30 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 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 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 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 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 dollars, 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 workaholic: Spot the Hidden Clues Sherlock Holmes Puzzle
This 1000-piece Sherlock Holmes puzzle is one of the best gag gifts for that friend or relative who never pauses to catch their breath. It’s your subtle way of telling them to slow down and enjoy some time together. This puzzle pulls the puzzler down the streets of London, bumping into the historical sights and figures of the Victorian era.
With lots of crime-solving clues, the first thing they’ll want to discover is the location of 221B Baker Street. If they enjoy some downtime, they might also enjoy these funny poems.
For nondiscriminating dog lovers: Bad Dog Tumblers
Not everyone ends up with the best-behaved dog in the world (even though most pet owners are fairly biased about their fur babies). Chances are your friend’s cute little Fido might fit the bill for this four-pack of bad dog tumblers (we won’t judge if you add these little pints to your own glassware collection as well). For this adult gag gift, each glass is 6 in tall and holds 16 oz. of liquid.
Pretty basic; the commands include Sit, Stay, Fetch, and Come. Perhaps sitting back with a festive drink will make it easier to sign up for those dog training lessons.
For the anti-chef: Kusini Electric Fondue Pot Set
First off, who doesn’t love chocolate? But they can also melt cheese and caramel into this electric fondue pot set. Excellent for heating sauces and dips up to 140 degrees, your giftee who isn’t usually the star of the kitchen will steal the show at their next foodie get-together.
Fantastic for holiday gag gifts, this pot set is perfect for dipping strawberries, pretzels, breads, graham crackers and marshmallows. The melting bowls are easy to remove and wash so there are no excuses.
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 the earth-loving athlete: Humble deodorant
That person comes to mind, who is always out jogging an extra mile or doing extra sit-ups and push-ups for fun (probably picking up a few pieces of trash along the way). This all-natural deodorant made with baking soda and essential oils is sure to bring on a few laughs. There are several earthy scents to pick from, but our favorite is bergamot and ginger, which is gender-neutral with a little bit of citrus zest. The simple ingredients are easy to love, and they’re great for the planet as well.
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 love 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 your partner’s stinky running shoes: Moso Natural Shoe Odor Absorbers
Gag gifts are a hilarious way to gently nudge what they’ve been waiting for. Made with bamboo charcoal, this natural shoe odor absorber is perfect for your significant other’s stinky shoes (we won’t judge if you buy a pair for yours as well). This two-pack acts as a moisture absorber and is also useful for their gym bag, boxing gloves or cleats.
It even works well with luggage for upcoming holiday travels. For only $10, you might be surprised that this set lasts for up to two years. Note: You can rejuvenate these odor absorbers with just one hour in the sun once a month.
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 your stressed-out boss: TheraIce Migraine Headache Relief Cap
With two color options, they can pick between black and pink for this hot and cold therapy hat. While migraines, aches and pains are no joke, this relief cap also helps to reduce tension and stress. Editor-approved, this really works to block out the light and offers immediate relief from headaches and puffy eyes.
Just leave it in the freezer for two hours between uses. It might look funny when they wear it over their whole face, but it can also be worn above the eyes (for when they’re at work). They’ll love the quick relief from one of the most thoughtful gag gifts.
For your girlfriend: Truff Original Black Truffle Hot Sauce
There’s no better way to tell your main squeeze she’s hot than with black truffle hot sauce using ingredients from Northern Italy and Mexico. Especially if she’s already shown you some of her culinary passions, let her know you care with this 6 oz bottle of romance that mixes heat and sweetness together, made from chili peppers, olive oil infused with black truffle essence, and organic agave nectar. We love this small business’ customer satisfaction guarantee.
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 the high-end fashionista: Louis Vuitton: The Birth of Modern Luxury
When your favorite gal has it all, and she’s been begging for a new Louis Vuitton handbag, you’ll love this opulent coffee table book as a more reasonably-priced gag gift alternative. Your budget might not have a few thousand dollars of wiggle room for her hostess with the mostest gift. Or perhaps it could work for her new housewarming gift.
Sure to bring some smiles and show that you care, she can learn about fine luxury design with more than 500 pages about the lives of the company’s first three leaders. Note: This updated edition includes newer material about the brand’s recent history as well. Still not sure? Cheeky gifts for Royal Family fanatics might be her thing.
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. It comes 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 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 sister who steals your favorite sweater: The Carys Mock-Neck Sweater by Maeve
Offered in eight different colors, she’ll love this delicate yet flattering sweater (which might make her stop stealing yours). This elegant gag gift can double as a birthday gift. Or it works wonderfully for Christmas, Hanukkah or for any other gifting occasion. It’s a subtle but nice way of saying, “Hey, sis. Keep your paws off my favorite sweater.” She can’t be mad at that trade—with the cozy inspiration of this Anthropologie exclusive that comes from a purple flower.
For your grandma’s smelly dog: Earthbath Grooming Wipes
You love stopping by to see Grandma. But you’re not as excited about her little dog jumping up on your new pair of favorite jeans with a dirty bum. With a big smile and lots of good intentions, this practical gag gift will help her dog smell better, and you feel more hygienic when you visit. These hypoallergenic, fragrance-free wipes are ideal for dogs’ paws and bums—or for their face. You can expect them to remove dander, drool, and discharge. Plus, those cling-ons that just show up from around the house.
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.
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.
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