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31 Things That'll Make Other Cat Owners Say "Where'd You Get That"

Thanks to Millennials for creating Montessori toys for cats. The world needed that and we didn't even know it.

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1. An outdoor cat house, because your kitto deserves a pet-friendly home inside AND out. This is a safe way for your cat to enjoy the sunshine and fresh air without escaping from the safety of their humble home.

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Promising review: "It's perfect. Very easy to put together. Two people make it slightly easier, but it's still easy for one person. We will be altering ours to include a cat door through a window. Shipping was fast." —Sayward C.

Get it from Amazon for $351.91+ (available in two colors).

2. A knit catnip toy so heckin' cute your actual baby is gonna be jealous. And honestly, when your kid is crying at 3 a.m. but your kitten is sound asleep...you just might think they deserve the prettier toys. Sorry, screaming infant.

10 long knit minimalist rabbits with sweater patterns in different colors
Pom Pom Pet Toys

This Portland, Oregon based small business is run by Shinobu Roletto, who makes handcrafted cat toys that are truly irresistible. If you've ever wanted to turn your guest bedroom into a nursery...for your cat...this is the place to begin.

Get it from Pom Pom Pets Toys on Etsy for $14.85+ (available in four sizes and several colors).

3. A DIY kitty corner you might as well purchase soon, considering your dog *still* thinks the cat's litter box is an afternoon snack. Make this clever door adjustment and Fluffy will be able to poop in peace.

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Promising review: "I installed this door a couple weeks ago. I love it! I can finally close my bedroom door at night. My kitty took to it right away and she can go in and out as she pleases." —Tracy

Get it from Amazon for $37.99 (available in two styles).

4. A pack of handcrafted wool ball toys, basically Montessori toys for felines. These'll be loved by kittos who have a ~ball~ with everything covered in catnip.

Person holding five felted wool balls in their hand
Scruffy Cat Co.

FYI, this darling small business is based in Langly, Canada!

Promising review: "These are fun toys for my three cats! I find them everywhere in my house so I know they are playing with them throughout the day. That makes me happy!" —Kathy

Get them from Scruffy Cat Co. on Etsy for $13.90+ (available in two sizes and with or without catnip).

5. A pack of six giant catnip joints sure to give you a serotonin boost while you watch your cat get high as a kite.

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Promising review: "This is definitely some great stuff for your furry felines. It's fun to watch them. Each of my cats has a different reaction. It's also very good for their digestion and keeps them happy/entertained/playful/high." —MNMB

Get it from Amazon for $12.97+ (available in several styles).

6. A natural wood roller toy — if the Millennial enthusiasm for pet parenthood has given us anything, it's pet toys that aren't an eyesore! Grab this for your kitten and know that, in their eyes, *you* are the pick of the litter.

Two cats playing with three-tiered circular toy with wooden balls rolling on each level
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Promising review: "It is really beautiful, I'd like it even if I didn't have a cat! LOL. There is a plastic double decker one like this but my Norwegian Forest cat can knock it over and destroy it. This one has multiple balls. It is solid wood, very durable, and very stable. I love this! If they ever make one even bigger I'd buy it in a heart beat. This size would even work for kittens." —Anna Aryeh

Get it from Amazon for $28.99.

7. A diffuser for cats so you can make sure that at least one room in the house smells attractive to their sensitive schnoz. Cats hate the smell of juuuust about everything, but reviewers say this soothing sent has brought out the best in their furry friends!

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I have this plug-in in my bedroom. I love having candles around and so it was important to me to make sure there was always a room in my place that smelled good to my cats. I really don't smell the diffuser at all, but they sure seem to notice! Whenever I have it on they go straight for the bedroom and chill out. It's great.

Promising review: "We are a multi-cat home. My cat Lou is very skittish and nervous. She seems agitated and sometimes aggressive. She’s nervous with new people and usually doesn’t come out. So we decided to try this. It took about a day but she seems more calm to me with others in the house. She doesn’t hiss at the other cats as much. She looks more relaxed and likes to come out more, even with new people around. I am pretty satisfied with the product. I think I works! It’s not a miracle solution but it does the a good job calming our stressed cat. She is still sassy but just seems to be more at peace with the world now! That makes me happy!" —Chai–T

Get it from Amazon for $22.50.

8. Or the calming spray — an extra strong dose that'll keep your cat calm in even the most stressful of situations. Oh? You thought your cat wouldn't mind if you watched your friend's bull terrior over the weekend? You thought WRONG.

my cat laying beside a bottle of the product
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I chatted a little about the plug-in above, but I want to make a point to REALLY rave about this spray! My husband and I have houseguests constantly and I know that gets taxing on our kittos. I spray this whenever I think they could be in a stressful situation and they'll instantly notice the sprayed spot, hop in, and start to purr. I also spray this on their sweaters when it's particularly cold (both are hairless) and they happily get dressed, which is definitely not the norm without this stuff. This is a staple in our home. 

Promising review: "I am a certified veterinary technician working for a small animal clinic. I was very excited to see how our cat patients reacted to this new product, bSerene Calming Spray, at my clinic! I sprayed it on towels and the entire exam room before the patients entered. I noticed differences immediately — the cat patients looked relaxed, even one of our grumpiest ones. Also, they looked more engaged with what was going on in the rooms. I certainly recommend this product!" —jyamazon

Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

9. A window-installed pet door so your cat can easily get in and out of the house, even if you have a rental. No more destroying doors to make tinier doors!

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Promising review: "I love this! We didn’t have a good place to make a hole in the wall to our backyard but we do have low windows next to our fireplace, so it was a match to get this window door. It was super easy to install and we love the locking feature. We got a snow storm and it took a while for our garden beds to stop being muddy. We locked the door so kitty wouldn’t bring in mud. I will say it is a bit drafty, so we got an extra weather strip to secure the draftiness. Our kitty only took a couple of days to get used to it too. We put his food just outside the window and he had to get used to going out there to get his food. All in all it was a great buy!" —AlyHowell

Get it from Amazon for $130.

10. A sardine can cat bed sure to satisfy persni-kitty cat parents who only bring the most clever pet products into their home.

Hairless cat walking out of rectangular cat bed designed to look like opened can of sardines
Amazon

Promising review: "This is bigger than I expected! My cat loves it! It’s a little pricey but so far it’s been worth the money. It’s super sturdy and even though my cat scratches this on a daily basis it doesn’t leave those little cardboard pieces all over the place. It’s basically a double-decker, so it’s a good bed and hiding spot!" —AntonaMarie Speckman

Get it from Amazon for $53.96+ (available in three colors). 

11. A window bed that's gonna give your favorite bird watcher the perfect perch.

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Promising review: "I was a little skeptical when I first saw the product because I was very unsure if it would be sturdy enough to actually hold onto the window when/if my cat lounged in it. But my cat absolutely loves this window seat. The best part is that it is completely sturdy and all worries of it not holding on the window have been replaced with compete happiness with the product. I would recommend this to anyone and their furry babies, as I have been pleasantly surprised by the product myself!" —Jess

Get it from Amazon for $31.99+ (available in three colors).

12. An elevated feeder with an elegant design, because your critter knows she deserves the head of the table...but this'll do. Plus, the raised position is really good for her digestive system!

White bowls set inside natural wood table with black iron pipe legs
Amazon

Promising review: " My cat Ella loves her new water and food bowls. She is overweight and the elevated bowls are great for her posture. It was really easy to assemble and to clean it. Also, the design is very modern and looks perfect in my kitchen." —AT

Get it from Amazon for $25.79.

13. A cat grass growing kit to convince your overeager plant eater that the poisonous plants in your living room are no longer worth chewing on and vomiting up. Bonus: this stuff is so easy to grow (and SO fast!) your green-thumb confidence is sure to be sky-high!

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The photo on the right is my own collection of cat grass. I started with the small sample grow kit and loved it so much that I've continued to buy refills and full box sets (in natural wood and black) to fill all of my windowsills with grass. One of my cats eats these every morning as a pre-breakfast snack (literally, EVERY morning) and my other cat lounges on the patches in the rope basket for hours each day. This stuff grows fast (the ones in the black boxes are five days old) and last a long time (the grass in the rope basket is a month old). This stuff is great, cat people!

Promising review: "I chose these seeds because they're non-GMO, and because other reviewers said they grew easily and quickly – and that's certainly true! I bought this so that my indoor cats could have a grass patch, and today is the first time I've seen one of my cats actually sit in it. HOW CUTE IS SHE. I'm thinking of buying a larger and more shallow box so that they really have room to spread out. Overall, this gets 5/5 stars for me because it does exactly what I needed it to do. I would definitely recommend!" —Stacey

Get it from Amazon for $9.90+ (available in two sizes).

14. A cactus cat scratcher you know they'll actually play with — it's way too cute to ~desert~!

Cat scratching three-post cactus-shaped scratching pole
Amazon

Promising review: "Our male adult cat loves it. He kept scratching couches and bed frames so this has helped. We got the medium size and it was perfect, the bigger size may good good for a very large cat. The little ball is entertaining. The cactus is only stiff in the middle/bases, the little arms aren't stiff, they are soft and floppy but the cat seems to like biting and flopping them around anyways." —Abigail

Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in two sizes).

15. A heated cat house is gonna keep your adventurous cat warm and cozy even when they insist on meandering through the yard in the middle of winter.

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Promising review: "I love the design. It is very well made and was easy to put together. The heating pad is a nice quality Sherpa fabric. I wasn’t sure if my cat would actually use it. After I set it up I placed her inside and waited for her to come flying back out. But she immediately curled up inside and went to sleep. I checked on her a couple of hours later and she was still there. It has been several weeks since we got this and she rarely leaves it. She comes out to eat, go to the bathroom and goes right back. We are very pleased with this." —CatLady536

Get it from Amazon for $45.38+ (available in four styles).

16. A boyfriend sweater that won't mess with their range of motion. Plus, it'll add something extra special to your preppy pet's winter wardrobe.

Hairless cat in preppy knit, legless sweater.
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Promising review: "This is an uncommonly regal wool sweater. It stretches a little in the tummy area but shrinks again when washed. I love that it covers his back without interfering with movement and it fully covers his chest. It's like he's wearing a pajama sweater. You will not be disappointed." —AstronomyGirl

Get it from Amazon for $24.30+ (available in eight sizes).

17. A rattan cat bed sure to be a fantastic piece of furniture worthy of your fierce beast. Get ready to be jealous when you realize their furniture is better than your own.

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Promising review: "The kitty ball bed was intuitively designed to appeal to a cat's desire for comfort and safety. When I first got it, I thought they'd tire of it, compared to their cat trees, as it's lower to the ground. But they absolutely love it, even more as time goes by. I wondered initially if this unusual bed would be worth the space in my small place, but now I'm so glad to have it. It's attractive enough that I've put it in my dining room. Now they choose the ball bed instead of the table. Highly recommend." —Gadget Girl

Get it from Amazon for $119.99+ (available in two colors).

18. Or a gorgeous bamboo cat bed even the most snooty cats are gonna love having around the house.

Cat inside ball-shaped bamboo bed with cushion
Amazon

Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE this bed!! It is very high quality and just looks super chic! It matches my house decor perfectly and is such a great addition. My cats love it and look so adorable when they nap in it. It’s the perfect size. It is very durable and the cushion comes out for easy cleaning. On top of this, I had excellent customer service. Worth every penny!" —prinayar

Get it from Amazon for $74+ (available in two sizes). 

19. A pet stroller so you can take your indoor cat out on a walk and let them enjoy the fresh air, while those around you can enjoy how cute your fur baby looks while rolling around.

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Promising review: "This pet stroller far exceeded my expectations. It's so easy to put together, just click and lock. The zippers are large and strong. My cat weighs 22lbs and has plenty of room. My cat is 18 years old, arthritic, and bored. We walk on smooth surfaces, the stroller ran extremely well and was easy to maneuver. The handle is a comfortable height — I'm 5'3", my neighbor is 5'10" and we both found it accommodating. Rhody (my cat) expressed no anxious yowls in this new environment and was able to see clearly where we were going whether sitting or laying down. For a nice outing with your pet, this product is just perfect. Five stars." —A.J.

Get it from Amazon for $52.99+ (available in five colors).

20. Or a harness and bungee leash combo made specifically for these flexible felines to master their catwalk.

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Promising reviews: "I used this harness to train an 8-week-old kitten. I was training the kitten for nursing home visits so he could provided therapy to the people who lived there. The harness fit very well and was easily adjustable. The kitten did not even pay attention to it after it was put on." —Zachariah Atteberry

Promising review: "This harness is very secure, yet still allows my cat to have a full range of motion. She hated the process of putting it on and adjusting it at first, but now she comes running whenever I pick it up." —Krystal

Get it from Amazon for $16.95 (available in six colors and three sizes).

21. A surprisingly striking cat scratching lounge to give frisky felines who don't understand why you keep getting mad at them for *enhancing* the texture on your living room sofa.

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This is made with recycled cardboard and nontoxic corn starch glue.

Promising review: "My cats love it! It's very sturdy and a great size for larger cats. I hung mine on the wall and it's perfect (pictured above, right)." —Dawn Hunter

Get it from Amazon for $49.95 (available in three colors).

22. A modern litter box that'll be a centerpiece worth staring at in your studio apartment.

Plastic litter box with side removal for easy cleaning. It has a grated entrance to prevent litter from getting out and it's elevated on small legs.
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Promising review: "My cat absolutely loves it. I have a hard time getting him out of that place. I think it’s turning into his man cave, rather than a place to do private business." —YY!

Get it from Amazon for $139.99+ (available in three colors).

23. A mini mushroom scratching pole so your kitto can have something to scratch that's 10/10 adorable to look at — in case you don't have ~mushroom~ to hide an ugly cat post in your apartment.

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Promising review: "My cats were harassing me to finish this as I was assembling. The fact that I still did under 10 minutes with two cats in the way should tell you how easy it was to assemble. They love it and haven’t left it alone since. One of my kitties really enjoys the artificial grass component and the other loves rubbing his whiskers on the mushroom top. It’s the perfect height for him to do so. This thing is so cute, decently made, and matches my decor aesthetic too. Highly recommend." —Shalece Wyatt

Get it from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in three styles.

24. A Ripple Rug — an interactive play mat (made out of recycled plastic bottles!) that'll allow your cat to hide, sleep, scratch, groom, and pounce. Your cat will love playing in this, and it'll be equally entertaining to watch.

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This has a non-skid bottom, so your cats can be as aggressive as they want without it slipping under them. It's also a great option for multi-cat households.

Promising review: "Straight out of the box, all five of my cats took to it, RIGHT AWAY! If only I was the genius who would have thought of this product, but I'm ecstatic nonetheless. I have a very timid cat who gets pushed out of everything, as you can see in the group picture (above, left); but later, she got to investigate and played for a good half hour! I can't get her to play with anything alone, so this was huge after seven whole years. I always have to instigate play with her, until this came into our lives today! I am so completely pleased. When she attacks the holes and hears the hook and loop pull, she freaks out and runs circles around it for her next attack. You won't be let down. This is the best entertainment ever, especially for the cat lady and cat dad involved. We hurt from laughing. JUST BUY IT!" —Katie

Get it from Amazon for $44.

25. A hunting cat feeder system can encourage your kitty to eat more slowly while also engaging their natural hunting instincts. Grab these and you and your cat will have a game of hide-and-seek going 24/7.

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I started a hunting system for my cats when I felt like they were getting lethargic during the winter. One of our cats was overweight because he would sit and eat the dry food left out when he was bored (we no longer free feed for that very reason). With these he'll "hunt," eat one, and not eat again until he's ready to go hunting. I've written a full review on this clever feeding system before because I refuse to stop recommending it (#1)!

Get it from Amazon for $15.21.

26. A fishing kit your own catfish is gonna adore.

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Promising review: "Both my kittens enjoy the toy attached to a stick and ring. They liked chasing after the loose toys. It's been a couple months and they (amazingly enough) haven't gotten sick of these toys yet." —Julia

Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

27. A hanging macrame cat bed, because your kitto deserves some bold boho furniture just as much as the next Instagram influencer.

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This includes all the hardware you'll need to hang it, the macrame hanger, and a cushion. You can see my cat (above, right) using the bed above a bunch of fall decor – were it not for the hanging ability, I wouldn't have had room for a bed!

Promising review: "This is worth every penny! My kitten loves sleeping and playing in it! The bed is really good quality and it's the perfect fit!" —Rachel Eggers

Get it from Amazon for $47.99 (available with and without bed pad).

28. A wool mouse with such a long tail your cat can run around like wild when you play with this rascal of a rodent. Plus, it's so cute you won't even mind finding a rat in random places around the house.

Eco Tails

Wool fiber artist and business owner Kamila has cat caves, pet beds, and other fiber goods throughout the shop. Eco Tails is based in Los Angeles.

Promising review: "This toy didn’t disappoint! It’s been cat and kid approved! The tail is long, like really long! But that makes it more fun. My daughter runs around pulling it and the cat chases her. It’s also so long she hung it from our stairs and he was in the hallway below swatting at it. My youngest cat is a chewer and he really loves to chew on the tail. It seems like a pretty durable toy." —Kori31

Get it from Eco Tails on Etsy for $19.88 (available in two colors).

29. A boho scratcher you can mount right on your wall — saving floorspace (and your furniture).

Cat stretching while scratching long oval-shaped natural fiber and wood scratcher
Amazon

Promising review: "This is no ordinary cat scratcher! It's sleek, well made, and takes up minimal space (which makes a big difference in our smaller home)! Our cat has been a complete terror lately, moving on from shredding our couch to literally tearing the paint off our walls. This seemed like the perfect fix, as it attaches to the wall. I rubbed some cat nip on it and set it down flat to get our cat used to it and then hung it on the wall a few hours later. So far so good, he seemed to take to it really quickly! This company just released this product, and I feel like my purchase really mattered. This has quality, style, and excellent customer service! I would 100% buy this product again and anything else they make!" —Bearash

Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

30. A collapsable cat bed sure to be loved by your cat through all of his moods, whether he wants his bed open to keep track of everything going on around him *or* would prefer being tucked away from all your human nonsense.

Cat Person

Get it from Cat Person for $80 (available in three colors).

31. And finally, a My Lovely Feline fountain so you can ~drink in~ your cat's affection by watching them actually USE a gift you give them. Cats are constantly dehydrated because they prefer running water, so this thing is a surefire hit!

Mallory Mower / BuzzFeed

My husband and I have multiple fountains around our apartment and this is one of our favorites! It's easy to clean, looks sleek, and our cats love it. I love this company because there are so many places specifically for dogs, but few specifically for us cat parents! Be sure to check out everything at My Lovely Feline if you're looking for great cat gifts this year! 

Promising review: "What a godsend! Before this, my cat would ONLY drink from the faucet. Even then I couldn't get enough water into her every day. She loves her fountain. Her water intake has tripled and I feel like a much better parent now. Thank you so much for this awesome product." —Janice

Get it on sale from My Lovely Feline for $59.95 (originally $89.99). 

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