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Gifts for cats for all occasions

Updated on August 17, 2014

Gifts for cats for all occasions

Have you ever wondered what to gift your cat that is practical, fun, and safe?

Your cat is your friend, companion, and healer, whose soft fur and warm purring gives soulful comfort. It is playful, charming, intelligent and rules the house. There is no question about it that there is a deep connection between a cat and its owner. Your cat deserves to be pampered for its role in your life.

Here are some gift ideas to make your feline buddy purr-fectly happy and contented.

The BEST non-electric heating pad for pets - Your pets can snuggle safely

I bought two of these SnuggleSafe heating pads for my cat, one for her cat bed and the other one to warm the cat's blanket on my bed, two locations where she sleeps. Although this looks more like a frisbee, I refer to this as Mali's ( my calico cat) pizza.

The heating pad stays warm for 12 hours after being zapped in the microwave for 5 minutes. The fleece cover (sold separately) insulates and keeps the disk from direct contact with the cat's body as it would be too hot. By morning, the heatingpad is still warm to the touch and my cat can vouch for this as she will not budge from it.

Snuggle Safe Pet Bed Microwave Heating Pad
Snuggle Safe Pet Bed Microwave Heating Pad

SnuggleSafe is great for cat owners too!

I must confess that I have borrowed the SnuggleSafe disk from my cat to keep my feet warm on a cold night. It worked really well and my cat did not really miss it since she has two of them. I also used it as a hot compress on my back when I pulled a muscle.


SnuggleSafe fleece cover

The fleece cover for the SnuggleSafe keeps the heated disk from direct contact with your pet's body. It is soft and washable and makes your cat snuggle next to it, on it, to the side of it, or anywhere near it. My cat like to rest its head on the SnuggleSafe like a pillow. Every cat has its preferences.

Chic Cat scratchers for your special cat

Cats like to scratch things that shred to pieces

Cats by nature like to lounge around AND scratch -- furniture, carpet, grasscloth wallpaper, leather, to name a few. At least, these were the damages incurred in my house. To satisfy the urge of your cat to rip things apart in your house, place one these artsy cat scratchers next to a sofa or place where the cat has been caught clawing with wild abandon. Not only will your cat take to these attractive lounger/ scratchers, these can blend in with your furniture.

Catit Style Scratcher with Catnip, Butterfly Chaise

Petstages Soothing Cat Easy Life Hammock and Scratcher

SCRATCH'M Big Fish Cat Scratcher

PetFusion Cat Scratcher Lounge

Cat Scratching Play House


BIG cats go to town with the cat scratchers--African serval, bobcat, mountain lion

Whimsical accommodations for your felines

Secluded retreats they seek

The Krazy Can cat bed may seem like a tuna's revenge. Similarly, sleeping inside a fish's mouth may be a cat's worse nightmare. But cats, being as finicky as they are, would not even know the difference. All they care about is a warm, cozy and comfortable bed to snuggle in.

These are just a few of the out-of-the-ordinary sleeping quarters for your extraordinary cats. Choose from the Amarkat bed which looks like a comfy cocoon, the sack bed, a thermo-kitty cabin or the slipper bed for the kitties.

Kookamunga Krazy Can Cat Bed

Kookamunga Funky Fish Cat Bed

Armarkat Cat Bed, 18-Inch Long, Brown

Armarkat Slipper Shape Pet Bed, Mocha, C05HKF/MH

K&H Kitty Crinkle Sack Cat Bed, 15-Inch by 18-Inch, Tan

K&H Thermo-Kitty Cabin, Mocha Cat Furniture

Cat toys to keep your feline friends active, healthy and happy

Purr-fect amusement for your kitty

Cats are curious, playful and fun to watch. The Turbo Track will serve as a lounge for the cat as it stealthily watches the balls shoot around the track and then pounces on them. The interactive Play-N-SqueakTail Spin will send your cat into a frenzy after being teased by the tails of the mice. Whether it is a magnetically suspended cat toy or a lasar that your cat chases around, these cat toys exercise and improve your cat's eye-paw coordination.

Bergan Turbo Track Cat Toy

Hartz Peek n Play Cat Toy

FroliCat DART TR1 Automatic Rotating Laser Pet Toy

FroliCat SWAY MT1 Magnetically Suspended Cat Toy

Our Pets Interactive Cat Toy Play-N-Squeak Tail Spin

SmartCat 3833 Peek-a-Prize Pet Toy Box

Cat videos to keep them entertained

The Cat's Meow Cat Sitter DVD (Animal Planet)
The Cat's Meow Cat Sitter DVD (Animal Planet)

Animal Planet has created the perfect cat sitting solution. Your cat will be captivated by the fish swimming in a larger than life aquarium, birds in motion, rabbits, squirrels and lizards scurrying across the screen...


These DVDs are a Cat's meow - Cat sitter while you are away

These DVDs are meant for the cats, not the owners. The birds, gerbils, mice, parrots, and what-have-you keep your felines mesmerized and entertained in spite of their short attention span. My late Maine Coon cat sat through the video for 40 minutes except for momentary interruptions of getting up from the couch to try to catch the birds in the video.

It is quite entertaining to watch your cats and their reactions to these critters scurrying about in the comfort of your home.

Do paws and let me know you were here

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      SimonJay 3 years ago

      I didn't know you could buy heating pads for cats and for just five mins in the microeven getting 12 hours of heat is a fantastic deal. Looking at the cat beds i know our cats would love the can bed lol. My cats also watch tv sometimes so i may just consider buying a cat sitter DVD lol.

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      Vikki 4 years ago from US

      Those little cat lounges and chaise products are so cute!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      A very nice lens on Cats!

      I am thinking of getting one of those "Kookamunga Funky Fish Beds" but I wonder if they have my size! HA