First Aid Kit
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.
By age 21 a person will hopefully have read enough to have a treasured favorite book. In our digital era, however, books have become more disposable than ever, which is why a lovely first edition copy can be so special. Bonus points if the book is actually good.
You don’t necessarily have to buy a copy in order to play this classic drinking game, but if you don’t want the conversation to be all about sex the whole time it is not a bad idea to have some cards with other experiences. Get this gift for that cousin you want to drink with, but not know too much about.
We can’t think of a more fun gift for a summertime 21st birthday than this kit that turns a watermelon into a drink dispensing keg. Pair this gift with the melon and bottle of booze, then sit back and watch them immediately put it to refreshing use.
Mixing cocktails is both an art and a science. This 21st birthday gift idea embraces that fact and throws some random chance in just to keep it interesting. Roll the dice to get a combination of ingredients, then use the included book to get the right ratios to avoid crapping out.
Any table can be turned into a beer pong table with this Portable Ping Pong set. Add a case of beer and some cups, and you’ve got the perfect 21st birthday gift idea for anyone who likes a little friendly competition with their sloppy fun.
When people talk about “beer nerds” they mean those who are really into beer and know a lot about it. But what about “nerdy beer nerds?” A nerdy beer nerd likes beer, knows a lot about it, but is also just generally a nerd. The sort of person who would appreciate a beer glass with an HTML joke printed on it.
21 year-olds don’t need fancy furniture. They move around a lot, they’re messy, they don’t have much money, and they like to party, so furniture can be a liability. Help them embrace that lifestyle in comfort with this giant beanbag chair. It’s the perfect place to crash.
Everyone who grew up during the golden age of game shows dreamed of one day standing atop the glorious Plinko board, dropping metal biscuits and watching them bounce earthward in the direction of a richer destiny. But since few will ever experience that magnificent moment, we have a smaller, more realistic version for the drinkers of the world. This is Plinko for the people, and we call it Drinko. Because if they can’t end up richer at the end of the day, at least they can end up drunker.