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10 Presents less than $10 your cat will love

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When Christmas morning arrives, your cat will be expecting gifts, too (believe me, you would rather give than receive 'presents' under the tree from your cat).

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Here are 10 gift ideas that can actually contribute to your feline's overall well being by promoting exercise, encouraging cats to use their natural instincts, and through healthy treats.

Ho-Ho Hairball

Retails for $10.00

Filled with organically grown catnip and a bell, this faux fur toy complete with Santa hat provides hours of fun. It is lightweight, fuzzy and attracts most cats instantly. They love to stalk, pounce, fling and chase. The bonus - you get to tell your friends your cat is playing with a hairball. Ha.
Available at many natural pet food and supply stores and online.

Hey Kitty Kitty Cat Bow Tie

Retails for $6.00

Get your cat ready for any holiday celebration with The Blitzen Cat Bow Tie. It attaches to any 3/8" collar. Many designs available. Okay, let's be honest; this is more for you to enjoy than your cat.
Order on the Hey Kitty Kitty site.

Booda Cat Crazies Playrings by Petmate

Retails for $3.99 (for four rings)

These rings move and flip in all sorts of ways, enticing cats to slide, flip and roll. They will even grab the rings with their teeth and fling them into the air. You will have as much fun watching your cat as he or she will have playing! Available at mass retailers, most pet supply chains and online.

Parrot Tweet by Petlinks

Retails for around $6

The toy looks innocent enough, right? Well, let me tell you, when your cat bats it, it starts to chirp. This, combined with the feather tail, is quite intriguing to most cats. Hours of fun. Cats seem to find the Parrot Tweet at 3:00 a.m., so remember to put it away in a drawer at night. Available at mass retailers, most pet supply chains and online.

Cat Dancer

Retails for $2.29 - $2.99

This simple toy has been around for a long time, yet never gets old! Get your kitty moving by pulling it around objects in the home. Some cats will jump to catch it and others prefer that you sit on the floor and pull it around as they pounce. You can even enhance the toy by tying shoelace at the end for a change of pace. Available at many pet supply stores and online

Yeowww! Banana

Retails for $6.99

There is a good reason the catnip toys created by Ducky World are called Yeowww! Cats simply love to chew, kick and throw the Banana up in the air. Stuffed with 100% organic catnip and absolutely no fillers, this toy is bound to become a favorite in your home. Available at smaller pet supply stores and online

Catit Treat Ball Cat Toy

Retails for $6.99

What a great way for cats to earn a treat. As they play with the toy (available in pink or blue), treats are released. The lid can be manually closed, as well. Available at most pet supply chains and online.

Catit Bench Scratcher

Retails for $7.99 - $9.99

Add a little style to your cat's corrugated cardboards scratcher needs. This beautiful bench allows your kitty to sharpen and remove the dead outer layer of claws as well as stretch their bodies. Plus, it looks awesome. Widely available in stores and online (visit site to learn where to buy it).

SmartCat Kitty's Garden

Retails for $9.99

Grow your own organic cat grass. The grass aids in digestion and cats simply love it. This can be a great way to stop cats from chewing on your houseplants, too. Instructions are included. Available at most pet supply chains and online.

Stella & Chewy Carnivore Kisses

Retails for $9.99 (prices vary)

They may have dogs on the label, but these one ingredient treats made from human grade meats are raw, freeze-dried and irresistible to cats. All Stella & Chewy's products are free from grains, fillers, added hormones, antibiotics, artificial preservatives, colorings, sugar or salt. Available at many natural pet food and supply stores and online.

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