11 Prank Gifts for April Fools' (Or Any Day of the Year)

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Whether you're a skilled mischief-maker or a newbie who needs a few ideas, these 11 gag gifts will either make you the most popular prankster around … or the bane of someone's existence. Prank wisely!

1. BANANA PHONE; $40

Ring ring ring ring ring ring ring banana phone! For April Fools' Day, put this Bluetooth-enabled ringing banana, which you can pair to your cell phone, in the middle of a fruit basket. Stay within range and watch as bystanders go bananas while looking for the source of the call.

Find It: Amazon

2. CRAYONS; $13

Replace all the pens and pencils in your coworker's desk or family's home office with crayons, and simple tasks like taking messages or making to-do lists will devolve into hilarious frustration. Trust us, no one can keep from laughing at the absurdity of jotting notes from the morning meeting down in chunky elementary writing utensils in colors like 'Asparagus' green or Pink Sherbet.

Find It: Amazon

3. 'BATHE AND BREW' GIFT BOX; $8

Are you known for giving fairly terrible gifts? Get in on your own joke and make the coffee addict in your life squirm when they see this convincing-looking shower coffee brewing display gift. They'll be so relieved when they realize it's not real that any present you did buy them will seem like a major upgrade! (Pro tip: Try getting them a bag of their favorite coffee beans to pack inside this spoof gift box.)

Find It: Amazon

4. FARTING ANIMALS COLORING BOOK; $6

All of those coloring books full of intricate mandalas are great, but sneaking this adorably low-brow option into a stack of more calming coloring books is essentially the modern version of slipping a whoopee cushion onto someone's seat.

Find It: Amazon

5. TOILET PAPER EARRINGS; $30

These dainty, dangling earrings are sure to get a laugh out of your friends, who might initially mistake them for serious jewelry.

Find It: Etsy

6. GLITTER EVERYWHERE ENVELOPE; $6

Glitter never goes away. Ever. So be warned that if you send a glitter prank, your friend-turned-frenemy will likely be sparkly through Labor Day. That said, watching an unsuspecting person open an envelope full of glitter? Probably worth whatever punishment—prank or otherwise—comes your way.

Find It: Ruindays.com

7. RELIGHTING CANDLES; $7

Speaking of gifts that keep on giving, April birthday parties are just begging for a few relighting candles.

Find It: Amazon

8. WIRELESS MOUSE; $10

For the coworker who is always complaining that their computer has a mind of its own, this prank is sure to confound. Pair a wireless mouse with their computer and quietly control it from nearby, throwing some chaos into the workday. Is it strange that their computer spontaneously starts blaring "No Diggity" every time they walk away for two minutes? No doubt. (Just make sure you confess and show your coworker that you disconnected the pairing by the end of the day!)

Find It: Amazon

9. BLINKER FLUID; $11

Like selling people on buying bottles of "dehydrated water," convincing a more clueless driver that they need to invest in blinker fluid is a long-standing tradition. Want to play the long game? Put a few drops of water in this empty "blinker fluid" container, leave it on a shelf in their garage, and see how long it takes them to head to the store when they think they need a replacement bottle.

Find It: Amazon

10. TROLL CAKE; $35-60

Got a friend with a penchant for internet commentary, or a trolling uncle you want to get back at in a sweet way? Troll Cakes turns cutting remarks into utterly hilarious cakes, and this so-called "bakery and detective agency" can even locate the address of anonymous social media trolls.

Find It: Troll Cakes

11. RETRO PHONE HANDSET; $13

Love confusing the general public? Sit on a park bench or a corner table at a fast-food joint and carry on a normal conversation through this retro phone handset.

Find It: Amazon

Looking to Downsize? You Can Buy a 5-Room DIY Cabin on Amazon for Less Than $33,000

Five rooms of one's own.
Five rooms of one's own.
Allwood/Amazon

If you’ve already mastered DIY houses for birds and dogs, maybe it’s time you built one for yourself.

As Simplemost reports, there are a number of house kits that you can order on Amazon, and the Allwood Avalon Cabin Kit is one of the quaintest—and, at $32,990, most affordable—options. The 540-square-foot structure has enough space for a kitchen, a bathroom, a bedroom, and a sitting room—and there’s an additional 218-square-foot loft with the potential to be the coziest reading nook of all time.

You can opt for three larger rooms if you're willing to skip the kitchen and bathroom.Allwood/Amazon

The construction process might not be a great idea for someone who’s never picked up a hammer, but you don’t need an architectural degree to tackle it. Step-by-step instructions and all materials are included, so it’s a little like a high-level IKEA project. According to the Amazon listing, it takes two adults about a week to complete. Since the Nordic wood walls are reinforced with steel rods, the house can withstand winds up to 120 mph, and you can pay an extra $1000 to upgrade from double-glass windows and doors to triple-glass for added fortification.

Sadly, the cool ceiling lamp is not included.Allwood/Amazon

Though everything you need for the shell of the house comes in the kit, you will need to purchase whatever goes inside it: toilet, shower, sink, stove, insulation, and all other furnishings. You can also customize the blueprint to fit your own plans for the space; maybe, for example, you’re going to use the house as a small event venue, and you’d rather have two or three large, airy rooms and no kitchen or bedroom.

Intrigued? Find out more here.

[h/t Simplemost]

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Le Creuset’s Factory-to-Table Sale Takes Up to 70 Percent Off Cast-Iron Cookware and Kitchen Essentials

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Le Creuset

Known for their sturdy and dependable Dutch ovens, skillets, and other cast-iron essentials, Le Creuset has been one of the most respected names in cookware since the company was established in 1925. Beyond the multicolored enameled pans that made them famous, Le Creuset’s offerings have expanded over the years to include woks, cutting boards, and even a line of Star Wars-themed products.

From now until August 23, you can save anywhere from 40 to 70 percent on their most popular items during Le Creuset’s Factory-to-Table sale. Usually confined only to the storefront, the company is bringing the sale to its website this year, too. Check out some of the best deals below.

Dutch Ovens

Le Creuset

- 3.5-Quart Signature Round Dutch Oven $183 (Save $122)
- Wide Dutch Oven $177 (Save $118)

Skillets

- Deep-Covered Skillet $180 (Save $120)
- Oblong Skillet Grill $90 (Save $90)
- Skinny Griddle $78 (Save $52)
- Classic Skillet $108 (Save $72)

Pots and Pans

- Saucepan $105 (Save $70)
- 6-Quart Stockpot $40 (Save $40)
- 7-Piece Stainless Steel and Cast Iron Set $425 (Save $425)
- 10-Piece Stainless Steel Set $547.50 (Save $547.50)

Casseroles

- Deep Casserole $90 (Save $90)
- Round Casserole $54 (Save $36)
- Heritage Oval Casserole $54 (Save $36)

Misc.

Le Creuset

- Heritage Loaf Pan $30 (Save $20)
- 2-Quart Heritage Square Dish $25 (Save $17)
- Wok $165 (Save $110)
- Petite Heart Cocotte $18 (Save $12)

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