Are you buying gifts for any 20-something women this Christmas? Whether it’s your sister, your co-worker, your Secret Santa or your best friend, we’ve got a list of gifts that women in their twenties will obsess over. If you’ve got trendy millennials in your friendship arsenal, read this. We’ve got all the bases covered with perfect gift ideas for the 20-something makeup junkie, travel-lover, workaholic, art-obsessed and more. Check out this list of 20 awesome gift ideas below and take your pick:
1. Engravable Bar Necklace
A beautiful necklace is only made more special when it’s customized especially for her. This delicate gold bar necklace is an engravable necklace from Stella & Dot that can be engraved with a special message, a meaningful word, her initials, a special date or her name.
2. ‘Airplane Mode’ Top
It’s important to escape real-life stressors and switch to Airplane Mode sometimes. This limited edition ‘Airplane Mode’ Racerback Tank from Wife Material Tees is a must-have for the stylish, trend-setting globetrotter in your family or friend group. With a rounded scoopneck, a custom-designed chic graphic and a slimming silhouette, this tank will look good on everybody. Not only is the material of the tank a luxe, ultra-soft blend, but it also flows beautifully, hugs all the right places and is incredibly flattering. It’ll be your BFF’s new obsession. If you’re planning a trip together soon, get yourself the matching ‘Jetsetter’ tank so that you can both look the part for your vacation photoshoots together.
3. Heart-Shaped Highlighter
What 20-something woman doesn’t love and collect highlighters? Too Faced cosmetics offers the best of both worlds with their gorgeous, illuminating highlighter that doubles as a heart-shaped compact mirror. The casing of the Too Faced ‘Love Light’ Highlighter is unique and adorable (did I mention it was pink and heart shaped?) and the highlighter itself is infused with light-reflecting pigment that leaves skin radiant and flawless-looking.
4. Hexagon Ring
Hexagon rings are about to become her next obsession, and it’ll all be thanks to you when you get her this sapphire ring in a hexagon shape from Valani. A hexagon ring is a unique, fashion-forward gift – and tons of celebrities are wearing them right now. The sapphire stone adorning it is perfect since it falls under klein blue, one of the named hottest colors for 2018 by Vogue.
5. Swarovski Skull Earphones
Arguably the coolest earphones of all time, these unique skull earphones from Runway Passport come in black, gold and silver. The skull eyes are made of Swarovski crystals. Not just cool-looking, these earphones also have great sound quality.
6. FabFitFun Box
A FabFitFun Box is the gift that keeps on giving. It’s a quarterly (seasonal) subscription box, and each box is filled with over $200 worth of seasonal must-haves that are always on-trend and obsession-worthy. Each box contains things like lifestyle products, apparel, beauty products, hair products, skin care, jewelry and more.
7. Birchbox Beauty Box
Birchbox has tons of fun beauty boxes, but I especially love this ‘Power Beauty’ Box from Birchbox which contains makeup from top brands such as Benefit and Smashbox, as well as quality skincare products and cute hair accessories. Give the gift that gives her all of the essentials!
8. ‘Living My Best Life’ Sweater
She’ll be able to stay warm while staying fashionable in this ‘Living My Best Life’ sweater from All Twerk & No Pray. This cozy graphic sweatshirt is a soft poly-cotton sponge fleece fabric, and a relaxed boyfriend fit.
9. Vintage Frame
A stunning gold vintage frame is the ultimate home decor piece, and she can use it to frame one of her favorite quotes, a favorite photo or an important keepsake. A really good quality vintage frame can be hard to find, but a thrift store like Value Village or Savers has tons of these, and buying a quality vintage piece from a thrift store is what’s known as green gifting, so you can’t go wrong.
10. Fringed Triangle-Collar Scarf
Women love to collect scarves, and one of the most stylish scarves a babe can own is this fringed triangle-collar scarf from Simons. Dress up a plain winter sweater with this fashionable and cozy scarf, which effortlessly stays in place in a flattering triangle shape.
11. Date Night Beauty Kit
Every girl will love the makeup kit called ‘Date Night With Mr. Right’ from Benefit Cosmetics. It’s got all of the essentials required to look absolutely gorgeous for a special night out. The kit contains Benefit bestsellers such as their shimmering highlighter stick, their famous mascara, their 2-in-1 lipstick and lipliner, their rose-gold blush and more.
12. 5-in-1 Hair Curling Wand
The 5-in-1 curling wand from Bombay Hair is essential for any 20-something woman who loves curling her hair. This interchangeable wand with clampless Tourmaline technology allows her to create shiny, long lasting curls or waves, and create different looks depending on her mood.
13. Rose Gold Earrings and Necklace Set
Rose gold is a favorite among 20-something women when it comes to jewelry because it goes with everything and compliments all skin tones beautifully. I especially love this rose gold matching set from Stella & Dot because the necklace is reversible and it comes with matching earrings.
14. ‘Jetsetter’ Racerback Tank
Essential for effortless, on-the-go style, this custom-designed ‘Jetsetter’ scoopneck racerback tank from Wife Material Tees is made of an ultra-soft poly-viscose blend that flows beautifully to flatter the female silhouette. Comfy, cute, chic – and the black and white design goes with everything and never goes out of style.
15. Hand-Beaded Decorative Pillow
Decorative pillows are easy to become obsessed with, and she can use it to dress up her bed, her favorite chair, or her sofa. This hand-beaded ‘Believe’ pillow from Z Gallerie sends an important message while looking stylish.
16. LuMee Selfie Phone Case
If you don’t know what a LuMee phone case is, you’ve been missing out. Perfect lighting is something anyone can have every single day with a LuMee case, since it emits halo lighting onto your face. Plus, LuMee cases come in cute styles such as white marble and champagne gold.
17. Confetti Duvet Cover
Cute bedding is an addiction among young women. The Terrazzo duvet cover set from Simons is an adorable and feminine watercolor confetti pattern which will add a chic charm to any woman’s bedroom and make her bed look cuter than ever.
18. Instax Mini Polaroid Camera
These adorable polaroid Instax cameras from Urban Outfitters come in cute colors like purple, pink and blue – and they print out instant photos that offer a nostalgic charm. The gift of instant photography is a sure winner.
19. ‘Best Year Yet’ Dayplanner
Give the gift of organized cuteness this Christmas with the ‘Best Year Yet’ Dayplanner from Anthropologie. This 12-month planner has a beautiful front-cover design, and it includes sections for notes, goal-planning and checklists.
20. Pyrrha Necklace
Handcrafted using authentic wax seals and imagery from the Victorian era, Pyrrha inspires the wearer with messages that emulate truth, love, and growth. A hand-selected Pyrrah necklace from Blue Ruby makes for a memorable gift she’ll fall in love with.
Erica Gordon is the author of Aren’t You Glad You Read This? The Complete How-To Guide for Singles with a History of Failed Relationships Who Want their Next Relationship to Succeed, available here.