21st Birthday and Graduation Presents


21st birthdays and graduations are alike in that they are ‘coming of age’ type events that signify the achieving of one of life’s milestones. The traditional key given on a 21st birthday signified that a young man or woman was able to set up their own home and could come and go as they pleased and could vote and drink alcohol. Though these have since been reduced to 18 years of age, the tradition of the 21st birthday remains in our culture as a cause for celebration, a party and gift giving. While graduations do not involve the same ‘throw-a-big-party’ tradition as 21sts they are important occasions that are often marked with the presentation of a special gift, something that will be kept and cherished and quite different from usual birthday and Christmas presents. Here are some ideas available from the Australian Woodwork online shop that may just fit the bill.

Boxes, boxes and boxes!

Tamar Blackwood Watch and Cufflink BoxTamar Tiger Myrtle Jewellery Box with TrayRoll Top Australian Red Cedar Jewellery Box

Curly Trinket BoxGarrick Document Box, Jarrah and Blackwood

Boxes make a perfect special gift and are one of our most popular choices for these coming-of-age events. There are boxes just for him such as the watch and cufflink box; boxes for her such as the jewellery boxes with trays or our beautiful little trinket boxes, and then general purpose boxes that anyone can use for anything - ALL terrific gifts that you can be sure will be well received and that you will be proud to give. Australian-made using traditional woodworking techniques, these boxes are hand-made, artisanal pieces that won’t end up being thrown away.


Jarrah Ballpoint PenMt Blanc-Style Ballpoint PenExecutive Click-top Ballpoint Pen

Ancient Redgum Man Size PenAncient Redgum Slimline Pen

Our range of pens, which include the pretty Jarrah twist top, the Mt Blanc, the Executive click top or the Ancient Redgum styles, all come beautifully boxed for presentation. A good pen still has a place in our computer/keyboard lives and will be a much appreciated gift – people love a nice pen and will always use it and hang on to it.

There are many other unique, quality, hand-made products available at our online shop that could make wonderful 21st or graduation gifts, especially when you know the person and their interests well. They may be keen cooks in which case many items from our kitchenware range will appeal or they may be young homemakers who love the warmth of wood and would appreciate a gift from our homewares section – there is plenty to choose from our great line-up of woodwork, all of it hand-made in Australia, from sustainably sourced native timbers, by the country’s finest woodworkers.

Click here to view our range of Australian Gifts >>

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