You wake up before the sun’s up with a wide grin on your face. You put on your slippers, yawn, and head over to the Christmas tree. There, you find a whole mountain of gifts. You get busy unpacking and you realize that you got everything that you wanted, but there’s one last present left. You rip open the wrapping paper, your jaw drops, and you start laughing so hard, your belly hurts.

Some people see Xmas as the perfect time to have a little bit of fun. So they make their loved ones laugh with hilarious gifts that only Grinches wouldn’t giggle at or by wrapping presents up to look like completely different things. Bored Panda has compiled this list of some of the funniest times that people trolled others with their gifts.

We hope you enjoy it as much as we loved putting it together. Don’t forget to upvote your fave pics and tell us all about the funniest presents you’ve given or received in the comments! Done feasting your eyes on this list? Then you’ll want to have these two posts about the funniest gag gifts for dessert right here and here.

Bored Panda wanted to learn more about the benefits of humor and receiving funny gifts (that we might sometimes be disappointed with), as well as the Spirit of Giving, so we reached out to psychologist, priest, and author, Dr. Fraser Watts. "Humor can be enormously helpful in coping with difficult situations. We often get rather up close, psychologically, to issues that are causing us distress. The value of humor is that it adds distance and perspective," he said. Read on for our full interview with Dr. Watts.

#1

My Gift From My Grandparents Today

My Gift From My Grandparents Today

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Sue Hazlewood
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7 months ago

Very clever

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Told My Boyfriend I Was Getting Him A Burger For Christmas

Told My Boyfriend I Was Getting Him A Burger For Christmas

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wandile dludlu
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7 months ago

I would go buy an engagement ring immediately

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“"Shirtception" - My Favorite Gift Every Year From My Brother. We're Now At Level 7

“"Shirtception" - My Favorite Gift Every Year From My Brother. We're Now At Level 7

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wandile dludlu
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7 months ago

I wish I had a brother... for s**t like this

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Dr. Watts told Bored Panda that laughing at something allows us to gain a different perspective on the situation because we draw back from it. In other words, we become detached from the things that we deemed to be "desperately important," even if for a moment. "If you get good at smiling about things that upset you, it can save you a lot of distress," the psychologist explained the value of humor in hard times.

However great some humorous gifts can be, not everyone will appreciate them. According to Dr. Watts, "it is always a problem when you receive a gift that you don’t really want or are disappointed by." This can lead you to feel guilty about not being grateful for what you received. Fortunately, there's a way to solve this conundrum.

"One way of handling this is to put yourself in the place of the person who gave the present and think through how they decided you were a person they really wanted to give a present to, how they mulled over what you might like and went searching for it. You may still feel that they made the wrong choice, but thinking about it in this way may help you to be more appreciative of the effort they made," Dr. Watts explained.

#4

How My Graphic Designer Sister Likes To Send My Christmas Presents

How My Graphic Designer Sister Likes To Send My Christmas Presents

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Bettye McKee
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7 months ago

I like your sister already.

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#5

I'm 29 & Paralyzed From The Waste Down And I Got This From My 9-Year-Old Nephew Who's Named After Me

I'm 29 & Paralyzed From The Waste Down And I Got This From My 9-Year-Old Nephew Who's Named After Me

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Kandigirl 1971
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7 months ago

Freaking awesome!

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#6

The Other Day My Dad Fell Off A 10 Ft Ladder And Through A Drop Ceiling. I Just Happened To Be Walking By And Was Able To Catch Him On His Way Down

The Other Day My Dad Fell Off A 10 Ft Ladder And Through A Drop Ceiling. I Just Happened To Be Walking By And Was Able To Catch Him On His Way Down

This was the tile he went through and now his Christmas present is finished.

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Lord Mysticlaw
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7 months ago

Creative and funny and sweet! ❤

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One of the best things about this list is that you’ll find plenty of inspiration for late Xmas gifts, next year’s Christmas, as well as people’s birthdays. After the year that we had, people can use a laugh or two.

Humor helps your body fight off stress and can even boost your immune system, of all things. So investing in a gag gift and having some creative fun with your wrapping is, actually, a wonderful present. You’re giving somebody a chance at being healthier physically, mentally, and emotionally, after all.

Laughter also relieves pain, boosts your mood, helps you connect with others, and can even make you more resilient to whatever lemons life throws your way. In short, laughter gives you the tools to turn those lemons into delicious lemonade. And we all know how good lemonade is for sharing.

#7

My Parents Are Retiring And Want To Travel Full Time. My Brother Sent Them This Suitcase For Christmas

My Parents Are Retiring And Want To Travel Full Time. My Brother Sent Them This Suitcase For Christmas

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wandile dludlu
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7 months ago

We know who is the favourite son... or at least what everyone will think

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#8

I Told My Husband I Just Wanted Some "Crappy Earrings" For Christmas. He Delivered

I Told My Husband I Just Wanted Some "Crappy Earrings" For Christmas. He Delivered

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Cip IESAN
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7 months ago

Oh, s**t!

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#9

A Gift From Grandma

A Gift From Grandma

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Jill
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7 months ago

Grandam got game! No literally. She prolly kept the game instead.

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Of course, getting a gag gift instead of that new iPhone, bike, or KFConsole (that last one isn’t a joke, by the way) can be disappointing. Fortunately, even if you don’t feel like it, forcing a laugh provides benefits as well. Fake it till you make it and the world will seem brighter. At the end of the day, Christmas isn’t about gifts (and we tend to forget that far too often), so focus on the Spirit of Giving and being charitable.

That being said, we’re far from perfect (and getting gifts can feel amazing). So, meanwhile, secretly, you might be getting ready for revenge for the funny presents you got—with a hilarious gift to troll the pants off those dastardly villains who slighted you. And that’s exactly how long-lasting prank feuds start. But you know what? The more laughter, the better. Especially during the holidays and while we've still got the trail of 2020 following us.

#10

I’m A Marine Biology Student, And My Cousins Saw It Fit To Give Me Blobfish Slippers For Christmas. I Thought You All Deserved To Know About Them

I’m A Marine Biology Student, And My Cousins Saw It Fit To Give Me Blobfish Slippers For Christmas. I Thought You All Deserved To Know About Them

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Agfox
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7 months ago

Where can I buy a pair - asking for a friend

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#11

Finished Wrapping My Sister's Present. It's A Necklace

Finished Wrapping My Sister's Present. It's A Necklace

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Jo Johannsen
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7 months ago

I used some hanger rods to package a nightgown so it looked like a broom.

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#12

I Asked For Art For My New Apartment This Christmas. May I Present “Butterflies”, A Painting From My Nieces Made Entirely With Their Butt Cheeks. Lovely

I Asked For Art For My New Apartment This Christmas. May I Present “Butterflies”, A Painting From My Nieces Made Entirely With Their Butt Cheeks. Lovely

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Rissie
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7 months ago

It's very cheeky.

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#13

My Dad Has Always Been A Master Of Disguising Gifts, And This Year Drilled A Hole In A Piece Of Wood To Hide A Ring Box For My Mom

My Dad Has Always Been A Master Of Disguising Gifts, And This Year Drilled A Hole In A Piece Of Wood To Hide A Ring Box For My Mom

The look of "too many years of this crap" is strong with this one.

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Rissie
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7 months ago

I saw this one last year... ;)

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#14

My Wife Bought Me A New Leg For Christmas

My Wife Bought Me A New Leg For Christmas

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Helen Haley
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7 months ago

Shiny!

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#15

My Friend Is Terrible At Flirting. She Asked This Guy If He Liked Bread As An Opener And A Year Later They Are Together And He Made This For Her Christmas Gift

My Friend Is Terrible At Flirting. She Asked This Guy If He Liked Bread As An Opener And A Year Later They Are Together And He Made This For Her Christmas Gift

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MrsPossum
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7 months ago

This is the best thing since sliced bread! 😁

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#16

The Scent Of Sadness

The Scent Of Sadness

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William Matthew philip
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7 months ago

Ha ha ha

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#17

Every Year My Dad Gets Us Odd Religous Candles Around The Holidays. This Year He Really Outdid Himself

Every Year My Dad Gets Us Odd Religous Candles Around The Holidays. This Year He Really Outdid Himself

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Steve Barnett
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7 months ago

Beyond awesome.

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#18

I Told My Father I Wouldn't Be Home For Christmas. Then I Flew 3 K Miles And Wrapped Myself Up By The Tree

I Told My Father I Wouldn't Be Home For Christmas. Then I Flew 3 K Miles And Wrapped Myself Up By The Tree

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Vic
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7 months ago

I think the best gift for any parent, be with their kids for holidays.. :-)

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#19

Every Year I Try To Disguise My Sister's Christmas Present. This Year I Think I Went A Little Too Far

Every Year I Try To Disguise My Sister's Christmas Present. This Year I Think I Went A Little Too Far

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wandile dludlu
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7 months ago

That's some jedi level wrapping skills

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#20

Received An Appropriate Gift This Year

Received An Appropriate Gift This Year

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Lumpy Space Princess
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7 months ago

Well, if Jen Aniston would post this the entire internet would be offended!

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#21

Got My Christmas Present Early This Year

Got My Christmas Present Early This Year

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Tzippora Gold
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7 months ago

SURPRISED PIKACHU! :O

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#22

My Wife Asked Me What I Wanted For Christmas, She's Crafty So I Told Her To Make Me Something. Couldn't Be Happier

My Wife Asked Me What I Wanted For Christmas, She's Crafty So I Told Her To Make Me Something. Couldn't Be Happier

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LAP
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7 months ago

Hardships abound on the Oregon Trail.

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#23

Gave My Mom This Mug For Christmas 2 Years Ago And She Still Has No Clue

Gave My Mom This Mug For Christmas 2 Years Ago And She Still Has No Clue

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Cip IESAN
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7 months ago

Fine little details...

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#24

My Friend For A Week Has Been Saying He Bought Me A Skill For Christmas. Well Today I Found Out The Skill

My Friend For A Week Has Been Saying He Bought Me A Skill For Christmas. Well Today I Found Out The Skill

It's a locked box and a lock picking kit. Apparently my actual gift is inside.

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Bettye McKee
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7 months ago

A gift and a new career; that's a generous friend.

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#25

"A Sense Of Purpose" I Dismissively Said, When My Sisters Asked Me What I Wanted For Christmas

"A Sense Of Purpose" I Dismissively Said, When My Sisters Asked Me What I Wanted For Christmas

So they got me a water-themed candle and a stuffed dolphin. You know, "a scent(s) of porpoise".

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Saara .
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7 months ago

Brilliant lol

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#26

My Sister And I Painted Each Other Bob Ross For Christmas, Turns Out We Have A Similar Sense Of Humor

My Sister And I Painted Each Other Bob Ross For Christmas, Turns Out We Have A Similar Sense Of Humor

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Steve Barnett
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7 months ago

And you both have artistic skills. Bob would be very proud.

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#27

Every Christmas My Sister Gets Me A Weapon From Clue. The Collection Is Now Complete

Every Christmas My Sister Gets Me A Weapon From Clue. The Collection Is Now Complete

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Sue Hazlewood
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7 months ago

Next up - Operation!

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#28

The Wife And Kids Christmas Present Is On The Tree And They Still Don’t Even Realize It

The Wife And Kids Christmas Present Is On The Tree And They Still Don’t Even Realize It

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Kayla J
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7 months ago

For those of you wondering if they're going to Disneyland during a pandemic, this was posted on Reddit 2 years ago so they may be safe.

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#29

I Bought My Parents A TV For Christmas But They Are Going To Think It’s Something Else At First

I Bought My Parents A TV For Christmas But They Are Going To Think It’s Something Else At First

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ThatGuv
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7 months ago

And then your mom turns around and says, while looking at the label... "Aw thanks sweetie, now we have two!!!!"

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My Uncle Has Sent Me The Same Thing For X-Mas Every Year Since I Was A Kid And I Laugh Every Single Time

My Uncle Has Sent Me The Same Thing For X-Mas Every Year Since I Was A Kid And I Laugh Every Single Time

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Walter Brameld
Community Member
7 months ago (edited)

So much better than an actual gift card. "We turned money that you could have spent anywhere you wanted into money that you can only spend at this one place before we gave it to you." Gosh, thanks.

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#31

Every Year I Get My Family A Christmas Gag Gift Based On My Dog. This Year Its Replica Slippers

Every Year I Get My Family A Christmas Gag Gift Based On My Dog. This Year Its Replica Slippers

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Jill
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7 months ago

It took me a few seconds to realize that I wasnt looking at 3 dogs.

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#32

Our Family Has A 35+ Year Tradition Of Disguising Christmas Gifts. This Took Over 80 Hours To Build

Our Family Has A 35+ Year Tradition Of Disguising Christmas Gifts. This Took Over 80 Hours To Build

This "cannon" is actually disguising a golf umbrella, hidden in the ramrod. The cannon is made out of cardboard, with a little foam for structural support, plus the candy cane spokes. The cannon has a remotely triggered CO2 canister hooked to a solenoid valve to launch Christmas ornament on command. Link to the construction album.
It's hard to tell dimensions from the picture, and I don't have a banana. But it is 90" from the tip of the barrel to the end of the trail.
Our family has been doing this for over 35+ years. Here's a few links to years past constructions:

Edit: We built a remotely triggered CO2 canister rig inside the barrel to launch a Christmas ornament: Link
Edit2: The umbrella is a promotional gift you get this time of year from Aramis, which my mom buys for my grandfather for his birthday at the end of November.
Edit3: Since there is some confusion due to a lack of info provided on my part, the gift is always an umbrella. Not the same umbrella, a bee one each year. It's a promotional gift from buying cologne. I understand it may seem idiotic to spend so much time wrapping an umbrella to be a snowblower or a baby stroller, but that's what it is. It's why it's a tradition.

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Jill
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7 months ago

This should be a BP article in itself!

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#33

My Girlfriend's Brother Got A New Suitcase For Christmas

My Girlfriend's Brother Got A New Suitcase For Christmas

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Rissie
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7 months ago

Want!

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#34

My 11-Year-Old Son's Christmas Gift To Me

My 11-Year-Old Son's Christmas Gift To Me

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Kevin Donegan
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7 months ago

I'm guessing she sleeps with her bedroom door locked?

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#35

Christmas Gift From My Loving Friend

Christmas Gift From My Loving Friend

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wandile dludlu
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7 months ago

Low key amazing gift

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#36

I Made These Flags As Christmas Presents For My Friends

I Made These Flags As Christmas Presents For My Friends

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Helen Haley
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7 months ago

The only acceptable cross stitch.

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#37

My Sister And I Call Each Other The World's Biggest Dork, Bought The Domain As A Christmas Surprise

My Sister And I Call Each Other The World's Biggest Dork, Bought The Domain As A Christmas Surprise

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Guinny
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7 months ago

www.worldsbiggestdork.com

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#38

My Co-Worker Told Me I Had No Holiday Spirit So I Wrapped Him A Gift

My Co-Worker Told Me I Had No Holiday Spirit So I Wrapped Him A Gift

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Kathryn Baylis
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7 months ago

Again, are the desk and chair under the wrapping or not, Jim? Dwight’s in the parking lot!

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#39

My Sister Asked For A Nintendo Switch For Xmas. Her Boyfriend Must Have Misunderstood

My Sister Asked For A Nintendo Switch For Xmas. Her Boyfriend Must Have Misunderstood

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Khloe Ness
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7 months ago

HA HA HA HA HA

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#40

The Blanket That My Husband Got Me For Christmas. It’s His Face

The Blanket That My Husband Got Me For Christmas. It’s His Face

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Anne Lundsmark
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7 months ago

Is that post its on the ceiling?

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#41

Extremely Appropriate Xmas Gift My Grandfather Received

Extremely Appropriate Xmas Gift My Grandfather Received

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Em Watson
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7 months ago

A quote from the great Homer Simpson 🤣

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#42

Saw The Jpeg On The Net And Said I Wanted It On A Gym Shirt. Here's My Late, But Great Christmas Present

Saw The Jpeg On The Net And Said I Wanted It On A Gym Shirt. Here's My Late, But Great Christmas Present

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Lord Mysticlaw
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7 months ago

Omg now I want one too!!

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#43

My Buddy Got This From His Wife For Christmas - She Wins

My Buddy Got This From His Wife For Christmas - She Wins

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Vic
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7 months ago

For his sake, i hope his friends don't boop the snoot.

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#44

My Sister & I Compete For "Worst Present" Each Christmas. She Won This Year

My Sister & I Compete For "Worst Present" Each Christmas. She Won This Year

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Julia Atkinson
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7 months ago

I thought they were teeth *shudder*

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#45

My Friend’s Dad Got Him An Unfortunate Christmas Present

My Friend’s Dad Got Him An Unfortunate Christmas Present

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qwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnm
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7 months ago

It's measurements of his beard, right? If so, XD

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#46

Every Year My Family Does A Secret Santa And Secret Satan And My Brother-In-Law Has Had Me For Satan For The Past Four Years Straight

Every Year My Family Does A Secret Santa And Secret Satan And My Brother-In-Law Has Had Me For Satan For The Past Four Years Straight

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Kandigirl 1971
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7 months ago

Nice tree!

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#47

I Wrapped My Brother's Present In The Cement

I Wrapped My Brother's Present In The Cement

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lara
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7 months ago

gee I hope it's not a puppy

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#48

My Brother Bought Me Some Games For Christmas During Black Friday, Wrapped Them And Placed Them In My Shelf While Saying: Open These Up On The 25th

My Brother Bought Me Some Games For Christmas During Black Friday, Wrapped Them And Placed Them In My Shelf While Saying: Open These Up On The 25th

This is cruelty at its peak. They’ve been sitting there for a couple weeks now, looking at me, tempting my weak soul.

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Jayne Kyra
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7 months ago

Oh, that is some fine taste in games. Dishonored especially. A stunning game that still holds up in 2020 (released in 2012, a sequel in 2016).

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#49

Bought My Brother Tree Trimmers For Christmas, Built A Cardboard Frame Around Them And Wrapped Them Like This

Bought My Brother Tree Trimmers For Christmas, Built A Cardboard Frame Around Them And Wrapped Them Like This

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Jo Johannsen
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7 months ago

Way back, my youngest brother wanted some albums for Christmas. I found six, and wrapped each one so they could be assembled into a cube... an empty cube that I warned had to be opened very carefully.

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#50

I Lost A Tooth Earlier This Year. I Took A Silly Picture While I Was In The Gym. My Wife Had It Turned Into A Sock As A Christmas Present For My Mother

I Lost A Tooth Earlier This Year. I Took A Silly Picture While I Was In The Gym. My Wife Had It Turned Into A Sock As A Christmas Present For My Mother

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Kathryn Baylis
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7 months ago (edited)

A walk down Memory Lane for Mom! And a hint for the Tooth Fairy, too.

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