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.
My Gift From My Grandparents Today
Told My Boyfriend I Was Getting Him A Burger For Christmas
“"Shirtception" - My Favorite Gift Every Year From My Brother. We're Now At Level 7
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.
How My Graphic Designer Sister Likes To Send My Christmas Presents
I'm 29 & Paralyzed From The Waste Down And I Got This From My 9-Year-Old Nephew Who's Named After Me
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.
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.
My Parents Are Retiring And Want To Travel Full Time. My Brother Sent Them This Suitcase For Christmas
I Told My Husband I Just Wanted Some "Crappy Earrings" For Christmas. He Delivered
A Gift From Grandma
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.
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
Finished Wrapping My Sister's Present. It's A Necklace
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
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.
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
Every Year My Dad Gets Us Odd Religous Candles Around The Holidays. This Year He Really Outdid Himself
I Told My Father I Wouldn't Be Home For Christmas. Then I Flew 3 K Miles And Wrapped Myself Up By The Tree
Every Year I Try To Disguise My Sister's Christmas Present. This Year I Think I Went A Little Too Far
Got My Christmas Present Early This Year
My Wife Asked Me What I Wanted For Christmas, She's Crafty So I Told Her To Make Me Something. Couldn't Be Happier
Gave My Mom This Mug For Christmas 2 Years Ago And She Still Has No Clue
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.
"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".
My Sister And I Painted Each Other Bob Ross For Christmas, Turns Out We Have A Similar Sense Of Humor
Every Christmas My Sister Gets Me A Weapon From Clue. The Collection Is Now Complete
The Wife And Kids Christmas Present Is On The Tree And They Still Don’t Even Realize It
I Bought My Parents A TV For Christmas But They Are Going To Think It’s Something Else At First
My Uncle Has Sent Me The Same Thing For X-Mas Every Year Since I Was A Kid And I Laugh Every Single Time
Every Year I Get My Family A Christmas Gag Gift Based On My Dog. This Year Its Replica Slippers
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:
- 2017 Projector screen and reel Here's a video of it in action
- 2016: Snowblower. constuction album. video of auger and blower
- 2015: Baby Stroller. constuction album
- 2014: French Easel
- 2013: Rocking Chair constuction album
- 2012: Toy Sailboat outfitted with a remote control car chassis on the bottom so that it's drivable
- 2011: Radio Flyer Sled. construction album
- 2010: Blunderbuss
- 2009: Hedge Trimmers. Bonus: Decoy umbrella, a broom (to replace the one he accidentally ran over with his car that Fall), wrapped like the umbrella gift: http://imgur.com/WZxFzyX
- 2008: Telescope
- 2007: Lawn Spreader
- 2003: Scooter
- 1996: Trombone
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.
My Girlfriend's Brother Got A New Suitcase For Christmas
My 11-Year-Old Son's Christmas Gift To Me
Christmas Gift From My Loving Friend
My Sister And I Call Each Other The World's Biggest Dork, Bought The Domain As A Christmas Surprise
My Co-Worker Told Me I Had No Holiday Spirit So I Wrapped Him A Gift
My Sister Asked For A Nintendo Switch For Xmas. Her Boyfriend Must Have Misunderstood
The Blanket That My Husband Got Me For Christmas. It’s His Face
Saw The Jpeg On The Net And Said I Wanted It On A Gym Shirt. Here's My Late, But Great Christmas Present
My Buddy Got This From His Wife For Christmas - She Wins
My Sister & I Compete For "Worst Present" Each Christmas. She Won This Year
My Friend’s Dad Got Him An Unfortunate Christmas Present
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
I Wrapped My Brother's Present In The Cement
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.
Bought My Brother Tree Trimmers For Christmas, Built A Cardboard Frame Around Them And Wrapped Them Like This
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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