21st Birthday Gift Ideas

Awesome 21st birthday gift ideas are needed for this momentous occasion because not only is the recipient able to drink legally….

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...but they are also crossing the long awaited threshold into a more mature adulthood with extra responsibilities!

You'll want to get the young person something to signify this fantastic leap as they embrace the upcoming year!

This can be accomplished a number of ways.... you can go the personal route, thoughtful route, or humorous route.

Want to show how proud you are of the young person and inspire them to take real care with their new responsibilities… Choose a personalized or thoughtful gift!

Want to show off the fact that this person can now drink publicly? Or perhaps make fun of the caution, respect, and maturity they are now expected to embrace along with this responsibility… A humorous or age specific gift is a fun way to celebrate the occasion!

Here are some great gift ideas for both young men and women, followed by gender specific suggestions! You will find both age and drink related gifts, as well as charming non-alcohol related gifts.

Top 21st Birthday Gift Ideas

* Barware
The newly legal will be thrilled to have their own cool barware. You can find a wide variety of 21st birthday gift ideas from cocktail glasses & bottle stoppers to cocktail shakers & complete bar sets.

* Blender
What's a better gift for someone who can now make their very own drinks legally, than a cool blender for their home! Throw in a hip cocktail mixing book and you will have gift that is a guaranteed hit!

* Car and/or Accessories
If it's in your budget, a new car is always a grand choice! Of course, anything car-related, like a personalized keychain, photo key ring, Bluetooth, GPS system, or Satellite radio for their

* Cell Phone
Get the young adult the new phone they have been dreaming about. Or if they already have it, get them some cool new accessories!

* Cocktail Recipe Books
A cocktail recipe book is a great gift that may inspire a new career in the growing world of mixology!

* Computer and/or Accessories
A computer is an essential item for the young adult. A laptop would be a practical and amazing gift. If they already have one, get them a cool accessory for the computer they already have, like a hip computer bag, lap cushion, or a new flash drive!

* Concert Tickets
Concert tickets to their favorite band or artist are a great gift that also creates memories they will remember forever.

* Drinking Games
A portable beer pong table or another drinking game will definitely be a hit! Or…you can also find some great books filled with creative drinking games!

* Gag Gifts
Gag gifts like funny t-shirts, drinking hats, beer belts, etc. are all fun 21st birthday gift ideas that will make this milestone celebration hilarious!

* Gift Baskets
A cool beer or wine gift basket is an amazing gift surprise filled with lots of smaller surprises! They have gift basket themes for everything from food and spa... to golf, starbucks, and so much more! Or make your own basket with some of their favorite movie DVDs, movie popcorn, movie gift certificates, and candy!

* Gift Card
Young adults can be so fickle and picky. A gift card to the movies, a favorite clothing shop, electronics store, or restaurant are all 60th birthday gifts you can't go wrong with!

* iPad or Kindle e-book
Surprise them with a cool iPad or Kindle e-book! If they already have one, how about a new case or speaker dock!

* iPod and/or Accessories
Get them an ipod filled with their favorite music, or if they already have one, cool accessories are also great 21st birthday gift ideas..like a new case or speaker dock.

* Luggage
Luggage is always an awesome gift, especially if the young man or woman has a big trip coming up.

* Magazine Subscription
Choose a magazine they love to read and get them a free year subscription!

* Music Subscription or Gift Card
Get them a year subscription to an mp3 downloads site like emusic.com, or an itunes or amazon music gift card. This is also a great surprise item to throw in with an ipod or ipod accessory.

* New Camera
Young adults are about to embark on a grand adventure! A new camera to capture all those special memories is the perfect gift, especially for the big night as a legal adult!

* Personalized Flask
A meaningful and fun gift the young adult will treasure for years is their very own personalized flask!

* Personalized Drinking Glass or Mug
A personalized glass or mug is also fabulous gift that will get a ton of use!

* Personalized Gifts
A personalized gift can be either a thoughtful and meaningful choice with keepsakes and jewelry, or a humorous and fun 21st birthday gift with t-shirts and gag gifts.

* Scrapbook
Compile photos and sentimental items you have saved over the years and create a scrapbook chronicling the young person's life thus far. Add inspirational quotes and advice or wisdom.

* T-shirt
A fun t-shirt for them to wear on the big day is a perfect gift for this occasion. Put a picture of them from when they were younger on it or have it personalized for an extra dose of fun!

* Twenty-One Small Gifts
Giving 21 small gifts is a cool idea! You can do something fun like a collage of 21 photos… or something really meaningful, like 21 personal letters from their closest friends and family expressing love and appreciation. Get creative and throw in some really cool surprises, like perfume, cologne, or sporting event tickets!

* Twenty-One Year Old Wine
A cool gift if you can find a bottle aged to perfection the same as the birthday recipient!

* Wallet
A new men's or women's wallet stuffed with some cash, lottery tickets, or concert tickets is a unique gift any young adult would love!

* Wine Gifts
Start the new drinkers off with some class. Wine gifts and wine gift baskets are the perfect gift for this special birthday. Or get them a nice bottle of wine, or a unique wine holder, wine tote, cork screw, wine stoppers, etc. Have the items personalized for an extra touch.

* Wine Class
A wine class is an awesome gift they will remember for years. It is practical and educational and will start them off with cool and sophisticated knowledge in the world of wine.

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21st Birthday Gift Ideas
For Teen Girls

* Apparel
Young women love fashion. Just be sure you know her tastes if you are going to surprise her. If you're not sure, take her on a shopping day or get her a gift card to a store she loves.

* Birthstone Jewelry
Jewelry dripping with her special birthstone is a beautiful gift for a young woman. You can choose from rings, earrings, necklaces, and bracelets, etc.

* Cosmetics
This is a great age to get a girl her very own makeup set complete with everything she will need. Throw in a personalized cosmetic bag for an extra touch!

* Fashion Accessories
Any kind of handbags, purses, jewelry, and so on are great 21st birthday gift ideas.

* First Diamonds
She will never forget getting her first diamonds. This is a precious gift that will make her feel like a princess.

* Jewelry Box
A beautiful or personalized jewelry box is a unique gift. Put a piece of jewelry inside as a nice surprise!

* Perfume
Help her learn about choosing a scent and help her pick a perfume fragrance she will love.

* Spa Set
Every girl, no matter what age, loves to be pampered. Get her a day at the spa, a spa gift basket, a massage, or bubble bath surprises that will make her feel refreshed and ready for her new adventure into adulthood!

More Birthday Gift Ideas For Women

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21st Birthday Gift Ideas
For Teen Guys

* Apparel
Young guys usually start getting into their appearance a little more at this age and take more of an interest in their clothing choices. Again, just be sure you know his tastes if you are going to surprise him. If you're not sure, take him on a shopping day or get him a gift card to a store he likes.

* Birthstone Money Clip
A money clip with his birthstone is a practical gift with extra significance!

* Extreme Sports Experience
Get him an experiential gift where he gets to drive a Nascar racing car or participate in some extreme event. Or get him tickets to an upcoming event he will go nuts over! Experiences like these are 21st birthday gift ideas he will never forget!

* Shaving Kit
A shaving kit is a great gift for the teen boy growing into the young man!

* Sports Gear or Apparel
If he plays sports or has a favorite team, sports gear or apparel are 21st birthday gift ideas he will love!

* Video Games
A video game is usually a safe bet for most young guys.

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Inexpensive & Homemade

If you are on a budget, there is no reason this year can't still be special!

Check out these inexpensive birthday gifts and homemade birthday gifts for a unique and creative present that will send a meaningful message without costing a lot of money!

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If the special young adult is having a 21st birthday celebration and needs birthday party supplies, look into personalized party supplies. They will make him or her feel extra special and make the party memorable!

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