Homemade Novelty Gifts

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Homemade Novelty Gifts
Who wouldn't love a bacon-scented candle? (Hemera Technologies/AbleStock.com/Getty Images)

Novelty gifts are funny and unique gifts that relate to the gift recipient. Novelty gift examples include Freudian Slip(pers), a Nice Jewish Guys Calendar or a Mooning Gnome. Whether you are looking for a birthday present, gag gift or hilarious keepsake, there are plenty of homemade novelty gift ideas to choose from.

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Sweet Tooth

Surprise your sugar loving friend with a cupcake. Make sure she doesn't actually take a bite out of it as this isn't your ordinary type of cupcake. This homemade cupcake is actually a fizzing bath melt that helps soften your skin as well as provide a light fragrance when you drop it in the bathtub. Not only will she love the fact that it's a calorie-free treat, she will get a kick out of its true function too. Easy to make, choose from numerous bath melt designs and fragrances including cupcakes, cookies, gingerbread men, gumballs, candy and more.

Wake Up and Smell the Bacon

Bacon sizzling on a skillet sure makes a great wake-up call. There are other ways to enjoy bacon, too. Create bacon-scented soap or candles or bacon-flavoured popcorn, salt, vodka, fried rice, dips, jerky, candy and even dog biscuits. Search online for a bacon flavoured recipe. Depending on which one you choose, place the item in a fitting package such as a popcorn tin, recycled dog treat box or a recycled mayonnaise jar.

Over the Hill

A milestone birthday is a perfect opportunity to unleash a homemade novelty gift. One such idea includes midlife crisis medications. Tear off the label from a recycled pill bottle or purchase a bottle from an arts and crafts store. Fill it up with your choice of candy. Choose from Tic-tacs, M&Ms, Reese's Pieces or whatever other kind of candy your gift recipient enjoys. Next, place a handmade label on the bottle explaining what the pills are for. Examples include "Happy Pills," "Damitol," "Chill Pills," "Wife Savers" and more.

This Is Your Life Music

Everyone enjoys music. Remind the birthday boy just how old he is by creating a music CD filled with number one songs from the year he was born. Create a CD label that includes interesting facts and moments in history that occurred on his birthday, and list any celebrities that share the same birth date.

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