35 21st Birthday Gift Ideas Any Newly Legal Adult Will Love

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this instant-print camera

Kodak Printomatic Digital Instant Print Camera

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Printomatic Digital Instant Print Camera

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this instant-print camera

Kodak Printomatic Digital Instant Print Camera

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Make sure their memories are being captured with a dependable camera. This version from Kodak requires no ink cartridges, toner, or film and will print out pics just moments after you take them.

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this fab tool set

Cartman Pink 39Piece Tool Set

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Pink 39Piece Tool Set

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this fab tool set

Cartman Pink 39Piece Tool Set

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Being 21 means they’re really grown now. And if they don’t have a tool kit yet, first off, OMG. Second, buy them one STAT. It may not be the cutest gift, but trust that they’ll be super appreciative of it!

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this 21+ card game

Buzzed – The Drinking Game That Will Get You & Your Friends Tipsy

Buzzed - The Drinking Game That Will Get You & Your Friends Tipsy

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this 21+ card game

Buzzed – The Drinking Game That Will Get You & Your Friends Tipsy

From the people who brought you the one and only What Do You Meme? comes Buzzed, a hilarious drinking card game that’ll get everyone laughing and thoroughly tipsy. Important!

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these intricate birthstone necklaces

Local Eclectic Shades of You Ombre Birthstone Necklace

Shades of You Ombre Birthstone Necklace

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these intricate birthstone necklaces

Local Eclectic Shades of You Ombre Birthstone Necklace

These unique 14k gold plated necklaces feature pretty gemstones in ombre colors for each month of the year. “Even more beautiful than the pictures,” one reviewer writes. FYI: They come in ring form, too!

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these boozy gummies

Sugarfina Rosé All Day Gummy Candy Bento Box

Rosé All Day Gummy Candy Bento Box

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these boozy gummies

Sugarfina Rosé All Day Gummy Candy Bento Box

This sweet rosé-infused treat is the perfect non-alcoholic nod to their newly legal status. The giftable set comes with a box of light pink rosette candies and a box of rosé-infused gummy bears.

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this wearable drink cover

The Original Nightcap Drink Cover Scrunchie

The Original Nightcap Drink Cover Scrunchie

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this wearable drink cover

The Original Nightcap Drink Cover Scrunchie

This scrunchie drink cover (as seen on Shark Tank!) pops right onto a cup to prevent spiking and comes in the cutest shades of pink, purple, and blue. It’s not the most fun, but it’ll definitely give the user some peace of mind.

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these pretty shot glasses

Estelle Colored Glass Shot Glass (Set of 6)

Shot Glass (Set of 6)

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these pretty shot glasses

Estelle Colored Glass Shot Glass (Set of 6)

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Turning 21 calls for shots, obvi! Treat them to these colorful ones that come in a range of gorgeous hues.

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this post-drinking kit

Hangover Emergency Kit

Hangover Emergency Kit

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this post-drinking kit

Hangover Emergency Kit

This little pouch contains everything they’ll need to stave off a hangover—gum, mints, sanitizing wipes, electrolytes, Advil, and more.

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this convenient kitchen gadget

Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 Mini Electric Pressure Cooker

Duo 7-in-1 Mini Electric Pressure Cooker

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this convenient kitchen gadget

Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 Mini Electric Pressure Cooker

Turning 21 means they won’t be able to hit up the college dining hall for much longer. Gift them an Instant Pot, which does everything from steaming to sautéing to boiling.

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this handy cookbook

The Unofficial TikTok Cookbook: 75 Internet-Breaking Recipes

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The Unofficial TikTok Cookbook: 75 Internet-Breaking Recipes

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this handy cookbook

The Unofficial TikTok Cookbook: 75 Internet-Breaking Recipes

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Help them transition into cooking their own meals with this guide to making yummy viral recipes like pancake cereal, whipped matcha lattes, and pizza in a mug.

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a totally professional blazer

1.STATE Plaid Double Breasted Blazer

Plaid Double Breasted Blazer

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a totally professional blazer

1.STATE Plaid Double Breasted Blazer

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Nothing says, “Congrats on the grown-up job,” like a blazer that brings all the profesh office vibes but (and this is non-negotiable!) still looks super cute.

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this vibey flask

Brumate Glitter Flask

Glitter Flask

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this vibey flask

Brumate Glitter Flask

Petite, leak-proof, and oh-so-pretty, this duochrome flask is sure to become a 21-year-old’s new fave accessory.

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these top-rated leggings

Alo Yoga Airbrush High-Waist 7/8 Bootcut Leggings

Airbrush High-Waist 7/8 Bootcut Leggings

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these top-rated leggings

Alo Yoga Airbrush High-Waist 7/8 Bootcut Leggings

You can’t ever go wrong with leggings from Alo Yoga. Promise! And these pretty flared ones are going to be their new faves.

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this coffee maker perf for small spaces

Keurig K-Mini Coffee Maker

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K-Mini Coffee Maker

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this coffee maker perf for small spaces

Keurig K-Mini Coffee Maker

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If they’ve been wanting to get a coffee maker for their home but felt like they didn’t have the space for it, treat them to this one from Keurig. It’s literally less than five (!!) inches wide and it’ll make them a mean cup of Joe whenever they please. (Also, goodbye to spending hella $$ on coffee from the cafe!)

Dating in your twenties is…something else, to say the least. Help them navigate this interesting time with this lighthearted read that’s full of ~wisdom~.

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this clutch handheld vacuum

eufy by Anker Cordless Handheld Vacuum Cleaner

Cordless Handheld Vacuum Cleaner

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this clutch handheld vacuum

eufy by Anker Cordless Handheld Vacuum Cleaner

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They’ve officially reached the age where they will get excited over home/cleaning gifts. And I already know they’re gonna be pumped to see this cordless handheld vacuum cleaner once they open their prezzie!

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this retro air fryer

DASH Tasti-Crisp Electric Air Fryer

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Tasti-Crisp Electric Air Fryer

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this retro air fryer

DASH Tasti-Crisp Electric Air Fryer

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So they’re probs still not that great at cooking (speaking from personal experience) and need a lil help. Enter: this cute and affordable air fryer that’ll do all the chef work for them (with practically any food) in minutes.

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this kiss-proof lip stain

Wonderskin Peel and Reveal Lip Stain Kit

Peel and Reveal Lip Stain Kit

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this kiss-proof lip stain

Wonderskin Peel and Reveal Lip Stain Kit

A regular lip gloss will disappear after a cocktail or two, but this TikTok-approved lip stain will last all night long (it’s drink-proof and smooch-proof, just FYI).

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this bottle of bubbly

La Marca Prosecco Rosé D.O.C.

Prosecco Rosé D.O.C.

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this bottle of bubbly

La Marca Prosecco Rosé D.O.C.

Or, y’know, a real bottle of rosé works too. La Marca’s Prosecco Rosé is bright, fruity, and oh-so-refreshing—aka fun in a bottle.

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this popular speaker

Bose SoundLink Micro Bluetooth Speaker

SoundLink Micro Bluetooth Speaker

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this popular speaker

Bose SoundLink Micro Bluetooth Speaker

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What’s a 21st birthday celebration without a dance party? Make sure the music is taken care of by gifting them this five-star rated (!!) speaker. They’ll be using it alllll night and for years to come!

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Hannah Oh

Assistant Shopping Editor

Hannah is the assistant shopping editor at Cosmopolitan, covering all things from cute apartment decor to trendy fashion finds, TikTok products that are actually worth your $$$, and the perfect gift to buy for your boyfriend’s mom. She previously wrote for Seventeen and CR Fashion Book. Follow her on Instagram for hot takes on red carpet fashion and unhinged updates on the books she’s reading on the train. 

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Assistant Shopping Editor

Megan Uy is the assistant shopping editor at Cosmopolitan, where she searches for the best products in all things fashion, home, beauty, sex, gifts, and more, so you don’t have to. When she’s not writing for the site, she’s whipping up some cool and trendy content for the fashion section of the print magazine. She’s been with the brand since 2019 (when she was an itty-bitty editorial fellow), and she’s also written for Delish, House Beautiful, and People. Follow her on Instagram to get some BTS of the editor life and chaotic NYC content. Also, feel free to hit her up if you ever wanna discuss the madness that is TikTok

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Alexis Bennett is the Shopping Editor at Cosmopolitan. She lives for a good sale. You can follow her shopping obsession here and on Instagram.

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