Funny Gifts to Get Your Friends

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Funny Gifts to Get Your Friends
Give your friends a gift they can laugh at. (Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)

To select a funny gift for your friends, you must first know what style of humour they appreciate most. Some people enjoy gag gifts while others may think that satirical gifts are the funniest. Alternatively, you can select a gift based on an inside joke that you and all of your friends share. Either way, your friends are sure to enjoy a funny gift.

Novelty Gifts

Closely related to gag gifts, novelty gifts are odd, silly, impractical gifts that are more for laughs than they are for function. A novelty gift can make your friends chuckle if you find one that has some sort of significance or relevance to an inside joke you share with the recipient. T-shirts with funny one-liners, hats with strange objects glued to them or inflatable bathroom toys make for effective novelty gifts. You can also find themed novelty gifts, such as Las Vegas novelty gifts or NASCAR novelty gifts.

Gift Baskets

You can make gift baskets for any occasion and fill them with items that are sure to make your friends laugh out loud. Consider the occasion to determine what type of basket to make. A birthday may warrant an "over-the-hill" themed basket, complete with adult diapers, a collapsible cane and scented perfume or cologne labelled "Eau de Mothballs." You can also prepare an "emergency hangover" basket for someone who is just turning 21 that is filled with aspirin, water bottles, a pair of cheap sunglasses and a barf bag.

Caught On Camera

Put together a "caught on camera" photo album of you and your friends doing ridiculous things. These funny moments in history will inspire much embarrassed laughter as well as bring back memories of crazy times. If you do not want to do a whole photo album, print and frame your favourite photos and give one to each person in your group.

Experiential Gifts

Buy your friends tickets to see your favourite comedian. The tickets themselves are not funny, but the experience will be. A prank version of the experiential gift idea is to get your friends tickets to something they would absolutely never go to, such as reservations to meet Santa and take pictures with him during the Christmas season.

Paper Gifts

You can make paper gifts to give to your friends, such as a funny business card for a friend who is retiring, changing jobs or has a full-time career having disastrous first dates. Funny word search puzzles, crossword puzzles and word scrambles can lead to a good time as well. As a gift for multiple individuals, create a game of inappropriate ad-libs.

Survival Kits

Put together a survival kit for the friend who is getting married or having a baby. Survival kits are similar to gift baskets in that they are filled with randomly selected items, but the presentation is what makes the difference. When preparing a survival kit, purchase a First Aid kit or a bag with an emergency cross on it. Load up the kit or bag with silly items, such as a bottle of headache medicine, earplugs, a flask and a prison-stripe shirt for your soon-to-be married friend. You can also put together a survival kit for the friend who is going on vacation with his in-laws, or for the friend who is hosting her husband's Superbowl party at the house.

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