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25 Cute And Practical Gifts For Cat Owners

These cat-themed gifts aren't just purrfectly adorable; they're also functional.

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What a year! The holidays are finally here! And while we’re doing our best to make sure the products we feature will arrive in time, shipping times are especially tricky this year, so we suggest shopping as early as you can.

Stock and shipping times can vary depending on where you live, which product you purchase, and more. So order earlier than you think you need to and be sure to double-check the retailers’ websites for shipping information to ensure that your gift will arrive in time for when you need it.

1. A pair of Pusheen cat slippers that are soft and plush to keep their feet warm all winter, while a light grip on the soles also ensures they won't be slipping around their home.

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These come in only one size (meant for adults) and measure 12 inches long. According to reviewers, they fit best up to a size 10 (women's).

Promising review: "These slippers are so cute and soft! I have wide feet so I was worried they may not fit well, but they fit wonderfully! The bottom of the slippers have little rubber studs to help prevent slipping and the tops and inside are super soft. The tails and whiskers of the slippers seem attached well. And the face of Pusheen is super adorable. I highly recommend if you are looking for an adorable pair of slippers." —M Grant

Get it from Amazon for $24.29+ (available in two styles; 12 inches long).

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with free two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

2. A set of lovable ceramic cat measuring spoons for cat-loving bakers, because one can never have too many sets of measuring spoons, and these are simply darling.

four cat-themed measuring spoons
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They come tied with a ribbon for hanging!

Promising review: "Functional and beautiful! I bought these as a gift for a cat lover. She just adores them. They are so beautiful and unique that she displays them prominently in her kitchen." —David C

Get the four-piece set from Amazon for $25.99.

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with free one-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

3. A quirky cat mug that's sure to become a staple in their morning coffee- or tea-drinking routine.

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Both of these are dishwasher- and microwave-safe! No hand washing needed.

Get them from Amazon: the black ceramic mug for $24.99+ (available in three colors) or the cat tail mug for $17.56.

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with free two- or three-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

4. A set of two ice cube trays with cat-shaped silicone molds so even the ice in their chilled drinks can have a feline theme. They can also use these molds for chocolate or candy!

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Promising review: "I purchased this as an 'extra' gift for the holidays. It was a hit. The ice cube trays are just large enough to make regular sized ice cubes and they fit perfectly into a freezer that already has other stuff in it. The design is cute and the ice cubes stay together.... even the tails!" —Douglas Womelsdorf

Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with free one-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

5. An over-the-door cat hanger, especially if space is at a premium in their home (or if they've always got clothes lying around). This stoic black kitty can hold up jackets, scarves, and other clothing/accessories so it's off the ground (and away from where their REAL cat can mess with it).

the cat hanger
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Promising review: "Fit over door easily. Can get several hangers on each hook. Wouldn't hang coats, but T-shirts or PJs, tank tops, light robes, etc. Hung them on oak door and can easily see the kitties!" —Detroit Chick

Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (also available in a set of two for $24.99).

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with free one-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

6. A set of oh-so-adorable cat sticky notes to keep them organized, especially if they're still in school. These little cuties can be used to mark different sections in textbooks or folders, or even just as a regular bookmark.

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Promising review: "These cute sticky notes are not just for kids, any cat lover would love them. It makes me smile when I see the cute cat marking my place without destroying the book. Thank you for these cute cats. They bring smiles to others when I use them as gifts as well." —annoymous

Get them from Amazon for $6.29.

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with free one-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

7. A set of kitty cat wine charms they can break out anytime they have guests over so everyone can keep track of their own glass of wine — particularly handy as the night goes on.

Two wine glasses with different colored kitty drink markers around the stem
Amazon

Promising review: "How many times have you been at an event or gathering and wondered, is that my wine glass? Well fret no more! These cute little drink markers take away the guessing element, especially as the night goes on and you've had a few. We've all been there and while some may say, they're totally unnecessary, I can attest that they certainly come in handy!" —Peepchick

Get a set of six from Amazon for $13.10.

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with free shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

8. A super cute knit beanie so they can flex their love of all things feline while out and about.

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Promising review: "Basically, I wear this hat all the time, and it is one of the best fitting hats I've ever found. Slightly slouchy, looks good, and feels very comfortable. I plan on buying a few more when I have the cash! I wear hats nearly everywhere I go, and with nearly every outfit that I wear. This is the staple of my wardrobe, and it has served me well on many bad hair days or lazy mornings where I just don't want to style my hair. It is thin enough that I can wear it even in the summer in Florida, but enough wind protection that it keeps out the chill during the 'colder' months."—Kristin

Get it on Amazon for $12.99 (available in 18 colors and in packs of two).

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with free shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

9. A dangly egg toy that even the most reluctant of cats will be motivated to get up and play with.

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You might even want to grab them a second one while you're at it, as their cat is likely to wear it down fast while playing!

Promising review: "When I tell you I feel like I wasted a small fortune and hours trying to get my baby to exercise, I am not exaggerating. My boy refused EVERYTHING — toys that squeaked, toys that didn't, made of organic catnip, battery-operated, mommy operated, with feathers, without. This toy and the taco one they make with the same strings, guys, it was SECONDS after I took it out of its packet and my boy couldn't get enough of these things. Instantly turned him into a toy hog. Hope he remains interested, if he does I will probably order some each month along with my monthly litter and food order." —Eggtastic

Get it from Chewy for $4.43 (originally $4.98).

Shipping info: $4.95 shipping, or free shipping with orders over $49. According to Chewy, most orders arrive within one to three days. You can see Chewy's FAQ page for more shipping info.

10. A metal wine stopper with a little black cat on it that'll become their new best buddy — by keeping their opened bottles of wine fresh for longer.

A wine stopper showing a black cat sticking its head through white blinds
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Promising review: "Exactly as pictured, good weight, and a cute gift for anyone you know who loves cats and wine." —Jourdan

Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

Shipping info: Available with free non-Prime shipping, will still arrive before Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

11. An organic cat grass growing kit in an adorable cat face mug if they're always complaining about their cat gnawing on their plants (or throwing up hairballs). They can give their cat a taste of the outdoors with this cat-safe, fiber-rich grass, which includes a healthy mix of wheat grass, oat, barley, and rye and helps digestion.

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Promising review: "I did numerous regrows in this mug because there were plenty of seeds, and my cat was OBSESSED. Now if she sees me even holding the mug she will follow me around and beg for it — it's the only thing she begs for. The grass grew super quickly and reliably. When the grass grew long enough, my cat would mow it down, delighted, and the grass would grow back several times from the same seeds. We probably got at least five grows out of each set of seeds, and I probably grew from the same packet about five times." —ABelle

Get it from Chewy for $19.95 (originally $24.99) (available in white or black).

Shipping info: $4.95 shipping, or free shipping with orders over $49. According to Chewy, most orders arrive within one to three days. You can see Chewy's FAQ page for more shipping info.

12. A set of two cat-shaped tea infusers for a cute tea time accessory they'll be able to use over and over again.

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Promising review: "Great for brewing cups of loose leaf tea. They're also dishwasher safe, which makes cleaning them easier. They look so cute peeking over the edge of a mug! They would make great small gifts for any tea-lover (doubly so if they also love cats!)." —mynxkat

Get a set of two from Amazon for $16.95.

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with free two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

13. A cat-shaped storage basket they can throw all their cat's toys into when they're needing to clean up. That said, they don't have to use it for cat-related storage — it's a cute solution for storing everything from blankets and clothes to magazines.

a brown and black cat sitting next to a white woven basket with a cat design stitched on
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Promising review: "After my cats took their turns with it, I filled it with papers and other things I wanted to clear from my table. It looks cute in the room, and helps to hide my mess. I know others use it for laundry or books, or other things. I think it would be good for lots of uses. It’s strong and seems of very good quality and construction." –Ronni

Get it from Amazon for $25.99 (available in three colors)

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with free two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

14. A cat paw mouse pad with ~squishy~ silicone cushions that'll lift and support their wrist while working. If they work long hours at a computer, this will be a much-appreciated upgrade to their setup.

A gray mouse pad with light pink cushions in the shape of a cat paw for wrist support
Amazon

Promising review: "This mouse pad is adorable, the non-slip backing works great (as in the thing does NOT budge and I have to pick it up and pull if I want to move it, it doesn’t just slide around), and the wrist support is phenomenal. It’s actually comfortable and provides much better support than any type of traditional wrist rest (built in to the pad or separate) I have ever tried. It’s already helping with my wrist pain, and I have fibromyalgia, so that is saying a lot and is a huge plus for me. The price was great for the quality of product I received and I have already shown all my coworkers- it got several laughs and an eye roll. Would absolutely purchase again!" —Dallas

Get it from Amazon for $14.99

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with free one-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

15. Or this adorable keyboard wrist rest for people who primarily work off just their laptop — the soft fleece gives them a comfy place to rest their wrists while working, and it's easily for them to take on the go as well!

A light pink keyboard wrist rest covered in soft fleece
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They could also pair this with the cat paw mouse pad above for ~added support~ if they use a mouse!

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $14.

Shipping info: $4.95 standard shipping arrives in five to eight business days, with free shipping on orders over $50; express and rush shipping options available for more.

16. A cable knit sweater if their fur baby needs a little help staying warm, especially if they own a hairless breed or if their kitty was recently shaved. We aren't the only ones who like to be warm and cozy all winter long — plus, this sweater is ridiculously adorable.

a black and white cat sitting on a couch wearing a light blue cable knit sweater
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Btw, small dogs can wear this too!

Promising review: "My senior cat had to be shaved because he had stopped cleaning himself, but he shivered constantly the moment I brought him home. He hated it, of course, and took it off in two mins, but when I put it back on later and snuggled him, he realized it was quite warm and comfortable. After some purring and biscuits, he curled up and fell asleep." –Lindsey

Get it from Amazon for $11.19 (available in sizes XS–XXL). 

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with free shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

17. A raised food bowl with an elevated, curved design to not only make mealtimes more comfortable for their kitty — it also prevents food from being pushed out of the bowl and onto the floor.

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Mealtimes can be one of the biggest hassles for cat owners if you have a particularly picky cat, so getting them a nice bowl like this is sure to be met with gratitude.

Promising review: "My feline fella is a picky puss. He wants his dry fresh, his wet soupy and his table manners could use some work. So, enter the Necoichi elevated bowls. The raised height makes it easier for him to dive in and the bowl is deep enough that he is no longer knocking food off the plate. The bowls are real ceramic (not molded plastic) and have a quality look and feel. Highly recommend." —Poruinanorange

Get it from Chewy for $12.81+ (available in three sizes).

Shipping info: $4.95 shipping, or free shipping with orders over $49. According to Chewy, most orders arrive within one to three days. You can see Chewy's FAQ page for more shipping info.

18. A catnip-filled carrot that's the perfect length for their fur child to grip and bunny kick to their heart's content, keeping them occupied so their owner can take a break from playing.

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BuzzFeed Shopping editor Chelsea Stuart says, "I've had this toy for ~two years now and even though the catnip has long warn off, it's still my cat Salty's favorite toy. She chases it up and down the hall (it has great weight so it's easily toss-able) and she likes to lick and groom the feathers as if they were another cat and I just find that SO freaking cute."

Another promising review: "Over the years we have had several cats and every one of them has had their own carrot. I don't know what it is about these carrots but all of our cats love them. Occasionally I will see a green feather floating through the air so I know they have been playing with them. Great toy for all cats." —murrielsett

Get it from Chewy for $3.95.

Shipping info: $4.95 shipping, or free shipping with orders over $49. According to Chewy, most orders arrive within one to three days. You can see Chewy's FAQ page for more shipping info.

19. A wall-mounted scratching post if their cat looooves scratching on vertical surfaces (like their couch!). The nice thing about this wall-mounted post is that 1. it takes up way less space than a standard scratching post and 2. it's not an eyesore.

Cat scratching the oval wall-mounted sisal post
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It's also very sturdy, so bigger cats won't have to worry about this wobbling around whenever they scratch it. The material here is sisal wood, not cheap cardboard, so it should last them a long time as well.

Promising review: "The average cat scratching post is a hideous blend of string and beige carpet that sucks the soul from any room in which it is placed. Not this one. This scratching post is sleek, well made and unassuming, blending easily into any room. It arrived well packaged and was easy to install with the hardware provided. Furthermore, it is robustly constructed and stands up to constant use by my cat." —D James

Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with free two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

20. Or a retro gaming-themed scratching post for your favorite cat-owning gamer. It provides an area for their cat to scratch to their heart's delight while also doubling as a toy, as there are balls inside that their kitty can bat at through the cutouts in the front.

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They can leave this on the ground or mount it using 3M Command strips, like the reviewer did above.

Promising review: "I didn’t have the biggest hopes with this as I bought it mainly based on looks and could tell the actual scratching area was small but it was a huge hit! Cats love scratching it, lying on top of it, trying to catch the little balls inside even manage to scoop them out sometimes. It looks super cute — awesome millennial nostalgia item." —SueC

Get it from Chewy for $14.13 (originally $14.94).

Shipping info: $4.95 shipping, or free shipping with orders over $49. According to Chewy, most orders arrive within one to three days. You can see Chewy's FAQ page for more shipping info.

21. Or a cactus scratching post because it's cute enough to pass as home decor, which is always a plus. The sisal post lets them get out all their scratching urges, while the moppy fabric on the top and base will feel great for their kitty to nuzzle against. And did we mention it's CUTE??

Black cat playing with green cactus shaped toy
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Promising review: "I love this scratching post, and so does my cat. I was able to assemble it in less than a minute, and no tools were required. It is well made. The sisal is wrapped tight. The base and top of the cactus are soft. I may need to order a second one." —Nancy

Get it from Chewy for $16.83+ (available in two sizes).

Shipping info: $4.95 shipping, or free shipping with orders over $49. According to Chewy, most orders arrive within one to three days. You can see Chewy's FAQ page for more shipping info.

22. A splurge-worthy spherical Tuft + Paw hideout because their special cat deserves only the best, and this premium bed will take their cat naps to the next level. It has an elegant design that'll look nice in any room, while the faux fur blanket inside makes it a dreamy escape for their beloved feline.

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BuzzFeed Shopping editor Chelsea Stuart says, "It took a few days for my cats to warm up to this, but once they did, they were enamored. Whenever I can't find them, chances are they're in here. They like to use it as a space to spy on us because they seemingly think they can see us but we can't see them? Man they're so weird but I love 'em. Also, I gotta say that I loveee that there is zero assembly required — you just pop it out of a box. The sphere is also pretty rigid, so it stands up well to scratching, rubbing, and general rough play."

Get it from Tuft + Paw for $299 (available in two colors).

Tuft + Paw is a direct-to-consumer cat brand from Jackson Cunningham. Their products are informed by both feline behavior and aesthetic design. They offer a 50% discount when you choose to donate any of their products to a shelter.

Shipping info: $20 flat rate shipping, or free shipping for orders over $195. Orders arrive in 5-10 business days, with refunds available within 90 days. You can see the full shipping policy here.

23. A robotic cat toy so they can actually get through a Zoom meeting without their cat crying and begging to play. Thankfully, this rechargeable smart toy will keep them plenty entertained, with erratic movements and various accessories they can swap out to see which one their kitty likes best.

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Bonus: It can run on both carpet and smooth floors!

Promising review: "I admit I spoil my cat and she has way too many toys, trees, etc. This one is a game-changer! She plays with everything for a very short time, then loses interest. I can't say enough about how much she loves this toy. The variety of attachments change it up, and she hasn't left it alone in days. I love that there are no batteries and it can be charged with a USB cable. It's durable and the sensor keeps it moving all around the room without getting stuck anywhere. Truly the best entertainment I've found for her!" —Stacey

Get it from Amazon for $29.90.

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with free one-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

24. Cozy, fleece-lined socks for that special person who knows you're never too old to wear cute animals on your feet. The grippy rubber soles will also prevent them from sliding around on the floor in these, so they double as slippers!

A model wearing gray cat face socks with a white fuzzy part at the top
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Confession: I bought this pair of gray cat socks within seconds of seeing them on Amazon because I have two Russian blue kitties, so it's only fitting. *But* they come in over 10 different designs, so you can pick the style they'd like best!

Promising review: "I bought a pair for my wife and she absolutely loves them. They came exactly as pictured (the panda ones), fit perfectly, and she says they're very warm and comfortable. She asked me to order a second pair for her and I'm ordering a third pair for my sister as well. Overall very satisfied with these." —Joseph Esposito

Get them from Amazon for $15.99 (available in 11 other styles).

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with free shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

25. Finally, a coconut-soy wax candle that doesn't just smell incredible — it's also free of paraffins, preservatives, and other toxic ingredients that neither them nor their kitties should be breathing in. The wooden wick makes this candle sound like a crackling fireplace when lit for ~peak coziness~.

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I've been burning the "Sleepy Sunday" candle regularly over the course of a few weeks now, and there's still a ton of it left — these last you for quite a while despite their smaller size (the average burn time is around 40 hours). The scent is really noticeable without being too overwhelming, and my favorite thing is that they're wood wick candles, so they emit this really lovely crackling sound as if you were sitting next to a fireplace. My cat (that's him on the right above!) got a kick out of sniffing this when it first arrived, and he loves watching it burn every time I light it. It's also nice to know that he's not breathing in any toxic ingredients!

Get them from Companion Candles for $25. There are also seasonal scents available!

Shipping info: $5 flat rate for standard shipping; free shipping for orders of $50+ within the US. Shipping cutoff for arrival by Christmas is December 20.

Companion Candles is a woman-owned small business based in Chicago. Their candles are handmade in small batches with clean, organic ingredients, high-quality fragrances, and eco-friendly wooden wicks. A dollar from every sale is donated to an animal welfare organization of the customer's choice!

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