Five Finds for the Frantic Feline Shopper
Feeling a little frantic this week? As the clock ticks down to Christmas/Kwanzaa/Boxing Day, at least some of us are wondering how the heck we're gonna finish all of our holiday shopping.
The good news is, you still have time to buy some great gifts and get them shipped to arrive by the big day -- and it won't necessarily cost you an arm and a leg. Even better, you won't have to venture out into the crazed hoards at your local mall and listen to bad musak versions of Feliz Navidad.
(TIP: If you go through Amazon and you're a prime member, you get free 2-day shipping and $3.99 overnight shipping. In most cases, you don't have to pay sales tax.)
Here are a few last minute feline-themed gift suggestions:
Everyday Cat Excuses
Cats are full of excuses, so any human who happens to be owned by one should use Everyday Cat Excuses: Why I Can't Do What You Want to prepare for your cats' sly explanations and justifications. A charmingly line-drawn, highly humorous, and personality-filled kitty presents all the reasons why I cant. Im shedding, Im salivating, Im kneading (but not needing) you, my ears are rotating. Or she cant be bothered listening because shes having an intense catnip experience. Cat lovers will recognize every funny scenarioand their pets will want to sneak a peek to discover new ideas!
Crazy Cat Lady Board Game
One can never have too many cats? Or can one? Pull on a ratty bathrobe, and play the Crazy Cat Lady Board Game with your cat lady (and guy) friends.
The goal is to collect more cats than your fellow competitors as you make your way around the board. Gain more cats by landing on spaces like "Save a Cat Stuck in a Tree" and "Rescue Grumpy Old Cat From Pound."
Gift Certificate for a Pet Portrait
Find a cat artist you love, and buy a gift certficate for a work by that artist. Pet portrait artists like Purrfect Pet Art and Darlene Pucillo are just a few of the Etsy artists offering gift certificates for immediate delivery:
Purrfect Pet Art creates mixed media masterpieces on canvas:
Click here to go to Purrfect Pet Art.
Puci creates evocative oil paintings of a pet or pet and human:
Click here to go to Puci's Etsy Studio.
Gift Certificate for Handmade Cat Toys
Here's a great stocking stuffer! A gift certificate for handmade cat toys by Oh Boy Cat Toys. Various denominations delivered immediately via email.
Careers for Your Cat
Think it's about time for your furry friend to bring home the
bacon Fancy Feast? Then Careers for Your Cat by Ann Dziemianowicz (with charming illustrations by Ann Boyajian) could be a purrfect gift for Fluffy this Christmas. Order through Amazon for delivery before Christmas.
Bonus Gift Suggestion
I also have it on good authority that cats LOVE playing Risk.