21st birthday gift ideas August 2019: Presents for him and her

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

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

Smoko Orochi Dragon Plush USB Heated Slippers
Smoko Orochi Dragon Plush USB Heated Slippers

Yellow Octopus

Trunk of Drunk: 8 of the Greatest Drinking Games, Ever
Trunk of Drunk: 8 of the Greatest Drinking Games, Ever

Yellow Octopus

Floral dot thermal mug & insulated lunch tote set
Floral dot thermal mug & insulated lunch tote set

Nordstrom

Metro Neutral Leather And Stainless Steel Watch
Metro Neutral Leather And Stainless Steel Watch

David Jones

TOM FORD - Orchid Soleil Eau De Parfum
TOM FORD - Orchid Soleil Eau De Parfum

David Jones

Prime Port - Gourmet Gift Hamper
Prime Port - Gourmet Gift Hamper

Macarthur Baskets

Marley Liberate XLBT Headphones - Saddle
Marley Liberate XLBT Headphones - Saddle

SurfStitch

Stamped Stackable rings - Your names or words - Personalized
Stamped Stackable rings - Your names or words - Personalized

Etsy

Hot Air Ballooning over the Yarra Valley with breakfast ($395)
Hot Air Ballooning over the Yarra Valley with breakfast ($395)

RedBalloon

Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Eau de Parfum Spray
Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Eau de Parfum Spray

Nordstrom

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Inexpensive 21st birthday gifts

The Ordinary High-Adherence Silicone Primer
The Ordinary High-Adherence Silicone Primer

Adore Beauty

Lime Luxury Shaving Cream Men's Skincare
Lime Luxury Shaving Cream Men's Skincare

Fresh Fragrances

Intimately Beckham EDT Spray Men's Fragrance
Intimately Beckham EDT Spray Men's Fragrance

Fresh Fragrances

Alta Linea Reversible Gunmetal Pin Buckle
Alta Linea Reversible Gunmetal Pin Buckle

David Jones

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Top 21st birthday gifts for females

Moisture Surge™ CC Cream Hydrating Colour Corrector Broad Spectrum SPF 30
Moisture Surge™ CC Cream Hydrating Colour Corrector Broad Spectrum SPF 30

Clinique

Ralph by Ralph Lauren sunglasses RA5203
Ralph by Ralph Lauren sunglasses RA5203

VisionDirect

Too Faced Brow Envy Shaping & Defining Kit
Too Faced Brow Envy Shaping & Defining Kit

Fresh Fragrances

Elegant floral look black travel passport holder
Elegant floral look black travel passport holder

Zazzle

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Top 21st birthday gifts for males

The Art Of Shaving Lexington Collection Power Shave Set
The Art Of Shaving Lexington Collection Power Shave Set

Fresh Fragrances

Mens casual knitwear v-neck pullover navy
Mens casual knitwear v-neck pullover navy

Van Heusen

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Once-in-a-lifetime Experiences

Sydney Harbour Sights Lunch Cruise with Drinks
Sydney Harbour Sights Lunch Cruise with Drinks

RedBalloon

Midweek Glamping Stay with Breakfast, Wine and Cheese Board
Midweek Glamping Stay with Breakfast, Wine and Cheese Board

RedBalloon

Jet Boat Circular Quay Sydney 30 Mins Offer
Jet Boat Circular Quay Sydney 30 Mins Offer

Adrenaline

2 Night Glamping Getaway with Gourmet Hampers
2 Night Glamping Getaway with Gourmet Hampers

RedBalloon

Combination 2 Pass - Sydney Attractions Entry
Combination 2 Pass - Sydney Attractions Entry

Adrenaline

Classic Facial, Body Scrub, Vichy Shower and More
Classic Facial, Body Scrub, Vichy Shower and More

RedBalloon

Shark Diving - Sydney Aquarium Darling Harbour
Shark Diving - Sydney Aquarium Darling Harbour

Adrenaline

Karting Racing Session - 30 Laps - Adult
Karting Racing Session - 30 Laps - Adult

RedBalloon

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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 gifts aren't necessarily the most expensive ones. Often the best gifts reflect your relationship with that person and are personal on some level. 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,

      Stephanie

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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, 2016Staff

      Hi Yvonne,

      Unfortunately, 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.

      If I were you, I’d go for Marc by Marc Jacobs. It was recently announced that the brand is discontinuing and merging into the original Marc Jacobs brand, and as a result most of the stock is being discounted.

      Here are a few (all under $500) that I’ve picked out for you.

      Calvin Klein Black
      Ginger & Smart Black
      Rebecca Minkoff Red
      Rebecca Minkoff Black
      Marc by Marc Jacobs mini bag black
      Marc by Marc Jacobs satchel black
      Marc by Marc Jacobs grey

      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.

      I hope that helps.

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