The holidays are here, which is a prime opportunity to give your best frenemies gifts that keep on giving… in the form of loud noises, ridiculous messes, and feelings of confusion and bewilderment from the poor unsuspecting parents. We’ve all received them – those presents that seem to say “I love you” while subtly communicating otherwise. The kind of gifts that make children swoon with joy, and make their parents say “gee, thanks.” Please share the most passive aggressive gifts you’ve given or received in the comments, and find out our Top 10 Passive Aggressive Presents for Parents after the jump…
Window Markers 1 of 11Why the kids will love it: These markers are designed for scribbling all over a formerly forbidden coloring zone - windows.
Why the parents will hate it: Umm, windows don't clean themselves.
Moon Sand 2 of 11Why the kids will love it: Sculpt brightly colored sand into adorable treats for hours upon hours of arts & crafts and pretend play fun.
Why their parents will hate it: Hours upon hours of picking-it-out-of-the-carpet fun!
Voice Changer Megaphone 3 of 11Why the kids will love it: They can say "GIMME CANDY" in 10 different voices!
Why their parents will hate it: Their kids can say "GIMME CANDY" in 10 different voices.
Multi Voice Changer
Ball Pit Balls (With No Pit) 4 of 11Why the kids will love it: Tossing, throwing, and rolling in balls all day long.
Why their parents will hate it:Two years later, they'll still be fishing balls out from under the dryer, behind the fence, and tangled in bushes.
A Well-Titled Parenting Book 5 of 11
Stomp Rocket 6 of 11Why the kids will love it: Future astronauts jump and stomp with glee to send the rocket 200 feet into the air.
Why their parents will hate it: "Sorry about your window Jim... again."
Ultra Stomp Rocket
Smoke Balls and Stink Bombs 7 of 11
DIsney Fairies Water Dispenser 8 of 11Why the kids will love it: FAIRY WATER!
Why their parents will hate it: "What are you doing in there sweetie?" "I pour fairy water mama! I make magic fairy floor!"
Disney Fairies Water Dispenser
Drum Set 9 of 11Why the kids will love it: Nothing makes a kid happier than banging out mad rhythms.
Why their parents will hate it: Nothing makes a parent happier than the sweet, soothing sound of drums.
Kid's Drum Set
A Puppy 10 of 11Why the kids will love it: Duh.
Why their parents will hate it: Duh.
Top Ten Passive Aggressive Present for Parents 11 of 11What did we miss? Tell us in the comments!
Jaime Morrison Curtis is author of the bestselling book Prudent Advice: Lessons for My Baby Daughter (A Life List for Every Woman) and founding co-editor at Prudent Baby, the premier DIY destination for crafty moms seeking ways to make their lives even more stylish and beautiful.