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.
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.
This rechargeable bracelet contains 15 LEDs that illuminate a Hubble Space Telescope image of the Westerlund 2 cluster in the Carina constellation. Imagine her dancing in the club, drink in hand, with a stellar nursery blinking on her wrist. Badass, right?
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.
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.
When there’s no time for brewing a pot of coffee before that 8am class, there’s GoCubes Chewable Coffee. This 21st birthday gift idea will help them chase the cobwebs from the night before away without slowing them down. We recommend buying a whole case of these.
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.
This bar service holds 4 bottles, glasses, and includes a foldout tray. It also appears to be a full size suit of armor, the kind you might see chasing Shaggy through a haunted castle. It’s a fun way to display a liquor collection, and may be useful during hand-to-hand combat.
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.