The year 2019 has been yet another excellent time for memes.
It’s almost as if everything is terrible and we need a way to react that doesn’t plunge us further into misery and anguish. Memes have been there for us time and time again, giving us something to laugh at when we needed it most.
Every friend group has that person who just will not stop sending everyone memes. This person is a treasure and should be honored with the grandest of meme-related gifts this year. For those who may not be quite up-to-date on their memes, we’re here to help you out with a few ideas.
From the vanilla to the spicy, our meme lovers’ gift guide should satisfy regardless of your meme palate. Merry Christmemes and happy holidays!
The chicken sandwich to end all chicken sandwiches. The release of the Popeyes chicken sandwich sparked a social media brand war that catapulted the sandwich straight into the stratosphere of meme status. Maybe it’s because Popeyes was ruthlessly dragging Chick-fil-A through the mud. Maybe it’s because the sandwich is just that damn good. Whatever the reason may be, people cannot stop talking about this sandwich.
If you’re in need of a last-minute gift for a memes-and-chicken-sandwich connoisseur, and you happen to be close to a Popeyes, consider the Popeyes chicken sandwich as your gift of choice.
You can typically rely on the hot-wing-eating celebrity interview series Hot Ones to deliver a great meme. Celebrity reactions to eating increasingly spicy wings have often transformed into some particularly spicy memes featuring, Shaquille O’Neal, Idris Elba, and most recently, Paul Rudd.
You can buy the hot sauces used on the show, from individual bottles to packs of three. For the spicy meme lover, we have to recommend the season 10 Heat Pack.
Price: $40 from Heatonist
Meme lovers know Kombucha Girl for her now legendary reaction to trying kombucha, which of course, went on to set the internet ablaze with memes. Does the drink really smell like a public restroom? Grab a six-pack for your meme-loving friend, relative, or significant other, and be sure to ask them!
We’ll keep this kombucha train chuggin’ right along with a Kombucha Girl coffee mug, perfectly apt for taking sips of things and then visibly deciding where they taste like perfection or ass juice.
Price: $16.41 from Redbubble
Pepper in some boomer bitterness this holiday season with the very meme-worthy “OK Boomer” long sleeve tee. What better way to piss off the elders at the dinner table than to flaunt a shirt that says “thanks for ruining everything” without actually saying it? This is a gift for meme lovers and proud anarchists alike.
Price: $24.99 from Bonfire
Fun isn’t something one considers when purchasing a practical hoodie for the winter months. But this one does put a smile on my face. Be the envy of both SpongeBob and Marvel fans everywhere with this crossover Patrick/Thanos meme hoodie.
Mayor of Flavortown and resident meme Guy Fieri is famous for an array of wonderful things, including his fiery (Fieri?) shirts. Now you, too, can parade around in a shirt that emits pure dank energy and declares you an instant sex symbol.
Price: $44.99 from Amazon
AAAAHaaHAHaHAaa, finally! A lightweight hoodie with the “What did you do to my drink?!” fish from SpongeBob Squarepants. While the unconverted might have seen this background character in SpongeBob before, they likely have no idea the how legendary he is in the meme world. Somebody with a knack for SpongeBob memes has a great appreciation for the “What did you do to my drink?!” fish, and we can only imagine they’d be thrilled to have him on a hoodie.
Price: $34.85 from Redbubble
If you can’t make your own Ina Garten tee, store bought is fine. Thankfully there are people out there designing and selling wonderful Ina Garten shirts for others in the world to enjoy. The shirt is a great fit for anybody who’s a fan of this Food Network queen and meme icon. You might not be able to get them to take it off.
Price: $18.09 from Redbubble
Why run for office when you’re already The Senate? Emperor Palpatine is arguably the greatest thing to happen to the Star Wars corner of the memescape. Having a presence in the prequels, the original trilogy, and now the sequel trilogy, Sheev fits snuggly into any Star Wars era-specific meme. Give your meme lover the gift of unlimited power this year with this “shocking” Palpatine “Do it” t-shirt.
Price: $20 from TeePublic
11. Alien Balloons
It just wouldn’t be the proper meme gift guide without a reference to Area 51. These guys are three feet tall, and they’re in need of rescuing from the government.