If you’re looking for the easiest way to help your cat celebrate the holidays with you then put her up on the tree! No, I don't mean that literally, I mean get something for her on the tree!
Here's you'll find 11 of the best cat adornments for Christmas in 2018. You can laser her name right on or even slide a picture right in! So open the quick guide or scroll down to find your favorite!
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The Best Cat Ornaments for Christmas
#1 Naughty Kitten Laptop & Mouse
While the idea of the mouse still being attached by a cord is getting a little dated, the fact that your kitten is stomping right on the center of the keyboard is as accurate as ever!
I can almost never get anything done on my computer without my little fur balls walking all over the keyboard and rubbing their faces all over the screen! This is by far one of my favorites!
#2 Oh Christmas Tree Ornament
It reads “Oh Christmas, Tree oh Christmas Tree, your ornaments are HISTORY!” You can imagine singing it along to that classic Christmas Carol “Oh Christmas Tree” and it makes for quite the laugh.
This is hands down the funniest ornament out there on the market this year. Though you can’t personalize it, you don’t really have to because it seems to apply to most kitties!
A few other things worth calling out:
#3 Mischievous Kitten with Lights
If you're ever let your cat near your Christmas decorations then you know that this is one of the most common results. Your cat will sniff at and paw at everything and then find a way to get tangled up into a mess.
I think it is something about how new or novel these things are each year when they are pulled out of hiding. But this ornament rings true in our house for sure!
#4 Laser Engraved Wood Ornament
If you’re looking for something a little more personal Andaz Press has you covered. This cute wooden ornament comes in the shape of feline and it can be customized for your favorite cat prior to purchasing.
That gives it a bit more flair and a more generic ornament that isn’t for any particular cat, especially if you have multiple cats and you want to honor one in particular!
A few other items worth noting on this model:
#5 Personalized Gingerbread Ornament
This is another ornament that can be personalized to fit your particular kitty. It is of course intended to look like you made a gingerbread cookie kitty cat and then fully decorated it with all of the toppings and frosting!
This one you're not going to want to take a bite of, but you're certainly going to want to know the following before making a purchase:
#6 Pusheen Meowy Ornament
Department 56 really outdid themselves with this adorable little meowy cat ornament. Department 56 does everything from plush dolls to home decor to any other sort of gift your mind can think of.
If you’re looking for high quality these guys are hard to beat. And on top of that you'll probably want to know the following before you make your purchase:
#7 Mischievous Kitten & Bird Feeder
This is an adorable little ornament that shows the mischievous nature of cats in general, but it is supposed to be a little kitten! The kitten has found his way to the bird feeder and is hanging off trying to get to the Cardinal on top!
This incredibly cute ornament has been around for a few years and is tried and true:
#8 Black Cat w/ Scarf 3 Pack
If you're looking to decorate your tree with a cat theme then this might be a great way to get started! These adorable little black tabby cat ornaments hang from a cute little chain and they come in several different sized packs!
This means you can buy a bunch in bulk and you'll be able to cover the whole tree with a feline theme in no time! A few additional things worth noting:
#9 Mischievous Kitten & Wreath
This is a great ornament that comes from Hallmark and features a little calico kitten playing in the center of a Christmas wreath. The kitten is swatting at the red ribbon hanging off the wreath and she looks to be quite excited and happy with her for finding her way there!
This incredibly cute ornament has been around for a few years and is tried and true:
#10 Kitten Sleeping on a Pillow
This is an adorable ornament to hang on the tree featuring a tuckered out kitten under a quilt sleeping on a pillow. Of course the kitten is wearing a Santa hat too! He's ringing in the season!
A couple of key items worth noting on this ornament:
#11 Christmas Cats in Hats 3 Pack
If you're looking for some adorable cats in scarves to hang on your tree then you've come to the right place! This three pack of cats spruces up any tree (see what I did there with spruce?) and makes it look festive!
A couple of things I'm sure you'll want to know before you buy:
#12 MEOW Picture Frame Ornament
Another photo frame style ornament, this one lets you choose the photo to insert right into the middle of the O in the word MEOW! Perfect for any cat, but in my opinion it is simply adorable for a kitten.
You’ll notice a few pieces of flare for any of you that like Office Space, a cute little Santa hat and a giant red ribbon to hang it on the tree.
A couple of other items worth noting:
#13 Cat Memorial Globe Ornament
This is the classiest of any of the cat related Christmas ornaments I have run across. If you’re looking for a way to commemorate a lost pet then this is the nicest ornament out there.
Not only is it simple in its beauty, but it also has a wonderful message written on creamy vellum and placed inside the ornament. It reads “If Only You Had Nine More.”
A few other key items worth noting about it:
#14 Kitty In Stocking Ornament
This is an adorable little ornament that has a kitty popping out the top of a stocking. Something they’d likely do if you let them anywhere near your stockings while they are on the ground and slightly opened.
As you can see one of the gifts popping out the top is a set of fish bones, something you should definitely not feed your cat, but it looks pretty darn cute doesn’t it?
A few other things worth noting about it:
#15 Shatter Proof Maine Coon Globe
This particular ornament is heavily focused on you Maine Coon owners out there. You can see the gorgeous picture of a Maine Coon adorning the front of the ornament.
Given the curious nature of our feline friends this thing is also a shatter proof ball so that not only will it not make a mess, but it will keep your cat safe in the case that they do in fact knock it off of the tree.
A few other key items worth noting about it:
Bonus: Time With Cats Is Never Wasted
If you or a friend are a bit more philosophical…Or if you perhaps just love Sigmund Freud…This might be the perfect fit for you. This ornament is a picture of a gorgeous tabby cat with the quote from Frued saying “Time spent with cats is never wasted.”
I wholeheartedly agree Mr. Freud. I find spending time with my little feline friends to be some of the most rewarding and relaxing time in my life! I'm sure you'll want to know the following if you're considering it:
Christmas Dangers for Cats
Cats, as we all know, are well known for causing trouble around the holidays. I always think back to the poor cat in the move Christmas Vacation that eats the wire and electrocutes himself!
So sad, but unfortunately there are a ton of dangers for our feline friends around the Christmas seasons. The tree itself seems to be the most common source of danger:
- Electrical cords are also obviously dangerous. If you’re unable to keep an eye on your cat then ensure the tree is unplugged.
- If you have a live tree and you’re going to give it water be sure that your cat can’t access the water, especially if it is treated. Treated water can make cats sick because it normally has things like fertilizer in it that are obviously harmful to cats. And even if the water is not fertilized, it can accumulate bacteria that your cat shouldn’t drink.
- Be careful of using easily shattered or breakable ornaments. Cats can get hurt when they step on or eat broken ornaments.
- You know all those sprays you can put on your tree to make them look extra festive? Those are usually poisonous to cats so be extra careful if you are going to use it. I would lean away from using it at all.
- Mistletoe, holly, and poinsettias are all toxic to cats in some degree, sometimes deadly. Check out this article for more details on poisonous plants.
- With a cat you should definitely avoid any of those old ornaments that run standard incandescent bulbs that run hot. Cats can easily start a fire on accident by batting them around. On that same note, be careful with candles this season too.
You can also check out this great article from the ASPCA on how to help ensure your kitty has a safe holiday season. A few additional tips are also here from the Humane Society. So what can you do to ensure your feline friend has a happy holiday as well? Let’s take a look.
Cat Proofing The Tree
There are a bunch of different things you can do to help keep a curious cat from getting himself or herself into trouble around the Christmas Tree.
- Go Faux: One of the key items I recommend is going for a fake tree. Real trees bring all sorts of additional complications and dangers to the house for your cats, in particular the water and also the pine needles which are no good for your cat’s paws or if they happen to eat them.
- Anchor Your Tree: Whatever you do with your tree, be sure you anchor it down really well. Get an extra large base or an extra heavy base if you have to. This will ensure your cat can’t tip the tree over and potentially start a fire or trash a boatload of ornaments and decorations at once.
- Consider the Ornaments: The bulk of the ornaments I chose above are not likely to break or shatter. Only the memorial ornament has much likelihood of this happening. Be smart about selecting ornaments made of wood, resin, felt etc. This ensures even if they fall they can’t break into pieces.
- You can try placing double sided tape or aluminum foil under the tree which both tend to discourage your cat from walking in specific areas. I’ve had the best luck with double sided tape. Careful with this though as if it gets stuck in their fur they can cause a ruckus trying to get it out if you aren’t home to help.
- There are several different types of repellents you can try, but the most common types are bitter apple and bitter lemon sprays. These will keep your feline friends away from the area based on scent alone.
- You can try an automated deterrent like the SSSCat System (read my review here) which launches a stream of compressed air at your cat when they near a specific area. This works really well for cats that are more skittish and aren’t terribly curious. Really adventurous cats aren’t typically scared of the SSSCat after the first few times.
- You can try some of the many methods listed in this article on keeping your cats from eating your houseplants. In particular things like citrus peels might be both pleasant smelling and effective depending on the cat.
- Separation: If all else fails you may need to separate your cat from the temptation of the tree. This means you might have to put it in a room where your kitty isn’t allowed for a couple of weeks until Santa Claus comes to visit and drops off presents for all the good little girls, boys and cats. While I hope it doesn’t come to this, for extra curious cats sometimes this is the best choice!
You should also check out this great video from Cole and Marmalade to see what you'll likely have to deal with while decorating your tree with cats around!
How Else Can We Celebrate?
If you've gone down the path of setting up a Christmas tree and found that your cats simply won't let it stand as in this video...
...then you might need to pursue other avenues to enjoy the season!
The good news is that there are all sorts of things you can do to help your feline friend enjoy the holidays:
- Stockings: Get your kitty a stocking to hang on the fire place with the rest of the family and stuff it full of fun toys and treats! If you're not sure where to find one check out this article for some of the best cat stockings for Christmas around.
- Collars: Make your cat extra dapper with a Christmas bow tie or a festive collar. Collars and bow ties are great for cats that don't like full on costumes or cats that are prone to knocking things down off the tree. It is a simple way to show a little festiveness!
- Costumes: Deck your feline out in a holiday cat costume to ring in the season. These range from simple santa hats all the way to full on multi piece costumes. You can check out some of the most popular cat costumes here.
If none of these seem like a great idea, but you still want to reward your kitty for being such a good fur ball all year, then you can always reward with them treats and toys. My guide on the the top cat toys around is available here.
If all else fails be sure to let your cats play with all the empty boxes when you finish unwrapping presents!
Wrapping It Up
The market has about a zillion different items out there focused on enticing us to make a purchase for our cats this Christmas season. While some of them are items that will likely not get used much after the box is first opened, you should know for certain that an ornament for your tree is an excellent choice.
Not only will it help you deck the tree out in a wonderful holiday fashion, but it’ll also as a toy for your cat if all else fails! While your cat may not appreciate your ornament selection your friends and family certainly will.
Besides, it is always in good taste to let your feline friends celebrate the holidays with you and the family!
If you have any other ideas for your cat around the Christmas holiday or have any tips on the best cat ornaments for Christmas please leave a comment below.
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