7 Spook-tacular Halloween gifts for your cat
Dog owners have it made when it comes to Halloween. Many dogs actually enjoy wearing costumes, and others may tolerate dressing up so long as it involves getting attention from you. Fussier dogs will forget all about the lobster claws and pirate hats once they’re out and about in the neighborhood, showing off their duds and trick-or-treating with your kids.
But cats…well cats seem unaware of how prominently they feature in the whole Halloween theme. It’s a rare cat who will be willing to wear a costume for more than 5 ½ seconds. But that doesn’t mean their Halloween-loving guardians don’t wish for a way to celebrate the spookiest day of the year with their feline friends.
We searched far and wide for Halloween stuff your cats will actually enjoy this season. Ghosts and bats, spiders and ghouls…we found some creepy and clever Halloween-themed cat things that will send chills down your frightened little spine!
Spooky Cat Haunted House
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We fess up. This is our product, but it’s what got us wondering what other Halloween-themed cat things are out there.
Spooky Cat Haunted House is for cats (and their guardians) who enjoy a little bit of ghostly fun, but would rather stay home than go trick-or-treating this year. Decorated with ghosts, spider webs, lightning bolts, and bats, this mansard-roofed mansion will conjure the creepiest holiday of all for your little feline phantom.
This cat condo is imprinted with non-toxic, water-based inks, and is made in the USA from eco-friendly cardboard. It’s easy to assemble, super sturdy, and includes a scratcher.
Halloween Catnip Toy Trio
I absolutely adore this hand-crocheted trio of Halloween-themed cat toys: a candy corn that’s sweet enough to eat, a mini pumpkin, complete with rib and stem details, and a charming – dare I say cuddly? – little ghost.
They are stuffed with a triplet of premium organic herbs: catnip, valerian, and honeysuckle, to drive your cat wild.
At only $7.00 each, they’re a bargain. Buy all three for the discounted price of $20.00 at KittyCatGo. (Note: Halloween products are seasonal and not available year round on this website.)
Thrills & Chills Halloween Pop Up Tent
Pops open and folds down lickety split – so you can bring it out for Halloween this year, and put it away for next. This orange-and-black tent, festooned with bats, includes a dangling spider toy for extra kitty fun.
Available for $9.99 at PetSmart.
Spooooooky Halloween Cat Toy Goodie Bag
So, maybe your cat doesn’t like to attend parties, even for Halloween. That doesn’t mean she should be cheated out of a fun favor bag.
This one is stuffed with goodies: two Bamboleo wine cork toys with organic catnip, one feather cork toy, one black denim ModPod toy with organic catnip, three Taffy Roll fleece toys, and one spider ring. That’s quite a haul.
This set is valued at $38, but is yours for $25. Purchase at Hauspanther. (Note: Halloween products are seasonal and not available year round on this website.)
You’ll have a hard time choosing between these adorable felt Halloween monsters: Dracula (with a little droplet of blood dribbling from a fang), a smiling Frankenstein with bolts at his temples, or well-wrapped mummy with a beady pair of eyes peeking out.
Each felt toy is stuffed with certified organic catnip and polyester fiber fill. Everything is machine stitched – no glue in these toys – and the felt used is made in the USA.
Each monster is $12.44 and is sold by FelineFun on Etsy.com.
This is not a costume, so your cat can't get too mad at you. This dapper bowtie is about the best way to dress your kitty for Halloween, without dressing him up too much. We want to keep the "happy" in Happy Halloween.
The candy corn fabric is my favorite, but if you prefer skulls, eyeballs, and spiders you'll have a hard time choosing just one. All are handmade and can be attached to most collars. If you like, you can add a matching collar with a breakaway safety clip.
Bowties start at $6.00 and can be purchased from SnoopCattyCat on Etsy.com.
Coffin Pet Bed
OK – this one is a splurge, but oh so worth it if you’re a Halloween fanatic.
“Let your pet rest in peace…” as the product description says.
This coffin-shaped bed comes in two styles: knotted pine with black antique handles, or black with silver handles. The artisan who makes these beds hand stuffs the upholstery, which comes in wine or lavender.
This one’s not just for Halloween. If your tastes run to the morbid, you and your cat will appreciate having this unique conversation piece out and on display all year long.
$248.92 from Old Pine Box Curiosities on Etsy.com.
And one final recommendation…for cat guardians
It’s so fun to buy cat things for Halloween. But if you love all things Halloween, you probably like to buy a few things for yourself at this time of year.
There are Halloween costumes galore for sale, and home décor, too, and you don’t need my help to find them.
But this one item is so special, I couldn’t keep myself from mentioning it.
If you love to dress up for Halloween, or if you love cosplay, these elegant hooded cloaks by Raven Fox Capes and Cloaks are really exceptional.
The cloaks are made of premium fabric and have been designed to include pockets. They’re available in two lengths and several fabrics, including black velvet, my absolute favorite.
Starting at $69.99 and available at Raven Fox Capes.
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Dawn LaFontaine is a lifelong animal lover who always seems to have a little pet hair in her keyboard. Her blog, Kitty Contemplations, helps cat guardians better understand and care for the special beings they share their lives and homes with. Her cat-products business, Cat in the Box, sells beautiful, well-made, and award-winning products that she designed to meet the biological needs of cats.