Ever tried searching for a gift for the cat lover in your life? It's not as easy a job as it sounds because you end up with a mass of results that need searching and filtering. How often have you found the purrfect item only to discover that it is out of stock or that the delivery charge is excessive because the seller is located in the Far East?
We thought it would be helpful to pull out from our collection of cat gifts, some of the items that might hit the mark with a loved one, whether male or female.
For the Ladies
We've been running The Cat Gallery now for over 15 years and I've yet to see a lady in our shop who wasn't delighted and flattered when bought a piece of cat jewellery from our handpicked collection. We don't do "really expensive" jewellery because there are so many lovely designs within the reach of all pockets. Here are a couple of examples:
The Sophisticat Earrings and Sophisticat Pendant are priced respectively at £21 and £24. Each comes in a quality gift box. Rose Gold continues to be a very "in" jewellery material making this stylish cat with heart motif an excellent way to record your affection.
The Love Cat Enamel Earrings and Love Cat Enamel Pendant retail at just £14 and £12.95 respectively. This is a classic design that has become increasingly popular in recent years. Again these pieces are supplied "ready to give" in a quality hinged jewellery gift box.
Unisex Gifts for Cat Lovers
When we thought about it, we couldn't think of many items in our range that ONLY a man would appreciate, so we've called this section unisex. Here we've picked some of our most popular "home and garden" items - gifts which the receiver is likely to be thrilled with, but which you can both enjoy the benefits of.
This is the nicest cat lamp we've ever found and it has been very well received by customers. It's made of Chinese porcelain and is 31cm tall. It takes a 25w screw in bulb which means that it gives lovely soft "accent" lighting to your room. It has an on/off switch part way down the cable and we would say it was suitable in either a living room or as a bedside table light.
A lovely Springtime gift and perhaps an ideal one for a man? (he can have fun putting it up!). Better still, he can earn an extra brownie point by purchasing and planting up our 3 cat hanging basket to complete the job.
The bracket and basket have the added attraction of being made in the UK by an independent manufacturer.
Cat on Branch Wall Art (Available in 3 Sizes, with a price range from £13 - £50)
If your partner has seen this wall art previously and liked it, then it could make an ideal gift. It's a great way of saying "I know you like this, and I like it enough to have it on our wall for the foreseeable future". Price depends on size, with the one showing in the picture above being the largest size. The big size will make a great impression in most rooms. In our York shop we have it on the chimney breast where it looks stunning. The smallest size could be great for a personal work space - above a desk perhaps?
Yes, it's the cats on moon motif cropping up again. This time it's adorning one of our favourite items, a Swarovski crystal suncatcher. Placed in a sunny spot, this suncatcher will not only look good in its own right, but it will also beautifully reflect and refract light around your room. It is supplied in an organza bag.
A top seller in our York shop which is always a good indication of an item with great "gifting" potential. It's a stoneware latte mug with a message that's ideal for both cat men and cat ladies. (We do sell a "crazy cat lady" latte mug but you'd need to know you were on safe ground before handing that over as a loving gift!).
Cat Nap Pillowcases (pair) £25
UK made, using eco friendly ink, this pair of soft cotton pillowcases could make a thoughtful, romantic gift. Introduced into our range in 2016, these pillowcases have been a best seller from day one.
We hope that the ideas above help your thinking as you ponder a gift for a cat lover. Feel free to browse our site if we've tickled your tastebuds without highlighting exactly the item you were looking for. All items are available while stocks last.
Our delivery charge is currently £4.95 but delivery is free for UK orders over £69 in value. Orders received by 2pm Monday - Friday are posted the same day. We offer a next working day delivery service for £8.95. Our standard service uses Royal Mail 48 (2-3 working days).