As the holidays draw ever closer, it’s time to put your Santa hat on and go gift shopping for the ones you love--including your cat! And if you’re scratching your head over what your feline would appreciate, we’ve taken the liberty of narrowing down the best Christmas gifts for cats for 2020. Whether you want something funny, engaging, or tasty for your kitty, we’ve got you covered.
New cat toys
The market for cat toys is wide and full of wonder, and they make great gifts for your cat’s Christmas stocking! From sets of sushi-shaped plushies and spring toys from Whisker City, to toys stuffed with catnip, you can be sure to find something your cat will like. Introducing your cat to a couple of new toys is a great way to keep them entertained when indoors.
If your cat treats you as if your main job is to heed to her every beck and call, why not make it true with a portrait of your cat. Patronize local artists and commission a portrait of your feline master to hang over your mantlepiece (don’t worry, they’ve probably had weirder requests). While this is more a gift for you than your cat, it’s sure to give you and your houseguests something to laugh and talk about for years to come.
New cat bed
If you want a no-fail cat Christmas present, a new bed is the way to go. Cats sleep 12-16 hours a day, so this will be used for sure. To get through the winter, why not get your kitty a heated bed for toasty naps? If you notice your cat loves dark, shadowy corners and boxes, give them a covered cat bed. If your cat is more social, a cuddler bed may be more comforting.
Personalized cat collar
Give your cat a fashion make-over and the gift of safety this Christmas by picking out a new cat collar. Whether you go for a classy leather collar from Pawesome Couture or a fun printed design, you know your cat is going to look snazzy for the holidays with their new look. There are also a lot of shops online that can stencil your cat’s name and your contact number on the collar for identification purposes. This way, if your cat ever gets lost, people will know how to get in touch with you.
High-quality cat food/supplements or cat treats
The list of best cat gifts would not be complete with some delicious and nutritious food. If you badly want to spoil your kitty but do not want the guilt of feeding her unhealthy food or treats, you might want to fill up that cat christmas stocking with Open Farm’s cat food products. With a formulation made especially to suit a cat’s nutritional requirements and taste preferences, this is one gift any feline will be delighted to receive.
You can’t go wrong with Wild-Caught Salmon Rustic Blend wet cat food for Christmas dinner. Whether as a complete and balanced meal or as a topper for their usual food, it’s sure to give a healthy dose of cheer for the holidays.
The festivities of the Yuletide season may be a bit overwhelming, so ladling a couple of spoonfuls of Goat Milk Relaxation blend will help calm your cat down.
Bone broth meal is a surefire way to give your cat food extra oomph. If you’re having a hard time choosing between homestead turkey, grass-fed beef, or harvest chicken, why not go for the bone broth bundle and give your cat a taste of all three?
Invest in a new grooming brush this Christmas and reap the rewards for years to come. While cats are very good at grooming themselves, massaging them with a nice cat grooming brush is a bonding activity you will both enjoy. It not only makes your cat look good and feel good, it makes her healthier too. The ZoomGroom cat brush from KONG is made of durable materials and has an ergonomic grip for easy use. Helping your kitty out with her grooming needs will reduce the incidence of hairballs and can help improve skin condition.
Tunnel and tube play toys
If you have a frisky and playful cat that loves cramming herself up in dark, tight spaces, the best present you can give is a tunnel or tube play toy! You might be surprised at how many hours a cat can while away just running through, hiding or napping in these simple and funny cat toys. To get your cat in the holiday spirit, try this snowflake printed Triple Tunnel, which comes with bells and a green crinkle mat.
The great thing is, you can participate too! Dangle a feather toy into one of the entrances and pretend it’s a prey for her to hunt. The physical exercise and mental stimulation will do your kitty a lot of good, and cement your bond together.
Here’s something any cat would love to find under the Christmas tree: a scratching post! Cats need to sharpen their claws regularly, so this present will be very well-used. You will be spoiled for choice with the different shapes, sizes, and materials on the market. Ideally, the scratching post should be at least 24 inches high so your cat can fully stretch himself out. Get one that is sturdy and stable, so it doesn’t get knocked over with the force of scratching, like this heavy-duty scratching post from AmazonBasics. Position it in the corner with all your cat’s toys as this will serve as a territory marker. With a brand spanking new post to run his nails over, it will be a merry Christmas indeed for your feline friend!
Give the Best Cat Gifts this Christmas
Including your cat in the Yuletide celebration just adds to the joy and merriment the season brings. Whether you get funny cat gifts or useful ones, you’ll surely enjoy the process of picking out something special for your kitty. Watching them have fun playing with their new toys and wolfing down their delicious Open Farm Christmas meal is a simple pleasure in itself. Make sure to give your cat the nutrition and love they need to stay healthy and happy this holiday season.