By | 15 Dec 2022 at 1:52 AM
Stupid Toy Day 2022: Date, History and Importance

Stupid Toy Day 2022: I’ll never forget the first time I saw a stupid toy. It was a plastic horse that made noises when you squeezed it. I was five years old and I thought it was the coolest thing ever. December 16, 2022, is Stupid Toy Day – a day to celebrate all the stupid toys we loved as kids (and maybe even still love as adults). From talking dolls to action figures, there’s just something about these silly toys that brings us joy. So on this Stupid Toy Day, let’s take a trip down memory lane and remember all the best (and worst) stupid toys we’ve ever owned.

What is Stupid Toy Day?

Stupid Toy Day is an annual event that celebrates the worst toys of the year. Every year on December 21st, they invite the public to come and vote for the stupidest toy of the year.

So why celebrate the worst toys? The founders of Stupid Toy Day believe that by calling attention to these terrible toys, we can pressure manufacturers to make better quality products. And hopefully, eventually lead to fewer kids being disappointed on Christmas morning.

If you’re feeling extra festive this year, you can even dress up as your favorite stupid toy!

The History of Stupid Toy Day

Stupid Toy Day has been around for centuries, and its origins are unknown. However, it is believed that the holiday started in Germany as a way to mock Christmas. The holiday was originally called “Dumm Tagen,” which means “stupid days.”

The holiday eventually made its way to America, where it became known as Stupid Toy Day. This name change is believed to have occurred because the word “dumm” sounded too much like the word “dumb.”

It is also common for people to celebrate Stupid Toy Day on January 1st, as a way to start the New Year off with a laugh.

There are no specific traditions associated with Stupid Toy Day, but many people choose to exchange silly or gag gifts with their friends and family members. This is a great day to let your sense of humor shine through!

How to Celebrate Stupid Toy Day

It’s Stupid Toy Day! Let’s celebrate by buying some stupid toys! Here are some tips on how to celebrate this silly holiday:

1. Buy a stupid toy. This is the most important part of celebrating Stupid Toy Day. You can find stupid toys at your local toy store, online, or even make your own!

2. Give your stupid toy to someone else. Once you have your stupid toy, it’s time to share the love! Give it to a friend, family member, or even a stranger.

3. Play with your stupid toy. Now that you have your stupid toy, it’s time to have some fun! Play with it, experiment with it, and just enjoy yourself.

4. Take pictures of your stupid toy. Be sure to document this special day by taking pictures of you and your stupid toy! You can even post them online for others to see.

5. Tell everyone about Stupid Toy Day. Spread the word about this fun holiday so that others can join in on the celebration!

Top Stupid Toys of All Time

In celebration of Stupid Toy Day, we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 stupidest toys of all time. From the truly bizarre to the just plain dumb, these are the toys that will leave you wondering what on earth the designers were thinking.

The Useless Box – This box does exactly what it says on the tin, it’s completely useless. It’s a waste of time and money, and serves no purpose whatsoever.

Pet Rock – A rock is not a pet. It doesn’t need to be fed, watered or exercised, and it certainly won’t show you any affection. Why anyone thought this was a good idea is beyond us.

Chia Pet – These things are just plain weird. Why would anyone want to grow grass on a figurine? And why is it always a chia sheep?

Neon Spinner – A toy that does nothing but spin around in circles? That’s just plain lazy.

Fidget Spinner – The latest craze to sweep the nation, these things are supposedly helpful for people with anxiety or ADHD. But let’s be honest, they’re just annoying and distracting, and serve no real purpose.

Tamagotchi – Why anyone thought it was a good idea to virtual pets that needed constant care and attention is beyond us. They were nothing but stress and hassle, and always ended up dying within days anyways.


It’s official — December 16, 2022 is Stupid Toy Day! This special day was created to celebrate all of the useless, silly, and just plain dumb toys that have been released over the years. So go out and buy yourself a Stupid Toy, or better yet, give one as a gift to someone you know who would appreciate it. And don’t forget to use the hashtag #StupidToyDay on social media so everyone can join in on the fun!


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