Gifts That Start with A: Amazing Ideas for Your Loved Ones

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

Gift basket filled with presents beginning with letter A

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

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.

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.

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


Accessories starts with A! OK, that might be a tiny bit of a stretch, but who set the rules for the alphabet gift exchange?

Let’s explore all of the accessory gifts that start 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 find affordable options that feature intricate designs and patterns, as well as themed options like animals, nature, and mandalas.

If you feel comfortable with the gift recipient, splurge for some swearing coloring books (profanity coloring books). I think you know what I mean, it’s definitely not a kids coloring book.

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!

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:

Alcohol gifts

There are lots of nice alcohol drinks that both men and women would enjoy. 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 personaized 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. I knew some creative girlfriends that made the gift challenge finding the most unusual bottle!

If you’re not sure what type of alcohol to get, consider their favorite drink or ask for recommendations from a local liquor store. Here are alcohol products that start with the letter A:

  • Absolut Vodka
  • Amaretto
  • Añejo Tequila
  • Apple Brandy
  • Amarone Wine

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.

How about specialty alcohol kits? Ideas to get enthusiasts started:

Amazon Basics gifts

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. Technically, 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


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

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.

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.

Athletic Gear

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

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.

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.

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!


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.


Hey, cars need love!

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!

Renee Cavvy
Renee Cavvy

Renee pulls no punches when it comes to challenging the social norms of gift giving. Her mission: putting an end to meaningless gifts and cutting through the fluff. This midwest mom offers novel and creative ideas to do gift giving better!