The Ultimate 18th Birthday Gift Ideas List

The long-awaited milestone of most U.K teens, there’s nothing quite as memorable as celebrating your 18th birthday. You’re officially an adult after all (although as you may find out in your twenties, “adulting” is an ongoing battle). The legal age to vote, to have a shot, to get a tattoo and to sky-dive, there is really no shortage of 18th birthday gift ideas out there, but you want it to be a special one, right? Our exclusive edit of the best 18th birthday gift ideas are perfect for her. Whether it’s your bestie, girlfriend, daughter or sister, these 18th birthday gifts will help her feel extra special on a very special day. 

18th birthday gifts for girls 

£45 MAC Golden Hour Kit Makeup Set

£65 Olaplex Hair Care Set

If she’s into hair and beauty then makeup and hair care are go-to 18th birthday gifts for girls. Give her a reason to get all dolled up for her big day with the MAC Golden Hour Makeup Kit and the Olaplex Hair Care Set

Unusual 18th Birthday Gift Ideas 

£150 Teami Blends Luxe Skincare Fridge. Image via Teamiblends.

Looking for alternative and unusual 18th birthday gift ideas? Introducing the Teami Blends Luxe Skincare Fridge, a new innovation in the beauty and skincare world. Designed to keep all your fave’ skincare chilled before you apply it, give her a fun but practical 18th birthday gift. (PSA: it’s also perfect for storing chocolate)

 Personalised 18th Birthday Gift Ideas 

£25 Moet & Chandon Personalised Imperial Rose Champagne. Image via Selfridges.

We all love personalised gifts. Not only are they thoughtful but they make you feel extra special on your big day. If you’re on the hunt for personalised 18th birthday gift ideas then Selfridge’s offer a range of personalised wines and champagnes, however our absolute fave’ is the Moet & Chandon Personalised Imperial Rose Champagne. Simply upload whatever picture you want (in this case we recommended the nicest pic of the birthday gal you can find) and it will arrive printed on the front of the bottle. I mean, who doesn’t want to take their first legal drink of champagne from a bottle that their face is printed on? 

 Traditional 18th Birthday Gifts

£100 Pandora 18th Birthday Gift Set. Image via Pandora.

Nothing says traditional 18th birthday gifts more than jewelry. A keepsake that will remind them of their special day years after, we’re currently crushing hard over the Pandora 18th Birthday Gift Set. The perfect dainty jewelry to compliment their 18th birthday dress, everyone deserves to feel like a princess on their 18th b-day!

18th Birthday Gift Ideas For Daughter  

£120 Vivienne Westwood Mini Bas Relief Pearl Choker Necklace. Image via Pinterest.

The necklace that has taken social media by storm over the last year, we’re pretty sure the Vivienne Westwood Mini Bas Relief Pearl Choker Necklace is a dream 18th birthday gift idea for your daughter. Although this is more on the costly side of 18th birthday gifts, if you want to treat your daughter to a present that she’ll cherish forever, then consider it found. Shop our collection of birthday dresses for an outfit that will compliment this stunning 18th birthday gift.

18th Birthday Gift Ideas For Her  

£109 Instax Mini Link Mobile Photo Printer. Image via Pinterest.

When it comes to 18th birthday gift ideas for her to make memories with, an Instax Mini Link Mobile Photo Printer is the full package. An 18th birthday gift that will help her capture all those special memories, she’ll be obsessed with this fun pressie! Whether she's jetting off on an 18th birthday trip or celebrating at a club, this 18th birthday gift will make it a memorable one!

18th Birthday Gifts For Best Friend 

£37 Lush Birthday Gift Set. Image via Lush.
Image via MIJ Masks

Got your besties 18th b-day coming up and want to treat her to something extra special? We’re currently loving a Lush Birthday Gift Set, a failsafe when it comes to 18th birthday gift ideas for best friends. Plan a b-day pamper night with a chick flick, Chinese takeaway and face masks with MIJ Masks, our go-to when it comes to self-care.

 If she’s a bookworm then a few new additions to her bookshelf will make the perfect 18th birthday gift idea. Our go-to books recently have been the highly acclaimed Women Don’t Owe You Pretty by Instagram activist and artist Florence Given, Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton and Receipts by the women who have brought you the Receipts Podcast. All three books are the perfect gift for any young woman maneuvering her way into adulthood. 

Special 18th Birthday Gifts 

Sophie Tea Art. Image via Pinterest.

Nothing says welcome to adulthood quite like their very own first piece of art. If you follow Sophie Tea Art on Instagram, then you’ll be just as obsessed with her funky and colourful artwork of the female body. Modern and fresh, one of her original pieces from her ‘WOMEN’ collection would make a very special 18th birthday gift.

Image via Pinterest

Whether she’s moving into halls in September or the big one eight means she is finally getting her own crib, projector is an amazing 18th birthday gift and house warming present. Perfect for streaming endless episodes of your fave’ shows when you’re meant to be studying (and yes Netflix, we are still watching - thanks for asking), this YABER WiFi Mini Portable Projector is an 18th birthday gift must-gave. 

Looking for the perfect 18th birthday dress to wear while you celebrate in style? Our collection is the perfect present to yourself or a cute gift for the 18th birthday queen!

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