These 21st birthday gift ideas are fit for that special girl in your life. Whether she’s a girlfriend, sister, best friend, or daughter, these gift ideas are sure to make her feel special. We all know how exciting a 21st birthday can be! You’re finally legal to drink, and that should count for something!
Most 21-year-olds are in the middle of college. Money can be tight, and the partying is almost nonstop! These gifts are for sure to be helpful, fun, and exactly what she’ll want. If you’re struggling for ideas, don’t worry, this list will have you completely covered.
21st Birthday Gift Ideas:
Of course, you can’t have a 21st birthday without alcohol-related gifts! Learning to make cocktails can be super exciting and fun! This gift set has everything you need to whip up a cocktail in minutes.
Bottle of Wine
Don’t forget the rosé! A fancy bottle of wine is always a great gift to give on the 21st birthday. You may be thinking, no, they don’t need to be gifted MORE alcohol. Well, the good news is, alcohol doesn’t go rancid. No matter how many bottles they receive for their birthday, they will have plenty of time to drink it!
Cocktail-Making Recipe Book
This gift is a nice little parallel to the cocktail-making set. Try gifting a cocktail-making recipe book! This will allow her to pick and choose what types of drinks she wants to make based on her favorite kind of alcohol!
Ugg boots are out, but Ugg slippers are IN! These cozy, furry feet warmers are perfect for romping around the house. When you’re in college, the floors are usually gross. Having a lovely house shoe to wear around is so helpful.
It’s not always super practical to be carrying a purse around. When you’re going to the bar, it’s crowded, and it could be easy to lose all your stuff if you bring a bag. A cardholder is compact and practical for taking out with you making it a great gift.
Pretty much every girl should have one of these, hands down. A safety keychain comes equipped with everything a girl might need for protection and self-defense. This is an extremely practical birthday gift to give!
Who doesn’t love a nice-smelling candle? This 21st candle is super cute a fun. Candles are always easy gifts to give when you feel like you don’t have any other options!
Pump up the jams! It is a birthday party after all. A Bluetooth speaker is a perfect gift for a 21-year-old to continue the party in her apartment.
This gift is one of my favorite 21st birthday gift ideas! It’s super fun and unique. A record player is perfect for the person who loves anything vintage or loves collecting vinyl albums.
Set of Wine Glasses
No home wine bar is complete without a set of wine glasses. This gift is perfect for getting someone started on their own private bar set.
Now, this gift is something I never thought I would need or use. Now that I’m working full time and can’t always check my phone, I use it daily! This gift is a must for the busy 21-year-old.
Perfume can get pricey. Receiving a nice bottle of perfume for a birthday gift is a nice gesture! Sometimes a girl can’t afford to get herself something she wants, but getting it as a gift makes it even better.
Gel Manicure Kit
This gift is for the girl who loves having her nails done. This gel manicure kit is perfect if she needs to get them done on a budget but still wants that professional look.
What person turning 21 doesn’t need a hangover kit!? 21st birthdays are meant to be rambunctious, but what about the morning after? This kit will have the birthday girl back on her feet in no time. A hangover kit is also super easy to create on your own if you’re working on a budget.
This book is for the girl who loves everything about astrology. If she’s obsessed with her horoscope and reading how it affects her life, she will also love this book!
Dainty Gold Bar Bracelet
How cute is this gold bar bracelet? It’s super thin and dainty, offering the right amount of sparkle. This gift is perfect for a girl who likes subtle jewelry.
You may be thinking that this is a weird gift. You might also be correct, but hear me out. A projector is helpful for so many things. This gift is excellent for watching movies or even projecting fake windows to whatever view you want to see out of your bedroom!
Wireless Charging Dock
Sometimes having a phone charge cord can be super annoying. Not to mention they consistently break after being bent so many times! A wireless charging dock is a convenient gift for a 21-year-old who is probably on her phone a lot!
These mini purses from the early 2000s are back in style! I mean, what can we say? These purses are so adorable. A shoulder purse makes a great gift for the girl who is always on the go.
Gua Sha Set
A Gua Sha set is excellent for the person who is invested in their skincare! Gua Sha can help reduce swelling and rain the lymph system. This will allow you to have a more defined neck and jawline while also reducing fluid retention!
Now here is an unexpected gift to give for a 21st birthday party. While it is unpredictable, I guarantee this is a gift that will ve greatly appreciated. When I was in college, getting a second-hand vacuum was like the most incredible day for us.
A weighted blanket is an excellent gift for the person who gets nervous! The comfort of having some weight on you can be very relaxing for some people!
Skin Care Set
A skincare set is an excellent 21st birthday gift for a girl who cares much about her skin health. We all know how important skincare is, so some moisturizers and sunscreen can go a long way.
I got one of these for Christmas last year, and it has been the best hair tool I’ve used! The time it takes for me to do my hair in the morning has been cut in half. If she doesn’t have one of these already, then she NEEDS this.
Here is a cute little gift that most people wouldn’t think to get. It’s convenient having stationery for whatever reason. Sometimes it’s nice to send letters or thank you cards and not have to think about going to the store to pick one out.
It’s 2021. What girl doesn’t have a polaroid camera now!? The nostalgia these things give us is just incredible. If she doesn’t have a polaroid camera, then she needs one. If she does have one, then more film would make a great 21st birthday gift.
Bottle of Champagne
This might be one of our outdone 21st birthday gift ideas, but it wouldn’t be a party without the bubbles. A bottle of champagne makes for a really easy grab-and-go present, especially if you’re running short on time.
Temperature Control Mug
A temperature-controlled mug may seem a bit extra, but hear us out. This mug is a good option for the girl who is always on the go. Cold coffee is not it. This mug makes sure that every sip is like the first sip of a fresh batch of piping hot brew!
This gift is great for the girl who always needs to be doing something. Puzzles are lovely distractions from everyday life. They let you zone out and focus on one simple task, which can be nice from time to time!
You don’t realize how important it is to have a nice suitcase until you use one. If your gift receiver is in college and constantly travels back and forth from school to home, then this will be the perfect gift for her!
One of the best presents a plant lover can receive is another pot to fit more plants! Pick out something neutral, so no matter what the decor is, it will match!
Cute dainty jewelry is pretty much always a hit with college-aged girls. A custom necklace with her name is super cute and personal, making it an effortless gift to get!
Cold Brew Maker
This one is one of my favorite 21st birthday gift ideas. Every young adult loves coffee, and a personal cold brew maker can be a lifesaver! On the plus side, it saves a lot of money in the long run.
Everyone who doesn’t have an air fryer needs one! These things are so convenient for cooking and reheating food. An air fryer can replace a toaster oven and a microwave, making it suitable to keep counter space open.
Anyone would be happy to receive a wearable blanket for their birthday. Just look how convenient and cozy this thing is! The wearable blanket makes it convenient to walk around the house and be productive while warm and comfortable.
Twinkle lights are a great gift for a young 21-year-old. These are great for decorating with and can be strung up essentially anywhere! Everyone that I know loves twinkle lights.
Projecting Night Light
How relaxing is this projecting night light? These are great to turn on after a long day of school or work and pretend you’re relaxing under the stars. I know I would fully appreciate this present if someone gave it to me!
Turning 21 means, you’re at that age when you probably have an apartment away from your parents and are learning to entertain guests. A charcuterie set can be handy to have around when planning on throwing a party!
Electric Wine Bottle Opener
The party doesn’t start until the first bottle of wine is cracked wide open! With an electric wine bottle opener, it’s never been easier to open bottles of wine. This thing is rechargeable and will always be on hand when it’s needed.
Burt’s Bees Gift Set
If you’re struggling to pick out a 21st birthday gift, then try this Burt’s Bees gift set. It’s easy to grab, and it comes with a variety of products. The best thing is, this gift set is the price of one Burt’s Bees product, but you get multiple items!
What a perfect gift for a girl who might be an inspiring young chef! There are so many good cookbooks out there. Make sure to pick one that aligns well with her diet, and you should be good to go!
If your gift receiver is a Type A person, then a planner makes for a great gift. This is perfect for someone in school and someone with a busy work schedule!
We’ve got the perfect gift idea for an avid reader. Yep, it’s a book! It’s a super simple thing to gift and is pretty much always a good idea. Don’t forget to consult the New York Times Bestsellers list to find the right book.
Having an extra piece of technology in the house doesn’t hurt anyone! Echo Dot’s are nice for setting reminders, times, turning on and off the lights, etc. These make great gifts, especially for young people!
Mini Waffle Maker
Here’s another cute and convenient kitchen appliance. Oh, the things you can do with a mini waffle maker, and it does not just make waffles! You can do egg sandwiches, grilled cheeses, etc.
Now, this gift is a lot more expensive than the rest on this list. If you have a 21-year-old in college, then an iPad is a great gift. From being able to do homework to simply streaming a Netflix show, an iPad has multiple purposes.
Makeup palettes make perfect gifts for young aspiring beauty gurus! If makeup is her thing, then consider grabbing her a makeup palette. Makeup can get pricey, so grabbing her a new palette can go a long way.
Here is one of our 21st birthday gift ideas for the camper, traveler, outdoorsy person. Yeti coolers are known for being the best, and we understand why. They’re so insulated that everything stays COLD.
The gift of organization can go a long way. A cute makeup bag or travel toiletry bag is a nice and simple gift for the girly girl. This cheetah print bag is super adorable, and it’s the perfect travel size.
Here are another one of our expensive 21st birthday gift ideas. Hear me out; these AirPods are such excellent quality that they last a long time even if they get daily use. The cheaper Bluetooth headphones tend to break frequently. With that, you are getting your money’s worth.
If you’re running on a tight budget, then give the gift of a super fun party! Make it super festive with streamers and banners, and more. Don’t forget to get the birthday girl a sash and a crown so people will buy her birthday drinks when you go out!
Birthstone jewelry is always a nice idea for a birthday gift. There are tons of options from rings to earrings to necklaces. If the girl you are gifting to loves jewelry, then here’s a great option for her!