Gift Ideas for a 21st Birthday
So a friend or relative is turning 21 soon, whether it is in a matter of weeks, months or even later on in the year. Regardless of the date, a person’s 21st birthday is important because it is one of those milestone birthdays that represent a turning point in the individual’s life. In a number of countries, turning 21 means you are now able to do various things like drink, gamble and vote! Plus it is considered a rite of passage, an age where you become an adult. Turning 21 can be a momentous occasion, and you want to be able to give your friend or relative a gift that reflects the importance of their special day.
Even something as easy as a handmade cake can mean a lot to someone on their 21st. You can go the extra mile and try to make it themed to suit their interests. Go crazy on icing and decorations; they’ll never be 21 again! Get some great recipe ideas from BBC Food.
Get the rest of the family involved with this present, because who doesn’t love old, embarrassing photos of you at a young age? Make the album full of memories you have shared, or make the photos tell a story. Try to leave a few pages at the end free of photos so that your friend or relative can fill up the album with photos of this memorable day.
Your 21st birthday is a day to remember, so why not make it memorable with an engraved piece of jewellery? Charm bracelets also make great gifts, as they can be added to in the birthdays and Christmases to come, with various different charms available that mean something special to the individual. Start them off with the basic charm bracelet, and maybe one or two charms to represent the milestone birthday as well as a memory that the two of you share together.
Engraved watches and key chains are also good presents, as they are not gender specific and make a great present for both men and women. Various companies will often engrave a name or a small phrase onto the jewellery to make it personalised.
Special Days Out
Everybody has places they would love to go to, things they would love to do, but have never taken the time to find out more about it. Has your friend expressed an interest in bungee jumping? Visiting Paris? Trying a new foreign cuisine? Surprise them with a gift they would never think to buy themselves, plus if they’ve always been afraid to try it, now proves to be a great time to take that final step; because it is a gift you have given.
Whatever gift you choose to give your friend and relative, make sure it is memorable, or at least well thought out, as their 21st birthday will not be something they forget in a while! Plus, be sure to coordinate with other relatives to ensure that you don’t get them the same thing as another person. However one of the best gifts that you can give your friend or relative is your time, so spend some time with them on their special day.
Carly Simonsen writes for a number of online publications on fashion and style. She has contributed this post on behalf of Kate’s Jewellery, the online store for fine handcrafted perosnalised jewellery items