Gag Gift Ideas and Tips

One of the toughest decisions we have to make in life is which present to pick for someone. While the present should be thoughtful, it doesn’t have to be a serious. Have you considered one of the numerous gag gift ideas? The key to choosing a funny present is to select one that will put a smile on the present-receiver’s face, without offending or embarrassing him or her. Here are some tips for choosing the perfect gag gift for someone:

1. Don’t buy a gift that would be embarrassing.

Like when planning practical jokes, it’s important to know where to draw the line. The key when choosing a funny gift is to select one that will cause the gift recipient to smile or chuckle-and not turn red with embarrassment. There’s a fine one between these two reactions, so make sure to choose your gift wisely. You probably know the gift recipient fairly well, so make sure not to choose a present that would make the receiver feel uncomfortable. Basically, you know the gift-receiver better than most people do. So think about how he or she would react after receiving a particular type of gift. And then make sure not to choose one that would push the wrong buttons or cross the line.

2. Don’t buy a gift that’s inappropriate for a person.

One of the mistakes that people make when buying a gift (including a gag gift) is not keeping the gift recipient in mind. As odd as this may sound, it happens quite frequently. One way to avoid making that blunder is to focus on the gift receiver. What type of occupation does he or she have? What are their hobbies? How much of a sense of humor do they have? Asking these types of questions will help you to choose the best gag gift for the gift receiver. It will allow you to narrow down your choice from a seemingly unlimited number of options-to one that’s perfect for the gift recipient. That’s your ultimate mission, right?

3. Don’t wait until the last minute.

If at all possible, avoid procrastinating when choosing gag gifts. The reason is that choosing a humorous present tends to take more time than choosing “regular” presents. If you rush choosing a funny gift, then in all likelihood it won’t be funny, or it won’t be funny to the gift recipient. So make sure to start your search as early as possible. That will ensure that you have plenty of time to find the perfect gift!

4. Don’t pay too much for a gift.

As with any other gift, it’s wise to find the perfect gag gift, at the perfect price. The best way to achieve this goal is by doing a thorough search for the gift. Search online and offline stores to help ensure that you find the absolutely lowest price for the gag gift. After selecting the gift, make sure to compare the price of the present, from at least three stores. While there’s nothing magical per se about three sources, it’s a good starting point. Get prices from more sources, if possible!

Decorate Your Party With Balloon

Special joy can be added to a theme party by using decorations of balloons that are in sync with the theme, and even if it’s not a theme party, you can still fill your house or party venue with all kinds of fancy balloons. So, while you are planning a party, what kind of balloons are you going to use? Party supply stores specialize in such things and it will not be a big task to search for balloons of your liking that can make your party fun and vibrant.

* For a very simple game for a child’s birthday party, you can get balloons made that have each kid’s name on it. You can put in some miniature games and candies inside these and hide them all around the house. It will then be fun to watch them run around while they search for their “own” balloons and discover the prize within the balloon. The kids will love playing the game and you’ll enjoy watching them.

* Another idea of a fun game can be a “pop the balloon” race. All the kids present at the party can be divided into two or more teams and each given a baton. The kids can run up to the balloons to burst them using the baton and collect the gift (or points) within. Then he/she can race back and handover the baton to the other member of the team and so on. The winning team would be the one which collects maximum points or gifts. This idea can be changed a bit for older children who can aim at balloons from far away, making the same game more challenging.

* Another game that can be called the “chest-pop the balloon” can also prove to be fun. You can fill the balloons with goodies and sweets. The children could pair up and between them they could try to burst the balloons using their chests. Faster the balloons are popped more is the number of prizes they get.

You can also have custom made balloons made for your party. But if you do not have that kind of time, you can buy readymade balloons and then, all that you’ll need to do is to inflate them on the party day. However, if you do have the time, you can make a friend or loved one feel special by getting a special message or image printed on the balloon. If so, you could go for the foil balloons since the images on a foil balloon won’t get distorted on inflation.