I have a wonderful tradition with a good friend of mine where we give one another gag gifts on our birthdays. We are rarely on time and they are often supremely tacky. I almost had the perfect gift this year, but after I finally came down from the Giant Metal Chicken (just Google it and when you start laughing you'll know you're on the right site!) high I was on, my brain kicked in and I realized that a small flock of real, egg laying chickens might be a bit more of a burden than a good laugh.
I have stopped exchanging gifts with my family. (Not my kids, just my brother etc.) but am considering starting this tradition with them. No more than $20 and we could even do a White Elephant thing (damn I love White Elephant Gift Games!!).
This year, should the rest of my family agree (honestly, even if they don't I am going forward with this) I have already identified some pretty awesome gifts!
Do you watch TV? Then I'm sure you've seen...
Spray Rubber! Seriously, I wish I could just buy everyone a can. This is the coolest stuff I've seen in a long time!! I think if you buy 2 you get a Ginsu knife too!
Dog Fart Spray! I am thinking I could give this to a friend with a teenage boy and add a sticker that says "Boy" over the dog. (although they have a dog that farts too, so maybe this is a dual purpose gift!)
Bacon TShirt would be cool for either of my kids. Now, as I read the rest of the fun shirts on the site I feel good that I laugh at many, and realize I just don't understand what some of them are talking about. For instance, not being an SNL watcher, I did not understand the "More Cowbell" comment and had to Google that search.
Giant Trout Pillow: This could be a serious winner! (Oh, no! It's out of stock!)
Then there is always the go-to gift... Chia Pet. Pick your theme!!!
OK... getting tired. I'm off. Night Sue Ellen. Night John Boy. Night Google. Night Internet.