Alexa, play “Happy Birthday”.
As one of the most celebrated birthdays in all of existence, the big 2-1 is very special to give.
Of course, in the US the legal drinking age is 21, so you might want to consider one of our favorite wine delivery services for your BFF. But there is so many more trendy items she’ll love.
For example, if it is always On TikTok, we highly recommend the much talked about Dyson Hair Dryer and Gisou Honey Hair Oil which is on almost every one second clip.
Or, maybe you want to splurge on your best friend and shop for a thoughtful item from our favorite brands of affordable fine jewelry.
Whatever your mission, we’re here to help. After extensive research into the culture and tastes of Gen Z, we’ve handpicked the best 21st birthday gifts you’ll want to add to your shopping cart.
With that said, get some festive 21st birthday balloons from Amazon and go shopping.
If we’re being honest birthdays aren’t the alone excuse to eat cake, but this beautifully decorated indulgence from Duff Goldman makes anyone’s 21st birthday party more festive. Order one to ship it from Goldbelly and treat the birthday girl you know to a cake that’s as delicious as it is photogenic.
A 21st birthday would be incomplete without the proven tiara and belt. Available on Amazon, everyone will feel like a princess.
To honor the legal drinking age of 21 in the USA, gift this gorgeous stemless wineglass with the cutest font to honor this special anniversary. Plus, it’s a great gift to pair with one of our favorite champagnes and sparkling wines.
I’ve heard about these birthday candles on the internet, and after burning my April 7th candle myself, it’s a personalized gift worth giving. In addition, there is a specially organized horoscope on the back of the candle which makes it 10 times better.
Recently I gifted a personalized New York Times birthday book and it’s one of the most unique birthday gifts you can order. For the aspiring journalist or the best friend who Great in history, it is an oversized emblem that they will cherish for years to come.
Natasha Denona’s new Glam Face & Eye palette is perfect for neutral makeup enthusiasts who don’t necessarily splurge on luxury brands. With five everyday shades, matching blush and highlights, the quality is unmatched and one of my favorites in my collection.
As one of our favorite brands of affordable fine jewelry, PDPAOLA takes the cake for most of the original pieces. When I wore my letter necklace on Thanksgiving, I received at least five compliments on its beauty. For $ 84, that’s a steal she’ll never want to do.
For the wellness junkies, you can’t beat the infamous HydroJug. Not only does this encourage you to drink more water, it’s a staple that the 21-year-old in your life will always take with you.
Saie Liquid Lip Balm has received critical acclaim for providing a hydrated, tinted lip and a staple in everyone’s purse. For $ 16, it’s an affordable gift that’s also practical.
Mejuri is one of our favorite brands we’ve reviewed, especially for its timeless and minimalist gold pieces that add a delicate touch to any look. Specifically, her Croissant Dome Hoops are a cuddle favorite, adding lots of texture and softness to your look, especially with a top bun.
No doubt about it, Mejuri made the cut as one of our favorite brands of affordable fine jewelry. The Solo Diamond bracelet is delicate, timeless and adds mature wrist candy to your outfit. Not to mention that the quality is exceptional and will not tarnish.
12. Lume Reservoir, $ 27 (originally $ 30)
For everything cute and trendy, Dippin Daisys is where it is at. Treat the 21-year-old in your life to the Lume Tank Top and the matching Day Drifter Shorts for a matching gift set they’ll wear and love.
Whether her old AirPods are going bad or she’s late on the bandwagon, hook up these new Apple AirPods Pro for hassle-free listening to jam-worthy playlists and popular podcasts. And, they’re on sale right now.
Ok maybe not all 21 year old loves cleaning, but the Dyson V8 Absolute Cordless Stick Vacuum is a dream gift for the organized and productive person you know. Plus, this model is our favorite Dyson vacuum that we’ve tested.
We’ve heard about these Bala bracelets everywhere, and for good reason: they’re a great way to incorporate weights throughout the day when you clean, cook, or incorporate into your workouts.
If she loves TikTok, she will love receiving the OUAI Scalp & Body Scrub. It’s a high formula that amplifies the shower game that’s for sure. In addition, all OUAI products give this living room atmosphere.
As another TikTok favorite, Gisou’s Honey Hair Oil is, after personally trying it, worth the hype. It’s also offered in a mini size for $ 25, if you’re on a tighter budget.
Embrace the hair dryer brush trend with The Double Shot by Drybar. It eliminates the need for a hairdryer in one hand and a brush in the other, and will evoke that salon feeling right from your home.
To create a tropical bathing environment, you’ll want to get yourself the Buff Ryder Scrub from Fenty Skin. It’s a vegan, clean, vitamin C infused product that’s perfect for your BFF if she enjoys skin care.
Yoga mats are one of those items that you don’t necessarily splurge on, but you should if you enjoy home stretching and workouts. This lululemon reversible mat costs less than $ 90 and is the ultimate gift for anyone who enjoys fitness.
As one of the most sought after beauty products today, Olaplex Hair Perfector # 3 is another item worth buying. This product alone caused my hair to go a few more days without washing and overall made it healthier.
How cute are these smiley slippers? For $ 14, this is a wonderful, affordable gift and will make her super happy when she walks through her house.
Treat your best friend to a luxury makeup remover cleansing balm that’s worth every penny. Farmacy’s Green Clean does not leave a greasy feeling when you remove your makeup and also serves as a cleanser.
If you’re looking for a great serum to give away, look no further than Farmacy’s AHA Honeymoon Glow AHA Resurfacing Overnight Serum. It’s infused with honey for smoother skin texture and is a great product to add to your nighttime skincare routine.
If the 21 year old in your life loves all things self tanning, Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi Anti-Pollution Bronzing Drops are a fan favorite and are a two-in-one serum and glow formula. bronze.
As one of our favorite lip balms, Laneige’s Lip Sleeping Mask is another cult favorite that always sits by my bedside. It hydrates, leaves your lips incredibly smooth the next day, and makes an iconic gift under $ 25.
If there’s anything I would take from home in the event of a fire, it’s my Nespresso. For under $ 175, it really makes barista-style herbal teas at home (with the aesthetic foam on top). That said, if she loves coffee, she will treasure it.
As a sweet treat, there’s no doubt the 21-year-old you know won’t like a Baked by Melissa box. As the # 1 fan of the brand of red velvet minis, this $ 40 gift idea is to order.
VICI Collection has some of my favorite pieces (including her super girly dresses). For a wearable essential to wear all year round, the brand’s button-down cardigan is a perfect $ 50 gift you can buy at Nordstrom.
As one of our favorite morning routine products made popular by TikTok, the Five Minute Journal makes a meaningful gift for the inspirational quote or journaling lover. He doesn’t leave my office either.
Hands down, it’s the better puffer that I own. I love the way the collar protrudes outward (the foundation no longer stains the collars) and it is the warmest outerwear. For $ 380, this is the craziness I tell everyone to invest in – which makes for an optimal birthday present.
Watches make great gifts, especially for the 21-year-old you know who may jump into job interviews and full-time positions. Versatile for dinner parties as well, MVMT’s Dot Mesh Strap watch is one of my favorites, in part for its quality strap and classic dial.
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