Skip To Content

    34 Super-Fun Gifts That Basically Guarantee A Good Time

    'Tis the season to have a lot of fun.


    We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI β€” prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. The card game What Do You Meme? for anyone who's ever unironically referred to themselves as a meme lord.

    It's basically Apples to Apples but with memes: One person puts down an image card and then everyone else puts down a caption card. The first person picks their favorite. The box comes with 435 cards and there are booster packs available with themes like Basic Bitch and Stoner.

    Get it from Amazon or Walmart for $29.99.

    2. A set of yard dice so they can get a sense of what it's like to play Craps as a giant.

    Get a bag of six from Uncommon Goods for $50 or something similar from Amazon for $17.24.

    3. A colorful projector to turn their pool into a psychedelic light show.,

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $24.

    4. A gem mining kit so they can really earn their treasure.

    Each dirt pack comes with 15 gems, including dazzles finds like quartz, amethyst, and snowflake obsidian.

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    5. Oversized balloons that shower everyone in confetti when you pop them.

    Promising review: "I bought these balloons for my nephew's birthday party. My sister said they never saw balloons like these and really liked my choice. They look so pretty after they're inflated with helium. It helps to rub them on the carpet so the confetti sticks to the sides." β€”Alisa

    Get a pack of five from Amazon for $11.99 or one from Walmart for $6.42.

    6. A human saddle to give to a little kid who demands horsey rides constantly β€” the parent *might* hate you for this.

    Promising review: "This is a VERY FUN product! I got it for my son-in-law to use with his children (haha!). He loves it, and my nine-year-old granddaughter uses it with her younger siblings, so dad doesn't have to bear the full load of requests!" β€”Janine

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99.

    7. A tiny animal speaker with a big sound for pumping up the beasts.

    It's compatible with smartphones, tablets, and other Bluetooth devices.

    Promising Review: "This little guy is awesome! I got this to take to the beach and have decent quality music to listen to, and this Audio Pet has exceeded my expectations. The sound is great and loud enough to be heard clearly over the wind and crashing waves. It's so small and easy to take along. It is super easy to connect with my phone and then it's instant entertainment!" β€”Brandi

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in seven animals) or Firebox for $26.69 (available in six animals).

    8. A Harry Potter board game they can play with three other wizards to defend the wizarding world from evil.

    The game comes with 252 cards, 4 dice, 7 game boxes, 7 game rules, 4 player boards, 8 villain control tokens, and 70 chip pieces.

    Promising review: "My husband and I love to play Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle! We play it every night after we come home from work. The gameplay reminds me of Dominion mixed with any Legendary game, but more fun because you play as specific characters β€” Harry, Ron, Hermione, and/or Neville β€” and battle though seven increasingly difficult 'games,' each representing a book/movie in the series. Each game has a set of Locations, Dark Arts, Villains, Hogwarts cards, and other components, such as dice or upgraded character cards. Beat game one, then add game one cards to game two. Beat game two, then add Game one AND two cards to Game three, and so on. The basic premise is to work together to protect Locations from Villain Control and defeat all the Villains." β€”Gally Lines

    Get it from Amazon for $35.98.

    9. An LED shower head so now they'll *really* spend all their time in the shower.

    It's powered by water flow, so no batteries needed!

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99.

    10. Animal face masks that will be the best critter-ation of facial care they've ever seen.,

    Get a pack of seven from Amazon for $11.99.

    11. A bottle of floral bath salt soak so they can have a great time ignoring all their responsibilities.


    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $12.

    12. A shot glass with a second compartment for a chaser, so no one pukes before the party even starts.,

    Simply twist to release the second chamber.

    Promising review: "This was the ultimate gift for my best friend's shower! Everyone went crazy β€” this definitely wasn't a duplicate gift!" β€”Jean D.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99 (available in two colors).

    13. A clever game fit for all ages that might lead to getting some pie on your face.,

    The rules to Pie Face are simple: Put your head in the mask, spin the wheel, turn the handles as many times as the wheel commands. If you're unlucky, you get smacked with some whipped cream.

    Promising review: "It was so hard to find this holiday season, so I'm happy it finally came back in stock before Christmas!! My nephew has been asking for this for several months. Such a silly game but the kids love it and it's fun for the adults too." β€”jp85

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    14. A party luge that combines their two loves: skiing and binge drinking.

    Ice not included, obviously.

    Get it from Amazon for $16.

    15. Punderdome to really get the repartee-y started.

    To play, draw two cards. Everyone playing has 90 seconds to think of a pun related to the two categories. This is a chance to see who's a pun champ and who's a homophony when it comes to wordplay.

    Get it from Amazon, Jet, or Walmart for $18.99.

    16. A gardening kit so they can plant vegetables as weird as they are.,

    The kit comes with five biodegradable pots, five peat discs, five plant markers, and five foil sealed seed sachets. Now they can grow purple carrots, striped tomatoes, red Brussels sprouts, rainbow chard, and more.

    Promising review: "My dad is really into growing exotic vegetables, such as black bell peppers and purple spinach, so I knew this funky vegetable kit would be the perfect Father's Day gift. He was really happy when he got it and couldn't wait to plant them." β€”Jheneya

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

    17. A bubble-making device capable of spitting out thousands of bubbles. Let the popping competition begin!

    Promising review: "This was a hit with my daughter on Christmas day! I ended up buying the Gazillion Bubbles, which worked great for this machine. When we first turned it on my daughter went crazy β€” she was so incredibly excited! Since it was December in Michigan, we fired it up inside the house but only let it run for two or three minute increments because it kicks out SO many bubbles and we were nervous about the carpet getting wet." β€”JKLRSY

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99.

    18. Exploding Kittens for a high-stress game that can lead to anyone getting blown up at any time.

    The rules are simple: Simply go around and pull cards from the deck until someone pulls an exploding kitten card. If they have a defuse card, they're safe, but if they don't, they blow up and they're out of the game. The rest of the cards are used to swap places, mitigate, or avoid the exploding kitten cards. All the cards are designed by Matthew Inman, the creator of The Oatmeal.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 or Walmart for $9.89.

    19. A subscription box that sends monthly puzzles and mysterious codes that they need to crack in order to win prizes.

    Each box has a different city or location as the theme. The recipient gets to solve puzzles, decode messages, and discover fictional underground societies. If they play their box right, they might just win prizes.

    Promising review: "I wasn't sure what to expect when I ordered, but when it arrived, I was so delighted. The items are high quality and the puzzles are challenging, but not frustrating. I love learning about the history and sites of the different cities. I just purchased boxes for all of my grown kids. Such a great family activity!" β€”Kathy

    Get it from Cratejoy for $30+/month.

    20. Hair chalk to turn their locks a variety colors, so they can experiment before committing to anything crazy.,

    It lasts up to three days and even shows up on dark hair.

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $11.95.

    21. An electric wine opener that's almost as fun to use as the finished result.,

    Warning: Armed with this device, there's nothing stopping them from opening a third bottle of wine.

    Promising review: "I ordered this for my smokin' hot GF back in 2012... fast forward three years later and this wine opener is still with me and my smokin' hot GF is now my smokin' hot wife. I never thought either one would be with me for this long... but life is good. We like to have a good time. I mean... we effin' get down on some wine. So this bad boy probably pops open a new bottle every two days. It has stayed plugged in to our wall for over three years now. We haven't even had to replace the screw yet β€” still works like new β€” I'm shocked and impressed this $20 opener has faithfully lasted this long." β€”DaveyG

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    22. And a wine glass that screws right onto the bottle, so there's really no time wasted between wanting wine and guzzling it.

    Promising review: "The product in all honesty works perfectly! I bought it for my wife and at first she laughed but then actually said the phrase, 'finally! I can stop using those small wine glasses!' She tested it and loved!" β€”Alejandro

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99.

    23. A giant gummy worm so you two can eat both sides and meet in the middle, for the weirdest version of the Lady and the Tramp kiss to date.

    It's...about three pounds.

    Get it from Amazon for $39.95.

    24. A kit for conducting molecular gastronomy β€” aka culinary alchemy.

    They can make interesting bites like mint caviar beads, chocolate spaghetti, lemon foam, or tzatziki spheres.

    Promising review: "If you are looking for a gift for the cook that has everything, this is it! My brother-in-law is a cook that has every kitchen gadget ever, but he was so thrilled when we gave this to him for his birthday. Can't wait to get invited over for another fantastic dinner. I highly recommend this product." β€”Aaronb371

    Get it from Amazon for $49.95 or Uncommon Goods for $49+.

    25. A bag of plastic balls so they can have all the fun of McDonald's but without the germs.

    Promising review: "I've extensively looked for the lowest prices in ball pit balls and you are not going to find them much cheaper than this. Well, you can find them a bit cheaper but these are good quality and ostensibly safe from harmful chemicals. The colors are vibrant and the balls really are crush proof. As a 200 lbs man, I have stepped on them and they haven't been crushed." β€”C. A. Davis

    Get a pack of 400 from Amazon for $47.99.

    26. A sparkly unicorn-themed gift set with a face mask, glittery nail polish, and purple lipstick.

    Get it from Sephora for $19.

    27. An analog version of the Oregon Trail, which will hopefully lead to fewer familial deaths.

    Get it from Target for $9.99.

    28. A game of desk croquet for slow days at the office.

    The set comes with six rubber wood mallets, six colorful balls, and two wickets.

    Get it from Design Ideas for $27.20 or Amazon for $29.99.

    29. A tasseled baton filled with perfume for twirling their way into a new scent.

    Instagram: @pinrosescents

    It comes with three roller-ball perfumes, called Secret Genius, Wild Child, and Lil’ Dipper.

    Get it from Sephora for $15.

    30. Miracle Fruit tablets β€” mind-boggling edibles that turn tastebuds upside down.

    Promising review: "Miracle berries change your taste buds for two hours. Yes, they work. The 'taste everything in my kitchen after eating miracle berries' game is really fun to play about once a year. They taste like cardboard and take about 10 minutes to dissolve in your mouth. You only need half a tablet for a serving. They make pretty much everything taste sickeningly sweet, especially anything sour." β€”Heart Dad

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    31. A popcorn bucket stuffed with classic movie theater snacks perfect for a home movie screening, since it's probably too big to sneak into a real theater.

    It even comes with Red Vines, if you're into that kind of thing.

    Get it from Target for $29.99.

    32. A pair of salt and pepper shakers to make them feel like wizards in the kitchen.

    Get them from Amazon for $12.13.

    33. A karaoke machine, so they finally stop bugging you to go with them all the time.

    Now they can change the words in "Who Let the Dogs Out" to "who buys the best gifts? You, you, you!"

    Promising review: "My child loves to sing and this was the perfect gift! The Bluetooth feature is great! Pair your machine to your device and sing the night away. Use YouTube to get music with lyrics, no need to buy CD. I use Chromecast to view my iPad on my big TV! Such an great time for all the family." β€”Treemg

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    34. Or if you're trying to have a different kind of eggplant emoji vibrator.

    This small, waterproof vibrator has 10 vibration settings.

    Promising review: "Hilarious! I bought them for my bachelorette party and everyone loved it. Cute, soft, and does the trick." β€”Gigi

    Get it from Amazon for $35 or Emojibator for $29.

    Do your holiday shopping with BuzzFeed. Check out all of our gift guides here!

    Allison Krausman / BuzzFeed

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.