If you’ve ever been to alphabet themed parties or gift exchanges, you know that finding the perfect gift starting with a specific letter is no easy feat.
This is especially true for the letter N.
While some letters have obvious associations, there just aren’t many good gifts starting with N (believe me, I’ve looked).
But if you’ve been charged with the daunting task of finding letter gift ideas for a holiday or birthday gift, you’ve come to the right place:
We’ve compiled an extensive list of gifts starting with N, with plenty of unique gifts for both kids and adults.
So remove the novelty socks from your cart and get ready to find a gift they’ll actually love.
The (Absolute) Best Gifts that Start with the Letter N
Rounding Up Some Fun, Funny & Unique Christmas Gifts that Start with N
Gifts that Start with N for Adults
If you’re shopping for a guy who’s a snappy dresser, you can’t go wrong with a necktie from Tie Bar.
They offer a massive selection of stylish neckties for every occasion, including novelty and holiday-themed styles (because who said business people have to be boring?), so you’re guaranteed to find something he’ll love.
A stylish, leather-bound notebook is an easy and affordable gift for literally anyone on your list.
Handy for note taking, journaling, and making to-do lists, this one is especially cool because it has a built-in ribbon bookmark and an elastic band to keep it closed.
Plus, you can choose their favorite color so it feels a bit more personal.
Nut Gift Set
A gift set of mixed nuts is the perfect present for a party host or pretty much anyone who loves snacking (and who doesn’t?).
Not only does this collection look beautiful, but it contains a combo of sweet and salty options, so there’s something for everyone.
One quick reminder: You might want to make sure the recipient isn’t allergic.
But if the snacker on your list prefers eating nuts the old fashioned way (I’m sure there’s a joke in there somewhere), a nutcracker is a great gift idea too.
This heavy duty nut cracker is durable and ergonomic, and comes with a separate tool for prying nuts from their shell.
It can also be used for shellfish, so it’s sort of like two gifts in one.
A nightgown may seem like a lame (or creepy) gift, but here me out:
A cute nightshirt with a funny saying on it can be a fun gift for a bachelorette weekend or that close friend who loves sleep.
Made with rayon and spandex, this one is super soft, lightweight, and loose fitting, so you know it’s going to be extra comfy.
Cute cocktail napkins make nice gifts for anyone who likes to entertain.
(In fact, I keep a few sets on hand at all times, for whenever I need a quick hostess gift.)
You can usually find them with beautiful or cute designs for under $10, so they’re perfect for gift exchanges with a spending cap.
A neck fan is a brilliant gift idea for that family member who is always complaining about the heat (we all have one).
Jisulife’s portable neck fan is incredibly quiet and compact, so not only is it discreet, but it’s great for travel too.
A nail gun is a great gift idea of the handyman or woman on your list.
The perfect addition to a work room or tool box, this Wen 18-gauge nail gun is lightweight and holds 106 nails for making home projects a breeze.
NEST Scented Candle
One of the most common secret santa gifts, a fancy scented candle is an excellent present for anyone who’s into home decorating.
And this isn’t just your average candle:
It’s made with premium vegan wax that burns for up to 60 hours, and is scented with cedarwood and patchouli for a woodsy, relaxing fragrance.
Natural Soap from Dr. Squatch
And speaking of things that smell good…
Nature lovers will appreciate the freshly scented organic soaps from Dr. Squatch.
(It says it’s formulated for men, but I steal my boyfriend’s all the time and I love the alpine sage. True story.)
The best part is that all of Dr. Squatch’s personal care products are made with at least 98% natural ingredients — no harsh chemicals or harmful ingredients here.
Everyone from food enthusiasts to aspiring chefs can use a fresh noodle maker in their kitchen.
With seven different settings, this machine lets them make their favorite pasta from scratch or experiment with different recipes.
Made from alloy steel, it’s also durable and dishwasher safe.
Nespresso Milk Frother
A Nespresso milk frother is the ideal gift for the coffee aficionado on your list.
(As a coffee lover and owner of this exact machine, I can vouch for it.)
Basically fool proof, it makes perfect foamy milk for lattes, cappuccinos, and iced coffees and with the push of a single button.
NutriBullet Personal Blender
The perfect gift for anyone embarking on a healthier lifestyle, this personal blender lets them whip up smoothies, soups, and salad dressings in just minutes.
It comes with a recipe booklet for inspiration, but one of my favorite features is the handy to-go lid post-gym shakes and smoothies on the run.
Bonus: The blades are dishwasher safe for easy clean up!
Ninja Air Fryer
Air fryers have garnered a large amount of interest in recent years, and with good reason:
From crispy chicken wings to perfect fries — and even a juicy steak — air fryers cook their favorite foods quickly and with 75% less fat than traditional cooking methods.
And at this price, you can grab one for yourself while you’re at it.
Nostalgia Retro Popcorn Maker
(Or frankly, anything from this company)
We need to talk about the retro and specialty appliances from Nostalgia.
They make so many ingenious products, like this all-in-one breakfast station or this heated lazy Susan taco bar, it was hard to choose just one.
But I love this adorable popcorn maker because it’s fun for the whole family, and at less than $30, it’s the perfect gift that won’t break the bank.
Nike Dri-FIT Ball Hat
Ask any hat wearer and they’ll tell you: You can never have enough hats.
That’s why a Nike ball hat is a great option for the sporty person on your list
Not only does the dri-FIT technology wick away sweat and keep them cool, but it’s a trusted brand name, comes in a ton of colors, and is adjustable to any size so fit is never an issue.
Noise Canceling Earbuds
An increasingly popular item since Covid trapped us in our houses, noise canceling earbuds make great N-themed gifts for the guy (or gal) who works from home.
These bluetooth earbuds block out external noise, automatically pause when you take them out, and pair easily with any device so you can use them at the office, home, or on the go.
The charging case provides up to 42 hours of use, so they’re ideal for long flights too.
Skin care is all the rage right now, so you can’t go wrong with a hydrating night cream.
Made with botanicals and free of parabens, Burt’s Bees night cream is formulated for sensitive skin and dermatologist recommended, so it’s good for most skin types.
Plus it’s lightweight and affordable, so it makes a good small gift option or stocking stuffer.
Nose and Ear Hair Trimmer
A nose hair trimmer may seem like a gag gift, but think again:
A good quality electric nose, ear, and eyebrow trimmer is actually a thoughtful and super practical gift.
This model from Manscaped holds up to a 90-minute charge, plus the sleek design and USB cable for charging makes it ideal for frequent travelers.
Of course, you don’t want to offend anyone, so maybe keep this in mind for close friends only.
A beautiful timepiece never goes out of style, which is why a Nordgreen watch is a great gift for a special occasion.
Nordgreen watches are high quality and scratch resistant, and have interchangeable wrist bands for versatility.
The price point is higher than the rest of our list, but hey, you can’t put a price on love.
Nail Care Kit
Since we all need to give our hands some TLC now and then, nail care kits make great gift ideas.
This one has 18 stainless steel nail and grooming tools and comes in a handy travel case that can be tossed in a purse, gym bag, or luggage.
And it comes in four different colors!
Anyone with a Nutella obsession will appreciate having their own designated spoon for eating their favorite treat right out of the jar.
You can even pair this engraved spoon with a jar of Nutella to make a sweet gift set (pun intended).
If you’re looking for inspirational gifts for the yogi on your list, consider this “namaste” doormat for their entryway.
Sanskrit for ”greetings to you”, namaste is a perfect way for them to greet their guests throughout the holiday season (and they’ll think of you each time they come home).
NFL Beer Koozie
What beer-drinking football fan wouldn’t love to rep their team with an insulated beer koozie?
Perfect for tailgate parties or just keeping their brew cold on hot days, it will become their favorite accessory for Sunday football viewing.
If your buddy is more of a hockey guy (ahem..rightly so), a t-shirt with his favorite team’s logo will be a huge hit.
Ideal for working out or hanging with friends, it’s super soft with a distressed, vintage vibe, and even has 40+ UPF sun protection. Score!
Non-Stick Sandwich Iron
The perfect gift for avid campers, this non-stick sandwich iron will be a game-changer on their next camping adventure.
Not just for sandwiches, this double-sided iron can be used to make omelets, toast, and pancakes over an open fire.
Plus, the handles are removable for easy clean-up and storage.
Personalized jewelry like this name necklace makes a special gift for your best friend or loved one.
It’s made from gold-plated quality stainless steel, so it’s hypoallergenic, nickel free, and waterproof.
Here’s more good news: You can have them custom made for any name.
Neoprene Lunch Bag
A neoprene lunch bag is a useful gift for that friend that’s always on the go.
Ideal for taking lunches to work or school, neoprene keeps food hot or cold for up to four hours, plus it’s water-resistant, durable, and eco-friendly.
NARS Cosmetics Mini Cheek Set
For the gal who can never have enough makeup, the NARS mini cheek set is sure to put a smile on her face.
A great idea if you need a small present, this bronzer-blush duo will help her achieve that Insta-worthy glow with the sweep of a brush.
Gifts that Start with N for Kids
No more ugly sweaters! Here are some notable, nifty, and neat gifts for the little ones on your list.
National Geographic Chemistry Set
Encourage a budding scientist by giving them a chemistry set, like this one from National Geographic.
It has 45 different experiments, including erupting a volcano, launching a rocket, and other chemical reactions that are sure to blow their tiny minds.
More than just cuddly companions, this company’s award-winning plushies went viral on TikTok for one main reason:
The reversible design helps kids communicate their emotions — one side is for when they’re happy, the other is for when they’re experiencing negative feelings.
Play number games and more with this three-pack set of number, shape, and alphabet puzzles.
Ideal for preschoolers learning to count and add, it also helps build fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.
Nascar Electric Race Track Set
This electric race track comes with two chargeable vehicles and 14-feet of double-wide track that snaps together for easy assembly.
One caveat: It doesn’t come with the required AA batteries, so you may want to include some.
Nerf N-Strike Blaster
Yep, Nerf guns are still around (and yes, they’re still awesome).
Equipped with six elite darts and an easy-load barrel, this blaster can “slam fire” the darts up to 75 feet in rapid succession.
But don’t worry, the darts are made of foam so they’re super safe.
Nintendo Switch eShop Gift Card
Any youngster with a Nintendo Switch will put this gift to good use.
They can use it toward over 1000 video games and applications in the eShop, and their purchase will be delivered directly to their Switch so they can start using it immediately.
Night Light Projector
If your kids are scared of the dark, they’ll love this dinosaur light projector and sound machine, with 12 music options and 8 color schemes.
Parents can set it on a timer or use the remote control to power on and off.
Natural Bath Bomb
Make bath time more fun with fizzy, fresh-smelling bath bombs from Droplets.
Made with natural ingredients, they’re 100% vegan and safe for kids’ delicate skin.
An adorable twist on a classic toy, these wooden stacking dolls from Bgraamiens make a thoughtful gift they’ll cherish for years.
They’re handmade and come with five different animal patterns.
These soft and cozy nap mats have a built-in blanket and pillow, and roll up when you’re done for easy travel.
Available with superhero and princess patterns, it’s the perfect gift for kids (and the parents will thank you, too).
Pass on the stories of your childhood with a collection of Mother Goose nursery rhymes.
Hint: It makes a perfect baby shower gift!
Neon Art Set
These super bright acrylic paint pens can be used on ceramic, glass, wood, fabric, and even rock!
The coolest part is they glow under a UV or black light, however, the light isn’t included.
Nail Polish Dryer
Handy for at-home spa days and pampering sessions, this battery operated nail fan quickly dries polish so kids can return to playing without messing up their mani-pedis.
Nickelodeon toy sets are always a safe bet for kids, especially they have anything to do with Paw Patrol.
There are plenty of great options on Amazon, like this 10-piece bath toy set for tub time.
If your kid dreams of playing professional basketball, they’ll love lounging around in these NBA PJs with their favorite team’s logo.
They’re soft and lightweight with true-to-size fit for guaranteed comfort.
(Sorry, they don’t come in adult sizes.)
Nightmare Before Christmas Bluetooth Headphones
Any Jack Skeleton fan will be excited to receive these authentic Disney noise-canceling Bluetooth headphones.
Equipped with a built-in microphone and five-button control, it’s easy to adjust the volume and change songs while on the move.
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