You have waited 21 years for this … finally you reach the point of your life when you are legal to drink. Usually around junior or senior year, there seems to be a 21st and a banner wrapped around someone every single night.
The 21st birthday pregame invitations keep on coming and coming, and buying your friends Smirnoff Ices just isn’t working anymore as a gift. This is the birthday they will always remember, you should get them a gift they will never forget. Whether it’s simple or extravagant, receiving a gift on one of the best birthdays helps showcase your thanks for a friendship, no matter how long you have known the person for.
Whether you have known someone for your entire life, or only a few months, you can never go wrong with getting your friend a funny drinking-related gift for their birthday. I mean, when you turn 21, one of the biggest gifts is being able to legally drink in the United States, right?
A gift idea for a fun 21st could be something that has to do with drinking games, like mini flip cup or DrinkO. Either of these would make a great edition to a pregame or tailgate.
For a friend that you have known for longer and have grown close to, there are gifts that will mean a lot to them for their birthday that go beyond typical drinking-related themes.
A piece of jewelry may seem old and overused as a birthday gift. Many people wear it for about a week and then move onto a new necklace, pair of earrings or bracelet. The Smile Necklace from Tiffany is a beautiful necklace that is versatile enough to be paired with any look. This simple smile necklace can be very meaningful by describing the happiness you bring to each other or the happiness you feel your friend deserves. You know what they say — a smile is the best accessory you can wear. Not exactly in your budget? Etsy sells similar ones for around $35.
Stores such as Urban Outfitters, Connections or People’s Nation offer cute and affordable items that are perfect for a 21st birthday gift. These things could be as simple as Polaroid film to document the night or face masks and comfy sweaters for recovering the day and night after. No matter the friend or the budget, anything you get will be something they remember — I mean we can only hope they remember!
*VALLEY does not support underage drinking. Please remember to always drink responsibly.