The stress of buying a gift can heavily outweigh the happiness that comes from actually giving it.
It all starts with a flood of questions and self-reflection:
Will they actually use this?
Will I be remembered for it?
Or everyone's greatest fear... will MY gift be the RE-GIFTED gift?
The only question you should be asking yourself is how funny do you want it to be?
“Funny? I’m looking for more of the sentimental touch…”
Look, we get it, but just hear us out.
Laughter is the best medicine, so now you're not only going to be the gift-giver but technically a doctor too — the gift doctor.
We believe this shouldn’t be a difficult process, so we put together this ultimate guide to getting funny gifts that anyone will love. This simple guide will ensure that your gift will be the most memorable one of all. Now you can tell your pre-gift-purchase-stress to kick rocks.
How to Start: 7 Easy Steps To Getting Giving the Perfect Gift
1. Know your audience
We have to establish who we’re giving these gifts to! What you’re going to buy for your sibling(s) is nowhere near what you would buy for your grandmother. But don’t get it twisted, they ALL have a sense of humor — just on different levels.
2. Make a list!
Write down 5 of their interests or hobbies on a scrap piece of paper (if you don’t have one, the notepad in your phone will do just fine). It doesn’t have to be their number 1 interest or the best idea since sliced bread, just the first thing that comes to mind! We want to eliminate that stress, not add more of it.
3. Social Media Hacks
If you’re completely stumped and a single interest or hobby doesn’t come to mind, don’t worry, here’s a quick tip: Social media. A quick view of their profile might just tell you exactly what it is they want with a shared post captioned along the lines of “OMG I NEED THIS!”
Quick Tip: Facebook is our recommended platform to see people’s interests that’ll give you some gift ideas. If you can’t dig anything up, check out their Twitter or Instagram!
4. The Facebook Trick
Now if you’re not so lucky with the above tip, that’s OKAY! Not everyone likes to share a video they laughed at or a product that they want, but you can still use Facebook as a great tool to figure out what it is that they like.
In the Facebook search bar, type your friends name and select the appropriate profile.
On a computer: Hover your mouse over the “More” option along the top of their profile and select “Likes” from the drop down menu.
On a mobile device: After viewing their profile there will be a few things listed about that person from relationship to their job. Right below it you’ll see “... See NAMES About Info” (if you’ve past their friends and are now down in the photos, you’ve gone to far).
Here, you can find a large handful of pages that they’ve liked content from.
Unfortunately, they aren’t categorized and can have a wide variety of pages in the mix. To get more specific, in that same “More” menu you can select things like “TV Shows”, “Music”, “Movies”, and a few others.
This is some undercover tactical stuff, we know. But do you want to give the best gift ever or what?
5. Don’t cheap out on the wrap-job
We’ll be the first to admit, we’re not big wrappers ourselves so WE KNOW the “go-to” is a dollar store gift bag submerged in enough tissue paper that could dry up a flood. But, make sure you’re wrapping your gifts in a memorable way too.
Here’s a quick and simple 6 minute video with some Life-Changing Gift Wrapping Hacks, whether you’re using a basic box or an extravagant gift bag!
Friendly Tip: Dependent on the season, a lot of stores will provide free gift wrapping services with your purchase.
6. It's all in the details...
To make your funny gift that much better, make sure to add their favorite sweets, snacks or anything that they love. It can even be a pencil they always use, it doesn’t matter. Small details like that hold a lot of value!
7. The Card
*Que intense music*
Like a picture speaks a thousand words, a card provides a thousand feelings.
No one’s too good to receive a well-written card, and no one’s too good to write one, either.
As you get older, the value in gifts starts to depreciate from when you were a young, gift-hungry child, and the value of those cards starts to heavily increase.
It’s the icing on the cake for that perfect gift.
"But I don't know what to write!"
That’s fine! Throw in a simple memory you both shared, an inside joke or even a playful nickname you gave them. If you really can't think of anything just get a clever card from a store and sign it you lazy bum.
With a great card, the gift itself nearly becomes a second interest.
DON’T BE LAZY. GET A CARD!
The Ultimate Funny Gift List
If you’re in a rush because you’re the typical last-minute shopper (we know you are) we’ve taken the time to outline a variety of gifts based on the person receiving them like parents, siblings, significant other, friends, co-workers, boss, etc.
Now, for those of you that are responsibly searching far in advance and have a little extra time to spare (unlike those above) this step-by-step funny gifts guide has our top 5 recommendations for each special person.
Even if you don’t specifically decide on one of these gifts, we hope it provided some inspiration!
Funny Gifts For Mom
Get a 6 pack from Amazon for $13.97
We both know mom likes to have a little fun sometimes, be one of “the girls”, sip a glass (or bottle) of wine and reminisce about the “good ol’ days”.
You can keep her young with a pack of the ever-so-useful Wine Condoms!
She’ll think it’s funny because it’s “naughty”, maybe even get a little red in the face, but if she’s a cool mom she would actually use it.
You can get it from Amazon for $10.50
She might buckle (in frustration or laughter) at the first sight of this, BUT once opened we are sure that she’ll love it.
Parenting Is Easy: You’re Probably Just Doing It Wrong, is an incredibly relatable book written by the hilarious Sara Given that outlines exactly what it’s like to be a mother — something few can understand.
You can get it on Amazon for $19.99
Wanna talk about a trivia game that your mother would be great at? No, it’s not The Price Is Right.
Wine IQ is a wine trivia board game that will require mom be on her A-game for everything regarding wine.
If you’re up for losing, this is definitely a game we recommend you playing with her!
You can get it on Amazon for $12.99
There’s one rule in nearly every household that’s set by mothers around the world and that is to... STAY. OUT. OF. THE. KITCHEN! (at least while she’s in it).
Mama is the boss and the boss makes the rules.
So The Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & F*** Off Oven Mitt will be a warning flag for any trespassers trying to break the rule.
You can get it on Amazon for $10.29
They love reading, they love wine, and they’ll love to pair both of those after a long day while reading Whine: 50 Perfect Wines to Pair with Your Child's Rotten Behavior.
If you think back to the Wine IQ game, this will only enhance that (maybe a double gift idea?) knowledge.
Plus, she’ll get a good kick out of seeing your behavior published in a book *wink*.
You can get it on Amazon for $20.99
You don’t touch her bottles and you don’t touch her glasses — yes, we’re talking about wine (again).
Clear pattern here that moms LOVE wine. Mommy’s Sippy Cup is just another one to add to her “no-touchy” list.
After years of you throwing yours on the floor, it’s about time she gets to indulge in her own sippy cup.
This specific version comes beautifully wrapped and with it’s own little charm, but there’s a variety of other similar ones you could get too!
Funny Gifts For Dad
Get yours at Bold Crumbs for $69.00
Fortune Cookies with your own original messages inside them.
This is especially great in case you want to fill them with groan-worthy dad jokes and hand them out at the next family reunion.
Need ideas on what dad jokes to put inside the cookies?
Check out our article 147 Obnoxious Dad Jokes That'll Make Your Eyes Roll
Get it from Uncommon Goods for $19.99
Odds are that pops likes to fish (as every dad does) and also likes to camp — that doesn’t necessarily mean he’s good at them, but it’s his happy place.
Want to see some excitement from the man in that lazy-boy? The Fishing Pole Campfire Roaster will guarantee a “catch” for him, right in his element.
A true dad-gift.
Get it from Amazon starting at $19.95
The Jumbo Flask is the perfect gift for that special someone that likes to keep their whistle wet with the hard stuff.
It’s funny because it’s obnoxiously large, completely ruining the purpose of a flask (supposed to be pocket-size) but it’s funny because we both know it is definitely going to get used.
You can get it on Amazon for $15.09
There’s no other human being on the planet that is so not funny, they’re funny — but dads.
This Human Organ Lunchbox is no different!
You’ll shake your head when you see him (or your mother) packing it and you can bet the fellow dads at work (who share the same sense of humor) will be laughing about it too
You can get it on Amazon for $39.95
There’s one thing you can’t convince your dad to do, and no, it’s not to let you pick the channel or leave to leave the couch anytime after he’s planted in it, it’s playing board games.
These guys think they’re “too cool” to play board games, but that’s about to change with Beeropoly.
Monopoly, but with beer references.
“The perfect game doesn’t exi-”. Don’t sweat it, we got you.
You can get it on Amazon for $39.99
Say the name George Foreman or anything that relates back to a grill and watch your father's eyes light up like the day you were born.
The Dual Breakfast Sandwich Maker will put a big smile on his face as he’s now a certified grill daddy.
Funny Gifts For Siblings
Get it at Bold Crumbs for $8.98
This fortune cookie bag includes 6 fortune cookies with offensive messages inside them!
Imagine their faces when they expect to open an innocent fortune cookie with an uplifting and inspiring messages just to find themselves reading an offensive message.
You know what they say, if you love them you roast them.
Some of the messages include:
- You're not pretty enough to be this stupid.
- People are pro life until they meet you.
The look on your stupid sibling's face will be priceless, but of course it's all in good fun.
Get it from Amazon for $9.49
This will be fun.
There’s only one person in this world that’s going to call you out on your s*** regardless of the repercussions, and that’s your sibling(s) — they’ll humble you, quickly.
The Bull S*** Button is a no brainer for the sis or bro.
We both know a “That Was Easy” doesn’t exist in sibling language, so this could only make sense.
You might only want to throw in a single pack of batteries though, if any at all, cause they could — let me rephrase that, WILL — get carried away with it.
Get it from Amazon for $29.99
If there’s one thing that nearly every sibling relationship shares (aside from hatred, wanted to fight them, annoyance, etc) it’s humor.
Not sure if it’s a genetic thing, but more often than not you share a similar sense of humor or at least on some level, will laugh at common things.
What Do You Meme card game is a chance to touch up on that laughter together and a great game you can play with the whole family and friends too, if they don’t want to include you (sorry).
You can get it on Amazon for $6.49
You could be 35 and still act like you’re 8, being told by your parents that if you don’t stop arguing they’ll turn the car around immediately (they never did).
Being blessed with siblings, if you want to call it that, grants you this secret internal world where you never actually have to grow up and can forever be immature with each other, which Unicorn Fart Candy enables.
Sounds delightful yet disgusting, but it’s filled with heavily cotton candy, bound for a little laugh or an “OMG” followed by an eyeroll.
Get it from Amazon for $9.99
Speaking of immaturity and humor, That’s What She Said isn’t far off.
Another great card game we labelled as a great gift.
Filled with endless twisted innuendos, you can bet this one will be out for the encore on games-night.
Get them on Amazon starting at $18.99
Sure, you’re making fun of them but you can bet they’ll wear it loud and proud, with, or without you around.
It’s such a simple, yet unique gift that’ll become a timeless piece in their go-to wardrobe.
Funny Gifts For Your Coworkers Or Boss
You can get a pack on Amazon for $8.99
Not having gum in the workplace is like not having coffee, whether it’s communal or your own.
If perfect were a thing, Get Along With Your Coworkers Gum has to be close for workplace gag gifts.
It spreads a little laughter in the atmosphere, plus it’s edible chewing gum and we all love a fresh stick while working!
You can get it on Amazon for $11.91
Best for the newbies in the workplace or the ones progressively climbing that ladder.
Oh, The Meetings You’ll Go To! by Dr. Suits is a simple reminder, yet informative short novel to get them prepared for the endless boardroom yawns.
You can get one on Amazon for $19.99
Dull offices often house dull employees, *sips tea* , but it doesn’t have to be that way!
Have a fellow coworker or even your boss, spice it up a little with a Mini Light Up Marquee that says “I have no idea what I’m doing”.
It comes with more than 350 letters and emojis that you can feel free to rearrange in any message you’d like.
Possibly a great way to start each morning with something new? All aboard for work team activities!
You can get one on Amazon for $22.99
We all make sales, we all make it through those meetings, and we all reach the end of the day.
Worthy of a high five? Absolutely.
Since the workplace is all about efficiency and these daily achievements need some form of congratulation, the Wind-up High Five will be a hot desk commodity.
Crank it, high-five it, continue being a great employee.
You can get the 4 pack on Amazon for $12.99
Sticky notes and stress, two familiarities we can all attest to in the workplace.
Everything Is Fine Paper Pad is a clear indication that everything in fact isn’t fine, but we’re all in this together, and if you can add a little humor to it, it makes those days that much easier.
Funny Gifts For Your Significant Other
Ahh, the one we’ve all been waiting for. Let’s dive in and getcha some brownie points.
Get it from Amazon for $12.95
Get it from Amazon for $12.99
The chances that your S.O. drinks tea or coffee is 100% (if neither of you does, we’re slightly concerned), so we went with a gift that can apply to both him and her.
A Flamingo Pool-Float Tea Infuser so her Instagram vibes can live on even outside of pool season, and a Toilet Bowl Coffee Mug for him because after that first sip we both know exactly where he’s headed.
Get it from Amazon for $25.00
Living together or not, Mistaken Lyrics Coasters will be making an appearance in your household at one-time or another.
These cork coasters absolutely butcher famous song lyrics that’ll have your guests looking’ twice and laughing lots.
Such a simple, yet completely usable and funny gift idea.
You can get it on Amazon for $9.99
No more awkward “so…what about some alone time?” texts with the Ring For Sex bell!
Ring it, ding it, do what you want with it BUT set some boundaries otherwise it’ll be dinging all damn night you filthy animals.
You can get one on Amazon for $18.99
Burritos are bomb and there’s gotta be at least one person in the relationship that can’t get enough of them, if not BOTH of you.
If so, the Burrito Blanket (not edible) is the perfect couch accessory. Not only will you be lookin’ like a snack but maybe you could be enjoying one too!
Purchasing a gift should be enjoyable, from the gift idea to the unwrapping, we want to ensure that it'll be a fun and exciting experience for everyone!
Remember these 3 things:
1. A great, memorable gift, takes a little thought. Plan ahead and give yourself some time.
2. Do a little research and refresh your memory on their interests.
3. You can’t go wrong with a funny gift. It’s light-hearted, it’s unique, and it’s generally inexpensive! (we're all broke, don't worry)
Do you want your friends and family to recognize you as the funniest person alive?
Of course, you do. That's why we created The Custom Fortune Cookie Bag® — to crown you as the comedy legend.
It comes with 50 delicious fortune cookies with your own custom messages.