34 Novelty Gifts Your Quirky Friends & Family Don't Own Already 2021

34 Novelty Gifts Your Quirky Friends And Family Members Don’t Own Already

November 4, 2020 Updated November 20, 2020

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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.

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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

12 Days of Holiday Toasts

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!

$99.99 AT MACY'S WINE CELLAR



Pizza Cat Unisex Ugly Christmas Sweater

It doesn’t get more “novelty” than an ugly Christmas sweater featuring cats in outer space wearing giant slices of pizza.

$26.99 AT AMAZON

Nerdy Nuts 'Harry Potter' Butter Beer Peanut Butter

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.

$12.99 AT NERDY NUTS

Stick of Butter Ornament

Because everything’s better with butter.

$16.95 AT PAPER SOURCE



Jiggy Merry Paws Puzzle, Illustration by Joy Ting

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.

$40 AT JIGGY PUZZLES

How To Eat Your Christmas Tree: An Educational Cookbook

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.”

$16 AT ALWAYS FITS

Hard Seltzer Ornament

Buy this glittery hard seltzer ornament for your friend who’s always bringing a 12-pack of White Claw to the party.

$19.95 AT PAPER SOURCE



Dinosaur Holiday Party Tea Towel Gift Set

Give these holiday dinosaur tea towels to your hostess friend who has the cutest kitchen accessories.

$22 AT MODCLOTH

Funny But Useful Gifts

World’s Smallest Vacuum

This teeny-tiny vacuum may seem ridiculous at first, but it’s actually really useful for cleaning your keyboard and getting in little crevices.

$15.95 AT URBAN OUTFITTERS

Pickle Making Kit

This pickle making kit comes with everything you need to make delicious, homemade pickles. You just provide the cucumbers.

$40 AT BAN.DO



Bloody Mary Tree Set

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.

$24.95 AT PAPER SOURCE

Huggable Uterus Cooling & Heating Pad

Battle period cramps with this ultra-cute little uterus pillow.

$29 AT URBAN OUTFITTERS

Cell Phone Jail

Give this “cell phone jail” to your phone-addicted friend who’s always desperately trying to curb their screen time.

$9.95 AT URBAN OUTFITTERS



Funwares NACHOsaurus Dip & Snack Set

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.

$19.98 AT AMAZON

Shower Wine Holder

This genius cup holder suctions onto your bathtub or shower so you can relax with a nice tall glass of “shower wine.”

$14.95 AT AMAZON

Calma Llama Stress Toy

These days everyone has extra pent up anxiety, so what more practical gift than a llama-shaped stress toy?

$10.99 AT AMAZON



Wine Bottle Straws

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.

$9.95 PAPER SOURCE

Funny Novelty Gifts

Dolly Parton Coloring Book

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.

$15 AT ALWAYS FITS

Mermaker Burrito Tortilla Blanket

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.

$22.99 AT AMAZON



Bob Ross Master Paint Set

Sit back, relax and paint some “happy little trees” with this Bob Ross oil painting starter kit.

$91.51 AT AMAZON

Starry Night/Great Wave Cookie Monster Mug

Give this hilarious cookie monster mug to your museum-going friend who loves fine art but also has a sense of humor.

$18.31 AT ETSY

Bitch I Am The Secret Ingredient Oven Mitt

For your badass friend who doesn’t have the secret ingredient, she is the secret ingredient.

$13.75 AT ALWAYS FITS



Funko Pop! Star Wars Baby Yoda Figure

This adorable little baby Yoda figurine is the perfect present for any Star Wars fan who loves collectibles.

$12 AT URBAN OUTFITTERS

“Pet Butler” Prank Gift Box

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.

$7.99 AT AMAZON

Gummy Candy Maker

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.

$29.99 AT AMAZON



Bring Me Some Wine Socks

If you’re too tired to even ask for wine, just kick up your feet on the couch and flash these cozy socks.

$10.95 AT AMAZON

Ice Ice Baby Novelty Onesie

For the coolest baby in town.

$12.85 AT AMAZON

Chia Pet Unicorn

Remember Chia Pets? Well, they’re still a thing and this one comes with everything you need to grow your own unicorn Chia pet.

$19.99 AT AMAZON



Beer Socks

These beer socks are actually super stylish but come inside a fun faux beer can.

$14.95 PAPER SOURCE

Cute Animals For Hard Times Book

Look, these are dark days we’re in. And sometimes we just need to take a break and look at pictures of cute animals.

$12.95 AT AMAZON

1990s Retro Candy Gift Box

This massive box of retro candy like push pops, Hubba Bubba bubblegum, Nerds rope (and tons more), will delight any inner ‘90s kid.

$39.99 AT AMAZON



Sloth Rainbow Pet Toy

Give your favorite fur baby this squeaky toy featuring a cute little sloth who’s holding onto a rainbow for dear life.

$15 AT MODCLOTH

Basketball Hoop Mug

Try to “slam dunk” your mini marshmallows in this basketball mug with a built-in ceramic hoop.

$25.00 AT AMAZON

 

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12 Days of Holiday Toasts
$99.99
Pizza Cat Unisex Ugly Christmas Sweater
$26.99
Stick of Butter Ornament
$16.95
Jiggy Merry Paws Puzzle, Illustration by...
$40
How To Eat Your Christmas Tree: An Educa...
$16
Hard Seltzer Ornament
$19.95
Dinosaur Holiday Party Tea Towel Gift Se...
$22
World’s Smallest Vacuum
$15.95
Pickle Making Kit
$40
Bloody Mary Tree Set
$24.95
Huggable Uterus Cooling & Heating Pad
$29
Cell Phone Jail
$9.95
Funwares NACHOsaurus Dip & Snack Set
$19.98
Shower Wine Holder
$14.95
Hedgehog Phone Holder
$24.99
Calma Llama Stress Toy
$10.99
Wine Bottle Straws
$9.95
Dolly Parton Coloring Book
$15
Mermaker Burrito Tortilla Blanket
$22.99
Bob Ross Master Paint Set
$91.51
Starry Night/Great Wave Cookie Monster M...
$18.31
Bitch I Am The Secret Ingredient Oven Mi...
$13.75
Funko Pop! Star Wars Baby Yoda Figure
$12
“Pet Butler” Prank Gift Box
$7.99
Gummy Candy Maker
$29.99
Bring Me Some Wine Socks
$10.95
Ice Ice Baby Novelty Onesie
$12.85
Chia Pet Unicorn
$19.99
Beer Socks
$14.95
Cute Animals For Hard Times Book
$12.95
1990s Retro Candy Gift Box
$39.99
Sloth Rainbow Pet Toy
$15
Basketball Hoop Mug
$25.00
Nerdy Nuts 'Harry Potter' Butter Beer Pe...
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