Remote Control Flying Fish
Good luck convincing your roommate 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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
If only we had been given a book like this on our 21st birthday! Start their adulthood off on firm financial footing with this book that explains what investing is, how to get started, and how to plan for their fiscal future. And maybe get them a nice bottle to go with it.