The 23 Best Gifts for Cats in 2024

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While you’re making your way through your holiday shopping list this year, don’t forget to include a few gifts for your cat! From stocking stuffers like toys and treats to big-ticket items, we’ve assembled a list of the best gifts for cats in 2024.

#1 SmartyKat Skitter Critters Value Pack Catnip Toys

You can never have too many catnip-stuffed mouse toys. They’re perfect for engaging your cat’s prey drive, whether you’re tossing them for your cat to chase or offering them up for solo play. Your cat will love batting these little critters around and you’ll always have a few extras on hand in case they inevitably start to go missing.

#2 Churu Holiday Tuna & Chicken Variety Pack Lickable Cat Treats

Boxed up and ready for gifting, this Holiday Edition variety pack of Churu lickable cat treats will be a hit with cats of all ages. The soft, creamy texture is gentle on sensitive mouths for older cats and easy to enjoy for teething kittens. It also makes a great food topper or training treat.

This variety pack includes two flavors of Churu lickable treats: tuna and chicken. Each is made with either farm-raised chicken or wild-caught tuna as the main ingredient. In addition to being rich in protein and flavor, these squeeze-able treats are full of hydrating moisture.

#3 Frisco Scratch & Roll Scratcher Cat Toy with Catnip

Scratch. Pounce. Play. This toy accommodates all kinds of activities to keep your cat engaged. It consists of a round captive ball track with a cardboard scratcher in the center. Because the top of the track is open, your cat can bat at the ball inside, watching as it rolls around the track. Sprinkle a little of the enclosed catnip on top to pique your cat’s interest and replace the cardboard scratcher as needed.

#4 K&H Pet Products Thermo-Kitty Indoor Heated Cat Bed

When the cold winter wind starts to blow, this indoor heated cat bed gives your cat a comfy place to go. Its round shape and high walls make it perfect for cuddling and the orthopedic foam base adds an extra degree of comfort. The warmth and cushioning make this bed a particularly appropriate choice for older cats with aching joints.

This heated cat bed doesn’t require any special programming. Simply plug it into a standard outlet and the 4-watt heating unit will warm the surface of the bed 10 to 15 degrees above ambient room temperature. When it’s time to clean it, just remove the heater and wash the removable cover.

#5 PetSafe Drinkwell 360 Stainless Steel Cat Water Fountain

Hydrating is essential but some cats simply don’t drink a lot of water without encouragement. If you’ve got a cat who tends to drink from your water glass (or less savory places like the toilet), this PetSafe fountain may be the ideal solution.

Made from hygienic stainless steel with a spill-proof design, the Drinkwell 360 fountain keeps your cat’s water fresh. A hidden pump carries the water up through the center and releases it water fountain-style into the deep base below. Your cat can lap from the bowl or sip straight from the source—whatever wets their whistle!

#6 Vital Essentials Variety Pack Freeze-Dried Raw Cat Treats

Give your cat a treat they’ll really go nuts for with this variety pack of freeze-dried raw cat treats. They’re all made from a single source of protein (chicken), without high-carb ingredients or unnecessary additives. They’re simply a great way to boost your cat’s nutrition while showing them a little extra love.

Included in this variety pack are chunks of freeze-dried raw chicken breast, freeze-dried raw chicken hearts, and freeze-dried raw chicken giblets which contain a blend of chicken hearts and livers. If you’re tired of treats that don’t support your cat’s carnivorous needs, give this variety pack a go.

#7 Goody Box Holiday Cat Toys & Treats

Can’t decide what to get your cat for the holidays? This holiday Goody Box might be the perfect solution—it’s also a great gift for the cat lover in your life. This holiday-themed Goody Box includes an assortment of toys and treats, bundled together with up to 35% savings.

When your cat digs into this Goody Box, they’ll find a penguin plush kicker toy and a package of 10 bouncy holiday-colored springs. There’s also an assortment of lickable cat treats, crunchy Temptations treats, and dried catnip. Best of all, the Goody Box comes with a crinkle tunnel that will engage your cat’s instincts for hunting and play.

#8 Frisco Interactive Flopping Fish Electronic Cat Toy


Engage your cat’s predatory instincts with this electronic flopping fish toy. At first glance, it’s a plush fish toy perfectly sized and shaped for bunny kicking. The surprise is that it starts wiggling its tail back and forth when your cat touches it. They’ll feel like they’ve caught a real fish and they won’t be eager to let it get away.

This toy operates on a rechargeable battery pack. Simply plug in the included USB charging cable when the battery runs low. When turned on, the toy is touch-activated but it turns off automatically after a few minutes to conserve battery.

#9 SmartyKat Scratch Scroll Cat Scratcher with Feather Toy

A lounger, scratcher, and play center all in one, this product makes a perfect gift for active and curious cats. The curved shape invites your cat to play on top and underneath, swatting at the hanging feather toy or sharpening their claws on the sisal surface. Once they’ve tired themselves out, your cat can curl up under cover or snuggle into the curve.

#10 Tiki Cat Soft & Chewy Tuna Flavor Grain-Free Cat Treats

If your cat prefers soft, chewy treats, these tuna-flavored treats from Tiki Cat are a great choice. Fresh tuna is the primary ingredient in this low-calorie recipe. The treats are free from artificial flavors and colors and they come in a resealable bag to preserve freshness. These chewy treats are also available in chicken flavor.

#11 Litter Genie Plus Cat Litter Disposal System

Who says a gift for your cat can’t also be a gift for you? The LitterGenie system provides a convenient and hygienic way to contain clumps and waste. When it’s this easy to scoop the litter box, you may find yourself doing it more often. Your cat certainly wouldn’t complain.

The Litter Genie is uniquely designed to contain dirty litter and its odor. It utilizes special five-layer bags and holds up to 14 days of litter at a time. Choose from two colors (black or silver) and, with the Plus model, get a free litter scoop and attached holder.

#12 Cat Dancer Cat Charmer Toy

For the cat who has simple tastes, this wand toy is sure to please. It consists of a flexible but surprisingly durable polycarbonate wand and a long, soft fabric teaser. Engage your cat’s hunting instincts by swishing, flicking, and wiggling the wand. Just to make sure your play session is never interrupted, it comes in a set of two.

#13 Yaheetech 54-Inch Cat Scratching Tree

Make your cat feel like king (or queen) of the jungle with this multi-level cat tree. It measures a full 54 inches high and incorporates numerous perches, hides, scratching posts, and hanging toys. Whether your cat feels like climbing, napping, or playing, this cat tree can accommodate.

This cat tree is built on a wide square base for stability and each level has two points of connection on the way up to the top perch. It’s covered with soft fabric and several of the posts are wrapped in sisal rope to encourage healthy scratching.

#14 Catit Design Senses Super Roller Circuit Cat Toy

If you’re tired of fishing ball toys out from under the couch, a captive ball circuit might be the perfect gift for your cat. Not only does this toy keep the ball safely contained, but you can reconfigure the track to keep the game fresh.

This Super Roller Circuit comes with a swirl-patterned ball that rolls smoothly along the track. Openings on the track give your cat a glimpse of the ball as it moves, triggering their hunting instinct and encouraging them to reach in and bat the ball.

#15 Best Friends by Sheri The Original Calming Shag Fur Donut Cuddler

When your lap isn’t available, your cat will love cuddling up in this fluffy cat bed. The donut shape, plush stuffing, and furry fabric soothe your cat to sleep, surrounding them in warmth and comfort. They can even burrow into it if they’re seeking a sense of security.

The Calming Cuddler is available in an array of colors and sizes, though the smallest size is ideal for most cats. The bed is machine washable on the gentle cycle and can be machine-dried on low or no heat.

#16 SmartCat The Ultimate 32-Inch Sisal Cat Scratching Post

Scratching is a natural instinct for cats, and what better gift can you give them than an opportunity to do what feels right? This scratching post stands 32 inches tall and, with its wide base, is sturdy enough to enable your cat to achieve a full and satisfying stretch.

This scratching post is covered in durable woven sisal, so it stands up to sharp cat claws without snagging. The neutral color palette fits with most home decor schemes and it’s quick to assemble with two screws in the base.

#17 PetSafe Come with Me Kitty Nylon Harness & Bungee Leash

A nice walk is just what your cat needs to give them a boost of mental stimulation, not to mention healthy exercise. Even if the weather isn’t currently ideal for outdoor adventures, you can start leash-training your cat indoors. The Come with Me Kitty harness is fully adjustable for cat comfort and it comes with a matching bungee leash.

It’s important to ensure a snug fit when walking your cat with a harness, so measure your cat before choosing from the three available sizes. This set comes in five colors: black, red, blue, burgundy, and purple.

#18 Catit Treat Ball Cat Toy

Whether you’ve got an active kitten who needs to expend some energy or an older cat who needs encouragement to get moving, this treat ball might do the trick. Filled with your cat’s favorite treats (or even their kibble), it might motivate your cat to engage in some extra exercise.

This treat ball is easy to use—just insert food or treats through the large opening and turn the lid to adjust the difficulty. You can also close the lid completely to use the ball as a toy.

#19 The Cat Ladies Organic Pet Grass Grow Kit

Bring a little of the outdoors inside with this pet grass kit—you don’t even need much of a green thumb to use it. The kit comes with three grow bags, three soil discs, and three packets of organic seed in a blend of wheat, barley, oats, rye, and flax. Simply place a soil disc in the bag, add water and seeds, then wait for it to sprout.

This pet grass kit might be a good gift for a cat who likes to chew on houseplants. Not only does it provide a safer alternative, but the grass provides essential nutrients and dietary fiber. Place the grow bag in a small decorative pot or even a coffee mug.

#20 FurHaven Busy Box Corrugated Hexagon Cat Scratcher Toy

Indulge your cat’s curiosity while engaging their hunting instincts with this cardboard scratcher toy. It’s constructed from multi-layered cardboard in a hollow hexagonal shape, dotted with a series of holes. Jingle bell balls inside entice your cat to reach their paws in and play.

Because it’s made from cardboard, this scratcher has a limited lifespan but if your kitty tires of it, you can simply put it out with the recycling. It comes with dried catnip to help lure your cat in, and slots on the side make it easy to insert your own toys.

#21 Meowfia Premium Felt Cat Cave Bed

Perfect for cats who like to snuggle, this cave-style cat bed will keep your cat warm all winter long. It’s handcrafted from 100% New Zealand Merino wool in an attractive round shape with a subtle swirl pattern. Choose from two sizes and over half a dozen colors.

This Meowifa felt cat cave is surprisingly durable. It’s made using a unique wet-felting technique which renders the wool dense enough to hold up against sharp kitty claws. There are no seams to come apart and the entire bed can be hand-washed and air-dried if needed.

#22 PetSafe Healthy Pet Simply Feed Programmable Pet Feeder

With this automatic feeder, your cat will never have to wonder when they’re going to be fed. Schedule up to 12 meals per day with portions as small as ⅛ cup, or about 2 tablespoons. The feeder runs on 4 D-cell batteries, but you have the option to purchase a separate power adaptor to plug it into an outlet.

Though less technologically advanced than other smart feeders on the market, this PetSafe model offers reliable performance and simple operation. It works with any dry cat food and doesn’t require WiFi or a smartphone to program. Really, it’s a gift for both you AND your cat.

#23 Frisco Cat Face Non-Skid Ceramic Cat Dish

Inject a little paw-sonality into mealtime with this blue ceramic dish featuring a cute black cat face. It’s wide and shallow, so your cat can eat comfortably without their whiskers brushing up against the sides. Non-skid feet keep the dish from sliding around and it’s dishwasher-safe for easy clean-up.

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About Kate Barrington

Kate Barrington is a writer with over twelve years of experience in the pet industry. She is an NAVC-certified Pet Nutrition Coach and has completed coursework in therapeutic nutrition, raw feeding, and the formulation of homemade diets for pets at an accredited university. Kate enjoys cooking, reading, and doing DIY projects around the house. She has three cats, Bagel, Munchkin, and Biscuit.