You love your cat, and lucky for you both, it’s the time of year you can express that love and devotion in myriad ways – we’re talking tons of presents. Even if your cat would be content to receive a stocking full of catnip, it’s much more fun to indulge your furry family member with something truly spectacular.
To help, we found 10 presents that exemplify extravagant spending. Some are highly functional while others are purely entertaining. Yet all are for the pet parent with a sense of humor or just a little (okay, sometimes a lot of) extra spending money.
Cat scratchers needn’t look strictly utilitarian. This sleek and functional design has a midcentury modern aesthetic and just enough surface space to hold your favorite kitty-cat tchotchkes. Made with walnut hardwood and europly, the wall-mounted piece installs easily for instant catification. Choose from five different scratch pad colors.
$445 at modernistcat.com
Your cat could have a roomy good time while having clear boundaries that prevent wandering away in this sizable playpen meant for indoor or outdoor use. It comes with a removable mesh netting to keep your curious one safely ensconced in its high-grade mesh and scratch-resistant nylon barrier. It resembles a circus ring for your acrobat of a pet.
$122 at hemingwayscatboutique.com
This luxe-looking carrier deserves first-class priority for making travel with your furry friend supremely stylish. The breathable mesh window keeps the outside world visible while the wide front pocket secured by puppy- and kitty-faced hardware give this bag tongue-in-cheek appeal. Match your cat’s personality with either black, red, blue, tan, or pink.
$1,650 at moshiqa.com
Like an interactive nanny cam for your cat, the Kittyo gives you the power to observe, speak to, play with, and treat your feline friend from afar. Learn more about the device’s origins and what it can do for your home-alone pet by reading our interview with Kittyo founder Lee Miller.
$249 pre-order at kittyo.com
Got more than one cat? Gift them this tri-level hangout that provides plenty of options for lounging and scratching. There’s Berber carpet, sisal pad, and faux suede cushions for all kinds of textured fun. Let them find this under your balsam or Douglas fir for four payments of $124.99.
$499.95 at hsn.com
Almost any artsy cat parent can appreciate this playful, multicolored mosaic feeder. The elevated aspect means your cat will have easy access to her chow and water. And it’s cheaper than an original work of art, but just as eye catching.
$155 at catsplay.com
This chic two-part cabinet is made with walnut hardwood europly and would look perfectly upscale alongside modern or traditional décor. The fact that this piece of furniture doubles as a litter hideaway and cat house is a bonus.
$1,095 at modernistcat.com
If your cat deserves a posh perch but your aesthetic is minimalist, opt for this European stand in a wealth of options. Your cat will love taking in the scenery from a futuristic pet pod.
$732 at pet-interiors.co.uk
Even the most perceptive pet could mistake his home for a lush garden when he hears the sound of running water from this gorgeous ceramic fountain. The flower design creates an earthy opulence as it beckons four-legged friends with instant refreshment.
$179 at catsplay.com
For a cool thousand-plus bucks, pet parents can adorn their necks with 18-karat white gold feline-inspired jewelry. It’s made with white pave diamonds, which will make the wearer of this lavish bauble purr with delight. Consider it an ode to your pet.
$1,380 at neimanmarcus.com
About the author: Whitney C. Harris is a New York-based freelance writer for websites including StrollerTraffic, Birchbox, and WhattoExpect.com. A former book and magazine editor, she enjoys running (with Finley), watching movies (also with Finley), and cooking meatless meals (usually with Finley watching close by).