Oct 27 2016
Funny anniversary gifts are great if you are getting a gift for a friend’s anniversary. Funny gifts are a bit riskier if you are getting an anniversary gift for your partner. He or she might take offense if they don’t see the gift with the same sense of humor as you do or if she was expecting jewelry and gets a gag gift – in either case you could be in the dog house. If however you know you partner will enjoy the joke go for it.
- Cards & T-Shirts
- Photos & Videos
- Playful Underwear
- Nostalgia / Car Trick
- Lawn Gifts
Cards & T-Shirts
Funny cards and t-shirts are a pretty safe gift if you are going to an anniversary party for friends and just can’t see giving them wine glasses or china.
Zazzle has a selection of amusing anniversary cards, t-shirts and mugs at www.zazzle.com/humorous+anniversary+gifts including cards and mugs you can personalize. The website www.anniversary-gifts-by-year.com/humorous-anniversary-cards.html will refer you to a number of humorous card retailer sites and e-card websites where you can purchase amusing anniversary cards.
A British website www.forgiftsandcards.co.uk/funny_anniversary_cards.htm offers two tastefully funny cards which can be personalized with names and anniversary dates as well as an option for selecting the hair color of the folks on the card to match your recipient’s hair color.
Crossing the Chasm to Crazy
The website www.stupid.com/fun/anniversary.html has a page devoted to stupid anniversary gifts including” love rats” (little rats covered in hearts which are so ugly they are cute) a frog that turns into a prince, a love gun that shoots cupids up to 15 feet, and a cuddly Hershey Kiss doll that looks like a Hershey Kiss with a face arms and legs……it all depends on who you are getting the gift for but these might just work.
Looking for comical print or poster for your anniversary gift the website www.findgift.com/Occasions/Anniversary/Him/Humorous/ offers many prints which can be personalized with your recipients’ faces, names and anniversary dates. There are also two anniversary toilet paper rolls you can order as a humorous gift. One is a play on the first anniversary gift suggestion of paper and the other has a more generic “Happy Anniversary I Love You” message printed on each sheet of the toilet paper.
Fantasy board games are another fun loving gift you might consider if you know the couple very well or if you are looking for a gift for your partner. There are many board game choices on “Eden Fantasys” at www.edenfantasys.com/tp-landing-url/slave.aspx?sid=1096&fs=&page=1&sorting=4&lang=en which range from explicit to just naughty.
Humorous Photo Collage or Video Slideshow
You could do a blooper-like collection of humorous photos and video clips from the couple’s life together. This can really be funny if the couple is celebrating a 25 plus anniversary because of the funny old pictures with once trendy, leisure suits and tie died t-shirts. If you need help digitalizing the photos try www.scanmyphotos.com/ .
Another gift idea is to have some of those blooper photos framed. “Next tag” at http://www.nextag.com/photo-collage-frame/shop-html has a collection of collage frames you can choose from. A variation on this theme if you want to get a year of fun out of this gift is to give one of these pictures each month for a year. If you were married on the 8th put one of the framed photos on the pillow on the eighth each month for the next year.
Absurd, Crazy or Playful Underwear
There are of course humorous underwear sites www.funnyundies.com/, and the aptly named www.smartassgifts.com/ are two of the many humorous underwear sites. Now maybe it is just me but humorous underwear seems to me to be a matter of very personal taste. Before you order funny boxer shorts or a thong for him that is made to rip off or says “feelin lucky” or a thong for her with “hot mama”, “spoiled rotten”, or “high maintenance” printed on it make sure the recipient will appreciate your sense of humor. You want to make sure the recipient of your gift will appreciate the humor and understand you are laughing with them not at them.
Funny Anniversary Gesture
If this is a 25 plus anniversary and if you have the money or a friend with a used car lot find a car that looks like the first car you had when you got married. Park it in the drive way the night before and then invite your spouse out for breakfast, they will gasp and remember that first year. This is a funny and romantic gesture. Hopefully you now drive a much better car, if not, forget this gift.
Humorous Gifts for the Yard
Get a local stone mason to carve a stone with a special message and your anniversary date on a garden stone or bench or go on line to www.kayberry.com/ and order a stone with your message and your anniversary date. Place the stone somewhere in the garden. Sometime on your anniversary day make sure you and your spouse take a walk in the garden. Let her find the stone. She will be impressed you remembered and went to the trouble to have your anniversary date memorialized. Just one word of warning! Don’t pick a stone that looks like a tombstone.
Remember That Comedy You Watched Together?
Get a copy of a favorite movie that made you both laugh out loud make a little popcorn and sit down and watch it together sometime during your anniversary day, You never know where this might lead. Fun times from the past are sometimes easily forgotten and the movie will give you both the time to reflect on those good times in a world that often moves very fast. You can find old and new movies on www.netflix.com/.
Funny Anniversary Gift Advice
This is a tricky category of gifts and except for the cards I only recommend you try to pull off a gag anniversary gift if you are very sure the recipient will appreciate the humor of the gift.