13 Best Gift Ideas For Adults To Have On Their Wishlist In 2022


Whether it’s a friend, co-worker, parent, relative, partner, or acquaintance, choosing the right gift can be challenging. So, we have come up with a list of the best gifts for adults to help you narrow down your options. If you know the person well, picking a gift becomes easy since you know their interests and preferences. But, when you’re invited to a colleague’s dinner party or a friend’s birthday, it can be tricky to choose a gift for them.

To help you through such situations, our list of versatile gift ideas for adults has you covered. These options are practical, sentimental, and fun, ensuring good-quality materials and long-lasting performance. Regardless of the occasion or their age, these gift ideas will go a long way in helping you make a loved one smile. Make sure to go through our reviews to make an informed choice.

13 Best Gifts For Adults

1. Best Ultra Soft:Mermaker Burrito Tortilla Blanket – Yellow

This cool gift for young adults is a double-sided blanket crafted with 285 gsm premium, soft flannel fabric and keeps you cozy and warm at all times. It’s professionally designed to look very realistic so that you look like a human burrito or tortilla depending on how you wrap it. This round blanket has a diameter of 71 inches and is also available in a diameter of 80 inches. It doesn’t fade or shrink and is lint-free as well as ultra-soft. This versatile and amusing blanket can be used as a wearable blanket or on the bed, sofa, while travelling, or for a picnic. It can be machine washed in a gentle, cold water cycle and tumble dried on low heat so that it never shrinks or fades. Check out this video to know more about this product.

2. Best Rechargeable:DEERC 1/10 Large Scale High Speed RC Car

This premium and durable high speed RC car has a 4-wheel drive, is built to the ratio of 1:10, and is a perfect gift for young adults. It features LED headlights so that you can drive without an issue even at night. The cool car shell is designed with premium PVC, and a transparent car shell is provided for free to design your own innovative car shell. It features 2 rechargeable 7.4V/1700 mAh batteries which give you 40+ minutes of uninterrupted driving. It comes equipped with a 2.4GHz remote control that controls throttle and speed up to a range of 100 meters. The direction of the wheels can be controlled with the steering trim. The metal oil-filled shock absorbers in the wheels make it suitable to be driven in all terrains and protect the electronic components. Before buying, have a look at this video for more details.

3. Best Durable:Kidcia Fidget Toys

We all know at least one adult who may have anxiety issues and restlessness, and this would make a perfect gift for adults to relieve some of those symptoms. Comprising a total of 35 fidget toys, it includes an infinity cube, 2 fidget spinners, 3 squishy toys, a fidget pad, 8 pearl clays, 6 spiky balls, 2 squeeze grape balls, a magic cube, 1 pop tube, 3 marble and mesh, 2 rainbow springs, 1 snap and click snake, 1 liquid motion timer, a flippy chain, and 2 unicorn stretchy strings. All these come packed in a convenient storage box. Each toy is crafted with non-toxic, durable, and hypoallergenic materials and are completely safe to use. They are pocket sized, easy to carry, and comfortably fit into the palm of your hand.

4. Best Long-Lasting:Top Race RC Plane

This RC plane is a cool gift for young adults and will guarantee them endless fun. Its new upgraded propeller saver technology saves it from damage. It features a 2.4Ghz radio frequency and a control range of over 320 feet. Its 8 mm coreless motor has a flying time of approximately 12 minutes on a single charge. Just like an actual aircraft, this RC plane operates with 3 channel control— propeller, rudder, and elevator. It can also be taxied on the ground to its takeoff point by maneuvering the throttle and propelling left or right. It also features an in-built 6 axis gyro which makes it simple to fly even with no experience. Depending on skill level, you can choose to fly it in easy, medium, and hard mode, which will determine how much help the gyro needs to give you. Watch this video to know more about the product.

5. Best Realistic:Lego Star Wars Ultimate Collector Series

Build the largest Star Wars millennium falcon with this Lego set that’s a perfect gift for adults who are Star War fans. Comprising 7,541 pieces and 2 crews of minifigures, it’s sure to delight anyone you give it to. There are 4 classic crew minifigures— Chewbacca, Han Solo, Princess Leia, and C-3PO, as well as 3 episode VII/VIII minifigures— older Han Solo, Finn, and Rey. The main hold showcases a Dejarik holographic game, a seating area, engineering station with a revolving minifigure seat, and a remote combat training helmet. The rear compartment houses the engine room with a console and hyperdrive as well as 2 escape pod hatches. The hull panels are removable, the boarding ramp can be lowered, there’s a concealed blaster cannon, a cockpit for 4 minifigures with a detachable canopy, and interchangeable sensor dishes. It measures 8 x 33 x  22 inches, and gives you an extremely realistic experience.

6. Best Economical:Maad Brand Funny Adult Coloring Book

Coloring is the new stress buster— it’s economical, doesn’t require a screen, and can be loads of fun as you unwind and hone your creativity. It comprises 32 pages of wine-themed art and will keep you happily occupied as you sip your wine and color the beautiful and intricate pictures that celebrate your love for wine. Each page has a fun saying related to wine— “Wine improves with age. I improve with wine”, “Age gets better with wine”, “Love the wine you’re with”, “Size matters. No one wants a small glass of wine” among others that are sure to raise a laugh. This unique coloring book includes a color pencil set and makes an ideal gift for adults in search of some fun.

7. Best Slip-Resistant:SereneLife Folding Kick Scooter For Adults & Kids – Red

An ideal gift for an adult brother, son, or daughter, this scooter can be real fun as they zip through town for their errands or just hang out. It’s sturdy alloy construction and 8-inch PU tires can carry weights up to 220 pounds. It features ABEC-7 bearings to ensure a smooth ride on all kinds of surfaces and terrains. This scooter can be folded and unfolded with a 1 kick mechanism into compact dimensions of 31.89 x 4.92 x 12.72 inches, making it easy to store when not in use. It’s rubber deck is slip-resistant and is safe to use in wet and slippery weather, while the mud guard on the front wheel prevents water and mud splashes. It’s adjustable handlebars with rubberized ergonomic grips feature an anodized clamp collar and can be set at heights of 35.04, 37.20, and 38.90 inches. Its open hub rims reduce wind resistance and it can negotiate obstacles with its reflexive front suspension. It features a red LED back light for improved visibility and a non-marring kickstand which is rubber-tipped.

8. Best Creative:Lego Art Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe Collectible Building Kit

This iconic piece of art comes with 4 building options and can be displayed on your wall after you finish it. You can be at your creative best with this 3,341-piece LEGO set that comes along with an exclusive signature tile, 9 canvas wall decor plates, a brick LEGO frame, a piece separator for easier rebuilding, and a unique new hanging element. It features a soundtrack to add to your creative experience and tells you stories and details linked to the set. This 4-in-1 art piece measures 15.5 square inches and makes an innovative gift for adults who appreciate creative projects.

9. Best Enjoyment:Lego Haunted House Building Kit

This LEGO haunted house or Manor Von barron will give you both the creeps and enjoyment as you embark on this project. Build and explore the details and features of this spooky house. Though designed as a gift for adults, it includes a lot of fun features— a cursed painting, haunted automatic doors, and a free-fall ride. The haunted manor contains 3,231 pieces and measures around 26.5 x 9 x 9 inches, and it can really challenge your creativity and construction skills. It opens up so that you can explore the haunted house from the inside, and the front doors close for a haunted effect. It also includes 10 mini figures to make the story more life-like. You have the option of adding powered up components which can be bought separately to control the elevator.

10. Best Portable:Anby Rainbow Bubble Sensory Fidget Toy

A great gift for adults and children with general fidgetiness, it’s a great stress buster. It is also an ideal fidget tool for skin pickers, hair pullers, and other sensory seekers. It enhances reasoning strategies, mathematical thinking, logical thinking, and mental arithmetic, and can also prevent degeneration of the brain because of age. All you need to do is press the bubbles down so that they make a popping sound, then turn it over and do the same thing. You can also devise different games with this toy with over 16 gaming awards. Conveniently portable and small, you can carry it with you wherever you go.

11. Best Versatile:Attop W10 Drone With Camera

This 1080P HD wide angle drone camera is an exclusive gift for adults as it gives FPV experiences and gives you crystal clear images of important moments of life. This drone for beginners has a superior picture quality than 720P. Easy to control, its blades unlock as you throw it up horizontally to fly. It takes off and lands easily with its unique 1-key function, and it can hover with the altitude hold function. It has other innovative features such as 360° flips, rolls, and headless mode so that photos and videos can be captured from any angle. The drone has multi control modes through a remote, apps, and voice. It features 4 propeller guards and premium quality ABS material to prevent damage caused by impact. Its 2 batteries come with a low battery warning, so there’s no sudden loss of power while flying, and it has a flight time of 18 minutes before recharging.

12. Best Online Puzzle:The One Million Dollar Puzzle By MSCHF

One of the best gifts for adults, this 500-piece jigsaw puzzle of a large QR code gives you the chance to win anything between 25 cents up to 1,000,000 dollars. All you need to do is finish the puzzle and click a picture of it. You will thereafter be directed to a page to enter your secret prize code which is mentioned on the paper insert in your box, and you will learn the amount you have won. Once all the QR code’s lines are straight, you can be sure the puzzle is properly put together. You need to be 18+ to claim your win, but if you are not, you can have someone over 18 accept the prize money for you.

13. Best Waterproof:FWFX Electronic Dance Mats – Classic

This 11 mm thick HDMI wireless dance mat measuring 65.4 x 36.6 inches brings you a beautiful dance experience. Crafted with PEVA, its surface is waterproof, slip and wrinkle-resistant, and easy to clean. It features a 4-core chip for crystal clear pictures on both TV and computers. It features a 2.4G double wireless controller and supports several modes such as MTV, 4-key, 6-key, cartoon, hands & feet, aerobics, yoga, motion-sensing gamepad, and 3D camera sensing. It features 56 dance numbers, 48 sets of yoga and aerobics exercise videos, 24 puzzle games and so much more. It features an upgraded IC chip for premium and stable video output, a high-definition smart camera, and a disco ball lamp with 7 colored strobe lights. The dance pad has been upgraded for better sensitivity, performance, and accuracy.

Now that you have been through our review of the 13 best gifts for adults, here are a few things to keep in mind so that you can pick a gift that will be loved and appreciated by the receiver.

How To Choose The Right Gifts For Adults

  • Personal interests

If you know the person well enough, try to get something that may be of personal interest to them. If they like cooking, some smart pots and pans or a cookbook can be a good option. If they like gardening, garden equipment, if they are an outdoor person, some cool shades, or an insulated water bottle or any other accessory make good gifts.

  • Gift cards

You can’t go wrong with a gift card as they can get exactly what they want. A gift card to a favorite store, or for a movie, a concert, or something associated with their interests will always be appreciated.

  • Something to pamper them

A gift to indulge them like a day in the spa, some beauty products, a movie night basket, a sentimental keepsake, some pampering in the beauty salon, a local membership all make great gifts.

Why Trust MomJunction?

Our author Priti Bose specializes in writing articles about gifts and toys. After careful supervision of market listings and reviews, she has put together this list of the best gifts for adults. She has included diverse gift ideas, keeping in mind the preferences and interests of the person concerned. A buying guide has also been provided to help you with your choices.

When choosing a gift, it’s essential to understand the likes and dislikes of the recipient, at least on some level. However, getting a gift for an adult you have met only a few times can be challenging. Thankfully, your options aren’t limited to something practical and functional, as you can also try to do something unique and opt for a fun or sentimental keepsake they will cherish forever. The gift ideas listed here cater to adults of all age groups and are appropriate for various special occasions. Check out the reviews and make sure you select something that is well-made and in perfect shape.

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Priti Bose

Priti Bose is a poet, songwriter and blog writer. She did her masters in English, Public Relations and Advertising. Her creative skills and hunger for details make her do in-depth research on the topics she covers. For MomJunction, she writes on product analysis and reviews, especially for kids' products, toys and gifts. Before her association with MomJunction, Priti worked in the... more