Interests and budget will dictate what you purchase when shopping for 21st birthday gifts for that son, daughter, nephew, or niece when the time comes, and finding the right birthday present that has meaning will be key. When having to keep a budget in mind, it is always best to go with top of the line of whatever it is within your financial constraints. If you cannot afford the gadget, then get him or her the very best gadget holder, or case that is available once you know they are receiving that particular product. Working with other family members, and friends of the gift recipient is always wise, as it makes it more affordable for many, and it enhances the main gift considerably.
If you are the old miserly aunt or uncle that cannot part with more than enough to buy a bag of tube-socks for his or her birthday then it is probably best that you stop reading right here. Gifts that you get from the dollar outlet without some sort of sentimental connection between you and the giver will mean that you just bought the first cheapest thing you could find, so you would not show up empty handed to the celebration. When you have a limited budget, use your noodle, and make it count. If anything adding the twenty or thirty dollars to the buying power of another family member’s intended gift, so you can upgrade their original purchase.
Many times, if you are very close to that particular relative, taking them out for a great steak and seafood dinner with just the two of you to eat, and reminisce about days gone by, will be a better gift, than a thoughtless one. The best 21st birthday gifts do not have to be the most expensive but they must have a large percentage of thought provoking, and heart string pulling meaning to them in the end.