With all the online ordering shopping afforded to us these days, it’s getting harder and harder to find the perfect gifts for our friends and family members’ birthdays. While certainly, just thinking of your gift recipient and acknowledging a milestone is a lovely thought, if it is truly a newly 25-year-old woman in your life that is celebrating, an extra thoughtful gift will go a long way. After all, 25 is a weird time in our lives. We want to be the grown-up we’ve aspired to, but it’s still nice to receive a gift that doesn’t have to be a hundred percent useful or sensible. Sometimes the best gift surprises are the ones that are indulgent and something they would never purchase for themselves.
Now, the options are so diverse – everything from subscription beauty boxes to “experiential” gifts (which hopefully can be used sooner than later with this pandemic beginning to diminish), or incredibly personalized items or gift cards. With so much ordering from lockdown over the past year, we’ve all had a lot of time to snoop, search and purchase things we’ve been eyeing (and those impulse things we weren’t even looking for!).
While lifestyles of the 25-year-old woman continue to evolve, one thing that remains is that they love getting gifts. If you’re stuck on ideas, let us help you out. We did some scouting and researching and gathered a roundup of the best gifts for a 25-year-old woman.
Well isn’t this just adorable? Take, edit, preview, and print with this handy dandy camera. It even connects to WIFI so you can upload your magic moments on the spot. There is something about holding an actual photo in hand that makes it more special. You can also record a full 1080 HD video or a fun gif. Its Zink Zero Ink paper technology means there is no toner, no film, and no shaking. You can print and edit photos instantly – they’ve kept the iconic 3.5 x 4.25-inch prints with the classic Polaroid border, but now you can add notes and captions with your finger. This Polaroid can print photos from almost any device. You can connect Your smartphone, computer, or tablet to the camera. The camera takes stunningly vivid shots with a 20-megapixel lens and the built-in speaker and mic lets you record video. Perfect for parties, weddings, or road trips, you can get this brilliant gift for just $59.99 on Amazon.
This simple, guided journal offers one question per day, to be answered on the same day for five years in a row. The questions range from the prosaic (“What did you have for lunch today?”) to the contemplative (“Can people really change?”), giving readers a comprehensive look back at their thoughts and feelings over a five-year span. For anybody who has ever given up journaling after being intimidated when facing a blank page, this book makes it easy to take a snapshot of your inner life in just a few minutes each day. It will be so interesting to look back and reexamine the different answers as the years pass. If your gift recipient loves nostalgia and trips down memory lane, this is a fun and thought-provoking gift that will be a lifetime keepsake. You can snag this for $14.84. You may want to pick up one for yourself, too!
- Yonocosta Airpods Case – $9.99
If you’ve got a friend who is always losing their Airpods (which, who isn’t?), this funny 3D cartoon pink retro cellular phone-shaped full protection shockproof case cover skin is made of soft silicone attaches with a keychain so she can keep her Airpods close. This is compatible with Airpod 1 or 2 cases. The soft sturdy skin protects Airpods from accidental drops, bumps, dents. and scratches and reduces the risk of any possible damage. It comes with a one-year warranty and will only run you $9.99. Fans are loving the style and design and find that it makes a great gift. Note, these are not cases, they’re skins for the outside of an Airpod case.
- UGG Fluffita Slipper – $99.95
It feels like yesterday that UGGs came on the scene and soon everyone had the fluffy lined boots. Now the company has its most comfortable slipper available in all its fluffy sheepskin softness glory. These come with an adjustable strap and contoured footbed for a custom feel and are punctuated with bold graphic logo detailing. Your birthday girl can wear these indoors or out with a colorful dress, denim, and a band tee. With almost all five-star ratings, consumers love the soft comfort of these slippers which are a real treat for feet. Made with the craftsmanship that UGG is known for, these can be worn for years if taken care of properly. They come in seven colors starting at $99.95. Give your girl some much-needed relief for her feet.
Brush on this shimmering Memebox I Dew Care Disco Kitten Mask ($23), let it dry for 20 minutes, then get to peeling. “Pearl powder gently exfoliates skin to brighten the complexion, while diamond powder boosts elasticity and removes impurities to illuminate lackluster skin,” the brand explains in its product description. To raise this mask to another level, a white flower complex of lily, orange flower, elderflower, and magnolia replenishes the skin with rich vitamin content so skin is noticeably softer and tone is more even. This mask can be worn on all skin types and it contains oat to keep skin healthy and strong. You can order it through Ulta at $23. Plus, it’s got a really fun name!
Uncommon Goods never disappoints with unique, out-of-the-box gifts that people genuinely love to receive. This artwork is made from quilling – intricate, petite paper art – which is the product of a painstaking handwork process, made contemporary through luminous colors and cleverly quilled flourishes. Keep the piece near a light source to charge it for a few hours (most lights will do, but the sun works best), then watch it glow in the dark. From Aquarius to Capricorn, each one-of-a-kind, framed piece makes a delightful birthday gift. It’s made from 110-pound card stock paper in white, 65-pound card stock paper in white and navy, and glow-in-the-dark white acrylic paint. This beautiful gift is $36. Each one is handmade so there are no two exactly alike.
This should give you some better direction as to what to buy for the birthday girl. She will be thrilled that you remembered and took the time out of your day to find something a little different that she may not already have but would certainly enjoy. She’s just made it halfway through her 20s, and that’s certainly something to celebrate!