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Season's best cat toys

The holidays are here again, and it’s time to shop for the “purrfect” stocking stuffers for our feline friends! This year’s choices include toys and gadgets for health and exercise, feeding, mental stimulation, and just plain fun.

Exercise Toys for Cats

SmartyKat Hot Pursuit Electronic Cat Toy. Perfect for the active cat who wants to play while you’re away, the SmartyKat Hot Pursuit Electronic Cat Toy provides hours of fun and stimulation. offers two speeds with interchangeable wand attachment. ($13.97 on

HexBug Robotic Mouse. Ideal for the older or more sedentary cat who needs to exercise and play, the HexBug Robotic Mouse mimics prey movements to tease your cat into a game of chase and pounce! Can navigate around objects. Batteries included. ($11.99 on

Interactive Cat Feeders

PetSafe SlimCat Interactive Feeder Toy. If your kitty’s packed on a few extra pounds, the SlimCat interactive feeder might be the deal solution. Made from safe, durable materials, this feeder appeals to every cat’s hunting and problem-solving instincts, while letting you control portion sizes. Great as a daily feeder or for special treats. ($6.95 on

Trixie Activity Strategy Game Cat Feeder. Part feeder, part brain-teaser, this interactive device lets you control portions, improve digestion, and reduce feline obesity. Just fill the center with food or treats and they’ll be automatically dispensed to tunnels where your cat can tease them out. Dishwasher safe. ($16.32 on

Challenging Toys for Cats

SmartCat Peek-A-Prize Toy Box. Keep your cats active and agile with this sturdy wood toy box that you fill with plushies or catnip toys. Hours of fun that appeals to your cat’s natural hunting and problem-solving abilities. ($24.95 at

Classic Cat Toy Faves

Jackson Galaxy Telescoping Wand Teaser. What cat can resist a feather teaser? The Jason Galaxy Air Wand features a durable feather lure and retractable wand for hours of fun, active play. Bring out the natural hunter n your kitty! ($11.95 on

Yeowww! Catnip Banana Toy. Let your cat shake out the sillies with the perfect plush toy filled with catnip! Safe, durable, and handmade, the Yeowww! Catnip Banana is pre-filled with delightfully aromatic catnip that’s sure to bring out your cat’s playful side. ($5.99 on

Something Special

Treat you cat to a spa day! Pampering isn’t just for people anymore. So why not treat your feline friend to a day of luxury. From bathing and conditioning to styling, claw trimming, massage, and more—groomers and pet salons are offering an increasingly broad array of services to ensure that your cat has a very merry holiday season. Check online for pert grooming and spa services in your area.

Editor’s Note: Trying to find the best dog toy for your pooch this holiday? Look no further—here are the best dog toys of the season!

Cecily Kellogg is a pet lover who definitely has crazy cat lady leanings. Her pets are all shelter rescues, including the dog, who is scared of the cats. She spent eight years working as a Veterinary Technician before becoming a writer. Today she writes all over the web, including here at Figo.

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