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10 Best Gifts for Cats and Their Humans

Updated on September 13, 2015

What to Get for Your Furry Little Friend

Shopping for your cat can be a fun experience, especially if the gift will also give you some enjoyment! And if you're shopping for a cat loving friend, then don't worry - it's not as hard as you think. There are great ideas below that are a mix of the classics as well as unique gifts that don't scream "I live with cats!" that your gift recipient will certainly love. In many ways, our cats live the high life - they don't have to work, they don't make their own food, they don't have to clean up after themselves. But most of them (if they're indoor especially) spend their whole life inside the house. So don't feel bad about splurging a little bit to change things up for them! They can get cabin fever just like we do.

Cat Water Fountains

Most cats love, love, love water. And for some reason, running water just excites them even more. These water fountains will get them drinking more (they'll be healthier) and you won't need to constantly refill their water dish.

Drinkwell Multi-Level Lotus Ceramic Drinking Fountain
Drinkwell Multi-Level Lotus Ceramic Drinking Fountain

This layered system lets your cat decide what kind of water flow they like to drink from.Perfect for families with more than one feline!

 

Functional Litter House

Cats want their litter box area clean as much as you do. With this "litter house", your cat's litter box can be anywhere without being obvious to you and your guests. Not only will it look nice, but it now can function as more than a litter box.

Merry Pet Cat Washroom / Night Stand Pet House
Merry Pet Cat Washroom / Night Stand Pet House

~ Attractive multi-functional pet house also hides unsightly litter box~ Classic, clean white fiberboard cabinet features wainscoting paneling and stainless steel hardware~ Provides a safe, discrete resting/sleeping area for dogs and cats~ Minimum assembly required; instructions and hardware included~Measures 18.5 x 16.5 x 18.5 inches; 1-year warranty

 

Cat Perch Shelves

If you don't want the classic cat tree sitting in your house, then don't worry! There are options out there for you. Cats love these shelves because they actually prefer to be along the perimeter of the room anyways. They can have a birds eye view without worrying that something will be coming up behind them. And when they're not there, guests won't even know the shelves are for the cats!

The Refined Feline Cat Cloud Cat Shelves in Off-White, Right Facing
The Refined Feline Cat Cloud Cat Shelves in Off-White, Right Facing

~ 2 large platforms 20" x 10" each; total size 38" wide; right facing~ Shelf supports 70 lbs~ Heavy duty wall anchors included; ~ Wall beam or dry wall installation~ Powder-coated Steel construction~ Pads have magnetic bottoms and can be replaced

 

I Could Pee on This: And Other Poems by Cats

Ok, I just think this is hilarious! I'm always looking for fun books to leave out on the coffee table and this one is just perfect for anyone that co-exists with cats....because, honestly, we all know that's what they're thinking.

I Could Pee on This: And Other Poems by Cats
I Could Pee on This: And Other Poems by Cats

Cat lovers will laugh out loud at the quirkiness of their feline friends with these insightful and curious poems from the singular minds of house cats. In this hilarious book of tongue-in-cheek poetry, the author of the internationally syndicated comic strip Sally Forth helps cats unlock their creative potential and explain their odd behavior to ignorant humans. With titles like "Who Is That on Your Lap?," "This Is My Chair," "Kneel Before Me," "Nudge," and "Some of My Best Friends Are Dogs," the poems collected in I Could Pee on This perfectly capture the inner workings of the cat psyche.

 

Unique Cat Beds

This particular cat bed is great for all involved. The curvy shape and textured surface will be sure to attract your cat, and the look of the bed is modern and sleek. No need for oversized, hairy pillows to be lying around the house anymore!

PetFusion Ultimate Cat Scratcher Lounge.  [Superior Cardboard & Construction].  Beware 'cheaper copycats' with 'unverified' reviews
PetFusion Ultimate Cat Scratcher Lounge. [Superior Cardboard & Construction]. Beware 'cheaper copycats' with 'unverified' reviews

~ Both a scratcher and a lounge, reversible for twice the use; Sleek and neutral design made of eco-friendly, recycled corrugated cardboard~ Naturally attracts cats; Curves make for easier scratching and a more comfortable place to rest and play~ Large surface area to hold multiple or larger cats and provide generous scratching space~ Durable construction and dense cardboard lasts longer than other scratchers

 

Window Sill Bed

Whether your cat is indoor or outdoor, they typically love to watch things going on outside the window. If you don't have a plethora of bay windows in the house, then you definitely want to try out one of these window sill beds. They screw onto the wall right below the window so that your cat can watch the great outdoors from a spot he's never seen before.

K&H Manufacturing Deluxe Kitty Sill With Bolster Tan Kitty Print 14-Inch by 24-Inch
K&H Manufacturing Deluxe Kitty Sill With Bolster Tan Kitty Print 14-Inch by 24-Inch

~ Attractive kitty print~ Zip off bolster~ Soft velvety microfleece interior~ Easy installation, no tools required~ Sturdy enough to hold the heaviest of cats

 

Cat Training Tools

Most of the time our cats are just training us. But occasionally you may come across cats that can actually perform tricks or answer commands - and it can be shocking! But the reality is that cats can be trained just like dogs. And it can be a really fun experience for both cat and human!

Cat Training in 10 Minutes
Cat Training in 10 Minutes

Don't think your cat can learn to come on command, perch on your shoulder, or walk on a leash? Think again! Cat Training in 10 Minutes shows you how to teach your cat to perform simple tricks in just minutes a day. Author Miriam Fields-Banineau has first-hand, professional experience in training cats for television and film. Cat Training in 10 Minutes not only provides the how-to of trick training, but also includes interviews with professional cat trainers working in the entertainment industry

 
Big Button Pet Dog Cat Training Clickers, click with wrist bands - 4 Pack, by Downtown Pet Supply
Big Button Pet Dog Cat Training Clickers, click with wrist bands - 4 Pack, by Downtown Pet Supply

~ 4 pack Big Button Clickers with wrist strap~ Clicker training is a form of positive training, click and train~ Easy to use clicker, fits in the palm of your hand.~ Big button for easy clicking and loud sound~ Nice loud click, not for sensitive animals

 

Banana Catnip Toy

Catnip is an obvious choice for your cat - but for some reason, cats just love the shape and feel of the Yeowww! banana. They will hold it in their arms and chew on the tip. Works everytime!

Yeowww! Catnip Toy, Yellow Banana
Yeowww! Catnip Toy, Yellow Banana

~ Catnip filled toy.~ Fun textures.~ All handmade.~ 100% organic catnip filled.~ Made in USA.

 

3-Foot Feather Wand

If you've ever watched Animal Planet's "Cat from Hell" then you know how miraculous this device is. The 3-foot wand will allow you to step back from your cat and swing around a feather that will make them go nuts. It's an amazing way to get them exercise and you wouldn't believe their reaction!

The Da Bird Super Pack (Includes 1 Da Bird Original 36" Single Pole Cat Toy, Feather Refill, Sparkly Attachment, Kitty Puff Attachment & Peacock Feather)
The Da Bird Super Pack (Includes 1 Da Bird Original 36" Single Pole Cat Toy, Feather Refill, Sparkly Attachment, Kitty Puff Attachment & Peacock Feather)

~ Original ONE piece wand, strong and well made~ Realistic feather toy activates your cat's hunting instinct~ 3 Attachment Refills (Feather, Sparkly, Kitty Puff)

 

Willow Tree Girl with Cat

Ok, this one may technically just be for the humans. But its hard not to look at this and love your feline friend even more - so in many ways they will benefit! And if you're shopping for a cat lover, then you've definitely found the right gift.

Willow Tree Kindness Girl
Willow Tree Kindness Girl

~ Figurine is 3" tall~ Willow tree is not necessarily a likeness, it's a way of conveying emotion~ Artist Susan lordi hand carves each original willow tree sculpture~ Arrives in a gift box, ready for gift-giving

 

What Gifts Have Worked for Your Feline Friends?

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    • artbyrodriguez profile image

      Beverly Rodriguez 4 years ago from Albany New York

      Great items for the cat. I like your introduction, nicely done!

    • Elsie Hagley profile image

      Elsie Hagley 4 years ago from New Zealand

      Nicely made article.Some great ideas for gifts for cat lovers.I liked the window sill bed and that puss also looked like it loved it also.