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Coffee. Cats. Both help you wake up early and start your day. Maybe that’s why (at least according to these studies) both coffee drinking and cat ownership have been shown to help people live longer. And it might explain the enormous popularity of cat dad coffee mugs.
We combed through the options and found sentimental favorites, lots of cat parent humor, and many pop culture references—there’s a mug for every personality.
If you’re looking for a great gift for your favorite cat dad, read on—these 10 mugs are sure to please the guys who have a soft spot in their hearts for their kitty companions.
The laid-back cat on this mug says dad is the ultimate in cool. The cat abides.Shop on Society 6
This popular cat dad mug from Society6 is practical and sweet. Choose from 11 oz. or 15 oz. sizes. It’s dishwasher and microwave safe; cat-proof? Not so much.Shop on Society6
Here’s the ideal gift for the padre of a multiple-cat household, especially one where the feline intrigue reaches Game of Thrones levels. This handsome mug comes in 11 oz. and 15 oz. sizes.Shop on Amazon
Truly the mug for the cat parent who’s not kitten around, the Catfather mug is seriously hefty ceramic, in 11 oz. and 15 oz. sizes. Given him the gift he can’t refuse!Shop on Amazon
Some cat dad mugs have a lot of truth in them, and this 16 oz. coffee mug is definitely one. A great gift, particularly if paired with a nice new brush for the kitty!Shop on Chewy
There are so many pop culture tropes in this 11 oz. mug there’s hardly room left for coffee. But this feline version of Dogs Playing Poker—plot twist, the featured cats are Star Trek: The Next Generation crewmembers—will charm any geeky cat dad.Find at the Star Trek Shop
7. Cat Butt Mug
If the usual cat dad mugs strike you as too sentimental, try this one! It celebrates the humorous side of cat ownership. The 11 oz. mug is the perfect choice for the cat dad with a feisty feline.Shop on Amazon
We hope every cat dad gets to enjoy himself as much as this big furry fellow does. This bold design is available as an 11 oz. ceramic coffee mug or as a 15 oz. insulated stainless steel travel mug.Shop on TeePublic
What better way for a cat dad to relax than with a good book, a cup of coffee—and a cat on his lap? This 10 oz. ceramic mug has thought-provoking quotations from literary cat-fanciers including Lewis Carroll, Winston Churchill, H.P. Lovecraft, and Mark Twain. And in the bottom of the mug, you’ll find a little paw print. Cats always get the last word.Shop on Amazon
Big and bold—you know whose cup this is! Our very own dishwasher- and microwave-safe Rover Store mug holds 11 oz. of his favorite brew.Shop on the Rover Store