20 of our favorite Amazon gag gifts to give as pranks for the holiday season

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There are over 400 pages of prank gifts on Amazon, and we're tired sick of sorting through fart jokes and politicians' puckered faces printed on toilet paper, but all for you, dear reader. From Screaming goats, tiny violins, and remote-controlled venomous arachnids, we've found some of the best gag gifts you could possibly give this holiday season.

A pillow they may be scared to use

Jasen DIY Sequin Pillow Cover, $9.99

For those who love his work, or those who really don't. 

For Jeff Goldblum fans, you're going to want to head here.

A (loudly) screaming goat figurine and booklet

"The Screaming Goat" book and figure, $7.00

If they still can't get enough of that Screaming Goat video on YouTube, this is as blood-curdling — and annoying — as you might imagine. Trust me, I have one on my desk. My colleagues love me.

Blinker fluid, for the uninclined

Blinker Fluid, $7.95

We can all think of someone who this is for. Maybe they'll get the message now.

The world's smallest violin

3-Inch Miniature Violin Replica (with case), $11

Sorry, no pony this year, either, kiddo. Play it, momma.

A mock video game to drop the hint that it's time they pull their weight around the house

Extreme Chores: Motion Controlled Video Game (empty box), $7.99

For little Lord Fauntleroy. Yeah, maybe coal didn't quite get the message across, but this ought to do the trick. Note that this box comes empty, so you can also fill it with coal, if you so please.

Your face on a pair of socks

Custom Photo Face Socks, $15.59

Put the mug of their best friend (or worst enemy) on a pair of socks. Either way, they'll wear them. Trust us.

For those who ask too many questions

"What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions," $14.95

Great coffee table (or commode) material for the coveter of useless information.

Help them slow that little tyke down

Toddler Tamers (gag kit), $7.98

Parents, rejoice!

An ice cream lock, so they'll stop blaming you for being the culprit

Ben & Jerry's Euphori-Lock Ice Cream Lock, $29.90

For the stingy one who'll never share their ice cream.

Poems by cats about what cats do best

"I Could Pee on This: And Other Poems by Cats," $11.66

For your friend, family member, or housemate who's just a little too in love with their feline and could stand a reality check.

A parody book for the young professional

Oh, The Meetings You'll Go To!: A Parody, $10.76

Hopefully, they'll laugh, though they might also cry.

An apron to gear them up for the barbecue to end all barbecues

Grill Sergeant BBQ Apron, $26.95

For the… Well, you know who this is for.

One dozen rattlesnake eggs (keep warm for best results)

(Fake) Rattlesnake Eggs, $7.99

Best delivered incubator-warm.

A bag of "the world's strongest coffee"

Death Wish Coffee Co. Coffee, $19.96

We only hope they'll get this is a gag. 

An impossible-to-solve puzzle

Ravensburger Puzzle, $19.49

Something to finally stump that very special whiz kid you know.

A mug in which to serve them a steaming hot pile of … coffee

Fairly Odd Novelties Toilet Mug, $12.99

A gift that's heavily representative of this entire year. 

A personal cleansing wheel (in lieu of the bidet they keep asking for)

Roto Wipe Personal Cleansing Wheel, $7.99

So they'll finally stop pestering you for that exorbitant bidet thing they all love so much over in Europe. (Note: This is just an empty box in which to wrap your real gift.)

Instructions for gracefully approaching (and achieving) senescence

"How Not to Become a Crotchety Old Man," $8.89

Dear Dad (or Grandpa)…

Snot (and tear) mittens, for those who work outdoors, or just won't stop wiping their nose on their sleeve

Snittens, The Original Snot Mittens, $19.99

One side for snot, the other for tears. Maybe after receiving this, they'll stop wiping their nose on their sleeve, or their bare hands. Probably not. Either way, they actually work!

A practice putting green for the bathroom

Toilet Golf, $14.75

If their Golf Digest subscription just isn't cutting it on long trips to the john anymore, they can always stand to work on their short game.

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