Ideas for Homemade Gag Gifts for Over the Hill

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When there is a party where the honoree has reached an age which demands the attendees bring a gag gift because he is “over the hill”, a premium is paid for maximum creativity. It's no time for the perfunctory bottle of laxatives or hair dye. You need to put those creative juices to work to show the “old guy” you care. What's more, you don't have to spend a lot of money because you can make gag gifts yourself.


If you look hard enough, you'll find a piece of sandpaper around your house. Simply put a tag on it which reads “Use to rid yourself of age spots."


Look for three dice and with a marker, write Golf on one, TV on another, and Nap on the third. Then write “Let The Dice Make The Really Big Decisions” on an envelope and put the dice inside. This is really appropriate for a 65th birthday where the honoree is retiring from his job.

Toy Paddle and Ball

Look for a toy paddle and ball around the house or spend $1 or $2 for it. If the back of the paddle is blank, write “Old Person's Fitness Equipment.” Otherwise, write it on a tag and affix it to the paddle.


Find a few marbles, gift wrap them and put on a tag that reads “For the old geezer who's lost his marbles.”

Mouse Pad

Buy or find a blank mouse pad around the house, and write on it with a magic marker, “Older That Dirt.”


Find an old hairbrush around the house, and with scissors or a knife, remove all the bristles from the hairbrush. Write on the back of it “Old Fogey's Hairbrush.," or affix a label with the saying. This is appropriate for someone who is bald.

Make-up Brush

Find a large paintbrush around the house, or buy one for only a few dollars. With a magic marker, write on the paintbrush or on a tag which you will affix to the brush, “Make-up Brush for a Geezer.”