Silly Gifts

General Gifts

“If people never did silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done.” Ludwig Wittgenstein.

The meaning of the word silly has changed over the centuries. It used to mean harmless, innocent, inoffensive, lacking malice or airs. We prefer that meaning to the more recent derogatory uses as there are plenty of negative words already… and no other word that does quite as well as silly and silliness.

Silliness encourages:

creativity, abstract thought, flexibility, laughter, wellbeing, positive thinking, energy, trust

Silliness is an antidote for:

stress, pomposity, pretentiousness, self-importance, self-absorption, embarrassment, fear, anger, negativity

Silly gifts have always been part of any celebration for us. They add some extra fun for birthdays.

Shop now for silly gifts and novelties.

These are the shops without which life would not be so silly.

Coolthings is a shop of gadgets, gizmos and other cool stuff run by a cool guy called Peter. He’s a bit of a Dr Who fan too, so you’ll find daleks and other Dr Who paraphernalia. There are lots of things to suit all ages and situations from office gifts to romance, things to keep the kids busy and encourage new interests.

All Posters (Australian site) has t-shirts, aprons and other novelty items as well as posters and calendars – many with a silly theme.

Silly Gifts Suggestions by Category

We’ve chosen some of the silliest products and feature them on these pages…

Bandlaces Bandlaces
Bandlaces like Loom Bands are the latest craze for kids Simply hook your Bandlaces over the plastic posts that attach and screw into the eyelets of your shoes then mix and match colours to create your own unique style
from Coolthings.com.au

Glow in the Dark Googly Eyes Glow in the Dark Googly Eyes
Googly eyes can look fantastic during the day but theyre almost invisible to the eye at night Glow in the Dark Googly Eyes on the other hand look great no matter what the time of day
from Coolthings.com.au

The Internet The Internet
Inspired by the classic IT Crowd episode where Moss introduces Jen to a new concept in business technology The Internet. The internet is now available for you to purchase right now one payment only and youll have the whole internet for the rest of your life.
from Coolthings.com.au

Wind Up Teeth Wind Up Teeth
If you ever need to cheer someone up especially if theyre a patient in hospital or at the dentist a set of wind up chattering teeth with crazy eyes are sure to make them laugh the surgeons laugh and anyone else in the vicinity laugh.
from Coolthings.com.au

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