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Funny Gifts to Commemorate the Dumpster Fire That Was 2020

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If We Don't Laugh, We'll Cry

One thing's for sure: 2020 has been a roller-coaster ride the likes of which we never expected — or want to experience again for a very long time. If you're searching for an unexpected gift idea, there's probably something on this list that will get a laugh out of a friend or family member as they look back on this terrible, horrible, no good, very bad year.

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'This is Fine' Framed Print
Fine Art America

'This Is Fine' Framed Print

Starting at $81 from Fine Art America
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Give the meme that keeps on giving with this framed print, and at least your anxious friend will have something funny to stare at while they breathe into a paper bag. (Really! It's fine. Everything is fine.)

Work From Home Survival Kit
Uncommon Goods
2020 Bingo Card Ornament
Etsy

2020 Bingo Card Ornament

$8 from Etsy
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From murder hornets to "Tiger King" to toilet paper shortages, the gang's all here for this Bingo-themed ornament. Made from jute and wood, it's sure to be a conversation piece on the tree for years to come.

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Essential Pajamas Set
Etsy
Bigfoot Social Distancing World Champion Hoodie
TeePublic

Bigfoot Social Distancing World Champion Hoodie

$45 from TeePublic
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Bigfoot was social distancing before social distancing was cool, right? This hoodie would make a particularly great gift for a surly teen who liked to hide in their room even before the pandemic.

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Masked Mona Lisa Jigsaw Puzzle
Zazzle

Masked Mona Lisa Jigsaw Puzzle

Starting at $20 from Zazzle
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With apologies to Leonardo da Vinci, here's a masterpiece truly befitting of 2020. It's available with piece counts from 30 all the way up to over 1,000 — enough to fill a few afternoons spent (where else) at home.

Related: Gifts for People Who Love Jigsaw Puzzles

'Panic at the Costco' T-Shirt
TeePublic

'Panic at the Costco' T-Shirt

$20 from TeePublic
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Bonus points if you're gifting a "Panic! at the Disco fan," but we're guessing just about anyone could get a chuckle out of this shirt in 2020. (Jumbo packs of toilet paper and hand sanitizer not included.)

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'Please Scream Inside Your Heart' Cross Stitch Pattern
Etsy

'Please Scream Inside Your Heart' Cross Stitch Pattern

$2 from Etsy
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When Japanese roller-coaster riders were banned from screaming earlier this year, it felt like a rallying cry for all of 2020. Now you can commemorate it on this subversive cross stitch, complete with rainbows, hearts, and cheerful coronavirus microbes.

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'Goodnight Zoom'
Amazon

'Goodnight Zoom'

$12 from Amazon
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One of the most recognizable children's books of all time has always been ripe for parody, so "Goodnight Zoom" was a tale just waiting to happen. Everything from homemade bread to a pile of delivery boxes makes an appearance in this zany time-capsule read.

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100 Things to Do After Quarantine Poster
Uncommon Goods
'Ew Covid' Face Mask
Etsy
Commuting From Home Mug
Uncommon Goods
Coronavirus Plushie
Giant Microbes
Quarantine Christmas Ornament
Amazon

Quarantine Christmas Ornament

$30 from Amazon
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What better way to commemorate the year that was (or wasn't) than with their very own hand-sculpted, hand-painted toilet-paper ornament? For the ultimate in gift packaging, we suggest tucking it inside a roll of Cottonelle.

A Candle for Working From Home
Whiskey River Soap Co.
'Your Own Bathroom' Framed Print
Society6

'Your Own Bathroom' Framed Print

Starting at $60 from Society6
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Your globetrotting friend may not have gotten any more stamps on their passport this year, but you can ease their wanderlust with this vintage-style "travel" print. It commemorates many thrilling trips to their own exotic bathroom.

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'Marty Don't Go to 2020' T-Shirt
TeePublic

'Marty Don't Go to 2020' T-Shirt

$20 from TeePublic
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Great Scott! We all know 2020 is the last year Marty McFly will want to step out of his DeLorean and find. Not only is there a pandemic, but he'd be dismayed to find out that we still aren't swooping around on hoverboards. (So lame.)

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'I Wore Pants Today' Ribbon
Etsy

'I Wore Pants Today' Ribbon

$6 from Etsy
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These days, we need to celebrate the little things. Pants certainly deserve a ribbon (and if you ask us, any pants without an elastic waistband deserve a full-fledged trophy). For the ladies in your life, there's also an "I Put on a Bra Today" ribbon.

'Because Quarantine' Wine Glass
Amazon
'You're Muted' Mug
Zazzle

'You're Muted' Mug

$17 from Zazzle
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For the love of God, Bob, we still can't hear you. Here's a passive-aggressive way for the frustrated Zoomer in your life to get their message across to coworkers during that next endless video call.

Dr. Fauci Face Socks
Etsy
'Select Difficulty Level' Print
TeePublic

'Select Difficulty Level' Print

Starting at $13 from TeePublic
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This print puts 2020 in terms gamers can understand: It's the boss level, and there's nary a cheat code to be found. Choose from five sizes, or get it on a T-shirt or mug.

Quarantine Coloring Book for Adults
Amazon

Quarantine Coloring Book for Adults

$7 from Amazon
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No, this coloring book isn't for kids — trust us — but it's a great de-stressing gift for any grown-up who isn't averse to a little salty language. (We recommend pairing it with a bottle of their favorite booze.)

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Hand Sanitizer Earrings
Etsy

Hand Sanitizer Earrings

$18 from Etsy
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Here's a gag gift that would be particularly great for a nurse, grocery-store worker, teacher, or any other essential employee. Now if only we could find the real thing at the store.