This Silly Dress-Up Porch Goose Brings Me So. Much. Joy.

Updated: Nov. 27, 2023

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TikTok trends are very hit or miss. (Does anyone else remember healthy Coke?) But lately, I’ve been seeing a grandma-inspired fad that I can 100% get behind. Say hello to the porch goose, aka your must-have lawn and garden accessory.

What is a porch goose?

A porch goose is exactly what it sounds like. It’s a plastic, goose-shaped yard decoration that perches in your garden or on your porch. He looks very cute as-is, but the best part is the variety of outfits you can buy around different seasons and themes. From a quirky Christmas tree to a buzzing bumblebee, there is a goose outfit for every occasion.

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Why I Love It

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I’ll admit: When the porch goose trend first hit my TikTok “For You Page,” I was sold. I love animals. And in seasonal outfits? Perfection.

I’ve had my goose since May 2023. When it arrived, I was impressed by the substantial size. It stands about 2 feet high and 15 inches wide. I started by filling the base with sand. There’s a black stopper on the bottom that allows you to pour in weights. After many months of migrating around the yard (and even moving to a new house!), I’ve noticed no leaks.

After a summer of standing “naked” in the garden, it was time to get my goose some clothes. The outfits are, by far, the best part. And there are so many clever options to choose from!

Playing Dress-up

In spring, dress up your fowl friend as a butterfly or Easter egg. In summer, bust out the watermelon slice and Uncle Sam outfit. And in the fall? Your goose can dress incognito as a witch or candy corn.

Last, but certainly not least, the Christmas season provides plenty of festive outfit opportunities. Your goose can welcome winter as a snowman or ugly Christmas sweater contestant. Don we now our gay apparel, indeed!

Rest assured that this is just a small sample of the outfits you can buy. There are also plenty of evergreen options for switching it up in between holidays. You can shop the entire Gaggleville collection at Miles Kimball, with select outfit options also available on Amazon.

I currently own five outfitsSanta, Thanksgiving turkey, Halloween jack o’lantern, summer strawberry and sunshine—with every intention of buying more. So far, I’m very impressed with the quality. Each piece is made of a high-quality felt with beautiful colors and details. Most of the outfits also include a headpiece or hat for a final touch. 

Keep in mind that, while your porch goose is intended for outdoor use, the outfits should remain covered. They are not waterproof and will deteriorate if exposed to rain or snow.

But Don’t Take My Word for It!

I’m not the only one smitten with the lawn goose trend. Over 1,300 ratings and a 4.7-star average make this Amazon product a customer favorite.

“This goose cheers me up, with very little effort on my part,” says five-star reviewer, Joan Harland. “I move it around to different rooms and different corners; when its beady eye catches mine unexpectedly, I can’t help but smile. And it requires no food, water, cleaning or walking. A most satisfactory pet.”

Verified purchaser, Lynn B., explains how a porch goose makes a wonderful gift. “My friend had a goose and so many clothes for it. Her goose needed a partner. She loved it!”

“My mother used to have a concrete goose and after she passed the goose disappeared,” says Amazon customer, NickiB. “I saw this goose on a crochet site and had to have it. She arrived just as pictured and extremely fast!”


Why are porch geese trending?

Now, if you’re thinking to yourself: Where have I seen this before? The answer is likely at Grandma’s house. Lawn geese are nothing new. They’ve been around since the 1980s and really hit their stride in the ’90s. And, just like butterfly clips and mom jeans, they’re regaining popularity on social media.

Don’t believe us? Check out the enthusiasm of TikTok user @moriahlovespurses as she switches her geese (yes, she has a whole flock) outfits over for Christmas.

@moriahlovespurses Replying to @sunzu49 Merry Goosemas!! 🎄🦢❤️ #goosefulencer #goosegirl #porchgoose #gaggleville #mileskimball #christmasgeese #gooseoutfit ♬ rockin around the christmas tree – christmas music !! 🎅🏻🎄

What do you fill a porch goose with?

Fresh out of the box, your porch goose is pretty light. If you plan to display it outside, fill the base with sand or pebbles to weigh it down. You don’t want your goose flying away!

Where to Buy a Porch Goose

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Pick up a porch goose on Amazon or at Miles Kimball. The goose itself will cost you $30-$40, and the outfits range from $20-$30 each. I suggest ordering one ASAP as the goose (and his most popular outfits) frequently go out of stock. It’s a small investment that will bring you joy all year long.