There comes a day when your little girl is no longer interested in unicorns and princess sparkles.
When that happens, what do you buy her for birthdays, graduations and other important life events? Here are just a few potential presents for grown-up daughters.
Because Mom Always Knows Best: OMG My Mother Was Right Dish Towel
This laugh-out-loud gift is perfect for an adult daughter who’s just moved out, gotten married or experienced another major milestone. It’s a decorative dish towel that declares “OMG, My Mother Was Right About Everything.
” Rather than using it for messes, tell her to hang it up in her kitchen and see the lesson every day. Maybe that will help her absorb it!
To Take Her Brie to the Next Level: Natural Marble Cheese Board With Golden Foiling
This cheese board is so beautiful that she might not want to put any actual cheese on it! Rather than your traditional wooden boards, this one is made from an all-natural marble slab. Its silvery white surface gets even more sophistication from the gold foiling around its edges.
If she isn’t a fan of dairy, she can also use it for crackers, cocktails, desserts and other dainty or handheld foods. It’s an Instagram-worthy present for sure.
For the Lotus Lover: Convertible Yoga Mat Bag
She splurged on a great yoga mat, but did she think to buy a yoga mat bag to go along with it? This one has ample space for mats of all sizes in addition to several small pouches for towels, water bottles, phones, keys and other essentials.
She can also convert its one-shoulder crossbody style into a two-shouldered backpack style.
To Always Remind Her of Home: Daughter Be Bold Natural Taupe Jewelry Music Box
Perfect for a daughter going away to college, this wooden box is adorned with a loving inscription about having courage, using your voice and achieving your dreams in whatever form they take. It can be locked, so it’ll be great for securing small valuables in a dorm room, but it also plays a gentle tune to double as a music and trinket box.
All in all, it’s a meaningful and multipurpose gift for a little girl who’s all grown up.
A Step Up From Succulents: Home Grown Bonsai Tree Starter Kit
Does she like gardening? How would she feel about a little indoor gardening? This kit is perfect for beginners who don’t know where to start with the world of bonsai. Everything that she’ll need is right in the box, including seeds, pots, pellets and kelp nutrition packs; furthermore, there are four different species to grow, so she can nurture them all before deciding which that she likes the best.
Once she knows, she can expand her bonsai collection even more.
To Spoil Her: Floral Silk Kimono Robe
Every woman deserves a silk robe in her life, and this one is the height of luxury. Not only is it made with a whisper-soft material in a wraparound kimono style that will suit all body types, but it’s also available in multiple colors, so you can choose the one that best suits her style.
Would she like her pretty pink cherry blossoms on black, green, blue, purple or porcelain white?
Monarch Majesty: 7-Piece Butterfly Crystals Hanging Suncatchers
These suncatchers will be gorgeous additions to a home or garden. Each one comes on an individual string decorated with beads, gems, butterfly ornaments and a rainbow crystal prism on the bottom. Not only will they catch every light in the room, but they’ll also serve as enduring reminders of mom and dad’s love.
For Mom and Grandma Alike: To My Daughter Foldable Metal Picture Frame
There’s nothing more precious than a mother seeing her daughter become a mother, too. This gift commemorates the occasion with a beautiful pink-lined picture frame that includes a poem: “You now understand how you can love a child more than you ever thought you could.
..” Depending on what you’d like to do with the gift, you can include an old photo of you holding her as a baby, or you can include an ultrasound or baby photo of your new grandchild.
Groundbreaking: Framed Women Fashion Canvas Wall Art
Miranda Priestly, is that you? These wall decorations are straight out of The Devil Wears Prada with their stylishly boxy frames and iconic, fashion-centered prints. Flowers and perfumes share space with a well-dressed woman sitting atop a “Vogue” logo.
They’re rich; they’re feminine; they’re brimming with a kind of inspirational class and elegance. She’ll love them!
To Start an Inside Joke: To My Dear Daughter-in-Law 11 Ounce Novelty Coffee Mug
What if she’s a daughter-in-law rather than a biological child? Make her feel like part of the family with this coffee mug. It’s colorful in more ways than one: It thanks her for not “selling (your son) to the circus” despite how “tempting” the option is some days.
It’ll be a hilarious gag gift as well as a genuine sign of welcome into the clan, so you’ll check off multiple boxes with this particular present.
Because Grown-Ups Can Like Stuffies, Too: Plush Uterus Toy
Weirdly adorable, this plushie has a shape that you wouldn’t expect: a smiling uterus complete with ovaries and Fallopian tubes. Stick it in a PMS care package; deliver it to someone recovering from a hysterectomy; gift it to a student graduating from an OB/GYN program.
It’ll be a sweet and light-hearted gesture for anyone with female issues or interests.
To Encourage Eight Glasses Per Day: Hydracy Fruit Infuser Water Bottle
She might be grown, but you’ll never stop worrying about your child’s health, so put your mind at ease with a gift like the Hydracy water bottle. It’ll keep cold, clean water at her constant disposal thanks to its insulating technology and BPA-free, environmentally-friendly materials.
It even comes with a built-in infuser so that she can create her own juice mixes with fresh fruit!
For the Writer, Dreamer or Schemer: Bird and Flower Engraved Leather Bound Writing Journal
There’s nothing like a leather-bound journal to make you feel as though you’re inscribing important words that will last a century. You can give your daughter this feeling with the help of a gorgeous leather-bound journal embossed with a hummingbird.
Whether she uses it as a diary, dream journal, workbook, scrapbook or something else entirely, she’ll do so with style.
Walking on Sunshine: Good Vibes Coloring Book
Coloring isn’t just for kids! It’s actually recommended as a therapeutic activity for people of all ages who need to de-stress. Coloring books for adults usually offer things like flowers and mandalas that can keep the artist’s attention even as they enjoy the soothing act of coloring and shading, but this one goes a step further and includes positive, self-affirming messages as well.
It’ll be an entertaining and empowering gift.
Even Better Than a Manicure: Rechargeable Hand Massager With Heat
This is one of those things that she wouldn’t buy on her own but would probably appreciate as a gift. It’s a hand massager that looks and functions a bit like a nail dryer, but its heat is pulsed in time with rhythmic kneading from the soft interior of the machine.
Not only will it warm up cold hands on a chilly winter morning, but it can also relieve the pain of arthritis, carpal tunnel and other finger and joint disorders.
When the Nose Knows: 12-Pack Floral Perfume Sampler
Buying perfume can be tricky if you don’t know what kinds of fragrances that she likes. How about buying them all? This perfume sampler pack offers 12 different scents from well-known brands like Versace, Valentino, Cartier and Gucci.
She can take a sip from the cup of luxury without having to pay for the whole thing. As a bonus, if she winds up really liking a particular fragrance, you’ll know what to get her for her next birthday!
For the Girl With a Lot of Gadgets: Thin Aluminum Wireless Charger
Available in several lustrous colors, this ultra-thin wireless charger might look like it’s made out of paper, but its core component is actually aluminum. This gives it the shine as well as the technological capacity to charge all kinds of electronic devices.
Did we mention that it’s also equipped with safety measures to avoid everything from overheating to short-circuiting?
Staying Busy While Abed: LapGear Designer Lap Desk
Does she work from home? Does she enjoy staying up late with a bowl of ice cream and the greatest hits from The Golden Girls? If so, she’ll love this designer lap desk. Like its name suggests, it’s a premium piece of craftsmanship with a plush fabric cushion supporting a wood-inspired platform surface.
It’s a far cry from the flimsy cardboard trays that make up so many other lap desks, and as such, it’ll be a wonderfully luxurious gift for a daughter who really deserves it.
For Daddy’s Little Girl: To My Daughter Sherpa Blanket From Dad
Fathers, this one is for you. It’s a warm and fuzzy blanket that’s designed to look like a piece of air mail, and it bears a sweet message of encouragement that will remind your little one to “remember whose daughter you are” and gain strength and conviction for the days ahead.
It finishes with, “Wrap yourself up in this and consider it a big hug!” Since it’s 50 x 60 inches, it’s definitely big enough for the task!
When Mr. Merlot Comes Calling: Rechargeable and Cordless Wine Opener With Chiller
If she loves her reds, this wine opener will take the pain out of constantly dealing with corks. It’s one of those motorized kitchen gadgets that will look sleek and impressive on her countertop, but thanks to a simple push-button operation backed by a rechargeable battery, it’ll be functional as well as fashionable.
A stainless steel wine chiller is included with every purchase as a finishing touch.
Because A Parent’s Love Never Expire: Fabulous Rose Gold Compact Mirror
“Not a day over fabulous.” If your daughter is the type to love this sentiment, give it to her on the elegant, glass-polished surface of a rose gold compact mirror. It’ll make her smile, but even more importantly, it’ll be a confidence booster whenever she’s checking her appearance on the go.
It’ll also be a reminder that your love as a parent knows no bounds. She’ll still be your little girl even when she’s 60!
For the New Adult: Expired Childhood Greeting Card
Are you feeling sentimental about her 18th birthday? If so, dry your tears with a funny card like this one. It says “I regret to inform you that your childhood has expired,” so it’ll be perfect for keeping the mood light even as you internally weep about the beautiful way that your baby girl has grown up.
But stick a sock in it, mom and dad! Let her celebrate her newfound adulthood!
Delish Decadence: Chocolate Covered Sandwich Cookies Gift Box
Anyone can throw together a snack box, but only a true connoisseur of the cacao bean can put together something like this: a collection of gourmet, chocolate-covered cookies that are artfully arranged in a sleek designer box.
Some are sprinkled with powdered sugar; others are covered in fruits, nuts and candy pieces. Their presentation will be just as appealing as their taste, so they’ll be mouthwatering for the chocoholic in your life.
To Get Her Teary-Eyed: What I Love Fill-in-the-Blank Gift Journal
Small but powerful, “What I Love About Being Your Mom” is a fill-in-the-blank notebook that’s sure to become a treasured keepsake. Its prompts range from humorous to heartwarming, so your daughter will be laughing at one page and tearing up at the next.
It’s also endlessly customizable with room for photos, stickers, stories and mementos such as old movie tickets. Consider this gift if you’re a mom who wants to pass along some loving nostalgia for your child’s birthday.
For the Adventurous Soul: 100 Things to Do Bucket List Scratch Poster
If she loves new experiences, she’ll love the chance to document them. If she loves a challenge, she’ll love the implicit coax to cross off all 100 activities on the list. This “bucket list” poster can make her happy in multiple ways, so even if it isn’t as exciting as riding a hot air balloon or visiting an active volcano, she’ll be able to scratch those off and be content.
For Family Game Night: I Should Have Known That! Trivia Game
Does she like board games? She’ll dive right into the question-and-answer cards of I Should Have Known That. It’s a bit like Trivial Pursuit, but the trivia is a confounding collection of questions that will leave her slapping her forehead and saying, “I knew that!” She’ll laugh; she’ll groan; she’ll pull it out at every party with her friends.
For the Extra Love in Your Heart: Bonus Daughter Eternity Circles Necklace
Another gift that celebrates non-traditional families, this necklace can be given to your stepdaughter or “bonus daughter” as a token of your love. Not only is its sterling silver pendant shaped like two interlocked eternity circles, but its card also bears a sweet and thoughtful inscription with sayings like “I may not have given you the gift of life, but life gave me the gift of you.
A Makeover Right at Home: Mini Meow Trio Peel Off Face Mask Set
Say annyeong haseyoo to clear skin when you buy this three-piece face mask set. Korean skincare is all the rage these days, and these products offer cute and trendy packaging as well as genuinely amazing ingredients.
One jar uses oat and white flower; another uses ruby powder and rose water; the last uses charcoal and volcanic ash. All three will cleanse, exfoliate and rejuvenate a woman’s skin.
Constellation Craziness: The Complete Guide to Astrology
If you’ve ever heard her say “Oh, I’m such a Leo,” she might be interested in The Complete Guide to Astrology: Understanding Yourself, Your Signs, and Your Birth Chart. It’s an all-in-one guide to astrology that delves into complex topics but also stays accessible for new minds that are just starting to explore the meaning of the stars.
Just brace yourself for getting lots of star charts in your future.
To Smell Freshly-Baked Bread in the Morning: Artisan Bread Making Kit
She doesn’t have to be a master chef to use this kit. She’ll need to be familiar with the basics of baking, but if she knows how to prepare dough, this box will give her the necessary equipment to take things a step further and attempt a sourdough loaf.
She’ll have everything from a brotform to a bench scraper at her disposal. If she wields them well, she’ll be able to create hot, fresh sourdough bread for a scrumptious meal or snack!
Take That, TSA: Convertible Infinity Scarf with Hidden Pockets
She’ll never need another scarf. This one is cozy and comfortable thanks to its soft materials and oversized fit, but below the surface, it’s also equipped with hidden compartments for cash, keys, passports and more.
She can even convert it into a full-body cardigan or travel blanket that drapes over her shoulders! It’ll be an amazing gift for a frequent flyer who’s always looking for ways to save space during her travels.
A Frank Reminder: Don’t Do Stupid S*** Key Chain
Last but certainly not least, if you want to give her a belly laugh for her birthday, this key chain should get the job done. It says “Don’t Do Stupid S***” and signs off with “Mom.” If you look closer, the shape of the key chain even resembles a pile of you-know-what! It’ll be a memorable gift that your daughter can take with her everywhere as she grows up, moves out and starts a life of her own.
How to Pick a Gift for Your Adult Daughter
It might’ve been easier when you could just buy her some crayons and be done with it, but she’ll always be your baby, right? If you’re looking for gifts for adult daughters, here are just a few tips for getting it right.
Choose Between Sappy and Funny
There’s a dichotomy in the land of gifts. Some are comical; others are sentimental. The rare gift manages to be both at the same time! Before you start looking, however, decide what kind of experience that you’d like your daughter to have while opening your gift. Are you hoping for uproarious laughter or emotional tears and hugs?
Make It Special
What will set your gift apart from everything else that she’s receiving at the party? What’s your “wow” factor? It doesn’t have to involve flashes and sparkles; it can be something simple. For example, it might be a sweet inscription on the gift box that expresses your love and support, or it might be a personalized touch on a gift that makes it utterly unique. The most important thing is that it’s a gift that could only come from you.
Do you remember the days when you spoiled her rotten? They don’t have to end. She might be grown, but she’ll still appreciate mom and dad giving her lots of love and attention on a special occasion. Gifts aren’t the only way to make her feel special, but they can certainly help! Choose something thoughtful and meaningful, and deliver it with all of the proud feelings in your heart.
What do you think of our presents for grown-up daughters? Are you a parent who’s given a really spectacular gift in the past? Or maybe you’re a daughter who has received an amazingly memorable present from your folks. Either way, we want to hear from you!