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When your son turns 21 it is official, they are a man. They have become a fully fledged adult. They can vote, get married, join the army and drink. Like we said, they are officially a man. But the present you buy him for his 21st tends to have a big impact on what sort of man they will be, and the priority here should be a gentleman.
So why not get him something that cements that fact? That’s where we come in because, below, we have come up with a list of things that every gentleman needs to own. Not wants or should have, but NEEDS.
Dress To Impress
Every gentleman needs to own a killer suit. One that fits them perfectly and is tailored just for them.
Having a great suit is a rite of passage for all boys becoming men. It just might get them that great first job! There is no better time to invest in this than on your sons 21st birthday.
These days everyone has a camera on their phone. But there is something incredibly special about having an old school camera and having to learn the art of taking pictures without the help of Instagram.
Something that they can cherish, something they can customize, and a skill they can learn. Photography is an art, and there is no better way to mark that fact, or your son’s birthday occasion, with a stunning snapshot of a far cooler era.
Some boys/men are more accustomed to wearing jewelry than others. However, there is one accessory area that most boys/men can agree on – the need for a great watch!
It could be a vintage timepiece. Something affordable but dazzling. Something engraved. It could be something that gets handed down. The only thing that matters is that your son has one.
Special Occasion Bottles
Your son can now drink legally. Celebrate with a very special bottle of something a gentleman would drink. Like a nice whiskey, a bourbon or a port. All of these ooze sophistication.
Buy a bottle that shares the same birth year as your son. It will make this bottle extra special and will encourage them to save it for a very special occasion. Perhaps only to be opened when their child turns 21 or at their wedding.
An Accessory To Mark The Occasion
Watches aren’t the only accessory that gets to play a part in the landmark birthdays. It could be a gold chain, a tie, a sophisticated pen, a money clip, or a pocket watch. The choices are almost endless.
Whatever you choose, we suggest that you personalize your gift to mark the occasion. That way your generosity won’t be forgotten… ever!
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.