The 21st birthday is a highlight in any young man or woman’s life and needs to be celebrated with incredible gifts. Whether you are shopping for a woman or a man, the birthday gift of choice should recognize their transition to adulthood.
Depending on how close you are or how you associate with the 21 year old, you can choose a conventional gift or you can get really creative to get that one unique gift.
These top 10 21st birthday gift ideas should help you get the right present.
10. The Cocktail Shaker and Bar Supplies
This is a great way to welcome the birthday boy or girl to the legal drinking age. The cocktail set can be given separately with a set of glasses. Don’t forget to include a few bottles of top of the range liquor to get the party started.
To make it really special and unique tuck in one of your favorite toast quotes. Add an accountability twist to it by reminding him or her to drink responsibly.
9. A Set of Shot Glasses
Give it a shot! If you find a Martini shaker too subtle to make a perfect gift for a 21 year old, you can be bold and give a flask with a set of shot glasses. A typical 21 year will be thrilled if you include a game in this gift.
You can include the latest Play station version and the birthday celebration will be one to remember. Your recipient will do with introductory tips on how to use those shot glasses to serve tequila as well.
8. Jewellery and Watches
It goes without saying that jewellery and watches can be perfect gifts for any milestone and a 21st birthday is just the right time to give a gift that is more grown up.
An antique pearl necklace is the conventional gift for a young woman while a nice designer watch is perfect for a young man. If you want to spring a surprise give a stainless steel ring to the young man and a diamond stud earring to the girl.
7. Sports Equipment and Camping Gear
A 21st birthday is a wonderful time for the young adult to upgrade his or her sports and camping gear. It’s not uncommon to find that a 21 year old has been using unmatched sets of golf clubs, a tent that is in a really bad shape or a fishing rod that is out.
Help them out with a gift which allows them participate in their favorite hobbies and sports as well as enabling them get outside.
6. Video Game System
They may be ushering in the adulthood world but it will take a little longer before they start acting like adults. A new video game will help them have a good time when they are out with their friends.
Those holidays when they are on a break from the college and the weekends when they are idle from the first job could be well spent playing the video game instead of engaging in other unfruitful activities.
5. Gift Vouchers
Get them carded with gift vouchers and cards! It is an open secret that majority of 21 year olds love the gift of shopping (most of the adults do as well). If you want to eliminate the risk of guessing what the perfect gift to give out would be, you are better off giving a gift voucher instead.
A gift voucher also helps you avoid speculating which gift a certain amount can purchase. By giving out a shopping voucher the young adult can use it on whatever he or she feels is most appropriate at that time.
If they are residing in their first apartment, chances are very high that the place looks like a dorm. Help them with a gift that will upgrade their room. You don’t have to spend a lot of bucks on this.
A set of bar stools with increase their kitchen’s usability while a nice bed will get that mattress off the floor. An entertainment centre could make sure that they shift the TV set from the cardboard box.
3. A Smartphone or Tablet
We are living in an era of technological advancement. Some gadgets are designed to make life easier and that 21 year old could do with a little help in getting organized or just keeping in touch with close friends and relatives.
If they haven’t used a tablet or Smartphone before (this is highly unlikely in this era of facebook and twitter) download some of your favorite applications if they are not pre-installed to make sure they get the most out of the gift.
2. Gourmet Food Basket
It’s time to wine and dine as you celebrate the 21st birthday with these young adults. For the urbane 21 year olds, a gourmet food basket would just be incredible.
To add a personalized touch to the basket, add a bottle of some fine wine from the local vineyards or a top class bottle of champagne.
Common scents make excellent gifts for those people who are very close to you. There is no better way to mark this milestone birthday than giving the 21 year old his or her favorite perfume.
You can do some upgrading here as well by giving something that is different from what they have been wearing in their teens. Designer perfumes and colognes would just be perfect!