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    29 Funny Gifts To Give Your Friends To Make Them Laugh

    Because laughter makes the friendship stronger. Trust me, I read it somewhere.

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    1. An LOL-worthy (but true) ghost enamel pin or evil cat pin because yeah, your friend is evil and you want them to pin these on their jackets, caps, or backpacks for the world to know.


    Ectogasm is a woman-owned small biz selling cute and unusual horror-inspired accessories.

    Get the pins for $11.99: the ghost pin from Ectogasm on Etsy here or from Amazon here, and the evil cat pin from Ectogasm on Etsy here.

    2. A coffee mug you can fill up and hand to them, watching as they drink and see the words are slowly revealed...

    the bottom of the coffee mug, which says "You've been poisoned"

    This mug is dishwasher- and microwave-safe.

    Promising review: "I love this mug. Served coffee to my BF in it and got a laugh out of his reaction when he got to the bottom. He had a good laugh, too. It’s also a fun mug to drink out of on those rough work days where you just kind of wish you had been poisoned, rather than sitting on another useless, never-ending conference call. Good quality. Fun gag gift. Great mug for your own personal arsenal." —R Redick

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    3. A funny sweater fitting for the one friend who tried their best to do the WAP challenge this year. They can be cozy not just for the holidays but for the entire winter because sometimes, you just need to WAP your way through the cold, the darkness, and stuffy family dinners.

    the sweater making a pun with Cardi B's song WAP, where WAP here stands for "Warm Apple Pie" with art of an apple pie

    IdeasByArianna is a woman-owned small biz specializing in cute and funny gifts like clothes, accessories, face masks, pillows, notebooks, and more!

    Get it from IdeasByArianna on Etsy for $50.98 (available in men's sizes S–4X and two colors).

    4. An adorable waterproof vinyl sticker of Appa going blep for the Avatar: The Last Airbender fan. They'll always think of you when they see it on their laptop.

    the sticker

    Mualcaina is a small biz run by a recent college grad, specializing in super cute stickers!

    Get it from Mualcaina on Etsy for $4.

    5. A set of mice vinyl wall decals if your friend really goes for that double take omg what is that kind of decor. In their house, Halloween never ends!

    the decals going up a staircase

    This comes with 17 decals.

    MyWordSwag is a Utah-based family-owned small business that sells vinyl lettering and decals, embroidery, laser cutting, hats, prints, and more. They make their own designs!

    Get it from MyWordSwag on Etsy for $9.99 (available in 30 colors).

    6. A quirky dachshund scarf that'll top off any outfit and look elegant while giving a chuckle!

    the scarf with a long dachshund stretching across it

    Promising review: "I love this scarf! It's good-quality material. Printed on both sides, warm and soft, and yes, EXTRA long. I really wasn't expecting such a quality product for such an amazing price!" —Amy L.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

    7. An art print of everybody's fave meme for the meme lover — that cat was probably them in another life!

    framed print of the "Woman Yelling at Cat" meme
    PurseKing / Etsy

    PurseKing is a small biz that sells vegan handbags, quirky pop culture prints, and fun accessories.

    Get it from PurseKing on Etsy for $9.95+ (available in three sizes and six frame designs)

    8. These relatable "bearly awake" socks your friend can cozy up in while they blearily sip their morning coffee.


    Get it from ModCloth for $12.

    9. A cute "Sloffee" coffee mug to give them a good laugh when they're taking a coffee break, because we all feel like sloths sometimes.

    the mug under a lamp

    The 11-ounce mug is made of fine bone ceramic so it won't be too heavy to pick up!

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99.

    10. An amusing Harry Potter bookmark for your reader friends. Whenever they're unmotivated, those Quidditch boots and broomstick sticking out will def draw them back to finally finish that book!

    the bookmark

    Get it from Amazon for $25.59.

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    11. A coffee table book that gives super scientific answers to hilariously absurd hypothetical questions like "What would happen if everyone on earth was in the same place and they all jumped simultaneously?" Let your friends nerd out!

    the book cover
    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

    Get it from Amazon for $15.81, Bookshop for $24.84 (to support local bookstores), or check your local library.

    12. A Heineken beer can candle for the beer lovers. Make sure they don't accidentally mistake this for an actual beer can and end up trying to drink it unless you're that evil.

    the candle

    The actual cans are recycled to make the candle, and the original lid is included.

    Get it from CountryRichCreations on Etsy for $21.95 (available in two can styles and 11 scents)

    13. A set of 30 pun-filled postcards that'll, quite frankly, sound brilliant even to the most indifferent of them all.


    Get it from Amazon for $12.29.

    14. How To Swear Around The World, a satirical book for your foul-mouthed friend. It'll teach them how to swear in different languages (with illustrations LOL) because that's a wonderful use of their time, of course.

    the cover
    Chronicle Books

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99, Bookshop for $11.91 (to support local bookstores), Target for $11.99, or check your local library.

    15. A removable cat toilet seat sticker to add some cute humor into their bathroom experience.

    the sticker of a big cat looking as if it's ripping through the toilet and peeking through

    Promising review: "Do you live with someone who loves cats? Or possibly want to annoy someone who doesn't? This sticker fits the bill. Arrived within a week and totally creeps out my husband. No more hour plus bathroom visits whenever there is something to do. Score!" —Jen S.

    Get it from Amazon for $2.99.

    16. A vampire garlic mincer that I will judge you for if you don't get, because this is the best personification of a pun. Tell your friend to give him a name and keep him on the counter.

    the mincer

    This is BPA-free and dishwasher-safe. Just twist this and you can chop or mince garlic, nuts, herbs, fruits, and vegetables.

    Promising review: "This is a lifesaver! It saves so much time when using garlic in a recipe! Super easy to use and dishwasher-safe! Plus extremely adorable." —Kaila

    Get it from Amazon for $17.60.

    17. An oven mitt perfectly suitable for all the cooks and baker friends in your life.

    the oven mitt, with a vintage style picture of a woman cutting carrots saying "I've got a knife"

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    18. A ~cheeky~ corgi butt mouse pad to improve your friend's WFH setup and help with carpal tunnel prevention.

    The mousepad, with the corgi butt as a 3D cushion

    Promising review: "I ADORE this mouse pad!!! I work as a software developer and was starting to experience the beginnings of carpel tunnel. This has totally stopped the numbness in my hand! And as a corgi mom of two bouncing corgi boys, I say this was a must-have!" —LP

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (available in 11 styles).

    19. A Grumpy Cat wall calendar full of funny phrases and photographs for the perpetually cranky sourpusses in your life.

    the calendar

    Get it from Amazon for $13.49.

    20. A slapstick square magnet to slap on their fridge and always make 'em laugh.


    Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in a variety of styles).

    21. A perfectly snarky wooden sign because anyone would connect with it tbh.


    Get them from Amazon: the right sign for $12.97 and the left sign for $14.99.

    22. An appropriately themed evil journal for that one friend who's always scheming.

    the cover

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    23. A pair of goldfish-in-a-bag earrings that'll help them show off their quirky side.


    Promising review: "I absolutely love these earrings. I get compliments all the time. I was really surprised by the quality and they're really comfortable!" —Madison

    Get them from Amazon for $3.79+ (available in four colors and two designs)

    24. A vehement "No!" button they can press when they get tired of saying "no" to everything from doing housework to Zoom calls. People will learn their lesson after this is used on them once or twice!

    the button

    Get it from Spencer's for $12.99.

    25. A pair of chicken leg socks that would be perfect for the scaredy cats. That's OK, you're here to rescue them.


    Promising review: "These are hilarious and got here quicker than I thought! Got them for my husband and we crack up every time he wears them. They are good thick socks and seem to be of good quality. He has worn them several times and they have held up wonderfully." —Courtleightx

    Get them from Amazon for $2.99+ (available in two sizes, three colors, and in multi-packs).

    26. A set of these self-aware ceramic plant pots perfect for your natural-green-thumb friends and the ones who can't take care of a plant to save their life.

    the plant pots

    Get it from BloomsnRooms on Etsy for $18.72.

    27. Tequila Mockingbird, a hilarious book of cocktail recipes based on famous novels so they can indulge themselves with endless literary jokes, witty comments, and titles like The Pitcher of Dorian Grey Goose — it's genius.

    the cover
    Running Press Adult

    This book features 65 drink recipes as well as bar bites, illustrations, and drinking games.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.39, Bookshop for $13.80 (to support local bookstores), Target for $7.39, or check your local library.

    28. A dancing inflatable tube guy that'll be the perfect wacky companion for their day-to-day tasks.


    Promising review: "This is the funniest thing ever. My fiance isn't big on his his birthday and I told him I would only buy one decoration. It was a hit with 20+ people playing yard games for six hours! Battery life is impressive. Fell in a pool, still works. Got dragged around the yard, sill works. Cat knocked it off the table and ran around with it, still works. Little booklet that came with it was cool too. I annoyed everybody with random facts about the history of the little bugger." —Jordan

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    29. A mini screaming goat figure because it's a real-life version of those viral screaming goat videos they love. Have them press the button to hear it shriek and make everyone around them laugh or jump in surprise., Amazon

    The figure comes with a 32-page illustrated pocket guide filled with fun facts and trivia about, well, goats!

    Promising review: "This was hilarious! Both the figurine and the book. Bought for a co-worker, we all laughed and laughed each time we made it scream! We even played it over the loudspeaker for our warehouse workers to hear, and hearing it over that loudspeaker had us cracking up the rest of the day! Wouldn't have thought it be so popular but everyone loves it, especially the guy who it's for!" —Ashley

    Get it from Amazon for $8.12.

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