The 41 Best Gifts that Start with J

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If this is your first time attending an alphabet-themed gift exchange, then you’re about to find out that finding the best gift starting with J is easier said than done. 

Luckily, we’ve done the hard part for you by rounding up a list of the best J-themed gifts out there for adults and kids. 

And if you’re shopping on a budget, don’t worry: This list of unique gifts has something for everyone, regardless of the spending cap. 


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Great Gifts that Start with J for Adults

Journal

Whether you need a gift idea for a close friend or someone you barely know, you can’t go wrong with an elegant leather journal. 

Journaling is shown to have a ton of mental health benefits when part of a daily routine, including boosted memory and mindfulness, improved sleep, and even a higher IQ.

But if your giftee doesn’t journal, they can always use it to make lists, take notes, or doodle. 

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Jade Roller

Jade Roller

A popular item among skincare aficionados, a jade roller tops our list of gifts starting with J because it’s a great gift for anyone who’s into #selfcare. 

This miracle facial massage tool is said to do everything from stimulate circulation, relax facial muscles, improve the firmness of your skin, and have anti-aging benefits. 

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Japanese Zen Garden Kit

Japanese Zen garden

Another great mindfulness tool, this Japanese Zen garden is the perfect gift for that stressed out colleague or friend. 

Drawing in the sand can aid relaxation, calm anxiety, and improve focus and creativity (just ask the Japanese, they’ve been doing it for centuries).

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Jasmine Aromatherapy Candle

Jasmine Candle

A jasmine-scented candle is a clever J letter gift idea for a white elephant party. 

But don’t go for just any candle: 

We recommend a soy wax candle like this one because it’s smokeless, free of harsh chemicals, and has a cotton wick so it will burn for a long time. 

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Jingle Bell Ornament

Jingle Bells

Rustic-chic bells were all the rage last holiday season and the trend isn’t going away anytime soon.

Bell ornaments make a great gift idea for that person with unique decor because they’re so versatile; they can be hung on a door or Christmas tree, added to centerpiece, or attached to a wreath. 

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Jewelry Organizer & Travel Case

Jewelry Box

A thoughtful gift for avid travelers or anyone who loves to accessorize, this jewelry organizer is a practical and stylish way to store earrings, watches, chains, and rings. 

Plus, it comes in 12 different color options so you can choose one to suit your giftee’s personal style. 

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Jukebox Radio & Speaker

Jukebox Radio

A neat idea for music lovers or anyone who’s nostalgic for the 50s and 60s, this countertop jukebox radio with built-in bluetooth speaker would make a great addition to a kitchen, man cave, workshop, or party room. 

It even has color-changing LED lights for a cool retro vibe. 

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Jack Daniels Shot Glasses

Jack Daniels Shot Glasses

The whiskey drinker on your list will appreciate this set of authentic Jack Daniels shot glasses for their home bar. 

If you have the budget, pair them with a bottle of Gentleman Jack for an absolutely killer gift. 

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Joggers

Joggers

Speaking of trends, athletic joggers like these from Public Rec are having a huge moment in men’s fashion. 

With a slim fit and cuffed hem, they can be worn to the gym, running errands, or hanging out with friends. 

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Jockey Classic Crew Neck 3-Pack

Jockey T-Shirts

You may associate the brand with men’s underwear, but these days, Jockey offers so much more than briefs and boxers. 

Their crew-neck t-shirts are essential wardrobe staples, made from 100% for a relaxed fit that can be worn with jeans or under a blazer. 

But they also make super soft loungewear, activewear, outdoor apparel, and even weighted blankets! 

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Jersey Knit Sheet Set

Jersey Sheet Set

Speaking of soft, if you haven’t tried jersey knit bed sheets, you’re missing out. 

Perfect for hot sleepers, jersey sheets are lightweight, breathable, moisture-wicking and of course, ultra soft—it’s basically like sleeping in your favorite T-shirt. 

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Java Planet French Press

Java Planet French Press

The perfect gift for a true coffee lover, this stainless steel French press makes rich, delicious coffee at home, at the cottage, or even while camping. 

If you want to splurge a bit, it also comes in this lovely gift set with six flavors of Java Planet coffee. 

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Jars 

Decorative Jars

A set of jars may seem like a random gift, but a cute set like these apothecary-style decorative jars can actually make a great present for the right person. 

They’re handy for organizing powder room items like cotton swabs and pads, and they look pretty on the counter!

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Joy of Cooking

Joy of Cooking

Easily one of the most iconic American cookbooks of all time, Joy of Cooking is a must-have for every home chef and foodie. 

Now in its ninth edition, the latest version includes 600 new recipes in addition to a number of classic favorites that your giftee will enjoy for years to come.

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Jamie Oliver Mortar and Pestle

Jamie Oliver Mortar & Pestle

Another great idea for culinary enthusiasts, this granite mortar and pestle from celebrity chef Jamie Oliver lets them crush fresh herbs, spices, and garlic by hand, just like the pros.

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Juicer

Juicer

A great letter J gift for exchanges with higher budgets, this juicer makes fresh, healthy juice in seconds with minimal waste and clean up. 

If you’re looking for a housewarming or wedding gift, this is always a winner. 

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Jump Rope

Jump Rope

An excellent choice for fitness enthusiasts, this smart jump rope lets them take their cardio to the next level. 

It connects to a mobile app or Apple watch to record all the data from their cardio workout including minutes worked, calories burned, and number of jumps. 

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Jaybird Run True Wireless Headphones

JBD Earbuds

If running is their thing, they’ll love the Jaybird wireless headphones because they fit securely, are sweat and water-resistant, and have up to 12 hours of battery life. 

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JBL Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

JBL Bluetooth Speaker

An ideal gift for the outdoorsy type, the JBL bluetooth speaker is handy for listening to music in the backyard, while camping, and… well, just about anywhere. 

Plus, it’s waterproof so it’s ideal for grooving at the beach or poolside.

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JuJuBe Be Cool Insulated Bottle Bag 

Jujube Bottle bag

Jujube makes innovative and stylish diaper bags and backpacks, so literally anything from here would be an amazing gift for a new parent. 

We like this insulated bottle bag because it’s functional, fashionable, and surprisingly affordable. 

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Jogging Stroller

Jogging Stroller

A jogging stroller is another great gift idea for new parents, especially if you’re sharing the cost with friends or coworkers. 

Ideal for parents who enjoy jogging, this lets them squeeze in a run without having to leave their baby (and the weight adds resistance so they get a complete workout).

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J.Crew Socks

J. Crew Dress Socks

When in doubt, get ‘em socks (that’s a saying, right?).

Honestly, anything from J.Crew would make a nice gift, but we like their patterned dress socks because they’re fun, personal, and budget-friendly. 

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Jeans

Jeans

Jeans always make good gifts because pretty much everyone wears them. 

We’re particular fans of this slim-fitting pair with distressed detailing that’s super on trend for spring. 

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Jacket from The Jacket Maker 

The Jacket Maker bomber jacket

This is likely too pricey for a gift exchange, but if you’re looking for an elegant gift for a special occasion, you can’t go wrong with a beautifully crafted jacket from The Jacket Maker.

Everything they make is pretty great, but the Airin G-1 leather bomber jacket is our top pick. 

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Kids’ Gifts & Toys that Start with J

Joke Book

Joke Book

Looking for a funny gift idea for the kiddos? 

This book of over 800 jokes for kids ages 6-12 is sure to keep them in stitches. 

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Jenga

Jenga

Still one of the best party games to date, Jenga makes a great gift for kids of all ages. 

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Jurassic Park Lego Set

Jurassic Park Lego

Ideal for kids ages 6 and up, this gift idea combines two things kids love: 

Lego and dinosaurs. 

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Jungle Animal Baby Milestone Blanket

Jungle Baby Blanket

This snuggly jungle-themed milestone blanket is the best way to capture baby’s growth each month for the first year of their lives. 

The perfect baby shower gift, it’s something the family will cherish forever. 

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Jigsaw Puzzle

Jigsaw Puzzles

What’s better than a jigsaw puzzle? Four jigsaw puzzles! 

This puzzle set includes four 100-piece jigsaw puzzles, each with a different animal theme. 

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Juggling Balls

Juggling Set

Fun fact: 

Juggling doesn’t just provide good times for kids; it also improves hand-eye coordination and reaction time and boosts brain development! 

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Jack-in-the-Box

Jack-in-the-Box

A cute twist on a classic toy for little ones, this Jack-in-the-box features Nutbrown Hare from the children’s book Guess How Much I Love You

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Jelly Belly Dispenser

Jelly Bell Dispenser

Any kid with a sweet tooth will love this genuine Jelly Belly dispenser set. 

The parents, on the other hand, may not be as thrilled.

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Jumbo Crayons

Jumbo Crayons

These non-toxic jumbo Crayons are the perfect size for toddlers’ little hands to grasp. 

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Jet Airplane Model Toys

Jet Airplane toys

Blow their little minds with these super cool jet airplane toys. 

They have realistic lights and sounds, plus a powerful pull-back and release system to drive them forward.

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Jedi Costume

Jedi Costume

Not just for Halloween, these Jedi costumes make a great gift for kids who love to play dress-up.

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Jupiter Nightlight

Jupiter Nightlight

Budding astronauts will love the glow of this 3-D replica of Jupiter. 

It has 16 different color settings and can hold a charge for up to 20 hours. 

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Jeep Remote Control Toy

Jeep Remote Control

Remote control cars are always a popular gift for kids, so this one from Jeep is a no-brainer. 

The tricky part is making sure dad doesn’t hog it.

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Jaguar Stuffed Animal

Jaguar Stuffed Animal

This super soft jaguar stuffie would make an adorable companion for little animal lovers—just look at that face!

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Jumanji Game

Jumanji

Ideal for kids ages 8 and up, this electronic adventure game with lights and sounds brings the movie to life before their eyes. 

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Jolly Jumper

Jolly Jumper

One of the most popular baby gifts of all time, the Jolly Jumper makes a great group gift for new parents. 

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Jasmine Disney Princess

Jasmine Doll

Fans of Disney’s Aladdin are sure to fall in love with this Princess Jasmine doll, with glittery outfit, poseable limbs, and a brush for her hair. 

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J Pendant Necklace

J Pendant Necklace

For kids whose names start with J, a J letter-pendant necklace makes a personal and thoughtful gift. 

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About the Author

Kirstyn Brown

Kirstyn describes herself as a “coffee lover and cat lady,” but don’t let her humility fool you:

As the co-creator and former Editor-in-Chief of Strong Fitness Magazine, she’s a highly respected writer and editor with more than a decade of experience, whose work has appeared in top publications like Strong, Oxygen, Clean Eating, Girls Gone Strong and more.

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