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The Best Gift Ideas for 20-Somethings That Are Seriously Life-Changing

Cosmopolitan Logo By Nicole Zane of Cosmopolitan | Slide 1 of 24: The twenty- to thirty-year-old crowd is increasingly difficult to shop for, and this is coming directly from a 20-something herself. Our taste is constantly evolving from one micro trend to the next, so I can only imagine how picking out a 10 out of 10 gift for any young trendsetter in your life would be a difficult feat, to say the least. Add to that, holiday shopping always starts earlier and earlier—and this year isn’t an anomaly. Except, 2021 IS different for many unfortunate reasons related to the pandemic. There’s a laundry list of issues impacting retail inventory at the moment, including labor and supply chain shortages to name two. So, if you’re the type of person who waits until the last minute to gather presents, just fuhgeddaboudit. Instead, get a headstart on holiday shopping so you can avoid all the inevitable shipping delays this year! Just saying, this is a friendly warning to find stuff ASAP before your fickle loved ones have no gifts at all. (Major eek.)Fortunately for you, I’ve rounded up 20 amazing gift options for 20-somethings that are equal parts stylish and useful for various personalities. Consider adding these to your cart and checkout before they’re gone—and, trust me, it’s not hyperbole.

The twenty- to thirty-year-old crowd is increasingly difficult to shop for, and this is coming directly from a 20-something herself. Our taste is constantly evolving from one micro trend to the next, so I can only imagine how picking out a 10 out of 10 gift for any young trendsetter in your life would be a difficult feat, to say the least.

Add to that, holiday shopping always starts earlier and earlier—and this year isn’t an anomaly. Except, 2021 IS different for many unfortunate reasons related to the pandemic. There’s a laundry list of issues impacting retail inventory at the moment, including labor and supply chain shortages to name two. So, if you’re the type of person who waits until the last minute to gather presents, just fuhgeddaboudit. Instead, get a headstart on holiday shopping so you can avoid all the inevitable shipping delays this year! Just saying, this is a friendly warning to find stuff ASAP before your fickle loved ones have no gifts at all. (Major eek.)

Fortunately for you, I’ve rounded up 20 amazing gift options for 20-somethings that are equal parts stylish and useful for various personalities. Consider adding these to your cart and checkout before they’re gone—and, trust me, it’s not hyperbole.

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