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Top Gifts for "Crazy Cat Ladies"

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Female cat lovers are the easiest people in the world to buy gifts for. They always love anything and everything related to cats, whether it be cat-themed jewelry, books about cats, calendars featuring cats or cat-related home decor. Here are my top picks to help you with ideas for your "crazy cat lady" friends.

1. Manet's Cats

Image of Manet's Cats Poster by Eve Riser-Roberts
Image © Eve Riser-Roberts, Photo of Poster by Franny Syufy
Eve Riser-Robert's art is exquisite, and she has captured the style of several famous artists with her imaginative interpretations of how they would have painted portraits of their own cats. I chose Manet's Cats and I couldn't have been more pleased with the quality of the prints - a really affordable way of giving fine art to a favorite person.

2. Cheshire Cat Mug

Rare is the woman who doesn't still love the Alice in Wonderland story, especially the ubiquitous Cheshire Cat. This mug depicts the smiling cat resting in a tree with tiny Alice looking up at him. The amazing part is that when the mug is filled with a hot beverage, the whole cat disappears from sight, leaving only that huge grin.

3. Cat Naps 2007 16 Month Wall Calendar

If the "Life is Tough" garments above don't remind your crazy cat lady friend to take it easy, this calendar featuring napping cats and kittens should definitely do the trick. I've ordered this 12" x 12" calendar for my own office wall.
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4. Sterling Cat Pendants

Photo of Cat Pendant
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Kay Jewelers is a popular place for women's jewelry, and there are three different cat pendant neckaces from which to choose. I particularly like the blue and green topaz kitties cuddling together.
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5. Mouse Pad With Flower Cats by Matar

From the original "Crazy Cat Ladies Society" (and Gentlemen's Auxiliary), I picked this mouse pad embellished on the front with "Flower Cats" by Beatriz Matar, a talented painter from Argentina, who is also a member of the CCLS. By the way, the CCLS donates $3 from every purchase to Best Friends Animal Society, so this would be a "double-duty" gift for your "Crazy Cat Lady."

6. "Heaven Is" Framed Tile

This framed tile has three black kitties surrounding the printed sentiment: "Heaven is where every kitty you've loved is waiting for you." Cafe Press products are generally well-made and this tile would look lovely hanging on a kitchen wall

Frame measures 6" X 6" x 0.5" with 4.25" X 4.25"
Tile is onstructed of stained Cherrywood
Two holes for wall mounting

7. Photo Stamps With Personal Cat Pictures

Photo Stamps are the coolest thing to come around since catnip, in my opinion. Photo Stamps are the brainstorm of Stamps.com, and approved licensed vendor of the United States Postal Service. Sign up for free, upload your (or your friend's) favorite cat photo, then follow the links to purchase. You can change the border colors and perform other small edits of the photos online. Cost: around $20 for a 20-stamp sheet of peel-off stamps. Note: Do not submit copyrighted photos!

8. Video: The Truth About Cats and Dogs

This is a "chick flick" movie and the cat comes out on the short end of the stick, but I think crazy cat women will enjoy it. Janeane Garofalo and Uma Thurman star as friends-become-rivals for Ben Chaplin. Although some explicit (phone) sex makes it definitely not a family movie, it's a fun flick to watch on a rainy Saturday night with your sweetheart.
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