Place To Buy a Gag Gift

113 K St., Old Sacramento; (916) 443-2181;

Check your good taste at the door of this popular novelty-gift shop in historic Old Sac. It’s the holy grail for the practical jokester with a yen for the silly or the scatological. In the market for exploding lipstick? Check. A whoopee cushion? Check. Bug-in-a-plastic-ice cube? Check. Fake poop? Double-check. The merch is thoughtfully organized by topic: over-the-hill birthday, the workplace, golf, religion, pirates, pimp-’n’-hos, etc. There’s also an excellent selection of greeting cards (the ruder the better), T-shirts, bumper stickers and the like. Best of all, it’s all in good fun.