Every 25-year-old woman is different from the next. And yet, in many ways, in our global culture where brands and social media help set not only a sense of style, but also aspirations, material and spiritual, there is a converging field among many young twentysomething women of an artistic bent. They want trendy or artsy clothes, shirts with fun statements, jewelry (more expensive designs in silver or gold with precious or semiprecious gemstones, or mid-priced yet sparkly statements, such as silver jewelry made with Swarovski crystals, or fashion jewelry), perfumes, shoes (women can never have enough shoes), glitter (not enough glitter either), feel-good spa-style gifts, makeup, fancy tea and coffee (and tea cups and coffee mugs), and so on.
The case can be made that all women would be happy with such gifts, and yet what’s important to recognize is that at 25, women tend to place great value upon their external beauty (and enhancing that beauty) and of affirming a strong sense of style and a funny bone. But there’s more to many of these women than that. They are also greatly interested in growing spiritually in all sorts of ways, are environmentally conscious, and appreciate creative gifts which appeal to an offbeat sense of humor and frame of mind. They will appreciate Adam Grant’s book Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World, a quirky Ex Libris stamp (“This book belongs to the library of”), or an all-over-print tank top with images of marine life in coral reefs, meant to raise awareness about the health of the world’s oceans and these ecosystems, which support a quarter of all marine organisms.