Gift Ideas for 20-Year-Old Boys [2023]

The average 20-year old is likely at a critical point in their life, whether they’re in college, working, or moving into their first apartment. Below, you’ll find some of the best gift ideas for 20-year old boys regardless of where they’re at in life.

Gift Ideas for 20-Year-Old Boys

Charging Station and Accessory Tray

This Docking Station and Accessory Tray by BarvA will help him keep all his most important things together. We all know that the average 20-year old boy might not be the neatest, especially once he’s living away from home and his parents aren’t there to remind him to clean his room. It’s the perfect nightstand companion to help him get it together when he rolls out of bed in the morning.

This charging dock has a beautiful wooden finish and openings where chargers can be fed through. This keeps cords organized and not messy. He can charge up to two devices, as well as a smartwatch, and still have room on the base for his wallet, keys, and those other essential items. Then, when he’s ready to go in the morning, he only has to roll out of bed and grab what he needs.

Snack Box Variety Pack

The Snack Box Variety Pack comes with 100 different snacks. It’s the perfect way to remind that college student in your life that you care. Additionally, since all of these are ready-to-eat snacks, you don’t have to worry about what he’s able to cook in his college dorm. Plus, it comes with the option to customize a message to send along with the gift.

This snack care package is the perfect way to brighten his day and remind him that you care. Whether it’s a special occasion or just because this is a gift that any 20-year old boy is sure to appreciate. Some of the snack-sized favorites he’ll find in this box include Chex Mix, Quaker granola bars, fruit snacks, candies, cookies, and so much more.

Laptop Backpack

Tocode Large Travel Laptop Backpack with USB Charging Port, Anti-theft School Rucksack College Bag with Lock Fits 17.3 Inch Laptop Notebook, Water Resistant Business Computer Back Packs for Men Women

The Laptop Backpack by Tocode has a large, roomy design that accommodates laptops as large as 17.3″. It also has a USB charging port so he can easily charge his devices without taking them out of his backpack and anti-theft features including a password-protected lock to keep some of his most important items safe. Finally, he’ll appreciate the many roomy pockets that make it easy to keep everything he carries around organized.

In addition to being really functional, this laptop bookbag is also super comfortable. The back panel features multi-panel ventilation for better airflow and well-padded straps. On top, an ergonomically designed handle gives him another way to carry his items. The backpack is also built to last, with features like thick, water-resistant fabric to keep his devices dry and sturdy stitching around the edges.

Tech and Gaming Gifts for 20-Year-Old Boys

JBL Charge 4

The JBL Charge 4 has a rugged, waterproof design that lets him bring his speaker along anywhere. Whether he’s rocking out in his room or out with friends, he’ll love listening to high-quality music, podcasts, and more with this device. It’s even able to be submerged in water, so this can be used in the shower or at the beach.

The JBL Charge 4 connects wirelessly to two different devices at once, so he can take turns playing music with a friend. It also has an impressive 20 hours of playtime with a full charge and can even be connected to your devices to charge them via the USB port. Additionally, with its rubberized housing and durable fabric, this is a speaker that’s built to outlast all of his adventures.

Spyro Reignited Trilogy

Is the 20-year old boy in your life a fan of the classics? The Spyro Reignited Trilogy for PlayStation 4 will take him back to when things were simple and easy. The trilogy comes with all three Spyro games, including Spyro the Dragon, Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage, and Spyro: Year of the Dragon.

Each of the games is just like he’ll remember, except for the fact that they’ve been fully remastered for an HD experience. With over 100 levels and better gameplay controls, he’ll get endless enjoyment out of this classic game.

Gaming Headset

A high-quality headset is a must-have for the avid gamer. The Z66 Gaming Headset by ZIUMIER offers an immersive experience so he can hear everything going on in the game. In addition to offering crystal clear sound because of the 50MM neodymium-magnet drivers, it features an omnidirectional microphone that helps everyone else hear him (and no background noise) when he’s playing in multi-player games.

This uses universal 3.5mm audio jacks that plug directly into the controller, so it’s compatible with PlayStation or XBOX devices, as well as the PC. Anyone who does a lot of gaming will appreciate how the breathable, soft ear pads and flexible headband make these headphones super comfortable to wear. They are also easy to control, with a volume wheel and mic mute switch right on the headset. Finally, he’ll appreciate the 6.5-foot cord with its anti-braiding design that ensures he doesn’t get tangled up while he’s playing.

Home Gifts for 20-Year-Old Boys

Single Serve Coffee Machine

This Single Serve Coffee Machine by Elite Gourmet is a must-have for that 20-year old man’s kitchen. One of the great things about this single-serve machine is that it can be used with individual coffee pods or grounds if he uses the included filter. Additionally, it comes with a 14-ounce stainless steel thermos so he can take his morning brew on the go.

He’ll love that he can use this single-serve coffee machine without creating waste. By using grounds instead of individual cups and the included thermos instead of a paper travel cup, this is the more eco-friendly way to do single servings of coffee. As an added benefit, it’s super easy to use and it brews within minutes, so it’s really easy for him to get going in the morning.

Mini Refrigerator

It’s fairly common for 20-something-year olds to share living space after they’ve moved away from home. The cost of living is expensive, especially for someone who might still be attending school or just getting started at work. This Mini Refrigerator by RCA is perfect for that 20-year old boy who is sharing a living space. It gives him the option to keep a few refrigerated and frozen goodies in his room, away from the community kitchen where someone might get into them.

Inside the fridge, there is 3.2 cubic feet of space for him to keep all his personal refrigerated items. The compressor cooler keeps this efficient and saves on money, even when it’s hot out. Additionally, it offers versatility with an adjustable thermostat inside. Finally, he’ll love that this has a reversible door so it’s super easy for him to fit the fridge wherever it’s most convenient in his room.

Air Fryer

Air fryers are one of the most popular kitchen accessories today and most people don’t make it to age 30 without getting one. The Air Fryer Max XL by Cosori is a way for parents to ensure he’s eating when he’s away from home. It has an easy, one-touch screen and 13 different cooking functions so he can make yummy food fast and easy. The air fryer even comes with extra features like a preheat and shaking reminder.

Air fryers are the best way to enjoy crisp, yummy food in less time than baking and with as much as 85% less oil than more traditional frying methods. Even though this has a 5.8-quart capacity, it has an ergonomic, slim-fit design so it takes up less space on his countertop. The basket is also removable and easy to clean, he just has to put it in the dishwasher. It also comes with 100 unique recipes to get him started, whether he’s cooking for himself or for friends!

Practical Gifts for 20-Year-Old Boys

Emergency Roadside Kit

This Emergency Roadside Kit by HAIPHAIK comes with 142-pieces inside a convenient storage bag that will keep him ready for anything that might happen in the car. Parents and grandparents don’t have to worry as much knowledge he can tackle whatever the road throws at him. From tire repair tools and jumper cables to a rechargeable flashlight and multi-purpose shovel, this is packed with essentials he shouldn’t be caught without.

One of the biggest reasons people have roadside emergencies is because they don’t have the tools needed to fix their problem and keep traveling. With this kit, he can handle basic repairs and more. He’ll also be ready to tow or be towed, jump-start his car or someone else’s, and more.

The Manual to Manhood

The Manual to Manhood: How to Cook the Perfect Steak, Change a Tire, Impress a Girl & 97 Other Skills You Need to Survive is a must-have guide for a young man. Often, young people reach adulthood and find they haven’t learned at least a few critical life skills. This guide has all the essentials, including how to swing a golf club, grooming and hygiene tips like soothing razor burn, how to do laundry, tips for fixing things, and so much more.

All the tips in this guide are listed in the tables of contents, being organized according to category. This makes it super easy for him to look up what he needs. Additionally, while the sections are thorough enough, they aren’t especially wordy. He’ll appreciate the lists and short passages that make this a quick and easy read when he needs a little help.

Isner Mile Beard Care Kit

This Beard Care Kit by Comfy Mate comes with everything he needs to care for and shape his facial hair. Though many boys have started growing facial hair when they were younger, it usually takes a while before they can grow a full beard. As a 20-year old, he just might be ready to use this kit. This is an especially good gift for a boy who is growing out his beard.

Some of the beard care products included in this set are beard wash, beard oil, and beard bomb. They are unscented so he can keep smelling like a man. It also comes with shaping tools including scissors, a beard comb and brush, and a razor, as well as a free download of the Beard Bible, which he’ll really appreciate if he’s looking for tips on growing out and caring for his beard.

Cryo II Pocket Knife

You never really know when a pocket knife will come in handy. The Cryo II Pocket Knife by Kershaw will keep him ready in any situation. Whether he’s hiking, camping, hunting, or fishing, dealing with an emergency, or using it at work, he’ll be prepared. It’s also super easy to carry with the 4-position pocket clip.

This isn’t your average pocket knife. It’s made using stainless steel and has a drop point blade design, so it resists corrosion and has a higher level of carbons to increase its strength and wear resistance. The strength is also coated in carbo-nitride for added durability. He’ll also appreciate that it’s super easy to get this open and use, with SpeedSafe Assisted Opening that lets him open the blade with just one hand.

Clothing and Accessory Gifts for 20-Year-Old Boys

Lightweight Hooded Sweatshirt

You can never have enough sweatshirts. The Hooded Sweatshirt by Amazon Essentials makes a great gift for that 20-year old in your life. It’s made from soft and comfortable French terry fleece that has a lightweight, breathable design that still provides warmth. It also has features including a large, roomy pocket and a hood with an adjustable drawstring.

The French fleece terry design is made from a blend of 60% cotton and 40% polyester. It’s machine washable and will maintain its fit, which is nice since this has tapering through the waist for a stylish finish that will hug his body well. In addition to the light blue pictured here, this is available in many other color choices so you can pick out the perfect sweatshirt to go with his personality. It’s available in solid colors like golden yellow, gray, white, black, navy, and more, as well as patterns like heather gray and “wavy” blue.

Beard Head

Is winter around the corner? Beard Head is one of the most comedic ways he can keep his head and face warm during the cooler months. This bundle comes with a warm knit hat with fasteners for the ‘beard’. The button fasteners can be used to attach the beard and tighten or loosen it for the perfect fit.

He’ll love wearing the Original Beard Hat outside in the winter, whether he’s skiing, sledding, or just commuting to work. The beanie is made from 100% acrylic with elastic, so it stretches to fit most people’s heads, and the beard is made from a blend of acrylic and polyester. It keeps his face warm and has a soft feeling that won’t irritate the skin. Plus, unlike traditional beards, he can take this off for a more professional look once he gets to his destination.

Nixon Watch

The Stainless Steel Watch by Nixon helps him tell time with style. This simple but beautiful watch is sure to make a statement on his wrist. Whether he’s attending college courses, working most days, or going to special occasions, the clean-cut design, black face, and stainless steel band and details make this match anything he is wearing.

The Nixon Time Teller features Japanese Quartz movement and three hands, so it consistently lets him know what time it is. The wristband is adjustable, so he can customize it to fit his wrist. As an added benefit, the watch detaches from the band so he can attach it to a canvas or leather band instead if he would like. This lets him personalize it to his style.

Minimalist Slim Wallet

Minimalism is another idea that’s trending among the younger crowd. The Minimalist Wallet by Lindenle has a slim design that fits easily in his front pocket. It even has a money clip made from stainless steel, letting him keep his cash handy without worrying that it’s going to get lost.

In addition to being a minimalist wallet, the slimmer design stops him from the back pain that comes along with sitting on a thick wallet in your back pocket. It also blocks RFID signals to keep his most important data safe. Finally, he’ll appreciate that this is small enough to be minimalist but big enough to hold his driver’s license, debit cards, and as many as 15 cards.

Hobby and Entertainment Gifts for a 20-Year-Old Boys

Cards Against Humanity

Cards Against Humanity is one of those gifts that he’s guaranteed to have fun with. We play this quite frequently with my significant other’s family, and the laughs do not stop. While it’s not kid-appropriate, the 20-year old boy in your life is definitely mature enough to handle the laughs that come along with this set. His friends will love playing with him, too.

This set comes with 100 black cards, which are the ones read aloud, and then 500 white cards to make funny combinations. With so many cards, there’s no limit to how many people can play. Additionally, Cards Against Humanity has come out with dozens of expansion packs so he can add to the fun over time. If he already has Cards Against Humanity, one of the expansion packs also makes a great gift.

PIXPRO Astro Zoom

Is the young man in your life a fan of photography? The PIXPRO Astro Zoom by Kodak makes it easy for him to take breath-taking shots on the go. Whether he’s out in nature or having fun with friends, he’ll be able to capture it all with features like 42X optical zoom, 24mm wide-angle, and even 720P HD video so he doesn’t miss a moment of the action.

If he likes taking pictures of friends, he’ll also appreciate features like face detection that make it easier to catch the focal point of the picture. He can check out all the pictures after he takes him on the 3″ LCD screen. Additionally, this digital camera connects easily to his laptop or other devices so he can print, upload, and more.

Foldable Pull Up Bar

For the 20-year old passionate about fitness, the Pull Up Doorway Trainer by ProsourceFit makes a great gift. This is a multi-functional pull-up bar that doesn’t take up as much space as traditional workout equipment. This is an important feature if he’s living in a dorm or smaller apartment since he might not yet have the extra space to start his home gym.

The pull-up bar can be used in the doorway to do different types of pull-ups and chin-ups. When set on the ground, it can also be used to help him do push-ups, sit-ups, leg raises, and more. This is also completely foldable for easier and more compact storage, plus it comes with a carrying case. It doesn’t require any extra tools either, all he has to do is flip the hooks out and put it in the doorway.

What to Look for in Gifts for 20-Year-Old Boys

Something Useful

The best way to choose a useful gift for a 20-year old boy is to think about what he’s doing with his life or what his next steps are. For a boy living on his own or in a dorm room, a gift for his home makes a great choice. You could also buy something for his vehicle if he drives one. One of the great things about 20-year olds is that they are still working on accumulating the things that they need. We included plenty of useful things on this list, so you’re sure to find the perfect gift.

Tech Gear

The average 20-year old male is into all the latest tech. He’ll love staying up-to-date with the latest trending gifts. This is especially true in a fast-paced world where technology is constantly changing and being updated the way that it is. Anything from this category is sure to impress a 20-year old boy who loves keeping up with the times.

His Hobbies

Finally, considering his interests and hobbies is a great way to narrow down the best gift for  20-year old boy. By this age, many 20-year olds have at least a few things that they do in their free time, either alone or with friends. This might include outdoor activities like hunting, camping, or fishing, fitness hobbies like running or going to the gym, creating art, playing video games, collecting figures or comics, and so much more. You can’t go wrong picking a gift that he’ll actually enjoy.