23 Gifts For Women In Their 20s — From Practical To Trendy
For many, your 20s are often about figuring out personal style and experimenting with different trends and silhouettes. This can make navigating what to gift someone in their 20s, a bit of a doozy. Your recipient is likely hyper-clued into social media and the season's trends, so you'll want to gift them something cool, but also something that they haven't seen hundreds of times before. Add to that the myriad of milestones: graduating college, starting a career, signing for an apartment or home, maybe even tying the knot — a woman who's in college may want something entirely different than someone edging close to 30. But, across the board you can follow one simple rule: Bank on gifts that serve a practical purpose without feeling bland or stuffy — and maybe splurge on something they might not be able to buy for herself with just yet.
"In your 20s you may not treat yourself to something cute and cozy," explains Gabriela Pelletier, assistant buyer at quirky-cool e-tailer Lisa Says Gah. Her suggestion: "For some reason, gifted sleepwear as an adult just feels so luxurious." Simple, silk sets or a cozy robe are all-around appealing. "If you're also in your 20s, buy something you'd want yourself," adds Elizabeth Tamkin, the market strategist at Man Repeller. Candles and jewelry top her list of suggestions, "I love buying people jewelry because, for me at least, I smile and think about the person when I wear it."
If you're still stuck on what to gift this season, below, find 23 items that women in their 20s will covet. And if you're also in this age range, consider buying a few things for yourself, too.
Contemporary label Simon Miller teamed up with LA-based sock brand Darner to create plaid mesh hosiery. Have your friend be the trend-setter of the group by gifting them a pair.
"A great gift option would be novel knitwear like the Donni thermal cardigans and pullovers," Pelletier tells TZR. "Those have been an absolute hit because they aren't your normal thermal and you always need a sweater or cardigan, no matter the season."
For the friend who loves photography, a Polaroid camera will be her new favorite toy. And this minty blue option will look cute sitting on her dresser when it's not in use.
A hair accessory is a low-pressure gift option. This pearl headband will instantly take a holiday look to the next level.
This robe is meant for the pool, beach, and bath, so it will surely get good use.
To aid in organizing their life, gift them a luxe notebook that she'll reach for daily.
Instead of your typical hoop earring, opt for a funky statement pair for the jewelry lover in your life.
The product description states the scent to be an "aristocratic scent, at once gentle, smoky and leathery." The receiver will finish this candle in no time.
If your 20-something is into trendy items on Instagram, they've certainly spotted this coat in the past year. They'll be warm while looking as chic as ever.
If your friend is always misplacing their chapstick, gift them with three for each one of their purses. And even pick out which tints you want to include in the set.
A structured blazer will be a staple this season for the friend who loves a good basic.
Her home may not be fully furnished yet, but at least it will be cozy.
Gift a piece from a brand your friend might not know of, but probably soon will.
"Sleeper is a wonderful brand to shop for the women closest to you who deserve luxurious sleepwear that they can also wear out of the house," Tamkin tells TZR.
Too add a splash of color to their space, give them this eye-catching planter.
Instead of a black beanie, consider gifting a vibrant multi-color option.
STAUD's classic Shirley bag has been updated this season with a shearling exterior. The cozy material shines in the winter months, and a bag is an easy way to embrace it.
Yes, you can still wear hair clips in your 20s (and you probably should). Gift a glittery set that will look gorgeous in their hair this holiday season.
If your pal just got a new job or is accident prone and needs to protect their laptop, gift a cover for it that will match any bag they carry.
For the trendy friend, gift By Far's adored Becca boot in snake print leather. They'll never want to take them off.
If they just moved or has been talking about updating their rug, surprise them with this stylish hand-made option.