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Black Cat Gift Ideas

Updated on July 25, 2017

Black Cats are Wonderful

If you're looking for a black cat gift, you are probably already a fan of them. Black cats are incredibly misunderstood creatures. Many superstitious people consider them to be bad luck. Really, black cats are the same as any other cat. They're furry and cute and are certainly not a jinx. In fact, some cultures consider them to be good luck. If you agree, then there's lots of great black cat gifts here you'll enjoy.

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Black Cats in the Home

Whatever room you're looking to decorate, there's a black cat item that will fit purrfectly. I think the real problem isn't finding the right gift, but rather limiting yourself to just one thing. There's a lot of cute options!

George S. Chen Imports Wind Chime with Black Coated Gems Cats on The Moon Hanging Decoration
George S. Chen Imports Wind Chime with Black Coated Gems Cats on The Moon Hanging Decoration

This beautiful wind chime would be perfect inside our outside. It's simple but elegant and shows off the cats' majesty.

 
Unique plastic cat shaped desk tidy magnet
Unique plastic cat shaped desk tidy magnet

If you need a place to store your paper clips safely, this is the perfect gift. The black cat is cute all on his own, but functions as a great place to collect all those pesky clips that accumulate on your desk.

 
Infinity Instruments Cat Lovers Table Top Clock with Adjustable Tail
Infinity Instruments Cat Lovers Table Top Clock with Adjustable Tail

A gift that is both cute and practical is always a bonus. The one drawback of this clock is that the kitty hides a few of the numbers from view. But, honestly, it's so cute I don't think I would care. The adorable black cat is the focus of this piece and the clock is really just the icing on the cake.

 
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Black Cat Stuffed Animals

Probably the most obvious choice for a black cat decoration is a stuffed animal. They're cute and cuddly and perfect for any age. You can drape them around the house at Halloween or keep them around all year to show off your love for this misunderstood animal. They're also a great gift for kids so that they learn from an early age that there's nothing scary about black cats.

While some people consider black cats to be bad luck, many cultures think they are actually good luck! In particular, sailors often kept them as pets on boats in order to bring luck to the voyage.

History of Black Cats

Black cats are incredibly misunderstood creatures. They were given a bad name in the middle ages when people associated then with witchcraft. Cats in general were also thought to be witches' familiars, but black cats were a particular target.

One of the main reasons this came about was because many of the ally cats in Europe were fed by old women who were simply being nice to these strays and enjoyed their company. It was even believed that witches could turn into cats. This rumor was perpetuated by the story that a father and son were throwing rocks at a black cat in order to get it out of their path. The cat ran into a nearby cottage. The next day, the old woman who lived in that cottage was bruised, so people naturally assumed that she had actually been the cat.

Even in modern society, many people still believe black cats are bad luck. They are often the last to be chosen for adoption at shelters. The idea that they could be bad luck simply because of the color of their fur is silly and outdated. If you, or someone you know, is looking to adopt a kitty, consider adopting a black cat. Of course, in the end you need to pick the personality that fits you best, whatever color the fur, but make sure to spend some time with those midnight felines to see if they're the kitty for you!

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Black Cat Pillows

OJIA 18 X 18 Inch Cotton Linen Decorative Throw Pillow Cover Cushion Case, Cartoon Black Cat
OJIA 18 X 18 Inch Cotton Linen Decorative Throw Pillow Cover Cushion Case, Cartoon Black Cat

This cute cartoon black cat will liven up the room and remind everyone how harmless these kitties are.

 
Piggy2gether - Cartoon pillow type multifunctional office neckguard 30cm Black Cat
Piggy2gether - Cartoon pillow type multifunctional office neckguard 30cm Black Cat

Show everyone how great black cats are with this travel pillow. Take it on a plane or train to make sure everyone gets the message.

 
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Black Cat Books

Black Cats get a Bad Rap
Black Cats get a Bad Rap

If you're looking for a black cat book to read to your little one, this is a great choice. With beautiful illustrations and stories from the black cats themselves, this book will help teach children that there's nothing scary about black cats.

 

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      Stephanie 3 years ago from Canada

      @TransplantedSoul: I know, black cats are wonderful! We had a black cat for a few weeks but had to give him up because he didn't get along with our other cats (he found a great home, don't worry), but he was incredibly sweet with us.

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      TransplantedSoul 3 years ago

      I love cats. Black cats are just as special as the rest of them. I don't understand the phobia about them.