The 21st birthday is a milestone occasion that many view as a time when an individual officially becomes and adult. With turning 21-years-old comes a range of new responsibilities and privileges, such as the right to purchase and consume alcohol. Although for some turning 21-years-old is an exciting occasion, others may feel a little sadness at the prospect of leaving their carefree teen days firmly behind. Skip the sentimental gifts and give the recipient something to laugh about on his birthday.
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Over the Hill
Although a 21-year-old is only the brink of adulthood, some approach becoming older and gaining more responsibilities with trepidation. If the recipient has mentioned they do not like the prospect of growing another year older, select an "over-the-hill" gag gift. Mugs, T-shirts, cups and hats are available online and in gift stores that feature a range of over the hill slogans. Alternatively,put together a gift basket of a few essential gag items she may need now she is approaching old age, such as dentures, a fake bus pass and a walking cane.
Opposing Team Gifts
If the recipient is a loyal supporter of his collage sports team, purchase a piece of opposing team memorabilia to raise an instant reaction. Select a peice of merchandise for an opposing team such a as a jersey, T-shirt or baseball cap as a lighthearted way to mock his passion for a particular team. If he is not attending college, select the opposition to his favourite baseball or basketball team instead.
Humorous books come in many styles and genres to suit almost any personality and occasion. Select a book to mock his career choice or current studies, such as a dummies guide to computers if he is studying for a computer degree. If she likes to think of herself as funny, but is always telling bad jokes, select a joke book for her to brush up on her comedy skills.
Homemade Humorous Gifts
Put your creativity to the test and create your own gag gift from scratch. A T-shirt with an embarrassing baby photograph on it and the words "Look who's 21" or a scrapbook of humorous childhood photographs are simple ways to poke fun at the recipient. Alternatively, put together a post-21st birthday survival kit that includes an eye-mask, hangover tablets, bottle of water and a "Do Not Disturb" door hanger.
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