The best gifts for cat owners: 10 perfect presents for cat fans and their pets
We’ve rounded up some of our favourite gifts for cat owners - from interactive toys to tech devices. Check out our top picks, guaranteed to keep the furry friends happy too!
On the lookout for a unique gift for your friend, family member, or colleague who's totally obsessed with their cat? Or someone who's new to the pet scene and a cat-themed gift or useful piece of equipment will go down a treat? The Recommended is here to help.
We’ve scoured the web to find a range of gift ideas for all budgets and all types of kitty cat aficionados, from a super comfy cat bed and a bunch of exciting toys to something for the owners, including cat-themed socks and a special picture frame. Check out our round-up below.
The best gifts for cat owners at-a-glance:
- Best toy for kittens: Vealind Pet Interactive Fun Roller Exerciser
- Best pet camera: Nooie WiFi Pet Camera
- Best novelty gift: Red Ocean Cats Sign
- Best cat bed: Amazon Basics Cat Condo Tree Tower
- Best toy set: Speedy Panther 21 Pieces Cat Toys
- Best personalised gift: Goomis Cat Picture Frame and Paw Print Kit
- Best catnip toy: Boojafa Cat Catnip Toys
- Best quirky gift: Igone Dancing Cats Pen Holder
- Best cat socks: Jeasona Women’s Socks
- Best feather toy: Vealing GiGwi Melody Chaser Pet Bird Interactive Cat Toy
The best gifts for cat owners
Best toy for kittens: Vealind Pet Interactive Fun Roller Exerciser
Great for energetic cats
Looking for a gift for someone with a playful kitten? This brightly coloured interactive toy is a great option, keeping your feline friends entertained for hours.
This toy features a three-tiered design made from high-quality ABS plastic, which is easy to clean and features non-skid pads on the base for safe play. Cats can jump and run around while the different coloured balls spin and roll, keeping them active and encouraging independent play.
Best pet camera: Nooie WifFi Pet Camera
For 360-degree tracking
Owners can keep an eye on their cats while out and about with this intelligent camera, showing real-time motion with sound alerts.
Easy to set up and control, the device can sense and track your cat’s movements throughout the day and with night vision of up to ten metres in pitch black. It features a two way-audio to listen and talk to your pet and is compatible with Amazon Alexa.
Best novelty gift: Red Ocean Cats Sign
Treat your cat-loving friends and family to this fun sign to hang proudly in their homes.
Handmade in the UK using high-grade PVC, this sign is robust and waterproof, so also suitable for outdoors. Perfect to prop up on a wall or door, the ‘Yes I really do need all these cats’ sign is bound to go down a treat.
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Best cat bed: Amazon Basics Cat Condo Tree Tower
For some feline R&R
Treat pet owners and their cats to this multi-functional tree tower and keep everyone happy.
This tower features two scratching post pillars made from natural jute fibre to satisfy your cat’s scratching and climbing urges while also preventing damage from carpets and furniture. The elevated hammock bed provides the perfect spot for a comfy nap and the detachable feathery toy keeps them entertained.
Best toy set: Speedy Panther 21 pieces Cat Toys
For hours of fun
Ideal for playful cats and busy owners, this selection of 21 toys is the perfect set to gift.
From feather wands and fluffy mice to colourful balls and bells, cats can release their energy with self-entertainment and engaging games. This set also includes a collapsible tunnel for them to play around in. All the toys are made from non-toxic materials.
Best personalised gift: Goomis Cat Picture Frame and Paw Print Kit
Cat lovers can get creative with this kit and produce a special framed photo and paw print of their furry friend.
Using the non-toxic clay included, owners can make a mould of their cat’s paws and place it in the wooden frame alongside their favourite picture. Suitable to affix onto a wall or keep on a tabletop. The kit includes the photo frame, clays and user manual.
Best catnip toy: Bojafa Cat Catnip Toys
Good for their health too
This set includes three colourful toy cats, all made from durable cotton and stuffed with naturally grown catnip.
Cats can let off their steam and have fun playing with these catnip toys, while the catnip inside works to improve their dental health and help with digestion, stress and sleep.
Best cat socks: Jeasona Women’s Socks
For the mega fans
Treat cat lovers to this pack of colourful socks, and they won’t want to take them off.
The five pairs of socks in this pack are all different colours, and each features a fun design of cat whiskers and paw prints. Made from 80% high-quality cotton, the socks are soft, breathable and machine washable. Suitable for sizes 4-7 (UK).
Best quirky gift: Igone Dancing Cats Pen Holder
A touch of fun
For something a little different, these five dancing cat figurines make the ideal gift for cat lovers.
This set of five can hold anything from pens, headphones and earrings or simply be used as a joyful ornament. The twisting hips, hands in the air and strong expressions will certainly add some joy!
Best feather toy: Vealing GiGwi Melody Chaser Pet Bird Interactive Cat Toy
They’ll think it’s real
Operating with batteries, this motion-activated toy bird makes real-life sounds and movements - cats will be fooled.
As well as the life-like noises, this toy’s feather tail will stimulate cats and keep them engaged for hours. Made from a high-quality material which is safe to chew and durable to withstand its usage.
Want to read more expert-recommended pet product round-ups? Check out our Pets page for a full list of recommendations, including our list of the best cat toys, the best dog toys, and the best pet cameras.
Cordelia Aspinall is a Digital Writer for Immediate Media, working across brands including The Recommended, RadioTimes.com, MadeForMums and BBC Gardeners’ World. She has previously worked and written for digital publications including Condé Nast Traveller, The Evening Standard, Cosmopolitan, and several other lifestyle brands.