Many of you humans remember that great aunt from childhood who sent you a boring shirt for the holidays instead of something fun like the latest cool toy. Well, this is your chance to be the Aunt Agnes in your (or someone else’s) cat’s life. Here’s a list of Christmas gifts that no cat is likely to enjoy.
Even though your cat will be sorely disappointed if you actually get any of these, I’ve included links to Amazon anyway. If you click them and make a purchase (hopefully for something more fun than what I’ve linked to), I will get a small commission. Thanks for your support!
- Nail Clippers
Cats’ opinions on nail clippers range from indifference to your are taking your life in your hands if you try to use one on them. This is close to the top of any cats’ most unwanted list, only outdone by a…
- Digital Thermometer
Even I hate having my temperature taken. That said, I will add that my human always keeps one in the house especially for me, just in case it’s needed. Fortunately, I don’t think that’s ever happened… or if it has, I’ve blocked it out of my mind.
Dental health is very important, and I actually get mine brushed pretty often! But is a toothbrush an appropriate holiday gift for a cat? Well… how would YOU like getting one under the tree?
- New Litter Box
Technically, you are supposed to switch out a plastic litter box every 6 months, especially if it gets a lot of traffic. But is it appropriate for a Christmas gift? Not really.
- Cat Litter Mat
Honestly, we don’t care about how much we scatter litter any more than you cared about having a new shirt as a kid. Humans who give their cats a litter mat are really just getting it for themselves.
- New Cat Carrier
This is a gift that will almost guarantee your cat will run and hide as soon as it’s opened. (Unless you are me — I’ll be totally excited for a new adventure!) Even better, this deluxe model is TSA approved. Imagine your cat’s face when they realize they could go on a plane in this.
- Gift Certificate for a Veterinary Check Up
Aunt Agnes will decidedly be persona non grata after giving this stocking stuffer.
Okay, I would for sure be thrilled if I got new clothes as a holiday gift. But I’m not your cat. And your cat will definitely not appreciate it. And even I draw the line at ugly sweaters.
I hope you got some great gifts ideas to NOT give your cats this Christmas! If you can think of any others, let me know in the comments.