Great Gag Gifts-Have Fun With Farts and Bingo

"Fanny" Bank

I was going through my mail the other day and found I had received a Harriet Carter catalogue. For those of you who may not know, Harriet Carter has been selling "distinctive gifts since 1958". It sells many household and garden gadgets that make life easier...or is just sooo cute you can't live without it!

Imagine my delight when I found the "Fanny Bank". Not only do I get a savings bank, but I also get a bonus rude sound maker. I just can't wait to start dropping some coins into this bank.  I love the slogan, "Add more loot, hear more toot".

Saving is Such a Pain in the Fanny!

(copied from harrietcarter.com)Fanny” bank makes saving money a real GAS! Just drop a coin in the...slot of this...bank and listen as it lets out the loudest rip you've ever heard. Add more loot, hear more toot! Up to six flatulent sound effects, gua
(copied from harrietcarter.com)Fanny” bank makes saving money a real GAS! Just drop a coin in the...slot of this...bank and listen as it lets out the loudest rip you've ever heard. Add more loot, hear more toot! Up to six flatulent sound effects, gua

Steam Inhaler

Here is a must-have item for anyone who suffers from allergies and nasal congestion. This amazing device clears your nasal passages without the use of drugs! I can just see myself sitting down to movie with family and friends while using this amazing product. 

So much more appealing than the sniffles!

"Clear congested nasal passages simply and easily—without drugs! The newest secret to breathing easier is one of the oldest: the all-natural steam method. Just fill the insulated inhaler bottle with hot water, slip the comfortable mask on, and breath
"Clear congested nasal passages simply and easily—without drugs! The newest secret to breathing easier is one of the oldest: the all-natural steam method. Just fill the insulated inhaler bottle with hot water, slip the comfortable mask on, and breath

Butler Bath Set

Always wanted a butler, and never could afford one?  I know I have.  Now you can get your butler, however, he will only serve your toilet.  Sit on his head for revenge!

Don't wait for this guy to answer your door!

By Jove! “Butler” toilet/bath set adds luxury to your lavatory! Keep the area around your toilet tidy with this whimsical two-piece set. Plush seat cover (17" x 15") and slip-resistant rug (24" sq.) feature a mustachioed manservant properly dressed i
By Jove! “Butler” toilet/bath set adds luxury to your lavatory! Keep the area around your toilet tidy with this whimsical two-piece set. Plush seat cover (17" x 15") and slip-resistant rug (24" sq.) feature a mustachioed manservant properly dressed i

Neti Pot

That's right, it's cold season.  Don't you wish you could just rub on a magic lamp and ask the genie to loosen up those clogged nasal passages.  Well, here is an item that is almost that easy!  (Just don't drown yourself accidentally.)

Wish your nasal congestion away!

Stop nasal congestion fast for easy breathing all day, all night! 100% all-natural Neti Pot nasal cleaner unblocks clogged sinuses caused by colds, flu, allergy and chronic sinusitis. Centuries-old Indian treatment uses salt and warm water inside the
Stop nasal congestion fast for easy breathing all day, all night! 100% all-natural Neti Pot nasal cleaner unblocks clogged sinuses caused by colds, flu, allergy and chronic sinusitis. Centuries-old Indian treatment uses salt and warm water inside the

Bingo Masks

Love playing Bingo, but don't feel as if you fit in with the crowd?  These masks are just what you need. 

Bingo!

Bingo Mask will have folks shouting more than "Bingo"! They'll be startled at the sight of this full-face mask and cap combo that'll create a sensation at Halloween gatherings or costume parties. Female mask sports gray hair, lipstick and rouged "che
Bingo Mask will have folks shouting more than "Bingo"! They'll be startled at the sight of this full-face mask and cap combo that'll create a sensation at Halloween gatherings or costume parties. Female mask sports gray hair, lipstick and rouged "che

Farting Slippers

Last, but not least, farting slippers.  Now no-one will be able to tell if it was you or your slippers.  Fart out loud! 

For a Farting Good Time!

Old Fart Slippers break wind as you walk. They are a gas. Present these sound off slippers to any "fart"unate old timer and get ready for explosive laughter. One size fits all.  (copied from harrietcarter.com)
Old Fart Slippers break wind as you walk. They are a gas. Present these sound off slippers to any "fart"unate old timer and get ready for explosive laughter. One size fits all. (copied from harrietcarter.com)

My children and I were rolling on the floors with some of the comments these items generated.  If you want some inexpensive fun, look through the Harriet Carter catalogue next time one unexpectedly shows up at your home!

Pick Your Favorite

Which gift do you like best?

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Proud Mom 7 years ago from USA

Oh, k@ri!! I LOVE this hub!!! I, too, get Harriet Carter magazines, but I've been too busy of late to look at them. You've inspired me to take the time to take a peek. And maybe buy a gift or two.

Happy Valentine's Day!!!


multimastery 7 years ago

Hahaha Nice hub k@ri! I like the butler one the best!  I just might buy that one:)


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Proud Mom 7 years ago from USA

I don't know, multimastery. That's one place I don't like the feeling that someone is staring at me! ;-)


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas

I kinda like the Bingo masks...but somehow I'm thinking you'd be escorted out if you tried to wear them to an actual bingo game. I'm guessing it's more of a Halloween thang. :)


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k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

Proud Mom, Multimastery & KCC Big Country--I've been out with the kids for Valentine's Day. Thanks, Thanks, and Thanks! I agree with Proud Mom...what if you had to sit on the seat cover? Although, I may not be able to resist, what would my friends think to know I had my own butler?

I do love the Harriet Carter catalogues. They actually have some very good items. My daughter, who had never seen one, just happened to lay hands on it first while I was making dinner...it was sooo funny!

You guessed, the Bingo masks are made for Halloween and costume parties, but imagine wearing them in! LOL

We really had a great deal of fun with this...fun doesn't cost anything if you know how to look. We were LOL for about an hour over these and more.

Thanks for reading!


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Cris A 7 years ago from Manila, Philippines

Hey k@ri

These are indeed fun gifts and you're description of each made it even funnier! Thanks for sharing this. :D

Now I'm off to choose which one I liked the best....


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Proud Mom 7 years ago from USA

Sounds like my kind of dinner, k@ri!


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sheenarobins 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

hahahaha. Interesting items. I guess, I want the butt bank.


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k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

Cris A-let me know what you choose! Maybe I'll make a poll.

Proud Mom-Yea, it was fun. I'm laughing now just thinking of it.

Sheenarobins-The butt bank was a big winner here also!


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Proud Mom 7 years ago from USA

I'll take the bank, too. The butler is hilarious--for someone's bathroom I'm not going to use!!!


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k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

Yes, definitely give that one to someone whom you only visit for very short times!

Thanks Cris A for making me think of a poll. Now people can have more fun with this!


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Cris A 7 years ago from Manila, Philippines

Oh the butler! Let's see if he's gonna be all snooty after! LOL :D


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Proud Mom 7 years ago from USA

Okay, I really want to know who voted for the butler set. That just cracks me up! I would like to order the slippers for a friend......


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Proud Mom 7 years ago from USA

I don't think I would be able to hold a straight face, Chris, if I saw what that butler will have to see.


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Cris A 7 years ago from Manila, Philippines

I admit, twas me who picked the butler - he made me laugh the hardest!

LOL PM! He can choose to close his eyes if he so desires! :D


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Proud Mom 7 years ago from USA

Yes, but without hands, how will he hold his nose?

LOL on the vote, Chris. We'll have to see how this all pans out......


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k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

I find the butler the oddest of the group, that's for sure.


multimastery 7 years ago

The Butler is the Coolest hands down!-)


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Proud Mom 7 years ago from USA

I just went to a website catering to pranks to order some Crime Scene tape for a Murder Mystery Party my daughter is hosting. Upon checkout, I got this "notice" that I qualified for some special purchases.

Can you guess what one of my options was??????

The Butt Bank! For a steal at $10. I restrained the urge to add it to my cart, though. And sorry, the butler wasn't offered.


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k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

Proud Mom, LOLOLOL!!! How did you get sooo lucky? I can't believe you passed it up. It would have been such a "special" purchase...for that "special" someone?


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k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

Multimastery, Do men never sit on the toilet? Creepy, but I'm glad you guys like it!


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Proud Mom 7 years ago from USA

I couldn't think of anyone to give it to, and I didn't have Chris A's address!! :-)))


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k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

Proud Mom, I don't have it either, but it would be FUN to get it to him and see how his visitors react!

It seems as if people are reading this, but not voting. I would really like to know what tacky stuff appeals to the most! Thanks!


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Anna Marie Bowman 7 years ago from Florida

These are so funny!!! I have seen some strange gag gifts over the years, but these are hilarious!! For Christmas, every year, the adults in my family gave each other gag gifts! It was great!


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k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

Anna Marie--Thanks!

Harriet Carter does sell normal things, things someone may actually want, but these were too much fun!


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Hi K@ri! I have never heard of Harrie Carter before. So this is quite interesting. :-) I have heard of the neti pot and they say it's pretty good for helping clogged sinuses. So I would find that helpful. But the butler in my bathroom made me really laugh!

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Mike Fuller 7 years ago from Indiana

Great hub, I love the fanny bank, congrats on the hubnugget nomination, I look forward to reading more.


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k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

Ripplemaker--Thanks for including my hub! I saw funride had a new hub and was I ever surprised to see my hub included! I'm reading all the hubs now. You all sure know how to pick them! I'm really honored to be among them.

I agree, the butler is too funny (and weird!)!


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k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

Mike--Thanks! I'm glad you liked it, the fanny bank was what started it all.


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Hi K@ri, I think the kids in our preschool would love the fanny bank. You know I can just imagine their faces when they hear the sounds every time they save. LOL Now come to think of it, I would like to have one just for fun. Hahaha


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Essy84 7 years ago

Whot! I neeeeeed those slippers! :D

Since I am partially self-employed, I regard my bathrobe as my "official company outfit" and am already considering ordering one with my logo on.. (gotta have a dress code, right?) ;)

Those things will bring it all together..


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k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

ripplemaker, The kids will definitely enjoy that! More so if they are boys.

Essay84, The slippers are great...easy to have company, just blame the slippers!

Thanks for looking this over!


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ethanol2323 7 years ago from Bay Area, California

Haha, I've seen a vid on youtube about the pot... (Someone tried to use coffee instead of water.)


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Uneed2know 7 years ago

This one is just hysterical. I get the Harriet Carter, but never thought to share the funny stuff here. Great idea!


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k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

ethanol--Thanks, I will have to go look for that one!

Uneed2know--Thanks! Most of the Harriet Carter stuff is fairly mundane, but these were too good to pass up.


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mulberry1 7 years ago

I get a kick out of paging through the Harriet Carter catalogs. You've picked out some of the highlights for sure!


LondonGirl profile image

LondonGirl 7 years ago from London

I've never heard of this company - they produce some fantastic useless tat, though (-:


k@ri profile image

k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

mulberry1, Thanks for looking! Harriet Carter is always good!

Londongirl--I guess Harriet Carter doesn't advertise in the UK, but it's always fun! You can get it on-line.


LondonGirl profile image

LondonGirl 7 years ago from London

there is a similar uk shop - www.iwantoneofthose.com

From memory, their slogan is, "things you don't need, but really really want"


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k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

LondonGirl, I have to check it out!


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Proud Mom 7 years ago from USA

I have a lot of those things...I don't need, but I want. They usually end up in my storage shed..... :-))


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k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

Proud Mom, When I lived in NM, I had A lot of those things. When I moved back East I sold, gave away or dumped everything that didn't fit in my car. It was very liberating. I do, however, occasionally miss some of it...but now I use my garage for my car! Yaaahhh!

LondonGirl, I just got home from work and I went to check out the site and it is down for maintenance. It told me that it was a little late to be shopping and I should be in bed...the nerve of some sites...thinking they are my Mom. I will check it out over the weekend, I guess.


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LondonGirl 7 years ago from London

I didn't know anyone kept a car in a garage. I thought they were all full of bikes, dried-up paint tins, and broken radios.


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k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

That's what happens when you get rid of everything you have collected over the years! It is very nice, I hope I can keep it that way...at least for a year!


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Proud Mom 7 years ago from USA

I used to live in NM, but I brought all my junk with me--then bought more.....


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k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

I had brought lots west with me...wanted to travel light when I came back.


LondonGirl profile image

LondonGirl 7 years ago from London

I just checked their site, and it's "stuff you don't need, but really really want", not "things you don't need".

For example, a "Dead Fred" pen holder:

http://www.iwantoneofthose.com/toys-games/office-t...

A Margaret Thatcher nut cracker:

http://www.iwantoneofthose.com/lifestyle-home/cool...

A person knife block:

http://www.iwantoneofthose.com/knife-block/index.h...

And a binary clock:

http://www.iwantoneofthose.com/binary-clock/index....

I actually got my uncle (a maths freak and clock collector) the binary clock, and he loves it.


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britneydavidson 7 years ago from united kingdom

well these sounds really funny....must be good gift for someone.....great ideas...thanx for sharing lol....well what about this one for gifting someone?

http://hubpages.com/technology/24-carat-gold-and-d... or

http://hubpages.com/art/Worlds-Most-Expensive-iPho...

i am sure you will be amazed after watching this....have fun


k@ri profile image

k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

LondonGirl, I think you need to do another hub on this. That Margaret Thatcher nut cracker is just too funny! Would you do the UK version?


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k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

britney, I went and check out your sites. Very Nice!! I think I was drooling during the second one. Better watch what I wish for...Thanks!!


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LondonGirl 7 years ago from London

perhaps I should....


orionsky60403 7 years ago

Great for birthdays haha i love it,


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Teresa McGurk 7 years ago from The Other Bangor

k@ri --- did you notice on the Margaret Thatcher nutcracker site it says "not suitable for voodoo ceremonies"? I nearly spat up on the cat laughing


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k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

LondonGirl, You definitely should!

orionsky, Glad you liked it. My family had a lot of fun with this!

Teresa I love the Margaret Thatcher nutcracker! Don''t you think LondonGirl should share some of their stuff?????


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LondonGirl 7 years ago from London

OK, OK, I will. In fact, I've started lol


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Teresa McGurk 7 years ago from The Other Bangor

cool -- see what you've started, k@ri?


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k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

Yaaahhh LondonGirl! I can't wait to see it!

Teresa, I can't wait...I love a good laugh!


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raiderfan 7 years ago from Arizona

Hell yeah, I'd buy them!


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k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

raiderfan...all of them? Think of the fun!!


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Proud Mom 7 years ago from USA

I'm gone for a day, and look at the fun you're having!!!

Have to go check out brittney's links.

And EVERYONE needs a Margaret Hatcher nut cracker!!!!


k@ri profile image

k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

I agree, EVERYONE! I don't know how I have lived this long without one!


LondonGirl profile image

LondonGirl 7 years ago from London

I finally did the UK version - as requested!

http://hubpages.com/living/Top-ten-must-have-kitsc...


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Lgali 7 years ago

very funny stuff LOL


k@ri profile image

k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

Lgali, Thanks! Did you check out LondonGirl's UK version? It's hilarious!


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goldentoad 7 years ago from Free and running....

That might work!


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k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

I thought you'd like it! If not it may drown your sorrows :)


J Mockridge 7 years ago

Good hub. I have a few people in mind for these 'perfect' gifts.


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k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

J, If you liked these, you should definitely check out LondonGirl's UK version. More perfect gifts for those 'perfect' people!


lxxy profile image

lxxy 7 years ago from Beneath, Between, Beyond

Finally...I can play Bingo without looking like a cybernetic alien! ;D


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k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

lxxy, no more scaring the little old ladies? But, some of them may like the diversity! :D


fun bingo! 6 years ago

hehe great hub! bingo i love!!!! farts too! :D


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k@ri 6 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

fun bingo! Seems like you need to invest in some masks and banks! :D

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