From adrenaline pumping gifts like jumping out of an airplane to wise words from The Pug's Guide to Etiquette book, show them you're excited about their coming of age with our 18th Birthday gift ideas! Can't quite find what you're after? Check out our Teenage Gifts range, Novelty Gift ideas or Gifts For Him or For Her.

18th Birthday Gifts

Looking for a gift when someone turns 18 can be a fun and exciting excursion, especially since most people prefer to give than receive. Finding the perfect gift, then giving that gift to someone and anticipating their reaction is a heartwarming, rewarding experience when you know you've nailed the gift.

Gifts Australia understands the importance of spoiling an 18 year old on their birthday. It's the first milestone birthday that signifies the jump from childhood into adulthood, and with it comes grown up activities like drinking responsibly, voting, and paying taxes. Before life gets too serious for them, it's only right that they receive the best 18th birthday present ever.

Personalised Gifts

Giving a personalised gift as a 18th birthday gift shows that you've put a lot of thought into their big day. It means you've taken the time to find something not only that they'll love, but also made it special and personal to them.

Gifts Australia has many personalised gifts that will appeal to 18 year olds. Functional everyday accessories like a leather wallet with their initials or short nickname monogrammed in gold embossing is an elegant touch. A matching leather keychain with the same monogram makes a classy and practical gift for new adults.

Jewellery is another ideal gift that can be engraved with a special message or initials and is the type of present that will be cherished forever.

Don't forget, all gift orders come with a free card which you can personalise with your own message to the new 18-year-old. Not only that, but all orders over $99 receive free delivery within Australia too.

Gift Cards

When you want to really spoil and impress, a gift certificate for a something extravagant and extraordinary will do the trick.

Turning 18 is a major life event worth the best experiences on offer. Think tandem skydiving onto one of Australia's beautiful beaches or a scenic helicopter flight over the city. If you think they'd like something a bit less extreme, consider a photography lesson, macaron cooking class, a drive in a luxury sports car or a relaxing massage at a day spa. Gifts Australia has countless experience gift vouchers that will catapult a young adult into their new wonderful world of independence.

18th Birthday Ideas For Girls

Gifts Australia has many 18th birthday gift ideas for girls. We've narrowed the search for the best gift into categories to make your search easier. Girls love fashion accessories like designer handbags, totes, and jewellery and they all make stylish gifts for any 18 year old. The Palas Silver Open Heart Charm is a gorgeous pendant to be worn on a charm bracelet or necklace. What young woman wouldn't adore a new designer Black Leather Tote Bag with personalised monogram of up to four letters? This stunning bag is perfect as a purse and it's large enough to carry her laptop too.

Keepsakes are other popular gifts for milestone birthdays. The 18 Blush Champagne flute is perfect paired with a fine bottle of French champagne which features largely in our hamper gift range. There's nothing quite like receiving a luxury pamper hamper with all your favourite treats inside. Our gift baskets typically include champagne, still or sparkling wine, gourmet edibles, chocolate sweets, and quality skincare. Scroll through our selection of hampers to find the best one for your birthday girl.

18th Birthday Gifts For Boys

Do you think boys are harder to buy for than girls? At Gifts Australia, we're positive you will find countless 18th birthday ideas for your birthday boy. Gift cards are always going to be a top choice for a boy's birthday. And we have so many that will thrill boys and nurture their sense of adventure and need for speed.

Thrill-seeking boys (and girls too) will be delighted to receive a skydive voucher for their birthday. Let them experience the natural rush of adrenaline as they plummet towards the earth at 200kmph whilst strapped to an experienced, professional skydiver. After a birthday so extreme, they'll feel confident to achieve anything they set their mind to.

Setting off into adulthood means being responsible and taking care of yourself. A personal gift of an embossed leather wallet, wash bag, overnight bag or a shave kit will let them go off into the world with style.

Being legally allowed to drink beer is something teenagers anticipate so naturally a Microbreweries of Australia hamper is a great way to introduce some of the country's favourite beer. It wouldn't be an 18th without poking fun at the birthday boy. Our range of humorous novelty gifts will give hours of laughter and fun during and after the party.

What are the best personalised 18th birthday gifts?

Personalisation of a special gift sends a big message. Choose something that can be engraved such as a dainty necklace with their initials, nickname or an affectionate term of endearment. Parents may choose the words 'best kid' or simply, 18 on a silver bracelet or nameplate necklace or pendent.

Gifts Australia has several options for practical gifts that can be custom embossed. At 18, it's common to go off travelling so a personalised luggage tag, overnight bag, key chain, laptop case or stylish clutch would be ideal. Our Brown Leather East West Messenger Bag with Monogram is another functional and luxury carry bag with space for four letters to be stamped on the front. 

All orders from Gifts Australia receive a free birthday card that you can personalise during check-out. Just type your message into the space provided and we will make sure your words are printed into your free gift card and added to your chosen 18th birthday gift that will be beautifully wrapped by our skilled staff.

Is gift card a good 18th birthday gift?

Gift vouchers and cards for an experience or a nominated dollar amount to spend at Gifts Australia make excellent gifts for an 18th birthday or any special occasion. If you're not quite sure what to give at upcoming birthday parties, opt for the dollar amount instant voucher. This means the recipient can order whatever they want, when they want, or put the voucher amount towards a larger item on our website. Teens can be fussy so rather than stress over it, this is a great option.

If you know the 18 year old will go bananas for an experience such as a tandem skydive or a surf lesson at Bondi Beach, then definitely go that route. Not only will they be forever grateful for such a generous gift, your heart will swell seeing their beaming smiles.

What can be the best 18th birthday gift for a girl?

When choosing the best 18th birthday gift for a girl, think about their likes and dislikes. Does she like fashion and wear makeup? Gifts of fashionable leather handbags, cosmetic bags full of new make-up and pamper hampers with wine make ideal girly gifts for an 18 year old.

If you want to give an experience over a material gift, think of something that she wouldn't buy for herself. Choose something that will bring smiles, laughter, and overwhelming feelings of aliveness and gratitude.

Skydiving, scenic flights, hot air ballooning, scuba diving, jet boat rides, canyoning, travel flight vouchers or an extreme flight over Sydney on the Red Bull Air Race plane are all sure to make her heart soar and her tummy flip.

What's the best gift for a boy on his 18th birthday?

Sourcing the best gift for a boy on his 18th birthday is made easy at Gifts Australia. We certainly have an abundance of suitable gifts for all kinds of 18-year-old boys but it will depend on the individual.

Consider his hobbies and his favourite things to do in his spare time. Does he like travelling? Many Australian 18 year olds leave home on the big OE (overseas experience) during this stage of life so it makes sense to give him a gift that will see him travel well and in style. Monogramed luggage tags will ensure he picks up the right suitcase from the airport baggage carousel.

For some birthday humour, how about the Beautiful Poetry of Donald Trump book or the Insults and Comebacks book to get a few giggles. Boys are also notorious for loving extreme adventures, so it makes sense to indulge them on this milestone birthday. Give him a memorable experience of a tandem skydive or a drive in his favourite luxury car to make his day shine.

Welcome them to their maturity and coming of age with these awesome 18th Birthday gift ideas!

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