The Meow range, by London-based design studio Magpie, features four cat characters on a variety of homewares, stationery and accessories.
The Meow Notebooks (pictured above) measure 10cm x 14cm, contain 144 lined pages and are made from recycled paper. Priced at £6.00 each.
The Meow i-phone cases (priced at £12.00), and mugs with matching gift boxes (priced at £8.00) are also available in all four cat designs.
Other products in the Meow range are these cute storage tins (£12.00 for set of three),
and tea towels (£12.00 for set of two).
The design team at Magpie are all animal lovers and feel very strongly that everything they make should be cruelty free – but without compromising on design. The entire Magpie range is suitable for vegans.
A selection of cat Christmas cards available from UK Etsy Sellers – including Cool For Cats UK favourites Mad Old Cat Lady, Sophie Parker and Nixii Art.
Kissing Cats by Sophie Parker £2.50 (buy any 3 Christmas cards and get a fourth free).
Let it Snow by Mad Old Cat Lady £2.80.
Pack of 8 Doodlecat Christmas cards £5.00.
Pack of 4 Yawning Cat Christmas cards by Nixii Art £5.99.
Pack of 10 Cat Christmas Cards by Le Mariage De Papier £12.90.
Pack of 5 Peaceful Times cards by Nina Mooncie £4.50.
Well, at the risk of causing offence, I’m going to use the ‘C’ word: yes, Christmas is only a matter of weeks away – so here’s a selection of cat Christmas cards from various national and local animal and cat rescue charities. (Most of these organisations sell a range of cards, but I’m only featuring one per charity otherwise this blog post would be three metres long.)
Kitten in the Snow (£4.50 for pack of 10) from the Celia Hammond Animal Trust
Frosty Perch (£2.85 for pack of 5; £7.35 for pack of 15) from Cats Protection
A Christmas Kiss (£3.60 for pack of 10) from Battersea Dogs and Cats Home
Hiding in the Snow (£3.99 for pack of 10; £10.47 for 30) from the PDSA
Letter to Santa (£4.99 for pack of 10; £13.47 for 30) from the RSPCA
I Can See You (£3.99 for pack of 10) from the Wood Green The Animals Charity
Christmas Cats (£4.50 for pack of 10) from Raystede
Emmy (£3.50 for 10) from the Hounslow Animal Welfare Society
This cushion and notebook by UK Etsy seller Vicky Houghton feature a gang of cute cats – the lovely Stella and her friends. The Stella in question is Vicky’s rescue cat, who is very shy but is gradually learning to trust people again.
The cushion and journal are made from 100% cotton – including the appliqued cats – and both are machine washable. The journal has a removable cover which will fit those A5 spiral-bound notebooks that you can find in most stationers.
The Stella and Friends cushion costs £33.80, and the journal is £17.22. Both are available from the My Pipsqueak Etsy Shop.
These colourful pop art-inspired Yawning Cat Cards are by Hastings-based Nikki, who is a self-taught artist and photographer. Not only would they make purrfect greetings cards for your cat loving friends, they’d also look great as a collection of framed prints.
The blank A6 cards are printed on quality gloss card and come with white envelopes. They’re available at the bargain price of £4.00 (for the set of four cards) from Nikki’s Etsy Shop.
If you’re looking for a gift for the cat lover in your life, or indeed a treat for yourself, you should definitely check out madoldcatlady.comCards, art prints, crockery, bags, tea towels and t-shirts; the Mad Old Cat Lady has them all. Many feature her signature fat ‘n’ floofeh cats, and quirky sense of humour; while more serious types are catered for with her beautiful art nouveau-influenced designs.
The Mad Old Cat Lady was previously involved in the media/music industry, but now lives in Brighton and spends her time drawing, printing and writing. She has two cats, Sabbath and Morrigan. Sabbath is the ‘absolute love of her life’. (But apparently her partner does come a very close second!)
Something there for everyone, I’m sure you’ll agree! (I’ve linked the photos to the relevant pages on the Mad Old Cat Lady website.)