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Fun 21st Birthday Gift Ideas

Updated on April 27, 2015

Celebrating a Milestone

When someone turns twenty one in America, it's a milestone. The drinking age is twenty one and over, so this is a big birthday for some people. They look forward to becoming "legal" and host elaborate celebrations to mark the day.

If you're in the market for a twenty-first birthday gift, think like a newly minted adult. Your first legal times going out to clubs and bars can be very exciting. What would you want or need?

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Mini Key Chain Personal Breathalyzer

The Tools for Rules

You want your friend to have fun, but drink responsibly. The pocket breathalyzer key chain is a great gift idea. Your friend can check his/her alcohol consumption level before they gets behind the wheel. The small and attractive gadget also features an LED flashlight and a timer that shows how much time is left on the parking meter.

21st Birthday Party

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Image by Donzor Photography on Flickr
Personalized Heart Bracelet
Personalized Heart Bracelet

Twenty First Birthday Charm Bracelet

Beautiful Birthdays

A cute charm bracelet is a great gift for a lady turning twenty one. Choose one made of Swarovski crystal or go with another piece of quality personalized jewelry that suits their style.

Some come with poems to commemorate this important birthday.

If you can't find one premade, choose beads from a charm bracelet store and assemble your own based on her likes and tastes.

No Limits 21 Necklace Beads
No Limits 21 Necklace Beads

A Novelty Necklace

True to the Spirit of 21

Get her, or him, a pewter necklace with a fun saying like "No Limits, 21" that they can wear when they go out with their friends to celebrate their big night.

You can also buy a more elegant version with a twenty one done in diamonds for a special daughter but who says she won't like the beads "No Limits, 21" necklace?

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Wine Label Personalized
Wine Label Personalized

Personalized Birthday Beer Labels

Drink Your Gift Away

If you're going to celebrate with a six pack or two, give your friend a personalized set of bottles for their 21st birthday! It's creative, clever and so much fun.

You can order personalized beer or wine bottle labels that bear his or her name.

It's a fun treat when they open the package and look closely at the brand, not to mention they'll be a gift that they keep for a long time! How many people can say they have personalized labels on their drinks?

Hello Kitty Brut Rose Champagne by
Hello Kitty Brut Rose Champagne by

Hello Kitty Champagne

Girly & Cute

Have a kitty lover on your list? If your friend loves Hello Kitty, gift her with a bottle of Brut Rose champagne, yes it really does exist! And don't you just think it is absolutely darling?

You can order it through complete with the Hello Kitty label and kitty charm around the bottle neck. I love when you can order gifts online and not have to worry about shipping it or anything, just send it straight to the birthday girl!

Way too cute for the girl who is still a big fan of Hello Kitty!

21st Birthday Cakes - Cute Designs

Personalized Flash and Lighter
Personalized Flash and Lighter

A Fun Flask

Bottoms Up!

As a nod to his or her newly granted privileges of drinking legally, give him or her an engraved flask. There are plenty of options out there and there are some that even come personalized with a lighter as well.

You can get them in pink crystal for the ladies or black leather for the guys.

Fill with their favorite beverage and you've got yourself a gift to go.

Birthday Beers Cookie Bouquet
Birthday Beers Cookie Bouquet

Unique Cookies

Beer Cookies, To Be Exact

For a really different flower arrangement, send a cookie bouquet that is truly unique. You can find them online!

These fun bouquets are arranged in the shape of a bouquet, but offer iced birthday cookies instead of the traditional flowers that you're used to.

Creatively decorated, the delicious beer mug cookies are topped with frothy bubbles and cute befitting decor.

Delicious and perfect for the occasion, plus shipped right to their door with very little effort on your behalf. What more could you ask for?

Image by Chris Schroeder on Flickr
Image by Chris Schroeder on Flickr

A Silly Caricature

Suit Her Perfectly

Have an artist draw up an exaggerated caricature of your friend.

Send in a photo at and they'll send you back a fun drawing of your friend in a festive background.

It's one gift he or she will not already have.

It's fun to give a twenty first birthday gift that celebrates a coming of age.

You can find many other gifts online or shop a good wine or liquor store for ideas on how to cleverly package a favorite beverage.

Comments, Pretty Please! - Have you given a 21st birthday gift? What'd you give?

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      razelle09 4 years ago

      a fashion bag, and she liked it

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Very thoughtful and a fun list!

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      poutine 6 years ago

      cool ideas here.

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      dessertlover 6 years ago

      I gave my brother the gift of a sober cab for his 21st birthday. He could go out and drink as much as he wanted, and I got to tag along, have just as much fun, but stayed sober. It was something that he really appreciated!

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      squid-janices7 6 years ago

      Lots of great ideas here....the t-shirts from Zazzle are fun!