While choosing a gift for someone, always keep their likes and dislikes in mind. In this case, along with being age-appropriate, the gift should also be something useful. Keep your preferences aside. Think what the other person might like, or better, might find useful. Here's what you can choose from.
A young adult is at the brink of making his or career. If at this time, he receives self-help books that guide him in achieving his goals, it will do him a world of good. All time classics such as 'The Old Man and the Sea' by Ernest Hemingway, 'The Catcher in the Rye' by JD Salinger, or 'Great Expectations' by Charles Dickens, are inspirational and make for good reads as well. These books, therefore, are perfect gifts.
If it's someone you're very close to, an expensive gift wouldn't be a bad idea. Gift a holiday; after all, youngsters love traveling and exploring. Depending on your budget, you can either gift the flight tickets, the hotel fees, the sightseeing charges, or all of these. For someone not that close, maybe an all-inclusive weekend getaway?
If the person is living on his own in a hostel or a flat, kitchen appliances such as a microwave or a coffee maker will be highly useful. Such gifts or similar appliances would certainly make his life easier. Again, you have several appliances to choose from, depending on your budget.
These gifts are always welcomed. The trick here, is to choose something that the person needs, and then personalize it by adding elements of your choice. For example, if he lives in an area that is usually cold year round, you could gift him a sweater with his initials written on it.
There is just so much in this category―iPods, headphones, earphones, etc. Gifting something generic―like earphones―is always a better idea. You can also gift accessories that complement these gadgets, like a phone cover or something.
Designer Clothes and Accessories
Youngsters love to dress up according to the latest fashion trends, complete with the accessories that are in vogue. So get them designer clothes and accessories. A good idea here would be to take them along for the shopping. Since this will turn out to be an expensive affair, you can mention the budget beforehand.
How about gifting them some comfy furniture for their room? Bean bags, small side tables, sofa chairs―select a furniture piece that is not only convenient, but also adds to the room's visual appeal.
If you have no idea still, it's best to gift a voucher that is valid at most stores. This way, you don't only present the person with a gift, but also with a shopping experience.