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15 Gifts Your Cat Will Love More Than Discarded Wrapping Paper

Gucci collars, mochi-inspired toys, sculptural scratchers, and more presents for kitties to sink their teeth (or claws) into.

by Charles Manning
November 22, 2022
cat with wooden interactive toy, mushroom scratching post, collar, and toy
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Happy holidays, cat people. Have we got a gift guide for you — or for the furry little bundle of cuddles and claws that lives rent-free in your home. Adorable little freeloaders. In fact, these gifts are so good, we believe there is at least a 76 percent chance your cat will actually prefer these items to the box they came in, which is really saying something. Ungrateful little snuggle monsters. So cute. So frustrating. Ugh! Happy shopping.

Btw, our editors (and their pets) picked out these products. They’re always in stock at the time we publish, but there’s a chance they’ll sell out. If you do buy through our links, we may earn a commission. (We’ve got a lot of toys to buy over here, you know?)

cactus shaped scratching post in grey

Cats gonna scratch. And if you don’t want the thing they scratch to be your gorgeous new couch, you need to provide them with some sturdy alternatives (plural). This particular post is made in France (ooh, la, la!) and mounts flush to the wall, so it takes up a lot less space than traditional free-standing scratch posts. Encourage your cat to utilize their new scratcher by sprinkling it with a little catnip and keep some treats nearby in an airtight canister so you can reward their good scratching behavior.

$100 at Ssense
pastel pink and purple cat toy

This versatile toy can be played with multiple ways. The base has an embedded ball ring on one side and a peg board on the other for creating an appealing and challenging treat maze. The top has five holes for paws (and cat eyes to peer in), and there is even a fluffy little orb for additional stimulation. It also looks nicer than 95 percent of the cat toys out there, thanks to its clean lines and muted color palette.

$30 at Makesure
gucci print cat collar with yellow gold hardware

Dainty, refined, and something straight out of The Aristocats (1970). The collar is made in Italy from animal-free raw materials that are primarily made from sustainable, renewable, and bio-based sources and features a delicate black floral print on an ivory background with an interlocking G charm and a golden buckle closure. Honestly, it’s almost as lovely as your cat. Almost. 

$380 at Gucci
knitted cat bed

So cozy. So chic. Very hygge. The weave is sturdy, yet malleable, allowing you to manipulate it into whatever shape you find most appealing, while its soft fibers and bumpy texture provide your cat with a gentle little massage every time they rub against it. Put it in a spot your cat already likes to nap and place a worn, unwashed T-shirt in the bottom to help tempt your cat to snuggle inside. Then, after a couple of weeks, you can start moving it towards a more aesthetically pleasing location, and your cat should follow. 

$79 at Mau

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Charles Manning

Charles Manning is an actor, writer, and fashion/media consultant living in New York City with his two cats, Pumpkin and Bear. Follow him on Instagram @charlesemanning.