Gift Guide

16 Gifts Cool Enough for the 20-somethings in Your Life

Gift shopping for someone in their 20s? Depending on what generation you fall into – this can be quite challenging. But don’t overthink it – there are so many great options for someone in the early stages of adult life. Still not sure where to start? You're in luck: we’ve scoured the internet (and consulted with more than a few 20-somethings) to answer the question: – what do you get for someone in their 20s?
October 2021
16 Gifts Cool Enough for the 20-somethings in Your Life
16 Gifts Cool Enough for the 20-somethings in Your Life

“It’s also important to be considerate of what doesn’t take up too much space since they might be prone to moving around during those years.” 
- Amy Voloshin, Printfresh Founder

16 Gifts Cool Enough for the 20-somethings in Your Life
16 Gifts Cool Enough for the 20-somethings in Your Life

For Achieving the Ultimate Cozy Vibes

Vegan Candle from Yasaf Lit
These beautiful vegan and eco-friendly candles are a great choice for creating a cozy atmosphere while maintaining aesthetics. Price: $48

Negative Underwear bra + panty set (perfect for under PJs)
Made for women by women, these bras and panties are perfect to wear under a comfy pair of PJs. Price: $75 - $148

Alpaca Throw from Serena & Lily
The ultimate comfort in the form of a blanket. This one is made from baby alpaca wool which means it’ll be the softest thing your loved one owns. Price: $298

Short Sleep Set
Nothing says ‘adult’ like a fancy pair of pajamas (and we happen to know that ours are quite the hit among the younger set.) Price: $112 - $138

“I love to select high-value gifts that a person in their 20’s might not necessarily be able to treat themselves to, it’s fun to splurge on someone who is in the early stages of their adult life.” 
– Amy Voloshin, Printfresh founder

16 Gifts Cool Enough for the 20-somethings in Your Life
16 Gifts Cool Enough for the 20-somethings in Your Life

For the 20-something Who Needs to Log Off

A book from the Between Two Books 
You know Florence Pugh — the actress from movies like Little Women and Midsommar. Her book club is a must for any reader, featuring monthly reads and interviews with the authors. Price: Cost ranges depending on the book

Forbidden Fruit Puzzle from Piecework Puzzles
Designed as an antidote to our addiction to screens, Piecework Puzzles offers an aesthetic break for the Gen Zer who’s always on(line). Price: $36

Omsom Sauce Starter Kit
Daughters of Vietnamese refugees Vanessa + Kim Pham created OmSom to celebrate the flavors of Asian cuisine. Their starter pack includes sauces and recipes for 6 meals – making culinary cuisine easy – even for a weeknight dinner. Price: $45

KitchenAid Stand Mixer
Kiss sore arms from hand whisking goodbye. A KitchenAid will save the day when they’re craving something sweet for years to come. Price: $429

“My KitchenAid stand mixer is one of my favorite gifts I’ve received in my 20's. It's indestructible and has been great for baking all sorts of delicious treats.” 
- Amy Voloshin, Printfresh Founder

16 Gifts Cool Enough for the 20-somethings in Your Life
16 Gifts Cool Enough for the 20-somethings in Your Life

For Practicing Self-Love Through Self-Care

Kale Moisturizer from Youth to the People
It’s never too early to kickstart a skincare routine. Trust us, they’ll thank you later. Price: $48

SuperYou Adaptogen from Moon Juice
Life’s busy in your 20’s! This blend of four potent adaptogens can help improve energy levels, mood, and focus to keep them going at full steam. Price: $49

Perfume from Maison Louis Marie
A nice perfume is like luxury in a bottle, and these are sure to be crowd-pleasers with their variety of unisex scents. Price: $58

Silk Pillowcase from Brooklinen
Late nights leave little time for styling hair, but this silk pillowcase helps keep hair frizz-free for stress-free mornings. Price: $59

16 Gifts Cool Enough for the 20-somethings in Your Life
16 Gifts Cool Enough for the 20-somethings in Your Life

For the Budding Social Media Influencer

A fancy hair claw from Machete
Whether they’re rushing off to class or work, this tortoise checkered claw clip will make them look put together even if they just rolled out of bed. Price: $42

A magazine subscription to Domino
Designed as the ultimate guide for a stylish home, Domino magazine is a great gift for discovering a unique home decor style in your 20s. Price: $66 for a year’s subscription

A cool Apple watch band
Expressing your truest self in your 20s is no easy feat. Make it a little easier for your loved one with this cute Pride-inspired Apple Watch band. Price: $99

A new colorful pair of Hokas
There’s no better motivation for working out than cute exercise gear. A new pair of running sneakers from Hokas will have your Gen Zer running marathons in no time. Price: $180

We Asked, You Answered. Here’s what you’re gifting the 20-somethings in your life:

“Insulated water or coffee container. Useful and they’ll think of you when they use it” - Lauren 

“Good quality luggage” - Francisca Pardo Orozco

Airbnb gift card! Encourage travel and adventure” - Rebecca Rose

“Reusable dish cloths or a good set of Pyrex glass containers with lids.” - Maura Green

“A backpack cooler for an updated picnic situation! Baskets are heavy.” - Laura Shaheen

“Good slippers/house shoes” - Jessica

“A personalized embroidery hoop featuring their beloved pet” - Deanna Smith

Spa kit for a night in” - Jean Henric

“Cooking class or food subscription- Ali S. Reinhard

“Plant Based cookbooks - Kate Wentland

“A year of headspace subscription” - Sarah Miller

Gen-z or not, at the end of the day it truly is the thought that counts. Gift with heart and it is sure to be something they’ll enjoy for years to come.

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