The Dammit Doll

Dammit Doll

We’ve all been there. You’ve had a long day at work, you’re stuck in traffic, and things just seem to be going wrong at every turn. In moments like these, it can be tempting to lose your cool and lash out at those around you. But as we all know, that’s not always the best solution. Sometimes, what you need is an outlet for your frustration—something to take the edge off and help you regain your composure. Enter the dammit doll.

Dammit Doll History

The dammit doll is a simple toy with a long history. Also known as an “if Ida” or “darn it” doll, the dammit doll is traditionally made from scraps of cloth and stuffed with sawdust or rice.  Whatever its origin, the dammit doll has been serving as a helpful tool for angry people for generations. The dammit doll can also be confused for a voodoo doll as well. 

Dammit Doll with Pins

Though they share a common name, the dammit doll and the voodoo doll are two entirely different objects with distinct origins and purposes. The dammit doll is a toy that was originally designed for children in the early 20th century. It is typically made from cloth and filled with sawdust or cotton, and it is designed to be hugged or squeezed when the child is feeling frustrated. The voodoo doll, on the other hand, is a religious object that originated in Africa and is still used in some parts of that continent. Voodoo dolls are usually made from wood or cloth and are used as part of religious ceremonies. In some cases, they may also be used to cast spells or curses. Though they have similar names, the dammit doll and the voodoo doll are two very different objects.

How to Use a Dammit Doll

Using a dammit doll is easy—and therapeutic! To use your dammit doll, simply grasp it firmly by the legs and slam it against something hard until you feel better. As you do so, recite any number of popular dammit doll sayings, such as:

“Dammit doll, I’m damn mad today / I’m gonna smash you against the wall / And see how much smarter you are than me!”

“Dammit all, get off my back / I’m gonna take this damn thing apart!”

“I’m sick of this sh** / I’m gonna hit the damn wall with it!”

Of course, you can also come up with your own creative dammit doll mantra to fit your specific situation. The important thing is that you allow yourself to vent your frustrations in a safe and constructive way. Once you’ve let off some steam, you’ll be able to approach whatever was stressing you out with a clear head and level head. Trust us—it works like a charm!


Anger Management

When it comes to managing anger, sometimes the simplest solutions are the most effective. Next time you’re feeling stressed out or angry, try reaching for a dammit doll instead of lashing out at those around you. While they might seem like a child’s toy, dammit dolls can actually be quite helpful in managing anger in adults. The act of physically hitting or squeezing the doll can help to release some of the pent-up anger and frustration, making it easier to calm down and think more clearly. Additionally, the act of focusing on the doll rather than the source of the anger can help to diffuse the situation and prevent it from escalating. Whether you choose to adopt the traditional method or come up with your own creative variant, we guarantee that this tried-and-true method will help you calm down and regain your composure. Don’t believe us? Give it a try for yourself—you might just be surprised at how effective (and satisfying!) it can be! 


Anxiety paper shreds

For many people, anxiety is a daily struggle. From worrying about work to fretting about family, there are countless things that can trigger feelings of stress and tension. The dammit doll is a popular tool to use for anxiety. By pounding on the doll and shouting out one’s worries, it can help to release some of the built-up tension. In addition, the act of focusing on the doll can help to refocus the mind and provide a brief respite from anxious thoughts. For anyone looking for a unique way to cope with anxiety, a dammit doll may be worth trying.

Gift Idea

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Dammit dolls make a great gift idea for the Christmas season because not only are they an amusing novelty item, but they also serve as a useful tool for managing stress and anger. By giving someone a dammit doll, you are providing them with a funny way to release their frustrations in the moment and regain their composure in difficult times. 

Dammit dolls are also unique gifts for a variety of reasons. For one, they are made of high quality materials that are designed to withstand a great deal of wear and tear. Additionally, each dammit doll is hand-painted, making each one truly one-of-a-kind. But perhaps the most appealing aspect of dammit dolls is their ability to bring a bit of levity to a stressful situation. By giving someone a dammit doll, you are essentially telling them that it is okay to let go of their frustrations and relax. In a world that is often filled with stress and anxiety, dammit dolls provide a much-needed outlet for release. Surprise your frustrated friends with the perfect gift! Got some kids that are easily frustrated or angered and want to give them a gift that will help? Dammit dolls can be the gift that helps them find a safe way to release their emotions. Dammit dolls are also a great gift for any occasion for that person in your life that needs some stress relief. 

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If you also need help with finding where to purchase a dammit doll, we have them in our shop located in downtown Wilmington. You can contact us to ask about our price, along with any other questions you may have. 

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