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Best Gift Ideas for 20 Year Old Men

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Top Gifts for 20 Year Old Men

Are you looking for the best gifts for a 20 year old man - perhaps he's your son, boyfriend, nephew or friend? This article gives lots of ideas of cool gifts for 20 year men for his birthday, Christmas or other special occasion. Ideas include clothes, music speakers, car accessories, clothing accessories, music gifts, sports gifts and electronic gifts.

There are gifts for differing price ranges, fun and practical ideas.

When buying for a 20 year old man, consider how he spends his time. Many men this age like keeping fit or playing sport - is there any gift that can help them with their fitness training. Or perhaps they are a sports fan - perhaps there is a sports jersey they would like. Men this age are often at college so practical gifts for their dorm room such as a portable fridge or a poster for their walls may be appreciated.

I've included a selection of gift ideas below but this is just to get you started. To give yourself more idea, think about their hobbies and interests. Do they like to cook - perhaps a cooking book for men might be of interest (also good for those who are moving away from home for the first time). Perhaps the enjoy running or playing video games. If they like watching TV maybe a DVD set of a new or classic TV series might make a good gift.

Read on for lots of good gift ideas for a 20 year old men below.

Clothes and accessories

20 year old men like to look good so if you know what his size is and the type of clothes he likes to wear this could make a good job. Hoodies and t-shirts are quite easy to buy or why not take him out on a shopping trip to his favorite shops. If all else fails, you can't go wrong with a gift voucher.

There are lots of great clothing accessories you can buy too. Think beanie hats, scarves, gloves, novelty underwear or pajama pants, a wallet, footed pajamas and sunglasses.

There are also lots of novelty onesies, bath robes and dressing gowns that make perfect gifts. If they are a Star Wars fan they will love a Jedi robe style bath robe. Or what about a novelty t-shirt with a funny slogan?

Music Speakers

Most 20 year old men will have an ipod or a mp3 player and if he hasn't got one, it would probably make a good gift. If he does have an ipod, what about some portable speakers or ipod dock speakers for his home/room.


If the 20 year old man you know like music why not get him tickets to see his favorite band. If your not sure what he likes, asking his family and friends should help, or just drop it into the conversation. If all else fails a music gift voucher will probably be very much appreciated.

Headphones are another idea. For high quality sound look for headphones by Bose. There are also headphones with no tangle cables as well as wireless headphones which pair to your music device via bluetooth. Wireless headphones can be great when you are working out.

Car Accessories

If he drives, there are quite a few accessories for cars that make good gift ideas.

What about an car organizer? A car organizer is a fab idea to help keep his car tidy. There are organizers which have compartments for phones, tablets and other electronics. It's also really useful for keeping practical stuff like a map, torch, pen, tire gauge and a water bottle.

Other ideas include a gps, car and steering wheel covers, drinks holder, a trash can, dash grip mat (to stick all your accessories to your dashboard) or winter or emergency car kit.

A bluetooth transmitter is another idea. You can use it to stream music from your phone via the car speakers using bluetooth. You can also use it to take handsfree phone calls

Personal Gifts

There are many personal items you can buy 20 year old men which make great gifts. Electric shavers, nice moisturizer, nail clipper, a shaving mirror or cologne are some ideas. There are often gift sets about that contain these kinds of items.

Expensive Electronic Gifts

If you have some money to spend there are lots of great electronic gifts that 20 year old men would love. Laptops, ipads, ipods, iphones, gps, an amazon kindle, tablets such as an ipad mini. Of if you're on a budget about a Kindle Fire. The cheapest version of the smallest Kindle Fire 7 inch tablet is only $49. It has front and rear facing cameras. It's perfect for your entertainment needs (watching videos, reading books, play games and lots more).

There are also lots of great media streaming gifts such as apple TV and the chromecast, which allow you to have access to lots of extra music and TV channels via a wifi connection.

The latest gadgets include smart watches such as an apple watch or the pebble smartwatch.

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Other ideas include:

A soundbar for his TV

Amazon Echo - this has a voice recognition device called Alexa and it's also a speaker to play music. You can tell it which songs to play but it will also give you information too. Update yourself on the latest traffic news, weather, get local numbers to call and lots more.

A smart phone photo printer - print out photos from his phone.

A new HD TV for his room.

Don't forget accessories for his tech gadgets either. Some suggestions include cases and covers for his tablet or phone. Other ideas include headphones, portable chargers, a stylus, portable keyboards, a laptop bag and texting gloves. An voucher which he can spend on apps or music for his device can also be appreciated. He might also appreciate a printer for his device.

Books for 20 Year Old Men

If you're considering buying books for a 20 year old man there are some great box sets that are very popular at the moment. For example with the success of the TV series Game of Thrones, many men are enjoying reading the box set of books as well.

For men who like to read an amazon kindle is a fab idea. It will store all of his books, so he can take them wherever he goes (on vacation, on the commute, to college). It's lightweight, easy to hold and read. It's also brilliant for reading outside and you don't have to worry about glare like you do with a tablet. Some versions also have a built in light so you can read you books in the dark too. The battery charge lasts for weeks so you don't have to worry about continuously charging it.

Science fiction is also popular with young men. Authors like Peter F Hamiliton are worth checking out.

Or what about some factual books. Like 1001 places to see before you die. Or 101 secrets of your twenties featured below.

Gifts for Work or College

There are lots of gift ideas which will be useful for men who are at college.

Backpacks and messenger bags are particularly good gifts for 20 year olds who are at college. Jansport is a good make for taking textbooks and other stuff to college on a daily basis. Jansport backpacks tend to be sturdy, durable and designed with practicality and comfort in mind.

Other ideas include novelty USB flash drives. You can get USB flash drive shaped as guitars, Coca-Cola drinks cans, guns or what about the bullet below. You can attach it to your key ring so you always bring it with you and never forget too.

A writing tablet is another idea. You write on the tablet and when you've finished writing, press a button to erase your notes and you have a clean slate. They are great for writing to do lists, leaving messages for friends and family at home, making notes at college or work, taking phone messages, writing shopping lists, doodling or drawing (or whatever use you can think of). It's thin and lightweight so extremely portable. Great for students but also very practical in everyday life too.

Space Pen

Sports and Fitness Gifts

Many 20 year old men love sport and are into their fitness. There are many general fitness gift ideas including push up bars, fitness magazine subscription, dumbells, kettlebells, an ab wheel or a skipping rope. If they like a specific sport you could buy them equipment for that sport. Or what about a new sports bag?

Do they like to go the gym. What about a gym membership for a month or two?

If they are an adventurous type why not buy them a sports experience. You can buy days in which you can try out lots of different sports. Ideas include white water rafting, quad biking and canoeing. Or what about a relaxing golf day.

Sports clothes and gear are another idea. It's difficult to go wrong with t-shirts and shorts for working out. A hoodie is another item that is easy to buy to keep him warm before and after his workout. A voucher for a sports shops so he can buy his own gear is another idea.

Tickets to see their favorite sports team may be another welcome gift.

For the Adrenaline Junkie

If he loves to do exciting, fun and sometimes outrageous things, consider getting him an experience gift. There are lots of options. Examples include go karting, bungee jumping, water sports (white water rafting, scuba diving, power boat racing) race car driving, sky diving, a tree top adventure and a paint balling experience.

There are lots more too. A quick google search will reveal some fantastic ideas.

If he likes to do extreme sports or any sport or activity in general he may also appreciate an action camera like the Go Pro Hero featured below.

Go Pro Hero

More Practical Gifts

There are tons of practical gifts you can get a 20 year old for everyday use in the home, college or workplace. Ideas include coffee making machines, tool kits, a microwave, a mini fridge to keep his drinks cool in the summer or what about a multi tool like the leatherman below.

Fun and Games

There are many fun gadgets and games that make perfect gifts for this age group.

Many men this age will either be at college or socializing a lot with groups of friends in their spare time. Some ideas include a poker gift set, some drinking games or some kind of twisted board game like Cards of Humanity below.


More Ideas

Still not found the idea you are looking for? Here are some more ideas:

Amazon Prime subscription - why not get them a year's subscription to Amazon prime. It they're away from home they can get things delivered to their door without charge. They can also have access to video and music on amazon prime as well as a host of other benefits. Well worth checking out.

If you are a girlfriend buying for a boyfriend it can be nice to treat him to a night out or even a weekend away doing his favorite thing. You can give surprise him and take him out. Or why not give him some vouchers or tickets to his favorite restaurant, theatre or other event.

Gaming gifts - if he likes to play video games consider some gaming accessories such as gaming headphones, a new monitor, gaming chair, new video games or a gaming capture device so he can share his gaming adventures on social media and youtube.

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