Spring will be upon us in a few short months, which is excellent news for people who love dirt.
I am one of those people. I love digging in the dirt, planting stuff in the dirt – I even like my funny garden gnomes on the dirty side. (Shocking, I know.)
If you can’t wait until gardening season either, you’ll be amazed (and amused) by how many funny and creative garden gnomes are out there these days, just waiting to keep your petunias company!
Honestly, why would you settle for boring old garden statues of fairies and jockey guys when you could have a bunch of drunken gnomes in pointy hats in your garden, right?
P.S. Check out our post on gardening gifts! There are all kinds of fantastic gift ideas there for your favorite gardener.
Funny Garden Gnomes Your Neighbors May Or May Not Find Offensive
1. Drunken Camping Gnomes
by Etsy: Imagewomen
I fell in love with these guys from the first time I featured them in our post on gifts for your brother-in-law.
They’re now partying in a potted juniper plant by my front door, and I get so many compliments on them from all kinds of visitors! Needless to say, they’re there to stay. Forever.
If you don’t want all three plus the campfire, you can also order them individually. Oh, and they’re pretty small, like only a couple of inches high each, so they work best in places like my potted juniper. Just so you know.
2. Dinosaur Eating Gnomes
by Etsy: TanyaholmesStudio
Not a fairy garden gnome kind of person? Well, in that case, perhaps you’d rather turn your garden into Jurassic Park, complete with gnome-eating dinosaurs! Ready to terrify gnomes all over the neighborhood, this dinosaur comes in large and small sizes.
3. Game of Gnomes
by BigMouth Inc
Add a little drama and intrigue to your hedges with this novelty gnome of the north! He’s the perfect housewarming, birthday, or just-because gift for your favorite Game of Thrones fan.
4. Star Trek Garden Gnomes
If you’re more of a sci-fi fan (guilty as charged), you have now hit the motherlode. I had no idea Star Trek garden gnomes existed until one of our editors told me about them, and I’m smitten.
As if it couldn’t get better – there are four different gnomes from the classic series to choose from.
5. Disco Tony Gnome
Legend has it that if you listen close, you may hear the sound of tiny feet doing the hustle on warm, Saturday summer nights. If Tony Manero taught us anything, it’s that you can never have too much disco or too many leisure suits. Especially when working in the garden.
6. Pool Party Gnome
This little lawn gnome is ready to go skinny dipping whenever you are! We love his rubber ducky, pool float, and goggles, but we especially love his cute little butt. He’s the life of every pool party, guaranteed!
7. Solar-Powered Reading Gnome
Just a bookworm gnome livin’ his best life, reading his days away in the garden. His solar-powered mushroom lights up when the sun goes down so he and his bunny bestie can read long after bedtime!
The light operates with an on/off switch on the back and includes one AA battery.
8. Climbing Gnomes
by Wayfair: Design Toscano
Whether they’re up to no good or just trying to get away from the dog, these climbing gnomes are just adorable. They’d be hilarious climbing a tree, a potted plant, a birdhouse, the side of your house – so many possibilities to get creative!
9. Weightlifting Gnome
Need some help perfecting your squats and presses? This weightlifting garden gnome is here to help you get ripped in no time! His retro leopard unitard is hilarious, and we think the matching pointy hat is a fabulous touch.
10. Sasquatch Abduction Gnomes
Every sasquatch fan dreams of having a sighting in their backyard. This guy confirms what experts everywhere have conjectured for decades: they love gnomes. Now whether he’s taking them back to his den to eat them or to play Xbox, we may never know.
11. Yoga Gnomes
Outdoor gnome yoga is hotter than hot yoga right now, and celebrities everywhere swear by its benefits! Ok, that’s not true, but you can start your own practice with these little gnome yogis in the backyard any time you want.
Tell Jennifer Anniston she’ll just have to make an appointment.
12. Biker Gnome
Sometimes a gnome wants to hit the open road, and sometimes he just wants to chill in your herb garden. Who are we to tell this free bird where to land, right?
13. Mankini Gnome
by Etsy: TheCheekyGnomeCo
Only a gnome can rock a mankini! This little guy came ready to party, so you’d better stock up on ice, red solo cups, and sunscreen. He’ll bring the beer, you bring the slip n’ slide.
14. Bad Attitude Gnome
by Etsy: WorldofWonderGifts
An excellent gift for your salty friend with a bad attitude. This gnome from the wrong side of the garden and his squirrel toady clearly gives zero f*cks – and we think that’s pretty badass.
15. Zombie Gnome
Creepy gnomes aren’t just for Halloween! A zombie gnome statue with a taste for braaaaiiiins is the perfect way to scare your neighbors off all year round. Got a friend obsessed with The Walking Dead? This is their next host(ess) gift!
16. Pervy Gnome
Ok, we were on the fence about including this naughty garden gnome, but in the end, we just had to. He’s a weirdo, but he’s harmless. Plus, who doesn’t love a little inappropriate fun in the garden?
Besides, you can always punt him if he gets handsy.
17. Tree Peeing Gnome
by Etsy- LittleGardenGnomes
So busted! Then again, peeing on a tree is what #gnomelife is all about, I guess. And he’s so cute with his pointy little hat; how could you stay mad, right??
Also, go have a look at The LittleGardenGnomes shop – they’ve got all kinds of funny garden gnomes to browse, from newlywed gnomes to drunken gnomes!
18. Beach Vacation Gnome
This winter seems like it’s lasting forever, and a beach vacation is very much in order. All ready to go with his flip-flops, beach towel, and tunes – we are so here for this guy’s vibe right now.
19. Gnome On The Phone
This funny gnome so hits home with phone addicts and the people who love them. Put him in a shady spot in the yard, and you’ll have the whole neighborhood cracking up!
20. Solar Powered Gnome Light
We totally fell in love with this cute gnome bathing his doggie! The solar-powered water spout glows beautifully after sunset, making it a magical addition to your garden décor. He’s equipped to turn on at sunset and off at sunrise automatically. Comes with one AA battery.
21. Lantern-Bearing Swedish Lady Gnome
Female gnomes FTW! We’d be remiss if we didn’t include at least one female garden gnome on here. We love her little dress, slouchy hat, and solar lantern. If your garden visiting guests don’t say “aww” when they see her, they may be dead inside.
22. Takin’ it Easy Gnome
Gnome season and hammock season go hand-in-hand, and we think this guy captures the summertime vibe perfectly. His serene expression really makes you want to know what he’s dreaming about. Our money’s on beer and more naps.
23. Happy Hour Gnome
by Etsy: WorldofWonderGifts
If you need a happy hour companion to partake in adult beverages, look no further than this fun garden gnome statue. Everyone needs a friend to kick up your heels with, and we think he’s the perfect wild and crazy guy to welcome your guests.
24. Don’t Piss Off the Gnomes Sign
by Etsy: zedszombieranch
If you’re going to house a menagerie of funny garden gnomes (and we hope you do), you really should give your neighbors fair warning! They’re all charming with their fun and games, but if you disrupt their party, we can’t be responsible for what happens.
25. Ganja Loving Gnome
by Etsy: WorldofWonderGifts
This laid-back hippie gnome and his turtle buddy are the perfect guys to welcome your guests and let them know they should come as they are. No judgment, man. It’s all good.
Also, don’t forget the Taco Bell and Cheetos.
26. Meditating Concrete Gnome
by Etsy: CraftApostle
Bring some zen to your garden without all the sand! This little guy looks so happy and serene, we kind of want to sit with him and work on our mindfulness. Namaste, little Gnomie!
27. Sherlock Gnomes Garden Statue
Ok, if you’ve seen Gnomeo and Juliet, you’ve likely seen Sherlock Gnomes! He’s such a dignified and dapper guy, we had to include him here. Bonus – if hoodlums steal your fantastic collection of garden gnomes, he’ll crack the case!
Chillin’ With My Gnomies
I had such a great time putting together this post on funny garden gnomes! Honestly, it was tough not to buy every one of these little guys for myself, so I did the next best thing – I bought a bunch of them for my friends because they’ve got the same, um, skewed sense of humor that I do.
So grab some gnomie yard decorations for yourself, grab some for friends. Because let’s face it, right now, the world could use all the funny gnomes we can get.
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Laura resides in the fantastic city of Nashville, TN with her very, very patient husband, three well above average boys, a dog the size of a dinosaur, and a fleet of cats. When she’s not writing for work, she’s writing for fun. When she’s not doing that she enjoys reading, fine dining, copious amounts of wine, and philosophical conversations with her children. And some adults on occasion.