It’s Christmas shopping season, and we all know that includes shopping for our cats! If you’ve got a kitty friend to shop for this season, we’ve got the best gifts to stuff in their stockings, all collected into one short and sweet list!
The Best Presents for Cats
Our cats are our family, and like any other member of the family, they deserve some exciting gifts for the holidays! While it can be tempting to buy our cats spiffy new collars and tags and cute winter sweaters, why not instead show your cat that you love them by getting them some gifts they’ll really want? Since stockings are a fun holiday favorite, we’ve gathered some of our favorite kitty stocking stuffers here.
The best Christmas gifts for cats are ones that appeal to their beloved feline senses. Like…
Some Tasty Cat Treats
The quickest way to a cat’s heart is through their stomach, so if you’re trying to show your feline friends how much you love them, treats are a surefire way to do that! If your cat has a bite-sized favorite, maybe it’s time to stock up on extra, or maybe you want to try something new and really spoil your buddy! This year, cats have been loving lickable treats like Vitakraft’s best-selling Lick ‘n’ Lap, which are handfeeding treats, expert recommended for building or strengthening the relationship between cats and their owners.
Or maybe instead you want to gift your kitties with a smorgasbord of yummy flavors and interesting textures. You can find creamy snacks, meaty gravy treats, tasty jelly treats, brothy soups, chewy bites, and breakable sticks in a variety of tasty flavors with Vitakraft, and they’re all perfectly sized to fit into your cat’s stocking. All you have to worry about is keeping it out of your cat’s reach before the big day!
A Laser Pointer
A laser pointer is a great choice for any cat and takes no space at all in their stocking, leaving plenty of room for those tasty Vitacraft cat treats and other toys. Laser pointers have long been a favorite way for cat parents to play with their kitty friends. Enjoy some fun and laughs as your cat excitedly chases the little red dot of light as it darts around the room. Bonus points to laser pointers for providing cats not just with entertainment, but exercise too! Plus, it’s an interactive way to spend time with your cat, even if you don’t have the energy to run around with them. Just always make sure to be careful not to shine the light into the cats’ eyes!
A Kitty Catnip Toy
If you’ve ever had the pleasure of watching a cat enjoy a catnip toy, then you know that it’s an excellent way to entertain and stimulate them. Catnip toys come in the form of balls or stuffed animals, often resembling mice or other creatures that cats naturally like to chase. Cats often react strongly to catnip, becoming hyperactive and playful, rolling around on the floor while rubbing their cheeks against the toy’s fabric.
When it comes to the holidays especially, it’s easy to find cute plush toys in fun, festive designs like the ones by Frisco, that are small enough to fit in a Christmas stocking. You can find cute candy canes, Christmas trees, and even National Lampoon leg lamps. You and your cat both will have a blast as they roll around and battle with the toys!
A Puzzle Toy
A cat puzzle toy is a great gift for your feline friend, as it keeps them entertained while also stimulating them mentally and satisfying their natural instincts. Puzzle toys come in many forms, but our favorites are the ones that combine puzzle and tasty treats! Using the cat’s favorite treats (like the ones you put in their stocking!) can be a great way to encourage them to interact with the toys.
If you’re looking for one small enough for a stocking, we love feeder balls, which come in many sizes and can be filled with bite-sized treats or even smeared with lickable snacks to encourage their natural foraging behavior. Or if you want one for under the tree, there are near limitless options that can keep your cat amused. Whether your cat is old or young, puzzles are a great way to keep them cognitively sharp and physically active and can be a fun way to reward them with treats!
Bonus: A Cat Tree
We know what you’re thinking: What kind of cat tree fits in a stocking? It doesn’t! Instead, if you want a clever way to hang your cat’s stocking, a new cat tree is a fun and on-theme way to do it! They can be tall, in many cases between 4 and 6 feet, making them a great height for a bonus decoration. Hang the stockings from it and maybe even wrap it in some twinkling lights until it’s time for your cat to enjoy.
Cat trees are a classic favorite of cats everywhere and families have had them in their homes for decades. Cats love climbing up the tree, jumping back down, exploring the little caves, scratching the sides, and taking high-up naps. The right cat tree can help your kitties stay fit, as it will encourage them to keep running around and exercising those legs! Cats are curious creatures who love to explore new spaces – giving them somewhere safe and fun to climb around on will keep them happy while you’re at work once the holiday is over!
So There You Have It
Shopping for gifts for the holidays can be hard, but hopefully this list makes the process easier for you. Most of the items on this list are small and inexpensive, making them great stocking stuffers for your feline fur babies. At the end of the day, the best present for your cat is something they will enjoy, and we hope we helped you find your perfect match! Happy holidays!