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Looking for the best 21st birthday gifts? These are the trendiest birthday gifts for both her & him!

21st birthday gifts

21 is a big birthday! They are finally old enough to legally drink alcohol, they finally get the horizontal adult driver’s license, they can go to casinos, bars, clubs, all the fun things. 

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You will have no issues finding the best 21st birthday gifts with this post! There are gifts for her and also gifts for him! Something else that I wanted to make sure I mentioned is that not all of these gifts are alcohol-oriented, so if your birthday boy or girl doesn’t drink, this gift guide still has a ton of options!

Everything from nice drinkware to luxurious athleisure, it’s all here. Check out these amazing 21st birthday gifts!

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1. “The Mini Bar: 100 Essential Cocktail Recipes”

I am beyond obsessed with this set of recipe books for classic cocktails! It is the cutest set that would look adorable on a bar cart and definitely come in handy when trying to make fancy cocktails!

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I love this little collection of books! I’ve given it to several of my friends for their 21st birthdays, and it’s always so well received. we even tried the mojito recipe, and it was so so good!”

2. “Somebody Loves You” Crewneck

Have you seen how cute these crewnecks are from The Mayfair Group? They are all about mental health and I love what their brand stands for! Check out some of their designs, and definitely get one for your friend as a 21st birthday gift.

They have options for both men and women which is awesome for gift-giving purposes!

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love how comfy this crewneck is! Its a happy lounge set that gets lots of complements when I wear out with jeans”

3. Personalized Comfort for Every Step

If you’re looking for a gift that combines style and comfort, look no further than Foto Socken. These aren’t just any ordinary socks – they’re a thoughtful touch that adds a personal flair to your loved one’s wardrobe.

Whether it’s for a birthday, anniversary, or just because, these Socks are sure to be a hit. Plus, with a range of designs and colors to choose from, you can tailor them to suit anyone’s taste. Trust me, once you gift a pair of these, you’ll be their favorite gift-giver for life.

“I recently discovered Foto Socken and immediately knew I had to get a pair for my best friend’s birthday. I uploaded a silly photo of us together and had it printed on the socks. “

4. “Get Lit” Birthday Party Pack – Spiked Ice Cream

I feel like a 21st birthday is the best possible occasion to have spiked ice cream! Doesn’t that sound like so much fun? You will love that this is the birthday party pack because it fits the occasion so well!

The flavors sound bomb and I’m sure your birthday girl (or boy) will really enjoy it!

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Surprised that ice cream was still frozen upon arrival in Arizona. Packaging was exceptional. Ice cream is delicious. What a unique gift.”

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5. Joolz by Martha Calvo Pearl & Chain Initial Necklace

This jewelry has been all over my social media feeds, and it is perfect for a 21-year-old birthday gift! The design is super unique but very classy and simple! I want this for myself! 

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Might be my coolest necklace right now I’m obsessed”

6. Rosé Wine Sampler 

For the girl who loves rosé, this gift set is so cute! I am actually obsessed with the packaging of the bottles and the fact that you get four mini bottles of wine! This is such a fun way for the birthday girl to try some new wine and enjoy the perks of being 21!

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The wine flights from In Good Taste are priced very well for the experiences they offer. In Good Taste flights would make a fantastic gift for someone who has just started to love wine.”

7. Birthdate Candle

Custom candles have been super trendy lately, but this one might be one of my very favorites. The candle is customized with the birthdate (of who you are celebrating) and all of their horoscope stats on the label! I know some people who are into astrology and would die for this gift!

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My friend LOVED her candle!! The scent was perfect and fit her to a T. The reading was shockingly on point as well and it was so fun to see her surprise as she read it.”

8. Brumate Hopsulator Slim Can-Cooler

Break out the White Claws and High Noons, this slim can cooler is amazing for keeping all of your favorite seltzers cold! They come in a ton of cute patterns and colors, but this black leopard print was so cute to me.

If you want to take this gift to the next level, find a place that will engrave this metal coozie for you and customize it with the birthday girl or boy’s name!

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I got this couple months ago and I absolutely love it. Design is incredible, perfectly match with my collection. Now I am going to order gold leopard too!!”

9. Baked By Melissa Birthday Box of Cupcakes 

YUM! Don’t know what to get for the girl who has everything? The birthday boxes of Baked By Melissa cupcakes are soooo cool! You get to pick all of the flavors out online (and there are some good ones) and then ship it right to the birthday girl! So cool!

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After years of epic birthday cake fails, my husband loved the Baked by Melissa cupcakes that I ordered. It was great that I could pick out some of his favorite flavors and watch him enjoy them.”

10. Himalayan Salt Tequila Glasses- Set of 4

Okay, cute!! Shot glasses are the perfect gift for a 21st birthday (duh) and these ones are super trendy and cute. You could totally leave these out on a bar cart and let them function as decor, and the fact that it comes with a tray makes it even better!

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These shot glasses were the perfect birthday gift for my cousin + tequila buddy! They are so unique and beautiful, and the serving tray is an added bonus.”

11. Custom NamePlate Necklace 

BaubleBar makes the cutest nameplate necklaces ever! A custom gift is always an amazing gift to receive because it feels so much more personal!

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BaubleBar sells necklaces that turn heads on their own, or when layered for all of the looks you could need, from glam night to Netflix night.”

12. The Original Wine Condoms

Literally hilarious. Give this gift with a bottle of wine for the perfect 21st birthday present! They will definitely get a kick out of this.

So good I had to buy two! Not only are these wine condoms a gift that people will talk about, but they’re a responsibly way to keep your wine sealed between drinks.”

13. Glossier You Perfume 

I have never heard of perfume with such rave reviews. This Glossier You perfume smells heavenly and lasts all day. I would be thrilled to receive this as a 21st birthday gift!

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14. Set of Coupe Cocktail Glasses 

Now that they’re 21, let’s make some fancy cocktails! I don’t know about you, but I think I may have a slight obsession with cute glassware, and these vintage champagne glasses are everything!!

You could style these so cute on a bar cart and make the prettiest cocktails in them!

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“I bought these as a gift for my husband who loves making cocktails. But secretly they were a gift for me because of how cute they are!”

15. Lululemon Groove Pant Flare Super High-Rise

These pants are sooo trendy right now. They are actually almost always sold out. If you want to get your birthday girl a gift that she will literally live in, these pants are the best option!

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First of all, these are the best pants I have ever put on my body. Sorry other pants, these are the only pants I wear now. Best of luck in your new homes.”

16. Lustered Shot Glasses, Set of 4

These shot glasses from Anthropologie are stunning! The whole line is absolutely gorgeous, but for price purposes for a gift, the set of four shot glasses is the way to go! The iridescent glass and gold rim combination look amazing!

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These are the most beautiful shot glasses I own. They sit beautifully on my bar cart. I love the unique shape and detail.”

17. Trendy Potted Plant 

I think a plant is such a fun gift. Make sure you really consider the person you are giving it to though, because some people may think of this as being more of a chore than a gift! For those people, there’s a gorgeous dried bouquet a little further down on this list.

The Sill is an amazing company because they ship the plant right to your door. They even offer a plant subscription service which would make an even better gift!

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The plants arrived safely and weren’t difficult to take care of, which is why I’ve used The Sill many more times to buy green gifts for my mom and boyfriend.”

18. “Tamsin” Decanter

Cute bar cart accessory alert!! I am obsessed! This pastel decanter would look so good on a bar cart, so if you know your birthday girl is putting together a bar cart, this is a perfect gift!

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This decanter looks amazing online but in person it’s beautiful. Packaging was amazing. Great size.”

19. Baggu Reuseable Shopping Tote

Baggu bags make the best gift!! They are super handy, they come in a ton of different colors and patterns, and they have different sizes. This colorful one is very fun and funky, but they also have plain colors and simple patterns!

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This bag is amazing. Highly recommend. Folds up into a tiny lightweight envelope but when opened, expands to fit a TON of groceries. Sturdy and appears to be water resistant.”

20. Bar Tool Set 

This bar tools set is so cute! The green and gold combination is soo classy. Just like the decanter, if you know your birthday girl is planning on putting together a bar cart or any bar situation, this set is a perfect gift!

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A very pretty bar tool set, perfect for the beginner bartender. Also lovely to have on display when not in use.”

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20. Colorful Checkered Swirl Yoga Mat 

Is your birthday girl super into yoga or working out? Get her something that she will use all the time and is super trendy looking too. I genuinely don’t think I’ve ever seen a yoga mat so cute!

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This yoga mat is a must have!! Exactly like pictured!”

21. “No Days Wasted” Hangover Recovery Bundle 

This is definitely going to come in handy the day after the big birthday celebration ;). Not only do the reviews say it actually works, but the packaging is so cute. I want it just because the packaging is so cute!

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Amazing! Works like a charm. No days wasted is the best way to describe it. Wake up like you never even touched a drink or two.”

22. Flower Claw Clips 

Have a super trendy friend? These flower clips are so adorable and definitely will be used by your friend often! The colors in this set are so cute and unique, your friend is sure to love them as her 21st birthday gift.

Seem to be made of sturdy material. Like the colors and the size. I would recommend.”

23. Truth or Drink The Game

SO fun. This game will come in handy at the 21st birthday party, that’s for sure. I’m sure your birthday girl (or boy) will have lots of fun with this game for many nights to come.

Super fun game!!! its definitely entertaining and not for they shy people ..unless you can hold your liquor because it gets PERSONAL. Definitely recommend buying it”

24. Dried Bouquet 

For the friend who can’t keep a plant alive, get them this bouquet that can last for months and months. If they are super into home decor, they will be obsessed with this too.

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For those looking to make a lasting impression, an arrangement from our Dried Bouquet Collection is the perfect pick. These dried stems can last for months to come.”

25. A Nice Bottle of Champagne 

You can’t go wrong with gifting a nice bottle of alcohol for a 21st birthday gift! Champagne is my gift of choice because it is so celebratory!

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One of the most popular of all Champagnes, this is now showing a freshness that wasn’t always there. The crisp texture and green-apple flavors give it an immediate drinkability”

26. “One Line A Day” Five Year Memory Journal

This five-year memory journal has been my recent obsession. I don’t have it, but I’ve been obsessed with the idea of getting it hahaha. Basically, it’s a journal with a page for every day of the year, and five sections on each page to fill out on that day for the next five years. This is the gift that keeps on giving!

It’s only been about a month, but already I know it’s going to be so fun to look back over the years and remember the big and little things that have happened each day. Just wish I would’ve started this sooner!”


27. College Town Custom Etched Whiskey Glasses

Guys love to pretend that their favorite drink is a glass of whiskey. So, fulfill their dreams and get them a whiskey glass with a map of their college town etched on it. Isn’t that such a cool idea?

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The glasses came and were better looking than we had imagined. We are thrilled with them and will definitely Be sharing the idea with others”

28. Pace Breaker Lined Short 7″

Want a gift that the birthday boy will wear all the time and constantly tell you how much he loves? These Lululemon shorts are really pricey, but they really are great. Every guy I know that has these, LOVES them.

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Great shorts. Own several pairs. Perfect for weight training, interval training, stretching, running. Light weight, comfortable.”

29. Koval Whiskey Gift Pack

Just like the Rosé Wine Sampler, this Koval Whiskey Gift Pack will give your birthday boy the chance to try a couple of whiskeys and find one he likes. This would pair super well with the custom whiskey glasses!

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The Rye is sharp clean and would be perfect in a Rye Old Fashion. Overall, Koval knows how to make a good whiskey! Will have to try their other expressions very soon!”

30. Reebok Men’s Club C Sneaker


If you are looking for a classic gift that pretty much every guy will love, this is a good one! These Reeboks are super trendy, and the perfect simple footwear that will go with everything!

These sneaks are great, nothing like classic styling and enduring comfort. I have been wearing Reeboks for a long time and they never disappoint.”

31. “The New Craft of the Cocktail” Recipe Book

This book is super masculine, and the perfect gift for a guy just getting into making cocktails. You could pair this gift with all of the ingredients to make one of the cocktails, and I’m sure he would be very excited to make them for everyone ;).

I’ve bought this book a few times now. It’s an excellent gift. This book is great at taking you through different cocktails, and really expanding on them.”

32. YETI Rambler 12 oz. Colster Can Insulator

These YETIs are awesome, people seriously say that they can keep your beer cold overnight! I have also seen these YETI colster cans engraved with the recipient’s name on them, and that is an awesome gift! 

I left a beer in this over night and it was drinkable the next day. If you lose this with a beer in it, whenever you find it, that beer will be cold. I promise that.”

33. Men’s Novelty Socks For Beer Lover

Pair these funny socks with a six-pack of beer, and your birthday boy is sure to be happy! I know it seems silly, but I feel like most guys I know would actually be excited to receive these socks.

These socks are cute and well made. They would make a great gift. They are soft, and the material is nice and breathable.”

34. Apple Watch Space Gray

If the boy (or girl) you are celebrating doesn’t already have an Apple Watch, this is the perfect gift! Especially if they are super active, this is an awesome gift!

I am a watch wearer and this has replaced all of my watches. I haven’t used the full functionality of the watch but I primarily use it to workout. It tracks my workout progress and calories better than the workout apps I used.”

35. Sample IPA Gift Box Set

How cute is this? The photo even has birthday cake on the ad! Tavour is a super cool company and they will send you their top IPAs at the time so the newly 21-year-old guy can try out the best!

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5-6 independently brewed craft beers. A sample of the best IPAs at the time of purchase.”

36. Carhartt Men’s Midweight Hooded Zip Front Sweatshirt

Looking for a good clothing gift? A Carhartt hoodie is super comfortable, very trendy, and comes in a ton of colors. I am obsessed with the green color and it will probably be a gift for one of the guys I know this Christmas!

Very thick and warm hoodie. Has a nice, heavy feel and is very warm. Also has a cool little hidden pocket inside the pouch.”

37. Buzzed – The Game That Will Get You & Your Friends Tipsy

Drinking games are a great gift because they will probably get opened immediately and played at the party! Everyone loves this game in the reviews, so I think it is worth a try! What a perfect 21st birthday gift.

I played Buzzed at a pregame and it was so much fun. Everyone had a riot and the cards were super funny!”

38. Adidas Originals Men’s Relaxed Fit Strapback Cap

Why do I kind of want this gift for myself? A hat is one of the easiest 21st birthday gifts because everyone will wear this, and it is simple enough to match everything!

Adidas hats are the only ones i wear. I love the basic color and look. I have a big head but these fit great.”

39. Eliqs Smiley Birthday Custom Beer Cans

This is one of those 21st birthday gifts that I found out about after everyone I know already turned 21. I want to order these for someone SO bad! Basically, you completely customize a pack of beer cans with their super cute designs, and they are filled with the best craft beers!

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“Absolutely loved my order and so did my husband! It was perfect!”

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