Five Senses Gift Ideas 

by Jessa

Do you want to surprise someone with an unforgettable gift that will entice their senses? Here are some five senses gift ideas for each sense (smell, taste, sight, touch, and sound), and 10 gifts that combine multiple senses.

1. Car Air Freshener

Cartoon Car Air Freshener

Make your loved one’s car rides more enticing with this set of car air fresheners. The set comes with seven vanilla or ocean-scented paper air fresheners in the style of classic horror characters. Your Halloween-loving friends or family will appreciate this fun gift to enhance their rides with pleasant scents.

2. Scented Candles

Scented Candles made with soy wax

Made with soy wax, these candles are eco-friendly and safe to use. Each candle comes in its own tin with a lid. The set includes 16 different scents, including jasmine, rose, vanilla, bergamot, lavender, lemon, strawberry, rosemary, wood sage with sea salt, and peppermint. These candles are sure to please anyone looking to unwind.

3. Home Spa Set

Bath and Body Works Home Spa Set

Looking for a gift that will help someone relax and rejuvenate? A home spa set from Bath and Body Works is an excellent way to do that while basking in amazing aromas. This luxurious set comes with a body lotion, moisturizing body wash, body cream, fine fragrance mist, and shower gel. The blend of tropical white coconut, saltwater breezes, and sun-bleached woods creates a truly relaxing experience.

4. Essential Oil Diffuser

Dark Brown Essential Oil Diffuser

This diffuser has a dark brown wood base and a hand-blown glass reservoir. This diffuser uses pure essential oils without heat or water, which otherwise dilute or change the oils’ natural therapeutic properties. Finally, it is plastic-free so it won’t leech toxic chemicals into the oils.

5. Incense Sticks

Premium Incense Sticks six different scents

This pack of premium incense sticks includes a variety pack of six different scents, all blended and rolled in India according to ancient traditions. Each box contains 180 sticks crafted from completely natural ingredients, including essential oils, herbs, and wood gums.

6. Dried Lavender Bundle

280 Dried Lavender Bundle

These lavender bundles are a nice gift for someone who adores the smell of lavender. The two bundles include up to 280 naturally dried stems in total, all picked from the highest quality lavender. The bundles are wrapped with old newspapers for a rustic look.

7. Bath Salts

Soothing Scents Bath Salts

This six-pack of dissolvable therapy formula bath salts comes with a variety of soothing scents, including lavender, eucalyptus, and spearmint. Himalayan sea salt, green tea, and chamomile help relax and rejuvenate the body and tickle the sense of smell. Coconut oil and unscented options are also available to create a relaxing bath. All of these bath salts are cruelty-free and environmentally conscious.

8. Handmade Soap

Cruelty Free Handmade Soap

Handmade soap is a thoughtful gift for environmentally-conscious recipients who like natural scents. This variety six-pack soap set is made with all plant ingredients, making it cruelty-free. The package includes popular scents such as avocado grapefruit, coconut, lemongrass, eucalyptus mint, seaweed sea salt, and lavender.

9. Mini Perfume Set

Mini Perfume Sampler Set

What could be a more perfect scent-related gift than a mixed fragrance set? This set of woody-scented fragrance samplers is suitable for both men and women. It contains five assorted 10ml perfume bottles. Some of the enchanting scents included are cedarwood, blossom bomb and old bourbon.

10. Perfume Blending Kit

Five Senses Perfume Blending Kit

For interesting five senses gift ideas, you may want to check out a perfume blending kit. With this kit, your loved ones can create their custom scent by combining 10 different fragrance oils. It’s the perfect way to experiment with different scents and find a combination that’s just right. All of the oils are alcohol-free, paraben-free, phthalate-free, and cruelty-free.

11. Whiskey Decanter Set

Wooden Car Base Whiskey Decanter Set

This whiskey decanter set comes with a glass decanter, two shot glasses, and an antique wooden car base with glass holders. The lead-free decanter is ideal for storing and serving whiskey. The car base is a classy way to display the set and add a touch of vintage to any home or office.

12. DIY Cheese-Making Kit

DIY Cheese-Making Kit

Mayers Farm has been making cheese the traditional way for over 150 years. Their cheese-making kit includes everything needed to make cheddar, cottage, cream cheese, and more delicious cheeses. The kit includes cheesecloth, a wooden press, a rennet tablet, and detailed instructions. Your cheese-loving friends or family can treat their tastebuds by creating delicious cheese using methods passed down for generations.

13. Chocolate Gift Basket

Assorted Chocolate Gift Basket

If you want to tickle a chocolate lover’s palate, look no further than this chocolate gift basket. The basket is filled to the brim with an assortment of delicious chocolate treats, including toffees, pretzels, and caramels. All are individually wrapped and labeled for freshness. These chocolates make a wonderful gift for any occasion.

14. Street Food Sauces

Street Food Sauces Set with Adorable Packaging

Looking for a unique and fun gift for the foodie in your life? This street food sauce set is just what you need. It comes with several distinct sauces, such as Mexican-style hot sauce, smoky bourbon BBQ, sweet chili wing sauce, and others. It’s vegetarian-friendly and makes a great addition to any cookout or party. The adorable packaging is food truck themed. 

15. Wine Opener Set

Battery Operated Wine Opener Set

This Ivation wine bar kit features an electric battery-operated bottle opener, air pump cork extractor, aerator pourer, wine stoppers, and champagne stoppers. A foil cutter and stand are also included in the package for your convenience. It is the perfect addition to any home bar and is the right gift for any wine enthusiast.

16. Seasoning Set

Nine Spices Seasoning Set

This set of nine spices is perfect for the grill master in your life. The set comes with an integrated grinder for each spice. Some of the spices included are chicken barbecue, spicy barbecue, chili pepper, lemon pepper, garlic and herbs, and garlic salt. This is the perfect way to add some flavor to any barbecue dish.

17. Waffle Maker

Belgian Style Waffle Maker

This waffle maker is the perfect way to tickle the tastebuds with delicious homemade Belgian-style waffles. With its adjustable browning control, it can make waffles perfect for any taste. The cool touch handle makes it easy to remove the cooked waffles without burning yourself. And cleanup is a breeze thanks to the nonstick cooking surface and compact design.

18. Smoothie Blender

Smoothie Maker Blender with 2 Blender Cups

Treat your friends’ sweet tooth with a smoothie maker. It comes with two blender cups and a green and black juice blender and smoothie maker. The blender is made from polypropylene and stainless steel, and it has an overheat protector on a potent motor. It features a safety lock device and an anti-slip design for worry-free use.

19. Cupcake Carrier

Fashionable Reusable Cupcake Carrier

This fashionable green reusable cupcake holder with a two-tier stand carries 24 standard-size cupcakes. It’s made of sturdy plastic, with secure snaps to keep your cupcakes safe and sound, and is BPA-free. So your friends can take their beautiful cupcakes to work, parties, or camping trips without worry.

20. Beef Jerky Variety Pack

Beef Jerky Variety Pack

For friends or family that enjoy a good savory snack, beef jerky is a great taste gift idea on our five senses gift ideas list. These single-serve bags come in original Jack Links and teriyaki flavors. The beef jerky is a great protein-rich on-the-go snack.

21. Selfie Stick

40 Inches Selfie Stick

A selfie stick is an ideal gift for anyone who loves taking photos of themselves or with friends. This selfie stick is made of aluminum alloy. It extends to 40 inches, a great length for getting those group shots or full-body selfies. The phone holder is adjustable to accommodate any phone. The remote shutter makes it easy to take photos without fumbling with the phone.

22. Digital Picture Frame

Wi-Fi Digital Picture Frame

A digital picture frame makes a great gift for anyone’s eyes. With Wi-Fi and the Aura App, it’s easy to add photos and invite friends and family to share them directly to your frame. The high-quality materials and color-calibrated HD display make this frame a standout, while the simple interface makes it a breeze to use.

23. Globe Projector

Three in One Globe Projector

Striking vistas are just a click away with this remote-controlled three-in-one globe projector. With 40 soothing color effects and sound control, it’s easy to create a calming atmosphere in any room. The built-in timer ensures that the light will turn off automatically. The multi-angle adjustment feature allows the light to be positioned exactly where it’s needed. 

24. Glass Tabletop Sculpture

Durable Glass Tabletop Sculpture

This vibrant and colorful peacock sculpture is a feast for the eyes. It is hand blown from durable glass, which looks great and is easy to clean. The intricate design and bright colors are sure to impress your friends.

25. Acrylic Paint Set

46 Professional Acrylic Paint Supplies Set

The acrylic paint set is a suitable gift for hobbyists and beginners alike. It has 46 professional painting supplies, including acrylic paint, paint brushes, an easel, paint knives, and art sponges. The set conforms to the ASTM D-4236 certificate as proof that it’s safe and high quality. If you’re looking for five senses gift ideas for a visual artist, this set is the way to go.

26. Polarized Sunglasses

 Polarized Sunglasses with UV Protection

Polarized sunglasses are a great gift for anyone who spends time outdoors. The lenses are coated with a special UV protection that helps to reduce glare and improve clarity. The frame is made from acetate, which is strong and lightweight. The lens is made from tri-acetate cellulose, which is durable and scratch-resistant. Show your care by protecting the sight of your loved ones.

27. Custom Canvas Print

Custom Canvas Print Wall Art

Custom canvas wall art makes for unique and thoughtful gifts that will be cherished for years. Each print is personalized and framed with the utmost care and attention to detail, ensuring that your finished product is truly one-of-a-kind. The photos will look as vibrant and life-like as the day they were taken.

28. Projector Screen

160 Degrees Wide Portable Projector Screen

Are you looking for a projector screen that is portable and easy to set up? This screen is made from polyester material that is wrinkle and crease-free, making it easy to store and transport. The 160° wide viewing angle ensures that everyone in the room can see the movie or presentation clearly.

29. Candle Lantern

Vintage Style Hanging Candle Lantern

This high-quality vintage-style hanging lantern is perfect for both indoor and outdoor use. The metal candleholder is lightweight and portable, making it easy to take anywhere. The tempered glass is durable and ensures that your candles will stay lit, even in the windiest of conditions. What better gift for sight than the one which lets you see – in style?

30. Birdwatching Handbook

Birdwatching 150 species Handbook

If your friends or family like birds, we have an excellent option of five senses gift ideas for their eyes – a birdwatching handbook. This beginner-friendly book contains information on over 150 species found in North America. All bird illustrations are colored for an easy and fun bird spotting time.

31. Fluffy Blanket

Cozy Fluffy and Luxurious Blanket

This fluffy blanket will make for a cozy and luxurious gift for anyone who likes the fuzzy, soft touch and snuggling after a long day. It is made with 1.5″-thick faux fur on the top side and smooth fleece on the backside. Perfect for snuggling up on the bed, couch, or chair. It’s machine washable for easy care.

32. Massage Oil

Massage Oil Set  with Massage Ball

There’s nothing like a relaxing massage after a long day to relax and recharge. This massage oil set includes coconut oil and lavender oil, both of which are known for their soothing properties. The massage ball is also a great way to help work out knots and tension. This set is perfect for discerning men and women alike.

33. Unisex Rain Poncho

Lightweight Unisex Rain Poncho

A unisex rain poncho is an excellent gift for anyone who loves spending time outdoors, no matter the weather. This lightweight poncho is made of acetate with a polyester lining, making it both durable and comfortable. It features a pull-on closure and is machine-washable. Whether hiking, camping, or just enjoying a day at the park, this poncho will keep your friends dry and cozy.

34. Knitting Needles Set

Knitting 18 Pairs Needles Set

If your loved ones are crafty, arts and crafts are the perfect gift for their touch. The knitting set comes with 18 pairs of needles in 18 different sizes, so there’s sure to be an ideal size for any project. The set uses bamboo needles, which are strong and durable yet eco-friendly, and the colorful plastic tube makes it easy to keep track of all the different sizes.

35. Silk Pillowcase

Premium Grade 6A Silk Pillowcase

Looking for a unique bedroom gift with a sophisticated touch? A silk pillowcase might be up your alley. Made from premium grade 6A silk, this pillowcase is soft, smooth, and cooling to the touch. It’s also hypoallergenic, making it ideal for those with sensitive skin. Additionally, you can pick from a range of colors to suit any décor.

36. Wool Scarf

New Wool Fuzzy Handmade Scarf

Whether they are a man or a woman, young or old, your recipient will love the feel of a new scarf under their fingertips and wrapped around them. This fuzzy handmade scarf is made from 100% wool, so it is soft and comfortable to wear. It is extra long and worn in a variety of ways. The striped pattern is timeless and chic.

37. Pottery Kit

Pottery Kit with Air Dry Clay

A pottery kit is a lovely gift for anyone who loves crafts and enjoys working with their hands. The kit includes air-dry clay, pottery tools, acrylic paint, brushes, and eight custom wooden carving tools. The pottery kit is suitable for beginners and makes a great addition to any craft room or workshop.

38. Massager

Massager Faux Leather Pillow

A Viktor Jurgen massager is a great gift for anyone who suffers from back or neck pain or could just use some relaxation. The heat function can help relax muscles and the deep-kneading Shiatsu massage nodes can relieve tension and headaches. The faux leather upholstery is easy to clean and the massage pillow is straightforward to use.

39. Stress Balls Set

Colorful Stress Water Balls Set

These stress balls are perfect for both kids and adults. They’re made with colorful water beads inside, so they’re fun to squish and squeeze. Plus, they help relieve stress and tension. This set comes with 18 balls in a variety of fun colors.

40. Snow Mitts

Snow Mitts for Snowboarding Skiing and Shoveling

Looking for a gift for the winter sports enthusiast? These snow mitts are suitable for snowboarding, skiing, and shoveling, great for men and women alike. They are made from waterproof materials with thermal insulation and a synthetic leather palm. This will ensure that your loved ones can enjoy all winter activities while their hands stay warm on the coldest of days. 

41. Music Box

Adorable Vintage Music Box

This adorable gift idea is a music box in the shape of a vintage treadle sewing machine. It has pedals, a leather strap wheel, and a needle hole that will rotate when you twist the switch by hand. The music box doesn’t need batteries, so it’s eco-friendly. It would make a great desk decoration for anyone who loves sewing, vintage items, or cute music box tones.

42. Wireless Doorbell

1300 Feet Wireless Doorbell

This doorbell has a fabric finish and a long range of up to 1300 feet, so it can be placed anywhere in the home. It also has 58 ringtones to choose from, making it easy to find the perfect sound for any ear. Additionally, the wireless doorbell is waterproof and has a flash indicator.

43. Wireless Earbuds

Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds 48 Hours Playback

Wireless earbuds can work great as a gift to someone who loves music or enjoys working out. These Bluetooth headphones have a 48-hour playback time and feature an LED display for quickly checking the battery level. They are also sweat-proof and have ear hooks for a secure fit. Your friends can listen to their favorite tunes while staying healthy and active.

44. Stylophone

Limited Edition Battery Powered Stylophone

Here’s an unusual gift for a music lover. This stylophone is a limited-edition, David Bowie-inspired synthesizer that is compact and battery-powered. It has a simple stylus design and three modes for classic analog synth and bass sounds. The special white design features an embossed Bowie logo.

45. Turntable

Beautiful Mahogany Finish Turntable

A turntable can be a record-setting present for a fan of music and retro technology. With this turntable, they can play their favorite vinyl records, CDs, cassettes, and even radio stations. The wireless music streaming feature allows them to listen to their favorite tunes anywhere in their home. The mahogany finish is a beautiful touch that will look great in any home.

46. Karaoke Microphone

Handheld Wireless Karaoke Microphone

This funky handheld, wireless Verkstar karaoke microphone has a professional tuning system and a three-layer noise reduction mic head. This creates a perfect live-sound environment and wonderful echo reverberation. You can also choose from multiple colors, and it features vibrant LED lights for a fun and social music experience.

47. White Noise Machine

White Noise Machine with 31 Soothing Sounds

This white noise machine has 31 soothing sounds to choose from, including seven white noises, seven fan sounds, and seventeen nature sounds. Some of the nature sounds included are ocean waves, birds, brook, campfire, pendulum, heartbeat, music box, rain, summer night, and train. The machine also features 5W loud stereo sound, adjustable volume, and an auto-off timer for a peaceful night’s sleep.

48. Retro Radio

Bluetooth Retro AM/FM Radio

This retro radio is a great gift for anyone who loves listening to music in style. The AM/FM radio has Bluetooth capabilities, allowing streaming from a phone or other devices. The radio also has a rechargeable battery, so it can keep going for hours on end. Additionally, the torch feature is great for emergencies or power outages. The telescopic antenna ensures stable channels and strong receiving signals.

49. RGB Gaming Speakers

RGB Gaming 3.5mm AUX Speakers

RGB gaming speakers are the perfect option for five senses gift ideas for any gamer. These speakers come with six-color touch controlled backlight. Each speaker is 5 watts, in perfect balance. They also have a 3.5mm AUX port so your friend can easily connect them to their computer or gaming console.

50. Bluetooth Shower Speaker

Bluetooth Waterproof Shower Speaker

This portable shower speaker is perfect for those who love to sing in the shower, thanks to its IP67 waterproof rating. The speaker also features LED light effects that make it perfect for use as a night light or mood lighting. Powered by a 2000mAh battery, the EBODA Bluetooth Shower Speaker offers hours of playback time. It will provide great background support for the aspiring bathroom singer.

51. Jewelry Crafting Kit

Personalized Jewelry Crafting Kit

This jewelry crafting kit comes with everything they need to get started, including six different-size needles, needle threaders, non-slip jewelry-making pliers, a caliper, an awl, scissors, sewing tape, needle organizer, and much more. Whether your friend likes beading, making personalized jewelry, or they do their own jewelry repairs, this set has them covered.

52. Salt Lamp

Himalayan Pink Salt Lamp

The Himalayan pink salt lamp is a great gift for anyone who is looking to improve the quality of the air in their home. Salt rock lamps work by heating up the salt crystals. They then release negative ions into the air. This helps remove pollutants from the air, making it healthier and more pleasant. The lamp also comes with a dimmer switch for setting the mood just right.

53. Dancing Gnome

Fun and Festive Dancing Gnome

This fun and festive dancing figurine is the perfect gift for any gnome lover in your life. Handmade from polyester, faux whiskers, and plastic, this Christmas gnome measures approximately 15.7″ (40cm) high and 7.5″ (19cm) wide in diameter. He’s sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face with his jolly singing and dancing.

54. Scented Plush Toy

Fully Microwavable Scented Plush Toy

Looking for a unique and thoughtful gift? Consider a Warmies scented plush toy. These cuddly toys are fully microwavable and meet all U.S. safety standards, making them ideal for all ages. They’re filled with all-natural grain and dried French lavender to provide soothing warmth and comfort, and their super soft fabrics make them perfect for stress relief.

55. Mini Electric Fireplace

Classic and Chic Mini Electric Fireplace

This mini electric fireplace is the perfect gift for anyone who yearns for a fireplace but has a small apartment. The electric stove provides a realistic wood-burning flame effect. The mantelpiece is classic and chic, and the black metal frame and glass front give it a modern touch. The fireplace has an auto-off setting, making it safe and efficient.

56. Wooden Instrument Puzzle

3D Wooden Instrument Puzzle

Check out this 3D wooden puzzle of a grand piano. This musical instrument assembly building model kit is perfect for brain teaser puzzle lovers of all ages. It’s an educational STEM toy that helps develop problem-solving and fine motor skills. It’s made from safe and non-toxic premium wood, so you can be assured that it’s durable and eco-friendly.

57. Herb Garden Kit

Non GMO Herb Garden Kit

If you’re looking for a great gift for the indoor gardener in your life, look no further than this herb garden kit. This kit includes everything they need to get started growing their own certified organic, Non-GMO herbs. The kit includes Italian large-leaf basil, coriander cilantro (slow bolt), parsley, broad-leaf sage, and thyme.

58. Scented Putty/Slime

Fun and Squishy Scented Putty/Slime

Crazy Aaron’s scented putty is a fantastic sensory gift for kids and those who are only kids at heart. Not only is it fun to squish and stretch, but the pleasant smell and fun look also make it a feast for all the senses. It is made of non-toxic silicone that won’t dry out, so it’s safe and can last quite a while. 

59. Incense Holder

Incense Holder with Blue Half Moon

Besides producing wonderful smells, this handmade round ceramic incense holder with a blue half-moon and lotus design can soothe the mind and soul. The incense mist creates a stunning waterfall effect. This incense holder comes with 100 backflow cones, 40 incense sticks, and tweezers for easy handling.

60. Flower Seed Packet Bulk Set

Flower Seed Packet Bulk Set

Looking for a great gift for the green thumb in your life? Check out this flower seed packet set. It includes 50 different packets of seeds for a variety of beautiful flowers, including marigolds, evening primroses, Shasta daisies, sweet peas, calendulas, zinnias, and more. This is an ideal gift for anyone who loves gardening or spending time outdoors surrounded by nature’s beauty.

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Ellen Brown
Ellen Brown
1 year ago

It really makes sense, this gift idea is good for my friends. thank you for this article.

Olivia Fraser
Olivia Fraser
1 year ago

this gift idea is brilliant, the maker of this article might be a wide thinker, It does make sense.

Violet Knight
Violet Knight
1 year ago

Very cool gifts, and it does make sense, nice article! great job!

Mia Jones
Mia Jones
1 year ago

Great gift ideas, and nice items for birthday gifts.

Kimberly Young
Kimberly Young
1 year ago

nice gifts! good for birthday gifts!

Samantha gutierrez
Samantha gutierrez
11 months ago

love it! love the idea of this article! thanks1

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