50 Useless Gag Gifts That Are Somehow Both Absurd and Awesome at the Same Time

50 Useless Gag Gifts That Are Somehow Both Absurd and Awesome at the Same Time

Sometimes the best Christmas gifts are totally useless. Sure, heartfelt, thoughtful gifts are great, but that’s just not an option for some friends or family members. We all know that one person who will appreciate the gift of a good laugh over anything else. The best gag gifts may seem like silly throwaway presents at first, but ultimately, what you’re giving is the gift of laughter.

Luckily, online retailers like Amazon, Target and Urban Outfitters have made it easy to score the best funny gifts that make for the best stocking stuffers at wildly affordable prices. Below we’ve rounded up 50 of the dumbest, most useless gifts for any best friend, office jokester or comically-inclined loved one. From hilarious sticky notes to farting unicorns and inappropriately sized wine glasses, here are the best funny gifts to buy right now.


1. Baby Yoda Chia Pet

This is the best stocking stuffer for meme-lovers, The Mandalorian and Star Wars fanatics alike because we’re pretty sure that there is nothing more adorable than little Baby Yoda chilling in his bassinet. So whether you’re looking for the best Star Wars gifts or just want to gift some cute Baby Yoda merch, this Baby Yoda Chia Pet from Urban Outfitters will spark joy and (literal) life to anyone lucky enough to receive it.

baby Yoda chia pet

Buy: Baby Yoda Chia Pet $26.00


2. Golden Girls Shot Glasses

Not only are these Golden Girls shot glasses the best stocking stuffer that will have anyone singing “thank you for being a friend,” but they also come with a drinking game. Every character comes with their signature word written on the back of the glass, so when you hear it mentioned in an episode, it’ll be time to drink. Now only one question remains: are you a Rose, Blanche, Dorothy or Sophia?

golden girls character shot glasses

Buy: Golden Girls Shot Glasses $23.99


3. Hand Sanitizer Christmas Ornament

If you’re looking for timely stocking stuffer ideas that will bring a chuckle to anyone who receives it, meet the hand sanitizer Christmas ornament. Given how relevant hand sanitizer has become these days, we think it deserves to sit center stage on the Christmas tree like the star that it is.

hand sanitizer shaped ornament

Buy: Hand Sanitizer Ornament $13.61


4. Golf Ball Beer Glass

We can’t guarantee that this beer glass can improve your golf game, but it will undoubtedly score a hole in one as a gift at any holiday party or birthday. And yes, that’s an actual golf ball lodged into the side of the glass — making this the best funny gift for the sports fanatic in your life. However, the best part is that the glass is dishwasher safe, and it can hold a 16-ounce pour (or pretty darn close to it).

beer glass with golf ball

Buy: Golf Ball Beer Glass $25.99


5. Plant Watering IV Bag

We all know that plants need water, so why not infuse a little humor into the situation. This “plant life support” IV kit gradually hydrates, providing just the right amount of H20. It comes with the IV bag, drip, tubes and metal peg stand to complete the look.

small h20 iv bag for plants

Buy: Plant Watering IV Bag $15.00


6. Prank Pack

These prank packs aren’t actually a gag gift at all, but the gag is making the recipient think that they’re getting something bizarre, when in fact, it’s an entirely normal gift. Choose from one of these three boxes that you can place your gift of choice inside, so when they initially unwrap, they’ll think they’re getting pet dusting boots, poop covers or an animal translator.

prank boxes
Buy: Prank Packs $7.99 (orig. $9.95) 20% OFF


7. Smoko Dumpling Light

For the foodie in your life, they’ll appreciate this adorably funny dumpling light. It’s wildly unique and even provides a nice soft glow. The food-shaped light is battery-operated, and it can fit in the palm of your hand so that it can go anywhere. Even when it’s turned off, it still looks like the happiest little shelf decoration, and it will bring a smile to anyone’s face.

dumpling light gag gift

Buy: Smoko Dumpling Light $16.00


8. Animal Butt Magnets

Everybody likes a little booty, even in the form of animal magnets. These silly butts can be coming off of farm animals, cats, dogs, or safari animals. Use them to post notes on the fridge or any other magnetic surface to add a bit of humor to whatever you have to say.

farm animal butt magnets
Buy: Animal Butt Magnets $12.35


9. Snoop Dogg’s Cookbook

Who better than Snoop Dogg to help you level up your sizzlin’ skills in the kitchen? The cookbook features 50 recipes, including mealtime staples and some notable stand-outs like Rolls Royce PB-Chocolate Chip Cookies, Bow Wow Brownies and Ice Cream, and Rags to Riches Apple Pie. However, be sure to keep an eye on the temperature of the pan. You wouldn’t want to drop it like it’s hot (sorry, we couldn’t resist).

snoop dogg cookbook

Buy: Snoop Dogg Cookbook $24.95


10. Custom Face Socks

Want your friend to wear their pet on their feet? Or for your girlfriend to wear your face on her feet? This gag gift is also functional since everyone needs socks. Pick a color and a face of your choosing to give a gag gift that somebody will actually get to use.

face socks
Buy: Custom Face Socks $15.59


11. Mini Violin

Maybe your friend cracked their phone (for the seventh time). Possibly their delivered burrito didn’t include guacamole. There are endless uses for playing the world’s tiniest violin, and now you can actually pretend to play a real tiny violin to get the point across. This mini violin measures three inches in length and includes a bow and functioning case. Break this out at work, parties or anywhere with friends, and you’re sure to get a laugh.

tiny violin joke

Buy: Mini Violin $12.99


12. I Could Pee on This: And Other Poems by Cats

Need a gag gift for a cat lover? This is the way to go. It’s a cute and silly book full of poems written from the perspective of cats. It’s quirky but curious and insightful for another gage gift that people will kick out of.

i could pee on this poems
Buy: I Could Pee on This: And Other Poems by Cats $8.46 (orig. $12.95) 35% OFF


13. Cold Beer Coats

A tiny puffer jacket for your beer may not be essential, but it’ll definitely give you a laugh. Thanks to the soft nylon on the outside and metallic fabric lining the inside, it actually serves a purpose. Your beer stays cold while your hand stays warm, so it’s functional while also being a cute and fun gag gift.

beer jackets
Buy: Cold Beer Coats $13


14. TUSHY Spa Premium Warm Water Bidet Attachment

While this isn’t necessarily a gag gift, it’s also not anything your buddies will ever see coming. No matter the pal, gift them the TUSHY warm water bidet attachment for their toilet. It’s honestly a lovely gift to give, but it also has that subtle institutional undertone.

TUSHY Spa Premium Warm Water Bidet Attachment

Buy: TUSHY Spa Premium Warm Water Bidet Attachment $119.00


15. Dad Jokes: Terribly Good Dad Jokes

Dad jokes are cringe-worthy, dumb and cheesy. But we love them all the same. This little book compiles a few great dad jokes for your old man to reference if his personal dad joke well ever runs dry. Inside you’ll find eye-rollers like, “what does a spy wear on his feet? Sneakers.” Yea, they’re all that bad. In other words, it’s perfect for Father’s Day or dad’s birthday.

dad joke book bad jokes

Buy: Dad Jokes: Terribly Good Dad Jokes $6.99 (orig. $8.99) 22% OFF


16. Mini Wacky Waving Inflatable Tube Guy

Who doesn’t love the giant wacky inflatable tube guy outside of car dealerships? Now you can have a mini version on your desk, shelf or coffee table. This miniature version of the famous Flagler stands 18 inches tall and comes supported by an included battery-powered fan. The guy also comes with a 32-page mini book that delves into the origins of the wacky character. Amazon reviewers are big fans, with one even saying he found “a friend for life” in this little red weirdo.

inflatable tube guy mini

Buy: Mini Wacky Waving Inflatable Tube Guy $6.79 (orig. $12.95) 48% OFF


17. Poop Emoji Farting Plush Toy

This might be the only dog toy that your friends will like as much as your pooch. It’s a four-inch poop emoji, complete with big eyes and a smile, that actually makes fart sounds when squeezed. Even if you don’t have a dog, the farting poop plush makes a hilarious (and utterly useless) gag gift for any friend with a perfectly immature sense of humor.

emoji plush poop fart sounds

Buy: Poop Emoji Farting Plush Toy $15.95


18. Rubber Chicken Slingshot

Who said chickens couldn’t fly? These small rubber chickens can be shot across the room with your finger, meaning they are the office toy you’ve been waiting for. Place the head on your index finger, pull the tail back, and then let the little chicken fly. For $10, you get a pack of 10 chickens, making them an excellent gag for any party or office shenanigans. Reviewers say they work very well and even have a decent range.

rubber chicken slingshot

Buy: Rubber Chicken Slingshot $11.99 (orig. $14.99) 20% OFF


19. Star Wars 2-Slice Toaster

With Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker wrapping up the latest Star Wars trilogy, everyone is looking for merchandise. This Star Wars 2-slice toaster is one of the more unique (and more ridiculous) pieces of Star Wars merch on the market. It’s reasonably priced for Star Wars merch and entirely usable… if your giftee isn’t afraid of being called a Class-A Star Wars geek.

Star Wars 2-Slice Toaster

Buy: Star Wars 2-Slice Toaster $20.49


20. Mean Girls Mini Burn Book + Magnet Set

We all have that friend who’s an unapologetic Mean Girls fan through and through. For good reason, too, the movie slaps. This magnet set is the perfect snag to gift any Mean Girls fanatic — they’ll be covering their fridge in their favorite quotes and spewing phrases from their mini Burn Book in no time.

Mean Girls Mini Burn Book + Magnet Set

Buy: Mean Girls Mini Burn Book + Magnet Set $9.95


21. Knock Knock WTF Nifty Notes

Sometimes, regular post-it notes aren’t poignant enough. Add some structure when sending a coworker, roommate or friend a note with these hilarious WTF notes. They all begin with the gripping bold print at the top –– “WTF” –– and have some options below, such as “…is up?” or “…is wrong with me?” They’re helpful for anyone but especially good for giftees that have some problematic people in their lives.

funny post it notes WTF

Buy: Knock Knock WTF Nifty Notes $7.19


22. Fishing Pole Campfire Roaster

If you have a friend who likes to camp and fish, this is the perfect gag gift for them. It’s a fun fishing pole roaster that allows you to sit back comfortably while you cook your hot dog or marshmallow over the campfire. It’s a silly gift that just so happens to help food cook evenly, so it’ll make any camper laugh and also prove to be very useful.

fishing pole roaster
Buy: Fishing Pole Campfire Roaster $20


23. The Screaming Goat

Screaming goats is an internet cliche that never gets old, and this little guy is consistently one of the best funny gifts for sale online. Bring it to life for any screaming-goat fanatic with this mini goat and illustrated pocketbook. When pushed, the miniature figurine gives a scream that’s sure to cause some laughter in the room. Plus, the book has some completely useless images and information about the screaming farm animals.

The Screaming Goat

Buy: The Screaming Goat $8.17 (orig. $9.95) 18% OFF


24. Bag of Unicorn Farts Cotton Candy

Why gift a bag of regular cotton candy when it could be a bag of unicorn farts? This delicious treat comes in a hilarious bag that’s sure to get some cackles at white elephant parties or holiday events, making it a great addition to potlucks or dinner parties. Plus, 10% of proceeds go to charities supporting children with neurodiversity, so you’re spreading holiday cheer… and tasty unicorn farts.

Cotton Candy Unicorn Farts

Buy: Bag of Unicorn Farts Cotton Candy $8.99


25. Portable Pizza Pouch

If you know any certified pizza addicts, they’ll get a good laugh (and possibly some use) out of this pizza pouch. The triangle-shaped bag hangs around your neck, providing a quick-access compartment for your favorite cheesy slice. Wear it to a holiday party and have seconds at the ready, or take a slice to go. It’s undoubtedly one of the best gag gifts for pizza lovers (which means everyone).

Pizza pocket neck pouch

Buy: Portable Pizza Pouch $6.99


26. Awkward Family Photos

Family photos can be an excellent way to capture your loved ones all together, but they can also go horribly wrong. This highly comical book captures all of the latter with family pictures that might have been a good idea but turned out, well, pretty awkward. Inside, you’ll find painful haircuts, cringe-worthy poses and more. As far as coffee table books go, it doesn’t get much funnier than this.

Awkward Family Photos - comical book

Buy: Awkward Family Photos $9.24 (orig. $15.00) 38% OFF


27. Rayki Beerbelly Dad Bag

This clever fanny pack is disguised as a trendy dad gut that’s been enlarged with a few decades of beer drinking. It’s realistic enough to fool anyone and is also waterproof to keep the contents safe. We recommend it for carrying valuables, a few cold ones into the concert or just making your friends laugh.

fanny pouch funny dad belly

Buy: Rayki Beerbelly Dad Bag $9.99 (orig. $14.99) 33% OFF


28. Guzzle Buddy Wine Bottle Glass

We all have those days when a regular glass of wine just isn’t enough. For those kinds of evenings, break out this witty “Ultimate” wine glass (that’s really a whole bottle). The top is shaped like a wine glass, so you can sort of be drinking “a glass,” when in reality, we both know damn well that ain’t the case.

Guzzle Buddy Wine Bottle Glass

Buy: Guzzle Buddy Wine Bottle Glass $14.99 (orig. $17.99) 17% OFF


29. Gay Porn DVD Club Gag Postcard

Stir some drama in the household with a gift that will surely begin in a family fight. Throw this in his mailbox and make sure his wife is the one getting the mail that morning. When she does, post up outside and spill the beans before it gets a little too heated. It will be a wildly entertaining morning in your buddy’s household, that’s for sure.

Gay Porn DVD Club Gag Postcard

Buy: Gay Porn DVD Club Gag Postcard $9.99


30. Urban Outfitters Toilet Game

We’re all a bit at fault when it comes to sitting on the toilet for longer than we need to. Sometimes we’re just lazy; no big deal. If you’ve got a friend who’s in the same boat, this toilet game will keep him sitting for hours on end catching little fish from his make-belief pond. It’s half a sight we’d love to see and half something we never want to at all.

Urban Outfitters Toilet Game

Buy: Urban Outfitters Toilet Game $16.00


31. Smack a Sack

Wine might relieve stress, but a healthier alternative is this anti-stress ball sack. Place the two included foam balls in the leather sack, close the velcro opening, grip the top, and smack away. It makes an excellent gift for any stress case with a sense of humor and has a surprisingly good build quality for some serious smacking.

smack a sack stress toy

Buy: Smack a Sack $14.49 (orig. $17.50) 17% OFF  


32. Day in the Life Baby Blanket

For all of those friends with babies, they’ll get a kick out of this gag gift. It’s a baby blanket describing a day in a baby’s life, aka eat, poop, sleep. It’s cozy and 100% cotton, so they can use it as an actual baby blanket that’ll also make them chuckle every time they tuck it around their little one.

day in the life baby blanket
Buy: Day in the Life Baby Blanket $74


34. Lhedon Burrito Tortilla Blanket

If you or someone you know has ever wanted to be wrapped up like a burrito, this tortilla blanket is a must-have. The round blanket is made of comfortable flannel, and it’s large enough to cover two people within its 71-inch diameter. Use it as a funny sofa blanket, a travel accessory, a kid’s room addition, or anything else you can think of. While there are other designs available (pizza, for instance), this burrito blanket is one of our favorite funny gifts on Amazon.

funny blanket tortilla

Buy: Lhedon Burrito Tortilla Blanket $23.99


35. Accoutrements Emergency Underpants

We all have a friend with a notorious story about pooping their pants. It happens, sometimes people don’t get to the bathroom in time. This is the perfect gag gift to tease that person about their “incident,” or potentially multiple incidents. They can also actually keep this extra set of emergency underpants nearby just in case it happens again.

emergency underpants
Buy: Accoutrements Emergency Underpants $6.04


36. Pizza Socks

Socks are a gifting staple, but these pizza socks are much more entertaining than plain old tube socks. They come in an actual pizza box and feature pizza prints with crust at the top and different flavors on the rest. It makes a perfect gift for white elephant parties because the participants will be sure it’s a box of ‘za, and be surprised to find socks inside.

funny socks pizza

Buy: Pizza Socks $25.99


37. Game of Queens: A Drag Queen Card Race

She already done had herses! The Game of Queens is an exciting, unexpected little gift to snag someone for any drag queen fanatics out there. Pitch queen against queen and decide who’s best at what. While it’s not necessarily a gag gift, the gag in itself is that something as specific as this even exists in the first place. Your drag-obsessed friend will love it.

Game of Queens: A Drag Queen Card Race

Buy: Game of Queens: A Drag Queen Card Race $11.99 (orig. $14.99) 20% OFF


38. “Light When [Insert Name Here] Farts” Candle

Everybody loves a good candle, so why not have it make a statement? This is the best gag gift for any roommate or partner who has to live with a gassy individual. It’s a fun way to tease someone indirectly, and they can actually use it as intended (to make their home smell a little better after each fart).

light when someone farts candle

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39. Mail a Potato Face

Imagine this: you head out to your mailbox one morning, and there’s a package you weren’t expecting. What a pleasant surprise! Until you open it, look at its contents, and discover — it’s a potato with your face on it. Is this a weird way to learn there’s a hit out on you? Not this time. It’s just one of your friends messing with you. Anonymously send a potato clad with a person’s face on it to anyone that might kick out of it. We don’t suggest that they eat it or anything afterward. Choose to ship in a few days for a special occasion or ASAP.

Mail a Potato Face

Buy: Mail a Potato Face $15.99


40. Bob Ross Bobblehead

Instructional painter Bob Ross has become an odd meme on the internet, so why not have him around in bobblehead form? This mini version of the famous afro-ed painter stands at 4 inches tall and talks with 10 different wise sayings from Bob Ross. It makes a great addition to any art studio or desk, giving you the creative guidance necessary for getting stuff done. It also includes a booklet with 30 Bob Ross landscapes to pour over for inspiration.

Bob Ross Bobblehead

Buy: Bob Ross Bobblehead $6.85


41. Close Up Gift of Nothing

When giving someone nothing isn’t an option, literally give them nothing. Some people might consider it poetic, but most will just laugh. And then, of course, some people might actually deserve it.

The Present of Nothing

Buy: The Present of Nothing


42. Yolococa 10 Pieces Finger Puppet

We’ve all wished our fingers each had a hand of their own, and now they can! For just $10, you get a set of 10 hand finger puppets that look outrageous on your fingers. Aside from that, they do absolutely nothing else. Okay, they do make for some great pictures as well.

Yolococa 10 Pieces Finger Puppet

Buy: Yolococa 10 Pieces Finger Puppet $9.95


43. Flyby Alcohol Recovery Pills

We’ve all got a buddy who can overdo it from time to time, and hangovers are no joke. That friend deserves these hangover pills if they’ve got somewhere to head the morning after a long night out. And we mean loooooong night out. You know those nights in particular. These Flyby alcohol recovery pills are a funny gift to hint that sometimes, your pal needs to cool it a bit. Nonetheless, they’ll come in handy when he needs them most.

Flyby Alcohol Recovery Pills

Buy: Flyby Alcohol Recovery Pills $34.99 (orig. $39.99) 13% OFF


44. Bag of Dicks

Have a buddy you love to death but really needs to eff off sometimes? Give him what he deserves — a bag of dicks. Straight from dicksbymail.com, send this bag of dicks directly to his home and even add glitter or penis confetti for the extra shabang. It’s a hilarious yet delicious way to get your point across.

Bag of Dicks

Buy: Bag of Dicks $25.99


45. Accoutrements Men’s Handerpants

Have you ever felt naked under your gloves? Probably not, but now there are handerpants –– the underpants for your hands. They protect your hands from chafing and are sure to get a laugh every time you whip off your gloves.

Funny Gloves Underwear

Buy: Accoutrements Men's Handerpants $10.94 (orig. $13.99) 22% OFF


46. Accoutrements Yodeling Pickle

Yodeling is okay, and pickles are okay, but together they make something exceptionally useless. Push a button on the top and enjoy a serenade from nobody’s favorite food. It makes a great gift because your giftee almost certainly doesn’t have one.

Funny Pickle Toy

Buy: Accoutrements Yodeling Pickle $12.73 (orig. $14.99) 15% OFF


47. Comfort Smart Fire Crackler Sound System

This fire crackler sound system makes the perfect addition to electric fireplaces by providing that romantic wood-burning crackling sound. Or, just have it by your bedside to give you the illusion of having a warm fire to coax you to sleep. Either way, it makes a totally useless and hilarious gift.

Fire Sound Machine

Buy: Comfort Smart Fire Crackler Sound System $26.99 (orig. $59.00) 54% OFF


48. Baby Mop

Roomba too expensive? Put your baby to work with this onesie mop outfit instead. The baby can go about their normal crawling and scooching business, but your floors will be sparkling clean.

Baby Mop Onesie

Buy: Baby Mop $29.99


49. LUCKYERMORE 5.5ft Christmas Tree Upside Down

In charge of getting the Christmas tree this year? If you’re looking to gag your own family, snag this upside-down Christmas tree and confuse the hell out of your household. Little kids will think you’re a magician or maybe even Mr. Claus himself. For just $40, it’s totally worth the buy.

LUCKYERMORE 5.5ft Christmas Tree Upside Down

Buy: LUCKYERMORE 5.5ft Christmas Tree Upside Down $45.99


50. Sparkle Toots Unicorn Plush

Another completely useless but wonderful gift is this farting unicorn plush named Sparkle Toots. Squeeze Sparkle Toot’s taco for phrases like “Do you want to see how rainbows are made?” and then listen as it belts out a symphony of unicorn farts.

Unicorn Stuffed Animal

Buy: Sparkle Farts Unicorn Plush $24.99 (orig. $49.99) 50% OFF


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