Christmas presents are great and all, but I’ve always been partial to stocking stuffers. There’s something mysterious about a giant fuzzy boot-shaped bag holding all kinds of little trinkets and treasures. In our family we wrap all the stocking stuffers, thus extending the precious gift-opening process.
Honestly, I think you have to be a more creative gift-giver when it comes to putting together stocking stuffers. They have to be smallish in size, yet perfect for the recipient. I found 10 cat-themed stocking stuffers to suit members of the entire family.
This reusable, rubbery plastic plug ($2.21) comes in a few kitty-designs. It’s cute and protects your earphone jack from dust, water or any weird substance you like to spend time with. It works with iPhone 4/4S/5, iPad, iPod, HTC and Samsung.
This hard vinyl Dashboard Buddha cat ($6) loves to meditate in sunbeams, which makes your car’s dashboard the perfect spot. He’s five inches tall and bounces on a metal spring. Normally cats don’t like riding in cars, but this guy’s all about the Kar-ma. Ha.
Because sometimes you need more than just an “Easy Button.” Sometimes something is a little more of an emergency, and what’s more urgent-sounding that a loud “MEOW”? Cats can make anything sound like a full-blown crisis. Your cat doesn’t need batteries, but this button ($12.03) does, so plan accordingly.
You spend a lot of money on your cat anyway — why not let this hinged, cat money-clip ($10.99) hold your fat stack of Benjamins … or Washingtons?
First of all — how cute are these? These measuring spoons ($12.95) are sold by Animal Rescue Site Store, which means all purchases help feed shelter animals. They have stainless steel handles and are dishwasher-safe. I know I’d be happy to have these paws all over my kitchen counter.
Let Nurse Kitty take care of your boo-boos! This sweet little tin ($3.96) holds 20 Hello Kitty bandages, which I think are appropriate for any member of the family — even Grandpa!
I just love Heather Mattoon’s “Cats in Clothes” stuff, and these little buttons ($6) featuring the adorable young ‘un characters of Margaret, Morris, Elyse and Brewster. Margaret is my favorite — I think she looks like my Phoebe.
I love a nice bobby pin in my hair, especially when it’s all buttoned-up with a cute kitty on it. The buttons are even made of imported Japanese fabric! Ohhh … fancy! ($6)
Any cat-loving man would love these fun boxer-briefs ($12). They’ll never have to answer that awful question: “Boxers or briefs?” Plus, CATS!
This toothpaste-tube attachment ($4.99) was a hit in my stocking-stuffers post last year and I just had to throw it in this year’s lineup. Brushing your teeth is so much more fun when a cat vomits (sorry) the toothpaste neatly across your bristles.
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About the Author: Angie Bailey is an eternal optimist with an adoration of all things silly. Loves pre-adolescent boy humor, puns, making up parody songs, thinking about cats doing people things and The Smiths. Writes Catladyland, a cat humor blog, Texts from Mittens (originated right here on Catster) and authored whiskerslist: the kitty classifieds, a silly book about cats wheeling and dealing online. Partner in a production company and writes and acts in a comedy web series that features sketches and mockumentaries. Mother to two humans and three cats, all of which want her to make them food.