t can be difficult to know what to get people in their 20s. They’re probably in or out of college, living on their own, and just entering the working world. You want to give them gifts they’ll use and find practical, since they are in a transitional period of their life. 

Everyone loves gifts. That's why it’s important to look to a gift guide so you know you’re on the right track with your ideas. Whether they’re in college, entering the workforce, or starting a family, there’s something here for them. 

🎁 Gifts For The Coffee Lover

Central Perk Coffee

The Friends coffee shop Central Perk is now a coffee brand! A coffee lover, and especially a Friends lover will LOVE this gift. They offer whole bean coffee, ground coffee, and pods if you own a Keurig. They have three different blends: the How You Doin’? Medium roast, Pivot medium-dark roast, and the We Were On A Break dark roast. Shop here for all your friends-themed coffee gifting needs.

A Nespresso Machine

A Nespresso machine with the Eiffel Tower in the background.
Nespresso gives the gift of quality espresso at the touch of a button. Image courtesy of Nespresso.

There’s nothing better than a good cup of coffee or espresso. Nespresso produces high quality espresso and full cups of coffee in 1 oz-7 oz sizes with the Vertuo machines. Choose between Vertuo or Original, and then choose between a variety of coffees of various roasts, special origins, and unique flavors. Some of their origin coffees include Peru, Puerto Rico, Columbia, and Uganda. Flavors include hazelnut, vanilla, gingerbread, raspberry and peppermint for the holidays. If you know a coffee lover, you know they’ll love this. Delicious espresso in one pod and at the touch of a button? Yes, please! Shop here to check out all the machines they offer.

Bodum Chambord French Press

Man using french press.
Nothing beats a classic. Image courtesy of Food and Wine.

Coffee lovers will know a good French press when they see one. This one was voted the best overall French press by Food and Wine. It’s a classic that consistently produces a clean, delicious cup of coffee every time. Bodum is a cult favorite coffee accessory brand, so you know you’re getting a quality product. This French press will stand the test of time and will not disappoint. It’s dishwasher safe, made from glass and steel, and comes in silver, gold, and rose gold. It can be purchased online or at your nearest Target or Walmart. 

🎁 Gifts For the Beauty Guru

Makeup Gift Set

Makeup gift set.
Shape Tape is a cult classic concealer, the perfect gift for any makeup lover. Image courtesy of Free Stuff Finder.

Anyone who puts makeup on would love a makeup gift set. Tarte has the cutest holiday-themed gifts perfect for 20 somethings (and all ages). You can choose from their Shape Tape sets, which includes their best-selling full coverage concealer and a mascara, eyeshadow palette, or lipgloss, or a combination of them. They also have eyeshadow palette duos, bronzer and blush sets, and more. There are endless combinations for a flawless makeup look, and they are all perfect sets for holiday gifting. You can check out Tarte’s Gift Guide here.

Florence By Mills Skincare

Millie Bobby Brown holding up lipgloss.
Millie Bobby Brown can do more than act, she can give you the best skin ever. Image courtesy of Florence By Mills.

Millie Bobby Brown’s skincare brand is all the rage right now. Their packaging is too cute, which makes it the perfect gift. They have all types of skin care from cleansers to moisturizers and under eye patches. They also have a line of makeup like blush, lip gloss, and highlighter. If you’re looking for a gift set, they’ve got you covered there, too! Give your 24 year old the gift of self care with this Mellow Out Set. It comes with a charcoal mask, a coffee mask, and two sets of under eye patches for $28. If you’re looking to go bigger, check out the Peace, Love, Florence Advent Calendar. It comes with 12 products ranging from liquid lipstick to a mud mask, plus a cute ornament.

The Skincare Edit from Glossier

Glossier Skin Edit.
The set conveniently comes in eco-friendly cardboard packaging. Image courtesy of Glossier.

This sampler set is the perfect gift for those who love skincare, and love Glossier. It’s a set of six of their best-selling products plus a cute pink headband. It includes everything you need for your skincare routine, their Milky Jelly Cleanser, Futuredew Serum, Bounce Serum, their Priming Moisturizer, and two of their Balm Dot Com lip balms. Although these are all sample sizes, it’s the perfect gift for those who love skincare, because if they like it they can go and purchase the full size products. This set offers a great variety of products for $35. Check out the set here. 

🎁 Gifts For Tech Lovers

Apple AirPods Pro 2nd Gen

Airpods Pro sitting on desk.
AirPods just got a makeover. Image courtesy of Yahoo.

The new airpods offer quite the upgrade. They are completely noise canceling, but the setting can be disabled. They have a water resistant case, 6 hours of listening in one charge, and a magsafe charging case. They upgraded the audio to the H2 chip which allows for better noise cancellation, clearer sound, better base and spatial audio. They’re the perfect gift for those who love music, working out, or those who haven’t updated their AirPods in a while, but won’t treat themselves to a new pair. Check them out here

Xbox Series X

Xbox Series X on an entertainment center.
The perfect gift for the pro gamer. Image courtesy of SFGATE.

This one’s for the gamers- girls or guys. The newest of the Xbox gaming consoles, the Series X has come a long way from the 360 or One. With 4K graphics, faster speeds, more storage space, and 8K HDR, this console offers the best gaming experience from Xbox ever. It’s also designed to enhance older games, and it’s equipped with three airflow channels to keep the console from overheating, and keeping it silent. Anyone who loves gaming and has an older Xbox would certainly love an upgrade like this one. Shop directly from Xbox here. 

Click and Grow Smart Garden

Woman smiling at the click and grow garden.
Fresh herbs have never been more readily available. Image courtesy of Click and Grow.

People in their 20s love plants, but unfortunately sometimes don’t pay enough attention to them to keep them alive. Especially living in an apartment, or in the winter, it can be hard to keep plants healthy. This Smart Garden kit is a game changer. It allows you to keep an indoor garden that takes care of itself. The kit provides biodegradable plant pods that provide everything the plant needs to thrive. 

The machine is self-watering, and has a lamp to control how much light is given to the plant as well. It also comes with an app so you can track your plant’s growth progress and health. All you have to do is place the pod of your choice into the Smart Garden, then add water and connect it to a power supply, and it will do the rest! You’ll only have to replace the water once every three weeks. This is the perfect gift for those who love to cook with fresh herbs, or just love plants but need a little extra help maintaining them. Check out the Smart Garden here.

🎁 Honorable Mention Gift Ideas

The holidays are coming up, no matter which you celebrate. Now is the perfect time to shop for your friends and family. It can be difficult to find something unique that you think they’ll really like, which is why this gift guide is meant to inspire you to shop for the young adults in your life, no matter their gender or interest, hopefully there’s something here for everyone. Happy shopping!

Dec 9, 2022