When looking for gift ideas for mom, most people usually think about what their mom means to them. But what if what stands out the most about your mom is her quirkiness? Sometimes poking fun at her eccentricity or dysfunction with a gag gift is the only way to go. Whether it’s unusual Mother’s Day gifts or funny birthday gifts you’re looking for, there are funny gag gifts available for pretty much every kind of mom.
Whether your mom is forgetful, worrying all the time, sarcastic, perpetually late, behind the times, always venting or has some other trait that just absolutely drives you batty, gag gifts are a great way to laugh about it together.
If you know your mom is the kind who can laugh at herself, the following collection of gag gifts are just a few possibilities that might fit your mom’s unique behavior or way of thinking.
The hypochondriac or “worrier” mom
The Complete Manual of Things That Might Kill You is the perfect “reference book” for your mom to have on hand. All the possible diseases she–or you–might die from are nicely cataloged by symptom, so she can go straight to the worst case scenario in record time.
The angry mom
Does your mom always seem to be angry about something? Maybe it’s politics or the nosy neighbor, or the way the store clerk improperly bags her groceries. Whatever the case, mom might need a little reminder to take it down a notch. This crumpled, “failed anger management” mug serves two purposes, to pump her full of a stress-relieving beverage and help her keep a lid on her temper.
Some moms like to try every new diet that comes along and others just like to complain about their weight and say they’re dieting, while they still secretly chug Coke and gobble up Oreos like they might both be discontinued tomorrow. No matter which camp your mom falls into, the World’s Easiest Diet Kit is the perfect solution. This simple utensil set has a short-tined fork and a spoon with a large hole in the middle, so if mom is going to get any calories at all, it will certainly be a challenge.
The over-analyzing venter
Does your mom feel the need to burden you with all her woes and then speculate as to what broke down in the ancestral chain to cause such mayhem in her soul? If you’re getting tired of playing counselor, this Insta-Shrink Sound Machine might be just what your mom needs to get everything off her chest and get a diagnosis without interrupting your movie night.
The behind-the-times, technologically-challenged mom
If your mom still can’t program her VCR, thinks an Android is some sort of Star Trek reference and has no idea how to work your latest i-thingy, this iPad Paper Pad is just what she needs. This pad of paper designed to look like an iPad is the perfect blend of new technology and archaic communication, so she can write letters and notes without ever needing to find the power button.
The “always late” mom
Have you been playing the “tell her it starts 30 minutes earlier” game with your mom for the last decade, just hoping you can outsmart her into being on time? Chances are, she already knows she drives everybody crazy being late, so you might as well have a little fun with it. The Whatever, I’m Late Anyways clock has all the numbers piled at the bottom. It’s perfect for the mom who isn’t going to pay attention to them anyway.
The bossy mom
You’re all grown up and yet somehow, your mom still manages to have an opinion about everything you do. She can’t help it. She just wants the best for you. But if you’re being honest, her bossiness gets under your skin after a while. Have a laugh about it when you give her a new “I’m not bossy, I just know what you should be doing” tee. Of course, she’ll probably tell you she would have preferred a different color.
When you think back about your mom, does it seem like she’s always been running? Whether it was between soccer camp and ballet rehearsal, homeschool co-op and her own night classes, or to the grocery store and ten other stops each day, some moms just don’t know when to quit. If your mom is an over-achiever who thinks she can do it all, all the time, this Wonder Woman apron might just make her smile.