Gifts That Start with N: Neato Ideas Sure to Please

Here we are again, another alphabet gift exchange. Looking for more ideas for gifts that start with the letter N? Never fear, my friend. There is an abundance of N-gifts all over the place for that upcoming Christmas gift exchange for family, friends, coworkers, boyfriends, and girlfriends.

Your alphabet gift exchange might have rules. I kind of hope that it doesn’t, because that allows guests’ creativity to come out. It’s a lot more fun to make it a competition for the best gift starting with the letter they picked, or even the worst gift starting with their letter.

While you are considering that, let’s jump into ideas for gifts starting with the letter N!

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

Gift basket filled with presents beginning with letter N

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

Gifts for adults that start with N

Looking for a unique gift for your friend or loved one that starts with the letter “N”? Look no further! Here are some great gift ideas for adults that start with the letter “N”.

A family exchanging gifts during the holidays.
Surprise your family and friends by coming up with a clever gift that starts with N!

Neon signs

There are hundreds of fun neon designs to choose from. Choose manly designs for a mancave, or whimsical designs for kids or a party (like a moon neon sign).

According to Radikal Neon Signs, “…traditional neon uses almost ten times the power consumption as LED neon for a very similar lighting effect. That means that LED neon is way more eco-friendly.”

This means probably 100% of what you see on Amazon is going to be LED signs.

Tips when buying neon signs:

  • if provided, remote controls can adjust brightness levels
  • may have to buy separate stand if you don’t want to mount or hang the sign

Custom neon signs

If you’re looking for a unique gift, check out a custom neon sign. “Cool” is the word that comes to mind. Here are some ideas for customization:

  • a person’s first name
  • a family name (The Davidson’s)
  • name + icon
  • name of your company or brand

Some content creators even purchase custom neon signs to position behind them when recording video for their YouTube channels.

Assortment of hot pink neon signs, different messages and graphics.
Customize your neon sign, or pick a fun one from hundreds of choices!

Small neon signs for consumers are easily within budget. LED neon signs on Amazon can be purchased for under $50, without customization.

If you choose the custom option and a large size, the price can increase. For example, one review commented their sign was 3ft wide/1ft tall and cost less than $200 on sale.

Neon love signs

Neon love signs are popular for couples in love, weddings, and other events (like a gift exchange with a very special someone!). Options include variations of “love” such as “happily ever after” and “cheers to love”.

Simple neon heart signs are popular for the same reason, or just to decorate a dorm wall (or a Valentine’s gift exchange).

Neon signs are popular for the night life and lend a party atmosphere. Nor surprisingly, they make great decor for garages, basements, and man caves.

Nespresso pods

Nespresso pods are small, single-serving capsules filled with ground coffee that are designed to be used with Nespresso coffee machines. These pods come in a variety of flavors and strengths, and are made from high-quality coffee beans that have been roasted and ground to a precise consistency.

Nespresso pods are a convenient way to make a single cup of coffee quickly and easily, without the need for measuring or grinding coffee beans. They are also known for their consistent quality and flavor, as each pod is designed to deliver a consistent taste profile every time.

Can you use nespresso pods in a Keurig?

No, Nespresso pods cannot be used in a Keurig machine. Nespresso pods are designed to be used exclusively with Nespresso machines, which use a different brewing system than Keurig machines. Nespresso machines use a high-pressure extraction system to brew coffee, while Keurig machines use a low-pressure brewing system. Additionally, Nespresso pods are a different size and shape than Keurig pods, so they are not compatible with Keurig machines. It is important to use the correct type of pod for your coffee machine to ensure that you get the best results.

Are nespresso pods safe?

Yes, Nespresso pods are generally considered safe to use. The pods are made from food-grade aluminum or plastic that is designed to withstand the high pressure and temperature of the Nespresso brewing process. The coffee inside the pods is also safe to consume, as it is made from high-quality coffee beans that have been roasted and ground to a specific consistency. However, it is important to note that some Nespresso pods may contain trace amounts of BPA (bisphenol A), a chemical that has been linked to health concerns. Nespresso has stated that their pods are BPA-free, but some independent testing has found trace amounts of BPA in some pods. If you have concerns about BPA or other chemicals in your coffee, you may want to consider using a different brewing method or choosing a different brand of coffee pod.

Smiling woman enjoying nespresso in cafe.
New to making nespresso at home? It’s common to have a few questions about nespresso pods.

How long do nespresso pods last?

Nespresso pods have a shelf life of up to 12 months from the date of production. The pods are sealed in airtight packaging to maintain their freshness and flavor for as long as possible. However, it is best to consume the pods within a few months of purchase to ensure that you get the best possible taste and quality. Over time, the flavor and aroma of the coffee may begin to degrade, and the crema (the layer of foam on top of the coffee) may become less pronounced. If you have a large number of Nespresso pods and are concerned about their shelf life, it is best to store them in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and heat sources. This will help to extend their shelf life and preserve their flavor and quality.

Best nespresso pods for cappuccino

The best Nespresso pods for cappuccino are those that have a strong and bold flavor that can stand up to the milk in the cappuccino. Here are some of the best Nespresso pods for cappuccino:

  1. Ristretto: This is a strong and intense espresso with a rich and creamy flavor that is perfect for cappuccinos.
  2. Arpeggio: This is a medium to strong espresso with a rich and complex flavor that is perfect for cappuccinos.
  3. Roma: This is a medium to strong espresso with a balanced flavor that is perfect for cappuccinos.
  4. Livanto: This is a medium espresso with a smooth and balanced flavor that is perfect for cappuccinos.
  5. Volluto: This is a mild espresso with a sweet and fruity flavor that is perfect for those who prefer a lighter cappuccino.

These Nespresso pods are all compatible with Nespresso machines and can be used to make delicious cappuccinos at home.

No soliciting sign

Strangely enough, a salesperson recently hit up our neighborhood trying to sell educational books. The neighbors all agreed the “no solicitation” signs should go up.

No soliciting signs can be very to the point. The message can also be softened with humour.

What does “no soliciting” mean?

“No soliciting” is a term used to indicate that the homeowner or business owner does not want to be approached or bothered by salespeople or other individuals who are trying to sell goods or services. The term is often used in the context of signs that are posted on doors or in windows of homes or businesses.

When a “no soliciting” sign is posted, it means that the homeowner or business owner does not want to be contacted by salespeople, religious groups, or other individuals who are trying to sell or promote something. This includes door-to-door salespeople, telemarketers, and other types of solicitors.

It is important to respect “no soliciting” signs and not approach homes or businesses that have them posted. Ignoring a “no soliciting” sign can be considered trespassing and may result in legal consequences.

Nostalgic Gifts

Your gift exchange might be a themed idea for nostalgia gifts. To pull this type of exchange off, it would have to be the right crowd. If it’s your idea for a single person, then claim “Nostalgia” for your gift that starts with the letter N!

Here are some nice letter N nostalgic gift ideas to get you started:

  • Nostalgic Candy Gift Basket: Fill a basket with classic candies from the past like Pixy Stix, Pop Rocks, and Candy Necklaces. This gift is perfect for someone who grew up in the 80s or 90s and will bring back fond memories of childhood.
  • Vintage Board Games: Board games like Monopoly, Scrabble, and Clue have been around for decades and are still popular today. However, finding an original vintage version of these games can be a real treat for someone who grew up playing them.
  • Retro Record Player: Vinyl records have made a comeback in recent years, and a retro record player is the perfect gift for someone who loves music from the past. Look for a player with a vintage design that will transport them back in time.
  • Personalized Photo Album: A photo album filled with pictures from the past is a thoughtful and nostalgic gift. Include photos of the recipient as a child, family vacations, and other special moments.
  • Classic Movie Collection: A collection of classic movies like Casablanca, Gone with the Wind, and Singin’ in the Rain is a great gift for someone who loves old Hollywood. These movies are timeless and will transport the recipient back in time to a different era.

Overall, nostalgic gifts are a great way to show someone that you care and that you appreciate their memories and experiences. Whether it’s candy from their childhood or a vintage board game, these gifts are a nice thought.

Funny gifts that start with the letter N

Forget thoughtful, and go for the gift that is going to get the most laughs. Personally, I still like to keep it classy funny. I’ve never been a fan of rude gifts, so keep that in mind for the party you are attending.

Funny name plates for desks

Cheer up a coworker with a funny name plate for their desk! If they have no need for a name plate, check out funny office nick nacks.

Funny nesting dolls

Nesting dolls, also known as Matryoshka dolls, are a set of wooden dolls that fit inside one another. If your friend or family member isn’t a collector of the traditional type, try for funny or unique nesting dolls.

There is almost a nesting doll for every type of interest:

Silicone nesting dolls

The traditional nesting doll is made out of wood, but recently, silicone nesting dolls have come on the market. The website Little Change Creators states that silicone is the best material for kids’ toys because it’s an eco-friendly material and “hypoallergenic material that’s waterproof and can’t harbour germs.”

In addition, silicone can be molded into a variety of shapes – perfect for nesting dolls! If you’re thinking about giving a nesting doll to a child and worried about durability and paint flaking off, look at the silicone nesting dolls on the market.

This cute owl silicone nesting doll set is sure to please!

Besides funny nesting dolls, here are some other non-traditional nesting “dolls”:

Don’t forget, you can buy blank nesting dolls for your creative friends who can paint their own!

Novelty one-piece pajamas

Men and woman alike are having fun with one-piece pajamas. They are popular for pranks, funny pictures, parties, whatever! Read more about them: From Pajamas to Partywear: Having Fun With Adult Onesies

Gifts for Her That Start With N

Gift popular (or needed) letter N gifts to the women in your life!

Nail charms

Nail charms are small decorative embellishments that are used to add a touch of glamor and personality to nail art designs. These charms come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and designs, and are typically made from materials such as metal, rhinestones, pearls, or beads.

Nail charms can be attached to the nails using nail glue or adhesive strips, and can be used to create a wide range of nail designs, from simple and understated to bold and elaborate. Some popular nail charm designs include flowers, hearts, stars, bows, and animal shapes. Nail charms are a fun and creative way to add some extra flair to your nail art and express your personal style.

Hello Kitty nail charms and 3D nail charms are quite popular.

Naughty coloring books for adults

This can be for both guys and gals – and the option is to get as “naughty” as you like! Honestly, there is enough good clean humour to not turn beet red.

Women’s nose trimmer

Believe it or not, women do grow nose hair! Gift this as a gag gift, or a big hint!

Choose between nose hair trimmer for women rechargeable or a womens battery operated nose trimmer. Female nose trimmers even come in pink!

Don’t skimp on a good nose trimmer. Cheap nose trimmers usually don’t have enough power to get the job done; cheaper parts like dull blades will make it ineffective. Conair (below) made it on the Amazon popular pick list.

Nose trimmers are nose trimmers. Don’t be afraid to purchase a nose trimmer that looks like it is for a man. Panasonic and Phillips are reliable nose trimmer brands.

Novelty clutch bag

What woman doesn’t want to change up a look with a novelty clutch bag? These small hand held funny clutch purse for women can make a fun fashion statement or get a quick laugh.

If you’re looking for an unique, weird, unusal, funky, or funny gift, a novetly clutch bag might do the trick!

Gifts for Him That Start With N

Finding a gift for the man in your life can be tough, but here are some ideas that start with the letter “N”:

Funny belt buckles

Just like novelty ties, novelty belt buckles makes everyday life more fun. A funny cowboy belt buckle might be exactly what your guy needs.

Novelty ties

What a wonderful world we live in that makes neck ties fun to wear! As a sideline observer, it always brings a smile to my face to see a guy wear a fun tie!

No matter who you’re shopping for, these gift ideas that start with the letter “N” are sure to please.

Newsboy caps

Newsboy caps are a type of flat cap that is typically made from wool or tweed fabric and features a round, paneled crown and a small, stiff brim. These caps were originally worn by newsboys and other working-class men in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and were often associated with the working-class culture of the time.

Today, newsboy caps are a popular fashion accessory for both men and women, and are often worn for their classic, vintage-inspired look. They come in a variety of colors and materials, and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. Newsboy caps are a versatile and stylish accessory that can add a touch of old-world charm to any outfit.

The gift wrap-up

We hope this NEAT list of gifts that start with N has been helpful. Finding a gift that starts with the letter “N” can be a fun and unique challenge. With options ranging from practical to quirky, there is something for everyone..

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!