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34 Mother’s Day Ideas For All the Cat Moms Who Secretly Want a Gift

Custom ceramics, whimsical puzzles, plus feline-themed kicks, clutches, candles, and more.

by Charles Manning and The Wildest
Updated April 24, 2023
woman holding cat; collage of cat lamp, cat rings, clutch
Collage: Amanda Gomez
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Sometimes, it feels like there are more tacky cat-themed gifts in the world than there are actual cats. The problem is, when it comes to cat merch, the line between kitsch and cringe is whisker-thin and truly chic cat gifts are few and far between. That’s ironic given how deliciously refined and tasteful cat-lovers are on the whole. 

But don’t fret. We’ve scoured the internet for the best cat-themed gifts money can buy — items that are thoughtful, playful, stylish, and fun. Perfect for the cat mom in your life. Or just any cat parent. Or you, for that matter. Nothing wrong with buying your own gifts this Mother’s Day. At least that way you know you’ll be getting something you want.

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 pet carrier in beige faux leather

If you’ve ever wondered why modern cat carriers often look like their original plastic boxy prototypes without much room for innovation or contemporary flare, wonder no more. This vegan leather perforated kitty tote makes for a stylish addition to any travel day. It features a water-resistant interior with a removable insert for maximum support, opposing zippers for secure travel, and a collapsible design so it won’t take up any more space than you need it to.

phone case with pink cat on it

Bucharest-based artist Livia Falcaru loves cats and makes them a part of nearly everything she creates. “I just simply like the idea of cats and their specific things,” she said. “Throwing in a cat is something that comes naturally now when I make an illustration.”

Her latest collaboration with Casetify features more than a few cats across various laptop, phone, and AirPods cases, but this big pink puss is our personal favorite. Just look how happy they are chillin’ among the flowers. Lovely.

kitty ear stud earring

You will win Mother’s Day with this dainty gem from the appropriately named Brooklyn boutique. Every piece of Parisian jewelry that Los Angeles-based designer Hortense makes is covetable, but peep her Instagram @hortenselovesjewelry, and you’ll find she has a soft spot for felines and counts quintessential cat mom Emma Watson as a fan. This coquettish kitty ear single stud, in rose gold with white diamonds, is perfect for a curated ear of mismatched piercings. It’s the (literally) little things.

Cats by Walter Chandoha book

Cats is a thorough and loving survey of the life and work of a man whose art has touched many, but whose name is known by all too few. 

The grandfather of modern pet photography, Walter Chandoha, was a marketing student in New York when, on a cold winter night in 1949, he found a kitten in the snow, brought them home, and began taking photos of them. Chandoha spent the next 70 years photographing cats for everything from jigsaw puzzles to international ad campaigns. With glamorous lighting and a profound love of his subjects, he defined a genre and inspired artists like Andy Warhol, whose own illustrated cat book owed much to Chadoha’s feline compositions. 

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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