What do you get the senior citizen that has everything?
Something that will put a smile on their face, of course! These gag gifts are sure to raise a laugh, and leave people with some fun memories.
Great Gag Gifts For the Elderly
Adult coloring books are fun but so many of the mainstream ones are boring flower and animal images.
This makes a great gift for someone with a warped sense of humor even if they have never visited the site by the same name.
Is grandma a cat lady with a good sense of humor and some street savvy?
If so, she’ll love this audiobook which covers drugs, satanism, abstinence and guns. It’s a great satire on some of the current challenges in the world and something cat lovers will get a kick out of.
If your beloved senior citizen has certain political leanings, then they may enjoy making use of this toilet paper with Hillary Clinton’s portrait on it. There are 250 sheets per roll, and the printing is surprisingly good!
For political balance, there are Obama and Trump variations, too.
Who says that seniors have to limit themselves to playing bridge or poker?
Awkward turtle is a word party game for adults, and it’s perfect for those evening get togethers. Some of the words are dirty, so this isn’t for those who are more high-brow.
Remember that the seniors of today were adults not that long ago. They probably loved Weird Al and Co, so you might be surprised at their twisted sense of humor.
If you’re looking for something cute and quirky but still safe, then this box of memory mints is a good option.
Affordable, funny and safe, this is the sort of gift that you could give as a grandchild or a niece or nephew without worrying about causing offense. After all, who doesn’t like mints? These are extra strong and tasty, and the tin is well made too.
Do you know someone who is starting to reach “senior age”?
If so, poke fun at them with this quirky paperback. This book is full of joking tips about the characteristics of Crotchety Old Men and how to avoid becoming one of them. Can you see the characteristics of a Crotchety Old Man in your boss, older brother, or parents?
If so, this book is for them.
In the interests of equality, there’s a Little Old Lady version of the Crotchety Old Man book.
This makes a great reminder that there’s no need to act older than your years. Embrace the fun, and take advantage of all the cool things about being alive in the 21st century. There’s a lot to love if you open your mind to it.
Help the senior women in your life stay young with this joking reminder.
PopSockets are one of those little gadgets that are “really handy” but that nobody would ever buy for themselves.
If you’ve got a senior relative or friend that loves to knit and that could use a Popsocket for their phone or tablet (perhaps to hold it up while looking at patterns!) then here’s the perfect gift.
There are a few designs with yarn patterns to choose from, as well as one for someone who “loves books and knitting”. Take your pick!
Who says soap has to be girly? Or, to be fair, who says that girls can’t go fishing?
This set of fish-shaped soap on a rope is ideal for the fisherman (or woman) in your life. It’s fun, quirky, and practical too. The soap is lovingly carved, and is made with sustainable natural oils. It’s suitable for all skin types, and it will delight anyone who likes fish.
There are trout versions too, and there’s even a vanilla and coffee soap if you’re looking for something more serious and luxurious.
They say everyone loves bacon and we bet your grandpa is no exception.
Does your Grandma love the bacon OAP meal at iHop? Are you struggling to get your retired parents to stop eating a fry-up for breakfast?
These mint and bacon flavored mints are actually a match made in heaven, punchy but bacony, and in a cute tin too. This is a stocking filler for all ages but seniors will surely appreciate it.
My Top Picks
My pick is most definitely the How to Not Become a Crotchety Old Man book or the sister-version, How to Not Become a Little Old Lady. There’s something personal about giving the gift of a book and seniors will really appreciate a paper book. There is a kindle version too for those who are more tech-savvy.
These books are lovingly illustrated, light and fun but have a serious message too. There’s a lot of doom and gloom in the world these days but really this is a great time to be alive.
Try to stay young at heart and you will find the joy in the world right now. Just because you’re getting older, it doesn’t mean that you have to have an old outlook on life.
Do you know of an elderly gag gift that didn’t make my list? Please tell me in the comments below. Also, please share this post on social media if you found it helpful!