A girl’s 21st birthday is a big deal. Not only does it mark the legal age to consume alcohol (in the United States), turning 21-years-old is accompanied by a lot of responsibility.
Great Gifts for Young Ladies Turning 21
21st Birthday Necklace
There is something special about unwrapping a beautiful piece of jewelry picked out just for you. This Sterling Silver Necklace is the ultimate gift for the 21-year-old woman in your life. It comes with two rings and a jewel to celebrate every year of life she’s lived so far. Watch her eyes light up as she unwraps this personalized gift and watches the center jewel sparkle in the light.
Drinking Buddies Drink Markers
There’s nothing quite like a fun little gift to celebrate being able to legally drink alcohol. We love these Drinking Buddies from NPA. They work as markers for your cocktails or wine glasses so that party members don’t get confused about whose drink is whose. Break these out when at any celebration! They even come with special hats for Christmas.
Jeyjoy Yoga Set
Monochrome workout ensembles have been a huge trend this year, and it doesn’t look like anything is going to stop that. Why not help her hop onto the bandwagon with this Yoga Outfit in light blue? It’s comfortable, cute, and we absolutely love the color. If you’ve got a gym rat or workout junkie to shop for, this is definitely the gift for her.
W&P Carry-On Cocktail Kit
There’s nothing wrong with wanting to feel fancy while you’re high in the sky. This Carry On Cocktail Kit will help her make top-shelf Moscow Mules at 30,000 feet high. This super fun gift comes with all the ingredients necessary for the perfect Moscow Mule, all she needs to add is her alcohol of choice. Plus, this gift comes with two kits. That means she can share with a friend, or have two all to herself!
Yoobao Portable Charger
If you know a 21-year-old girl who is constantly on her phone, this might be the perfect gift for her. This Yoobao Portable Charger is small enough for her to easily carry it with her wherever she goes. This sleek little device holds enough power for her to fully charge her smartphone multiple times. It will definitely come in handy when she’s at 1% and won’t be home for another few hours.
It’s no secret that the Apple AirPods dominate the wireless headphone market. They’ve got a sleek design and uncomfortable sound quality. They also work seamlessly with other Apple products like Macs, iPhones, and iPads. If you know a 21-year-old girl who’s been dying for a pair of wireless headphones, it’s definitely worth the splurge to get her these AirPods from Apple.
Tim&Tina Sleep Mask
Beauty sleep is everything, and this 100% Silk Sleep Mask is the secret to getting an amazing night’s sleep. The silk will softly protect her skin while the mask works to block out all light. It comes in several different colors, but we recommend getting the black color or any other dark color to really block out any and all light.
The Complete Guide To Astrology
Astrology has been on the rise this year and more and more young women and men are getting interested in learning more about the stars and their sun, moon, and rising signs. If your 21-year-old girl is looking to dig deep into the world of astrology, you have to get her The Complete Guide To Astrology. It will give her an in-depth look at everything astrology and open her up to knew things like nodes, outer planetary influence, and birth charts.
Eyebrow Tattoo Pen
Another trend taking the world by storm is beautiful bold eyebrows that are trimmed and penned into precision. This Eyebrow Tattoo Pen uses a brush-like applicator to mimic hair and create a natural-looking eyebrow. It also uses waterproof ink, which means her brows won’t rub away throughout the day.
Oster Wine Bottle Opener
This wouldn’t be a list for 21-year-old birthday gifts if it didn’t include a few fun alcoholic accessories. An electric wine opener like this Oster Wine Opener is essential to any wine lovers bar. It makes opening wine easy, safe, and full-proof. This set even comes with a chiller to keep her white wine and rose nice and cool.
Tie-Dye Killin’ It T-Shirt
Tie-Dye is coming back in big ways this year, especially among young women. We love this Killin’ It T-Shirt for it’s great style and fun printed wording. It comes in lots of different patterns that you can mix and match with different phrases…so you can have lots of fun picking this gift out for your 21-year-old!
Arvok Laptop Case
If she’s got a laptop, she needs a laptop case to keep it protected when she’s traveling. This Laptop Sleeve comes in tons of different colors and sizes. It’s also water-resistant, which will keep her mind at ease if she needs to transport her laptop through the rain. This laptop sleeve is an absolute must for any girl who’s on the go.
Pura Vida Daisy Ring
This homemade Pura Vida Daisy Ring is adorable and the perfect gift for a free-spirited young woman who loves flowers and wearing rings. Pura Vida is also an awesome company to buy from because they work with Costa Rican artisans and raise awareness for local nonprofit organizations.
Monogrammed Stemless Wine Glasses
More boozy gifts for a 21-year-old? You bet it! Celebrate the big two-one with by gifting her these classy Stemless Wine Glasses. The stemless wine glass is a recent favorite among young adults because of its unique style. Make it even more unique by adding the personalized touch of one of her initials right on the glass!
Levi’s Mile High Wide-Leg Jeans
Wide-leg jeans that are waist-high are another big fashion trend this year. We love wide-leg jeans because they are super comfortable and look amazing on anybody. These Mile High Jeans are perfect. Levi constantly produces amazing denim products, so quality is basically ensured if you gift these jeans.
Thermoflask Water Bottle
Staying hydrated is important in so many ways. It leads to better health, better skin, and a better attitude! If your 21-year-old girl is looking for a good water bottle, look no farther than this Thermoflask Water Bottle. This stainless steel water bottle holds 40 ounces of liquid and can keep anything hot or cold for hours on end.
QUAY Australia Sunglasses
QUAY is an Australian company that makes really amazing sunglasses for a decent price. We love these Jezabell Rimless sunglasses for their funky style and sleek look. Any 21-year-old girl will feel super cool strutting down the street with these sunnies.
Corduroy Tote Bag
A tote bag is an absolute must for anybody. It makes carrying lots of items a breeze and is also perfect for carrying things for school like books or a laptop. This Corduroy Tote Bag is super cute and comes in tons of different colors. The outside of the bag features an adorable little logo with a quote. This bag also comes with an inner pocket for added organization.
BaeBlue Organic Cheek Tint
Cheek tint is starting to inch ahead of the traditional blush among young women everywhere. This painted-on method of adding color to your cheeks provides a longer-lasting color and a smooth blend. We love this Organic Cheek Tint because it is 100% natural and made in the USA. It comes in 4 different shades too.
Tie-Dye Pajama Set
Remember when we said tie-dye is big? This Tie-Dye Pajama Set from luvamia is the perfect gift for keeping her cozy and stylish right at home. They come in a few different patterns, so you can pick whichever one you think she’ll like best.
Keurig Coffee Maker
If you’ve got a coffee-aholic to shop for, you’ve got to get her this Keurig Coffee Maker. It’s the perfect size for one person and makes it easy to create customized, coffee-shop-style drinks at home- at a fraction of the cost. It also comes with a milk frother, which means she can easily make lattes, cappuccinos, and more right in the comfort of her kitchen.
Cell Phone Stand
Constantly scrolling and watching videos is made much easier with this Cell Phone Stand. It will easily prop up her phone or tablet so that she can comfortably view her screen. It’s sturdy and anti-slip too, so her electronics will stay safe while she uses them.
Truth Or Drink Card Game
Drinking games are so much fun because they provide a great way to socialize with people and get your drink on. This Truth Or Drink Card Game is a game-changer that will make any party or social gathering a ton of fun. The concept is simple: draw a card, and either answer the question or take a drink. There are five different decks for different types of gameplay, so she can whip out the “Happy Hour” deck when she’s with co-workers and the “Extra Dirty” deck when she’s with her girlfriends.
Satin Hair Bandanas
Bandanas are coming back this year and tons of girls are dawning them on their heads and in their hair. Class up your 21 year old’s bandana game with these Satin Hair Bandanas. This set of 4 includes incredibly soft and stylish bandanas that won’t damage her hair. You can choose from a variety of different color motifs for the one that will best go with her style.
Himalayan Clay Mud Mask
Skincare is so huge among young women these days. Literally, anything related to skincare is a great gift for 21-year-old women. But, if you’re looking for something specific, this Himalayan Clay Mud Mask is a great option. It works to exfoliate skin, attack acne, and reduce the size of pores. A bonus is that it can be used on her face and body!
Columbia Newton Ridge Boot
Hiking has gotten really popular with new social distancing rules forcing people to look for ways to spend time in the outdoors. But you definitely don’t want her to head up the mountain in some slippery old running shoes. These Newton Ridge Hiking Boots are a great gift for any hiking fanatic. They are waterproof, which makes walking through puddles and rain a breeze. They’re also warm, cute, and come in a couple of different color options for that added touch of personalization.
Herschel Strand Weekend Bag
A good weekend bag is a must for any young adult. This Strand Shoulder Bag from Herschel is the perfect companion for a weekend getaway. Not only is it high quality, but it’s also stylish and easy to carry. It will easily fit everything she needs for a quick overnight vacay.
Fujifilm Smartphone Printer
Instant cameras are so much fun. But there’s something scary about taking a photo and having no clue what it looks like. Especially in today’s digital age where we can take thousands of photos and pick our favorite. Give your 21-year-old girl the gift of charming instant printouts of her favorite photos with this Fujifilm Smartphone Printer. She’ll be able to snap as many photos as she wants and then easily print them out from her phone. This little device also comes in a few fun colors, so pick your favorite one and get gifting!
21st Birthday Tumbler
If you’re getting a gift to celebrate her 21st birthday, you’ve got to help her celebrate in style. This 21st Birthday Tumbler is the perfect way to celebrate her new age. Available in pink or blue, this tumbler will keep any beverage hot or cold for hours. She can even use it as a party cup to drink out of at her very own birthday celebration!
Self-Love Workbook For Women
Self-love and taking care of mental health are both so important these days, especially for young women. This Self-Love Workbook is an amazing guided journal that will help a young woman find her way to self-love and acceptance. It uses empowering exercises and techniques that are proven to encourage confidence and love for oneself.
La Roche-Posay Cleanser
A good face wash makes all the difference. When it comes to high-quality facial cleansers, this Hydrating Gentle Cleanser from La Roche-Posay is at the top of the field. This oil-free cleanser will leave her face clean and blemish-free.
Selfie Ring Light and Stand
We all know how camera crazy some young adults can be these days. Social media is essential, and if someone wants to step up their selfie game, good lighting is a must. This Selfie Ring Light is a perfect way to add light to all of her shots. It’s perfect for taking selfies, making TikToks, or filming makeup tutorials.
Levi’s Sherpa Jean Jacket
Staying warm and looking stylish are two important factors when it comes to cold weather fashion. We love this Levi’s Sherpa Jacket because of its classic style and warm sherpa lining. It’s also high quality and comes in several different washes.
Costa Farms Clean Air Plants
Plants are an amazing decoration for the home because they look great and also circulate oxygen. Having plants around the house just creates a great feeling of nature too. This Costa Farms Clean Air Plants is a great gift for any 21 year old woman looking for more decor for her home.
The collection comes with three plants selected by a grower. Each one is meant to be highly efficient in filtering indoor pollutants and keeping the air healthy and clean.
Paper Mate InkJoy Pens
Colored pens are honestly one of the best investments a person can make. They make taking notes interesting and easy, add color to everything, and are just plain fun to use. These Paper Mate InkJoy Pens area a great option. They aren’t inky and gel-like, making writing with them much easier. This set comes with 10 different colors and 2 of each color, so she’ll be able to use them for a long time…maybe until she’s 22!
Classic Baseball Cap
These classic caps are super popular among young adults and teenagers, especially if they have different icons or ironic words. This Classic Baseball Cap is a great cap for a 21 year old girl. Not only does it come in a variety of different colors, but you can also choose between a ton of different icons too. It’s the ultimate mix and match cap paradise.
Nintendo Switch Lite
Videogames shot up in popularity during the most locked-down days of 2020, and it doesn’t seem like new gamers have taken their feet off the pedal yet. The Nintendo Switch Lite was one of the most popular consoles because it is easy to carry and comes in a couple different fun colors. Nintendo also offers an attractive variety of games, including the crazy popular Animal Crossing as well as Super Mario Bros. franchise games.
Espresso Bean Soy Candle
Who doesn’t love candles? Who doesn’t love coffee? Honestly, this Espresso Soy Candle from Lulu Candles is the perfect gift for any stressed-out coffee lover. The soft flames of this candle will relax anyone while it fills a room with a delicious coffee smell. Any coffee-obsessed 21 year old will love this gift.
Beer Can Sleeves
What is more alcohol-related than a super fun and cute sleeve for your beer? To celebrate turning 21, these Summer Beer Can Sleeves are the perfect gift. They use really fun patterns that will keep her hand dry while she enjoys her new drinking privileges.
If she’s looking to get into cooking, a crockpot is a great gift idea. They’re easy to use and make delicious food every single time. They’re also easy to transport, which means taking her meal to a potluck is easy as pie.
This stoneware Crock-Pot from the Crock-Pot Store holds 6 quarts, which is enough to feed 7 people. It also comes with some recipes to get her started.
Squishable Mini Corgi
You are never too old for a stuffed animal; especially if it’s as cute as this Mini Corgi Squishable. Squishable makes super soft and squishy plush creatures that are adorable and so fun to hug. We love the corgi because of how cute and huggable it is!
Dip Powder Nail Kit
Dip nails are really popular because they are as sturdy as gel nails but don’t do as much damage. But, getting a dip powder manicure is expensive, and not many people have the budget to drop $50 a week on nails. Give a 21 year old girl the power to give herself her very own manicure with this Dip Powder Nail Kit.
This kit comes in 6 different nude colors for a classy look. Applying the powder is easy because of how quickly it dries. It’ll stay smooth and chip-free for up to two weeks!
Ukulele Beginner Kit
Learning to play an instrument is on several people’s bucket lists. But, let’s face it. Not many people have the time to learn how to play a complicated instrument. Luckily, a ukulele is one of the easiest instruments to learn to play.
So, if you know a 21-year-old girl looking for a new hobby, this Ukulele Beginner Pack is a great choice. It comes with everything she needs to get started, including a tuner, case, picks, strap, and songbook.
Makeup trends these days point to dewy skin, flushed cheeks, and exquisite eyelashes. But, it’s hard to know which mascara will produce the best results. This Dinoplatz Mascara is amazing mascara that produces great results. It will make her lashes explode in a natural way. Plus, it will stay on and look great all day long. An added bonus is the adorable dinosaur on the tube.
Any bookworm will love this gift. The Kindle PaperWhite makes reading on the go super easy. It’s lightweight, making it easy to carry from place to place. She’ll be able to hold tons of books all on her tablet and be able to read them anywhere. The Kindle PaperWhite is also great because, as the name suggests, the screen gives the effect of the paper. That means no glare in the sunlight and no harsh blue light on the eyes. It’s also waterproof and has a backlight for reading in the dark.
Fun Patterned Socks
Funky socks are so much fun and so in style right now. They’re great for slipping under boot-cut jeans or work clothes for an added touch of color. These Patterned Funky Socks are a great gift for any 21 year old girl looking to put some fun into her socks. There are 8 in one pack and several themed packs to choose from.
Cocktail Shaker Bar Set
Turning 21 is synonymous with being able to legally drink. You want to make sure she knows exactly what she’s doing when it comes to making top-level cocktails. This Cocktail Shaker Bar Set comes with everything she needs to make awesome cocktails. It includes a shot measure, stirrer, strainer, and more. It also comes with a recipe book to help her get started.
Bath Bombs Gift Set
Relaxing in a beautiful bath is one of the best things in the world. If she’s a bath lover, make a 21-year-old woman’s baths even better with this Bath Bombs Gift Set. It comes with 12 extra-large bath bombs that release essential oils and lovely scents into her skin. These bath bombs are hand-made, vegan, and paraben-free.
XL Drawing Set
Anyone who is interested in sketching or drawing will love thisXL Drawing Set. It comes with a sketch pad with over 100 blank pages to fill. It also includes graphite and charcoal pencils, a blending stump, a sandpaper block, and a ton of other cool tools for drawing. If you know a 21-year-old girl who loves drawing or is looking to start, this is the gift for her.
Oversized Fuzzy Shearling Jacket
Oversized jackets like this Fuzzy Shearling Jacket are super in style right now. They’re big and stylish, really warm for the winter months, and extremely popular. Any 21-year-old girl would love to get this jacket as a gift. Plus, it comes in a couple of different colors that you can choose from.
The Perfect Planner
If she loves organization, The Perfect Planner will have her riding a happiness high. This awesome planner from BK comes with blank templates that she can fill out any way she likes. That means you don’t need to worry about wasted months if you buy it too late. She can start and end this fun bullet journal planner any way she wants.
Logitech Wireless Mouse
Having a wireless mouse comes in handy more often than you would think. Set her up for future success by getting a 21 year old woman this Logitech Wireless Mouse. It has a super long battery life (up to 3 years!) and is really sleek and stylish. It’s made with an ergonomic shape so that her hand doesn’t cramp up after hours on the computer. It also moves around desktops smoothly and quickly.
At-Home Waxing Kit
A girl’s got to do what a girl’s got to do. If she’s sick of paying crazy prices for her regular waxing appointments, this gift might be the one for her. This At-Home Waxing Kit comes with a wax warmer, applicator sticks, and 4 differently scented wax beads that she can meltdown. This gift will make waxing her legs, eyebrows, face, underarms, and bikini area super easy. She’ll also feel way more comfortable being able to get a wax in her very own home.
Medical ID Bracelet
This gift is a must-have for any athlete. If she goes out for runs, hikes, or bike rides, the Medical ID Bracelet can keep your mind at ease. You can put in information like her name, emergency contact information, and allergy information if anything happens while she’s out on a run or ride.
People will know who to call and how to take care of her. Sometimes we don’t like to think about what could happen to our loved ones, but this bracelet could at least give you some peace of mind!
Amazon Gift Card
Sometimes the best gift you can get someone is the ability to choose out their own gift. If you don’t like any of these gift ideas, why not just get her a Amazon eGift Card? Honestly, at her age, she might even like the freedom to be able to choose whatever she wants. So don’t feel bad if this is what you get her…she’ll put it to good use!
How We Selected Best Gifts for 21-Year-Old Women
Living in the U.S.
In the United States, 21 is the year that someone can legally enjoy alcohol. That’s why we made an effort to include a few extra things that are all about celebrating her new privileges as a 21-year-old.
Asking for Opinions
There’s no shame in asking around for the best gifts. We made sure to ask every 20 something girl we knew what she would want for a gift when she was 21. We think that it’s given us quite a great result! If you can’t think of something to get a 21-year-old female, try asking around for some idea…or just use our awesome list.
Social media is the best place to go if you’re looking to see what the hottest trends and styles are among 21-year-old women. We flipped through our social media accounts to find out exactly what it was that 21-year-old girls were asking for. You can be sure that our list includes all the most popular items for 21-year-old women.
FAQs – Gifts for 21-Year-Old Girls
What to gift a 21-year-old girl who doesn’t drink?
We totally understand that not everyone drinks. So, for some 21-year-old women, an alcohol-themed present probably isn’t the best idea for her. But that’s not a problem at all. We’ve worked to create a comprehensive list of gift ideas that offer tons of options that have absolutely nothing to do with drinking and alcohol.
What is the best present for a 21-year-old college student?
College is stressful. It’s also a time when you might be moving into your own apartment for the first time and feeling the first tinglings of “adulthood”. A 21-year-old college student would probably love anything that would help her de-stress. Think candles, face masks, or a trip to the nail salon. Alternatively, something that adds a bit of ~maturity~ to her new apartment might be a great idea too. Maybe gift her some plants, a fun new kitchen appliance, or some art for her walls.
What do I get for a 21-year-old guy?
Shopping for a female vs. a male doesn’t have to be so different. We think that plenty of these gifts would also be great for a guy, it just depends what your 21-year-old guy likes! Whenever you’re trying to think of the perfect gift for someone, it’s always best to think about what they might like or what they are interested in. Giving someone a gift that will go with their interests is a great idea. So try to think about what your 21-year-old guys likes and scroll through our list again!