Of all the birthday milestones, the 18th is probably the most significant as it marks the beginning of adulthood and all that comes with it. Show your best friend how much they mean to you with one of these 18th birthday gift ideas that are both inspired and unusual, and will guarantee that neither you, nor the birthday, are forgotten in a hurry.
When thinking about 18th birthday gift ideas, don’t forget a crown for the party princess! Covered in sparkle as any crown should be, it’s the perfect finishing touch to the festivities.
This is a sweet idea for the birthday girl – a hamper of iconic candies and snacks from the past 7 decades, packaged with an optional birthday message displayed inside the lid.
Is your best friend something of a gaming geek? If so, take a look at this t-shirt that shows a games controller and the words ‘Level 18 Unlocked’. Cool and nerdy!
2001 was a good year, if not for wine then definitely for babies, as they’re hitting their 18th birthdays this year! This t-shirt simply declares that the wearer is vintage 2001.
Funny and congratulatory, this white ceramic mug bears a thumbs up and the words ‘Wow, look at you turning 18 & s**t’, but without the asterisks. So probably NSFW!
Unlike any birthday card you’ll have seen before, this one bears the number 18 cut-out in a delicate filigree pattern, with the recipient’s name or title in a choice of colors.
This necklace comes with not one but four charms – a key, number 18, initialled disc, and birthstone of choice – and hangs on an 18” rose-gold filled chain. Nickel-free for sensitive skin.
18 AF – it says it all, really! Speaking volumes to teenage language, this simple tee comes in a choice of 5 colors and 6 sizes to suit the birthday girl.
If your best mate is a limited edition, show him with this tee which boasts the year 2001 on the front, and his name with the number 18 on the back.
Celebrate the unbreakable bond you have with your BFF with this sterling silver or 14K gold-filled pendant which features 2 highly polished interlinked circles and hangs on an adjustable chain.
Perfection takes time: 18 years, in fact, according to this journal. With 100 half-lined and half-blank pages, it’s the perfect birthday gift for any 18 year old llama lover!
With 18 gold-dipped beads, one for each year, this cord bracelet is adjustable from 7 – 8” to fit most ladies’ wrists, and comes attached to an elegant 18th birthday presentation card.
This tiara is pink, sparkly, and set with rhinestones – what more could an 18 year old want? Made from eco-friendly alloy metal, it will last way beyond her birthday celebrations.
Available in either rose-gold or silver and set with cubic zirconia, you can choose from a bracelet, necklace, or both to gift to your best friend for her special birthday.
Accompanied by more than 20 rose gold balloons in various sizes and shapes, this giant “18” balloon stands at a whopping 40” and will be the perfect party centerpiece.
Can’t decide between a card and a cake? How about giving two-in-one? This pop-up card transforms into an 18th birthday cake that looks good enough to eat, without the calories!
This cute little heart comes in a huge variety of patterns, along with a personal message on the front, and is filled with lavender for a gorgeously relaxing scent.
Featuring an engraved, initialled heart, the number 18, and an optional Swarovski elements crystal birthstone, this stainless steel keyring is as practical as it is beautiful, and makes a gorgeous gift.
With a distinctly boho vibe, this bangle is made for stacking, and comes with an inspirational quote engraved on a dangling disc, along with three other charms including a number 18.
These custom tattoos are awesome, and perfect for an 18th birthday party. You can personalize with photo, name, age, or even a custom hashtag for party favors with a difference.
2 Diy Birthday Gifts
Make a flower monogram letter, or even a number 18, as the centerpiece or decoration for a lucky girl’s birthday party. Simple to create but very effective – and oh so pretty!
Great as party favors, or an unusual birthday gift, lottery ticket ‘gift baskets’ are easy to make, and exciting to receive, and who knows…if they win they might even share!
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