Best Christmas Gifts for Young Adults

July 11, 2022 9 min read

Want to take the guesswork out of finding the right gift? We’ve created a guide that will help you discover the perfect Christmas gifts for young adults in your life. From teens to college students, these gifts are fun but also appropriate for young adults.

1. Selfie Ring Light with Tripod Stand

Everyone seems to be on TikTok these days, and if they aren't, they're thinking about it. This ring light and tripod stand are ideal for aspiring TikTokers, as well as anyone who wants to look good on Zoom calls.

2. Apple AirPods with Charging Case

If they don't already have AirPods, believe me, they want them. And it has to be a genuine article. Last year, my gift of the $35 knock-off brand was met with scorn. Prices are lower than ever before, so go for the real thing and you'll be rewarded with great excitement when they open their gift.

3. Apple 10.2-inch iPad (Wi-Fi, 256GB)

This iPad can be used in a variety of ways by your adolescent. (Once again, it must be the genuine article; knockoffs will not be tolerated.) You can use it as a laptop replacement when traveling, to watch Netflix in bed, to create creative drawings, and to edit photos taken on your iPhone. If your adolescent has never used an iPad before, they'll be surprised at what they end up using it for.

4. Audible Membership

We all want to read more books, but finding the time can be difficult when there are so many other things competing for our attention at home. Make reading easier for your adolescent by subscribing to Audible for three, six, or twelve months. Every month, they can download an audiobook of their choice and listen to it whenever they have time. It's the ideal travel companion for a long journey.

5. Furbo Dog Camera: Treat Tossing, Full HD Wifi Pet Camera and 2-Way Audio

If your adolescent's significant other is their dog, they'll appreciate this camera that allows them to check in on their little bundle of joy while they're away. When the camera detects barking, it sends an alert to your phone, allowing you to check-in to see what's wrong. You can also give your good boy a treat whenever you want.

6. Echo Dot (3rd Generation)

For someone in their first apartment, an Echo Dot is a good smart speaker. As they get ready for work in the morning, they can catch up on the morning news and check on traffic and weather, and then in the evening, they can get recipe ideas and add items to their grocery list.

7. Roku Streaming Stick+

The Roku Streaming Stick+ allows your adolescent to watch their favorite shows and movies whenever they want, without the need for a cable subscription. This device is capable of streaming all of the stunning 4K content that is rapidly becoming available.

8. Grey Business Laptop Backpack

Even after school is over, you must still carry a laptop, but your backpack must now look sleek and professional. This lightweight backpack has multiple storage compartments and a luggage strap, allowing you to securely slide it over the handle of your suitcase during business or vacation trips.

9. Contigo Fit Autoseal Water Bottle, 32 oz.

Staying hydrated is critical, but you also want to consider the environment, right? The protective cover keeps dirt and germs away from the spout of this water bottle, which keeps your beverage cool.

10. Livho Blue Light Blocking Computer Glasses

Even young eyes can become fatigued from staring at a computer screen all day. These blue-light-blocking glasses will transform their lives. These are lightweight and allow them to work for longer periods without becoming exhausted.

11. Cosori Coffee Mug Warmer & Mug Set

To the working adult, coffee is life. This coffee warmer and mug set allows your young adult to keep the coffee warm all day long. The heating unit can keep the beverage warm between 77°F and 158°F, and the cool-touch handle and silicone-wrapped middle prevent you from getting burned when picking up the mug.

12. Snake Plant Laurentii

With these easy-to-care-for snake plants, they'll have at least one friend at the office. Plants reduce stress and improve air quality, and this snake plant thrives in low, indirect light, making it ideal for an office setting.

13. Deep Tissue Percussion Muscle Massager

This simple massage gun provides a surprisingly effective deep-tissue massage to help relieve muscle aches. This massager is cordless, so no need to deal with a tangled cord and the battery lasts up to 5 hours.

14. Faux Fur Weighted Blanket

When the weight of the world becomes too much to bear, this weighted blanket is ideal for crawling under. This faux fur blanket is soft and cozy, with a weight of 15 pounds.

15. BodyRestore Shower Steamers

Simply place one of these shower steamers on the shower floor and you'll feel energized, relaxed, and ready to tackle the day.

16. Smoko Heated Slipper

Look, sometimes you just need to put on your cozy animal-heated slippers and relax.

17. Breathe Deeply Box of Gifts

When times are tough, the tough requires a small self-care kit. This gift box invites you to slow down and unwind. Facial steam, essential oil spray, quartz crystal, and bath salts are included.

18. Keurig K-Classic Coffee Maker

Coffee is one of the most important tools for adult survival. This Keurig makes coffee so easy that you can do it before you've even had your coffee, and the small footprint saves counter space.

19. Handheld Milk Frother

This milk frother is ideal for anyone who misses their daily coffee shop run or who likes to start the day with a protein shake. This frother produces delicious foam in seconds and runs for hours on just two AA batteries. It also includes a set of templates for creating your cute designs on top.

20. Nutribullet 600W Nutrient Extractor, 6pcs

Unless you make margaritas for friends regularly, there's no need for an expensive, bulky blender. This nutribullet is ideal for making quick morning smoothies for a quick hit of nutrition on the go.

21. Hello Fresh Meal Kit

A home meal kit is a great way to get started cooking at home because it eliminates the need to meal plan and shop and generally provides good step-by-step instructions each night. Hello, Fresh provides a variety of gift cards that can be applied to any of their meal plans.

22. How to Cook Everything The Essentials: Everything You Need to Know to Cook Great Food

Sure, you can probably find all of this information on the Internet if you look for it and vet your sources. However, this reference book by New York Times columnist Mark Bittman is a must-have for any aspiring chef. Each recipe teaches a fundamental cooking technique, and he also covers pantry organization, knife techniques, and pretty much everything a home cook needs to know. To avoid confusion, everything is accompanied by extensive photographs. This is the book I go to when I can't remember how to do something or (more often than not) I never learned the proper technique.

23. Victorinox Swiss Army Chef's Bundle Knife Set

Friends don't let friends buy block sets of knives. Teach your young adult the joys of knife use with these two versatile knives and honing blades. These Swiss knives are high-quality blades that are reasonably priced and are used by many chefs. The set includes a chef's knife and a paring knife, both of which can handle most kitchen tasks and are ideal for beginning cooks.

24. Cook N Home 12-Piece Stainless Steel Cookware Set

This is an excellent beginner's cookware set because it includes a wide range of pots and pans for almost any cooking need and is an excellent value for stainless steel cookware. In addition, each pot comes with a tempered glass vented lid, allowing you to see what you're cooking without lifting the lid and preventing your pots from boiling over.

25. The Original Butter Bell Crock

This butter keeper keeps your butter soft and creamy by keeping it out of the fridge. My children saw mine and demanded their own.

26. Olive Oil and Vinegar Dispenser Bottle Set 

These olive oil and vinegar bottles offer easy drip-free pouring, plus the measuring guide at the top pours the correct amount every time.

27. Kamenstein Revolving 20-Jar Spice Rack

Nothing is more frustrating than being in the middle of preparing a meal and discovering that the recipe calls for a spice you don't have. That happens a lot to new cooks who are just getting started with their spice collection. This spice rack comes with 20 basic spices (plus free refills for 5 years) and its revolving design takes up less counter space.

28. Multi-Purpose Vegetable Chopper 

All the chopping and dicing can intimidate a beginner cook. This vegetable chopper comes with a variety of blades and attachments for slicing, dicing, and grating a wide range of vegetables and cheeses. In addition, the attached container can hold whatever you've chopped until you're ready to use it.

29. Industrial Microwave Kitchen Cart

This versatile piece is designed to add extra storage in the kitchen and is the perfect size to hold a small microwave as well as some dishes or other kitchen items. However, it is also the ideal size for holding a printer or serving as an end table next to a sofa. The middle shelf is adjustable, adding to the unit's versatility.

30. That Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life: Creative Gatherings and Self-Care with the Cheese By Numbers Method

Your adolescent will enjoy impressing their friends with their Instagram-worthy cheese boards.

31. 13-inch Cheese Board and Knife Set 

Any new entertainer will love this cheese board, which also comes with a full set of serving pieces.

32. Umbra Entryway Organizer

This wall-mounted key holder with a wire pocket for mail and other essentials will help you enjoy the benefits of a well-organized entryway.

33. VASAGLE Industrial Ladder 4-Tier Bookshelf

Vasagle is an Amazon brand known for well-made but low-cost industrial-style furniture and the majority of its pieces are ideal for young adults in their first apartment. This 4-tier bookshelf is no exception; the price is unbelievable, and the bookshelf is the perfect size for books or displaying a collection.

34. Mixology Bartender Kit: 10-Piece Bar Tool Set with Stylish Mahogany Stand

This cocktail shaker set includes everything a new bartender needs, and the mahogany stand keeps everything organized and beautifully displayed.

35. Lassimonne 100% Pure Combed Cotton 400 Thread Count Sheet Set

Give your young adult the gift of a luxurious night's sleep with this surprisingly affordable set of 100 percent combed cotton sheets. The more you wash them, the softer they will become!

36. Six Piece Turkish Towel Set

These towels will last for years and are far superior to the cheap discount towels that your adolescent might otherwise purchase.

37. Eureka Stylus Lightweight Cordless Vacuum Cleaner

This cordless vacuum makes vacuuming a breeze - simply grab and go.

38. Canvas Weekend Bag with Leather Accents

Oh, the places you'll go with this sturdy canvas weekender bag, which has a separate shoe compartment. Almost 500 Amazon reviewers gave this bag a 4.8-star rating, making it an incredible value.

39. PurSteam Garment Steamer

Nobody has space for an iron and an ironing board these days. I can't even remember the last time I ironed anything. However, you will occasionally need to remove wrinkles from a shirt or dress, and this steamer is ideal for this purpose.

40. Metal Electric Toothbrush

Each quip runs for three months on a single battery, eliminating the need to charge it every night, and the company sends you a new battery and brush head every three months. Furthermore, the brush vibrates so you know when to move to a new section while brushing, and the built-in timer ensures you brush for the recommended two minutes.

41. Swiss Army Knife

Swiss army knives are no longer considered essential items, so your adolescent may require some explanation as to how they can be useful in everyday life. Simply explain that having a Swiss Army life comes in handy in the following situations: food in the teeth (included toothpick), battery replacement (included screwdriver), opening wine (corkscrew), opening beer (beer opener), and cutting off price tags (scissors). There's also a knife. Your adolescent will eventually pass this knife down to their grandchildren.

42. Tools Kit

Your young adult will need to use a tool someday, perhaps not today, but soon and for the rest of their life. And they'll be grateful you gave them this handy toolset, which includes a full set of Allen wrenches so they don't have to use the crappy ones that came with the Ikea furniture they bought, as well as a variety of screwdrivers for almost any need.

43. Amazon Prime

Setting up a new life in a new apartment necessitates numerous new purchases, so perhaps the best gift of all is an Amazon Prime membership. And don't worry, you don't have to pay for the full 12-month membership (though it would be awesome if you did!). You can help your young adult with a 3-month membership that includes free 2-day shipping, free movies and TV shows with Prime video, and free music streaming.

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