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.
You don’t drink scotch just to get drunk. You drink it to savor the complex, peaty flavors that only come with painstaking attention to detail and patient barrel aging. These toothpicks are infused with that experience. Teach them the joys of proper drinking with this 21st birthday gift.
Sure, it will be strange when you have to get that cheek swab from them without them knowing what you’re up to, but it will all make sense when you reveal this birthday portrait that showcases their unique DNA. Or you could just give them the DNA collection kit as the gift if that’s easier. Or just swab your dog. They’ll never know the difference.
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.
Help them turn 21 in style with these fashionable earrings made from real blossoming flowers that stay forever vibrant encased in clear resin. Just a little reminder that physical beauty is not so permanent.
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.
Twenty-one is old enough to drown the sorrow of losing it all in the stock market with a bottle of cheap booze. Get them started on the path to rock bottom, not by buying them the bottle, but by giving them their first shares of stock, and thereby setting them off down the path of inevitable financial ruin that comes from gambling hard earned money on stocks.
Go hit some clubs in another city, state, or even country. Book the tickets, make reservations, plan the itinerary, rent the car, and put everything into an envelope for them to open on their special day. Watch their eyes light up as they realize what you just handed them. That moment will be as much fun as the trip.
There are plenty of books full of useful and wholesome tips for life that you could give someone for their 21st birthday. That’s easy to find. And a little boring; let’s be honest. This book is different. It might not come in quite as handy, but it’s a lot more fun.