The 25 Best Gifts For Trivia Lovers That Are Anything But Trivial

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Are you looking for awesome gifts for trivia lovers in your life? Whether it’s for that trivia-obsessed friend or your dad who never misses trivia night, we’ve got you covered! We’ve compiled a list of the 25 best trivia gifts that are anything but trivial (sorry, I couldn’t help the pun). From unique board games to hilarious books to fun items for the trivia buff’s home, these gifts are sure to delight even the most discerning trivia aficionado.

So whether you’re shopping for a birthday, holiday, or just because, check out our top picks and get ready to blow the recipient’s mind with these gifts for trivia fans.

Are you short on time? Check out the editor’s top three gift ideas for trivia lovers by budget.

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25 awesome trivia gifts for trivia lovers that will challenge their brains with a photo of a drinking trivia game

Trivia gifts for large budgets

#1 Drinking trivia game

A drinking game with trivia questions
Photo courtesy of Uncommon Goods

Are you looking for the best gifts for trivia lovers who aren’t shy of a drink or two either?

Then this drinking game is the ultimate gift!

It combines two of their favorite things, and they can get other people drunk with their immense knowledge of random facts!


#2 Trivial pursuit 2010-2020 updated version

A box of Trivial Persuit game from the decades 2010-2020
Trivial Pursuit game

Trivial Pursuit is probably the most iconic game for trivia buffs. Which is why I’m pretty sure most trivia lovers already have this game at home.

But you can surprise them with this updated version of 2010-2020!

So much happened in the last decade, and with this new version, they can finally challenge themselves and their friends to find out who knows most about the last decade. This game is sure to bring back memories (and maybe a little bit of PTSD) from the past ten years. So, if you want to go for trivia lover gifts with a bit of nostalgia and hours of heated debate over who really won the 2017 Academy Award for Best Picture, Trivial Pursuit of the decades 2010-2020 is what you need.


#3 Trivia-themed water bottle

Water bottle with 'random facts, there are 293 ways to make change for a dollar"
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

These water bottles with random facts are awesome gifts for trivia lovers who want to stay hydrated while also keeping their brains sharp.

Not only is it practical, but it also provides a fun and interesting way to learn something new every time they take a sip. Plus, it’s a great conversation starter, because who wouldn’t want to know that there are 293 ways to make change for a dollar?

So, check out Zazzle if you want to give a gift that’s both useful and entertaining.


#4 The absolute best gift for trivia lovers

A sign saying "trivia night"
Photo by Sean Benesh on Unsplash

Alright, let’s start this list with the number one gift for trivia lovers; an actual trivia night!

You can check out the pubs in your friend’s neighborhood to see if there are any fun trivia nights coming up, and invite your friend to a game night to flex their mental muscles and drink at your cost. Or head over to Viator to find more trivia activities around the world.

It’s a fun activity for the two of you, and your friend can show off their dept of useless knowledge!


#5 Pillowcases

Pillow with "trivia, beer, repeat"
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

Are you looking for funny and practical trivia gifts for a housewarming?

Then this pillow with “trivia, beer, repeat” is perfect. Not only does it speak to their love of both useless knowledge and alcohol, but it also adds a touch of personality and humor to any room. For more designs, check out Zazzle.


Trivia gifts for mid-budgets

#6 Calendar of random facts

365 days of trivia calendar for 2024
Photo courtesy of Amazon

This daily calendar is the perfect trivia gift idea for someone who needs a daily dose of trivia.

Each day, they’ll get to learn something new and interesting, like how many pounds of pizza Americans consume each year (hint: it’s a lot). Plus, it’s a gift that keeps on giving all year long, so they’ll think of you every time they flip to a new page.


#7 Funny trivia books

Learn a lot while you sit on the pot book
Learn a lot while you sit on the pot

Learn a lot while you sit on the pot

Trivia books are great gifts for trivia lovers, but if you are looking for something a little more unique and something that will make the recipient laugh, this book with random facts for them to read while taking a dump is perfect.


True facts that sound like bullshirt book
True facts that sound like bullshirt

True facts that sound like bullshirt

This is another super funny trivia gift idea for someone who can’t get enough random knowledge. They can use these facts as a conversation started at any party and blow everyone away with their fascinating fun facts.


The onion books of known knowledge
The onion books of known knowledge

The onion books of known knowledge

The last funny book on this list is a super funny parody of an encyclopedia with humor and most likely untrue facts. But as long as it makes the recipient laugh (and they don’t actually use this knowledge during trivia night) I’m 100% sure they’ll find this book entertaining.


#8 National parks trivia game

A box of the National parks trivia game
National Parks trivia game

As I said before, an actual game of trivia is obviously the best gift for trivia buffs.

But what’s even better, is a trivia game about a topic they’re fascinated about.

And for nature and outdoor lovers, this US national park trivia is perfect!

They will learn everything there is to know about Yellowstone, The Great Smokey Mountains, The Grand Canyon, and more in these 390 questions.


#9 More unique trivia games

A box of Harry Potter trivia game
Harry Potter trivia game

What if I told you, you can find trivia games in all sorts of themes?

Yep, that’s right. You can find the perfect trivia gift for any type of trivia buff!

Do they love dogs? Check out the dog trivia game.

Do they love Harry Potter? Check out the Harry Potter trivia game.

Or a trivia game that’s designed for bookworms?

Seriously, you name it, and you can find a trivia game for their hobby!


#10 Tote bags

A tote bag with text "if it involves coffee and trivia count me in"
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

Are you looking for gifts for trivia buffs who care about the environment as much as they care about trivia night?

Then check out Zazzle’s awesome trivia-themed tote bags. It’s the perfect gift for the trivia lover who wants to carry their useless knowledge with them wherever they go.


#11 Keychain

A black keychain with a funny text for trivia players
Photo courtesy of Shop At Home With Gill

Trivia-themed keychains are great gifts for trivia fans as they can flaunt their love of trivia everywhere they go. Plus, they’ll never forget their keys when their keychain reminds them of their passion.

With options like this one with a quirky trivia-themed saying, keychains are a fun way to show off their love of trivia.


#12 Hoodie

Hoodie with "thinkin'and drinkin"
Photo courtesy of Shop Sammie Gear

This funny trivia-themed hoodie with “thinkin’ and drinkin'” is the perfect gift for the trivia lover who is always cold while flexing their brain muscles. It’s a great way to show off their love of trivia and their sense of humor, all while staying cozy and comfortable.


#13 Inter-generations trivia game

A box of a trivia game called Millennials vs boomers
Millennials vs Boomers trivia game

Inter-generational trivia games, like the Millennials vs Boomers or Millennials vs Zoomers, are awesome trivia gifts for families because they bring people of all ages together to duke it out in a battle of wits. Not only do these games provide hours of fun and entertainment, but they also bridge the generation gap and encourage friendly competition.

So, if you want to see your grandpa throw down some sick trivia knowledge of your nephew’s generation, or your aunt embarrass your cousin with her obscure pop culture references, get them an inter-generational trivia game and watch the sparks fly!


#14 “I should have known that” trivia game

A box of the game "I should have known that..."
I should have known that game

Most trivia buffs have knowledge about the most random things, and you are not very likely to beat them in a trivia game.

However, they may know a lot of random facts, but do they actually have enough general knowledge too?

You can find out with this game of “I should have known that” which is filled with 400 questions about general things you should know. And who knows, you may finally stand a chance to beat the trivia king or queen of their throne!


#15 Trivia-themed tumbler

A black tumble with "thinkin' & drinkin'"
Photo courtesy of Shop Sammy Gear

Trivia-themed tumblers are awesome gifts for trivia buffs who want to keep their brains fueled during long trivia nights with a hot coffee (or something else, we don’t judge).


#16 Trivia books about their favorite topics

The ultimate New York Mets trivia book
The ultimate New York Mets trivia book

The ultimate New York Mets trivia book

I already mentioned that trivia books are great gifts for trivia lovers, but if you want to add a personal touch then picking a book about a topic the recipient is passionate about is even better. One example is this Mets trivia book for baseball fans and Mets fans!


The big book of American facts
The big book of American facts

The big book of American facts: 1000 interesting facts and trivia about USA

Are you looking for trivia gifts for people who love The United States? Whether it’s because it’s their home country or because they fell in love with the country. With these 1000 facts, they will start loving it even more.


Awesome travel trivia book
Awesome travel trivia book

Awesome travel trivia book: 365 weird, random, but interesting geography and world fun facts

As a huge travel lover myself, I couldn’t help but pick a travel-related trivia gift. And for everyone who loves to know more about the world and show off their geography knowledge at trivia night, this is the perfect book!


#17 Trivia game for cinephiles

A trivia game for Cinephiles
Cinephile: a card game

This is the perfect game for trivia lovers and film buffs alike!

If you’re a cinephile yourself, you might finally stand a chance against the trivia master. And if the recipient is a huge film fan, this will probably be their favorite trivia game (though they’ll probably soon run out of people to play with because they will beat everyone).


Trivia gifts for small budgets

#18 Funny trivia-themed mug

A mug with a funny text "tears of the people I beat on trivia night"
Photo courtesy of Mug Focus

This hilarious mug with the text “tears of people I beat at trivia night” is the perfect gift for the trivia lover who takes their game seriously (maybe a little too seriously).

Not only is it a great confidence boost with every morning coffee, but it also lets everyone know that this person means business when it comes to trivia.


#19 Trivia-themed socks

Two socks with different trivia-themed prints
Photo courtesy of King Stone CA

Do you need gifts for trivia lovers who want to show off their love of useless knowledge from head to toe (literally)?

Then check out these colorful mismatched trivia-themed socks!

Not only are they practical, but they also add a touch of personality, color, and humor to any outfit.


#20 Trivia-themed shirts

Two t-shorts with "trivia legend" printed
Photo courtesy of Verona Design US

Funny trivia-themed shirts are great gifts for trivia fans because they let them show their love of useless knowledge on their sleeves (literally). Whether it’s a shirt with a punny trivia joke or a clever design inspired by their favorite category, these shirts on Etsy are a great way to show off their personality and sense of humor.

Plus, they’re perfect for wearing to trivia nights, so everyone knows who the real MVP is.


#21 Personalized birthday trivia poster

A poster with 2007 and random facts from that year
Photo courtesy of The Word Shack

This personalized birthday poster with random facts from the recipient’s date of birth is the perfect gift for the trivia lover who wants to know everything about everything (including themselves).

It’s a fun and unique way to celebrate their birthday, while also giving them a treasure trove of useless knowledge to impress their friends with.


#22 Coasters

A coaster with text "that's what I do, I drink and I know things"
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

Are you looking for trivia gift ideas for someone who just bought a house? And does this someone also love Game of Thrones?

Then you found the perfect gift!

These coasters are not only a fun reference to their favorite hobby and show, but they will also keep their new furniture free of stains!


#23 The book of unusual knowledge

A book with the title "The book of unusual knowledge"
The book of Unusual Knowledge

Pub quiz and trivia buffs love random facts. And what better way to learn even more random facts, and ace the next trivia night, than with the actual book of unusual knowledge?

Whether they’re into weird animal facts, obscure history, or just want to impress their trivia friends with some off-the-wall knowledge, this book has got it all.

And let’s be honest, who doesn’t want to know if plastic bags are killing sacred cows in India, or if Ronald Reagan really saw two UFOs? (Yes, these are actual topics that are discussed in the book).


#24 Virtual trivia night

Virtual pub trivia neon sign
Photo courtesy of Virtual Trivia NYC

The ultimate trivia lover gift is of course, a trivia game night.

But, if there are no trivia games organized in your neighborhood, or if want to challenge your trivia-loving friend across the country to a battle of wits, or if you want to give the gift of trivia fun without leaving the couch; a virtual trivia game is the way to go!

Check out Virtual Trivia NYC for all the amazing quizzes they’ve put together. All you have to do is pick the one you would like to do with your friend, order it online, download it, and play!

No one has to come up with unique questions anymore, you can simply enjoy a fun night of trivia without any effort or hassle.


#25 Notebooks

Trivia-themed notebook
Trivia-themed notebook

Trivia-themed notebooks are great gifts for trivia lovers who want to keep track of all their useless knowledge in one place. Whether they’re jotting down questions for the next trivia night or just doodling pictures of obscure historical figures, this notebook is exactly what they need.


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The 25 best gifts for trivia lovers with a photo of beer and snack for a trivia night

Final note on gifts for trivia buffs

I hope that this post showed you that finding awesome gifts for trivia lovers is anything but difficult. From books and games to apparel and drinkware, there’s something out there for everyone. Do you need a little more help? check out the editor’s top three trivia lover gifts by budget.

AUTHOR

Hi, I’m Lara, a 30-year-old travel-lover (but who’s not these days?). I love reading, puzzling, world-heritage sites, researching, and making lists, which comes in quite handy when you’re making lists of travel gift ideas!