What is more fun than pulling a fast one on that special someone for their big day? Shows like America’s Funniest Home Videos thrive on things like that. Who said that just because you are celebrating a 50th wedding anniversary or a 50th birthday party that the gifts have to be sentimental? The special day is going to be filled with plenty of that already, so how about livening things up? 50th gag gift ideas are not as hard to come by as you may think.
Keep your target audience in mind...
Keep your target audience in mind; if the people you are shopping for do not have this type of humor, then arranging a gag gift might not be a good idea. There are those people that consider gag gifts cruel; but then there are the rest of us that can find the humor in a gag gift as long as it is a good one.
For a 50th gift idea, consider personalizing the gag gift. If there is a private or inside joke that you share with the recipient(s), then you can make a gag gift out of that. Gag gifts can range from gag money to food. They can be as simple as a t-shirt or as elaborate as an LED faucet that, when the water is turned on, the water lights up either red or blue. How elaborate or how simple is really up to you and how well you know the person you are buying the gag gift for.
...you may want to buy them matching canes...
If you are looking for a great gag gift to give to a couple to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary, you may want to buy them matching canes… hopefully they don’t need them already. If you are buying a gift for that special someone that is turning 50, a cane will work just as well.
Hair growth products make really funny gag gifts when you are looking for 50th gift ideas. If you are buying for a couple, or just a male, you may want to make your own gag gift: get an empty aspirin type bottle that has the label removed and fill it with green jelly beans, then create a label that says "Sexual Stamina Enhancer." A fun loving couple will get a good laugh, and you may even hear something funny back such as "Thank God," coming from the wife.
...a big cake with a dancer inside ... who is about 80 years old!
There is an endless supply of 50th gift ideas for gag gifts; what you get depends on how imaginative you are and how big of a sense of humor the couple or the individual has. You may consider getting a big cake with a dancer inside and make sure that the dancer is about 80 years old! Her beauty-queen style sash should declare her the winner of the beauty contest in the year the couple was married, or when the celebrant was born.
If you want to be daring, then you could draft up fake divorce papers and have them individually given to the couple on their anniversary and make them from the "Slap Happy Court," located in "Sense of Humor, IA." Granted, you are going to want to make those papers look official but at the same time unofficial enough that the joke doesn’t back-fire.
If the person that is turning 50 in your life has a great sense of humor, a gift of a cemetery plot is a funny gag gift. You can even go as far as to date when the plot will be filled. You really have to go beyond the "over the hill" type gifts; they can offer you a good chuckle, but if you are going for the belly laugh, you are going to have to be a little more creative.
A really popular gag gift nowadays is fake lotto tickets. The happy couple can scratch off their lottery tickets, "win" a million dollars, and start planning their ideal get away together… only to find that the winnings are fake.
Whatever you decide to get as a gag 50th gift, you will want to make sure that you know the person you are giving it to really well. There is nothing worse then buying a gift that is meant to provide a really big laugh to the recipient that actually ruins their special day. You’ll feel like a jerk and their day will have been tarnished forever.
The most important part of a gag gift is to be there when the recipient(s) experience the present. Seeing their facial expressions will give you memories that last, and sharing the moment with your friends will make it special for everyone.