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    37 Quirky Gifts For Your Most Interesting Friends

    These gifts are wacky, interesting, and charming — just like your recipient.

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    1. A miniature greenhouse kit so they can finally achieve their dreams of opening a plant store (for ants).


    The kit comes with LED lights, pigment, glue, tweezers, various miniature tools, and everything they need to construct the greenhouse.

    Promising review: "I absolutely loved assembling this kit! Instructions and materials supplied are good. I will buy another one as I enjoyed assembling it so much I was kind of sad when I was done. It is a wonderful finished product. I really enjoyed changing up with you things and making it my own." —Marcia Britain

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in three styles).

    2. A gilded mug with a design that's truly eye-conic.

    white mugs with blue eye designs and gold handles

    Get it from Anthropologie for $14 (available in two sizes).

    3. A Wheel of Fortune blanket that'll be the key vowel that helps them solve the puzzle: B_ST GIFT _V_R

    round blanket that looks like wheel of fortune
    Quinn Lacasse / Toynk

    Get it from Toynk for $35.99 or Amazon for $35.99.

    4. A book of random illustrated facts to arm your knowledgable friend with even more obscure bits of trivia.

    Workman Publishing

    Did you know that astronauts can grow up to 2 inches taller in space? You will now, plus a bunch of other facts your friend will tell you all about.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.49, Barnes & Noble for $13.86, or Bookshop for $13.75 (to support local bookstores).

    5. A succulent candle with such a beautiful design, it'll be kind of hard to justify actually lighting it.

    various glass candles with 3d succulents popping out

    Get it from ZOETSTUDIO on Etsy for $20.44 (available in three styles and eight scents).

    6. Pretending to Grownup — a card game perfect for the friend who's too whimsical to grow up.


    There are 100 original cards, 32 guest artist cards, and a wooden figurine. Players must accomplish various adult tasks (like eat kale and hold babies) using allotted amounts of time, money, and energy. They can also use their imagination and bend the rules.

    Promising review: "Bought as a gift for an artist friend. We were happily surprised at the variety of funny illustrations. It includes a second deck with guest artists that are just as amazing and fit incredibly well into the game. I would play with four people for the most fun at least." —Chris

    Get it from Amazon for $24.69.

    7. A pizza box filled with patterned socks to put some pep(peroni) in their step.


    Get four pairs of socks from Amazon for $25.99 (available in two sizes).

    8. A Star Wars thumb war book that offers various stages for their biggest battles. Dueling over who is doing the dishes has never been so dramatic.

    plastic lightsabers strapped to thumbs duking it out with spiral book with thumb holes as the stage

    It comes with two light sabers that can be strapped onto thumbs.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.61.

    9. A DIY pottery kit for the person who is always talking about getting in ceramics. "I just want to make my own bowls and planters," they moan. Now they can shut and CREATE!

    Crock'd, River Hazel / Crock'd

    The kit comes with enough clay for one or two people, carving tools, clay breakers, and instructions. You can choose between air dry or ceramic clay. If you go with the fancy ceramic clay (which has natural iron flecks that show through when fired), then you should make sure they have a participating kiln nearby. Fingers crossed that they make you something as thanks!

    Get it from Crock'd for $60 (pre-order before December 11 if you want it before Christmas).

    10. A bag of Dale Gribble's pocket sand so they can get out of sticky situations. Sh-SHA!

    pouch that says rusty shackleford's pocket sand

    Promising review: "I bought this to store my D&D dice in, as I literally have a rouge character named Shackleford Gribble who uses a poison mist called 'POCKET SAND.' My D&D group highly approved of these pouches!!!" —Jesse Fields

    Get it from ToxicTrinketsShop on Etsy for $6.50.

    11. A Wikipedia Rabbit Hole shirt for the person who can never look at just one Wikipedia page.

    a tee with illustrated items and arrows showing a path from one subject to another
    Aycin Caki / Wikimedia

    Proceeds of this store go to sending thank you gifts to the volunteers who make Wikipedia a reality.

    Get it from Wikipedia Store for $20 (available in sizes S–3X).

    12. A bottle of invisible ink so they can send a secret note to their coworkers to meet in the warehouse immediately. No urine needed.


    Promising review: "This ink is fun. Also bought the Vansky UV Black Light flashlight to be able to read my writing. I use it in my journal to write down stuff I don't want anybody to see but for me to remember. Ha, it is so much cheeky fun to be the only one who knows. Great invention!!!" —BonnieSnoo

    Get it from Amazon for $14.43.

    13. Speaking of The Office, an enamel pin honoring your favorite show to watch together.


    Get the Jell-o stapler for $8.99, the Kevin spilling chili for $9.95, or Pam's painting for $9.95 from Amazon.

    14. A screaming goat figurine worth yelling about.

    plastic goat on stump
    Paper Source

    Get it with a book from Amazon for $6.97 or just the goat from Paper Source for $9.95.

    15. A pair of jumbo googly eyes since they talk to their appliances enough already — might as well put faces on 'em., Amazon

    Get them from Amazon for $4.99+ (available in three sizes and multiple sets).

    16. A set of beard ornaments for festive facial hair that rivals that of Santa.

    model with small baubles in beard

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99.

    17. A pack of seed tags they can plant after receiving their gift — it's a gift that keeps on growing.

    paper white tags with bits of green and pink

    Get a pack of 24 from flowerseedpaper on Etsy for $11.

    18. A humidifier that looks like a little dog ready to blast off into space in their reindeer rocket ship. Why isn't this a movie yet?,

    It can last up to 10 hours and has seven LED colors.

    Promising review: "I can honestly say I was shocked to find this little gem, especially for the price. I have used it daily since it arrived at my doorstep. I’ve been taking it back and forth from home to work, but I will Instead buy a second one, and most likely a couple more as gifts, as Christmas is around the corner." —Helen Quigley

    Get it from Amazon for $12.50+ (available in five colors).

    19. A cookbook from Snoop Dogg so they can whip up amazing delicacies you don't even have to be high to enjoy.

    snoop dogg on cover of cookbook
    Urban Outfitters

    This book has 50 recipes from Snoop Dogg's collection. Your friend can whip up goodies like baked mac and cheese, easy orange chicken, and fried bologna sandwiches. There are also stories and behind-the-scenes photos.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99, Barnes & Noble for $16.02, Urban Outfitters for $24.95, or Bookshop for $22.95 (to support local bookstores).

    20. A peace sign vase sure to make their space feel more peaceful. That's just common sense. Peace sign in home = peaceful home.

    matte mint vase shaped like peace sign

    Jungalow is a Black-owned brand, which started as a design blog by Justina Blakeney. Every time you place an order, the LA-based shop plans to plant at least two trees.

    Get it from Jungalow for $68 (available in six colors).

    21. An LED rainbow sign they'll give you a hue-ge thanks for when they see how good it looks in their room.

    rainbow light

    Get it from Amazon for $16.97.

    22. A cute little chicken nugget charm that comes with a cloche so they can keep it on their desk like a fast food scientist.

    small chicken nugget with eyes on a black stand

    Get it from NeatEats on Etsy for $10.99.

    23. And a Baby Yoda sweatshirt to wear now until the end of time. I mean, just LOOK at it. Now I need nuggets.

    sweatshirt with baby yoda that says get in loser we are getting chicky nuggets

    It's available in both crewneck and hoodie.

    Get it from ChristaShop99 on Etsy for $15+ (available in sizes YS–5XL).

    24. A sloth planner to motivate their slow-moving ass to get up and get those leaves.

    sloth notepad with sections for errands, to-do, people to contact, and more

    Promising review: "I got this notepad as a gift for my sloth-loving friend. Usually anything sloth themed is a hit with her, but this note sheet was an absolute win. She loved it. First of all, the sheets are cute as heck. There is a place to rate your sloth mood, every header is a pun, and the design is tasteful. Second, it is organized in a way that makes sense. It separates errands from short tasks and more. Third, the paper is quality. If you are on the fence, this product is perfect."—Allie Schultz

    Get it from Amazon for $5.95.

    25. Golden Girls Monopoly so they can thank you for being a friend.

    the game with the golden girls on the board

    Promising review: "Love this game and to play it Golden Girls-style adds to the enjoyment! Love buying properties like Shady Pines and Blanche's bedroom. The TV show may be over but the fun goes on! If you're a fan of the Golden Girls, you'll love this game. Get it, you'll be glad you did!" —Rosemary Wiseman

    Get it from Amazon for $42.97 (also consider GG Trivial Pursuit and Clue).

    26. A cloud bath bomb almost too cute to use, but the silver lining is that it's filled with RAINBOWS!


    Get it from ZenBathCandiesLLC on Etsy for $6.29 or a set of colorful clouds from Amazon for $19.97.

    27. Pinwheel earrings that really work! That'll spin their head right round.

    pinwheel earring with long stick behind earlobe

    Get them from UncommonGoods for $50 (available in five colors).

    28. A sweatshirt featuring the — quite frankly — iconic words that will bring them one step (out of many) closer to finally getting their hands on the Krusty Krab formula.

    a sweatshirt that says ravioli ravioli give me the formuoli

    Get it from Silkandivy on Etsy for $34 (available in sizes S–2XL and six colors).

    29. A soap and hand cream set that's a step up from the usual Bath & Body Works gift. Just look at the cute illustrations! The cat and polar bear holding paws! THE MINI TREE ON TOP.


    Get it from Anthropologie for $14 (available in three styles).

    30. A pretty disposable camera with an artistic design or SpongeBob pattern so they can capture moments in style.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get the EEEEEEEEEE Artist Series camera for $24 (available in two styles) or the Spongebob camera for $24 from Urban Outfitters.

    31. A Shredder...shredder. This TMNT cheese grater will be the perfect companion when shredding their own mozzarella for pizza night. They'll need a lot if they ever want slices as gooey as the ones eaten in the show.

    cheese grater with shredder head on it

    Get it from Toynk for $14.74.

    32. A bottle of ultra-fancy olive oil for your favorite foodie. This stuff is so good and the bottle is so cute, they'll never wanna return to the grocery store kind.

    matte white bottle of olive oil
    Bespoke Post

    Brightland is an Indian American-own business that aims to make superb olive oil. This fancy elixir comes from hand-picked Coratina and Frantoio olives and is made in-house by a certified organic mill. The result? Pure heaven.

    Get it from Bespoke Post for $37.

    33. A backpack with a happy little corgi slurping down some boba. Cute dog and bubble tea lovers will flip over this thing!

    backpack with corgi head and straw on top and two paws on top of the front pouch, which has a see-through pocket filled with plush boba beads

    Get it from BoxLunch for $69.90.

    34. A pair of plush Furby earrings for the most chaotic fashionista in your life. It is simply impossible not to love something this weird.

    model wears large blue plush furby earrings

    Get it from 2POINT5DSTREETWEAR on Etsy for $13.75.

    35. A mini piñata making kit so they can make three fun shapes to treasure...or fill with candy and wallop with a bat. To each their own.


    There are 10 designs but only enough materials to make three piñatas.

    Promising review: "My kids (5 and 8) loved these piñatas. I love that the box comes with three options, so each kid got to choose their own, and there was no fighting. I had to do a lot of the work for the 5-year-old, but she still loved helping me pick out the design, pop out the decorative pieces, and glue the strips. We spent about two hours total on both piñatas (with a few breaks to let the glue dry) before the kiddos rushed outside to smash them to bits." —Stephanie Hatcher

    Get it from Amazon for $16.80.

    36. A fashionable scrunchy and a giant plush for the worm-on-a-string loving teen in your life. Dear Gen Z, why do you love these squiggly pals so much?

    PeachesNCrisis, SquirmyShop

    Get the scrunchies from PeachesNCrisis on Etsy for $11.05 (available in 10 colorways) or the giant pillow from SquirmyShop on Etsy for $45+ (available in two sizes).

    37. And a Quirky Crate — a subscription service that basically does the shopping for you by sending them a monthly packaged filled with goodies like socks, erasers, stickers, accessories, and more.


    Each box has an $80+ value!

    Get it from Cratejoy for $35.83+/month.

    Looking for the perfect gift for any occasion? Check out all of BuzzFeed’s gift guides!

    illustrated gift guide

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