Is there a cat lover on Santa’s list this year? What are the hottest holiday gifts for feline aficionados? The holiday season is ready to pounce, and smart shoppers will pause to plan their strategies before hitting the stores.
Here’s a half dozen happy holiday gifts for pet owners with cats.
Check out these top finds for 2013. These cat lover gifts, representing a range of prices, are arranged alphabetically here.
Source links are provided to simplify shopping for cat lover holiday gifts, although many of these items may also be found in pet supply or specialty shops.
1. Calico Cat Bank
Here’s a whimsical pet lover gift that’s perfect for penny pinchers. Made with embossed leather, this colorful cat bank features a top slit for saving coins and a bottom snap closure for retrieving them. The handmade fair trade item, tagged at $19, measures 6.5 inches high by 5.5 inches wide. This item is not suitable for children under three years of age.
2. Colorful Cats iPhone Cover
Does your favorite cat lover use an iPhone? If so, then this hard acrylic case, decorated with multi-colored prismatic playful cats, is a sure bet. Priced at $13.95, this practical accessory for the iPhone 4/4S includes a transparent screen protector.
Each purchase of the Colorful Cats iPhone Cover also funds 14 bowls of food for pets served by the Animal Rescue Site.
3. Hemp/Silk Cat Collar
An eco-friendly cat lover may enjoy receiving this all-natural feline fashion accessory. It’s made of organic, all-natural, durable fibers (cotton, hemp, and wool) with no dyes, reprocessed plastics, synthetics, or toxins. This sustainable, free trade item is 3/8 inches wide and adjustable to fit various cat sizes. The collar, which comes in kitten and cat sizes and sports a plastic breakaway buckle for safety, costs about $12.
Santa might add a fair trade silver collar charm or silver bell for extra fun.
4. Lollycadoodle Cat Cave
Cats love crawling into cozy spaces, and this woolen cat cave fits the bill for about $45 for any cat up to ten pounds. This all-natural, hypoallergenic, mildew-resistant, and anti-microbial feline nest is made of 100% New Zealand wool.
The popular Cat Cave is out of stock (at the time of publication) from Lollycadoodle, but may be found at Nip and Bones and other vendors. Washable, it comes in blue, green, orange, pink, or purple with gray backing.
5. SturdiPet Walking Vest
Suitable for cats or dogs, this snag-free and snap-on adjustable vest fits trimly on a pet for secure outdoor walks or public visits. Priced around $18, the polyester and microfiber vest comes in solid persimmon/orange or a swirly animal print and is available in small and medium sizes to fit a variety of smaller pets. Each vest purchase includes a five-foot leash.
The SturdiPet Walking Vest won Cat Fancy’s 2013 Editor’s Choice Award. The sturdy vest offers considerable more safety than a simple neck collar for handling a reluctant or extra-curious feline at a veterinary or grooming appointment or simply outside the home.
6. Wacky Paws Cat Carrier
Constructed of polypropylene for durability, this lightweight cat tote is ideal for taking Miss Kitty or Mister Tom out on the town. The soft-sided container is easy to carry and won’t ding walls or tear vehicle upholstery, as pet cages occasionally do.
This foldable cat carrier zips open on the bottom, making cleaning a snap. Zippered vents are handy for feline comfort. Wacky Paws Cat Carriers come in several varieties, ranging in price from approximately $50 to $125.
Here’s the best part: this convenient pet tote makes a super gift wrap option, if Santa feels extra generous and chooses to fill it with cat toys or treats.
Note to shoppers:
Cat lover gift prices cited here are approximate, subject to change, and non-inclusive of possible taxes or shipping and handling charges.
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