The best gifts for cat lovers are those they’ll actually use—and we found nine that fit the bill.

By Claudia Fisher
November 12, 2019
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Cats have become somewhat trendy in recent years. With memes (there are nearly one million Instagram images under the #catmemes and #catmeme hashtags combined) and kitty influencers-turned-celebrities (RIP Grumpy Cat), cat-themed items now make great gifts for both pet owners and pop culture enthusiasts alike.

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If you’re looking for an inexpensive stocking stuffer for a black cat-obsessed pal or a unique birthday gift for your relative who exclusively follows cats on Instagram, we’ve rounded up the best feline-themed finds from retailers like Amazon, Nordstrom, and Anthropologie. The best gifts for cat lovers don’t have to be kitschy—with tasteful coasters and delicate earrings on this list, you’re sure to find a present they'll actually use.

Read on to see this year’s best gifts for cat lovers.

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Cat Coasters

These silicone cat coasters are easy to clean and can also be used as potholders or trivets. The non-slip bottoms are great for keeping the coasters in place but also mean if you drop them on the floor, kitty can’t swat them away under the couch.

Buy It: Multi-Use Cartoon Cat Pot Holders and Coasters (Set of 6 Pack), $8.99, Amazon

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Cat Doormat

A doormat can often be an afterthought for homeowners, but the front door accessory is usually one of the first things visitors see. Cat lovers will appreciate the chance to broadcast their animal allegiance with an easy-to-clean coconut fiber doormat featuring their favorite pet in an all-too-classic stretch.

Buy It: Stretching Cat Doormat, $42, Nordstrom

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Kate Spade Earrings

Luxury fashion and jewelry brand Kate Spade features kitty imagery on a lot of the brand’s designs, from whisker-adorned handbags to ear-popping umbrellas. Glam up your giftee’s cat lady vibe with a sophisticated accessory, like these delicate, pavé studded earrings.

Buy It: Kate Spade Jazz Things Up Pavé Cat Stud Earrings, $42, Amazon

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Cat Oven Mitt

The intricately-designed oven mitt will not only keep your friend’s hands safe in the kitchen but the easy-care instructions will also maintain their sanity should this cooking tool wind up with some splotches on it. The little fish on the inside is a touch too cute to be overlooked.

Buy It: Helga Cat Oven Mitt, $16, Anthropologie

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Personalized Bowls

While bowls may technically be a gift for the cat, no one will complain about having these charming, handmade dishes on display in their home. Make sure to leave time if you plan on ordering these, though: The customized dishes can take between 11 and 15 days to create.

Buy It: Personalized Cat Dish, $26, Amazon

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TonyMoly Night Mask

For the skincare and cat lover, beloved Korean beauty brand TONYMOLY has the perfect gift. The brand’s lightweight overnight mask works to moisturize and soften skin overnight while the kitty jar looks happy on the bathroom shelf. Pair the lotion with the matching eye contour stick for an effective skincare set.

Buy It: TONYMOLY Cat's Purrfect Night Mask, $19, Ulta

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Pet Candle

Created by pet owners, this candle has a fragrance specifically crafted to mask the less pleasant smells (ahem, litter boxes) that come along with pet ownership. The soothing scent of the essential oil-infused soy wax candle freshens up a pet-filled environment with a blended aroma of clean herbs, fresh grass, and citrus.

Buy It: Furry Fresh Fresh Scent Pet Candle, $28, Uncommon Goods

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Leopard-Print Pajamas

A great gift for cat lovers is one that lets them play look-alike with their feline companions (think of the selfies!). While leopard spots might not be an exact match to their kitty’s coat, this cozy PJ set of flannel pants and a matching long-sleeved shirt will have cat owners feline fine as they lounge about on Sunday mornings.

Buy It: PJ Salvage Fit Flannel PJ Set, $66, Shopbop

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Caturday Coffee Mug

Thoughtful coffee cups are a consistent crowd pleaser (can somebody ever have enough mugs?). This coffee vessel’s multi-colored lettering is as playful as the punny phrase featured but understated enough that your giftee won’t feel silly bringing it to the office.

Buy It: Fringe Caturday Mug, $12, Bloomingdale’s

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