Things You Never Knew Existed promo codes November 2017

Providing laughs for over 100 years, Things You Never Knew Existed is a go-to source for the unusual.

Things You Never Knew Existed got its start as a mail-order catalog (which it still prints today) for the Johnson Smith company. Officially founded in 1914, Johnson Smith began in Detroit, printing and mailing out catalogs—often with over 700 pages-of odd and eccentric products. In 1979, Johnson Smith branched out and added additional catalog titles, so today the original Johnson Smith catalog is now known as Things You Never Knew Existed.

As the name suggests, you will find a large variety of things on this website that will make you chuckle, shake your head and say “This would be perfect for [fill in person’s name here]”.

Did you know?
For those who remember or collect comics from the Golden Age, Johnson Smith often ran ads on the back covers. Action Comics #1 (June 1938) which is the first appearance of Superman, has a Johnson Smith ad on the back cover.

Things You Never Knew Existed promo codes

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What can I buy at Things You Never Knew Existed?

  • Gag gifts: from the 99-cent classics like x-ray specs to modern day gags such as a manhood kitten, there is laughs galore.
  • R/C toys: remote control cars, trucks, boats and even spiders or wall climbing autos.
  • Quippy t-shirts: almost any and every one-liner you can think of can be found emblazoned on a T-shirt here.
  • Military things: Marines, Army, Navy, Air Force and the Coast Guard are all represented.
  • Sports things: Memorabilia for fans and fanatics alike.

Shipping options

  • Standard Shipping See table below for charges. 8-10 business days after processing (non-continental US states and territories can take up to 10-15 business days).
  • Rush Shipping Add $7.98 to standard charge. If processed before 1:00 PM ET, delivery is 4-6 business days.
  • Express Shipping Add $12.98 to standard charge. If processed before 1:00 PM ET, delivery is 2-3 business days.
  • Overnight Shipping Add $20.98 to standard charge. If processed before 1:00 PM ET, delivery is 1-2 business days.

Standard shipping & processing charge:

Order TotalAdd
Up to $10.00$3.98
$10.01 to $15.00$4.98
$15.01 to $20.00$5.98
$20.01 to $25.00$6.98
$25.01 to $35.00$7.98
$35.01 to $45.00$8.98
$45.01 to $55.00$9.98
$55.01 to $75.00$11.98
$75.01 to $100.00$13.98
$100.01 to $120.00$15.98
$120.01 and Over$16.98

Pros & cons


  • Have someone hard to buy for? Not anymore.
  • US-based customer service: Have an issue? Call during business hours and you’re speaking to someone in the Florida location. The after hours call center is also US-based.


  • Online experience isn’t streamlined. The website can be a little clunky to navigate.
  • Shipping costs. Watch for and take advantage of any free shipping or reduced shipping deals.

Bottom line:

Things You Never Knew Existed offers a blast to the past and over 100 years of experience in providing unique gifts.

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