35 Road Trip Games

At first glance, traveling long distances in a car might seem like an exciting adventure.  However, after the first 100 miles you are quickly reminded that road trips can get boring fast.  Well, be bored no longer — here is the ultimate guide to road trip games.  We’ve got road trip games for the kids, road trip games for adults and road trip games for the whole family!  These games will make even the longest road trips fun and exciting.

Why Play Road Trip Games?

You might be thinking why bother with road trip games — surely everyone has a smartphone or tablet to keep them occupied during the journey?  Well, road trip games have certain advantages over staring at electronic devices during a journey, such as: 

  • They help you form a closer bond with friends and family
    When you play road trip games, you will be laughing with the other passengers, learning new things about each other and creating great new memories.  For some families, a road trip might be the best possible time to have deep conversations with your kids and learn what their favorite things are.

  • The trip goes much faster!
    Most road trip games require participants to solve puzzles and engage with the other people in the car.  As everyone knows —Time flies when you are having fun!

  • Laughing reduces stress
    Most road trip games are a ton of fun and guaranteed to generate lots of laughs.  Laughter is one of the best ways to reduce stress levels and turn a long journey into a fun-filled trip with friends or family.

  • Your kids will be learning new things
    If your children are playing a road trip game that involves puzzles, they will have to use  their problem-solving skills and harness their creativity.  Your children will also be improving their communication skills during the journey and learning more about the world.

  • Passengers will be paying attention to their surroundings
    Many road trip games ask participants to look for certain things around them, like specific types of cars or objects.  Everyone will be carefully scanning the locations they are passing through — which really helps them notice interesting and unusual things.  Participants will learn a lot more about the world instead of being glued to the Twitter feed of some celebrity.

  • Facebook is boring (and stressful)
    Aren’t you sick of reading people’s inane posts about what they had for dinner or where they are staying?  Recent studies suggest that Facebook use can even increase stress levels!  Taking a Facebook holiday will help you de-stress and enjoy your trip.

Road Trip Games for Kids

If the adults in the car are busy driving, sleeping, or listening to music, the kids can still play some road trip games together.  These road trip games are simple to learn and a ton of fun!  They will keep the kids occupied throughout the journey, making it feel like the car trip is shorter and more enjoyable.

I Spy

This is perhaps the most well-known road trip game of all time!  I Spy is the perfect game for kids to play in the car.  They will be looking out the window, engaged in conversation with each other, and having a great time.

To play I Spy, one person looks at their surroundings and chooses an object that the other players have to guess the name of.  They tell the other participants what letter the name of the object starts with or the color of the object.  The player who correctly guesses the name of the object goes next.  Tell the kids to choose something which they can see for more than 10 seconds and not just items that are flying past the car at 60 miles per hour.

Would You Rather


Zobmondo!! You Gotta Be Kidding Card Game

  • 40 cards with 160 questions, 2 choice Chips in a travel friendly box
  • Ages 7 and Up, 2 or more player game
  • You Gotta Be Kidding gets kids and grown ups thinking, laughing, reasoning, and having a blast making goofy decisions

Would you rather is a simple game where participants are asked to choose between two undesirable things.  For example, you could ask someone if they would rather be completely bald or completely covered in hair.  They should also be asked to rationalize their decision — is being hairy better because you can be incognito?  Or is being bald better because people will think you are Professor X from the X-Men?  There are also some great Would You Rather card decks which are designed for young children.  Players simply draw a card from the deck and answer the Would You Rather question.  This pack has some hilarious questions that will have the adults in the car laughing hysterically.

Travel Scavenger Hunt Card Game


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  • The Travel Scavenger Hunt for Kids from University Games is great fun on a car trip
  • Kids love whiling away the miles searching for the objects found on the cards
  • Can you find a red car, a license plate with the letter ”Z,” or a stop sign?

The Travel Scavenger Hunt Card Game is guaranteed to keep the kids busy during a long road trip!  It is incredible fun and simple to play.  Each player takes five cards from the deck and tries to locate the objects that are written on each card.  There are also “feel it” “smell it” and “hear it” cards that encourage kids to use all of their senses while enjoying their car trip.  The kids will be so busy during the journey that they won’t complain or ask “how long till we get there”!

Rock, Paper, Scissors

A road trip is the perfect time to find out which of your children is the current rock paper scissors champion.  To play this game, each child makes a fist and shouts out “Rock Paper, Scissors” — swinging their first down each time they say a word.  They then make the shape of a rock (closed fist), paper (an open hand) or scissors (making a V with their index and middle fingers).  Rock beats scissors, scissors beats paper, and paper beats rock!  They get one point for each win, and the first to reach a designated total (the first to 21 works well) wins the game.

Travel Questions Game


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Slug-A-Bug / Punch Buggy

This is a simple game that will keep the kids busy scanning the road and looking at the other cars.  Participants have to look for Volkswagen Beetles on the road.  Traditionally when they see one, they would give another family member a punch in the arm.  However, if you don’t want the kids whacking each other during the journey, have them tally the number of bugs they see.  The person who spots the most bugs could get a candy bar at the next stop!

Boredom Buster


Boredom Buster (Lonely Planet Kids)

  • Lonely Planet Kids (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 128 Pages – 04/19/2016 (Publication Date) – Lonely Planet Kids (Publisher)

Lonely Planet has been helping people explore the world for decades with their handy travel guides.  They also make some great books for kids who are traveling to new places.  This book contains dozens of road trip word games, memory games, counting games, solo games, and spotting games.  The kids will find a few games that they love — keeping them occupied and happy during the journey.

Ultimate Sticker Puzzles:

License Plates Across States


Ultimate Sticker Puzzles: License Plates Across the States: Travel…

  • Tallarico, Tony (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 24 Pages – 04/21/2005 (Publication Date) – Price Stern Sloan (Publisher)

This is a fun-filled activity book that will keep the kids occupied for hours!  It contains travel games, puzzles, mazes, word scrambles and trivia about the 50 states.  This book also has full-color license plate stickers to make playing the license plate game easier.

Flip to Win Hangman Game


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If you are traveling with young children, this hands-on wooden hangman game is a great game to take with you.  It includes a wooden frame with 37 wooden flaps and an erasable white board section to enter answers.  This game helps the kids have fun while improving their vocabulary.

Sweet or Sour

This is another classic car game that has been around for decades.  The kids simply wave  at people on the street or other motorists to see if they wave back.  If they wave back, they are sweet, if they don’t they are sour!  Keep a tally to see if the journey had more sweet or sour people.

Spot It! On the Road


Spot It! On The Road

  • Fast Paced action game
  • Symbol Recognition
  • Brain – eye association

This exciting card game tests the reaction speed and observational skills of players.  Spot It On The Road is also easy to learn, making it perfect for people of all ages.  It includes fifty-five circular cards in a small tin (perfect for traveling).  Each card has a number of symbols on it.  One of the symbols on the card is guaranteed to have something in common with symbols on other cards.  Players must quickly identify which symbols two cards have in common.  There are five different scoring systems that can be used.  It is very fast-paced and the perfect game for kids to play in the back seat.

Travel Bingo


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  • Spot Items from your Travel Bingo card from the Backseat on your Roadtrips
  • Mark the Items with the Fingertip Shutter Windows

This is a super fun game that encourages the kids to look out the window and spot different objects.  When they see each item on their bingo sheet, they mark it off until they get the items need to win. It comes with a sturdy carry case, 4 pads of markable bingo sheets and 4 pencils.

Family Road Trip Games

These road trip games are simple to learn but interesting enough that adults will enjoy playing them.  They are an excellent choice for families that are playing together.

21 Questions

Our family loves to play 21 questions on road trips — it’s challenging, easy for the whole family to learn, and a ton of fun!  A person has to think of a person, place or object.  The other participants then have 21 questions to find out what that person, place or object is!  If a questioner correctly guesses the item, they will be the next person to start the round.

Rubberneckers


Rubberneckers: Everyone’s Favorite Travel Game

  • Lore, Matthew (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 68 Pages – 02/01/1999 (Publication Date) – Chronicle Books (Publisher)

Say goodbye to “100 bottles of beer on the wall” — you can play Rubberneckers instead!  This travel game has hundreds of different challenges and fun mini-games that you can play while sitting in the car.  Some of the challenges in the game include spotting particular items — like weathervanes or satellite dishes.  The family will become eagle-eyed adventurers who are exploring the world.  Your road trip will become an exciting exploration of the world instead of a mundane journey.

Don’t Say It!

This is another great game for the entire family, because it has simple rules.  The passengers in the car think of five words that they should not say during the journey.  I they say any of those words, they will be penalized in some way.  You can be creative about the penalty — it could be something silly like being forced to sing an embarrassing song or donate 50 cents to the road trip’s candy fund.  Choose words that are often said during a road trip or words that certain passengers frequently say.

License Plate Game


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  • TWO PLAYER GAME: Color-coded edges allows for two-person play.

This exciting road trip game is guaranteed to make your family feel like they are exploring the entire country from the car!  This game includes a sturdy wooden board with a map of the United States.  Players are challenged to learn the location and name of all fifty states in the mainland.  They are can also spot license plates from different states to complete the map.

Fictional Families

This is a hilarious road trip game that the entire family will enjoy.  It really harnesses the creativity of your passengers and is guaranteed to draw a few laughs along the way.  Whenever someone sees some interesting-looking people in another car, they say “Fictional Family Spotted”.  Your family then takes a good look at the occupants in the other vehicle and creates an imaginary back story about them.  The more exciting and creative the back story is, the better!  Your family will create some hilarious stories that can become a running joke during the journey.

The Geography Road Game

The best part of being on the road with the family is that they get to learn a lot about the geography of the United States — if they are not glued to their smartphone!  Help the kids learn more about the location of counties, cities and states with this simple geography game.  The game starts when one player names a location, for example Nebraska.  The next person must name a location in the United States that starts with the last letter of that word — the letter “A.”  You can score this game if you like — making states worth 1 point, towns or cities worth 2 points and national parks, waterways and mountains worth 3 points.

The Geography Road Game

The best part of being on the road with the family is that they get to learn a lot about the geography of the United States — if they are not glued to their smartphone!  Help the kids learn more about the location of counties, cities and states with this simple geography game.  The game starts when one player names a location, for example Nebraska.  The next person must name a location in the United States that starts with the last letter of that word — the letter “A.”  You can score this game if you like — making states worth 1 point, towns or cities worth 2 points and national parks, waterways and mountains worth 3 points.

Fortunately/Unfortunately

This is a funny game that will generate some laughs and stimulate your children’s creativity.  The first person in the car thinks of something fortunate that is happening soon.  The next person has to think of something unfortunate that is tied to the first event.  Each occupant of the car continues saying fortunate/unfortunate things until the story comes to a conclusion.  The crazier the events are in the story, the more enjoyable it will be!  For example:

“Fortunately, it’s a beautiful sunny day today!”

“Unfortunately, it is bombarding us with deadly gamma rays”
“Fortunately, we can absorb those rays and become the next hulk”

“Unfortunately we’d probably destroy all of the other cars on the road”

“Fortunately, we’d get to date Jennifer Connelly or Scarlett Johansson because they have been girlfriends of the Hulk in movies!”

The Furthest License Plate Game

This games tests both the eyesight and geographical knowledge of participants!  The goal of the game is to look at the license plates around you and choose one from a state that is as far away as possible.  You can either play the game over the duration of the entire trip or have “one-offs” where you have 5 seconds to spot a far away license plate then yell it out.  It is great fun to be traveling in Florida and spot a car with an Alaskan license plate next to you!

Complainers

You might think the last thing you want to hear during the journey is a complaining child!  Surprisingly, voicing outrageous and silly complaints can actually be a fun road trip game.  Each participant gets two minutes to complain about any inane or silly thing they can think of.  For example, some ridiculous complaints you make could include:

“This beautiful sunny day is giving me skin cancer why can’t it be wet and miserable?”

“My feet are too cold and my head is too hot!”

“This shirt is itching so much it feels like I am covered by cactus leaves!”

“I hate peanuts! I just hate them!”

“Pugs aren’t cute they are annoying and have fat, wrinkly faces!”

Name That Celebrity

This game can be quite funny and makes time fly while on the road!  Passengers have to look for other people who look like well known celebrities.  When they see one they have to yell out the location of the car and the name of the celebrity.  The person “must have” a resemblance to the celebrity.  The other occupants of the car can either agree or disagree.  They can also name an alternate celebrity who has a closer resemblance to that person.

Adult Road Trip Games

If there are no young kids in the car, you might be looking for more advanced road trip games that have more complex puzzles or require more knowledge.  These games are useful for road trips with adult friends or road trips for families with teenage children.

Never Have I Ever…

Normally played as a drinking game, Never Have I Ever works well as a road trip game and makes monotonous journeys fun!  To play the game, one person makes a statement start with “Never have I ever…” then everyone who has performed that action in their life has to have a drink.  Try to think of questions that are interesting, unusual or funny.

For example, “Never have I ever cheated on a test” or “Never have I ever eaten someone else’s lunch” can provide some interesting responses.  The people who answered yes to the proposition then have the option of providing the back story to the event.  It is a great way for people to learn more about one another!  You can also play the Loaded Questions Card Game, which has 200 creative and interesting question cards plus a scoring system.  Also check out the Never Have I Ever Conversation Starters card pack — it contains over 150 cards with interesting questions on them

Cards Against Humanity


Cards Against Humanity

  • Cards Against Humanity is a party game for horrible people.
  • This is the main game. Buy this first.
  • Contains 500 white cards and 100 black cards for maximum replayability.

Described as a “party game for horrible people” Cards Against Humanity poses some tricky and politically incorrect questions to each player.  The deck contains black cards and white cards.  At the start of the round, a chosen player (The Judge) draws a black card from the stack.  This card contains a question that must be answered with one of the white cards.  Each player must use one of their ten white cards to answer that question.

Players hand their white card answers to The Judge.  The Judge then chooses the answer that they like the most from the responses.  The player with the chosen answer gets a point. The tricky part is that the responses don’t go very well with the questions!  They are often politically incorrect and distasteful.  Players feel like horrible human beings, but they are guaranteed to have a few laughs.

You can play this game in the car, with the driver being the Judge — they just have other people read them the questions and answers on the cards on their behalf.

Human Jukeboxes

If everyone in your car is a music lover, you can give Human Jukeboxes a try.  To play this game, one passengers  starts singing a line from their favorite song.  The next person must think of a different song lyric that starts with the last word of the first song.  For example:

“’Cause you make me feel like I’ve been locked out of heaven”  (Bruno Mars)

“…Heaven only knows, Heaven only knows” (John Legend)

The Movie Game

This is the perfect road trip game for passengers who are film lovers.  It’s also very easy to learn!  The game is started by someone saying the name of a random actor.  The next person must say the name of a movie that the actor starred in.  The next person must say the name of another actor in the same movie.  The game goes on until someone cannot think of the name of a matching actor or movie.  The person who cannot answer or gets the answer wrong is out of the game until the next round.

Radio Roulette

If you are enjoying a road trip around America with your family and friends, you should make sure they experience as much culture as possible!   One way you can do so is by playing radio roulette.  Randomly change the radio station that you are listening to every 10 minutes.  You will hear everything from classical jazz to evangelical Christians and crazy people talkback radio!  There are some pretty bizarre radio stations out there and forcing yourself to listen to them makes the road trip much more interesting.

Explain a Film Plot Badly

This is another one for the film fanatics!  A person in the car explains a film plot very badly and the other passengers have to guess what the movie is.  Here are a couple of examples:

“Unhappy billionaire terrorizes mentally ill man” — Batman

“Man destroys family heirloom” — Lord of The Rings.

“I’m not supposed to talk about it” — Fight Club

“A boy becomes friends with a monk, goes into space, kisses his sister and kills his dad” — Star Wars

Cornhole Rules and Regulations

Road trip word games can be great fun for people of all ages.  They can help expand the vocabulary and creativity of participants — which makes these games a great choice for families with young children.  Here are a few of the best road trip word games.

Mad Libs


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Mad Libs is one of the world’s most popular word games.  Participants are presented with a story or song that has a few words missing.  They must fill in the blanks to create an original piece of work.  This is a book containing dozens of mad libs for the family to enjoy while on a road trip. The songs and stories that are created from filling them in are often hilarious!

Round Robin Story Game

This game involves participants crafting an interesting story one word at a time!  Most stories are fairly short — usually four or five sentences long.  Some of the stories that are created are quite memorable and funny.  It’s usually good idea to record the stories on your phone, so you can play them back later for a few laughs.

The game starts with a player saying the first word in the story.  The game then goes around the car in a circle, with each player contributing an additional word.  Players can also contribute punctuation to complete a sentence.

For example:

Person 1: It 

Person 2: was 

Person 3: 

Person 4: dark

Person 1: night 

Person 2: in 

Person 3: Tennessee 

Person 4: and

Person 1: the 

Person 2: clowns 

Person 3: were 

Person 4: everywhere!

The Related Words Game

To play this game, participants are given a starting word.  They must think of a word that relates to this starting word.  They then continue thinking of words that relate to the previous word in the list — with the goal of coming back to the first word.  The winner of the game is the player who uses the shortest list of words.

For example, if the word is orange:

Person 1 says: Orange, fruit, cup, drink, juice, orange.

Person 2 says: Orange, fruit, food, Cheetos, orange.  (Winner!)

I’m Going on a Picnic!

This game is a fantastic way to improve your memory and language skills.  If you have some kids in the car, it can really help them improve their vocabulary!  The game starts with a player saying: “I’m going on a picnic and I am bringing…” then the name of an object or animal that starts with the letter A.  The next person then says: “I’m going on a picnic and I am bringing…” then mentions the first item and another item starting with the letter B.  The game continues through the alphabet.

If a player cannot remember the names of all of the items in the list, they are out.  If you are playing with younger players, you can offer them a few hints if they can’t remember a specific item.

Spot the Alphabet

This is another great game for the whole family.  Each player is looking for road signs, shop names or billboards that start with each letter of the alphabet.  They start at “A” and work their way through to “Z”.  For example, if someone spots a sign for “Appalachians Mountains” they mention it — completing the letter “A” and moving on to “B”.  The object must be spotted on your side of the car and each object can only be used once.

The Rhyming Game

This is a simple road trip word game that will test your vocabulary and ability to rhyme.  A starting player says a word that is easily rhymed, then players take turns thinking of other words that rhyme with it.  Each player has 3 seconds to think of a word and words cannot be repeated.

We hope you enjoyed reading The Ultimate Guide to Road Trip Games!  These games are so much fun that you will be looking forward to your next road trip instead of dreading it!

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67 Valentine’s Day Ideas

Valentine’s Day is all about love and romance. Many couples scramble to find that perfect gift or romantic gesture that says, “I love you,” in the best way possible. Unfortunately, no matter how well couples no one another, choosing the right Valentine’s Day gift or gesture is often a struggle. Fortunately, the ideas below can take the guesswork out of the equation, which allows you to focus solely on the romance.

Valentine’s Day Ideas for Her

We often feel that it is difficult to select the perfect gift for a woman, particularly one that is romantic, but it’s really not that hard. Many of us are extremely busy and don’t have time for hallmark holidays, which leaves us reaching for the traditional box of chocolates and roses for Valentine’s Day. Fortunately, the ideas below will help you step out of the realm of traditionalism to present her with an unforgettably romantic gift.

1. Let the Creative Juices Flow

If you are musically inclined, consider writing your special lady a song and be sure to dedicate it to her. Strum along on your guitar while you sing for an added effect. If you are not musically inclined, you can still put your creative juices to work by writing her a romantic poem.

2. Make a Video

Gather a selection of your favorite photos of her or the both of you together during your time together and create a memorable video. Make sure the video highlights what you find so special about her and about your relationship together.

3. Make Her a Coupon Book

Create a coupon book that offers to relieve her of a chore that she hates to do for a week. Consider also adding coupons for a backrub, candlelight bath, or a night out. She will love the thoughtfulness behind the gift and the fact that you appreciate her enough to give her a much needed break.

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4. Recreate Memories

Show her how much you care by recreating some favorite memories. For instance, you could always try to recreate your first date together. Not only will she appreciate the effort, she will also appreciate that you remember such important details of your time together.

5. Flowers with a Twist

Roses are the common go-to flower for Valentine’s Day, so instead of roses, try getting her a flower that is more meaningful. If you are married, opt for a bouquet of flowers using the same selections she used in her bridal bouquet. If you are not married, opt for flowers that represent the month she was born or the month you started dating.

6. Create a Day of Unforgettable Surprises

Enlist the help of friends and family to create a memorable day full of surprises for her. For instance, if the two of you have children, you can enlist the help of a family member to watch the kids while you take her out and about for a day of romance and fun.

Valentine’s Day Ideas for Him

It is often just as hard to find a romantic gift for your special guy. Considering that most Valentine’s Day gifts are geared toward women, it makes the trick of finding gifts for men that much more difficult. Fortunately, the ideas below can help anyone with romantic ideas that are perfect for him.

7. Customized Kits

Customized kits make great gifts because you can ensure that the selection suits your man perfectly. For instance, if he enjoys a clean shaven look, you can purchase him a customized shaving kit. If he enjoys fishing and being out in the wilderness, you can buy him a custom tackle or nature kit complete with essential gear.

8. Plan a Night Out

This will require you working together with his friends, but sometimes guys enjoy having a guy’s night out. Talk to his friends and plan a night out for all of them. He will love that you appreciate his need for independence from time-to-time.

9. Take Him to an Event

If your man loves sports, surprise him with tickets to a sporting event featuring his favorite team. If he’s into music, purchase tickets to a concert featuring a band that he really loves. Surprising him with tickets to an event is something that the two of you can enjoy together.

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10. Consider His Interests

Sometimes the things he enjoys most can help you come up with plenty of gift giving ideas. For instance, if he’s into retro, consider purchasing him retro gaming system or some vintage Converse shoes. If he’s into technology, consider purchasing him a portable music player complete with his favorite list of tunes added onto it.

11. Indulge His Comfort

Buying him a comfy pair of sweats and some house shoes or moccasins can go a long way. Encourage him to spend the day relaxing and lounging about while the two of you enjoy movies together. After working long and hard throughout the week, he would appreciate the much needed break.

12. Plan a Romantic Night In

Guys may not be as hip on the idea of a romantic dinner and a movie idea, but that doesn’t mean you can’t plan a romantic night in for Valentine’s Day. Purchase a bottle of wine or a 6-pack of his favorite beer, rent a video game that he’s been wanting to play and consider staying in and enjoying a drink or two while you guys play games together. He will appreciate your interest and effort.

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

There are plenty of gifts that you can purchase for Valentine’s Day for someone special that go beyond the traditional chocolates and flowers. In fact, some gift ideas are perfect for couples, family members, friends, and co-workers. The list below has some of the most highly recommended gift ideas available for the upcoming Valentine’s holiday.

13. Liroyal Couple Keychain Keyring

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The Liroyal Couple Keychain Keyring says, “I love you,” in a very special way. The keychain is actually two keychains in one. One of the keychains is a heart whereas the other is a key. The key interlocks with the heart, but they can also be separate for use on two different keychains. You and your sweetheart can each carry one with you to show that he or she has the “key to your heart.”

14. Knock Knock What I Love About You Fill in the Love Journal

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  • This little book contains fill-in-the-blank lines describing some aspect of your affection for a loved one
  • Hardcover with removable clear plastic jacket; 4.5 × 3.25 inches; 112 pages
  • Simple prompts make it easy to express yourself

The Knock Knock What I love About Your Fill in the Love Journal is the perfect way to personalize a Valentine’s Day gift that tells your special someone how much you love them. The hardcover book features 112 pages with fill-in-the-blank lines. You can fill in those lines to express your love adequately and in a way that is best suited for you and your significant other.

15. Vermont Teddy Bear

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If your special someone is into the snuggly softness of stuffed animals, the Vermont Teddy Bear would make the perfect selection for Valentine’s Day. The 4-foot tall stuffed brown bear is plush and loveable. If your loved one is also environmentally conscious, he or she will love the fact that the bear is stuffed with 100% recycled stuffing material.

16. Me Without You

The Me Without You book is available as either a Kindle edition or a hardcover. The book, which was created by cartoonists Lisa Swerling and Ralph Lazar, features adorable illustrations of how incomplete life would be like without two people. For instance, living a life alone would be like a “foot without shoe” or like “sky without blue.” It’s an adorable way to say, “I love you.”

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It is common for men to give women jewelry for Valentine’s Day just as it is common for women to purchase a watch for a man. Thankfully, you can both do something different for each other this Valentine’s Day by purchasing each other the 20-Slot Leather Watchbox/Jewelry Box. The box is great for both men and women as it holds either his or her watches as well as rings, earrings, and other jewelry that she often wears.

18. Custom Engraved Wallet Insert

Nothing says, “I love you,” like a personalized gift that is straight from the heart, like the Custom Engraved Wallet Insert. The metal wallet card allows you to personalize it with a special message that your loved one can carry around every single day in their wallet as a reminder of your love. The great things about this Valentine’s Day gift is that it can be given to anyone.

Romantic Valentine’s Day Ideas

Romantic Valentine’s Day Ideas do not have to break the bank. You can come up with plenty of romantic ideas that the two of you can enjoy together that are either cheap or free. The only thing you need to have is the opportunity to plan, some creativity, and help from the list of ideas below.

19. A Romantic Indoor Picnic

A picnic is always one of the most romantic settings you can create between you and a loved one. Unfortunately, February does not provide the right kind of temperature to host an outdoor picnic. Luckily, an indoor picnic can work just as well, and might even prove more romantic. Grab a bottle of wine, some fruit, assorted cheese, crackers, and spread a blanket out on your floor surrounded by candlelight.

20. Blind Bag Drawing

The idea behind this fun Valentine’s Day activity is for you and your significant other to write things down on scraps of paper such as different kisses. For instance, a passionate kiss or a kiss on the hand. You can even write down ideas like a slow dance or a bubble bath for two. Fold your scraps of paper and place them in a bag. The two of you can then take turns reaching blindly into the bag and fulfilling what is written on each scrap of paper.

21. Scavenger Hunt

Plan a day of activities such as at your favorite restaurant or to perhaps go skating in the park. Turn the activities into a scavenger hunt in which your significant other must follow clues to figure out where you are going and what it is you plan to do for the day. For example, you can say, “The place where we went on our first date” to guide your loved one to a restaurant or other venue.

22. Follow the Trail

Nothing is more romantic than leaving a trail of goodies that lead straight to a relaxing and romantic candlelight bubble bath. If your significant other must work on Valentine’s Day, try leaving a trail of flower petals or candies that lead straight to the already warm and waiting tub of water and bubbles complete with you in it if you wish.

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23. Plan a Surprise Weekend

If you can, take some vacation time the weekend near Valentine’s Day or even on Valentine’s Day if it happens to fall on a weekend. Plan a weekend long vacation for just the two of you. There are plenty of affordable accommodations and package deals that can help you save money while allowing the two of you to enjoy a romantic getaway.

24. Count the Ways of Love

How much do you love your significant other? It is time to count the ways. Leave post it notes marked with numbers highlighting all the reasons you love your special someone. Place the post it notes in different locations such as on their lunch inside the fridge or on the steering wheel of their vehicle. They will love finding all the different reminders throughout the day.

25. Save the Texts

Perhaps you and your significant other share cute texts throughout the day. Print out a screenshot of some of your favorite shared texts messages together and present the printout to him or her. It will remind your significant other that you care about and often think about the memories the two of you have managed to create together.

26. Try Something New and Exciting

Perhaps the two of you have talked about trying new and exciting things together but you have never had the chance. Valentine’s Day is the perfect day to do just that. Perhaps the two of you can go bungee jumping together or you can both learn to dance together by taking a tango or salsa dancing class. Another fun idea is to attend a wine tasting or cooking class together, especially if it is something you have never done before.

Valentine’s Dinner Ideas

Creating a Valentine’s Day dinner can seem like a bit of a hassle. If you already do the menu planning, how do you go about creating a meal that is romantic? Fortunately, there are plenty of romantic dinner ideas that can help you along the way. Keep in mind that an intimate meal for two doesn’t mean you must pull out all the stops and purchase the most expensive foods around.

27. Roasted Fish Dinner

Fish is rather simple to make and you can often find it for a great price. Roasted fish can create an elegant and romantic dinner setting, particularly if you add a bottle of wine and perhaps some other romantic touches, such as olives. It is said that both black and green olives serve as a natural aphrodisiac so they can definitely add to the romance of the situation.’

28. Chicken and Potatoes Dinner

Although chicken and potatoes may not sound very romantic, try sprucing it up with herb roasted chicken and potatoes for a dish that is savory and romantic. Eat your meal accompanied by candlelight, romantic music, and a glass of wine or champagne. The tender juiciness of the chicken will have you both feeling satisfied and since the meal is so simple to make, you’ll have plenty of time left for romance.

29. Grilled Steak Dinner

Nothing beats a juicy grilled steak on a romantic holiday like Valentine’s Day. You can even add to the romance by featuring green beans on the side and use the green beans to spell out “I love you,” on your significant other’s plate. Again, don’t forget the wine or champagne to go along with your deliciously cooked steak.

30. Lasagna Dinner

The Italians are often hailed as big fans of romance, so why not create an Italian lasagna dish that is as romantic as it is delicious. As an added challenge, use ingredients that create a dish that is just red and white to accentuate the Valentine’s Day feel. For instance, use red sauce and a white cheese like mozzarella or ricotta.

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31. Spaghetti and Meatballs Dinner

Do not overestimate the romance behind a helping of spaghetti and meatballs. Although this dish is simple, you can highlight the romance of it by dining off the same plate and recreating a scene that is like something out of Lady and the Tramp. Don’t forget the romantic Italian music in the background or the candlelight setting.

32. Herbed Pork Tenderloin

Fortunately, pork tenderloin is not an expensive cut of meat, which means you can purchase it at a rather affordable price. It is also not hard to make so it will not eat up much of your time or stress you out in the kitchen. You can make the dish seem fancy and romantic by dressing it up with plenty of herbs and spices, too, like bay leaves, peppercorn, and cloves.

33. Lobster Bisque

Seafood offers incredible romance, so why not create something that is both romantic and simple to make, like a lobster bisque? Although lobster is a bit more on the pricey side, if you are just cooking for two, you can keep your costs rather low. The warmth of the bisque works perfectly against the chill of the February cold, too.

34. Pork Roast with Herbs and Fruit

Pork roast is again the highlight of romance, particularly when paired with herbs and fruit. Herbs add a savory delight to any pork dish whereas fruit adds a hint of romance, particularly if you add in fruits like grapes. If you add grapes into the mix, try feeding them to one another as you dine like gods and goddesses on your delectable Valentine’s Day cuisine.

Valentine’s Breakfast Ideas

Why not start your Valentine’s Day off right with a specially created breakfast that shows your significant other just how much you love him or her? Of course, breakfast in bed is always a great idea, but creating the perfect breakfast will require some thought and some help from the ideas listed below.

35. Stuffed French Toast with Fruit

Nothing says romance like French toast stuffed with Nutella and strawberries topped with a sprinkling of powdered sugar. If you are going to serve up the ultimate Valentine’s Day breakfast feast in bed, it is best to go all out with a sweet and delicious breakfast like this one.

36. Bacon and Eggs

Bacon and eggs is simple enough so to make it more romantic, try creating heart shaped bacon and eggs. Fold the pieces of bacon into heart shapes, place them on a baking rack and serve them up on a plate complete with heart shaped eggs. You can make heart shaped eggs using a heart shaped ramekin purchased from your local store.

37. Heart Shaped Donuts

Sometimes offers up a Valentine’s Day breakfast doesn’t have to be complicated. You could always head out to your local store, pick up a box of heart-shaped doughnuts and enjoy splurging in bed on the goodies complete with a tall glass of milk.

38. Pancake Kabobs

Make pancakes as you would by following the instructions. Use a circular cookie cutter to create bite sized pieces out of the pancakes. Using a kabob skewer, stack your bite sized pieces of pancakes along with whipped cream and fresh fruit, like strawberries, to create a romantic, easy-to-eat breakfast.

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39. Fruit Smoothies

Fruit smoothies can serve as an easy and perfect Valentine’s Day breakfast. Try using fruits that will create either a pink or red colored smoothie, like strawberries, for a Valentine’s Day feel. You and your significant other can sip on fresh fruit smoothies while relaxing in bed together as a way of starting your day off right.

40. Crepes

Crepes are a delicate breakfast that can show off the romanticism of Valentine’s Day if done right. For instance, try making red velvet crepes to give them a nice pink tint. Fill them with cream and top them with a delicious chocolate drizzle and a sprinkling of powdered sugar for a deliciously sweet start to your Valentine’s Day.

41. Fruit Tray

If you are not in the mood to go all out and cook on Valentine’s Day, you don’t have to. There are other ways to create a romantic breakfast without slaving over a stove. Create a fruit tray of epic proportions complete with marshmallow fluff, a fruit cream cheese spread, melted chocolate, and caramel. Place kiwi, apples, strawberries, and other delectable fruits on the tray that you both can enjoy.

42. Heart-Shaped Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon rolls are a great go-to breakfast idea for any day of the week. Fortunately, you can kick it up a notch on Valentine’s Day by creating heart-shaped cinnamon rolls. Another idea is to tint the icing pink or red using a red food coloring. Drizzle the icing over your freshly baked cinnamon rolls and present them to your sweetheart complete with a glass of milk or freshly squeezed juice.

Valentines Day Ideas for Kids

Although Valentine’s Day is often touted as a day for couples, many children enjoy involvement on the holiday. Schools often host Valentine’s Day parties in which children exchange notes, cards, and snacks. Children also enjoy making crafts that they can give to their parents for the special day to show how much they love and care about them. The ideas below are the perfect way to present kids with Valentine’s Day ideas.

43. A V-Day Family Day

Sometimes it isn’t always possible to send the kids off to the babysitter or to a relative, even for a holiday like Valentine’s Day. That doesn’t mean that kids can’t somehow be involved in the day. Spend the day together as a family by cozying up on the couch together complete with hot chocolate, pillows, blankets, popcorn, and some movies like A Charlie Brown Valentine.

44. Decorate for the Day

Ask your kids to help you decorate the house using a Valentine’s Day theme. For instance, you can make banners out of colorful hearts using construction paper to hang around the house. They can also fill jars with red and white wrapped candies, like Hershey’s Kisses.

45. Holiday Cookies

Enlist the help of your children baking and decorating Valentine’s Day cookies. Bake heart-shaped sugar cookies and let your children go to town with sprinkles, icing and more. They will love spending time with you just as much as they will enjoy making sweet treats for such a special and loving day.

46. Homemade Cards

If your children have been asked to bring in Valentine’s to exchange with the whole class, you can always opt to go to the store and buy generic ones. However, it is much more fun to buy construction paper, glitter, scissors, glue, felt, and other craft materials to allow your kids to make their own. They can personalize the homemade cards to give out to their classmates so they will be unlike any others.

47. The “I Love You” Game

The game is easy and involves the entire family. Have everyone sit around the table and each person takes turns listing off the reasons why they love each person sitting at the table. This is a great way to involve kids in the Valentine’s Day spirit. It is also a great way for each person to understand how special they are and how much they mean to one another.

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48. Valentine Treat Cards

Another option is to have kids create Valentine cards that combine the special sweetness of a treat. To do this, make sure you have enough small lollipops (like Dum Dums) and hand your children pink and red construction paper. Trace hearts on the construction paper. The key is to cut the hearts so they form a flower comprised of four hearts. Punch a small hole in the center of the flower and place the lollipop in the center. Have your children write a nice Valentine’s message on the heart-shaped leaves.

49. Valentine’s Printouts

If your kids enjoy coloring, find some Valentine’s Day print-out coloring pages for them. There are also plenty of other print-outs that they might enjoy such as printable Valentine’s cards, crafts, and more. Fortunately, printouts are relatively cheap as long as you already have a printer and ink. Otherwise, all you will need is coloring pencils, crayons, markers, and perhaps a few other craft materials.

50. Cupid’s Dinner

Have your kids help you create a Valentine’s Day themed dinner complete with a menu and all. Have them decorate the menu using a Valentine theme featuring a variety of aptly named meals and drinks. For example, you can purchase cherry flavored 7-up, which has a pink color to it. A fun name would be “Cupid’s Fizz” for the drink name on the menu.

Preschool Valentine’s Ideas

Preschool children also love to get involved with Valentine’s Day. Teachers and parents often face the pressure of coming up with different activities and Valentine’s themed ideas to keep smaller children entertained. Luckily, the list below can take the stress and guessing out of the day thanks to some helpful and age-appropriate ideas.

51. Love Bugs

Help your preschool-aged children create “love bugs” using egg cartons, paint, glitter, googly eyes, and other craft materials. Cut the carton so that each child has a section comprised of three egg holders. Have them paint their section before decorating it. The end result will be an adorable “love bug” for Valentine’s Day that you can keep and proudly display for all to see.

52. THUMBody Loves You Valentines

Cut out heart-shaped pieces of construction paper for your small children and hand them washable ink stamps. Have them dip their thumbs in the ink and then place their thumbprint on the heart-shaped pieces of paper. On the hearts, write “THUMBody loves you” as a cute and memorable homemade valentine.

53. Valentine’s Day Block Building

Take ordinary wooden blocks and wrap them in Valentine’s Day themed wrapping paper. Have your children use the Valentine’s Day block to build various items like a tower or even a small house. Make sure you join in on the fun. Your children will enjoy spending time with you as you create plenty of Valentine’s Day memories.

54. Valentine’s Match

Draw number or letters on heart shaped pieces of paper. Make sure you have two that are exactly alike. For example, if you use number, place the number 3 on two different hearts. Flip the pieces of paper upside down and have your children match up the cards. Not only is this a great Valentine’s themed games to play, it also helps small children who are learning their numbers and letters.

55. Beaded Heart-Shaped Bracelets

All that is required for this activity is beads and pipe cleaners. Fold each pipe cleaner into the shape of a V and have your children add different beads to the pipe cleaner. Once they are finished, shape the V into a heart and twist the ends together to create a beaded heart-shaped bracelet that they can wear for the holiday.

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56. Sponge Art

Lay down a waterproof table cloth or a shower curtain and cut hearts into different Valentine’s Day shapes, like hearts. Place different colored paints in plastic tubs and help your child dip the sponges into the tubs. Have them stamp a large piece of paper and assist them in writing a special Valentine’s Day message on their work of art.

57. Valentine’s Day Suncatchers

Making suncatchers is a great way to brighten up a cold, February day on Valentine’s Day. You will need crayons, wax paper, a towel or an ironing board and an iron. Cut wax paper into the shape of heart and place bits of shaved crayon between them. Have your children select the colors they would like to use. Iron the piece of wax paper so the crayon between them melts and hang it in a window for a colorful sun catcher.

58. Valentine’s Day Coasters

Help your kids make a Valentine’s Day gift for you or someone else they love. You will need paint, ceramic tiles, and a sealant to do this. Hand your children a stack of ceramic tiles and have them paint them however they wish. Use Valentine’s Day colors if you wish such as pink, red, and white. Once they are finished, you will need to cover the tiles in sealant so a glass or cup placed on the tiles does not ruin them.

59. Valentine’s Pasta Necklace

Using dried macaroni noodles, preferably elbow macaroni, ziti noodles, or penne, have your child paint the noodles. Use red, pink, and white colored paints that match the Valentine’s Day theme. Once the macaroni noodles are painted and dried, place string through their openings and tie the ends together to create a fashionable macaroni necklace that you can wear proudly.

Valentine’s Basket Ideas

Valentine’s Day Baskets are the perfect gift giving choice. Many baskets are customizable and even those that are not are always suited for different personalities, hobbies, and interests. There is almost no way you can go wrong by selecting a basket for someone you love as a gift for Valentine’s Day. In fact, some of the most highly recommended baskets are listed below.

60. Gourmet Chocolate Gift Box

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Nothing beats a romantic night in on Valentine’s Day rather than standing in line for hours at a restaurant for a failed romantic dinner date. That is why the Gourmet Chocolate Gift Box is the perfect gift for such a night. The kit allows you and your significant other to make the perfect candy and popcorn covered dessert pizza that is perfectly fitting for a Valentine’s Day movie night.

61. Art of Appreciation Gift Baskets Cuddles and Kisses Chocolate Truffle Spa Set

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This sweet gift basket has Valentine’s Day written all over it. The Art of Appreciation Gift Baskets Cuddles and Kisses Chocolate Truffle Spa Set features a red and white theme that is perfect for the holiday. It includes a sweet, cuddly white bear with a red ribbon around its neck as well as an assortment of delectable chocolate confections and gourmet cookies. There are also Truffle Spa products included that allow your special lady to pamper herself.

62. Chocolate Gift Box, Fresh and Delicious

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Treat your loved one with an assortment of 20 delicious chocolates that come backed in a gorgeous white alligator square box thanks to the Chocolate Gift Box, Fresh and Delicious. A gold bow is stretched over the box and tied for added beauty and delight. The chocolates serve as a great gift for any occasion, including Valentine’s Day. It is also a great gift to give to your significant other, a family member, a friend, or even a co-worker.

63. Art of Appreciation Gift Baskets So Serene Peony Floral Spa, Bath and Body Gift Set

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The Art of Appreciation Gift Baskets So Serene Peony Floral Spa, Bath and Body Gift Set is a great Valentine’s Day gift choice for a girlfriend, wife, mother, female friend, or female co-worker. The gorgeous basket featured a gorgeous floral detail that can be kept and reused. The basket comes filled with an array of peony scented spa products such as lotion, shower gel, bubble bath, bath salts, and more.

64. The Man Can Gift Basket

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The Gift Basket Ideas for Men – Chocolate Cigars Keychain Bottle Opener Axe Spray is an assortment of goodies just for that special man in your life. It comes in a metal bucket that says, “StudBucket.” This guy approved gift comes stocked with chocolate cigar, playful vouchers, Axe body spray,  and a personalized keychain bottle opener.

66. Art of Appreciation Gift Baskets Lavender Renewal Spa Bath and Body Gift Set

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The Art of Appreciation Gift Baskets Lavender Renewal Spa Bath and Body Gift Set is a great way to show a special lady how much she means to you this Valentine’s Day. The set features lavender scented products that allow her to pamper herself. A loofah, sisal hand mitt, and sisal body sponge allows her to apply her new bath and body products in a luxurious way. The body lotion and cleansing bath gel will leave her feeling glorious and relaxed, as will the aromatherapy candle.

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The Lovestee Rejuvenating Exotic Orchid Spa Basket Gift Set comes in a beautiful pink basket the perfectly captures the Valentine’s Day spirit. Inside the basket, your special lady will find an assortment of five favorite fragrances, an exotic shower gel, luxury bubble bath, sensual body lotion, bath salt, and a sensuously soft bath puff.

Overall, the gift ideas, activities, and recipes are sure to make for a fabulous Valentine’s Day with a special someone. Any man or woman can easily make use of the ideas listed above to create a day filled with fun, romance, and thoughtfulness.

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13 Funny Yankee Swap Gifts

Are you looking for a hilarious and annoying Yankee Swap gift?  You have come to the right place!  This guide will highlight some of the best “worst” Yankee Swap gifts available.  These funny yankee swap gifts are so ridiculous that they are guaranteed to simultaneously delight and annoy the recipient!

What is a Yankee Swap?

A Yankee Gift Swap is a type of gift exchange where participants give funny, useless, or strange presents to each other.  It is a very fun way to give presents to your friends or loved ones and is guaranteed to generate plenty of laughs.  Yankee Swaps have become very popular in the last few years within the United States, and there are now thousands of items perfect for Yankee Swaps.

Many families have started doing Yankee Swaps at Christmas because it is much more fun than giving each other traditional Christmas presents.  Most Yankee Swap gifts are cheap, which makes having a Yankee Swap a great idea for large families on a budget.

The traditional rules for a Yankee Swap gifts are as follows:

  • Each participant supplies one wrapped gift that is placed in a central location (under the Christmas tree for example)

  • Participants are randomly assigned a number, which indicates their gift-choosing order.  You can draw numbers from a hat.

  • The  person who picked number 1 goes first.  They choose a random present that is not their own and unwraps it.

  • On subsequent turns, participants have the option of unwrapping a gift or “stealing” a gift from another participant.  If a participant’s gift is stolen, they can unwrap another present or steal a gift from someone else.  Gifts can only be stolen three times.

  • The game is over when everyone has had one turn

Playful rivalries develop as participants steal the tackiest gifts from each other. Don’t be afraid of tweaking the rules if you have a better way of performing a Yankee Swap — it’s all about having fun!

What is a Yankee Swap Gift?

Certain types of items make great Yankee Swap gifts.  They usually have one or more of the following attributes:

They are very Tacky

Tacky items like decorative Christmas jumpers, t-shirts with unicorns, bright pink underwear, or lampshades shaped like body parts are all great choices.  If you would be embarrassed to use the item, it would make a great Yankee Swap gift!

They are bizarre

Items that are weird can also be great Yankee Swap gifts.  A can of unicorn meat, an automated pet petter, a lunchbox labeled “human organs” and so on.

They are gross

Anything that makes you cringe can work well as a Yankee Swap gift.  Consider fake poo in a box, chocolate covered bacon, a farting coin bank or a toilet bowl coffee mug.

They are sexy

Items that feature nudity or sexual themes can also be great presents for a Yankee Swap.  Consider a cooking apron with fake breasts, a perverted garden gnome doing a poo, or salt and pepper shakers that show two cute pigs fornicating!  Any item that is embarrassing to use makes a great choice — just remember to constantly ask the recipient where the gift is every time you visit their home!

They are useful while being unusual

Yankee Swap gifts don’t have to be useless!  You can find some weird items that are useful around the home.  If the recipient starts using the item regularly, they will generate laughs all through the year.  A karate lettuce chopper or novelty coffee cup can get plenty of use and might become one of their favorite items!

Some of the Best Yankee Swap Gifts!

THE ORIGINAL TOILET MUG


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This is a classic Yankee Swap gift that is both disgusting and incredibly funny.  It is a toilet bowl-shaped coffee mug that is quite disgusting to drink from — the perfect gift for someone with a potty mouth!  It is a high-quality ceramic mug made by BigMouth Inc.  It holds 12 ounces of your favorite sewerage-colored beverage.

FIFTY SHADES OF CHICKEN: A PARODY IN A COOKBOOK


Fifty Shades of Chicken: A Parody in a Cookbook

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This hilarious book is a parody of the popular 50 Shades of Grey series.  It focuses on the erotic side of preparing, cooking and devouring chicken!  You will learn how to tie up your chicken, caress her skin, gently prepare her for the oven and finally reach a climax after 60 minutes at 350 degrees.  It is the perfect Yankee Swap gift and sure to draw a few laughs from the group.

SQUATTING GARDEN GNOME


Squatting Garden Gnome

  • Gnome has excellent features, including rear end
  • Very unexpected and surprising prank
  • Funny and great for lawns, offices, backyards, bathrooms, and kitchens.

This constipated garden gnome is the perfect Yankee Swap gift for anyone who is proud of their garden.  At 1-foot tall and wearing a bright yellow jumper, this gnome will be hard to miss in the garden.  The look of concentration on his face makes it apparent that he is really working hard to squeeze out some fertilizer!

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Fred TAKE-OUT FAKE-OUTS Lunch Bags, 24 Count

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  • Eight wonderfully wacky styles

This item is simultaneously funny, strange, and useful!  They are take-out bags with different sayings.  It is perfect for carrying a snack!

GAMA-GO flipper


GAMA-GO Flipper, X-Large, Red

  • Completely dishwasher safe
  • Made of sturdy silicone
  • Won’t stick to pans

This is a fun-to-use item that is perfect for a Yankee Swap.  It is a dishwasher safe plastic flipper in the shape of a guitar.  Don’t just settle for flipping your egg with a spatula!

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  • Paperback lets you learn the latest buzzwords and trends in traumatic parenting
  • Choose a personal trauma style – controlling, indulgent, and more

This is a great Yankee Swap gift that will every parent will want!  It is an instructional tome on how to screw up your kids that features helpful illustrations and checklists.  It also includes the latest buzzwords used by bad parents and the recent trends in “traumatic parenting.”  Perfect for parents looking for bad advice!

HAND SHAPED HAND SOAP

Do you ever get lonely in the shower and wish someone was there to lend you a hand?  This hand shaped bar of soap is the perfect solution!  It’s guaranteed to get some laughs at your Yankee Swap with some funny sexual connotations for the gift recipient.

THE OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE CUTTING BOARD


Fred THE OBSESSIVE CHEF Bamboo Cutting Board, 9-inch by 12-inch

  • FUN & FUNCTIONAL: It’s time to let your inner obsessive loose in the kitchen, with this precision cutting board. This…
  • CLEVER DESIGN: THE OBSESSIVE CHEF cutting board includes a multitude of guide lines for different grid sizes and angles…
  • QUALITY MATERIALS: Made of strong, long-wearing, easy to clean, and environmentally sustainable bamboo. The lines are…

Do you have friends or relatives who are perfectionists?  Grab this obsessive-compulsive chopping board to help them on their quest for perfection!  It is a bamboo chopping board with various guide lines and grids imprinted on it.   A great Yankee Swap gift that the perfectionists in your group will want.

“THE STICK FAMILY WAS DELICIOUS” WINDOW DECAL


Slap-Art Your Stick Family was Delicious T-Rex – Vinyl Decal Sticker

  • – Can be used on any flat surface such as windows, cars, laptops, and more!
  • – High Quality Avery vinyl that lasts 5+ years!
  • – Removes with no residue or damage to the surface!

Most people fall into one of two camps — either they are happy to put decals of stick figures on their car that represent their family members, or they hate people that do that.  If you hate the people with stick figure decals, grab this decal.  It features a T-Rex gobbling up a stick family for dinner.  Guaranteed to generate a few laughs.

GIN & TITONIC — TITANIC ICE TRAY

This is a great gift for people with a morbid sense of humor!  It is a food-safe synthetic ice cube tray in the shape of four Titanic ocean liners and four icebergs.  You can recreate the famous sinking of this huge ship in a glass of gin or bourbon!

BACON BANDAGES


Accoutrements Bacon Strips Bandages

  • Each tin contains twenty five bandages
  • Each bandage measures approx. 3″ L x 1″ W
  • Each tin contains a bonus trinket

Is there anything bacon can’t do?  This is the perfect Yankee Swap gift — ridiculous and useless!  This product consists of a tin container branded with “Bacon Bandages” graphics.  The tin contains fifteen bacon bandages and a bonus trinket.

ICE CREAM DOOR STOP


LIOOBO Plastic Door Stopper Ice Cream Shaped Slip Resistant Finger…

  • The ‘vanilla ice cream’ topped cone is made of durable plastic and will hold fast to any hard, smooth surface -…
  • So realistic you really do want to just touch it to see if it’s still cold!
  • This eccentric stopper draws attention to a thoroughly useful but often ignored household item – a guaranteed…

This is a great novelty item that also works well as a Yankee Swap gift.  It is a sturdy plastic door stop that looks like an ice cream dropped onto the floor.  It will definitely cause the visitors to your home to do a double take!  it will take them a minute to realize that the ice cream is fake.

BAG OF UNICORN FARTS


The Original Bag Of Unicorn Farts Cotton Candy Funny Novelty Gift for…

  • NOW WITH MORE COTTON CANDY! Funny Unique Gift For All Ages.
  • DO YOU LIKE TO MAKE PEOPLE LAUGH? Bag of Unicorn Farts are guaranteed to brighten a friend’s day.
  • SCIENTIFIC FACT: FARTS IN A BAG ARE FUNNY! The 3oz fruit punch cotton candy is delicious!

Did we mention that the best Yankee Swap gifts need to be ridiculous?  Gifts don’t get much stupider than this bag of unicorn farts!  It is a colorful package containing a small bag of cotton candy.  Expect it to be a popular item with the group because everyone will be curious about the flavor of unicorn farts!

We hope you enjoyed our list of the best Yankee Swap gifts.  These ridiculous items are funny as holland guaranteed to make your gift giving a fun filled event.

There you have it, 13 funny yankee swap gift gifts. Make sure you check out our great list of gift ideas for men.

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Gifts for Kayakers

For the kayaker on your Christmas list, you will have no problem when it comes to giving them just the right gift.

Think about the fact that most of the time they buy the necessities for their hobby, but maybe they settle for what they need and not what they want.

Now is your chance to surprise them with some of the best accessories they could use and enjoy to make their day on the water a success.

The following is a list of 13 gifts for kayakers that you can choose from:

EXPLORTEK NITE-BLAZER LED HEADLAMP WITH CASE


Explortek LED Headlamp Flashlight with Red and White Light Plus Travel…

  • BRIGHTEST LIGHT IN ITS CLASS: Small, compact and powerful headlamps cast an impressive high beam the length of a…
  • HIGHEST QUALITY MATERIALS: Designed to be comfortable, dependable, durable and weatherproof; making it extremely…
  • 2 EASY TO USE SEPARATE BUTTONS: Manage white and red lighting separately using SMART switches for fast on the fly…

For those late-night fishing explorations, this headlamp is the perfect companion.

It offers a bright beam of light that measures to 120 yards, equaling the length of a football field!

The headband will easily adjust to fit comfortably, and the light will change from very bright to dim with a simple click of the button.

In addition to the lamp and the headband, this light also comes with a durable storage case, 3-AAA batteries, and a carabiner clip.

Keep them safe this season while they enjoy their hobby.

SKWOOSH HIGH BACK KAYAK SEAT


Skwoosh High Back Kayak Seat with Adjustable Lumbar Support and…

  • Back height is 20″ and seat features a 1″ thick fluidized gel seat for bottom comfort
  • Easy to install – no tools required. Waterproof fabrics and welded construction
  • Low profile seat bottom for better stability. Lumbar support is full width and placement on seat back is adjustable

For that special man in your life that suffers from back pain, this just might be the solution that will make him more comfortable on the water.

This seat has a reinforced back that is 20-inches tall, and it offers adjustable lumbar support.

The comfortable 1-inch seat cushion is waterproof and filled with a fluidized gel that will literally make him feel as though he is floating across the top of the water.

It is made to install easily with four adjustable straps and corrosion resistant swivel clips.

A bungee net was cleverly installed to the back of the seat for additional gear storage.

With this seat, he will have the pleasure of paddling longer without the pain and discomfort that he is used to.

SKORCH ORIGINAL DRY BAG


Earth Pak -Waterproof Dry Bag – Roll Top Dry Compression Sack Keeps…

  • RELIABLE PROTECTION: We believe our earth pak dry bags are the best out there–bar none. These dry bags are meant to…
  • SHOULDER STRAP: 10L & 20L dry bags come with a 24-42 Inch single shoulder strap. 30L, 40L, and 55L waterproof backpacks…
  • IPX8 CERTIFIED WATERPROOF PHONE CASE: We have included our IPX8 Certified 6.5 Inch waterproof phone case that will fit…

Staying dry while kayaking is nearly impossible, and keeping your things dry is even a bigger challenge, but with this handy bag, your problems are solved!

This 10-liter bag is roomy enough to hold a variety of items while keeping them safe from water.

The bag is durable enough to carry electronics, snacks, and extra clothing all at the same time.

The comfortable shoulder strap makes it convenient to carry the bag when your hands are full, but it is versatile enough that the strap can be removed and the bag can be carried by the handle.

This bag makes a great gift for the one that already has everything.

ZCARE LVP MARINE BOAT CLEANER


Z care LVP Marine Boat Cleaner for Decks, Hulls, Canvas, Vinyl, Sail…

  • SCIENTIFICALLY FORMULATED – Professional Stain and Black Streak Cleaner
  • CLEANS The Toughest Dirt, Grease, Oil, and Algae All While Adding a Protective UV Shield
  • LIKE NEW – Brings Your Boat Back to Like Life and Looking New Again

For the kayaker who has everything, try putting together a kayak gift basket.

Start by getting this fantastic, environmentally friendly boat cleaner.

This cleaner works great on fiberglass surfaces and gel coats, and contains a special UV shield for extra protection.

It works great on black streaks, dirt, oil, grease, and all that nasty algae that likes to stick around.

When this remarkable cleaner is applied, everyone will think the kayak is brand new!

This will be the best gift in the basket.

PELICAN 1050 MICRO DRY CASE


Pelican 1050 Micro Case – for iPhone, GoPro, Camera, and more…

  • Watertight (IP67), crushproof & dustproof
  • Available in clear with color liner or solid color
  • Easy-open latch

Everyone has a cell phone, a wallet, and some keys they must protect, so why not give this great case as a gift?

Designed with a rubber liner for extra protection, this durable see-through box will seal tight to keep the water and dust out.

This durable box is made tough and cannot be crushed, so it can easily be stored away, and a handy carabiner was conveniently connected to the outside.

This dry case is a must have for any kayaker, and it will be appreciated each time they hit the water.

JET LOGIC A-2 COMPLETE FOLDING ANCHOR SYSTEM


Complete Grapnel Anchor System

  • 3 1/3 pound 4 fluke folding anchor will hold in mud, sand, gravel and rock
  • Designed for boats, sailboats, personal watercraft, inflatable boats, canoes, and float tubes
  • Fits under most boat seats, in PWC storage compartments, or in PWC storage canisters

An anchor is not always the first thing that is thought of when purchasing a kayak, but it is a must have if fishing is in the plan, so why not throw this in with the other accessories you plan to give this year?

This handy anchor system will fold up and conveniently store under the seat or in the storage compartment.

At 3 1/3 pounds, this 4-fluke anchor will hold the kayak in place over the sand, mud, rock, or gravel, so that they can be secure when landing the catch of the day.

It contains a 25-foot long marine grade rope, and it stores inside a padded, durable case.

You will be appreciated this holiday season when you choose this anchor as a gift for the kayaker in your life.

EMB ES900BT WATER RESISTANT BLUETOOTH SPEAKER


OontZ Angle 3 (3rd Gen) – Bluetooth Portable Speaker, Louder Volume,…

  • HIGHER QUALITY CRYSTAL CLEAR STEREO SOUND – The OontZ Angle 3 (3rd Gen) is Designed and Engineered by Cambridge Sound…
  • ENHANCED BASS – The bass is enhanced by our proprietary passive bass radiator; unique triangular design and downward…
  • LOUDER VOLUME – The Volume Booster 10+ watt power AMP pumps out more volume and plays music with no distortion, even at…

Everyone enjoys some great music while relaxing on the water, so make this Bluetooth speaker the best gift you give to your kayaker this year.

This compact speaker is compatible with all Bluetooth devices and offers a long-range connection.

Although it is small, this speaker will get extremely loud and is accompanied with a strong bass sound.

The battery will allow for enjoyment up to eight hours, and can be controlled directly from the compatible device, or use the installed buttons built into the speaker.

This attractive and sleek waterproof speaker comes with a 3.5mm Jack and is designed with a hook on the top to attach a carrying strap.

ONYX MOVE VENT DYNAMIC PADDLE SPORTS LIFE VEST


ONYX MoveVent Dynamic Paddle Sports Life Vest, Medium/Large, Aqua

  • Mesh in lower back fits high back seats
  • Shoulder adjustments with neoprene comfort pads
  • SOLAS grade reflective material for visibility

Having a life vest on board is a must have, and chances are your kayak enthusiast bought one that was just “good enough” at the time.

With this vest, your loved one will be comfortable, and this vest is so comfortable, he or she will forget they even have it on.

The genius design of the mesh back is compatible with the seat and will leave a cool and less bulky feeling on the back.

This life jacket is coast guard approved and is available from extra small to double extra-large, so it will work great with any size and shape.

It comes in two color choices, both of which are very attractive, and a safety whistle is attached to a cord inside the pocket. An additional plastic ring is also attached to carry other necessary gadgets.

You can’t go wrong choosing this gift for your kayaker.

KASTKING COSO SPORT SUNGLASSES


KastKing Skidaway Polarized Sport Sunglasses for Men and Women, Gloss…

  • KEY FEATURES – Polarized lenses reduce glare – Impact resistant TAC lenses protect your eyes from flying objects – Block…
  • OUTSTANDING LENSES – 1.0mm polarized lenses are comparable to the thickness you would find on much higher priced…
  • SUPERIOR FRAMES – Made from the same Grilamid material commonly used by the military and in medical applications, our…

These lightweight, polarized glasses are just what they need for a pleasant day in the kayak.

With five interchangeable colors, and a snap on lens that goes inside for prescription glasses, these are the perfect fit for anyone.

Very sturdy and rainproof, these are the perfect companion no matter what the weather brings to the water.

Keep their eyes safe from the sun and light so they can enjoy the day without interference.

SHORELINE MARINE PROPEL MOTION KAYAK PADDLE


Shoreline Marine Propel Motion Kayak Paddle, White/Green, 96″

  • Anodized aluminum shaft
  • Reinforced fiberglass blade
  • Low angle teardrop blade

The kayaker on your Christmas list would appreciate the gift of a new paddle.

This attractive looking Shoreline Marine paddle is the perfect one for the recreational paddler.

Well-built with an anodized aluminum shaft makes this paddle lightweight and easy to handle, and the reinforced fiberglass, low angle teardrop design of this blade offers drip guards.

The two-piece design allows you to store the paddle inside the kayak when not in use.

SCOTTY 311 DRINK HOLDER


Scotty #311-BK Cup Holder with Rod Holder Post and Bulkhead Black

  • Drink holder with button mount and rod holder post mount
  • For cans, Coffee mugs and insulated sleeves
  • Convenient accessory rack to hang lures and tools

No matter if it is early morning or late at night, the kayaker wants to enjoy something to drink while leisurely fishing along the river.

With this versatile drink holder mounted to the kayak, they can enjoy coffee in a mug or soda in a can.

The drink holder also offers a button and rod holder post mount so that they can have their hands free for other tasks while waiting for the fish to bite from below.

A convenient accessory rack was also installed to hang lures and other tools.

Offered in two color choices so that it will match as though it came with the kayak.

WATERPROOF FIRST AID KIT


DeftGet First Aid Kit – 163 Piece Waterproof Portable Essential…

  • 2019 NEW UPGRADED:Newest combination first aid kits,based on customers’ feedback. 18 items 163 pieces medical grade…
  • FDA APPROVED: Medical grade quality. Manufactured with the finest equipment in a modern FDA approved facility, you can…
  • MULTIPURPOSE: Perfect for any occasion or events – family, home, travel,camping, emergencies, hiking,car and outdoor…

Hopefully this gift will never be used, but it is a necessity that most kayakers would never think of carrying with them.

This first aid kit is designed with a durable rip-stop waterproof vinyl fabric that is portable and lightweight.

The roll top dry bag is packed with 175 hospital grade medical supplies, and it has enough room to add extra necessities that might be needed.

Compact enough to fit into storage compartments, or it can be added to another dry bag on the kayak.

They will enjoy opening this special gift from you.

SFNET PORTABLE FISH FINDER


Venterior VT-FF001 Portable Fish Finder, Handheld Fishfinder Fish…

  • Detects and displays water depth, approximate fish location, short & tall weeds, sand & rocks on seabed. Backlight mode…
  • Applies to lake, river, sea and other fishing environment. Can be used for off shore fishing, boat fishing, ice fishing,…
  • Comes with round transducer with 25 ft cable and removable transducer float. Detectable water depth range is from 3ft to…

This lightweight and easy to handle fish finder is the perfect companion for fishing from the kayak!

This portable handheld fish finder has everything the big finders have, but it won’t take up any room, and it can be hung around one’s neck with the convenient strap.

With a 45-degree beam, a round transducer that is attached to a 25-foot cable, and a depth range of 1 to 100m, what more could you ask for?

It even offers a battery save mode for longer use!

This portable fish finder is the only gift they will remember this year.

There you have it, some of the best gifts for kayakers. Make sure you check out some of our great gifts for moms as well.

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11 Great Gifts for Mom

From blenders to vacuum cleaners, it can be hard to decide what to get for mom when a holiday comes around. Thankfully, we’ve curated the world of online shopping to find the best gifts any mom would love. From birthdays to mother’s day, here are 11 gifts for mom that she’ll appreciate and adore.

PEBBLE TIME SMARTWATCH


Pebble Smartwatch Black

  • View notifications from email, SMS, Caller ID, calendar and your favorite apps on your wrist.
  • Includes Pebble timeline, a chronological display of calendar and notifications
  • Download watch faces and apps to suit your style and interests.

These days, everyone is raving about smartwatches and the intersection of tech with fashion. Your mom will absolutely appreciate this stylish wearable device that lets her stay up-to-date with smartphone notifications without breaking a sweat. Available in red, black and white, this smartwatch even includes a sleep-tracker for the health-conscious among us. With the Pebble Time Smartwatch, it’s easier than ever to be stylish and stay in touch.

NIKON COOLPIX S33 DIGITAL CAMERA


Nikon COOLPIX W100 Waterproof Digital Camera (White) + 32GB Card +…

  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Nikon COOLPIX W100 Rugged Digital Camera (White) with SanDisk Ultra 32GB SD Card, Focus Replacement…
  • NIKON COOLPIX W100: Share all your family fun with the COOLPIX W100, the compact digital camera that makes photography…
  • DURABLE BUILD: Rugged design is waterproof to 33 feet, dustproof, shockproof from 5.9 feet and freezeproof to 14 Degrees…

Digital cameras like the the Nikon Coolpix make one of the best gifts for mom, with a cute and easy-to-use interface that makes taking pictures fun. Moms everywhere will love getting to capture memories and share them with friends. With supreme image quality and a waterproof coating for underwater fun at the pool or beach, this camera is ideal for multi-purpose use. Make the next holiday amazing with family photos and sentimental memories.

BRAUN MQ777 MULTIQUICK 7 HAND BLENDER


Braun MQ725 Multiquick Hand Blender, Black

  • PowerBell technology – durable stainless steel blades and unique bell-shaped blending shaft for fast and finer results
  • Smart speed- the world’s first smart speed technology. The more you squeeze, the more power you get. Feel how easy it is…
  • Easy Click ensures all attachments can be removed with one simple click

For foodie moms, a new set of blending tools will never go unnoticed.  This multi-piece blender set includes a handheld tool with multiple attachments as well as an entire food-processing unit and a handy beaker. From smoothies to hummus, every mom will appreciate the new dishes she can create with ease. With all the work during holidays and throughout the years, it’s nice to lighten up her workload with sleek, powerful tools that make cooking a breeze.

INSTYLER IONIC hair dryer


InStyler Styling System Turbo Ionic Hair Dryer

  • ULTRA LIGHTWEIGHT DESIGN: At 13.5oz, TURBO’s makes drying and styling your hair comfortable and easy. Experience…
  • MORE POWER THAN 2000 WATT DRYERS: Utilizing technology designed by aerospace engineers, TURBO generates more power than…
  • FRIZZ FREE HAIR IN HALF THE TIME: Combined with tourmaline ceramic and our high-efficiency ion generator, TURBO delivers…

This sleek and fashionable ionic hair dryer will let your mom pamper herself and feel stunning. With a long power cord and an overall lightweight feel, this is an excellent hair styler for any woman. By giving a gift that’s both practical and luxurious, your mom can enjoy guilt-free style without worrying about her budget.

MOTO G – 7TH GENERATION


Moto G7 Power – Unlocked – 32 GB – Marine Blue (US Warranty) -…

  • Max Vision display. Immerse yourself with ultra wide views on the 6. 2″ Hd+ display featuring a 19: 9 Aspect ratio.
  • Responsive performance. Work and play without delay thanks to an octal-core processor and up to 3 GB of memory.
  • Fast-focusing camera. Never miss a moment with a 12 MP PDAF camera and the 8 MP selfie cam.

If your mom is in the market for a new phone, save her some hassle and purchase an unlocked Moto G. This powerful smartphone will fit your budget while providing top quality performance. The front- and back-facing cameras each make it easy to take photos, selfies and videos. With 32 GB of space, your mom will always have room for her favorite apps and pictures.

CANON MG7720 WIRELESS ALL-IN-ONE PRINTER


Canon TS9120 Wireless Printer with Scanner and Copier: Mobile and…

  • Inspire your creativity with prints that will impress; From stunning photographs to detailed documents, put the 6 color…
  • Enjoy the simplicity of connecting your smartphone, tablet and all your favorite devices with ease; Print hassle free…
  • The PIXMA TS9120 Wireless printer is the all in one that fits perfectly anywhere in the home, and looks great with any…

A quality printer can be hard to come by, so it’s great to see the Canon MG7720 on the market. With an easy wireless setup and printing options like Google Cloud Print and NFC, printing has never been more convenient. Your mom will enjoy conveniently printing pictures, documents and even CD/DVD labels with the Canon MG7720.

INSTANT POT IP-SMART BLUETOOTH-ENABLED MULTIFUNCTIONAL PRESSURE COOKER


Instant Pot IP-DUO60 321 Electric Pressure Cooker, 6-QT, Stainless…

  • Best Selling Model: America’s most loved multi cooker, built with the latest 3rd generation technology, the…
  • Cooks Fast and Saves Time: The Instant Pot Duo multi-cooker combines 7 appliances in one: pressure cooker, slow cooker,…
  • Consistently Delicious: 14 one-touch Smart Programs put cooking ribs, soups, beans, rice, poultry, yogurt, desserts and…

Cooking large meals can be a hassle, but not with the Instant Pot Pressure cooker. This pressure cooker is a great tool in the kitchen when it comes to making meals quickly and keeping them at the optimum temperature. With plenty of settings for everything from porridge to stew, this smartphone-connected pressure cooker is well-equipped to manage any meal. Your mom will thank you when you give her an undeniably useful tool for her cooking.

MR. COFFEE BVMC-EL1 CAFE LATTE


Mr. Coffee Cafe Latte Maker

  • Make delicious lattes with one simple touch; also makes hot chocolate; recipe book with 20 recipes included
  • 24 oz. capacity to serve multiple drinks at a time
  • Automatically powers off once drink is ready

For decadent coffee at home, try the Mr. Coffee Cafe Latte Machine. It’s easy to give the gift of frothy cappuccinos and elegant coffee shop drinks without paying the cafe price. Unlike other coffee machines, this machine doesn’t require specific capsules so it’s easy to enjoy any type of coffee you please. If your mom is a foodie or simply loves her coffee, this gift will make her mornings a lot brighter with the wonderful taste of foamy coffee.

TEA FORTÉ TEA CHEST TASTING ASSORTMENT


Tea Forte Organic Assorted Variety Tea Sampler, Tea Tasting Tea Chest…

  • OUR MOST EXPANSIVE collection of Tea Forte infusions, with two signature pyramid infusers each of our most popular black…
  • DELIGHTFUL TEA GIFT SET offers a variety of premium organic gourmet teas, a most welcomed hostess gift or gift for tea…
  • TEA CHEST tea sampler has 40 assorted pyramid tea bag infusers, handcrafted to allow the delicate leaves to luxuriantly…

Tea sampler packs are a great gift for someone who already has it all. If your mom is a foodie, she’ll love trying all 20 flavors in this exotic pack of teas. Packaged in a stylish box, this tea set is excellent for entertaining or simply enjoying a fresh cup in the morning. Your mom will thank you for getting her a sophisticated and enjoyable pack of 40 tasty tea infusers.

ILIFE V3S ROBOTIC VACUUM CLEANER


ILIFE V3s Pro Robot Vacuum Cleaner, Tangle-free Suction , Slim,…

  • With a tangle-free pet hair care technology, focuses on picking up hairs, dirt, debris on hard floors. Wheels Diameter -…
  • Low profile design to clean under beds, furniture where dirt hides. Ideal for hardwood, tile, laminate or stone.
  • Self-charging, programmable schedule, smart sensors for anti-bump and anti-fall. Runtime 90-100 mins

This robot vacuum cleaner is perfect for anyone who needs a break from cleaning, especially in a house with pets. This handy device automatically cleans the floor and charges itself in a convenient docking station, so you can forget about vacuuming and sweeping. Its short design makes it ideal for cleaning hard-to-reach places under couches and tables. Overall, this is a great gift to alleviate the monotony of chores your mom faces everyday.

ULTRASONIC COOL MIST HUMIDIFIER


Pure Enrichment MistAire XL Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier for Large…

  • LONG-LASTING RELIEF: Ultrasonic cool mist technology safely moisturizes the air for 10 to 24 hours of continuous…
  • 1 GALLON WATER TANK: Large tank and powerful steam output provides ideal coverage for large bedrooms, offices, and other…
  • OPTIONAL NIGHT LIGHT: Offers soothing lighting for maximum relaxation and operation in the dark (choose between blue,…

The Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier is a great gift for keeping the home fresh and moisturized. With a large water tank, automatic shut-off, and a nightlight, this humidifier is the most convenient item on the market. Your mom will undeniably appreciate clean and fresh air, especially during the night. Purchase the Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier for a practical and relaxing gift.

There you have it, 11 gifts for mom. Make sure you check out our great gifts for men.

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15 Gift Ideas for Men

This holiday season is a great time to impress your friends, coworkers and loved ones with cool gadgets, fun devices, and interesting gifts. With this list of the top fun and exciting gift ideas for men, you can be sure to buy gifts the men in your life will love. From coffee enthusiasts to gamers, every gift recipient will be overjoyed when they receive one of these neat items.

Below are 15 gift ideas for men!

SPHERO 2.0


Orbotix S003RW1 Sphero 2.0: The App-Controlled Robot Ball (Packaging…

  • App controlled robot ball traveling up to 7 ft per second with a high impact polycarbonate shell
  • SMART Bluetooth connection with a range of 100 ft
  • 2 ramps included so you can build obstacle courses

The Sphero 2.0 Controlled Robot Ball is a great choice for the male gamer in your life. With all the hype surrounding the “internet of things,” this is an exciting gadget that connects to android and apple mobile devices. Paired with over 30 apps, it’s easy to use the Sphero 2.0 as a wireless motion-sensing controller to play games and have fun. It’s even possible to move the Sphero 2.0 itself throughout your environment through the use of your smartphone. Gamers will love navigating real world obstacle courses, racing in the park, and generally having fun with the Sphero 2.0.

CANARY ALL-IN-ONE HOME SECURITY DEVICE


CANARY (CAN100USBK) All-in-One Indoor 1080p HD Security Camera with…

  • Works with Alexa for voice control (Alexa device sold separately). Connectivity : 2.4GHz Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n)
  • LET CANARY BE YOUR EYES AND EARS: The Canary All-in-One Home Security System is just what you’ve been looking for….
  • BUILT IN ALARM TO HELP SCARE OFF INTRUDERS: The Canary features a built in alarm system that reaches sound levels of 90+…

Every modern home-owner will enjoy combining technology with security through The Canary All-in-One Home Security Device. This device is a comprehensive video recorder that streams live, high-quality video and stores it in the cloud. With features like motion-activated recording, air quality monitoring, and mobile notifications, this home security technology is one of the best gift ideas for men.

GENTLEMAN JON COMPLETE WET SHAVE KIT


Gentleman Jon Complete Wet Shave Kit | Includes 6 Items: One Safety…

  • THE ORIGINAL SHAVE KIT, DON’T FALL FOR CHEAP IMITATIONS! | Get everything you need to start shaving correctly, in one…
  • Upgrade Your Shave | Shaving is a ritual, not a chore and it’s time to grow up. Toss the cheap cartridge razors &…
  • Slow down and see what you’re missing, and quality goes a long way. Each of our products have been curated to deliver…

This snazzy shaving kit provides everything a man needs to stay well-groomed. It seems men can never have too many shaving and grooming supplies, making this kit one of the most practical gifts available. This shaving kit includes everything men need to get started shaving the serious way. With a safety razor, several high quality blades, and all the necessary tools of the trade, this is a comprehensive shaving kit for the sophisticated man.

BEAN BOX WORLD COFFEE TOUR GOURMET SAMPLER


Bean Box Gourmet Coffee Sampler – 3-Month Gift Subscription

  • BEAN BOX SAMPLER GIFT SUBSCRIPTION: Every month Bean Box handpicks 4 gourmet coffees from Seattle’s top small-batch…
  • GUARANTEED FRESHNESS: Every coffee we ship is roasted to your order. This mean your cup is always filled with rich,…
  • SUPPORTING LOCAL ROASTERS: Buying a Bean Box supports a community of local artisan roasters. We work exclusively with 23…

When you’re not sure what to get someone for a special occasion, consumable items are always a great idea.  This coffee sampler pack is perfect for foodies and coffee-lovers alike. From unique Ethiopian blends to the ever-favored Kona coffee, it’s easy to see why men will love this gift. Your gift recipient will enjoy waking up in the morning to a new and exciting brew every day.

MINIPRESSO GR ESPRESSO MAKER


Wacaco Minipresso GR, Portable Espresso Machine, Compatible Ground…

  • COMPACT & FEATHERWEIGHT – Whether you’re going away for few hours or few weeks, space and weight are major factors when…
  • INNOVATIVE & POWERFUL – Minipresso’s ease of use is derived from it’s innovative design. With the help of the…
  • CONVENIENT & EVOLUTIVE – Minipresso doesn’t require compressed air, N2O cartridges or electricity for its operation….

Another great gift for coffee-lovers, the MiniPresso GR Espresso Maker is an invaluable tool for people who need their coffee fix. This compact and efficient tool allows the user to make an individual serving of strong and robust espresso, one of the world’s favorite sources of caffeine. This hand-operated espresso maker will keep your gift recipient happy and caffeinated in style whenever they need an energy boost.

ANKI OVERDRIVE STARTER KIT


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For the kid at heart, the Anki Overdrive Starter Kit is a renowned racing game that combines miniature robotic cars and a real-world, customization racing track with smartphone control. Loved by all ages, this racing game is a great way to have fun with friends or race in single-player against the AI. With fast-paced gameplay, power-ups, and in-game weapons, this is a game of surprises and suspense. The Anki Overdrive Starter Kit is a fun gift for the man who likes to have fun and hang out with the guys.

FRYE MEN’S WALLET


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Leather wallets are an essential for the complete male ensemble.  The FRYE Men’s Wallet is an excellent addition to any man’s wardrobe. With an artfully toned exterior and sleek leather lining, this item is sure to please any gift recipient. Available in multiple colors, the FRYE men’s wallet will match any outfit.

SKAGEN ANCHER LEATHER WATCH


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Another one of the best gift ideas for men is the Skagen Ancher Leather Watch. This item will boost any ensemble to the next level. Wrapped in stainless steel, the watch face will keep any man going strong in a fast-paced world. Every man needs a great watch in the professional setting, making this gift both stylish and practical.

MIONIX NAOS MULTI-COLOR ERGONOMIC OPTICAL GAMING MOUSE


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Anyone who has ever used a PC knows how important a comfortable mouse is. When you spend hours every day working and gaming online, it’s more important than ever to have a quality, ergonomic mouse. The MIONIX NAOS gaming mouse is everything a right-handed person needs in the digital world. With stylish LED lighting that provides millions of color options, this futuristic mouse is a must-have for avid gamers and computer users alike.

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This affordable, office-sized aquarium kit is a great way to add style and whimsy to any workplace or home. With both lights and seeds included, this gift is comprehensive and easy-to-use. By growing a plant on top, the user creates a natural aquaponics filter that takes care of fish waste for a low-maintenance yet stunning gift. It’s even possible to control the fish tank’s light via remote control if purchasing additional accessories. Overall, this is an exciting gift any man would be happy to display in his office.

1MORE TRIPLE DRIVER IN-EAR HEADPHONES


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Men will love this sleek pair of headphones for their elegance and practical simplicity. Although these headphones aren’t cheap compared to your average run-of-the mill pair, they come with nine different sets of ear tips for maximum comfort. Designed with the help of Luca Bignardi, a world-renowned sound engineer, this pair of headphones delivers high quality sound that music aficionados will adore.

QUAD LOCK BIKE MOUNT KIT


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smartphone bike mount is everything today’s modern, outdoorsy man needs to explore the world on his bike. Whether playing the latest augmented reality mobile game or using GPS to navigate a new territory, this is an invaluable tool in any situation. This specific model works with the iPhone 6, however there are plenty of options for other popular phones like the Samsung Galaxy S5.

3DOODLER CREATE 3D PEN


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This 3D pen is a new and exciting tool for the creative man in your life. It takes advantage of the latest 3D printing technology and puts it in the hands of artistic individuals. With precise handling and non-toxic plastic, this great gift makes it possible to physically create your most interesting dreams. Give someone the gift of creativity and imagination with this 3D printing tool.

PEBBLE 2 SMART WATCH


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One of the best advantages of today’s tech boom is its impact on convenience and health.  The Pebble Smart Watch is a great example of just how helpful technology can be when it comes to counting steps, tracking sleep, and staying in touch in the online world. This watch goes where you go, so it’s easy to keep track of smartphone notifications and stay fit without getting overwhelmed. Every man will find this gift to be both useful and entertaining.

GOURMIA MULTI COOKER


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The Gourmia Cooker lets any man enjoy a perfectly cooked steak with ease. This device uses pressure to keep your steak at just the right temperature, so it’s fully cooked before it even hits the frying pan. Sous vide technology is used by highly-skilled chefs all over the world to create all kinds of flawless meals. This cooker is ideal for college students and foodies alike with its priceless convenience and ease-of-use.

There you have it, some of the best gift ideas for men.

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11 Fridge Magnet Activities for Kids

To entertain your little ones, all you need is a few magnets. Better yet, magnets are all you need to educate your kids with various fun activities. From those who are homeschooled and needing a few extra projects to those who need a few ideas for the summer while there is not school, there are hundreds of activities that offer hours of enjoyment. Simply begin by grabbing your magnets, metal objects and other household things you have lying around and read through these amazingly simple ideas.

Fun Magnetic Scavenger Hunt

Give your child a fridge magnet to take around your home or classroom. Have your child or children practice by finding objects that are magnetic. Have them make a list of the objects they found or draw a picture. This is fun for all ages! Whoever finds the most objects wins!

Needle in a Haystack

Give each child a stick with a magnet tied to it. Place a large amount of objects in a bin or box such as pencils, shoes, paper clips, crumpled paper, etc. Have the children “fish” for magnetic items using their poles. You can split them into groups to make this a fun game for all.

Twist on the Haystack

Place the letter and number magnets in a bin of random items. Allow each child to fish for the letters and put them in the correct order as they find them.

How Strong?

Give each child in your group a different size magnet. Have each child find objects that the magnet can hold, starting off small. Have each child continue with this until they find an object that the magnet cannot hold. This test of strength is a great learning activity for all age groups.

Spelling

Give each child a metal cookie sheet with a set of letter magnets. Call out spelling words for them and allow them to search for the correct letters to place on their sheet. You can create a game by seeing who can spell the fastest.

Math

Give each child a metal cookie sheet and a set of numbers and math symbol magnets. Allow them to create their own equations and then trade them with a partner. Have the partner answer the question using their magnets.

Floating Paperclip

Magnets are amazing! Have each child take a paperclip to a string and hold it. Have another child take a magnet and move it towards the paperclip. The string will not allow it to touch, so it will hover in the air.

Magnet Painting

Use your fridge magnets as stencils for custom cards, paintings and more! Give each child a set of different size magnets and let me create their own work of art!

Funny Sentences

Give each child a set of letter magnets and let the games begin. Allow each child to create a word with their magnet. If you have more than one child in the group, let them add another word and so on. The sentence will take on a funny structure and the story will continue.

Funny Face

Find some random fridge magnets and allow each child to make the funniest face they can imagine on the fridge or a metal sheet.

Close Your Eyes

Give each child some random letter magnets. Blindfold each child and have them place the letters on the fridge in front of them. Guessing what each letter is by touching it, have them come up with a word with the magnets. They may…or may not…have the correct spelling when they peek.

Magnets are an amazing and budget friendly way to enjoy time with the kids or educate your students. Enjoy the fun by trying these various activities!

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Indoor Recess Games

Recess is a very important part of the school day.  Children use their recess time to socialize with their friends, expend some of their boundless energy and have some fun.  A recess period filled with exciting activities helps the children stay fit and lifts their mood.  When they come back into the classroom they are usually happy, relaxed and ready to learn!

However, what are your options when the weather turns bad and the children can no longer play outdoors?  Here are 17 indoor recess games that will keep the children entertained when they cannot have recess outdoors.  They are great stress relievers for children and will help them enjoy their time in the classroom!

Charades

Charades can be enjoyed by children of all ages.  It is a creative and social game that really asks children to use their imaginations.

How to play charades with children:

  1. 1Split the children into two or more teams.
  2. 2Explain the basic rules of charades to the children if they have never played it before.  Consider showing them a few examples.
  3. 3Choose a player from one team to start the game.  They must think of a famous person, movie title, song title or book title.  You may wish to limit the topics in some way, for example they might have to use the title of an animated movie they have watched.
  4. 4The player then performs a pantomime and the audience guesses what it is.  The first person to guess the charade scores a point for their team.

Make sure to teach the children the common clues that are used in charades.  For example, using fingers to indicate the number of words, pretending to sing to indicate it is a song, or tugging your ear to indicate it “sounds like” something.

Pass the chicken

This game tests the ability of students to think quickly and to remember the things they have learnt in class.

  1. 1Have the students sit in a circle
  2. 2Give a random student a rubber chicken (or some other squeaky toy), then ask them a question like “Can you name 5 United States presidents?”
  3. 3Have the students pass the chicken in a clockwise direction.  The first student must answer the question before the rubber chicken makes it all the way around the circle.
  4. 4If they manage to answer the question in time, the student who is currently holding the chicken must answer the next question.  If they don’t answer the question in time, they have to give the chicken a good squeeze and do a chicken dance!

Four Corners

This is a popular indoor recess game that young children love!  It is also simple to play:

  1. 1Designate each of the corner with a number (1 to 4).
  2. 2Have the children in the class spread out between the 4 corners.
  3. 3Select one child to sit in the middle and be the first counter.  They will close their eyes and count to 10, then they will call out one of  the 4 numbers.
  4. 4The children in that corner will sit down and are out of the game.  Children can move between corners while the child in the middle is counting — but they must be standing in a corner before the counter reaches 10.
  5. 5The last child standing in a corner is the winner!

Getting warmer

Select one of the students in the room to be the “searcher”.  Have them leave the room for a short period of time while the rest of the class selects a random item in the room to be the “treasure”.  The searcher comes back into the room and tries to locate the treasure while students tell them if they are “cold” “getting warmer” or “hot” depending on how close they are to the object.

Build something!

Split the children into groups and have them build something using lego or craft supplies.  The item they build can be decorative or functional.  You can even ask the children to build a gadget that achieves a specific task like shooting a ping pong ball across the room.  You will be amazed by the creations that children can make with Lego, rubber bands and pop sticks!

If the children make something they are really proud of, be sure to take photographs or video footage of their creation.  You can then upload the images to a website so the children can show it to their parents.  Constructing items in groups will make the children think creatively, collaborate, and communicate with one another.

Chain Reaction

This is another simple game that will test the memory of your students!

  1. 1The teacher writes a category on the chalkboard.  For example, foods, places, animals, movies or books.
  2. 2Students have to think of a word form the category that matches each letter of the alphabet.  For example, if the category was food, they could write Apple, Banana, Cucumber and so on.  They have 5 minutes to write their list.
  3. 3The teaches asks the first student for a word from their list which matches a random letter.  For example, they might say “Give me a food starting with P”.  The student might reply “Pineapple!”.
  4. 4The next student in the group has to provide a word that ends with the last letter of the previous word — in this case, a word starting with E (the last letter of Pineapple).  If the student does not have a matching word on their sheet that they can use, they get 5 seconds to think of another one.  If they fail, they are eliminated!

Captain’s Orders

This game will get your children moving, having fun and thinking at the same time!  It can easily be adapted to suit children aged anywhere between 5 and 10.

  1. 1Select one child to be the captain.  They will stand at the front of the classroom
  2. 2The other children will stand in a straight line, facing their captain — they are the ship’s “crew”.
  3. 3The captain is given a sheet up paper with a list of commands they can use.  You should explain and demonstrate each of the commands to the crew.
  4. 4The captain begins to quickly issue commands to their crew.  The crew has to do their best to keep up!

The commands include things like:

  • “Scrub the deck” — Quickly get down on hands and knees and pretend to scrub the floor
  • “Captain on deck”  — The crew must quickly salute the captain
  • “Big wave coming” — The crew must run to the back of the room
  • “Raise the sails” — The crew pretends to be pulling on a rope

The quicker the captain performs the calls, the more difficult (and fun) the game becomes!

The Animal Game

This is a really simple game that is fun for younger children.

  1. 1Think of a random animal and tell the class
  2. 2The students must pretend to be that animal for 30 seconds
  3. 3You can offer prizes or animal stickers to the most compelling animal!

Toss and Talk

This activity can be great fun and helps the students to learn more about each other.  Buy a large plastic ball and write a number of questions on it.  For example:

  1. 1“Who is your favorite celebrity?”
  2. 2“Do you have a pet?”
  3. 3“What is your favorite candy?”
  4. 4“What’s your favorite color?”

Have the students stand in a circle and bounce the ball at one another.  When they catch the ball, they have to answer the question on the top!

The 100 Cup Challenge

This game will test the ingenuity of your young students!  Split your classroom into groups of 4 or 5 students.  Give each group 100 plastic cups.  Instruct them to build a structure as tall as possible.  You might wish to give teams a time limit or specify some other objective as well — like having the structure support a flag.  You could also incorporate a few other building materials like spaghetti, string or sticky tape to give the children a bit more creative freedom.

Don’t fall in the volcano!

This is a simple game that is lot of fun and gives children a chance to use some of their energy.  Place pieces of paper on the ground which lead from one side of the room to the other.  Have multiple trails, some with the pieces of paper close together, others where they are far apart.

The children must pretend the floor is made of hot lava and the pieces of paper are rocks.  They must get from one side of the room to the other using the rocks.  If they fall into the lava they are out of the game.

You can make things more interesting by having the children choose their own path.  They can choose the hard path with fewer pieces of paper or the easy path.  Have the children start at the same time and tell them when they are allowed to move forward.  If they have chosen a hard path, they will get to the other side faster but the risk of falling in is higher.  You can have the children cross the volcano multiple times until there is only one person left.  

Museum Guard Game

This game tests the ability of students to stand still and concentrate.

  1. 1Select a student to be the “museum guard”.  This student stands at the front of the room and face away from the students.
  2. 2Have the other students pretend to be “exhibitions” at the museum — they can be animals or people.  Whenever the guard is not looking the exhibitions can walk around the museum.
  3. 3When the guard turns around to inspect the exhibitions, the children must immediately stop moving.
  4. 4The museum guard can select any exhibitions that are moving, talking or laughing.  They will be out of the game until the next round.
  5. 5The last exhibition standing is the winner!  They get to be the next museum guard.

Doggy Doggy

This is another simple game that young children absolutely love.  It is easy to understand and is guaranteed to generate some laughs.

  1. 1Nominate a player to be the “doggy”.  They stand in the hallway with a friend for a couple of minutes.
  2. 2Give a random student a plastic dog bone or rubber chicken to hide in their desk or under their chair.
  3. 3Ask the doggy to come back into the room and look for their bone or chicken.  While the doggy is searching, the class sings the doggy doggy song — “Doggy doggy, where’s your bone?  Somebody stole it from your home!  Guess who!  It might be you… It might be the monkey from your zoo!”
  4. 4The doggy looks at the expressions on the faces of the other children for any hints about who has it.  They get three chances to choose the classmate with the toy.
  5. 5If they are wrong, the child with the toy gets to be the new doggy.  If they are right, they get to be the doggy again!

Who is Our Pablo Picasso?

Give the children 15 minutes to create a work of art.  It can be a painting, a sculpture, a coloring book image, pipe cleaner jewelry, or a drawing.  Once they have finished creating their art works, display them all at the front of the classroom.  Have the students vote on their favorite art work and give the student with the most votes a prize!

Balloon Games

If the children in your class are full of energy, a balloon game may be the answer!  You can even incorporate learning activities into balloon games to obtain more value from the experience.

Some of the best balloon games for indoor recess include:

Balloon juggling

Keeping balloons floating in the air can be challenging, especially when there are dozens of balloons floating around.  You can have free-for-all balloon juggling where all of the kids attempt to keep balloons floating, or split the class into teams.  Assign different colors to the teams and tell them they have to corral the balloons of that color into a specific corner of the classroom.  If a balloon hits the floor, it can’t be used again.  Each team can hit the other team’s balloons in the wrong direction.  The team that gets the most balloons into the corner wins!  Yes it will be chaos, but it will also be incredible fun for the kids.

Catch the balloon

Have the group stand in a circle and hit the balloon into the air.  Call a child’s name at random.  They must run into the centre and hit the balloon into the air before it touches the ground.  As they hit the balloon, they must call the name of another person in the circle, who will go next.  This is a simple game that also works well as an introductory icebreaker.

Balloon balancing races

Students are given a balloon each.  They must balance it on one finger and attempt to walk across the room without dropping it.  The first to the other side wins!

Balloon volleyball

Split the class into two teams and run a net or piece of string across the middle of the room.  Have the teams hit the balloon over the net as if they were playing volleyball.  If a team lets the balloon hit the ground, the other team gets a point.  The first team to 10 points wins.

Board Games and Card Games

Board games are great fun on a rainy day!  Look for board games that are educational, enjoyable, and/or social.  Many classic board games like Scrabble, Monopoly, Chess, Clue, and Chinese Checkers can help the children develop their cognitive abilities.

You can also teach the children how to play card games like Uno, Poker, Solitaire, Hearts, Bridge or Spades.  Most children find learning a new card game interesting and it is useful knowledge that they will have for the rest of their lives.

Let’s Dance

Young children just love dancing!  It’s a great indoor activity that helps the kids in class relax, socialize and have fun.  You can simply have the class dance to a few Wiggles songs or play a dancing game.

The most popular dancing games include:

Dance freeze

Have the class dance until the music stops — when they have to freeze their current dance pose.  You can give out prizes for the funniest frozen dance pose.

Musical chairs

A classic game that is still a lot of fun for young children.  Set up chairs in a circle around the room and have your students dance their way around the chairs.  Have one fewer chair than the number of students currently dancing.  When the music stops, they have to scramble for a chair.  Students who don’t get a chair are out for the round.  Constantly reduce the number of chairs as the number of players shrinks.

We hope you enjoyed reading 17 indoor recess games!  These games can make a rainy day an exciting experience for the kids in your class!

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Trampoline Games

Trampolines are oodles of fun for all ages. Not only can you jump to your heart’s content, but there are numerous games that one can partake while on the trampoline. Games are fun to play with small groups of people, but also with large groups; and are great way to organize play and activities when entertaining a crowd or hosting a party.

There is a huge variety of games that can be played on a trampoline, such as the following:

Dead Man

This is an exciting game that is best played with three or more participants. To really spice things up, try it out at night! (Best played on a trampoline with a net enclosure in order to prevent anyone from falling off.)

For this game, one person is the “dead man” and sits in the middle of the trampoline with their eyes closed and counts to 10. During this time the other participants can jump, crawl, or use any other stealthy moves to steer clear of the dead man. Once the dead man has counted to 10 the other participants all shout, “Dead man rise!”

The dead man then crawls with his or her eyes closed to find and tag the other participants in order to make them the “dead man.” The dead man cannot open his or her eyes, nor can they stand while being the dead man. The other participants are allowed to move as much or as little as they wish, but they are not allowed to jump over the dead man at any point. The round ends when the dead man tags a player.

Crack the Egg

This game can easily be played with as little as two participants; but the more the merrier! It is also best played on a trampoline with a safety net enclosure so that the “egg” does not accidentally fly off the trampoline.

In crack the egg the “egg” sits in the middle of the trampoline with his or her knees pulled up to his or her chest, arms wrapped around the knees, and chin tucked down.  The other participants jump around the “egg” until he or she “cracks” – they let go of their legs. The players trying to crack the egg cannot jump within a foot of where the egg is seated, nor can the touch the egg in any way. Once the egg cracks, it is then a new players turns to be the egg.

Cherry Bomb

A soft, bouncing ball is needed, such as a basketball or volley ball, to play this trampoline game. Two or more people stand in the middle of the trampoline and one person throws the ball up in the air while yelling, “Cherry bomb!” Everyone jumps around to keep the ball hitting them, and to also keep the ball bouncing.

Each person is allotted five lives. Being touched by the ball is a loss of a life. If the ball falls off the trampoline (or on a net-enclosed trampoline, if it touches the net), all participants lose one life. You play until only one person has any lives left.

To make this game more challenging, you can have several balls bouncing on the trampoline at once!

Bouncing Balls

In this game, each person acts as the bouncing ball. One person begins by standing in the middle of the trampoline and falling down directly on their bottom and bouncing. They bounce on their bottom on the middle of the trampoline without the use of their hands as many consecutive times as they are able. When they stop bouncing, then it is the next persons turn. That person tries to surpass the first person in how many times they can bounce on their bottom. This continues until someone can no longer surpass the person before them, at which point that person is out. Each person who cannot surpass the previous person is out, until only one person remains. This game is great for any number of participants, but a minimum of two.

To make things a bit more exciting, you could play this with a sprinkler running underneath the trampoline on a hot, sunny day!

Wild Boar

In the game of Wild Boar, a game best played with a minimum or three people, one person is selected to be the wild boar. This person is blindfolded. Everyone, including the wild boar, is standing on the trampoline at all times. No one is allowed to sit or crawl. The wild boar then must try to catch one of the other players by walking or jumping. If he or she is successful, they then must identify whom they have caught without removing their blindfold. When the wild boar is correct in identifying the person whom they have caught, the person captured is now the wild boar. If they are incorrect, the wild boar must release the person and try to tag someone again, repeating until they are able to properly identify their ensnared person.

Due to the wild boar being blindfolded, this game is best played on a trampoline with a safety net.

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Trampoline Game of TRAMP

The trampoline game of Tramp is reminiscent of “Horse” meets “Copycat” on a trampoline. It can be played with a minimum of two people, but more is certainly enjoyable.

All the participants stay on the outskirts of the trampoline while one person performs a trick in the middle. The trick may be as easy or difficult as the person desires/ Each person must then take a turn repeating the trick. If they are incapable of repeating the trick, they then earn a “T.” Each subsequent inability to mimic a trick warrants them an “R” and then an “A” and then an “M” and then a “P.” As each person earns a “P” they are out. Whoever is left having not earned all the letters after everyone else has gotten out is the winner.

For a longer game, you can spell out all of the word “trampoline.”

Telephone

Akin to the old school game of “telephone” where a whispered sentence goes down a long chain in hopes of it being the same at the end, this is also a long sequence of events that is repeated until they can no longer be remembered in order to be the same.

In this game, all the participants sit on one edge of the trampoline. One person goes first and performs a “trick,” i.e., drop on their bottom, do a pike jump, spin, etc. The next person then performs the first trick, and then adds a trick of his or her own. This sequence continues with each person correctly imitating the tricks performed prior to them, and then adding their own. This continues until someone can no longer remember the sequence correctly. Once someone does not perform it in the proper order that person is subsequently out. This continues until everyone forgets the sequence properly. The last person to perform it correctly wins.

This game could be played with as few as two players.

Slithering Snake

For the game of Slithering Snake, a minimum of three people is needed. A jump rope is also needed as the “snake.”

One person, who is in control of the snake, stands on the side of the trampoline and moves the jump rope back and forth over the surface of the trampoline, being sure not to lift it off the surface. The players on the trampoline must jump around, avoiding the moving snake so it does not touch their shoes or ankles, and also can not run into one another. If the snake touches them, they are out. This continues until there is only one person left who has yet to be tagged by the snake.

Stealthy Ninja

And last but not least, another great trampoline game. Who does not dream of being a ninja? Or at least playing the part of one! For this game you need a minimum of three people. It is best played on a trampoline that has a safety net so that no one accidentally falls off.

All of the participants except for the ninja are blindfolded. The ninja then must cause each of the players to fall down; but the ninja is not allowed to kick, punch, or use any other sort of move that could actually harm the blindfolded participants.

The blindfolded individuals must then do their best to both avoid being tripped or falling down, while also trying their best to trip the ninja. If the ninja knocks down all the blindfolded players without falling down himself, he wins. If the ninja is knocked down by one of the blindfolded participants, or falls down on his own, then the blindfolded members win that round. At that time a new person is selected to be the ninja.

With some many trampoline games, it is difficult to ever be bored! Most trampoline games can be spiced up by adding an element of darkness or water. And although most can be played with only two to three people, the more people the more fun and suspense!

Make sure you check out some of our best rectangular trampolines.

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Who Knows Mommy Best Baby Shower Questions

Parties being held for every occasion are getting better. The reason is simple; the hosts are attempting to entertain their guests by creating a game mode for the party, and no matter what celebration is taking place there is a slew of fun facts and questions at the host’s disposal to ask the guest about the person or occasion being celebrated. From questions about the occasion for the party, Christmas for example and what is your favorite Christmas carol, Christmas present, Christmas movie; to individual questions about celebrations centered on one person, a birthday, anniversary, or a baby shower.

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Baby showers often bring a different and complex collection of an individual’s friends, family, and business acquaintances. In this case, the baby shower games questions serve as a perfect ice-breaker for the guests. The guests have a chance to exchange information about the person being celebrated, and this serves to open an avenue for interesting and often funny individual stories.

The following is a list of popular questions that can be asked to the guests at a baby shower:

  • “What is Mommy’s favorite color?”  For this question, choices can be provided in boxes to be checked off by the guest.

  • “What color are Mommy’s eyes?” Again choices enclosed in boxes are a good idea for those who do not know the Mommy as well as others.

  • “What is Mommy’s favorite drink?” 

  • “What is Mommy’s favorite food?”  The boxes to be checked off should be creative.

  • “What was Mommy’s maiden name?” This one will only work if mommy is married and chose to take her partner’s name.  

  • “What is Mommy’s shoe size?” Narrow it down but include a giant sized foot for laughs.

  • “Does Mommy want a boy or a girl?” ​Nobody should honestly care what sex the baby is as long as it’s healthy.​​​

  • “Who is Mommy’s favorite singer?” Rebecca Black anyone? 

  • “What is Mommy’s favorite song?”  

  • “How many children does Mommy want?” Boxes should start with Zero, last Box more than a dozen.

  • “What is Mommy’s favorite book?” 

  • “What is Mommy’s favorite TV program?”

  • “Where does Mommy want to go when she can take her next vacation?”

  • “What will be Mommy’s next car?”

  • “What is Mommy’s favorite chocolate?”

Embarrassing Questions

The idea of more risque questions is to put guests in a mood to enjoy the time spent celebrating the birth of a brand new world citizen from a good and loved person who is hosting the party. Whoever hands out the “who knows mommy best baby shower game questions” should be aware of the guests who might be offended by the risque questions and explain that filling these answers out are optional. The risque questions could be printed on another piece of paper to be selectively handed out to those guests who wouldn’t be offended by the more ribald questions.

The important thing is to make this “who knows mommy best baby shower game questions” a fun part of a joyous occasion and a great way to bring disparate people together and to put them all in a party mood. The celebration of birth is a tribute to the couple and especially to the woman who labors through this long, tiring, and difficult process. This is a time for the celebration of the greatest occasion and most important occurrence in life.

There you have it, a list of who knows mommy best baby shower questions. Make sure you check out some of our other baby shower ideas.