Gifts That Start With M: Unique Ideas for Any Occasion

In true GGS fashion, we are presenting a truly random gift list today. If you are looking for the unique and wonderful gifts that start with M, we’ve found a few!

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

Gift basket filled with presents beginning with letter M

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

Gifts for adults that start with M

If you are looking for a gift that starts with M for an adult, you have come to the right place. Here are some M-gifts that will make your loved ones happy.

Magnetic jewelry and its benefits

Magnetic jewelry is convenient for body piercings, but do you know that it also is touted for its health benefits? Things such as magnetic bracelets and magnetic rings are said to relieve body discomforts, such as arthrits.

Magnetic jewelry is a beautiful fashion accessory, too.

Disclaimer: Very strong magnets can harm your body, especially if you have a pacemaker. Always check with a medical professional before wearing strong magnets, and educate yourself on magnet strengh and adverse affects on health.

Older woman rubbing arthritic hands.
Some people believe that magnetic ring therapy relieves the pain of arthritis in hands.

Magnetic jewelry clasps for arthritis

Besides the physical discomfort of arthritis, there is the impairment with handling small objects. A jewelry clasp would be very challenging to open and close!

Magnetic jewelry clasps to the rescue! Consider this gift for a loved one who loves to wear necklaces, but struggles with arthritis.

Simply buy the clasps and convert a regular necklace to one with a magnetic clasp. I don’t have arthritis, but I do have some teeny tiny clasps that I struggle with!

Magnetic jewelry for lymphatic drainage

As you start shopping around for magnetic jewelry, you will be sure to notice magnet jewelry specifically targeting lymphatic drainage, among other targets of weight loss and pain relief. According to WebMD, there is no clear proof that magnetic field therapy works.

Magnetic therapy jewelry is actually very attractive, for both men and women. Even the materials differ; some may have beads and some might be smooth or embossed metal. Peeks are free if you want to see what magnet therapy pieces look like!

Milk frother

Maybe it’s time your life needs a milk frother! Here are some of the most popular brands of milk frothers:

What does a milk frother do?

A milk frother is a kitchen tool used to create frothy milk for coffee or other beverages. It works by adding air to the milk, creating a light and fluffy texture. There are several types of milk frothers, including handheld frothers, electric frothers, and steam wand frothers.

What is the difference between a milk frother and a milk steamer?

The main difference between a milk frother and a milk steamer is the texture of the milk they produce.

A milk frother creates a light, airy foam on top of the milk, which is often used in drinks like cappuccinos and lattes. Frothers work by introducing air into the milk, which creates small bubbles and a frothy texture. Handheld and electric frothers are the most common types of frothers.

What are the uses for a milk frother?

A milk frother is a kitchen tool that is primarily used to create frothy milk for coffee or other drinks. However, there are several other uses for a milk frother, including:

  1. Making hot chocolate: A milk frother can be used to create frothy hot chocolate by frothing warm milk and mixing it with cocoa powder or chocolate syrup.
  2. Mixing protein powder: A milk frother can be used to mix protein powder into milk or water, creating a smooth and frothy drink.
  3. Whipping cream: A milk frother can be used to whip cream quickly and easily, creating a light and fluffy topping for desserts.
  4. Emulsifying dressings: A milk frother can be used to emulsify dressings or sauces, creating a smooth and creamy texture without the use of a blender or food processor.
  5. Beating eggs: A milk frother can be used to beat eggs for omelets or scrambled eggs, creating a light and fluffy texture.
  6. Making cocktails: A milk frother can be used to mix cocktails, creating a frothy texture and incorporating ingredients evenly.

Overall, a milk frother is a versatile tool that can be used for a variety of kitchen tasks beyond just frothing milk for coffee.

Mini appliances

Mini appliances make the perfect gift for apartments, dorm rooms, camping/RVs, offices, and tiny houses. What are the most popular mini appliances?

Other mini appliances

Multi-purpose toaster ovens

Toaster ovens have become the ultimate in space-saving kitchen appliances. It’s dizzying all of the cooking features: air fry oven, bake, broil, toast, roast, digital toaster, thermometer anda the list goes on. I thought I maxed out with the 12-in-1 toaster ovens, but surprisingly found Beelicious 32QT Extra Large Air Fryer, 19-In-1 Air Fryer Toaster Oven Combo with Rotisserie and Dehydrator, Digital Convection Oven Countertop Airfryer Fit 13″ Pizza, 6 Accessories, 1800w, Black.

Toaster vs toaster oven

A toaster is a small appliance that is specifically designed to toast bread. It typically has slots for two or four slices of bread and can be set to different levels of toasting, from light to dark. Toasters are generally quick and efficient, and are ideal for toasting bread for breakfast or sandwiches.

A toaster oven, on the other hand, is a larger appliance that can be used for a variety of cooking tasks, including toasting bread. In addition to toasting, toaster ovens can be used for baking, broiling, and roasting, making them a versatile kitchen tool. They are typically more expensive than toasters and take up more counter space, but they offer more cooking options and can be used to prepare a wider range of meals.

To summarize, if you primarily need to toast bread and want a quick and efficient appliance, a toaster is a good choice. If you need a more versatile appliance that can be used for a variety of cooking tasks in addition to toasting bread, a toaster oven may be more suitable.

Monogrammed gifts

Monogrammed gifts are a classic option that never goes out of style. From monogrammed towels to jewelry, there are plenty of options to choose from. Personalizing a gift with someone’s initials adds a thoughtful touch that shows you put extra effort into the gift.

Monograms are typically 2-3 letters representing a person’s first, middle, and last name. Fun fact: not everyone legally has a middle name!

I do think that online searchers tend to grab the word “monogram” when they really are looking for “personalized” meaning to add someone’s first name to an item (or silly nickname, you choose). Just know that for some gifts, the manufacturer may only allow 2-3 letters, so make sure to read carefull!

Sure, you could just monogram a sweater or a coffe mug, but why stop there? Here are some of the unusual gifts that people choose to mongram:

  • Monogrammed diaper bag
  • Baby onesies monogrammed
  • Baby boy clothes monogrammed
  • Baby girls clothes monogrammed
  • Burp cloths monogrammed
  • Aprons monogrammed
  • Dog collars monogrammed
  • Duck boots monogrammed
  • Fishing shirt monogrammed
  • Furry monogrammed vest

P.S. I am just the messenger 🙂

I remember the Lillian Vernon catalogue coming in the mailbox when I was growing up. The popular mail order company proved that just about anything could be monogrammed.


The gifting circle is wide on this one! Did anyone say, “Jelly-of-the-Month Club”? A store membership can be put towards unlocking premium member rewards for shopping. Give a year of entertainment via online streaming platforms or in-person events.

Either way, memberships “are the gift that keeps on giving.”

  • membership
  • Audible membership
  • Book club membership gift
  • Disney Plus membership
  • Kindle unlimited gift membership
  • Health club/fitness/gym membership
  • Museum membership
  • Prime gift membership
  • Sam’s Club membership
  • Scribe gift membership
  • Season tickets to opera/theatre
  • Wine club membership gift
  • YouTube gift membership
  • Zoo/aquarium membership


Mushroom coffee

Mushroom coffee touts numerous benefits, including improved cognitive function. Mushroom coffee has lower caffeine in than regular coffee. This is good for people trying to step down from the full daily jolt

Amazon’s best seller is Think Organic Ground Mushroom Coffee

Mushroom coffee is a blend of coffee and mushroom extracts, such as cordyceps, reishi, or lion’s mane. While research on the specific benefits of mushroom coffee is limited, some potential benefits of the individual mushroom extracts used in the blend include:

  1. Immune system support: Some mushroom extracts, such as reishi, have been shown to have immune-boosting properties.
  2. Improved cognitive function: Lion’s mane mushroom extract has been shown to improve cognitive function and memory in some studies.
  3. Increased energy: Cordyceps mushroom extract has been shown to increase energy levels and improve exercise performance in some studies.
  4. Reduced stress: Some mushroom extracts, such as reishi, have been shown to have stress-reducing effects.
  5. Anti-inflammatory properties: Some mushroom extracts, such as chaga, have been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties.

In addition to the potential benefits of the mushroom extracts, mushroom coffee may also have a lower caffeine content than regular coffee, which can be beneficial for those who are sensitive to caffeine. However, it’s important to note that more research is needed to fully understand the potential benefits and risks of mushroom coffee.

Funny gifts that start with M

If you’re looking for a gift that will make your friends laugh, consider giving them a funny or gag gift that starts with M. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

Funny magnetic ball marker

According to Golf Digest, “a ball marked on the green must be marked with a “ball-marker,” and defines a ball-marker as “an artificial object used to mark the spot of a ball to be lifted, such as a tee, a coin, an object made to be a ball-marker or other small piece of equipment.”

As a non-golf person, I had no idea what a ball marker is. For the other non-golf people, the “magnetic” part is a base that clips onto a sun viser. The funny marker (usually round like a coin) snaps back onto the base for safe keeping.

The marker is removed and placed to mark the player’s golf ball position on the turf. Magnetic ball markers that are unique make it easy to identify each player’s golf ball.

Funny meme gifts

Memes have forever entered our lives. It’s easy to find meme related gifts for almost every situation. Since you know the perso

Here are some ideas for meme gifts:

Mop pens

These super cute pens are multi-purpose: a screen cleaner, standard ballpoint, and a stylus. The novelty of them has made them a fan favorite in schools and gift exchanges.

All the pens on the market are pretty much the same: a stylus pen with mop head and funny face.

The ad reads:

  • Multifunctional Pens: the mop head pens are multifunctional and can be operated on smart devices, applied as a screen cleaner, or as a standard ballpoint pen to use, you will be satisfied by our products
  • Practical Design: the microfiber bristles of the pens can clean computer, cell phone and tablet screens, with silicone stylus tip, can be operated on smart devices, will not scratch the screen

Gifts that start with M for Her

If you are looking for an M-themed gift for a friend, girlfriend, or spouse, you can consider the following options:

Magnetic eyelashes

We’ve all heard of fake eyelashes, a common beauty accessory. Have you heard of magnetic eyelashes?

According to Pop Sugar, “Magnetic eyelashes use a special magnetic liner that is applied to the lash line and left to dry, and then lashes with magnetized ends are attached.”

Magnetic eyelashes solve fake eyelash troubles of dealing with the messy handling and removing of eyelash glue. Even better, every new generation of magnetic eyelashes improves. The user can create a variety of different looks, from natural to dramatic.

Are magnetic eyelashes safe?

According to WebMD:

“As with other eyelash enhancements, you can still lose lashes when you remove magnetic lashes. They can break your natural lashes or cause them to grow in the wrong direction.

No matter which kind you buy, touching your eyes to put your lashes on can lead to eye infection. You might also get a stye on the eyelid.”

Magnetic eyelashes became popular in 2018 when they hit the market, according to WebMD.

Magnetic jewelry for women

Magnetic jewelry isn’t just a novelty, it’s very practical! With the popularity of jewelry adornment in areas besides the ears (nose, bellybutton, and other body parts) it makes a pierced “look” possible.

Also consider the ease of using a jewelry necklace clasp when putting on a tricky necklace connection.

  • Magnetic nose rings
  • Magnetic belly rings
  • Magnetic
Man in Christmas sweater presenting gift to woman sitting down on chair looking up at him; home decorated for the holidays.
Gifts that start with M are MANY!

Map dress

Will this be the future collectible garment? Map dresses are a pop culture phenomenon. With the rise of 3d printing on fabrics, reproducing intricate and realistic details (like a map) are possible.

There is no shortage of popular maps in both fiction and real life – although map dresses based on fiction are hot.

Gifts that start with M for Him

If you are looking for an M-gift for him, you can consider the following options:

Man cave accessories

Think of all the fun things you can buy for your guy’s man cave! According to the Family Handyman, man caves are basements that have evolved into sleek hangouts, complete with upscale furniture, lighting, and game equipment.

Every man dreams of one, make a piece of it happen with one of these man cave additions:


Manscape has become synonymous with men’s grooming. Since it became popular in 2018, men’s specialized grooming products have exploded, especially for grooming of men’s private parts.

Manscaping could have easily made it into funny gifts that start with M – since funny manscapes have been the target of humour. Even the names of the products are humourous: Manscaped The Lawnmower.

The Manscaped company identified the need for specialty men’s grooming products. Their mission statement: We started with the groin because other brands weren’t talking about it, much less making products specifically for it.

Definition of MANSCAPE

verb (used with or without object),man·scaped,man·scap·ing.

  1. (of a man) to remove (unwanted body hair other than scalp hair) by waxing, shaving, etc.:It may be time to manscape your hairy back again
Google Search Trends for the term "manscape" which indicates sharp rise in summer of 2018.
Google Trends indicates sharp rise in search term “manscape” summer of 2018.

Manscaping, which refers to the grooming of body hair on men, has become popular for a number of reasons:

  1. Aesthetics: Many men choose to manscape to improve their appearance and feel more confident. Grooming body hair can help define muscles and create a more polished, put-together look.
  2. Hygiene: Body hair can trap sweat and bacteria, leading to unpleasant odors and skin irritation. Manscaping can help improve hygiene and reduce the risk of skin infections.
  3. Comfort: Removing excess body hair can help reduce chafing and discomfort, especially during physical activity or in hot weather.
  4. Fashion trends: As fashion trends have changed, many men have started to prefer a smoother, more streamlined look. This has led to increased interest in manscaping and grooming body hair.
  5. Social media and pop culture: With the rise of social media and pop culture influencers, there has been increased exposure to images of men with well-groomed bodies. This has contributed to a growing cultural acceptance of manscaping and a desire to emulate these images.

Mini chainsaw

Last one for the guys: a mini chainsaw. By the way, mini chainsaws are great for women, too! They are a great tool to trim trees and larger bushes in courtyards and gardens. They can also be added for small carpentry projects. No serious tree trimming here, but sometimes its nice to have this smaller tool.

According to Hardell, mini chainsaws are less initimidating and have easier maneuverability than their full-size counterparts. I was skeptical of the rechargeable mini chainsaws having enough power.

The Family Handyman did a review on the Saker mini chainsaw and was pleasantly surprised. The article states that the mini chainsaw had the ability to cut through a 4 inch piece of wood. In addition to the ease of use, the Saker mini chainsaw had zero arm fatigue!

Mini chainsaws can be powered by electricty, battery-powered, or gas. Tip: for battery-powered tools, it’s best to stay in the same line/brand of tools to interchange the batteries. My family loves the DeWalt line of products and have two battery charging stations, one in the house and one in the shop. The rechargeable chainsaws have

Popular mini chainsaw brands:

Who wouldn’t love this pink mini chainsaw? Even though it’s targeted to women, from a practical perspective, it makes it easier to see and locate your pink mini chainsaw!

Murse for men

The term “murse” refers to a purse for men. According to All The Wallets, “A Murse is a commonly used term to refer to a male handbag or purse (can also be referred to as a messenger or crossbody bag).”

The murse (or man purse) can be used with or without a strap off the shoulder. On the shoulder would be similar to a men’s messenger bag.

Men’s crossbody bags are commonly accepted bags for men. A murse fits nicely under letter M gifts for men, although there sometimes is a stigma associated with it. The animated series King of the Hill did an episode about it, as did the popular sitcom Seinfeld (Jerry trades his wallet for a European carry-all).

If your intention is to make light of the man purse, than check out Bobby Hill thats my purse shirt on Amazon.

African American male with a man purse over shoulder; close-up of murse purse on male.
A murse purse (also known as a man purse) can look great on guys and be a useful fashion accessory.

Other man purse names

Murse bags are known under many different terms. If you’re trying to locate a man purse while shopping, look for these alternative names:

The men’s handbag can be referred to as: a “purse murse” “murse man bag” “nurse murse” or “male nurse murse” “satchel man purse” “masculine man purse” “euro man purse”

Murse bag brands

Not unexpectedly, a leather murse for men is the most popular. All of the best fashion designers have picked up on the trend for men’s bags. Fashion designer murses can be found with these great fashion favorites:

  • Coach murse
  • Gucci murse
  • Hermes man purse
  • Louis Vuitton murse
  • Niki man purse
  • Samsonite man purse
  • Versace man purse

The gift wrap-up

We hope this MAGNIFICENT list of gifts that start with M has been helpful. Even though the list of gifts that start with M meandered and was random, I think it made it all the more fun.

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!