In this post, I’ve compiled the best 18th birthday gift ideas for him and her!
For most people, turning 18 is a BIG deal! It means that you’re finally an adult, you get to make decisions for yourself, and you’re fully responsible for your own actions now!
Unfortunately, this is also the age where your parents might kick you out of the house, haha!
Anyways! If you have a family member or a friend who is about to turn 18, you want to make sure to get them an awesome present to celebrate this amazing milestone in life. So here are 32 of the best 18th birthday gift ideas to help you out:
18th Birthday Gift Ideas For Her
1. Birthday Charm Bracelet
This 18th birthday charm bracelet is honestly so cute! Since the bracelet is adjustable, you won’t have to worry about it not fitting the person you’re gifting this to. Also, it comes in an elegant gift box, so no need to buy an extra one!
2. Birthday Sash and Tiara
What better way to make your loved one feel like an absolute princess on her 18th birthday?! There’s no such thing as being “too extra” on your birthday, haha! Gift this rose gold sash and tiara set to the birthday girl to make her feel extra special and beautiful on her big day.
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3. Ultimate Birthday Girl Gift Box
If you’re not exactly sure what the birthday girl likes, this birthday gift box might be the perfect option! It includes a coffee mug, fuzzy cupcake socks, an inspirational journal notebook, and a cosmetic bag for makeup essentials.
The best thing about this is that it comes in a super adorable box filled with pink confetti! Ugh, so cute! I’m sure the birthday girl would love it.
4. 18-Beads Milestone Bracelet
Turning 18 is a major milestone in life. Now, you’re officially (technically) an adult! Gift your loved one with this elegant milestone birthday bracelet to help her celebrate 18 years on this planet earth!
Also, this bracelet comes in a cute gift box envelope that has space for you to write personalized messages and birthday wishes for her.
5. Comfy Oversized Sherpa
This is probably the most comfortable-looking oversized hoodie I’ve ever seen in my life! If your loved one’s 18th birthday happens to fall between the freezing cold wintertime, this would honestly be such an awesome gift!
Not only is this pink wearable blanket super adorable, but can keep the birthday girl warm and cozy wherever she goes!
6. Birthday Party Decoration
If your family members or friends are thinking about hosting a party for the birthday girl, definitely consider getting this 76-piece 18th birthday decor set.
It comes with printed and foil balloons, birthday banners, glitter curtains, photoshoot backdrops, cupcake toppers, birthday sash, props, and much more!
7. “Not a Day Over Fabulous” Mirror
Remind the birthday girl that she will forever and always be FABULOUS with this chic rose gold compact mirror. Apart from being aesthecially-pleasing, this mirror is quite functional as well. It is lightweight and slim enough to tuck away in your bag, and has a mirror on both sides which is great for touching up makeup.
8. Amazon Gift Card
Have absolutely ZERO clue what to get the birthday girl? Don’t panic… Amazon will take care of it for you, haha! There’s practically nothing you can’t find on the Amazon marketplace.
Gift your loved one this Amazon gift card (that comes in a cute gift bag)! This way, she’ll be able to go online and pick out exactly what she wants for her birthday! You really can’t go wrong with this.
18th Birthday Gift Ideas For Him
1. The Manual To Manhood
Turning 18 means that you’re officially a man now! Well, kind of, haha! Even though you’re still a man in the making, there are plenty of valuable and lessons you can learn in the meantime to prepare you for adulthood as a grown man.
Is your friend or family member about to turn 18? This manual to manhood could be an awesome, practical, and educational gift to help them navigate life as an adult.
2. Level 18 Unlocked T-Shirt
Turning 18 is such a huge milestone in life. Now that you’re legally an adult, life feels like it’s officially starting! Just like playing a video game, the higher the level you achieve, the more exciting it gets.
Gift this super cool and creative t-shirt to a loved one who is turning 18. It’ll remind them that life is about to get even more fun and amazing!
3. Remote Control LED Strips
This remote LED strip light is almost a staple in every college guy’s dorm room. If you take a walk around a college dorm at night, I’m sure you’ll see colorful LED lights peeping through every window.
If your loved one is turning 18 and about to head off to college, this would be the perfect gift for him!
4. Bengoo Gaming Headset
Of course, not every 18-year-old guy is obsessed with video games. However, if your friend or family member just happens to be an avid gamer, consider gifting him a high-quality gaming headset for his birthday! I’m sure he’ll really appreciate it.
5. Beard Grooming Set
For some guys, entering adulthood also means growing a beard learning how to take care of it.
This beard care kit comes with a beard conditioner, beard shampoo, beard oil, brush, scissor, storage bag, and also an E-book. It’ll be the perfect 18th birthday gift for any guy who’s looking to take good care of their beard.
6. Birthday King Sash and Crown
Just like how girls are treated like princesses on their birthdays, guys should also be treated like kings! Equality, am I right?
Make the birthday boy feel extra special on his 18th birthday with this birthday king sash and crown set!
7. Men’s Slim Wallet
Slim wallets are the best! They’re convenient, stylish, and fit into the pocket perfectly without bulging out. Know someone who might need this? Gift them one as a birthday present.
8. Muscle Massage Gun
Lots of guys start training and going to the gym in their late teens. If you have a friend or family member who loves working out and their birthday is coming, this is a great gift to give them!
This massage gun helps relieve fatigue, pain, muscle soreness, and stiffness. Perfect for relaxing the body after a long workout session.
18th Birthday Gift Ideas For Best Friend
1. BFF Soy Wax Candle
Hahaha! This friendship candle is absolutely hilarious. I’m definitely giving this to my best friend for her birthday! You know, just as a way of expressing my love and appreciation for her. I’d shank a bi*ch right in the kidney for ya!
Apart from the hilarious message though, the candle smells like apple caramel! Ugh… It’s honestly one of the most pleasant and delicious scents EVER.
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2. Bestie Fill-In-The-Blank Journal
If you’re not super comfortable with expressing your love to your bestie through Facetime or Skype, maybe writing it down would be much easier. This little book includes fill-in-the-blank pages that allow you to explain to your BFF why he or she is the best. How cute!
Let them know how much they mean to you on their birthday day!
3. Best Friend Wine Glass
We all have that bestie who we love to gossip about everything! Whether it’s about your new crush at school, the hot chemistry teacher, or literally any topic you can think of.
Get her this wine glass for her 18th birthday, so that it can come in handy when it’s time to sip wine and gossip!
4. Mini Photo Album
Polaroid photos are so “IN” right now. If your bestie owns a polaroid camera, you can gift her a photo album like this to help her keep all the memories organized in one place.
Or, if you have a bunch of polaroid pictures of you and your bestie together, you can fill the photo album up with those photos and give it to her on her 18th birthday!
5. Meaningful Bangle Bracelet
6. I Got Your Back Ceramic Mug
Literally, I got your back, haha! I’m sure whoever you’re gifting this mug to will get a good chuckle out of this.
7. Ying Yang Bracelet
Omg, this is the ultimate friendship gift! You’re the Ying and she’s the Yang! How freaking cute is that? If your friend is living far away from you and you don’t see her often, gift her with this bracelet so you’ll both be reminded of each other.
8. Funny Friendship Candle
Worried that your best friend will make new friends behind your back? This is an awesome gift to show her how much you love her, but also mark your territory. Haha! Love me some toxic friendship love. Jk : )
In all seriousness though, this friendship candle is just a “friendly reminder” that you’ll always be her one and only bestie for life, and to infinite and beyond…
Funny and Unsual 18th Birthday Gift Ideas
1. I’m legally an Adult T-shirt
Haha! True! I’m pretty sure this was everyone’s exact thoughts when they turned 18. According to the law, 18-year-olds can already run for office, work full-time jobs, vote, and do grown people stuff. How crazy is that? Considering the fact that the majority of us still had no idea what we were doing at 18.
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2. Old Lives Matter Whiskey Glass
HAHAHA! This is such a sarcastic, disrespectful, yet hilarious gift. Honestly, 18 is not old at all! But compared to other teenagers, yeah, it’s slightly older.
Let your friend who’s turning 18 know that her life still matters ???? And that even though she’s old af now, you’ll still love her.
3. Colorful Birthday Socks
Colorful socks for the win! This is an especially great gift if your friend’s birthday happens to fall in the cold wintertime. Not only is it super cute and quirky, but can also keep their toes warm as well!
4. Unicorn Makeup Bag
Let the birthday girl how special and unique she is compared to other 18-year-olds! She’s a sexy unicorn stripper while others are just normal bland horses. Hahaha! I’m sure she’ll feel extremely flattered when she sees this unicorn makeup bag.
I mean, who wouldn’t want to be compared to an awesome unicorn?
5. Funny 18th Birthday Card
It’s a privilege to get older! Congratulation your loved one for making another trip around the sun! It’s an accomplishment.
6. Official Adult Coloring Book
Who says that adults can’t color too? Turning 18 can be stressful. You might experience an existential crisis and feel like your whole world is falling apart.
This official adult coloring book includes hilarious phrases along with beautiful designs on each coloring page to help anyone who’s turning 18 destress and relax!
7. Holy Sh*t You’re 18 Toilet Paper
Turning 18 feels so surreal! It’s like you’ve been waiting all your life to turn 18 and finally become an adult. But once it actually happens, you’re just like, wait…what? I’m 18!!! Holy crap.
This toilet paper birthday gift will for sure be a hit in the humor department. Without a doubt, it’s quite an unusual present to give. Haha!
8. Pending Adult T-Shirt
18 is kind of an awkward age where even though you’re technically/legally an adult, you still have no idea what you’re doing at all.
Gift this pending adult t-shirt to your friend who’s turning 18 so that they can wear it whenever they don’t feel like adulting.
There you have it! 32 awesome 18th birthday gift ideas for him and her! Hopefully, this post has been helpful, and you were able to find a few present ideas that your friend or family member would love!