Gifts for men in their 20s. All you want for Christmas, at least all 20-year-old guy wants for Christmas – how do I know? I asked a twenty-year-old guy of course. This year, I decided to go straight to the source and ask what kind of gifts it would be cool to find underneath the Christmas Tree. That's a sneaky way of finding out the best gifts for men in their 20s but at least I'll know what my boys really want instead of guessing my way through the Christmas shopping and hoping I hit the mark!
Don't think this Christmas gift guide was just made up by one twenty-year-old guy, oh no! My 20-year-old son did some market research of his own (he asked his 19 and 20-year-old friends :)) and this is what they came up with.
Here are his suggestions for the perfect gifts for men in their 20s. (Updated for 2021).
Best gifts for men in their 20s
1. Bluetooth speaker
This was unanimously THE most desired gift amongst my son and his friends. It comes in lots of colours but I'm assured that black is the 'in' colour – is black even a colour?
It's a waterproof Bluetooth speaker that you can take anywhere you want. You can stand it up or lay it down and apparently, it has an AMAZING sound – look out world! After all that, I would say that this is definitely one of the best gifts for guys in their 20s.
2.Leather messenger bag
Whether working from home or from the coffee shop, these leather messenger bags will make it easier. There's plenty of room for a laptop, important documents, phones, chargers, notepads and more. The leather satchels are so beautiful, I don't know any man who wouldn't love to unwrap one of these on Christmas morning!
3. Casio watch
This one surprised me. Who'd a thought that these retro Casio watches would make such great gifts for guys in their 20s? Not this girl that's for sure but there we have it. I'm told it's 'Retro Cult' and totally 'in' – what do mothers know anyway?
So glad I asked my son what's hip or I would never have known!
Not any old aftershave though! It has to be Jaguar Pace Eau De Toilette Spray for Men. You'll need to be quick if you want to get this, it seems to be selling like hotcakes – who knew? My boys, that's who!
I collected links for this aftershave a few weeks ago but now I've come to write this post and it sold out almost everywhere.
If you are quick, you might still get some Jaguar aftershave here if you are in the USA or here if you are in the EU.
5. Vans white slip-on
Even I know white casual shoes are 'in' and these Vans look soooo comfy, I might even get a pair for myself – shhh! don't tell 😉
6. Anker soundcore Bluetooth earbuds
Don't know what Bluetooth earbuds are? Well, they are wireless (handsfree) earbuds that have 'Amazing bass' and are waterproof and sweatproof – great for boys then ha!
Power-up is 16 hours before they need charging and I'm told girls love them too!
Here's where you can get Bluetooth earbuds if you are in the UK.
7. Beard shaping tool
This beard shaping tool is just genius! If your guy has a beard, this tool should definitely be in his grooming toolkit. It provides an easy template for beards, goatees, moustaches, sideburns and more! We think this would make a really fun and useful stocking filler!
8. Waterproof Rucksack
These are perfect for carrying everything a young person needs for university or college. Should yours are lucky enough to be able to attend university this year. Ours are not, it's all happening virtually but they do come home on weekends with their rucksacks packed full!
This rucksack has a thickly padded back and straps which makes it very comfortable to wear. There are lots of compartments, even some for smaller items so they won't get lost at the bottom of the bag – that's a pet hate for my boys.
The best thing is, it's waterproof!
Laptops, tablets, phones or books won't get wet in the rain with this rucksack.
Have you ever emptied a soggy rucksack and pegged out important papers on the washing line to dry? This girl has. Let's not go there – yuk!
Needless to say, I have to agree that this rucksack is a great idea and deserves its place on our gift guide for men in their 20s!
Apparently, this is also waterproof. There seems to be a bit of theme going on here!
Young adults are adventurers. They want to go out into a (corona free) world of wonders and capture it all for YouTube and Instagram! Hmm, come to think of it, I might be able to borrow this too!
9. RIFD wallet
Oh, very sensible this one! This wallet has an RFID lining that protects your credit cards and documents against all common frequencies of contactless radio chips. Credit card thieves won't stand a chance against this wallet – so important for peace of mind.
10. Guitar pick punch
Are you buying gifts for a guitarist? This guitar pick punch is a brilliant idea. Guys are forever losing guitar picks but with this handy tool, they won't have to worry about that ever again. The guitar pick punch can make guitar picks out of old ID or credit cards. How amazing is that?
11. personalized toiletry bag
Even Mama thinks these are cool!
Even cooler is that they are on sale at the moment!
There are so many little things you have to think about when your son is leaving for college or university. Some of those little things would have a lovely home in one of these personalized toiletry bags. You have to check out the monograms, they are so lovely. There's a style to suit everyone here.
12. Steampunk cufflinks
A boy might have to attend a Ball don't you know? Boring cufflinks just wouldn't cut it......or so I'm told!
I have to admit that these cufflinks are very suave. Any 20-year-old guy would love to receive a gift like this.
13. Headphone holder
You have to have a stand for your headphones these days. Headphones have reached 'cult' status and are not simply to be left lying on your desk, oh no! They have to be held in esteem and nicely displayed. Thank goodness for headphone holders like these is all that I can say.
Thank goodness these headphone holders come highly recommended 😉
14. wood headphones in-ear
What about headphones for travelling? Well, then you get these wood headphones, of course. They are noise cancelling see, and that means they block out annoying chit chat when you're sitting on the train, or waiting for the bus, or for when you need to concentrate on something before class.
Come to think of it maybe I need these noise-cancelling headphones too!
It was such a great idea to get my son to write my Christmas list haha!
15. Heat holders socks
If you think men in their 20s think socks are boring think again. A good thick pair of socks can be lifesavers for feet on a chilly dorm room floor!
Have you heard of Heat Keepers? Our boys got these last Christmas and I'm not surprised to see them on the list again this year. They are so snugly and warm and easily fit inside a rucksack or suitcase for travelling instead of slippers.
YOU CAN SEE THE HEAT HOLDERS SOCKS HERE.
16. Gamer socks
These are fun stocking stuffers for the gamer in your life. Let's face it, who doesn't have a gamer in their lives?
17. LED Flashlight gloves
These are absolutely brilliant, according to my guys! If your guys are motor fanatics then these LED flashlight gloves are a must! No more scrabbling around in the dark trying to get things fixed. You young guy will love to find these gadget gloves in his stocking!
18 Personalised wood docking station
This is a bestseller and is selling out fast! You can get this in three different colours and it can be personalised in so many ways (You can see the customisation options on the website). This is great to set up on a desktop or as an organiser on a bedside cabinet.
Starter tool kit
For guys moving out into their first home, this starter tool kit could be a life-saver! All the basics are included in a handy carry case - no more losing tools!
Get a tool starter kit here: | USA |
I hope you enjoyed all our recommended Christmas gifts for men in their 20s. Let me know if you have any questions about the products listed and we'll (the boys and I) do our best to answer them.
I hope I've helped you get the perfect gift for your guy in their 20s.
Happy Christmas shopping!
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