Christmas Gift Ideas for a 21-Year-Old Man

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girl holding present for young man

One of the most challenging aspects of the Christmas season is finding that perfect gift for everyone. If you have a 21-year-old man in your life, whether he's your grandson or your boyfriend, you may be wondering what you can get him that he'll actually use and enjoy. There are a number of ideas to consider. Be sure to take his likes, interests and personality into consideration when choosing.



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airplane and map

A 21-year-old man likely has a sense of adventure and desire to experience all the world has to offer. Give him the gift of travel for Christmas. This can take many forms, including a gift card to an airline so he can choose the destination, or a pre-arranged trip where you take care of all the details.


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A travel gift doesn't have to be expensive. Offer to pay for a camping trip to a state park or a short getaway to a nearby city.


young man listening to music

Give the 21-year-old in your life the gift of music. If you know some of his favorite bands, load up an mp3 player with a variety of songs. For those who have smaller gift budgets, choose 10 to 15 songs and burn them to a CD. Make a personalized case to go along with it. A gift card to an online music retailer is an option for those who aren't aware of the man's musical tastes.



bottles of liquor

In the U.S., 21 marks the age where someone can legally drink. If the 21-year-old man in your life enjoys beer or liquor, give him a selection of these beverages. Since most people of this age don't have a big budget to spend on this type of thing, find something he might not afford on his own, like a sampling of high-end locally brewed beers. Add a personalized flask or beer mug to go along with the drinks.


Season Tickets

soccer game

If you know a 21-year-old man who is an avid sports fan, give him season tickets for Christmas. Whether it's a college basketball team, a minor league baseball team or local NFL football team, this type of gift is likely to impress him. Find a creative way of presenting the gift like pinning them to a team jersey.