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Every Gift For All the Classy Cat People in Your Life

Our favorite cat parents — and admirers — deserve to look the part (which is actually very chic).

by Charles Manning
November 21, 2022
person holding a cat surrounded by a cat shaped candle, cat portrait double tiered plate, and maroon cat bed
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There’s one thing that cat parents and admirers love more than cats and that’s…well, nothing, to be perfectly honest — but cat-themed gifts run a close second. That’s especially true when the gifts are unassailably chic, clever, and easy on the eyes. Good news: all the items below fit the bill. Whether you’re shopping for a cat lover in your life or splurging on yourself, these cat-themed picks are all you need for a perfect holiday season.

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?)

cat coaster

Without a doubt the most decadent item in this entire gift guide, the price varies based on what you want customized — anything from a clutch, box, or tray, to coasters, a lighter, a hand mirror, and more — and the complexity of your design. It’s true handmade couture with designer Edie Parker’s signature combination of luxury and whimsy. The entire process is 100 percent custom; you work directly with Edie’s team and choose the colors, design, fonts, everything, and they make it happen. It’s a unique and wonderful way to celebrate your unique and wonderful cat.

Shop Edie Parker
plaid cardigan with black trim

This thick and luxurious cashmere sweater doesn’t have cats on it or anything like that, but just look at it! Doesn’t it feel like a cat parent’s sweater? The colors, the pattern, the fit — it all just screams “cat person.” I mean, come on — can’t you imagine someone sitting by a fire, reading a book in this sweater with a lovely little tabby curled up beside them, nestled snugly in its cashmere softness? Also, I can’t help but feel like this sweater would actually benefit from a sprinkling of kitty glitter (a.k.a. cat fur). I don’t know why — I just do. It’s the kind of sweater that wants to be owned by someone who is owned by a cat. It just is.

$255 at J.Crew
black cat wall clock

“Iconic” is a word that is so overused it has almost lost all meaning at this point, but this classic wall clock is truly...iconic. Designed by Earl Arnault at the height of the Great Depression, this cheeky timepiece became a fixture of the American kitchen in the 1950s and has since been elevated to the level of high-kitsch. This dazzling piece of Americana comes in two sizes, is perfectly silent, and made in the U.S. 

$50 at Moma Design Store
bar of yellow soap labeled "soap for cat people"

This handmade soap has a funky look that belies its gentle, soothing scent, which the paper packaging says is reminiscent of purring (awww!) and a fresh hairball under your foot (ewww!), but which really just smells of warm milk (what a relief!). Best of all, like all bar soaps, Whiskey River’s Soap for Cat People is sustainable. Well, it’s at least more sustainable than some plastic-bottled body wash.

$12 at Whiskey River Soap Co.
person with pink hair sitting on yellow velvet couch with two orange cats

Commemorate the special love you have for your little fur ball with a custom photo shoot in your home, facilitated by the wonderful BriAnne Wills. Sessions take between one and two hours and result in five to 10 fully retouched photos of you and your cat(s) and a special bonus solo photo of each of your feline friends. Wills’s services are only available to women and non-binary cat people in the New York City area (Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens), and all of your cats must be rescued or adopted in order to qualify. Wills also offers a sliding scale for BIPOC clients in need. 

$375 at Girls and Their Cats

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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.