It’s a blessing to be able to give gifts for women in their 20s! Gifts love and encourage. They remind people that they are appreciated and cared for through all the change and life events happening in their life.
If you’re looking to bless a 20s something woman in your life with a gift, then look no further. Here are 22 gift ideas for 20 year old females or 20s something women that span books to apartment living, art to travel, travel to games, and more.
Know that no matter what you choose, it’s not about finding the perfect gift. It’s the thoughtfulness behind the gift that really matters. (But the gifts are also nice, too!) :]
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Gifts for Women in their 20s
What is a good birthday present for a lady in her 20s?
The 20s is a time of transition for young adult women, whether in college or starting a first job or making a new career move. Take this into consideration when brainstorming ideas for cool gifts for 20-year-olds.
With the stage of life comes different needs, but also the opportunity to give more practical gifts.
Here are some gift categories to think about when buying gifts for women in their 20s.
- Apartment Living
- Home Decor
- Electronics / Technology
- Experiences (Trip to the spa, massage, museum, zoo, etc.)
- Self-Care Gift Ideas
- And more!
Across these different gift categories, here are 22 gift ideas for 20-year old female and women in their 20s.
- Personalized Stationery
- Artisan Mugs or Personalized Mugs
- Picture Frames
- The 5TH Watch
- The Original Make Up Eraser
- Paper Sunday Journals
- A Meaningful Book
- Journaling Bible
- Sleep Psalms Nighttime Devotional
- Board and Card Games
- Travel Accessories
- A Membership or Subscription
- A Welcome Sign or Wall Art
- Wedge Pillow
- THE COMFY
- Scented Candles
- Planners for Work, Home, and School
- Finals Survival Gift Basket
- Massage or Spa Gift Guard
Whether for a birthday, Christmas, graduation, or another special occasion, these gifts for 20 somethings will be much appreciated by their recipients.
1 – Personalized Stationery
As a young adult, it’s important to thank all of the people around you that helped you get there. Here’s a way to do it in style.
Give the gift of personalized stationery, which the recipient can use for writing letters, making cards, thanking teachers or colleages, etc.
Personalize the thank you cards or decorated paper by having their names printed on it.
2 – Artisan Mugs or Personalized Mugs
What’s your recipients favorite hot drink? A cup of coffee, a mug of tea, or some hot chocolate?
Whatever their favorite hot drink is, they can enjoy in a new artisan ceramic mugs like this Make Room for Rest Mug from Dayspring. I love curling my hands around my Make Room for Rest mug when it’s cold and watching a movie.
However, this classic gift, while it never seems to fail, can be overdone. Make sure to check if your recipient already has a ton of mugs.
3- Picture Frames
Picture Frames are meaningful gifts for women in their 20s. These photos of friends, family, and cool places represent fun memories and unique experiences.
Here are some gallery frames to use for any occasion and fill with pictures, photos, or inspiring words. Or, pick out your own frames and head to your nearest photo center to print your favorite images.
4 – Cash
While cash may feel impersonal to many, it’s a common gift for 20 year olds because it’s always appreciated. Cash will not collect dust on the shelf.
Your monetary gift can pay for groceries, utilities, internet, phone bill, or a fun evening with friends. Sky’s the limit. But, you can still find a thoughtful card to go along with it.
5 – Jewelry
Another classic gift for the 20-year-old female is jewelry. Observe what jewelry (earrings, necklace, bracelets, watches) she wears most often and then get her something to compliment her wardrobe.
For example, you can find minimalist pieces, which are elegant but not flashy, to help the 20s something woman build her professional wardrobe.
A Personalized Name Necklace is another cool gift idea for woman in their 20s. If you don’t have time to get it personalized, you can find beautiful yet simple, inspirational necklaces, too.
6 – The 5TH Watch
I’m on the team of “every adult needs a watch.” It’s not only a statement piece, but highly functional. With a watch, you’ll be on time and looking at your phone less.
My watch is from The 5TH, and I don’t wear anything else since I got it in college. My mom liked the watch so much, we got her one for Christmas, too.
A watch from the 5TH is extremely practical and professional, and they have a ton of different styles, colors, and bands to choose from. Add to that their great customer service and warranty and it’s a no-brainer.
Say goodbye to your make up wipes. These soft towels are reusable and wipe your makeup clean without any product.
I received these Make Up Erasers for Christmas a couple years ago, and I love them. I’m impressed with how well they clean my face, and I appreciate not having to buy make up wipes.
These spiritual journals include Scripture on every page. The gift receiver’s name will be written in each Scripture, so it feels like God is talking to you.
Paper Sunday Journals is a constant reminder that God loves you, sees you, and cares for you.
9 – Your Favorite Book or a Meaningful Book to You
I love personalized book recommendations. It’s as if someone is sharing with you a part of their life. What’s a meaningful or entertaining book you read when you were moving into adulthood?
If you’re recipient loves fiction and you can’t think of a book to share, try these Fiction Books for 20s Somethings.
What if they prefer nonfiction or Christian thought book? Here are some Christian books for young women.
10 – Journaling Bible
A journaling Bible is a new way to experience the Bible and fall in love with God’s word. You can journal alongside the verses you know and treasure while enjoying the beautiful artwork.
My favorite journaling Bible is ESV Illuminated Bible, Art Journaling Edition, Hardcover with Slipcase.
Along the same lines as a Journaling Bible, consider Devotional Books for Young Professionals.
I recently received a Night Time Psalm Devotional as a gift. The book Sleep Psalms: Nightly Moments of Mindfulness and Rest was created to help people let go of worry and anxiety and give your stress to God before going to sleep.
As someone who struggles with destressing and racing thoughts, I believe it was the perfect gift for a woman in her 20s. So far, I’m on day 13 of reading it, and I am ready to follow it all the way to day 100.
The devotional and prayer content of Sleep Psalms is both refreshing and soul-nourishing.
12 – Board and Card Games
Exploding Kittens, SuperFight, Unstable Unicorns, and ImaginIff are my favorite board games. They are extremely fun to play with friends and family. If you’re creative, a strategist, or simply in need of a laugh, I bet you’ll love these games, too.
13 – Travel Accessories
For the 20-somethings who love to travel, think of a travel accessory you’ve appreciated in the past and buy one as a gift. For example:
- a carry-on
- travel organization bag,
- jewelry organizer,
- packing cubes,
- a duffel bag,
- a hiking backpack.
14 – A Membership or Subscription
Think of different types of memberships that the 20 something you have in mind would never splurge on, but secretly wants. For example:
- A membership to the museum of art
- A streaming service or music subscription
- Season passes to the closest performing arts center
- Season passes to a theme park
15 – Plants
Has the 20s something woman in your life just moved? Fresh plants always lighten up a living space.
You can pick a small plant like a succulent or a bigger one for the foyer. Put it in a decorative pot to add some style.
If you can afford to give more, consider furniture for their new place [First Apartment Printable List].
16 – A Welcome Sign or Wall Art
Art is another fun way to spice up a bland apartment or a new house. Try to find something that makes a statement about the person or makes them feel at home.
Here are some examples of fun, framed wall art with a spiritual quote.
17 – Wedge Pillow
A wedge pillow is one of those things you would never think to buy for yourself, but once you get it, you love it. My wedge pillow goes everywhere in the house with me. It’s a foam pillow at an incline with a wedge, and it’s the perfect angle for laying on it and relaxing.
I use my wedge pillow for cozying up at night or curling up on the couch for a long movie at home.
18 – THE COMFY Blanket
Additionally, THE COMFY is another cozy gift to give to the 20 year old in your life. It’s a huge blanket with soft fur inside, sleeves, and a hood. You can wear it when you’re cold or when you just want to be comfy.
My aunt bought me a THE COMFY for Christmas. I love to snuggle in at the end of the day. Also when I’m tailgating for football games and it’s chilly out, I can curl up in my COMFY for the game since it’s my school colors.
19 – Scented Candles
One of my favorite apartment gifts for women (in their 20s and otherwise) is a candle with a nice aroma for the home.
I love giving candles as gifts because almost everyone can use them. Who doesn’t want a nice smelling home?
20 – Planners for Work, Home, and School
A college student myself, I use the Erin Condren Academic Planner. All the bonuses – inspiring quotes, extra space for to do lists, exams and projects tracker—make the Erin Condren Academic Planner a good fit for me.
Here are my other top planner picks:
- The Ultimate 2023-2024 LifePlanner from Erin Condren: Another planner from Erin Condren, the Life Planner has a straightforward planner design with tabbed calendars and space for yearly, monthly, and weekly planning.
- My previous planner was a Day Designer. And the 2023-24 Daily Planner from Day Designer collection has beautiful cover designs and combines clean layouts and effective prompts to help you plan and schedule.
- “Be Kind” 2023-2024 Day Planner from Bloom: This planner and calendar features monthly views with space for notes and weekly spreads with space to list out weekly priorities. It’s a standard planner with colorful designs.
21 – Finals Survival Gift Basket
The college years are tough! Just keep that in mind when looking for gifts for 20-year-old females. When I was in college, I didn’t have a lot of cash, I was stressed around midterms and finals, and I was always missing home.
How can you help a 20 year old in college with a gift?
- Put together a care basket with everything they need to survive finals. Some examples of items for the survival kit would be pens, notebooks, index cards, highlighters, sticky notes, snacks, coffee gift cards, headphones and more.
- Think about ways you can encourage a college student to practice self-care and pick out one of these self care gifts.
- Make them a home cooked meal or give them a gift card to grab dinner when they have to study
- Coffee gift cards!
- School and office supply gifts
22 – Massage or Spa Gift Card
A massage or spa gift card is often a crowd pleaser for a woman in her 20s. The special woman in your life can relax, be pampered, and relieve stress before exams or a big move or starting a new job or whatever is stressing her out.
Gifts for 20 Something Females
My best advice for this age group (also my age group) is to purchase something practical or give the woman in your life a chance to experience something new.
But if you decide not to shop or can’t afford to get a gift, you can give in other ways, too. Give them the gift of quality time over lunch or a steaming cup of coffee.
For more ideas, check out the activities on this list of birthday ideas for adults. For example, you can spend quality time with them, do an activity together, volunteer together for a common cause, or cook them a home cooked meal.
I hope this list helped you pick out a great, unique gift for the 20 year old woman or 20s something woman in your life. No matter the gift you choose, I hope she recognizes and knows that she is loved and cared for.
What do you think is a good gift for a woman in her 20s?
Leave me a comment below!
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