19 Funny Gift Ideas For Men (Or Really, Anyone With A Sense Of Humor)
You've bought it all a thousand times before: the skinny tie, the shaving kit, the cool canvas backpack. There are only so many different kinds of holiday gifts you can buy the men in your life before your eyes melt from seeing the same things over and over again. In a way, this makes it easier to shop for men — well, for me anyway, because I have less of a shot at screwing it up. But sometimes, I just get a bit bored with the limited stuff that's out there, and I wish I could give my guy friends something a little different, something that would at least produce a genuine chuckle. A funny present, if you will.
Because aside from my male friends, there are way more men in my family than there are women, which can make the holidays unbearable for many reasons. The boys snatch up the best pieces of pie before I get my pick, they wrestle with each other until one of them knocks over the tree, and they gang up to tease me incessantly. Strangely enough, there's one thing that bothers me even more than all that every holiday season: the fact that I can't seem to get an honest thrill out of them when they open my presents.
This year, that's going to change, though. I found that if you do the smallest amount of research online, you can stumble upon countless gifts out there that are quirky, unique, and completely hilarious. It's time to share the variety of them with the males you know and care about — your dad, your brother-in-law, your partner, whoever!
Here are 19 funny gifts for the special men in your life. Who knows, many of these are probably also perfect for the women on your list.
1. Yeti Heated Slippers
These are just as fitting for your uncle as they are for your boyfriend. Help a dude you adore keep his tootsies warm with these wireless slippers that stay warm for six hours. It'll be hard to for him to stay grumpy in these comfy things.
2. Star Wars Backup Battery
Mimoco Powertube Star Wars Backup Battery, $25, Urban Outfitters
He's the sweetest Star Wars nerd you know, but he could use a little help keeping his electronics alive. Anything with a USB-charge port can benefit from this pocket-sized device. May the force be with him.
3. Funny Coffee Mug
Your work hubby, the guy who always saves you the last cupcake and warns you when the boss is in that mood again, will get a kick out of this hysterical mug.
4. How To Swear Around The World
Ideal for that boisterous guy who either loves traveling the world or is dying to do so. And let's face it, it's much more interesting than one of those run-of-the-mill travel guide books.
I'm not sure how practical this one is, especially if he and his buddies have been drinking before they pull it out, but very few beer-lovin' guys would be unhappy with such an offbeat booze-related gift.
6. Dilbert 2016 Calendar
For your deadpan brother who finds it boring to unwrap a leather travel pouch or hipster flannel shirt. At least this one will give him a chuckle every day for the next year.
7. App-Enabled Droid
BB-8 App-Enabled Droid by Sphero, $150, Urban Outfitters
He can control the droid's movements around the house from an app on his phone. I wish I could tell you that this little robot can complete to-do lists and run errands, but it can't. Does it matter, though? Boys and their toys...
8. Pied Piper T-Shirt
Come on, you have to get this for your tech-savvy friend who finds HBO's Silicon Valley way funnier than the average human being — simply because every single joke actually makes sense to him.
9. Fixie Pizza Cutter
If he's not already one to commute to work by bike, this gift will gently nudge him in that direction. Plus, on those weeknights when he simply doesn't have the energy to figure out how to whip together dinner, that frozen pizza will divvy up quite nicely.
10. Papa Bear Screwdrivers
Who says you can't be a quirky handyman? These are adorable for the giant teddy bear in your life.
11. Who Cares, I'm Always Late Watch
OK, so it might not help them with their procrastination issue, but the holidays aren't really about fixing other people's problems now, is it?
12. Trophy Husband Apron
Maybe not every man you know would find this hilarious, but there is at least one who will get it and wear it proudly — and his lucky wife or husband will love every second of it.
13. Seinfeld George Constanza Tee
Seinfeld George Costanza Tee, $24, Urban Outfitters
The beauty of this tee is that your dad could love it just as much as your younger cousin. It's really for any man out there who has a solid sense of humor and doesn't take himself too seriously. Might as well buy a whole packet of them and distribute accordingly.
14. Happy Socks 52 Sock Box Set
Happy Socks 52 Sock Box Set, $398, Urban Outfitters
If you can afford it, you might as well just dump all the socks that you would have given him over the next 20 years into his lap right now. Save you both some time and trouble. The no-BS kind of guy in your life would really appreciate it.
15. People I Want To Punch In The Face Notebook
It has a soft, buckrum cover, and it's small and portable. More importantly, though, it prevents the angry types from going out and getting themselves into a real-life fight. Who knows? Maybe they'll actually start journaling.
16. Personalized Game Of Thrones Flask
Personalized Game of Thrones Flask, $16, Etsy
Winter is coming, and he needs something to store in that secret pocket of his coat.
17. Ben & Jerry's New Belgium Craft Beer Ice Cream
He probably hasn't even heard of this new ice cream flavor, so be the heroine who introduces it to him! It's a limited edition release, complete with salted caramel swirls and fudge brownie bits. Even better? The proceeds go towards fighting climate change.
18. The Weather Station
Make a man in your life feel independent and old-school with this German-made device that predicts the weather using a "goldilocks principle" determining temperature and humidity. As silly as it seems to us, they would find infinitely more amusing than the free weather app on their phone.
19. 100 Deadly Skills
Allow him to live out his oldest childhood spy fantasies. A retired Navy SEAL wrote this survival guide; I doubt he meant it to be funny, but that doesn't mean your SO can't find some humor out of it — because let's be honest, the most dangerous thing he does is the dishes.