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20 Father’s Day Gifts to Please Your Favorite Cat Dad

He does a lot of work to keep them purring happily. Here’s what you can do for him.

by Charles Manning
Updated June 10, 2024
collage of man with his cat and cat products for father's day
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Cats are wonderful; they’re cute and smart and silly and snuggly. They’re also the absolute worst gift-givers. Terrible. Tragic. I mean, how many dead mice/birds/lizards do they really think we need? I know it’s the thought that counts, but come on, it’s time for another train of thought. And indoor cats are even worse — taking things off the floor or out of the garbage and presenting them to us like prizes worthy of a display case and an armed guard. It’s cute, but you know what is cuter?

Some chic gift choices — a cowboy cat puzzle by Le Puzz, a sculptural cat cave from Meyou Paris, a gorgeous coffee table book by photographer and cat dad Paul Barbera, and a neon cat-butt sign for the goofy dads — can be found below. You’ll also find these and more truly thoughtful gifts in our gift guide for cat dads this Father’s Day.

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?)

black and gray round angular cat bed

There are so many cat beds out there, but few are as lovely or as architectural as this one from Meyou Paris. It looks like a piece of minimalist art. The spherical basket is made out of coated yarn and is surrounded by a black metal cube. For kitty’s comfort, the inside holds an ochre cotton-blend canvas cushion, but the outside is just this cool, sculptural… thing. Perfect for design-conscious cat dads and the cats they live to spoil.

katie kimmel custom cat vase

Full disclosure, these Katie Kimmel vases are made-to-order and take about eight to 10 weeks for delivery, so you won’t be able to get one in time for Father’s Day, but at least you can let your cat dad know that a one-of-a-kind custom-designed and handmade vase featuring the likeness of his perfect kitty is on the way.

Would it be nice to have it earlier? Sure. But this way, you’re giving him a super cool gift that he can look forward to and that his friends will be jealous of — because a Kate Kimmel is definitely a pet-parent status piece.

cat butt LED neon sign

Does the cat dad in your life have the sense of humor as a six-year-old on a sugar high? Well, so do I, which is why I know he will absolutely love this neon sign of a cat’s butthole. It’s just so stupid. In a good way! And did you know that a cat showing you their butthole is actually a sign of trust and affection? It’s true! Gross (and possibly a little matted) but true, which makes this gift sort of like a metaphor for love. Isn’t that sweet?

the le puzz cat puzzle in yellow

Look at him. He’s so cute with his little hat. He’s a cat and a cowboy and just plain perfect all over. The puzzle is 500 pieces and measures 25 x 18 inches when fully assembled — and the pieces are random-cut, so each one is different, which makes putting it together a lot more fun. It also comes with a poster of Scotty (that’s the cowboy-kitty’s name), so you can still look at his gorgeous visage even after the puzzle is disassembled and put away.

where they purr cat book

This book. It’s just so gorgeous. Half cat book and half interior-design book, it is the perfect gift for any and all cat-loving aesthetes. Photographer and filmmaker Paul Barbera spent years photographing cats at the various homes and artists’ studios he visited on assignments for clients like Elle Decor, Vogue Living, and The New York Times. It wasn’t until the pandemic hit and he found himself stuck at his mom’s house in Australia that he decided to turn his love of cats and design into a book.

Where They Purr is a look at some of Australia’s most fabulous homes (many of which have never been photographed for publication before) and the cats who rule them. It is adorable and inspiring all at once. Really, just so, so good.

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.

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