25 Quirky and Useful Novelty Gifts

by mkimmel | Last Updated: January 2, 2022

Whether you are gifting for an occasion or just because you feel like it, novelty items are a safe way to go. Novelty gifts are a fun way to brighten up someone’s day, guaranteed! So, if you are looking for some fun and functional novelty gifts, this list is perfect for you. From a grenade-shaped ice maker to a jumbo car band-aid, this list will fill you up with the coolest novelty gift ideas!

Grenade Shaped Ice Maker

Shaped like a super-cool grenade, this 2-piece ice maker set makes a fantastic novelty gift. It is made from food-safe silicone material and it is super easy to clean. Simply fill it with water, put it in a fridge, and you’ll have grenade-shaped ice in no time! This one is a gift that’s surely both fun and functional.

E.M.T. Insulated Lunch Tote

This E.M.T insulated lunch tote is a peculiar-looking lunch kit with a printed text on the outside. Disguised as a seemingly odd medical kit item, this lunch bag will keep food warm for a couple of hours. Equipped with ample insulation, a handy handle, and zippered closure, this bag is not for the faint of hearts.

RX Prescription Bottle

While on the medical side of things, this RX prescription bottle is another fantastic novelty gift. It is a 12-ounce mug with a print design tailored to look like prescription medicine. This mug weighs just 8 ounces, plus, there’s even a cap-styled mouth in this thing! This is surely a must-have.

Legless Pirate Beer Opener

Another awesome novelty gift idea is this super-friendly and super-useful legless pirate. It might appear intimidating at first but this beer opener has a lot of neat tricks up its sleeve! It is equipped with a corkscrew, a serrated foil cutter, a beer bottle opener, and an ergonomic handle. This one’s definitely fun and functional!

Pet Butler Vest

For the fur-parents in your life, this pet butler vest makes a hilarious novelty gift but there’s a twist! This item is basically just a gift box with a funny print, you can put any item of your choice inside it. Made with 100% recyclable cardboard, this funny box will bring a ton of laughter and joy. It is truly a fun novelty piece.

Colon Cleaner Hot Sauce

The Colon Cleaner hot sauce is a 5.7-ounce Caribbean mustard hot sauce that makes an awesome novelty gift. It has a fun label and it is made with all-natural ingredients. The Colon Cleaner hot sauce is perfect for those who like their dishes spicy and their snacks fiery. It is something that’s both fun and functional at the same time.

Flask Bracelet

For your friend who just cannot wait to get the booze in his/her system, this flask bracelet is the gift to get. Disguised as a harmless silver bracelet, this thick contraption can fit 3.5 ounces of alcohol inside. It is made with food-grade stainless steel and is perfectly safe to use. Plus, there’s an included funnel as well!

I Put The Lit In Literature Mug

The fans of literature will find this novelty gift fun and functional. This heavy-duty ceramic mug features a funny text print that is sure to give the laughs. It is a 15-ounce mug that comes with a wrap-around print, a microwave-safe rating, and dishwasher-safe materials. It is a simple yet useful gift for sure.

Jumbo Car Band Aid

The clumsy drivers in your life will surely appreciate this jumbo car band-aid. It is an 8.8×3-inch car decal that is designed to cover up dents and scratches in a hilarious way. It has built-in magnets which conveniently stick to the outside of a car. It has multiple uses and it should supposedly heal the car wound in less than a week!

Flexible Bendy Pencils

These flexible bendy pencils from the Twiddlers look a bit sketchy but they are actually really useful! For the kids in your life or for the adults who fancy sketching, these pencils make a great novelty gift. A set of these comes with 70 pieces of pencils in heaps of colors. It is a quirky toy that actually serves its purpose.

Magnetic Floating Pen

For the more serious writer, this magnetic floating pen might be a better novelty gift to get. This one from the Jason Yuen store is a ballpoint pen with a nifty magnetic base. On its base, the pen wobbles and spins like a fidget toy. Also, the base comes in 3 different shapes, triangle, rectangle, and circle.

Round Donut Towel Blanket

This giant glazed donut blanket is a super fun-looking novelty gift that is actually useful. With colorful sprinkles, a gigantic size, and premium materials, this blanket is known as the tastiest blanket around! It is fade-proof, easy to wash, and it’s simply mouth-watering! This is definitely an awesome gift to get.

Nessie Ladle

For the chefs in your life, this Nessie Ladle makes a fun and functional gift choice. It keeps upright in pots, it is made with 100% food-safe nylon, and it is dishwasher-safe. The Nessie Ladle comes in other adorable color variants as well. It is truly a simple kitchen tool that eliminates the hassle of sinking ladles.

Camera Lens Cup

The photographers and photography enthusiasts in your life will surely fancy this camera lens cup from Triumphic. It is a simple camera lens-shaped coffee cup with an included sipping lid, travel spoon, stainless-steel straw, and a brush. It is made with food-safe material and it looks absolutely unique! This novelty gift is definitely one of the best out there.

Raining Men Clear Umbrella

This raining man clear umbrella is, quite literally, a raining man umbrella. First of all, it is a clear umbrella designed for the rain—raining men umbrella, and more importantly, it has a ton of men printed on it! With a transparent canopy with wide coverage and a fun print, this umbrella is a fun and functional novelty gift! There’s no downpour that can beat this one!

Mobile Phone Night Light

For those who are all about decluttering and living the minimalist lifestyle, this night lamp is a fun and functional gift. It is a funny clip-on lamp that attaches to a smartphone’s flashlight, and it takes virtually no space! It comes in red or gray, and it’s very simple to use. This novelty piece is a must-have for camping trips and sleepovers.

Scotch Magic Tape Dispenser

This one is perhaps the coolest tape dispenser of all time! This Scotch Magic tape dispenser comes in the form of a miniature turntable, and it’s absolutely awesome. It has a woodgrain base, a silver arm, and there’s an included roll of tape. The dispenser is refillable as well making this item’s use long-lasting.

Burrito Tortilla Taco Blanket

Everybody loves burritos but for that friend who secretly wishes for a life-size burrito, this gift is the one to get. This 70-inch burrito blanket is one tasty-looking blanket. It comes in 3 other different sizes: 47-inch, 60-inch, and 80-inch. This blanket is safe to machine wash, easy to store, and ships inside a nice cylindrical gift box.

Guzzle Buddy

The Guzzle Buddy is a fun and functional novelty gift which attaches to wine bottles. It is a clear glass with a threaded stem and it conveniently transforms boring wine glasses into a chug-able one. Made with borosilicate glass, the Guzzle Buddy is safe to use and easy to clean. It is a hilarious gift that arguably has a practical application!

TriceraTaco Holder

Here’s another one for that Mexican food lover in your life! The TriceraTaco taco holder is a dinosaur-shaped taco holder which can hold up to 2 servings of taco. It is a unique-looking and convenient serving tray that would surely make a fun novelty gift. The TriceraTaco holder is 100% food-safe and is not a choking hazard.

Bob Ross Bobblehead

Everybody loves Bob Ross and his wholesome painting lessons, right? Right! So, for the Bob Ross fan in your life, this Bob Ross bobblehead makes an awesome novelty gift. This 4-inch bobblehead figure features 10 different sound recordings from Bob Ross himself. There’s also a free mini easel book containing 30 of his best works!

Avocado Microwavable Heating Pad

This avocado heating pad is an adorable-looking microwavable heating pad that doubles as a huggable pillow. It measures 10.5 inches in height and it has no added artificial scent as well. This awesome avocado relieves cramps and aches effectively and in a cute way. This one is surely a novelty gift item you wouldn’t want to miss.

Day of Dead Shaker Set

These shaker sets from the Pacific Trading are inspired by the Day of Dead. These are skull-shaped salt and pepper shakers that come in a black and red finish. Measuring roughly 4×2.5×3 inches these novelty pieces are attractive and extremely useful. It is made from high-quality ceramic material and it weighs 0.23 pounds.

Plant Coaster Set

For the plant-lover in your life, this cool-looking coaster set makes a wonderful novelty gift. Disguised as a peculiar-looking plant, this coaster set comes with 6 stackable coasters and a display port. It has an innovative design, multifunction purpose, and it is made with premium EVA materials. It is also healthy and environmentally friendly as well.


Now here’s something that’s absolutely adorable and genius at the same time! The SPLATYPUS is a must-have tool for anybody’s kitchen arsenal. This awesome platypus-styled spatula is made with 100% food-safe and BPA-free material. It is best used for scraping leftover spread on a jar or for reaching every last drop of that peanut butter. This one is definitely a novelty gift to behold!