It’s time for payback! This year, give your teen or college student a gag gift to pay them back for all those years of sleepless nights, stress and worried hair pulling. Payback time kiddos!
Teens love to eat, but they don’t always eat healthy. Fast food is super convenient for teenagers, it’s very cheap and can be found pretty much everywhere they go. Well, now it really can be everywhere with them with these socks. Doughnuts, hot dogs, burgers, ice cream and more. Their mouths will drool just looking at them!
This is an awesome little trick that everyone will love. With a bit of practice the user can wow his audience by literally producing and playing with a light between his fingertips. It’s even more convincing in low lighting, and will annoy the heck out of his mates when they can’t figure out how it’s done!
You’ve heard of mudslinging, right? Well, this game goes one further, in a language teenagers will understand much better! Don a Velcro cap, and try and catch the doody your opponent flings at you! With two helmets and three doodies included, we’re not sure which is better – taking part or watching others catching a doody on their head!
We all know that a teenager’s room is strictly off limits, which is why most of them have hastily scribbled notes on the door telling us just that. Well, if they have to have signs up, at least make them nice to look at! This hand painted ‘keep out’ sign is something different from the usual shop-bought ones, pretty colors with just the right hint of menace.
Hugely effective and a great gag for teenagers with mates who smoke. Simply push one of the loads into the end of the cigarette with a toothpick, return it to the packet, and wait for them to light up. The sit back, and wait for the fireworks!
Any teen could have so much fun (not to mention free food) with this handy extendable fork. Stealing someone else’s food will be a doddle as they look away – you could pick up a few French fries from all the way across the table, but they’ll never suspect it’s you!
When inconsiderate parking drives your teen mad, but you don’t want them getting into trouble by calling out a bad driver, this fake parking ticket pad is just the…well, it’s just the ticket! Teens are masters of sarcasm, and with these tickets, they can leave their wit under a wiper, and retreat to a safe distance.
Money seems to burn a hole in a teens’ pocket, doesn’t it? Well, add some grossness to the idea and they’ll be dropping coins into this money bank every day! Slip a coin into the butt crack, and they will be rewarded with a satisfying fart – toot for loot!
Want to really spook your guests? This toilet roll is totally recordable and re-recordable so you’ll always have a funny way to creep them out while they’re on the toilet. It’s really easy to install and it fits over most toilet roll frames making it ideal for any prankster.
A fun little gadget, this gives new meaning to the phrase ‘flashing a smile’. Just pop this little mouthpiece in, and light up any room with your smile! The soft silicone is comfortable to wear, and it’s a great little addition to any party outfit.
This is a gag with hilarious results. Simply pour some of the formula into someone’s drink when they’re not looking, and see what happens when they go to drink it! The entire contents of their glass will have turned to sludge. It will take them ages to figure out what has happened, while you giggle at their confusion.
Ghost peppers are one of the spiciest peppers in the world and these nuts are coated in a powdered form of them. They make a great gift for anyone who loves spicy food and they’re also a great way to play a not-so-friendly prank on a friend.
Do you know a teen who has always wanted their name in lights? Well now you can give them just that, with this Bluetooth Smart Badge. And not only can it display the wearer’s name, but it can also hold seven other messages, so it can say anything you want it to! Imagine the fun he or she could have, letting people know exactly what they are thinking!
Your teen can have hours of fun, disgusting other people with their bone-cracking! Works great for fingers, arms, neck and back, just hold it in your hand and squeeze it as you move your head from side to side, or stretch your back. Realistic bone cracking sounds for nauseating results.
If you know a teen who loves to golf then they’ll definitely get a kick out of this gift. They can now hone in on their putting skills even while sitting on the toilet. Just pop this mat down and they’ll be ready to bring the putting green to their own bathroom!
If your mates take pride and joy in their car, or if Dad has told you a million times not to play with the ball around the car, this is the gag for you! Stick the decal on the window, and the 3D ball sticking out looks like it has lodged itself right in the middle of the smashed glass!
If you have a Star Wars fan among the teens in your life, throw some light on it with this build your own wall light. With everything any young Sith needs to light up his life, this double-bladed light saber can be mounted horizontally or vertically, meaning your teen need never be afraid of the ‘Darth’ again!
It’s a heart sinking moment as you walk towards your car and realize there is a great big scratch in the paintwork. And you can make them panic over and over again with this fake scratch decal! It works best from a distance, which makes it all the more fun when you can be the one to point it out, and then watch as they run to have a look.
Know a teen who is fed up with his mates having more facial hair than him? With this human hair goatee, he can go back to school after the holidays with a stylish goatee and prank his mates into thinking he’s more of a man than he really is!
Fed up with finding Nerf darts around the house? Or even worse, exploded water balloons? The change it up a bit with this design-your-own ping pong ball launcher! Let them customize it first, with the enclosed paints and brush, and then have hours, days and weeks of (relatively) harmless target practice!
The perfect gag gift for the teenager who likes to wind people up! Imagine the expressions on the faces of people you’ve just been introduced to, when you smile with a set of gnarly teeth in place! Watch as they struggle to maintain their composure as they talk to you, all the while trying to look anywhere but the teeth!
Ah, Harry Potter. Who doesn’t love him? And now any Hogwarts fan can wear a daily reminder of those ‘magical’ stories with a golden snitch bracelet. The snitch itself is a vintage gold Swarovski pearl, and is held in place by a pair of antique gold wings. Very pretty.
If you know a teenager who just can’t find a boyfriend, then have her grow her own! This boyfriend won’t ignore her, or cheat on her, and is always there when she wants company! The perfect companion.
Picks are fiddly little things which get lost so easily. Know the feeling? Well here’s the answer to the much uttered words ‘where’s my pick?’ This guitar pick punch can make a pick out of any old credit cards, store cards, literally anything of the right thickness will do. One squeeze and out pops a brand new pick!
Scarily realistic furry rats to scare the pants off anyone who sees them. Sit them inside a food cupboard and watch as Mom or big sis jump out of their skin! Or hide one in the corner of the shower. Or wherever you can think of to give maximum scare-impact.
There is nothing cool about chewing on one of these toothpicks! The longer it’s chewed, the hotter it gets. Offer one to your friend, and try not to snigger as he realizes he heat in his mouth is being turned up to high! He wants to be hot stuff? He’s got it!
Know a teen who’s always texting their friends and glued to their smartphone? Chances are they’re sending lots of emojis which makes this gift perfect for them. They can put these emojis on their keys, in their locker, in their car, use them to mark their things, or even wear them. Great for any texting teen.
Teenagers spend a lot of time staring into nothing. This infinite dungeon corridor will give them something to focus on while they are dreaming up their plans for world domination, or thinking about their latest crush. With the clever use of lights and mirrors, this dungeon entrance creates the illusion of being never ending, and will provide hours of fascination and contemplation.
There are few things more vomit inducing than taking a swig and realizing there is something in your drink that shouldn’t be there! Simply drop a pellet into your mate’s drink, and watch as it immediately turns into a worm, floating in their drink! Stand back though, or you might get sprayed!
This will give the neighbors something to talk about! Teens will love the attention they get walking their imaginary dog around the park. Especially if they talk to their ‘pet’, and stroke it once in a while. And if someone mentions that there’s no dog there, your teen can freak out when he realizes his mutt has made off!
Sadly, it’s a sign of the times that teenagers will spend their time either glued to their screens or sleeping. So you may as well make that screen time fun, at least for an Iron man fan! This wireless gaming mouse is like having Tony Stark at your fingertips. With retractable metal components, just like the real deal, gaming just got a whole lot cooler.
16 million colors. Can we say that again? 16. Million. Colors. That is what this gorgeous lamp is capable of. Possibly the most relaxing lamp on the market today, it will be a fantastic addition to any teenager’s room. After a hard day’s studying, let them lie back and get lost in the fabulous display of lights, guaranteed to chill out the most highly strung of teens.
Not a big fan of numbers? This clock is unlike any other. It tells the time like people do. With words. Its clever design means that the time is illuminated in words rather than numbers, in five minute increments. And as if that awesomeness wasn’t enough, it looks like a piece of art work, too. What more could a wordy teen ask for?
Yep, it’s gross! Which is why teenagers will love it! A squirt of this foul smelling fart spray and then just grab the popcorn, sit back, and watch the looks, the suspicions, and the nose pinching which ensues! And it’s discreet (well, not the smell, obviously) so no one will know it was you.
One for the younger teens, this is a timeless gag which still works today. Not many people could resist seeing a 100 dollar bill lying around. But imagine their face as, just when they reach out their hand to grab it, it is snatched away! Great fun, over and over again.
Toilet humor – it’s everywhere. But we had to include this! The toilet paper that just won’t tear, no matter how hard they try. It’s a shame you won’t be able to see their faces as they panic, but you’ll be able to imagine, and that’s enough!
Even though this isn’t Christmas related, it’s a great gag to give to a teen, so that when one of their friends’ birthdays come around, they can take great pleasure in watching the confusion and frustration as the birthday boy or girl simply cannot stop the card from singing!
For the book-loving teen, these pillows are the perfect gift for their bedrooms. With three books to choose from, (Alice in Wonderland, Treasure Island or Sherlock Holmes), the bookish teen can cuddle up in comfort while reading a real book. In a world where even books are turning digital, it’s nice to keep some of the old fashioned ones to hand.
Play a-round with your golf buddies, and have some fun at their expense. Watch their frustration as each time their ball goes down the hole, it pops back out again! Just beware of flying clubs! A great way to get a hole in one, two, three, four…
Boys love their cars. So what if their pride and joy suddenly happens to emit a loud whistle as soon as it’s started? This exhaust whistle does just that, and will fit any car exhaust as it can be bent to shape. And once it starts it won’t stop until the whistle is removed.
Take the fake pregnancy test one step further with a fake 2D sonogram picture! Imagine the shock on Mom or Dad’s face when confronted with ‘proof’ of their future Grandchild! Not one for the feint hearted, and will probably earn a lifetime of grounding. But it’d be so worth it!
It’s the ‘done thing’ for girls to want meaningful quotes tattooed on their bodies. So trick your girlfriends into thinking you went ahead and had one done! These realistic tattoos last from 2-5 days, and can be easily removed once the joke’s worn off!
Teens never seem to have time for the little things, including tying their shoes properly. These laces don’t actually need to be hand tied, just fit them to their shoes and they tighten and loosen quickly and easily so your teen will save precious seconds and have more time with their friends.
Is your teen always lending his or her pen to classmates? This shocking pen will soon put an end to that! Realistic looking ‘pen’, which, when clicked, sends a shock through the users hand and arm. Shocking for the user, but hilarious for those watching!
The devil makes work for idle hands, as they say. But their hands will never be idle with this addictive kinetic sand. They can spend hours moulding it into all kinds of shapes, creations, and sculptures, and yet with one touch the sand will collapse into nothing but…well, sand. Fascinating, relaxing, and a little bit magical.
Another classic gag gift, but still provides hours of fun. With 16 different sound effects, the right sound effect can be inserted into any given situation at the touch of a button. Canned laughter, clapping, or a well-timed wolf-whistle are all at your fingertips.
What better way to prank Mom than with fake blood? Moms flap and fuss when one of their angels is hurt, so garner some sympathy while making her think you’ve cut yourself. Just be prepared to lose the sympathy vote pretty quickly when she realizes she’s been pranked.
Does your teen have Star Wars coming out of their ears? Now they can have it coming out of their walls, too! These fantastic wall lights come with a sticker which, when placed on the wall makes the light look as if the head is coming through from the Dark Side. In a choice of characters, from Darth Vader to Yoda, it’s every fan’s dream (or nightmare).
How to make a girl mad in one easy step. Place this self-adhesive ‘squashed’ dog poop under her shoe, and when she goes to put them on she will immediately think she has stepped in a pile of doody and ruined her favorite shoe! At least she won’t be able to chase after you with just one shoe on!
Few people can resist picking up a shiny coin from the floor or table. It’s hilarious to watch them try and try, not realizing it’s stuck down. A classic trick, this is probably best suited to a younger teen who wants to scam their mates.
Oh the fun kids have had with these things over the years. Potent, stomach turning, evacuate-the-room disgusting, little vials of grossness! Clear a room, a shop aisle, or even a party with one or two of these little beauties. Naughty, but lots of fun!
Your teenager could have so much fun going back to college after the Holidays, brandishing a brand new full sleeve of ink! Mom and Dad will get kudos for ‘allowing’ him to go under the needle, and he will look bad ass for going through the pain!
Yep, when you have teens you just can’t escape the farts! And this little hand held device is so realistic it will have everyone asking ‘who dropped one?’ It forces air into the palm of the hand, replicating a butt wobbling poot. Great fun.
Hours spent at the computer can be boring, right? So here’s a fun (if useless) way to liven it up a little bit. This squirming tentacle plugs into the USB port, and by drawing a tiny amount of power from the computer, wriggles and squirms around, keeping you and anyone else around, amused for ages.
20 DIY Gag Gifts
The world seems to have gone mad for comics lately. If you know someone who fits that description, how about making them this unique clock? Perfect for boys or girls, as you can use whichever comics they like, and embellish it with whatever you fancy. A truly unique and useful gift, made with love.
Cold tootsies spoil a night relaxing on the couch, don’t you agree? These home-made mermaid tail blankets are the perfect solution. Big enough to slide your legs into, and long enough to pull right up, it will keep you cozy right through the winter.
Have you ever noticed how proud boys are of their beards? Always preening and pruning, brushing and admiring? How about making them this all-natural beard balm to keep it soft and smelling delicious? With Frankincense, Rosemary and Fir Needle essential oils, and the goodness of coconut oil and shea butter, they will have the best looking (and smelling) beard around.
Teens are always going through mood swings, it’s an awkward time that we’ve all been through. These chill pills don’t have any medicinal value, but since you can fill them with any of their favorite candies they’ll probably calm down at least a bit. Take a chill pill!
Show us a girl who doesn’t like chocolate, and we’ll show you a boy (although most boys love it too, secretly). So let them take their favorite treat into the shower with them, with this home made chocolate sugar scrub. Using only three ingredients, this scrub is, actually, entirely edible. But eating it won’t be as effective as using it in the shower on your skin!
Fall and winter. The time for nights in front of the fire, with hot cocoa by candlelight. Make their candles look even more snuggly by making these adorable cozy candle sweaters. Super easy to make, they can be even more special if you make them out of old, favorite sweaters that no longer fit.
Bring some color into their lives with these deceptively easy to make candle holders. Buy the candles to match their room décor, and then color the orbs with complementing shades and hues. Mix it up with different sizes for an impressive candle display.
These leather bracelets for me look a lot more expensive than they are, and they can be personalized as much or as little as you like. All you need is a pyrography set (very inexpensive) and some leather strips, along with a couple of other items, and you can make some impressive, unique items for the boys, and the men.
It’s always good to have a place to store things, especially for a teen who tends to throw everything on their floor and lose little valuables. This leprechaun pillow box is ideal for storing small things like jewelry and accessories. The luck of the Irish will keep their things safe.
These little messages are great for letting any teen know how you feel about them. It’s also a good way to get away with some hilarious puns that might not fly otherwise. You can customize them so that they’re tailor made for anyone in your life.
Is it a burger kind of day? Let everyone know with this funny tote! Everyone likes a nice juicy burger once in a while, and this bag will make everyone want to head to the nearest burger joint. It’s also a nice big bag that’ll store all of their personal items while mixing things up a bit.
How could you make a bath bomb even better? How about making it rainbow colored? And then, what about adding in some gold shimmer? How luxurious would that be, and perfect for a tired girl who wants to get her sparkle back!
These. Are. Awesome! Even though they are soaps, they almost look too good to use. A tiny ‘stained glass’ rainbow, sitting on a cloud. Scent them with some fragrance oil, and we suspect they will be used to scent the room, and will never make it into the bathroom!
It’s a well-known fact that teenage boys and girls like to lounge around at the pool or the beach. This home-made gift is killing two birds with one stone, as not only will they have their own, unique, round beach towel, but they will also stop taking yours!
Remember those decision-making 8-balls? This pillow is similar, but instead of being an 8-ball it’s like big dice that has decisions written on each side. While it might not be the best way to solve your biggest life problems, it makes a fun way to make a not-so-serious decision while also being a comfy pillow.
With a little bit of jewelry making knowledge, you can make these ‘slave’ bracelets for the boho teen in the family. You can use various gems and charms to make these gorgeous items – how about using a birthstone, or even initial charms? Perfect for music festivals, to give that boho-vibe.
Did your teen fall in love with Stranger Things? It seems the whole world did, and now you can bring Stranger Things to their bedroom! This wall light is inspired by the show, and features a board ‘wall’, alphabet, and the all-important multi colored lights. Stranger Things fans will love it.
Know a teen who loves to accessorize? This necklace is made using pretty much any picture so it makes a great gift for friends and family. It’s up to you what picture you want to use but remember: the more embarrassing picture you use, the funnier it gets!
If you can get hold of an old industrial wooden spool, you can transform it into am awesome bracelet holder for a girl who has lots of bangles and nowhere to keep them. Paint it, embellish it, cover it – there is no end to the ways you can customize it to match a girl’s room or tastes. And it will last longer than any shop bought holder!
Have a teen who’s always traveling? One of the most nerve-racking parts of flying is trying to track down your luggage when you arrive and hoping it didn’t end up on the other side of the world. These tags are hilarious but they’ll also make spotting luggage much quicker and easier so you can fly with peace of mind.
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