If you search the Hallmark cards, reject the sentimental and sappy ones, and hoard all the hilarious ones, then this post is for you!
The best gifts are the hysterical ones (at least we think so). If you agree, read on! After all, laughter is the best medicine.
Best Gag Gifts of All Time
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10 Funniest Gag Gifts
Make ’em snort with chuckles with these never-fail-to-amuse gifts.
1. Dehydrated Water
Did we mention it’s organic?! If your gift recipient is the worlds best air guitar player, then he’s gonna LOVE this hilarious dehydrated water! Just, you know… add water…
2. DIY – Plant Your Own Furniture
Give them an acorn so they can grow their own tree to make furniture out of in 50 years. Put an acorn or two into a plastic baggie along with “instructions”:
Grow Your Own Furniture
- Plant acorn
- Grow tree
- Chop down tree
- Make furniture
They’ll thank you… or their great-great-grandchildren will anyway.
3. Prank Perfume
Oh, it LOOKS posh and expensive and oh-so suave, but once they spray it, everyone will run for the hills, as the lovely odor of a porta-potty filled with the casualties of a 12 pack of burritos from Taco Bell annihilate their senses!
This one is really the gift that keeps on giving… at least until everyone nearby showers.
We recommend mailing this particular gift. You don’t wanna be there.
4. Toilet Bowl Games
Any ol’ loser can read a book while sitting on the porcelain throne. Why not have more fun with this toilet fishing game?
He already spends more time than is strictly necessary in his den of stank, so he may as well have some fun while he’s there.
5. Smelly House Warming Gift
For the most esteemed of nasal palates, smell aficionados, and odiferous super sleuths, this game will finely tune their super human noses. And it’ll make them laugh (and possibly barf🤢) with each card.
6. Shoe Mops
Sure, it may be a gag gift, but let’s be honest: why didn’t someone invent these sooner?! Watch ’em slip and slide like Tom Cruise, AND get their floors shiny clean at the same time. “Let’s take those old records off the shelf…🎵”
7. DIY Gag Gift: Weather Rock
All you need for this one is a large-ish sized flat rock and a permanent marker! They’ll be well on their way to being the neighborhood’s meteorologist with this hilarious bit of help.
To tell the weather, simply follow the instructions regarding what is happening to the rock.
|If the rock is…||Then the weather is…|
|Creating a shadow||Sunny|
|Hard to see||Foggy|
8. Bean Boozled
Just ask any Potter-head: this game is where it’s at! You may get a yummy pink lemonade jelly bean, or you may get one that tastes like a used Band-Aid. For the bravest of fun lovers only!
9. Anti-Selfie Pills
They had us at ‘They call it “selfies” because “narcissistic” is too hard to spell.’ Ha! Perfect for any social media addict, these clever “pills” are a tongue-in-cheek warning to live in the moment already!
10. Fake Lottery Tickets
Make ’em hopeful, then make ’em sad with these totally fake lottery tickets that always win. Because nothing is funnier than false hope and dashed dreams!!
Gag Gifts for Men
Now let’s find some great gag gift ideas specifically for dudes.
1. Toilet Bowl Mug
Of course, he’ll get his revenge by actually drinking out of the thing, so purchase at your own discretion! Maybe include with this witty and slightly disgusting gag gift, a liter of Mt Dew? No? Too much.
2. Code Brown Emergency Underpants
You know they’re a quality gift when they’re “one size fits most!” As if they didn’t already suck you in with their tagline: always ready to save your a$$!
3. You Can’t Scare Me, I Have Two Daughters Shirt
Funny, but also perfectly true (cuz let’s face it, what’s scarier than pint-sized women?), this witty tee-shirt will be his new favorite. We bet his daughters will also think it’s pretty dang giggle-inducing too.
4. Perfect Day Planner
Get this funny sign and “planner” for him so he can stare wistfully at it as he mows the lawn, takes out the trash, and gives you a much needed foot massage!
Oh, and yes, no matter how many times you spin it, the spinner always lands on “Drink beer.” Something about gravity and complicated science and all that.
5. DIY Gag Gift: Stress Relief Bubble Poppers
I mean, they’re not wrong. Follow the science! Popping bubble wrap is totally a stress reliever! Maybe they’ll save a bubble for you…
Need more stress-relief gag gift ideas? Check out this article!
6. Things to do While You Poo on the Loo
Because reading the shampoo bottle gets a little old after a while… Give ’em some new inspiration with this clever idea book. It’s a new adventure each day (sometimes twice if they’re awfully regular).
Apparently it’s a pretty, uh, crappy book (no pun intended) with like 25 pages of easy puzzles and jokes only a five year old would appreciate. In other words, with a great cover and terrible contents, it’s the most perfect gag gift of all time.
7. Warning This is Not a Drill Magnet
You have to hold up those school photos of your grandchildren otherwise you’ll never hear the end of, so why not do with a magnet that makes you laugh every time you open the fridge?
All dad jokes should be laminated and magnetized, don’t you think?
8. Ask Me About My Ninja Disguise
And you KNOW people will ask!! He’s going to love this funny tee that will make him the most popular grandpa at the park.
9. “Dad Bod” Fanny Pack
Bulgy and hairy, this “dad bod” fanny pack is the funniest thing we’ve seen all week. Stuff it full of some extra stereotypical “dad” necessities, such as beer, hemorrhoid cream, and an old flip phone.
10. Dad, I Will Always Be Your Financial Burden Mug
It’s funny because it’s true. Show ’em how much you love burdening him with this tongue-in-cheek mug.
It’s sure to be his favorite in no time! And hey, while you’re seeing him smile, now’s a good time to ask for a twenty to fill up your tank on the way home.
Gag Gifts for Women
Girls just want to have fun, and what’s more fun than a terrible (yet hilarious [at least to you]) gag gift for her?!?!
1. Unicorn Snot SPF
Hey, skincare and sun care are important! Why not give her something useful that is funny to boot, like this pink and sparkly unicorn snot?
She might just share with the kids, but she also may just hoard it all for herself because she loves it so much.
2. Realistic Cockroaches
Whether planted strategically around her house (we recommend sneaky places like the pull-out cutting board), in her slippers, or peering into the shower from the soap tray, or just tossed at her with a scream, the laughs will be heard for miles. After the shrieks first, of course.
3. Pickle Wine Stopper
If she has leftover wine (although who actually ever does), she’s going to love this hilarious wine stopper shaped like a dill pickle. It’s unusual, adorable, and actually pretty dang useful!
Consider pairing it with a real gift, like this Wine of the Month Club subscription.
4. “Dime In Ring” (diamond ring)
You know what they say, dime-in-rings are a girl’s best friend! Probably shouldn’t gift it to your girlfriend while down on one knee though… unless you want to get smacked upside the head.
5. DIY Gag Gift: Hillbilly Hair Dryer
Beauty products are always a go-to when gift giving for women! Make her laugh (or possibly sigh) with this hillbilly hair dryer. All she needs to do is blow it up (and likely bop you on the head with it).
This is especially great if she already spends hours in the bathroom on her hair. All you do is put a balloon or two in a plastic baggies and staple on a card that says:
Hillbilly Hair Dryer
- Inflate device
- Hold inflated device near wet hair
- Release slowly in direction of hair
- Repeat until hair is dry
6. Brain Teasing Maze Gift Card Holder
Puzzles are good for us, everyone knows that! Make her smarter – and possibly more annoyed than ever – with this brain teasing gift card holder.
7. I’d Agree With You… But Then We’d Both Be Wrong Mug
Need to get the last word? It’s easier than ever with this funny and somewhat obnoxious coffee mug! She may roll her eyes, but she’s bound to use it anyway, and get a subtle reminder about how you’re always right every time she does.
8. Shut Up Liver, You’re Finer Wine Glass
Put that liver in its place with this hilarious stemless goblet! It’s funny every time.
9. Nose Warmer
If they complain about being cold all the time, they’re going to scoff and then totally wear this hilarious nose warmer! After all, they already have the down parkas, the mittens, the electric blanket… get them what they really want!
10. Twilight Poster Print
Oh yeah. This is a framer, for sure! This gag gift will win her heart once you put her own photo in place of Bella’s! As it should have been from the beginning of the Twilight Saga, I’m sure she’ll remind you.
Gag Gifts for People You Don’t Like
These ones are just plain
1. DIY- Glitter Bomb
All you need to do is fill up an envelope (or get creative with one of these booming boxes) with colorful glitter that they will be finding for months.
For best results on the DIY version, fold it into a card or piece of paper so that they pull it out of the envelope first, then open to discover a spray of evil glitter.
This is strictly for people you wish were never born, obviously.
2. Worlds Hottest Chocolate
The best part is when you double dog dare them to eat it! We can attest – this stuff is pure insanity.
3. Spam Candle
Nothing says aromatherapy like some burning Spam, am I right?!
4. Extraordinary Book of Useless Information
Fill up their head’s real estate with totally useless information and facts no one remotely cares about at all, with this “extraordinary” book!
5. DIY- “[insert object] Not Included”
Give them an empty iPhone box (or any box of your choosing) and on the inside write “iPhone Not Included”
Although to be fair, everyone is always out of batteries. They’re not THAT bad of a gift…
6. Seafood Flavored Candy Canes
Our stomachs just churned a little at the thought of these oh-so delightful (not) seafood flavored candy canes.
The only thing that will make these funnier is if their children actually like them. Nothing says love like shrimpy, fishy smelling kisses!
7. Yodeling Pickle
When I think pickles, I think yodeling… wait. What? Okay, it makes no sense, that’s why we love them!
8. Hot Dog Soap
There are too many dirty things we could say about this one, but we won’t. We know you’re coming up with them all on your own, you filthy thing you! And this is a family-friendly show here, sheesh.
9. Can of Edible Grasshoppers
We especially like the “light dusting of salt” claim. No sodium problems with this little snack!
10. Animal Socks
These animal socks pair perfectly with sandals and shorts, of course! Make everyone they meet look askance at their fashion sense (but secretly want a pair). Plenty of animals to choose from!
If your gift needs to serve double duty as a grand put-down, here are the best ways to do just that.
1. Memory Mints
Perfect for that sibling who will always be older than you, these senior moment mints will make them groan.
2. Ex-Repellent Candle
The funny thing would be if it works… someone let us know! This ex repellent can be placed right next to their citronella collection, as it wards off mosquitos and crazy ex-girlfriends at the same time.
3. Memory Enhancer Pills
Your favorite geezer will totally appreciate these memory enhancer “drugs”. Look how legit they are after all: they’re prescribed by Dr. Jerry Atric!
4. World’s Okayest Brother
I mean, it’s not wrong, right? Honesty is the best policy when it comes to sibling love. If you have the kind of relationship where you fondly refer to one another as Buttface, Stupid Head, or Ugly, this is the tee for them!
5. Boyfriend Pillow
Look at that sixpack! It’s made for cuddles. This muscle boyfriend pillow is just the thing for long, lonely nights. Especially painful if your boyfriend is the, you know, fictional type.
6. Grumpy Old Man Socks
Might as well call a spade a spade, right? These grumpy old man socks are going to really make his black sandals and denim shorts pop as he patrols his yard for annoying children, singing birds, or meandering kittens.
7. Old Lives Matter Mug
Make sure he knows he’s loved and appreciated in these tumultuous times! Great for retiring pals, or Grandad’s birthday, he may just crack a smile before he hands it back and demands a double bourbon.
8. DIY Gag Gift: Husband Training Treats
Give your married friends a bag of treats with the label “Husband Training Treats”. Even funnier if he is present! After all, husbands need good quality training and consistency if they’re going to be housebroken and well-behaved.
Just pop some of his favorite snack in a jar, label it, and you’re done. An insulting gag gift that takes almost zero effort? Sign me up.
9. Anti-Nagging Kit
It’s everything he’s ever dreamed of! A kit with earplugs for when she starts going off about “honey do” lists, fixing the fence, organizing the garage, or God forbid, raising the children!
10. I’d Trade My Sister for a Taco
We’ve all had this thought; why not commemorate it and admit it with this funny mug?! Were we even hangry at the time… ? We’re so not telling.
Child-Friendly Gag Gifts
Kid-friendly gifts that they will think are hilarious.
1. Wooden Spider Surprise
Get their early budding case of arachnophobia new life and a jump start! (Get it? Jump start? Jump scare?) Kids need a little old-fashioned terror in order for them to perform at their best.
And lest you worry about the long-term side effects, they’ll heal right up when they re-gift it to their the town bully!
2. DIY- Pet Dust Bunnies
Next time your kid asks for a pet, hand them some dryer lint with googly eyes attached and say “Here, we got you a dust bunny instead.” They’ll be ever so grateful.
These also make great fire starters for camping. 😉
3. Nose Pencil Sharpener
How many times do you have to say, stop picking your nose?! Now at least they can sharpen every pencil in the house, with this funny pencil sharpener.
4. Snack in a Can
Go ahead and start chuckling, we’ll wait. It’s the oldest trick in the book, but those whippersnappers haven’t learned it yet!
5. DIY Gag Gift for Kids: Smart Pills
Next time your child has a brain-fart moment, hand them a jar full of smart pills (aka: Smarties Candy). Perfect for achievement tests, DMV permit testing day, or any old Tuesday at 2:30 pm.
6. Stealing Panda Piggy Bank
This adorable bank will steal their hearts, just as the panda steals all their loose change!
7. Coal Stocking Stuffers
You’ve been threatening all year around, now’s the time to make good on it!
Give them what they deserve: coal in their stocking. Actually, though, it’s soap, so at least they can wash their faces after they cry their eyes out. We joke, we joke!
8. DIY- Candy Cane Puzzle
Break apart a bunch of candy candy canes and put the pieces into a baggy with instructions to put the candy cane back together! It’s fun and tasty!
9. Fart Machine
What’s better than a good old fart? One that is controlled by a child with a remote control, that’s what! Whoopie Cushion meets the 21st century.
10. Hidden Flying Butterflies
Less scary than the above mentioned fake spider, but still a little shriek inducing, these hidden flying butterflies will be a blast over and over again.
Gag Gifts for Co-Workers
Find the perfect inter-office gift idea for your sworn enemies. AKA coworkers.
1. Allergy Control
When their sneezing gets out of control and is really starting to annoy everyone around, give them this handy allergy control gift!
2. World’s Smallest Air Blaster
Super necessary for say, blowing eyelashes off your cheek, this teeny tiny itty bitty blower will blow them away! If they’re a leprechaun.
3. Paper Tantrum for Crabby Co-Workers
Funny, but surprisingly useful too… this paper pad hits all the right notes for when they’re having a bad day or a case of the “Mondays.”
4. DIY: Catch-Up Potion
Next time your co-worker is falling behind or piled on with work, hand them a ketchup bottle with the label “Catch-Up Potion.”
It’ll really save the day! Also, you may want to duck when she chucks it at your head.
5. Dundie Award
Why should THAT office have all the fun?! Make your own Dundee awards and have trophies for all the categories you can think of. The dumber the better!
6. Pimple Popping De-Stresser
It’s soothing, ok! Don’t judge! If someone you knows suffer from excessive pimple popping, give them this and save face. (Get it? Save face?!)
7. Ok, Millennial Mug
The correct response to the “Okay, Boomer,” catch phrase, this mug will really put them in their place.
8. DIY- Chill Pills
Give your high energy co-work a jar of chill pills! Maybe they will crash from the sugar crush.
9. New iPad
I mean, it IS guaranteed not to break! You can’t put a price on that! Well, you can actually, and it’s substantially less than a real iPad.
10. Ugly Sweater Mug
What’s funnier, a mug wearing an ugly sweater, or the naked mug that lies beneath the sweater? We’re not sure, but we know we love this hilarious coffee mug.
Cheap Gag Gifts
Gag gifts are funny, but let’s face it – the real draw is that they’re cheap. Here are the super-duper cheapest ones that will set you back less than a Hamilton.
1. Old Age Survival Chain
Comes with everything you see here! This necklace is bound to give them a chuckle: don’t be surprised if he actually wears it proudly.
2. DIY Spray Tan Jar
Get a big jug of cheesy puffs (or similar food) and write “DIY Spray Tan Kit” on it. You know we’ve all had Cheeto fingers, might as well have a lovely Cheeto set of legs too! It is shorts season after all.
3. Food Flavored Sodas
Remember Willy Wonka’s gum that had a four course meal in its flavors? Well, channel that idea with these food inspired sodas!
4. Shower Margarita Machine
Turn any shower into happy hour! We’re grown ups, and there is literally no law against tequila sips in between lathering and repeating!
5. Bacon Toothpicks
Get that nasty aftertaste of vegetables out of your chompers with these bacon flavored toothpicks.
6. Straw Contraptions!
Make drinking fun again! That sounded weirder than we meant it to, but you know what we mean. Connect them in all sorts of ways: sipping has never been more fun.
7. Disappearing Ink
You know you’ve always wanted some. How else are you going to write out your last will and testament, leaving behind a legacy of pranks and mischief without some disappearing ink?
8. Telescope Fork
Perfect for keeping in your pocket or purse, this extendable fork makes stealing food off your loved one’s plates easy peasy lemon squeasy!
9. Denture Soap
Peppermint scented, this set of “false teeth” soaps will look hilarious in any bathroom, especially if put in a water glass!
10. Squirrel Car Air Freshener
You never even knew you wanted this until you saw it, huh? We felt the same way. Best to buy two: one for you and one for them!
Best Prank Gifts
Now for some gag ideas that will really mess with the recipient – prank gifts! Here are the best ones.
1. Fake Electrical Outlet Stickers
Because nothing is funnier than someone who is frantically trying to plug in their phone charger! Be totally evil and put a few around your local airport or coffee house too.
2. Fake Gift Box
Oh boy! You can’t go wrong with tricking your friends into thinking they’ll be receiving something silly like this HotLips box! They’ll be so relieved it’s a fake box they won’t care what is actually inside.
3. Hidden Cricket
For those pranksters who love the loooooong game, this realistic cricket chirping toy will absolutely frustrate even most calm and unflustered people!
4. Stank Prank Candle
Yeah, let’s just say the scent is not REALLY orchard breeze… unless the orchard has a skunk in it, or maybe some rotting fruit lying around.
5. DIY Prank Gift: Turn Me Over Rock
Grab a large enough rock, on one side write “Turn Me Over ->” and on the other side write “You Just Took Orders From a Rock…”
Make sure to have your camera ready for the look on their face!
6. “Welcome to the Merman Club!” Prank Postcard
This prank postcard just might need to be displayed on the fridge after the laughter has subsided!
7. DIY- Expert Level Jigsaw Puzzle
Give the recipient shredded up paper in a bag with the heading “expert level jigsaw puzzle.”
What’s not to love?
8. You Look Really Silly… Door Mat
It’s funny because it totally works. Perfect for that someone who has surveillance cameras at their front door…
9. Send a Birthday Potato
If you can’t make ’em laugh, then at least confuse them! A birthday potato is just the thing.
10. I Bark at Ugly People
You can’t say they weren’t warned! This is perfect for any dog that just won’t stop.
Where to Get Gag Gifts
We’ve already covered the best, of course, but if you need more inspiration you can use these resources.
- DIY – create it yourself! (See next section for ideas)
- Shop locally – Most malls have a fun gift shop
- Amazon – the world’s biggest marketplace has everything
- Vat19 – an online store devoted to quirky, curious, and hilarious gifts
- Walmart – it’s everywhere, and probably has what you need
- Etsy – creative handmade and unique gifts
DIY Gag Gifts
1. Red Neck Flashlight
Get a stick and tie a match to it. Easy and hilarious!
2. Therapy Money
For friends with the less sensitive side, give them a “Therapy Money” labeled jar filled with money. Hopefully they don’t need much … therapy.
3. Box within a Box within a Box within a Box…
Get one dollar, put it in a box, then put that box into a bigger box, then put that box into a bigger box… over and over again
4. Gift of Nothing
What else are you going to give someone who says they want nothing for their birthday? You obviously have to give them what they want
Check out this funny Christmas themed version!
5. Back Up Marbles
For our forgetful friends – a bag of marbles with the label “Back Up Marbles”
6. When Life Gives You Lemons
Give them a box of Life cereal with lemons inside.
7. Everything You Ever Wanted
Perfect gift for parents, sibling, or best friend. Give them a card that says “in this box is something I know youve been wanting a long time” then in the box have a framed glammer shot of yourself
8. Red Neck Birdfeeder
Get a toilet plunger and put it upside-down into something that will hold it up! (Like, you know, the dirt.) Bam- instant bird feeder!
Here is a great how-to article!
9. Weight Lifting Starter Pack
Get different sized marshmallows and stick them together with a tooth pick so it looks like a weight. Don’t forget to add a note that says “Hope these aren’t too heavy for you”
10. Make It Impossible
Get something simple like a pair of socks, then wrap those socks in the hardest thing possible to open such as cement. You can also do a gift card frozen inside a block of ice, something ‘wrapped’ using multiple rolls of duct tape, or get a huge bag of zip ties and literally wrap it with zip ties. That will be super annoying.
Pro tip: If you cement the socks, give them a hammer with it. They’ll need it.
Or better yet, don’t. Ha!
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