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7 Unisex Xmas Stocking Fillers for Cat People

purrtrait cat coaster by simon hart

If you’re looking for a Yuletide treat for a fellow cat person, here’s a selection of seven small gifts or stocking fillers, which should be sufficiently unisex to appeal to that elusive creature, the Cat Man.  And, in keeping with the Christmas tradition of goodwill, three of the products I’ve featured are being sold in aid of charities, so if you buy one of these you’re really giving a double gift – one to the charity and one to the recipient of your pressie.  Which is very nice indeed.

First up these very debonair Purrtrait Cat Coasters by Simon Hart (above).  A series of nine coasters featuring close up portraits of various cat breeds.  £4.00 each.

Everyone loves a cat mug, and any recipient of a Cats Mug by Amy Fenton is bound to be tickled pink.  £9.95 each – all proceeds from the sales of this mug will go to ArtHouse Meath, a project which showcases the talents of adults living with severe epilepsy, learning and physical difficulties.

cats mug by amy fenton for arthouse meath

I have these Unexpected Item cotton totes for sale in the Cool for Cats UK Etsy shop, priced at £9.00 each.  All profits from sales will be donated to the Celia Hammond Animal Trust, a cat rescue and neutering charity which also runs affordable veterinary clinics for pet owners on low incomes.

unexpected item bag by cool for cats uk

This Eco-friendly Mousemat featuring a very content – or possibly even smug – tabby is made from 22 recycled vending cups.  Priced at a very reasonable £4.25 – proceeds go to Animal Aid, a UK charity which fights animal abuse and promotes a cruelty-free lifestyle.

eco-friendly tabby cat mousemat from animal aid

The Kitty Coin Bank provides a much cuter alternative to jam jars or the back of the sofa when it comes to finding somewhere to stash your small change – place a coin on the lid and a little kitty pops out, snatches your cash and then meows a thank you before disappearing back into the box.  Priced at £14.99 (requires 2 AA batteries).

kitty coin bank from firebox

A bottle opener will always come in handy, especially during the Festive Season, and these Cat Paw Bottle Openers are a snip at just £2.29 (inc free UK delivery).  Admittedly the pink one doesn’t exactly fulfill this post’s unisex brief, but the rest of them are OK.cat paw bottle openers

And finally, Eleanor and Vincent Salt and Peppers Shakers, priced at £16.50 – part of the lovely Moggie range by Quail.  A bit on the random side as a choice of stocking filler maybe, but nevertheless unisex, useful, and visually appealing to cat lovers!

cat salt and pepper shakers from quail ceramics

The Fat Kitty Tea Towel – Drying Up Will Never be Dull Again!

fat kitty tea towel by the nosuch disco

This striking tea towel is the latest edition to the Fat Kitty range from The Nosuch Disco.  The 100% cotton, screen printed tea towel features Fat Kitty demanding ‘Less dishes, more fishes.’  And who can blame him?

Regular readers will know that Fat Kitty is based on real life obese puss, Oscar – friend and neighbour of Dave Burgess, the designer behind The Nosuch Disco brand.  I should add that Dave is not responsible for Oscar’s diet, Oscar just likes to hang out round Dave’s place and watch telly and stuff.

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The Fat Kitty Tea Towel is available from The Nosuch Disco UK Etsy shop for £7.00.

For regular updates on Oscar, the real Fat Kitty, check out The Nosuch Disco Facebook page.

Careless Whisper Cat Cushion (Warning: contains a Very Big swear!)

 

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Meet my new favourite cat-themed soft furnishing item.  The Careless Whisper cat cushion, by David Olenick, distills the essence of feline being into just five words.  Impressive, no?

Measures 43cm x 43cm.  Available from Ohh Deer for £34.95.

‘My Cats are Judging You So Be Nice’ Typographical Print

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My cats are judging you so be nice – never a truer word spoken!  This typographical print by cat lover and UK Etsy seller, Prints of Heart, is available in sizes 15cm x 10cm for £4.50 and 20cm x 25cm for £10.00. (A downloadable version of this print is also available upon request, priced at £3.00.)

Smug Tabby Cat Eco-friendly Mousemat Helps Animals in Need!

tabby cat eco-friendly mousemat

This tabby cat has a right to look smug: not only is he very handsome, he also adorns an eco-friendly mousemat sold in aid of the UK’s largest animal rights group, Animal Aid.

animal aid logo

Animal Aid was founded in 1977 and campaigns peacefully against all forms of animal abuse as well as promoting a cruelty-free lifestyle.  The group investigates and exposes animal cruelty, bringing these important issues to public attention.

The Eco-friendly Mousemat, made from 22 recycled vending cups and measuring 24cm x 19cm, is available for a very reasonable £4.25 from the Animal Aid Ethical Shop.

Cute Kleptomaniac Kitten Money Box

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If you’re fed up with those little piles of small change scattered around your home, this Japanese money box – featuring a kleptomaniac kitten – will provide you with a handy shrapnel storage system: simply place a coin in the food bowl and watch as the kitten pops out of the box, snatches your cash and then meows a little thank you.  How cute is that?! 
 
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Available from Firebox for £14.99.
 
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