If you have a friend or loved one who loves trivia, you’re in luck because trivia lovers are some of the easiest, most fun people for whom you can buy gifts. This is usually because the gifts you choose for them are nerdy, exciting and fun.
Plus, it’s cool just to know you’re helping your friend learn something new, even if it is just in pursuit of besting the other teams on “Obscure Facts about Fireflies Night” at the bar.
Although the gift ideas for trivia lovers are almost endless, here are some of the best to be found.
Gift ideas for trivia lovers
A Fun Game for Game Night: Kwizniac by Continuum Games, Trivia Countdown Card Game
This is a really cool game for family game night if you have older kids in the house. It’s a trivia game with a slight twist to it. Each Kwizniac card features one answer, but the answer has ten clues to lead people to guess what it is.
The first clue is the most obscure, and most of the time, it isn’t easy to guess the answer from that first clue. Sometimes it’s not easy to guess after the first three or four! Each clue gets a little easier, with the tenth and final clue being the most obvious one.
Players compete to see who can answer the most questions with the fewest provided clues.
Some Seriously Disturbing Facts: Serial Killer Trivia by Michelle Kaminsky
If your loved one wants to increase her trivia knowledge about serial killers or if she really just finds serial killers fascinating, this book is the gift for her. It features 280 pages of the most interesting and disturbing facts about some of the world’s most well-known and notorious serial killers.
For instance, do you know what John Wayne Gacy’s last meal was? How about which serial killer sold his victim’s skeletons to college students? Your friend will after reading this book.
An Escape Room Experience from Home: Think Fun Escape The Room The Cursed Dollhouse
Help your friend bring the fun of an escape room into his own home with the most immersive escape room game on the market. He and his friends will build a spooky, three-story, five-room dollhouse, complete with 3D furniture and super creepy dolls.
Then, they’ll solve puzzles and follow the story in order to find their way “out” of the dollhouse. It’s playable by him alone or with three friends, and it can be completed in one sitting or extended over several days of game play.
A Total Family Game Night Classic: Hasbro Gaming Trivial Pursuit Game: Classic Edition
Trivial Pursuit is one of the most popular classic trivia games of all time. There are several different variations of the game including Trivial Pursuit Harry Potter, Trivial Pursuit Rick and Morty, Trivial Pursuit Horror, Trivial Pursuit Beatles and so many more.
This one, though, is the original, classic version of the game, and it’ll be a hit with your trivia-loving friend. It includes the original, retro game board, 2,400 trivia questions on 400 cards, a die, six wedge holders and 36 wedges.
It’s the perfect game for up to six players who enjoy trivia.
Hours of Brain Strain: Magic Cube Collection Puzzles Speed Cube Set
Most people who enjoy trivia also enjoy other types of puzzles and brainteasers, and the Rubik’s Cube is one of the ultimate brainteasers. While this set isn’t officially licensed by Rubik’s Cube, it does feature ten variously sized and shaped puzzle cubes.
There’s a 2×2 cube, 3×3 cube, 4×4 cube, 5×5 cube, windmill cube, ivy cube, mirror cube, megaminx cube, skew cube and pyramid cube. Whether your friend is a professional “cuber” or is just getting started, this kit has something he can enjoy.
Each piece is made of eco-friendly, non-toxic, ABS material. They’re all durable, and the whole kit comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
The Ultimate Trivia Book: 3666 Interesting, Fun And Crazy Facts You Won’t Believe Are True by Scott Matthews
If your friend is the type of person who’d be interested to know how long the perfect nap lasts or what Barbie’s real name is, then this is the book for her. The title pretty much says it all. This book is packed with 3,666 facts that are interesting, crazy and fun for your friend to learn.
It’s a three-in-one compilation of previous books by the same author. These facts come from all types of subjects including space, human anatomy, science, animals, economics and more. If it’s interesting, little-known and/or slightly weird, it’s probably in this book.
A Whole World’s Worth of Knowledge: All-new Echo (4th Gen)
This is the newest generation of Amazon’s Echo, and it’s an excellent gift for any fan of trivia. The new Echo looks and sounds different, but it has all the same great features as the previous generations, plus a few new ones.
Not only will your friend be able to listen to his favorite music and audio books, check the time and weather, set alarms and reminders to help him and connect with friends and family, he’ll also be able to enable Alexa’s skills.
One of those skills is Alexa Trivia, which will allow him to learn new trivia facts as often as he likes.
Electronic Trivia Right at His Fingertips: America’s Greatest Game Shows for Nintendo Switch
When it comes to the ultimate trivia game, you can’t beat Jeopardy. Now you can buy it for your friend’s Nintendo Switch. This particular version also comes with Wheel of Fortune, so he can brush up on his word and phrase skills as well.
This digital version of Jeopardy will allow him to pick his favorite categories and test his knowledge of some of the most iconic Jeopardy questions ever asked. He can even play in family mode and get a whole group involved.
Trivia He Didn’t Learn in School: Things They Don’t Teach You in School… Party Trivia Game
This is another great party game for adults that’ll give them lots of laughs and a lot of great new trivia facts to add to their arsenals. It’s actually a really funny game that features over 400 different questions, none of which were anything your friend would have learned in his time in school.
The Perfect Glass for Bar Night Trivia: I Drink and I Know Things Beer Glass 16 oz
This is the perfect gift for any Game of Thrones fan who also happens to love trivia, but even if your friend doesn’t catch the Game of Thrones reference, she’s still sure to love this beer glass that proclaims to the world what two of her favorite activities are: drinking and trivia (i.
e. – “knowing things”). It’s an excellent glass for use on trivia nights, and it’s also fully functional. It can hold 16 ounces of her favorite drink and is dishwasher safe. It also comes in a lovely gift box for attractive gifting.
To Insult or Not to Insult: Shakespeare “Insults” Playing Cards
The great thing about people who love trivia is that they’re constantly learning. Whether they’re at home, on the job or driving down the road, they’re taking in the information around them and storing it for later use in a trivia match.
That’s why trivia fanatics are so easy to please; they can practically learn from anything.
These playing cards featuring Shakespearean insults are double awesome. They give your friend a new deck of cards with which to play his favorite card games, but they also give him a whole set of Shakespearean insults to add to his random knowledge arsenal for trivia night.
Plus, they just look great. They feature full-color illustrations and each one contains a biting, clever insult from the Bard himself.
Some Light Bathroom Entertainment: Uncle John’s OLD FAITHFUL 30th Anniversary Bathroom Reader
Whether people admit it or not, they spend a lot more time in the bathroom than is strictly necessary because they’re always doing something else in there other than the obvious. Some people like to use that time to read books; others prefer to browse through Facebook or play Candy Crush.
For the lover of trivia and random facts, bathroom time is a great time to read up on even more weird, fascinating factoids.
That’s exactly what this 30th edition of Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader will allow him to do.
This 2018 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award Gold Winner will give him all kinds of new information about some of the most random things imaginable. After perusing the book’s 512 pages, your friend will know how many times a day Old Faithful erupts, which presidential rivals are now best buds, how Project Gutenberg came into being and so much more.
A Unique Way to Practice: Crossword Jigsaw Puzzle 3rd Edition
One of the best ways for a trivia fanatic to practice her skills is with crossword puzzles, which are basically just trivia on a page. This particular crossword puzzle book was designed by NY Times editor Farrar Nichols and edited by Rich Norris, the editor of the LA Times crossword.
It’s a two-in-one puzzle that’ll allow your friend to solve the crossword puzzles first before then solving the 24″ x 18″ jigsaw puzzle. It’s a great gift for any trivia fan.
A Buzzworthy Gift: Pack of 4 Game Answer Buzzer Alarm Button Box
If your loved one is the type of guy who hosts his own trivia contests or if he’s part of a trivia team that likes to practice in as authentically a way as possible, get him this set of four buzzer alarms.
They’re made of ABS plastic and powered by AA batteries, which aren’t included. They’re incredibly simple to use. When your friend or any of his teammates/players hit the buzzers, they light up and make a loud sound, so no one is going to miss them.
It makes for very authentic game play.
Buy Him a Beer…if He Can Get to It: Unique Wooden Beer Puzzles Challenge for Adults
While this gift isn’t necessarily related directly to trivia, it is something that’s very likely to put a smile on the face of any trivia lover. It’s a brainteaser sure to delight and confound anyone to whom you give it.
Place the beer or other bottled drink inside the puzzle and rig it up to give to your friend. Then it’s up to him to figure out how to get into the puzzle box and extract his drink. If your buddy is already tipsy by the time you give him the puzzle box, the results are sure to be even more hilarious.
Magic and Strategy All-in-One: Harry Potter Wizard Chess Set
If there are two things that most trivia lovers also enjoy, they are Harry Potter and the game of chess. While this isn’t true of everyone, it’s true for a large percentage of trivia lovers. If this sounds like your trivia-loving friend, then this replica of the wizard’s chess game from Harry Potter is a great gift for her.
It’s an officially licensed Warner Brothers product and comes with the board and the pieces, which are all between two and four inches tall. The game looks just like the game Ron plays in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, only it’s quite a bit smaller.
For Learning all the Wrong Answers: The Onion Book of Known Knowledge: A Definitive Encyclopaedia Of Existing Information
While the 256 pages in this book aren’t likely to help your friend win any barroom trivia nights, they’ll definitely give him a good laugh. If you’ve ever read a story by The Onion, you already know that this book is going to be filled with erroneous nonsense, but that’s what makes it so fun.
The description of the book claims that it comes with “an astonishing assemblage of facts, illustrations, maps, charts, threats, blood, and additional fees” and that it contains “all things known.” Absolutely none of that is true, but it is hilarious and contains some of the most gut-wrenchingly funny “facts” he’ll ever read.
For the New Generation of Trivia Lovers: Trivillennial – The Trivia Game for Millennials
If you have millennial friends who are just getting into the world of trivia, this is a great game to help them jump right in from day one. It’s designed for at least two players, but the more players your friend has, the more fun the game will be.
The questions specifically target the millennial generation and ask things about Keyboard Cat, Beyonce, Pizza Rat and other similar topics. There are over 1,000 trivia questions and answers for a night of hilarious fun.
The Perfect Shirt for Trivia Night: Funny Trivia Night Drinking Thinking and Winning T-Shirt
This shirt is the perfect Trivia Night shirt for your friend – male or female – who likes to walk in the building and have everyone know exactly what s/he’s there to do: drink, think and win. There are five colors from which you can choose, and the shirts range in size from small to 3X.
They’re made of cotton and polyester, so they’re lightweight, comfortable, durable and long-lasting, as well as machine-washable. All-in-all, it’s just a really great shirt for the trivia lover in your life.
The Most Entertaining Pen He’ll Ever Own: asuku Magnetic Sculpture Building Toys Creative Magnetic Pen
Trivia lovers are notorious for enjoying gifts that are unique and that give them a chance to tinker and play. That’s exactly what this pen does. It’s a fully functional pen that writes just as smoothly and as readily as any other pen, but it does a lot more than that.
It’s also a stylus and, more importantly, a super fun, stress-relieving toy your friend won’t be able to put down after seeing it.
The pen’s various sections are magnetic, and your friend can take them apart and build all kinds of figures with them.
From swordsmen to stick figure dogs, his only limitations are his imagination. If you get him a couple of the pens, he’ll have even more pieces with which to build and create even larger figures.
A Literary Lesson with Her Cuppa: Novel Teas 25 Teabags Individually Tagged with Literary Quotes
This is another great gift that’ll serve a double purpose for your friend. The box comes with 25 individually wrapped bags of delicious tea that your friend is sure to enjoy. Better yet, though, each bag is tagged with a genuine literary quote from books by authors all over the world.
In 2019, Oprah added these teas to one of her best holiday gift lists for book lovers, but the teas are also great for trivia lovers because they give them the opportunity to memorize popular literary quotes and the source material from which they came.
Brush Up on the Movie Trivia: Cinephile: A Card Game
One of the most popular themes for any trivia night is “the movies.” Help your friend brush up on his movie trivia by buying him Cinephile, the movie trivia-based card game. The game can be played in several different ways.
It features 150 different movie trivia cards with questions ranging from classic Hollywood to modern day blockbusters. It’s a must-have game for any movie buff or trivia master.
Facts in His Pocket: Double-Sided Tape Measure Filled with 3m of Fun Facts
If you’re wondering why a tape measure is the perfect gift for a trivia lover, you’re probably not alone, but this tape measure actually is a great choice because of what’s on the tape measure. It’s a standard, ten-foot tape measure that works just like any other tape measure.
However, it features tons of fun facts about measurements all along the surface of the tape. For example, at the 18-cm mark, it features a drawing of a flea and tells your friend this is how high fleas jump.
Also listed are the height of an Oscar, the length of a meerkat’s tail and hundreds of other fun facts.
A Periodic Reminder: Laser Engraved Bamboo Cutting Board
Help your loved one brush up on his periodic table of the elements knowledge with this cutting board featuring the entire table. The board is made of fine bamboo, and he can use either of its sides on which to cut his food.
It’s made of non-toxic, food-safe materials and can be oiled with beeswax or food safe oils. The design is engraved into the wood, not painted, so it’s long-lasting and shouldn’t fade even after multiple washings.
It can even be used as a serving platter in addition to just a simple cutting board.
A Genius for Her Desk: Mustard Magnetic Paper Clip Holder Albert Einstein
When it comes to big brains full of knowledge and facts, no one can really top Albert Einstein. While your friend can’t actually reach out and find him, she can feature his jovial, tongue-stuck-out face prominently on her desk or other area.
This particular rendering of Einstein is magnetic and bald, allowing it to be used as a nifty paperclip holder. The paperclips will, of course, provide Einstein with his signature crazy hair in whatever style your friend wants to give him.
The whole thing is a little less than four inches tall.
For Studying Outdoors: Clear Transparent Bookweight
If your friend is a true trivia buff, chances are he spends a lot of his time reading. With all of the “1,000 Facts About…” type books out there, there’s just really no better way to increase trivia skills than by reading tons of books full of interesting, unique factoids.
Normally this isn’t a problem, but if your friend likes to read his books outside, it could become a problem, especially on a windy day. Buy him this transparent bookweight, and his problem will be solved.
It’s designed for small books and magazines. It sits right on top of his book to hold it open, while the transparency allows him to see right through it without any trouble. The pages stay still and don’t get wet or dirty.
A Comprehensive Set of Questions: The Big Quiz – The Ultimate Quiz Set 600 Trivia Questions
This is another great party game for your trivia-loving friend, but she could also just use it on her own to study for actual trivia nights. The kit includes 300 double-sided quiz question cards, four pencils and a notepad.
The questions cover a wide variety of topics including animals, food, movies, music, geography, general knowledge and more. In total, there are 600 trivia questions your friend can use to play a fun game with friends and family or to simply arm herself with more random knowledge.
Just Because They’re Cool: Cuff-Daddy Working Silver USB Flash Drive Cufflinks 32GB
These aren’t necessarily related to a love of trivia, but they are super cool, and trivia lovers could use them to store up to 32 gigs of their random facts study material. Plus, they are USB drive cufflinks!!! That’s just so James Bond!! Whether or not your friend is a trivia fan, he’s going to love these just because they’re so unique, random and totally high-tech.
They can be purchased in either silver or gold, and they come in a sleek, clam-shell box that makes for a very attractive gift box and doubles as a storage box for when your friend is traveling.
This book might not actually help your friend improve her knowledge base, but it’s still something she’s very likely to enjoy reading. People with lots of random facts floating around in their heads often like to explore how those facts could be used in different scenarios, and that’s pretty much exactly what this book discusses.
Written by Randall Munroe, creator of the widely popular web comic xkcd, the book features answers to some of the most random questions Munroe has ever been asked, such as “How fast can you hit a speed bump while driving and live?” or “If there was a robot apocalypse, how long would humanity last?” The questions may be ridiculous, but the answers are backed up with factual, scientific information that came from Munroe’s extensive research.
Simply put, the book is hilarious and clever.
For Crowning the Trivia Master: Funny Party Hats Name: Royal Jeweled Crown
Finally, we have the gift that every true trivia master deserves: a crown. Help your friend feel like the true Trivia King/Queen that s/he is with this majestic, costume crown. With its red felt cloth, gold-colored metal and gaudy gemstones, it’s elaborate, overdone and totally cheesy, which means it’s absolutely perfect for crowning the Master of Trivia.
The Facts of the Matter: Buying the Perfect Trivia Lover Gift
Buying gifts for trivia lovers is fun because you have so many options. Anything that has to do with pop culture, movies, science, books or just increasing his or her knowledge base in any way is bound to make a good gift.
Plus, because trivia can take on many forms, such as sports trivia, Buffy the Vampire Slayer trivia, 70’s rock legends trivia, etc., you can turn almost anything into a useful, practical gift for a trivia lover.
Trivia is important because it gives people a fun, entertaining way of showcasing all that seemingly pointless knowledge they have stored in their minds.
It’s an important way to make useless information useful, at least for the duration of a single evening or event.
To a certain extent, everyone loves trivia. There’s a reason you so often click on those articles with headlines like “40 Random Obscure Facts That Will Make Everyone Think You’re a Genius” or “Stuff You Never Knew You Wanted to Know!”
Buying your trivia-loving friend a gift that relates to his or her trivia obsession is just a way for you to validate that love and let him or her know that you get it and support it.
In the above list, we tried to mix things up a little, but it’s important that you know the gift ideas for trivia lovers are pretty much endless. There are thousands of books, card games and board games that could have been added to this list because that’s how much the world appreciates interesting facts and “useless” knowledge.
Just remember, when it comes to trivia, there is nothing too obscure, too unimportant or too ridiculous to learn and memorize.
Take some time down below in the comments section to tell us about the top three books you’ve ever read to increase your random trivia knowledge.
Also tell us about your absolute favorite trivia-themed game to play on adult game night, family game night and any other game night in which you participate.
Are there any local places in your area that feature trivia nights? If so, what kind of trivia nights are they? Are they just focused on general trivia, or is there a theme to them? Finally, wow us with your most obscure, random bit of knowledge that you bet we didn’t know.
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