Christmas is around the corner and if it’s shaping out to be a hectic one, you’re probably in a bit of a spot. Admit it, you’re scrambling for your Secret Santa gift, aren’t you? Added yourself to the naughty list yet? Who would’ve thought you’d be dealing with another Monday deadline this late into the holiday season. Don’t worry. DeadAnt is coming in clutch with some gifts from Amazon so you won’t have to. Get yourself that Amazon Prime subscription and it’ll all reach before Monday (barring Bezos pulling his best Grinch impression and delivering your package late, of course). No time to waste, scroll through this list of comedy-themed gifts.
1) ‘THE GUILTY FEMINIST’ BY DEBORAH FRANCES-WHITE
Comedian and award winning podcaster Deborah Frances-White’s latest edition of The Guilty Feminist—a book which encourages women to own their flaws while embracing feminism—is a great book for anyone at your workplace. The latest edition of the book includes two new interviews with Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Hannah Gadsby too!
Price: Paperback is available for Rs 606 on Amazon.
2) LEGO IDEAS #44: THE OFFICE
You’re going to have to break your bank for this one, but consider it a lesson learned for trying to improvise a gift this late. What’s in the box? A 1,164 piece lego set which replicates the set from the Office along with lego figurines of your favourite characters from the show (including Garbage the cat.)
Price: 30% off and available for Rs 10,499 on Amazon.
3) ‘PAWNEE: THE GREATEST TOWN IN AMERICA’ BY LESLIE KNOPE
Follow Leslie Knope as she takes you on an adventure through her hometown Pawnee in this book that’s chockful of illustrations, photographs and even interviews of the cheery townsfolk. It comes highly recommended by Tom Haverford, who says, “Carrying this book around is a good way of picking up girls with glasses.”
Price: Paperback is available for Rs. 1560 on Amazon.
4) ‘FRIENDS, LOVERS AND THE BIG TERRIBLE THING’ BY MATTHEW PERRY
For a fan of Friends, for a friend you’re a fan of, for anyone who loves humour or for someone struggling with sobriety, Matthew Perry’s memoir is your go-to gift.
Price: Paperback is available for Rs. 499 on Amazon.
5) RICK AND MORTY SOCKS
It’s getting chilly outside! Why not gift your bestie a pair of good ol’ socks and not just any socks; a pair of socks featuring Rick and Morty from the hit Netflix series of the same name (season seven JUST ended this week, so it might be a good time to get your friend something to remember the show by). We figured this was a little more thoughtful and less gimmick-y than a talking Pickle Rick figurine or a Morty bobblehead, but if you’re interested, those are up for grabs too.
Price: A set of two pairs of socks are available for Rs. 282 on Amazon.
6) A SELECTION OF MEMOIRS BY LEGENDS OF STANDUP COMEDY
Pick your (friend’s) poison. There’s Steve Martin’s Born Standing Up for the goofy friend. There’s Seinlanguage by Jerry Seinfeld for the one’s that make mountains out of molehills and finally, for the rebels who think the holiday season is a construct devised to fuel the capitalist system, there’s George Carlin’s Last Words.
7) ‘ACTS OF GOD’ BY KANAN GILL
We all know Kanan Gill has a knack for comedy, but did you know his writing skills extend past dishing out the funnies? The comedian’s debut novel is all set to release on 18 January, and makes a cheeky appearance on this list considering it’s available today for pre-order. This one’s for your friend who isn’t just a comedy nerd, but is also a science-fiction buff!
Price: The paperback version of the Acts Of God is available for pre-order at Rs. 339 on Amazon.