All The Cutest Cats is a great new online shop full of ‘cat themed gifts for humans’. The site caters for a wide variety of tastes with its still-expanding range of reasonably priced goodies – so well worth bookmarking if you’re going to be buying pressies for cat loving friends during the forthcoming late winter festival, the name of which I shall not speak as it’s way too early to begin all that madness.
Here’s a selection of my faves:
Above: The kitsch-tastic Cat Print Bag £59.00.
Cat Charm £0.30 each. Yes, that’s right 30p each!
Pencil Storage Box £5.99 each.
Cute Cat Stamps £4.00 for set of 12. Great for creative kids or DIY gift tags.
Love these! Cat Post Its £2.00 each.
You can check out the full range of cat-themed goodies over at All The Cutest Cats.
Here’s a selection of cat buttons for all you sewists, knitters and hookers (I mean that in the crochet sense of the word). Or maybe (like me) you rarely have cause to buy new buttons, but can’t stop looking at haberdashery on the interweb. Incidentally, don’t worry if you fall into the latter category – it’s a faintly odd but essentially harmless obsession.
(Top) Wooden Tiger Cat Face Button – 20mm x 15mm. Available from The Eternal Maker at 60p per button.
Also from The Eternal Maker: (Left) Wooden Cat Face Button – 30mm. Priced at £3.00 per button. (Right) Black Cat Silhoutte Button – 30mm. Priced at £2.00 per button.
Cute Cat Buttons from Always Knitting & Sewing. Available as packs of ten in single colours for £1.50 per pack.
Round Cat Buttons – 15mm from Wool Warehouse. Available in packs of four for £1.89 per pack. Also available as 12.5mm buttons – £1.89 per pack of five.
Black/White Cat Silhouette Buttons from Craft Fairy. Available in packs of ten (containing five of each colour) for £2.00 per pack.
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This set of three rubber stamps, featuring vintage-style cat imagery, would be great for creating cards, stationery and gift tags which fully embrace your love of all things feline without appearing naff or twee. And they come packaged in a cute tin. What more could one ask for from a rubber stamp set?
The Cavallini Cat Stamp Set is available from Clintons for the knock-down bargain price of £5.49 (reduced from £10.99). I would imagine this price only applies while stock lasts, so best get a wriggle on if you fancy a set.
Fancy having a go at making your own unique cat-themed Christmas wrapping paper and gift tags?
Just take some plain paper (or card, for the gift tags), a rubber cat stamp or two, and of course a generous sprinkling of glitter (it is Christmas, after all) – and the job’s a good’un. (I iron the brown paper that’s often used as padding in parcels and save it for wrapping pressies. I think this looks rather nice, in a shabby-chic kind of way, but my family have been known to remark on my ‘thriftiness’!)
These elegant rubber cat stamps, with handles made from reclaimed beech wood, are by Jolyon Yates. Available for £12.02 each from Jolyon’s UK Etsy shop, ODE.
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Sewing kits make great gifts for crafty friends, and can also be a lovely way to introduce older children (roughly speaking from 8 years +) to the joys of crafting. Or you could just treat yourself!
The Make Your Own Kitty Cat Sewing Kit (pictured above) is by Sewgirl, and is available from Not on the High Street for £10.00. This kit is suitable for adults or children, and contains all you need to make Kitty Cat except the filling. The finished cat is 38cm tall.
The Retro Cat Sewing Kit, is available from Clothkits for £12.50. This kit is suitable for adults and children, and contains all you need except filling. (No measurements are given for the finished cat.)
The Felt Cat Sewing Kit by Gemima Craft Kits is available from Not on the High Street for £7.99. This kit is suitable for adults and children and contains all the materials needed. The finished cat is 7cm tall and 10cm long (not including tail).
The Cute Kitty Sewing Kit is available from Minky Fabrics for £14.00. This kit is described as requiring advanced sewing skills, so probably isn’t suitable for kids. The finished cat is 25cm in length, and the kit contains all you need except sewing thread and filling.