Hi, at the risk of boring everyone for the nth time, one of the all time best toys is a 1/2", 4' long cord with knots at either end, wiggled and dragged under a page of newspaper (preferably older and softened :-), or blanket, which cats cannot resist pouncing on, for hours. Plus 1" or smaller little balls (cigarette foil is the favorite, but little rubber ones from pet stores are good too) rolled for them to chase - get lots, they always end up under furniture). Cat trees are terrific, relatively tall with at least one decent perch. If your kitty is really little (< 3-4 mos) then everything within reach will be a toy, including microscopic stuff on the floor and wall shadows, so nail down or move anything you don't want knocked over and double check for anything at all that could remotely be dangerous. You can buy laser wands at pet stores (like flashlites) and your cat will chase the light as you wriggle it around the room, for hours. Of course another cat friend (resident) is wonderful too, especially if you go to work all day. Two or three meals a day (1/2 canned and 1/2 kibble) is maintenance for an adult, but 5-6 daily for kittens to age 3-4 mos. Don't bother about a cat bed - they sleep all over, and will change places every few wks or months, as long as you do have a variety of soft places. Have fun!