Gift Ideas for Grown-up Kids

When the kids are small, it’s easy to find gift ideas—find a colorful toy from their favorite show that makes lots of noises, and you are set. But as they grow up, it becomes a bit more challenging. With nieces & nephews in their early 20’s and even my own kids in the upper teen years, I am personally invested in finding the best gift ideas for grown-up kids. Here is the ultimate list of ideas to help you find the perfect match for your grown-up kids.

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Gift Ideas for Grown-up Kids

Updated Edition of favorite books

My kids have all had special classic books that they enjoyed growing up and some of those favorite editions are well worn and show the loving attention they have received. Why not look for an updated edition of their favorite book and use that as the perfect holiday gift?

Robinson Crusoe
A Robert Ingpen Illustrated Classic
These adventures, so thrillingly imagined by Defoe, were first published in 1719, and Robinson Crusoe has continued to delight and enthrall readers of all ages.

Gulliver’s Travels
A Robert Ingpen Illustrated Classic
Gulliver’s Travels has been loved by many generations of readers for almost 300 years, and the telling of the misfortunes and pleasures of its eponymous hero is one of Jonathan Swift’s most enduring legacies.

Gift Card & Wallet

Pick up a gift card to their favorite coffee shop or pizza restaurant and include that in a new leather wallet.

Check out the Explorer Travel wallet from the Lazarus Artisan Goods collection. The wrap wallet has plenty of room for all of your cards, cash and coins. Our wrap wallet is made in Haiti from rich vegetable tanned leather and gets even more beautiful as it ages! Product Details 100% genuine leather.

Subscription Plan

Does your grown-up kid love to watch movies? Maybe a subscription to their favorite streaming service would be the perfect gift. See which plan they love and then sign them up for a month, semester or year!

New Lamp

Outfit their living space with a new lamp that does it all in one unit.

The LumiCharge dimmable LED desk lamp features include acharging station, Qi 10W fast wireless charger, a universal phone dock, motion sensor, full calendar display with date, time, temperature settings, dimmable display backlight, multiple brightness level (remembers last setting) and “new” UV and ANTI-MICROBIAL paint coating to reduce the growth of germs on the surface!

Eco-Friendly Kitchen Items

If your grown-up child is one who loves to live an eco-friendly life, then perhaps a practical gift is in order. Skip the standard plastic drying frame and choose a wool dish drying mat instead.

Sonoma Wool Company is most popular for its all-natural, 100% wool dish drying mat. We created this product in the little red barn on Pozzi Ranch and introduced it to the world in 2013. This drying mat is eco-friendly, durable enough to withstand years of use and is made with all-natural, sustainable, and biodegradable fibers. The wool used is from family-owned ranches across the country. Our wool dish drying mats are handcrafted in the USA using no chemicals or synthetics. 

Wool Drying Mat

Multi-Tool for Emergencies

Give a gift that will come in handy when they need a quick package opener or screwdriver but will also provide them the tools for outdoor adventures. Choose from a variety of Tactica multitools depending on your particular needs.

Map Wall Art

Give a map to help decorate their new apartment or dorm area. You can celebrate their favorite town with a Native Map made in Knoxville, Tennesee. From Atlanta to Seattle and San Diego, there are 40+ city maps across the US. Each map is vetted by a team of locals and includes all neighborhoods within the city boundary. The city maps are screen printed by hand on heavyweight art-quality matte paper.

What is your favorite gift idea for grown-up kids? Do you have any ideas to make holidays special for older teens and young adults? I’d love to hear!

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