Birthday Gag Gifts – Laughing All the Way to the Bank
We’ve all bought them, we’ve all gotten them (well, those of us in the age range)! They’re great! We get a good laugh and the party goes on. But what happens the next day? That gag gift usually goes...
We’ve all bought them, we’ve all gotten them (well, those of us in the age range)!
They’re great! We get a good laugh and the party goes on.
But what happens the next day? That gag gift usually goes into a drawer somewhere never to be seen again. It served its purpose, but is quickly forgotten.
We don’t think too much about this. However, what is the average price of a gag gift? A quick look around the internet will show you that the average price is between $9.95 and $15.00. Now think about that, $10 for a laugh and put away. For you frugal shoppers out there, I don’t think that makes much financial sense. Unfortunately, the manufacturers of gag gifts are more concerned about impulse buys to really care much about your money, until it gets into their hands. I certainly don’t blame them. Business is business, and if there are buyers, why not? There are always going to be special birthdays, retirements, graduations, office parties, and numerous other occasions to bring humor into each others lives.
My question is this. With the great minds out there creating these humorous novelties, why not start with the thought of, “How can this be used after the party?” “How can I make my customer feel like they have gotten their monies worth?”It seems like a simple request, however, search as I may; there are very few products that fit these criteria.
Let me tell you about a Gag Gift that I came up with that makes spending your hard earned money more aptly spent while accomplishing the purpose of the joke.
It’s called ‘The Denture Wearer’s Cookbook, full, partial and flippers’Yep, a cookbook for denture wearer’s!Well, not exactly. It is a real cookbook designed for everyone. I’ve just given it a theme for the gag gift market. It is over 120 pages of great recipes categorized by easy, intermediate and advanced chewing.
The book is also filled with very funny cartoons with the dental theme.
Here is a sample recipe:
Chicken and Rice Intermediate Chewing 1 whole Chicken (cut up) 2 Tablespoons butter Salt and Pepper Italian seasoning Garlic salt 1 jar Home style Chicken Gravy 1 medium onion (cut up) 2 cups Minute Rice Coat chicken with seasonings and butter, and roast in oven 45 minutes at 400 degrees. Baste chicken periodically. Cook Minute Rice (about a minute) and line the bottom of a casserole dish with a layer of rice. On top of rice, spoon a thin layer of the chicken gravy. Next, some of the onion and then the Chicken. Now, more gravy, then rice, rest of onion and then the rest of the gravy. Return to oven for 10 minutes at 350 degrees. Now, here is the best part, price.
The hard copy is only $10, but, the eBook is only $5Five dollars for a gift that they will remember you for, and use for the rest of their lives.
To be perfectly fair here, by the time you’ve printed it out and put it in a three ring binder, wrapped it with nice wrapping paper; it’s probably going to cost you about $8.00. Still, what a value.
Get some more free recipes and sample cartoons by visiting: http://www.bestgaggift.com
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Steve McChesney lives in Orlando, Florida and does live cooking shows for The healthy Gourmet