Your dad's been good this year — he handled your newest tattoo pretty well and didn't get too drunk when you brought your new SO home for Thanksgiving — so you're thinking he deserves a gift that isn't cologne. As much as he appreciates the presents that are useful or meaningful, he's probably the kind of guy who's always up for a laugh, which is why you turned out to have such a splendid sense of humor. Why not let him unwrap something hilarious for a change by getting your dad a funny gift this year?
I know the thing my father and I love doing together more than anything else is having a gut-wrenching laugh. It's not uncommon for me to have sore abs the first few days I come home to visit. I've learned over the years that there is a whole department of jokes that only fly between my dad and me, and many of them can be easily converted into fantastic presents under the tree. The best part is, it doesn't take much thought; you can pick these up last-minute if you're in a rush.
Whether it's a witticism about balding or a side-splitting exchange about pooping, there's probably a place for it in your gifting this year. Remember, it doesn't matter how immature these gifts might seem to your mom — this holiday cheer is meant exclusively for your wacky dad.
Here are 21 funny gift ideas for your father.
I don't know about you, but my dad tells me he wants nothing every single year. Well, maybe for the first time in my life I'll listen to him.
For the kind of father who isn't afraid to joke about aging. Available in all sorts of colors, you're bound to find one that perfectly matches his personality.
3. Suit Pajamas
Give him the chance to go to sleep looking dapper. It might be a good idea, though, to leave out the tie; it looks kind of like a choking hazard.
Keep the pungent smells to a minimum. (Not that he ever cared that much, so I guess this is more for the benefit of whoever is staying in the house for the holidays.)
He's earned unlimited napping. The only problem is finding the right places to get the job done when he's out of the house. Look no further, Dad!
The apple doesn't fall too far from the tree. This mug is just as useful at the office as it is at home on weekend mornings. It's microwavable and dishwasher safe, it holds 13oz of liquid, and the brilliant print appears on both sides.
The more the wax melts, the more the baby dinosaur peeks its little head out. How could this not be a huge hit, especially for the science nerd father?
He's a sports fan who could use a little extra protection for his delicate electronics. More importantly, he can now make it look like he knows everything there is to know about his favorite sports.
These illustrations look like they would appear in a kid's book, but the message is far from PG-rated. It'll fit nicely on the coffee table or in the magazine stack in his bathroom.
Not only does this holder add some funky character to his office space, it's a gift that has a good backstory. A group of craftsmen in India made it from sustainable sheesham wood, and it has been distributed by a non-profit that supports underprivileged people and individuals with physical handicaps.
The classiest toilet humor around. It's a padded hardcover notebook with 112 pages that will stand the test of time. Your dad's guests won't be able to leave the bathroom without a smile.
Made from beautiful glazed ceramic, this cookie jar is the perfect thing to bestow on a Star Wars fan who also happens to have a raging sweet tooth. Nobody would dare have their hand caught in that.
It's an important issue! You want your dad to be in good health, and you definitely don't want him calling you up with critical questions about his stool.
For the dad who's a tough guy on the outside but a total softie on the inside. There's no way he won't stand out with this unique and practical cover. If you want to add a layer of irony, select the Rose Pink color for him.
You can't possibly go this holiday season without giving your father some kind of '80s parody. This T Rex portable speaker has a range of 33ft and the rechargeable battery lasts for up to 10 hours; plus, you can control the tracks on it without having to reach for your phone.
You can't be 100 percent sure that he really gets hashtags, but you know for sure that he'd love the attention this shirt will garner for him when he's out and about.
Tell him this can go along with the daily supplements he's taking.
Maybe he prefers wine over beer. Maybe he's one of those multi-tasking wine drinkers who could benefit from having both hands free at all times. Two necklaces come in a pack and the straps are adjustable.
If he hasn't already fully embraced his baldness, you're here to lend a helping hand. Then, he can encourage men everywhere to not be embarrassed of their balding head.
His enthusiasm for a solid bowl of ice cream is one of the many reasons you love him. Give him the gift of not having to share his rocky road this holiday season.
The man deserves to enjoy his retirement, for heaven's sake, so help him get this message out to the world. Be careful, though; he might expect you to abide by this rule too.