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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  • Road-trip activity box with fun for the whole family
  • Includes 45 conversation starters, 25 quiz cards, 10 instruction cards for classic road games and 6 paper maps.
  • Extra-thick, coated cards are easy to pass around and stay looking great, trip after trip.

This great product will make your road trip with the family, interesting, funny, and enjoyable!  The Melissa & Doug Family Road Trip Box of Travel Questions Game has 45 separate conversation starters and twenty-five quiz cards.  It also includes 10 game-instruction cards, which tell you how to play other classic road trip games.  If you are planning a road trip with the family this year, these travel questions will make the journey a blast!

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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  • GUESSING GAME: Kids will love playing this classic word game with a twist!
  • NO LOOSE PIECES: This travel-friendly wooden word game includes an erasable whiteboard, a self-storing dry-erase marker,...
  • PLAY AND LEARN: This wooden word game encourages friendly competition, spelling practice, and fine motor skills.

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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  • This durable 4 Pack Assorted 6.75 x 6.5 inch Travel Bingo Cards are perfect for Roadtrips (Includes a mix of Auto Bingo...
  • 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

Melissa & Doug U.S.A. License Plate Game (Wooden "Flip to Win" Travel...
  • WOODEN TRAVEL GAME: The Melissa & Doug U.S.A. License Plate Game adds excitement to travel with a wooden game board...
  • DURABLE AND EASY TO USE: The U.S.A. License Plate Game helps kids learn the name and location of all fifty states,...
  • 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.
  • Now version 2.0! Over 150 new cards since the last version.
  • 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

Mad Libs on the Road
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  • The ingenious pieces interlock in endless configurations, while double-exit cubes keep you guessing which way the...

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
Liroyal Couple Keychain Keyring --- "I Love You" Heart + Key --- Lover...
  • Liroyal Couple Keychain Keyring --- "I Love You" Heart + Key --- Lover Sweetheart Gift for Valentine's Day / Wedding...

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
Knock Knock What I Love about You Fill in the Love Book...
  • 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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  • Size: 47inch Material:stuffed animals plush and PP cotton
  • Cute,soft and perfect teddy bear for hugging and snuggling.It's a best friend to accompany and share.
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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
Me Without You (Anniversary Gifts for Her and Him, Long Distance...
  • Chronicle Books CA
  • Hardcover Book
  • Lazar, Ralph (Author)

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 Man Can Gift Basket comes in a masculine presentation and features high-quality skin care products made with a man in mind. The can features Licorice Fisherman’s Heavy-Duty Hand Scrub Soap. It also has a Butter Spicy Shave Gel, Bay Rum Oil Aftershave, and a Body Sponge. The manly scented soaps are something he will surely appreciate this Valentine’s Day.

65. Gift Basket Ideas for Men – Chocolate Cigars Keychain Bottle Opener Axe Spray
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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.

67. Lovestee Rejuvenating Exotic Orchid Spa Basket Gift Set
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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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Pollyanna Gift Exchange Ideas

Gift exchange games are a popular pastime at many holiday gatherings. Games like Dirty Santa, White Elephant, Pollyanna and Secret Santa can be a fun, easy and affordable way for large groups of people to participate in holiday gift giving traditions. These games are great for office parties, club meet ups and other larger holiday gatherings because participants only have to buy one gift.

The Pollyanna Gift Exchange is a regional variant of the White Elephant Gift Exchange. Popular in Southeastern Pennsylvania and South New Jersey, Pollyanna is named after the ever-cheerful children’s book character Pollyanna. In common parlance, this name has become synonymous with people who are incredibly optimistic. As you might expect, a Pollyanna Exchange focuses on amusing gifts designed to make people cheerful and merry, making it the perfect option for a holiday gift game.

How to Play

The rules to this Secret Santa style game are simple. Some time before the event, every participant randomly chooses a name out of the pool of participants. No one shares what name they have drawn. Each person then purchases a fun and amusing gift for the person they’ve been assigned to. There is usually a dollar amount assigned before the event so everybody is on the same page as to how much they will be spending on their gift. The presents are then brought to the event and unwrapped by the recipients. Since the gift giver is kept anonymous, you can have a lot of fun choosing hilarious and unique gifts for the person you’ve been assigned.

Choosing Gifts

Choosing the gift you’re going to give can be one of the most fun parts of a Pollyanna Gift Exchange. Think carefully about the person you’ve been assigned to buy for. Think about his or her sense of humor, what he or she likes and dislikes. Perhaps they are a part of an ongoing inside joke. Or maybe they have a zany sense of humor. By taking these personality traits into consideration, you’re sure to find a gift that the person will find humorous, as well as enjoy.

If you happen to be assigned someone you don’t know very well, ask those who know that person. A thoughtful, fun gift is in reach for everyone, even if you have to do a little bit of research to find the perfect one.

If you’re stumped for Pollyanna gift ideas, here are seven affordable gift ideas that are sure to get some laughs and to delight just about any personality type!

GRUMPY CAT MINI HOLIDAY ORNAMENT

A Grumpy Cat Ornament is a great choice for the lover of all things memes and cats. This adorable (and grumpy) cat holds a sign letting the gift receiver know exactly where his or her gift is located. This seven-inch ornament is a great gift all by itself, or you can attach it to a bottle of wine or box of chocolates.

GO AWAY 13 OZ . GLASS COFFEE MUG

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This hilarious glass coffee mug is the perfect gift for that person who just can’t seem to get with the program until she’s had just the right amount of coffee. This mug lets the world know exactly when it’s safe to talk to your gift recipient. For an extra thoughtful touch, pair it with a bag of coffee or a gift card to her favorite coffee shop.

TIPSY TUBES 3-PACK HIDDEN ALCOHOL FLASKS

Tipsy Tubes 8 Oz. Hidden Alcohol Flask 3-pack. Unique Secret Flasks.
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A set of Tipsy Tubes is guaranteed to make that one person who always jokes about drinking in the office laugh. These cleverly designed 8 ounce tubes may look like tubes of sunscreen, bronzer or hair gel, but they are actually flasks to hide your adult beverages.

NPW SOUND MACHINE

NPW-USA Sound Machine, 16 Hilarious Sound Effects
  • Hand-held sound effects device with 16 high-fidelity sound bites
  • 4 x 2.5 x .8-Inches
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Perfect for the perpetual joker and/or prankster, a personal sound effect machine will get tons of laughs. Provide your cubicle mate with his own laugh track, drum roll, applause, boos and more. Featuring 16 funny sound effects, this little machine will provide all sorts of fun in a variety of situations.

UNICORN HEAD SQUIRREL FEEDER

Accoutrements Squirrel Feeder Unicorn Standard
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This hilarious squirrel feeder will make unicorn sightings an everyday occurrence. Hang this unicorn head with nuts, corn or seeds in its snout and wait for squirrels to come and chow down. This amusing gift is a whimsical take on a squirrel feeder and perfect for both nature and fantasy lovers.

MAYBE SWEARING WILL HELP ADULT COLORING BOOK

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For the notorious swearer, this adult coloring book comes with markers so that your gift recipient can color away all of their stress. Featuring cute animals, funny puns and trendy designs, this coloring book proves that coloring isn’t just for little kids anymore. This is a great gift for someone with an adult sense of humor, as well as those who enjoy an outlet for their creative side.

THE BUTT STATION – DESK ACCESSORY

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  • Random Color of Blue, Green, or Orange
  • Pen, memo pad holder
  • Paper clip storage

This desk accessory holder is the perfect choice for that guy (or gal) in your office who is known for potty humor and a messy desk. Featuring a colorful person sitting on a toilet, this organizer serves as a tape dispenser, pen holder, memo pad holder and paper clip storage. It comes in blue, green or orange and will get lots of laughs. This clever and amusing desk accessory is a fun way for your gift recipient to keep everything all in one place at his desk.

Finding Pollyanna gift ideas doesn’t have to be difficult. A little creativity and some research or knowledge of the person you are buying for can go a long way in ensuring that you find the perfect gift for your Pollyanna Gift Exchange.

There you have it, the best pollyanna gift exchange ideas. These are sure to get a good chuckle from the recipient. Make sure you check out our best gift ideas for kayakers.

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