We are all familiar with those little sayings that go back years, like6;look before you leap 7; and ‘pride comes before a fall’, and most of us take no notice of their message or warning. But there is one very true expression – ‘the world’s your oyster’ which is frequently heard when society officially considers you do be all grown up and a real adult. Historically this occurred on your 21st birthday, although this was replaced a few decades ago by the less popular or celebrated 18th birthday; the time when you are suddenly permitted legally to do all sorts of things. Of course, it does not make much difference which of these birthdays you choose as your coming of age and those of us with an opportunistic streak will opt for both dates as occasions for celebration. Let’s say for argument’s sake then that a 21st birthday is the one to focus on, 21st Birthday Gifts will be given with abundance. In actual fact, by the time you have reached this age, and long before, you will be convinced that the world is already your oyster. But what with the key of the door being metaphorically offered as a gesture of your independence, you know that oysters are now for the catching.
Buyingcan be a complicated matter. You may want to give something special, something memorable that may be kept forever. On the other hand, you may want to give humorous and cheeky , or similarly those that are practical and useful, such as a personalised calendar and matching diary – to record all those important dates that the birthday boy or girl is going to have with their new found responsibilities.
It is always interesting to find out what world history was occurring on the day that you were born, and so a copy of The Times, complete with a beautiful presentation box, will reveal all. You can take this one step further and give a Times Year Book containing not only a copy of The Times on that special date, but also some carefully selected and interesting news from that particular year, and personalised with the recipient’s name embossed on the front cover.
A 21st birthday gift that is guaranteed to make everyone who sets eyes on it smile is a pack of humorous playing cards. These witty cards contain activities and witticisms relating to all the things that you should have done before reaching the age of 21. The mind boggles, but the only way to find out what exactly these things are is to invite your friends round for a game of cards with the added bonus of hilarity; which will help your opponents lose concentration and help you to win . In the background you could put on the fabulous and imaginative 21st birthday gift of a CD of 20 hit songs from the year you were born. If you are planning a themed birthday party, this CD is the perfect mood setter for a 1988 fancy dress. Don’t forget to take photos of the event, as well as the heaps of 21st Birthday Gifts that you receive. A special photo album with a bold 21 emblazoned on its front cover is a lovely 21st birthday gift that will give pleasure for years to come.
For those really sumptuous, Experience Days come in many forms; depending on your interest. Imagine opening an envelope on your birthday to find that you have been given the opportunity to do one of these amazing things. As 21st , there is something for every taste or interest. For those lively and energetic 21 year olds, a paint balling gift will last all day and there are venues all over the UK where this imaginative 21st birthday gift can be experienced. Drive a Ferrari, yes a Ferrari, around Silverstone race track. This is probably going to be the only chance in life you get to do such a glamorous and exciting thing, but it sure is something to tell the grand kids.
If something more relaxing is on the agenda, there are some wonderful ideas for 21st Birthday Gifts including facial massages and other kinds of pampering sessions designed to make you feel extra special, or a visit to a vineyard to learn just how all that delicious wine is made. Taste some of the local wine, enjoy a buffet lunch and get to take a bottle of wine away with you. Oh, and you can take a friend with you too, to make the whole 21stexperience all the more enjoyable.
Whatever you do, don’t forget the birthday card. For a combined card and 21st birthday gift, a lovely idea is to give a CD with news, sporting events and personalities from that special year. A 21st birthday gift has to be special. After all, it is a really special day.