50 Unique & Weird Gift Ideas

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Surprise all your strangest friends with gifts even more random and obscure than they are!

What is the best present to get for the strangest people on your shopping list? Obviously, you need a weird gift to impress your favorite weirdos! Lucky for you, we’re a bunch of oddballs and managed to find the strangest and silliest gifts for any quirky character on your shopping list.

Normal people beware: this listicle is full of random, funny, and eccentric items that are not for the faint of heart. Don’t worry, we won’t bite, but the denture-shaped ice molds might! Jokes aside, let’s dive into this wonderful world of weird gift ideas and see if we can find you something for your strange friends and loved ones (or your oddball self).


50 Strange & Weird Gift Ideas

Whether you’re looking for the obscure or outrageous, there is something for all the weirdest weirdos on this list!

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Realistic Pizza Round Blanket

  • Get A Pizza This Gift

  • $$$$$
  • Comfort, Homegoods

Few things in this world are as comforting as a hot, fresh slice of pizza. However, while doctors might not recommend eating pizza every day, you could give someone an ounce of the same comfort with this realistic pizza blanket. This fun round blanket is ready to engulf your loved one in the gooey, greasy, cheesy goodness of a classic pepperoni pizza. If Italian food isn’t their style, it’s also available as a tortilla so your pal can live out their burrito fantasies.


The Screaming Goat (Book & Figure)

  • Let It Out And Learn!

  • $$$$$
  • Novelty

Does anyone else remember the YouTube video of a screaming goat intermixed with Taylor Swift’s song Trouble? Based on the over five million views, we think some of you might just recall this internet classic from 2013. If this video lives rent-free in one of your friend’s minds, or if they’re just obsessed with goats, then this screaming goat figurine is an absolute must-buy. It also comes with a little booklet of fun facts about their favorite jumping ungulates.


Roast Beef Sandwich Bath Soak

  • Luxurious Self Care For Weirdos

  • $$$$$
  • Novelty, Selfcare

The world of self-care is rapidly expanding as more people embrace the small luxuries of quality “me time.” If your mom, sister, or friend spends more on bath bombs and skincare than most people do on groceries, you should surprise them with this silly twist on the classic bath soak. Don’t worry! Inside the hilarious packaging is an actual, safe to use brown sugar and fig scented bath salts.


Human Organ Transplant- EMT Insulated Lunch Tote

  • Great For Nurses Or Doctors

  • $$$$$
  • Accessories

One of our best friends is a nurse, and we got her this lunch bag as a funny birthday gag gift a few years ago because we couldn’t stop laughing at the idea of her carrying this through the hospital. Thankfully, she doesn’t assist in organ transplants, so there won’t be any mistakes or confusion. This lunch box would be a funny and kind of creepy gift to give a recent medical school graduate, your favorite nurse, or anyone else in the medical field.


Ice Cube Tray, One Pack, Pink Dentures

  • Ice, Ice, Baby

  • $$$$$
  • Novelty, Homegoods

Most dentists will probably tell you that chewing ice is bad for your teeth. But, what about when you’re chewing teeth-shaped ice? These funny denture ice molds are a wonderfully wacky novelty gift for someone with a taste for the bizarre. Imagine going to a dinner party, and the host serves everyone drinks with ice dentures in them! Can you picture whom amongst your friends would pull such a silly prank? Well then, you know exactly who to get this ice mold for!


Squirrel Feeder Unicorn Standard

  • Hilarious Yard Accessories

  • $$$$$
  • Novelty, Homegoods

Thanks to this funky unicorn squirrel feeder, feeding squirrels just went from a weird pastime to a hilarious way to pass the time. The inside of the head is the perfect spot for the squirrels’ snacks and tricks the cute nuggets into donning the unicorn head. This ridiculous yard accessory is guaranteed to provide endless entertainment for friends, families, grandparents, or anyone that likes seeing squirrels do silly things.


Chop Sabers- Light Up LightSaber Chopsticks

  • May The Force Be With You

  • $$$$$
  • Novelty, Homegoods

Even when the forks aren’t with you, the force can be thanks to these awesome light-up lightsaber chopsticks. Our mom always told us not to play with our food, but now that we’re all presumably adults, we can play with our food as much as we want. Get these cool and eccentric chopsticks for the Star Wars fan who already owns all the usual merchandise.


Bacon Strips Bandages

  • Bacon Fixes Everything

  • $$$$$
  • Novelty, Selfcare

Have you ever considered putting bacon on an open wound? Hopefully not. But in case you know someone that loves bacon enough to believe it might have healing properties, these bacon strips bandages could kind of prove them right. These creepily realistic bandages could be the best medicine since we were kids, and our parents would kiss our boo-boos to make them all better.


Lick'em Tongue Cat Brush

  • Sitting Purrr-ty

  • $$$$$
  • Novelty

Do you know someone that has an obsessive, even borderline creepy relationship with their cat? You’ve never caught them licking their cat… but you know they probably think about it. Finally, they can live out their bizarre fantasies with this Lick’em Tongue Cat Brush. It is potentially one of the strangest items on this list of weird gift ideas, but there is something for everyone here!


Gnome and a Dachshund Garden Gnome Statue

  • There’s Gnome Gift Like It

  • $$$$$
  • Homegoods, Novelty

If you’re not a fan of eccentric yard decor, you might want to keep scrolling. The iconic gnome garden sculptures from your kooky great aunt’s yard have been receiving silly makeovers in the past few years, and we are 100% supportive of the change, especially when they’re as ridiculous as this gnome riding a wiener dog. This figurine deserves center placement on the recipient’s mantle, but it is weatherproof if they want to put it outside for all their neighbors to enjoy.

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Funny Sequin Pillow Cover

  • A New National Treasure

  • $$$$$
  • Homegoods, Comfort, Novelty

We love a good surprise reveal, like a twist ending in a psychological thriller or a movie icon’s face disguised under sequins. Give this funky pillowcase to your friend that loves sequins, and watch their face as they run their hands across the case to reveal an awkward close-up of Nicolas Cage’s face. Who doesn’t want to cuddle up with this national treasure while reading a book of secrets?


Squirrel in Underpants Deluxe Air Freshener

  • For Cars That Smell Nuts

  • $$$$$
  • Novelty

Of course, we couldn’t put just one squirrel-related item on this list! Especially not after we stumbled upon this quirky air freshener. If one of your friends has a car that just smells absolutely nuts, this squirrel is here to save the day. Plus, the squirrel is even wearing a pair of little tighty whities to keep him modest.


Yodelling Pickle

  • Get Yourself Out of A Pickle With A Pickle

  • $$$$$
  • Novelty

Are you shopping for someone who seems to own everything already? Odds are they probably don’t have a yodeling pickle yet! There is no other way to describe this yodeling pickle other than unusual, peculiar, and potentially one of the strangest gifts to give someone. But if you’re shopping for a quirky friend, this could be right up their alley. If a more random gift exists, we haven’t found it yet, but we have over 30 more opportunities to try!


Baguette Back Cushion Funny Food Plush Stuffed Toy

  • Let's Get This Bread

  • $$$$$
  • Comfort, Homegoods

It’s time to make like bread and loaf with this silly baguette pillow, perfect for relaxing with some back support. While this oddly realistic baguette looks good enough to eat, we don’t suggest slicing into this to make a sandwich. It would be a hilarious gift for a foodie or someone that keeps talking about their semester abroad in Paris twenty years later.


Chia Pet Bob Ross with Seed Pack

  • Grow Your Own Happy Little Trees

  • $$$$$
  • Novelty, Homegoods

Few things are as iconic as Bob Ross’ totally 70’s afro. Now, thanks to this awesome Chia Pet, you can grow and style his hair yourself! It’s time to queue up The Joy of Painting and bask in the joy of giving someone such a cool and obscure gift.


Cute Tooth Shaped Ceramic Succulent Cactus Flower Pot

  • What A Sweet Tooth!

  • $$$$$
  • Homegoods

Dental decor? How peculiar… but still somehow very cute, right? Yes, we are also confused by the fact that we like this succulent planter, almost as confused as we are that someone designed it. Who is the perfect recipient for this sweet tooth? Well, the obvious choice is probably a dentist, but we think it would be a cool pick for anyone with a plant obsession and taste for the unusual.


Novelty Graphic Loose Jogger Elastic Waist Pants

  • Lounge In Funky Comfort

  • $$$$$
  • Comfort

With so many incredible and odd prints to choose from, you could get a wacky and eccentric pair of joggers for everyone on your shopping list! We’re pretty partial to the cowboy cat riding a shark through the galaxy pair, but the cat tacos in the galaxy are definitely a close second. Loungewear is all the rage right now, so help your friends stand out from the sea of gray sweatpants with one of these cool picks!


The Original Bag of Poo, Poop Emoji (Brown Cotton Candy)

  • Tell Someone To Eat Poop Without Saying It

  • $$$$$
  • Novelty

Sometimes, for certain individuals, you might want to tell them to eat poop in the nicest way possible. This bag of poop emoji cotton candy might in fact be the sweetest way. This poop emoji cotton candy is a strange, borderline stupid, but still funny gift for friends or loved ones that always chuckles at potty humor.


The Original Wine Condoms

  • Wrap It Up

  • $$$$$
  • Homegoods, Novelty

Wrap it before you tap it, or in this case, wrap it after you tap it. These wine condoms could be a ridiculous pick for your office White Elephant gift exchange or your favorite wine connoisseur. This silly, yet effective novelty gift is perfect for extending the life of wine, beer, or any other beverage that might go off before the recipient gets a chance to finish it.


6 Pack Fun Cat Refrigerator Magnets

  • A Meowing Good Gift

  • $$$$$
  • Homegoods

Crazy cat ladies of the world, rejoice! There is more cute and kitschy household decor with cats than ever before. These adorable little kitty magnets would be a sweet touch to any locker, refrigerator, or another metallic surface.

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Instant Underpants

  • In Case Of Emergency

  • $$$$$
  • Novelty, Comfort

Did the sketchy late-night taco truck on the corner do you dirty? Do you know a lack-toast-ant-tolerant person that can’t give up cheese to save their life? We hope no one is ever in the position of needing to use emergency underpants, but it’s better to be safe than sorry. These would make a hilarious stocking stuffer or gag gift for someone with a wacky sense of humor.


Cat Butt Tissue Holder

  • Bless You

  • $$$$$
  • Homegoods

The eccentric decor just got even more bizarre, thanks to this cat butt tissue holder. This strange but functional tissue box dispenses those handy kleenexes out of— you guessed it— a cat’s butt. Choose from a black and white kitty or a ginger cat, whatever will best match the rest of the recipient’s whacky home goods.


Toilet Golf Potty Time Putter Game

  • Hole In One!

  • $$$$$
  • Novelty

Sure, most people probably just mindlessly scroll through their phones while hanging out in the bathroom. But you could give someone the gift of hilarious toilet entertainment with this toilet golf putter game! This game could be an awesome choice for dad or anyone that loves golf and seems to be spending longer and longer in the bathroom. Is it a bit of a bizarre choice? Maybe. But will it be an absolute hoot for your dad to unwrap at Christmas? Without a doubt!


Joe Exotic Celebrity Prayer Candle - Tiger King

  • An Exotic Choice

  • $$$$$
  • Homegoods, Novelty

Regular candles are overplayed. Even the ones with sarcastic phrases aren’t quite strange enough to impress your oddball friends. But this Joe Exotic prayer candle? It hits the weird nail right on the mullet-rocking head. The star of the absolutely wild Netflix documentary Tiger King took the world by storm during the early days of the pandemic and managed to capture the attention of the world desperate for something entertaining to watch. If you know someone that started impulse buying tiger print clothing and growing out their hair after watching the show, you should definitely get them this candle.


Dill Dough Stress Reliever Putty

  • Sounds Like A Problem Only A Pickle Can Solve

  • $$$$$
  • Novelty

This is undoubtedly a weird gift, really only suitable for an adult that caught onto the recent slime trend. However, if you know someone that could use some stress relief, has a wicked sense of humor, and loves pickles, then this might just be the perfect odd gift for them. It could also make a hilarious White Elephant gift for adults that love a naughty play on words.


Nachosaurus Snack and Dip Set

  • Take A Dip With This Dino

  • $$$$$
  • Homegoods

Sorry if these are sold out by the time you read this article because we’ve probably already bought all of them. Nachos are undoubtedly one of the greatest foods on the planet, and dinosaurs are some of the coolest animals to ever live on earth. We can’t think of a better combination than this Stegosaurus-inspired snacking solution that’s perfectly designed for chips and dip! Okay, we’ll try to refrain from buying the entire stock, just so that you can get the perfect weird gift for your loved ones.


Custom Photo Wrapping Paper

  • Wrap It Up

  • $$$$$
  • Novelty

Almost as important as the gift itself is the presentation! This is your opportunity to pick the most random, hilarious, or even awkward pictures of the recipient and plaster them all over customized wrapping paper. This personalized paper could be a cool and fun way to organize Christmas presents for multiple people— their gifts are the ones wrapped with their faces!


Zen Dog Garden Sculpture

  • Unnecessary Yet Wonderful

  • Homegoods

Such a random, unnecessary gift hasn’t existed since we mentioned the gnome riding the wiener dog sculpture. But unlike that wild ride, these two calm and collected pups are ready to add an air of peacefulness and tranquility to anyone’s yard. This meditate duo is handmade in the USA, and each size is sold separately. The smaller sculpture measures 5.5 inches tall, and the larger one measures 8.5 inches tall.


Licensed Diet Coke Can Evening Bag

  • It’s Called Fashion, Sweetie

  • $$$$$
  • Accessories

The world of fashion is ever-changing, but we promise this diet coke can bag will be a whimsical stunner for years to come. Any formal occasion can instantly become a party with this funky purse. Does anyone else want to get out a bedazzler and go to town on this accessory? We can already think of five women we want to get this purse for, with or without the extra sparkles. If you’re shopping for a woman whose taste is more quirky than couture, we strongly suggest getting one of these funky purses for her!


Playful Sports Mugs

  • He Shoots, He Scores!

  • $$$$$
  • Homegoods

Please, we’re begging you to play with your food! Or, at least, to give other people the opportunities to play with their food! This fun mug is great for dunking marshmallows into hot cocoa, slap-shotting soup into the net, or whatever other sports analogy the recipient wants to make with their breakfast cereal. It’s available in hockey, basketball, soccer, and baseball varieties.


Folding Umbrella Hat

  • Hands-Free, And Still Dry

  • $$$$$
  • Accessories

Wow— hands-free rain protection that’s so utterly stylish? We couldn’t believe it ourselves until we saw this chic umbrella hat. Rain jackets just don’t provide enough coverage, and holding an umbrella could impede performance in any two-handed activity. Plus, how funny would it be to watch one of your friends, parents, or loved ones try on an umbrella hat! Are you wondering what your quirky friend will actually do with an umbrella hat? We think it would be perfect for making a jellyfish or mushroom Halloween costume!


Bluetooth Banana Phone

  • Ring Ring, Pick Up Your Banana Please

  • $$$$$
  • Novelty

We’ve been pretending bananas are phones for longer than we can remember. Back in our playdate days and now when we want to make babies laugh. But now we could all actually answer a banana phone, and the world will never be the same again. Is it your lunch or your phone? No one will know until it rings or you eat it, but please make sure your real banana isn’t ringing and that you don’t eat your banana phone!


Shitake Candy Canes Gift Box

  • Fungi’s For Fun Guys

  • $$$$$
  • Novelty

We found the perfect funny gag gift to get a laugh out of vegetarians or vegans this Christmas. Yes, these shitake mushroom flavored candy canes are vegetarian and vegan friendly, but no, we don’t think they’ll taste particularly sweet. The only thing funnier than the look on your friend’s face when they open it will be their reaction to tasting them!


Bath and Shower Soap Noodles

  • Soup… We Mean Soap Time

  • $$$$$
  • Selfcare

A few years ago, a couple of articles (like this one) popped up about people literally bathing in ramen noodles. While we would never waste our favorite cheap food in this way, these soap noodles could present a viable alternative for those who want to bathe in their Chinese food takeout.


Tiny Hands Toy

  • Make Everyone Uncomfortable With Ease

  • $$$$$
  • Novelty

These tiny hands have always instantly made us uncomfortable whenever our friends bust them out. And now, you have the opportunity to pass on that freaky feeling to all your friends and loved ones. This cheap and silly gift is perfect for your friends that love to pull pranks and freak people out.


Taco Booties

  • Let’s Taco-Bout Baby Gifts

  • $$$$$
  • Comfort

So far, most of these obscure and ridiculous gifts have been targeted towards adults, at least, until these taco booties marched onto the scene. There is no such thing as being too young for weird gifts, especially if the weird gifts are this stinking cute. As if chunky baby feet were already cute enough to eat, now they’re disguised as delicious tacos!


Pizza Pouch

  • For On-The-Go Eaters

  • $$$$$
  • Accessories

Are you shopping for weird gift ideas for people that are always on the go? The type of people that are so busy they don’t even have time to sit down and eat? If so, we’d like to introduce you to the pizza pouch! Now, that busy bee can take lunch or dinner with them wherever they go, without having to sit down and while keeping their hands free for that very important game of Tetris on their phone.


Coconut Fiber Giraffe Planter

  • We’re Coco-Nuts For This Planter

  • $$$$$
  • Homegoods

The fact that giraffes are real and unicorns aren’t is still absolutely wild to us. Unicorns are generally just horses with cute horns. On the other hand, Giraffes look like a leopard-moose-camel with a Brachiosaurus neck and tiny numb horns. Now that we’ve established that giraffes are just weird-looking animals, this giraffe planter is still really freaking cute and would be an awesome gift for a plant person with quirky taste.


Rhino Knife Sharpener

  • Give Them An Edge Up

  • $$$$$
  • Homegoods, Novelty

Here is another random gift option with an African animal twist! This knife sharpener will put all others to shame, mainly because most of them don’t have any horns, and this one has two! We’ve always had a soft spot for kitschy kitchen decor, but this is also a fully functional and helpful way to keep knives as sharp as our wit.


Nicolas Cage You're My National Treasure Morphing Coffee Mugs

  • Make Mornings Magical

  • $$$$$
  • Homegoods

In case you were wondering, no, we don’t own this mug yet. But yes, we’re totally getting it for our significant other this Valentine’s Day. What better way to express your emotions than with Nicolas Cage’s face? If the sequin pillow wasn’t quite right, but you still want to get in on the weird counter-culture obsession with putting Mr. Cage’s iconic face on everything, then this sentimental coffee mug could be a perfect choice.


Velociraptor Garden Sculpture Set

  • We’re Raptured By These Lawn Sculptures

  • $$$$$
  • Homegoods

Sadly for many Jurassic Park and Jurassic World enthusiasts, scientists don’t think velociraptors looked like the giant, scaly, ferocious predators depicted in those movies. According to this article by National Geographic, they probably reassembled eagles or turkeys more than their big-screen interpretation. We’re sorry for potentially ruining your day with these disappointing dinosaur facts, but we want to extend a peace offering to make it better. These velociraptor lawn sculptures don’t have a hint of feathering, so the recipient can still use them to recreate their favorite Jurassic Park scenes.


Colonel Corn Bottle Stopper

  • Feeling Corny

  • $$$$$
  • Novelty

We all have that one friend that has one or two glasses of wine and starts busting out corny jokes like they’re a 90s sitcom dad. With this wine stopper, they can continue making corny jokes even after they’ve put the bottle away (that is, if they didn’t finish the whole thing already). Maybe if they can re-cork their bottles, you won’t be subjected to as many so-bad-they’re-good puns!


Beaker Meep Meep Fuzzy Hair Adult Crew Socks

  • A Meep Choice

  • $$$$$
  • Novelty, Comfort

Beaker was forever and always an absolute scene-stealer during all of The Muppets specials. Oh, you don’t believe me? Try thinking of Beaker without mentally saying “meep meep” in his silly voice. Now that we’re all potentially in agreement that Beaker is an extremely underrated character in The Muppets, you know just what to say when your friend asks you why you got them Beaker socks.


Dancing with Jesus: Bobbling Figurine

  • Boogie Time

  • $$$$$
  • Novelty

Wow, who knew Jesus had such killer dance moves? Clearly, the creators of this little bobbling figurine knew something they didn’t teach the rest of us in Sunday school. If you know someone that doesn’t take anything seriously, not even religion, or someone that might need to lighten up a bit, then this dancing Jesus is a wonderful weird gift to give them.


The Freebird Mullet Wig Skull Cap Brown One Size

  • Let Your Flag And Hair Fly

  • $$$$$
  • Accessories

We were going to try to add in a pun with the Freebird lyrics, but just by mentioning the song, we figured you’ll probably have it stuck in your head all day, and that’s borderline torture enough. Just by looking at this luscious mullet and American flag bandana combo, you might already know which one of your loved ones to get this silly gag gift for. And if not, we will gladly help you come up with some ideas!


Inflatable Turkey Costume for Adults

  • We’re Thankful For This Gift

  • $$$$$
  • Novelty

While no one expects to get a gift on Thanksgiving, you could give a silly someone the incredible opportunity to ride into family dinner on an inflatable turkey. You know that cousin that you can’t sit next to during serious family gatherings because you two get a bit too wild when you’re together? We suggest getting this inflatable turkey costume for them.


Dog Halloween Costume Pet Knife Doll

  • A Scary Good Time

  • $$$$$
  • Accessories

Whether or not it’s actually Halloween, it’s always a spooky season in our hearts. Seemingly infinite numbers of women are obsessed with Halloween, almost as many as are obsessed with their dogs. If you know someone who loves both, you should definitely surprise them with this hilarious and creepy dog costume that turns their perfect pup into a scary serial killer.


Garden Genie Gloves

  • Get Down And Dirty

  • $$$$$
  • Homegoods

Your gardening-obsessed friend could be clawing at the dirt like a crazed hyena right now, but you haven’t gotten them their garden genie gloves yet! Haven’t we all wondered at one point or another what it would be like to be Wolverine from X-Men? Or at least, not have your nails break at the slightest sign of inconvenience? While these gardening gloves may look silly, they’re super easy to use and make clipping leaves and planting seeds an absolute breeze!


Self-Watering Dinosaur Planters

  • Watering Plants? Forget About It

  • $$$$$
  • Homegoods

Not only are these dinosaur planters adorable, but they’re also perfect for anyone that chronically forgets to water their plants! We get it, we constantly forget too, but our plants tend to get pretty made about it. But you could help keep your friend’s plants happy with these thirsty dinosaurs that are conveniently self-watering!


Fanny Pack Gifts-3D Men Beer Belly

  • Carry It All In Your Gut

  • $$$$$
  • Accessories

In a world that keeps attempting to make fanny packs cute and stylish, you could help your friends stand out from the crowd with this hairy beer belly fanny pack. This ridiculous accessory is perfect for your friend with an affinity for Dad bods or anyone that enjoys a dash of optical illusions in their clothing.


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Carly Schwarz

Carly Schwarz is a part-time conservation biologist, part-time creator of funky crafts, and full-time goofball writer for Gift Rabbit. She earned a degree in Environmental Biology from Tulane University in New Orleans and has worked on conservation projects worldwide since. Before she entered the world of online writing, Carly was the Research Coordinator of an elephant sanctuary in northern Thailand.