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Gift Ideas- Funny Tee Shirts from The Lighter Side

Updated on October 12, 2014

I love tee shirts. When I travel, I love to read the interesting and amusing sayings on tee shirts in the tourist shops. I first remember seeing walls of tee shirts in Myrtle Beach S.C. on our annual vacation when I was a kid. Now I see them in shops like Cotton Eyed Joe’s, in Gruene TX. The funny phrases on the tee shirts remind me of so many people that I know. Kinda like greeting cards, don’t you think? Imagine my delight when I received my latest Lighter Side catalogue in the mail and found their selection of over 100 tee shirts. Need gift ideas?  Tee shirts can make perfect gifts for Christmas, Birthday, promotion, graduation, or “just because”. Something for everyone.

Enjoy these great funny tee shirt sayings.


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Holiday Tee Shirts

Stupid Holiday (red shirt with Charlie Brown and sparse Christmas Tree with one ornament)

Santa’s Favorite

If You Don’t Believe in Santa, You Get Underwear. (White shirt, green letters, holly and berries.)

Have a Merry Christmas & Raise a Little Cane! (Candy Canes)

Naughty or Nice? It depends…Who’s asking?

What happens under the Mistletoe stays under the Mistletoe (Red shirt with white and green lettering)

Season’s Sweetings (5 M&Ms with Christmas hats, 1 holding Christmas star)

All of the other raindeer USED to laugh and call him names. (Rudolph sitting reading, with 8 mounted deer head behind.)

Tee Shirts for Shoppers, Divas and Other Fabulous Women

Cougar (Pink letters on white shirt. Paw print in “O”.)


Drama Queen ADVISORY (Pink shirt with blue lettering.)

You say I’m a Diva like it’s a bad thing! (Light pink shirt with dark pink letters.)

Born to shop! Forced to work.

Behind Every Great Woman…is a man checking out her butt.

I enjoy the little things in life: jewelry, shoes & handbags

Well Behaved Women Seldom Make History (Betty Boop)

Waiting for “Mr. Right” (female skeleton on park bench)

Tee Shirts for Wives, Moms and All Busy Women

Nobody Notices What I Do. Until I Don’t Do It.

Whining Bitching Moaning…It keeps me young!

The party’s not over when you have kids…it just goes on without you!

Who are these kids and why are they calling me Mom?

If raising children was going to be easy, it would have never started with something called labor.

W.I.N.O.S. Woman In Need Of Spirits (Light pink shirt with dark pink letters.)

I’ll have a Café-mocha-vodka-valium to go, please!

Having One Child Makes You a Parent; Having More Than One Makes You a Referee. (Whistle pictured below lettering)

I’ve had it with reality. I want my Fairy Godmother! (Pink shirt)

Too Much of a good thing is wonderful!

Drink Coffee Do Stupid Things Faster and With More Energy (1950s smiling housewife)

Official Chocolate Taster It’s a Rough Job but Somebody’s got to do it

CHOCOLATE It’s a weapon of ass destruction!

Hand Over the Chocolate and No One Gets Hurt!

Lord Grant Me Patience Right Now!

I’m going to my HAPPY PLACE Be back soon!

I Love Being Married. It’s so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.

GRAY is the new BLONDE

I Think It’s Stress (Zebra losing stripes)

To save time, let’s just assume I’m NEVER wrong!

Tee Shirts for Sportsmen and Sports Lovers

If I hit it right, it’s a slice. If I hit it left, it’s a hook. If I hit it straight, it’s a MIRACLE!

Bowling is Proof God loves us and wants us to drink BEER! (Bowling ball, pins and beer)

Just Because the Balls Are Old Doesn’t Mean the Putter is Broken (Golf clubs, balls and bag)

The One With the Most Balls Wins (Shows 9 sports balls: soccer, football, baseball, 8 ball, tennis ball etc.)

My Indian Name is Yes Deer (Deer tracks)

My Indian Name is Kicking Bass (Fish)

The Perfect Day is Just a Six Pack Away (Big Fish)

I Didn’t Climb to the Top of the Food Chain to become a Vegetarian (Hunter aiming at deer)

This is What I Look Like When I Call in Sick (Man holding large fish)

This is What I Look Like When I Call in Sick (Man holding hunting rifle)

Vegetarian Old Indian Word for Bad Hunter (deer with large rack, with Indian feathers hanging)

Tee Shirts for Mature Adults

I’m So Over The Hill That I Don’t Even Remember Crossing It!

T.G.I.F. This Grandma Is Fabulous!

You Are Not Grown Up Until You Run Out Of Birthdays

I’m Retired! But I work part-time Spoiling My Grandchildren…

I’m Retired, You’re Not! Neener Neener Neener!

I’m Retired! Don’t ask me to do a DAMN thing!

Tee Shirts for Dads and Hubbies

D.A.D.D. Dads Against Daughters Dating

Real Men Use Duct Tape (yellow note attached with duct tape)

Yes, Beer. I mean…Yes, Dear

God Created A Few Perfect Heads On the Rest He Put Hair

Handyman To Do fix stuff measure stuff break stuff buy supplies…(note sheet attached with duct tape)

I Need My Garage Time

Tee Shirts for Couch Potatoes and Other Loveables

I’m In No Shape To Exercise (Snoopy struggling with Barbell)

As Seen In Front Of TV (White letters on red square. Looks like TV Guide logo.)

This is my Official Napping Shirt (Sleeping Snoopy)

Let it Dough (Pillsbury Doughboy)

I’m No Rocket Surgeon

I may be going to hell but at least all of my friends with be there.

Woob Woob Woob! (Three Stooges)

A good friend will come and bail you out of jail…but a true friend will be sitting next to you saying, “Damn…that was fun!”

Surrounded by Nuts! (M&Ms)

Believe It or Not, I’m the Normal One In My Family.

I’m Not Short. I’m Fun Size!

I don’t drink Beer anymore I don’t drink any less either

TRIVIA CHAMP Ask Me Something Insignificant

Runner-Up Nobel Peace Prize 2009

I May Be Left-Handed but I’m Always Right

Smart, Good Looking & ITALIAN It Just Doesn’t Get Any Better Than This!

Some People Say I Have a Bad Attitude…I Say Screw Them!

Work Humor Tee Shirts

You Don’t Have to Be Crazy to Work Here We’ll Train You!

Being A School Bus Driver Is Not Just A Job…It’s An Adventure

You Can’t Scare Me, I Drive a School Bus!

Teachers make all other Professions Possible

Nurses Know Where to Stick It

Born to Farm (Red tractor)

I’m The Boss, That’s Why.

More Tee Shirt Topics

Tee Shirts For The Competitive

SLOTS Are My Game. Winning is My Aim!

Official BINGO Expert Winning isn’t everything. It’s the only thing.

I Only Play Bunco on Days That End With Y. (White shirt, red letters, dice.)

Tee Shirts For Family Humor

We Laugh, We Cry We Make Time Fly Best Friends My Sister and I

I’m the Fun Aunt!

Dad Knows Everything! And if he doesn’t, he’ll make up something pretty good.

Tee Shirts For Music Lovers

Life without music would B flat (Music notes)

Weapons of Mass Percussion (Multiple pictures of drums)

Advice Tee Shirts

Don’t Act Stupid. We Have Politicians for That.

Never approach a bull from the front, a horse from the rear, or a fool from any direction!

Life is Fragile. Handle with Prayer.

More Interesting and Funny Tee Shirts

Knuckleheads Riding Club (Three Stooges on motorcycles)

Please Lord, Let me prove to you that winning the lottery won’t spoil me. (Praying hands holding dollars)

Wanted in 5 neighborhoods on 17 counts of larceny. Suspect at large with a 3 pound stash of birdseed in his cheeks. Estimated street value $1.37. (Squirrel)

So This Irishman Walks Out Of A Bar…No, Really, It Can Happen (Green shirt)

“New muffler really keeps the car quiet, eh honey?” (wife with muffler in mouth)

Homeland Security Fighting Terrorism Since 1492 (Indians on horseback)

Morning People Cheerfully Slapped (Yellow Bunny on purple shirt)

Oh Snap (Running Gingerbread Man with broken leg)

In WINE there is wisdom In BEER there is freedom In water there is bacteria

Be Safe…Sleep with a Soldier

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  • rmcrayne profile imageAUTHOR


    9 years ago from San Antonio Texas

    Thanks Gift Experts, I never heard of cafepress before.

  • Gift Experts profile image

    Gift Experts 

    9 years ago

    Always love cool t's. Many people set themselves up with tshirt shops at cafepress now. That rocks :)

  • rmcrayne profile imageAUTHOR


    10 years ago from San Antonio Texas

    Thanks for reading Rope, and for your ongoing support. I have enough sayings for 2 more hubs, but I'm draggin' due to nurse-maiding my post-op doxie.

  • The Rope profile image

    The Rope 

    10 years ago from SE US

    How FUN! I love collecting tee shirt sayings and here along the coast we certainly see our share of "lighter sayings" as well as the rest. Thanks for sharing some really great ones!

  • rmcrayne profile imageAUTHOR


    10 years ago from San Antonio Texas

    I agree ethel. There are some that I would not wear.

  • ethel smith profile image

    Ethel Smith 

    10 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

    Some great Tee shirts these days, although some are a bit racy

  • rmcrayne profile imageAUTHOR


    10 years ago from San Antonio Texas

    Zsuzsy Bee, I'm waiting for one that says "Back to the loving place" from Ellen Degeneres on her In the Beginning show. I'm doing well, thanks for asking. Hope you are also.

  • Zsuzsy Bee profile image

    Zsuzsy Bee 

    10 years ago from Ontario/Canada

    Lord Grant Me Patience RIGHT NOW! My kids gave this one last I'm known to want it all NOW... I don't know what they're talking about I can easily wait two minutes

    I love t's with silly sayings, great hub

    hope you're well

    regards Zsuzsy


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