Looking for a special gift that starts with the letter “V”? We’ve got you covered! Whether you’re searching for a present for a friend, family member, or significant other, there are plenty of options that fit the bill. From practical to quirky, here are some gift ideas that start with “V”.
First up, how about beard vacuum or perfume that smells like a Valencia orange? Yep, that kind of quirky. Read on to discover more possible gifts to share for a V-themed gift exchange (or just people in your life with a V name!).
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Gift basket filled with presents beginning with letter V
How about a letter V themed basket? Tuck in both practical, thoughtful, and tasty gifts:
- Foods shaped like letter V
- V-shaped gift box
- Letter V-shaped home decor gifts
- Letter V mini-cake
- Jewelry with initial V
- Monogrammed letter V gifts
- Foods that start with V: Valencia orange.vanilla wafers, Vienna sausage, Velveeta cheese.
Gifts that start with V for adults
When it comes to gifts that start with V for adults, there are a variety of options to choose from. Whether you’re looking for something practical or fun, there’s sure to be a gift that fits the bill.
Did you ever stop to think how messy it must be for a guy to shave their beard? Luckily, a smart bearded guy developed a beard vacuum to solve that messy porblem.
A vacuum beard trimmer works by using a small vacuum motor to suck up the trimmed hair as you shave. The motor is typically located in the handle of the trimmer and is powered by a rechargeable battery.
When you turn on the trimmer, the vacuum motor creates suction that pulls the hair into a small chamber or collection bin located inside the trimmer. As you shave, the hair is trimmed by the blades of the trimmer and then sucked up into the collection bin. Viola!
The collection bin is usually removable and can be emptied and cleaned after use. This helps to keep your bathroom or sink area clean and free of hair clippings.
What features to look for in a beard trimmer
When looking for a beard trimmer, here are some features to consider:
- Blade quality: Look for a trimmer with high-quality blades that are sharp, durable, and rust-resistant. Stainless steel or titanium blades are good options.
- Adjustable length settings: Make sure the trimmer has adjustable length settings, so you can easily adjust the length of your beard or mustache. Some trimmers come with multiple comb attachments to achieve different lengths.
- Battery life: Check the battery life of the trimmer to ensure it will last long enough for your needs. Some trimmers offer quick charging options or can be used while plugged in.
- Ergonomics: Choose a trimmer that feels comfortable in your hand and is easy to maneuver around your face. A rubberized grip or ergonomic design can help prevent slipping.
- Accessories: Look for trimmers that come with useful accessories, such as a cleaning brush, oil for the blades, or a travel case.
- Waterproofing: If you plan to use the trimmer in the shower, look for a waterproof or water-resistant trimmer.
According to AllRecipes.com, Valencia oranges are named after Valencia, Spain, but they are believed to have actually originated in California in the late 1800s. A Valencia orange is known for its sweet taste, and retaining that sweetness even after exposed to air (unlike regular oranges).
Valencia oranges are easily obtained at the grocery store, but you can give the gift of Valencia fragrence via these gifts:
A valet tray is a small tray or dish used to organize and store personal items. Store your loose change, keys, wallet, coins, jewelry, cell phone and watches – whatever you need to grab easily. Valet trays are also great for desk accessories or an entryway table.
Valet trays for the bedside are often made of soft material, like leather or felt. However, wood, and metal are also popular, and can be placed on a dresser, nightstand, or other surface.
Valet trays are sometimes referred to as a “pocket dump” tray or an “edc tray” (everyday carry items). Valet trays are designed to keep personal items organized and easily accessible, and are often used by men to organize their everyday carry items (but women value their use as well!).
Valet trays make great gifts, and can be personalized with a name or initial. They can even come with meaningful messages, such as “Luck favors the prepared.” They usually make their gift appearance at special occasions such as birthdays, Father’s Day, or graduations.
Valet trays can be as simple as a open trays, or one with compartments or sections for specific items. They can even be part of a lid that opens up to a jewelry box (not sure how practical that concept is!). Current valet trays feature wireless charging spots for cell phones – a modern day need for sure.
Think outside of the gift box for other sources of valet trays: gift a family heirloom such as a China tray that could be turned into a valet tray. A vintage box, even one found on Ebay – especially with a good story to go with it, makes for a unique gift for your special someone!
This 4-speed, battery operated fan oscillates, is rechargeable, and foldable. It Oscillates 120°, rotates 180°, and only weighs 2.6lbs! Perfect for travels, at work, at home or as a camping fan. This makes a great, affordable gift that starts with the letter V.
VESSEL was founded in 1916 as Japan’s first volume manufacturer of screwdrivers. Marking its 100th anniversary, it still hails the reputation of quality products.
VESSEL established the three pillars of its business: screwdrivers; bits; and pneumatic tools, including the air impact wrenches it began producing in 1967. During this period, the company successfully staked out a position as a leading manufacturer of fastening tools.
It continues to innovate with other complimentary tools for anyone in the building industries.
Vicose from bamboo
Viscose, also known as rayon, is a type of semi-synthetic fiber made from wood pulp. Viscose is a popular material for clothing and home textiles. Because of its absorbency and softness, its good for nonwoven products, too, such as baby wipes, medical gowns, and cleaning cloths.
Viscose is used in the production of industrial products such as tire cords, industrial hoses, and conveyor belts. It is known for its strength and durability, making it a good choice for these types of products.
Today, we are discussing the perfect vicose gift for your letter V choice: bamboo vicose washcloths and towels.
Bamboo vicose washcloths and towels
This finally brings me to the gift that starts with the letter V: bamboo vicose washcloths and towels. I had purchased a set of bamboo bedsheets to find out what all the hub-bub was about bamboo… OMG! I put the sheets on the guest bed and some visiting friends couldn’t stop talking about the softness (I know!).
That led me to explore bamboo washcloths and towels, but more specifically, bamboo combined with the fiber viscose. For those of you who want to get a brief education about the properties of vicose (versus other fibers) jump to that section.
So, what is so wonderful about bamboo washcloths? Bamboo washcloths are ultra soft and great for sensitive skin (perfect for a baby’s delicate skin). Even though they are super soft, they are a workhorse at removing grease and grime off the face, effectively removing dead skin without hurting the skin below. Pretty cool, right?
When vicose is combined with the properties of bamboo, fabrics:
- dry quickly
- smell neutral, resist odors
One odd detail to point out. When reviewing Amazon vicose towels, I noticed that one towel company made a big deal about an “elegant vicose striped design.” It was pointed out that the shiny strip would add a touch of elegance to your bathroom. I get that, they looked nice. However, that was the only part of the towel that was made of vicose. Because of the tendancy for vicose to shrink, that vicose “stripe” will pucker. I’m not just making this up, here’s a picture of a towel my daughter-in-law had:
Overall, vicose combined with bamboo is a great gift. Don’t let the shrinking part scare you away. Vicose is combined with other materials for a reason: to compliment the best of each fibers’ best qualities.
If you’re looking for a spa-like gift for your next gift exchange, gift a luxurious bamboo vicose washcloth and towel set!
The properties of viscose include softness, breathability, absorbency, and drapability. Viscose is also a versatile fiber, in that it can be blended with other fibers to create a wide variety of fabrics with different properties, such as stretch, durability, and water resistance.
Vicose is a breathable fabric and typically not warm. Although viscose is not typically used for cold weather clothing, it can be blended with other fibers. Materials such as wool or acrylic are warmer and more suitable for colder temperatures. However, the warmth of a viscose blend fabric will depend on the specific blend and the thickness of the fabric.
The amount of stretch in viscose fabric depends on several factors, including the specific type of viscose, the weave of the fabric, and any additional fibers or materials that are blended with the viscose. Viscose fibers have some natural stretch, but they are not as stretchy as synthetic fibers like polyester or spandex.
Viscose is generally easy to care for and can be machine washed or dry cleaned, although it may shrink if exposed to high heat.
Viscose can be made from a variety of wood sources, including bamboo, wood pulp, cotton, and other plant-based materials. While bamboo viscose is a popular type of viscose, not all viscose is made from bamboo.
Environmental impact: The production of viscose can have environmental concerns, as it involves the use of chemicals and large amounts of water. However, some manufacturers are developing more sustainable methods for producing viscose, such as closed-loop systems that recycle water and chemicals.
Viscose is a semi-synthetic fiber made from wood pulp or other plant-based materials, while cotton is a natural fiber that comes from the cotton plant. Cotton is slightly rougher and more textured. Both are breatheable fabrics. Viscose is more absorbent than cotton and can hold up to 50% more moisture, making it a good choice for towels and other absorbent products.
Cotton is generally more durable and long-lasting than viscose, which can be prone to pilling and shrinking. Cotton is also easy to care for but may require more ironing to maintain its smooth appearance.
Viscose and modal are both types of semi-synthetic fibers used in clothing and other textile products. Viscose is made from wood pulp or other plant-based materials, while modal is made from beechwood. Both fibers are known for their softness, but modal is softer.
Both products are breathable. Modal is more absorbent than viscose and can hold up to 50% more moisture, making it a good choice for towels and other absorbent products. Modal is generally more durable and long-lasting than viscose. The care for both fibers are the same; modal can also shrink if exposed to high heat.’
Viscose is a semi-synthetic fiber made from wood pulp or other plant-based materials, while polyester is a synthetic fiber made from petroleum. Polyester is generally less soft and more textured. Viscose is known for its softness; polyester is less breathable and can trap heat, making it a better choice for colder weather clothing.
Viscose is more absorbent than polyester and can hold up to 50% more moisture. However, polyester is generally more durable and long-lasting than viscose. Viscose is generally easy to care for and can be machine washed or dry cleaned, although it may shrink if exposed to high heat. Polyester is also easy to care for and is generally more resistant to shrinking and wrinkling.
Polyester production has a higher environmental impact than viscose production, as it is made from non-renewable resources and requires a lot of energy to produce.
By village accessories I mean those cute collectible Christmas villages that people put out during the holidays. It doesn’t have to be for the holidays – they can be enjoyed all year round. There will be no shortage in finding miniature additions for someone’s village, but know that there are two companies known for their village accessories.
Lemax village accessories and Dicken’s village accessories are the ones to watch. If you know the ones that your giftee already has, it’s a good idea to stay in the same company. By doing so, the style of each village and accessories will blend better and match the scale of the objects.
Accessories include all sorts of things like treees, benches, carolers, stores, vintage cars and horses, etc. My brother and sister-in-law gave a Christmas plant arrangement each year to my mother that included a Christmas village building and/or village accessories. It was an easy gift for them to give, and they knew that she always loved it!
Vinyl record gifts
We’re think way outside of the gift box for this one.
I love vinyl records! It’s a tradition at my house to bring out the record player and play some vintage Christmas LPs when the family is home for the holidays. It’s almost an out-of-body experience to be transported to a different time and place.
Many cities have reincarnated old record stores, like the Vinyl Grind Cafe in the college town of Ames, Iowa. This cafe serves up coffee and other drinks, along with some easy listening vinyl tunes. It makes for a unique ambiance – and much loved by dedicated customers.
Give the gift of a vinyl record of a favorite artist or album. Many people appreciate the nostalgia of playing music on a record player, and the sound quality and unique experience of listening to music on vinyl.
Gifts made from upcycled vinyl records
Look to the makers on Etsy for innovative upcycled products made from old vinyl records. If you’re looking for something to do with your own vinyl records, you could get some good ideas here, too.
Objects like record bowls and vinyl roses are clever gifts born out of the meltable properties of the vinyl. Be on the lookout for vinyl wine bottle holders, tiered cupcake holders, vinyl record sculptures, vinyl record cuff bracelets, and vinyl wall mirrors.
Here are some other cool record vinyl gift ideas and uses:
- Vinyl record wall clocks (laser cut artwork into them)
- Vinyl record ornaments
- Vinyl record coasters
- Roses made from old record vinyls on Etsy
- Heart-shaped cut-out from old vinyl record (Etsy)
- Planter made from a record (Etsy)
- Custom vinyl (Etsy) to commemorate wedding, graduation, etc.
Whether you are re-purposing your own pile of records, or looking for inspiration, check out what these artists have come up with:
Funny and gag gifts
If you’re looking for a gift that will get a laugh, consider a funny or gag gift that starts with the letter V. These gifts can be perfect for friends or family members who have a good sense of humor and don’t take themselves too seriously.
Creative makers have paired clever phrases that are a perfect match for pots and vases for plants. Who knew that vases and pots for the home and garden could be so much fun?
Anyone with a sense of humour and a love for the outdoors will appreciate a funny visor. Funny visors are expecially popular among golfers!
The gift wrap up
Congratulations! You have a good start finding gifts that start with the letter “V.” 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 VERY GOOD list of gifts that start with V has been helpful. Don’t forget to check out the complete A-Z gift ideas on the alphabet gift exchanges page.