9 Fun & Colorful Summertime Gift Ideas for Cat Lovers! + Bonus Buy!

June 19, 2017

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Summer events like birthdays, BBQ’s, swim parties or just a neighborhood get-together call for lighthearted & fun gifts. If you need gift for a cat lover, take a look at our collection of  9 “purrfect” cat theme items, just right for the lazy days of summer!

Plus we have a Bonus Buy offer at the end. Don’t miss this!

 

#1. Bungalow 360 Small Messenger Bag, Lion Design, $28.99
Perfect size bag to just throw across your shoulder & go! And we adore the little snaggletooth lion artwork.

Bungalow 360 Small Messenger Bag, Lion design

#2. You and Me and The Cat, $16.99
Capture some “family” fun in the ceramic picture frame. Holds 4 x 5 photo.

You and Me and The Cat Ceramic Picture Frame

#3. Birthday Wishes Ceramic Cat Pin, $8.99
Something special for the birthday person! From Whimsiclay Cats.

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#4. Baby Onesie, “Cat Me If You Can”,  $26.99
Welcome summer with this bright blue onesie! Other colors available.

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#5. Cat and Swallow-Tails Flour Sack Towel, $8.25
Whimsical kitchen decor with a cat theme. Other matching accessories available.

Cat & Swallowtails Flour Sack Towel, single

#6. “Kitty Cool Down” Garden Flag, $11.99
Sweet summertime kitty adds fun to your garden or patio. (pole not included).

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#7.  Cat Coloring T-Shirt Kit, $19.99
Invite friends over for a coloring party! 2 designs available.

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#8. Floral Cats Tin Canister for Treats, $12.99
Keep your special kitty treats in this lovely pink canister.

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#9. Maui Tropical Beach Design Cat Collar, $15.99
Your kitty will be a fashionista with this fun Hawaiian gear! Add a bow tie or flower.

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→→→ BONUS BUY! 50% OFF ←←←

Tiki Cat Art

 

This Tiki Cat Beach Towel is perfect for your summer fun. Generous size of 30″ x 60″.  Vivid colors; soft, 100% cotton.

Originally $18.00, now only $9.00, while supplies last.

Hurry, sale runs for a limited time.

 

 

 

We hope you enjoy this collection of summertime goodies! See even more cat theme gifts, decor & fashion accessories on our website. We have something for every occasion and budget. Now go have some fun!!

Shop georgiasgifts.com for cat lovers.


Mother’s Day Gift Guide for Cat Lovers

April 20, 2017

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Are you searching for a unique Mother’s Day gift for a cat lover or cat mom in your life? We have put together a special page with some great cat themed items to help you out & make your shopping easy!

Is your loved one or friend into cooking or entertaining? Check out our fun selection of kitchen towels, potholders, aprons & other accessories. How about a cat fashionista? We have some some great cat themed handbags, totes, and silk scarves sure to impress them. A collector? How about some beautifully detailed figurines of many different sizes, or some soft plushies to add to their collection?

Here are a few of our unique gift ideas to preview. Or go straight to the Mother’s Day page and you can start shopping now!

Mother’s Day Cat Lover Gifts Ideas

Remember, shop early to make sure your favorite item is in stock & arrives right on time.

Cat and Swallow-tails Tea Cozy

Cat & Swallowtails Tea Cozy

This cat designed tea cozy makes an adorable addition for kitchen decor!  It  measures 10″ x 13″ and fits a 6 cup teapot. $16.99

The cat image is printed on both sides and the tea cozy is trimmed in a matching blue and has a loop on top for easy handling. 100% preshrunk cotton, machine washable. Made in U.S.A.

Matching tea towels & potholders are available for a complete gift package.

 

Cat Love Decorative Coasters

MW Cat Love Coasters Set

Lovely sentiments of cat love are printed on each of these cat face shaped coasters. The words and soft colored florals decorate one side of each cat coaster.  $16.99

Approximate size of each coaster is 4″ x 4″ x 3/8″. Absorbent stone, smooth on the printed side, textured on the back side.

 

Grandma Cat Figurine from Whimsiclay

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Moms come in all ages! Our busy knitting Grandma cat figurine is about 4 inches tall.  Different versions of “grandma” are written on her clothes. Comes with a black marking pen for personalization. $19.99

From the popular Whimsiclay ceramic cats.

 

Message Cat Mom Plush 

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A sweet, sweet gift to give to a Mom!  Soft pink and white plush kitty has written endearments such as: Mom, Love, Wonderful, Caring, Special and Family. $15.99

This smiling faced kitty measures about 10″ tall by 10″ wide. Very limited stock. From Whimsiclay.

 

Once In A Blue Moon Silk Scarf

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A cat lover will enjoy wearing this beautiful 100% silk scarf with the new “Once in a Blue Moon” cat image on a star-studded background. $25.00

Sized at 53 inches x 11 inches. By artist Laurel Burch.

 

Woman Holding Cat Figurine with Love Message

Best Friend Cat and Lady Figurine

Graceful and exquisitely detailed figurine of a woman lovingly holding a cat in her arms. Her flowing garment has a light touch of teal shading and is embellished with sparkly stones and an embossed leaf design. The woman’s long golden hair sweeps across her back. At the bottom of her dress is the inscribed message, “Love comes in all shapes and sizes”.  $32.99

What a wonderful keepsake this would be for a cat lover!

 

Decorative Word Pillow

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Whimsical cat accent throw pillow with printed words, “My kids have four paws”. All cat moms can relate to this! $11.99

The decorative pillow is tan & brown on the front, solid brown on the back and trimmed all around with beige piping.

About 12 1/2″ x 8″, in polyester and cotton fabric.  Made in the USA.

 

These are just a few of our large selection of cat lover gifts & decor. Check out our entire website for more great gift ideas for Mother’s Day and everyday!

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Whimsiclay Plush Cats- The End of An Era

December 7, 2015
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I remember when I first saw the adorable, whimsical, plush cats by Whimsiclay. Their smiling eyes and pom-tipped whiskers captured my heart right away! After almost 10 years, I still adore them just as much!

Back then I was strolling through a trade show, looking for a new product to showcase on my upcoming website, when they caught my eye. The booth that sponsored them was really highlighting plush fairies, which were big at that time. On a side table were the plush cats.

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Sweetie Cat has always been a top seller in all sizes.

I was familiar with the Whimsiclay ceramic cats, designed by artist Amy Lacombe. Many of the plush were patterned after some of the more popular figurine pieces. They were soft and colorful with a face that made you smile.  I knew right then that I had to have them to sell, first in my retail gift store and then later on my cat themed web site.

Through the years these plush cats, available in 2 sizes, plus a folding pillow, then cat slippers, have been consistent sellers.

One of my favorites was the sweet “Marsha” cat pillow, so perfect for a young girl’s room. This style sold out years ago.marshapillow

 

Here is colorful and fun Peppermint Cat. Other holiday cats include Rudy, Poinsettia and Winter Parfait.Sierra Exif JPEG

 

There have also been cats just for fun! Like Shanice in sunglasses, shown here. She also sometimes sports a red cap in place of the glasses.Sierra Exif JPEG

 

The plush line evolved into cat handbags and cat face slippers, such as Chili Cat slippers shown here.

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This does seem like the “end of an era” and I am saddened to see them go. I am happy to let you know that I was able to stock up on some of the styles so you will be able to get them for a while on our site. The plush kitties make special gifts for a cat lover, especially at the holiday season.

So if you own one of these cuties, hang on to it!

 

 

 

 


Enchanting Cat’s Whiskers (the plant)

November 3, 2015
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Cat’s Whiskers plant

We recently spent a wonderful week on the big island of Hawaii.  One warm and muggy day we visited the Hawaiian Botanical Tropical Gardens. Going down the walkway into the park, I had the illusion of entering Jurassic Park. There were green plants, bushes, trees in every direction –  up, down & all around. Adding to the fantasy were wild orchids in the trees, colorful tropical plants, and splashing waterfalls.

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Along one side of the path I noticed spiky looking white flowers on bright green foliage. Looking closer, I discovered an enchanting bloom with long, delicate protruding hairs.  My first thought was “that looks just like cat whiskers!”.  After searching for the name signage, you can easily guess what name I discovered.

Since this is my new favorite plant, I wanted to find out more about it and how to grow it.  From East Asia, its proper botanical name is Orthosiphon aristatus, but is better known as Java tea. Used in herbal medicine, this mint related plant is known to aid in treatment of kidney stones, gallstones, urinary tract infections and much more.

However useful, I like the plant for its ornamental beauty. The bright white, long stamens have a touch of whimsy and look striking against the deep green leaves. And as a bonus, the nectar attracts bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.

Growing best in a tropical climate, with proper care Cat’s Whiskers can be grown in sunny climates.  I am determined to give it a try and start my own enchanted garden!

Are you a cat lover? I invite you to visit my website for unique and whimsical gifts & décor with a cat theme. And I welcome you to post any photos of your Cat’s Whiskers plant to this blog in the comments!


CatConLA – Purrfect Success!

June 24, 2015

The dust has finally settled after the big event and I think most attendees would agree it was a huge success. I might be a little slow with my wrap up but now I’m able to report some final tallies from the show.

First, though, I have to say how amazed I was at the turn out. I went on Sunday, waiting in a long line before the doors opened and heard it wasn’t as crowded as it was on Saturday! There was excitement & expectation in the air and general goodwill feelings towards fellow cat lovers.

The crowd just getting started on Sunday.

The crowd just getting started on Sunday.

Inside it took a few minutes to get my bearings and decide which way to go first!  After getting my free cat tattoo and green cat ears headband,  I felt “official” and ready to enjoy the activities. I took a quick tour of all the various vendors, bypassed the long, long line for cat adoptions (we already have a rescue kitty) and then got in line for my first of several seminars.

All day line for cat adoption.

A line all day for the cat adoptions.

The selection of cat product vendors offered almost anything you could think of!  Very easy to rack up the debit card charges. (I should consider having a booth myself next year). The Pusheen cat booth kept a line most of the time, a new “robotic” kitty, Zoomer, promises to be the next BIG thing, and of course, the booth for CatConLA memorabilia was popular. Who could leave without their official t-shirt or mug? (I know I couldn’t!)

"Zoomer" the new robotic cat with glowing eyes.

“Zoomer” the new robotic cat with glowing eyes.

Another huge bonus at the show was Lil Bub. His owner, Mike Bridavsky, brought him out to his product booth for a photo session and the “paparazzi” went wild! I tried to get close but wasn’t quite aggressive enough to fight my way in : )  Only one blurry shot to show for it.

The crowds at the Lil Bub appearance.

The crowds at the Lil Bub appearance.

I mentioned at the beginning that I had some final tallies from the show –

  • The attendance was unexpected, more than 10,000 over the weekend.
  • About 70 cats and kittens were adopted. Thank you Best Friends Animal Society.
  • $35,000 was raised and donated to FixNation and Lil Bub’s Big Fund.

I truly enjoyed the day at CatConLA. It was fun being immersed among cat lovers, all free to express their love of all things cat!  A big thank you to Susan Michals, creator of the event and Karn Myers, founder of FixNation. Also for all the wonderful speakers at the seminars and the Meet & Greets.

I look forward to next year. But I have a feeling it will have to be moved to a much larger venue!!

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CatConLA is Coming! 8 Days & Counting!

May 29, 2015

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It’s BIG! It’s NEW It’s going to be AMAZING!  I can’t believe the very first CatConLA is just a short drive away in downtown Los Angeles!

Being featured as “comic-con for cat people” the event promises a unique experience of art & design, merchandise, and seminars. Not to mention the guests speakers including Simon Tofield (Simon’s Cat), Ben Huh (ICANHASCHEEZBURGER) and Angie Bailey (CatLadyLand), plus, drum roll here, Mike Bridavsky and Lil Bub!

Lil BUB, from internet photo

Lil BUB, from internet photo

I want to inject here that I mentioned these seemingly well-known people to some of my co-workers  at my part-time job and was greeted with blank stares. How could they not know about Simon’s Cat videos or sweet Lil Bub? Or the hilarious CHEEZBURGER photos?

CatConLA also is partnered with a good cause- FixNation, whose mission is to reduce the number of homeless cats with TNR management. Part of the proceeds of the event will be donated to this non-profit organization. There will also be on-site cat adoptions available at a super low cost by Best Friends Animal Society.

Cat shows are not like your ordinary pet shows. Of course there are the judging shows for all animals. But dog events might feature sporting (Frisbees), training (police dogs), agility & obstacle courses and more. Equestrian events can include racing, dressage or exciting rodeos. Cat shows, on the other hand, are a little “edgier”.  Not so much emphasis on their physical abilities but on their ability to make us revere them!

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What do I expect out of CatConLA?  Of course, I’ll be on the lookout for some new, unique product for my cat lover website, georgiasgifts.com as usual. And with the huge array of vendors with cat themed merchandise & clothes my personal budget will certainly be strained!  But I will also get to attend some great seminars with some popular cat experts, view creative art pieces of all types, and just enjoy a general happy atmosphere of cat people letting their true love of cats show in public. (I expect to see many dressed in their best cat gear & makeup).

I’ll follow-up after my trip to the event with my experience. Are you going to #CatConLA?  Would love to hear from you now & after also. Now, I just have to decide which cat shirt should I wear? Umm….


Say “Aloha” To New Tiki Cat Merchandise Coming Soon to Georgia’s Gifts!

February 5, 2015

January is a favorite time of my year because of the wholesale gift shows that give me a chance to discover some new cat lover goodies. And this time I found something brand new to bring to you!

Tiki Cat Art

Being a fan of cats and also Hawaii, I fell in love with the Tiki Cat art by Brad “Tiki Shark” Parker. His unique style is a result of a comic book illustration background combined with idealized Polynesian and Tiki culture art. Tiki art is referred to “low brow” art (as opposed to “fine” art) because it references pop culture. Low brow art has grown in popularity on the West Coast art scene in recent years.

Of course, my favorite of Parker’s artwork is this stylized cat playing the ukulele against a vividly colored sunset and with a tropical drink nearby.

 

To carry out the beach scene, you’ll soon be able to purchase beach towels along with “slippers”, the Hawaii term for flip-flops, on my website. Other fun items will include Tiki Cat mugs and magnets.

This is definitely a new look to add to my selection of cat lover gifts and décor for my customers. I am so excited to bring the artwork of Brad Parker to you and hope you love it as much as I do!  Mahalo and Aloha