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Tabby Manor's Holiday Gift Guide: Our Top 10 Cat Toys of 2022

Updated: Dec 16, 2022

Still finishing up your pawliday shopping? Check out our Tabby Top 10 Cat Toys we know your cats will love!

As cat sitters, we get to engage with a variety of toys and products with our kitty customers. Playtime not only keeps kitty active and stimulated, it also serves as a wonderful bonding experience between humans and their feline companions.


Weighing both our own experiences as well as customer feedback, we've curated the purrect gift list this pawliday season. Whether your kitty likes to leap and pounce or sneak and slink, we're confident there is something on this list for every kitty purrsonality. Here are this season's Tabby Top 10 Toys:



#1 - The KittyWhip Cat Toy

The best teaser wand we've found, it is our favorite! Use promo code TABBYMANOR for 10% off! (yes, we love it that much, we asked the seller to make us a promo code)


Price Range:

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Why We Love This

This is our favorite teaser wand, by far. It's a little pricey, but this toy is made well and is very durable, so it lasts for a very long time. Cats seem to really love it. Something about the way the cord moves make cats go crazy! They love running, chasing and jumping after the kitty whip. There's a little spring that holds the cord to the wand and we think this design is what give it that whip-like motion that cats love. We like that you can choose either a leather cord or a braided rope cord, because some cats like one more than the other. The wand is also the perfect length, not too long, so it's easy to play with and also to store away.




#2 - The Ripple Rug

Two pieces of carpet that Velcro together in different spots so you can rearrange the "ripples". There are several different sized holes in the top piece for playtime fun.


Price Range:

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Why We Love This

Cats who love playing in forts really seem to love the ripple rug. They'll burrow under it and bat at toys through the holes, or lay on top and attack a teaser wand when their humans wiggle it underneath. It also works great for hiding a few treats or toys in that kitty enjoys "hunting". We were skeptical at first because it does take up quite a bit of floor space and is a little pricey, but after seeing kitties love it time and time again, we put our stamp of approval on the Ripple Rug.




#3 - Yeowww! Catnip Toy, Rainbow

Rainbow catnip toy made with Yeowww! catnip, which is the best catnip. Change my mind.


Price Range:

$


Why We Love This

If your cat likes catnip, you will never be disappointed with a Yeowww! toy. I don't know what makes their catnip different, but cats love it immediately and it never seems to go stale. Meaning no matter how much your cat chews and slobbers all over this toy, they'll still love it. Our Yeowww! rainbow is over 2 years old and looks like garbage now, but the cats still play with it all the time.




#4 - Motion Activated Butterfly Toy

Motion-activated butterfly cat toy that flutters for 30 seconds when kitty walks by or is actively engaging with it.


Price Range:

$


Why We Love This

We love the motion-activated feature not only because it saves battery life, but also because it really catches kitty's attention and engages playtime when they walk by it. This toy is great to turn on when you leave the house to give kitty some extra stimulation.




#5 - Go Cat Teaser Wand with Da Bee Bumble Attachments

Teaser wand with flexible wire and bumblebee attachments.


Price Range:

$


Why We Love This

The erratic movement of the wire really makes cats go wild! They love these attachments for some reason. We love that it comes with 3 attachments because cats really destroy them quickly (and we love that about them!). The wire gets tangled after a lot of use, but it lasts long enough to feel like we got our money's worth.




#6 - Cat Dancer

This is literally just a steel wire with rolled cardboard on it. That's it. Super simple.


Price Range:

$


Why We Love This

This is the best toy and probably the cheapest one you'll ever find. We love that it's super budget friendly and that our cats go crazy for the erratic movement of the wire. Every cat purrent has experienced buying their cat expensive toys just to catch them playing with garbage instead. This toy is the purrfect compromise.







#7 - Foam Disc Launcher

Shoot foam discs around for kitty to chase. Pew pew!


Price Range:

$


Why We Love This

Kids' toys sometimes make great cat toys! Kitties love chasing these foam discs around and it's a fun bonding activity for cats and purrents. Disclaimer: if your cat likes to eat random things, this may not be the best toy for your furamily because these discs end up everywhere and tend to get lost under furniture and in household nooks and crannies. So if kitty can't be trusted unsupervised with foam, best to skip this toy.





#8 - Covered Motion Toy

Automatic toy with "mouse tail" that moves underneath the fabric. Rechargeable battery. Automatic shut-off.


Price Range:

$$


Why We Love This

Cats who love the "blanket game" will love this! We love it because it has several speeds, different auto-off options, and a rechargable battery. This toy is great to turn on when you leave the house to give kitty some extra stimulation.




#9 - Doc & Phoebe's Interactive Indoor Hunting Cat Feeder

Feeders allow cats to naturally hunt for their food and appeals to cat’s senses of grabbing and clawing prey.


Price Range:

$$


Why We Love This

We love that you can portion kitty's kibble among this set and hide them around for kitty to hunt. We're big fans of enrichment feeders of any kind. These are a little cumbersome to clean, but are great for satisfying kitty's hunting instinct.




#10 - Collapsible Pop Up Rainbow Crinkle Tunnel

Crinkle tube bundle that comes with 3 different tunnel styles (also sold individually via the same link).


Price Range:

$


Why We Love This

Some cats are indifferent about crinkle tunnels, but cats that love them REALLY love them! Try out one and if your kitty digs it, they might like a few different kinds to hide in, run through, play and wrestle in. Some cats also love when their humans run a feather wand or another toy along the tube to make that "crinkle" sound and have a blast attacking the toy through the little windows.




Need More Ideas?

If you're looking for something else, check out our full shop of recommended products for cats and their owners, or shop by category:


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We know the holidays can be stressful and hope this list helped you find the purrfect gift for your kittos. Is there another toy that you think should have made our list? Leave a comment below or send us an email. We're always looking for new toys and enrichment items to share with our fur-iends.


Happy Pawlidays!

We hope you all have a wonderful pawliday season. Merry Catmas and Happy Mew Year! =^.^=

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