Amazing Gift Ideas for a 20 Year Old Woman
What she is currently doing in her life can give you some ideas of relevant gifts to buy the 20 year old you know. Read on for lots of suggestions below.
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There are some funny and inspiring books that make perfect gifts for 20 year olds.
One of my favorites is Adulting - How to Become a Grown-Up in 468 easy(ish) steps. It's written by a woman in her late twenties and gives lots of helpful advice for navigating the 20s (the time when you're leaving home, on a limited budget and a keeping on top of all the things you have to do to manage your new adult life).
The chapters covers the mind, domesticity, love and dating, money, maintenance, family, friends and neighbours and much more.
It makes an excellent present for those leaving home, graduating college or embarking on their first job.
This book is lifechanging. It pulls no punches and will tell you things exactly as they are.. But it is a fantastic book to read at the age of 20, so you can learn from the wisdom of others and avoid making the same mistakes.
It's easy to read and pefect to dip in and out off. So you can read the parts of the book that will help you at certain times.
It gives more than just advice, encouragement. Some of the stuff we know and just neee reminding of.
If you want a small gift that will really have an impact this is the book to get.
This is another book jam packed full of wisdom and nuggets of advice. It reailly is easy to dip in and out off. Great for keeping on a bedside table and having a 5 minute read everyday.
This is not just advice people in their twenties, but people of every age could learn a thing or two from this book.
It's funny too, one of my favorites is:
Don't every check Facebook when you're:
c.) Depressed and drinking.
e.) Struggling with being blessed with singleness while some of your friends seem to be blessed with a Brad Pitt lookalike and that blazing white fence shining with the glory of the American Dream on steroids,
f.) Any time after 9.17pm.
Accessories For Her Electronics and Tech
Accessories for her electronics including portable chargers, earbuds, cases and covers and tablet stands are always useful ideas.
Check out a couple of ideas below.
This is fantastic gadget to have in any bag.
What happens when you're out and about, run out of juice on your phone and need to send a text or a phone call. You panic!!
But not if you have a portable charger in your bag like the lipstick shaped Anker charger. It gives up to at least one full charge with most phones.
It is small and compact so can easily fit in a bag or a pocket.
It gives that extra bit of security that you can always be in touch in case of an emergency.
It is the perfect stocking filler or secret santa gift too.
Wireless earbuds are great for listening to music and podcasts on the go.
They connect easily via bluetooth to her phone or other device.
She can also use them to take hands free calls. Ideal for calls while doing chores around the home or while walking.
The earbuds are also waterproof so can be used for exercise or outdoors while it's raining.
Hair and Beauty Gifts
Hair tools such as flat irons, curling irons, hair wavers and straightening brushes are all really useful ideas for helping her look good before a night out with her friends.
There are tons of make up ideas too. For a gift it's almost a good idea to get something that she isn't likely to buy herself and for most 20 year olds this is a more expensive but high quality piece of make up.
Hair Straightening Brush
If she likes to straighten her hair this is a fantastic hair tool to have in her collection.
Ditch the flat irons and use a brush to straighten your hair instead.
Divide your hair into sections and just brush the heated brush through to get straight results.
It's quick to heat up and there are 6 different temperature settings to choose from so there will be the perfect setting for her hair.
The ceramic iron teeth are high quality and it's designed to mean there will be no damage to your hair.
Hair Scalp Massager Brush
This little scalp massager is the perfect way to wash her hair in the shower.
It will massage her scalp while she shampoos but it also has lots of other benefits too.
It promotes blood circulation. And it really cleans hair all the way to your scalp. It's good for removing hair products that she may have used during the week, leading to clean and beautifully shiny hair.
Due to the size it makes the ideal stocking filler gift.
If she likes to try out different looks and style her hair in different ways she will love the bedhead waver.
It easily waves her hair (which is what she will want simple and quick). It has Tourmaline ceramic technology which will help reduce frizz and add shie.
It's easy to do, just style one inch sections at a time for natural looking wavers or larger sections for a more uniform wave look.
It has different heat settings for different types of har. But it heats up to 400°F if you require to lock the style in quickly.
Most women in their twenties will really appreciate some expensive perfume.
If she is a student she may not have the money to buy a really nice fragrance so it's a lovely gift to receive. She can then have the luxury of wearing a perfume she really likes.
A bottle of perfume is always a good choice but if you fancy splurging a little bit extra there are some fantastic perfume sets as well.
The Marc Daisy Dream perfume is a long lasting fragrance which is in a really beautiful glass bottle.
Turbie Twist Hair Towel
A hair towel may seem like a strange present but the Turbie twist hair towel is a not like any other hair towel.
Firstly Its unique twist and loop system makes it the hair towel that stays in place. Great for when she's wondering around the dorm, her room or the changing rooms at the gym.
The microfiber material ensures that is soaks up water so that less blow drying time is needed.
It's a particularly good gift for a twenty something with long or thick hair.
If you're still clueless, here are some specific suggestions it's difficult to go wrong with.
Birthstone jewelry - there are some lovely pieces of jewelry which features birthstones such as pendants, bracelets and earrings. If you buy the correct birthstone for the month of her birth then is makes the gift a little personal to her and shows her you've really thought about it.
Charm bracelets - women of every age love charm bracelets. Pandora charm bracelets are particularly popular. When you buy her a first bracelet include at least one charm It could be a charm which has meaning to you or her (again a birthstone charm is one option). The great thing about a charm bracelet is that you can always get her charms for subsequent gifts too.
Jewelry with an engraving - another way of personalizing jewelry and shows extra thought is to engrave the jewelry with an message or inscription. If you're not sure what to engrave there are some pieces of jewelry which are ready engraved with the perfect message such as "Love you to the moon and back".
Alex and Ani Bangle Bar with Birthstone
Alex and Ani jewelry are very popular at the moment.
Their jewelry is handmade and made from recycled materials.
The bangle bracelet featured opposite is accompanied with a charm which is a birthstone and three stamped Alex and Ani charms. You can choose the birthstone of the month of the her birthday.
The bracelet is expandable to fit different sized wrists.
It comes in both silver and yellow gold.
The Journey is the Reward Pendant
This is a beautiful sterling silver pendant with an inspirational message inscribed. It reads "the journey is the reward".
The message is a reminder that we should enjoy everyday life and not just getting to the destination we have in a mind.
It looks good. She will be able to wear this everyday and have the message as a daily reminder.
It's crafted in .925 sterling silver and comes with a box chain with spring-ring clasp.
Cute String Bracelet
The ideal gift for the strong, sassy 20 year old, this bad ass bracelet is a beaded morse code bracelet.
It's simple and elegant. Perfect for everyday, casual wear.
It comes in a gift box for easy gift giving.
If "Bad Ass" isn't the right phrase for the person you are buying for there are many others to choose from including "stay weird", "never give up" and "I love you.
Some ideas include a smart watch, action camera, fitness activity tracker, amazon echo, new tablet, new smart phone, a television for her room or a media streaming player such as the amazon fire stick.
Check out some ideas below.
Go Pro Hero
Go Pro Hero cameras are small cameras that are in waterproof casing (it's waterproof up to 40m), dirtproof and shockproof and designed to shoot footage of sports, action or just life in general. It videos in HD but you can get some great wide angle 5mp shots from using the camera too.
You can use a strap to mount the camera to your gear such as a bike or a helmet and start shooting the action. It doesn't have to be sports you are filming. Shoot footage of everyday life too. Perhaps she would appreciate a small camera to take to music concerts - as the camera work in light and dark conditions without having to adjust the settings.
It's great to take swimming and snorkelling shots.
If this interests you, the Go Pro Hero 4 may also be one to look at. It is more expensive but has wifi and other great features too.
An Amazon echo dot is a voice recognition system and a speaker which offers so much.
Firstly it's great for listening to music even if that's all you use it for. Just ask for a song, artist, or genre from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, and more. Move it from room to room around the home where you want to listen to music. It's lightweight so easily transportable to college too.
Use Alexa on Echo to do all kinds of tasks. Ask questions such as "What's the weather?" or "What's on my calandar today".
Use it to order an uber or a pizza. Set alarms, timers and control smart home devices.
This version comes with a smart bulb so she can control the lights in her room too.
Clothes and Accessories
Accessories are slightly easier to buy. Ideas include clutch bags (great for a night out) or a wristlet. A wristlet is normally big enough to carry a cellphone, money and cards. She can keep hold of it by attaching it to her wrist or carry it in another purse.
A purse or bag is another gift idea. Which type you get will depend on her personality. An everyday purse is normally great for most girls. They can take such a purse to the mall, out with friends or wherever she is going in the daytime. Backpacks are great for college students. A new gym bag is great for girls who enjoy playing sports.
Scarves, hats and gloves make fantastic Christmas gifts and are often the easiest gifts to buy as you don't have to worry about getting the size right.
Infinity scarves like the one featured are easy to wear and look good on everybody.
They are also super practical for keeping her warm during a cold winter day.
The color of the scarf featured is great as it will go with most outfits and coats but there are other colors available as well.
A wristlet is a really cool gift idea and practical too.
It will hold her phone, bank cards and money. She can take it out on its own and keep it secure around her wrist. Or she can throw it into a bigger bag, or attach it inside the bag where she can easily find it.
The wristlet featured comes in lots of different colors and designs.
It can carry a phone and essentials such as money and cars.
Gifts For College
A starbucks voucher for when she picks up coffees coffee while she’s studying
A bathrobe to wear between her room and the bathroom
A backpack to carry her books, laptop and folders to and from college
A media streaming player to give her access to multiple extra channels such as netflix and hulu.
A new mug or other kitchen accessories
A lapdesk which she can use to rest her laptop on her legs while using it on the couch or on the bed.
Also check out the bedrest below.
The bed rest is a perfect for giving her that extra support when she wants to read or use her tablet or laptop while sitting on the bed or couch.
They come in several different colors and designs.
There is a handle on the top of the bed rest which is great for carrying it from room to room.
It's also great for sitting on the bed and watching television or listening to music.
This bedrest is covered in a high pile, brightly colored plush that soft to touch and fun to decorate with.
A lapdesk is perfect for looking at a laptop or writing while sitting on the bed, on the couch or anywhere where you don't have a desk but need one.
It's perfect for college students but also great for any kind of notebook work or entertainment.
The lapdesk featured is perfect for a notebook up to 15.6 inch. It has a micro bead bottom for comfort and to protect you from the laptop heat. There are two built in organizer trays which can hold a phone as seen in the picture.
There'a also a built in handle so it's easy to move around between rooms.
Programmable Alarm Clock
Keep organised and get up on time with this charging alarm clock.
Always make sure your phone is fully charged after a night's sleep with a charger attached to the clock which can be kept right next to your bed.
This device’s built-in USB port means you’ll never be looking for the charger of your smartphone, tablet or mp3 player.
The projection can be turned on and off as needed. and the vibrant 1.2" white LED display with 4 dimming options let you choose how bright your display is (high, medium, low, off).
Shower Caddy (and Fill It With Stuff)
A shower caddy is a really useful gift for a dorm or for a lady who loves to be at the gym.
It makes it very easy for her to carry her stuff and hang it in the shower.
If giving it as a gift, a really nice thing to do is fill it full of shower gels, shampoo, conditioner.
You can use travel sizes for variety or just fill it with some nice products.
It will very much be appreciated and well used too.
Mini Waffle Maker
A bed shelfie is the perfect bedside companion.
It will hold your morning drink, phone, book, kindle (safely holds up to 15Ibs). Or whatever you need right next to you at night.
It can easily be clamped to a bed without tools and it includes thick felt pads.
It comes in different colors and sizes.
Swiss Army Knife
A pocket knife features 14 fuctions to equip you for everyday adventures, including 2.45 inch blade, corkscrew, bottle opener with screwdriver and scissors.
The swiss army knife is perfect for jobs around the house or home but also great for camping, hiking, fishing and other outdoor advetures.
It comes in lots of different colros.
Great for keeping in a pocket, bag or draw at home.
The 5-Ingredient College Cookbook: Easy, Healthy Recipes
Want to help a 20 year old to cook healthy food?
This cookbook could be the answer?
This college cookbook makes it easy for students to prepare fresh, tasty, healthy meals for themselves on a budget, with more than 100 recipes that only take 30 minutes to throw together, and only require 5 main ingredients.
She can learn a few recipes. It will help her save money and stay healthy.
Bluetooth speakers - these will allow her to stream music from her smartphone, tablet or other device to her speakers. They are generally very portable and can easily be moved around the home from room to room or taken away to friend’s houses or on vacation. There are bluetooth speakers to suit a range of budgets. The more expensive versions tend to provide a higher quality of sound.
Headphones - these are particularly great if she is in shared accommodation or could be annoying other family members when listening to music. There are also wireless headphones that can be used with bluetooth and are great when moving around the house, walking or exercising. There are also sleepphones, wireless headphones for when you sleep.
Tickets to see her favorite band
Subscription to spotify - great for listening to music on the go.
These bluetooth speakers are particularly cool. Stream your music from a smart phone or tablet via bluetooth.
They can be used anywhere. They are small and lightweight and feature 360-degree sound with deep bass.
They are particularly great for the adventurer. They have a waterproof life-resistant shell and are waterproof for up to 30 minutes and a depth of 1 meter. There is also a marine-grade bungee cord attaches to you or your bike, backpack and lots of other pieces of equipment.
Other cool features include a 65 ft. Bluetooth wireless range and 9 hr. battery life.
Check out more music gift ideas.
Driving Car Organizer
If her car is messy than this car organizer is a must.
It's fantastic for organising all the stuff you want to transport in the car.
Keep essentials such as a pen, tissues, driving gloves, glasses and maps there for when you need them.
It can also be used to store a tablet, a drink, some snacks or whatever you need.
You could team than organizer with a car trash can to make sure she does keep her stuff and mess in check.
Sports and Fitness
A fitbit versa smart watch does absolutely everything you need in a fitness device but it has the capabilities of a smart watch too.
It track steps, distance, calories burned, heart rate, floors climbed and active minutes. Stay connected with call, text & calendar alerts and notifications from your favorite apps like Gmail, Facebook and more (when phone is nearby).
It has GPS so you can map your routes and see run stats like pace and duration on display (when your phone is nearby)
It also works with Alexa so you can use voice control with the watch. Use Alexa to get quick news and information, check the weather, set timers and alarms, control your smart home devices