When looking for weird gifts, there is no shortage of strange and unusual items to fit any fancy.
But categorizing them is more difficult than you might think, so I did the work for you.
Here is my grab-bag of gifts that are somewhat off-kilter, but are still respectable … at least when given to the right person.
Human Anatomy Coasters
For those who love body parts, these elegant coasters offer double-duty – keeping your furniture dry while teaching you what your insides look like. Find them here.
Aquatic Moss Ball
These fun-looking, spongy balls of algae (not actually moss) are mostly used in aquariums, but many are sold as standalone aquatic plants, and the Japanese actually refer to them as “pets.” Find it here.
Gloves designed to look like tighty-whiteys? A great way to attract attention to your hands, all while giving easy access if a knuckle begins to itch. Find them here.
Santa Hat Flask
Who hasn’t wished for a way to hold – and hide – alcohol for at least one Christmas party or family event they have attended? Grandma will never think to look in your Santa hat. Find it here.
Scream Jar Voice Silencer
Screams go in; whispers come out – it’s a jar you can yell into that converts the sounds to a whisper. We all know someone who could use this on a daily basis. Find it here.
Braided Python Plant
The plant gets its name for its resemblance to green pythons, so it is the perfect gift for anyone who loves plants or snakes, or both. The fact that the plant is easy to care for is an added bonus. Find it here.
Zebra Tarantula In A Can
As much as I wanted to think this was a joke gift that was actually a can of beef jerky labeled “Zebra Tarantula,” it isn’t. There is a real freaking tarantula in the can that has been baked, dehydrated, and salted. If you have someone you want to shock, this gift will do the trick.
You can also order a bottle of tarantula-infused vodka to accompany it. Find it here.
Wine Bottle Carrier Puzzle
A bottle of wine makes a great host or hostess gift, but opening it becomes much more interesting when the recipient has to figure out how to get it out of the carrier. Find it here.
Uranium In A Can
Need a gift that will literally last a lifetime, or do you know someone with a flux capacitor they need to refuel? If you can answer yes to either of these questions, look no further because you have found the perfect gift.
Plus, a search for “uranium in a can” will lead you to some fun product reviews. Find it here.
Powdered Camel Milk
This is another of those items that I was sure had to be a gag gift, but once again I was wrong. At least this isn’t as horrifying as opening a can and finding a giant spider.
This would go great with Santa’s cookies. Find it here.
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