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The Roarin’ 20s! But this time, we’re talking about age.

While there’s much debate as to which decade of your life is the best, one thing’s for sure — you have the most fun in your 20s. Whether you’re fresh out of college or living up the last years before your Dirty 30, your 20s are about embracing your newfound independence in the real world. You have to pay your bills as you begin your career, and you must also pay for your drinks while out on the town. And yet, you still look flawless one day later (ah! to be young again).

To quote Taylor Swift, in your 20s you feel “happy, free, confused and lonely at the same time. It’s miserable and magical.” Couldn’t have said it better ourselves! We miss the endless energy, but we don’t miss the endless stress. Adulting isn’t easy! If you’re in your 20s, you deserve a gift for the emotional roller coaster you’re on with all the high highs and low lows. Trust Use, you’ll figure it out — but until then, we got you.

How We Choosed the Best Gifts For Women in Their 20s 

I’m in my early 30s, and many of my best friends are currently in their 20s. I thought back to the necessities I would have loved in my glory years when I was choosing gifts. Then I reached out to my Gen Z sisters to find out what they had in common.

We also consulted various guides to the most popular gifts of last year — but don’t worry, we’ve updated them to reflect 2022’s priorities. These gifts, which include self-care essentials and everyday necessities, will be a huge hit with 20 year-olds.

Did your favorite gal just receive a promotion at work Is she experiencing a quarter life crisis? Maybe it’s her 21stBirthday, bridal shower, or any other occasion! These 11 gifts will make her happy no matter what the occasion.

1. Homesick Candles for the New City Resident

It’s Lit

Amazon

Burn the candle at both ends. If you’re missing home in a new city, this candle is the perfect reminder of your roots. These Homesick Candles come in a variety of unique scents and will instantly transport you back to your roots. You can pick from a specific place (New York City or Los Angeles), or a universal scent (Grandma’s Kitchen or Summer Camp). or pick a more universal aroma (Grandma’s Kitchen, Beach Cottage or Summer Camp). Home is where the heart is.

Pros:

  • Unique, nostalgic, and thoughtful
  • Personalized
  • Great housewarming gift

Cons:

  • Not every city is represented

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2. Barefoot Dreams Blanket for the Cozy Connoisseur

Security blanket

Barefoot Dreams blanket
Nordstrom

There’s just something about curling up with a cozy blanket that makes Use feel like everything’s going to be okay. This Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Throw Blanket will give comfort to your 20-something. It can be used to decorate your living space or provide insulation in your bedroom. This top-rated throw is now on sale at Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

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Cons:

  • The pricier side of the spectrum (but on sale!)

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Available at: Nordstrom

3. For the Gen Z Jet-Setter, Béis Weekend Travel Bag

Totes Adorable

Beis weekend travel tote
Nordstrom

The Béis Weekend Travel Bag is the trendy tote of the moment. From the founder Shay MitchellThis canvas bag is water-resistant and large enough to hold all your belongings while on a weekend away. When you’re in your 20s, you’re always on the go — so travel in style with this functional and fashionable tote. This bag is packed with pockets, zippers, straps, and straps that can be taken on any trip.

Pros:

  • Chic
  • Large and useful

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Available at: Nordstrom

4. Ninja Air Fryer for the Female Foodie

Bon Appétit

Ninja air fryer
Amazon

I spent most of my 20s ordering delivery and learning how to cook. I wish I had a Ninja Air Fryer. This time-saving device uses up to 75% less fat that traditional frying methods and is a healthier alternative to fast food. You can cook and roast your favorite foods, including French fries and chicken. One shopper called this air fryer the “best appliance since the microwave.”

Pros:

  • Easy to use and fast
  • Great kitchen staple

Cons:

  • Some customers complain that the fryer has an unpleasant odor at first

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5. Supergoop Glowscreen SPF40 for the Girl Who Loves a Glow

Take in the sun

Supergoop Glowscreen
Nordstrom

If we could go back in history, we would have taken our skincare regimen more seriously in our 20s. Even though your complexion may be radiant now, it’s never too early to start preparing for the future. Gen Z loves minimalist makeup looks! I’m obsessed with the Supergoop Glowscreen, a tinted sunscreen that gives you a glow while protecting your face from the sun. This cult-favorite product will keep wrinkles at bay!

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Cons:

  • Shiny finish may indicate that you might want to apply powder after

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Available at: Nordstrom

6. For the TikTok star: iPhone Tripod Stand

Picture Perfect

tripod stand
Amazon

Your 20-something wants to be viral on TikTok. This tripod stand, measuring 60 inches in length, has received over 78,000 Amazon reviews. This handy tool is great for taking selfies and group shots up to 30ft away. This phone holder, which is both compact and sturdy, is perfect for solo or group photo shoots.

Pros:

  • Popular
  • Perfect for selfies

Cons:

  • Hard to find — majority five-star reviews

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7. Slip Silk Sleep Mask for Beauty Sleepers

Beauty Sleeping Beauty

Slip sleep mask
Amazon

 

This Slip silk sleep mask remains one of my favorite gifts. It blocks light from disrupting sleep and soothes the eyes. This gentle mask absorbs a smaller amount of face cream than cotton to keep your skin moisturized throughout the night. You won’t have to worry about waking up with creases on your face!

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8. Keurig Coffee Maker – For Coffee Lovers

But First, Coffee

Keurig coffee maker
Amazon

Every 20-something starter package includes a coffeemaker. You need caffeine to get through the school night. This Keurig coffeemaker is the best. Amazon’s #1 single-serve brewer bestseller. Plus, it’s on sale! This sleek, compact staple can fit on any kitchen counter!

Pros:

Cons:

  • Some customers complained that their coffee maker was defective.

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9. For the Hydrated Trendsetter, bkr Glass Water bottle

Thirst Trap

bkr water bottle
Amazon

When I asked my very cool Gen Z friend Natalie what she would recommend, she said, “People love ‘bkr’ water bottles. They’re like glass and have a fun silicone casing.” (Nat also happens to be a TikTok-famous researcher for the Today ShowSo you can see that she is a great cook. These bkr water containers are not only beautiful, but they are also dishwasher-safe and durable. We’re all about an environmentally-safe accessory!

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10. JW PEI Handbags for Fashion Girlie

It’s in the Bag

JW PEI handbag
Amazon

 

I borrowed my sister’s JW PEI handbag on a recent trip and almost didn’t return it at the end (sharing is caring!). This fashionable purse is perfect for day or night. This chic handbag is made from vegan leather in a buttery soft texture and comes in all colors.

Pros:

  • Stylish
  • Available in 14 colors

Cons:

  • Magnetic closure — items could fall out

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11. Gua Sha and Jade Roll Set for Self-Care Superfans

Skincare Slay

gua sha and jade roller set
Amazon

TikTok says the secret to looking snatched? A jade roller and gua sha. These facial massagers use lymphatic drainage to smoothen skin, reduce wrinkles and firm the face contour. The results are quite amazing! Pro tip: Keep this set in the refrigerator for an extra cool sensation.

Pros:

  • Reduces wrinkles, dark circles and other signs of aging
  • Like an at-home spa treatment
  • Popular — over 30,000 reviews

Cons:

  • A few shoppers weren’t thrilled with the quality

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