While the holidays may have left you with an eggnog hangover and a whole mess of decorations to put away, odds are they've also left you with at least a few of those glorious plastic rectangles: Amazon Gift Cards.
It's an unspoken rule that gift cards must not be spent on something practical. They should be spent on something fun, impractical, and something you'd never, ever buy yourself. That's why we've put together a list of 21 actually awesome toys you can guiltlessly buy yourself with those precious, precious gift cards.
We hope you find these toys-for-adults as cool as we do! Just an fyi: 22Words participates in the Amazon affiliate program, and may receive a share of sales from links on this page.
The Bug-a-Salt Gun uses table salt to annihilate pesky pests.Perfect for killing houseflies, or salting fries from across the room. Grab one on Amazon
This PowerUp Adapter turns paper airplanes into app-controlled powered aircraft.Why didn't this exist when I was 7? Well, it exists now, and I'm all in. Find it on Amazon
This Giant Jenga set is worthy of even your largest friend.When I was a child, I played with childish things (like regular Jenga). Now that I am a man, I play with manly things (like Giant Jenga). And you should too. Find it on Amazon
The Nerf Rival Nemesis MXVII-10K is a the high capacity foam-bulletted machine gun you deserve.Just gaze upon that hopper-fed glory... Find it on Amazon
For just over $20 you can get a sweet radio-controlled helicopter with over 10,000 reviews on Amazon.
via: SymaSeriously, you can own your own (tiny) aircraft for barely more than a lunch for two at Chipotle. Find it on Amazon
This 3D printing pen adds a whole new dimension to sketching.
via: 3DoodlerThe 3Doodler is no joke. Check it out on Amazon
The massive Super Spirograph kit will make your inner 8-year-old freak out.
via: ebayNow you can do literally all the Spirographs. Find it on Amazon
The tiny-but-mighty Sphero Ollie app-controlled robot can be your new robot best friend for under $100.
via: SpheroHe's rechargeable, bluetooth-controlled, and really damn cute. Find the Ollie on Amazon
The PancakeBot is just the right kind of ridiculous.
via: PancakebotDo you need to be printing your pancakes? Of course not. But just imagine the satisfaction of printing the face of your nemesis in pancakes, then consuming delicious stacks of them every morning. #Worthit. Find it on Amazon
Double your aerofoils with the app-controlled TobyRich Moskito.It's rechargeable, crashproof, and even includes a joystick you can mount to your phone's touchscreen for a one-handed, intuitive piloting experience. It's also just really, really cool. Check it out on Amazon
The World's Tiniest 1,000 Piece Puzzle is perfect for puzzle-addicted masochists.
via: ebayLove puzzles? Hate yourself/sanity? Try this tiny, all-black, 1,000-piece monster. Find it on Amazon
Only an grown-up-adult merits this epic set of high-quality colored pencils.
via: PrismacolorIf you're anything like me, you limped through elementary school on a sad set of 12 (or even 8!) colored pencils. Now that you're grown, you can finally overcompensate with this tin full of no less than 72 glorious pencils. Find them on Amazon
Pair that plethora of colored pencils with this wildly popular adult coloring book, and you've got a host of cozy afternoons ahead of you.
via: eBaySlippers, blanket, mug of tea not included. Find it on Amazon
This absolutely massive coloring poster will keep you busy for weeks.
via: PirastaAnd once complete, it'll make some pretty sweet wallpaper. Find it on Amazon
One of these Zap-it! rackets will turn you into the ultimate bug executioner.Hey, it's a lot more humane than frying flies with a magnifying glass. Find it on Amazon
This stick-anywhere, Lego-compatible tape lets you build on any surface of your house.Build cities on your walls! Space stations on your ceiling! Airports on your floor! Though I suppose you don't need the tape for that one... Find it on Amazon
This DIY model of Da Vinci's catapult belongs on your desk.Find it on Amazon
A Bubble Wrap Calendar is the only kind of calendar that should exist.
via: Bubble CalendarYou mark the passage of each day by popping one of the bubbles. So that's at least one reason to get out of bed in the morning. Find it on Amazon
This incredibly detailed Lego VW Van belongs on your bookshelf.
via: LegoFrom the period-perfect hubcaps, to the gingham-print window curtains, Lego's VW van is a work of beautifully detailed brick-art. Find it on Amazon
Yes, they do make hopper balls for adults, and you should get one.You're just one Waliki hopper ball away from being as overjoyed as that smiling, bearded man. Find it on Amazon
This futuristic Bluetooth speaker literally defies gravity.Sure, you've probably already got a Bluetooth speaker or two. But how many of them literally float in the air??Find it on Amazon
Lego's Guggenheim Museum model is a classy kit for the adult brick addict.
via: LegoOf course, we all want the 7000-piece 2017 Millennium Falcon, but unless you got a LOT of gift cards for Christmas, it ain't happening. Keep it classy with a classic selection from Lego's Architecture collection. Find it on Amazon
Or go all-in on your love of Star Wars with this huge Lego TIE Fighter that's basically museum-worthy.Don't worry - the fighter easily detaches from its display base so you can actually enjoy it. Find it on Amazon
If you're looking for a massive challenge, the popular (and huge) Lego Creator Expert Big Ben set will keep you busy for days.It's huge and accurate, with working clockfaces and even a real (albeit, plastic) bell in the belltower. Find it on Amazon
Indulge your creativity with Lego's Architecture Studio
via: LegoPurpose-made for adults, this 1200+ piece kit gives you all the bricks you need to design your own, tiny, dream house. Find it on Amazon