30+ Gifts That Start With Y (2024)

Gifts that start with Y can be a little more challenging to figure out. Going the “yellow” route will certainly help you fill up a Y-themed basket of goodies. Although I leaned in heavy on yak products, there are Y shoes and Y gifts for the kitchen, among other finds.

This alpabet page has a twist to it: you may be a visitor looking for gifts that are yellow to complete a sunshine basket, a yellow-themed basket, or a gift basket for a yellow-themed party. No worries, I’ve included a few fun ideas to cover yellow gifts.

Let’s dive in and round up some gifts that start with Y for your friend, office mate, girlfriend, boyfriend, husband or wife.

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

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

Gift basket filled with presents beginning with letter Y

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

Make it even more fun by wrapping up everything in yellow wrapping paper!

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.

Letter Y 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.

TRUEDAYS Yin Yang Bath Mat for Bathroom Floor, Circle Black and White Anti Slip Bath Rug, Round Ultra Soft and Fluffy Machine Washable Bathroom Rugs

STAR WARS The Vintage Collection Yoda (Dagobah) Toy, 3.75-Inch-Scale The Empire Strikes Back Action Figure, Toys Kids 4 and Up

Duncan Toys Imperial Yo-Yo, Beginner Yo-Yo with String, Steel Axle and Plastic Body, Blue

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

  • Yuzu juice
  • Yogurt-covered raisins
  • Yogurt-covered pretzels
  • Yoggies treats
  • Almond Joy candy bar
  • York peppermint patties
  • Yum earth organic lollipop
  • Yerba Mate tea
  • Y’all Sweet Tea
  • Anything yellow!
  • Yoki shoes
  • Yurbuds
  • Yummy gloss
  • Yeti tumbler
  • Yo-Yo
  • Yuletide ornaments
  • Yellow highlighter
  • Yoda merchandise

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

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

Craft-tastic – Yarn Llama Kit – Craft Kit Makes 1 Yarn-Wrapped Llama

  • Yo-yo
  • Yo-yo ball
  • Yacht model
  • Yak plush toy
  • Yellow submarine bath toy
  • Yarn doll making kit
  • Yoda action figure
  • Yoga mat (toy version)
  • Yeti stuffed animal
  • Yo-yo trick set
  • Yacht racing game
  • Yoyo glove
  • Yarn weaving loom
  • Yurt play tent
  • Yacht building blocks
  • Yellow taxi toy car
  • Yarn spinning wheel toy
  • Yacht sailing ship model
  • Yoyo trick book
  • Yarn pom-pom maker

First name Y 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.

What is a sunshine basket?

A sunshine basket is a gift basket filled with items that are intended to bring joy and happiness to the recipient. The basket is typically filled with bright and cheerful items, such as flowers, chocolates, snacks, candles, and other small gifts.

The idea behind the sunshine basket is to give someone a little boost of happiness and positivity, especially during difficult times or when they may be feeling down. It can be a thoughtful gift for a friend, family member, or loved one who could use a little pick-me-up.

Arms of person handing a yellow wrapped present to a woman wearing a yellow sweater; background is a yellow gift basket.
A sunshine basket begins with the color yellow!

Yellow gifts

On to yellow gifts! Yellow is the color of happiness and sunshine. It makes perfect sense to lean in to a cheerful gift. Shall we begin?

  • Bouquet of yellow flowers, or a preserved yellow rose gift
  • Essential Burt’s Bees kit (packaged in their recognizable bee-yellow wrapping)
  • Big ‘ol yellow gift box, complete with bow
  • Cheerful yellow gift mug
  • Novelty yellow-themed ballpoint journaling pen set
  • Anything with sunflowers
  • Yellow journal
  • Yellow inspirational gifts
  • Hug in a Jar
  • Cute yellow gifts such as yellow rubber ducks, or yellow submarine gifts

There are plenty of places that will whip up yellow-themed gift baskets and bouquets attached to yellow goodies. Even Amazon is in on the fun, offering multi-piece gift baskets with yellow themes. Speaking of baskets, don’t forget to pick up a yellow gift basket to make your theme complete!

A collection of various yellow-colored gift items.
Fill a yellow basket or gift bag with these yellow-themed gift items!

For the completely random yellow-themed basket, go for: yellow highlighters, yellow sticky notes, yellow pencils, yellow legal pad, yellow-colored clothing, yellow movie theatre popcorn, yellow boa, yellow duct tape, yellow eye shadow, yellow nail polish, yellow golf balls, yellow gloves, yellow hazmat suit, yellow hard hat, yellow wig, yellow jacket spray, yellow beanie, yellow water bottle, yellow kitchen decor, yellow food (yellow M&Ms), yellow xmas lights, yellow xmas balls, yellow napkins, yellow pom poms, yellow tie, yellow tutu, yellow underwear, yellow vase, yellow teapot, yellow ribbon, yellow gift bag, and yellow wrapping paper – whew!

So if you’re trying to find yellow gifts for her, or yellow gifts for him, there are lots of yellow things to drop into a yellow gift bag that will carry out your yellow theme, complete with a yellow bow.

Gifts that start with Y for adults

When it comes to finding gifts that start with Y, you might think that your options are limited. However, there are actually quite a few great gift ideas out there that start with this letter.

Adidas “Y” Luxury Fashion Sneakers

For the fashion-forward person, a pair of Y-3 luxury fashion sneakers is sure to impress. These stylish kicks are designed by Yohji Yamamoto, one of the most influential designers of our time. They’re comfortable, versatile, and perfect for any occasion.

Sure, the high-end design and premium materials contribute to a higher price point, but your giftee is worth it, right?

adidas Mens Yeezy Boost 350 V2 HQ4540 Onyx - Size 9.5

adidas Mens Yeezy Foam Runner HP8739 Onyx - Size 9

Adidas also features their “Yeezy” line. The Yeezy foam sliders/runners are very futuristic-looking, going against the norms of standard shoes appearances. Are you looking for a Yeezy foam runner doop? No worries, there are plenty of companies ready to sell you a look-alike.

Yak gifts

Before we go down the Highland cow path, no, a Highland cow is not a yak. Highland cows, also known as Scottish Highland cattle, are a breed of domestic cattle that originated in Scotland. They are known for their coat of long, shaggy hair and distinctive horns. Highland cows are used for both meat and dairy production.

Funny Yak Farmer I Just Really Like Yaks Love Yaks T-Shirt

Yaks, on the other hand, are a type of bovine that are native to the Himalayan region of Central Asia. They are known for their long, shaggy hair on the lower body and are often used for their milk, meat, and fiber. Yaks are adapted to living in high-altitude environments and are often used as pack animals in mountainous areas.

Two images showing the difference between a yak and a Highland Cow.
Yaks and Highland Cows are often confused, but are different breeds. Fun fact,

“Yaks grunt and, unlike cattle, are not known to produce the characteristic bovine lowing (mooing) sound.”

Source: One Kind Planet.

Yarn bowl

Yarn bowl, you say? Yarn bowls are fantastic little works of art that do one thing well: contain and distribute yarn. If you friend loves to knit or crochet, they will enjoy the novelty and practical use of a yarn bowl. If you were very creative, perhaps you can find other uses for yarn bowls, because they really are spectacular.

Handmade wooden yarn bowls are beautiful, with unique designs. Although wooden yarn bowls seems to be the favorite, you can also select metal yarn bowls. There are even ceramic novelty yarn bowls, like a unicorn yarn bowl, if that trips your yarn trigger.

EDHAS Acacia Wood Yarn Bowl Holder Knitting Yarn Bowls with Holes Crochet Bowl Holder Handmade Yarn Storage Bowl for DIY Knitting (7" x 7" x 4")

Yard gifts

If your giftee is a backyard enthusiast, there are many ways to add to their backyard enjoyment. Just think about all of the BBQ, backyard, garden, and outdoor game categories to give as yard gifts.

Everyone enjoys visiting a backyard that is loved and cared for. Backyards are an expression of the owner. If they are an avid gardener, they may delight in a new plant to add to their landscape, or a beautiful garden ornament.

Your friend may have a great sense of humour, and get a chuckle from a funny garden sign or ornament.

If your giftee enjoys spending time outdoors, consider gifting her with a fun yard game. Yardzee, Yatzee, and Yard Jenga are all popular options that are sure to provide hours of entertainment.

Outdoor Games for Game Night: FunforFun! Upgraded 30-Inch LED Ring Toss Game with 26 Rings Yard Games for Adults Kids Outdoors Toys for Beach Lawn Games for Party Ideal

Neal’s Yard Remedies

Neal’s Yard Remedies is a British organic skincare and natural remedies company that was founded in 1981. The company is known for its commitment to using natural and organic ingredients in its products, and for its focus on sustainability and ethical sourcing.

Neal’s Yard Remedies offers a wide range of skincare, body care, and natural remedies products, including facial cleansers, moisturizers, body lotions, and essential oils. Many of the company’s products are certified organic by the Soil Association, which is one of the UK’s leading organic certification bodies.

NEALS YARD REMEDIES Wild Rose Hand Cream, 50 ML

Yellow gold jewelry

Yellow gold requires the least amount of maintenance and has become the primary material of jewelry makers throughout the U.S. Gold labeled “hypoallergenic”, means that earring posts are not going to turn your ear green and if you have fresh body piercings, they are going to heal properly. Look for 14K yellow-filled gold, or 14K plated gold for the same healthy metal benefits.

14k Solid Gold Sun Necklace | 14k Yellow Gold Good Vibes Only Necklace for Women | Sunshine Pendant Necklace | Dainty Star Jewelry | Gifts for Christmas, 18"

Adoyi Gold Hoop Earrings Set for Women Gold Hoops Twisted Huggie Hoops Earrings 14K Plated Gold Jewelry for Girls Gift Lightweight 9 Pairs Ear Cuffs Gold Jewelry for Women

CHESKY 14K Gold/Silver Plated Snake Chain Necklace Herringbone Necklace Gold Choker Necklaces for Women Girl Gifts Jewelry 1.5/3/5MM(W) 14"/16"(L) (layer 5mm snkae&3mm Gold)

I had a family member struggle with the inability to heal properly from an ear piercing. When weeks go by and no progress is made, that means you are having an allergic reaction to the jewelry metal. You can even have healthy piercings, and non-healthy jewelry can stir up problems – so keep your jewelry healthy (particulary in the yellow gold range!).

Yummly Smart Meat Thermometer

If your friend, boyfriend, girlfriend, wife, husband, or family member takes cooking meat seriously, get them the Yummly Smart Meat Thermometer with Wireless Bluetooth Connectivity. Use it with the app to grill meat to perfection.

The video below shows a comparison of three different approaches to grilling meat. The clear winner is the Yummly wireless meat thermometer – yum!

Yummly Smart Meat Thermometer with Wireless Bluetooth Connectivity

Yonex Badminton Set

I do love me a good game of badminton! If your guy giftee playing sports, a Yonex badminton set is a great choice. This set comes with everything they needs to get started, including rackets, shuttlecocks, and a carrying case. It’s a fun and challenging game that he can enjoy with friends and family.

Whether you’re shopping for a birthday, anniversary, or just because, a Y-inspired gift is sure to make your guy feel special. Consider his interests and hobbies when choosing a gift, and don’t be afraid to get creative. With so many great options to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect gift for him.

Yonex GR 303 Combo Badminton Racquet with Full Cover, Set of 2 (Black)

Funny and gag gifts that start with Y

If you’re looking for a gift that will make your loved one laugh, consider getting them a funny or gag gift that starts with the letter Y.

The yodeling pickle gift never gets old. This quirky electronic toy looks like a regular pickle, but when you press a button, it starts yodeling. Silly gifts like this are always good for a laugh.

Below you will find funny yard gifts, funny yellow shirts, and funny yellow yoga tops. Have fun with it!

Funny yard gifts

Back yards are a place to hang our, relax, and have fun. Funny yard gifts are perfect for adding a light atmosphere to a friend’s patio.

Finding funny decor for your friend or family is easy – there is an abundant supply of humorous yard gifts. Have your pick of gnomes, frogs, yard signs and flags, and funny yard statues.

SOWSUN Dinosaur Gnomes Garden Statues Outdoor Decor Birthday Gifts for Mom Funny Gifts for Yard, Patio Dinosaur Eating Gnomes Sculptures House Warming Gifts New Home Decor

Funny yellow shirts

This was a pleasant surprise. If you don’t have a creative bone in your body, this wills save you for gifts that start with the letter Y. Think of shirts printed with yellow corn, rubber ducks, bananas, yellow M&Ms, yellow crayons, the iconic yellow smiley face, yellow Power Rangers and yellow novelty shirts with funny messages.

The world is your oyster, my friends (a yellow oyster!).

Crayon Halloween Costume T Shirt | Funny Cool Tshirt idea | Mens Womens Graphic tee Adult (Yellow, Large)

Funny yoga shirts

So many people are into yoga these days. Even if your friend or family member isn’t into yoga, there are funny yoga shirts everyone can enjoy.

Yoga Is My Happy Hour Meme Vintage Funny Yoga Saying T-Shirt

The gift wrap up

You have just explored a variety of gift options that start with the letter “Y.” From yummy treats to Y shoes, to uplifting and brightly colored yellow gifts, there are plenty of Y gift ideas to get you started on your gift giving hunting.

We hope this YUMMY list of gifts that start with Y has been helpful.

Don’t forget to check out the complete A-Z gift ideas on 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.

Gifts that start with the letter Y.
Gifts that start with the letter Y 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!