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The Best Holiday Gifts For Cat Lovers

Shopping for the cat person in your life has never been easier—or more fun.

by Charles Manning
December 7, 2023
A woman holding a cat against a pink background, a collage of cat products: cat earrings, a cat print, a cat bed, a cat candle
Collage: Kinship Creative

What should you get the cat lover in your life this holiday season? We’ve got some great ideas, and most of them are under $50. So, take a look! You’re sure to find something that will make both of you purr.  

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?)

The library is open

Give them the gift of curling up on the couch with their favorite cat and one of this year’s best cat-themed books. 

Bake Me a Cat by Kim Joy

A finalist on season nine of The Great British Baking Show (Bake-Off, for the hardcore anglophiles), Kim-Joy is known for her whimsical, animal-themed bakes — from marzipan piggies, to bread bunnies, to floating frog-shaped dumplings — but her newest book is all about cats!

“I’ve always had an affinity with cats, and think my personality is very cat-like,” she tells The Wildest. Bake Me a Cat includes 50 cat-themed recipes that are as cute as they are delicious and countless full-color photos to keep you oohing and aahing, in or out of the kitchen. 

House Cat book

It’s been less than two years since Vogue Living photographer Paul Barbera released Where They Purr, his first book of gorgeous cats in equally gorgeous homes. That first book was shot almost entirely during the early days of the pandemic, while Barbera and his wife were living with his mother in Australia.

Now, back in the U.S., Barbera’s follow-up invites readers to meet the feline residents of some of the most elegant homes in North America — from a New York City Penthouse to a Mexican hacienda. “If I could, I would do a new book every year,” Barbera tells The Wildest. “I just love it. I love the process and the people and cats I get to meet.”

Cat House is currently available for preorder and will be released on January 2, which means it should arrive just in time to help fight those post-holiday doldrums.

It’s all fun and games

A smattering of cat-themed games and puzzles to help you fill those long winter nights. 

Oh, so indulgent

These cat-themed gifts may be a little on the pricey side, but they are oh, so worth it.

Cheap and cheerful (aka $20 or less)

Your cat-themed white elephant shopping is officially sorted. You’re welcome. (These also make great stocking stuffers.)

Nothing for me, thanks

Aesthetically pleasing gifts for cats that their human parents will actually love looking at.

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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