36 Cool and Creative Gifts that Begin with the Letter C

With the holidays just around the corner, don’t be surprised if one of your co-workers or family members decides to “do something different” this year and propose a gift-giving theme.

Just in case you’re supposed to keep to some kind of “C is for Christmas” theme, you’re in the right place.

Check out the following list for 36 great gifts in a wide range of budgets that all start with the letter ‘C’.

35 Cool Gift Ideas That Start With The Letter C

wooden corn hole set

Perfect for the Competitive Family: Corn Hole Set by OOFIT Solid Wood Premium

If your friends or family members are all competitive people, buy one of them this awesome cornhole set, and you can all play together. It’s an all-around great set. It looks nice, and it’s made of 100% wood, so it’s durable and can stand up to a lot of heavy hits.

It’s scratch-resistant and can be used either indoors or outdoors. It also comes with eight cornhole bags, so your loved one will have a complete set to use upon opening it.

cricut joy machine

For the Extreme DIY’ers: Cricut Joy Machine

If you have a friend in your life who’s very much into DIY, the Cricut Joy Machine is a great gift. It has a ton of great features so that even experienced DIY’ers can enjoy the machine, but it’s simple enough to use that even people who’re just starting to craft can use it without trouble.

It allows your friend to use pre-loaded patterns or design her own, and it can cut all kinds of different papers. Whether she wants to make personalized greeting cards or decals for other projects, she’ll be able to do it all with this compact machine.

french press coffee maker

Calling All Caffeine Addicts: Coffee Gator French Press Coffee Maker

If you have a loved one who’s crazy about delicious, intense-flavored coffee, she’ll absolutely love this Coffee Gator french press. The stainless steel press will keep her coffee – or tea – warm for almost an hour longer than any glass coffee maker, and there’s even a mini canister for storing extra tea bags or coffee beans.

This is a nice, insulated french press with a unique, durable design. It’s the ultimate mixture of delicious flavor and ultimate convenience.

chess set

For the Critical Thinkers: Chess Set Made of Glass

This gorgeous glass chess set is a beautiful gift for the strategy master in your life. It features a ten-inch glass board and 32 frosted glass and clear glass pieces. Despite being made entirely of glass, it’s covered in a high-quality finishing that makes it extremely durable.

The chess pieces have felt bottoms on them to keep them securely in place on the board and to prevent them from scratching it. It’s a great gift for anyone in your life who loves to play games that challenge him intellectually.

crochet hooks kit

Something to Do with Her Hands: Crochet Kit Katech 85-Piece Crochet Hooks Set

This 85-piece set is a great addition to any hardcore crotchet fan’s collection, but it also includes just about everything a crochet newbie would need to get started as well. The kit comes with nine crochet hooks, 20 locking stitch markers, 14 plastic ring markers, 12 aluminum alloy crochet hooks, six plastic yarn needles, six sewing needles and so much more.

There’s even a tape measure, yarn remover tool, ruler and a pair of scissors. Everything comes in a convenient storage case that zips up for ease of transporting.


Kicking It Old School: Converse Chuck Taylor All Star High Top Sneakers

When it comes to awesome shoes that’ll make people feel all kinds of nostalgia, you can’t really beat Converse Chuck Taylors. These come in ten different styles/colors and a myriad of different sizes for both men and women.

They feature a timeless, classic design that looks great with most casual outfits. They’re made of quality, durable material, and in true Converse style, they’re supremely comfortable. They’re also great for skateboarding or other types of exciting activities, which also makes them a great gift for the younger people on your gift list.

wall clock

A New and Unique Clock: FirsTime & Co. Gray Numeral Farmhouse Windmill Clock

When it comes to gifts starting with the letter ‘C’, it doesn’t get much more basic and practical than a clock, but despite being an obvious choice, it’s also a good one. Clocks serve a practical purpose, but you can also add a lot of style and flair to them when you pick one.

This one is nice if you have someone who has a more rustic decor or someone who just loves windmills. Its 24-inch diameter also means it’s a great one for people who can’t see well.

camping cookware set

For the Camping Enthusiasts: Camping Cookware 15-Piece Set for Two by Odoland

If you have a loved one – or a couple of loved ones – in your life who love to camp, get them this convenient camping cookware set for two. It comes with 15 of the most important things anyone could need to fix delicious food in the wilderness.

In addition to two sets of cutlery, two plates and two cups, there’s also a kettle, frying pan and a pot. The set also comes with a cleaning cloth to keep things nice and tidy, and it’s all stuffed into a lightweight, easy-to-transport carrying case.

Everything if food-safe, and the cutlery is made of stainless steel and is foldable for convenient storage.


Easy Elegance: Charm Bracelet by Pandora Mesh Charm Sterling Silver Bracelet

A charm bracelet is an incredibly thoughtful gift for any woman or girl in your life who enjoys jewelry and who prefers jewelry that’s personal and represents the kind of person she is. This beautiful sterling silver mesh bracelet is made by the jewelry experts at Pandora, and honestly, it looks great with or without additional charms.

If you want, you can even purchase her the first charm for her bracelet. Just make sure it’s something personal or something that’ll help her preserve a favorite memory.

cashmeren classic

Chic, Cozy and Comfortable: Cashmeren Classic Soft Knit Open Cashmere Wool Cardigan

This lovely cardigan comes in six different colors and can be purchased in sizes ranging from small to XL. It’s made of 10% Mongolian cashmere and 90% merino wool, so it isn’t a true cashmere cardigan.

However, you won’t have to pay a true cashmere price for it either, so that’s a definite plus. It has an open front, long sleeves and is slightly oversized, falling to past the hips on most women. It’s warm, elegant and a gift that’s sure to delight whomever receives it.

Note: It does tend to run a little small, so the company suggests you size up when choosing the correct size.

cross wall art

For the Friends with Faith: Cross Wall Art by Polly House 12-Inch Bible Verses

For the person of faith in your circle of friends, there’s no better gift than a gorgeous cross to decorate her walls. This is one of the most lovely options. Its dimensions are approximately 12″ x 7″, and it’s made of high-quality resin, so it’s as durable as it is lovely.

It comes ready to hang with a saw tooth hanger on the back, and while it can be used as a door hanger, it’s recommended for use on doors that are covered by a screen or storm door or for use inside. The attention to detail in the cross is stunning.

It looks as though it’s made of bricks and has a large cross in its center. It also has lots of encouraging messages etched onto its surface.

catry cat

For the Crazy (Creative!) Cat Lady: Catry Cat Tree Large Activity Scratching Post

This large Catry cat tree is perfect for the kitty lovers in your family. It’s over four feet tall and has all kinds of great stuff for your loved one’s cats to enjoy. The tree is covered almost entirely in real carpet with the exception of one post done in paper rope, which lets it double as a scratching post as well.

There are different levels and shapes for her cats to explore and enjoy, and there are even a few dangling toys to keep them entertained. There are four different color options to better suit her decor.

charging station for multiple device

A Convenient Spot for Charging: Charging Station for Multiple Device with 8 Short Mixed Cables

This five-port USB charging station comes in five different colors and is great for the friend who’s constantly asking you, “Can I borrow your charger?” It also comes with four lightning cables, two micro-USB cables and two USB-C cables.

It can charge up to five devices simultaneously, and the innovative design will ensure the cords don’t get tangled or damaged. Best of all, all five ports will charge devices at the same fast speed, so he doesn’t have to worry about getting one thing charged and having to wait a couple hours for everything else to catch up with it.

cheese board and knife set

Something Every True Hostess Needs: CTFT Cheese Board/Knife Set Bamboo Charcuterie Platter

This is a good option for blind gift exchanges or for a friend who entertains often. The board is made of 100% safe bamboo. It’s easy to clean and safe to reuse after cleaning without having to worry about the risk of bacteria.

It features a hidden tool tray that also comes fully stocked. Included with the board are the following: two small ceramic bowls for sauces or small foods (olives, grapes, etc.), two slate labels, two chalk markers and four cheese knives.

The hidden tool tray has specific slots for each of these items with the exception of the bowls.


A Soothing Aromatherapy Experience: Candle – Bath & Body Works Japanese Cherry Blossom Candle

Candles are another one of those “starts with ‘C'” gifts that a lot of people buy, but that doesn’t make them any less appealing as gifts, especially if you get really great ones like the delightful smelling three-wick candles from Bath and Body Works.

The Japanese Cherry Blossom scent is one of the store’s bestselling items, so if you’re unsure of what scent your friend would like best or if you’re buying a candle for a White Elephant gift exchange, this one is a pretty good option.

pajama for men

May the Force Be with Him: Chewbacca Onesie Pajamas for Men

This Chewbacca onesie for grown men ranges in size from small to XXL. It’s a Chewbacca onesie. It’s the ultimate in cool gift-giving ideas. What more is there to say? Chewbacca pajamas! Get them for any Star Wars fan in your life.

They’ll be a hit.

cards against humanity

An Incredibly Fun Evening In: Cards Against Humanity

Despite the fact that Cards Against Humanity has become an incredibly popular game over the last several years, there are still some people out there who’ve never played it. If you have a loved one who hasn’t gotten to experience this amazing game yet, remedy that situation as soon as possible by getting him the original deck.

It contains 500 white cards and 100 black cards, so it can be played over and over again for a different game every time. Plus, if you give someone this gift at a holiday party or gathering, you get to spend the night enjoying it with him!

coffee mug

The Coolest Coffee Mug Ever: Camera Lens Coffee Mug

Buying someone a random, boring coffee mug isn’t going to win you any popularity contests this holiday season, even if it does stick with the ‘C’ gift theme. However, buying someone – particularly someone who loves photography – this coffee mug that looks exactly like a camera lens will be a definite win.

The attention to detail in this mug is absolutely amazing. It looks exactly like a real camera lens and comes with three spoons for stirring as well. The inner lining is made of stainless steel and is perfectly safe for drinking, but if your friend isn’t a big coffee drinker, she could also use it as a really cool pencil cup.

croquet set

Another Fun Family Sport: Croquet Set by ROPODA Deluxe Set with Wooden Mallets

Although the game has fallen out of fashion a little over the last few decades, croquet is still a really fun game, and it isn’t hard to learn. This croquet set is really nice and includes six handles, mallets and balls, two end posts and nine steel wickets.

Everything comes in a convenient carrying case and is made of premium, durable materials. The handles and mallets are made from hardwood, and the balls are made from crack- and damage-resistant resin.

This is an especially good gift for younger children who may have never even heard of the game.

metal wine cork storage

For the Wine Lovers: Cork Holder by JHY DESIGN Metal Wine Cork Storage

This simple, stylish cork holder is the perfect gift for the friend who loves to keep up with her wine corks just for show or for crafting projects at a later date. The sleek, simple design and black lacquered finish means the cork holder will fit in practically anywhere, no matter the decor, and though it’s large enough to hold over 70 corks, it takes up surprisingly little room.

It’ll look great in any kitchen, wine room, lounge or patio.

chocolate gift basket

Satisfy His Sweet Tooth: Chocolate Gift Basket Gourmet Snack Food Box in Keepsake Tin

You can’t have a ‘C’-themed gift list and not include chocolate. Chocolate is pretty much the ultimate gift for any occasion. This delectable gift basket includes over a pound of assorted truffles, as well as pretzel clouds, cashew clusters, sea salt caramels, English toffee, coconut haystacks and more.

Every piece is individually wrapped for safety and ease of sharing, and there’s not a single piece that’s not absolutely delicious. If you’re buying a gift for a diabetic, don’t worry; there are plenty of sugar-free gift baskets available as well.

mini pistol hand gun archery

Make Small-Game Hunting Even Easier: Crossbow 50 lb. Mini Pistol Hand Held Gun Archery

While a real, full-size crossbow could be quite an expensive gift, this mini-crossbow pistol is an extremely affordable option that works just as well for small-game hunting and target practice. The bow is metal-limbed and impact resistant and has a 50-pound draw weight.

There are adjustable sights for precision accuracy, and five plastic bolts with field tips are included in the package, as well as a practice target and bowstring. It’s a good gift for a hunter or someone who just really loves archery.

Note: Always remember to talk to parents before buying weapons as gifts for children and teens.

Chucky complete movie collection

For the Cheesy Horror Enthusiast: Chucky: Complete 7-Movie Collection [Blu-ray]

This is another of those gifts that really needs no explanation. If you have a die-hard horror fan in your life, this seven-movie collection contains every Child’s Play (Chucky) movie ever made.

Fans of horror and gore – particularly cheesy, 80’s-style horror and gore – will love it.

cactus and succulent seed kit

Showcase His Green Thumb: Cactus and Succulent Seed Kit for Planting

Whether your friend has a green thumb or can kill plants simply by looking at them, this set is a great choice for him. It’s without a doubt the easiest cacti and succulents kit available. The plants are practically impossible to kill because they need so little, and what little they do need is included in the kit.

It comes with four planters, drip trays and plant markers, one cactus seeds mix, one succulent seeds mix, peat soil, kelp fertilizer and a perlite pouch. Step-by-step instructions are also included. Your friend, no matter his skill level, will be growing his own cacti and succulents in no time.

In addition to giving him a fun and unique hobby, tending to these plants is also quite relaxing.

calligraphy starter kit

Help Her Pick up a New Skill: Calligraphy Starter Kit Beginner Calligraphy Lettering Set

This award-winning calligraphy lettering set was created by the leading expert in calligraphy education and has been on Amazon’s best-seller list for quite a while. The kit contains everything your loved one will need to begin learning about calligraphy.

There’s an in-depth instruction guide, pen, ink, nib and calligraphy paper included. The kit can be used by anyone of nearly any age regardless of whether she’s right- or left-handed.


A Wonderful Cookbook Full of Great Stuff: Grandma’s Favorites Everyday Cookbook Collection

Cookbooks are always a big hit with gift exchanges. Whether you make your loved one a cookbook by hand filled with your own favorite recipes or buy her one like Grandma’s Favorites, she’s sure to be delighted by it.

Anyone who truly loves cooking will tell you that getting new cookbooks never gets old, and anyone who truly hates cooking will tell you that getting new cookbooks is always a welcome occurrence because it helps improve her very limited cooking skills.

Cookbooks are also great options for blind gift exchanges, and the one pictured here is one of the best because it’s full of lots of “grandma’s home cooking” recipes to delight anyone’s taste buds.

clay facial mask

Take Care of Her Skin: Clay Facial Mask L’Oreal Paris Skincare

Clay face masks are growing more and more popular all the time, and this one by L’Oreal Paris is one of the most popular options. Because this is a relatively small, inexpensive gift, it makes a great stocking stuffer or White Elephant gift.

Despite its low price, you’ll be surprised how many people fight over it once the gifts start being exchanged. This cleansing mask is made with three pure clays and charcoal and helps skin achieve that lovely, radiant glow.

It’s creamy and non-drying, and it works well with nearly all skin types.


The Most Popular Ugly Shoes Around: Crocs Unisex Coast Clog

Love them or hate them – and plenty of people do – Crocs are incredibly popular. People love them because of how comfortable they are, how easy they are to slip into and how durable they are when used in the rain, mud, garden, etc.

Like all Crocs, these Coast Clog Crocs are very lightweight and easy to wear. They come in eight different colors and a wide range of sizes for both men and women.

cast iron skillet

Help Him Become a Better Chef: Cast Iron Skillet Pan 15-Inch

If you’ve ever asked people over the age of 55 what the secret to their cornbread is, chances are that most of them have replied, “I use a cast iron skillet.” Anyone who truly knows how to cook knows the benefits of cast iron skillets.

They are some of the best skillets you’ll ever use, which is exactly why your friend will love receiving this 15-inch skillet for his holiday gift. It’s been pre-seasoned and has flared side edges. It’s safe in temperatures up to 500°F.

There are other size options available as well.

cologne spray

For the Man Who Smells As Good as He Looks: Cremo Bourbon & Oak Cologne Spray

Cremo cologne is a lesser-known brand than something like Dior, Hugo Boss or Versace, but it’s also less expensive and smells just as amazing. The bourbon and oak cologne is a fan favorite and is described as smelling like “a sophisticated blend of distiller’s spice, fine bourbon and white oak.

” It’s long-lasting but not overpowering, and you’re sure to enjoy smelling it just as much as your friend enjoys wearing it. If this isn’t exactly his signature scent, buying his normal favorite cologne is another great ‘C’-themed option.


For the Friend Who Can’t Keep Up with Anything: Calendar – Magnetic Dry Erase Fridge Calendar Blank

Calendars always make nice gifts, but they can be expensive, and at the end of each year, people just end up throwing them away anyway. Still, if you have a friend that can’t keep up with what day it is or when her appointments are, she needs a calendar.

Get her this oversized, magnetic dry erase fridge calendar instead. It’s blank except for the boxes and the days of the week, so she can fill in her own dates each month. Plus, it’s large, easy to see and will be hung in an oft-visited location, so she’ll be sure to look at it for upcoming events fairly often.

cuisinart knives set

A Cut Above the Rest: Cuisinart Stainless Steel Hollow Handle Block Set

Cuisinart knives are some of the sharpest, most durable and most attractive knives available. This set features knives with high-carbon, stainless steel blades and strong, ergonomically designed stainless steel handles for comfortable and easy cutting.

They’re lightweight, but their edges are extremely sharp and cut through practically anything without much hassle. They’re dishwasher safe and come with a lifetime warranty. The set includes one each of the following: chef knife, slicing knife, serrated utility knife, santoku knife, paring knife and bird’s beak paring knife.

There’s also sharpening steel, six steak knives, a set of shears and a convenient storage block so your friend can easily keep up with them all.

ceramic coaster set

Practical and Beautiful: Ceramic Coaster Set of 4

These gorgeous coasters are lovely works of art, but they also serve a very practical purpose. They’re made of ceramic stone and wood, which allows them to absorb a maximum amount of water much more quickly than other types of coasters.

They have cork backing that holds them in place and keeps them from scratching your friend’s furniture, and they feature an amazing, Bohemian design that’ll add a splash of color to any room.

natural essential oils set

For Healthy, Happy Lips: ChapStick Total Hydration 100% Natural Essential Oils Set

Chapstick is another great ‘C’-themed gift that practically anyone of any age can use. This nice gift box comes with four of Chapstick’s best lip balms, each one made from 100% natural essential oils. They’re all non-tinted, so they can be used by men or women, and they’ll provide your friend with absolute hydration and super soft lips.

Plus, they taste and smell great.


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