20. The Transparent Speaker
Where to Buy: TransparentSpeaker
It’s sleek, it looks awesomely cool, and it’s made entirely out of recycled materials, which makes it one of the best gifts ever for the trendy music loving twenty-somethings out there. To boot, the concept for this transparent speaker was crowd-funded via KickStarter, and is the work of a young man from Sweden, by the name of Per Brickstad. It comes with a 6.5” sub-woofer and two 3” full range drivers. It also has outstandingly positive reviews from some of the most revered tech, gadget, and geek mags online. So never mind the steep-ish price tag, apparently it’s well worth it! The Transparent speaker is on our list of gifts for twenty somethings as a high-end gift for young male and female music lovers.
19. The Party Time Briefcase
Where to Buy: UrbanMercenaries
What do you need when you’ve got a twenty-something year-old friend who’s got a birthday bash coming up? Nothing, as everything is already included in this aluminum briefcase. You’ve got vodka and tequila, a pair of handcuffs, martini glasses, and a shaker. You will also find Tums and Advil for the following morning. Altoids, eye drops, a pack of cards and a wine opener – virtually anything you might think of for your leisure and fun. All you and your friends need to do is show up, and start partying as hard as you can. The party time briefcase makes the perfect gift for a 20-something male party animal.
18. The Light Up Shoes
You surely know the Get Lucky video, featuring the hit single of the summer, as well as mystery French electronica duo Daft Punk, plus Pharrell Williams. If your friends, like the rest of the planet, love those light-up shoes, then they’re in luck. One of the coolest gifts for twenty somethings on our list are the SOLELites. They are the creation of the very same designer who worked for Daft Punk – A.J. Catalano. These light-up shoes make an awesome 20th birthday gift for both girls and guys.
17. The Tropical Aquarium Coffee Table
We just love items that are both decorative and functional. This particular coffee-table-cum-fish-tank is the perfect illustration of this design principle. It comes with a 36 inch square top, which is heat and impact resistant. Thus, you don’t have to worry about placing your steaming coffee mug on it. To boot, if the twenty-something you’re gifting this to also has a pet cat, you can be sure kitty is going to love it and spend countless hours in complete fascination. As such, feel free to think of it as both a gift for a friend, as well as of an awesome present for young, 20-something couples.
16. The Animated Bike Wheels System
Where to Buy: Monkeylectric
Few things are more appealing to twenty-somethings than biking. So, if you truly want to impress your young friends, you need to buy them this animated bike wheels system from Monkeylectric. The system is digital, and can be easily purchased online. While installed, it becomes able to display an endless array of designs, which you can alter and play with as you best see fit. As the wheels turn, you project anything you want, from abstract shapes, and psychedelic patterns, to full-on animated characters. Simply let your imagination run wild – as wild as the wheels on your bike! This is a luxury gift that will impress 20-something male and female bikers!
15. The Pac-Man Ottoman
Where to Buy: ItalyDesign
If you’ve got a friend in their twenties who’s just recently moved house and is desperately seeking for novel ideas on how to redecorate, chances are they’re going to enjoy this Poufman, i.e. the Pac-Man Ottoman. This is a luxury gift, so make sure you can splurge on the relatively high price tag. The bold colors and stain-proof material, as well as its decidedly retro geek appeal make it perfect for a bachelor pad. The item is upholstered in acrylic, and is one of those particularly great birthday ideas for 20-something year-old gifts if your friend happens to live in a haunted house.
14. The Steampunk Monitor and Keyboard
Where to Buy: Etsy
Let’s face it: few things are cooler than steampunk, when it comes to trends that appeal to millennials. This lavish, one of a kind, custom-made monitor and keyboard can be made to order. It is but one of the many products available on Etsy that illustrates steampunk principles. It’s made of early Victorian brass gas values, oak, brass, copper, and custom-made keys cut with laser. Buyers have the opportunity to select their style, and can even buy a complete set. The vintage typewriter look is definitely going to add a touch of class to any young geek’s look. What a creative luxury gift for a 20-something writer!
13. The Pin Press Shelf
Where to Buy: Pin-Pres
Remember when we were kids and used to spend hours upon hours, entertained by all the shapes and whimsical designs we could create with our pin-art toys? Well, here comes the oversized version for grown-ups, which is made out of wooden poles, locally sourced in Spain. It’s available as a wall-mounted smaller shelf, or as a stand-alone piece of furniture. Aside from its functionality and size, the Pin-Pres pin press shelf created by OOOMyDesign works according to the very same principles: push in the poles, and create any shape wall art and shelving you need. You can buy the shelf in several colors, and it will look especially great in a modern décor – the new centerpiece of your twenty-something’s home. The Pin Press shelf is on our list of gifts for twenty somethings as a luxury gift for young men, women, and couples.
12. The Complete Wenger Swiss Army Knife
Its full name is the Wenger 16999 Swiss Army Knife Giant, and we believe it’s wholly appropriate, given what the device does. As a matter of fact, we’d be hard-pressed to tell you what it doesn’t do! It’s got no fewer than 87 implements and 141 functions, it’s been on TV and in magazines and it’s the collectors’ dream! The Wenger has got oodles of different screwdrivers, magnets, pointers, rulers, cutters, saws, blades, wrenches – not to mention a magnifier, a compass, pliers, and several other functions about the use of which we really have no clue. Suffice to say that if your twenty-something year-old is the outdoorsy type, they’re highly likely to swoon at the sight of this thing.
11. The Fractal Lamp Shades
Where to Buy: Calabarte
We’re almost willing to bet that most of your twenty-something year-old friends never really cared much for math during their school years. Well, these superb fractal lamp shades from Calabarte just go to show that math is not only useful, but it can also be stunningly beautiful. Each lamp is unique, and adorned with an intricately mathematic pattern. When turned on, the light plays with the shapes the fractals create, and genuinely brings the room to life. With a lamp like this, we’re positive that your millennial of choice is going to love learning more about what fractals are, and how they are relevant in the real world. This is a beautiful luxury 20th birthday gift that will become a lifetime memory!