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.
Thank you, Shraddha! :)
By no means I am 25 years old but I do love these ideas for gifts. Especially on the jewelry, I swoon and swear, they are the best gits for woman of any age and interests.
Thank you, Tolovaj! :)
You are right, 25 year old women differ one from another but I am sure everybody can find a lovely gift for his special lady. I can't help not to mention our dance teacher who once said: "Never as her how old is she - if she is very young, she'll lie she's older and if she is older, she's allways 25 ..."
Cheers to all 25 years old ladies!
Thank you, Pam!
Wonderful collection Mira, for the young woman.
You're right that creatives value associative thinking, but for various reasons many creatives find themselves away from many valuable associative situations, including discussion and collaboration with their peers. And yet, according to Grant, it is their peers who can best assess an idea and product's chances of success in the world.
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Mira, Thank you for the images and stories that go into your practical information and product lines! The gifts are all wonderful, particularly the aromatherapy, bath, footwear, makeup and tea lines.
The book is a great idea, for all ages in fact, and the passage that "As an artistic person, I appreciated, for instance, his stories about how creatives don’t actually succeed by sheer willpower (although they do need a lot of persistence) but need the support, encouragement, and creativity of friends and their peers. Their friends help them become their “best version[s],” as Grant writes, and their peers help them evaluate better not only the impact of their ideas but also the selling power of a product based upon an original idea" really stands out for me. Wouldn't that be logical since creatives tend to pursue associative thinking and so therefore would value assocational and associative situations?