Funny Birthday Gifts for a 49-Year-Old Dad

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Funny Birthday Gifts for a 49-Year-Old Dad
A funny gift is good idea for a funny dad. (dancing dad image by Mat Hayward from

If you're dad is pushing 50 and still has a healthy sense of humour about his age, a funny gift can help brighten up his 49th birthday and provide a humorous and fond memory for the both of you. Forty-nine is your dad's last year before he's officially "over the hill," so get him something to brighten up his day and help him cherish his last birthday before officially becoming an "old man."

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Comedy Movies and Humorous Books

If your dad has a healthy sense of humour, you may want to get him one of his favourite comedy movies. If he likes reading, consider looking for a funny book. For example, stand-up comedian George Carlin transformed many of his comedy routines into books like "Brain Droppings" and "Napalm and Silly Putty." Another example is Woody Allen's hilarious "Without Feathers."

Gag Gifts

If you're looking for a funny gift for dad, gag gifts are likely the best bet. Gag gifts are funny gifts that don't provide much real-world, practical use. Examples include a mechanical parrot that hurls insults or a remote-controlled farting speaker. Gag gifts could also inject humour into a product your dad might actually use, like a toilet-shaped coffee mug or a bar of soap that looks and smells like bacon.

Funny Clothing and Bumper Stickers

Many websites and stores sell T-shirts, hats and bumper stickers with humorous graphics or writing on them. With your father's sense of humour in mind, try to find a T-shirt that he'll both find funny and actually want to wear.

Personalised Gifts

A personalised gift is one that was altered specifically for the purchaser. Examples include a six pack of beer with your dad's name on the label or a "San Francisco 49ers" football jersey with his name on it to remind him how old he is. Personalised products typically cost more than their generic counterparts but a gift doesn't get much more personal than having somebody's name on it. Another hilarious personalised gift idea is the personalised bobble-head. Companies making them use photos you submit with the order to sculpt a bobble-head figure in the likeness of your dad.


Depending on what you choose, you may consider buying an additional gift for your dad. While these gifts will provide some laughter, dad probably wouldn't mind getting something more meaningful or useful than a gag gift or personalised T-shirt. You know what dad's interests are, so choose a gift that's relevant to him; you wouldn't want to buy a San Francisco 49ers football jersey for somebody who despises the team. If your father has a good sense of humour about his age, it may be funnier to just skip 49 and buy him "over-the-hill" gifts for 50-year-olds, just to remind him that he's at the so-called hill's peak.

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