Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Cat Lovers
Valentine’s Day (February 14th), our annual celebration of romance, love, friendship and admiration, is a month away. Every year, we send messages of love and affection to our partners, family, friends, and even our pets.
So What’s the History of Valentine's Day?
Valentine's Day is named after Saint Valentine, a Catholic priest who lived in Rome in the 3rd Century. There are many stories about St Valentine and over time these stories grew into the legend we know today.
At the time of Valentine's life, many Romans were converting to Christianity, but the Emperor Claudius II was a pagan and created strict laws about what Christians were allowed to do. Claudius believed that Roman soldiers should be completely devoted to Rome and therefore passed a law preventing them from marrying. St Valentine began to marry these soldiers in secret Christian ceremonies, and this was the beginning of his reputation for believing in the importance of love.
Eventually, Valentine was found out and jailed for his crimes against Claudius. While imprisoned, Valentine cared for his fellow prisoners and also his jailor's blind daughter. Legend has it that Valentine cured the girl's blindness and that his final act before being executed was to write her a love message signed ‘from your Valentine'. Valentine was executed on 14 February in the year 270.
Valentine’s Gifts for Cat Lovers
Valentine's Day is most commonly associated with romantic love, with millions of Valentine's Day cards being exchanged each year. Gifts of flowers or a single red rose are sent with romantic messages to loved ones and couples spend special time together. But gifts other than flowers are becoming more popular to send to your loved one, especially gifts that relate to a hobby or passion.
If your loved one is also a cat lover, spoil them this year with one of our unique gifts for cat lovers. Give a cute, funny or sophisticated cat themed gift, to remind them of their much-loved pet.