- Holidays and Celebrations
WHAT IS THE MOST PURRRFECT GIFT FOR A CAT LOVER?
The answer to the above question?
ANYTHING WITH A CAT ON IT!
Cat lovers are so easy to buy for. They love to receive anything ABOUT cats, FOR their cat, or IN THE SHAPE of a cat.
How do I know?
Because, I am one of them!
And so is my daughter.
Do you know a cat lover who has a birthday coming up?
Chances are, you do. It might be your mom, your grandma, your sister, your neighbor, your friend..or even your own daughter!
Are you looking for something cute, unique, and feline-inspired that you KNOW she'll love - without breaking the bank?
Well, stick with me!
Somewhere within this article,you shall find the PURRRFECT gift!
This particular gift idea always works for me, because it combines my two FAVORITE things: Cats and Jewelry!
Slide and pendant necklaces are really cute, and don't need to be pricey, at all. They can even be somewhat dressy, when combined with diamonds and crystals! There are also pins and charm bracelets.....vintage and home-made....speaking of which, have you checked out Etsy?
Simply go to Etsy and type in "cat jewelry" or "cat pendants" or "cat charms." You will be surprised at all the adorable pieces, crafted by very talented and creative people! You can also find cool vintage feline inspired jewelry at Etsy, as well. There are even jewelry stores on Etsy thatl donate all or a portion of proceeds to animal shelters (check it out)!
You might even feel so inspired, by all that creativity, that you suddenly have the desire to make your own jewelry! You can use Sculpey clay for your pendant background and paint on your own picture.
BOOKS WITH A CAT THEME (EITHER SERIOUS....OR SILLY)!
Cat lovers, such as myself, are always interested in reading books that talk about the psycology of cats or communicating with our cats....just what is my cat trying to tell me? We can never get enough information about cats!
We need to make sure that our cats are leading happy and fulfilling lives....especially our indoor cats....we want to keep their minds engaged......what are some useful tips and ideas for doing that?.....some fun games?....how about some home-made toys we can make?
Also, us cat owners always need at least a few comprehensive cat guides that detail health problems and address what might be causing a certain symptom in our cat, and what we should do about it - or maybe, what we're doing wrong in the first place.
When my cat Princess suddenly started chewing her own fur resulting in a strange bald spot on her tummy, I made a b-line over to one of my trusy cat guides to figure out what was wrong!
However, just like cats, us cat lovers have our silly, non-serious side,too. And luckily, there are a LOT of funny cat books on the market that make really fun gifts.
My daughter received the Bad Cat book and the I Has Cheezburger book, and has spent lots of time in her room giggling over both.
And the best part is, you don't even need to OWN a cat to appreciate these books! You just need to be a cat lover.
STUFF WITH INTERESTING ARTSY CAT PATTERNS ON THEM!
Cat lovers are often art lovers, as well. I'm not sure why...maybe we're just more sensitive, eccentric, eclectic, and creative types, who feel a need for beauty in our lives.
And of course, we are often smitten with artwork that involves our favorite subject, cats! So if you find a tote bag or a pillow with some artsy cats on it, chances are, your artsy cat loving friend will be most appreciative!
Laura Burch is one of my favorite "cat artists." Her designs are so whimsicle. Perhaps you know a cat lover who would appreciate some artsy representation of her favorite animal?
CLOTHES WITH CATS! (AND PJs AND SOCKS, TOO)!
Ah yes...we love to ADORN ourselves with cats! T-shirts and pajama pants with cats plastered all over them...we LOVE getting these as gifts.
When you buy a cat lover an article of clothing with a cat print opn it, she knows you are thinking of her!
Because really, what's more comfy than lounging around the house on a cold winter's day (okay, maybe just a LAZY day any time of the year) in cozy cat patterned PJ's?
KITTY CALENDARS, OF COURSE!
A cat calendar makes the purrrfect gift for any cat lover. We all need a calendar, right..so we can remember when to send Aunt Minnie that birthday card...
So, as long as we already NEED one, us cat lovers say, why not look at a calendar with some adorable cats or kittens, posing with seasonal backgrounds?
The cats turn something practical (the calendar) into something cute, artistic, and fun!
Besides, a calendar is NOT something people usually buy for themselves....which is another reason it's the purrrfect gift for any cat lover!
THE PURRRFECT WAY TO TELL TIME; A CAT WATCH!
Here again - a fun watch is another example of something people usually do NOT buy for themselves....which is why a cute watch with a cat on it makes the purrrfect gift for the cat lover on your list.
It's a bit unique...she probably won't expect it....but she'll be thrilled! It's a fun, attractive, AND useful gift.
CAT GIFT IDEAS FOR TEENS
Teens! What the heck do you buy for them? If you're like me, you're always worried that they won't think it's "cool enough."
Well, if the teen in question likes cats, you've got your answer! Just get her something to do with a cat, and she'll be happy.
My niece (who is sixteen) is absolutely crazy about this black bobble-head cat I got for her last Christmas. She also loves anything Hello Kitty - as do a lot of her friends. Hello Kitty's popularity is still going strong!
My neice has requested the Perfect Petzzz cat for when she goes to college, so it will look like she has a real cat in her room......since, I suppose, most dorms do not allow real cats.
Teen girls are also (usually!) into jewelry, and funny cat books are a hit with this highly discerning crowd (which includes guys!) as well.
Another unique idea for the budding artist who is also a cat lover, is a book on How To Draw Cats!
Posters are always a hit, also. And we all know....cats provide the purrrfect subject matter for posters.
CUTE KITTIES FOR LITTLE KIDS!
This is the easiest bunch of cat lovers to buy for! Especially if it's a GIRL, all you need to do is combine PINK and CAT and you've got a hit on your hands!
There are so many cute stuffed cats to choose from, but no matter. If the girl in question is anything like my daughter, she can never have TOO MANY stuffed cats!
Littlest Pet Shop products are still a big hit with the young school age crowd - along with Hello Kitty, the ever popular white cat with no mouth that seems popular with ALL age groups.
You can start a baby off early as a cat lover, as well.....with an adorable kitty plushy makes the purrrfect baby gift!
GIFT FOR THE CAT...AND THE CAT OWNER, TOO (2 FOR ONE)!
Buying a fun product for a cat owner's CAT will provide hours of pleasure for the cat owner, too!
Right now I am thinking of such a product......and it's.......TAA-DAA....a DVD made just for cats!
Amazon provides made-for-kitties DVDs that showcase tantalizingly twitching squirrels, twittering birds, and skittering bugs.
My cats LOVE the Video Catnip DVD. It was, I believe, the first of it's kind. We used to own it way back when it was just on video (hence, the name)! We had so much success with it exciting our kitties, we just had to purchase it in DVD form when it was available.
But while the cats enjoy these DVDs; stalking and prowling up to the TV screen, the most fun is for their people to sit there and watch the action!
So if you know a cat owner who does NOT alreadly own one of these DVDs, this will probably be one of the most FUN (hey....I didn't say "funnest now," did I?) gifts she'll ever receive...even though, supposedly, it's for her cat. (But don't worry. Her cat will love it, too)!