When it comes to funny gag gifts, the master gifters must first forget everything they know about gifting, especially when it comes to finding gifts for that hard-to-please person.
The perfect gag gifts are able to check the boxes of being both funny and useful. So, below, we rounded up a slew of gifts that are perfectly primed for that special person.
The top 5 best useful and funny gag gift ideas:
- A Tile Mate with Replaceable Battery ($24.99)
- The world’s strongest coffee from Death Wish ($19.96)
- A desk fan for the always-sweaty coworker ($20)
- A funny cartoon shower curtain ($18.99)
- The Exploding Kittens Card Game ($19.99)
Check out all of our useful and funny gag gift ideas below:
What’s been called the world’s strongest coffee
Death Wish claims to be the world’s strongest coffee, with about double the caffeine of your average cup. They attribute the added kick to a unique blend of Arabica and Robusta beans and a slow roasting process. It’s Fair Trade, has no additives, and makes a pretty good cup of coffee.
A Danny Devito reversible sequin pillow cover
The perfect gift doesn’t exis-
For Jeff Goldblum fans, you’re going to want to head here.
An adult coloring book full of swear words
Adult coloring has had a resurgence in recent years as a great de-stressor. But before then, humans used swearing as the next best thing. Why not pair the two together for a truly balanced catharsis?
A funny cartoon shower curtain
A funny — yet totally usable — new shower curtain. Plus, the set comes with curtain hooks.
A wine glass that fits an entire bottle of wine
This “wine glass” fits an entire bottle of wine as a single-serving.
A gift for their other best friend (that’s you)
Michael Scott once said that gifts were great because you can point to them and say “Hey, man, I love you this many dollars worth.” This gift also says “I love you this huge.”
Socks that mimic some of the most famous paintings in history
Klimt, Van Gogh, Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Munch — the gangs all here. Whether they’re an art buff or just love socks that are fun but still functional, these are a great $10 gift to tack on.
A plug-in that lets them control the TV and lights from the couch without getting up
Give the couch potato people what they want: the ability to control the lights, TV, stereo, and other appliances without needing to get up from the comfortable spot they fell into.
A Nicolas Cage activity book
Join Nicolas Cage on coloring pages that chronicle his iconic career — from “National Treasure” to “Raising Arizona.”
A gimmicky present they’ll actually wind up using
If you’ve ever painted your nails, you can sympathize with the hassle of finding a safe spot for an open bottle of gooey, brightly colored polish to hang out while you work. This $10 nail polish holder looks gimmicky, but it’s actually useful.
A Game of Thrones cookbook with a foreword from George R.R. Martin
For the Game of Thrones fan, nothing tops a cookbook with a foreword from George R.R. Martin and a bunch of recipes that bring feasts at Winterfell and lemon cake with Sansa Stark closer to reality.
The Swanson Pyramid of Greatness
Culturenik Parks and Recreation Ron Swanson Pyramid Workplace Poster Print, available at Amazon, $19.95
For those that already live by Swanson rules or would put “masonry” and “cabins” as fundamental building blocks in their life.
A funny choose-your-own-adventure cookbook
What the F*@# Should I Make for Dinner?: The Answers to Lifes Everyday Question, available at Amazon, $13.49
This popular cookbook was derived from the website of the same name, and it’s a choose-your-own-adventure book of 50 solid meal ideas for the nights when they have no clue what to make.
A card game that has you anonymously answer the question “who’s the most likely to…” out of your friends
This card game basically asks you to answer “who’s the most likely to…” out of your friends, anonymously — perfect for the next low-key night or pregame. You may also want to check out “Never Have I Ever” in card version.
A punny and entirely functional umbrella
The perfect accessory for days when it’s “raining men.”
A Dr. Seuss parody reimagined for the working world
Laugh. Otherwise, you’ll cry.
A to-go sriracha sauce keychain for the hot sauce fiend
Perfect for the friend who asks for hot sauce before the food has even come out of the restaurant kitchen.
Ceramic takeout-inspired dishes
Perfect for the friend whose ideal night is staying in. Or the one who says they’re five minutes away when they’re really a mile deep inside a carton of lo mein.
A tiny fan for the friend who logs 15 minutes per week complaining about the office’s temperature
For the perpetually overheated, grab a small fan they can plug into your computer or laptop for power.
A Bob Ross Chia Pet
Just because they’ve never asked for a live plant in the shape of an angelic cultural giant doesn’t mean they won’t love growing one.
Hilarious, NSFW stories from American history you didn’t learn in school
From the creators of the podcast “The Dollop” comes the weird, hilarious, and true untold stories of American history — accompanied by full-page illustrations that bring each historical “milestone” to life.
All the moods of Nicolas Cage on a t-shirt
A national treasure in its own right.
A hilarious NSFW card game you can play together
Most people already have Cards Against Humanity, and this extended “Red Box” version comes with 300 fresh cards to add into the mix (230 white and 70 black). The company also notes that it “transforms your deck of Cards Against Humanity into a better bludgeoning weapon against home invaders.”
A cocktail recipe book that pairs good music with good drinks
Combine two great pastimes into one with a guide of 70 albums from the ’50s through the ’00s, paired with an A-side and B-side cocktail for each one. They’re organized by mood, so they’ll know just what pairing to use.
A satire picture book on bringing kids to an art gallery
This parody of a 1960s children’s book satirizes what it’s like to bring kids to an art gallery — explaining contemporary art and existential dread with keywords displayed at the bottom.
A Tile Mate to ring their keys or phone wherever they lost them
For the friend that has invested far too much money in key duplicates.
Abbi Jacobson’s book
I Might Regret This: Essays, Drawings, Vulnerabilities, and Other Stuff, available at Amazon, from $10.99
This New York Times Bestseller comes from the co-creator and co-star of the hit series “Broad City” — and you can rest assured that if your friends have ever mentioned the show, they’ll love this.
A punny soap opera kitchen sponge holder
Who doesn’t love a good pun? Or cleaner sponges?
A funny cookbook made especially for hungover, demoralizing mornings
This cookbook was built to handle hangovers — six types of them to be exact. Recipes are tailored to the specific hangover and are bookended by insights into hangover science, quizzes to see if you’re maybe just still drunk, and witty jokes.
A mind-blowing fusion of two beloved standbys: cookies and lip balm
Oreo flavored lip balm — because once humans figured out how to make fire and penicillin, they just decided to have fun with it.
Cute loose tea infusers shaped like a dinosaur
Buy a cute dinosaur tea infuser and some delicious loose leaf tea blends to fill it.
An extremely fun board game that made Kickstarter history
Exploding Kittens is basically a highly strategic version of Russian roulette with a cat theme. It was the most-backed project in Kickstarter history, and this version is NSFW.
A crowd-pleasing gag gift mug
This ceramic gag gift mug has become a bit of a mainstay in the genre, and it holds up to 12 ounces of their favorite drink.