Trying to find a gift for a gastronomy guru who’s got a taste for the unusual? We highly recommend Aromaforks if you’re looking for something that’s sure to go down like a treat. It will tantalize the taste buds of any twenty-one-year-old foodies you know and is a perfect addition to dinner parties to give them a bit of a twist.
The most terrifying part of eating at a Chinese restaurant is having your future dictated by the random whims of a cookie manufacturer in Taiwan. That and the MSG. Take care of the first problem by giving fortune cookies with custom messages to someone you know. The only reliable way to control someone from afar.
Everybody loves pancakes, but they’re always so predictably round… until now! The perfect gift for a 21-year-old foodie, this quirky pancake printer will allow them to create amazing pancakes in hundreds of designs. Who knows – they might even find their calling, and quit their job to become a full-time pancake artist!
What better way to wish the 21-year-old in your life happy birthday than by making them your guinea pig? Simply give them these tablets and let the food tests begin! We’re talking vinegar, peppers, lemons, and any other food you’d like to see your friend eat.
Start the day off right with a slice of self righteousness. The first (and most important) meal of the day just got a facelift! Lightly toasted or well-done, these buttered-up renditions will add that personal touch that’s been missing from the blank bread canvas all these years. Edible art is catching on.
Celebrate another year of living by putting their life in jeopardy with a CIA Survival Training Course. Now, they can kick open doors while humming the Mission Impossible theme song and actually feel justified. That, and they’ll learn valuable survival skills — but come on: pretending to be Ethan Hunt.
So many household appliances would be better if they weren’t fixed in place. Wouldn’t you sometimes like to bake in the backyard? Do the laundry on your roof deck? And what about the toilet? Wouldn’t you like to…well, never mind. For now, we’ve got the inflatable hot tub. Move it, deflate and store it, set it back up and inflate it in three minutes whenever it’s needed.
They can be the most popular person at the party with this clever gadget that runs on four AA batteries and turns beer from cans, bottles, or growlers into the fizzy deliciousness that pours out of a draft. Any beer works, and it doesn’t require special gas cartridges.
Here’s a gift that will make them appreciate how easy it is to just go to the store and buy a bottle of wine. But before that appreciation has fully cultivated, they’ll spend countless hours trying to perfect their own special blend with this wine making kit. It’s a pretty simple process at its core, after all, prisoners make wine in the toilets, but a tough one to master. At the very least, we’re positive that they will not make the worst wine on Earth with this thing, but we would taste with caution.
Who would have ever thought that failure would become so universally celebrated? Scott Adams does as good a job as anyone explaining the benefits of failure and why being willing to fail (over and over again) is so important to your future success. A great gift for anyone about to enter that silly thing we call the “real world”.
This gift gives them actual ownership of a tiny piece of a real Scottish castle, which gives them the legal right to call themselves a Laird or Lady. It’s a perfect boost to their ego, instant bragging rights, and endless opportunities to make them try a Scottish accent. When you add next year’s gift of a kilt to the mix, the transformation will be complete.
In the land of the drunk, there are two categories: the worldly and the degenerate. Everyone else is sober. This old world globe bar sends a not-so-subtle signal which one they belong to. Help them appear wise and fascinating by appropriating the air of an intrepid explorer, even if they’ve never left the state.
Surprise! That boy you used to know is now old enough to get drunk, sue you, and carry a gun. But it seems like only yesterday he was just learning how to drive a car. A lot of changes and new responsibilities are coming, and that boy needs to know all the basic man stuff to get through it. Stuff like how to respectfully break up with a girl, how to drive a manual transmission, and how to use a circular saw, like a man.
Gold and silver coins are a ridiculously good gift, so if you can afford to give it, you should definitely give them gold or silver coins. It will get them excited about investing, which will put them on a path to financial security. It’s a ridiculously good gift, so if you can afford to give it, you should definitely give them gold or silver coins. Oh and also, it’s a ridiculously good gift, so if you can afford to give it, you should definitely give them gold or silver coins.
Give the gift of beautiful views, bucket-list achievements, and especially if they’re afraid of heights, hours of entertainment for you. It veers away from cruel since it’s completely safe, but you’ll definitely get your money’s worth watching them rotate between admiring the splendor and clutching the basket while praying in four languages. Especially since they only speak one.
This high-tech notebook combines the best of cutting-edge technology and old fashioned pen and paper. Send notes directly to the cloud using the Rocketbook smartphone app, and erase the notebook for reuse up to five times using a microwave. For real. Now if you could only microwave away your long history of embarrassing Instagram posts.
Turning 21 means being on your own to face the hazards of the world, so give them the tools to be a true road warrior with this Auto Survival kit. Containing emergency supplies to survive floods, blizzards, accidents, and more, this kit is a must for anyone who is getting ready to take on the world.
This book will take the brakes off their life by teaching them how to get around all kinds of everyday annoyances, so they can free up their mind for more important decisions, like what to write on their roommate’s face while he’s asleep, and whether to wear that same pair of jeans for the 37th day in a row.
If they’ve got a place to put it, a zipline is a pretty damn fun 21st birthday gift. You just need 2 trees to attach the cable to and you’re off. It can support up to 250 pounds and carry riders over a 90 foot span. The seat is adjustable and the pulley includes a braking system to slow or stop the action.
They’ve survived this far living outside the bubble, but why push their luck? Give them this insanely fun inflatable bubble ball, and hope they’re inside it the next time they do something indescribably stupid. A great way to insulate themselves against life’s hard uncertainties.
In our crazy modern world, who has the patience to wait more than a day for their online purchases, or to watch one episode a week of their favorite series, instead of a 10-hour binge? Not your 21-year-old, that’s for sure – you once saw him eat a Snickers with the wrapper still on. That’s why he’ll love this gift.
If you’re anything like us, you’re not wild about some anonymous person manhandling your pork. The problem is, of course, that someone has to turn it into bacon. A make your own bacon kit is the perfect gift for someone who really wants to take control of their lives, starting with the most important parts.
Everyone likes getting money for a present, so why not give it in one of the cutest, but most inconvenient ways possible? If they’re questionable about maintaining hygiene, that’ll never be the case again. Wait until rent is due, and then enjoy how lovely they smell as they wash their hands or shower obsessively to get the cash.
Having to repeat yourself is such a bore. These comfortable foam sandals leave a clear message behind you, so you can give the command without opening your mouth. Trips to the beach will get a lot cheaper and easier now that your minions know exactly what to do.
They may have outgrown their sandpits and toy trucks a fair few years ago but they’ll never grow out of these ones. Let them relive their childhood dreams with a day in the ultimate playground. Crushing cars and taking on obstacles in heavy machinery, the perfect big adventure for your favorite big kid.
The ultimate guide to what they should have learned already, with a title that communicates what you can’t bring yourself to say out loud. The world may be a nicer place than the one you grew up in, but it still can’t help punishing dumbasses. Help them get it together.
Kombucha is the ancient art of making tea into something half the people who try it will love and the other half will vomit back onto your carpet. The people who love it are objectively correct, because it makes you live forever (almost). Anyone who has fallen head over heels for it will do the same for you if you buy them this homebrew kit.
Give your friend the gift of mild terror as they go from: “aww it’s an animal” to “AHH IT’S AN ANIMAL.” Plus, once the shock wears off, they’ll have a subtle and cuddly prank for other hopeful and naïve friends. Just be sure to carefully inspect any box they give you in the future, because this is kicking off a dangerous and horrifying prank war.
A 21 year old that is living a dorm or their first apartment probably doesn’t own a lot of furniture. They also may not have a great track record for taking good care of their things. A full-on Lazy Boy recliner would be nice, but also hard to move, expensive to buy, and heartbreaking to spill dinner on. Here’s a much more affordable alternative that is comfy and practical, but also okay to toss in the dumpster after the party gets out of hand.
Don’t get hypnotized by the mesmerizing harmonies of the neighborhood ice cream truck. This homespun creamery delivers mouthwatering desserts that top any store-bought brand. Heat up some hot fudge, pop off the whipped cream cap and enjoy the refreshing summertime favorite any time of the year. There’s no heavy lifting with this countertop dessert genie—just sprinkle on a little patience and get ready for some smooth homemade perfection.
In case you’re not aware, death is always clawing its way into you through every pore. Make sure everyone else knows about this harsh reality too by giving them this book. Shatter their precious illusions of health and vitality, in the most entertaining and hilarious way possible. A perfect gift for your favorite hypochondriac.
Flesh out those Saturday night dinner plans with a little serendipitous intervention. Surprise guests with a seasonal menu that’s anything but ordinary. Foodie gambling has taken center stage on the gaming scene and the winnings are guaranteed to be rich and addictive. Add an air of mystery to a meal that’s gotten way too predictable. Variety really is the spice of life!
Good luck convincing them this isn’t an acid flashback. This remote-controlled fish will be a welcome break from conventional pets that need feeding and only stay in the air for a few seconds. Holds enough helium to turn any house party into a chipmunk colony.
Bookmarks are so passé. Dead are the days of page-turning paper cuts and dim bedside reading lamps. The age of electronic discovery is upon us and resistance is futile. A virtual jackpot of literary greats, this pocket-sized personal library may very well lead to the collapse of the Dewey Decimal System. The reading revolution is underway and now is the time to seize the day.
If they're the creative type, this Adobe subscription is a perfect 21st birthday gift. It will give them access to the most powerful creative applications on Earth, well, in the cloud actually. They’ll be able to make professional videos, animations, music, websites, graphic artwork and more, and of course, they’ll always have the latest version of Photoshop.
Flying can be scary: the turbulence, the fact that their lives are dependent on a giant piece of metal they don’t understand, and worst of all, the chance they might end up sitting next to a baby. Help them make it through the experience with a Tom Collins, Bloody Mary, or Moscow Mule.
Trying to get your favorite 21 year old to do some exercise once in awhile? Get them off the couch playing video games and onto this stationary bike- also playing video games - where the more exercise they get, the better they do in the game. Talk about win-win, right?
Sometimes 21 year olds haven’t really developed a refined appreciation for art yet. That’s why so many people that age do things like hang beer ads and rock band posters on their walls. This 21st birthday gift idea allows them explore the world of art and change the display on demand. They might just learn something and it will make their room look much classier than that neon PBR light.
There’s a great future in plastics. And now, anyone with a 3D printer can have a hand in shaping that future. They can program anything they’d like, start up the printer, and watch it come to life right in front of their eyes. Creation on a level to anger the gods.
If you’ve had some ideas brewing for a while but you’re still not sure what to get them, this contemporary take on a traditional beer starter kit should get them hopping with excitement. Perfect for anyone who enjoys a pitcher, they’ll be able to craft their own special ale to mark the milestone.
Big ideas can change the world, but so do small acts. Not all of us can create the next Google or reinvent the energy industry, but we can all be better at being human. This international, online-integrated card game provides the ideas and the motivation to spread goodwill everywhere you go, one act at a time.
Watch opposing armies fight for supremacy on the living room wall with this piece of functional art. Grandmasters and novice players alike will appreciate checking their opponents on the most unique game board in their home. Framed like a picture, this chessboard makes a lovely 21st birthday present for anyone who loves to play games.
Nothing beats a pizza cooked in a wood-fired stone oven, but a giant pizza oven is a little difficult to give as gift. This stovetop version is a lot easier to wrap and delivers the same great flavor as its big brother.
You might remember that snow cone maker from when you were a kid with the crank and Snoopy on top. It was disappointing; it was hard to turn and it made tiny snow cones. This thing, though. This makes real deal snow cones and uses electricity. This is not for kids.
Put raw or frozen pizza in the box - close the lid - wait a couple minutes - open the lid and just like magic, you have hot, crispy, perfectly cooked pizza. But it isn’t magic at all. It’s actually electric, and it is totally real. A great 21st birthday gift for those who are just beginning to collect the myriad of kitchen gadgets that will eventually sit idle in the back corners of their kitchen cupboards.
The Knowledge Book distills thousands of years of humankind’s most significant ideas and achievements— explains how they are linked and why they are important—and packs everything into a single, irresistibly readable volume.
At 21 years old they may be settling into their first new apartment or home, which means they will now have an endless list of things to fix around the house. Give them the basic tools every house needs so they can tackle all the various challenges that await, like retrieving a piece of jewelry from the drain.
When you ask people want they want for their birthday, some will say they already have everything they want, but do they really? Even if they had everything on Earth they still wouldn’t have anything on the moon. Buy them an acre of land in the solar system’s hottest up and coming real estate market.
People get high on the strangest things these days, like oxygen. You may never have thought of oxygen as something people would use recreationally, but many high end spas and resorts charge around $1 per minute to breathe air with a higher concentration of oxygen. Another thing you might not know, too high a concentration can actually be harmful to breathe. These machines capture ambient air, filters it, and pumps it out with 43% more oxygen, which is the right amount to achieve the desired effects.
If you still don’t know what to get them for their 21st birthday, why not just let them create what they want themselves? These hand held 3D printers have advanced a lot since they were introduced and the prices have come down. Fair warning, you may end up getting some less than beautiful plastic trinkets from them on your next birthday.
21st birthday parties tend to get a little crazy, and not everyone comes out of them unscathed. But passing out with your hand in the waffle maker is just part of the rite of passage. Everyone else will be giving them gifts like booze, so go the other way and give them something that will help repair the damage from all those other gifts.
Everyone likes a nice stiff after-dinner drink, but sometimes you get tired of swearing at strangers and getting in fights with the sheriff. What’s a country boy to do? A great 21st birthday gift for anyone who’s looking to tone it down a notch but can’t give up the taste of that sweet Kentucky nectar. Or anyone who wants an extra special kick to start the day.
Sturdier, more convenient, and easier to handle than traditional kabob skewers. No more forgetting to buy skewers and having to eat raw steak and vegetables or cook with their bare hands. Not every brilliant solution has to be high tech. Some just make a lot of damn sense.
If they’re big on cookouts but small on yard space, perhaps a compact fold-up grill could be the answer. Easy to take with them on whatever adventures they have in store, and a bag of charcoal will last forever with this thing.
Chocolates used to (and perhaps still do) come from factories run by shady recluses and populated by obese midget slaves. Or at least that’s what the video evidence suggests. But it doesn’t have to be that way anymore. Stick it to big business by giving your 21-year-old this home chocolate making kit and help them join the artisan revolution. A whole new way to make chocolate “guilt free”.
Craft brewing has definitely taken over the beer industry. But with so many microbreweries and so much competition, it sometimes gets hard to keep up. And who knows what to make of the bizarre varieties taking over liquor store shelves? Orange pickled hibiscus springtime lager? Porcupine quill Mongolian stout? Good lord. Time to look into the homebrew options.
High quality craft beer deserves a vessel made to the same exacting standards. Leave the pitchers for the Bud Light. An insulated, pressurized micro keg is the best way to dispense a fancy brew when taste and freshness really matter. The perfect 21st birthday gift for parties, casual gatherings, or personal consumption.
Some 21-year-olds are just impossible. If you want to avoid getting the look that says, “I don’t understand why you ever thought I would like this,” then get them an iTunes gift card. There’s no shame in that. There’s also no risk, unless they don’t like music, in which case they’re probably not human anyway.
Help your favorite 21-year-old get away and recharge in a faraway place where nobody knows them and they can act however they want with virtually no longstanding social repercussions. Because when things get tough, evacuation is usually the only solution.
Lobsters have many, many great qualities, not least among them are their nutritional and flavor profiles. But they’re dumb as dirt, exceptionally slow, and don’t drive. So if it’s inconvenient for you to go all the way to the ocean to find the best lobsters, you’re going to have to have someone mail them to you. Thankfully, lobster mail is now a reality.
Part of the enjoyment of drinking a black and tan is the visual aspect. When the two beers blend together it just looks like someone screwed up at the Guinness brewery. This is the kind of thing you care about when you’re 21. You know when startup entrepreneurs talk about solving a “pain point”? This is what they mean.
Back in 1905, a Swiss laborer had a sandwich and some absinthe for lunch, then went home and killed his family. And that was it for absinthe. A classic case of overreaction. Now it’s more than a hundred years later, and absinthe is again the trendiest liquor in the world. If you’re just turning 21, you might as well jump into the deep end. Here’s the diving board.
Speed is dangerous, but some kinds are more dangerous than others. This one is mostly just fun. But be careful: once they’ve experienced the feeling of flying around the track, the engine roaring like a wild beast, the smell of smoldering rubber in the air, they may never quite be the same.
Go big or go home! This jumbo teddy will satisfy every sweet tooth this side of the Mississippi, and then some. Huggable, chewable nourishment for the kid in all of us, this colossal candy is the icing on everyone’s cake and the pinnacle of penny candy excess. Splurge on a gummy-licious gift that’s sure to please even the most discriminating sugar lovers.
If humans were meant to fly, the logic goes, we would have been born with wings. Well, logic is an overrated buzzkill. Leaving the earth and relying on your own wits to return in one piece is something everyone should experience. Give the middle finger to gravity and biological destiny.
People love venturing into nature for the near mystical experience of being connected with our pre-civilized roots. We feel a strong, implacable pull toward wild places like the desert and the forest. The problem is, nature really just wants to eat you. This book tells you how not to let that happen.
There’s a right way and a wrong way to enjoy tequila. How do you know the difference? The wrong way ends with you naked and vomiting among strangers. The right way looks like this picture. Tequila sipping glasses and flavored salts bring out the subtle overtones that make this famous (and sometimes infamous) spirit a timeless classic with endless nuances to explore.
A normal magic wand makes things disappear. This one makes them appear on your doorstep, though it takes a couple of days. That’s how magic works in the digital age: it’s a little slower, but it gets you stuff you actually want. The old magic just got you a rabbit or something and left you confused. They’ll like this a lot more.
A trip to the spa promotes relaxation, relieves stress, and contributes to their general wellbeing. It also gets them off your back for a few hours. This is what people call a win-win situation. Ship them off to a place of rest and rejuvenation for their 21st birthday. You’ll both be glad you did.
Every big shot needs a set of these to take their big shots from. Perfect for a 21st birthday gift, but also appropriate for anyone who wants to flex their drinking muscles or show their military/hunting roots. Perfect for that person who really goes in for the kill at the drinkin’ hour.
Nothing quite makes an impression like someone who has a giant tool and knows how to handle it. Get everybody within a half-mile radius drunk in one fell swoop with this absurdly proportioned mixology shaker. A brain-cell smiter of truly biblical proportions.
Chess pieces may look cool, but they’re extremely dated. Here’s a chess board that makes use of something they can relate to: drinking vessels that help them forget everything they hate about their life. Don’t worry, they’ve kept the little horses and whatnot. Now you can just drink out of them.