The Best Passive Aggressive Gifts For People You Don't Like
Remember as a kid when you couldn’t wait to grow up and be on your own? Well, did you anticipate having to buy gifts for people you despise? Nope, me either—but unfortunately the obligatory gift-giving happens sometimes. Between your in-laws, Secret Santas with snooty coworkers, and your annoyingly noisy neighbor, we rounded up a few things that would work perfectly as a gift for someone you don’t like very much.
Unfortunately, we’ll have to deal with jerks like these for the rest of our lives, so here are a few passive aggressive gift ideas that might make that reality suck a teeny bit less. So be polite, don’t be rude (at least try a little), and this gift exchange will be quick and easy. Check out our list for the best gifts to gift people you hate. The giftee may not laugh, but you sure will!
We’re all for self-love here at Scary Mommy, but there’s a difference between that and vanity. This gift is hilariously passive aggressive for the cousin, sister-in-law, or any vain person in your life that you have to buy something for.And you know what, they’ll probably love it.
This gift idea is dedicated to all the slobs we can’t call out. Marie Kondō, however, can do the calling out for us. If you encourage them to watch her Netflix show too, we may be on the verge of a breakthrough
Disguise your disgust by their terrible breath with these *actually* really adorable (and top-rated) bamboo toothbrushes from Nuduko. But if you really don’t like the giftee, feel free to gift them with a pack of Colgate toothbrushes instead—we approve of both.
For the annoying neighbor or mother-in-law that always complains about your noise level (whether it’s the kids, music, or you just trying to live your life)—this gift will let them know you aren’t changing a damn thing, but will make an effort in helping them adjust. Go mama!
Gift-shopping for someone who is in major need of a wake up call is the perfect time to gift Robin DiAngelo’s best seller White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism. Books seem to be a theme in this gift list, but if they won’t listen to you, maybe they’ll listen to the experts.
What do you get the mean person with no sense of humor? I think this t-shirt will suffice. Will they wear it? probably not. Will they laugh at it? …probably not. But you’ll have a grand time seeing the look on their face when they open this gag gift.
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