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Fun Gifts for People With Bipolar Disorder


Updated December 05, 2012

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Have a friend or family member who has bipolar disorder - and a sense of humor? One of these gifts may be just what you're looking for. They're all inexpensive and wryly appropriate. Just be sure the recipient is someone who will appreciate the joke.

1. Freudian Slippers

Freudian Slippers
Everybody makes the occasional Freudian slip (I even make Freudian typos), but someone with a mental illness - and the ability to laugh at themselves - may really appreciate these Freudian slippers, especially if they tend to have cold feet, too. Not only that, but these could be great conversation starters.
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2. "Whatever" Wall clock

Whatever Clock
Here's how we really feel about time a lot of the time. If we want to sleep, we want to do it now, whether it's bedtime or not. If we want to wash the car immediately, we don't care if it's 3 a.m. Supposed to be somewhere an hour ago? Whatever!
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3. T-Shirt: "The World Revolves Around ME"

The World Revolves Around ME T-Shirt
This one speaks for itself, right? There are several variations on this shirt's design. For example, one says, "New scientific evidence proves the world does revolve around me" and displays a planetary diagram with "ME" at the center and "The World" as its moon.
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4. "Let the Stress Begin" Mug

Let the Stress Begin Mug
Ain't it the truth? These days, you'd be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn't have a use for this mug reading "Good Morning - Let the Stress Begin"! Ceramic, microwave and dishwasher safe.

5. "Let the Stress Begin" Plaque

Let the Stress Begin Plaque
For people who have enough mugs, here's a lovely wall plaque with the same message as the item above.
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6. John Cleese: How to Irritate People

How to Irritate People
Think your BP friend is annoying now? Let him study how to be truly irritating with the masters! This pre-Monty Python video's stars and writers include John Cleese, Graham Chapman and Michael Palin along with others fans of wacky British humor will recognize. One of the funniest videos we've seen - proved by the fact that it is still for sale new when it comes from 1968!
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7. Cletus Judd: Bipolar and Proud

Known far and wide as the Weird Al Yankovic of country music, Cledus T. Judd has carved out a successful recording career by parodying hit country songs.
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