Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate all kinds of love with everyone you love, including your cats. While your cat may not appreciate more traditional Valentine’s Day gifts, like chocolates and flowers, they can still celebrate the holiday with you with other gifts that they’ll enjoy.
If you’re stumped on what kind of gift to give your cat for Valentine’s Day, our list is here to help you out. Here are some gift ideas that will be sure to make your cat feel the love.
Top 10 Valentine’s Day Gifts for Cats
Most cats will love any excuse to eat some tasty treats. Several heart-shaped treats are sold at your local pet store during Valentine’s Day. If not, online pet supply stores should have these treats in stock.
If you really want to go above and beyond, you can bake your own cat treats and use Valentine’s Day-themed cookie cutters to shape them. Making homemade treats is also helpful if your cat has a sensitive stomach because you can control the ingredients used in the treats.
If you have a particularly playful cat, she’ll love celebrating Valentine’s Day by playing with a new set of toys. It’s easy to find toys in the shape of hearts, but there are usually other Valentine’s Day-themed toys, like cupids and lovebirds, that are sold closer to the holiday. You can also find all kinds of toys, like catnip toys and wands, with Valentine’s Day shapes and prints on them. So, you can pick out your cat’s favorite kinds of toys and ensure that she has a fun time celebrating this holiday.
3. Pet Wine
Pet wine is a non-alcoholic treat that cats can enjoy drinking. It can make Valentine’s Day feel extra festive while feeding your cat a safe drink. There are even different kinds of flavors for your cat to try, and some also contain catnip. Pet wine is a great way to make Valentine’s Day dinner extra fancy and special. Your cat will love being able to enjoy a tasty meal along with a delicious drink.
4. Cat Tent
Cats love hiding spaces, so they’ll love having a new cat tent in their home. You can find all kinds of cat tents at varying price points, making it fairly easy to find a cat tent that your cat likes within your budget.
Cat tents can also be handmade. If you have some extra time to spend on a DIY project, you can easily make a cat tent and customize the design by choosing your own fabrics.
5. Heart-Shaped Bed
Another type of furniture your cat will love is a heart-shaped bed. A cat bed can be the perfect Valentine’s Day gift, as it allows your cat to nap or sleep in a comfy and cozy space. When shopping for a cat bed, make sure to find one that uses high-quality stuffing to ensure it lasts a long time without becoming lumpy and uncomfortable for your cat. It’s also helpful to purchase one that’s completely machine washable so that it’s convenient to clean it.
6. Heart Blanket
If your cat’s a heat-seeker, a warm blanket is the perfect Valentine’s Day gift. You can find several different kinds of cat-themed blankets as well as blankets with Valentine’s Day patterns on them.
It’s often best to purchase a nice blanket made with natural fibers. Natural fabrics, like cotton, wool, and linen, produce less static. Synthetic fibers, including rayon, polyester, and nylon, usually cause static cling. Choosing a high-quality blanket will ensure that your cat feels comfortable and doesn’t have to deal with the feeling of static all over her coat.
Another way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your cat is to dress her up in festive clothes. Most cats require some time before they get used to wearing clothes. So, it’s important to choose clothes made with soft, non-itchy material so that putting on clothes is as comfortable as possible for your cat. Try to also refrain from purchasing costumes that may be difficult to put on your cat. This will reduce resistance from your cat and the amount of time it takes to get your cat in clothes.
If your cat doesn’t enjoy wearing clothes, a Valentine’s Day bandana may be a better choice. A high-quality bandana made with lightweight material will feel less restrictive for your cat. There are all kinds of designs for Valentine’s Day bandanas, and many can also be personalized with your cat’s name embroidered on them.
Keep in mind that you’ll probably appreciate the bandana more than your cat. So, it’ll be nice for your cat if you pair the bandana with another gift that your cat will enjoy, like treats or toys.
9. Monthly Subscription Box
If you really want to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your cat in a big way, consider getting your cat a monthly subscription box. These subscription boxes contain toys and treats that are usually curated to reflect a particular theme. Most subscription box services dedicate the month of February to Valentine’s Day and send holiday-related items. You can usually get discounts if you purchase multiple months of subscription boxes. However, you can also purchase a one-time box if you’d prefer to only get one for Valentine’s Day.
10. Scratching Board
Cat scratching boards come in all shapes and sizes, including hearts. So, if your cat’s scratching board or post looks like it’s due for a replacement, consider getting her a new one for Valentine’s Day.
A cute scratching board doesn’t just make a cool addition to your home. It keeps your cat’s claws healthy and can help relieve stress. It’s also a great way to deter your cat from scratching or clawing on your furniture.
There are many different ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your cat, and you can find all kinds of gifts to give your cat on this special day. So, make sure to prepare some gifts that your cat will be sure to enjoy. It’s a great way for you two to spend some time together to celebrate the love and special bond shared between humans and their pets.
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