Colouring books are back in; though I’m way late with this “announcement” since they’ve been back in for quite a while. Colouring books never used to be all the rage amongst adults back when I was a kid, but things are different now, and it’s pretty obvious. Type “colouring book” into Amazon and you’ll find that roughly half the colouring books on there are specifically made for adults. It’s one of the few trends I’d actually quite happily jump on, and when you combine that trend with cats, well you have a recipe for success if you ever find yourself shopping for a gift for a cat lover like me.
I’ll be the first to admit that I somehow have still never managed to remember to add an amazing adult colouring book to cart, though I kick myself for forgetting every time I see one in a TV show or a vlog. Let’s be honest, they look like they’re a lot of fun! And considering their populartiy has led to news article after news article with therapist after therapist vouching for colouring as a tool for de-stressing and even dealing with a range of mental health issues – from anxiety to OCD; even PTSD for that matter – it’s a downright shame in my opinion that this adult colouring book trend didn’t take off sooner! All benefits and no downsides – whether you’re 2 feet tall or 6!
I’ve divided up this article into two sections – children’s and adult’s colouring books, not because I don’t think adults and kids can’t use either, but so that it’s easy for you to browse through and quickly find exactly the type of book you’re after. And yes, I’ve handpicked all of the colouring books on this list essentially based on how much I happen to like the illustrations. Nothing better than staring at something easy on the eyes while colouring.
Children’s Cat Colour Books
1. Teacup Kittens Coloring Book
If you want the person you’re buying a colouring book for to die of cuteness overload while colouring, I don’t think you have to look any further than this particular book. From the topic of the book to just how gorgeous the illustrations are, how much adorableness oozes off the page is a little difficult to compete with – even by cat colouring book standards.
2. SPARK Cool Cats Color Book
The cover of this colouring book didn’t look so nice to me, but I’m glad I took a gander at what was happening inside, because those pages look awesome! If you’d like to take a peek yourself, scroll down to the reviews section on Amazon – some lovely people have taken snapshots so you can get a feel for what you can find inside. Really interesting illustrations!
3. Cool Cats Coloring Book for Kids
Flip through the illustrations in this book and I doubt you could tell me they’re anything but cool! Yet another colouring book I absolutely had to include on this list because of just how wonderful I think the illustrations look. So unique!
4. How to Care for Your Cat: A Color & Learn Guide for Kids
Now, this is the only book listed in this article that I could not get a proper peek at inside, and I usually don’t like adding books to list when I have no idea what their contents are like, but since: 1. The book is quite unique seeing as how it’s the only one that actually tries to educate kids on pet care while also being a colouring book, and 2. It has pretty darn positive reviews from enough people to make me satisfied it’s good, I thought I’d throw it up here anyway.
5. The Too Cute Coloring Book: Kittens
Yet again, take a peek through the illustrations in this book and you’re certain to get a good feel for the kind of person it’d be perfect for! Love clean cartoon-y images? Buying a birthday present for a young girl or a best friend who does? This would be absolutely perfect!
Adult Cat Colour Books
1. Creative Haven Creative Cats Coloring Book
I’m in love with just how much there is to colour on each page. Not going to lie, I’m not the biggest fan of illustrations on “white backgrounds” – especially not when you can have full pages like this where nearly every square centimeter will be covered in gorgeous colour once it’s done. I think the book is around 25 pages, which doesn’t sound like a lot, but considering there is so much to colour on each page, I think it’s much more worth the value than books with more pages, but that have blank backgrounds.
2. Adult Coloring Book: Cats Birds Flowers and Butterflies
This one’s not just filled with pictures of cats, but also includes pictures of birds and flowers, and combinations of all three as well. At 62 pages, I think this book is excellent value, especially considering many of the pages do have nearly every square centimeter drawn to be coloured in. I think the illustrations themselves are really interesting to look at. Wonder how long it would take me to complete a book as big as this!
3. Cats & Quilts: Adult Coloring Book
This book had to make it to the top 3 on my adult list because it’s so incredibly gorgeous, at least in my opinion. I love looking through pictures of tucked in kitties on the net, and this theme of cats on quilts hits that same chord of “way too cute!” for me. It’s the perfect theme for a cat colouring book! 24 different illustrations in case you’re wondering. Each illustration is printed on a full page and a 4×6 in case you’d like to frame some of them. So neat! The full illustrations are on separate page (reduces bleedthrough) so if you or the person you’re grabbing the colouring book for likes to use marker, my guess is this is one for you.
4. Creative Haven Creative Kittens Color Book
Made by the same guys who put out #1 from this section – I cannot seem to get enough of their colouring book designs! Absolutely gorgeous when it comes to the illustrations; I think I may even like these a smidgen better than the illustrations in #1. Would make for a great pair if you happen to be gifting and want a couple of books rather than just one.
5. Angry Swearing Cats: Swear Word Color Book
Find swearing relaxing? Have a potty mouth of a friend who’s also into cats? This may just be the perfect hilarious self-gift or present for a friend at the end of the day. Pretty darn hilarious illustrations, and though it’s certainly not going to be everyone’s cup of tea, if you know the kind of person who would love this, it’d be hard to find a more spot on gift!
6. Lazy-Ass Cats: A Coloring Book for Adults
Putting this one right after the swearing cat colouring book on the list because I feel they’d both strike a chord with the same kinds of people. People like me, I’ll be honest. 😉 Grouping these two together would make a killer Christmas present that’s incredibly likely to be remembered for years and years to come.
7. Cute Cats Coloring Book for Adults
Prefer more realistic illustrations to colour? If that’s the case, this colouring book may be the best fit for you on this round up. The illustrations have lovely backgrounds, again all realistic looking, and unlike the vast majority of the other realistic looking cat colouring books I’ve found, I think this one’s illustrations still manage to be quite pretty, especially when coloured. 24 illustrations in this book.
8. Whimsical Cats: Adult Coloring Book
I can’t help absolutely loving the way this book was illustrated. If you’re not into busy designs but you also don’t like illustrations in colouring books that are plain and simple, this one may just do the trick. Also perfect if you like quirky designs or are buying for a friend who likes quirky looking things. It’s fantastic and I’ve so far found nothing quite like it.
9. Grumpy Cat Hates Coloring: Color Book
If you or the person you’re buying for loves Grumpy Cat, there’s really only one way to go. Staring at such a grumpy face while you’re trying to de-stress may not be such a great idea for some, but for others, there’s nothing better than being greeted with an outer representation of how grumpy you feel inside.
Favourite Cat Colouring Books?
Which of the colouring books listed above stand out to you? Are there cat colouring books you love that aren’t on this list?
Are you personally a fan of colouring? Would you ever grab any of these for yourself?
Ever gifted a colouring book to a friend or a family member? How was the gift received? Think you might try buying something like this for a Christmas, birthday, or other special occasion present? I actually think the kids ones would be particularly good to give away as party favours in loot bags! Any other creative ways you can think to use them?
Let me know in the comments section down below!
Ellen Pilch says
I have some of these, but now I want them all. I rarely get a chance to color though.
Elise Xavier says
Which do you have? Do you have a favourite? It’s a shame we don’t have more time in a day!
The Swiss Cats says
Those are lovely coloring books ! Hard to choose one ! Purrs
Elise Xavier says
Completely agree 😉
If anyone sees me coloring a cat face in a coloring book, it is off to the assisted living home for me! (I prefer paint by number paintings, but I keep them out of sight!)
Elise Xavier says
Haha, that’s pretty funny! 🙂 I’ve seen some gorgeous paint by number paintings before. Actually, my grandma has hung up a few of her favourites that her kids have completed. They’re nothing to scoff at 😉 – can turn out real nice!
Kenny and I need to grab these. We’ve been thinking of buying colouring books for a few years now… :’)
Elise Xavier says
Same! I just wish I remembered to add them to cart when I checked out!