There are many reasons why you might be looking for gifts starting with C. The most obvious reason is probably to do with some sort of a Christmas gift exchange game.

Whether you’re playing Secret Santa, White Elephant, or some other type of gift exchange, you might have been challenged to bring along a gift that begins with the letter C.

Alternatively, maybe you’re celebrating the birthday of a special person whose name starts with C and they’ve challenged all of the guests to stick with the ‘C’ theme and bring along a present that starts with C? Or maybe you’re writing a really cool novel and your antagonist needs to find a gift beginning with C?

OK, maybe I’m clutching at straws a bit now, but, whatever the reason that’s brought you here today, we’re pretty confident that you’ll find just the gift you’re looking for in our comprehensive list of gifts starting with C.

Gifts Ideas That Start With Letter C

We’ll start with a list of gift ideas that start with C – just a list of some ideas that popped into my head. For these ideas, you’ll have to source the actual gift yourself.

Further below the list, you’ll find a long list of gifts that start with the letter C. These gifts will have links that you can click through to purchase, saving you the trouble of figuring out where to get them from.

Gift Ideas That Start With C

  • Chocolate
  • Christmas Decorations
  • Christmas Elf
  • Candy
  • Cap
  • Cash
  • Cake/Cupcakes
  • Chalk
  • Candy Cane
  • Coat
  • Cloak
  • Clogs
  • Coke
  • Cactus
  • Cheese
  • Cheese Board/Knife
  • Cheese Making Kit
  • Cologne
  • Coins
  • Crown
  • Charcuterie board
  • Calculator
  • Canoe
  • Chips
  • Cider
  • Claret
  • Champagne
  • Cocktail/Cocktail Shaker/Cocktail Making Kit
  • Comic Book
  • Coffee/Coffee Voucher/Coffee Cup/Coffee Maker
  • Clock
  • Camera
  • Caramel
  • Carafe
  • Churros
  • Chutnee
  • Cognac
  • Cosplay
  • Croquet Set
  • Candle
  • Candlestick/Candelabra
  • Caviar
  • Coasters
  • Cookbook
  • Cufflinks
  • Crossword Puzzles
  • Casserole Dish
  • Chess Set
  • Chestnuts
  • Cashews
  • Chopsticks
  • Cutting Board/Chopping Board
  • Cushions
  • Cheesecake
  • Cinema Tickets
  • Calendar

Gifts That Start With The Letter C

So, you’ve seen our list of ideas for potential gifts that start with c, but if you can’t be bothered sourcing these gifts yourself (who has the time, right?), then you’ll love the following list.

In this section you’ll find some more suggestions for gifts that start with ‘c’, as well as links to places such as Amazon, Etsy and beyond so you can just click through and order what you need. Who says shopping for gifts is hard?


Candles always make a great gift, and they happen to start with C! Here are a few good options for candle gifts:

Candle Holders

Candle holders make a pretty, and practical, gift.

Cable Organizer

For a very practical, and affordable gift that starts with c, a cable organizer could be a hit.


If a live cactus seems impractical to your gift giving needs, you could always go with the fun, dancing cactus!

Cake Stand

If the recipient of your gift likes to entertain, then a cake or cupcake stand would make a lovely gift.

Camping Chair

It’s useful, makes an impressive gift, is under $20 and it has two C’s in its name! A gift starting with c that your recipient will not be expecting!


What’s a superhero without a cape? Surely everyone should keep one handy in case their super powers develop one day! It starts with c and makes a cost effective present that will put a smile on the face of your recipient!


Make your gift exchange event classy by adding some caviar into the mix!


A fun and practical gift for any cereal lover.


They’re cheap, they’re useful (to some) and they start with c!

Cheese Board

A cheese board always makes a good gift, and it just happens to begin with the letter c!

Cheese Slicer

Make it easy for them to cut the cheese with one of these cheese slicers!

Chopping Board/Cutting Board

Every kitchen needs one and there are so many different shapes and sizes you can choose from.

Chucky Doll

Make your gift their worst nightmare!

Citronella Candles

OK, we’ve already covered candles as a good gift that starts with c, but these outdoor citronella candles are not only useful in keeping the bugs away, they also start with two c’s, giving you extra credit in your ‘c’ gift finding challenge!

Clown Costume

Another gift idea that has two c’s in the title, how about a clown costume?


Does anyone use clocks anymore? If you think your recipient would be into it, a clock meets the brief.


How about the good, old fashioned board game, Clue?


If they’re into board games, there’s also checkers…


Or even chess!


A set of coasters is always handy.


If they’re a coffee lover, you’ve got it made in the ‘c’ gift department! Any of the following coffee items would be well received!

Cobweb Duster

OK, so it doesn’t scream ‘gift’, but it’s practical and everyone could use one!

Cocktail Shaker

Give them some Tom Cruise vibes with a cocktail shaker!

Cheese Making Kit

Get their culinary creativity happening with a cheese making kit.

Coin Purse

Cute, small and practical (for those who still carry money!).


If they’re a Coca Cola fan, they’ll be thrilled to receive a gift like this!

Colored Pencils/Coloring Book

If you get them a set of colored pencils, don’t forget to add a coloring book too!


Everybody needs to comb their hair sometime! This makes for a very cost effective ‘c’ gift!


You could make your own, or just grab a packet like these!

Cookie Cookbook

Or, get them to bake their own cookies with a cookie cookbook! Bonus – they might even bake some cookies and share them with you! Everyone’s a winner with this present!

Cornhole Set

Great fun for everyone, a cornhole set makes a great gift!

Cotton Candy Maker

There’s two c’s in cotton candy! This could be a lot of fun in the hands of the right person!

Cotton Candy

Or, you could just get them some ready-made cotton candy!

Cricket Set

It might depend on where you live in the world, but a cricket set makes a fun gift and meets the brief by starting with c!

Crochet Kit

Who knows, this could be the start of a wonderful new hobby for your lucky recipient!

Croquet Set

Maybe they’d fancy a lawn game like croquet?


You could get them the real thing (as in the food), or you could get them this super cute, plush croissant!


Let them feel regal in a crown fit for a king or queen!


If they’re that way inclined, a set of healing crystals could go down well.


A cube makes a cheap and cheerful present that starts with c!


Why use buttons when you could use cufflinks?

Cat Paw Cushion

Not just a cushion but a cat paw cushion! Making it doubly cute and double hitting that ‘c’ gift brief!

Cutlery Set

A stylish yet practical gift that happens to start with c!


Fun for the recipient, possibly not as much fun for the neighbors!


Another fun musical instrument that anyone can play and just so happens to start with c!

Cow Cup

It’s a cup that starts with c, with a cow inside it (which also starts with c!).

Cow Planter

Find a cactus to plant in this adorable cow pot and you’ve got a fantastic ‘c’ gift!


OK, so we don’t recommend buying them a real cow, but this inflatable cow is pretty cute and is sure to be the most talked about present of your gift exchange event!

Crossword Puzzle Book

If they like to do a puzzle or two, then a crossword puzzle book is the perfect present that starts with c. It’s also an inexpensive gift so you could add some chocolate or candy to your gift to keep the ‘c’ theme going.

Candy Subscription Box

Give them a gift that keeps on giving with a box of candy that gets delivered each month!


Everybody needs some sun protection from time to time and a cap makes a nice gift.

Christmas Elf

Any type of Christmas decoration would make a great “c” gift, especially if it’s for a Christmas celebration. But Christmas Elves are just so cute, they’re sure to be a hit with anyone lucky enough to receive one!

Final Thoughts

Regardless of why you need a gift that starts with C, just be thankful that you got the letter C! C is for cookie (!) , but it’s also the beginning of so many ‘typical’ gift items – chocolate, candy and candles, just to name a few! ‘C’ gifts are easy, just be grateful you haven’t been given ‘X’ as your challenge letter!

If you also need gifts starting with A or gifts beginning with B, we’ve got you covered, and the rest of the alphabet will follow soon, so check in again next time you need a gift beginning with a specific letter.

We hope you’ve discovered your perfect ‘C’ present here, if not, here’s a gentle reminder from the Cookie Monster: “Cookie, cookie, cookie starts with C”!