30+ Gifts That Start With U (2024)

Looking to “unwrap” some gifts that start with the letter U? We had fun with our search of U-themed gifts and unturned some winners. Fortunately, there are both practical and fun options. Whether you’re shopping for a friend, family member, or significant other, there are plenty of gifts that start with U that are sure to make them smile.

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

Don’t miss my article on putting together a letter-themed gift basket. I demonstrate making letter-shaped sugar cookies and share tips on buying budget jumbo letter-shaped cookie cutters.

Here’s a convenient list that links to gift ideas for all of the letters:

Gift basket filled with presents beginning with letter U

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

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Unwrapping gifts that start with U.

Letter U stocking stuffers/gift baskets

Letter-themed gift baskets should include a mix of fun and practical items. If you’re looking for a cute gift for a girlfriend/boyfriend/spouse (or whoever your kid brings home for Christmas) or something for Auntie or best friend, letter-themed gift baskets are the perfect go-to. You will want to stay on budget, since these small gifts that start with Han add up quickly.

Seakuur Funny Cute Resin Rainbow Umbrella Drop Dangle Earrings Personality Creative Mini Umbrella Weather Earrings Costume Holiday Jewelry for Womens Girls Teens Gifts (Rainbow Umbrella)

Crayola Ultimate Crayon Box Collection (152ct), Bulk Kids Crayon Caddy, Classic & Glitter Crayons, Art Supplies for Classrooms

FreeNFond Granny Panties Funny Gag Gifts for Adult Women Men Wedding Party Bride Big Mama Undies Prank Giant Mormon Underwear

Here is a list of cheap snacks and small gifts that start with U to carry out your theme:

  • USB flash drive
  • Underwear
  • Utility knife
  • Umbrella earrings
  • UNO cards
  • Anything “ultimate”
  • Uber gift cards

Letter U toys for kids (stuffers & show-and-tell)

Here is a list of toys that start with U for the kids out there. These small letter U gifts are great to drop in a Christmas stocking. Or use the list for brainstorming a letter U “show and tell” object to bring to school.

FLYNOVA Kids Toys, 2023 Hand Operated Mini Drones,UFO Magic Flying Orb with Lights,Hover Boomerang Fidget Spinner,Cool Christmas Birthday Gift Set Indoor Outdoor Party Boys Girls Teen Age 8 9 10 11+

  • Ukulele toy
  • Unicorn plush toy
  • UFO toy
  • Utensil playset
  • Unicycle toy
  • Uppercase alphabet blocks
  • Umbrella toy
  • Underwater dive toys
  • Utility belt playset
  • U.F.O. flying toy
  • Ultra-rare action figures
  • U-boat model kit
  • Upcycled cardboard playhouse
  • Unisex dress-up costumes
  • Usborne activity books
  • Unpainted wooden dollhouse
  • Utility vehicle toy
  • Upcycled fabric dolls
  • U.S. president action figures
  • Unplugged board games

First name U gifts for him or her

First name gifts are clever additions to alphabet gift baskets. Be on the lookout for products that carry the giftee’s first name. The list below gives you an starter list. Personal care products work well, but if you can find a snack or treat item that starts with someone’s name, good for you! This won’t work for every name, but it’s worth trying.

Silver Buffalo Disney Villains Queen, Cruella, Malificent, and Ursula 4 Pack Mini Glass Set, 1.5 Ounce

Ultimate gaming desk

In this situation, “ultimate” and “gaming” naturally go together! If you have a gamer friend or family member, splurge and get them an ultimate gaming desk. If you can’t afford the whole desk, consider accessories.

As far as gaming decor goes, both girls and guys are fanatics. Tailor your gift specifically to them: gaming desk decorations for women and gaming desk decorations for men. Of course there will be some crossover goodies both will want!

SEDETA L Shaped Gaming Desk, Reversible Computer Desk with Power Outlet and Pegboard, Gaming Desk with Led Lights, Keyboard Tray and Storage Bag for Home Office, Black

Don’t forgetcool gaming accessories that make great stocking stuffers: LED lights, desk decorations, gaming mouse, gaming headphone, gaming chair, gaming chair or desk mat, and gaming storage. If you can pick up gear in their favorite color, like pink, purple, or green – you’ll win their gaming heart!

Ultimate Sack bean bag chair

The Ultimate Sack fits the bill for a gift that starts with the letter U. Since there are so many bean-bag style chairs on the market, they’re bound to be compared to each other. In a nutshell, the Ultimate Sac specializes in oversized bean bag chairs that are designed to provide maximum comfort and support.

The Ulimate Sack website says that they have shifted to the highest quality materials that are proven to hold their shape and are lightweight. You have your choice of foam or bean bag, height, size, and color choices.

ULTIMATE SACK Bean Bag Chairs in Multiple Sizes and Colors: Giant Foam-Filled Furniture - Machine Washable Covers, Double Stitched Seams, Durable Inner Liner. (6000, Grey Suede)

Ultimate Sack does point out that some of their products contain expanded polypropylene beads which are prone to burning and risky around a fireplace. It looks like they offer both foam and bead products, so this would just apply to the bead-filled bags.

Umbrella chairs

Camping chairs, lawn chairs, and beach/chaise chairs with umbrellas make a lot of sense. Beach chairs with umbrellas double for good fishing chairs and camping chairs. I’ve seen parade watchers also favor these, as attendees of sports events. The picture below even shows 2-seater umbrella chairs that are perfect for sideline sports events. Whatever your friend or family member’s outside sunny needs are, an umbrella chair (or hat!) could really help out.

ReunionG Double Portable Camping Chairs, Blue 60D x 20.5W x 35H Inch

KidKraft Outdoor Wooden Chaise Lounge, Backyard Furniture Chair with Umbrella and Cushion, for Kids or Pets, Navy and White Striped Fabric

Umbrella hats

Visuals work best for umbrella hats! Can you believe that there are four distinct umbrella hats to choose from! Although a novelty, they serve a practical purpose of keeping the sun and rain off.

Forum Novelties unisex adult Classic Propeller Hat Costume Headwear, Multi, One Size US

Some people search for “spinning umbrella hat” when they are really searching for the words to describe “hat with propeller.” Click on any of the pictures to see them on Amazon!

UNCO- Hard Hat Sun Shield, Full & Standard Brim Mesh Sunshade High Visibility Reflective, Hard Hat Sun Shade, Hard Hat Accessories, Hard Hat Visor, Hard Hat Shade, Hard Hat Neck Shade.

The hard hat umbrella is a device that is designed to slip over a hard hat and provide brim and sun coverage. An additional flap folds down to protect the neck from the sun. These hats are also known as “helmet caps” in the construction industry, and for climbing and safety helmets.

Sun Hat with 2 Fans Wide Brim Fishing Hats for Men and Women Summer UV Protection Fishing Boonie Hat Breathable Bucket Hat for Beach Garden Hiking Outdoor Sports, USB Charging Navy

Umbrella hats with fans are popular for fishing, hunting, and hiking. I suspect since fishermen are not moving, the hat keeps them comfortable and detracts bugs. Some even come with misters!

4 Pieces Rainbow Umbrella Hat Adjustable Sun-rain Umbrella Hat for Adults and Kids (Color Set 3)

Isn’t this little girl a cutie? Umbrella hats aren’t just for kids. Anytime you need to be in the rain (or sun) and need to work hands-free, and umbrella hat is your go-to accessory.

Unique candy and snacks

Give the gift of a flavor experience! I love this idea to get to taste foods that one has ever heard of or tried before. Double points because it’s the gift that doesn’t stay around and add more clutter to the house!

Fill a basket up with weird, strange and unusual candy from around the world (or just weird to us). International boxes of unique candies are only a click away on Amazon. Even rare candy such as vintage gum can be part of a fun and random gift box.

Waldbaur Chocolate Cat Tongues, 3.5 Ounce

Users report that these are not real cat tongues and do not have a sandpaper texture (like a real cat fun!). They are, in fact, smooth and creamy!

Ultimate Irish

No, I’m not talking about ultimate Irish shirts or party decorations for St. Patrick’s Day. There is a whole marketing phenomenon of Ultimate Irish products. There are ultimate sing-alongs, pub music, drinking and party music to buy. Don’t forget about the Ultimate Irish Dance workout and clogging.

If you’re not partying or eating, you’re dancing your butt off. Let’s not overlook Ultimate Irish in the kitchen!

There are now “seen on TV” products for Ulimate Irish. All of these products and those mentioned previously are from different companies and sources. Apparently “Ultimate” goes hand-in-hand with anything Irish!

The Ultimate Irish Cookbook: 111 Dishes From Ireland To Cook Right Now (World Cuisines Book 26)

Specialty underwear

Neither man nor woman likes being sweaty in the underwear zone. Anyone active in the outdoors can attest to the uncomfortable feeling of swamp butt. The Dulute Trading Co. built a whole product and campaign around it.

Quality breathable underwear may be the best gift ever received or given. Look for breathable and moisture wicking underwear, that dries fast and doesn’t retain odors. Synthetic materials help the wearer stay dry and comfortable, especially for physical activities.

Stitches Medical TOOTLES-Womens Fart Filtering Charcoal Underwear- Blocking-High Waist Hip Hugger Panties (XX-Large)

ExOfficio Men's Give-N-Go 2.0 Boxer Brief, Black, Large

…speaking of stinky and underwear – ever hear of charcoal underwear? Charcoal underwear is supposed to absorb smells from the body – very specific body odor from “down under.” FYI, you don’t need to have whole underwear made out of activated charcoal for your gas problems. Activated charcoal cloth pad can be added inside of your underwear, and placed at the source of the gas (it’s the most economical and comfortable).

Funny gifts that start with U

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

Ugly Christmas sweaters

The granddaddy of ugly: ugly Christmas sweaters! This has turned into one booming business. Who thought that our cringe-worthy holiday sweaters from the past would turn into such an embraced holiday tradition today?

Men`s Ugly Christmas Hoodie for Adult Unisex Women Xmas Hooded Sweater Pullover for Party Festive Gift Box Medium

Funny underwear

Everyone needs underwear, so why not make it funny? Consider gifting your recipient a pair of underwear with a humorous message printed on them, such as “Butt Quack” or “Sweet Cheeks.” There are also fun prints to choose from. Does your friend like Cheeze-its? Yep, there’s Cheeze-It novely boxers.

Odd Sox, Cheez It, Men's Boxer Briefs, Funny Novelty Underwear, Small

Unicorn meat

This canned unicorn meat product is labeled as “the other white meat” and claims to be made from “free-range unicorns.” It’s a silly and unexpected gift that’s sure to make your recipient chuckle.

Don’t stop there, explore the other fun gag gift meats: Creamed Possum, Armadillo, Raccoon and Squirrel Gumbo!

Canned Unicorn Meat Lunch Spread Gag Gift!

The gift wrap up

Congratulations! You have a good start finding gifts that start with the letter “U.” From unique umbrellas to practical underwear to ultimate gaming desks and accessories, there are plenty of options to choose from when it comes to finding the perfect gift for your loved ones.

We hope this UNUSAL and UNCOMMON list of gifts that start with U has been helpful. Don’t forget to check out the complete A-Z gift ideas on the alphabet gift exchanges page.

I’ve also put together an article for letter-themed gift baskets. I demonstrate making letter-shaped sugar cookies and share tips on buying budget jumbo letter-shaped cookie cutters.

Gifts that start with the letter U.
Gifts that start with the letter U for girlfriends/boyfriends, husband/wife, kids, and office mates.
Renee Cavvy
Renee Cavvy

Renee brings over 30 years of gift giving experience to holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, workplace and faith events. Every life moment is cause for celebration or those times in life when we need the "the gift of support". Her mission: Let's all be better in appreciating one another, put an end to meaningless gifts that clutter our lives, and give from a place of love and kindness. This midwest mom (and grandma) offers novel and creative ideas to do gift giving better!