Prize Ideas for Adults

I love a good competition and I love parties, so when you put the two together, I am beyond excited. Whether I am planning a professional party or just a girls’ night at my house, there is always a way to increase party participation with a little competition and it doesn’t have to break the bank. When planning a fun party, think about contest prize ideas for adults that can work for women and men that your guests will love or gifts that will make them laugh.

So, here is a list of the best game, competition, contest, and door prize ideas for adults that are fun for all and affordable. Some of them are gag-gifts and some are super awesome gifts you will want to keep for yourself and all of these gifts are under $20. They work for bridal shower games, book club games, games with friends, and more.

Wine Bottle Serving Tray

If you are looking for great door prize ideas for adults in a mixed crowd, this wine bottle serving tray is a great option.  Somehow, it is only around $15, but it looks expensive.  Your guests will be impressed with your style and think they won the lottery.

Wine Condoms (under $15)

I LOVE these wine condoms.  I have given them as gifts for friends and for gift exchanges in book club and they are always a hit.  Sure, they have a funny name, but they are actually really useful.  They look like a tiny condom that fits over your wine bottle to keep it fresh and prevent it from spilling. For more funny prize ideas for adults, check out our Funny Gifts.

Shower Steamers

Shower steamers are like bath bombs but for your shower. You turn on your shower and drop one on the floor of the shower under the water.  The steam from the heat releases the essential oils so it smells like a spa in your whole bathroom. I use these a couple of times a week because they are so relaxing and refreshing. For more prizes like this, check out our Health and Beauty Gifts.

F*ck This Sh*t Mirror

For funny game prizes for adults with a snarky sense of humor, this mirror says it all; ‘A wise woman once said, ’Fu*k this shit’ and she lived happily ever after’. It works best for all-girl parties like bridal shower games.

Scratch Off Move and TV Poster

This is a great party game prize for those who love watching movies and TV shows.  This scratch off poster has 100 movies and 20 TV shows that you must watch before you die. It’s perfect for those who can never decide what to watch next.

The Essential Scratch & Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert

This scratch and sniff wine book teaches you the differences in the various scents of wine: the fruits, the wood, the earth, and more. It is a fun game prize for book club or for anyone who likes drinking even if they only drink bucket wine. They also have a Beer Scratch and Sniff and a Whiskey Scratch and Sniff.

Edible Anus Chocolates

You know when Facebook shows you what you should buy, and you think, “Oh, Yes! I do need those shoes!”  Well, Facebook showed me these last year and I was concerned why they thought I needed this.  But then I was intrigued and ordered them for several friends and we all cracked up.  So, it turns out, Facebook knows me better than myself. But now, I’m wondering, “Who was the model for the mold?”

Fruit Infused Water Bottle

This fruit infused water bottle makes drinking water even easier by making it delicious without adding artificial sweeteners.  You drop fruit into the fruit tube and insert it into the bottle and then fill it with water or any other liquid.  I like to use mine for vodka sodas.  It works great with berries, mango, cucumber, mint, and more.

World’s Hottest Chocolate Bar

If you are looking for funny prize ideas for adults with a sense of humor, then look no further.  This is the world’s hottest chocolate bar and I dare you to eat just one tiny bite.  Do the challenge and see if you can eat one bite every 60 seconds.  Or have a competition to see who can eat the most.  Now that I think of it, this isn’t just a prize.  This can be the actual game for any party.

Personalized Floating Wine Glasses for the Pool, Beach, or Back Yard

I live in Florida where we are never far from a pool or the beach so I love these.  They not only float in the water, but you can also stick them into the ground when you don’t have a table. You can get them monogramed or with a name but if you are using them as a prize, you can label it something fun like, “Hot Stuff” and they come in many colors.

Funny Stoppers for Beer and Wine

These stoppers are great for any bottles so you can keep your beverage fresh and they give you a laugh. I have used these as a gift exchange in my book club and they were a hit.  I also bought some for myself because they were so cute.

LED Oil Diffuser

This oil diffuser has 7 LED mood lights so you can set the ambiance how you like it.  Want something refreshing and upbeat?  Turn it to blue. Want something sexy that makes you look pretty? Turn it to red. You can also use it as a nightlight or schedule it to turn off at a certain time. It makes a great inexpensive gift for women, men, teens, college students, and more.

Novel Teas

These Novel Teas come with literary quotes on each tea bag to give you inspiration each morning while you sip. It was on Oprah’s Favorite Things list and we all know she has great taste in shopping. It’s one of my favorite game prizes for book club.

Booze Soap

Booze soap can be a funny prize for games with men or women.  They are available in wine, beer, and whiskey, and although they sound gross at first, they actually smell really good and they make your skin soft.

Snoop Dogg Cookbook: From Crook to Cook

Snoop Dogg has long been known to partake in a little herb… well, probably a lot of herb.  But do you know what happens when you do that?  You get the munchies and need to eat.  We are guessing that is how Snoop Dogg because a cookbook writer.  It is a bestseller with raving reviews for his delicious recipes from baked mac and cheese to Lobster Thermidor.

Infused Sea Salt Sampler

These infused sea salts add flavor to recipes or you can use them as finishing salts.  They have many flavors to choose from, such as; Smoked Bacon Chipotle, Hawaiian Bamboo Jade, 5 Pepper, Garlic Medley, Rosemary, and Hawaiian Black Lava sea salts. It’s a great affordable gift or prize for a foodie.

Hangover Cookbook

This cookbook has delicious recipes that will help cure a hangover and it’s written in a funny way.  It also has jokes, stories, and a quiz to see if you are hungover or if you are actually just still drunk.  It’s one of the best cheap prize ideas for adults in college or in their 20s.

Burt’s Bees Hand Relief Gift Set

Women often take care of their face but their forget about their hands. This Burt’s Bees gift set kit includes Shea Butter Hand Repair Cream, Almond Milk Hand Cream, Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream, and 1 pair of cotton gloves. It will help keep your hands as young as your facelifted forehead.

LED Bluetooth Speaker

This Bluetooth speaker has 6 colors that can be easily changed by tapping the top and it makes a great mood light or night light.  It’s portable, so you can even take it camping for a romantic ambiance in the woods.

Where’s the F*cking Toilet Paper Coloring Book

This makes a funny gag gift or door prize for adults with a sense of humor and a potty mouth.  It makes fun of the things we have to go through during a pandemic or natural disaster so you can color away your stress.

Wine Chiller Stick with Aerator

This wine chiller stick has a built-in aerator that adds oxygen to give your wine a better flavor. Just stick the chiller stick in the wine bottle and attach and it starts to chill, and you can pour directly through the aerator.

Tea Sampler Gift Set

This tea sampler gift set has 48 different flavors of tea.  You can have a different flavor each day to figure out what you have been missing. And they are so yummy that you’ll think the Queen sent them herself.

Prison Ramen Cookbook: Recipes and Stories from Behind Bars

Ramen is a staple food while you are in prison.  Well, that and toilet hooch.  Inmates buy regular ramen and add weird, but surprisingly tasty, ingredients to it create something that looks like it is from a fancy restaurant. Each recipe is written by the inmate and it tells their story. It’s funny, cheap, and useful and also makes a great gift for college students.

Neck Light

This neck light can be used for reading, knitting, working on the car, home repairs, and more.  It has adjustable settings to fit your needs and it is flexible so you can aim it at just the right spot. This is one of those game prizes for adults that anyone can use.

Kama Pootra: 52 Mind Blowing Ways to Poop

Who knew there were 52 ways to poo?  The average human has 25,000 bowel movements in their lifetime, so why not mix up your technique. Kama Pootra makes a great funny, gag gift for your bizarre friends or a booby prize for the loser.

Popcorn Seasoning Pack

This is a great door prize idea, because it works for everyone. Men, women, kids, and even teens will love it.  It has white cheddar, chili lime, sizzling sriracha, sweet and salty kettle corn, and buttery caramel so everyone can find a popcorn flavor they love. It’s great for families or couples who want to Netflix and Chill.

Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist

Tequila Mockingbird pairs cocktails with the best books of all time. It has commentary of the book, drinking games, and bar bites. Cocktails include; Romeo and Julep, The Last of the Mojitos, and Love in the Time of Kahlua. It’s witty, funny, and makes a great gift exchange for book club.

Soap Gift Set from Bali

This soap gift set comes with coconut, papaya, vanilla, lemongrass, jasmine, and ylang ylang.  We aren’t sure what ylang ylang smells like but it’s from Bali so it probably smells like paradise and I could use some of that.  This is a great gift for when you are looking for game prize ideas for adults for wedding showers, coworkers, book club, and more.

Shot Glass Tic Tac Toe

This looks expensive, but it actually makes a great cheap giveaway prize. Each shot glass has an X or an O and you play it like regular tic tac toe, except… you drink.  Will you win? Will you lose?  Will you even care after 3 shots? It’s a great prize for a beer pong tournament or Frat House games.

Fire Condom Glove for BBQs and Camp Fires

This fire glove allows you to grip anything up to 932 degrees without feeling a thing.  Grab the logs out of the fire, grab a pan directly from the stove, save that kitten from a burning building.  This glove let’s you do it all, but my favorite part is that the box is hilarious and is filled with naughty condom innuendos. It’s great for those with a dirty mind.

Mermaid Blanket

This is one of those contest prize ideas for adults that you think costs a lot, but several of the colors are well under $20. They keep your legs warm and they may you feel like Ariel from the Little Mermaid.  It’s a fun game prize for women or teen girls.

Restroom Guestbook

I usually give this as a funny hostess gift, but it also works as a game prize for adults. It allows guests to sign the guestbook when they visit.  It has questions like; “Did you snoop in the cabinets?”, “Did you check you phone while on the toilet?”, “What do you call the restroom?”, and “Which way should the toilet paper go?” It even has space for the guests to draw a picture or leave notes.

These were the best contest prize ideas for adults, but if you are still looking, check out our Funny Gift section. Or for more prizes, check out our Gifts for Men or Gifts for Women.

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2 Comments
  1. Best article on prizes I have ever seen!

  2. Great prizes! I used a few for our party.

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