Shopping for a College Girl? 15 Ideal Gifts for Girls of Age 20 Who are Stepping Out into the World (2020)

Shopping for a College Girl? 15 Ideal Gifts for Girls of Age 20 Who are Stepping Out into the World (2020)

You may not be aware of the latest trends in fashion, products and accessories, but the 29 year old you're shopping for, will. Use BP Guide's shopping list of handpicked items that are guaranteed to please a young college going girl. Don't see a product you like? Use our gift buying guidelines to pick something on your own.

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Gifting Ideas for a Blossoming Young Woman

Are you looking for a great gift for a young woman you know? Youngsters are typically hard-to-please, making it a tricky job to find a gift they will love.

If you are at a loss to figure out what gift a young girl of age 20 will be happy to get – we can help! We have put together some of the hippest and coolest gift ideas that’ll help her look good, feel more confident and make her life better.

Celebrate Her Milestones with Meaningful Gifts

At age 20, young women in most cases have a terribly busy life. They are either studying in college or starting up on their career, or perhaps setting up her own home. Indeed, at this age there are whole of changes that she is managing and a whole lot of exciting milestones she is making through like getting into a course of her choice, learning to live independently or achieving impressive academic scores.

These are natural opportunities to celebrate - gift her something meaningful that rewards her hard work and encourages her in her momentous journey of building her life.

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Trendy but Matched to Her Personality

Hip and trendy – for the younger generation, these labels are often used to gauge the “coolness factor” of something.

While we may be generalising by saying all 20-year-olds like only trendy stuff, it nonetheless would make sense to find out what is hot with the younger generation while picking out a gift. Read up on suggestions from online gift guides and check out online stores to see what’s currently considered to be hip. You can also ask her friends or others of her age.

But don’t forget, trendiness needs to match up with her core personality. If she is someone who doesn’t care about wearing jewellery, even the trendiest of jewellery will not be a good idea! So spend some time to understand the young woman’s like and dislikes before you pick out a gift.

Consider Her Lifestyle and Priorities

Tough college classes? Internship? Whatever her chosen path, the lifestyle of the active 20-year-old is a busy one and filled with new responsibilities.

A thoughtful gift for girls age 20 will be something that makes her daily life easier or better. With a hectic schedule with multiple pressures, buy her something that either helps do more in life. For example, if she is ready to start up on a fitness program, you can look at giving her a gym membership or a fitness tracker.

Look for Ways to Give Her a Boost of Confidence

Young women entering their 20s are at the threshold of coming into their own. They are learning to operate as adults and leaving their sheltered life. Make this process easier by giving her gifts that support her in different ways. For instance a tablet would be a boon as it will help her do more even while she is on-the-move. High quality make up kits or professional looking clothing or accessories are a great way to help her look and feel good.

Personalisation Makes the Gift Special

Make gifts more fun and special by personalising them. She will especially love them as it will set her apart. You can easily make gift personal by adding her name or initials or adding a favourite photo of hers – to a wide range of things - from photos on coffee cups to personalised jewellery.

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A Stylish Handbag

Buy the young woman a stylish yet capacious bag that holds all her essentials! This chic and trendy pink satchel with a buckle details by Dressberry is a striking option that has 2 main compartments with flaps across the top that are secured with magnetic button closures, one with a zipper pocket and the other with a slip pocket. The bag offers 2 types of handles - one is a regular one while the other is a detachable sling strap. Get it for Rs.2,299 at

If handbags are not her style then you can check out personalised wallets available at the These cute wallets available in a range of bright colours will add to her style. You can add her name to the wallet as well as a charm to make it her own special wallet. Prices start at Rs.799; the above salmon pink wallet is priced at Rs.899.

Fitbit Alta Fitness Tracker or Watch

It is never too early to develop a fitness habit! Encourage her to become health-conscious by gifting the Fitbit Alta Fitness Tracker which is among the best available in the market currently.

Slim and sleek, this black tracker comes with a whole host of features - it can track steps, sleep quality, distance covered, calories burned as well as active minutes. Other features include an alarm and text/call notifications on its OLED tap display when the connected phone is close by. With multiple bands - metal, leather and classic - she can easily match the tracker to her style. Prices start at Rs.16,495, and it can be ordered at Amazon.


If a regular watch will appeal more to her, then the Fossil Analog Rose Gold is an exquisite option. Elegant and sophisticated this watch can work with both casual and formal wear. The all-stainless steel body makes it highly durable and suitable for daily use. Available for Rs.5,277 at

Samsung Galaxy Tab a 7.0 Tablet


A tablet is a perfect gift for someone who is on-the-go. Its portability and flexibility make it a highly useful gadget particularly for students – she can use it for her class notes, reading books or watching movies.

We like the Samsung A7 which has a 7-inch screen and runs on Android Lollipop. It offers a reliable performance with a 1.5 GHz Spreadtrum processor, 1.5 GB RAM and 8 GB expandable memory. With a 4000 mAH lithium-ion battery, the tablet can be easily used for long hours. Perfect for day-to-day tasks at school, and for leisure. Available for Rs.9,499 on

Funk for Hire Convertible Shoulder Handbag and Backpack

If you are looking for a functional gift that will serve her daily needs, then look no further than this laptop bag cum messenger bag. Featuring an amazingly clever design, The House Of Tara Printed Canvas Messenger Bag is fun and trendy, just what a young girl needs.

The bag has two large inside compartments that close with zips. Additionally, a zipper pocket has been included inside one of the compartments to store small essentials, as well as another one at the back which can be used when the bag is not being used as backpack. A dedicated laptop sleeve slot has been provided which can safely store a laptop with up to 17" screen size. The bag has a detachable shoulder strap that can be used while in its avatar as a handbag. Buy it for Rs.1,299 at Amazon.

18K Gold Plated Heart Name Necklace

Personalised jewellery is one of the hottest trends today. Get her a chic pendant that’s been handcrafted exclusively by skilled artisans and spells out her name in an elegant script with a little charm added.

Made of metal alloy with 18K gold plating, the heart name pendant is a simple yet charming piece of jewellery she can wear daily. Order it at for Rs.1,549. You will however need to purchase a chain separately to make it a full set.

Lady Gaga Women Fame Eau De Parfum Spray

Present the young woman with a sophisticaed high quality perfume she will enjoy wearing. The Lady Gaga Women Fame Eau De Parfum Spray has a unique composition which avoids the typical pyramidal structure and uses "push-pull technology" wherein the ingredients get mixed so as to highlight different elements of each fragrant note at the same time. The perfume carries a delicate oriental floral fragrance that's perfect for the strong modern woman. Purchase it for Rs.2,250 at

A Striking Scarf or Stole

Increase her style quotient with this gorgeous natural cotton stole from Fab India. An eternal classic, this stole has a striped blue and white body which is set off with a simple and patterned contrasting border of grey and red. The subtle design ensures that she can pair it with all kinds of outfits. Measuring 1.8 m x 56 cm the stole will become a cherished wardrobe staple. Buy it online at Fab India's site for Rs.1,790 or at its retail stores.

Looking for a simpler option? Explore cotton stoles which are ideal for daily usage - Fab India has several starting at Rs.1,590, but you can also find affordable options at fashion sites like Myntra.

Havells 5 in 1 Hair Styling Kit

Give her the power to look her best at all times with the Havells 5 in 1 Hair Styling Kit. This set has 5 styling attachments - a straightener, a brush comb, 2 curlers and a crimper. Each of the attachment has a ceramic coating for optimal heating performance, which ensures outstanding results along with minimal damage to the hair. The kit offers a 2-year guarantee under which it can be replaced in case of any malfunctions. Check it out on Amazon where it is available for Rs.2,355.

In case, you are looking for a smaller and more basic set, then go for the Havells Hair Dryer and Hair Straightener Combo, which comes with a hairdryer and a straightener. In addition to daily use, its compact size makes it suitable for travelling. Buy it for Rs.2,277 at the same site.

Two Layered Jewellery Box with Mirror

A jewellery box is a practical gift that will help her keep her jewellery collection safe and well-organised as it grows through the years.

The Richpiks Two Layered Jewellery Box has two levels of organisers offering ample space to store a variety of jewellery including necklaces, chains, rings, and bangles. Compact and elegant, the sea green coloured box features a handy mirror located inside the front lid and can be secured with a magnetic lock. Available at for Rs.2,999.


You can also opt for a smaller box - the Rrimin Velvet Jewellery Holder for Rs.950 for example is a great choice. If the young woman is not a big fan of jewellery, then perhaps you can gift her the Magic Keepsake Box available at for Rs.950, which she can use to store her precious belongings.

Mint & Beige Handcrafted Leather Pocket Journal

Get her a classy handmade leather pocket journal for her to write her thoughts, to-do lists whenever she wants. Its compact, square dimensions make it easy for her to carry in her handbag or backpack. This hand-stitched journal has a 2-fold cover made of unusual turquoise coloured leather and contains 80 beige coloured handmade pages. The journal can be closed using the antique finish snap button provided on the cover flap. Available for Rs.1500 on theblackcanvas.

Forest Essentials Facial Essentials Gift Set

This Forest Essentials travel kit containing a superb selection of facial care products is a fantastic gifting idea for any young woman. Made from superior ingredients, these premium quality face essentials will be a valuable addition to her daily skin care regime. The kit contains 5 products - Sugared Rose Petal lip balm, Honey Lemon Rosewater facial cleanser, Kashmiri Walnut Gel facial scrub and Aloe Vera & Sandalwood Sunscreen Lotion. Order it at for Rs.1,625.

Gift Cards Can Be an Awesome Alternative

Still confused by the plethora of choices and stumped at the thought of trying guess what the young woman may like - then don’t worry. Gift cards are an option that is sure to delight her - she will enjoy picking out something she wants, while you will be sure that her gift is something she likes.

A gift card from online shopping websites like Amazon or department store like Shoppers Stop is great because of the incredible range of products she can choose from. Alternatively, you can treat her to wonderful experiences, for instance a gift card for a spa session. Another option is giving her a gift card for her favourite coffee shop. If you know her preferences well, then opt for the more personal gift cards, else the safe option is to give a gift card from one of the large online or offline superstores.

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Don't pigeonhole her

No two girls are alike so don't assume that every 20 year old is obsessed with fashion, makeup, trendy accessories or even the latest gizmos. Besides, even if she does like these things, be careful to factor in personal taste, and unless you're sure she will like what you're buying, try getting her something else instead. She will have lots of other interests and something which caters to her hobbies is far better than clothes or makeup she will never wear.