8 Creative Gifts for Boyfriend's 21st Birthday And 3 Fun Ways To Celebrate The Day (Updated 2020)

8 Creative Gifts for Boyfriend's 21st Birthday And 3 Fun Ways To Celebrate The Day (Updated 2020)

The 21st birthday is in some ways more special than even the 18th birthday as it's when they really come of age. Mark this special birthday with a creative and personalised 21st birthday gifts for your boyfriend. On a modest budget and cannot spend much? Don't worry, our pocket friendly gift ideas will fit into even the tiniest of budgets.

How to Celebrate your Boyfriend's 21st Birthday

  • Go Cheap: Blowing Up your Budget Isn't Necessary

    Guys have it easy when it comes to buying gifts for their girlfriend, a quick dash to the jewellery store or makeup store and they are sorted. It’s not the same for girls. Girls have to put in a lot of thought into buying a birthday gift, especially if it’s his 21st birthday. So you’re wondering what a girl has got to do when she’s deciding what to buy for this birthday. Don’t worry, that’s why we’re here to help you. We’ve put together a list of gifts that you can choose from to buy a gift for your boyfriend’s 21st birthday. When deciding on a gift, it need not be something expensive, set a budget and stick to it. Remember that the both of you are still in college; you don’t have to break the bank trying to get him the perfect gift. Try to do something that will make him happy with the limited budget you have – end of the day it’s the thought that counts.

  • Go DIY: Handmade Gifts are More Meaningful

    Is your boyfriend an art student or does he love handmade gifts? If the answer is yes, then DIY gifts is the way to go. DIY gifts or handmade gifts show how much love and care you put into creating the perfect gift for your boyfriend. Your boyfriend will definitely treasure the gift because of the thought and effort you put into it. Moreover, you know exactly what your boyfriend likes and dislikes, your gift will leave him gobsmacked when he realizes how well you know him.

  • Plan the Future: What's Next for You Two?

    Is your boyfriend 'the one' – the one you want to settle down with? If you’re absolutely sure about it, then get him a gift or plan something that will make your relationship grow to the next level. It could be planning a career together, like getting a job at the same office or even opening a joint account in the bank to start saving. You could even think of investing in a promise ring to express how much you love him and how you’d like a future with him.

Cheap but Highly Required Gift Ideas to Celebrate Boyfriend's 21st Birthday

Wireless Earphones

Small, powerful, lightweight and durable, this pair of earphones from Swedish brand Jays is an wonderful gift for someone who is addicted to his phone. Sleek and comfy, a-Six offers up to 12 hours of playtime so he can use it through the day for his calls or to listen to music. Precisely engineered, the earphones come with a robust blutooth technology so you will have no annoying drop offs or static. Available on Modern Quests for Rs. 5,995

Engraved Whiskey Glasses (Set of 2)

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Present a pair of whiskey glasses to your boyfriend for his 21st birthday now that he’s reached the legal drinking age in India. Get these classy yet trendy Whiskey Glasses that can be engraved with his monogram, name and the date, to celebrate this special birthday. The glasses are something that will mark his journey to adulthood. Raise a toast to him in these glasses and ring in his 21st birthday in style. You can buy these from Amazon for only Rs.899.

Elegant Cufflings

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Your boyfriend must be on verge of joining the world as a professional. So wouldn't something like cufflinks make an adorable gift for your boyfriend’s 21st birthday. Cufflinks add a formal look to any attire, but these good luck cufflinks will also add a funky flair to his formal wear and also remind him of your good wishes to him. You can get these cute cufflinks from Amazon for Rs.999. The cufflinks are made of highly durable brass metal and the plating is with rhodium so it has an understated but elegant shine.

Classic Professional Wristwatch

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Your boyfriend has probably just graduated from college and is now looking for a job. Gone are the days when you could walk into college wearing jeans and a shirt, at workplace you need to look sharp and trendy in formal attire. Nothing screams formal more than a classic watch, especially the Classic Black Belt Watch for Men from Fastrack. This watch will add a formal look to any outfit. You can get this incredible watch from igp.com for just Rs.2,015.

Hershey's Chocolate Bar Set

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The fact that your boyfriend is a kid at heart is what you love the most in him? If he fits the bill, then he’ll love it if you give him an Assorted Lindt & Hersheys Chocolate Bars hamper set. This gift set has most exclusive chocolates you can get your hands on – 200 gm bar of Lindt Lindor extra dark chocolate, 40 gm of Hersheys cookies and cream bar and 40 gm of Hersheys chocolate and cookies bar is all packed into a beautiful goodies bag. You can purchase this goodie bag from igp.com for Rs.2,350.

Quirky Ashtrays

Is your love story as epic and dramatic as the historical drama film Mughal-e-Azam? Give your boyfriend this unique ashtray on his 21st birthday. Even if he doesn't smoke it is an eye catching decorative piece that he will enjoy having on his desktop. Order it for Rs.499 on Archies online store, an inexpensive yet cute gift option when you are not sure what to give.

Journal And Wallet

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Does your boyfriend love to doodle and pen down his thoughts when he’s travelling or just sitting at a café? If he’s the creative kind who loves to jot down his thoughts in a notepad or any piece of paper that’s available to him, we’ve got the perfect gift for him – a journal Wallet. You can purchase this Leaderachi 100% Genuine Dark Brown Full Grain Leather RFID Blocking Bi fold Wallet & Leather Journal Diary from Amazon.in for Rs.1,199.

Wonky Bottle Locket

Are you bored of all the predictable gift options that are listed out for you? Do you want something that is unique, different and new? We’ve have the perfect thing for you – Wonky Bottle Locket – Flower FROSTED. Made from medical waste bottles, these upcycled lockets are awesome. It comes with soil mix, charcoal, moss and glass bites, your boyfriend can add his favourite flower or leaf to flaunt the unparalleled beauty of nature. You can get this beauty on kabadiwala.com for Rs.500.

Cuddle Voice Message

Make his birthday memorable and extra cute with a Cuddly Voice Message. How do you make a cuddly voice message you ask? It’s quite simple – add your special voice message in a smiley shaped soft toy and you can present this to him. Every time he presses the soft toy the message will play reminding him how much he means to you and the love you feel for him. You could choose to record your audio message and mail it to surprises@oyehappy.com or record the message yourself once you receive the soft toy. You can buy this adorably cute gift from Oyehappy for just Rs.1,950.

Ways to Celebrate Boyfriend's 21st Birthday

Plan Cute and Cheap Date

It’s his 21st birthday, a momentous occasion in his life and you want to make it extremely special and memorable for him. It’s not the expensive gifts or the fancy dinner plans that make it special. Spending quality time with your special man is more important. It could be anything from planning a movie date to standard dinner date to show how much you love him.

Plan a date that’s affordable and on the cheaper side, in fact finding ideas that are cheap is more fun than doing something that’s expensive. Here are a few ideas that you could try out:

Cheap Date Ideas

  • Go on a city tour with your boyfriend. Discover places that you never knew existed in our city and learn all about the history of your city together with your boyfriend.


  • Cook a meal for your boyfriend. Cook his favourite meal that he loves to express how much you love him.


  • Host a party for his birthday. Invite all his friends and throw a surprise party for him.


  • Go on a long drive with him.


  • Get creative and make a scrapbook for him with all the favourite photos of the both of you together.


  • Volunteer at an NGO or animal shelter with your boyfriend. Spend some time doing meaningful things on his 21st birthday to make his birthday memorable.


  • Go camping. Pack a picnic basket with all his favourite snacks and take him camping for a day.


  • Learn a new sport with him. If he’s a sporty person and loves staying fit, the both of you could sign up for a class together.

Organise a Roadtrip

Road trips are amazing – they allows you to spend time with your loved one while exploring the great sceneries the countryside has to offer. Plan a special road trip for your boyfriend’s momentous day, his 21st birthday. You could plan a short day trip or a long trip, what’s more if you want to make it more memorable invite his friends for the road trip to make it more epic and legendary!

The list of options open to you is trips that you should definitely try at least once in your lifetime:

  • Manali to Leh highway
  • Delhi to Jaipur
  • Kolkata to Digha
  • Mumbai to Goa
  • Shillong to Cherrapunjee
  • Delhi to Agra via Mathura on Yamuna Expressway
  • Jaipur to Jaisalmer
  • Shimla to Manali via Kinnaur and Spiti
  • Mumbai to Mount Abu
  • Bangalore to Bandipur Forest
  • Ahmedabad to Kutch
  • Jaipur to Rathambore
  • Chennai to Munnar
  • Delhi to Shimla
  • Mumbai to Pune expressway
  • Shimla to Manali via Mandi
  • Visakhapatnam to Araku Valley
  • Chennai to Pondicherry along the East Coast Road
  • Puri to Konark on the NH-203
  • Kolkata to Puri
  • Bangalore to Ooty via Mysore
  • Guwahati to Tawang
  • Pamban Bridge
  • Bangalore to Goa

Express Your Feelings in a Limited Budget

As we mentioned earlier, you don’t have to break the bank when planning a surprise birthday gift for your boyfriend’s 21st birthday. You can do so many things within a budget, because it’s the thought that matters and your boyfriend will definitely understand the thought and effort you put into getting the perfect birthday for him. From something as simple as planning the entire day with simple activities like having brunch and surprising him with tickets to his favourite movie to planning a picnic for him and writing a love note for him – these are things that will show how much you care for him and how much you love him. Pamper him on his birthday by doing things that you might have hated doing on any other day and you’ll win his heart all over again. Have fun planning the best birthday gift for your boyfriend’s 21st birthday.

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Doing Fun Things Don't Have to Cost Much

At 21 you and your boyfriend are still planning what you are going to do, and though you may be earning a little through a part time job there is little money to go around. But you have managed to have a blast all through college on those low funds and know how much you can have with your friends and a little creativity. The same applies to his birthday as well; at this age what really matters are good friends and the time you spend with them. Soon it will be time to leave them behind as you get busy with careers and responsibilities so make the most of this time.