The 27 best gag gifts on Amazon in 2021, from a perplexing puzzle to the world’s smallest violin

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There are thousands of pages of prank gifts on Amazon, but perhaps you’re looking for something other than fart jokes and lewd sayings. After all, gag gifts don’t have to be too gross or absurdly frightening. They’re really meant for prompting laughter and fun memories, whether it be with your family, friends, or colleagues.

Perhaps a “shock potato” can spice up a game night. Or, maybe your friend can’t stop yammering about her affinity for puzzles. You might finally catch her flummoxed by giving her an impossible-to-solve blank white jigsaw. And that’s only the beginning. Amazon has countless ways to go about making practical jokes and general tomfoolery. From screaming goats to tiny violins, we’ve found some of the best gag gifts you could possibly give.

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An electrifying party game

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Lightning Reaction Shocktato Party Game, $29.99

Take Hot Potato to a shocking new level with this at-random shocking potato game for a whole party of players. 

A sweet-smelling bathroom spray

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Poo-Pourri Before-You-go Toilet Spray, Original Citrus Scent, 2 Fl Oz, $9

This Poo-Pourri spray uses essential oils and other natural compounds that snuff bathroom odors before they begin.

A bobblehead of this iconic painter

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Bob Ross Bobblehead: With Sound! (RP Minis), $5.86

Bring the soothing sayings of Bob Ross and The Joy of Painting into their home or office with this mini Bob Ross Talking Bobblehead. They can display a mini easel with 30 of the late art master’s landscape works.

Silly boxer shorts

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Lazy One Novelty Boxer Shorts, from $15.99

Choose from nine punny styles that are comfy enough to keep beyond a good laugh. 

A pillow they may be scared to use

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Jasen DIY Sequin Pillow Cover, $9.99

For those who love his work, or those who really don’t. For Jeff Goldblum fans, you’re going to want to head here.

A (loudly) screaming goat figurine and booklet

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“The Screaming Goat” book and figure, $9.40

If they still can’t get enough of that Screaming Goat video on YouTube, this is as blood-curdling — and annoying — as you might imagine. Trust me, I have one on my desk. My colleagues love me.

For the person in your life who isn’t quite car-savvy

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Blinker Fluid, $10.95

Send them to the mechanic with this bottle and wait for their reaction. 

The world’s smallest violin

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3-Inch Miniature Violin Replica (with case), $11.99

Sorry, no pony this year, either, kiddo. Play it, momma.

Your face on a pair of socks

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Custom Photo Face Socks, $15.59

Put the mug of their best friend (or worst enemy) on a pair of socks. Either way, they’ll wear them. Trust us.

For those who ask too many questions

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“What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions,” from $11.16

Great coffee table (or commode) material for the coveter of useless information.

Help them slow that little tyke down

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Toddler Tamers (gag kit), $6.99

Parents, rejoice!

An ice cream lock, so they’ll stop blaming you for being the culprit

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Ben & Jerry’s Euphori-Lock Ice Cream Lock, $28.94

For the stingy one who’ll never share their ice cream.

Poems by cats about what cats do best

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“I Could Pee on This: And Other Poems by Cats,” $9.23

For your friend, family member, or housemate who’s just a little too in love with their feline and could stand a reality check.

A parody book for the young professional

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Oh, The Meetings You’ll Go To!: A Parody, $11

Hopefully, they’ll laugh, though they might also cry.

An apron to gear them up for the barbecue to end all barbecues

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Grill Sergeant BBQ Apron, $29.95

For the… Well, you know who this is for.

One dozen rattlesnake eggs (keep warm for best results)

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(Fake) Rattlesnake Eggs, $7.99

Best delivered incubator-warm.

A bag of “the world’s strongest coffee”

Death Wish Co. Coffee

Death Wish Coffee Co. Coffee, $19.96

We only hope they’ll get this is a gag. 

An impossible-to-solve puzzle

Ravensburger Puzzle

Ravensburger Puzzle, $19.60

Something to finally stump that very special whiz kid you know.

A mug in which to serve them a steaming hot pile of … coffee

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Fairly Odd Novelties Toilet Mug, $14.99

A gift that’s heavily representative of the previous year. 

A personal cleansing wheel (in lieu of the bidet they keep asking for)

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Roto Wipe Personal Cleansing Wheel, $6.99

So they’ll finally stop pestering you for that exorbitant bidet thing they all love so much over in Europe. (Note: This is just an empty box in which to wrap your real gift.)

Instructions for gracefully approaching (and achieving) senescence

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“How Not to Become a Crotchety Old Man,” $8.89

Dear Dad (or Grandpa)…

Snot (and tear) mittens, for those who work outdoors, or just won’t stop wiping their nose on their sleeve

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Snittens, The Original Snot Mittens, $19.99

One side for snot, the other for tears. Maybe after receiving this, they’ll stop wiping their nose on their sleeve, or their bare hands. Probably not. Either way, they actually work!

A practice putting green for the bathroom

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Toilet Golf, $10.95

If their Golf Digest subscription just isn’t cutting it on long trips to the john anymore, they can always stand to work on their short game.

A tortilla blanket

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Giant Flour Tortilla Throw Blanket, $19.99

For the avid snuggler or tortilla aficionado in your life, this double-sided throw blanket wraps you up like a warm burrito. 

A notepad for the quick-tempered

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Paper Tantrum Nifty Note, $5.95

This notepad can help your family member, partner, or even coworker blow off steam in a productive yet humorous way.

A miniature weightlifting set

Finger Weight Lifting

Finger Weightlifting, $9.95

Give an authentic gym experience to your friend who keeps saying they need to work out. They can exercise their fingers with barbells, resistance bands, and more – and all from the comfort of their desk.

A pizza box filled with socks

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Pizza Socks Box, $25.99

If they love pizza, they’ll savor this fake pizza box filled with socks that resemble pizza slices. They’ll be in for a fun surprise and tasty new additions to their socks collection. 

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