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21st Birthday Gift Ideas

21st Birthday Gift Ideas

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A 21st birthday is a milestone that deserves to be celebrated with a remarkable gift. No matter who it is, the birthday present you choose should recognize the partier's transition to adulthood. Depending on the personality of the 21-year-old, as well as your relationship to them, you can choose a traditional gift or you can get really creative. These birthday gift ideas should help you find the perfect gift.
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Gifts for 21-Year-Olds:

1

Drinks Are on Me

Welcome the birthday boy or girl to the legal drinking age with a cocktail shaker and bar supplies. A cocktail set can be given alone, with a set of glasses, or with a few bottles of top-shelf liquor to get the party started. For an added touch, include a note with your favorite toast.


2

Raise a Glass

If martini shaker is too subtle of a gift, go bold with specialty glassware or a set of shot glasses. Teach a drinking game at the party to make use of this practical gift, and the birthday celebration is sure to be one you’ll never forget.


3

Get Out

A 21st birthday is the perfect time to upgrade sports equipment. If the 21-year-old has been using canned food as a weight set, a beat up bicycle to get around, or a beach towel as a yoga mat, help them out with a gift that lets them indulge in their favorite hobby.


4

Get “Carded”

Who doesn’t love the gift of shopping? Gift cards take the guess work out of gift giving, and they can be purchased in a wide variety of amounts, so you can easily do something that fits your budget.


5

Moving on Up

If they are living in their first apartment, but the place still looks like a dorm room, help them out with a gift that will upgrade their abode: furniture. A set of bar stools will make a kitchen counter more useful, a nice bed will get the mattress off the floor, and an entertainment center could keep the TV from teetering on top of a cardboard box.