Turning 21 years of age is a big deal for everyone, whether you’re a mother, father, brother, sister or the person turning 21. Reaching this big milestone officially puts someone as an adult in the eyes of the law and allows them to do everything they’ve ever dreamed of. Whether it’s getting a concealed carry weapons permit, or gambling away their hard-earned cash, turning 21 opens a lot of doors.
One of the best things about turning 21 is the ability to legally drink and purchase liquor in any state. We think that alone is a good enough reason to celebrate!
Help your loved one celebrate their 21st birthday with these carefully selected birthday gift ideas. No matter if they’re into drinking or not, you’re sure to find some interesting and unique gifts below.
Unique 21st Birthday Gift Ideas
1. Cocktail Book
Introduce your loved one to the world of cocktails with this impressive cocktail recipe book. Featuring over 500 unique and original cocktail recipes, this book is perfect for the new drinker on the block. Each recipe comes with step-by-step instructions to re-create some of the most famous and delicious cocktails ever created.
2. Giant Drinking Glass
Welcome them into adulthood with this incredible 53-ounce drinking glass. Supersized their parties, BBQ’s, and sporting events with the ultimate party accessory. Hold over four cans of beer, soda, or anything else you can think of with ease. No more running back and forth from the fridge!
3. Tipsy Tower Game
The perfect drinking game for any party, Tipsy Tower is similar to Jenga but is twice as fun! Each block contains 1 of 36 different rules which participants must follow whilst playing the game. Anyone who breaks a rule on the block must drink, resulting in even more chaos. Give them a party to remember with this must-have party game.
4. Rocking Tumbler Glasses
Give them something unique for their 21st birthday with this set of rocking whiskey tumbler glasses. Containing six rounded whiskey glasses, these glasses are designed to tumble around without spilling their contents. Great for cocktails, whiskey or even normal drinks, they’re sure to love these modern drinking glasses.
5. Scratch Off World Map
At 21 years of age, the world is practically your oyster. Help them fulfill their travel dreams with this mesmerizing scratch off world map poster. Perfect for anyone setting out on an adventure, this accurate map will allow them to keep track of all the countries they’ve visited and which they still need to cross off.
6. Customized Hip Flask
Ordering a drink in a club or bar can be extremely expensive in some areas. Help your loved one save money with this handy personalized stainless steel hip flask. Perfect for sneaking into nightclubs and bars, they can drink their own liquor without being charged inflated prices. The hip flask also features engraved initials that you can personalize yourself.
7. Apple Stock Gift Card
They might just be turning 21, but they should already be thinking about their retirement plans. Give their retirement fund a head start by gifting them $25 of Apple stock. Simply follow the instructions on the gift card and they’ll be able to redeem the credit for themselves. In 50 years it could be worth a small fortune!
8. Mixology Set
There’s no better way to appreciate cocktails until you make them yourself. Help them create their own cocktails at home with this stainless steel 10-piece bartender kit. Including every tool they need to make hundreds of different cocktails, experimenting with liquor has never been easier.
9. 50 Cal Bottle Opener
For the guy or girl who’s obsessed with guns, this is the perfect gift to help them crack open a cold one. Made from a real 50-caliber bullet, this bottle opener has been handmade by military veterans. Standing at 5.7 inches tall, they’ll be able to impress all their friends by cracking a cold one open with authority.
10. Bubble Ball
Being 21 years old might make them adults in the eyes of the law, but in reality, they’re still big kids! Give them the gift of fun with this hilarious inflatable bubble ball. Simply jump inside and strap yourself in using the straps. Then proceed to roll down a hill, jump in a swimming pool, or run at a wall.
11. Cash Soap
Why give someone money for their birthday when you can make them earn it? These practical joke soap bars both contain real money inside ranging from 1 dollar all the way up to 50. Not only does it give them an incentive to use the soap, but eventually they will earn that cash, even if it is just 1 dollar!
12. Home Brew Kit
They might be old enough to crack a cold one, but that doesn’t mean they have to do so at a bar. Give them the gift of beer with this excellent home brewing kit. Including everything they need to make an impressive 5 gallons of homemade beer, save them a fortune by brewing it at home.
13. Bullet Shot Glasses
No matter if they’re a gun lover or not, these shot glasses are incredibly cool. Sold in a pack of six, each glass contains a real .308 bullet embedded in the side. These glasses are great to bring out at any party and are sure to get all the guests talking.
14. 50 Cal Shot Glasses
Guns and liquor usually don’t go together very well, but in this case, they do. Let’s take a shot will have a whole new meaning with these shot glasses. Inspired by the famous 50 caliber bullets, these shot glasses will look incredibly cool at any home bar or party.
15. Beer Cap States
For the diehard drinking fans, these beer cap states are perfect for showing off their drinking skills in the house. Choose their favorite state and let them fill it up by drinking as many beers as possible. Each state comes with wall mounting nails so they can show off their amazing feat to all their family and friends.
16. Grown-up Book
Turning 21 can hit you with many responsibilities. If you know someone who’s just turned 21 and needs some help growing up, then this is the perfect gift for them. The large text and careful choice of words combined with the frequent repetition and matching pictures will teach anyone how to grow up.
17. Hangover Recovery
Want to make someone really love you? Help them cure their first hangover with this pack of five nano recovery hangover cure drinks. Packed full of vitamins, milk thistle, and ginseng, the propriety formula helps cure hangovers in record time thanks to its fast-absorbing nutrients and minerals.
18. UGG Slippers
Getting older means you get to enjoy the finer things in life, such as comfy slippers. Treat your loved one to these luxurious and fashionable suede slippers with sheepskin lining and waterproof outsole. Perfect for wearing around the house or walking around outside, any 21-year-old would love to receive these. Also available in women’s sizes and styles.
19. Bath Bomb Gift Set
Help your friend take care of themselves with this set of 12 USA made bath bombs. Featuring various fragrances and colors, these bath bombs are designed to leave you moisturized and smelling fresh. Handmade in California, each bath bomb is individually wrapped and contains only natural ingredients that won’t stain your tub.
20. Cards Against Humanity
Give them unforgettable parties and laughs with this hilarious card style party game. Featuring almost unlimited replayability, this party game will bring out the worst in everyone (in a good way!). Easy to pick up and fun to play, this game will have everyone in hysterics in no time. Not for those who get easily offended.
21. Keyring Breathalyzer
Drinking and driving is incredibly dangerous and can often result in jail time or even death. Help your loved one stay safe when they’re going out with this keychain breathalyzer. Small and compact, this breathalyzer will fit on any keys or chain and displays an accurate reading every time.
22. LEGO Death Star
For all the Star Wars fans out there, this is a must buy. Standing over 16 inches tall and 16 inches wide, this colossal death star is as close to the real thing as it gets. Containing over 4000 individual pieces, expect them to take them several hours or even days to complete this masterpiece.
Turning 21 means you have to take on a lot more responsibilities, such as doing your own cooking! Luckily, this multi-cooker makes everything a lot easier thanks to its multipurpose use. Including a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer and yoghurt maker to name a few, this device will help anyone make delicious meals.
24. Faux Fur Bed Blanket
Help keep them warm and cozy at night with this faux fur bed blanket. Made from the softest and most luxurious faux fur you have ever felt, this blanket will keep them warm after a long night out of partying. Fully machine washable and tumble-dry safe, this bed blanket is sure to serve them for many years to come.
25. Poker Set
If gambling or poker isn’t their strong point, then it might be an idea to practice with them before they go out and lose all their money. This high-quality poker set comes with a total of 500 individual chips as well as an aluminium case to store everything. Teach them your best tricks and who knows, they might be the next Daniel Negreanu.
26. Corgi Slippers
No matter their age, everybody needs a pair of funky slippers like these. Bring a smile to their face with these hilarious and cute corgi slippers. Featuring an adorable face with fluffy ears and little paws, these are sure to be worn around the house at every possible opportunity.
27. Bottle Cap Launcher
Forget whatever bottle openers they have at the moment, throw them all away and replace them with this. Perfect to fit on any keyring, this bottle opener will launch bottle caps over 12 feet with the flick of a button. Great for annoying their friends, there will be sure to thank you for this awesome gift.
28. GPS Keyring Tracker
Do you know someone who’s super forgetful and are always forgetting their keys and belongings? Help them keep track of their valuables with this handy GPS key finder keychain. Simply attach it to whatever item they want to track and they’ll never lose it again. The device also has a mobile app which can be used to locate lost items.
29. Exploding Kittens
Party games can often be very boring, but not when they involve kittens, explosions and laser beams! This fast-paced game only takes around two minutes to learn but will provide hours of endless fun. Suitable for everyone, no matter their party game ability, it can also be turned into a drinking game with a little bit of creativity.
30. Illuminated Letters
Let them know how much you love them by giving them their own illuminated name or initials. Choose from 26 letters and 10 numbers to make the message of your choice. Perfect for displaying in their bedroom or around the house, these illuminated letters are sure to brighten up their day.
31. Raspberry Pi Starter Kit
Anyone who’s a big fan of gadgets and electronics will love this raspberry pi starter kit. Including over 220 individual components to use with the raspberry pi, this starter kit also includes 430 pages of detailed tutorials to help them complete 57 different projects. No matter if they’re training to become an electrician, computer programmer, or technician, this gift ticks all the boxes.
32. Dragon Wine Holder
Any wine lovers will love this magnificent dragon wine bottle holder. Perfect to display on a cabinet or home bar, this bottle holder is sure to get everyone talking. Each holder is handcrafted from scratch and cast in cold resin to deliver an immaculate finish and detail.
Wish them happy birthday in style with this futuristic and popular hoverboard. Perfect for anyone who likes to live life dangerously, this hoverboard is sure to get them from A to B as fast as possible. Suitable for users up to 264 lbs, anyone can take advantage of this new method of transport.