It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a woman in possession of a good cat must be in want of a bunch of cat-related holiday gifts. That said, all cat-related gifts are not created equal, and no one deserves a third copy of the Jingle Cats’ Meowy Christmas album. Celebrate the feline enthusiasts in your life with gifts that say, “I realize that if you’re interested in a bunch of Grumpy Cat stuff, you’ve probably already bought it yourself.”
1. Anatomical Heart Cat Toy
These organic catnip toys are handmade in England from recycled wool and velvet. If Kate and William ever add a cat to the royal family, I’m guessing they’ll head to London’s Cheshire & Wain for supplies. Semi-realistic organs don’t strike your fancy? The company also sells toys shaped like gingerbread men, lobsters and turkeys — but c’mon, what’s cuter than a cat trotting around with a heart in its mouth?
2. KitNipBox Subscription
Each month, the team at KitNipBox sends out a seasonally-themed assortment of handcrafted toys, all-natural treats and other goodies. The company supports animal shelters and rescue organizations, and their packing boxes support cats, who will jump into them as soon as they’re empty (so predictable, cats).
From $19/month, kitnipbox.com
3. Snow Leopard Vodka
A bottle of something tasty is a solid hostess gift, but too often it lacks a pet tie-in. Enter Snow Leopard Vodka, a spirit with heart: 15% of all profits go to snow leopard conservation via the Snow Leopard Trust.
4. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Ring
The subtlest member of the cat-accessory family, this diminutive ring (for humans!) stacks perfectly above other bands. Full disclosure: I bought myself one —I call him Paco the Wonder Cat — and I am the envy of my friends and associates when I wear him.
$48 and up, verameat.com
5. Cat Ears Accessory
Then again, who wants to be subtle? Delight the most flamboyant cat person on your gift list with a pair of embroidered clip-on ears; as a bonus, throw in a copy of Cat People, featuring a theme song by David Bowie. Take that, Meowy Christmas.
$38 for two, coralandtusk.com