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Petsmart Is Selling Gingerbread Scratching Houses for Cats

A cat sits in a gift box.
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If you’ve been on the hunt for the perfect Christmas present for your cat (yes, pets deserve presents, too), PetSmart might have you covered. The retailer is selling an adorable scratching post that your cats will love and will match your holiday decor.

The PetSmart Merry & Bright Holiday Gingerbread House is a must-buy for your furry friend this year.

The gingerbread house isn’t actually made of cookies (obviously), but it is constructed of cardboard planks designed to look like the sweet treat. The sides feature adorable lollipop-flanked windows as well as snowy icing details along the sills and gumdrop bottoms. There’s even a cookie chimney!

Inside the house, though, there’s a piece of corrugated cardboard that’s perfect for cats to scratch, and at the front, where the entrance to the house is, there’s a cat-nip toy with a bell for an extra little surprise for your furry friend.

A scratching board is placed inside a faux gingerbread house.
PetSmart

The scratcher isn’t just adorable and perfect for matching your holiday decor, it’s also affordable It retails for just $9.99, and the corrugated cardboard inside is reversible so you technically get two! The scratcher can be ordered online and picked up at your local PetSmart, delivered via DoorDash, or shipped to your home.

If you want to get your cat an early Christmas gift (and keep them away from your furniture), this might just be it. Want to browse some other cat parent must-haves? Check out these round-up of products cats will love.

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