10 Perfect Gifts for Anyone Who Gets Annoyed by Other People
It’s not that I don’t like people; it’s just that… well, sometimes I would rather not be around them. I didn’t always feel this way, but after moving to New York, I realized, over time, that people can really get on my nerves. Blame noisy neighbors, rush-hour commuters pushing me onto and off of crowded subway cars, tourists (’nuff said!), the woman in 5A who uses up all five laundry machines in our building’s basement, and pedestrians who have lost the ability to navigate a sidewalk because they’re wearing headphones, staring at their phones, and off in their own world (look up, dammit!).
I’m sure you’ve also had days when it just feels better to be alone—or a friend who just really needs space to themselves. For those times, there are plenty of products that let you (or them) embrace that side. From a decorative pillow to an expletive-embroidered cross-stitch, these fun finds are perfect for those times when you just can’t deal—and they may even make you smile.
Leaf Me Alone Pillow
I Hate Everyone Too Socks
Even non-misanthropes will get a kick out of these whimsical, retro-style socks that sweetly depict a little girl, her horse, and their hatred of humanity.
Buy: I Hate Everyone Too Socks, $10.99 from Amazon
Stop Talking Cards
True story: My friend has these cards and she hands them out to strangers who get too talky during concerts. But why limit yourself? Try slipping one to the boss in that “is this really necessary?” two-hour meeting or to your pastor when the Sunday sermon’s going on a little too long.
Buy: Stop Talking Cards, $9.95 from Paper Source
Go Away! Scram! Leave! Humorous Door Mat
I Like Coffee and Maybe 3 People Travel Mug
Hit Reply All One More Time I Swear to God Gum
We’ve all worked with someone who clutters up our inbox by replying all to every single email. Chew them out gently by leaving this pack of gum on their desk. Adding that Post-It note that their breath is terrible is a bit mean, but hey, you do you.
Buy: Hit Reply All One More Time I Swear to God Gum, $5.98
Home Is Where Them F*ckers Ain’t Cross-Stitch
When I die, I want an open casket, and I’ll be clutching this in my hands. At $70, this endearing cross-stitch is a bit of an investment, but think of how fun it will be to tell visitors that it’s an heirloom that your great-great grandmother made.
Buy: Home Is Where Them F*ckers Ain’t Finished Cross-Stitch Framed in 9″ Hoop, $100 from Etsy
Fishs Eddy Good Morning Mug
Go Away Dish Towel
Remaining Fucks Canvas Pouch
Sooner or later, we all run out of ’em. And when you do, you can use the empty pouch for holding everything from makeup tools to toiletries to school supplies. OK, maybe not school supplies…
Buy: Remaining Fucks Canvas Pouch, $16 from Emily McDowell & Friends