11 Awesome Gifts For Your Favorite 20-Something

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11 Awesome Gifts For Your Favorite 20-Something

As one of TechCrunch’s resident 20-somethings, I know firsthand that we’re not the easiest group of people to shop for. Do we want electronics, clothes, or stuff for our first post-college, real life apartment?

To help you out, here are a list of 11 awesome gifts that any college student, grad, or newly-employed person would be thrilled to receive.


Cards Against Humanity

Help curb your favorite millennial’s digital addiction with everyone’s favorite card game. A Cards Against Humanity starter pack is available for $25 on Amazon with free Prime shipping. If they already have the game, buy one of the more recent expansions — or if they have those, consider the “Bigger, Blacker Box” carrying case.


Beats Wireless Earbuds

Over-the-ear headphones are so last year. Wireless buds are currently a hot item, especially for active teens and 20-somethings. This pair, the Powerbeats2 by Dre, is currently available on Amazon for $139.


S'well Bottle

These great looking bottles are made of stainless steel and can keep drinks hot or cold for 12 hours. S’well also gives back – for each bottle sold the company makes a donation to various clean water charities and organizations around the world.


Amazon Fire Tablet

Amazon is now selling its entry-level Fire tablet for only $49. While not as feature packed as an iPad or higher-end Fire, the device comes with 8GB of storage, front and rear cameras, WiFi and more. For $49, it’s a no brainer for someone who doesn’t have a tablet, or even just wants an extra device. And if your drunk roommate drops it and breaks it, it’s not the end of the world.


Boosted Board

Ok, so starting at $999 this gift is definitely on the expensive side. That being said, Boosted Board’s are probably a dream gift for any 20-something who lives and commutes within an urban city.


State Bags

State Bags makes stylish, simple, and pretty affordable bags – a great option for students who still love backpacks, but need to graduate from their old Jansport.


Keurig Brewing System

Coffee!!!! Every 20-something you know probably runs on coffee. And while Keurig’s pod system can get pricy, there’s basically nothing easier then just waking up, popping in a pod, and hitting brew. The company has a mini system available on Amazon for $83 with free Prime shipping.


Fujifilm Instax Mini 8

Available for $59 on Amazon, the Fujifilm Instax is the successor to the original Polaroid, and is sure to be a party pleaser. Everyone loves physical pictures, and lets face it…if you can’t print it instantly, its probably never going to emerge from the hodgepodge of memories you call your Camera Roll.


Voyager Travel Bag

We’ve covered the Voyager travel bag before, and think it would make a great gift for a grad or someone just entering the workforce for the first time. While the leather bag is technically called a weekender bag, it can also be used as a stylish briefcase or shoulder bag. While the bag is pretty pricy at $725, it is made of super high quality leather, and even has a WiFi-enabled option.


Stockpile Gift Card

Help the 20-something in your life learn about public markets with the gift that keeps on giving…stock! Stockpile is a company that let you buy a plastic gift card that contains actual shares in your recipient’s favorite public company.


Aukey External Battery Pack

This is a gift literally anyone would be thrilled to get, especially a student or grad. This 20,000 mAh battery pack is available on Amazon for $29.99, and has enough capacity to give an iPhone up to 7 extra full charges. Most of the big brands of the world sell batteries, but a bunch of TechCrunch writers swear by two newcomer brands in the cheap-but-surprisingly good category: Aukey and Anker.