The sun is shining and people all around the country have started daydreaming about ice creams and beaches while gazing out the window of their office. Summer seems to slow down the pace of life and bring silly smiles to our faces so it’s no wonder that summer is nicknamed ‘the idle season’. Okay, we may have made that up, but the longer days and sunny weather are certainly a good excuse to take things easy! Here at ChattyFeet HQ we’re feeling very chilled out and we’ve been spending our working days very productively searching the internet for funny gifts from around the World.
So check out our top picks of cool gifts below and remember that the perfect accompaniment to any of these items is, of course, a pair of ChattyFeet socks.
Coq au Vin
What came first? The chicken or the bottle? In this case, it was definitely the bottle. Of bubbly. Which we all enjoyed drinking to celebrate Gil’s birthday. This cheeky little chicken would have come in handy to cork up the leftovers (if there had been any) and the fact that it’s named ‘coq au vin’ makes us chuckle every time we see it. The old-school comedy rubber chicken design takes us right back to our childhood when whoopee cushions were the height of sophistication and all the old jokes come flooding back; Why did the rubber chicken cross the road? It wanted to stretch its legs.
They say that dogs are loyal, and clearly this little fella has gone the extra mile in supporting his owner during Movember. Okay you guessed it, this grumpy bulldog hasn’t become the first ever canine to topiary his facial hair. No, it’s a chew toy. And one that Rover looks really happy to play with. With this funny gift, every game of fetch turns into a fancy dress parade and pet-owners all around the country can be seen doubling-up with laugher as their furry friends trot towards them with a massive moustache. The fact that the Humunga Stache comes in three sizes including mini has us creasing up at the thought of a Chihuahua with a Mexican accent and a perfectly coiffed ‘tache. A hilarious accessory that guarantees increased Instagramable pics of your pooch.
Thank goodness we just ate; otherwise we might be tempted to tuck into this Ashtanur flat-bread, despite the fact that it’s a pencil case in disguise. This tasty-looking roll-up had us completely fooled at first glance and the puns quickly ensued; Lunch? I’ll have a pita please, but hold the pens. Everyone’s favourite takeaway has been given the Etsy treatment and you can now buy this lifelike fabric flatbread to store your stationary, plus you get to make your workmates hungry at the same time. This Pita Pencil case is a cool gift idea for foodies everywhere and it won’t be long ‘til someone offers to pop out and get you a snack wrap.
Remember that time when James Bond got caught in the rain? No, neither do we. But we do know that Q would have given him one of these Spy Umbrellas at the start of the film if he was being deployed to monsoon country. This unusual gift is one of the more practical products in our top 5, especially living in Britain with summer coming up. We all know that rain is almost guaranteed the minute you start to stroll along a promenade with an ice cream, so wouldn’t it be cool to whip out your very own scuba shelter to keep your Mr. Whippy dry? Not only is it funny, the Spy Umbrella is also very practical as you can see where you are walking while keeping completely dry inside your brolly. The thing that made us really chuckle was when we took a second glance at the top of the umbrella and realised that it has a mini periscope on top. Perfect for spying whatever the weather; James Bond eat your heart out.
Do you ever pick up a mini-egg at Easter and pretend you’re a giant? If so, this product is for you; it’s a giant football that inflates to 475 times bigger than a regular football. And in the process, you technically become miniature, so you can have your very own Honey I Shrunk the Kids moment in your own back garden. Giving this over-size gift is sure to gain you the title of coolest mate/wife/uncle/grandma in the country and this humungous inflatable will definitely be the focus of every Facebook photo taken at the party. When a kick-about in the park turns into an epic adventure you know you’re doing something right.
We’d love to hear about your favourite humorous gifts so if you come across anything that makes you laugh send us the link – tweet us @ChattyFeet with your funniest finds.