11 Funny Gag Gifts You Can Buy on Amazon

Chia Pet/Amazon
Chia Pet/Amazon

Buying gifts for a friend or loved one can be stressful, but a funny gag gift can bring a little levity to any occasion. Whether you’re looking for the perfect hilarious birthday present, or just want to give one as a prank, we’ve got gag gift ideas for a range of different types of humor—and they prove there's no present sweeter than the gift of laughter.

1. Thor’s Hammer Bottle Opener

Thor's Hammer Bottle Opener.
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This model of Thor's hammer won’t grant you dominion over thunder and lightning, but it will make short work of bottle caps: It's equipped with an opener at one end and a chain on the other for easy attachment. It comes in silver and bronze, with the famous line, "Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor," emblazoned on the side. And because it's fairly lightweight, you don’t need the strength of a demigod to wield it.

Buy It: Amazon ($12)

2. Burrito Blanket

A burrito blanket gag gift you can buy on Amazon.
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Available in a variety of styles and sizes, the burrito blanket is the perfect gag gift for the foodie in your life. Rolling yourself up inside one of these circular, tortilla-patterned numbers is a riot—and since they’re made with extra-soft flannel, it’s a comfy experience to boot!

Buy It: Amazon ($25)

3. UFO Plant Holder

A UFO plant holder gag gift on Amazon.
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Instead of little green men, this UFO-shaped container holds little green houseplants. Hang the tiny mothership from your ceiling with the silver cord—or prop it up at ground level, if you prefer. At 5.25 inches wide by 4.5 inches tall, it’s the ideal size for cacti, jade plants, and other popular greens.

Buy It: Amazon ($18)

4. How to Tell if Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You

The Best Gag Gifts to Buy on Amazon.
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You love your cat—but do you really trust your cat? How to Tell if Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You shows you all of the warning signs that your favorite feline might, in fact, be a tiny killer. Full of hilarious comics from Matthew Inman (The Oatmeal), this book is a twisted little gag gift perfect for cat lovers with a sense of humor.

Buy It: Amazon ($15)

5. Golden Girls Coloring Book

A Golden Girls coloring book gag gift.
DBG/Amazon

You’re not going to prank your friends with a Golden Girls coloring book gag gift, but they’ll definitely get a laugh out of it. Get your friend some colored pencils and watch them do their best to add life to the pantsuits and gourmet cheesecakes of Rose, Blanche, Dorothy, and Sophia.

Buy It: Amazon ($12)

6. Toilet Coffee Mug

A toilet mug gag gift you can buy on Amazon.
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Feeling flushed? Perk yourself up with a swig of your favorite beverage from this toilet-shaped coffee mug gag gift. It holds over 15 ounces worth of liquid and is pretty much guaranteed to make your co-workers do a double take.

Buy It: Amazon ($13)

7. World’s Smallest Vacuum

A vacuum gag gift you can buy on Amazon.
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This gag gift literally sucks. Despite being a little over 5 inches long, it’s a functional vacuum cleaner perfect for tight spaces. Just plug it in and suck up all those crumbs that mysteriously appeared on your desk. The mini vacuum is also a great tool for cleaning keyboards—and should get some hearty laughs in the process.

Buy It: Amazon ($14)

8. Poop Emoji Chia Pet

Poop Emoji Chia Pet Gag Gift.
Chia

Look at the sneaky smile on this Chia Pet's face. OK, so it might not be the puppy or kitten Chia Pet that you're used to, but this poop emoji pet ;should absolutely be a contender if you're searching for the best gag gift for a friend who views toilet humor as high art.

Buy It: Amazon ($17)

9. “Cat Bods” Toy Box

The best gag gift to buy on Amazon for a cat lover.
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Like moths drawn to a flame, cats can’t resist cardboard boxes. But they’ll never find a cooler one than this little beauty. Four of the outside walls are decorated with dynamic pictures of daring astronauts, muscle-bound bodybuilders, and other go-getters. Carefully placed holes allow your cat to become a part of these scenes when it pokes its head through. Keep a camera handy and enjoy the show.

Buy It: Amazon ($9)

10. Unisex Bass Sandals

Bass slipper gag gift on Amazon.
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Talk about going against the current. Vibrantly colored, slack-jawed fish sandals are unlike anything else you’re likely to see at the beach (or anywhere, really). Just like real fish, their sizes and colors vary.

Buy It: Amazon ($18-$22)

11. Pooping Pooches 2020 WalL Calendar

Pooping Pooches 2020 Wall Calendar.
Pooping Pooches

It's just man's best friend doing their business, but now you can put it right on your wall. This Pooping Pooches calendar is just offbeat enough to bring a smile to the face of any animal lover. And they'll be even more thankful once you tell them that $1 from every calendar sold is donated to the Maui Humane Society to support animals in need. So get a gag gift for a good cause.

Buy It: Amazon ($17)

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Keep Your Cat Busy With a Board Game That Doubles as a Scratch Pad

Cheerble
Cheerble

No matter how much you love playing with your cat, waving a feather toy in front of its face can get monotonous after a while (for the both of you). To shake up playtime, the Cheerble three-in-one board game looks to provide your feline housemate with hours of hands-free entertainment.

Cheerble's board game, which is currently raising money on Kickstarter, is designed to keep even the most restless cats stimulated. The first component of the game is the electronic Cheerble ball, which rolls on its own when your cat touches it with their paw or nose—no remote control required. And on days when your cat is especially energetic, you can adjust the ball's settings to roll and bounce in a way that matches their stamina.

Cheerable cat toy on Kickstarter.
Cheerble

The Cheerble balls are meant to pair with the Cheerble game board, which consists of a box that has plenty of room for balls to roll around. The board is also covered on one side with a platform that has holes big enough for your cat to fit their paws through, so they can hunt the balls like a game of Whack-a-Mole. And if your cat ever loses interest in chasing the ball, the board also includes a built-in scratch pad and fluffy wand toy to slap around. A simplified version of the board game includes the scratch pad without the wand or hole maze, so you can tailor your purchase for your cat's interests.

Cheerble cat board game.
Cheerble

Since launching its campaign on Kickstarter on April 23, Cheerble has raised over $128,000, already blowing past its initial goal of $6416. You can back the Kickstarter today to claim a Cheerble product, with $32 getting you a ball and $58 getting you the board game. You can make your pledge here, with shipping estimated for July 2020.

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9 Outdoor Accessories for the Perfect Backyard Party

Amazon/OtterBox
Amazon/OtterBox

Hosting the perfect party in the great outdoors doesn't have to involve you moving any further than your own backyard. Whether you’re looking for games to play with friends, chairs to keep you comfortable, or tents to turn your yard into your own personal campsite, check out some of these essential products that will transform your own patch of nature into a true outdoor oasis.

1. Wine Tumbler; $20

Tumblers from Otterbox
OtterBox

These wine tumblers from Otterbox will make your backyard the toast of the summer. Made from 100 percent stainless steel and lined with copper, these 10-ounce cups will keep your wine at the perfect temperature until the last s’more is eaten and the fire is put out. Each tumbler holds two standard wine pours and has a sweat-resistant design so you can leave your coasters inside. And each tumbler is fitted with a press-in lid, keeping your drink secure whether you’re taking a walk or playing a game with friends.

Buy it: Otterbox

2. Wood-Burning Fire Pit; $300

Wood-burning fire pit from Wayfair.
Martha Stewart/Wayfair

This steel wood-burning fire pit is exactly what you need to create a little ambiance once the moon is out and friends and family are ready to unwind with some roasted marshmallows. The pit itself is only a few feet across, so you'll be able to build a cozy fire for a handful of people, and the mesh screen that secures over it will keep the sparks away from you and your party. 

Buy it: Wayfair

3. Kabob Grilling Baskets; $17

Kebob grilling baskets on UncommonGoods.
UncommonGoods

No backyard adventure is complete without a tasty meal, and these kabob grilling baskets will help you spend less time on the grill and more time enjoying the beauty of nature. These baskets can be packed with all the ingredients you could ever want for kabobs, and without wooden skewers involved, you’ll avoid any unwanted splinters in your meal. With the ability to customize each basket, you’ll have the flexibility to create the perfect portable dinner for guests (or just for yourself).

Buy it: UncommonGoods

4. Beer Caddy; $25

A beer caddy on Amazon.
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Beer lovers won’t have to worry about foregoing a cold one while spending some time outside. This soft cotton canvas caddy can hold up to six bottles or cans, and it comes with a removable inner divider, so you have the flexibility of mixing and matching different-sized beverages. Its attached bottle opener—which is hooked to the caddy via a retractable cord— can be stowed in a side pocket for quick access, allowing you to open your drinks with ease.

Buy it: Amazon

5. Outdoor Jenga; $119

A large outdoor Jenga game
Jenga/Amazon

Mix up the usual ghost stories and campfire singalongs with this giant game of outdoor Jenga. Fifteen times larger than the size of a standard Jenga game, these extra-large Jenga blocks can stack up to over 5 feet high and are the perfect size for a deck or beach towel. This set comes with a portable bag for all the blocks so you can easily transport the game from one spot in the backyard to another.

Buy it: Amazon

6. and 7. Camping Chair; $30 and Loveseat Camping Chair; $73

A Colman outdoor chair on Amazon.
Coleman/Amazon

If you’re not a fan of sitting on wet grass or getting bugs on your clothes, this camping chair from Coleman will help you kick back in style. The chair has a cushioned seat and back for maximum outdoor comfort, and it also has a built-in four-can cooler pouch to keep cold beverages handy. It even comes with a nifty side pocket for books, magazines, and newspapers.

An outdoor loveseat that's available on Amazon.
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For anyone who hates toting multiple chairs outside, check out this loveseat-style camping chair! Its ergonomic design seats two people with ease, and it’s supported by a rust-resistant steel frame and weather-resistant fabric for withstanding the elements (or just a shower from a nearby sprinkler). Even though it can hold up to 400 pounds of weight, the chair itself weighs only 11 pounds, making it an ideal choice for anyone who wants to avoid making extra trips to the garage for gear.

Buy itAmazon (camping chair); Amazon (loveseat)

8. Camping Hammock; $29-$40

A hammock that's available on Amazon.
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If you're one to go a bit horizontal toward the end of a party, take a look at this hammock from Wise Owl Outfitters. Made from heavy-duty parachute nylon, this hammock is incredibly durable and can be secured to trees with a simple set of straps. The hammock comes in two different sizes, a twin and a full, so you can choose the size that's right for you. And best of all? The largest one weighs only 26 ounces, making it easy to take comfort on the go.

Buy it: Amazon

9. Magnetic Door House Tent; $172

A magnetic door house tent on Wayfair.
Wayfair

Mosquitos, flies, and other outdoor pests don’t stand a chance against this portable screened-in porch from Wayfair. This outdoor sanctuary is big enough to fit a picnic table (and all of your friends) inside, and it features two magnetic-close front and back doors. This tent even comes with a 10-year warranty, so you can rest easy knowing that it will provide you with backyard adventures—and zero bug bites—for years to come.

Buy it: Wayfair

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