For me, this year is the year of 21sts. Most of my friends have their 21st birthdays this year, which is great because it means that there are loads of fancy 21st birthday parties to go to but it also means that you have to come up with a load of different 21st birthday present ideas. I mean, how many times can you really give someone a Lush gift box for their birthday? This is where we step in! Here we have the ultimate guide to the 21st birthday present ideas that every girl will love so you can stop worrying about present ideas and start outfit planning!
The 21st birthday is one of the biggest and most important birthdays here in the UK. So what better present to get your best gal pal than a homemade scrapbook, especially if she is the sentimental sort. This is a great 21st birthday present idea as it is something they can keep forever and is super special. It also shouldn’t cost you too much as the only things you need to pay for are the book itself, the printed photos and a few decorations, but bear in mind that you’ll need quite a lot of time to put the album together!
Girls Camping Trip.
If your friend values experiences over material gifts, why not get a few of her closest mates together and organise a surprise camping trip for her 21st? This will work best if a few of you can drive and can get down to the campsite beforehand to set up the tent with cute fairy lights and decorations, then someone else can drive down later with the birthday girl to surprise her. You could even invest in matching PJs and make sure to take down some yummy snacks to last you the evening!
Who doesn’t love a spa day? A dip in the pool, a hot stone massage, a hydrating facial… It is every girl’s dream day off. I know what you’re thinking, who can afford a spa day with a student budget looming over their heads?! Well, if you look in the right places, you can find spa day deals at a very reasonable price. Try looking on Woucher or Groupon for the best spa day deals to treat your bestie to an unforgettable 21st birthday present.
Personalised Make-Up Brushes.
If you are looking for a super special 21st birthday present to get one of your best girl friends, have a look at some personalised good-quality make-up brushes. These are great because they will be used everyday and are a cute and unique present ideas. Have a look on Etsy or Not On The High Street for some georgeous personalised make-up brush sets. This is one of the best 21st birthday present ideas.
Personalised Birth Year Jumper.
If your friend is a real fashionista, why not get her a good-quality jumper with her birth year on the front. These are very Bella Freud-esque and look very vintage, so if that is something your friend is into then this would be a great 21st birthday present for her. It is also super special if you get her birth year printed on the front as it is a subtle reminder of their 21st birthday and something that she can be reminded of every time she wears it.
Polaroid Photo Frame.
You don’t need to spend hundreds to get your gal pal a special and memorable 21st birthday present. If you are on a budget, think about making her a cute picture frame filled with photos and memories of the two of you together. Choose a thin metal rimmed photo frame and fill it with special Polaroid pictures you have taken together. You can write the date on each Polaroid in black marker to give the frame a more authentic feel and there you go! A cheap and easy way to create a stunning 21st birthday present for one of your best mates.
Tiffany Key Pendant.
If you have a group of friends and you all want to chip in to buy your mate something super special for her 21st birthday, why not get her a gorgeous Tiffany Key Pendant necklace. I know what you’re thinking, anything from Tiffany would be way out of your price range. But if there are 8 or 9 of you who want to chip in, it would only be around £20 each to pay. You can even ask her parents if they would like to contribute to get your friend a truly unforgettable birthday present. I chose this Key Pendant from Tiffany because the 21st birthday is often associated with the ‘key of the door’, but you can choose any necklace if this is not your cup of tea. This is one of our favorite 21st birthday present ideas that we love!