21st Birthday Gift Ideas


This is it, the final milestone of being fully legal in the grand U. S. of A. The 21st birthday is THE birthday that each of us has got to celebrate. Being of legal age for everything is the true meaning of freedom! So if you know a certain someone who is getting ready to celebrate their 21st, then be sure to take a look at our personalized selection of 21st birthday presents.

Want To Start The Birthday Off Right?

Today it’s basically tradition for a freshly turned 21 year old to celebrate their ‘coming of age’ by going out with friends and/or family and having a great time while consuming alcohol. While we don’t have any alcohol for your fresh 21 year old, we do have some 21st bday ideas that are sure to delight.

Choose from an assortment of engraved shot glasses to really wow your brand new 21 year old! Order just one gift for this 21st birthday or grab multiple to make a best friends set, regardless of how many you order each shot glass is laser engraved with your choice of design! Your 21 year old will thoroughly enjoy the features of this glass including:

  • Solid glass, your engraving is elegantly frosted on the outside of the glass
  • Glass holds 1.5oz
  • 2.25″ high
  • Solid bases, classy design
  • Clear glass with a clear base

How About Some Humorous 21st BDay Ideas?

Humor and functionality go together hand in hand when it comes to 21st birthday gift ideas. So why not grab the perfect gift for your 21 year old for the day after their big celebration? Their very own laser engraved coffee mug.

This 21st birthday present may seem like it has the full expectation for a hangover, but it’s much more than that! This vacuum insulated travel mug is perfect for everyday use. Does your 21 year old attend college? Have a job? Whatever the reason for their mornings, if they enjoy a good coffee on the go then this mug is there for them and includes the following features:

  • Type 304 Food Grade Hygienic stainless steel, not recommended for dishwashers
  • Higher quality 18/8 gauge stainless steel than some competitors
  • Includes clear lid which will fit a laser engraved personalized reusable straw for eco-friendly alternative to plastics
  • Seamless construction so there is no leak point. Non-slip base.
  • Powder coat feels great and is finger print smudge free
  • BPA and lead free construction
  • Performs up to 6% better at insulation than leading competitors
  • Narrow bottom fits standard cup holders
  • Laser engraved text or log
  • Stainless Steel (silver) color lasers in a smooth white mark for an elegant, subtle mark. Other colors laser in silver.

Not a coffee drinker? No worries! We have tons of drinkware options available for customization that are perfect for smoothies, shakes, and good old fashioned water. Be sure to take a closer look at our custom drinkware gifts for 21 year olds!

Want A Different Drinkware Option?

Ok, joking aside when looking for 21st birthday gift ideas you’re probably on the hunt for something more, practical, right? So here we have a stemless wine glass – not just for wine though! This little glass is multi-functional and can be used for any cool beverage from lemonade, to a soda pop.

My favorite thing about this personalized glass drinkware is the map and compass design. This allows for a great 21st birthday gift to add a metaphorical suggestion that the world is theirs for the taking. It is an inspirational gift that can be personalized with their name as they enjoy their first steps into official adulthood.

Want To Give Them Something Sentimental And Functional?

Sentiments can come in a variety of forms, looking for something that achieves sentiment and functionality while still being ‘cool’ enough for a young 21 year old means you need to get a bit creative.

The best part of these personalized bottle opener keychains isn’t the fact that your 21 year old can carry them around wherever he or she goes, it’s the fact that you can fully personalize them with your choice of leatherette color, laser engraved design, name, title and date! While originally intended to be wedding favors, these – not to mention other personalized keychains – would make a fantastic 21st birthday present.

Want An Inspirational Gift For On The Go?

Lets face it, adulting is hard. Whether you’re just starting out, or have been at it for a while now, everyone needs something to keep them going! So for the 21-year-olds busy life, help them keep organized and inspired with a custom laser engraved notebook, like the blow examples featuring the quote “Follow Your Dreams.”

Leatherette Notebook Benefits:

  • 112 Lined Pages
  • Gift Box, ready to give to Mom
  • Satin Ribbon Bookmark
  • Leather Look and Feel
  • A Variety of Available Colors
  • 5×8 size makes notebook portable but not cramped

Bamboo Notebook Benefits:

  • Genuine Bamboo front and back covers
  • 80 Lined, Recycled Pages
  • Bamboo Ballpoint Pen
  • Spiral Binding for ease of opening
  • Elastic Closure & Pen Loop
  • Eco-friendly
  • Gift Box, ready to give to Mom
  • 5.75″ W x 7.125″ H

What we really like about this notebook design is that not only is it available in two different styles – Leatherette and Bamboo – but you can personalize them as well for the perfect 21st Birthday gift idea. The leathertte journal is available in a variety of colors, while the bamboo version is a sleek beautiful design for an eco-friendly 21-year-old.

The lined pages in each are an added bonus for jotting down notes, reminders, plans and even more personal things like thoughts and feelings.

Looking For A Unique 21st Birthday Gift For Her?

Ok so this isn’t just for her, it can be for guys too! The Hovington Portable Selfie Drone is an awesome personalized tech that makes for a great 21st birthday present. Not only does this baby take photos, it can take videos too! Documenting all adventures as a young adult with complete control from a smartphone.

Fully customize this gift for the lucky 21 year old with the option for a full color digital print on the ABS plate, create a design that will make this little drone easy to spot and recognize as theirs as they enjoy the following features:

  • Portable and pocket-sized
  • Shoots 720p HD photo and live video
  • Control directly using your smartphone (iOS or Android)
  • One-key auto land
  • Rechargeable battery
  • 360-degree flips and rolls
  • Includes charging cable and extra set of propellers

What Is A Useful Gift To Give To A 21 Year Old?

21 is the year where things are a bit up in the air for most. Between college, jobs, family and friends, they are more likely to be all over the place. So giving useful gifts for the 21st birthday may be the way to go, and what better gift to give than a durable, functional and personalized multitool.

Your 21 year old will learn to be handy real quick with this awesome Leatherman multitool! Perfect for those random odd jobs that crop up, he or she will definitely find a use for this personalized 21st birthday present with your choice of laser engraved text. Especially since it includes all of these amazing features and tools!


  • Length: 4″ or 10 cm when closed
  • Weight: 5 oz or 142 gm
  • Made from Stainless Steel with Tungsten DLC Coating, 
  • 154CM stainless steel blade and Carbon Fiber scales handle.
  • Included Bits: Phillips #1 and #2 
  • Screwdriver: 3/16″ and 1/4


  • Needlenose and Standard Pliers
  • Hard-wire and standard Wire Cutters
  • Handle with Bit Storage capability
  • Carabiner/ Bottle Opener
  • Detachable Pocket Clip
  • Universal Bit Driver
  • 154CM Clip Point Knife

Are You Looking For An Inspirational Gift For Home?

When it comes to the big 2 – 1 individual’s often come to terms with the fact that by law, they are 100% legal age. For some, this can be a sign of freedom from previous restrictions, while others can find the thought of official adulthood, overwhelming. So help your 21-year-old along with an inspirational custom wall decor that they can hang wherever they may be living.

The infamous quote by Theodore Roosevelt, Man In The Arena, is a great inspirational 21st Birthday gift idea. In this part of the speech, Roosevelt discusses the strength of those who step out of their comfort zone and try.

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, and comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions; whos spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat. ~ Theodore Roosevelt

This inspirational wall plaque includes the following features:

  • Available in Tan, Brown, Black, Rustic, Rose, Pink, and Gray
  • Black and Rustic laser gold or silver, all other colors laser to black
  • Two size options (16″x20″ and 12″x18″)
  • Water-Resistant
  • Easy to Clean, just use water and soap
  • Elegant Yet Durable
  • Leatherette does not absorb finger oil
  • Sawtooth Hanger Included

Still Looking For 21st Birthday Gift Ideas?

The best gifts for a 21 year old depends on the individual. So if you’re still on the hunt for those perfect 21st birthday presents, then take some time to look around. Our laser engravings personalize each gift, making them unique to the lucky 21 year old!

Author: Casey

A long term writer, Casey enjoys writing about a variety of topics for the best gifts, how-to's, and more!

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