’21 today, 21 today, she’ll have the key to the door, never been 21 before.’


Perhaps a reference that’s a bit before her time, but certainly one that encapsulates the excitement of turning 21. A birthday is always a special occasion, but a 21st birthday is a true milestone that should be celebrated accordingly- and that calls for a remarkable gift. Luxury gifts are the perfect way of marking the birthday girl’s newfound status as a mature (ish!) woman, and providing her with something she will cherish from her 21st birthday and beyond. Here at AC Silver we have composed a luxury gift guide to inspire you on her special day, and make it one she won’t forget.

1) Watch- A Classic for a Reason

For centuries, the watch has been utilised to mark a transition into adulthood, and as such there is no better gift for a 21st birthday. The symbolism behind a watch is plentiful- it can connote a wish that they treasure their time and live life to the full, or represent the time that you have to dedicate to them and their happiness. The style of watch you choose can vary depending on taste; however for a 21st birthday present a vintage cocktail watch makes a statement of time and class that will last a lifetime. With their elegance and sentiment, it is unsurprising that watches as gifts are endlessly popular, and will no doubt continue to stand the test of time (see what we did there).

Diamond Watch for Her
Ruby Ring Gifts

2) Birthstone Jewellery – Let’s Get Personal

As luxury 21st birthday gifts go, jewellery is always an inspired idea. It is the perfect way to mark such a special occasion, and can be personalised depending on the style of lady in question. A way of really marking the importance of the big day is to incorporate the birthday girl’s birthstone into the piece you choose. As well as being incredibly beautiful, birthstones all represent different attributes; for example ruby (the July birthstone) can connote protection and love. The meanings behind these gemstones really elevate what is already a beautiful gift, with the personalisation making it perfectly suited to such a momentous occasion.

3) Scent Bottle- The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Perfume in itself can be a truly decadent present, perfect for a 21st birthday. However, it is also potentially risky gift; you may not know their preferred brand, tastes can change, and at the end of the day it’s eventually going to run out! A scent bottle is the gift that keeps on giving. Luxurious and elegant, this would be a wonderful gift for someone as they fully embrace adulthood, and they will be able to cherish it for years to come, personalising it with whatever scent they choose. Antique scent bottles can be incredibly novel, and as such you are sure to give a gift that is as unique and special as the person receiving it!

Gold and Diamond Scent Bottle
21st Birthday Gifts

4) Cocktail and Bar- Drinks On Me!

Ah, 21! It’s no secret that 21 is the age at which certain aspects of adulthood can be embraced, but why not do it in style? Hip flasks are becoming increasingly popular, and can even be engraved (a service we offer here at AC Silver) if you wish to personalise your gift even further. This is a wonderful gift choice if the birthday girl in question is not a big jewellery wearer, as it is both aesthetic and practical- a win win! If the big birthday coincides with moving out, we also offer a range of cocktail and bar products that would be perfectly suited to any housewarming party.

5) Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend!

This is a saying for a reason! There is nothing more luxurious than a diamond, and no better time to gift it than a girls 21st birthday. Diamonds represent faithfulness, love, purity, innocence, and relationships filled with love, which is a wonderful sentiment to wish upon someone at such a milestone. The understated glamour of a pair of classic diamond studs would be well suited to such an occasion, or a subtle yet stunning tennis bracelet.

From cocktail watches to cocktail glasses, this is just a small selection of luxury gift ideas that are sure to put a smile on her face on her big day. The thought and sentiment behind any of these presents’ means you can be sure you are giving a gift that is just as special as she is.

Gold and Diamond Bracelet
Pair of Diamond Earrings
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Written by

Alice Wilson

After completing a degree in English Literature in 2018 Alice joined the AC Silver as a Digital Assistant. Alice is responsible for keeping our social media accounts fun and fresh for you all. In addition she will also entertain you on our blog with some creative posts.