As I write this, Christmas is just three days away. And if you’ve neglected to get your cat a present, you’re in trouble! There’s no way anything you order online is going to arrive in time. The stores are packed with last minute shoppers. The half empty shelves are already picked clean of the good stuff anyway.
You don’t want your cat to be the only one with no present to open, do you? What can you do, grab a bag of cheap cat treats while you’re picking up the green beans for Christmas dinner? Don’t do that! There are better, more creative last-minute things you can gift your cat for Christmas. Here are my six best suggestions.
- Wrap up an empty box for your cat. This is a classic gift. Cats love boxes, and they love to play in wrapping paper. And at this time of year, you probably have quite a few empty boxes lying around. One is probably the perfect size for your cat.
- Here’s a fun cat toy — take an empty toilet paper tube and cover it with festive wrapping. Throw in some cat treats and fold the edges inwards: instant holiday themed cat treat dispenser!
- Cooked giblets as treats. If you are preparing a turkey, save some of those giblets to cook for your cat. Or when you’re at the market picking up those green beans, stop by the meat section and see if the butcher has any, or has chicken hearts available. These are tasty, healthy treats, given in moderation. (Always remember not to give anything with bones.) If your cat eats raw, you don’t even have to cook them.
- DIY catnip knots. I do have a tutorial on how to make these with fleece, but in a pinch you can cut up an old t-shirt instead.
- Cat bed. Take a box, cut it down to a couple inches high and cover it with cute wrapping paper. Add a folded up cozy and well-loved blanket and you’re done.
- Your time. This is always my favorite, and I’ll never stop reminding you that more than anything else, quality time is the best thing you can give your cat. It’s different for every kitty. Some just want lots of lap time. Others need regular play dates. Some like me need adventures and outings on my leash. You know your cat best, so carve out some time to do their favorite things.
What do you think of my last minute cat gifts? Do you have a favorite, or do you have any of your own to add? Let me know in the comments!
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