27 Funny Gag Gifts That Can Get Anyone Laughing
When it comes to funny gag gifts, it's better to give than to receive. Most are super affordable, and you're sure to bring on some laughs for any occasion!
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Buying gifts for boyfriends, girlfriends, friends, family members or co-workers shouldn’t feel stressful—especially when hunting for funny gag gifts. Even if you struggle to select the perfect present for someone who’s impossible to shop for, our list has some of the best gag gift ideas to make anyone laugh. Whether you’re shopping for a specific loved one or an unknown recipient at a white elephant gift exchange, we’ve got you covered.
Our funny gifts start at just $5, and most are under $20—though we’ve got a few splurges as well. They’re all family-friendly with a focus on good-natured humor—nothing to offend here. Some of our funny gift ideas target the quirkier people on your list, while others are just cute gift ideas. From the ballpark fan to your grandma’s dog, there’s something to bring a smile to the most unsuspecting gift recipient.
For that person who has everything: Yodeling Pickle
You might be wondering why anyone needs a yodeling pickle (or why such a thing exists). Our best guess: It makes an ideal gift for a friend who already has everything—except for, well, a pickle that yodels. Gag gifts like this come with batteries for hours of mindless entertainment right out of the gift wrap.
This one is editor-approved and really does make you laugh out loud, even after a really tough day. If the yodeling pickle gets you in the mood for Christmas carols, here’s a line-up for fun Secret Santa gifts as well.
For the office jokester: The Screaming Goat Figurine
If you have a coworker in the office who can’t help but play jokes on their colleagues throughout the day, they’ll love this Screaming Goat figurine. On the most stressful days when everyone is silent and working hard, hearing the goat scream will immediately break the tension and even cause a few chuckles. The figurine also comes with a book with fun facts and trivia about everyone’s favorite farm animal.
For the new homeowner: Animal Butt Magnets
“Butt” seriously, how can you not laugh at these Kikkerland farm animal butt magnets, regardless of the occasion? Anyone will giggle putting animal rear ends on their refrigerator to hold up pictures, memos or kids’ artwork. Give this set of six as one of the funniest housewarming gag gifts for a first-time homeowner or to the new neighbors next door. This booty-ful package includes the derrières of a horse, rooster, pig, bull, cow and sheep.
For the selfie addict: Fake Teeth with Braces
While this fake teeth accessory is designed for a Halloween costume, your recipient can wear them any time of year as a fun prank in real life or in a selfie to post online. They’re easy to use and customizable, made of impression material that anyone ages 12 or older can heat and mold for an accurate fit. Get it as a gift for teens who want to fool their friends or for grandparents who are forever young.
For that special someone: A Custom Look-A-Like Puppet
Funny gag gifts aren’t usually a splurge item, but hear us out on this one. If you’re willing to go above and beyond, an exceptional someone will be dazzled by this custom-made puppet created to look like them. This unique personalized gift is guaranteed to impress them for their birthday or an anniversary. Reviewers say the attention to detail and puppet quality is impressive, and your giftee will agree.
For kids who love dinos: Farting Dinosaur Coloring Book
Whether your child is fascinated by dinos or has a certain scatological humor, they’ll love the Coloring Book of Farting Dinosaurs. Coloring is a fun activity for all ages, even adults. With its 20 designs featuring gaseous T-rexes, triceratops and stegosauruses to pick from, this large-format coloring book is sure to pass, er, muster with any giftee. And at under $10, you’ll love the price when shopping for more gag gifts.
For your colleague: Miniature Inflatable Tube Guy
You’ve seen this guy in the parking lot of the car dealership, but now the Wacky Waving Inflatable Tube Guy is available in a 17-inch size to bring joy to a coworker’s desk or the company break room. His air-powered antics are sure to add a few laughs during even the most stressful projects—or serve as a safe target if anyone gets a little punchy. Getting a few laughs with gag gifts for around $10 has never been easier.
Thinking of more fun prankster options? How about these funny pranks to try on your coworkers or neighbors?
For the ballpark fan: Nostalgia 2-Slot Hot Dog and Bun Toaster
If your favorite fan can’t make it to the ballpark to watch their team play, this hot dog and bun toaster is the next best thing—ideal as one of the best gag gifts for men. For under $30, he can make his own franks from home. The vintage style in red will add a pop to the kitchen as well. Cooking two dogs at the same time has never been easier, with the option for regular or extra plump. Throw in a bottle of ketchup, mustard, and relish, and he might invite you to stay and watch the game (as long as you root for his team).
For the unicorn diva: Unicorn Snot Holographic Body Glitter Gel
Girls who are all about glam and style still like to get silly and laugh with their friends. Try this unicorn snot body glitter gel to get a few tee-hees for sure. With seven fun color choices, you can pick her favorite hue, and she’ll love that this is safe for her skin, from head to toe.
Our favorite color is flamingo, and we love that this gel dries clear, so it meshes fine after putting on her makeup. Note: It’s also fun for lathering onto the arm and the neck areas.
For that crazy cat lady: Crafting With Cat Hair
Anyone with a shine for felines will enjoy one of the most purr-fect funny gag gifts of this cat hair craft book. The whimsical goal is to help cat lovers transform stray clumps of fur into soft and adorable handicrafts. Talk about upcycling and living sustainably. From finger puppets to tote bags, this book provides lots of creative ideas, whether they ever make it off the page or not. All that for under $13.
For that forgetful relative: Beekeeper’s Naturals Brain Fuel
They might take the hint with this natural Brain Fuel supplement that helps with memory, focus and productivity. Hopefully, they’ll laugh and find some relief if they forget appointments throughout the day or can’t remember where they parked the car. We love that this product is caffeine-free but loaded with adaptogens and antioxidants. Convenient for college kids heading back to school as well and loves gag gifts; this is helpful when studying for exams and working on creative projects.
For your brother: A Snake in a Can
Gifts for brothers can be hard to find, but this jumping snake toy might just fill the bill for the potato-chip lover. The gag: When he opens the Pringles-style potato chip canister expecting a salty snack, a 4-foot-long, spring-loaded snake pops out. Just make sure you pick his favorite flavor, so he’ll dig right in. Note: In addition to regular potato chips, you can also pick blue potato chips and popcorn flavored.
For parents of little ones: “I’m the Reason We Are Late” Onesie
Every new parent prepares for the inevitable, but even the most type-A planner can’t control those last-minute diaper blow-outs or toddler tantrums. A tiny tot can wrangle up an adorable dose of forgiveness by wearing this cute Smartprints onesie. This staple comes in eight colors for newborns up to 24 months—plus, there’s a cute t-shirt option. It also makes a silly gift for your sister whose baby keeps everyone waiting.
For the mellow artist: Bob Ross Chia Head
There’s a Chia version of everything—from Baby Yoda to the Golden Girls and even poop emojis—to buy as funny gag gifts. This Bob Ross Chia Head is ideal if you’re shopping for an art lover or just someone who loves to add an artsy vibe to their home or office. Tell them it’s a new DIY twist on a happy little tree. If we had you at Baby Yoda, check out these Mandalorian gift ideas.
For the person who loves potty humor: Potty Fisher Toilet Fishing Game
Know someone who loves making potty jokes? Even better if they also like to fish. Take the bait and buy them this toilet fishing game. It includes a mat, fish, rod, bowl and a “Do Not Disturb” sign—all the essentials of a day on the lake or a visit to the loo. For around $20, you won’t mind the price.
For the know-it-all: The Book of Useless Information
For that person in your life who always shares the next factoid about anything and everything—or for a fun coffee table book as a thoughtful housewarming gift, they’ll love The Book of Useless Information. This gag gift idea contains 704 pages of random trivia to enjoy in a marathon reading session, or they can keep it in the bathroom to make every moment a learning one.
For your fussy eater: Edible Glitter
The Fancy Sprinkles edible glitter adds colorful sparkle to foods and drinks, especially the ones a picky eater might refuse to eat. With no taste, odor or texture, this edible glitter won’t change the flavor, so it’s on you to convince your giftee that fairy-dusted broccoli is extra-delicious. Available in 14 different colors, you can also add these to fun drinks—our favorite is Moonstone Irridescent.
For back to school: Funny Nose Pencil Sharpener
Ask anyone under the age of 18: Boogers are funny. To make that point, give ’em this quirky nose pencil sharpener, designed so the pencil goes in one nostril and the shavings come out the other. According to the manufacturer’s specifications, it’s “life-sized and lifelike”—assuming you know someone who snots out sawdust. Earn major cool-factor points by getting one as a back-to-school item that’s both fun and functional (if a little gross).
You could even prank your kid’s teacher (just make sure to bring an apple as well). They’re sure to love these amazing gifts on Amazon for under $50.
For settling the score: Millenials vs Boomers Trivia Game
This trivia game for millennials and boomers will put the pressure on. It’s ideal for game night—or as a funny gag gift for an upcoming holiday party. Bring it out whenever someone needs to settle the score: Which generation is actually the smartest? It’s pretty basic, just divide into teams and start the quizzing. Good times are ahead with this game added to their collection, and hopefully, a Gen Xer will be there as a tie-breaker, if needed.
For the sweet tooth: Sweetleaf Sweet Drops
Perfect for adding to drinks and desserts, these liquid stevia sweet drops also add flavor to appetizers and entrées. If you know someone with a sweet tooth who is trying to cut back on their sugar intake, this tasty gag gift offers an excellent alternative, especially for coffee drinkers. Just a few drops of vanilla crème sweeten up their favorite morning cup of joe. It mixes well hot or cold and is editor-approved.
For the prankster: Squirrel Finger Puppet
Amp up their hand puppet game with this quirky squirrel finger puppet. It comes with four paws and a head, perfect for pranking or sneaking up on friends. Sure, your giftee might think you’re nuts, but they’ll sure get a laugh out of it.
For the professional goer: Toilet Timer
For some reason, there are certain people in our lives who seem like they could spend hours in the bathroom. This hilarious toilet timer caps their time on the throne by running a sand timer for five minutes. It sends a pretty clear message, and hopefully, there’ll be more bathroom etiquette too.
For the klutzy bibliophile: Shakespearean Insult Bandages
Have a friend who’s always getting papercuts from their page-turners? These Shakespearean insult bandages are a super fun way to incorporate some Shakespearean quotations into a book lover’s first-aid kit. Each bandage has one of fifteen insults, including, but certainly not limited to, “Thy breath stinks with eating toasted cheese.”
For the lawn decorator: Gnome and Daschund Garden Statue
Neighbors who are big on holiday decor will get a kick out of this garden statue for the non-holiday months. A garden gnome sits atop a Daschund companion, ready to defend the lawn against any mischievous trespassers. Or, consider it as a dog lover gift for someone who loves canines who love knick-knacks.
For the one who’s fashion-forward: Rubber Chicken Purse
Yes, this rubber chicken purse looks…interesting. But so does half of what comes out of the high fashion couture houses. For friends who love to accessorize, give them the gift of a fun bag. It stores everything they need for the day and the nylon exterior and lining make it easy to clean. Pair it with one of these work bags to top off some stylish looks for business and pleasure.
For the carb lover: Baguette Pillow
For those who tend to order and reorder and reorder free bread at restaurants, this baguette pillow is the perfect reminder of their favorite food. It’s super soft and realistic, so they can dream of warm, fluffy, crackly bread all day every day. It comes in 24-, 32- and 40-inch sizes. Maybe they’ll even bake you a loaf as a thank you.
For the health nut: Nana Hats
Do you know someone who stocks up on fresh produce but can’t get through it in time? Well, they will love Nana hats. It attaches to the head of the bananas to keep them fresher for longer. Choose from lots of knitted hats from a frog to an octopus to a pirate hat. It’s the perfect little accessory to any fruit basket.
What are good gag gifts?
Laughter is a universal pleasure, but what makes us laugh is different for everyone. That’s why it’s essential to keep in mind who you’re shopping for. You’ll want to select something that shows you “get” the other person, without criticizing or calling them out.
If gag gifts carry a subtle suggestion that you would like the recipient to change, you need to make sure it’s offered in love with an open dialogue to clear the air in case any offense is given. You should be careful if it’s something they don’t like about themselves—just put yourself in their shoes first when thinking of the appropriate gift. The best funny gifts say, “Keep up the good quirk.”
Where to buy gag gifts
Gag gifts are unconventional presents, so think outside the box when you’re searching. For example, the best gag gifts for a music lover won’t always be from a music store. Instead, hit up online retailers like Amazon for strange and wonderful picks. Affordable and unique options are also available at dependable big box stores like Walmart and Target. And Etsy is a reliable resource for truly one-of-a-kind creations.
With additional reporting by Lauren Cahn.