Top 163 Things That Start With B: Household Items, Toys, etc

Man carrying a backpack, which starts with the letter b

Whether you’re looking for show and tell ideas or just curious about which things start with “B,” we list more than 160 items below. We include definitions for things that might be unfamiliar to you.

Scroll past the list for a fun scavenger hunt activity using the list!

Household Items

The following items are everyday things that start with the letter B, which you can find around the house.

  1. Blanket
    soft fabric covering one uses for warmth
  2. Baseball cap
    head cap with visor and adjustable strap in back
  3. Backpack
    bag with shoulder straps carried on one’s back
  4. Birthday candles
    small candles used on birthday cakes
  5. Balloon
    rubber sac that inflates with air
  6. Bottle
    container used to store liquids
  7. Bookshelf
    furniture with shelves used to display books
  8. Bedtime stories
    stories meant to be read at bedtime
  9. Bath mat
  10. Baking pans
    flat metal sheet with straight sides
  11. Barbeque grill
    device used for grilling food outside
  12. Bubble gum
    chewing gum one uses to blow bubbles
  13. Bottle holder
    fabric bag designed to hold a water bottle
  14. Baking sheet
    flat metal sheet pan
  15. Baby blanket
    small blanket meant for an infant
  16. Bandana
  17. Barrette
    hair clip
  18. Baby monitor
    device used to see or hear a baby
  19. Bag
    container with an opening in the top used for carrying things
  20. Bakeware
    items used for baking
  21. Baking utensils
    whisks and spoons
  22. Basket
    container used for carrying things; typically interwoven with stiff fibers
  23. Bar glasses
    specialty glasses for drinks generally served in a bar
  24. Banana hanger
    hook for hanging bananas to keep them fresh longer
  25. Band saw
    steel saw with endless steel belt running over pulleys
  26. Bannister
  27. Bottle rack
    small shelf designed to hold bottles
  28. Beads
    small pieces generally used to make jewelry
  29. Bassinette
    a small bed for a baby
  30. Badge
    distinctive emblem representing something
  31. Bookbag
    backpack or tote bag
  32. Bar cart
    small table on wheels; used for serving drinks
  33. Barbed wire
    fencing with short, sharp spikes
  34. Barbeque pit
    pit used to burn wood or charcoal for grilling food
  35. Barbeque utensils
    grilling tools, such as spatulas and tongs
  36. Baseball bat
    used by batters to hit a baseball
  37. Basin
  38. Baster
    dispenses liquid
  39. Bath towel
    large towel used to dry oneself off
  40. Bathroom air freshener
    substance or device used to release pleasant smells
  41. Barware
    glassware used to prepare and serve drinks
  42. Bathroom cleaner
    products used to clean surfaces in a bathroom
  43. Bathing cap
    elastic cap used to keep hair dry
  44. Bandage
    material used to bind wounds
  45. Bulbs
    round, tear-shaped objects
  46. Babyproofing supplies
    products used to create a safe environment for babies and toddlers
  47. Bath sponge
    soft, porous object used for bathing
  48. Button punch
    machine for making custom buttons or pins
  49. Bible
    Christian scriptures
  50. Beanbag chair
    soft chair filled with beans or something similar
  51. Box cutter
    small tool designed for cutting cardboard
  52. Bath tissue
    toilet paper
  53. Bathtub
    tub used for bathing
  54. Bat box
    wooden box similar to a birdhouse, but for bats
  55. Beachwear
    clothing one typically wears at the beach
  56. Bag organizer
    bag insert with compartments and/or pockets
  57. Bins
  58. Bell
    hollow metal object that makes ringing sounds when struck
  59. Benadryl
    allergy medication
  60. Bench
    long seat meant for multiple people
  61. Birdhouse
    nesting site for birds
  62. Bento box
    lunch box
  63. Beret
  64. Binders
  65. Bleach
  66. Blu-ray player
    allows you to watch Blu-ray discs on TV
  67. Broom
    used to clean hard floors
  68. Bucket
    open container with a handle; used to transport liquid and other materials
  69. Burglar alarm
    device that emits loud noise when someone attempts to break into a building
  70. Burp cloths
    cotton cloths for babies
  71. Buttons
    used to fasten clothing together


The following toys and toy brands start with the letter B.

  1. Ball
    hollow or solid spherical object used for play
  2. Bicycle
    vehicle with two wheels propelled by turning pedals
  3. Books
    written or printed work used for reading
  4. Barbie
    small plastic doll
  5. Baby doll
    toy baby
  6. Baseball
    ball used to play baseball
  7. Basketball
    ball used to play basketball
  8. Bath toys
    water-safe toys used in a bath
  9. Baby doll bottles
    toy bottles for a baby doll
  10. Beanie Babies
    toy animals stuffed with plastic pellets
  11. Baby doll carrier
    toy carriers used to transport baby dolls
  12. Beach bucket
    small container used to play in sand
  13. Bicycle bell
    bell mounted on a bicycle’s handlebars
  14. Baby doll clothes
    clothing designed for baby dolls
  15. Bingo cards
    cards used in the game of Bingo
  16. Badminton set
    badminton racquets and shuttlecock
  17. Baby doll stroller
    toy stroller designed for baby dolls
  18. Build-A-Bear plush
    plush toy from Build-A-Bear Workshop
  19. Board games
    any game played on a board
  20. Baby doll comb and brush set
    comb and brush designed for baby dolls
  21. Bicycle horn
    horn attached to a bicycle’s handlebars
  22. Baby doll diaper bag
    diaper bag designed for play
  23. Bubbles
    thin sphere of liquid enclosing air
  24. Baby doll pacifier
    toy pacifier designed for baby dolls
  25. Baby Shark bath toys
    Baby Shark-themed toys used in a bath
  26. Baby Shark puppets
    Baby Shark-themed toy puppets
  27. Baby Shark singing plush
    soft, singing Baby Shark toy
  28. Baby doll bed
    toy bed designed for baby dolls
  29. Baking set
    set of dishes and utensils used for baking
  30. Barbie Dreamhouse
    toy house designed for Barbie dolls
  31. Bubble machine
    machine that creates bubbles
  32. Basketball hoop
    circular, metal hoop basketballs fall through
  33. Bear plush
    soft toy bear
  34. Beetle by Volkswagen car toy
    small, plastic Volkswagen Beetle car
  35. Beluga whale plush
    soft toy beluga whale
  36. Bicycle basket
    basket attached to the handlebars of a bicycle
  37. Big Wheel
    plastic tricycle with a larger front wheel
  38. Blaire Wilson by American Girl
    plastic doll
  39. Blocks
    squares used for building
  40. Boats
    watercraft used for transport
  41. Bug Box toy
    toy box used to house and observe bugs
  42. Bug’s World Educational Capture kit
    kit used to capture and study bugs
  43. Battlebots Arena by Hexbug
    small, toy arena for Battlebots
  44. Bulldozer
    machine used to clear ground


You can even find Bs in your closet! These clothing items and accessories start with B:

  1. Bathing suit
    worn while in water
  2. Boots
    footwear that also covers the lower part of the leg
  3. Belt
    typically worn around the waist
  4. Blazer
    lightweight jacket
  5. Blouse
    loose-fitting shirt
  6. Boxer shorts
    loose undergarments shaped like shorts
  7. Band tee
    t-shirt bearing the logo or image of a musical artist
  8. Button-down shirt
    shirt that buttons together down the front
  9. Business pants
    formal pants
  10. Business shirt
    formal shirt
  11. Beanie
    type of hat
  12. Bathrobe
    terry cloth robe
  13. Baseball tee
    long sleeve t-shirt with darker sleeves
  14. Ballet flats
    women’s shoes with no heel
  15. Bikini
    type of swimsuit
  16. Basketball shoes
    shoes or sneakers with traction control
  17. Belt buckle
    used to fasten a belt
  18. Ballet shoes
    shoes for ballet dancers
  19. Baseball cleats
    shoes with cleats or spikes on the bottom
  20. Basketball shorts
    long, athletic shorts
  21. Bra
    women’s undergarment
  22. Bell-bottom jeans
    jeans with flared legs
  23. Biker jacket
    leather jacket
  24. Bell-sleeve top
    top with flared arms
  25. Bermuda shorts
    almost knee-length shorts
  26. Bike shorts
    mid-length shorts for biking
  27. Boat shoes
    flat shoes with rubber soles
  28. Bonnet
    women’s hat with a wide brim that ties under the chin
  29. Bowler hat
    men’s hat with a domed top
  30. Bowtie
    necktie with a bow
  31. Business shoes
    formal shoes
  32. Balaclava
    ski mask
  33. Bowling shirt
    box-cut, button-up shirt worn for bowling
  34. Bowling shoes
    shoes with slick bottoms, used when bowling
  35. Bolo tie
    tie made from a cord and an ornamental fastener
  36. Bolero jacket
    short, tailored men’s jacket

Expensive Items

Big spenders might own the following high-value items that start with the letter B:

  1. Ballgown
    elaborate, full-length dress
  2. Bracelet made of gold or sterling silver
    jewelry worn on the wrist
  3. Bridal gown
    bride’s dress
  4. Bridesmaid dress
    dresses worn by bridesmaids at a wedding
  5. Books that are rare or first-edition
  6. Badgley Mischka shoes
    shoes designed by Mark Badgley and James Mischka
  7. Badgley Mischka dresses
    dresses designed by Mark Badgley and James Mischka
  8. Badgley Mischka handbags
    handbags designed by Mark Badgley and James Mischka
  9. Bass boat
    small boat for bass fishing
  10. Bay boat
    for low-profile, inshore fishing
  11. Bowrider
    a boat with seats in the bow area
  12. Bugatti cars
    luxury automobiles

Activity: Scavenger Hunt

While you might not have a Bugatti parked in your driveway, you’re sure to find many of the items on our list around your own house!

For a fun way to use our list and fill an afternoon, conduct a scavenger hunt for the items.

Follow these steps to participate:

  • Decide your scoring system. Will you count the number of items you find, or award more points for rare and unusual items? The scoring system is entirely up to you and can be as simple or complicated as you choose! Just be sure all participants know the rules before you play.
  • Print a copy of our list for each person who wants to play. You’ll need a copy of the list, so you know what to look for while you hunt. With a printed copy, you can check items off as you go.
  • Search the house for items on the list. Leave no corner unsearched! Our list includes items from the kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, closet, and even the garage or backyard. You can cross the items off the list or snap photos to prove that you found them. We don’t recommend gathering all of the items together, though — with well over 100 on our list, you could end up with a pretty big pile!
  • Offer a prize to the person who finds the most items or earns the most points! The prize can be anything you want, from a handmade victory crown to a meal from your favorite restaurant to something small that you already have around the house (like a sweet treat).

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