When it comes to saying thank you, there are very few wrong ways to do it. More often than not, the simple gesture is enough to convey everything you may be feeling. However, when it's a funny thank you that you wish to give, the task may be a little harder. By keeping a few simple tips in mind, the job of hunting down that perfect funny gift can be an enjoyable task.
First, as stated before, anything can be a thank you gift. While cards are the standard way of conveying 'Thank You', it doesn't have to be the only way. You should keep this in mind as you are trying to think of a gift. Think about the profession of the individual you are giving it to, their lifestyle, or some quirky thing about them. All of this can be used to come up with an idea.
Don't overdo it. Simple is better, as the saying goes, and it just so happens to apply to thank you gifts as well, especially of the funny variety. If the joke becomes too complicated, much of the humor will be lost.
For those who aren't exactly sure what they are looking for buy want something that will create a few laughs, CafePress is the perfect place to start. They have a section dedicated specifically to hilarious gifts. You can get t-shirts and mugs, ornaments and magnets, all of which have hilarious sayings covering them. Browse through a few pages and you are sure to find exactly what you are looking for.
If you want to go with the standard approach and give a thank you card, eCards are the perfect way to go. Everything is becoming electronic, and though some may feel as if it is a bit impersonal, it really is the most convenient means of communication nowadays, for both parties. If interested in going the electronic route, jibjab.com is an excellent site for this purpose. The great thing about eCards is that you can personalize them to make them even more of a hit. For example, there is one eCard where you can put the faces of individuals on certain characters in the card. This is particularly funny when it is a dancing eCard, like the Chippendale dancers or La Cucaracha. You can really get creative with these types of eCards, which will more than make up for not sending it through snail mail. If this type of eCard doesn't sound appealing, don't worry, they have a number of regular eCards as well.
Looking to thank someone in your office? HeliotropeHome specializes in gifts for work. As they say on their website, "You can never have too much fun!” This should be your approach when trying to think of a way to thank your coworkers or even your boss. Most of the gifts are pretty simple but all have their quirky appeal.