What do you buy for your adult children—especially if they’re Gen Xers or Millennials?
They want to find something they actually use and enjoy, not something they’ll pass on to someone else at the first opportunity.
This all too common dilemma is why we’ve gone to so much trouble to compile a list of amazing Christmas gifts for these special generations, many of whom work multiple jobs/side hustles to help pay the bills and achieve the life that they wish .
Each of the following gifts will prove extremely practical and let them know that you care.
21 perfect gifts for your adult children
Check out these genius and practical Christmas gifts for Gen X and Millennial adult kids.
Whether a gift for your grown son or gifts for a grown daughter is the hardest part of your shopping list, you’ll find something on this list to rave about year-round.
1. PhoneSoap 3 UV Smartphone Sanitizer and Universal Charger (patented and clinically proven)
You wouldn’t believe the nastiness that accumulates on your smartphone in a single day. So since you plug it in every night, why not give it a gentle deep clean in its very own phone spa. You might also want to pick one up for yourself.
2. Amazon Prime Membership (Monthly or Yearly)
Check out the benefits of an Amazon Prime membership:
Prime Video Free or discounted Prime eBooks Prime Music Prime Shipping Exclusive access to deals, Twitch, etc.
If you’ve got this for you, you know what we mean. Give your adult children convenience and entertainment in one affordable package.
3. 2 Pack Reusable Collapsible Stainless Steel Straws with Case (Black/Silver)
They will never be short of a straw when stopping for a coffee/tea or out for a drink and these are both human and eco-friendly. Each straw comes with its own cleaning brush, and the keychain case makes it easy to keep one handy.
4. Nylon Fabric Reusable Bags (Clear & Washable): Set of 5
When they take these bags (each with a red, yellow, green, blue, or purple border) on a shopping spree, they never have to search for a plastic bag again or worry about its impact on the environment. The durable nylon mesh is environmentally friendly, easy on the eyes and easy to clean.
5. Whole Foods Market Gift Card
Select a design and set an amount between $25 and $200 to let your adult child choose quality foods for their pantry. Especially during the holiday season, who couldn’t use some extra help with their shopping wherever they usually shop?
6. Wine Aerator Electric Wine Decanter / Wine Preservative (One Touch)
Keep your wine fresh and make pouring easy with this wine aerator/dispenser, available in red or black, which attaches to any standard wine bottle. One push of a button and the spout delivers perfectly aerated wine straight into the glass while preserving the rest.
7. Succulents: 5-pack fully rooted in 2-inch planters with soil (home decor)
These handpicked cuties are perfect for adorning a workspace or windowsill and adding some low-maintenance greenery to your home. You can even transplant these gems into a large bowl for varied and colorful display. Add a watering can if they don’t have one.
8. MOON LENCE outdoor camping tent with waterproof double layer design
For the nature-loving adult who loves to camp – or would like to start – this site comfortably accommodates a couple with their non-edible supplies. The double door adds style and convenience, and the waterproof design keeps you dry in a downpour.
9. CAP Barbell Set with 2 hexagonal rubber dumbbells with metal handles (choose weight)
For the independent adult who works out at home, if you know what weights they need, you can easily order a dumbbell set to maintain full-body strength and contribute to a clear, creative mind and positive mood. You will appreciate starting the new year with weight lifting tools readily available.
10. $50 Airbnb Gift Card
For the adult kid who loves to travel but would rather skip expensive hotels, it gives them the opportunity to save money and enjoy a fun adventure that will remind them of your thoughtfulness and generosity. They can decide where to go and where to stay to create great memories.
11. COSORI Max XL 5.8 Qt Electric Hot Air Fryer with LED Digital Touch Screen and 11 Presets
Think of your grown-up kids who love fried food but not the fat. With it, they can cook up their favorites to get this crispy fried treat with 85% less fat. It’s available in a variety of colors to match your decor, comes with recipes, and cooks faster than a traditional oven.
12. Cafe du Chateau Cold Brew Coffee Maker, 34 oz
With a stainless steel body and handle and borosilicate glass body, this cold brew coffee maker looks sleek and professional while brewing rich, flavorful cold brew coffee. The airtight seal keeps out bitterness and unwanted flavors for the best results.
13. SodaStream Fizzi Sparkling Water Maker (Black) with CO2 cylinder and BPA-free bottle
They no longer have to run to the store to refill their supply of sparkling water. With it, they can make their own at home at the touch of a button and fill up a BPA-free bottle they can take anywhere. Each cylinder carbonates up to 60 liters of water. Add SodaStream Fruit Drops for flavor.
14. Green Estate Reusable Makeup Remover Pads: 14-pack with laundry bag
Use the black side to remove mascara, eyeliner, lipstick and foundation; Use the white side to apply toner, serum and moisturizer. These eco-friendly pads are durable enough to withstand hundreds of uses and wash cycles, and the bias tape on the edges prevents them from fraying.
15. GOTRAX GXL Commuter Electric Scooter (8.5 Inch Tires / Version 2)
This eliminates the need for an expensive parking space. For the adult who prefers to walk but sometimes needs a little extra speed, this electric scooter has a top speed of 15.5 mph and holds up to 220 lbs. It travels 9-12 miles and recharges in about four hours.
16. 6-piece ramen bowl set (black) with chopsticks and spoons
Each of the two melamine bowls comes with matching chopsticks and spoons. Cutouts provide a resting place for the chopsticks. These are perfect for her favorite noodle dishes including ramen, Vietnamese pho, udon, Korean soba, etc.
17. Weighted YnM blanket with heavy cover made of 100% cotton and premium glass beads
These make a therapeutic gift for those struggling with anxiety and they come in a variety of sizes, weights, and colors. Think of it as a blanket giving them an extra hug from you. Depending on the size, it adorns the bed or your favorite armchair.
With it, you can turn a backyard or beachfront spot into a theater for you and a few guests. Pair it with a projector that can connect to their laptop or other streaming devices, and bring those movie snacks. Summer will never be the same.
19. Teabloom Blooming Tea Set with 4 double-walled teacups and 12 flowering teas
Take tea making at home to a new level with this beautiful tea set, featuring an elegant teapot that sits securely on the stove, four matching double-walled teacups and 12 hand-sewn tea balls that bloom in the water as they release the herbs. You can invite someone over or use this for me to have some quiet time.
20. Deep Tissue Massage Gun / Quiet Percussion Massager
For the athlete or anyone with sore muscles, this massager will make them feel like they’ve made Santa’s VIP list. Weighing just 1.8 pounds, it comes with three speeds and six different massage heads. The lithium-ion battery lasts four hours on a single charge.
21. Sunnydaze Crossweave Outdoor Fire Pit: 36 inch with Spark Screen, Poker and Cover
They can use this on the patio or in the garden whenever they want to set up a welcoming scene for their partner or a group of friends. The cover protects them from flying sparks, and the poker makes it easy to safely set the wood for longer burns.
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Christmas shopping should be more fun than stressful, which is why we created this list. Imagine your Gen X and Millennial kids opening and enjoying their presents.
And get something for you. If you enjoy it, they probably will too. It’s research.