Excellent Gift Ideas: Gifts That Start with E

Ah, my friend! I see you are a participant of an alphabet gift exchange. If your group appreciates a little cheekiness, point out that “exchange” starts with the letter “E”. Sorry, not helpful.

So… you have been given one job, and that is to locate a gift that starts with E. By the way, thanks for coming by my web page – I can imagine how hard it can be coming up with gifts that start with the letter E.

Here’s to lasting gift impressions starting with E! For the complete A-Z gift ideas visit the alphabet gift exchanges page.

Gift basket filled with presents beginning with letter E

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

Gifts that start with E for adults

Gifts starting with E are more abundant with themes, such as experience gifts, eco-friendly gifts, educational gifts, electric, entertainment, and exercise gifts.

Experience gifts!

No saving the best for last here! Experience gifts are awesome – no clutter and nothing to store in your house. One of these days, I’ll do an entire post on experience gifts. There is a lot of flexibility in this gift idea.

Experience gifts are simply giving the gift of an experience. You can choose to give a gift certificate or voucher, or join in with the person on the experience and do it together (which is often more fun!).

Gifts range from hobby-related to special interests. Though hobby-related gifts sounds more tame, the person receiving it would be delighted, I’m sure. This could be a tour of a history museum or a cooking class. A spa day would be perfect for others.

For the more adventurous gift recipient, consider an experience gift like an escape room adventure. This is a great way to challenge your problem-solving skills while having fun with friends or family. A hot air balloon ride is another adventuresome choice.

Another fun experience gift is an evening of wine tasting. Many wineries offer tastings and tours, and it’s a great way to learn about different types of wine while enjoying a relaxing evening out.

Experience gifts create memories that will last a lifetime!

Eco-Friendly Products

If your friend is passionate about the environment, consider gifting them eco-friendly products such as reusable shopping bags, a stainless steel water bottle, or a set of bamboo utensils., reusable straws, bamboo utensils, or a solar-powered phone charger.

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One of my favorite eco-friendly products is beeswax wraps for foods I had bought a stretchy silicon product that did not work for stretching over round bowls – it was a disappointment. I had forgotten all about the beeswax product – it worked like a charm! I’m going to buy a few extras to have on hand and to give as gifts.

Educational Gifts

Didn’t see this coming, did you? Educational gifts are a great way to show someone you care about their personal growth. Consider gifting a book on a topic they’re interested in, a language learning app subscription, or a set of flashcards. These gifts are not only economical but also promote lifelong learning.

Other apps, such as teachable, ____ so many online possibilities to learn!

The “Books for Dummies” empire of self-instruction books cashed in big time. These branded niche book topics help people trying to learn how to do something on their own. They have become synonmous with simplified learning. Heck, you can even get “Adulting for Dummies.”

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the For Dummies brand has generated billions of dollars in revenue. American Dan Gookin wrote the first Dummies book on computing in 1991. Gookin is credited with coming up with the idea to maky user-friendly manuals to learn more about computers. Of course, the rest is history, with expanded titles for all kinds of other topics.


This could be an electric wine opener, electric toaster, electric bike etc. Turn it into a gag gift, as almost any menial task can be eletrified.


Entertainment overlaps with experience gifts. For example, an escape room could be entertainment. There are lots of people who book escape rooms as part of their birthday festivities.

Consider these entertainment options:

  • Event tickets: Concert tickets, sports, music, or theater, tickets to an event are a great way to give your special someone an unforgettable experience.
  • Online entertainment. Gift a subscription to a streaming service to enjoy movies and other media online.
  • Games. Give a new board game or card game. Buy a retro video game, or subscription to a game online.


If your guy or gal loves to stay active, there are plenty of “E” gifts that will help him reach his fitness goals. Some options include:

  • Exercise equipment: Whether he loves to lift weights or do cardio, there are plenty of exercise equipment options that start with “E” (e.g. elliptical, exercise ball, etc.).
  • Exercise classes: From yoga to spin, there are plenty of exercise classes that your man can take to stay fit and healthy.
  • Energy supplements: If your man needs a little boost to get through his workouts, energy supplements can be a great gift.

Exercise gifts are a great way to encourage someone to stay active without spending a lot of money. Consider gifting a set of resistance bands, a yoga mat, or a jump rope. These gifts are not only affordable but also promote a healthy lifestyle.

Funny gifts that start with E

White elephant gift exchanges are a fun and entertaining way to bring people together during the holiday season. The goal is to find a quirky or unique gift that will make everyone laugh and have a good time. If you’re struggling to come up with ideas, here are a few entertaining white elephant gifts that start with the letter “E”.

Emergency underpants

This is a hilarious gift that is sure to get a lot of laughs. Emergency underpants are a small, compact pair of underwear that can be kept in a purse or backpack for emergencies.

Funny earrings

Emoji coasters are a fun and quirky way to protect your furniture from drink rings. They come in a variety of different emojis, so you can choose the ones that best fit the personality of the person you’re buying for.

Funny eye mask

You’re sleeping, but you’re funny at the same time – how perfect! For those with a sense of humour, or to freak out your housemates, try one of these funny eye masks.

Funny embroidered hat

Funny and quality! Give your hat-wearing friends a cover for their head that they can always chuckle at.

Exciting Gifts for Her

Looking for a gift that starts with the letter “E” for that special woman in your life? Look no further! I’ve compiled a list of exciting gifts for her that are sure to put a smile on her face.


Earrings are a classic gift for any woman. They come in a variety of styles and designs, making it easy to find a pair that fits her personality. Whether she prefers studs, hoops, or dangle earrings, there’s an option for everyone.

I highly encourage you to purchase from an independent artist that makes one-of-a-kind earrings and other jewelry. Often, it comes with a good back story that can make your gift all the more memorable.

Embroidery kit

Embroidery is a longtime popular needlecraft. If your friend is a crafty person, they might be interested in this vintage craft. Don’t forget that they will need embroidery thread and embroidery patterns to get started with this hobby.

Embroidered sweatshirts

Skip the embroidery kit and buy a gorgeous machine-embroidered sweatshirts. Embroidered machine sweatshirts give a quality feel to leisureware, all why capturing the spirit of the most modern design techniques.

Engraved Jewelry

Personalized jewelry is always a thoughtful gift, and adding an engraved message or name takes it to the next level. Consider a necklace, bracelet, or ring with your friend’s initials or a special date.

Engaging Gifts for Him

When it comes to finding the perfect gift for the man in your life, it can be difficult to know where to start. If you’re looking for a gift that starts with the letter “E”, there are plenty of engaging options available. Here are a few ideas that are sure to impress:


If the man in your life is a tech lover, there are plenty of electronics gifts that start with “E” to choose from. Some options include:

  • Earbuds: It’s always about the earbuds. They make great birthday gifts and santa stuffers. High-quality earbuds are a great gift for anyone who loves to listen to music on the go.
  • REM sleep tracker: So many men (and women) suffer from a poor night’s sleep. But are you actually hitting REM sleep and for long enough? Monitoring sleeping patterns is one of the first steps in a journey to better sleep life.
  • Electric razor for men: A high-quality electric razor is a gift that any man can appreciate.
  • Nose trimmer: Obviously you have to know the person well enough to buy them an electric nose trimmer. If your mama never told you to get one, go buy one for yourself, now!

The gift wrap-up

There you have it, excellent gifts that start with E. 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!