30+ Gifts That Start With B (2024)

Hello! I’m delighted to help brainstorm ideas for gifts starting with the letter B. Often, the mission to find gifts starting with B arises out of a gift exchange. This challenge can add a little fun to the holiday atmosphere.

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. If you’re struggling to come up with gift ideas, take a look at my list of gifts that start with B. You’re sure to find something that your giftee will like, or at least get a good laugh out of!


For all of my A-Z gift ideas, visit the alphabet gift exchanges page.

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

Gift basket filled with presents beginning with letter B

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

Sweet Prints Inc Varsity Letter B Cookie Cutter - Dishwasher Safe (Medium: 4")

FLNEOO Valentines Day Gifts for Girls - Initial Necklace Trendy 14K Gold Plated Initial Necklaces for Teen Girls Gifts, Dainty Valentines Gifts for Girls Jewelry Letter Necklace Gifts for Teen Girls

Monogram Etched 17oz Stemless Wine Glass (Letter B) A-Z Personalized gifts for Women, Custom wine glasses, Monogrammed Birthday gift for Her Initial

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

First name B 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.

  • Bruce Hardwood Floor Cleaner
  • Barbara’s Cereal
  • Bella All Natural Products
  • Baileys Irish cream

Bruce Hardwood & Laminate Floor Cleanr - 64oz Refill - 2 Pack

Letter B 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 B can add up quickly.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Butterfly Growing Kit - Butterfly Habitat Kit with Voucher to Redeem 5 Caterpillars (S&H Not Included), Butterfly Cage, Feeder (Amazon Exclusive)

SLSF Cute Lifelike Fruits Resin Imitate Food Banana Dangle Drop Earrings for Women Girls Summer Beach Holiday Jewelry (Banana 1)

Pearsons Bit O Honey Honey Chewy Candy Pieces Rectangle Bit O Honey 11.5 Oz - 0077290774001

  • Butterfly kit
  • Butter Fingers candy bar
  • Bit-O-Honey
  • Butter Rum Lifesavers
  • Chocolate-covered blueberries
  • Banana
  • Bourbon
  • Brazil nuts
  • Black licorice
  • Black tea
  • Blackberries
  • Brownies
  • Baked chips
  • Bacon gag gifts
  • Banana earrings
  • Batman accessories
  • Bath bombs
  • Boxing gloves
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Binoculars
  • Ballpoint pens
  • Baskets
  • Bath accessories
  • Back scratcher
  • Brain teasers
  • Badminton set

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

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

Janod Pure Banjo - Children's Musical Instrument – Ages 3+ - J05160

  • Barbie doll
  • Building blocks
  • Board games
  • Bicycle
  • Beach ball
  • Baby doll
  • Bowling set
  • Ballerina figurine
  • Bubble wand
  • Bird whistle
  • Bean bag toss game
  • Bean bag chair
  • Bulldozer toy
  • Banjo toy
  • Bat and ball set
  • Bingo game
  • Boomerang
  • Bag of marbles
  • Batman action figure
  • Butterfly kite
  • Beach bucket and shovel
  • Baseball glove
  • Bicycle bells

Gifts for adults that start with B

Not kidding, the letter B gift list was a fun one to explore! Open your mind to the possibilities of these letter B-themed gifts.

Apartment balcony living

Do you have friends or family that live in an apartment with a balcony? Finding accessories for apartment balconies is a real thing for this micro culture. Consider all of the neat things an apartment dweller needs for their balcony:

Three women enjoying lunch on an apartment balcony on a beautiful sunny day.
Friends enjoying lunch on an apartment balcony on a beautiful sunny day.
  • Anti bird net for balcony
  • Apartment balcony rain cover
  • Apartment balcony privacy screen/curtains
  • Apartment balcony awning/sun shades
  • Apartment balcony decor
  • Apartment balcony furniture
  • Lighting ideas for apartment balcony
  • Gardening for apartment balcony
  • Best plants for apartment balcony
  • Apartment balcony fir pit
  • Apartment balcony grill
  • Apartment balcony bar

Help your giftee get the most out of their apartment balcony with a great apartment balcony accessory!

Bamboo mattress topper

I have the bamboo sheets and LOVE them. They ooze with quality. I used to get the Egyptian cotton bed sheets, and then there were supply issues within the country of Egypt. We all know that bamboo is practically a weed, so why not make the best of it and grow bamboo products!

Bamboo tops the list for sustainable products. Speaking of “tops”, today we are talking about bamboo mattress toppers.

Caucasion man and woman exchanging gift bags.
B is for beautiful – gifts that start with the letter B!

Barefoot sandals

Barefoot sandals are not just for beach weddings. There is a whole movement surrounding minimalist sandals that are a more natural way to “gear” your feet.

One may wonder what a barefoot sandal looks like, considering that all sandals are to be worn “barefoot.”

Xero Shoes Aqua Cloud, Minimalist Men’s Water Sandals with Extra-Grippy Sole

The benefits of minimalist sandals:

  • lightweight (important when hiking and carrying other gear)
  • Reduces foot pain when running
  • Strengthens the arch
  • Encourages a more natural way of running
Two pairs of dirty feet after removing sandals.
Barefoot hiking sandals and running sandals are popular for those who prefer a minimalist, sandal that promotes natural foot tendancies.

Other barefoot sandal companies are particularly in tune with recycling and healthy materials. Barefoot sandals fit the categories of primitive, minimalist, beach wedding, grounding. barefoot running sandals, barefoot hiking sandals. Here are some minimalist sandal companies:

Bonsai trees kit

Could this be the gift you’ve alway,s wanted? Maybe now is the time to get into the fascinating hobby, or get a friend into the hobby of bonsai trees. Fair warning though, most bonsai trees are poisonous to cats, according to Plantly.

A bonsai tree kit is a nice all-in-one package to get a bonsai newbie started. There are also other bonsai-related gifts to purchase for a friend or family member. Go for a bonsai tool set, bonsai wire, bonsai pots, bonsai soil, even live bonsai trees.

AVERGO Bonsai Growing Seed Kit - 2X Japanese Bonsai Trees | Complete Indoor Starter Kit for Growing Bonsai Trees + Tools + Planters | Gardening Gifts for Women & Men

Bronner’s – World’s Largest Christmas Store

What? You’ve never heard of Bronner’s? I would not have a clear conscience unless I mentioned them. According to the Frankenmuth website, the Michigan town where Bronner’s is located, it is the world’s largest Christmas store, with over 50,000 items open 361 days a year.

Bronner’s specializes in personalized Christmas ornaments for every hobby, interest, and life event. This Christmas ornament store is also popular for its offering of Bronner’s Christmas Stockings, Bronner’s Christmas Trees, and Bronner’s Christmas Village.

A visit to Bronner’s is absolutely an experience gift that can happen at any time of year!

As far as I can tell, Bronner’s Christmas Catalogue is in no way affiliated with Dr. Bronner’s soap products.

And by the way, there is a real person writing this article – I even have my Bronner’s catalogue in front of me now (which inspired the mention of them). I don’t get any kickback from mentioning Bronner’s, I just want my website to be known for excellent resources. Be sure to tell your friends about the GGS website (Gift Giving Sucks), or click on my About page, to read about my mom profile.

Novelty bundt cake pans

I am a sucker for cute cake pans. If you’re thinking “basic bundt cake pan” – think again. The choices for novelty bundt cake pans are unbelievable.

First of all, there are 3d designs to take any basic bundt cake recipe and elevate it to a gorgeous presentation of a food table: flowers, forest bundt cake, even buildings.

Don’t forget silicone bundt cake pans that make it easier to release the baked bundt cake. Fun fact: there are even disposable bundt cake pans!

Mini bundt cakes can be transformed to match any occasion: baby shower, wedding shower, football and sports-themed mini bundt cakes, Halloween mini bundt cakes. Just stick in the same cupcake topper decoration, or add a favorite filling, and you’re a party rockstar!

Tosnail 9-Inch Non-Stick Fluted Cake Pan Round Cake Pan Specialty and Novelty Cake Pan

Nordic Ware is the king of baking dishware, you want your bundt cakes to cook perfectly and not get stuck in the pan, get their line of bundt cake pans. Wilton is another well-known company that provides baking dishware.

Bundt cake cookbook

If you’re still thinking that bundt cake pans are limiting, pick up these helpful bundt cake books. Bundt cakes are so versatile for any occasion.

For example, fruit can be added or make an assortment of different flavors for a special event. If your giftee already has a bundt cake pan, gift them the bundt cake cook book!

Delicious Bundt Cakes: More Than 100 New Recipes for Timeless Favorites

Funny gifts that start with B

I always leave a little room for the funny gifts. Heck, your alphabet gift exchange may even dictate that you come bearing a humourous gift.

Fun BandAids

Forget boring adult bandages, gift fun bandaids. We all know that BandAids is a brand name, but kudos to them, it’s now the common name for “adhesive bandages”.

There are a surprising number of themes available for fun bandaids: political, gummy bears, Jesus bandaids, favorites foods, golf, Big Foot, Sloth Nurse, Star Wars… everything.

Accoutrements Bacon Strips Bandages

Silly Bandz

Remember this trend? Silly Bandz took the world by storm in 2010. The Youtube video below talks about the scandal of Silly Bandz (good old clickbait) but it really covers the history of Silly Bandz.

I thought they were overpriced then, just like they are now. I can’t even believe that “rare Silly Bandz” are a search term (and by the way, “pheonix” is the rarest)! According to Medium, the Silly Bandz craze faded out when schools banded kids from bringing the distraction into classrooms. Without the peer pressure to promote the fad, interest waned.

Silicone Rubber Bands - Colored Rubber Bands - Office Supply General Purpose Funny Shaped Rubber Bands Multicolor 48 pcs

You can still buy Silly Bandz on Amazon, but your Silly Bandz collection in your closet can probably bring up a good laugh for a gift exchanges for gifts that start with B!

Funny butter dish

Everyone needs a butter dish, right? A butter keeper is a universal dish that almost everyone has in their homes. People like to have fun with them, add a little novelty to the kitchen table.

There are so many funny butter dish themes to choose from.

Premium Quality Butter Ceramic Lidded Butter Dish,Yellow

Bug zappers

Bug zappers, aka electric fly swatters, are a favorite gift to give. Seems there is no end to the fascination of swatting flies that makes it more fun than the humble fly swatter. Or buy an outdoor bug zapper in stand alone form; it does the zapping for you, so you can entertain your guests and enjoy your party.

I was “shocked” (hee hee, pun intended there) to see an electric fly swatter parked on my burly neigbor’s front porch. Turns out that this outdoor enthusiast hates flies and seems to think that an electric fly swatter is the perfect solution.

Like all good electronics these days, bug zappers are available in rechargeable electric fly swatter racket form. The two-pack electronic fly swatters have me a bit suspicious that bug whopping as a sport is involved 🙂

Electric 4000 Volt Fly Swatter [Set of 2] Handheld Bug Zapper Racket for Indoor/Outdoor - Instant Bug & Mosquito Killer with Attractant LED Light - USB Rechargeable Portable Fly Zapper.

Funny blankets

It is humourous in itself the selection of funny blankets on the market. Choose from pizza, saltine crackers, a close-up of Nicohlas Cage’s face If you want to give a funny gift, but can’t think of anything else, check these out!

ILVTYAN to Live Laugh Love Blanket Air Conditioning Blankets Sofa Blankets Flannel Blankets Throw Blanket 50"x40"

Gifts that start with B for her

The truth? I’m going to stay away from bags, bracelets, bathrobes, blankets and beauty suppllies. You came here looking for different ideas, right?

Mini backpacks for women

Mini backpacks are stylish and perfect for small hauls. Check out all the favorite women’s brands such as Coach mini backpacks, Adidas mini backpacks, Louis Vuitton mini backpacks, Loungefly mini backpacks, and Kate Spade mini backpacks.

Young woman with hat and glasses pointing to mini backpack.
Mini backpacks are fun, fashionable, ,and practical!

Beachy ankle bracelet

Is your female friend fond of jewelry for the ankles? Ankle bracelets are unique, but there are many women who only wear them for summery events, or dressing up for a tropical vacation. So enters beachy ankle bracelets.

Beachy ankle bracelets have beach themes. Materials will consist of jute and natural fiber cord. Look for beach and ocean-themed trinkets and charms, such as starfish and dolphins.

Starain Blue Turtle Anklets for Women Girls Multilayer Beads Handmade Beach Ankle Bracelet Set Boho Foot Jewelry

Custom body pillow

For the times you just don’t know what to get your female friend, wife, girlfriend, sister – that is the time for a custom body pillow. The subject of a custom body pillow can be anything, a cat, pictures of something the giftee collects, anime, a picture of yourself.

Making it funny, or make it sweet by adding custom words. See how the folks in the video had fun unwrapping their holiday custom body pillow gifts!

Macorner Personalized Pillow - Custom Shaped Photo Funny Face Pillow - Valentines Day Gifts for Him, Husband & Birthday Gifts for Dad, Grandpa - Husband Gifts from Wife

Bouquet of flowers

Bouquet of flowers. Nice move, guys! A classic gift for any girlfriend, a bouquet of flowers is a simple yet thoughtful way to show your love. Consider her favorite flowers or colors to make it extra special.

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Biolage luxury hair care

Next, I’m moving on to Biolage shampoo and conditioner. Yes, I know that was pretty specific. Biolage is a reputable brand, and has good memories for me. My mom wasn’t a very practical gift giver, buy I always appreciated this luxury hair care product she gave me at Christmas.

If Biolage isn’t your thing, there are other luxury shampoo and conditioner products out there – pick one!

Biolage Ultra Hydra Source Shampoo | Deep Hydrating Shampoo for Very Dry Hair | Moisturizes Hair to Prevent Breakage | Paraben & Silicone-Free | Vegan | Salon Shampoo | 33.8 Fl. Oz

Gifts that start with B for Him

If you’re looking for gifts that start with B for him, you have plenty of options to choose from. Whether you’re shopping for your boyfriend, husband, dad, or brother, there’s a gift out there that’s sure to put a smile on his face.

Wooden beard comb

Treat your bearded friend or loved one to beard grooming accessories. Wooden beard combs are a luxurious gift for bearded fellas. Beautiful combs are handmade from woods such as walnut and sandalwood.

Combing your beard hair with a wooden beard comb means antistatic and no-snag performance. Many of the designs appeal to men: rugged and wild. Some wooden beard combs can be personalized with engraving. The bottom line, save the environment and buy a wooden beard comb!

Folding Beard Comb w/Carrying Pouch for Men - All Natural Wooden Beard Comb w/Gift Box - Green Sandalwood Comb for Grooming & Combing Hair, Beards and Mustaches by Viking Revolution

Beard accessories: beard balm vs beard butter

Beard balm and beard butter are both grooming products designed to help keep your beard healthy, soft, and manageable. However, they have some differences in their composition and usage.

Beard balm is a styling product that typically contains a blend of natural oils, beeswax, and butter. It is used to tame flyaways, shape your beard, and provide a light hold. The beeswax in the balm helps to keep your beard in place, while the natural oils and butter nourish and moisturize your beard. Beard balm is especially useful for keeping longer beards in shape and preventing split ends.

Man combing beard with wooden beard comb.
Wooden beard combs are great gifts for men with beards. Also consider beard grooming accessories like beard balm or beard butter.

Belts for men

I remember the time my boys needed belts. I had never given much thought to outfitting them with proper attire. As a young man, I see how important it is to get the right foundational basics that lasts for years.

Despite the ups and downs of the fashion world, belts do have a longer staying power. Many men even brag of lifetime belts. Achieving that requires purchasing high quality belts.

Steve Madden Men's Dress Casual Every Day Leather Belt, Black/Brown (Burnished), 34

I’m pleased to provide links to recommended belts that can last for decades:

Close up of man wearing white shirt and blue jeans with belt; inset features another belt style.
It’s wise to have a good quality belt for everyday, and one form more formal attire.

Bucket Boss tool bag

Best invention ever! Bucket Boss is a canvas tool organizer that fits over any 5 gallon bucket. The tool organizer encircles the bucket with canvas pouches, a convenient spot to hold tools for projects.

The Bucket Boss makes a great gift for any carpenter, electrician, or contractor. It’s so convenient that nonprofessionals want them, too!

Due to the Bucket Boss popularity, they have come out with other products. The Bucket Boss Gatemouth Tool Bag gives an option to Bucket Boss fans to have a canvas tool bag. Or opt for the Bucket Boss Gatemouth Tool Tote for another open bag solution.

Bucket Boss The Bucketeer Bucket Tool Organizer in Brown, 10030

Men’s business casual jeans

Business casual jeans make a smart practical gift for men. The trick is finding classic jeans that work in the workplace.

Business casual is a dress code that is less formal than traditional business attire but still professional-looking. It typically means dressing in a way that is neat, clean, and conservative, but not overly formal.

Business jeans should not draw any unnecessary attention (unlike fashion jeans). Dress jeans should adhere to these guidelines:

  • well-fitted (not loose)
  • no holes
  • no patches
  • no distressing.
  • minimal back pocket designs
  • low-contrast stitching

Wrangler Authentics Men's Comfort Flex Waist Relaxed Fit Jean, Carbon, 38W x 32L

For men, business casual attire may include a dress shirt, slacks or khakis, dress shoes, and a belt. A tie is usually optional. Jeans for men can be paired up with a suit and tie or nice button shirt with collar to achieve a professional look.

For women, business casual attire may include a blouse or sweater, dress pants or a skirt, and closed-toe shoes. It’s important to note that dress codes can vary by company and industry, so it’s always a good idea to check with your employer or colleagues for specific guidelines.

The gift wrap-up

That’s it! A BOUNTIFUL list of gifts that start with the letter B. If you’re thinking of a basket of gifts starting with a letter, I give awesome tips for letter gift baskets.Don’t forget to check out the complete A-Z gift ideas on the alphabet gift exchanges page.

a collage of letter B gifts
Gifts that start with the letter B
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!