Top 41 Things That Start With U: Toys, Expensive Items, etc

Three umbrellas, which start with "u," hanging on a wooden rack

There are more things than you’d expect that start with the letter U!

We list 41 household items, toys, clothing items, and expensive items that start with U below.

Scroll past the list for an activity related to one of the things that start with U!

Household Items

  1. Umbrella
    used to protect oneself from rain
  2. Utensils for eating
    forks, knives, and spoons
  3. Utensils for cooking
    spatula, slotted spoon, serving spoon, knives, and whisks
  4. Upholstered sofa
    fabric-covered couch
  5. Upholstered chair
    fabric-covered chair
  6. United States map
  7. Utility knife
    box cutter
  8. United States flag
  9. Utility belt
    holds tools
  10. Ukulele for adults
    small, four-stringed guitar
  11. Urn
    tall, rounded vase
  12. Umbrella plant
    ornamental plant from Madagascar[1]
  13. Ultrasonic jewelry cleaner
    jewelry cleaning machine


  1. Ugly Duckling storybook
    children’s fairy tale
  2. Unicorn stickers
    stickers with images of unicorns
  3. Unicorn plush
    soft toy unicorn
  4. Unicorn costume
    clothing one wears to look like a unicorn
  5. United States Army Patrol playset
    playset with military figurines and other pieces
  6. United States magnetic puzzle
    magnetic puzzle, generally made up of U.S. states
  7. United States Championship WWE replica wrestling belt
  8. Ukulele for kids
    small, four-stringed guitar
  9. Umpire costume
    clothing one wears to look like an umpire
  10. Underwater pool toys
    water safe toys used for pool play
  11. UFO flying ball toy
    hovering toy
  12. Unicorn figurine
    toy replica of a unicorn
  13. Unikitty
    toy from “The Lego Movie”
  14. U Fidget Toy
    creates shapes
  15. United States Postal Service diecast vehicle
    USPS toy truck
  16. Unicycle
    cycle with a single wheel


  1. Underwear
    worn under clothes
  2. Ugly holiday sweater
    sweater with over-the-top holiday print or design
  3. Uniform
    clothing for specific jobs or groups
  4. Unitard
    leotard with long sleeves
  5. Ugg boots
    sheepskin boots[2]
  6. Union suit
    one-piece long underwear
  7. Undershirt
    undergarment worn under a shirt
  8. Ulster
    long coat

Expensive Items

  1. Ulysses by Fiat
  2. Utility vehicle
    a vehicle for a specific task like off-road towing
  3. Ultima Evolution car
    sports car
  4. Unique fragrance designed for you in Paris

Activity: Memorizing the United States Map

You may not have ever traveled outside of your own state, but knowing the country’s geography is important when it comes to choosing a college, looking for job opportunities, or even just planning vacations!

For an interactive activity related to the things that start with U, try memorizing the United States map.

If you don’t already have a U.S. map in your house, you can find one online and print it out. Look for a blank U.S. map with the states outlined, but not labeled with their names.

Your goal will be to match each state with its name!

You can use several methods to quiz yourself on the states:

  • Laminate the map or cover it with packing tape and use an erasable marker to label the states.
  • Label the states in pencil so you can erase them and re-label them as you learn.
  • Use small sticky notes to label each state, so you can move or remove them as you learn.

Before you begin labeling the map, you’ll want to be familiar with the names of all 50 states; if you don’t already have them memorized, make a list of them.

For an added challenge, you can try to memorize both the states and their capital cities!

  1. “umbrella plant,” Merriam-Webster[]
  2. “Who we are,” UGG[]

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