Gifts That Start With S: Sensational Ideas for Friends & Family

Are you struggling to find the perfect gift that starts with the letter “S”? Look no further! We’ve compiled a list of fantastic and novel gifts that start with the letter S.

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

Gift basket filled with presents beginning with letter S

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

Gifts that Start with S for Adults

Are you looking for a gift that starts with the letter “S” for an adult in your life? Here are some ideas that might inspire you:

Scrub Daddy

Buy the whole fleet of Scrub Daddy products. From a Scrub Daddy product:

  • Temperature Controlled Scrub – With Scrub Daddy, unlike so many common kitchen sponge and dish scrubber products, you control your scrubbing power! Scrub Daddy’s FlexTexture foam is firm in cold water for tough scrubbing and soft in warm water for light cleaning. With FlexTexture, you have the right tool for every mess.
  • Scratch-Free – Safe to use on over a dozen different surfaces (i.e. glass, stainless steel, cast iron, non-stick coatings, copper, chrome, leather). Use him to wash anything from dinner dishes to the car! Scrub Daddy scrubbers are not like your typical sponges for dishes!
  • Odor Resistant – When properly maintained, Scrub Daddy cleaning sponge can resist odors and stains for up to 8 weeks!
  • Flexible – Quickly and efficiently clean utensils, dishes, furniture, siding, sneakers, bathtubs and more! Anywhere there is dirt, grime, or gunk, Scrub Daddy can help. And yes, it makes a great bathroom scrubber!
  • Ergonomic and Functional – This one of a kind dish sponge and more is designed to fit comfortably in your hand providing good grip and coverage so you can spend less time scrubbing. With a design that cute AND functional, it’s hard not to smile back. His eyes hold onto you for a 360 degree reach and mouth cleans both sides of your utensils.

I’ve seen these cute little sponges in the store and thought they were just a gimmick. Turns out, there is science behind it.

Even the smiley face is functional: the open smile is for inserting and wiping off things such as untensils.

What is the difference between the Scrub Daddy and Scrub Mommy?

Scrub Daddy is designed for heavy-duty cleaning tasks, while Scrub Mommy is designed for everyday cleaning tasks and is gentle enough to use on delicate surfaces.

Scrub Daddy is made of a unique material that is firm in cold water and soft in warm water, while Scrub Mommy is made of a dual-sided material that has a scrubbing side and a soft side.

Scrub Daddy is generally more expensive than Scrub Mommy.

What other products does Scrub Daddy make?

Scrub Daddy has branched out to Sponge Daddy and Sponge Mommy dye-free sponges, Scrub Daddy BBQ Grill Brush, and Scrub Daddy Screen Cleaning Microfiber Cloth Pads.

The Scrub Daddy company is always innovative and developing new products.

Asian man and woman exchanging gifts.
Sensational gifts that start with the letter S await!

Shadow work journal

Shadow work is a term that involves examining and working through the parts of ourselves that we may have disowned or rejected, such as negative emotions, fears, traumas, and limiting beliefs.

Shadow work can take many forms, such as journaling, meditation, therapy, or creative expression. It involves bringing awareness to the parts of ourselves that we may have disowned or rejected, and learning to accept and integrate them into our conscious awareness. This can lead to greater self-awareness, emotional healing, and personal growth.

Steeping coffee

Steeping coffee is a brewing method that involves soaking coffee grounds in hot water for an extended period of time. Instead of using a coffee maker or espresso machine to extract the flavor and aroma from the coffee beans, steeping involves a slower, more gentle extraction process.

To steep coffee, you can use a French press, a mason jar, or any other container with a lid. Simply add the desired amount of coffee grounds to the container, pour hot water over the top, and let it steep for several minutes. The longer the coffee steeps, the stronger and more concentrated the flavor will be.

Some people prefer steeping coffe bags, just like you would buy tea bags. Or make your own brew bags with a portable coffee filter paper bag or a no mess coffee filter mesh bag also marketed as a French press brew bag.

After the coffee has steeped, it can be poured through a filter or strainer to remove the grounds and any sediment. The resulting coffee will be smooth, rich, and full-bodied, with a flavor that is different from traditional drip coffee or espresso.

Steeping coffee is a popular method for making cold brew coffee, which involves steeping coffee grounds in cold water for several hours or overnight. Cold brew coffee is less acidic and less bitter than traditional hot coffee, and is often served over ice with milk or cream.

I would completely endorse coffee steeping as an experience gift. As a hard core coffee drinker, I have attempted cowboy coffee over a campfire, and toted the French press along, too. All in the effort to have coffee without electricity. The process of cold brew or French press requires patience, so make sure your giftee knows the wait is worth it!

Stuffed waffle maker

My, my, my. It looks that all of you have been a bit busy during the Covid-19 lockdown! Stuffed waffles (aka Belgian waffles) have been entertaining your thoughts and filling your tummies. Google Trends identified interest in stuffed waffle makers and stuffed waffle maker recipes, coincidentally coming on the scene in fall of 2020.

Just an FYI to all you waffle lovers, there are also stuffed pancake makers, and stuffed sandwich makers for all of your stuffed goodie cravings.

And by the way, you’all have been asking for mini stuffed waffle makers. There isn’t really such a thing as a mini version, but you can buy single serve waffle makers.

As a person who has been through three waffle makers, I wondered what makes a stuffed waffle maker different. After watching a few videos, I see that one side of the waffle maker has a deeper well.

The process is filling the batter in the deeper well with the first layer, adding the goodies, and then pouring more batter over that. I’m guessing that all stuffed waffle makers flip, because of the need to assure batter coverage into the waffle recesses.

Amazon reviewers provide lots of tips on use, as do YouTubers. If you love giving the gift of novelty, this is a fun one, especially sharing with friends and family.

Funny and Gag Gifts

If you’re looking for a gift that will make your recipient laugh, consider getting them a funny or gag gift that starts with the letter “S.” Here are a few ideas to get you started:

Fly gun salt shooter

A gag gift, practical gift… or both? A salt gun, also known as a salt shotgun, is a firearm that shoots small pellets of salt for the purpose of killing or repelling insects. It is a non-lethal alternative to traditional insecticides and can be used both indoors and outdoors.

The salt gun works by using compressed air to shoot a burst of salt at high velocity, which can kill insects on contact or create a barrier that repels them. It is often used to control pests like flies, mosquitoes, and cockroaches.

Funny cat shower curtain

You can get anything, and I mean anything printed on a shower curtain these days.

Finger slingshot

Finger slingshots are goofy fun. Pulling out the finger slingshots after Christmas gift opening has become my in-laws family tradition. I thank my stressed-out teacher relatives for this idea! Picture a maddening finger slinghot war where no one gets hurt and everyone has fun and can happen indoors.

I do believe that flamingo finger slingshots started it all (my husband’s side of the family does all sorts of gag gifts with flamingos). You have quite a few options when it comes to finger slingshots, but here are some popular ones:

Gifts that Start with S for Her

If you’re looking for a gift for the special woman in your life that starts with the letter “S,” you’re in luck! There are plenty of great options to choose from. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

Satin pillow case

Using a satin pillowcase has several benefits for both your hair and skin. Here are some of the benefits:

  1. Reduces hair breakage: Satin pillowcases are smooth and soft, which means there is less friction between your hair and the pillowcase. This can help reduce hair breakage and split ends.
  2. Prevents frizz: Satin pillowcases can help prevent frizz and static in your hair because they don’t create the same amount of friction as cotton pillowcases.
  3. Keeps skin moisturized: Satin pillowcases are less absorbent than cotton pillowcases, which means they won’t absorb the natural oils from your skin and hair. This can help keep your skin moisturized and prevent dryness.
  4. Reduces wrinkles: Satin pillowcases are gentle on your skin and won’t cause creases or wrinkles like cotton pillowcases can.
  5. Hypoallergenic: Satin pillowcases are often hypoallergenic, which means they are less likely to cause allergic reactions or irritate sensitive skin.

Silicone rings for women

Novelty silicone rings for women make fun stocking stuffers or an inexpensive gift exchange. Sure, women can get silicone promise rings or wedding rings, but fashion silicone rings are more likely to appeal to them.

Just like men, women may be interested in silicone rings for practicality. It makes sense as their real metal wedding ring could cost thousands of dollars. A cheap silicone stand in ring is a great solution for every day, or when participating in sports, gardening, and other past times that might endanger a real ring.

When looking for silicone rings for men and women, I fell into a rabbit hole. I’m not linking any ideas below, but was truly fascinated in all of the silicone ring themes.

I am sharing with you what I found, so you can see the extensive possibilites for gift giving. I did not intentionally leave anything out, there were just too many to include all. Don’t forget to check the men’s silicone rings listing below, as there may be crossover designs between genders.

Popular styles of women’s silicone rings:

  • Breast cancer silicone ring
  • Hot pink silicone ring
  • Celtic/Celtic knot silicone ring
  • Cheetah print silicone ring
  • Floral/Flower silicone ring
  • Eternal silicone ring
  • Glitter silicone ring
  • Leopard print silicone rings
  • Cow print silicone ring
  • Lace-look silicone rings
  • Leaf silicone ring
  • Rose gold silicone ring
  • Scallop silicone ring
  • Favorite sports teams silicone rings
  • Turtle/sea turtle/ocean silicone ring
  • White marble silicone ring
  • Women’s rainbow or pride silicone ring
  • Wonder woman silicone ring
  • Unicorn silicone ring

Personalizing silicone rings

Silicone rings can personalized by engraving or laser etching into the ring. Men, in particular, report frequently losing their silicone rings, so don’t be upset when an engraved ring is lost forever. True story, my son found a silicone ring on the road outside of our house, we never did find the owner.

I’m sure finding rings outside and in parking lots is a common occurence. I have to laugh, because I have this Hollywood movie cliche running through my head of someone dramatically removing their ring and tossing it, in a ceremonious way of dissolving a relationship.


Smiley face slippers

There are some women who crave for novelty in their lounge wear. If your wife, girlfriend, or coworker, seems like that type of person, get them a pair of smiley face slippers to match the smile on their face!

Body scrub with sugar

Body scrub using sugar has several benefits for the skin. Here are some of the benefits:

  1. Exfoliates dead skin cells: Sugar is a natural exfoliant that can help remove dead skin cells from the surface of the skin. This can help improve the texture and appearance of the skin.
  2. Improves circulation: The massaging action of using a sugar scrub can help improve blood circulation to the skin, which can help promote healthy skin.
  3. Moisturizes the skin: Sugar is a natural humectant, which means it can help draw moisture to the skin. This can help keep the skin hydrated and prevent dryness.
  4. Brightens the skin: Regular use of a sugar scrub can help brighten the skin by removing dead skin cells and revealing new, fresh skin.
  5. Helps prevent ingrown hairs: Sugar scrub can help prevent ingrown hairs by removing dead skin cells and preventing hair from getting trapped under the skin.
  6. Aromatherapy benefits: Sugar scrubs can be made with essential oils, which can provide aromatherapy benefits and help relax the mind and body.

Gifts that Start with S for Him

When it comes to finding the perfect gift for the men in your life, it can be challenging to come up with something unique and thoughtful. But fear not, there are plenty of great gifts that start with the letter S that are sure to please any man.

Sea salt spray for men

Sea salt spray is a popular hair styling product that is designed to create a beachy, textured look. Here are some of the benefits of using sea salt spray in hair:

Man getting hair styled.
Men love sea salt hair products!
  1. Adds texture and volume: Sea salt spray can help add texture and volume to hair, making it look fuller and more voluminous.
  2. Creates a tousled, beachy look: Sea salt spray can create a natural, tousled look that is reminiscent of a day at the beach.
  3. Enhances natural waves and curls: Sea salt spray can enhance the natural waves and curls in hair, making them more defined and voluminous.
  4. Absorbs excess oil: Sea salt spray can help absorb excess oil and grease in the hair, making it look fresher and cleaner.
  5. Provides hold and control: Sea salt spray can provide hold and control to hair, making it easier to style and manage.
  6. Protects hair from damage: Some sea salt sprays contain ingredients that can help protect hair from damage caused by the sun, wind, and other environmental factors.

Overall, sea salt spray can be a great way to add texture, volume, and style to hair, while also protecting it from damage and keeping it looking fresh and clean.

Silicone rings for men

Silicone rings for men have been the perfect answer to an age-old problem: showing committment, but not wanting to wear and expensive ring everyday.

Silicone rings make great stand-ins for wedding rings, promise rings, and honor rings. It doesn’t stop there. Novelty men’s silicone rings make great gifts!

It’s common knowledge that people working on engines and machinery remove metal rings for safety reasons.

According to MEMIC, “…rings are typically are made of metal and can conduct electricity.  People working with or near any energized machinery are at risk of an electrical burn.  An example of this would be using a wrench to remove a battery cable while wearing a ring on the same hand.  If the wrench comes in contact with the battery terminal(s), the electricity will take the path of least resistance through the wrench and the ring.” 

Rings get caught on things, as well as being lost. If your male friend is active in sports or other outdoor activities, an inexpensive silicone rubber ring is a safe stand-in for expensive metal men’s rings. Some people even refer to them as “atheletic silicone rings” because of the popularity of wearing them during sports.

Classic black men’s silicone ring is always a favorite, but you would be shocked how many variations of men’s silicone rings exist. In the women’s section, I readily admitted into falling into a rabbit’s hole in the men’s silicone ring search, but it was fun!

I am sharing with you what I found, so you can see the extensive possibilites for gift giving. I did not intentionally leave anything out, there were just too many to include all. Don’t forget to check the woman’s silicone rings listing above, as there may be crossover designs between genders.

Styles of rings:

Hands of male and female on wedding day, closeup of wedding rings; inset, man working on machinery.
Silicone men’s wedding rings are popular as a stand-in for the real wedding ring for safety and other practical reasons.

Those in law enforcement, firefighters, etc. are at the same risk of injuring a finger or losing a ring. There isn’t a particular police-themed or fire-fighter ring – any of the men’s silicone rings/masculine silicone rings will do. There are silicone rings with the US flag on.

Special mention to men who are into hunting. Camo rings are popular for them or outdoor-themed rings. Same safety concerns with handling gun triggers, climbing up and down tree stands, etc. Be careful out there, guys!

As mentioned in the women’s silicone rings section, silicone rings can be personsalized by engraving them. Dates of a wedding day or other meaningful date are popular. Or include a message.

Just know that guys report that they often lose rings – a lot and often. So don’t get mad when that happens. At least it’s not hopefully the real wedding ring that gets lost!

Features to look for in men’s silicone rings

When looking for a silicone rubber ring for men, there are a few features that you should consider to ensure that you choose a ring that is comfortable, durable, and safe. Here are some of the features to look for:

  1. Material quality: Look for a silicone rubber ring that is made from high-quality, medical-grade silicone. This will ensure that the ring is safe, hypoallergenic, and free from harmful chemicals.
  2. Comfort and fit: Choose a ring that is comfortable to wear and fits snugly but not too tightly. Some silicone rubber rings have a tapered design that is more comfortable to wear, while others have a flat design. Make sure to choose a ring that fits your finger comfortably.
  3. Durability: Look for a silicone rubber ring that is durable and can withstand daily wear and tear. Some rings are reinforced with metal or other materials to make them more durable, while others are designed to be more flexible and stretchy.
  4. Style and design: Choose a silicone rubber ring that suits your personal style and preferences. Some rings come in a variety of colors, while others have unique designs or patterns.
  5. Safety features: Some silicone rubber rings are designed with safety features, such as breakaway designs that will snap off if the ring gets caught on something. This can help prevent injury and keep you safe while wearing the ring.

Overall, it’s important to choose a silicone rubber ring that is comfortable, durable, and safe, and that suits your personal style and preferences.

Men Sloggers

Sloggers are waterproof comfort ware in fun colors and designs. Even the basick black sloggers are popular. Sloggers are also known as garden boots and come in a clog version, as well.

In conclusion, there are plenty of great gifts that start with the letter S for him. Whether he’s into sports, technology, or just needs a new pair of shoes, there’s something out there for every man.

Skil tools

I couldn’t let this article on gifts that start with letter S go by without adding some electric power tools. Enjoy these Skil power tools (for both men and women!).

The gift wrap-up

We hope this SENSATIONAL list of gifts that start with S has been helpful. I had loads of fun completing gifts starting with the letter S post, in fact, it was the easiest one of all the letters!

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!