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11 Savvy Gifts for Your Cat

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The holiday season is the perfect time to pamper your loved ones, and furry family members shouldn't be left out of the fun. Here are 11 gift ideas to help your favorite feline purr, play, and prance into the New Year.

1. WHACK-A-MOUSE CAT TOY; $25

Whack-A-Mouse Cat Toy by Hugs Pet Products
Whack-A-Mouse Cat Toy by Hugs Pet Products
Amazon

The Whack-A-Mouse cat toy is inspired by Whac-A-Mole, the popular arcade game. Stick a mouse-topped stick through its holes, and surprise your kitty with its darting motions and random moves as it tries to figure where the rodent will go next.

Find It: Amazon

2. LAPTOP CAT SCRATCHING PAD; $35

Laptop Cat Scratching Pad by Uncommon Goods
Laptop Cat Scratching Pad by Uncommon Goods
Uncommon Goods

The Internet loves cats, and this laptop-inspired cat scratching pad allows your favorite feline to love it back. The "keyboard" is made of corrugated cardboard, for maximum claw flexing. It's attached to a fake computer monitor with a "desktop" that can be changed by sliding a new image in.

Find It: Uncommon Goods

3. MEOWABLES; $4 PER 1/4 POUND

Meowables cat treats by Woofables
Meowables cat treats by Woofables
Meowables cat treats by Woofables

Gourmet treats shouldn't be just reserved for dogs, which is why canine biscuit company Woofables whipped up some tasty homemade treats for felines. Called Meowables, the healthy snacks come in two flavors—seafood and turkey—and are sold by the quarter pound.

Find It: Woofables

4. SNEAKER PET BED; $90

Sneaker Pet Bed by Uncommon Goods
Sneaker Pet Bed by Uncommon Goods
Sneaker Pet Bed by Uncommon Goods

Converse fans can pay homage to the classic shoe and pamper their cats with this sneaker-inspired cat bed. It's made from cotton denim and microfiber suede, with a plaid polyester fleece lining.

Find It: Uncommon Goods

5. ARTY CAT SCRATCHER; $69

P.L.A.Y. (Pet Lifestyle and You) Arty Cat Scratcher in Denim
P.L.A.Y. (Pet Lifestyle and You) Arty Cat Scratcher in Denim
Amazon

Cats can give their claws a workout using P.L.A.Y.'s deconstructed cat scratcher instead of, say, your curtains or favorite sweater. Made from corrugated recycled paper, it consists of multiple ovoid units that can either fit together into a compact lounger or pull apart into individual pieces. (The latter option provides kitties with a variety of scratching surfaces and angles.)

Find It: Amazon

6. TIGRITO CAT BOWL; $65

P.L.A.Y. (Pet Lifestyle and You) Arty Cat Scratcher in Denim
P.L.A.Y. (Pet Lifestyle and You) Arty Cat Scratcher in Denim
Amazon

This double-sided cat bowl makes feeding time fun with whimsical design and vibrant color. (In addition to bright blue, it also comes in yellow, back, and gray.) Crafted from polypropylene resin, its stainless steel dishes are both removable and dishwasher safe. As for the cat's tail, it doubles as a handle for picking up and moving the dish.

Find It: Amazon

7. MOCCASIN PET BED; $100

Moccasin Pet Bed by Uncommon Goods
Moccasin Pet Bed by Uncommon Goods
Uncommon Goods

This snuggly, moccasin-inspired pet bed might keep your kitty distracted (and cozy) long enough to stop chewing on your shoelaces. Made from faux suede and sherpa, it provides kitty with a cave-like end for hiding and an exposed opening for when it's feeling social.

Find It: Uncommon Goods

8. GO!CAT!GO! MINI MOUSE; $1

Go!Cat!Go! Mini Mouse, Fun Fur All
Go!Cat!Go! Mini Mouse, Fun Fur All
CatToys.com

These fluffy mice come in pastel green and purple, and they contain hidden treats—catnip and a bell inside—for your kitty's playing pleasure. The color is pre-selected, so if you want both shades it might be best to buy in bulk.

Find It: CatToys.com

9. SLEEPYPOD MOBILE CAT BED; $182

Sleepypod Mobile Pet Bed
Sleepypod Mobile Pet Bed
Amazon

This luggage-style mobile cat carrier is comfortable and private enough for your cat to fall asleep while you're on the go. It accommodates felines up to 15 pounds, and its shoulder strap is padded for those moments when Fluffy starts feeling extra-heavy mid-travel session. Its bedding is machine washable, too, which is extra-convenient come shedding season.

Find It: Amazon

10. KATRIS MODULAR CAT TREE; $228

KATRIS Modular Cat Tree
KATRIS Modular Cat Tree
Amazon

Modular cat furniture can also double as modern art. This tree by Katris includes five Tetris-shaped blocks that can either be disassembled into climbers, scratchers, or loungers or assembled into a tall lookout post. It can hold up to 300 pounds, making it ideal for multi-cat households.

Find It: Amazon

11. KITNIPBOX; $20 to $30

A gray cat sitting next to a KitNipBox
KitNipBox
Courtesy of KitNipBox

KitNipBox is a monthly subscription box that provides cat owners with a curated package of treats, toys, accessories, and other feline goodies. And if you own two cats, you can opt for a multi-cat box that includes additional items so both of your pets can feel the love equally.

Find It: KitNipBox

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12 Adorable Corgi-Themed Products Every Dog Lover Needs
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Obsessed with corgis? We don't blame you. These short-legged, perpetually happy doggos are simply adorable. Here are 12 amazing corgi products you need in your life (with love for both Pembroke Welsh Corgis and Cardigan Welsh Corgis).

1. PLANTERS; $10.98

Corgi planter
Amazon

This set of two succulent planters is perfect for showing off your green thumb. One dog carries buds on his back while the other holds a water can. You can use them as desk organizers, too.

Find It: Amazon

2. CORGI AND PEACH BACKPACK; $59.95

Corgi butt peach emoji backpack
CorgiCrew, Etsy

Corgis have cute butts; the peach emoji looks like one. The two are a match made in heaven on this adorable backpack.

Find It: Etsy

3. CORGI ONESIE; FROM $18.99

Corgi onesie
Amazon

Snuggle up with your corgi in this fleece onesie: you two will match perfectly!

Find It: Amazon

4. CORGI BEACH PARTY BAG; $12.99

Corgi Beach Party Tote Bag
ThinkGeek

A ThinkGeek original, this tote features corgis gallivanting at the beach.

Find It: ThinkGeek

5. SHOULDER BAG; $28.99

Corgi-shaped purse
Amazon

This whimsical corgi-shaped crossbody bag makes a big statement.

Find It: Amazon

6. CORGI BUTT MUG; $11.99

Guess What Corgi Butt Coffee Mug
Amazon

This funny mug is perfect for dog lovers who can't get enough of corgi backsides.

Find It: Amazon

7. CORKI BOTTLE STOPPER; $8.49

Corki Wine and Beverage Bottle Stopper
Amazon

This "Corki" stopper is the perfect way to preserve an open bottle of wine.

Find It: Amazon

8. ROYAL CORGI POUCH; $12

Corgi-print pouch
fluffymafi, Redbubble

Show your love for the Queen's love of corgis with this royal pouch.

Find It: Redbubble

9. PHONE CASE; $35.99

Corgi cherry blossom-print phone case
Corgi Crew, Society6

This cherry blossom and corgi-print phone case comes in a wide range of iPhone and Galaxy models. Choose from three levels of protection: slim, tough, and adventure. The shop, Corgi Crew, has tons more patterns featuring corgis with things like doughnuts, coffee, cacti, and cupcakes.

Find It: Society6

10. CORGI BUTT COIN PURSE; $9.99

Corgi Butt Small Coin Purse
Amazon

Store your cash and cards in this adorable, fluffy corgi coin purse.

Find It: Amazon

11. SEND A CORGI; $34.95

Corgi goodie box
Cute Dose

This box of corgalicious goodies makes a great gift for the dog lover in your life or a "just because" treat for yourself. For $34.95, you get a corgi plush, a pair of socks from Socksmith, and a "Hey Corgeous" note card.

Find It: Cute Dose

12. CORGI BUTT MOUSE PAD; $16.69

Corgi Butt Silicone Mouse Pad
Amazon

This corgi butt wrist-support mouse pad has a perfect five-star rating on Amazon. According to reviewers, in addition to being amusing, it's very comfortable and the design keeps your wrist supported perfectly. Win-win.

Find It: Amazon

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18 Smart Products To Help You Kick Off Summer
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Whether you’re trying to spiff up your backyard barbeque or cultivate your green thumb, these summertime gadgets will help you celebrate the season from solstice to the dog days.

1. ROSÉ WINE GLASSES; $60

Rosé Wine Glass
Amazon

Why It’s Cool: Wine not? When the temperature rises and beer isn’t your thing, reach for the rosé. Riedel’s machine-blown SST (see, smell, taste) wine glasses will give the sparkly stuff ample room to breathe, making every refreshing sip worthwhile.

Find It: Amazon

2. NERF N-STRIKE ELITE SURGEFIRE; $25

Nerf SurgeFire
Hasbro

Why It’s Cool: The N-Strike Elite SurgeFire (say that five-times-fast) sports a pump-action rotating drum for maximum foam-based firepower and holds up to 15 Nerf darts in its arsenal.

Find It: Hasbro Toy Shop

3. BUSHEL & BERRY PLANTS; $34

plant
Amazon

Why It’s Cool: You don’t need to have a green thumb to create a brag-worthy garden this summer. Besides producing snackable mid-season berries, these open-growing bushes can be planted immediately for easy set-up to make you look like a botanical pro.

Find It: Amazon

4. INFLATABLE DONUT; $17

Doughnut float
Amazon

Why It’s Cool: When the only dunking you’re doing is taking a dip in the pool, a 48-inch inflatable donut is the perfect way to stay afloat.

Find It: Amazon

5. STAR SPANGLED SPATULA; $21

American flag spatula
Amazon

Why It’s Cool: O say can you see by your grill’s charcoal light / Meats so proudly we cooked ... with a star spangled spatula. Depending on the specific model, these all-American grilling tools (designed in New Jersey and made in Chicago) are made of a combination of walnut and stainless steel or nylon. As an added bonus: 5 percent of the proceeds go to the Penn Abramson Cancer Center.

Find It: Amazon

6. MLB HOT DOG BRANDERS; $8 AND UP

MLB San Diego Padres Hot Dog BBQ Brander
Amazon

Why It’s Cool: Take your hot dogs, sausages, brats, and more out to the ballgame without ever leaving your grill. These branders from Pangea Brands are dishwasher-safe and made of ceramic-coated cast iron.

Find It: Amazon

7. UNA GRILL; $139

grill
MoMA Shop

Why It’s Cool: This portable charcoal-heated grill is as efficient as it is stylish. The compact size lets you cook at the park, after hitting up MoMA, or anywhere in between.

Find It: MoMa Shop

8. HAMBURGER GRILLING BASKET; $21


Why It’s Cool: Made of steel and finished with a non-stick coating, this grilling tool flips four burgers at once and maintains perfect burger proportions to guarantee nobody stays hungry for long.

Find It: Amazon

9. COPPER FIRE PIT; $121

metal fire pit
Amazon

Why It’s Cool: The grill isn’t the only place for a roaring fire this summer. This 100 percent solid copper fire pit makes for the perfect gathering spot at your next BBQ, or just to warm up after a cool summer evening.

Find It: Amazon

10. BENDY STRAW POOL NOODLE FLOAT; $10

Bendy Straw Inflatable Pool Float
Amazon

Why It’s Cool: Inflatable pool floats shouldn’t be boring, and this bendy straw float definitely does not suck. This unique spin on traditional pool noodles is sure to make for some cheesy jokes, but at least you’ll be comfortable floating in the pool or at the beach.

Find It: Amazon

11. GRIDDLER DELUXE; $111

Cuisinart GR-150 Griddler Deluxe
Amazon

Why It’s Cool: If you’re looking for some serious panini power, this griddler offers up a versatile lineup of six cooking options in one. And with dual-zone functions you can sling burgers while searing filets and sautéeing vegetables all at the same time.

Find It: Amazon

12. VINTAGE SNOW CONE MAKER; $30

Vintage Snow Cone Maker
Amazon

Why It’s Cool: With its old-timey design, dual cone shelf, and endless flavor options, this snow cone maker is guaranteed create a cool treat.

Find It: Amazon

13. DACHSHUND CORN ON THE COB HOLDERS; $7

Dog Corn Holders
Amazon

Why It’s Cool: While meat-lovers will inevitably scarf down a lot of hot dogs this summer, vegetarians who happen to love another kind of dog will be smitten with these stainless steel, Dachshund-shaped corn on the cob prongs. They’re a fun spin on a summer grilling favorite.

Find It: Amazon

14. ICE CREAM SANDWICH MAKER; $16

Ice Cream Sandwich Maker
Amazon

Why It’s Cool: Four sandwiches are better than one, especially when they're of the ice cream variety. Make four ice cream sandwiches at once with this homemade spin on a classic cold treat.

Find It: Amazon

15. UE WONDERBOOM; $68

Bluetooth speaker
Amazon

Why It’s Cool: Besides delicious food and great company, some memorable tunes are required for the quintessential barbeque. This portable bluetooth speaker offers up some booming sound in a small package, and with a battery power of 10 hours on a single charge you can keep the party going all night.

Find It: Amazon

16. ROLLORS GAME; $38

Rollors Backyard Game
Amazon

Why It’s Cool: When you’re sick of bocce, hate horseshoes, and you’re over cornhole, you might want to take up “rollors,” a family-friendly game that combines your favorite traditional backyard festivities into one game for people of all ages.

Find It: Amazon

17. HAMMOCK; $174

hammock
Amazon

Why It’s Cool: Rest easy knowing that this 100 percent hand-woven and hand-dyed cotton hammock contributes to artisan job-creation in Thailand.

Find It: Amazon

18. VSSL SURVIVAL ESSENTIALS; $59

Emergency Survival Tent Outdoors
Amazon

Why It’s Cool: Compact, convenient, and durable, the VSSL Shelter can come in handy when things don’t go quite as planned. The device—which features a lightweight emergency shelter all within the handle of a compact, weather-resistant aluminum LED flashlight—is designed to keep you safe under the worst conditions.

Find It: Amazon

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