Cat Gift Guide to Cat Toys, Puzzles, and More

The 10 Best Cat Toys for Gifting

We know you love spoiling your fur-kids. You might even want to get a gift for your friend’s new critter! But you want to go beyond basic crinkle ball toys, laser pointers, or mice cat toys. You also want to get something practical, but not boring like cat litter. 

That’s why we put together this list of top gift ideas for you. Check out these cat toys, interactive cat games, catnip toys, and a special kitty hammock your cat will love!

1. Petstages Tower of Tracks Cat Toy

cat playing with tower of tracks. best toys for cats

Cats love chasing anything they can’t get their hands on. This interactive cat toy keeps them entertained for hours on end. Possibly the most popular item on our Cat Gift Guide, the Tower of Tracks was designed to be batted and pawed. 

This toy is great for multipet households. It’s guaranteed have your kitties chasing, swatting, batting and catching the bright-colored balls as they race around the track! 

2. Petstages Purr Pillow


Does your kitty get separation anxiety? Are they a serious snuggler? Sounds like the Purr Pillow is what you need. This purring pillow has a familiar, comforting sound that calms cats when they’re stressed. Yes, please! 

Kitties of all ages will find comfort in the soft fabric and soothing purring. 

3. Petstages Invironment Easy Life Hammock Scratcher


This one-of-a-kind fan favorite will keep your kitty sitting pretty. Cats love snoozing on their very own hammock and scratching the corrugated cardboard for a rousing claw-sharpening session. 

Designed with multi-textures to mimic the outdoors, this hammock slash scratching post offers a variety of experiences for any cat. Pus, it’s infused with catnip! Your cat will never leave its hammock after they get a taste.

4. Green Magic Dynamite


Yeowww! This stick of dynamite filled with 100% North American catnip may set off a different kind of explosion in your home. One that rouses the cats from their naps and their closets. The catnip-filled stick will cause them to go a little wild! 

5. Petstages Swat & Play Quiet Mat

Give the gift of quiet nighttime play! Kitty keeping you up at night with noisy toys and play? We’ve got the solution! Petstages Swat & Play Quiet Mat is a cat or kitten toy that keeps them entertained at night with silent play. 

Like a laser toy, the touch-activated randomly flashing lights keep cat engaged with quiet swatting, pouncing and batting play. It turns off automatically when cats are finished playing.

6. Petstages Honeycomb Hide-A-Ball Cat Toy

The Honeycomb Hide-A-Ball will satisfy your kitty’s hunting and scratching urges at the same time! The two catnip balls encourage energetic play while the corrugate toy relieves scratching and batting. 

Easily add or remove the catnip balls by pulling open the corrugate toy and inserting the catnip balls in the top or bottom. It’s the perfect kitty stocking stuffer. This lightweight cat toy will address your kitty’s needs for both physical and mental stimulation as they bat, swat, and pounce their way through hours of play. 

7. Petstages Hide & Seek Wobble Pond

Here, fishy, fishy! You cat will pounce at the opportunity to go fishing in our Petstages Wobble Pond. This cat scratcher is designed with features that both engage and entertain your cat. It stimulates their natural behaviors to promote hunting, swatting, batting and scratching!

They can’t get to those chirping bird outside, but they can catch these fishys! This cat scratch toy is also Catnip Blasted for even more excitement. 

8. Petstages Kitty Kix Kicker Track


Is your cat a kicker? Do they love to wrap themselves around a toy and kick their paws back at it like they just don’t care? Then this toy is for you. 

The Kitty Kix Kicker Tracker is filled with catnip to fuel a kickin’ playtime. It’s big enough for even the biggest of kitties to hug! Plus, the roller ball inside the track provides yet another source of fun.

9. Petstages Teaser Wands and Chase Wand Toys

Engage in playtime with your cat using a cat wand to build their trust and self-esteem! Lure and chase wands like the Butterfly Chase Wand bring the outdoors in with stimulating games of chase. 

Have you ever dangled a string in front of cat to chase? This is like that, but better. From butterflies to feathers to flutter teasers, you’ll find the perfect wand for your feline playtime here.

10. The Nina Ottosson by Outward Hound Buggin Out Puzzle & Play Cat Game

Your little charmer will love the challenge of the Buggin’ Out Puzzle & Play interactive cat game. The pegs provide your cat with batting action and the swiveling leaves open to uncover 14 hidden treat compartments! Add cat food, organic catnip, or any of your cat’s favorite treats. Adjust the difficulty of the puzzle to make it easier for beginners or more challenging for super smartykats! 

Which of our top 10 cat gift guide kitty toys will make it to your house this year? You can find these cat toys and more on our website, Chewy, Amazon, or your local pet store.