like to sneak off and take naps in them if we happen to leave one out.  

7. Cat Collar (With a Name Tag)

Cat Collar With Name Tag

A cat collar is a great gift for someone, add the name tag and you’re in like Flynn forever!  

Also, be sure to get a break-away collar which will pull apart if they get caught by the collar and will help prevent choking.  

8. Nail Clippers

Cat Nail Clippers

The cat nail clippers are not a favorite sight for our two cats but catch them snoozing in your lap, and the task is pretty easy.  

Your gifted friend’s cats may not be happy, but it’s a necessity and backups are always welcome.

9. Cat Water Fountain

Cat Water Fountain

The cat water fountain is a must.  As much as our cats like to watch the water coming out of the tub or sink faucet, it was a no-brainer to get them a nice little drinking water fountain.  

10. Cat Treats

Cat Treats

You can always win the heart of cats and their owners with cat treats. (Unless you have my cats who turn their noses up at any and all treats).  

There are plenty to choose from out there, but, I’m showing some of our favorites, Nulo,  that our prior cats loved. 

11. Collapsible Tunnel

Collapsible Tunnel

The collapsible cat tunnel is way more fun than I had ever imagined.  In fact, I had no idea what it was when our neighbor gave it to us as a gift.  

It turned out to be a hoot.  In fact, our cat Merlin likes to get inside and let my wife pick up all three ends and swing him back and forth.  

Somehow, I don’t think this is the original intent of the manufacturer. Lol

12. Cat Harness

Cat Harness

The cat harness is one of the most popular cat gifts for cat owners.  My wife loves to take our two cats out on the harness in Florida so they can chase lizards. Lol.  

One thing you want to make sure of is that they are escape-proof.  Some of the lesser expensive ones we tried early on, our male cat, Merlin, was able to maneuver and back out of some way or another.  

So, spend a little extra and get the escape-proof.  The cat person you’re buying for will appreciate it. 

13. Personalized Cat Tshirt

Personalized Cat Tshirt

No cat lover can turn down a personalized cat T-shirt.  And especially, not a cat mom.

There are lots of t-shirt companies online that you can pay to print a shirt with a picture of their cat and name.  It’s something they can’t buy in a store.

14. Cat-Safe Houseplants

Cat Safe Houseplants

Cat-safe houseplants are a great gift for cat parents and one that most folks don’t think about.  There are a lot of houseplants that are harmful to cats and a lot of cat lovers just assume most are.  

Here are six plants shown above that any cat lover can proudly display in their home along with their furry friends without any worries.  (except for one of them to happen to like digging the dirt out!)

You can read more about cat-safe houseplants here.

15. Catnip Toy

Catnip Toy

You can never go wrong with cat toys and catnip toys can work wonders to settle down your cats when they get what we call “the zoomies”.  The catnip toy can be used as an activity enhancement.  

It can also relax your cat, although, sometimes, ours likes to roll around on the floor erratically and suddenly lay on his back and stare at the ceiling. (Kind of like a cat version of Tommy Chong).  

Grab your cat lover friend a couple of catnip toys and help their kittens relax. 

16. Wall-Mounted Cat Shelves

Wall Mounted Cat Shelves

The one thing most cats love to do is climb and wall-mounted cat shelves give them the opportunity to shine in that aspect.  

There is no doubt this is enjoyed by the cats, but, you may want to check with the cat mom first to see how they feel about installing them on their walls.

17. Cat Puzzle Toy

Cat Puzzle Toy

The cat puzzle toy is great for your kitten’s mental stimulation and is good for keeping them occupied during anxiety.  

They’re also good at keeping cats from being bored, which then they’ll tend to get into mischief.

18. Cat-Themed Puzzle

Cat Themed Puzzle

You can never go wrong with a cat-themed puzzle for cat parents to enjoy working.

  You can find good ones from 500 pieces to 2000 pieces and will keep cat lovers entertained for hours.  Always a good gift!

19. Cat-Themed Cookbook

Cat Themed Cookbook

A great gift for any cat lover is a cat-friendly cookbook.  Everyone always has questions about the best thing to feed their cat, or what is a good natural recipe to fix.  

With this, your cat-loving friends will always have great cat meals at hand!

20. Cat-Themed Board Games

Cat Themed Board Games

This list of gifts for cat lovers wouldn’t be complete without a cat-themed board game.  Cat parents love anything geared toward their furry friends and what else is better than a board game?  

Believe it or not, there are dozens to choose from.

21. Cat-Themed Jewelry

Cat Themed Jewelry

How could anyone not like a piece of cat-themed jewelry like this?  

If they’re a cat person at all, especially a cat mom, a piece of cute kitten jewelry will do the trick.  

And there are thousands of cat-themed jewelry to choose from.

22. Cat-Themed Pillow

Cat Themed Pillow

The cat-themed pillow is always a hit!  And if this one looks a bit too creepy for you, lol, there are hundreds of others to choose from.  

Pillows with cat faces, full bodies, sitting or standing, etc., I’m sure you’ll be able to find one that you think your favorite cat lover will love.

23. Cat-Themed Gift Basket 

Cat Themed Gift Basket

A cat-themed gift basket is one of the best gifts for cat lovers you can give.  

This way, you can include various toys, treats, grooming supplies, etc, and cover a lot of bases with one gift.

24. Cat Calendar

Cat Calendar

A cat calendar is a simple cat lovers gift.  

Each month displays a different cat photo and your cat-loving friend will remember your gift all year long.

25. A Book About Cats

A Book About Cats

A book about cats for the coffee table is a great gift for the cat lover.  They’re filled with interesting facts about the different breeds, cat care, cat behavior, etc.  

If they already have one, then a nice novel or picture book can always be nice. 

26. Cat-Themed Blanket

Cat Themed Blanket

A nice cat-themed blanket is always appreciated by cat ladies around the world.  

Nothing’s better than snuggling in front of a fire with your favorite blanket and reading your favorite cat book.

27. Gift Box Subscription

Gift Box Subscription

The gift box subscription…the gift that keeps on giving all year long.  This will have your favorite cat lover remembering you throughout the year.  

Also, the gift box is put together for you monthly so, it saves you the hassle of coming up with ideas.

28. Gift Card To Pet Store

Gift Card To Pet Store

A gift card for the pet store is the way to go when you just can’t decide what your cat lover needs.  

This way, they can go and shop for themselves and get the toys and treats

their furry friend needs.

29. Cat-Themed Phone Case

Cat Themed Phone Case

The cat phone case is definitely for the cat lover that likes to show off how much they love their fur baby.  

You can find them shaped like the ones above, or with images of a cat on them.  

There are some websites where you can have an actual picture of your friend’s cat transferred onto the phone case.  Any of the choices will make a great cat gift.   

30. PrettyLitter

PrettyLitter changes color to tell you when your cat has a potential health issue, so you can get them help before it becomes an urgent medical situation. The soiled litter will show the following:

  • Dark Yellow / Olive GreenTypical: Dark yellow/olive green indicates cat urine within the typical range.
  • OrangeAcidity: Orange may indicate metabolic acidosis or kidney tubular acidosis.
  • BlueAlkalinity: Blue may indicate certain types of urinary tract infections or increased risk of stone formation.
  • RedBlood: Red may indicate bladder crystals, feline lower urinary tract disorder, or certain types of kidney disease.

The Best Gift Ideas For Cat Lovers Summary

There are hundreds of cat gift ideas available for everyone from the crazy cat lady to the cat lover in your family.  

Only you will know which is the best one for who you have in mind.  But, you can never go wrong giving cat owners cat-related gifts.  Cat parents are as proud of their felines as a parent of their children.  

And even if you give them a duplicate of something they already have, no worries.  Cat toys don’t last forever and a backup is always welcome.  Treats never get old.  So, just grab a gift that you would like to have given to you if you were a cat owner.  And if you are…then you should have no problem at all.

I’ll be adding to this list off and on as we try more toys, treats, tools, etc so always check back.

I hope you find the perfect gift for the special cat lovers in your life.

Similar Posts


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *