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The Best Gifts for Cat Lovers That Are the You-Know-Who's Pajamas

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Did you know there's a word for a cat lover? They're called ailurophiles. While that label might not be easy to pronounce, finding a gift for a cat lover is pretty darn effortless thanks to the internet's absolute fascination with all things feline-related. Read on for gifts that entertain both humans and kitties, products that proclaim an affinity while also spiffing up your favorite cat lover's home decor, and many more purrfect (we're sorry) ideas.

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Custom Pet Canvas
Crown & Paw

Custom Pet Canvas

$50 and up from Crown & Paw
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Cat people usually love all cats, but they especially love their own feline family member, and a custom portrait of him or her — in a character that suits that pet's personality — will have them squealing with delight. Custom canvas prints come in three sizes, but Crown & Paw also does less expensive posters and phone cases.

Laptop Cat Scratching Pad
Uncommon Goods
Pure Catnip Toy Set
The Grommet

Pure Catnip Toy Set

$15 from The Grommet
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This gift set from Dr. Pussums Cat Company includes catnip sourced from Canada and cotton toys crafted in Maine, and a rabbit fur mouse to round out the set. The reviews for these sets, which are available in three colors, are glowing. An example? "My cat kept pawing at the envelope as soon as I brought it into the house. He loves it!"

Laser-Pointing Cat Toy
Amazon

Laser-Pointing Cat Toy

$6 from Amazon
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Now here's a gift that, should your friend or family member's cat take to it, has a huge return-on-investment for very little cost. That would be ROI paid out in laughter and what will likely be YouTubeable antics, but still.

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Hiding Cat Tee
Etsy

Hiding Cat Tee

$22 and up from Etsy
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We love the subtle humor and simple design of this T-shirt, and we're betting any cat lover in your life will, too. Available in five colors.

Ceramic Cat Water Fountain
Etsy

Ceramic Cat Water Fountain

$40 from Etsy
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Cats love sinks, and there's an entire YouTube sub-genre that proves that statement is true. Why not provide your favorite feline enthusiast — and by extension, their furball — with a "sink" of its own? Available in three colors, this one, which is as pretty as it is functional, includes washable sponge filters and a pump.

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Bookish Cat Puzzle
Amazon

Bookish Cats Jigsaw Puzzle

$14 from Amazon
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A 500-piece jigsaw puzzle full of felines would be a welcome gift for any cat lover, but combine that with cats cleverly represented as literary-classic main characters, and you have a next-level gift.

Fruit Tart Cat Bed
Meowingtons

Fruit Tart Cat Bed

$24 from Meowingtons
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Meowingtons calls this the "cutest cat bed ever," and we can't argue. We don't know a cat lover alive who wouldn't go all "awwww" on you if they received this as a gift. The "fruit tart"-shaped bed is a bundle of adorableness all by itself, but add in five fruit cushions (with squeakers!) and the squee level goes up another few notches.

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Cats Only Doormat
ModCloth

Cats Only Doormat

$40 from ModCloth
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This statement doormat just states what we all already suspected anyway — that cat people prefer the company of, well, cats! And bonus: The mat, made from the natural coir fibers from coconuts, doubles as a scratchpad for kitty.

Best Cat Dad Ever Laptop Sticker
TeePublic

Best Cat Dad Ever Laptop Sticker

$3 from TeePublic
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Yes, most of us know a stereotypical cat lady, but c'mon — dudes love cats, too, and those devoted male pet owners deserve some kitty-loving cred. This sticker lets them publicly proclaim their feline devotion. It makes a great stocking stuffer, or you can throw a few more cat stickers into the mix to make it a true gift.

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Cats on Catnip
Amazon

Cats on Catnip

$14 from Amazon
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We're pretty sure there's not a cat owner alive who would not proudly display this book on their coffee table. It's 128 pages of cats — gacked out on the 'nip — shot by professional pet photographer Andrew Marttila. As the description notes, "delightful, elegant Fluffy transforms into a hell-bent renegade. Shy, reserved Mittens becomes a free-loving acrobat ... " and so on. Yep, it's awesome.

Cat Umbrella Stand
Amazon

Cat Umbrella Stand

$35 from Amazon
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If you know a cat person who lives in a rainy climate, this steel umbrella stand from Yamazaki Home will make a welcome gift. If you really want to be generous, toss a cat-themed umbrella into it. We love this one from Amazon.

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The KitTea Kit
Cratejoy

The KitTea Kit

$26/month and up from Cratejoy
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Subscription boxes are the gift that keeps on giving, and the friend or family member who loves cats will appreciate the KitTea Kit, which sends three to five items with each box, including "lapel pins, patches, buttons, stickers, socks, stationery" and more feline-focused merch.

Cats Wearing Hats Mugs
Uncommon Goods
Cat Paw Vase
Amazon

Cat Paw Vase

$20 from Amazon
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These ceramic vases from FattyBee are done in white, so they're just subtle and minimalist enough to blend in with any decor while also proclaiming that this is a household that adores cats. Two styles to choose from.

Microfleece Blanket
Etsy

Microfleece Blanket

$80 from Etsy
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Cats snuggle with humans — when they feel like it, thank you very much — and when those rare instances do come about, this 60-by-80-inch "ultra-soft" microfleece blanket, filled with cartoon cats holding hearts, will come in very handy.

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Personalized Pet Pillow
Amazon

Personalized Pet Pillow

$21-$39 from Amazon
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Got a great pic of your friend or family member's kitty? Turn it into a throw pillow. There are five sizes to choose from, and the pillow is printed on both sides.

3D Illusion Cat Lamp
Amazon

3D Illusion Cat Lamp

$18 from Amazon
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This cool projection-style lamp lets the cat-loving recipient project in 16 different colors, with four unique color-changing modes. It can be operated via battery or USB mode.

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cat eating food
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Customized Cat Food Delivery

Varies from Smalls.com
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Set the favorite cat person in your life up with a swanky food or litter delivery service. Smalls.com is run by a team that includes a member of the American Association of Veterinary Nutritionists and a certified applied animal behaviorist, so you know the cat on the receiving end of this gift is getting the good stuff.

Plaisir de la Cave Sphinx Wine Opener
Amazon

Plaisir de la Cave Sphinx Wine Opener

$25 from Amazon
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If the cat mom or cat dad in your life also loves wine, this gold-plated corkscrew and foil cutter — available in black and white — makes a great gift. Buyers and recipients give it high marks. Noted one: "It's made with extreme attention to detail and has not faded or lost its superb look."

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