The holidays can be a stressful time for everyone, and while we can’t banish your pre-Christmas work deadlines and exams (we wish we could!), let us ease the stress of holiday shopping with these thoughtful gift ideas for your favourite cats and cat lovers!
The best part? You won’t have to so much as set foot in a mall.
For the scent fanatic
White cranberry-scented soap, JiroSoap, $13 CAD
Soap is the best go-to holiday gift, because who doesn’t love nice-smelling things?
For the cat who loves small spaces
Limited-edition handcrafted Christmas cat cave, Meowingtons, $89.99 USD
This festive cat cave is so cute, we want a human-sized one for ourselves! Each cave is hand-felted by women artisans in Kathmandu, Nepal, and your purchase helps support these women, who are paid 200% of the average wage to ensure they and their families receive a living wage and secure working environment.
For the cat who loves to play
meowbox gift subscription, starts at $29.95 USD (prices vary according to plan)
With a subscription box delivering new, exciting toys and treats to their door every month, their kitty will never be bored! Plus, each box sold helps feed shelter kitties. Choose between gift boxes or a gift e-certificate.
For the cat person who says they don't need anything
Image: Thomas Park, Unsplash
You can’t go wrong with making a donation to your loved one’s rescue organization of choice, or the shelter they adopted their pets from.
For anyone who has to leave their house
Adjustable face mask, Bijou & Birdie, starts at $11.20 CAD (price varies according to customizations)
A mask is a must-have nowadays, and it also happens to make a purractical (and cute) stocking stuffer.
For the coffee or tea enthusiast
Custom-designed 11 oz mug, Vistaprint, $10.99 USD
A one-of-a-kind mug with their own kitties on it is bound to bring a smile to their face every morning!
For the plant parent
Ceramic cat planter, Beardbangs, $54 CAD
Is there such a thing as too many cute plant pots? The answer is no, definitely not.
For the cat with endless energy
Senses 2.0 play circuit, Catit, $14.99 USD
Catit’s play circuits are bestsellers for a reason: they keep even the most curious kitties busy!
For the wine drinker
Cat wine pawty pack, Pet Wine Shop, $25 USD
With these cat-friendly wines (made with catnip and beets), your loved one can enjoy wine night with their best furry friends! Package with a bottle of vino for humans to make this gift just the right amount of #extra.
For the passionate feline advocate
Tiny But Mighty: Kitten Lady’s Guide to Saving the Most Vulnerable Kittens by Hannah Shaw, $20 USD for hardcover
Written by kitten rescuer and humane educator Hannah Shaw, this info-packed guide is a life saver for fosterers with any level of experience.
For the nester
Tea towel, Meow Mini Mart, $11.95 USD
For the person who loves collecting cute items for their home, adorably-patterned kitchen towels make a simple and sweet gift.
For the creative
6”x8” notebook (lined or unlined available), Society 6, $14.99 USD
Give them the purrfect place to jot down or sketch their ideas.
For the person who's always cold
Faux-fur toque (more colours available), $16.99 USD, the meowbox shop
They’ll be winter-ready in no time with this cute and cozy staple!
For the adventure cat
The Go Anywhere travel bowl, Your Cat Backpack, $9.99 USD
If you have an adventure cat in your life, collapsible food and water bowls are essential for the feline explorer!
For the lover of all things mewstical
Considerate Cat Tarot deck by Madeleine Belanger, $39.95 USD
Designed in Canada by kitten fosterer Madeleine Belanger, this special deck draws from traditional tarot, with a feline twist! A percentage of your purchase will be donated to Vancouver rescue organizations.
For the DIY-er
Cat embroidery kit, HookLineTinker, $40 CAD
This beginner-friendly kit includes everything they need to create their own decorative embroidery hoop. Plus, your purchase helps support folks experiencing homelessness.
For the person who just really, really loves their cats
Custom pet portrait, PortraitOfPetArt, starts at $16.99 USD (prices vary according to customizations)
What better way to honour their fur babies than with one of these meowgnificent portraits?