40. The Camera Lens Coffee Mug
Got a 20-something buddy who’s so much into photography, that they’re virtually inseparable from their DSLR camera? If they also appreciate gag present ideas, this life-like looking camera lens coffee mug is the perfect gift for them. The lens cover lid is detachable, and can be used to hold a couple of scrumptious cookies (see picture above). It will also keep your drink steaming hot. The mug itself holds 15 fl oz of liquid, and it’s also available in white, for those wannabe photogs who dream of one day owning a TLR lens (paparazzi style!). This is the perfect present for a 20-something photographer!
39. The Rainbow Color Changing Showerhead
Come on, admit it! Rainbows are magic, no matter how old you are! So, we thought this LED Color Changing Showerhead is perfect to include on our list of gifts for twenty somethings. It will turn your girlfriend’s bathroom into a realm suited for unicorns and fairies – and who wouldn’t want that? The shower head is easy to install, requires no hardware, batteries, or other sources of power, and it will go on changing lights at whim, as the water is turned on. Also, it comes in a sleek chrome finish, suited for just about any style of bathroom décor. That is why this showerhead is one of the best gifts for twenty something girls. Moreover, you will love to hear that this is another great present under $20.
38. The Zombie Creation Kit
Now, seriously – who in the world doesn’t love zombies these days, ever since The Walking Dead has taken the world by storm? If you happen to have a 20-something friend who’s totally into the undead, and has a knack for crafting, tell them to forget all about model trains and plains. You have definitely got to gift them with this awesome Zombie Creation Kit. The make-your-own-zombie fun box comes complete with the torn-up clothes, as well as oodles of body parts, ranging from those who’ve just been bitten, to virtual festering corpse fragments. Awesome present for a guy in his early twenties, right?
37. The Cake Pops Toaster
Ah, Cake Pops – the breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu of choice for many a twenty-something year-old. Sure, they’re unhealthy as hell, what with the massive amounts of fat, sugar, and cholesterol they contain, but this is not really the point. The point is that making them just got a whole lot easier with the Cake Pop, Cake Popsicle and Donut Hole Maker. It’s so easy to enjoy your favorite junk food now, especially since the device also comes with non-stick coating for easier cleaning. In other words: put a lot of calories in, expend precious few calories, with easier cleaning than ever. The Cake Pops is on our list of gifts for twenty somethings as a great present for both single and coupled men and women in their 20s.
36. The Nintendo Handheld Gameboy Dress
Where to Buy: Etsy
Nintendo hand-held Gameboys are among those gaming devices and games that changed our lives forever. To boot, game-geek girlfriends are a wet dream for oh-so many guys out there. So, if your 20-something just happens to be your main squeeze, gift her this hand-made dress, sold by SewOno from Ohio, on crafting platform Etsy. The dress is made of soft cotton jersey, and comes in all sizes, from XSmall to 2XLarge. It’s made on order, so make sure you know the birthday gal’s measures before purchasing it. Since the dress is strapless, you might also consider buying the straps, made by the same seller and sold separately here.
35. The LED Tetris Tie
Check out the DIY tutorial at BillPorter
Show us a twenty-something who doesn’t love Tetris, and you’d be showing us a liar! The Y Generation virtually grew up with this popular retro video game, so if you’ve got one of its members in your close circle of friends, this novelty LED-powered Tetris Tie is going to be perfect to complement their geekdom. It glows in the dark, too, so you’ll be sure not to lose them at any birthday bash, no matter how wild it might end up. The tie also plays up the creativity, since it comes as a do-it-yourself kit, which the wearer can assemble however they see fit. What a fun 20th birthday gift for a guy!
34. The Snuggle Pillow
Is your BFF single on her birthday, and down in the dumps because of it? No way! Here’s the perfect way to make her forget about those blues, and start seeing twenty-something singledom just for what it is: nothing less than amazing! This, of course, is far easier to do when you’ve got the Snuggle Pillow – half the torso of a hunk (literally!), just perfect to cuddle with at night. Need to watch a romcom? Devour half a tub of Ben & Jerry’s? Just got back slightly buzzed from a night out? The Snuggle Pillow is always going to be there for you, complete with removable t-shirt, awesome for a sore neck, and never presumptuous enough to ask you for a sandwich. What a humorous gift for a twenty something girl!
33. The Pattern Paint Roller
What do you do when you’re looking for a perfect gift for a friend who’s just moved into a new place. They’re only thinking of one thing: how to decorate? You, of course, take this opportunity to bring them a delightfully retro pattern paint roller, which is instantly going to make their walls come alive with whimsical designs. There are plenty of pattern types to choose from on the seller’s page that range from vintage to abstract contemporary. Choose one (or several), apply some paint, in the color of their choice, and lend them a hand in turning their home into a truly cozy, elegant place. And, of course, don’t forget to send out invites for their party, too, while you’re at it! The pattern paint roller is on our list of gifts for twenty somethings as a great present for young couples in their 20s.
32. The Suit Pajamas
Some young folks were born to be entrepreneurs, and will churn out one brilliant money-making idea after the other. That’s why our list of birthday gift ideas for 20-something year-olds would have been incomplete without this set of PJs. They will make any dude, no matter how scruffy, look permanently ready for that high-level business meeting of theirs. The pajamas are made of actual silk, and if they look familiar it’s because you’ve probably seen them on the popular sitcom How I Met Your Mother. The suitjamas, as they called them on the show, are light, breathable, easy to iron, and truly luxurious to sleep in. What a wonderful gift for a 20-something entrepreneur!
31. The Bowser Beer for Dogs
Remember back when we were just hitting teenage, how giving alcohol to animals seemed like a good prank for some of the less human among us? Well, now that we’re all grown up, we know better than to pour lager in Fido’s bowl. However, nowadays we’ve also got the Bowser brand of beer for dogs. As such, if your twenty-ish year-old buddy is inseparable from their pooch, allow them to enjoy yet another set of fun times in the canine’s company. Let them both kick back, and enjoy a pint with this gift, which makes it absolutely safe for a dog to drink ‘beer’. Just so you know: Bowser Cock-a-Doodle Brew has no alcohol, tastes like chicken, and is also good for the dogs’ joints. The perfect gift for a 20-something male or female dog lover!