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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:


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.