30+ Gifts That Start With A (2024)

Greetings to all who picked the letter A for the family or office gift exchange. Scouring the Internet for gifts that start with A?

Maybe you’re shopping for a loved one’s birthday or a special occasion with gifts that start with their first name. Or you’re participating in an alphabet gift, santa, or white elephant gift exchange. Let’s dive in and explore some of the best gifts that start with the letter A.

FYI, click here to get the complete A-Z lists for an alphabet gift exchange.

Check out how to make a letter-themed gift basket, along with tips on including an alphabet sugar cookie!

Here’s a convenient list that links to gift ideas for all of the letters:

Gift basket filled with presents beginning with letter A

How about a letter A themed basket? Tuck in both practical, thoughtful, and tasty gifts:

Sweet Prints Inc Varsity Letter A Cookie Cutter - Dishwasher Safe (S/M: 3.5")

MOMOL Sideways Initial Necklace 18K Gold Plated Stainless Steel Large Big Letter A Pendant Necklace Script Name Monogram Necklaces for Women (A)

Keychain Initial Letter Key Chain,Stainless Steel Alphabet Initial Pendant with Key Ring,Single Letter Keyring DIY Key Ring(A)

First name A gifts for him or her

First name gifts are clever additions to alphabet gift baskets. Be on the lookout for products that carry the giftee’s first name. The list below gives you an starter list. Personal care products work well, but if you can find a snack or treat item that starts with someone’s name, good for you! This won’t work for every name, but it’s worth trying.

Letter A stocking stuffers/gift baskets

Letter-themed gift baskets should include a mix of fun and practical items. If you’re looking for a cute gift for a girlfriend/boyfriend/spouse (or whoever your kid brings home for Christmas) or something for Auntie or best friend, letter-themed gift baskets are the perfect go-to. You will want to stay on budget, since these small gifts that start with J can add up quickly.

Betsey Johnson CZ & Butterfly Double Mismatch Drop Earring

Here is a list of cheap snacks and small gifts that start with A to carry out your theme:

  • Amos Cookies
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Almonds
  • Agave sweetener
  • Avocado
  • Apples
  • Apricots
  • Ale
  • Artichokes
  • Assorted chocolates
  • Airhead candy
  • Alien earrings
  • Angel gifts
  • Activity books
  • Amazon gift card
  • Alcohol
  • AA batteries
  • Absorbant paper towels
  • Aquafresh toothpaste
  • Angel soft toilet paper

Letter A toys for kids (stuffers & show-and-tell)

Here is a list of toys that start with A for the kids out there. These small letter A gifts are great to drop in a Christmas stocking. Or use the list for brainstorming a letter A “show and tell” object to bring to school.

AEROSQUAD-Kids Astronaut Costume with Helmet, Nasa Space Helmet Suit for Toddler with LED Lights, Movable Visor & Mission Sounds- Astronaut Suit Kids, Role Play Halloween Dress for Boys & Girls (M)

  • Action figures
  • Airplane model
  • Animal figurines
  • Animal story books
  • Art supplies
  • Astronaut costume
  • Ambulance toy
  • Alphabet blocks
  • Army men
  • Australian animals
  • Acoustic guitar toy
  • Ambulance playset
  • ATV quad bike toy
  • Animal puppet
  • Air hockey table
  • Activity books
  • Abacus
  • Astronaut action figure
  • Ant farm
  • Arachnid-theme toys

Gifts That Start With A for Him and Her

It can be challenging to find the perfect present for guys and gals in your gift exchange. With a little creativity, you can find some fantastic gifts that start with the letter A.

Of course, Apple products are usually a fan favorite, regardless of gender.

Alpha Grillers Instant Read Meat Thermometer for Grill and Cooking. Best Waterproof Ultra Fast Thermometer with Backlight & Calibration. Digital Food Probe for Kitchen, Outdoor Grilling and BBQ!

Certified Refurbished Fire TV Stick 4K streaming device with latest Alexa Voice Remote (includes TV controls), Dolby Vision

Apple AirTag 4 Pack

Consider the Apple Air Tag to track your objects (such as luggage) via GPS. Apple Air Pods a must-have for Apple product owners everywhere.

I don’t necessarily want to say that grilling equipment is for guys only. I’m a woman and do plenty of grilling. I suggest the Alpha Grillers Instant Read Thermometer. These types of instant read thermoters are accurate and work well.

TV viewing gifts such as the Amazon Fire Stick are favorites for everyone. It also makes a wonderful family gift.

Adult-friendly gifts that start with A

Here is a list of adult-friendly gifts that start with A. There is something for everyone here – and plenty of gift ideas to point you in the right direction for the perfect gift that starts with the letter A.

Adult coloring book

Shame on you if you didn’t think of this! Adult coloring books have become increasingly popular in recent years, and they can be a great gift for anyone who loves to unwind and destress.

You can even get themed coloring books, or books for special hobbies, interests, or tv shows, etc. Even if the person doesn’t color, adult coloring books fit the bill when trying to personalize a gift.

Coloring books are for everyone, regardless of gender. If you’re looking for a filler to complete a gift, slip one of these in!

This is Fine Everything is Fine Adult Coloring Book: Funny Stress Relief Office & School Life Snarky Dumpster Fire for Friends, Coworkers, Boss, ... for Teens & Adults (Maybe Swearing Will Help)

Adventure gifts

“Experience” gifts are a new kind of gift giving trend. It involves gifting someone an experience insteal of material gifts that clutter lives. Adventure gifts are one type of experience gift where the user can partake in a fun adventure – how cool is that?

Amazing adventure gifts in the cool category are:

Asian girl extending gift to a friends.
Gifts that start with the letter A are Absolutely Amazing!

Alcohol gifts

Alcohol, of course starts with the letter “A”. Stretch that idea just a bit and you have “alcohol accessories” like bottle openers, whiskey stones, or personalized beer mugs.

The gift of alcohol can be as fancy or casual as you like – a fine bottle of wine, or a favorite craft beer. Or make it a gift challenge by finding the most unusual bottle!

Thoughtfully Gifts, Greatest Hits Cocktail Mixers for Tequila Gift Set, Flavors Include Tequila Sunrise, Mexican Mule, Classic Margarita and More, Pack of 8 (Contains NO Alcohol)

How about specialty alcohol kits? I’m eyeing the alcohol infusion kits for adding flavors and dried fruit to spirits such as vodka, gin, rum, scotch, whisky, among others. Other ideas to get enthusiasts started

The Art of Mixology Mocktails: Flavorful Non-Alcoholic Cocktail Recipes

Don’t overlook fun books, trivia, and funny alcohol gifts like signs and t-shirts. There are all sorts of clever books on the market, such as “The Art of MIxology” and with clever titles, such as “Tequila Mockingbird”. I think I’d buy it for the title alone!

Alcohol experience gifts

For a real twist, turn an alcohol gift into an “experience” gift. Backwater Spirits & More in Decorah, Iowa serves history along with equisite alcohol samples from around the U.S. and select world imports. Not only does the knowledgeable owner share the back story of many of the products on the shelves, he advises correct beverage glasses to use (and why).

Some of these specialty “wine and spirits” shops offer class nights where you can learn the art of making cocktails.

Amazon Basics

It dawned on me that “Amazon Basics” could be it’s on unique Christmas gift theme! It’s true, the focus here is on an alphabet gift exchange. Amazon Basics is Amazon’s own private label brand, where you can get decent products for less, I am adhering to the theme of gifts that start with A:

  • Amazon Basics Everyday Digital Scale
  • Amazon Basics Yoga Mat
  • Amazon Basics Women’s Clothing

You can narrow down your search for the right Amazon Basics products using a few tips. If you’re using the Amazon search bar, just include “Amazon Basics” in your search. For example, “amazon basics kitchen” or “amazon basics women’s clothing” or even “amazon basics toilet paper”.

Amazon Basics Ergonomic 2.4 Ghz Wireless Optical PC Mouse, DPI adjustable, Black

You can even enter the wild and wonderful world of Amazon Basics simply by clicking the link at the top of the horizontal navigation bar. Have fun exploring!


Clothing is always a great gift idea, and there are plenty of options that start with A. Consider getting him:

  • Apron (men’s apron, of course!)
  • Athletic shorts
  • Aviator jacket
  • Athletic socks
  • Athletic pants
  • Acid washed jeans
  • Argyle sweater
  • Aloha shirt

JMIERR Mens Pullover Knitted V Neck Long Sleeve Argyle Sweater, US 43(L), Blue

Art for the wall

Art can be a great gift to match a person’s interests, but you can run the risk that the giftee doesn’t care for it. Here are some fairly safe art ideas to give to others:

  • An antique map of their favorite city
  • framed photo of you together with your loved one
  • framed family recipes, historical doucments
  • art piece by their favorite artist
  • original art by local artists
  • original art of local landscape
  • custom art of their pet

Don’t forget artwork for their office.

LAOTOART Abstract Canvas Wall-Art for Living Room- Colorful Wall Art Bedroom - Office Artwork Wall Decor Ready to Hang Size 24" x 48"

Art supplies

If your recipient is an artist or just loves to doodle, an art supplies set can be a great gift. You can find affordable sets that include everything from colored pencils and markers to sketch pads and paint sets.

Or choose from high-quality paintbrushes, a new sketchbook,or canvas. They’ll appreciate the thought you put into finding a gift that supports their hobbies and passions.

175 Piece Deluxe Art Set with 2 Drawing Pads, Acrylic Paints, Crayons, Colored Pencils Set in Wooden Case, Professional Art Kit, for Adults, Teens and Artist, Paint Supplies

Athletic Accessories

Sports or fitness gear is a sure win for the health nut in your life. Think running shoes, gym bags, or even yoga mats. Don’t forget techhy athletic gear like fitness trackers or Apple Watch or Fit Bits (extra points for the “A”pple Watch!).

  • Athletic cup (is this a humorous gift exchange, lol!)
  • Apple watch
  • Kinesiology tape
  • Yoga socks
  • Step counter
  • Jump rope

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Art print

A beautiful art print is a gift that will last a lifetime. Look for a print that speaks to your recipient’s interests or personality, whether it’s a stunning landscape, a bold abstract, or a whimsical illustration. Make sure to choose a high-quality print that will look great on their wall for years to come.

Personally, I would never pick out art and give it to another person as a gift. Art if very personal. Goofy art gift exchanges are different. Choose a kitschy object at a thrift store (or make your own), safely making a funny gift exchange on a budget.

Want to see what’s popular on Amazon? Check out best selling art.

Yayoi Kusama Wall Art Prints Set of 6, Abstract Yayoi Kusama Poster Tokyo Canvas Prints, Vintage Art Prints 草間弥生 Gallery Exhibition Poster Wall Decor for Aesthetic Room, Bedroom, Living Room,

Artisanal chocolate

Who doesn’t love chocolate? But instead of going for a generic box of chocolates, why not opt for something a little more special? Artisanal chocolate is made by hand in small batches, using high-quality ingredients and unique flavor combinations.

It’s a thoughtful gift that shows you’ve put some extra effort into finding something special.

CRAVINGS BY ZOE Chocolate Truffles Gift Box | 16 Count | Valentines Day Chocolate Candy | Gourmet Assorted Chocolate Food Gift Basket | Birthday Gifts for Women Men Mom Dad Adults Couples Families

Assorted samplers

Assorted anything. Your recipient won’t complain, because they’ll find something in the batch they love! “Assorted” may be a bit of a stretch when it comes to gifts that start with the letter A. If there are no rules for your alphabet gift exchange, I say go for it!

Take for example, assorted tea sampler. For the tea lover in your life, an assorted tea sampler can be a great gift. You can find a variety of tea samplers that include different flavors and blends, from classic black tea to herbal and fruity options.

The point is, one big pack of food may be too much for people to get through. An assortment makes it some much more delightful. Below is a gift of favorite gifts in the “assorted” category. Note the aromatherapy candles. These are popular because it’s fun to try all the different scents and discover your favorite one!

EF - Premium Assorted Baklava, 30 OZ (850G), Kosher, Halal


Audiobooks are a great gift for anyone who loves to read but doesn’t have a lot of time to sit down with a book. They can listen to them while commuting, exercising, or doing chores around the house. Plus, they come in a variety of genres, so you can find something for everyone.

Audible is a popular audiobook platform that comes to mind. If you want to make it a complete package, don’t forget great accessories like noise-canceling headphones.

The Exchange: After The Firm

The gift wrap-up

There is no good reason to come up empty-handed for a gift that starts with the letter A. If anything, go for an “Apple” gift exchange, or as my teacher friend calls it “Apple Crapple.” As a teacher, she has acquired a lifetime of apple-themed gifts from friends, family, and students.

…but I think you can come up with many more gift ideas that start with the letter A!

If you’re thinking of a basket of gifts starting with a letter, I give awesome tips for letter gift baskets

Gifts that start with letter A.
Gifts that start with letter A.

Renee Cavvy
Renee Cavvy

Renee brings over 30 years of gift giving experience to holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, workplace and faith events. Every life moment is cause for celebration or those times in life when we need the "the gift of support". Her mission: Let's all be better in appreciating one another, put an end to meaningless gifts that clutter our lives, and give from a place of love and kindness. This midwest mom (and grandma) offers novel and creative ideas to do gift giving better!