Gifts That Start With R: Really Cool Ideas for Every Occasion

Looking for the perfect gift can be a daunting task, especially if you’re looking for something unique and memorable. If you’re struggling to come up with gift ideas, why not consider gifts that start with the letter “R”? There are plenty of options to choose from, whether you’re shopping for a birthday, anniversary, or any other special occasion.

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Gift basket filled with presents beginning with letter R

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

Woman unwrapping present next to Christmas tree, boyfriend looking on.
Treat her royally with a gift that starts with the letter R!

Gifts that start with R for adults

If you are looking for a gift that starts with the letter R, you have a lot of options to choose from. Here are some ideas to help you narrow down your search:

Raclette grill

Raclette is a fun party accessory popular in European countries. Now, the fun is starting in the U.S.! The basic idea is to start with a table of raw meats and vegetables that can be grilled on the top surface, while melting special “raclette” cheese in pull-out trays below.

The meltable cheese is then poured over the grilled food. It works best in a group of 4-6 people. Think of fondue parties – you can only fit so many people around the fondue pot.

If you’re looking for some novelty or just fun entertainment with friends and family, give the raclette a try. They’re not that expensive. I would suggest watching a few YouTube videos to understand how it works (it’s very simple).

The challenging part is to think of more interesting foods past potatoes and small meats. Luckily, more food bloggers are jumping on to the scene to help, such as Marita from My Dinner.

Rash Guard

A rash guard is a type of athletic shirt that is designed to protect the skin from rashes, abrasions, and other irritations that can occur during water sports or other outdoor activities. These shirts are typically made from a stretchy, moisture-wicking fabric that is quick-drying and lightweight, and they often feature a UPF rating to protect the skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays.

Rash guards are commonly used for activities such as surfing, swimming, snorkeling, and paddleboarding, and they can also be worn for other outdoor activities such as hiking or running. Rash guards come in a variety of styles, including short-sleeve, long-sleeve, and even full-body designs, and they are available for both men and women. They are a popular choice for anyone who wants to stay comfortable and protected while enjoying outdoor activities.

RJ Hampson coloring books

R.J. Hanson is a rising star in coloring books. According to his Amazon author profile:

With a background in illustration and graphic design, R. J. Hampson brings a unique blend of creative thought to his work in both traditional and digital media but is happiest when he tells a story.

Originally known as the author and illustrator of the Bunyip Tree series of children’s books, Russell writes: “I was intrigued by the machines in my local Australia Post mail center and was inspired to draw them. This became the seed that inspired my first illustrated children’s book which features a kangaroo, called Roopert, who delivers the mail.

And in 2020, Russell decided to release some of his more fanciful illustrations as a series of coloring books.

Rocketbook Fusion

The Rocketbook concept: an eco/environment friendly, RE-USEABLE notebook. It works by converting handwritng to digital text that can be transferred to the cloud. Taking a picture of it with a smartphone can transfer your note page to any storage platform you wish.

Notes are then wiped away with a damp cloth and the blank page is ready to accept a new note, doodle, or idea.

Users love Rocketbooks because they mimics the more natural notetaking feel of writing on paper. When compared to other digital devices such as an iPad, the Rocketbook proves quicker and easier to jot down a note rather than turning on a device.

The Rocketbook is very popular among students who do a lot of notetaking for classes. Many students rate environmental impact high on the list when considering a product. The Rocketbook reduces paperwaste.

There are a few models and versions of the Rocketbook, so do your homework before investing in this as a gift.

Rock and Roll tshirts

Don’t just buy any Rock and Roll tshirt, buy their favorite Rock and Roll tshirt! Imagine your friends, boyfriend/girlfriend, family member’s expression when they see a Rock and Roll tshirt from their favorite band!

Funny gifts that start with R

Enjoy some laughs at your gift exchange with the gifts that start with the letter R!

Funny ramen

Do ramen noodles expire?

Yes, ramen noodles can expire. The shelf life of ramen noodles depends on a variety of factors, including the packaging, storage conditions, and the presence of preservatives. Generally, dried ramen noodles that are packaged in sealed packages can last for up to 2 years beyond their production date, while fresh ramen noodles that are refrigerated can last for up to a week.

However, it is important to note that the flavor and texture of the noodles may degrade over time, and the seasoning packets that come with the noodles may also lose their flavor. It is always best to check the expiration date on the packaging and to store the noodles in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and heat sources to ensure that they stay fresh for as long as possible.

Rubber chicken

Rubber duck

Is a rubber duck funny? Of course! The even better thing about rubber ducks are that there are lots of different kinds of them!

There’s no shortage of novelty rubber ducks types, like doctor rubber duck, cowboy rubber duck, pirate rubber duck, even a Christmas rubber duck! If you can dream it, there’s probably a rubber duck for it.

Funny rugs

For the home decor enthusiast, here are some funny rugs to lighten up your dorm, apartment, or home.

Gifts that start with R for Her

When it comes to finding the perfect gift for a special woman in your life, it can be challenging to know where to start. Fortunately, there are plenty of great gift ideas that start with the letter “R.” Here are some ideas to get you started:

R13 jeans

Give the gift of the world’s most expensive jeans (like $1,000!). Wow. Just had to throw this in. I found a women’s R13 on Amazon north of $425. If you’re living on a gifting budget (and who isn’t?) just print out the jeans and stick them in a gift envelope – all in good gest, of course.

I encourage you to visit the R13 website to see the unbelievable prices yourself. Not sure why the men’s clothes cost more than the women’s clothes.

Again, this one’s purely entertainment. I’m good with my Levi’s!

Rubber rings for women

Silicone rubber rings are popular and practical. Rubber ring “stand ins” allow a woman to wear inexpensive rubber rings in place of more expensive jewelry. Often, wearing a rubber ring is only for those times when a woman is active, gardening, or in professions such as the food industry.

Swimming is a perfect time when women prefer rubber rings to real jewelry. There may even be regulations that don’t allow real jewelry.

Women also prefer to wear rubber rings for everyday in place of an expensive wedding and/or engagement ring. It’s common to protect the large financial investment of a wedding ring in a safe, and where the rubber silicone ring instead.

Rubber tote bag

I LOVE these rubber tote bags, Perfect for the beach. Obviously, they’re waterproof. My daughter-in-law toted one around this summer, a gift from her mother.

It was definitely a win! The look and feel remind me of classic croc clogs. To me, it’s a fun fashion accessory that is truly practical.

Gifts that start with R for Him

Looking for a gift that starts with the letter R for the man in your life? Look no further! Here are some great gift ideas that are sure to impress.

Rocker switch

According to Waytek Wire, “Rocker switches are ty”pically used in mechanical applications for automotive, machinery, and industrial installations. Often they are illuminated and offer some tactile indication of the on and off positions.”

The Youtube video below shows replacing the covers on a rocker switch panel. Don’t they look nice and easy to read in the after picture? You might be thinking this is a boring gift to give a guy!

However, you can buy funny rocker switches! I know, my mind was blown, too. “Toggle switch” is another name for them and they can be found on RVs, boats, cars, ATVs, SUVs. They’re inexpensive, so make a great funny budget gift.

Beware, there does look like wiring is involved. Double-check that the switches are waterproof, especially when buying a toggle switch for marine use.

Roadside emergency car kit

Anything for a guy’s car is usually a great go-to gift exchange gift. How about giving the gift of safety? Roadside emergency car kits are something everyone should carry in their car.

Everlit Survival Car Emergency Kit, Roadside Safety Tool Kit with Gloves,Digital Auto Air Compressor Tire Inflator, First Aid Kit, 12 Feet Jumper Cable, Tow Strap, Flashlight for Women, Men, Teenagers

Rompers for males

In CNN’s article “Why Everyone is Suddenly Talking About Male Rompers” they refer to the Kick Starter campaign The campaign presents the RompHim as a mildly obnoxious, devil-may-care garment for young men with an abundance of money and/or self confidence, who never skip leg day and spend the summer weekends at their bro’s house on the Cape.”

The gift wrap-up

Yeah! We did it! Now that wasn’t so hard, was it! I hope this article provided some solid ideas for gifts that start with the letter R, or at least sparked some new ideas.

We hope this REALLY NICE list of gifts that start with R has been helpful. 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!