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The Cat Kit Subscription Box Review + Coupon – January 2017


The Cat Kit is a monthly subscription box that contains items for both you and your cat!


Here is Sneaky on the day I received this. She’s like “open it, already!”



This box was sent to us at no cost for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)


The Subscription Box: The Cat Kit

The Cost: $39.95 a month

COUPON: Use code MSA10 to save 10% off your first box!

The Products: Unique and well-designed items for cats and the people who love cats, curated according to a monthly theme.

Ships to: U.S. (free), Canada for $6.95, U.K. for $13.95

Check out all of our The Cat Kit reviews and lots of other great boxes for cats and cat lovers in the Pet Subscription Box Directory!

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There was a standard information card in the box listing the items.


Shop Cats of New York – Value $17.48 on Amazon (retail price $24.99)

This month’s theme was “New York” and this is perfect. There are profiles on a bunch of cats from New York City along with photos, of course. Is this a New York thing? I haven’t seen any shop cats in Atlanta and I only remember one from the Direct Tire Outlet back in Independence, MO (that was years ago, I doubt he’s still around). Anyway, this is a perfect coffee table book for me! You just can’t go wrong with a book full of pictures of cats…


Scrappy Rat Catnip Toy by GoPetDesign – Listed Value $7

This particular toy is not in the GoPetDesign Etsy shop, so I’ve taken the value from the information card. The most interesting things about this for my cats were the whiskers and tail. (Supervise your cat with this toy if s/he is interested in eating strings.)

Housecat Club Pizza Slice – Value $6

This is quite small, but I am not complaining. My cats tend to prefer smaller catnip toys. And we have several other Housecat Club toys from various cat subscription boxes – they are pretty durable.


Gold Cat Hair Clip – Listed Value $5

This isn’t available in The Cat Kit’s shop so I took the value from the information card. But while I was in the shop, I saw this purse which is awesome. Anyway, I wonder if I can wear this along with the hair pins from Cat Lady Box? Cats everywhere!

Brooklyn Bodega Cats Pin – Value $10

This is cute and tasteful, thanks to the smaller size. I am going to proudly wear it on a jacket or cardigan this spring!

Gratuitous cat photos ahead:



And here is the part where I complain about how difficult it is to take photographs of black cats. At least you can kind of see Madison’s eyes here!



Monkey investigates the toys from the box. Isn’t he beautiful?



Sneaky was a little annoyed with me; I’d tried to photograph items from three separate cat subscription boxes in one day. I like the look on her face in the second photo.



Mr. Kitty has not been having the greatest week. He is shedding his corneal sequestrum and it is bothering him a bit (the veterinary ophthalmologist warned me this would happen). But, although his eyes aren’t looking good, he seems to be feeling all right otherwise. And he was interested enough to sniff the toys!



If you have been reading some of my other reviews, you will know that I recently adopted a new cat. He is about 9 months old and I don’t have a name for him yet. But here he is. He doesn’t quite get photo sessions yet, but he will learn!

Verdict: I calculated a value of about $45.48 for the January 2017 The Cat Kit, or a little more if you go with the MSRP for the book instead of the Amazon price. That is above the cost of the subscription for sure, which is great for a box that contains so many items from small producers and a book (since books are so often discounted). I thought everything was a wonderful fit for the New York theme, but also I just liked the items in general!

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Written by Ragan Buckley

Ragan Buckley

Ragan stumbled across My Subscription Addiction in late 2013 and immediately subscribed to way too many beauty boxes. She’s now focused on boxes for her cats and dog, vegan/vegetarian food boxes, and craft subscriptions (and she didn’t give up beauty boxes entirely).

Posted in Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Cats, The Cat Kit Reviews| Tags: the cat kit | 12 comments

Comments (12)

  1. I doubt it’s normal around here, but there was a mechanic that had a shop cat. He was so cute. There was a fire, but thankfully the cat made it out okay (and the humans lol). Also, your new kitty is so cute! I hadn’t known about him until this post because I go backwards in time lol I scrolled down and was like “who is this?” 😂

  2. What a great box. It is rare when I like everything in a box. Congratulations on the new addition. He is adorable. Cats have a way of naming themselves sometimes.

  3. Bodega cats are everywhere in NYC. I’m so jealous you got a copy of the book, I’ve been wanting to order but it was out of stock every time I looked. And your new baby is so cute!

  4. Yay new kitty! Congrats! The Cats of New York book looks awesome. There are some really funny comics online about these cats, they help to keep rats and bugs out of bodegas. Not exactly legal, but most people don’t complain since it keeps them clean.

  5. anyone know how much shipping is if you order from The Cat Kit? That purse is seriously calling my name!

  6. Yay! love the new kitty <3

  7. Awe! Your new baby is absolutely adorable! I have two cats and 4 dogs and would totally adopt more cats if my husband would tolerate since he handles all the yuck. Lol! How does he get along with the other cats?

    I know what it’s like to care for a special needs pet. One of our dogs is a 14 year old Boxer/Staffishire Terrier mix. She gets all kinds of vitamins and pills for this and that, special food because she can’t quite chew dry food and boy is she picky! Haha!

  8. Your new baby is very cute! I love the little bit of black on his nose.

  9. I follow the Shop Cats photographer on IG, his pics are amazing! I need to get that book!

  10. Sneaky’s expression in that first picture cracks me up. Thanks for another great review and set of cat photos, Ragan!

  11. I’ve seen a lot of shop cats, but only in antique stores or small bookstores. I’m always the crazy lady on the floor talking to the cat. Also, I love that purse. May have to get it to match my kitty shoes…

  12. Welcome to the new kitteh!!

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