Handmade Toys & Gifts

New York, United States · 996 Sales


Handmade Toys & Gifts

New York, United States 996 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
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Linda on Jul 14, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This is now my fifth "five star" review of Life with Tigers, so that alone should tell you how pleased I am with the quality products, excellent customer service, and fast shipping! These two catnip toys were purchased for a friend, whose cats don't typically show a lot of interest in kitty toys. As I knew would happen, the cats went crazy over these toys! There are simply no better catnip toys anywhere than the ones made by Life with Tigers. I plan to continue buying them for our kitties, and for friends, so more and more people will know about them. They're honestly that good, so don't hesitate to purchase some! Your cats will thank you!


Linda on Jun 9, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I'm back again, less than three weeks from my last review, because we have now purchased five catnip toys from Life with Tigers! :-) We have a new kitten, and after we gave him the severed Incredible Hulk leg catnip toy last month, he decided that he didn't like any of his other toys and refused to play with them. Since we all know that cats secretly (or maybe not so secretly) rule the world, we rushed back to Etsy and this time ordered a severed giraffe leg for him, in case he lost the Hulk leg to the cat toy black hole. Once again, he enthusiastically approved! I'm firmly convinced that this seller has some kind of top secret, super potent, Men In Black type of catnip, because all of our cats go crazy over the toys, not to mention the envelopes they arrive in. Trust me - if you are owned by cats, you need these toys! :-)

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Happiness is waking up to a warm cat, even it it's on your neck.

Life with Tigers is a craft and design studio operated out of New York City by Karen.

Everything created here is one-of-a-kind and made by hand from original designs and patterns. The workspace is alive with illustrations, old cameras, sci-fi books, swatches of fabric, computer equipment, disassembled electronics, cat toys, sewing machines, robots, video games and most importantly, the Life with Tigers feline staff.

At Life with Tigers, we cherish the idea of giving that magical gift to someone special. Aside from the carefully selected fine fabrics, hand-crafted quality and individually unique designs, a major part of our recipe is tender loving care. We value the animals, people and ideas that inspire us daily. We’re slightly maudlin in spirit, quirky in our humor and nostalgic for the moment when your loved one receives a sentimental gift.

All designs © 2016 Karen Brazell
All rights are reserved.

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    Doll maker, cat wrangler, robot coordinator and beleaguered human behind the Life with Tigers studio.

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Last updated on December 18, 2014
"Life with Tigers" was created from a phrase muttered quite frequently around our New York City design studio. The workspace is alive with illustrations, cameras, sci-fi books, sewing machines, computer equipment, cat toys, fabrics, disassembled electronics and everything else that delights and inspires. We understand that happiness is waking up to a warm cat...even if it's on your neck.

Everything we create is one-of-a-kind and made by hand from original designs and patterns inspired by our own lives with tigers. We enjoy using repurposed, reused and recycled materials as well as quality new materials.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
We accept credit cards through Paypal and Direct Checkout for your convenience!

If you are paying by Echeck, we require clearance from Paypal before we can ship your item.

We mail to the address listed in your Etsy account. If you would like your item shipped elsewhere, please let us know in the comments section when placing your order.
We strive to ship all orders within 3-5 days of payment!

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Shipping is done through the U.S. Postal system. Most items usually go First Class to save you postage, which takes between 3-5 days for delivery. Dolls are usually shipped via Priority Mail 2-3 day service.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: International buyers are responsible for any and all Customs Charges, Taxes, Duties & Additional Postal Fees

Depending on location, international shipping may take anywhere from 10-15 business days for delivery.

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Rush Shipping:

Priority 2-3 day and Express (overnight) mail costs significantly more. Please let us know *before* ordering and we can adjust the shipping cost.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, please convo us and we will do our best to fix the situation to everybody's satisfaction!
Additional policies and FAQs
Our dolls are often made with buttons, ribbons or other small pieces. Please keep this in mind if you are purchasing a doll for a child. Do not put these dolls in a crib! We hope they can live on your shelf a while until the little ones are old enough to enjoy them responsibly. You know, until they stop eating buttons.