The Best Gifts to Give a 21-Year-Old Girl

Updated November 21, 2016

It can be difficult to pick out a gift for a 21-year-old female. Though she is finished with her teenage years, she is still young and therefore, picking a gift that reflects this balance can be challenging. Take into account personal preferences, hobbies and what she may already have. If you don't know ask her friends or family.

Cocktail Set

Because 21 is the legal drinking age for the United States, getting a 21-year-old girl a cocktail set is a great gift that she probably does not already have. You can have her initials monogrammed on champagne glasses and accompany this set with a bottle of champagne or sparkling white wine. You can also get a martini shaker and martini glasses. Add a jar of olives and you have a nice martini set. Most bookstores sell books with cocktail recipes. This is a great item to give along with any cocktail glassware.

"When I was 21" Basket

This is a great gift basket idea for the 21-year-old female that is significantly younger than you, such as a daughter, granddaughter, or niece. Find a decorative basket and fill the gift with items that were important to you when you were 21: a favourite movie, book, album, and snack food. Write a letter telling her the significance of all the items in the basket and why each meant so much to you at her age.

College Accessories

If the 21-year-old girl in your life is currently a college student, think about what item she can use for her studies such as a new laptop or e-reader. If this is out of your price range, there are plenty of college accessories that are less expensive: a reading light, notebook and pen, lap desk, clothing with her college's logo on it. All of these items will help keep her stylish while she's studying hard at school.

Beach Basket

If it is near spring break or summertime, consider getting the 21-year-old girl a gift basket full of items to take to the beach. Buy a large beach tote or beach bucket and fill it with beach accessories such as a swim towel, swimsuit, sunscreen, sunglasses, flip flops, magazines, and goggles. Attach a note telling her to enjoy her spring break or summer.

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