What is the most ridiculous thing I can buy for $10?
November 1, 2014 5:17 PM   Subscribe

My friends and I are staging a white elephant style gift exchange, and the theme is the most ridiculous thing you can find for around $10. I need ideas!

Any and all suggestions welcome. I have an Amazon Prime membership, if it helps. I have my eye on a goats in trees calendar, but I feel like I can do better. I know it's early, but Help!!
posted by mzwz to Shopping (39 answers total) 42 users marked this as a favorite
 
You could buy something in bulk, like 100 colorful pencils or stickers or candies.
posted by smorgasbord at 5:24 PM on November 1, 2014


Hutzler 571 Banana Slicer
posted by tronec at 5:26 PM on November 1, 2014 [10 favorites]


Archie McPhee. Looks like the Wind-up Lederhosen are just $5.50 right now.
posted by I EAT TAPAS at 5:28 PM on November 1, 2014 [7 favorites]


Used Nickelback CD.
posted by fshgrl at 5:28 PM on November 1, 2014 [7 favorites]




The last time my group of friends asked this question, the answer was a GIGANTIC vibrating buttplug. Of the generic china-brand "novelty only" variety. It was probably made with scary lead-tainted rubber, but it was hilarious.
posted by emptythought at 5:32 PM on November 1, 2014 [1 favorite]


You can get a ton of Monosodium Glutamate from the Asian market for ten bucks.
posted by oceanjesse at 5:35 PM on November 1, 2014 [4 favorites]


One more. If all goes well, this post will show a large selection of weird paintings under $10 on eBay.
posted by I EAT TAPAS at 5:35 PM on November 1, 2014 [12 favorites]


Flying Screaming Monkeys
posted by rsclark at 5:37 PM on November 1, 2014 [4 favorites]


didn't sarah palin start some $10/mo web TV thinger a few months back?
posted by tivalasvegas at 5:38 PM on November 1, 2014 [1 favorite]


Yes. Yes, she did.
posted by tivalasvegas at 5:40 PM on November 1, 2014


Bed Prism Spectacles
posted by jpeacock at 5:45 PM on November 1, 2014 [4 favorites]


I've always wanted to do one of those 5-for-a-dollar ramen brick deals. $10 would be like a huge bale of instant ramen, and it would be a very large but lightweight gift when wrapped up.
posted by blnkfrnk at 5:47 PM on November 1, 2014 [3 favorites]


Yodeling pickle: "great gift for the person who has everything except a yodeling pickle."
posted by moonmilk at 5:49 PM on November 1, 2014 [1 favorite]


Bacon Body Wash.

Everything by the Accoutrements company looks like gold; they also make the yodeling pickle above and the infamous horse mask, though that one's above your price range.
posted by ActionPopulated at 5:54 PM on November 1, 2014


Dynarex Adult Combs, 5 Inches, Black, 240 Count, Amazon Prime, $10.51. I sent these to my son and he couldn't stop laughing. Every once in awhile I'll ask him if he has a comb handy. It's pretty funny. I've also sent him dried squid and calbee shrimp flavored chips. Amazon Prime is fun.
posted by myselfasme at 6:14 PM on November 1, 2014 [3 favorites]


Something from a thrift store? Or does it have to be new?
posted by carter at 6:31 PM on November 1, 2014


Amazon has some nice coloring books for grown-ups like Unicorns are Jerks, although since it has entertainment value of its own it might not be White Elephanty enough.
posted by Sequence at 6:52 PM on November 1, 2014 [2 favorites]


Not counting shipping, a fully customizable chicken diaper for a small bird would just make your price limit. They're made to measure and there's a wide variety of prints.

For those who are wondering, they are actual diapers for actual chickens, so you can let your pet bird wander your home without making a mess. The Gallery of photos is my favorite!
posted by spelunkingplato at 6:53 PM on November 1, 2014 [7 favorites]


this is what I am getting for my white elephant gift - Poopoopaper. It's paper made of various animal ... waste.
posted by aka_anon at 7:11 PM on November 1, 2014


My co-workers and I spent about 15 minutes laughing hysterically at Dude Wipes the other day.
posted by angelchrys at 7:14 PM on November 1, 2014 [2 favorites]


A copy of David Hasselhoff's autobiography, Don't Hassle the Hoff.
posted by alphanerd at 7:30 PM on November 1, 2014 [3 favorites]


Or, a copy of Images You Should Not Masturbate To (which I think I heard about on MeFi).
posted by chainsofreedom at 7:33 PM on November 1, 2014 [2 favorites]


You could go kind of literal, and give them 240 of these.
posted by evidenceofabsence at 7:49 PM on November 1, 2014


Last year we had to buy something starting with C, so I bought some instant cock soup, I have several packets left over. I'd be happy to share the wealth.
posted by SobaFett at 7:52 PM on November 1, 2014


My friends and I do this every year, and the best gifts come from a thrift store. That's how my friend ended up with a used copy of the That's So Raven Tell It Like It Is board game and I ended up with a small cooler shaped like a can of Dr. Pepper.
posted by aabbbiee at 7:54 PM on November 1, 2014 [6 favorites]


A sperm bank.
posted by jeri at 12:34 AM on November 2, 2014


something from the shake weight family?
posted by calgirl at 1:06 AM on November 2, 2014


What could be more of a white elephant than a white elephant sugar bowl?
posted by rongorongo at 1:06 AM on November 2, 2014


You want to hit the 99-cent store and buy 10 of the tackiest statues you can find.

And I am totally restarting my Poundland Secret Santa this year. That was comedy gold.
posted by Katemonkey at 3:07 AM on November 2, 2014


Inflatable bee beard?
posted by Mayor West at 4:51 AM on November 2, 2014 [1 favorite]


Yeah, if it doesn't have to be new, I'm seconding the thrift store. Everyone I've been in has what we call "the isle of tacky" which is where they keep the various knick-knacks and decorations. You'll be amazed.
posted by Gygesringtone at 5:42 AM on November 2, 2014


Inflatable boobs, or a squeezable boob stress ball.
posted by anaelith at 8:27 AM on November 2, 2014


1 gallon general lube for cattle
posted by bq at 10:16 AM on November 2, 2014 [3 favorites]




This is Why I'm Broke is hilarious, and has a search engine!
posted by kjs4 at 4:32 PM on November 2, 2014 [1 favorite]


Shittens. They are available for closer to $10 if you search around. Bonus for having 'moist' printed on the packaging.
posted by jamaro at 9:48 PM on November 2, 2014 [1 favorite]


(Found on This is Why I'm Broke) The Crib Dribbler...basically an enormous hamster bottle that you hang in a crib for your kid... That is definitely the most ridiculous thing I've seen. Also it was endorsed by Snooki.
posted by anaelith at 8:07 PM on November 3, 2014


(Actually reading the description--it is just the box. Not an actual product. Slightly less funny, but if you can keep a straight face you might pull it off!)
posted by anaelith at 8:09 PM on November 3, 2014


« Older Party Down, Winter Holiday Style   |   How to get rid of a feeling of imminent doom. Newer »
This thread is closed to new comments.