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21st birthday gift ideas: The best present for him and her

Help mark a milestone with one of these great gift ideas.

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Finding the perfect gift for a birthday can prove a little tricky. It's harder still when that birthday is a major one like a 21st. Most young adults will take the opportunity to host a huge party with all their loved ones in celebration of the big day and, if you're attending, it's always appreciated if you bring a gift.

To help you pick the perfect present, we've rounded up a great range of gifts for both young ladies and gents. Whether they're into sports, fashion or adventures, you'll find something they're bound to love here.

Top 21st birthday gifts

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Inexpensive 21st birthday gifts

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Top 21st birthday gifts for females


Birthday Spa Gift

  • Perfect gift set for her
  • 12 exquisite items plus gift box
  • In Rose Gold
  • Free shipping over $39
  • 30-day return policy
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Top 21st birthday gifts for males

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Once-in-a-lifetime experiences



  • Voucher valid for 5 years!
  • Free fall from up to 15,000 feet
  • Offers Afterpay
  • Offers Humm
  • Offers Zip Pay
  • Accepts PayPal

Dining Cruises

  • Dining cruises around Australia
  • Sightseeing cruises with dinner, lunch and more
  • Offers Afterpay
  • Offers Humm
  • Offers Zip Pay
  • Accepts PayPal
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How to choose the best 21st birthday gift

If you're really stuck for the perfect gift, consider these things before you shop:

  • Interests: The best place to start when shopping for any gift is to ask yourself what you know about your friend or relative. What do they like to do in their spare time? What are some things that the two of you have enjoyed doing together? When you can start narrowing down exactly what type of gift you're after, you'll find the process a whole lot easier.
  • Make it special: Remember that the best birthday gift isn't necessarily the most expensive. Often the best gift should reflect your relationship with that person, Consider a scrapbook of photos of the two of you over the years or an experience voucher for the two of you to create more memories together in the future.

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    MarilouMay 29, 2016

    I am organizing 100 years birthday for my father in law end of Aug and looking around 50 guest. I would like to give away souvenir with his name or photo in print has to be small things.
    Any ideas and where to get?

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      StephanieMay 30, 2016Staff

      Hi Marilou,

      Thanks for your question.

      You might like to read our article on where to buy personalised gifts for ideas and inspiration for your souvenir presents.

      Hope that helps,


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    YvonneJanuary 17, 2016

    Trying to find a designer handbag that does not cost an arm and a leg

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      MiaJanuary 20, 2016

      Hi Yvonne,

      Designer bags are always going to be a bit pricey. That’s what makes them so sought after! But you don’t have to spend thousands.

      Try looking at designers like Michael Kors, Marc by Marc Jacobs, or Rebecca Minkoff. Those brands usually retail for under $500. You can even get pieces for around $100.

      You can see our ultimate guide to buying designer handbags online to know where to shop and where to find discounts for the handbag of your choice.

      If none of these are appropriate there are also a number of non-designer brands that are still really sought after and very nice. Brands like Oroton, Country Road, Marcs, Mimco, Deadly Ponies, and Status Anxiety all make really beautiful bags without the designer price tag. You may also refer to our review of Where to buy handbags online in Australia.

      I hope that helps.


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