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November 1, 2021

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Hank Champion

Top 25 Unique, Awesome & Cool Gifts for Cats and their People

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If you or someone you know has a cat in their life, you also know there's a lot of personality packed into that loveable ball of fur. Our attraction to cats must explain why they have appeared in everything from ancient Egyptian art to literature, musicals, movies, memes and more. Today, cats are more popular than ever, and chances are you know someone with a cat or have one yourself. And a great way to let the cat (or cat lover) in your life know that you care about them is to give cat gifts.

The holidays will soon be here to provide opportunities to give (or get) cat presents, but there are plenty of other reasons to celebrate the felines in our lives too. For example, you can give cat presents for birthdays, new pet adoptions, or make cat parenting easier while helping cats live healthier lives.

With all the fantastic cat gifts to choose from and new ones popping up every day, sorting through them can be a little puzzling. However, some of the most fun, safe and best cat gifts available come from PetSafe® brand, and that's what we're going to focus on today.

Now on to the fun part! We've assembled this list of the top 25 gifts for cats and their people ranging from engaging toys to automated cat feeders, cat water fountains, the best cat litterboxes and more!

Best Toys for Cats

When people think of cat gifts, we usually think of cat toys, and is there anything better than watching a cat play with one? From traditional interactive cat toys to the coolest cat lasers, we're reviewing a selection that will surely get the cat in your life gift prowling, pouncing and jumping with joy!

Cheese Cat Toy

While a toy shaped like a wedge of cheese may seem counterintuitive for a cat, the award-winning Cheese Cat Toy will provide plenty of surprises for you both! This toy lets a cat play peek-a-boo with 2 mice, each popping in and out of either side of a cheese wedge. It will trigger a cat or kitten's natural instincts for hunting, and she will love trying to catch those pesky mice! When away from home, use the Play-While-You-Are-Away mode to activate 3 separate automatic play sessions throughout the day. During the single play session, the timer automatically turns the toy off after 10-15 minutes. Durably constructed, the Cheese Cat Toy is designed to stand up to frequent pouncing and play from several cats or kittens. The toy requires 3 AA batteries.

Laser Tail Automatic Laser Light

cat and laser tail automatic laser light toy

Have you ever seen a laser toy turn the floor into a cat’s playground? The Laser Tail Automatic Laser Light provides hands-free laser dot fun as it darts, spins, and moves across the floor while its laser "tail" follows behind and creates patterns that cats and kittens can’t resist. The toy features a Class IIIa laser with a 5mW max power output, which is a fancy way of saying it's safe for pets and people too. The toy turns off after 10 minutes to keep it interesting and to prevent cats from getting overstimulated. The toy requires 3 AA batteries.

Zoom Rotating Laser Cat Toy

If one laser is fun, 2 is a party! The fresh modern design of the Zoom Rotating Laser Cat Toy has 2 lasers instead of 1, so multiple cats have more options for playtime. This dual laser cat toy works by rotating 360 degrees to create fun patterns that are visually interesting and challenging to catch. Simply press the button and let the hunt begin with pouncing and prowling as cats chase the dual laser dots. Even the shyest cat will come out of her shell because the Zoom Rotating Laser Cat toy operates with quiet movement. The Zoom Rotating Laser Cat Toy automatically turns itself off after 15 minutes to keep your cats from being overstimulated and to preserve battery life. The 2 lasers used with this toy are Class IIIa to provide a safe playtime experience. This laser cat toy requires 3 AA batteries.

Peek-a-Bird™ Electronic Cat Toy

cat and peek-a-bird electronic cat toy

There's nothing like fluttering feathers to get a cat's attention. The Peek-a-Bird™ Electronic Cat Toy is the playful gift that will give your favorite feline hours of interactive fun. Like a game of gotcha, your cat will interact with the feather teaser as it flutters in and out of two different openings, creating a fun target for her to chase. It offers 2 modes to engage and entertain cats for a short period or throughout the day. In Play-All-Day mode, the toy will play for 10 minutes and rest for 2 hours before starting up again. If the motion sensor detects movement from your cat during this time, it will start again to keep the thrill of the hunt going all day. The One-Time-Play mode is designed not to overstimulate a cat and to keep the game of Peek-a-Bird™ interesting. The toy comes with one installed teaser feather and a replacement feather to let cats continue the thrill of the hunt. The Peek-a-Bird Electronic Cat Toy requires 3 AA batteries, sold separately.

Dancing Dot™ Laser Cat Toy

Here's the award-winning laser cat toy that is as fun to look at as it is for cats to play with. The Dancing Dot™ Laser Cat Toy lets cats pounce and play all day, even when you're away. You can choose to place the laser cat toy on either an elevated surface or hang it from a doorknob. Choose from 2 play mode options and a random moving laser display to keep cats healthy and active with plenty of playtime. You have two modes to choose from; the One Time Play mode has a 15-minute timer and the Play-All-Day mode turns the toy on for 15-minute intervals every 2 hours so your cat can play whether you're home or not. The toy is easy to move and reposition; just place the Dancing Dot Laser Cat Toy where your feline friend is sure to find it. This laser cat toy uses a Certified Class 1 laser, and like all PetSafe® cat toys, it's completely safe for cats and people. The toy requires 3 AA batteries.

Bolt Laser Cat Toy

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While it may look like a sleek piece of modern art, the Bolt Laser Cat Toy is an interactive cat toy that provides hours of fun and is an excellent gift for any of your feline friends. Just place the Bolt Laser Cat Toy on any flat surface or hold it in your hand; press the button and see your favorite cat go into action as they jump, pounce and play. This laser toy has a 15-minute play timer, so you don't have to worry about exhausting a cat, and she won't get bored from becoming too familiar with it. The toy also has an adjustable mirror that lets you aim the laser dot across different surfaces. The laser is safe for people and pets. The Bolt Laser Cat Toy requires 4 AA batteries, not included.

Egg-Cersizer™ Cat Toy

Don't you wish there was an exercise that rewarded you with treats? The Egg-Cersizer™ Cat Toy dispenses food, making it a fun cat present that helps them lose weight while making playtime yummier. Here is how it works; you can fill it with treats or a cat's entire meal. Food pops out of the openings as a cat plays with it. The adjustable dispensing holes let you choose how fast the food comes out. The fewer the openings, the greater the challenge and more time it takes. A cat will figure it out quickly, and it's fun to watch her paw and bat the toy around your home to get food out. The Egg-Cersizer™ can also help cats who eat too fast to slow down. Plus, it will encourage them to exercise while satisfying their instincts to "hunt" for their meal.

Fishbowl Feeder Cat Toy

Taking a cat to go fishing might not be the best idea; that's because she would probably try to eat anything you catch. The Fishbowl Feeder Cat Toy is the gift that lets a cat go fishing for her food while she plays. The toy holds enough kibble for an entire meal, which will engage a cat for more extended periods of problem-solving fun. The Fishbowl feeder also helps to slow down how quickly a cat eats. Instead of snarfing down her food, this toy will provide a challenging game requiring a cat to scoop, paw and “fish” for her tasty reward. The weighted base and plastic ring prevent the feeder from overturning and spilling the food; that way, it doesn't become a game of dump and chomp. Perfect for cats of all ages, the Fishbowl Feeder Cat Toy is made from durable plastic. In addition, cat parents will appreciate that it's top-rack dishwasher safe for easy cleaning.

SlimCat™ Interactive Feeder Cat Toy

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If you know someone that has a cat that's a little chunky, or maybe their cat needs help with digestion because she eats too fast, the SlimCat™ Interactive Feeder Cat Toy is a perfect gift. When a cat plays with her food in this toy, it's a good thing. That's because the interactive feeder toy distributes an adjustable amount of food as your feline friend plays. It's like a puzzle that rewards you with treats! The toy also helps prevent boredom by providing challenging mental stimulation and increasing activity throughout the day. The interactive feeder toy can hold up to 2/3 of a cup which is enough for a whole meal. Cat lovers will appreciate that it's made from BPA-free plastic, so it's safe for their fur baby. They'll also appreciate that it is top-rack dishwasher safe for easy cleaning.

Cat Doors

Every cat deserves a V.I.P. entrance, whether it's to a private space in a home or to get outside for some fresh air. SHere’s a look at some top cat doors that can help them get where they want to go.

Cat Corridor™ Interior Cat Door

cat and cat corridor interior cat door

Here is one of the most stylish cat-themed gifts you can find. The Cat Corridor™ Interior Cat Door has a unique, cat-shaped design to add a playful touch to any room and provides your cat a private entrance to access food and water or her litter box while keeping small children and dogs away. Made from high-quality plastic, it secures to an interior room, cabinet, or closet door in your home. In addition, it has a white finish so you can paint it to match your home décor. The Cat Corridor™ is easy to install with an included cutting template; it works best for cats weighing up to 20 lb. and is made in the U.S.A.

The Microchip Cat Door

cat and microchip cat door

Here's a cat gift that will provide a cat with her own entrance and key to come and go. The Microchip Cat Door is an automatic pet door that opens and closes when it senses your pet's microchip or SmartKey™ worn on the collar. When a cat approaches the door, it will let her in and close the door behind her to keep other animals out. The Microchip Cat Door works by reading your cat's unique 15-digit microchip I.D. It can be programmed to read up to 40 pets, making it perfect for a multi-pet family. If a cat does not have a microchip, you can use a collar key sold separately. The door has a 4-way lock, so you can set it to 'Locked,' 'Unlocked,' 'Enter Only,' or 'Exit Only' to keep your cat safe and secure. This battery-powered door will signal when it's time for you to change the batteries so it can continue to provide freedom to the lucky cat receiving one.

The 4-Way Locking Cat Door

Here's a cat gift that will allow access to her litter box or food through a door while keeping a dog or small children out. The 4-Way Locking Cat Door is made from durable plastic and has a transparent cat flap, which cats like so they can see where they're going. It fits any interior door 1" to 2" (2.5 cm - 5 cm) thick. This door is specifically cat-sized with an opening that's 5 ½ in x 6 1/8 and is designed for cats up to 15 lb. The 4-way locking system gives you ultimate control and allows you to choose your cat's access with 4 options; locked, unlocked, enter-only and exit-only. It's also easy to install and includes detailed instructions, cutting template and hardware. Because the 4-Way Locking Cat Door is designed for cats, it could be the perfect way to provide a cozy space for your cat to get away from it all – even if that means just a quiet place to go potty.

Cat Harnesses and Leashes

cat and come with me kitty harness

Want a unique gift idea that's fun and offers outdoor adventures for both cat and cat parents? Then look no further than the Come With Me Kitty™ Cat Harness and Bungee Leash. This is more than just a cat collar; it's a complete cat leash system, and with a few short training sessions, cats and their favorite people can enjoy the sights, sounds, smells and sensations of a safer outdoor experience. This is not a dog leash repackaged for cats; it was specially designed to guide your cat or kitten gently and securely. When your cat moves forward, the leash flexes and tightens across the harness shoulder straps. This removes pressure from the delicate throat area, preventing your cat from choking, and provides just enough restraint for a cat to avoid hurting herself or escaping. The Come With Me Kitty™ Cat Harness & Bungee Leash comes in 3 sizes and 6 colors, so it's sure to look as good as it fits, helping cats and cat lovers explore the great outdoors in style!

Cat Water Fountains

Did you know that cats need 1 ounce of water per 1 pound of body weight every day? So giving a present that will help them drink more is a good thing. Any cat lover will tell you that when it comes to drinking water, cats are known to sip from just about any place except where they're supposed to. Fortunately, all the fountains we’re going to review provide the moving water cats crave and a dual carbon and foam filter system to remove hair, debris, bad taste and odors. In addition, each fountain has a pump that works with the filter system to keep a cat’s water fresh and circulating to help prevent bacteria growth.

Another plus that cat lovers will appreciate is that each fountain is easy to clean – just remove the pump for hand washing and place the rest of the fountain in the top rack of the dishwasher.

Drinkwell® Butterfly Pet Fountain

cat drinking from butterfly fountain

Cats are mesmerized by watching butterflies. Now you can give your favorite cat a fountain that's inspired by butterflies with the Drinkwell® Butterfly Pet Fountain. The fountain holds up to 50 oz of water, while the stylish butterfly topper adds an air of fun to any setting and creates 4 falling streams of water. You can also remove the butterfly topper to create a quiet, bubbling water flow that's perfect for more timid pets. Either way, both streams will help cats stay hydrated by enticing them to drink more with moving water.

Worth noting are the design elements this fountain incorporates to make it more cat-friendly. It has a shorter base, which gives kittens easier access to the fountain. It also has a raised water tray, so cats will have access to water if the power goes out. In addition, the fountain has a wide, whisker-friendly tray so a cat's sensitive whiskers won't touch the sides while drinking.

Creekside Ceramic Pet Fountain

Here's a stylish fountain with a modern design that would look good in any home. The Creekside Ceramic Pet Fountain has a 60 oz capacity and helps your cat stay happy and healthy by encouraging her to drink more with flowing filtered water. The fountain's unique design gives pets a choice to drink from the top of the fountain or the bowl. The fountain's 360 design also allows pets to drink from any side. It's excellent for timid cats and cat lovers who like silence because the fountain's water softly bubbles over the tower instead of a free-falling stream, making it whisper quiet. The Creekside fountain is made from high-quality ceramic, so it's scratch-resistant and free of lead and heavy metals, making it hygienic and safe for your pet.

Seaside Stainless Pet Fountain

cat and seaside stainless pet fountain

This cat fountain is designed with the same clean, modern look as the previous. The Seaside Stainless Pet Fountain holds up to 60 oz of water and is made from high-quality food-grade stainless steel that is scratch and rust-resistant. It also delivers flowing filtered water that tastes fresh and encourages cats to drink more to help them stay healthy.

The Seaside Stainless Pet Fountain’s design gives pets a choice to drink water from the top or from the bowl. Its 360 shape also lets pets drink from any side they choose. In addition, the Seaside fountain is ideal for timid cats and cat lovers who like silence because the fountain's water softly bubbles over the tower instead of a free-falling stream, making it whisper quiet.

Drinkwell® ½ Gallon Pet Fountain.

We know that cats love moving water. The Drinkwell® ½ Gallon Pet Fountain has an adjustable flow that allows you to choose between a free-falling stream and a gentle trickle. If a cat shies away from the stream, you can turn it off, and the fountain pump will continue to circulate and filter the water in the bowl, which will help prevent bacteria growth and keep the water tasting fresh.

Automatic Cat Feeders

It's safe to say that some of the highlights of a cat's day are sleeping, snuggling and mealtime. So, giving an automated cat feeder is always in good taste.

Smart Feed Automatic Pet Feeder

cat and smart feed automatic pet feeder

We all know how excited cats get at mealtime. Thanks to the Smart Feed Automatic Feeder, you can feed your cat anywhere from your smartphone, so you'll never be late for mealtimes again. Cat parents can even use an Amazon Echo device to ask Alexa to give their cat a snack!

With a low food sensor, the feeder will notify the user's phone when running low on kibble. In addition, there's the option of using Amazon Dash Replenishment to save a trip to the store. With Amazon Dash Replenishment, the Smart feeder will automatically reorder pet food when it's running low, which is pretty smart indeed!

The Smart feeder can hold up to 24 cups of dry or semi-moist cat or dog food. Its conveyor is designed to dispense most shapes and sizes of food while preventing disruptive jams.

The Smart Feeder lets you schedule feedings up to 12 times daily in sizes from 1/8 cup to 4 cups per meal. The optional Slow Feed setting dispenses meals larger than 1/8 cup in small amounts over 15 minutes for pets who tend to eat too quickly. The Feed Now option lets you serve a meal instantly from the app or with the push of a pet-proof button.

The pet feeder includes a stainless steel bowl and bowl holder to prevent tipping over or sliding around during mealtime. In addition, the bowl, bowl holder, lid and hopper are top-rack dishwasher safe for quick and easy cleaning.

You can also control the feeder from multiple smartphones, allowing every family member to make sure pets are fed on time. If you have more than one feeder, you can control every feeder from the My PetSafe® app.

Automatic 2 Meal Pet Feeder

Cats can be particular about eating at a consistent time, even if it’s still dark outside and a cat parent is trying to sleep. The Automatic 2 Meal Pet Feeder is the cat gift that can feed the cat anytime, even if their human sleeps in.

It's simple; just turn the dial timers to schedule 2 mealtimes in ½-hour increments up to 24 hours in advance. So not only does the automatic feeder ensure that a cat is fed on time, but it also helps to control her portions. Each tray compartment holds up to 1 ½ cups of dry or semi-moist food, or you can put treats in one of the containers!

Some cats may try to get to the food ahead of schedule, but the tamper-resistant lids are designed to keep persistent paws from prying them open. Not only is this feeder easy to set, but it's also easy to clean by placing the removable tray in the top rack of the dishwasher.

Cat Steps and Ramps

While cats are notorious for always landing on their feet, some could use a little help to get on the couch or bed for more snuggle time. So, we've included these steps and ramps to continue the cuddles.

CozyUp® Bed Ramp

If you know a special cat that needs a little lift to stay close to her favorite person, then the CozyUp® Bed Ramp is the lift she needs. If a cat has lost her spring and she can't reach the bed, or if her joints need protection from the impact of jumping down, a bed ramp is a gift that gives a cat the freedom to get on and off furniture on her own. This wood-constructed ramp has a decorative finish and has been tested to handle furry family members up to 120 pounds. The ramp dimensions are 70 in L X 16 in W X 25 in H to ensure plenty of room for coming and going. In addition, the heavy-duty carpet surface provides your cat traction so she can walk surefooted from one snuggle session to the next.

CozyUp® Folding Pet Steps

Another way to help a cat that needs a little boost to get on the sofa is by giving her CozyUp® Folding Pet Steps. Not all furniture is made to be easily accessible for pets, but these steps are designed with furry friends in mind. That's because some kittens may not be tall enough to reach your furniture, or maybe an adult cat's joints need to be protected from the impact of jumping down. For furry family members, the CozyUp® Folding Pet Steps are the gift that provides freedom to get on and off furniture all by themselves. Another plus is that these steps are light enough for cat parents to carry from room-to-room and easily fold for storage.

CozyUp® Steps & Ramp Combo

Some cats prefer ramps, while others prefer steps. Here's the cat gift that offers both; the PetSafe® CozyUp™ Steps & Ramp Combo transforms from steps to a ramp in a flash and is height adjustable from 16-20 inches. Because of the flexibility of the Steps & Ramp Combo, it can work as steps by your bed at night and transform into a ramp in the morning, helping a cat stay close to her favorite person. In addition, the heavy-duty carpet covering keeps cats or other pets from sliding. The Steps & Ramp Combo has been independently tested and is rated to support pets up to 200 pounds, so we're pretty confident it can handle any cat you gift it to.

Automatic Cat Litter Boxes

cat and automatic cat litter box

While a litter box may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of cat gifts, an automatic litter box can be a life-changing present. Imagine giving a cat lover (or yourself) a fresher-smelling home and the gift of never having to clean a litter box again. Now imagine how much a cat will appreciate having a litter box that is always fresh and clean. Allow me to introduce you to the ScoopFree® Smart Self-Cleaning Litter Box and the ScoopFree® Self-Cleaning Litter Box. They both include features that make them among the best cat litter boxes you can buy. The ScoopFree® Smart Self-Cleaning Litterbox lets you connect to the My PetSafe® app to track your cat's litter box activity and monitor her for possible health concerns. All ScoopFree® Self-Cleaning Cat Litter Boxes use low-tracking and absorbent crystal litter to keep a cat's box smelling fresh while it automatically cleans itself. You can also select from covered or non-covered options to give cats more privacy. By providing weeks of hands-free cleaning and a fresher-smelling home, this could be the best cat gift ever, even if you get it for yourself!

Cat Litter Mat

cat and cat litter mat for automatic cat litter box

While we’re on the topic of litter boxes, a cat parent can often tell what direction their cat exited the litter box because of the trail of cat litter left behind, not to mention the occasional granules they find around their home. Fortunately, the PetSafe® Cat Litter Mat is designed to work with clay, crystal, and any other cat litter one may put in their buddy’s litter box. That's because this mat is designed with a plastic mesh surface and deep grooves within its pattern to capture pieces of litter that get stuck on a cat's toes as she leaves the litter box. In addition, these cat mats have a double layer backing providing waterproof protection for floors and come in several sizes to fit any litter box.

Now that you have our top 25 unique, awesome and cool cat lover gifts, you're ready to make a cat and cat lover’s day better. But of course, if you’re a proud cat parent yourself, you may want to get a present for your fur baby too, and if that’s the case, you can find even more holiday cat gifts here.

If you also have a dog or know a dog parent, be sure to check out our list of excellent dog gifts and also take a look at our blog post on The 16 Best Gifts for Dogs and the People Who Love Them. And if you or a friend have both dogs and cats in their life, you won’t want to miss this collection of the top holiday gifts for pets.

Whether it's a holiday, birthday or because-my-cat-is-awesome day, all of the pet gifts we reviewed come with a warranty, and you can call, text or email a live U.S.-based customer service team member to help with any questions. And last, but maybe most important,

PetSafe® products are developed with pet behavior specialists and vets for quality and safety to satisfy cats and their people. So, you can gift with confidence knowing that any cat lover and their furry friend will receive plenty of enjoyment and use from these wonderful gifts.

Written by

Hank Champion

Hank Champion

PetSafe® Brand Copywriter

PetSafe® Expert

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