If you're anything like us, you had your gifts picked out and wrapped by August. What, no one else does that!? Well, whether you forgot your favorite kitty friend (or said kitty's owner) in your early gift shopping, or you simply haven't figured out what to get yet, we have some awesome cat gift ideas for you. And the best part is, you can get most of these things in a local store -- no stressing over whether your gift will get here on time!
Great last-minute gifts for cats and cat owners
1. Homemade cat dancer toy
Photo from Joy the Baker
Joy the Baker takes a moment from creating delicious treats to make her cat an amazing-looking catnip-filled dancer toy -- and shares how you can make one too! All it takes is a few materials you can find at a local craft or dollar store, and a basic knowledge of how to use a needle. Fill the toy with Tabby James catnip and you'll win over any cat.
2. Adorable no-sew catnip toy
Photo from Mrs. Frugal Franny
If you passed up the first entry on this list at the mention of sewing, you're in luck: Mrs. Frugal Franny has an idea for a cute catnip-filled toy that requires no sewing. Just place catnip and some crumpled paper in the middle of a square piece of fabric, pull up the sides, and use a thin strip of fabric to tie it shut. We think anyone can handle that.
3. A cat-inspired mug
You can never have too many mugs, right? Especially when they're adorable and cat-themed. You can pick one up almost anywhere, and personalize it by filling it with cat treats (or human treats -- just make sure they know which it is!). Here's a stylish cup from Anthropologie, a sillier one from Sears, or get classy with these stem-less wine glasses from Urban Outfitters.
4. Kitty stockings
No, we don't mean Christmas stockings (although you can certainly get those, too). These adorable black cat stockings from Hot Topic are a purrfectly adorable gift for any cat lover.
5. Men & Cats
You just can't go wrong with photos of cute cats paired with cute guys.
6. Cat measuring cups
A cute addition to any cat-lover's kitchen, these measuring cups can be paired with a few homemade kitty treat recipes for a thoughtful gift. Cat owners can use these to scoop out the right amount of food for their cats -- or just enjoy a smile while they bake.
7. Cheeky cat shirt
We haven't forgotten you gentlemen: here's a shirt for any guy cat-lovers out there. The cute cat peeking out from the shirt pocket is hiding his true nature. No wonder he looks so smug…
8. A donation in their name
Photo from the Animal Rescue Site
Make a gift that will help others by donating to a local animal shelter. Put together a care package or simply make a monetary donation in someone else's name to give the best gift of all to everyone involved.