Advent calendars are a special tradition that brings joy to the holiday season, and lucky for our favorite feline friends, they’re no longer just for humans. Instead of a piece of chocolate behind each door (which isn’t safe for cats to eat), these advent calendars for cats are filled with meaty treats and fun toys they can enjoy while you nibble on your own sweets. Although your cat won’t fully understand the reason for the calendars, they’ll definitely enjoy snacking on yummy treats or playing with new toys each day.
We’ve selected 11 different cat advent calendars for a variety of cats (and cat lovers) at various price points to make this year's countdown to Christmas memorable.
If your cat loves wet food, she will love this advent calendar! Each day leading up to Christmas, you’ll peel open a window to reveal a can of Fancy Feast wet cat food in one of eight different flavors, including beef, chicken, turkey, salmon, and tuna.
Shop now: Fancy Feast Feastivities Advent Calendar, $23; petsmart.com
Count down the 12 days of Christmas with your furry friend by treating them to a new toy each day. This calendar includes a variety of toys, such as plush toys, balls, crinkly paper, and even catnip, to keep them coming back each day.
Shop now: Frisco 12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar, $25; chewy.com
Get your cat in the holiday spirit by spoiling him with a new holiday-themed toy each day until Christmas. It’s important to provide a variety of toys to help stimulate a cat’s body and mind and encourage their natural instincts to chase, stalk, forage, and hunt.
Shop now: Holiday Tails 12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar, $13; petco.com
If you prefer to DIY your own advent calendar with a mix of treats and toys, this is the perfect option. This felt tree hangs on the wall, and a paw print marks each day leading to Christmas. This can be used year after year, so it’s environmentally friendly, too!
Shop now: C&F Home Paw Print Tree Advent Calendar, $15; target.com
Made from wood and filled with sparkling twinkly lights, this advent calendar will get both you and your cat in the holiday spirit. Personalize this wooden box with your cat’s name and fill it with their favorite treats and toys year after year.
Shop now: Personalized Wooden Pet Advent Calendar, $66; etsy.com
This one is more for the cat lover rather than the actual cat, but you can easily bring your cat in on the fun by giving them a treat when you open a window each day! These glittery windows reveal fun kitty pictures and a verse from the poem, “A Kitten’s Christmas.”
Shop now: Purrfect Harmony Advent Calendar, $5; amazon.com