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41 Best Gift Ideas for Cats in 2022 – Our Top Picks!

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By Nicole Cosgrove

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Gift-giving is always rewarding. Whether the season of giving is upon us, or you’re just looking for the best gifts to get your cat (or a cat-loving friend or family member), we’ve got you covered. We’ve listed some of the best gift options that cover all categories and price ranges. We’ve divided the items into the following categories:

Knowing the kinds of products available on the market today is important, whether they are gadgets that add to your cat’s basic needs or provide comfort or entertainment. Let’s take a look at this good chunk of options we’ve rounded up.

A Glance at Our Favorites in 2022

Rating Image Product Details
Best Cat Bed
Winner
Hepper Nest Bed Hepper Nest Bed
  • Machine washable
  • Lightweight
  • Durable
  • Best Cat Scratcher
    Second place
    Hepper Hi-Lo Scratcher Hepper Hi-Lo Scratcher
  • Multi-position
  • Modern design
  • Durable
  • Best Playtime Product
    Third place
    Hepper Fish Bone Toy Hepper Fish Bone Toy
  • Strong
  • Simple materials
  • Cat-nip infused
  • Best Feeding Time Product
    Hepper NomNom Bowl Hepper NomNom Bowl
  • Whisker friendly
  • Chew & spill proof
  • Easy to clean
  • Best Cat Grooming Product
    Safari Self-Cleaning Slicker Brush Safari Self-Cleaning Slicker Brush
  • Gentle pins
  • Self-cleaning
  • Comfortable grip
  • Best Litter Product
    Catit Jumbo Hooded Cat Pan Catit Jumbo Hooded Cat Pan
  • Provides privacy
  • Removable door
  • Great for large/ multiple cats
  • Best Product for Cat Travel
    Pet Gear Signature Cat Car Seat Pet Gear Signature Cat Car Seat
  • Machine washable
  • Mesh windows for ventilation
  • Storage pouches
  • Best Cat Beds

    The Hepper Cat Nest makes for a wonderful gift to add to any cat’s collection. This super comfortable cat bed is shaped to perfectly contour their body for maximum comfort and security. This is a very durable option that includes a thick Sherpa fleece with machine-washable microfiber trim. Its modern look complements any home and it can be placed just about anywhere your cat would feel comfortable.

    You might have guessed, this product is our own, but we love it, and so we bring it up in the hope that you get to own one, too.


    2. Smiling Paws Pets 2-in-1 Cat Cube & Bed

    Smiling Paws Pets 2-in-1 Cat Cube & Bed

    With an extremely soft Sherpa material, the Smiling Paws Pets 2 in 1 Cat Cube and Bed’s versatility 2-in-1 allows it to serve as a comfortable lounger or a cozy condo with a window for peeking. This bed is cozy, private, and super easy to clean, being machine washable.


    3. Meowfia Premium Felt Cat Cave Bed

    Meowfia Premium Felt Cat Cave Bed

    Available in six different color options, the Meowfia Premium Felt Cat Bed is constructed of 100% New Zealand Merino wool. This bed is breathable and great for any time of year.  It has a comforting and secure, dome-like design. Merino wool is very soft, flexible, and also naturally antibacterial so it will repel dirt, odor, and stains.


    4. Hepper Pod

    hepper pod bed living room hairless sphynx

    With its contemporary style, the Hepper Pod fits in wonderfully with home décor. Another one of our own products, this elevated pod provides comfort and security to cats while keeping your cat off the ground. The inside is made with a plush fleece liner with microfiber trim for ultimate comfort. The liner is moveable and machine washable, which is a huge plus. It’s easy to assemble, safe, and secure and makes for a great gift option.


    5. Frisco Modern Round Elevated Cat Bed

    Frisco Modern Round Elevated Cat Bed

    The chic and modern designed Frisco Round Elevated Cat Bed sits upon wooden legs and has a very comfortable fur lining for your cat that is removable and machine washable.

    Best Cat Scratchers

    6. Hepper Hi-lo Cat Scratcher

    Hepper Hi-lo Corner Cat Scratcher Post

    The Hepper Hi-lo Cat Scratcher is a great gift for any cat and is a homemade Hepper product. It has five convenient and fun position options for multi-angle scratching. As a perk for your cat, the scratcher is composed of thick, durable cardboard, which is an unmatched favorite for our feline friends. This scratcher is very attractive with a modern-looking design, removable metal legs, and fits into any home.


    7. PetFusion Ultimate Cat Scratcher Lounge Toy with Catnip

    PetFusion Ultimate Cat Scratcher Lounge

    Available in slate gray, walnut brown, and cloud white, this uniquely designed cat scratcher is a favorite among many. The curved design adds versatility to scratching and can keep your cat entertained. This scratcher also doubles as a lounger that cradles their body.


    8. Frisco 52-in Faux Fur Cat Tree & Condo

    Frisco 52-in Faux Fur Cat Tree & Condo

    Made of faux fleece fabric, the Frisco 52-inch Faux Fur Cat condo is a great gift for spoiling your cat(s). It comes in a wide variety of color choices, including cream, black, gray, blue, brown, and cheetah print. There are five fully-wrapped scratching posts that are great for sharpening claws. Not only is it a great scratcher to have, but it also contains a cat house, several perches for lounging or playing, and even a dangling toy for their entertainment. You can’t beat the reviews for this product either, it is well-loved among cat owners.


    9. SmartCat The Ultimate 32-in Sisal Cat Scratching Post

    3SmartCat The Ultimate 32-in Sisal Cat Scratching Post

    With neutral tones that go well in any home, this scratching post comes well-reviewed by many cat owners. The 6 x 16-inch base keeps the post from wobbling and tipping over and the 32-inch height allows for vertical scratching.


    10. Alpha Paw ScratchyRamp 2-in-1 Cat Ramp & Cat Scratcher

    Alpha Paw ScratchyRamp 2-in-1 Cat Ramp & Cat Scratcher

    This 2-in-1 cat scratchpad and wooden ramp feature a scratching board that your cats will love to use.  Not only will it keep their claws occupied, but it also prevents your furniture, fabrics, and carpet from being victims of claw sharpening. The convenient ramp can help your cat get up on furniture or the bed.


    11. Frisco Cactus Cat Scratching Post

    2Frisco Cactus Cat Scratching Post

    This cactus scratching post is as unique as it is entertaining. It comes at a great price, has a stable base and two textures. It’s a well-loved favorite among cat scratchers and is a great choice of gift for any cat (or cat lover who wants to protect their beloved furniture).

    Cat Playtime

    12. Hepper Fish Bone Toy

    The Hepper Fish Bone Toy is our recommendation for the best overall gift idea for cats. This toy has everything that cats love: fish and catnip. It’s made from linen and cotton, so your cat can scratch, chew, and bat it around for hours.

    You might have guessed, this is our own product – but we love it so much we just have to share it, and hope you get to own one too!


    13. Goody Box Kitten Toys & Treats

    Goody Box Kitten Toys & Treats

    An unbeatable gift for cats is the Chewy Goody Box. This top-rated combination box comes with an assortment of toys and treats for cats. Give it a try!


    14. Frisco Plush, Teaser, Ball & Tri-Tunnel with Catnip

    Frisco Plush, Teaser, Ball & Tri-Tunnel Variety Pack

    This Frisco variety pack comes with twenty toys including feathers, crinkly texture toys, fuzzy mice, rolling balls, and a wand. There is also a 3-way-to-play tunnel for hide-and-seek fun. It’s a great all-encompassing choice for your cat’s playtime antics.


    15. Petstages Tower of Tracks Cat Toy

    Petstages Tower of Tracks Cat Toy

    The durable Petstages Tower of Tracks Cat Toy is a great gift for any feline companion. It consists of three levels of exciting play and each level includes a circular track and ball. The non-skid pads will keep the tracks from sliding as the toy is played with and the spinning and rotating action will keep your playful cat at play.


    16. Pet Fit For Life Squiggly Worm Wand Cat Toy

    Pet Fit For Life 5 Piece Squiggly Worm Wand Cat Toy

    This 5-piece wand toy will keep your cat entertained on the regular. It has a break-resistant fiberglass pole to add longevity. It even comes with a removable bell for added entertainment.


    17. FurryFido Laser Cat Toy

    FurryFido Laser Cat Toy

    Cats and laser pointers just go together, so we had to recommend the FurryFido Laser Cat Toy as a gift idea. Not only does it provide a fun playtime activity that is stimulating for your cat, but it is also simple to use and even includes a UV detector light and a flashlight for additional convenience. Not many cat toys can detect counterfeit money, urine stains, or double as a flashlight to help you find things in the dark, but this one sure does.

    Feeding Time

    18. Hepper NomNom – Spill Proof Elevated Cat Bowls

    sphynx cat eating hepper nom nom cat food bowl

    When looking for a great cat bowl combination, you can’t go wrong with the Hepper NomNom Spill Proof Elevated Bowls—another one of our in-house products. The stainless-steel food and water bowls are removable, and every part of the product is dishwasher safe. Not only does it lessen spills, but this design is even made to prevent whisker fatigue.


    19. Gamma2 Vittles Vault Plus Pet Food Storage

    Gamma2 Vittles Vault Plus Pet Food Storage

    The Gamma2 Vittles Vault Plus Fed Food Storage Container comes in multiple size choices including 15-pound, 20-pound, 25-pound, and 35-pound for versatile storage options. These containers are made from BPA-free food-grade plastic. The screw-on lid keeps your hungry cats, and especially dogs from figuring out a way to break into it. Having food storage is very handy since our feline friends can scratch and chew through most food bags and it saves your trips to the pet store.


    20. Frisco 2-in-1 Collapsible Food Scoop with Clip

    Frisco 2-in-1 Collapsible Food Scoop with Clip

    The BPA-free Frisco 2 in 1 Collapsible Food Scoop can scoop up to 1 cup at a time and allows you to measure out the perfect amount your cat needs for feeding time. Knowing the proper quantity to feed your cat is important to ensure they are not being fed too little or too much and this scoop will assist you in the process. The handle can even be removed and used as a bag clip to keep food fresh.


    21. PetFusion Premium Silicone Dog & Cat Food Mat

    PetFusion Premium Silicone Dog & Cat Food Mat

    The PetFusion Premium Silicone Dog & Cat Food Mat comes in three different sizes (small, large, extra-large) and three different colors (gray, beige, and blue). It is made of silicone material and has a stylish design to complement your home and catch food and water mess. The mat is super easy to wipe clean and is a great addition to any cat household.


    22. ORE Pet Can Cover

    ORE Pet Can Cover

    You can keep your canned pet food fresh after opening with the ORE Pet Can Cover. This soft and flexible lid is made from food-safe silicone and is dishwasher safe. It is paw-shaped so that you know exactly what it is when rummaging through the kitchen. The covers create a seal around the can to keep the food fresh for the next feeding, just make sure to store it in the fridge!

    Best Cat Grooming Tools

    23. Safari Self-Cleaning Slicker Brush for Cats

    Safari Self-Cleaning Slicker Brush

    The Safari Self Cleaning Slicker Brush is great for daily grooming and reducing excess hair. The retractable stainless-steel pins are comfortable for your cat and get the job done.


    24. Paws & Pals Best In Show Dog & Cat Deshedding Tool

    Paws & Pals Best In Show Dog & Cat Deshedding Tool

    Shedding is part of owning a cat, unless you have a Sphynx in which case it’s much less of a concern. This de-shedding tool has a stainless-steel blade that gets deep into the undercoat but is gentle on her skin to prevent irritation. It can prevent mats and reduce shedding and hairballs.


    25. Dremel 7300-PT Dog & Cat Nail Grinder Kit

    Dremel 7300-PT Dog & Cat Nail Grinder Kit

    Having a nail grinder kit can be very useful as a cat owner. Cats typically do a great job at filing down their nails but sometimes we have to resort to nail trims. If you don’t plan on going to the veterinarian or groomer for this service, the Dremel 7300 is a great choice of tool for the job. It is safer once you are familiar with the use, as it’s easier to avoid hitting the cat-quick and causing injury.


    26. Frisco 2-in-1 Shampoo & Conditioner with Aloe for Dogs & Cats

    Frisco 2-in-1 Shampoo & Conditioner with Aloe for Dogs & Cats

    Frisco’s 2-in-1 Shampoo & Conditioner is great to have on hand when you must give a full bath to your cat, which will inevitably happen at some point. Infused with pro-vitamin B5 and vitamin E to support skin and coat health, it is derived from plant-based cleaners and coconut and is free of parabens. This is a highly recommended combo for both cat and dog owners. A perk if you own cats and dogs since it can be used on either.


    27. Vet’s Best Waterless Cat Bath

    Vet's Best Waterless Cat Bath

    Vet’s Best Waterless Cat Bath is a great product to keep in stock within the home. Just simply squirt this foam shampoo into your hand and massage over your cat to keep them clean and smelling fresh without the dreaded bath. This waterless cat bath contains natural ingredients such as aloe vera, neem oil, vitamin E, and oatmeal to keep your cat’s coat and skin shiny and healthy. It is recommended for cats 12 weeks and older.

    Best Cat Litter Boxes & Supplies

    28. Catit Jumbo Hooded Cat Pan

    Catit Jumbo Hooded Cat Pan

    The Catit Jumbo Hooded Cat Pan is a great choice for even the largest of cats. It offers a spacious and private place for your cat to do their business. This litter box comes in a fun, white tiger design and a basic gray design. The plastic door is removable if your cat prefers but it does allow easy access when in place.


    29. Frisco Top Entry Cat Litter Box

    Frisco Top Entry Cat Litter Box

     

    The Frisco Top Entry Litter Box helps keep litter inside the box with the top entry design. It offers cats their bathroom privacy and is made of BPA-free plastic. These boxes are convenient and easy to clean and maintain.


    30. Booda Dome Cleanstep Litter Box

    Booda Dome Cleanstep Litter Box

    The Booda Dome Cleanstep Litter Box is great for kittens and seniors. It has an easily accessible ramp and offers plenty of room for your cat to do their business. The dome provides your cat privacy and there is a filter for the top to help keep odor under control.


    31. Nature’s Miracle Just for Cats Advanced Hooded Corner Cat Litter Box

    cat in Nature's Miracle Just For Cats Advanced Hooded Corner Cat Litter Box

    The Nature’s Miracle Hooded Corner Cat Litter Box is highly rated and great for those looking to place the litter box snugly in the corner. It has a non-stick surface to prevent buildup and a replaceable charcoal pad to help reduce odors.


    32. Moonshuttle Blackhole Litter Mat

    Moonshuttle Blackhole Litter Mat_Chewy

    The Moonshuttle Blackhole Litter Mat comes in both black and beige color varieties and is a great tool for your litter box arsenal. You can use this mat to collect any scattered litter your cat tracks out of the box.


    33. Good Pet Stuff Hidden Cat Litter Planter

    Good Pet Stuff Hidden Cat Litter Planter

    This litter box doubles as a houseplant that you cannot kill. It looks like it’s in a real clay pot and If you live in a smaller home or simply want your litter box to go unnoticed, this litter box planter may be your best bet. It adds a decorative touch to the home as well.


    34. Jonny Cat Heavy Duty Jumbo Litter Box Liners

    Jonny Cat Heavy Duty Jumbo Litter Box Liners

    Litter box liners can be extremely convenient for your litter box needs and will prevent unwanted messes. The Jonny Cat Heavy Duty Jumbo Litter Box Liners are among the most top-rated liners from cat owners.


    35. SunGrow Non-Stick Metal Scoop Kitty Box Cat Litter Scooper

    SunGrow Non-Stick Metal Scoop Kitty Box Cat Litter Scooper

    The SunGrow Non-Stick Metal Scooper is made of stain-resistant and corrosion-resistant steel. It can be used with all litter types. This is a long-lasting litter scooper with a convenient wide mouth to make that dirty job a little bit easier.


    36. iPrimio Sifter with Non-Stick Litter Scooper

    iPrimio Sifter with Non-Stick Litter Scooper

    The iPrimio Sifter with Non-Stick Litter Scooper has a cast aluminum base with a non-stick coating to prevent wet litter from sticking to it. It has a comfortable grip and comes with a wall hanger so you can hang it up on the wall next to the litter box between uses.

    Best Cat Travel Bags

    37. Pet Gear Signature Pet Car Seat & Carrier Bag

    Pet Gear Signature Dog & Cat Car Seat & Carrier Bag

    If you plan on frequent road trips or simply want a carrier that can double as a car seat, the Pet Gear Signature Dog and Cat Carrier is great to have around. It has mesh paneling for great ventilation and rolling shades for privacy. It is roomy and straps safely into your car, it even has some extra storage pockets.


    38. KOPEKS Deluxe Travel Airline-Approved Pet Carrier Backpack

    KOPEKS Deluxe Travel Airline-Approved Dog & Cat Carrier Backpack

    The KOPEKS Deluxe Cat Carrier Backpack has a two-wheeled platform and doubles as a rolling carrier. This airline-approved backpack is great to have, especially if you end up having to take to the skies with your feline companion. This carrier can hold up to 18 pounds and can be carried in three different ways.


    39. Petmate Two Door Top Load Dog & Cat Kennel

    Petmate Two Door Top Load Dog & Cat Kennel

    This hard-sided cat kennel is nice to have handy and holds up to 20 pounds. This kennel puts a more modern spin on the traditional cat kennel and comes in the colors rose, blue and medium tan. It’s a well-loved kennel among cat owners.


    40. Gamma2 Travel-Tainer Complete Dog & Cat Feeding System

    Gamma2 Travel-Tainer Complete Dog & Cat Feeding System

    The Gamma2 Travel-tainer is BPA-free and made of food-grade plastic. This portable feeding system can hold up to 6 cups of food and is equipped with two 3-cup bowls that can be used for food and water on the go. There is also a convenient carry handle on this container.


    41. Feliway Classic Calming Spray for Cats

    Feliway Classic Calming Spray for Cats

    Feliway Classic Calming Spray for Cats can be a great addition to your travel arsenal for those times you have to take your cat out of the home. Feliway emits a pheromone that mimics a cat’s facial pheromones that are released when the cat is calm. Spraying Feliway on the bedding within the cat carrier can help soothe their nerves and reduce stress.

     

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