Best 21st Birthday Gift Ideas For Your Child

A 21st birthday is a milestone that deserves a nice celebration and when it is for your child, it’s even more reason to go all out. 

Since this birthday is considered as the official age of stepping into adulthood, as a parent you get nostalgic about your not so little one being all grown up now. With this crown year, your child will be treated as an adult wherever they go which simply reiterates how big of a milestone it is.

This means that showing your support through amazing birthday gifts can be a subtle way of expressing how much they mean to you and how you’ve always got their back.

With this in mind, if you’re looking for birthday ideas, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve put together a list of our best 21st birthday ideas for your child that they are surely going to love.

So without further ado, let’s take a look!

1. A Fun VR Gaming Experience

We’ve seen VR games take over the gaming industry with the immersive and engaging experience it provides. The one thing better than games at home is experiencing high octane VR games in an arena.

There are very few people who wouldn’t enjoy a VR experience. With several games suited for all skill levels, you can book an amazing VR gaming experience for your child. Meetspace VR has a warehouse-scale VR experience in Nottingham that you can try out.

You can start by simply searching on Google ‘virtual reality experience near me’ to find amazing places near your home. You can then book a session that your child can try out with you or their friends.

This will make their 21st birthday one to remember.

2. A Cool Set Of Shot Glasses And Their Favourite Drink

With 21 being the legal drinking age in many countries, why not give your child a cool set of shot glasses along with their favourite alcohol drink to start off their birthday?

Since there’s a high chance that your child will be drinking with their friends at different bars and pubs, your gift can serve as a way to start this. However, you need not just give them the gift, you can also sit and have a nice drink with them to commemorate their special day; it will be an amazing memory that the both of you will share.

Additionally, with several unique shot glasses on the market, you can find unique designs that your child will love. Whether it is pop-culture related or something classy, you have many options to choose from!

3. Books On Personal Goals And Finances

While this may not necessarily be a fun idea that kids will appreciate, it is definitely something important and useful that will benefit them in the long run. A 21st birthday is their official step into adulthood with its many challenges and being prepared on different fronts is always a smart idea.

By reading inspirational stories on achieving goals and informative books on how to handle finances, your kid can set goals for themselves and work towards them. This can be a small nudge they need to work towards their dreams.

Additionally, you can also add a few fiction books they might enjoy to the mix. After all, it still counts as knowledge, doesn’t it?

4. Personalised Jewellery

Personalised jewellery is always well-received and is a great birthday gift idea. On your child’s 21st birthday, by giving them a stunning necklace, bracelet or any other piece of jewellery, you can remind them how much they mean to you.

Since such gifts are always special (and a little expensive too!); they serve as a great gift for a 21st birthday. Every time your child will look at the jewellery, it can be a reminder of your love, care and support for them.

Additionally, the gift is both stylish and sentimental making it a great idea for your kid’s 21st.

5. A Book With Your Favourite Memories

Continuing on the topic of sentimental gifts, another great 21st birthday gift idea that you could consider is making a memory book. 

Every parent has tons of memories they share with their child that are special and warm their heart every time they think of them. Compiling these in a book can serve as a reminder of all the great things and experiences you have witnessed together; it is a physical form of nostalgia, love, and maybe even laughs.

You can write out your experience, maybe add a picture or two and create a book for your kids 21st birthday. With this, even when they get busy with their lives, every time they see the book, they will be transported to the good old memories.

To Sum Up

Aside from these, there are many other fun and sentimental gift ideas that you could consider for your child’s 21st birthday. The more you personalise the gift for your kid, the more they are guaranteed to appreciate them.

With these, your child will always look back on this milestone birthday fondly.

Courtney Lee
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I'm Courtney Lee and I love nothing more than shopping around and finding the best deals. I like all things beautiful and live with my cats and partner in a leafy suburb - living the dream!