With the dawn of internet meme-ing and photo sharing, cats have become so common a fixture in our society as to rival ancient Egypt. The more cynical of us might sigh at this as shallow and damn right annoying, while the cat lovers will barely hold their “aws” and “ahs” as they’re scrolling through their Facebook feeds. Surprisingly enough, finding the right gift for the latter can be quite the challenge, with all the cat-related products out there. We hope the following list will serve as inspiration.
Go Pet Club Cat Tree
If you can’t afford to let your cats play outside, then a cat tree should definitely be a must buy to keep your feline friend active, engaged and off your furniture. This product from Go Pet Club should keep your cat entertained for hours, with string-covered towers for them to climb, a rope to punch around and hammocks as well as comfortable hiding spaces for them to snuggle in.
The construction is large and tough enough to sustain the antics of a 10-lb cat, but it must be mentioned that some of the tighter spaces won’t really feet an animal larger than 7-lb. Even so, this cat tree will provide great functionality for the affordable price-tag.
Nacisse The Original Cat Beard Mug
Beard mugs aren’t that much of a novelty anymore — not even cat whiskers ones. So if you decided upon a classic gag gift for your cat loving friend, why not go for the original instead of some bazaar-worthy knock-off?
This is basically a standard-sized 15 oz glass mug, with a handle, a wide opening and a rounded bottom. The material is thick enough not to break when a hot beverage is poured into it, but it appears to have been mainly chosen for the comedic effect, since the cat whiskers will appear to adorn the face of the wearer when taking a swig.
Umiwe Cute Kitty LED
Why buy a normal night light for your children’s room when you can choose a cat-themed one? This product from Umiwe also gives off an oriental vibe, with the body borrowing from the simple, rounded shapes characteristic of Japanese animation. This will make it safer for the children and easier to clean, as it doesn’t have any edges and notches.
It features 3 light modes, all of them soft and comfortable, and the lithium battery can keep it on for up to 15 hours before requiring a recharge, done out of a USB port. The total work life is up 50.000 hours, so you’ll get plenty of use out of it.
LA PLAGE Women’s Plush Slippers
People like these slippers for being soft and warm, good for keeping your feet from freezing on the cold tile covering the floors of your house. We also like them because of the cat image adorning them, which is surprisingly tasteful, especially for the price.
The wool-like material used for the outer layer borrows from the striped pattern of a cat as well, and the rubber sole should allow for the same strong footing as that of the animal it alludes to. This is particularly useful around the home, where wet floors can provide a slipping hazard.
Always Your Chef Muffin Cups
If you want to make your small pastry products into cute cat shapes then this set of muffin molds should provide just that. Besides muffins, they can be used for a wide range of home-baked goods, like Jell-O or fondant, to the delight of cat-loving children.
They are made of silicone, which means they are virtually unreactive to any of the chemical ingredients commonly used around the kitchen, regardless of the temperature, which can range between -40 to 450F. Besides being substantially safer than plastic, this also makes them easier to clean and prevents scratching.
MC Fashion iPhone SE Case
This is a soft silicone case in the shape of a super-villain henchman cat intended to protect your iPhone 5/5s/se as per manufacturer specification, but customers found that it also fits an iPhone 5c (and probably other similarly shaped models as well). The association between a fat white cat and the iconic white-suited henchman with an eye-patch is not gratuitous, and it’s meant to allude to both archetypal elements commonly found in a supervillain’s lair.
Otherwise, it offers all the functionality you would expect from an item of its type, it armors the phone against bumps and it allows for access to all its plugs.
MERRY’s Cat Eye Sunglasses S8064
Don’t be fooled by the affordable price and the cat theme, this is a very stylish pair of sunglasses, with a metal frame and high-quality construction, clearly aimed at adults more than children or teenagers.
You can buy them with mirror and non-polarized lenses, of various colors and shades, and they can also be easily outfitted with prescription pieces. All of them come with a 400 UV protection factor thanks to a new technology employed, that also prevents the image from losing contrast. With 50 mm of width for each “cat-eye” they can comfortably fit any type of face.
Ceramic Cat Measuring Cups
Measuring cups have long provided an excuse for some practical kitchen decor. You can get them in the shape of piglets, ducklings, and, of course, cats. These ones from One Hundred 80 Degrees are made of glazed ceramic and have been hand painted to offer a practical and stylish addition to a dining room or kitchen.
The set includes 4 bowls, for ¼; ⅓; one half and a full measure, that are also nesting to take up less space on the counter. Each of the cups is colored differently for a pleasant effect and the paint should hold well to everyday use and machine washing.
Chic Moon Kawaii Tights Stockings
These anime-inspired full-length tights should prove just the thing if you want to impress your friends with the shape of your legs and nerdiness without having your tights freeze for it. The upper part is semi-transparent beige, so it will give the same effect as that of high tights, but the extra piece of fabric should hide any blemishes, as well as functioning as regular clothing.
With 90% nylon and 10% spandex they should hold up to stretching and tearing fairly well, so you shouldn’t be too worried they won’t fit if your size is bigger than that of a young Japanese woman.
Cocoship Retro Swimsuit
This is a stylish and relatively modest piece of swimming attire that also has a cat’s face printed on it. The theme doesn’t allude to today’s obsession, but it harks back at the 50s and 60s when these prints were also somewhat popular.
The style is reminiscent of what was fashionable back then, and the straps had been replaced with two cat ears, so this might make an equally good choice for older ladies as well as tweens.
Especially as it comes in all common sizes and the removable padding should provide adequate support regardless of your body shape.
How to find a cool gift for cat lovers
Cats are great companions and pets, being extremely friendly and loveable with their owners (or at least when they want something). Owning a cat is not only a great responsibility but also a cheap therapeutic method to help you get rid of stress, negative emotions, and even certain health problems. So how can you properly reward your cute ball of fur if not by buying a thoughtful gift, or more? But since there are so many options on the market, a true cat lover will definitely feel lost.
We believe that there is no such thing as owning too many cat-inspired items, especially if you a true fan of these pets. However, finding the coolest and most suitable gift for each cat lover could prove a bit difficult, especially if you don’t have the time to wander through specific stores.
Our team of specialists have compiled a comprehensive shopping guide which, hopefully, will be of your assistance. Read below to find exactly which criteria you should take into consideration when choosing a gift for a cat lover. We also took the liberty to offer you some suggestions regarding cool gifts for all cat lovers so feel free to use our budget-friendly ideas.
How we chose the coolest gifts for cat lovers
There are obviously numerous cat-inspired and cat-printed items that can be offered as a gift for every person who loves or has cats at home. However, if you do not want to fall into a shopping abyss and want to be able to make the coolest choices, here is what you should consider.
Before shopping for any gifts it would be best to establish a limit budget. In fact, there are thousands of available options for pocket-friendly gifts which are both cool and thoughtful. Most of the options we have considered and reviewed easily fall under fifty dollars, with many of them with price tags as low as ten dollars. Bear in mind that it is not entirely about the amount of money you choose to spend, but about how original the item you are offering is and how well the gift suits the personality of the receiver.
In order for a gift to be fully appreciated, it most definitely has to be useful. If you are not entirely sure which gift would best suit your friend, we suggest asking around or finding on your own. There is no fun in spending money on cute, yet useless decorations when there are so many cat-inspired items which are extremely cool and needed around a house.
In the kitchen
If your friend loves drinking coffee each morning, a set of cute mugs shaped in the form of a cat’s head could prove a thoughtful and fun gift idea. There are loads of mugs and mug sets with cat-inspired prints or shapes, so finding a cool design shouldn’t take you too long. This is also a budget-friendly gift option as most mugs will not cost you more than ten to fifteen dollars.
Women who are not afraid of opening a bottle of red wine after a long day at work will definitely benefit from a set of wine glasses with cute cat designs. These are perfect for roommates, couples, or friends who share the same passion for cats. Cute and adorable, this set of cat-designed wine glasses will make the perfect addition to all parties and gatherings.
Those who love cooking but still need practice with measuring ingredients would definitely benefit from a set of cat-shaped measuring cups. The set comes in four differently colored cups with measurements on them. The cute cat design is even outfitted with a cat tail and makes for one of the coolest gifts for cat lovers. Bake your favorite cookies and pies with this adorable set!
We couldn’t finish our list of kitchen accessories without telling you about a kitty silicone egg mold you can purchase online. Start your breakfast with a cute kitty face whenever you make your eggs and the world will instantly turn into a better place!
Since smartphones are one’s most precious accessory, why not decorate it properly with a silicone cat-shaped case? There are countless models available on the market, suitable for all brands and phone sizes. Choose a 3D cat phone case if you want to stand out. This may not be the most convenient when carrying around your phone but will definitely make a statement.
And what better way to match your new phone case if not with a pair of cool headphones? The cat ears won’t make you listen more accurately or hear the sounds more clearly, but will definitely look cool on your head. And who doesn’t need an extra set of headphones?
If you want all-cat everything you better be prepared to take this precious pet to your bed too! Sleep like a princess and wake up like a diva with the help of a cool cat-shaped sleep mask. Glitter, sparkle and a cool cat design are literally all you need to rest your eyes like a queen every night. There are lots of adorable designs available in many beauty shops and lingerie stores, so what are you waiting for?
But we all know a good night sleep would not be complete without a pajama set with cat prints. Yes, as we previously said – all cats everything! Choose a warm fleece pajama set for cold winter nights or keep yourself fashionable during the summer with a cat-printed tee and matching shorts.
Those of you who cannot stand being cold while in bed or at home we suggest opting for a cat-inspired onesie. These too come in various sizes, shapes, and colors, so we are sure you will find something suitable for your tastes.
Last but not least we suggest keeping all your essentials in a cat face-shaped shoulder bag. Ideal for parties and flirty dates during the day, a small purse is roomy enough to hold your credit cards, cash, phone and a lipstick. We suggest you take a look to the Skinnydip designs as they are effortlessly chic and extremely adorable.