If you’re searching for the best novelty gifts, you can stop dead in your tracks because we’ve come up with the ultimate list of quirky fun presents. A “novelty gift” is basically anything kitschy or offbeat that’s meant to delight and amuse. These are hilarious, totally non-boring gifts that are perfect for your oddball friend with a sense of humor. Because we like to celebrate weirdness here; it’s what makes us true originals, after all. We’ve found unique ideas for every kind of taste—useful Christmas gifts, funny animal-themed gifts, novelty food gifts, and the list goes on. We’ve got everything from the world’s tiniest vacuum to a Chia pet to a cookbook with recipes using your leftover Christmas tree (yes, actual edible recipes). We told you these are one hundred percent original, not one run-of-the-mill gift in sight.
And with these non-traditional gifts you don’t have to worry if the recipient already has it—it’s highly unlikely.
Below, the best novelty gifts for all the quirkiest people in your inner circle.
Novelty Christmas Gifts
What’s better than 12 days of Christmas? 12 days of wine! This festive gift box comes with 12 different quarter-bottles of wine and is perfect for the vino lover in your life. Counting down to Christmas just got a whole lot merrier. Cheers!
It doesn’t get more “novelty” than an ugly Christmas sweater featuring cats in outer space wearing giant slices of pizza.
If your giftee loves peanut butter and also loves Harry Potter, this gift is precisely what they need in their lives (and on their toast). Nerdy Nuts makes a variety of unique, handmade peanut butter, and our current favorite is Butterbeer, which tastes exactly like how you would imagine if the Three Broomsticks decided to put Butterbeer-flavored PB on the menu. Ingredients include butter rum toffee and butterscotch, this peanut butter is somehow very rich in flavor but not overwhelming (and don’t worry, if you’re giving this to a kid, it doesn’t taste like alcohol/won’t get them drunk). Other Nerdy Nuts flavors include: Cinnamon Roll, Unicorn Dust, Monster Cookie, and more.
This is the perfect gift for the kid in your life who’s creative and is consistently thinking outside the box. This book encourages them to think about words in a totally unique and fun way. It’s also a great one to have out on the coffee table — guests will always be flipping through it.
Because everything’s better with butter.
Jiggy puzzles are jigsaw puzzles that are meant to be kept and displayed like a piece of art after you finish it. This adorable 450-piece dog puzzle comes with a reusable glass jar, a tube of puzzle glue, a straight-edge tool to spread the glue and a print of the art to follow.
Yes, this cookbook is actually exactly what it sounds like. It features real recipes that you can make from your evergreen tree, like “needle-infused pine tea.”
Buy this glittery hard seltzer ornament for your friend who’s always bringing a 12-pack of White Claw to the party.
Give these holiday dinosaur tea towels to your hostess friend who has the cutest kitchen accessories.
Funny But Useful Gifts
This teeny-tiny vacuum may seem ridiculous at first, but it’s actually really useful for cleaning your keyboard and getting in little crevices.
This pickle making kit comes with everything you need to make delicious, homemade pickles. You just provide the cucumbers.
This 4-pack of stainless steel Bloody Mary “trees” come with six prongs on each one so you can stack your Bloody Mary with pickles, olives, cheese, sliders—anything your heart desires.
Battle period cramps with this ultra-cute little uterus pillow.
Give this “cell phone jail” to your phone-addicted friend who’s always desperately trying to curb their screen time.
Fill this dinosaur container with tortilla chips to create the look of a scaly dino and load up the dish with your two favorite dips.
This genius cup holder suctions onto your bathtub or shower so you can relax with a nice tall glass of “shower wine.”
These days everyone has extra pent up anxiety, so what more practical gift than a llama-shaped stress toy?
These pink straws with gold glitter detail conveniently fit inside an entire bottle of wine for those days when you need a Big Gulp-sized glass of vino.
Funny Novelty Gifts
This adult coloring book features famous Dolly Parton quotes like, “If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” So, so true.
With over 10K reviews and a 5-star rating, this blanket that looks like a giant tortilla wrap is a guaranteed home run for whoever is on your gift list.
Sit back, relax and paint some “happy little trees” with this Bob Ross oil painting starter kit.
Give this hilarious cookie monster mug to your museum-going friend who loves fine art but also has a sense of humor.
For your badass friend who doesn’t have the secret ingredient, she is the secret ingredient.
This adorable little baby Yoda figurine is the perfect present for any Star Wars fan who loves collectibles.
OK, so this isn’t actually a “pet butler” serving vest for animals. Don’t worry, we’re not suggesting you balance a charcuterie plate on top of your dog. This empty prank gift box appears to contain bizarre products from ridiculous companies so you can trick your friend and fill it with whatever actual gift you’d like.
Make your own gummy bears, worms and fish with this electric gummy candy maker. Pro tip: add in your favorite CBD oil to make DIY CBD gummies.
If you’re too tired to even ask for wine, just kick up your feet on the couch and flash these cozy socks.
For the coolest baby in town.
Remember Chia Pets? Well, they’re still a thing and this one comes with everything you need to grow your own unicorn Chia pet.
These beer socks are actually super stylish but come inside a fun faux beer can.
Look, these are dark days we’re in. And sometimes we just need to take a break and look at pictures of cute animals.
This massive box of retro candy like push pops, Hubba Bubba bubblegum, Nerds rope (and tons more), will delight any inner ‘90s kid.
Give your favorite fur baby this squeaky toy featuring a cute little sloth who’s holding onto a rainbow for dear life.
Try to “slam dunk” your mini marshmallows in this basketball mug with a built-in ceramic hoop.