When I was a senior in high school, we each got gag gifts at the annual banquet. Mine was a toy tank, a not-so-subtle reference to my driving. But not all gag gifts are meant to be a jab at the receiver. Some are just funny or quirky or interesting, and demand recipients with the sense of humor to appreciate them. These are fun, inexpensive ways to show a girlfriend that you appreciate her!
“Tiara” Magnet, $5: I am a huge fan of artist Leigh Standley’s witty, thought-provoking work. This is one of my favorites pieces from her.
Polka Dot Shower Cap, $22: Let’s face it – not every girl washes her hair every day. I know mine would look like a tumbleweed if I did! That’s why I love a cute shower cap. So retro, so frilly, and so practical.
Cheeky Coffee Mug, $15: This mug will put a smile on her face every time she sees it: “Things just haven’t been the same since that house fell on my sister.” So funny!
Victoria’s Rejects book, $20: This funny, faux “catalog” is full of hysterical, and sadly unavailable, items, like the “young body decal” and the “knee fat lifter.”
“Wizard” Door Hanger, $24.95: Is she craving some alone time? This little door hanger gets the point across: “Nobody gets in to see the Wizard. Not Nobody, Not No How!”
Slipper Socks, $9.95: She’ll be comfy and cute in these creative slipper socks, designed to look like ballet slippers, ruby slippers (shown) or running shoes.
“You Look Fabulous” mirror, $19.95: Every girl could use a little reminder now and then, and this adorable mirror will lift her spirits!
Laini’s Ladies “Chocolate” Card with Ornament, $4.50: Laini Taylor is another one of my favorite female artists, and these cards with tiny ornaments make perfect gifts. There’s one for everyone on your list, but this one, with a quote from the Marquise de Sevigne, is universal: “But you have no chocolate? My dear, how will you ever manage?!?!”
Marble Spoon Rest, $19.95: The design is classical, the quote, comical. “Many people have eaten my cooking & gone on to lead normal lives.”
Rain Parade Mini Umbrella, $32: Practical and whimsical, these ladies are ready, whatever the weather!
Holly Go Nightly Sleep Mask, $14: Ensure some beauty sleep for the glamour girl on your list with this adorable mask!
…For Women of a Certain Age, $12: This hysterical little book shows pictures of well-dressed men doing the types of things that really get a woman excited: gardening, making dinnner, and they all know exactly the right things to say! : ) Sigh… The only thing I don’t love is the title (I’ve omitted a key word here!) There’s also a version for brides!