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5 Subtle Gifts for the Cat Lady in Training

These gifts let you show off your feline affinity without screaming "crazy cat lady."

Angela Lutz  |  Dec 18th 2013


The thing about crazy cat ladies: Like karate or wizardry, there are levels. Maybe you’re willing to go to work with fur-covered pants if it means five extra minutes of pre-commute snuggles with your calico girl, but you’re not necessarily ready to adorn yourself in leopard print from head to toe or rock neon cat leggings. You have conversations with your cats and can discuss their antics for hours, but you aren’t sure how you feel about those litter box earrings you saw your great aunt wearing.

Here are five gift ideas for the crazy cat lady in training that will let you express your feline affinity with subtlety, grace — and awesomeness, of course.

1. Rings

These adorable cat-ear rings keep it simple. They’re available here — and they’re on sale for the holidays!

This fun ring is available here. It has mad personality, so give it a name and a voice, and use that voice to address your boss during the staff meeting. So much for subtlety, I guess.

2. Coffee mugs

Grab the morning by the tail with this functional and adorable coffee mug, which is available here.

Sip the sweet nectar of life from this mug, available here, while showing your Grumpy Cat love. The best part: If you’re having a bad day, Grumpy can glare at your coworkers for you.

3. Journal

Nothing says “serious artsy-fartsy writer person” quite like carrying around a Moleskine notebook and a pen while acting like a pensive space cadet. Now you can do it with cats! Get one here.

4. Necklaces

These tiny pendants go with anything. They’re feminine and delicate, which is the opposite of Bubba Lee Kinsey, my antisocial brute of a cat, and Phoenix, my needy and expressive calico girl. Available here.

Get your stretch on with this cat necklace, available here. Bonus: You can get it online, meaning you won’t have to be jealous that your cats are at home striking this pose in front of the heater while you’re out fighting the crowds.

5. Socks

The best part about cat socks: They can be as crazy as you want ’em to be, and no one has to know. Get the clever cat socks I’m modeling above here.

These knee-high socks featuring Henri, Le Chat Noir, available here, are also insanely fabulous.

About Angela: This not-crazy-at-all cat lady loves to lint-roll her favorite dress and go out dancing. She also frequents the gym, the vegan coffee joint, and the warm patch of sunlight on the living room floor. She enjoys a good cat rescue story about kindness and decency overcoming the odds, and she’s an enthusiastic recipient of headbutts and purrs from her two cats, Bubba Lee Kinsey and Phoenix.

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