It is not surprising that cats are among the most loved of domestic animals as they have been revered for thousands of years. In ancient Egypt the cat was the most sacred of creatures. Cats were not only protected by almost every occupant of Egypt, but also by law. Infarct if a human killed a cat either on purpose or by accident, that human faced the death penalty. Some Egyptians went as far as worshipping the cat-goddess Bast and mummifying their pet cats so they could join them in the afterlife.
So for those cat lovers today, the worship of their beloved feline friends is continued. You only have to look around the home of a cat owner to see just how much this worship and fascination is reflected in ornaments and decorations around the home.
This makes buying a present for a cat lover very simple as there is so much variety in the way of cat gifts on the market to please every taste and budget.So if there is a cat lover in your life and you are looking for a special cat themed gift, here are a few ideas.
Lets start with cat gift presents that are inexpensive and easily sourced. Cat mugs not only make a decorative present, but are useful too. These could have either a picture of a favorite breed of cat or a transfer of the owners cat on it. The same can be done with magnets.
Cat posters make an ideal gift if your cat lover is also an art lover. There is a wide selection to choose from, including humorous to classic works.
Cat T-shirts make great presents for any age or size. They can be bought on-line in any style and you can customize your T-shirt using your own graphics. These make good presents for children too.
One favorite cat gift is cat books. This is the perfect gift for cat lovers who also like to read. Cat books can be found in a variety of topics including, humor, art, photography, history, poetry, fiction and much more.
Cat jewellery such as watches or necklaces are popular gifts. Not to mention ornaments, cat figurines or cat clocks.
For those cat lovers who also love the kitchen, there are many cat themed items available, such as oven gloves, aprons, salt and pepper sets.
For a cat gift that lasts the whole year, a cat fancy magazine makes a lovely gift. There are many cat magazines published now. There are also cat charities that have as part of your donation a magazine that they post to you, such as The Cats Protection.
For a more expensive gift, cat portraits make a very special gift. These can either be painted by an artist from real life or from a photo. For a less expensive alternative you can take along your favorite photo of your cat to a photo shop and have it put onto a canvas frame to make it look like a portrait.
For those who love cat decor, there are individual gifts suited to any room in a home. For example the bathroom. You can buy complete sets of cat themed bathroom accessories. These include matching soap dishes, shower curtains, bath mats and wastebaskets. For the bedroom there are cat throws, duvet covers and rugs. And of course as you come through the front door there has to be the welcome mat with a picture of a cat on it.
So whatever cat gift you choose for you feline loving friend just keep in mind that each cat is unique but cat lovers aren’t. Cat lovers are simple to buy a gift for as they generally love anything to do with cats . You can even make their day by sending them a cat greetings card to go along with the gift.