Cat lovers are the easiest people in the world to thrill with a gift, because anything cat-related will be welcome. These are my latest top picks for gifts for a cat lover for the holidays, for any other special occasion, or even "just because."
Photo Credit: © Franny Syufy
Laurel Burch art products have always been a huge favorite of cat lovers and since her death in 2007, it's likely these products will increase in popularity. I love Laurel Burch art and have purchased several pieces of jewelry by her, when I can find them. Although we regularly use many of our cat-decorated coffee mugs, this one is too precious to risk breaking, so I display it instead.
The linked vendor advertises a large selection of the colorful Laurel Burch mugs. I'd love to have one of each!
Photo Credit: courtesy Keepsakes Etc/Janet Crosby, DVM
These pet memory blankets are woven and the colors are true to life. My fellow Guide and friend, Janet Crosby, DVM, Guide to Veterinary Medicine, inadvertently led me to this marvelous site after reading her review and looking at the photos of her blanket. Janet says in part, "The blanket is a high-quality woven throw. The photo image on the blanket seemed more photo realistic than my photo. Beautiful depth and color, woven into the design. No iron transfer to peel off or wrinkle. The image is the blanket."
Taking Janet's lead, I ordered two of these blankets. As she remarked in the review, the staff at Keepsake, Etc., were extremely helpful when they called me with a problem with one of the photos I'd submitted.
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Monopoly fans will delight to this new Cat-opoly board game, featuring popular breeds of cats and game tokens such as mice, sardines, and fish. A great family gift for cat lovers to play together on festive occasions.
Photo Credit: © Martine Carlsen
I love cat calendars and usually buy several every year as holiday gifts for friends and family. This one really tickles my funny-bone, with great full-color cat drawings depicting the history of cats from the first cat mummy (cover) to the first cat on the moon (December). I have to say that the artist, Martine Carlsen, is my hero, and by way of disclaimer, I have an (unrelated) business association with her.
This lazer-etched wood picture frame has cat-related motifs around the outside, a place for the recipient's own cat picture in the center, and is personalized with an engraved name at the bottom.
Frame sizes include 4x6", 5x7" and 8x10" and can be oriented either horizontally or vertically.
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Felix the Cat is one of the oldest and most beloved cat cartoons. This one will bring a smile to the recipient's face and to everyone who sees him or her wearing it. According to Wikipedia
, "Felix was the first character from animation to attain a level of popularity sufficient to draw movie audiences based solely on his star power."
Rather than link to just one Felix the Cat T-Shirt, which might be sold out quickly, I'm giving you a plethora of choices, evidence of this sassy cat's popularity. One of my favorites is the Outline T-Shirt in black (pictured here), which shows Felix's face on the front and his outline on the bank.
The late Charles Wysocki created some of the most imaginative cat art possible, and Frederick the Literate is a top favorite among Wysocki collectors. This tote bag is done in exquisite details with Frederick the Literate sleeping on a library shelf surrounded by books with "CATchy" titles. Bag is sold through Amazon by the illustrious Bradford Exchange, and measures 14" W; 35.6 cm W; drop measures 9"; 22.9 cm; cosmetic cases measure 9" W x 3" H and 8" W x 4" H; 22.3 cm W x 7.6 cm H and 20.3 cm W x 10.2 cm H.
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Maneki Neko or "Lucky Cat" is an ancient Japanese legend that has become a worldwide collectible. A Maneki Neko gift would be welcomed by an established collector, or it could turn a novice into a confirmed collector. This 3 3/4" Happy Cat Bank comes in black or white.
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WatchBuddy Timepieces is well-known for making theme-based clocks. These wall clocks are wonderful for use as kitchen clocks, although they also add a schoolhouse clock look to children's rooms. All clocks have a precision quartz movement, three hands, and come with a 2-year warranty. Image choice for the clock face run the gamut from lions to comical cat pictures. I like this black and white cat. The price is right - around $26, including shipping.