- This post contains affiliate links. Read more here.
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 and every passerby gets a swipe of the paw from beneath the tree skirt. It’s the perfect place for prepping the pounce on the dog and offers a magical opportunity to taste test all kinds of tinsel—regardless of the consequences.
Yes, the holiday decor can be your cat’s own special kind of playground, and all they need is a full moon and a bit of catnip to try out their midnight gravity experiments on your poor tree. Maybe you’re hoping to direct their attention elsewhere with a few toys instead.
As the Christmas season kicks into gear, here are some ideas for Christmas cat toys that might distract your cat from communing with the nature that now stands in the living room. Happy shopping, and may all your Christmas trees stay upright!
Keep your cat content and distracted with these cute holiday-themed toys, equipped with a classic favorite—the squeaker. Even better, a little pinch of catnip keeps your cat’s mind off tree-climbing adventures.Buy Now on Chewy
These cute feathered toys offer lots of distraction from the Balsam fir. What’s more, they are designed to resemble birds and mice and can be a great cure for cabin fever that seems to hit around December.Buy Now on Amazon
This little holiday fun house comes with a tunnel and lots of toys, including a household favorite: the wand. The tunnel offers a good alternative to hiding under the tree skirt while still allowing that sneak attack on the dog. Win-win.Buy Now on Amazon
If a wand isn’t cool enough for your cat, she’s sure to love this holiday themed wand and laser toy. Lasers are at the top of every cat’s Christmas list, and this one just might tire your cat out enough to keep her out of mischief.Buy Now on Chewy
When all else fails, there’s catnip. These plush candy canes offer lots of entertainment and are a great cure for the winter doldrums. Two cats? No problem, this is a pack of two.Buy Now on Amazon
Squeaky mouse? Pinch of catnip? What else could better entice your cat to stay off the naughty list?Buy Now on Chewy
This holiday-themed two-pack makes can be a stocking stuffer or an early way to keep your cat entertained.Buy Now on Amazon
This cute 10-piece crinkle toy gift set is a purrfect way to wish your kitty a Merry Christmas.Buy Now on Amazon
Mice, bells, crinkles—this gift set has one Christmas cat toy for each of the twelve days of Christmas. And there’s no shame in opening these stocking stuffers early.Buy Now on Amazon
This refillable catnip toy is fully equipped with crinkle fabric for maximum distraction.Buy Now on Chewy
Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without the ugly sweater contest, and this tunnel lets your kitty participate. With both crinkle paper and balls to bat and swat, this tunnel packs enough Christmas cheer for all your resident kitties.
Okay, this tree is pretty cool, and there’s no shame in keeping it up until July. Equipped with a scratching post trunk and four tiers, your cats can compete for Christmas tree dominance and almost certainly give your actual Christmas tree a much-welcomed break.Buy Now on Amazon
Eight bouncy balls, three jingle bells, two crinkly toys, one kitty wand..but no partridge in a pear tree. That’s okay though, with a total of fourteen fun Christmas cat toys, no one will notice the missing bird.Buy Now on Amazon
This holiday stocking set is great for multiple-cat homes, and includes a variety of small toys for hours of entertainment. Catnip included!Buy Now on Chewy
This Christmas kit is equipped with a collar and bell (think “tree climbing alarm”), a Santa hat, catnip, and lots of toys to chase (in case your kitty has been hitting up the holiday bon bons).Buy Now on Amazon
These springy and lightweight KONG curlz are probably at least as entertaining as any low-hanging tree decorations.Buy Now on Chewy
Sometimes all you need is a little organic catnip and a fuzzy mouse with a rattle to spread a bit of Christmas cheer.Buy Now on Chewy
There’s nothing like a good laser toy to tempt your cat away from her yuletide hiding place.Buy Now on Chewy
More cat holiday ideas
- Christmas Cat Sweaters: The Festive, the Cute and the Ugly
- Rover’s Holiday Gift Guide for 2019: Gifts for Cats
- 18 Best Christmas Cat Stockings and Stocking Hangers for 2019