Once upon a time, 21 was the age of legal maturity, the legal drinking age and the voting age. In Australia, all that happens at 18. Nevertheless, 21 is still celebrated by family and friends.
21st birthdays are also notoriously difficult for gift giving. Here are a few suggestions for 21st birthday presents, from the traditional to the unique and quirky.
Luxury 21st Birthday Gifts
21st birthday gifts are traditionally something special that will be treasured for a lifetime. Watches and jewellery (for both men and women), bar accessories, glassware, and home decor are all popular and appropriate gifts.
- A Little Luxury is one of our favourite gift stores with a wide range of unusual and elegant gifts, homewares and customisable gift baskets. Based in Sydney, delivery Australia-wide. Ribbon printing is available on all gifts and hampers. Your personalised message of up to 90 characters will be printed continuously on a woven edge satin ribbon of your colour choice.
Novelty 21st Birthday Gifts
- Coolthings – forget the earnest birthday gifts and have some fun with gadgets and gizmos and brain bending puzzles. Coolthings are based in Launceston, Tasmania with delivery Australia wide and free gift wrapping. see their Gizmos for Guys and Gadgets for Girls
- AFL Footy Shop has lots of gifts for AFL fans. You’ll find Official AFL Merchandise Products for all 18 teams including clothing, officially licensed AFL Guernseys, footballs, quilt covers, throw rugs, beach towels, car accessories and much more. Gift vouchers too.
- Caricature King – unique gifts made from a photo of the birthday person to mark the occasion. Digital caricatures from under $50, poster print or print and framing options.
caricatures from your photos with Caricature King
21st Birthday Experiences
Experience vouchers are popular for 40th birthdays, often the V8 drives, but there is a wide range to suit all sorts of tastes – everything from pamper, to cooking classes, getaways, horseriding, sailing, skydiving, bungy jumping and so on. If you choose an experience in Australia, be careful to choose one in the location of the recipient. Most experiences are in the capital cities.
Experience companies also offer general vouchers so you don’t have to decide what they’d like, and hampers as “experiences” these days for those people who receive an experience voucher but don’t want to do any of the activities in their local area.
- Adrenalin – adventure and experience vouchers for Skydiving, V8 Race Cars, Rally Driving, Hot Air Ballooning, Jet Packs and more. They also have the option of some impressive gift hampers. Delivery Australia-wide.
21st Birthday Party Supplies and Themes
21st birthdays are traditionally a big celebration, so why not make it something extra special with a themed party. For 21st birthday party products, see Party Products Australia – 21st Birthday banners, balloons and sprays.