Sometimes the best gift you can give is a good laugh!
Wouldn't you agree that the world is needs more laughter? Have you noticed that sometimes people take celebrations awfully seriously? People worry about their age as they approach their 50th birthday. People at stress out about finishing their Christmas shopping and staying within budget. What a crazy world we live in, where people get anxious about occasions that are supposed to be fully of joy!
Christmas and birthdays are opportunities to share good times and laughter with your friends and family. So, here are some of favourite ideas for gag gifts that are sure to bring a laugh and a smile!
Homemade 40th, 50th, and 60th Birthday Gag Gifts
Make a gentle dig at the person's age. Or perhaps a not-so-gentle dig! A fun way to do this is make them a little badge to wear at their birthday party, with a silly quote on it like:
- "I'm not over the hill. I'm just too old to climb it!"
- "I'm not old. I'm just chronologically gifted!"
- "I'm not 50. I'm 18, with 32 year's experience!"
- "60!!?? I demand a recount!"
You can buy badge-making kits at your local craft store, or you can just make a sign that can be attached with a safety pin.
Homemade Christmas Gag Gifts
A sweet Christmas gag gifts is a collection of "Christmas poops". For instance, package up some white marshmallows and label them "snowman poops". You can include a little poem:
You've been naughty,
So here's the scoop...
Your Christmas gift
Is snowman poop!
You can also make reindeer poop (chocolates), grinch poop (green jellybeans), or elf poop (red and green m&ms). Another favourite Christmas gag gift is to wrap up some cookie dough, with a little note saying "I thought this might come in handy, since everyone's a little short on dough around Christmas time!".
Any Occasion Gag Gifts
Here are some extremely silly gifts that are versatile enough to be used for many occasions:
Straw Hat, assembly required: loose straw in a bag
Nature's Organic Bubble Bath: Some baked beans, with a note to "eat beans, wait one hour, fill bath, and enjoy your organic bubble bath!"
Expert Jigsaw Puzzle: Sawdust in box. "Guaranteed hours of entertainment. Perhaps even decades!"
Stress Relief Capsules: Bubble wrap, with instructions to "Pop one sheet every 4 hours. See physician if symptoms persist.".
Feel free to get creative and adapt these ideas as much as you like, or come up with your own homemade gag gift ideas. Go for it and give someone a good laugh!