Gifts That Start with the Letter D: Unique and Thoughtful Ideas

Giving gifts is not my most favorite thing to do. Strangely enough, I have a fascination for unique and creative ideas. So, when I decided to challenge myself to come up with a list of gifts that start with the letter D, I was excited to see what I could find. After some research and brainstorming, I came up with a solid list of gifts that start with D.

So, without further ado, let’s dive into the world of gifts that start with the letter D. Whether you’re shopping for a friend, family member, or significant other, I’m confident that you’ll find something on this list that will make them smile.

For the complete A-Z gift ideas visit the alphabet gift exchanges page.

Gift basket filled with presents beginning with letter D

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

Distinctive ‘D’ Gifts for Adults

When it comes to gift-giving, finding the perfect present can be challenging. If you’re looking for a unique gift for an adult that starts with the letter D, you’re in luck! Here are some distinctive ‘D’ gifts that are sure to impress:

Dark chocolate

Dark chocolate is even more popular these days due to diets and intermittent fasting. Whether watching your waistline, or wanting a gourmet dark chocolate experience, check out this selection:

Decorative doormat

A decorative doormat is a perfect gift for someone who loves to add personality to their home. You can find doormats with all kinds of designs, from funny sayings to beautiful patterns. Plus, they’re practical too, as they help keep the house clean.

Two women helping young girl who has arms full of presents.
Gifts that start with D – so many choices!

Desert gifts

Who doesn’t love a sweet treat? Bakery and dessert gifts are always a sure win. Quite honestly, you’re going to hit a bigger home run if it’s from a local dessert place, such as a bakery specializing in cupcakes.You can even get creative and make a dessert that starts with the letter D, like donuts or Danish pastries.

DIY Kits

For the creative and crafty person in your life, consider gifting a DIY kit. From knitting and crocheting to woodworking and jewelry making, there are plenty of diverse options to choose from. Consider gifting a kit that matches the recipient’s interests and skill level, or introduce them to a new hobby that they may enjoy.

Here are some DIY kits to get your wheels turning:

Drone for camera for adults

For the tech-savvy adult, a drone is a fun and exciting gift. Drones come in various sizes and designs, from small, handheld models to larger, more advanced drones with built-in cameras.

Drones can get pricey very fast. I recently heard of a crop specialist investing in an $80,000 drone for crop scouting. I imagine the price tag is the same for news agencies and police department use.

Make sure you understand local ordinances about operating drones and where you can legally fly them. You wouldn’t appreciate your neighbor’s drone checking out your backyard barbeque, would you!

Whether your recipient is a photography enthusiast or just loves to fly things, a drone is sure to provide hours of entertainment.

Funny gifts that start with D

Disco ball

Go big or go home! A disco ball sends the message that you do, indeed, have a sense of humor. Double points if you dancing is part of the gift opening. If a disco ball is a wee bit too big, then how about disco ball earrings or disco ball accessories?

Let’s also not forget the disco toilet light:

Mini-dumpster Desktop Accessories

Well, well, well. The funny gag gift companies have been busy little bees. Mini desktop dumpster accessories for your desk seems to be the hot item for 2023. There is also no shortage of other dumpster fire themed accessories, such as mousepads, socks, stickers, coloring books, mugs, and plush toys.

To give you a background, “dumpster on fire” is a meme. The Los Angeles Magazine attributes the smily face dumpster meme to Truck Toreence, a Koreatown-based artist. Actually, it was Truck’s “popular character—a teal, anthropomorphic trash bin with flames shooting out of its top and a little, contented smile on its face—into a collectible toy.”

To be accurate, Truck Toreence didn’t even get mentioned on the Know Your Meme website page for dumpster fire. “Dumpster Fire” itself is a meme in its own right.

His smiley-faced Dumpster Fire came to life in 2016 as a gif and the rest is history. “Torrence corresponded with one person who placed a large Dumpster Fire order and learned that it was for a tech company working a project that had gone awry.”

In fact, the Merriam-Webster dictionary has added ‘Dumpster Fire’ to the Dictionary according to NPR.

Dumpster fire (noun, US informal): “an utterly calamitous or mismanaged situation or occurrence: disaster.”

Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Personally, I like the meeting notes that say “Dumpster Fire Incident Report” scratched out with the words added “Work Meeting Notes.”

Dazzling ‘D’ Gifts for Her

Looking for a gift that starts with the letter ‘D’ for that special lady in your life? Look no further! I have compiled a list of dazzling ‘D’ gifts that are sure to impress.

Dearfoam slippers

Say “Ahhh” to the most comfortable memory foam slippers!

Decorative Home Accents

I, for one, love to decorate my home. Just give me a gift card and I go wild. I wouldn’t necessarily give a decorative home access gift out of the blue – decorating your home is personal. You can, however, be an enabler, and give them a gift certificate to a favorite home decor store.

If the purchase is more significant, like a new desk, dresser for the bedroom, or dining table (D-inspired, of course!), it might have to be a couples decision.

Maybe it’s time to invest in an upgrade of fine dinnerware or a beautiful duvet cover for the master bedroom. If your giftee is into farmhouse decor, they may fawn over this Wooden Dough Bowl Lavender Candle or even more impressive 30-inch Wooden Dough Bowl.

Diamond earrings for women

Diamond earrings – every woman should have at least one pair. Don’t forget that diamond necklaces for women are always a favorite. Alas, the fashion world has moved on to diamond nose rings, diamond anklets, diamond belly rings, and diamond toe rings, because women should be bathed in diamonds from head to toe!

Dapper ‘D’ Gifts for Him

When it comes to finding the perfect gift for the special man in your life, it can be a bit of a challenge. But fear not, because I have compiled a list of dapper ‘D’ gifts that are sure to impress.

Dartboard Set

A dartboard set is a classic gift that is perfect for any game room or man cave. You can find dartboard sets in various styles and designs, from traditional wood boards to electronic dartboards with built-in scoring systems. Add some extra fun by including a set of personalized darts with the gi

Dress socks

A stylish pair of dress socks is a must-have for any well-dressed man. Look for socks made from high-quality materials like wool or cotton, and choose a design that matches his personality.

Dopp kit

Every man needs a good toiletry bag, and a dopp kit is the perfect choice. Look for one that is made from durable materials like leather or canvas, and choose a design that suits his style.

Dremel tools

Give the gift of a Dremel tool set for gifting stardom. Dremel tools are a small hand tool with multiple attachments for any type of home improvement or hobbyist.

Just check out Dremel attachments to better understand all of the possible uses for the tool

The gift wrap-up

There you have it, delightful gifts that start with D. Don’t forget to check out the complete A-Z gift ideas on the alphabet gift exchanges page.

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!