2020 Local Holiday Gift Guide for Cats and Vancouver Cat Lovers
Shopping for the purr-fect cat Christmas present or gift for cat lovers
Cats are often known for their superior attitudes and picky personalities, so finding the purr-fect gift could be challenging. We're here to help you on your search for cat Christmas gifts and presents for cat lovers. Just like dog owners, cat parents love to spoil their fur babies so let's talk about cat goodies!
We're all about supporting small and local businesses, so our cat-themed Christmas gift guide focuses on these! It is so important to buy local and support these small companies as this year has been particularly hard. Furthermore, these little places often sell gifts that are much better quality and unique than large box stores.
Let's jump right into our cat-loving list...
1. Craigs Crochet
Craigs Crochet is a small business based in Holland Landing, Ontario. Sabrina and her Aunt Gillian started a crochet-anything store and then eventually started to focus on crochet catnip toys. Their Etsy shop has a variety of donuts, hearts, and gift sets that make great Christmas gifts for cats.
2. Happy Cat Vancouver
Vancouver's only all-cat supply store Happy Cat Vancouver is THE place to find cat Christmas presents. Opened in 2019, this store is now a fan favourite in the beautiful Fraserhood area, stocking a wide variety of high quality foods, treats, litter, and toys. Shop online or visit their retail location at4171 Fraser Street to browse through great cat Christmas gifts. They even have some great gifts for cat lovers as well!
3. Nutmeg & Co.
Nutmeg and Company was started in 2018 by Virginia, a young female entrepreneur and animal lover. She works hard to create long lasting toys that are made from pet-safe materials for cats (and dogs as well). 10% of the profits go towards helping VOKRA, a local cat shelter here in Vancouver. Browse through the online website to find cute catnip toys with lots of unique patterns. We bet the special cat in your life will be very happy about their new Christmas gift.
4. Tiny Tiger Gift Shop
This cute shop is locally owned and operated in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Tiny Tiger Gift Shop is an online-only shop that offers a large selection of quality cat-themed gifts. We love all the amazing options in this boutique store, including items like cat-print pink oven mitts, cat shaped plates, and decorated cat water bottles. You’ll also find a few essential items for cats on their website as well. This is probably the go-to store to find Christmas gifts for your cat-obsessed friends!
5. Catoro Cafe
The Catoro Cafe team is a diverse group of Vancourites who all have a love for cats. They created Catoro Cafe with the vision of helping cats, but also supporting the community by providing an accessible place within the city to spend time with uplifting kitties. Not only can you visit cute rescue cats, you can also shop for lots of cat essentials and cat-themed goodies for humans. Shopping at this local store for your cat Christmas presents is giving back to the community in big ways! Visit them online or at their cafe at 666 East Broadway.
6. RC Pets
RC Pets has come a long way since their beginnings in 1986 in Whistler, Canada. Rory Carr was making ski and snowboarding gear when he ordered too much material and turned to making high quality pet collars and leashes with it. They have a small selection of gear for kitties that would make great gifts for those wanting to start exploring the outdoors with their cat! Adventure kitties need durable equipment that will last the outdoors and RC Pets is the place to find it.
7. Kitty Corner Shop
Brooke created Kitty Corner Shop to “live [her] passion and at the same time to help support SCAT Street Cat Rescue Program”. She has had cats all her life and worked at multiple rescues that helped push her to create the awesome business she runs today! Based out of Saskatoon but with the ability to ship worldwide, this little gem is a great place to find cat gifts online, including things like collars, bandanas, and scarves. Keep your kitties warm this winter season!
8. Kafka’s Organic
What better gift to give than the gift of good health! @kafkasorganic is a Vancouver start-up with a mission to provide healthy, fresh pet food to the cats and dogs of Greater Vancouver. Once adding fresh food to their pet’s diet, many owners see positive changes in their pets (ex. Better fur or more energy) very quickly. This Christmas season you can gift your pet parent friends a Christmas Sampler Set that includes small portions of each of the signature flavours: Lamb Affair, Ocean Fish Feast, and Turkey Delight. If you know cats who have allergies, sensitive tummies, or are picky eaters, try gifting this food and you may be solving all of their pawrents’ problems! There’s also a feature Christmas flavour available for a limited time called Merry Meow. Treat the furry friend in your life (even if he or she is your friend’s fur baby)!
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