26 Funny Gifts for Men That Are (Mostly) Useful, Too
Funny gifts for men can be especially compelling. Gifts for men and gifts for Dad tend to be pretty matter-of-fact and mundane: Golf balls, tools to make their workdays or workouts easier, etc. They surely appreciate these gifts—who wouldn’t appreciate something they’d have to buy for themselves later on, gifted free-of-cost?—but they’ll be pleasantly surprised by a little gifting spontaneity during the next present-giving occasion.
Next time you’re shopping around for those necessities and truly useful presents, keep an eye out for funny gifts, too. This guide to more than 20 funny gifts can help you get started: These gift ideas for guys are funny, sure, but they’re not purely gag gifts. They’re useful, too, even just as an inside joke between you two. They’ll bring joy to the man in your life, and they can spread a little happiness to you, the kids, and anyone else who comes into contact with these lighthearted, playful presents, too.
Consider adding some of these funny gifts to your shopping list. They’re pretty affordable, and even if you just tuck them aside with your stash of white elephant gift ideas, you’ll have a nice pick-me-up to give to your husband, boyfriend, brother, dad, and more whenever the opportunity arises.
Personalized Pet Golf Club Headcovers
Yes, he can take his best friend out for a round of 18, thanks to these insanely realistic pet golf headcovers. They’re not exactly cheap, but they’re perfectly personalized, super-thoughtful, and absolutely hilarious. This is one funny, yet practical gift that won’t go unappreciated.
To buy: $159; cuddleclones.com.
Dinosaur Taco Holders
If he’s a big taco fan—or has kids in the house—these holders will be a huge hit. They can stay on display all the time, even if it’s not taco night, or be pulled out just for special occasions. Regardless, they’re sure to bring plenty of smiles to the dining table.
To buy: From $12; uncommongoods.com.
What sort of gift do you buy for a man who (seemingly) has everything? How about a bobblehead doll—of him? Send in photos of your recipient/s (you can bulk order too!), customize as desired, and then let the artist create the funniest gift he’s ever received.
To buy: from $119; bobbleheads.com.
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: "The Nightman Cometh" Print
If It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia is his favorite TV show, you’re going to want to gift him a framed poster of character Charlie Day’s infamous rock opera "The Nightman Cometh," starring the whole gang. If this funny gift doesn’t make him roll on the floor laughing, we don’t know what will.
To buy: $48; society6.com.
Literary Insults Chart
The only thing more satisfying than a good zinger is one that's too witty and pretentious for your target to understand. Whether or not your brother, boyfriend, or best buddy considers himself a literary connoisseur, these hilarious literary insults—from Winston Churchill's finest to William Shakespeare's most obscure—will crack him up.
To buy: $25; uncommongoods.com.
Poo-Pourri Before-You-Go Toilet Spray
Consider this funny gift a friendly hint: If he puts it to work before using the bathroom—at your place, his, or wherever else life takes him—everyone will be a little bit happier. If he has a good sense of humor, he’ll laugh on opening this gift, and then keep it on-hand so he can use it when needed.
To buy: $8; amazon.com.
A Prescriptivist's Guide to Common Issues in English Usage
Is he an English major who never lets anyone get away with using “who” instead of “whom”? He’ll get a kick out of this intensive breakdown of commonly botched English punctuation, grammar, vocab, and idioms. He can proudly display and refer to this prescriptive guide instead of correcting people to their faces.
To buy: $30; popchart.co.
Handimonium by Mattel Games
Give him this crazy-funny gift and reap the rewards for a long time. Handimonium comes with two pairs of mini hands, plus various challenges and games to try (and probably fail) after donning said little digits. Prepare for side-splitting laughs, epic photos, and, yes, very tiny hands.
To buy: $35; amazon.com.
Live From New York: The Complete, Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live as Told by Its Stars, Writers, and Guests
If the funniest guy you know has been faithfully tuning into NBC’s beloved late-night sketch comedy show for as long as you can remember, he needs this exhaustive guide to all things Saturday Night Live. The hysterical and deeply reported book, by James Andrew Miller and Tom Shales, is about as close as it gets to being backstage at Studio 8H.
To buy: $12; amazon.com.
Nicolas Cage Magic Reversible Sequin Pillow Cover
Behold, the ultimate goofy gag gift. The male recipient in question simply gets a kick out of Nicholas Cage (whether ironically or genuinely is unclear at this time). Can you explain it? No. Can you get on board? You probably don’t have a choice. Surprise him with a reversible sequin pillow boasting bold red on one side and Mr. Cage’s famously flummoxed face on the other. (Warning: If you live together, you’ll be forced to look at it too, so gift at your own risk.)
To buy: $10; amazon.com.
Anchorman Quotes Engraved Pencil Set
Son of a bee sting! Ron Burgundy–isms never get old to this guy, so obviously this pack of pencils is a spot-on funny gift, stocking stuffer, or white elephant gift for him. (This is also an awesome last-minute (affordable!) gift for an employee, boss, or coworker who’s obsessed with Anchorman.)
To buy: $10; etsy.com.
SneakyBooks Recycled Hollow Book Hidden Flask
These hollowed-out flask keepers use recycled books, so you can give a gift that will make him laugh and save a book from the shredder, too. He might laugh and never use this funny gift—or he might tuck it away for a rainy day.
To buy: $60; amazon.com.
Emoji Golf Balls
Okay, these aren’t going to fly on the PGA Tour. But what guy hasn’t gone all heart-eyed when he hits the middle of the fairway? Or taps the pin with his second shot on a par 3? Or cried laughing when his buddy drove the ball straight into the water hazard? These practice balls are made for a relaxing day on the course, but they’d also be a great gift for a golf-loving grandfather who doesn’t know his emojis from his eight iron. At least the bright yellow color will be a cinch to see in the grass.
To buy: $15 for 12; amazon.com.
EZ Drinker Beer and Soda Guzzler Helmet
You might want to order two of these: one for him, and one for you. It’s a good gag gift to keep in the basement or entertainment room—and a useful tool for movie marathons or binge-watching sessions.
To buy: $12; amazon.com.
Rick and Morty Slippers
Funny slippers are a no-fail gift because, of course, they’re funny, but they’re also practical and comfortable. Gift the Rick and Morty fan in your life these perfectly campy slippers that’ll get a laugh out of them (and anyone who sees them) every time he wears them.
To buy: $20; amazon.com.
Because no roundup of funny gift ideas is complete without at least two Saturday Night Live–themed presents, here’s another hilarious gift for any (adult) guy who's a fan of one of SNL's most iconic holiday skits. Alec Baldwin, Ana Gasteyer, and Molly Shannon would be proud.
To buy: $19; itsugar.com.
Romphim Pink Stripe Romper
This might be a bit much to pay for a gag gift, but this summer-perfect, breezy romper will more than pay for itself on your next beach vacation: He won’t be able to deny how comfortable it is, and you’ll look great together in all your pictures.
To buy: $119; romphim.com.
Porn for Women by Cambridge Women’s Pornography Cooperative
If he can take a joke, give him this tongue-in-cheek collection of image of men folding laundry, cleaning house, and more. Hopefully, it’ll serve as a how-to guide for him next time the house needs some work; it’ll at least give you both a good laugh.
To buy: $10; amazon.com.
Dad Jokes: Terribly Good Dad Jokes
Who is this funny gift perfect for? A new dad who needs to brush up on his puns. A dad of 30 years whose jokes cannot be tamed. A man who simply appreciates a solid knee-slapper. In short: pretty much any man in your life.
To buy: $7; amazon.com.
Is there anything more blissful than sprawling on the couch, watching TV, and wrapping oneself in a warm, flour tortilla? Wait—what? Oh, yes, this is a burrito blanket—with the best filling of all: a man with a great sense of humor.
To buy: $38; amazon.com.
Maad Bathroom Guest Book
Your nephew just got his first apartment, so of course he and his roommates need something to spruce up their 5-square-foot bathroom. Not to worry, this restroom guestbook is exactly that something.
To buy: $14; amazon.com.
Think of these as baby wipes for men. We’re not saying men can act like babies. What? Who said that? No one said that. We said these are like baby wipes for men. In all seriousness, sometimes a guy could use a wet wipe, whether it’s to quickly freshen up after a day at work, clean up after a messy marinara lunch, or help out in the bathroom. (Hey, sometimes toilet paper isn’t quite enough.) These wipes are about 6 by 8 inches and completely flushable, so once your dude is squeaky clean, there’s no evidence left, um, behind.
To buy: $18 for 60 wipes; amazon.com.
The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray by Robert Schnakenberg
For the guy who likes to think he’s the president of the Bill Murray fan club, this will be his most prized possession. This paperback is a compendium of information (dare we call it advice?) for mastering adulting: finding your first apartment (or, rather, cohabitating with your parents), writing the perfect resume, and building a grown-up wardrobe. Also peppered in, a comprehensive history of the famous guy who brought us laughs on Saturday Night Live, Ghostbusters, and just about every Wes Anderson film. If he carries his book around long enough, maybe he’ll finally be the lucky recipient of a Bill Murray photobomb.
To buy: $11; amazon.com.
Bacon & Eggs Teal Sock
If he’s not afraid of taking fashion risks, put some funny flair on his feet with these bold socks. They’re a zany pick for an everyday, under-shoe surprise so he can pay homage to his favorite morning meal without straying too far out of sartorial bounds.
To buy: $15; ties.com.
World's Okayest Cook Apron
Poke fun at his cooking abilities with this hilarious apron that really emphasizes his mediocrity in the kitchen (all in good fun, of course). It might be even funnier if he's actually a great chef—irony is always a safe bet when it comes to funny gifts.
To buy: from $21; zazzle.com.
Liquid Courage Memory Loss Flask
A cocktail on the go is a good start to any unforgettable—uh, forgettable—night. For the man in need of a good flask (and who isn’t?), this quippy container will steal the show. Time to make some memories he’ll surely forget.
To buy: $20; liquidcourageflasks.com.