How to Choose Perfect 21st Birthday Presents

Choosing the perfect present can be tough, especially if it is for a special event like a 21st birthday.  This article offers you a foolproof guide to help you come up with great 21st birthday presents every time and ensure that you can impress that special friend or loved one.

Step One:  What Do They Want?

Ask the recipient about their likes, dislikes and interests. If you do not care about surprising them with a gift then you could even just ask them exactly what they want for a gift, avoiding the most difficult step of the process—coming up with great 21st birthday ideas!  If you can’t ask them directly, then ask their close friends and family members for suggestions.  Alternatively, try tagging along next time they go shopping to see what products they normally buy and what they look at but do not purchase. This research should allow you to identify the type of gift they desire (e.g. jewelry, electronics, etc).

Step Two:  Selecting the Gift

Once you have identified your friend’s desired gift, then you can start choosing the actual item. For example, if you are going to buy them an MP3 player, then set a budget and look at online reviews in order to find the best brand. If you are buying clothing, visit stores to check the quality of the material and sizes. This step might seem trivial but quality is one of the most important things to consider when buying gifts.

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Step Three:  Buying The Gift

Now that the item has been chosen, you need to ensure that you achieve the best price possible, so shop around! Try searching on price comparison websites, haggling in stores and if appropriate, looking at pre-owned items. Don’t forget to check out the website too. What is the reputation of the website? Does the site offer secure shopping? Has it been established for a reasonable length of time? Are there any negative reviews about it online? Does it use an established service like PayPal to receive payments? What type of guarantee or warranty does it offer? Are there hidden costs like postage and packing? What is their customer service policy?


If you have followed these steps then you will have come up with some fantastic 21st birthday ideas and will be well on the way to providing the recipient with a brilliant 21st birthday present and some great memories. The only thing left to do is make sure that you package the item correctly and give it to the lucky birthday boy or girl on their special day.

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