The Best Gift For a 21 Year Old Guy

If you’re trying to think about what gift to buy a 21 year old guy in 2020, you’ve come to the write place. Our gift giving professionals have done their research to compile this comprehensive list of the best gifts for a 21 year old man in 2022.

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The Best Gift Ideas For 21 Year Old Males of 2021Elite Sportz Hookey GamePersonalized Etched 16oz Glass Beer MugDo Not Disturb Gaming SocksDRINK-A-PALOOZA Board Games: Party Drinking Games for Adults - Game Night Party GamesWacom Bamboo Folio Digital Notebook Remington Head to Toe Groomer KitChampion Men's Classic Graphic TeeBAGSMART Commuter BagGoSports CornHole PRO Regulation Size Bean Bag Toss Game Set (Black)Wacaco Nanospresso Portable Espresso MakerTommy Hilfiger Slim Tie13 Piece Stainless Steel Knife Set with BlockBucket HatCraft A Brew: Reusable Make Your Own Beer KitColumbia Men's Newton Ridge Plus Waterproof Hiking BootsNixon Men's Leather WatchSKLZ Pro Mini Basketball HoopNintendo SwitchManhood BookHompow Mini Smartphone ProjectorCatch Phrase: UncensoredTitanium Bottle Opener Key ChainProraso Wood and Spice Beard Care KitAdjustable Dumbbell SetStraight Fit Jogger Pants3 Panel Canvas Wall ArtSet of Rocks GlassesJBL Waterproof Portable Bluetooth SpeakerCartman Hand Tool Kit with Carrying CaseRay-Ban Aviator Classic Sunglasses5-Pack of Dress SocksAmerican Crew Light Hold Texture LotionOrganic Bamboo Cutting Board SetBlenderBottle Protein ShakerLaptop Sleeve CasePop-Up Fire PitVans Old Skool Classic Skate ShoesYETI Vacuum Insulated TumblerTravel Nail and Grooming KitHost Freezing Pint GlassesSKLZ Indoor Putting Green with Ball ReturnDualShock 4 Wireless Controller for PlayStation 4Herschel Novel Duffel BagInstant Pot Duo Nova 7-in-1 Electric CookerBillabong Printed Pattern Short Sleeve ShirtProsourceFit Pull Up Bar for DoorwayAnker 24W Dual USB Car ChargerYnM Weighted BlanketRainbow Premier Leather SandalsFear Pong GameApple AirPods with Wired Charging CaseMan Meets Stove CookbookLevi Men's Skinny Fit JeansVictorinox Swiss Army Multi-ToolCarhartt Men's Odessa Force CapFolding BikePowerbeats Pro Wireless EarphonesTimberland Blix Slimfold Leather WalletMalt Mountain Insulated Beer GrowlerGarmin vívoactive 3 GPS SmartwatchFrench Press Coffee MakerLaCie Rugged 2TB External Hard DriveVenture Pal 40L Waterproof Hiking DaypackLightweigh Knit BathrobeCherokee Men's VestThe Ultimate Bar BookEcho Dot Smart Speaker with AlexaReusable Grocery Bags 5 PackBrooklyn Athletics Fleece Jogger SweatpantsWise Owl Outfitters Camping Double HammockLeather Corssbody Messenger BagStriking Viking Folding Wooden CombAmazon Gift CardHow We Selected the Best Gifts For 21 Year Old MalesPersonal ExperienceTurning 21AskingFAQs About Gift For 21 Year Old MaleWhat is a good 21st birthday gift for a guy?What should I buy boyfriend who is turning 21?What gifts do guys like?Gifts for Similar Ages

The Best Gift Ideas For 21 Year Old Males of 2022

Elite Sportz Hookey Game

21 year old men are right in the middle of maturity and immaturity. They’re starting to do big boy things, but they’re also still interested in a lot of the things that make them feel like a kid. The Elite Sportz Hookey Game is a great gift idea for a 21 year old guy because it mixes those two ever-important things.

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Think of this game like darts, but safer and more challenging. He can play it in his spare time if he’s bored, or competing with his friends.

Personalized Etched 16oz Glass Beer Mug

Personalized Engraved 16oz Glass Beer Mug – Custom Beer Gifts, Customized Father's Day Gifts, Birthday Present Him Dad Brother, Custom Engraved, Gifts For Men Etched, Halpert Monogram

In the United States, turning 21 is a big milestone for any young adult. Not only have you survived the first year of your 20s, but you can also finally drink alcohol! Even though not everyone drinks, if your 21 year old guy does, this Personalized Etched Monogram 16oz Glass Beer Mug.

For some reason, drinking out of a classic beer mug like this just makes the beer taste better. Plus, you can personalize the mug with his first or last name, which adds a really great personal touch.

Do Not Disturb Gaming Socks

QAPIZM Do Not Disturb Gaming Socks, Gamer Socks Funny Gifts for Teenage Boys Mens Womens Father Dad Hunband Sons Kids Game Lovers

The Do Not Disturb Gaming Socks are such a fun gift to get your 21 year old gaming guy. They will keep him warm and comfy while he’s in one of gaming marathons. Plus, if he kicks his feet up, you can see the funny message that probably communicates exactly how he feels.

The bonus feature is that the writing on the bottom of the socks is also nonslip. So, whenever he decides to get up for a mid-game snack, you can be sure he won’t accidentally fall over.

DRINK-A-PALOOZA Board Games: Party Drinking Games for Adults – Game Night Party Games

DRINK-A-PALOOZA Board Game: Fun Drinking Games for Couples Game Night, Drinking Board Game for Parties That Combines Beer Pong, Flip Cup, Kings Cup Card Game and Drinking Games

You’ll find that we definitely highlight the drinking aspect of turning 21 just a few times throughout this article. The DRINK-A-PALOOZA Board Game is a great option to have him drinking and having fun with his friends (or even with his family)! Its’s like a combination of all the great drinking games. Plus, it comes with everything included (minus the alcohol).

Wacom Bamboo Folio Digital Notebook

Wacom Bamboo Folio Smartpad Digital Notebook, Small (A5/Half Letter Size), CDS610G

Digital notebooks are on the rise in 2022 because they are portable, fun to use, and environmentally friendly. The Wacom Bamboo Folio Digital Notebook works like a regular notebook, except instead of your writing staying on the page, it gets turned into a digital file that you can send to your computer or store right there in the notebook. Right when you click to go to the next page, it saves the files right away, so worrying about losing data isn’t a concern.

A 21 year old guy will love this gift, especially if he’s in school or has a job that requires a lot of writing. It could also be used for sketching and sending those files to his devices.


Remington Head to Toe Groomer Kit

Remington Head to Toe Advanced Rechargeable Powered Body Groomer Kit, Beard Trimmer (10 Pieces), 6.3 Inch, Black

Manscaping is definitely getting big among guys of every age, but especially among the young adults. Whatever the reason, we fully support it. To up his grooming game, consider getting a 21 year old guy this Remington Head to Toe Groomer Kit(10 Pieces).

It comes with 10 different pieces for all of his shaving needs. There’s even a beard trimmer to tame down or trim up his facial hair. Get this for your 21 year old guy and he’ll thank you endlessly because of how good he’ll look.

Champion Men’s Classic Graphic Tee

Champion Men's T-Shirt, Men's Crewneck Cotton Tee, Men's Mid-Weight T-Shirt

Some guys are super into fashion while some could really care less. Meanwhile, you’ve got others who are somewhere in the middle. Wherever you 21 year old guy may be on the fashion spectrum, there’s no going wrong with this Champion Men’s Classic Graphic Tee.

This shirt has a simple but stylish design that will impress any 21 year old guy. It comes in a few different colors to choose from, so you can pick whichever one you think he’d like most. We like this shirt specifically because of the fun print patterns that the lettering offers.

BAGSMART Commuter Bag

Commuter bags have become super popular with young working professionals and college students. We like thisBAGSMART Computer Bag because it is slick, modern, and efficient. It’s perfect for him to wear while riding his bike or walking around.

This bag is also great because it fits a lot: books, notebooks, papers, folders, and a laptop up to 15.6 inches long. The roll up top design is super cool and it’s edgy enough that he’ll feel like a stud wearing this in the streets.

GoSports CornHole PRO Regulation Size Bean Bag Toss Game Set (Black)

GoSports Classic Regulation Size Cornhole Set - Includes 8 Bean Bags & Rules

If yo’ve got to buy a gift for a 21 year old guy, this GoSports Corn Hole Game Set  is an awesome idea. If he’s a tailgate hero, or just a lover of backyard games, this game set definitely elevates any party atmosphere. This regulation size Corn Hole game comes with everything he’ll need to spend hours in competition with his friends and family.

Wacaco Nanospresso Portable Espresso Maker

WACACO Nanopresso Portable Espresso Maker, Upgrade Version of Minipresso, 18 Bar Pressure, Mini Travel Coffee Machine, Manually Operated, Perfect for Camping and Hiking, Yellow

Got a coffee addict to buy a gift for? ThisWacaco Nanopresso Portable Espresso Maker is the answer to your gift buying questions. It’s light and modern design makes it cool looking and easy to carry around. He’ll be able to enjoy a cup of espresso anywhere he goes.

An extra bonus is that it’s all manually operated. That means no batteries. All hand pumping here, which might even make him feel like he’s earning that afternoon pick-me-up even more.

Tommy Hilfiger Slim Tie

Tommy Hilfiger Men's Core Neat II Tie, burgundy, Slim

A 21 year old man is entering into the world of adulthood rapidly. He might already be in it. Whatever the case, your early twenties are the perfect time to start amping up that wardrobe of “fancy” clothes. A nice tie is a great way to contribute to that.

We recommend thisTommy Hilfiger Slim Tie. The pattern suits any style and the slim cut gives it a younger feel. The material is 100% silk and the tie comes in many different colors, so he can rock the style that best suits him with confidence.

13 Piece Stainless Steel Knife Set with Block

Home Hero Kitchen Knife Set with Sharpener - High Carbon Stainless Steel Knife Block Set with Ergonomic Handles (20 Pcs - Black)

A good knife set is key to any great kitchen. If you’re buying a gift for a 21 year old guy, get him excited about cooking by giving him this13 Piece Stainless Steel Knife Set. Even if he already enjoys cooking, there’s nothing like upping his kitchen game by giving him this high quality knife set. We like this set because of the stainless steel material, variety of pieces, and the unbelievably stylish transparent knife block.

Bucket Hat

The Hat Depot 300N Unisex 100% Cotton Packable Summer Travel Bucket Hat (L/XL, Putty)

For some reason, bucket hats are big among the youths of today. We’re not mad about it, honestly. A bucket hat keeps your face safe from sun and they’re actually pretty cool looking on the right head.

ThisBucket Hat is great because it comes in several different sizes and colors. Plus, the light cotton fabric is great for wearing in the heat of the summer!

Craft A Brew: Reusable Make Your Own Beer Kit

Craft A Brew - O.G. Orange Golden - Beer Making Kit - Make Your Own Craft Beer - Complete Equipment and Supplies - Starter Home Brewing Kit - 1 Gallon

Directly buying alcohol online is not as straightforward as maybe you’d like it to be. So, maybe make your 21 year old guy into a brewing king with this Craft A Brew, Reusable Make Your Own Beer Kit. It comes with everything he needs to make his own beer, including easy to follow instructions and a one gallon carboy, a funnel, and more.

Plus, you can choose from several different flavors to make, like Orange Golden, Hard Cider, American Pale Ale, and more. It’s also reusable, so he can order more flavors to make.

Columbia Men’s Newton Ridge Plus Waterproof Hiking Boots

Columbia mens Newton Ridge Plus Ii Waterproof Hiking Boot, Black/Black, 9 US

In times of coronavirus, social distancing is at an all time high. Because of this, lots of people are taking to the wilderness to get away from it all. Hiking has become super popular this year, which is great. Hiking gets you away from the screen, exercising, and experiencing all the awesomeness the world has to offer.

These Columbia Men’s Newton Ridge Waterproof Hiking Boots are the perfect gift to improve his hiking experience. They’re waterproof and snow proof, so they can be used in any weather or any season.

Nixon Men’s Leather Watch

Every guy needs a nice watch, and if you’re 21 year old doesn’t have one, the Nixon Sentry 38 Leather Watch is a great idea for a gift for him. The slim leather gives it a youthful look and we love the modern watch face.

SKLZ Pro Mini Basketball Hoop


There’s nothing like blowing off some steam with the basketball hoop that hangs on your door. Give your 21 year old guy that gift with thisSKLZ Pro Mini Basketball Hoop(18 x 12 Inches). The hoop hangs on any door and it’s made with high quality pieces. This is pro-level on a tiny scale. It also comes with a tiny basketball that fits perfectly in the hoop.

Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch with Neon Blue and Neon Red Joy‑Con

The Nintendo Switch has skyrocketed in popularity over the past year or so. And it’s not hard to see why so many people want (or already have) this gaming accessory. It has three different gaming modes: handheld, TV, and tabletop. You can even hookup with up to 7 other devices for some really cool multiplayer gaming.

Manhood Book

Manhood: How to Be a Better Man-or Just Live with One

There’s no such thing as an expert on manhood. That’s because it has so many different definitions for each person. But, we think that Terry Crews does a good job trying to explain this facet of life with his book,“Manhood: How to Be a Better Man-or Just Live with One”.

In this book, Crews shares everything that he’s learned about being a man throughout his years of life. His advice is direct and honest. There’s no sugar coating, no fancy metaphors — just a straightforward account of a man’s daily life. A 21 year old guy could definitely learn a lot from.

Hompow Mini Smartphone Projector

It seems like the days of putting the movie on the projector are long gone. Now that we have streaming services like Hulu and Netflix that hook up to our TVs, computers, and smartphones, DVD players that we used to hook up to projectors are out of use. But, don’t get too upset too fast.

This Hompow Mini Smartphone Projector can mirror project everything on your smartphone using wifi and Bluetooth. Any 21 year old guy will love bring movie night back with this awesome gift.

Catch Phrase: Uncensored

Catch Phrase: Uncensored (Amazon Exclusive)

Catch Phrase: Uncensored (Amazon Exclusive) is a super fun party game for adult audiences. It’s your basic catchphrase game with adult themes mixed in.

If you’re wondering how to play, it’s pretty simple. All you have to do is explain the phrase on the device without using the words in the phrase for your other teammates to guess. Then, you pass it to a member of the other team. When the timer runs out, the team holding the device loses it. Think of it like hot potato with words.

Titanium Bottle Opener Key Chain

Xthel Titanium Keychain Beer Bottle Opener with Stainless Steel Key Rings(XKBO-901)

Continuing with the theme of alcohol, this Titanium Bottle Opener Key Chain is an awesome gift to get a 21 year old guy. Not only is it super convenient, but it’s also stylish, cool, and also give him a place to keep his keys.

Proraso Wood and Spice Beard Care Kit

Proraso Beard Care Kit for Men | Wood & Spice Beard Wash, Oil and Balm Gift Set to Cleanse, Soothe and Soften All Beard Lengths & Skin Types

Every guy who’s got a beard knows (or should know) that keeping it clean and smooth is super important. Not only is this grat for keeping a beard clean, but it also helps with irritating beard hair. We love thisProraso Wood and Spice Beard Care kit.

It comes with a beard wash to keep his facial hair clean, beard oil that will smooth and nourish his beard hair, and a beard balm that will help fight against any irritation. Plus, the wood and spice smell is literally amazing.

Adjustable Dumbbell Set

CAP Barbell 40-Pound Adjustable Dumbbell Set with Case

Bring the gym home to your 21 year old guy with thisAdjustable Dumbbell Set from CAP Barbell. The set comes with two handles and weighted plates to attach to each handle. He’ll be able to add up to 40lbs. Plus, this set comes with a case which makes them easy to store when he’s taking an off day.

Straight Fit Jogger Pants

Amazon Essentials Men's Straight-Fit Jogger Pant, Khaki Brown, XX-Large

Straight fit jogger pants have become a really popular style among young men in 2022. They’re stylish, comfortable, and modern. There also a great mix between casual and professional.

TheseStraight-Fit Jogger Pants from Amazon come in several different colors and sizes. They fit the bill quite well in terms of stylish jogger pants and come in all different sizes so you’ll be able to get the perfect ones for him.

3 Panel Canvas Wall Art

Every home space could use some spicing up, and the home of a 21 year old man probably needs it more than most. That’s why we recommend this3 Panel Canvas Wall Art from Signford. These panels are made up of 3 beautiful, high definition images to add life to any space.

The astronaut theme isn’t the only option. You can choose a beach image, water, the moon, or more. It’s the perfect way to deck out his space with some cool photos. He’ll feel all grown up with this little bit of art in his space.

Set of Rocks Glasses

KANARS Old Fashioned Whiskey Glasses with Luxury Box - 10 Oz Rocks Barware For Scotch, Bourbon, Liquor and Cocktail Drinks - Set of 4 - Men Gift

There’s nothing better to go with that bottle of whiskey than a set of rocks glasses. Get your 21 year old guy’s bar started with this Set of 4 rocks glasses from Kanars.

We like these glasses because they’re modern and cool. They’re the perfect size for having a whiskey solo or on the rocks, or for whiskey cocktails like an Old Fashioned or Manhattan. They even come in a nice little gift box, so you don’t have to worry about wrapping.

JBL Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker

JBL Flip 4, Black - Waterproof, Portable & Durable Bluetooth Speaker - Up to 12 Hours of Wireless Streaming - Includes Noise-Cancelling Speakerphone, Voice Assistant & JBL Connect+

For some reason, music just sounds better when it’s blasting out of a speaker. Well, thisJBL Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker is perfect for just that. This speaker has a cool design and even better specs.

First off, it’s waterproof, which makes it a great choice for a beach, boat, or pool day. It also allows connection of up to 2 devices for shared music playing and has a battery life of up to 12 hours. Plus, it comes in several different colors to choose from, so you can choose between the subtle black, bright teal, or any other of the offered colors.

Cartman Hand Tool Kit with Carrying Case

CARTMAN 39 Piece Tool Set General Household Hand Kit with Plastic Toolbox Storage Case Orange

21 is the perfect age to get a guy his first tool kit! In this day and age, even though there’s so much technology, nothing can replace smart hands with the right set of tools. We like thisCartman General Household Hand Tool Kit as the perfect started tool kit.

It comes with 39 different pieces all loaded up into a handy carrying case. It has almost everything one needs for small home repairs like hanging a picture, assemble furniture, fix small plumbing issues, and more. He’ll love learning to use his hands with this kit. He’ll also love the satisfaction that comes with fixing something with his own two hands.

Ray-Ban Aviator Classic Sunglasses

Ray-Ban RB3025 Classic Aviator Sunglasses, Black/Grey Green, 58 mm

There are few things cooler than the perfect pair of sunglasses. And this pair ofAviator Classic Sunglasses from Ray-Ban are some of the best looking glasses around. Gift your 21 year old man with these stylish specs to up his confidence and his style. We like the all black look, but there’s tons of different lense colors to choose from.

5-Pack of Dress Socks

Amazon Essentials Men's Patterned Socks (Previously Goodthreads), 5 Pairs, Blue/Yellow/Grey, One Size

Honestly, socks say a lot about a person. And there is nothing worse than seeing a guy dressed well with socks that are a mess. Solve your 21 year old man’s sloppy sock issue by gifting him this 5-Pack of Patterned Dress Socks from Goodthreads. The colors can go with almost everything, and it has the right mix of playful patterns and serious solids to balance out the perfect big boy wardrobe.

If you aren’t feeling the yellow, blue, and grey look, they come in a bunch of other different color and pattern sets. So, buy something different, or buy a ton and go crazy on socks. Trust us, he’ll thank you for it.

American Crew Light Hold Texture Lotion

American Crew Men's Hair Texture Lotion, Like Hair Gel with Light Hold with Low Shine, 8.4 Fl Oz

If your 21 year old guy has got some really out of control hair, consider getting him thisLight Hold Texture Lotion from American Crew.

This company makes awesome hair products for men and the light hold texture lotion is no exception. It’s not super heavy like other hair gels, which means his hair will not be crunchy, just beautifully styled and held in place.

Organic Bamboo Cutting Board Set

ROYAL CRAFT WOOD Cutting Boards for Kitchen - Bamboo Cutting Board Set of 3, Cutting Boards with Juice Grooves, Serving Board Set, Thick Chopping Board for Meat, Veggies, Easy Grip Handle

Remember that knife set we suggested earlier? Well, if he’s already got knives (or if you want to make the gift a double-double), get him this awesome Organic Bamboo Cutting Board Set. Bamboo cutting boards are great because they don’t dull out your knife.

We especially like this set because it offers three different cutting boards sides, plus each board has handles that making transporting the cutting board or using it as a serving platter super easy. It also comes pre-wrapped, so you don’t have to do anything but click the “Buy Now” button.

BlenderBottle Protein Shaker

BlenderBottle Classic Shaker Bottle Perfect for Protein Shakes and Pre Workout, 28-Ounce, Black

If you’ve got a gym crazy 21 year old guy to shop for, consider getting him this BlenderBottle Protein Shaker. Guys who are big gym rats love their protein shakers because they can easily blend up their protein and take it after a workout for maximum muscle building.

This bottle from BlenderBottle uses their patented wire whisk Blender Ball that makes mixing super easy. It also comes in different sizes and several different colors. Plus, it’s BPA free and dishwasher safe.

Laptop Sleeve Case

Protecting his laptop is something super important that he might not even consider. Consider it for him by giving him thisLaptop Sleeve Case from Lacdo. It fits any laptop up to 15.6 inches long and comes in 4 different colors.

We like it for its exterior pockets that make carrying charging cords and other accessories much easier. It’s also got a really modern and cool style. This case is also water-resistant, so if he accidentally spills on it or has to walk it through the rain he can be sure that his computer will be safe and sound.

Pop-Up Fire Pit

Campfire Defender Protect Preserve Pop-Up Fire Pit | Portable and Lightweight | Fullsize 24 Inch | Weight 8 lbs. | Never Rust Fire Pit | Included Heat Shield for Leave No Trace Fires

Who doesn’t like a good campfire? With thePop-Up Fire Pit, your 21 year old guy will be able to take the campfire with him. This awesome portable fire pit has tons of cool features that make it the perfect thing to bring to the beach, a campsite, or a backyard party.

It weighs just 8lbs and can be folded up into a case similar to that of a campign chair. The pit is made to have good airflow, so your fire won’t burn out too quickly. It also provides a huge surface area for making fires and is designed to cool down in just 90 seconds once you extinguish the fire.

Vans Old Skool Classic Skate Shoes

Vans Old Skool, Unisex Adults' Low-Top Trainers, Black (Black/White), 11 UK

Vans are currently some of the hottest shoes around. No, they are not just for skater dudes. Vans have become popular amongst young adults in the last few years, regardless of whether or not they can take on a half pipe.

TheseVans “Old Skool Sneakers are the most classic version of Vans around. They’re simple, comfortable, and go with almost any outfit. They come in several different colors, but we recommend the black or white for a super crisp and classic style.

YETI Vacuum Insulated Tumbler

YETI Rambler 20 oz Tumbler, Stainless Steel, Vacuum Insulated with MagSlider Lid, Stainless

YETI is known for their high quality products, and this Vaccum Insulated Tumbler is no exception. The high quality insulation means his drink will stay as hot or as cold as it was when he first poured it in. It also has a locking lid that will keep him safe from spills. Finally, it comes in tons of different colors, so you can even add that special, personal touch.

Travel Nail and Grooming Kit

Keiby Citom Professional Stainless Steel Nail Clipper Travel & Grooming Kit Nail Tools Manicure & Pedicure Set of 15pcs with Luxurious Case (Black/Yellow)

Grooming is so important. We don’t care if you consider it “manly” or not. Every single person has to do the basics, like clipping their nails and plucking hairs. Give your 21 year old guy everything he needs in one simple gift with thisTravel Nail and Grooming Kit(Black/Yellow) from Keiby Citom. It comes wit 15 different tools that he can use to maintain a small grooming routine.

The case has a cool look and the black color of the tools gives the set a really slick feel. Plus, the case doubles as easy storage and easy travling capacity. So if he’s traveling for the week, all he has to do is toss this into his bag.

Host Freezing Pint Glasses

Host FREEZE Beer Glasses, 16oz Frozen Beer Mugs, Freezable Pint Glasses, Fathers Day Gifts, Birthday Gifts for Men, Dad Birthday Gift, Set of 2, Gray

These Host Freezing Pint Glasses are probably one of the coolest gifts we’re recommending. They’re made with a cooling gel that freezes up when placed in the freezer.

To use them, all he has to do is pour is take them out of the freezer, pour in his favorite beer, and kick back and relax. No worries about the beer getting cold, as these baby’s will keep it cold for him – even in the hottest weather. The best part is that it comes in a set of two. That means he can share with a friend.

SKLZ Indoor Putting Green with Ball Return

SKLZ ACCELERATOR PRO - Indoor Golf Putting Mat with Auto-Ball Return & Behind-the-Hole Ball Collector - Putter Alignment Guides at 3, 5 & 7 Feet - Rubber-Backed Mat Provides Multi-Surface Stability

Got a 21 year old golf junkie? ThisSKLZ Indoor Putting Green with Ball Return is a great gift idea. It’s 9 feet long, but he can practice from any distance he wants.

The best part is that it includes automatic ball return so he doesn’t have to walk to the hole after every time he putts. With this putting green he’ll be able to work on his accuracy and precision no matter the weather outdoors.

DualShock 4 Wireless Controller for PlayStation 4

DualShock 4 Wireless Controller for PlayStation 4 - Midnight Blue

Any 21 year old guy who loves playing video games will love thisDualShock 4 Wireless Controller for PlayStation 4. The wireless control makes playing a lot more comfortable. Plus, the shape, feel, and sensitivity are a step above the rest, making it the best game controller around town. It even has a built in speaker.

This wireless game controller recharges via the PlayStation 4 or using a normal USB charger. It comes in different colors to choose from, so you can personalize it to your 21 year old’s taste.

Herschel Novel Duffel Bag

21 years old is borderline adulting territory. Because of this, it’s probably best that he has some sort of bag he can take with him for weekend trips that isn’t his old gym bag from high school. We like this Herschel Novel Duffel Bag made with canvas material and synthetic leather straps.

This bag can hold a lot, it’s stylish, and it comes with tons of bells and whistles. Apart from the two handles, it also comes with a shoulder strap for easy, more comfortable carrying. This duffel also comes in several different colors that he can choose between. It even has a cool trap door in the bottom where he can store his shoes.

Instant Pot Duo Nova 7-in-1 Electric Cooker

Instant Pot Duo Nova 7-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Saute, Yogurt Maker, 3 Quart, 14 One-Touch Programs, Best For Beginners

Cooking can be difficult. Especially when it has to be done in between all the other things a 21 year old guy has going on in his life. Or, maybe he’s just lazy. Or, maybe he doesn’t even know how to cook! Whatever the reason, get him thisInstant Pot Duo Nova 7-in-1 Electric Cooker to make all of his kitchen struggles go away.

This little machine can do so much to add variety, flavor, and healthy food to his diet. It has 7 different functions, like a pressure cooker, slow cooker, steamer, and even a yogurt maker. It’s made to be user friendly and has a timer, easy seal smart lid, and the cooking pot is even dishwasher safe.

Billabong Printed Pattern Short Sleeve Shirt

Billabong Men's Sundays Printed Woven Short Sleeve Shirt, Light Aqua, Large

It’s just too fun putting pattern into life. That’s why we love this Billabong Printed Pattern Short Sleeve Shirt. Add some colors and brightness to your 21 year old guy’s wardrobe by getting him this fun addition to his wardrobe.

If he’s shy about prints, we suggest the subtle pattern shown in the photo. If not, just click the link and you’ll have several different pattern options to choose from.

ProsourceFit Pull Up Bar for Doorway

ProsourceFit Fit Multi-Grip Chin-Up/Pull-Up Bar, Heavy Duty Doorway Trainer for Home Gym

Sometimes you can’t get to the gym. Other times, you just want to pinch in a few pullups before heading out the door. Give your 21 year old man the power of pullups in his very own home by gifting him this ProsourceFit Pull Up Bar for Doorway.

Installing this baby in his doorway is quick and straightforward, you don’t even need to use screws. It hangs in the doorway using secure grip brackets, guard pads, and large hooks. This product is also high quality. The handles are made with a soft foam grip and it can hold up to 300lbs.

Anker 24W Dual USB Car Charger

Anker Car Charger Adapter, 24W Dual USB Car Phone Charger, PowerDrive 2 for iPhone 14 13 12 11 Pro Max Mini X XR XS 8 Plus, iPad Pro/Air 2/Mini, Note 5/4, LG, Nexus, HTC and More

Literally, every single person on Earth could use a USB car charger. They are so convenient and cause less worries about battery deaths during long drives or long days. This Anker 24W Dual USB Car Charger is a great idea for a small gift to get a 21 year old man.

It may not be glitzy and glammy, but it’s definitely useful and will add a lot of convenience to his life. Plus, it comes with two charging ports, so he can charge more than one device at a time. Just make sure he has the extra charging cables!

YnM Weighted Blanket

YnM Exclusive 15lbs Weighted Blanket, Smallest Compartments with Glass Beads, Bed Blanket for One Person of 140lbs, Ideal for Twin or Full Bed (48x72 Inches, 15 Pounds, Dark Grey)

There have been tons of studies that show the positive effects of weighted blankets. Not only can they help you sleep better, but they’re also useful in reducing anxiety. Since we’re all about lowering anxiety and getting a better night’s sleep, we recommend getting your 21 year old dude this YnM Weighted Blanket as a gift.

This is definitely one of those gifts that he doesn’t even know he wants. But, trust us. You give him this blanket and he’ll be sleeping like a baby. It comes in different weights, sizes, and colors so you can pick the best one for him.

Rainbow Premier Leather Sandals

Rainbow Sandals Men's Premier Leather Single Layer with Arch Wide Strap, Expresso, Men's XX-Large / 12-13.5 D(M) US

There are a lot of cheap flip flops in the world. And, really, that’s fine for going to the beach or the pool or for walking around the gym. But if your 21 year old guy live sin his flip flops, think about getting him theseRainbow Premier Leather Sandals.

Rainbow sandals are some of the best quality, most comfortable, bang for your buck flip flops out there. They mold to your feet quickly and provide all the support and comfort that $1 flip flops don’t. Plus, they’re just a touch more stylish.

Fear Pong Game

Fear Pong: is a game that became popularized through a hilarious video series from the YouTube channel Cut. It’s essentially beer pong mixed with dares. You slide a dare card underneath each cup. If the opposing team hits the cup, the player has to either do the dare and keep the cup or drink and lose the cup.

This game is super fun and has some crazy and hysterical dares. He will love whipping this out at parties to entertain all hsi friends. It’s the ultimate adult party game.

Apple AirPods with Wired Charging Case

Apple AirPods (2nd Generation) Wireless Ear Buds, Bluetooth Headphones with Lightning Charging Case Included, Over 24 Hours of Battery Life, Effortless Setup for iPhone

AirPods are the king of all wireless earbuds. That is, at least for the time being. It’s not hard to see why. Over the past years, Apple has been releasing high quality and popular devices and gadgets that people love. That’s why we suggest getting a 21 year old man a pair of Apple AirPods.

With the wireless charging case, AirPods can provide over 24 hours of listening time. He’s going to love them because of the freedom of movement they provide. They’re also stylish, have a great mic and sound quality, and are 100% in-style.

Man Meets Stove Cookbook

Man Meets Stove: A cookbook for men who've never cooked anything without a microwave.

Yes, we love this book for its cheeky name. But, we also love what it has to offer. Man Meets Stove is “a cookbook for men who’ve never cooked anything without a microwave.”

Most 21 year old guys are just getting started in life, whether that means they’re in college, freshly graduated, or newbies on the job market. Either way, cooking meals that don’t involve a cup o’ noodles in the microwave probably isn’t something they’re great at. This book will take him away from that and give him real learning about working in the kitchen, with tons of tutorials and recipes. An added bonus – every recipe is related to a song.

Levi Men’s Skinny Fit Jeans

Levi's Men's 510 Skinny Fit Jeans, Florentine Hills-Stretch, 32W x 29L

A good skinny jean is what it’s all about nowadays, for men and women alike. These Levi’s Skinny Fit Men’s Jeans are great because they’re not exactly skinny jeans but skinny fit. Basically, it won’t look like they are painted onto his legs.

Rather, these jeans give a stylish flair to any man’s outfit. They come in several different washes, so if he decides he really likes them, he can buy even more colors. Plus, they’re made by Levi, who have been big names in the jean industry for years. High quality and comfort are practically guaranteed.

Victorinox Swiss Army Multi-Tool

Victorinox Swiss Army Classic SD Pocket Knife, Cobalt Blue ,58mm

A Swiss Army knife is one of the most useful tools you can have on hand. It can save you in all sorts of minor emergencies and is your 21 year guy doesn’t have one, consider getting him. We recommend this Victorinox Swiss Army Multi-Tool. This baby is made right in Switzerland! So you know it’s the real thing. It’s also made with stainless steel, high quality parts and offers 15 different functions.

Carhartt Men’s Odessa Force Cap

Carhartt Men's Canvas Cap, Black, One Size

In 2020, having at least one good baseball cap is practically a necessity. That’s why we recommend you gift a 21 year old guy the Carhartt Men’s Odessa Force Cap. It’s made with 100% cotton, so you know he’ll feel super comfortable rocking it on his head. Plus, it’s simple, which means it will look good with almost anything. It comes in three different colors, so buy all three if he falls in love.

Folding Bike

IDS Home unYOUsual U Transformer 20

If you’ve got to buy a gift for a 21 year old man who needs a bike for his daily life, think about getting him this IU Transformer 20″ Folding City Bike. Carrying his commuter bike up and down stairs or in and out of his house can become a pain, especially if it’s something he has to do every morning. Not to mention the fear of bike theft if he decides to leave it out on the street.

This folding bike will solve all of those problems! It easily folds up to be carried. This function makes it great for transporting in the car, carrying it into a coffee shop, or bringing it up narrow stairs.

Powerbeats Pro Wireless Earphones

Beats Powerbeats Pro Wireless Earbuds - Apple H1 Headphone Chip, Class 1 Bluetooth Headphones, 9 Hours of Listening Time, Sweat Resistant, Built-in Microphone - Black

While the Apple AirPods may be the king of wireless headphones, the Powerbeats Pro Wireless Earphones are the king of wireless headphone for sports. Their ear-hooking design will keep them in place during any sort of workout. He won’t even remember that he’s wearing them.

They’re also comfortable, stylish, and come in an array of different colors to choose from. They can provide up to 9 hours of listening time and with the charging case, over 24 hours.

Timberland Blix Slimfold Leather Wallet

Timberland Men's Blix Slimfold Leather Wallet, Tan, One Size

A 21 year old man should have a good wallet. If yours doesn’t, you might want to gift him thisTimberland Men’s Blix Slimfold Leather Wallet.

We like this wallet because it’s made of leather and has a simple design. The leather means that it will last him a long time. It comes in two different colors: black or brown.

Malt Mountain Insulated Beer Growler

So, beer growlers are cool. But insulated beer growlers are even cooler. That’s why we recommend this Malt Mountain Insulated Beer Growler as a gift for a 21 year old guy.

This 64oz. double-walled stainless steel growler is built to keep carbonated drinks cold and bubbly for up to 24 hours. That means it’s perfect for any day trip, camping trip, or party. It also comes with a cable connector and carrying bag that makes carrying it a breeze. And this growler isn’t just for beer. It also works to keep hot liquids at their temperature for up to 12 hours.

Garmin vívoactive 3 GPS Smartwatch

Garmin 010-01769-11 Vívoactive 3, GPS Smartwatch Contactless Payments Built-In Sports Apps, Black/Slate

If you’ve got a super active 21 year old guy who wants to track his activity, the Garmin vívoactive 3 GPS Smartwatch is a great gift idea. Garmin is well known for making high quality, fitness tracking watches for all sort of sports, athletes, and levels.

The vívoactive 3 tracks tons of sports like running, biking, swimming, snowboarding, and even stand up paddleboarding. It also tracks your heartbeat through wrist-based tracking and monitors levels of stress and overall activity.

French Press Coffee Maker

Cafe Du Chateau Stainless Steel French Press Coffee Maker - 34oz Versatile Coffee Press Coffee Maker with 4-Level Filtration, BPA Free, French Press Stainless Steel

French press coffee just tastes better. Maybe it’s the inherent manual function of its process, or maybe it does just taste better. Either way, if your 21 year old guy is looking to buff up his coffee game, give him this French Press Coffee Maker(34 Ounce) by Cafe Du Chateau. It uses a four level filtration system and stainless steel metal that produce some amazing results.

If he doesn’t know how to work a french press, no worries. This one comes with detailed instructions on how to produce the best tasting coffee. Cafe Du Chateau also offers a lifetime warranty on this baby. That means if it stops working, they’ll send another one free. He’ll love impressing all his friends with this awesome coffee maker. The pot is big enough to share 8 espressos and it’s BPA free.

LaCie Rugged 2TB External Hard Drive

Living in the digital age means we have a lot of stuff stored up from years of photos, videos, and other important files. Lots of computers today don’t have enough storage to keep everything on the hard drive. That’s why external hard drives have become so popular. They’re handy places to carry around big or extra files that you can hook up and use with any computer. They’re also great for storing computer backups.

We recommend this LaCie Rugged 2TB External Hard Drive as a gift for a 21 year old guy. Not only does it have its stylish points, but it’s also got a durable outer shell that keeps it safe with drop, crush, and rain resistance.

Venture Pal 40L Waterproof Hiking Daypack

Venture Pal 40L Lightweight Packable Travel Hiking Backpack Daypack

If you’re looking to buy a gift for a 21 year old guys who loves venturing out into the woods for a day, consider getting him this Venture Pal 40L  Waterproof Travel Hiking Daypack. It’s super lightweight but can pack a heavy load, which makes it great for packing into your suitcase on vacation, or for going for a day hike.

This bag also comes in several different colors and has a totally waterproof inner pocket. This bag will be super handy for anything he needs because of its ease, variety, and quality of use.

Lightweigh Knit Bathrobe

U2SKIIN Mens Cotton Robe Lightweight Knit Bathrobe(Navy Blue, 2XL/3XL)

Luxury at home is one of the best gifts you can give a person. Give your 21 year old guy the gift of ditching his wimpy towel game and get him this Men’s Lightweight Knit Bathrobe(Navy Blue, 2XL/3XL).

There is nothing better than slipping into a robe after a shower to let yourself slowly relax and dry off without all the restrictions of normal clothes. He might be resistant at first or he might love it. Either  way, in the end he’s going to love living the robe life.

Cherokee Men’s Vest

There’s just something about a nice vest that adds style to any look. And this year, vests are bigger than ever. We like this Cherokee Men’s Diamond Quilted Barn Vest. It’s perfect for those in-between weather days where it’s too hot for a jacket but too cold for nothing.

Plus, like we said, it’s really stylish. This one has a great simplistic style while the diamond pattern offers it a little something different. It has pockets, a snap zipper for extra cold days, and comes in 4 different colors.

The Ultimate Bar Book

The Ultimate Bar Book: The Comprehensive Guide to Over 1,000 Cocktails (Cocktail Book, Bartender Book, Mixology Book, Mixed Drinks Recipe Book)

The Ultimate Bar Book is the ultimate guide to making cocktails.Your 21 year old guy will love getting fancy and making all sorts of fun drinks for himself, his friends, and his family.

This book provides over 1,000 recipes has everything from classic cocktails with fun variations to wild drinks he’s probably never even heard of. And it’s not just cocktails. He’ll learn recipes for garnishes, rims, infusions, and syrups, punches, gelatin shooters, hot drinks, non-alcoholic beverages and even a few hangover remedies.

This book is also great because it provides clear instructions on how to make each drink. It even includes pictures so he’ll know exactly what everything needs to look like, up to the glass he should use.

Echo Dot Smart Speaker with Alexa

Echo Dot (3rd Gen) - Smart speaker with clock and Alexa - Sandstone

Smart speakers are super fun and super useful. They’re great for quick fact checks, checking the weather or time, or even catching up on the news. The Echo Dot Smart Speaker with Clock and Alexa is the most popular smart speaker sold by Amazon. This is the most recent generation, too, and it has the added clocl feature which makes checking the time super simple.

The Echo Dot has awesome stereo sound and can stream music from Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, Sirius XM, and other applications. It also has a light sensor that automatically adjusts the device’s brightness for night or day.The Alexa feature is the best part of the Echo Dot. As Amazon continuously updates and adds functions, your 21 year old guy will be able to enjoy each and every one.

Reusable Grocery Bags 5 Pack

Reusable Grocery Bags (5 Pack, Black) - Hold 40+ lbs - Extra Large & Super Strong, Heavy Duty Shopping Bags – Grocery Tote Bag with Reinforced Handles & Thick Plastic Bottom for Strength

Being environmentally conscious is gaining so much necessary attention lately, especially amoung the younger generation of people. Help your 21 year old man do his part by gifting him theseReusable Grocery Bags.

They can hold up to 40 pounds each and this pack gives him 5 bags. That means if he’s super forgetful, he can store some in the car and some in the house so he’s never bagless. He’ll love being able to do his part to eliminate pollution caused by plastic bags. Plus, he’ll love how much these bags fit and how easy and comfortable they are to carry.

Brooklyn Athletics Fleece Jogger Sweatpants

Brooklyn Athletics Men's Fleece Jogger Pants Active Zipper Pocket Sweatpants, Solid Black, Large

The jogger style isn’t just in for normal pants. It’s also super popular for sweatpants. Joggers offer a comfortable sweatpant that won’t get in the way of his feet if he’s walking, running, playing soccer, or doing any other activity that involves using his feet.

We like these Brooklyn Athletics Men’s Fleece Jogger Pants. They’re stylish and simple. Plus, they’ve got zip up pockets that can keep his items safe while he moves around. They come in 8 different colors, but we like black best.

Wise Owl Outfitters Camping Double Hammock

Wise Owl Outfitters Camping Hammock - Camping Essentials, Portable Hammock w/Tree Straps, Single or Double Hammock for Outside, Hiking, and Travel

If your 21 year old man likes being outdoors, consider gifting him this Wise Owl Outfitters Camping Double Hammock. It comes with everything he’ll need to tie it up and get comfy, including two hammock straps and loops that make hanging it a breeze.

This hammock is for two people. That means he can share with a friend or just have a super roomy sleep. It also comes with a bag that makes storing it simple and easy. This hammock comes in lots of different colors to choose from too. It’s perfect for taking on a hike, to the park, on a camping trip, or anywhere that where he can tie it up and relax.

Leather Corssbody Messenger Bag

If you don’t think your 21 year old guy is the commuter bag type but still think he needs a more grownup method of carrying his items, you might want to get him this Leather Crossbody Laptop Messenger Bag from Kenneth Cole. Its made of real cowhide Columbian leather, which means it will last for a long time.

This bag also has a really nice professional feel. It’s stylish, yet simple. Plus, it has tons of great storage inside, with a big pocket that can fit a laptop of up to 15 inces and several inner pockets that are great for storing things like pens, his cellphone, and other small objects.

Striking Viking Folding Wooden Comb

Striking Viking Folding Wooden Comb For Men - Hair Mustache & Beard Comb - Wood Mustache Styling Comb - Sandalwood Switchblade Comb For Everyday Beard Grooming - Use Dry Or With Beard Oils & Balms

Not only does this Stiking Viking Folding Wooden Comb have a great name, but it’s also just a great product. This is a heavy duty comb that works to style his beard, hair, or mustache.

This comb is a fantastic, all-natural option for man grooming. It’s made of 100% sandalwood and is built to last a long time. The smooth rounded teeth of the comb work to detangle without breakage and can work on any hair type. Plus, this comb won’t erode with the use of any balms or oils. Finally, the foldable design makes it easily portable and protects the teeth of the comb at the same time.

Amazon Gift Card

Amazon eGift Card - Amazon For All Occasions

Sometimes, the best gift is the most simple thing. And money is especially good for someone in their early or mid-20s. It can not only be hard to think of what someone this age wants, but oftentimes, they’d just prefer to spend the money themselves. Don’t feel bad getting a 21 year old guy something like an Amazon eGift Card. Honestly, he’ll probably love it.

How We Selected the Best Gifts For 21 Year Old Males

Personal Experience

Something that can help you know what to get a 21 year old man is having actually spent time with one! Spending time with a 21 year old guy (or guys) will definitely give you an idea of what they generally like and are interested in. We have done just that, reflecting on our experience with 21 year old men.

Turning 21

The age of 21 definitely has a lot of meaning behind it. Most obviously, it means that, in the USA, he can finally drink alcohol. Basically, any gift within that realm will be great for a 21 year old guy because the whole world of alcohol is still so new to him.

Alternatively, it’s also important to consider where a 21 year old guy is in his life. Most likely, he’s graduating, or about to graduate, from college or he’s just entered into the workforce. Whatever the case, he’s at an important stage of like that is “the early 20’s”. This is a time to work toward being adult, to make mistakes, have fun, and maybe grow up just a bit. Our gift suggestions try to capture all of this.


There’s not harm in asking other 21 year old men what they would want when you’re trying to think of a good gift for your 21 year old guy. Especilly if you’re feeling completely lost, asking can give you ideas you wouldn’t have ever even thought of. We asked all of the guys we knew in their early 20s what they would want to make this list. That’s how you know it’s man certified!

FAQs About Gift For 21 Year Old Male

What is a good 21st birthday gift for a guy?

It’s no secret that turning 21 in the USA means basically one thing: alcohol. So, the easiest gift to get a guy for his 21st birthday would either be alcohol or some accessory that has to do with alcohol. But, 21 year olds are also like small adults who are about to step into some bigger things with the responsibility of drinking.

You could get him something alcohol related, like this Set of 4 rocks glasses, or you could take the “adult” route and buy him something like this Nixon Sentry 38 Leather Watch.

What should I buy boyfriend who is turning 21?

If you’re looking for a gift for your boyfriends 21st birthday, a lot of these gifts are great ideas. You could go with something classic to turning 21, like these Host Freezing Pint Glasses.

On the other hand, if you want to get him something a bit more special, think about your relationship with him. Is there anything that you guys have in common? One good rule of thumb when buying a gift for someone is that it represents something that comes from you for him. That could be any level of things. So, think about what makes your relationship special or what things you’ve talked about and gift accordingly.

What gifts do guys like?

Men are some of the easiest but hardest people to shop for. It can seem like they never truly express what they want. The short answer would be clothes. So many men don’t put a lot of effort into getting clothes or they just really don’t care.

If you want to give a gift that’s a bit more personal, we always encourage people to think about the person they’re giving the gift to. What are his interests? What does he like to do? Is there anything he has shown interest in but hasn’t taken the first step? What do you think he needs but doesn’t even know he needs? After answering these questions, you’ll surely have a better idea of what gift to get a guy.

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Abby Capella

Abby Capella is an English as a Second Language teacher who loves gifts. She thinks giving gifts is a fun thing to do and provides an opportunity to think about someone you love in a really cool way. She also (of course) loves to receive gifts.