If you need a little brightness in your life, you might want to invest in a funny face mask. We’ve all seen the memes going around social media reminding us how much of a dumpster fire 2020 has been. Not that we need reminding—we are, after all, the ones who lived through months of quarantine (which for many of us, meant months of spontaneous homeschooling while trying to juggle jobs and regular life). Basically, it’s been a shitshow. And on a more serious note, our lives have changed *a lot* this year. We’re more isolated than ever. Going to the grocery store seems like a risk every single time. And when we’re out in public, we need to wear masks (per the CDC’s recommendations). It’s a huge adjustment! All of it! But there are tiny ways to make it all a little less scary and anxiety-inducing.
To make it through the last few months of one of the worst years to date, a little humor (and a lot of hand sanitizer) is needed. An easy way to lighten the mood when you’re out social distancing? One of these funny face masks. From an Office-themed face mask for you to cute animal face masks for the kids, these are some of the most creative face masks you can buy online right now.
Be honest: Some days—especially this year—the only thing that gets you through the stress and tantrums and never-ending to-do list is an episode or two of The Office (and a glass or two of wine). Show your appreciation for everyone’s favorite comedy with this mask covered in Dwight Schrute himself.
You want to remind that person behind you in line at the grocery store to stay six feet away—but you don’t want to come across as a b*itch. So let Baby Yoda do it for you with this Star Wars-themed mask, which politely scolds your fellow shopper for being “too close you are.”
The Sanderson sisters are back! Hocus Pocus lovers will be all over these masks, which come in a three-pack (or separately, if you so choose). Wear this to the grocery store, on Halloween, or heck, wherever. We guarantee it’ll get some laughs and high fives.
Give your husband the beard of his dreams with this printed neck gaiter. There are plenty of facial hair “styles” to choose from, including ones with mustaches, braids, and goatees. If he’s really feeling edgy, you can even snag him one with a skull face or devil horns. Yikes. (FYI, gaiters are considered not as safe as traditional face masks, per the CDC — but it will do in a pinch. Something is always better than nothing.)
Being able to wear one of these animal face masks is like being able to dress up for Halloween every single day. (If that’s not enough to win your child over, we don’t know what is!) They can transform into an alligator, a shark, a giraffe, or even a koala bear in just seconds thanks to this “wild” covering.
You have as much of a chance at getting your kid to keep their uncomfortable mask on for longer than 10 minutes as you at taking a spontaneous mid-day nap (i.e. the chance is basically zero). Enter this gaiter—not only is it cute (thanks to the colorful Trolls pattern) but more importantly, it’s comfortable (no more ear pain!). Again, just be aware that gaiters are considered not as effective as regular face masks.
The only thing you appreciate more than a good cup of coffee is a good dad joke (roll your eyes all you want but you can’t deny you’re laughing inside). This Dunkin Donuts mask covers both those bases by putting a punny spin on its true function: a “coughy” filter.
Your little one is obsessed with their Cubcoat (that adorable jacket that conveniently folds up into a stuffed animal). Good news—now they can take their love of all things furry and fluffy to a new level with one of these cute critter face masks from the popular toy brand.
Cat lovers, unite! Soft, comfortable, and breathable, this cat mask will make just about any person chuckle. Except maybe your own cat. Your cat literally does not AF about you and your mask, but that’s cats for ya, and why we love them.
RBF? More like RMF. That’s resting mask face, obviously. It’s something we probably all have—after all, who’s actually happy to be wearing a mask over their face every time they leave their home?! And now you can let it be known with this mask that’s reminiscent of your favorite graphic tee.
The year is 2020 and emoji speak has basically replaced English as your child’s first language. Aka, your kiddo will love wearing their favorite emoji (looking at you, heart eyes) on their face with these techie masks. There are three in a pack so you can wash one while they wear one, too.
Kevin McCallister’s iconic face sums up how we’ve all felt being literally home alone for most of this year. While kids might not get the reference, the adults in your life will—and it’ll bring a much-needed smile to their faces (which you won’t be able to see, of course, but it’s the thought that counts).
How fitting: A monster mask for your own little monster. This mask is anything but scary, however—not only is it available in both green and purple, but it also has adjustable ear straps for the most comfortable fit and a flexible nose wire that will wrap snugly around your child’s face.
Not all heroes wear capes—some wear Marvel-themed face masks while they’re out getting groceries for the family or shuttling the kids to a socially distant play date. (Some heroes are moms.) So you’ve more than earned wearing that like a badge—or rather, a mask—of honor.
Turn your child’s frown upside down (literally) with this colorful rainbow and clouds face mask. The best part? Your kiddo’s permanent smile will almost have you convinced that they’re actually excited to go do their homework after school (and definitely not bad-mouthing you underneath that mask…).
Name one thing cuter than corgi butts… we’ll wait. This washable LookHuman mask, which is covered in perky pups, can be worn on its own or used as a cover for a disposable mask (simply slip it inside the fabric then loop it over your ears).
Looking for more child-friendly face masks and face shields? Browse some of our favorite kids gear here.