My favorite friends happen to be the most unusual. Come to think of it, everyone on my friend list is at least funny or odd or quirky in some way.
And by the way, that proud title extends to my friends at work as well. Not gonna lie, the crew at Love and Lavender is one group of delightfully strange people.
So, when Christmas (Festivus), Valentine’s Day, or their birthday rolls around, is there anything more apropos than a weird gift for your weird pal? I think not.
That’s why we put together a gift guide full of great gift ideas for the odd ducks in your life. It’s designed to provide you with inspiration, laughter, and exclamations of “whaaaaa???” as you read along. You’re welcome.
Funny, Bewildering, and Decidedly-Odd Gifts For Weird People
Spoiler alert – it was a tough decision, but we left out the cat butt magnets. That and a bottle opener. Who really needs another bottle opener when they could have our #1 pick below, which is the …
1. Bob Ross Slow Cooker
Truly a unique gift based on the iconic man himself. If you’re of an *ahem* certain generation, you remember Bob on Public Television. He weaved his magic with oil paints and charmed nature’s critters, like Radagast the Brown.
It makes perfect sense, then, that the artist who could always make you feel better can also help your weird bestie whip up some comfort food. The next time they want to make a happy little vegetable soup on a cold day, they’ll be thankful they have a Bob Ross slow cooker.
2. Bread Lamp
When I began writing this, I called over my shoulder to inform my husband that a Japanese artist makes lampshades out of bread. There was a pause, then “That’s weird.”
Exactly, hun. An unusual gift of this nature is right at home on this list!
Yukiko Morita was inspired when she worked in a bakery and developed an appreciation for the beauty of bread and the art of breadmaking. She’s right. Bread is beautiful, and so are her lampshades in a really, really weird way.
I adore that she reduces food waste by using loaves that would otherwise be thrown out to make her lampshades. Very cool, Yukiko. Very cool.
3. Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza Game
A fantastic gift for the whole family! It’s easy to learn, fast-paced, and belly laugh-inducing.
Gather around and try to be the first to get rid of your cards by showing off your superior verbal cognition and reflexes. Or luck. Whatever, it’s a lot of fun. And it would make a great stocking stuffer!
4. Weirdest Candles Evaaah
Maybe a bit of a gag gift idea, but Grizzly Candles are KILLIN’ it in the crazy candle market. With scents like “Trashy Romance Novel” and “Creepy Basement,” how could you possibly go wrong??
Personally, I know a few people who’d bore you to death reminiscing for hours about an old flame if you gave them the “Dirty Hipster.”
Get it? Flame like an ex, but also like a candle?
I’m sorry/not sorry.
5. Lester’s Fixin’s Weird Sodas
by Rocket Fizz
Adios Beanboozled Jelly Bellies, there’s a new sheriff in town.
Lester’s weird (gross?) concoctions include ranch dressing, buffalo wing sauce, and bacon-flavored sodas. I can’t quite decide if the sweet corn, pumpkin pie, or peanut butter & jelly flavors are gonna be heave-inducing or pleasantly delicious, though.
I’ll test them out on my kids and get back to you.
6. Flip Shirts
Please gift one of these flip shirts. Please.
The L&L gang couldn’t pick just one; we all seemed to have our own personal faves. Heather really took to the sloth one, and I may lean that way too. The ninja is pretty rad, though. What a fun gift idea!
7. Pizza Socks Box
Everyone should have pizza socks! You get a choice of 5 types of pizza pairs, all packaged up neatly in a pizza box. Choose from Pepperoni, Vegetarian, Hawaiian, Italian, and Capricciosa, or a mix. If your weird friend is a pizza lover, or better yet, works at a pizza place, this gift is a non-negotiable must-have.
8. Sound-Activated Light Blocks
by Light Stax
Charge up these building blocks, and watch your fave quirky genius over 6 years old have a blast. They’ll undoubtedly wow you with all the cool things they construct and the blocks light up with sound.
What would you build? I’m thinking maybe a robot that lights up when you yell “time for the disco!” Yeah. That should be a thing.
9. Yodeling Pickle
When you gift this yodeling pickle, you’re giving much, much more than a singing accompaniment to your deli sandwich. Your wonderful weirdo can yodel along, use it to put off annoying people, or close their eyes and be spirited away to the Swiss Alps.
10. Stylish Sexy Strange Vintage Photos
Heather’s fave! Definitely for the pet lover in the crowd.
Once you start looking through these vintage pics it’s gonna be hard to stop. With over a dozen themes to browse, you’ll easily find the perfect gift for any connoisseur of the arcane.
Heather owns this one, which I have to say is AWESOME.
See? Told you she’s a gifting guru.
11. Acre Of Land On The Moon, Mars, Or Venus
by Lunar Land
Get in early on what could become one of the most lucrative investments in Earth’s history. You can purchase an acre (or more) of land on the moon and give it to someone you love. Think about it – this gift has everything. It’s romantic, weird, and, mark my words, it’ll end up being very practical. Someday.
12. Sushi Soaps
AWESOME gift alert!
This trio of sushi soaps is delightful enough to look at, but it’s also scented like Japanese food! Pickled plum, hot wasabi, and mirin (sweet rice wine). According to the reviews, they smell amazing and they are SO cute!
13. People Of Walmart.Com Coloring Book
Like many, during a certain pandemic whose name we don’t speak in my house (kinda like Voldemort), I’m cooped up all day. Work, eat, watch the news, and repeat. It’s stressful, to say the least.
When I saw this coloring book, I knew relaxation was just an Amazon delivery away. Do your weird friends a favor and get one for each of them, for the sake of their mental health.
14. Offensive(ish) Crayons
I’ve been a fan of offensive crayons for a long time now. Still, was a liiiiittle reluctant to buy them for my friends because the first iteration wasn’t just offensive. It was OFFENSIVE. And hilarious. But OFFENSIVE.
This is the slightly less brutal version of the original, so definitely safer. If your weird friend still gets legit offended at these, I dunno what to tell ‘ya. Except maybe get new friends?
15. Mixed Bag Of Edible Insects
Because hey, you never know when the zombie apocalypse is coming. Also, giving the gift of a great source of protein is a sign of real friendship. And they’re made with no artificial colors or flavors! Perfect if you’re weirdo pal is also a foodie or on a keto diet.
16. Narwhal Dish Towel
This guy is so cute he belongs in the kitchen, all happy with his little banjo! Give him to your fave oddball and watch their face light up. They’ll totally show off their banjo-pickin’ narwhal whenever company comes over. Available in white and gray.
17. English Lordship
If edible bugs aren’t your thing, bestow the gift of royalty!
Hougun Manor Estate awaits her Lord or Ladyship’s arrival with sweeping views, picturesque walking paths, waterfalls, and absolutely no staff or castle to welcome them. However, they will receive the title deed to 5 square feet of dedicated land and a lovely title crest.
18. Wine Condoms
by Wine Condom
Friends don’t let friends drink oxidized wine! Please encourage your friends to practice safe drinking and give them a wine condom. It’s a hilarious way to reseal an opened bottle of wine, and it’s guaranteed to be leak-proof to avoid any “accidents.”
19. How To Talk To Your Cat About Gun Safety: And Abstinence, Drugs, Satanism, and Other Dangers That Threaten Their Nine Lives
It’s about time someone’s said what we’ve all been thinking: Cats are growing up so fast these days, and there’s no use in sheltering them!
If you have a cat lover in your life who has impressionable felines, they need this book. Their cats’ nine lives may depend on it.
20. Banana Art Sun Catcher
It’s just a weird present. Period.
But the story behind it is more bizarre. Apparently, someone (who’s obviously a genius) purchased a piece of art for $120,000 at an auction in Miami. Guess what it was? A banana duct-taped to a wall.
The real genius here is the person who decided to turn that absurdity into a beautiful stained glass suncatcher. It’s a way more practical gift for that odd friend who enjoys the finer things.
21. Chocolate Toothpaste
Yes, this is bonafide toothpaste. Does it taste like delicious chocolate? Not sure. I haven’t tried it. YET.
But legions of Amazon reviewers say it does, and that’s good enough for me. I’d be willing to bet you some sushi soaps that it won’t disappoint your bad breath loved ones.
22. Bolin Toilet Brush
A whimsical toilet brush makes the unpleasant job of cleaning toilets just a little more pleasant. This would make a wonderful housewarming gift for the oddball first-time homeowner! Or for a cacti enthusiast.
23. French Bread Pillow
Looking for a gift for a weird baker?
If the bread lamps aren’t in the cards (#2), a French bread pillow is a good backup choice! It comes in 32 and 40 inches and looks soooo comfy. Napping with a huge loaf of bread has always been a dream of mine. Don’t ask.
24. Stay Weird Art
Weird is a way of life. That’s exactly why every weirdo should have a beautiful piece of wall art to celebrate it. This simple, yet elegant piece of framed art comes in 6 sizes, 3 color themes, and features plenty of frame options. Classy.
Let Your Freak Flag Fly
Call them what you will: weird, unusual, oddball, unique, quirky. I sincerely hope you’re lucky enough to have at least one friend in your life that fits the adjectives. They’ll make you laugh, think, embarrass you in public places, and appreciate your weird gifts as no one else would.
The world needs more of them.
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