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8 Hanukkah Gifts for Cats and Cat Lovers

Here are 8 gift ideas (for the 8 nights of Hanukkah) that cats and their owners are sure to enjoy.

Jeff Goldberg  |  Dec 12th 2014


The only thing better than a holiday that lasts eight days is a cat who has nine lives. When you combine the two, you get a whole lot more than 17. There are plenty of fun and creative Hanukkah gifts for cats and cat owners this season. Here is a sampling  that only scratches the surface.

1. Hanukkah Catnip Toys from Etsy

Let’s face it, you don’t need to do much with catnip to make it the BEST TOY EVER to a cat. When I was a kid, we used to sprinkle catnip into a Tupperware container and watched with glee as Mr. Katz got his drooly face stuck inside it trying to get at every last bit of irresistible nip.

But on Etsy, you can find many varieties of catnip toys, including this set of dreidel and gelt. It’s made of 100 percent recycled felt and certified organic catnip.

$12.00 on Etsy

2. Hanukkah Kitty Coffee Mugs from Zazzle

Want to take a furry friend with you wherever you go and show off your Jewish pride? This stainless steel travel/commuter mug is spill-proof and has a removable plastic top. You can customize the image to put your favorite feline on the side.

$27.95 at Zazzle

3. Kosher Gift Basket for Cat and Owner From Bisket Baskets

With this bountiful basket, everybody wins this holiday season. This kosher gift basket contains treats for cat and owner alike, including pasta, sauce, smoked salmon, and cashes for the human; and a lobster catnip toy for the cat.

$89.99 at Bisket Baskets

4. Siamese with Dreidel Hoodie from Cafe Press

This illustration by popular animal artist Terry Pond is perfect for collectors of Judaica and for people who love cats or maybe even "The Hoodie" himself: New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick! This hoodie is constructed with a cotton/polyester blend that is durable and comfortable. It has a drawstring hood and kangaroo pocket.

$44.99 at Cafe Press

5. "Hanukcats: and Other Traditional Jewish Songs for Cats" from Amazon

In 20 cat-themed takes on traditional songs, our furry friends get to share in the Festival of Lights, singing about dreidels, gefilte fish, and other four-legged joys of the holidays. With all-new illustrations throughout and songs from Hannukah, Passover, and more, cat lovers will find plenty to celebrate all year round in the latest edition of the classic book.

$8.69 hardcover at Amazon

6. Hanukkah Dreidel Cat Queen Duvet from Cafe Press

Your bed is probably already covered in fur. Now go all the way with this custom duvet cover. This queen-size duvet is 88 inches square. It’s made from 100 percent woven polyester, with soft fleece top and microfiber underneath. The lightweight cover has a snap closure and makes late-night winter snuggling a must for cats and owners.

$158.00 at Cafe Press

7. Hanukkah Breakaway Cat Collar from Etsy

Tags, they’re it! This customizable breakaway cat collar is handmade, using high quality reinforced cotton fabric showing the Star of David and Dreidels scattered in varying shades of blue over a dark navy background.

The finished collar is 3/8 inch wide, and it comes with an optional non-removable welded D-ring to hold pet tags. A jingle bell can also be added to the D-ring or directly attached to the collar using a removable double ring. The buckle is designed to open when pulled so your curious cat doesn’t get hung up on anything and injured while doing his daily exploring.

$9.50 at Etsy

8. Cats Menorah from Judaism.com

These cuddly cats might prefer to pull your cords out of the walls, but the menorah will always stay lit for eight days as these kitties will keep your candles company throughout Hanukkah. But watch out for those sneaky mice!

$42.46 at Judaism.com

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