All out of 21st birthday gift ideas past a key to the door? You’re going to love our curated picks SO HARD. The big TWO-ONE is a major milestone and it deserves to be celebrated accordingly – with a keepsake gift your birthday boy or girl will treasure forever. (Hey, adulting is hard – you might want to ease the pain with something fun, like a top hat wine cooler! Or mark the occasion with something classic and luxe, like a leather-band watch.)
If you’re looking for 21st birthday gifts for her, we’ve totally got you covered, with everything from a rose gold number necklace to a personalised cocktail shaker and a leather travel jewellery case for her next big adventure. We’ve also got stacks of unique pressie ideas for guys, too. Think a personalised silver money clip, handcrafted leather watch box and engraved hip flask.
We know that racking your brain for original, thoughtful yet fun 21st birthday gift ideas can be a tough task (especially if, er, it’s been a while since you were 21), so we went ahead and did the hard work for you. Need some giftspo? We’ve rounded up a few classic 21st gifts to show you how you can upgrade them with a modern twist…
Top of the list of classic 21st birthday presents is the ‘key to the door’. It’s a traditional symbol of arrival in adulthood, but if a tacky, oversized, glitter-covered memento isn’t really your gifting style, look for a more sophisticated take. We love a dainty personalised key necklace or an embossed leather key ring as a modern spin on this classic idea.
Booze is another popular pressie, but before you reach for the celebratory bottle of bubbles to cheers their 21 years, consider something a little more lasting like a personalised beer tankard, an engraved sterling silver hip flask or a cocktail shaker that’s customised with their initials. If you want a gift that screams ‘FUN’ (because, let’s be honest, they’re not an old fogie yet!), we’ve got drinking games to make a night that they’ll never forget… or, er, remember.
Thoughtful keepsakes are a milestone birthday no-brainer. From a framed 21st birthday typographic print to a wooden memory box, there are plenty of cool keepsakes that your new adult will treasure. Combine the personalised with the practical with a custom engraved watch stand, an elegant bespoke bracelet or a soft leather travel case to journey with them on their next big adventure.
Whatever you choose, any gift from our curated collection is bound to be a winner with your birthday gal or guy. Then all that’s left to do is put the champers on ice and get ready to party...
Personalised Gent's Solid Oak Watch Stand (1, 2 and 3 watches)
Personalised 'Cheers' 21st birthday engraved shot glasses (set of six)
by Lottie & Liv
Personalised 'Happy B'day' engraved shot glasses (set of six)
by Lottie & Liv
A Unique Personalised Gift Book: 21st Birthday Milestone Edition
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