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It’s the most wonderful time of the year, that magical season where our cats revel in the fact that a tree now stands in the living room—the perfect place to hide before leaping out to pounce on guests or the dog. Resign yourself to the fact that your tree will be the cat’s favorite playground. But distract them from your ornaments and the ribbons on your gifts by giving them plenty of Christmas cat toys.
Your cat is sure to find these Christmas cat toys more interesting than unwrapping the gifts under the tree and swatting ornaments down the hallway. They’d also make wonderful gifts for cat parent friends. But be sure to warn them if there’s catnip involved—those won’t make it through the night sitting under a tree!
The perfect Christmas gift assortment for people with cats! These cute feathered toys offer lots of distraction from the decorated tree. What’s more, they’re designed to resemble birds and mice and can be a great cure for the cabin fever that seems to hit around December.Find on Amazon
These three un-openable holiday gifts will keep your cat busy during the holiday season. They’re each stuffed with catnip and a squeaker for plenty of sensory stimulus.Shop on Chewy
Like a holiday sugar cookie, these Christmas cat toys are simple but oh-so-good. Sometimes all you need is a little organic catnip and a stuffed mouse with a rattle to spread a bit of holiday cheer.Shop on Chewy
Lasers are at the top of every cat’s Christmas list; wow them with this combo laser and wand toy. This holiday-themed bauble just might tire your cat out enough to keep them out of mischief.Shop on Chewy
When all else fails, there’s catnip. This plush candy cane is one of four holiday-themed cat kicker toys from Frisco. What a great cure for the winter doldrums!Shop on Chewy
This holiday-themed two-toy-pack can be a Christmas stocking stuffer or a way to keep your cat entertained pre-holiday.Find on Amazon
Christmas cat toys and treats? Bring ’em on. Whether your kitty is play-driven or food-driven, they’ll find something they love in this attractive box. It includes Churu Bites, a catnip kicker toy, and (of course) holiday mice!Shop on Chewy
Mice, bells, crinkles—this gift set has a Christmas cat toy for each of the 12 days of Christmas. And we won’t tell if your cat opens these stocking stuffers early.Find on Amazon
This refillable Christmas catnip toy from Kong is fully equipped with crinkle fabric for maximum distraction, even when empty. It stimulates active play, triggers natural hunting instincts, and encourages exercise to burn off all those holiday treats!Shop on Chewy
Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without an ugly sweater contest, and this tunnel lets your kitty participate on-theme. With both crinkle paper and balls to bat and swat, this tunnel packs enough Christmas cheer for all your resident kitties.Find on Amazon
Eight bouncy balls, three jingle bells, two crinkly toys, one kitty wand—what, no partridge in a pear tree? That’s okay, we think the 14 fun Christmas cat toys in this stocking packs plenty of action for your cat.Find on Amazon
This Christmas stocking set is great for multiple-cat homes, providing a variety of small toys for hours of entertainment. Which one will be your kitty’s favorite? Catnip included!Shop on Chewy
This Christmas kit is equipped with a collar and bell (think of it as a “tree climbing alarm”), a Santa hat for your cat to wear, catnip, and lots of toys to chase (in case your kitty has been hitting up the holiday bonbons).Find on Amazon
These springy and lightweight Kong Holiday Curlz are at least as entertaining to cats as any low-hanging Christmas tree toys, er, decorations. In fact, they could be low-hanging tree decorations…Shop on Chewy
Point your cat away from the tree trunk and towards this delectable holiday-themed scratcher toy that doubles as a lounge pad. At 19 inches, it has plenty of room for even a large kitty—and it comes with catnip! Plus, it’ll blend right in with the Christmas decor.Shop on Chewy
Okay, this tree is pretty cool, and there’s no shame in keeping it up until July. Equipped with a scratching post trunk, four tiers, and some hanging toys, your cats can compete for Christmas tree dominance here and hopefully give your actual Christmas tree a much-welcomed break.Find on Amazon