Gift for 9 year old cat lover
November 7, 2019 12:16 PM   Subscribe

My daughter's friend is turning nine. According to her mom, she likes "anything cat. Toys, books, clothes, you name it." This somehow does not help narrow it down at all! Please help!

She enjoys all the things one might expect for her age. She's crafty, likes lego, games, and books.
She naturally owns a lot of cat themed stuff already. She liked the musical and the book.
She does not own an actual cat (sadly).

Thank you!
posted by Omnomnom to Shopping (26 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Well, there's the Cat Sticker Club, which will mail her a sticker a month for as long as you subscribe.
posted by hydra77 at 12:19 PM on November 7 [10 favorites]

My cat loving son, about the same age, has long desired this Japanese cat pencil case.
posted by Ashwagandha at 12:22 PM on November 7 [4 favorites]

Kitty hand puppets?
posted by Freedomboy at 12:22 PM on November 7

You could get her a cat-decorated journal and a cat pen to write in it with -- she's exactly the right age to start a diary.

(Pro tip: diaries are only cool if they lock.)
posted by DarlingBri at 12:23 PM on November 7 [1 favorite]

Hydra77, that's a great idea! Unfortunately, we live in Europe so anything American that I can't get via amazon will be difficult.
posted by Omnomnom at 12:23 PM on November 7 [1 favorite]

all things kliban. i loved the kliban cats as a kid, and still do as an old!
posted by misanthropicsarah at 12:31 PM on November 7 [1 favorite]

My seven-year-old cat-loving Lego-obsessed bookworm daughter thinks this is the funniest book ever written.
posted by saladin at 12:33 PM on November 7 [5 favorites]

I came here to post the same link saladin did. My nine-year-old cat-lover thought it was the height of wit.
posted by The corpse in the library at 12:35 PM on November 7

If she doesn't have exploding kittens, it's pretty funny and she's at the right age for it.
posted by Sweetchrysanthemum at 12:44 PM on November 7 [4 favorites]

A hoodie with cat ears? This one is probably U.S. based but I imagine you can find something similar closer. Does she have a cat? I sent my niece a cat toy for her cat along with her main gift and she seems to like that as much as the main present.
posted by BoscosMom at 12:47 PM on November 7 [1 favorite]

How about a coloring book or drawing book by Twitter star IAmMoshow the Cat Rapper?

Or the new kids’ book from cat rescuer The Kitten Lady?
posted by elphaba at 12:59 PM on November 7 [2 favorites]

Unfortunately, we live in Europe so anything American that I can't get via amazon will be difficult.

Brilliant UK kitty pens and European kitty stationary and journals.
posted by DarlingBri at 1:11 PM on November 7

I found the same black cat case at a European shop. It's about 16 euros plus shipping, probably from NL.
posted by Sunburnt at 1:22 PM on November 7

Pusheen stuffies, dude!! Also, I Am Pusheen the Cat.
posted by holborne at 2:36 PM on November 7 [6 favorites]

When I was that age I adored these encyclopedias. Or how about a calendar with pictures of cats and/or kittens? (These suggestions may be too analog for today's kids, I realize.)
posted by scratch at 2:41 PM on November 7 [2 favorites]

My 9 year old cat lover is DEEPLY into the Warriors series, about cat tribes calling humans Twolegs and stuff like that. There are a bunch of them so even if she’s started the series you should be able to get one she hasn’t read yet.
posted by tchemgrrl at 3:26 PM on November 7 [4 favorites]

The Cat Lady card game is cute and quite fun, if she's into such things!
posted by LadyNibbler at 4:57 PM on November 7

Do you have a local (or national) humane society where you can sponsor a cat?

My local one has a program where you sponsor a specific cat (meaning you donate money for food, etc) and in return you get a nice note from the cat with a photo.

For a little more, you can get your name on the wall of the cat room.
posted by madajb at 5:15 PM on November 7 [4 favorites]

Maybe a mug like this with a cat hidden inside for hot chocolate...with a nice quality hot chocolate mix. It would be fun if her parent(s) served it full already and the cat was a surprise.

Cute cat pens

Lego-like set of 2 cats

Puzzle game, like tanagrams, but with cat pieces: Cat Stax

Another game: Cat Crimes

Find the Cat book

Cat Bank that steals coins
posted by pdxhiker at 6:15 PM on November 7

The Breaking Cat News books.

There's a Cat Encyclopedia book too.

Anything related to the cats in Kiki's Delivery Service.

H&M always has tons of cute cat-themed clothes.

Source: she sounds like my kiddo.
posted by snickerdoodle at 6:19 PM on November 7 [1 favorite]

Bad kitty book series ?
posted by St. Peepsburg at 8:06 PM on November 7

My daughter loves maneki-neko a.k.a. lucky cat figurines. Lots of different styles & sizes available.
posted by rd45 at 1:52 AM on November 8 [1 favorite]

A girl here at work loves cats as well. Last year I got her a piggy bank from Amazon - its'a cat poking it's head out of a box and stealing the coin. It's the cutest thing and there's several versions available. Just search "cat stealing coin".

My son is 8, and my parents got him a Godzilla one recently. He went bananas over it, so I know someone her age who liked the concept as well.

Also, notebooks/pens/book bags and things like that girls her age are really into.
Oh, and those cat ear headbands I am seeing everywhere!
posted by Sara_NOT_Sarah at 10:34 AM on November 8

The cat sticker subscription does deliver to the UK - don't know about the rest of Europe.
posted by paduasoy at 11:53 PM on November 8

I bought the book because I think she'll find it very funny indeed. And I got her a pair of cat bed socks along with it.

But this thread is great, thank you for the super suggestions!
posted by Omnomnom at 1:52 PM on November 11 [1 favorite]

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