Picking out the perfect Christmas gift to give the special people in our lives requires a lot of thought. But sometimes thinking about the perfect gift too much just causes a lot of stress. This year, why not give something completely unexpected and different? Take the road less traveled and give something that will catch their eyes and pique their curiosities. Try giving something unique and unusual and see what they have to say. Some might love you all the more. Some might cut off all ties with you. Either way, let’s put some fun in this year’s Christmas gifts. Always wanted to give that fart bomb to your gym buddy? Go ahead! What about that water-squirting dancing potted flower you’ve been meaning to give your younger sister? Now’s a good time as any. Christmas gifts need not be traditional, serious, and expensive all the time. Sometimes we need to take the holidays lightly and just have nice, clean fun. Here are some hilarious, sometimes useful, but mostly ridiculous gift ideas to give the special people in your lives. In random order.


It’s certainly eye-catching and unique in its design. Humorously called “The Ex 5-Piece Knife Set”, knives are held in place by driving them straight through strategically placed slots, creating the illusion of a stabbed man. More specifically, the stabbed ex. It’s the perfect Christmas gift to give our friends with a dark and twisted sense of humor. $159.00 at amazon.com


Why click the remote when you can change the channel with a flick of this magic wand? The Kymera Magic Wand Remote Control is the closest you can be to becoming a Gryffindor, and it will only cost you less than a hundred dollars. It runs on two AAA batteries and will work with most electronics in your house. Fans of Harry Potter will be delighted to get this for Christmas. $77.83 at amazon.com


Because, why not a rock? It sits there doing nothing, feeling nothing, being nothing but a rock. But it’s a USB Pet Rock and people will be stopping by your workstation to marvel over how perfect a rock it is. This is the perfect Christmas gift for fans of the weird and the odd. $24.89 at amazon.com


We all have that somebody who’s obsessed with perfect folds, straight lines, and squeaky clean table tops. The Fred the Obsessive Chef Beechwood Cutting Board will delight our most obsessive-compulsive friends. It has precise measurements guaranteed to produce perfectly diced veggies and impeccably sliced fruits. There’s no room for error when you have this super cool cutting board! $15.00 at amazon.com


When lavender and sandalwood scents just don’t cut it, it’s time to bring out the tougher, manlier scent. The Super Scented Hickory Smoked Bacon scented candle is sure to relax, and yes, whet an appetite. It smells just like bacon sizzling on a frying pan, but tastes nothing like it. Bacon fans will love this unique Christmas gift and they’ll definitely be back for seconds. $7.99 at amazon.com


When nights are long and sleep is faraway, a few laughs are in order.These Premium Grey Suitjamas are not to be taken seriously, but they’re seriously comfy and light. From the boardroom to the bedroom, these legendary Suitjamas are perfect for that legendary man who loves a good laugh. You should probably get an extra pair because this is going to be worn a lot. And we mean a lot. $159.99 at amazon.com


Whoever thought of this Retro 51 Tiki Tissue Box Holder probably gets the same weird satisfaction from pulling things out of noses. It’s a unique gift that’s sure to elicit laughter and start conversations. Proudly display in your bathroom or office cubicle. Keep this tissue holder stocked so the fun never stops! $18.04 at amazon.com


A zombie apocalypse might not be a plausible future, but zombies are real in this zombified set of tarot cards. Zombie fans will froth at the mouth and loll their eyes with delight when they see The Zombie Tarot: An Oracle of the Undead with Deck and Instructions. The deck is filled with all things zombies, from broken limbs to slow-moving corpses. Go ahead and find out what awaits you in the future, zombies or no zombies. $15.10 at amazon.com


Put the fun in ice making with this creepy but awesome Skull Ice Molds. When simple ice cubes just aren’t enough, it’s time to bring out the skulls. It’s safe to wash in the dishwasher. It’s also oven, microwave, and freezer safe. It can also be used to make other things like chocolates, mini cakes, and soap! $9.99 at thinkgeek.com


The Tetris Stackable LED Desk Lamp is sure to delight fans of this addicting game. This lamp has seven pieces of interlocking lights that can be arranged in any way you want. Seriously cool stuff that kids and adults will enjoy. We just wish they made more pieces in a set rather than just seven of them. $34.99 at thinkgeek.com


Because sometimes we have to take ourselves not too seriously. Give the gift of lobster hands to that awesome friend and let them be a lobster for a day. Freak out people at the supermarket, at the bank, and at the mall. Put all calls on call forwarding for you won’t be able to take calls. Draft an out-of-office email reply for you won’t be able to answer emails as well. $34.99 at thinkgeek.com


Now this is the kind of infectious disease we wouldn’t mind having for Christmas. These cool Infectious Disease Balls take stress balls to a whole new level. Squeeze hard and blisters pop out! Now we just can’t wait to have Bubonic Plague, Cooties, Smallpox and the Zombie Virus! $4.99 at thinkgeek.com


When nothing seems to fit or go well with your outfit, maybe it’s time for something different. Maybe it’s time for people to see your Furry Feet Slippers! Delight them with your hairy but adorable feet as you trek around the house. They’re incredibly huge but incredibly soft and comfy, too! $17.99 at thinkgeek.com


Cat lovers will be delighted with this Moving Tail Kitty Car Decal. Kitty wags her tail, window gets wiped. These are specially made for cars with rear window wipers; a tad too dangerous for windshield wipers, don’t you think? There’s a happy cat and a grumpy cat, plus four tails included in the set. thinkgeek.com


What about your very own lights and sounds show in the comfort of your own home? These cool Light Show Fountain Speakers move to the beat of the music from your music player. Plug in your iPod or your iPhone and let the show begin! For something so light and small, this sure packs a lot of sensory fun! $49.99 at thinkgeek.com


What’s not to love about a calendar featuring dogs? Wait, what? Pooping dogs? This is truly an unusual gift that everyone will talk about for a long time. Every single page is hilarious. It’s a must-have for all dog lovers, young and old alike. $15.776 at etsy.com


The DCI Air Mail Memo Pad looks like every other memo pad that you can buy in stores. But what’s truly special about this is its built-in lever. Crumple up that piece of paper, place it on the lever, and pull back. Instant paper rocket!
$9.12 at amazon.com