21 Non-Alcohol 21st Birthday Gifts That Help Embrace Adulthood
Your best friend, lifetime neighbor, niece, nephew, cousin, brother, or sister has their big 21st birthday coming up. While you figured you’d slap a bow on a nice bottle of tequila as a present, why not try something that will last them longer than the night? Check out our guide to gifting things besides alcohol to officially welcome someone to adulthood.
Upgrade their bed game with this soft pillow that will stick with them for years.
With age comes (hopefully) the retirement of necklaces and earrings that turn your skin green after a week’s wear; this simple gold chain is perfect for lifelong layering.
Say goodbye to opening bottles of wine with a dull paring knife. This sleek (and affordable) corkscrew will add some extra shimmer to any silverware drawer.
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They’re 21 now and most likely have no idea what they like to drink (or how to order it at a bar). Save them from a lifetime of bad cocktails with this recipe book.
And after the drinks come the hangovers; this blanket will make a cozy accompaniment for the morning after.
Chances are they don’t have more than one pair of sheets for their bed. Make doing laundry less of a drag with this top-rated sheet set.
Upgrade meals with a handy kitchen gadget. The opportunities are endless with an Instant Pot; it’s an oven, a stove, a rice cooker, and slow cooker all in one.
These waterproof Bluetooth headphones are great for working out or running errands, and they can totally fit into a clutch for when the music at the club isn’t quite to their taste.
Never misplace a set of keys, a wallet, or a phone again; Tile will help keep track of their valuables.
A simple and stylish alternative to chunky fitness trackers, the Motiv ring measures your heart rate and knows when you’re working out, sleeping, and everything in between — ideal for the young adult who’s always on the go.
Organization is important at any age, and this gilded vanity organizer will add some sparkle to a daily beauty routine.
A major millennial problem is that all of their memories exist only on the internet. This photo printer lets them convert Instagram pictures into physical photos to keep forever.
Being an adult can be stressful. Help them tackle newfound aches and pains with some CBD-infused lotion.
It’s time to start saving, and what better place to start than by cutting back on an expensive Starbucks habit with this at-home pour-over kit?
We can all admit we’ve had days of heating water in a pot on the stove for tea. Leave this problem in the past with this electric blue tea kettle.
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Help them back away from the ramen packets and step into the wide world of cooking real food all by themselves.
Growing up means swapping out plastic bags for stylish reusable ones. These Baggu totes come in a variety of sizes and can be stored in pouches to stay in a purse for any last-minute trips to the grocery store.
Give them a place to hang up all of those pictures they’ll be printing with these photo clips, which also provide decor and organization.
Hydration is the answer to many of life’s questions; this smart water bottle will glow to remind them to drink more water.
These stylish silk scrunchies are a hair savior; they’ll prevent tangles and damage that come from regular hair elastics.
The day is soon to come where college hoodies must be retired. Replace them with a totally universal denim jacket, a must-have for all adults.