13 Funny Last-Minute Gift Ideas For Anyone On Your List
There's so much pressure to get the right gift for friends and family, the kind of present that is both useful and tasteful, personal and lasting. Then, on top of that, you have to worry about getting all these impossibly perfect gifts purchased and wrapped before the holiday arrives — because what's more embarrassing than ripping open a sweater from your roommate, only to look back at her empty-handed? Well, that doesn't have to be you this year. You could just go for a funny, last-minute gift — because sometimes, it's the reaction that counts.
I know that my favorite presents over the years have been ones that make me laugh as soon as I pull back the wrapping paper; not all of them were the most practical, but they still gave me more joy than that sturdy iPad cover that was sitting under the tree last year, which has proved to be pretty darn useful for my clumsy self. So this year, I've been working on getting the funny factor down with my gifting. You should give it a shot too — and the best part is, you don't need a lot of time to nail it. Just whip out your credit card and have the shipping information ready to go.
Here are thirteen last-minute, funny gift ideas that will bring a smile to anyone's face.
Yes, this exists. And even the most serious person will find it amusing. Everybody knows that everybody poops, and we all have to pass the time somehow.
This is right on so many levels: it's hilariously adorable and incredibly useful. They'll be inviting you over for a grilled cheese party in no time. Want to up the wow factor? Wrap it up along with a fresh loaf of bread from their local bakery.
This cookbook is as cleverly lewd as it is practical, and the person at the receiving end of this gift doesn't have to be a fan of the Grey series to find it hysterical.
Make stardom portable for somebody special in your life. By connecting this mic with their mobile device and downloading the free app EZ Voice, they can edit and enhance their own voice — all on the go.
This sugar monster weighs almost 5 lbs, and it comes in four different flavors for you to choose from. They can cuddle it, take a bite, cuddle it, take a bite. What better way for your bestie to nurse that New Year's Eve hangover than having this in bed with them?
This is a perfect one for those soon-to-be-parents next door, or your super-mom friend who is still breastfeeding. It may be the most unconventional gift they've ever gotten, but it will definitely give them a good laugh.
Reinvent the whole milk-and-cookies thing for someone you love by shipping this device to their doorstep. And if they're not into that combination, they have the option of filling them with melted chocolate. (Maybe order one for yourself too?)
Because everyone, naughty or nice, deserves to enjoy their Cabernet Sauvignon out of the house during the holiday season.
Don't be fooled; this is so much more than a pillow! It will keep somebody cozy and warm for six whole hours — wirelessly. All they have to do is charge when the battery gets low. It definitely beats the electric blanket their grandma uses.
10. Pop Diva Poster
Close proximity to such powerhouse women, from Tina Turner to Barbra Streisand to Beyonce, will make any friend of yours glow in gratitude. They can hang it up proudly in their office or the hallway of their apartment.
These slightly bizarre, yet totally charming plates will add character to any animal lover's kitchen, and you can choose from a range of wide-eyed farm animals. All designs were created by London artist Holly Frean. I don't know her personally, but I'm guessing she's got a solid sense of humor.
I just don't think any pet owner should deprive their dog of the opportunity to dress up like a dinosaur. Your friend will have a field day on Instagram after they unwrap this bad boy.
13. "Nope" Tote
For your favorite cynical friend who needs a little help getting the right words across on their, um, busier days. While the message stays the same no matter how it's carted around, this handmade tote bag can serve as a gym bag or a weekend carryall.