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The Best 21st Birthday Gifts Anyone Will Love

Those turning 21 will undoubtedly want to party the night away, dancing and drinking their assess off as they celebrate finally being legal. This momentous occasion marks a huge milestone in their life, which is why all stops must be pulled to ensure that their celebration is as memorable as possible. With this, here are some excellent 21st birthday gifts that are fun, functional, and unforgettable.

Awesome 21st Birthday Gifts Anyone Will Love 

RIP Fake ID Card


This is a classic 21st birthday gift. Birthday cards are a must for any celebrant, and this RIP Fake ID Card would certainly be appreciated by any 21-year-old. Not only is it outrageously funny with its sarcastic print, but it has also been crafted with a high-quality card, making it an incredible keepsake for the recipient.

The inside of the greeting card has been left blank, space with room to fit whatever message you’d like to write. Whether it be a heartfelt and sentimental note or a funny anecdote, it will certainly be appreciated by whoever you give it to.

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Giant Jello Shot Blocks

Any 21-year-old would love to celebrate their birthday in style, which is why they’re always on the lookout for fun, exciting, and beautiful things to add to their party. Now, these Giant Jello Shot Blocks, made with high-quality and premium wooden block pieces, would undoubtedly be an incredible addition and a perfect 21st birthday gift. 

This topple game ensures fun for everyone involved, stacking blocks on top of one another. Adding in a few shots of mouthwatering Jello Shots will make it even more exciting – and more memorable!

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S’Well Water Bottle

With all the important meetings and conferences involved in the corporate world, it’s important to always stay hydrated. But with the dire state of our environment right now, buying a bottle of water before you head into work is in really poor taste. After all, do you really want to contribute to the death of more marine animals just because you were too cheap to invest in an actual, multi-use water bottle?

Make sure the 21-year-old in your life doesn’t have to destroy the environment every time they get thirsty with this functional and aesthetically-pleasing S’Well Water Bottle. Made of stainless steel and boasting of triple-layered insulation, as well as their proprietary Therma-S’Well technology, it will keep their beverages cold for up to 41 hours or hot for up to 18. The bottle is also available in a whole host of unique colors, prints, patterns, and textures, so there’s definitely a variant to suit everyone’s tastes.

This sleek and beautifully-crafted water bottle would be the perfect 21st birthday gift for those who are environmentally-conscious and interested in leading a sustainable life. According to the brand, every S’Well Water Bottle purchased counts means another single-use plastic bottle displaced. Without a doubt, this would play a crucial role in the years to come.

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1st Legal Shot Glass

Taking a multitude of shots is a timeless tradition for anyone turning 21, and you can help them celebrate their birthday by gifting them these two-ounce shot glasses perfect for holding whatever poison they prefer – from tequila to vodka, and even from Jägermeister to gin, this vessel can hold them all!

These shot glasses are hand-etched, lead-free and dishwasher-safe, which means that whoever you give these to won’t have to worry about cleaning them once the party is over and all the guests have been kicked out. Its outrageously hilarious and in-your-face print can be customized with any year and would definitely make for a great addition to their Instagram photos.

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21st Birthday Decorations


Is it even a birthday party if there aren’t any decorations? To say that these shiny and glamorous ornaments are eye-catching would be a huge understatement, bringing the right pizzazz and elegance to any revelry. In addition to banners and letter flags, this bundle also includes a crown for the celebrant to wear, setting them apart from the rest of their guests.

However, the stylishness and elegance of these decorations aren’t the only good things about them. Every single one of them is made from high-quality eco-friendly materials; the alloy metal, crystals, rhinestones, and nickels that they’re composed of are anti-allergic, sustainable, and won’t ruin the environment.

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Women’s 21st Birthday Gift Box

Subscription boxes are all the rage nowadays, filled to the brim with a whole slew of knick-knacks that are fun to sample and try out. Many of the items included in such packages turn out to be a holy grail – products that one simply can’t live without, thanks to their functionality and whatever benefits they offer.

Because of this, any 21-year-old would certainly enjoy their very own birthday gift box. This particular one is filled with odds and ends, all of which were selected with great care and with only the recipient’s experience in mind. For instance, included in this box is a ton of sweet snacks to help them celebrate their special day; sugared gummy bears, chocolate cookies, and even a birthday cake-flavored gum!

Besides delicious snacks, the box also has a scented candle that smells just like birthday cake, as well as a confetti-themed lip balm and a bath bomb. It goes without saying that these would be the perfect accessories to the afternoon of self-care, rest, and rejuvenation that they’ll undoubtedly be looking for after an entire evening of drinks and dancing.

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Watermelon Vodka Candy Drops

Anyone would appreciate candy drops – whether they’re 2-years-old or 21! However, the latter birthday celebrants would probably appreciate a more adult version of these sweets, which is why those flavored with alcohol would be more up their alley. But rather than whip up a batch of your special budget-friendly vodka gummies using a recipe straight out from your college days, why not go for professionally-made candy drops instead?

These Watermelon Vodka Candy Drops from Sweet Kicks Candies are just the thing for you! Fresh and made to order, they’re made with high-quality vodka cooked down to deliver a sweet and awesome punch. Now, if the person that you’re giving these to isn’t a huge fan of watermelon, then other flavors are also available, with the brand even offering ones to customize their recipe to fit whatever taste you want the candy drops to reflect.

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Custom Year Chalkboard Print

Any birthday celebrant will tell you that the best part about turning 21 – besides finally being able to legally consume alcohol, that is – is getting to decorate their very first apartment, one bought with the fruits of their own labor, rather than funded by the Bank of Mom and Dad. Understandably, they’re searching high and low for the perfect things to decorate their new abode, unafraid to drop serious coin for items that would suit their own unique style and tastes.

Help kick-start their decorating frenzy with this cool-looking chalkboard print that can be customized with interesting and awesome facts about the year that they were born. From the top five songs that were blasting on the radio at that time to notable events that changed the world, this print has them all.

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Untamed by Glennon Doyle

If the 21-year-old in your life is into literature and reading, then there’s a huge chance that you’re at a loss as to what gift to give them. With thousands, if not millions, of titles being published annually, you’re understandably confused about which one to go for. The New York Times Bestseller list isn’t much help, nor is are the other compilations of award-winning titles. After all, these books may have catered to the tastes of the general public, but will it still be appreciated by whoever it is that you’re going to be gifting it to?

However, this powerful memoir by world-renowned activist and speaker Glennon Doyle will undoubtedly suit their reading tastes. Untamed has earned a ton of accolades, beloved by other famous authors and celebrities, including Reese Witherspoon and Elizabeth Gilbert. Thanks to its soulful, uproarious, and intimate look into what it means to be an individual today, this book has touched the hearts and lives of millions across the world.

More than that, though, Untamed teaches its reader how to be brave and empowered, despite our present circumstances. It can be denied that insights of this sort would be needed and much appreciated by any 21-year-old.

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KODAK Smile Instant Digital Printer

These days, young adults are prone to taking a hundred photos every day, publishing an endless stream of them on their social media pages. While technology has done wonders for how we celebrate and remember notable occasions in their life, whether it be a once-in-a-lifetime event or something more mundane from their daily lives.

However, printed photographs still hold a special place in the hearts of many. For one thing, they make for great decorations, framed on apartment walls, and serving as reminders of past happier times. For another, they make for amazing keepsakes, with many loving the old-timey feeling of flipping through photographs, rather than scrolling through their phone’s album.

With this in minder, this digital printer would be a gift like no other, allowing them to enjoy a permanent souvenir of some of their most favorite memories – one that they can hang up on their wall and appreciate for days on end.

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Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera

Despite the ubiquity of the smartphone and their high-quality cameras, taking photos by clicking on a camera still feels really good. Thanks to this, the Instax Mini Instant Camera from iconic company Fujifilm has slowly been increasing in popularity over the years,

This instant camera would undoubtedly be appreciated by any 21-year-old, due to how easy it is to take photos, as well as how beautiful the results come out. These timeless polaroid images will be a huge hit – a gift that they’ll keep on using for years to come.

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Beats Solo Pro Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones

Any 21-year-old will tell you that music plays a crucial role in their daily lives. Chances are, they’re plugged into their earphones at all hours of the day, bobbing their heads along to whatever song it is that they’re currently hooked on.

Because of this, owning a pair of Beats Solo Pro Wireless Noice Cancelling On-Ear Headphones would undoubtedly be at the very top of their bucket list because of the device’s incredible design and aesthetically-pleasing silhouette, features that allow them to be simultaneously fashionable and functional.

Compatible with both iOS and Android, these headphones surround year ears, blocking out any external noise to give you a phenomenal and one-of-a-kind music experience while still allowing the user to stay aware of their surroundings while listening. To add to that, this device is available in a whole slew of colors, which means that there will be one to suit everyone’s tastes.

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Apple Watch Series 5

One of the most highly sought after devices at this day and age, the Apple Watch Series S is a nifty gadget capable of a whole slew of things. Besides keeping track of your health and heart statistics, it also allows the user to keep on top of their notifications without having to check their phones every minute.

This smartwatch would be critical in helping the 21-year-old in your life navigate the scary world of adulthood. With its sleek and beautiful design, as well as its abundance of beautiful features, the hype surrounding it is truly well-deserved.

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