10 Jan Finally 21! 10 Fun Ideas For 21st Birthday Gifts
A 21st birthday is an especially memorable event — cake, friends, family, party, and plenty of booze, of course. Most of us will remember our 21st birthday celebrations fondly, although some of those memories might be a bit blurry.
If you’re looking for some fun ideas for 21st birthday gifts, we’ve rounded up our top 10 picks that will work for your sister, brother, girlfriend, boyfriend, niece, nephew or your best friend. From amusing to meaningful, below you’ll find personalized birthday gift ideas that will put a smile on any 21-year old.
1. DIY Booze Cake
One of our favorite DIY birthday ideas is a homemade booze cake or booze gift basket. Instead of a typical cake or gift basket filled with sweets, you can surprise the brand new 21 year old with a lovely assortment of drinks, mixers, beer and whatever else you think the birthday guy or gal will enjoy. There are plenty of photos on Pinterest if you’re looking for ideas on how to put something like this together. Here are just a few to get you inspired.
2. A Funny Shot Glass
If you’re planning on birthday gift idea #1, then you’ll definitely need a funny, personalized shot glass to go along with your booze cake or gift basket. This shot glass can be personalized with up to three lines of text of your choice. Add their name and a fun message to make this one shot glass they’ll keep around as a fund memory of their 21st birthday.
3. A Custom Flask
Instead of a shot glass (or in addition to one) you can customize a pocket flask. Our party quotes custom flasks come in your choice of 10 funny quotes and you can add a name in the banner below.
4. Special Birthday Beer Mug
Life is too short to drink beer from a plastic cup. And this personalized beer mug says it all. Designed to celebrate special birthdays, like the momentous 21st birthday, the glass mug is deep etched with a unique design that you get to customize from top to bottom. The traditional style mug holds 25 oz. and will make a great addition to a six pack of celebratory beer.
5. Whole Bottle Wine Glass
If wine is more of their choice of drink, personalize our Big Vino wine glass, which can fit an entire bottle of wine, holding an impressive 750ML! Add their name and a short two-line message or choose one of our wine quotes.
6. DIY Hangover Kit
If you know they’ll be spending their birthday celebrating with a bang (and a few drinks), you can put together a simple hangover kit to help them recover from the night’s festivities. A bottle of water, some Advil or Tylenol, eye drops, mints, mouthwash and a quick snack that will help them recover is all you need. It might not be a gift they think too much of at first, but once they’re finally up the next morning they’ll definitely appreciate it.
7. Bottle Cap Or Wine Cork Shadow Box
Now that they’re legal, let them show off their drinking accomplishments with a personalized beer cap or wine cork shadow box. Each shadow box has a hole on top so beer caps or wine corks can be easily added and it opens from the back so they’ll be able to empty the contents once they’ve filled the boxes up. Of course, you can personalize the shadow box with a funny quote or message and their names.
8. Birthday T-Shirt
Create a custom t-shirt, tank top or hoodie that they can wear to celebrate their milestone birthday. Choose from our 21 beer bottle design and add their name or create your own unique design with our design your own tools.
9. Personalized Picture Frame Or Photo Album
Help them remember their big birthday celebrations with a personalized picture frame or photo album. These days we tend to let our photos go forgotten on our phones and computers. But with a custom photo frame or album, they’ll be able to proudly display their fun memories of these once-in-a-lifetime celebrations.
10. Birthday Canvas Print
If you’re looking for more of a keepsake gift, this custom history canvas print offers a fun and unique option. Simply add their name and birth date and the canvas print will include all of the interesting and important events for that specific date, including the major events of the month, the most popular songs and movies, and memorable sports results. The print also lists other famous birthdays along with a comparison chart of the cost of living between then and now.
Bonus: Birthday Banner
Surprise them with a big birthday banner hanging in front of the house as they arrive or inside the home as they wake up on their 21st birthday. Add a baby photo to the banner to make it fun along with a special message that will make it memorable for them.