Turning 20 means leaving your teenage years behind and moving onto bigger and better things. Celebrating this milestone with your loved one is a must. However, choosing 20th birthday gift ideas isn’t always easy. Twenty is a tough age because while your loved one is officially an adult, she probably hasn’t quite mastered the fine art of “adulting” yet. Here’s how to choose the perfect 20th birthday gift idea.
How to Choose a 20th Birthday Gift Idea
The most important thing to consider when choosing a 20th birthday gift idea is what stage of life she’s in. Some 20 year olds are still in college, while others have already jump-started their careers. Or, perhaps your 20 year old is studying abroad or taking a gap year to figure some things out.
First, take a look at what they’re currently doing in their life and you can sometimes pinpoint the perfect gift that coincides with that life stage. For instance, if she’s in college, you can get her something she can use to decorate her dorm room. Or, if she’s studying abroad, get her a passport case that will keep her essential paperwork safe and contained. If she’s just started her first “real” job, get her a gift that promotes relaxation in the face of stress, such as a spa kit or soy candle. Or, choose a delectable food gift. She’ll be more than satisfied with something that’s both useful (i.e., she won’t have to make dinner) and delicious.
Top 10 20th Birthday Gift Ideas
If you’re still stumped on what to get the 20 year old in your life, don’t worry. Here are ten wonderful 20th birthday gift ideas she’s sure to adore:
This platter is full to the brim with treats that are sure to satisfy her sweet tooth. It includes strawberries dipped in cake batter-flavored white chocolate, apples covered in semisweet chocolate, and mini cakes made of pineapple topped with cake-flavored white chocolate.
Featuring semisweet and white chocolate dipped pineapple cupcakes, apple bites covered in semisweet chocolate, strawberries topped in chocolate, and more, this arrangement has a little bit of everything for the 20 year old in your life. Three balloons top off the arrangement for the perfect sweet surprise.
This set includes everything you need to grow your own lavender, including seeds, a pot, and plant food. It’s also packed with other lavender goodies, including lavender pillow spray, a soy candle, and a 100% cotton sleep mask that can be filled with the dried herb.
If he’s headed off to his first office job, these calf-high socks are a must-have. They’re made with merino wool for superior comfort, warmth, and moisture-wicking abilities to keep feet dry and clean.
“You have grown into a wonderful and one of a kind young woman.” So begins the poem that accompanies this beautiful necklace. It comes complete with two circles representing the two decades of her life and can be personalized with her name.
Give her the gift of relaxation. This gift box is packed full with a mason jar candle in your scent of choice, a sugar scrub and spoon, peppermint chapstick, and lavender and lemongrass goat milk soap.
Let her take photos of the most memorable time in her life. This camera prints out photos instantly and features a zoom lens with autofocus that lets you take clear close-up or faraway pictures and a timer that lets you get into group shots with friends and family.
Sometimes the best gift for a budding 20 year old is the gift of better sleep. This pillow conforms to your unique sleeping position. Plus, it features a knit cooling cover that provides cool-to-the-touch comfort.
These sneakers will take him from trail running to the classroom with ease. They feature molded pods that offer multi-surface traction and responsive cushioning for superior comfort no matter where he might take them.
This wireless charger will ensure your loved one’s devices always stay charged. Made with Italian leather with a non-slip bottom, the charger can be monogrammed with your loved one’s name or initials.
These wonderful 20th birthday gift ideas are sure to impress the young woman or man in your life. Whatever gift you choose, be sure to take the time to celebrate this monumental birthday that marks the end of your loved one’s teenage years.