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The Coolest Gifts for Cat Dads

Punk? Professional? Fashionable? We’ve got every cat dad covered for Father’s Day.

by Charles Manning
June 9, 2021
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Father’s Day is June 20th and cat dads deserve some love. You know, in addition to all the cat cuddles they’re sure to be getting already. We discovered that shopping for cat dads is actually easier than shopping for other dads and had a lot of fun rounding up these gifts for all kinds of feline fathers — from the Clash fans to mid-century modern aficionados. And, of course, those who have a sense of humor…what cat dad doesn’t?

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?)

PetnPurr Cactus Cat Scratcher

Everyone loves a cactus — they are the heartiest of plants that thrive on neglectful under-watering. This isn’t a real cactus, obviously. It’s a cat scratching post that looks like a cactus, which is pretty cool. It needs literally zero watering and will actually look nice in a cat dad’s apartment in a kitschy-cool design-y sort of way. Unlike every other cat scratching post you’ve ever seen. 

$40 at Amazon
PetnPurr Cactus Cat Scratcher

Everyone loves a cactus — they are the heartiest of plants that thrive on neglectful under-watering. This isn’t a real cactus, obviously. It’s a cat scratching post that looks like a cactus, which is pretty cool. It needs literally zero watering and will actually look nice in a cat dad’s apartment in a kitschy-cool design-y sort of way. Unlike every other cat scratching post you’ve ever seen. 

$62.5 at Walmart
Lingvistov Custom Cat Illustration

Immortalize their cat in the form of a super-charming drawing from Russian artist collective Lingvistov. They can even compile a family portrait of cat and dad together in the setting of your choice. Just upload your reference photos and let them get to work. You might have to wait a little while for the final product, but it will be well worth it. What are you waiting for?! Follow them on IG to see more examples of custom work @lingvistov

$50 at Lingvistov
EZWOO Mini Cat Patches

Sometimes high-fashion brands will use small novelty patches on the right breast of basic men’s polos, sweatshirts, and T-shirts to make them feel a little more special. You know, instead of just stitching a logo there. Marc Jacobs used to do it a lot, as do French brands like AMI. So buy these patches, pick whichever cat looks the most like theirs, then stitch it onto a basic sweatshirt from American Apparel and you’ll actually have a cool and unique fashion DIY on your hands. 

$8 at Amazon

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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.