18th Birthday Gift Ideas

...to celebrate the leap into adulthood!

Awesome 18th birthday gift ideas are needed for this occasion because the birthday boy or girl is also crossing the long awaited threshold into adulthood!

You'll want to get the young person making this leap something to signify the adult maturity they are about to embrace this year!

This can be accomplished a number of ways.... you can go the personal route, thoughtful route, or humorous route, depending on your relationship to the recipient.

Here are some great gift ideas for both young men and women, followed by gender specific suggestions!

(You may also find some great inspiration by browsing the birthday gift ideas for men and birthday gift ideas for women sections also!

18th Birthday Gift Ideas:

* Car and/or Accessories
If it's in your budget, a new car is always a grand choice! If the young adult is going off to college, it may be more of a practical gift than an extravagant one.

* Cell Phone
Get the young adult the new phone they have been dreaming about. Or if they already have it, get them some cool new accessories!

* Computer and/or Accessories
A computer is an essential item for the young adult, especially if they are going away to college. A laptop would be a practical and amazing gift. If they already have one, get them a cool accessory for the computer they already have, like a hip computer bag or a new flash drive!

* Concert Tickets
Concert tickets to see their favorite band are a great gift that also creates memories they will remember forever.

* Gift Card
Young adults can be so fickle and picky. A gift card to their favorite clothing or electronics store is a gift you can't go wrong with!

* iPod and/or Accessories
Get them an ipod filled with their favorite music, or if they already have one, choose cool accessories, like an ipod speaker dock.

* Lottery Tickets
Now that they have turned 18, they can buy lottery tickets… throw some lottery tickets in their card for a special surprise!

* Luggage
Luggage is an awesome gift if the young man or woman has a big trip coming up or if they are going away to college.

* Magazine Subscription
Choose a magazine they love to read and get them a free year subscription!

* Music Subscription or Gift Card
Get them a year subscription to an mp3 downloads site like emusic.com, or an itunes or amazon music gift card. This is also a great surprise item to throw in with an ipod or ipod accessory.

* New Camera
Young adults are about to embark on a grand adventure! A new camera to capture all those special memories is the perfect gift, especially if they are going away to college and don't have one yet!

* Personalized
Personalized 18th birthday gift ideas can be either thoughtful and meaningful, like keepsakes & jewelry… or humorous and fun, like t-shirts & gag gifts.

* Scrapbook
Compile photos and sentimental items you have saved over the years and create a scrapbook chronicling the young person's life thus far. Add inspirational quotes and advice or wisdom.

* Wallet
A new wallet stuffed with some cash is a unique gift any young adult would love!

Young Women
18th Birthday Gift Ideas:

* Apparel
Young women love fashion. Just be sure you know her tastes if you are going to surprise her. If you're not sure, take her on a shopping day or get her a gift card to a store she loves.

* Birthstone Jewelry
Jewelry dripping with her special birthstone is a beautiful gift for a young woman. You can choose from rings, earrings, necklaces, and bracelets, etc.

* Cosmetics
This is a great age to get a girl her very own makeup set complete with everything she will need.

* Fashion Accessories
Any kind of handbags, purses, jewelry, and so on are great gifts.

* First Diamonds
She will never forget getting her first diamonds. This is a precious gift that will make her feel like a princess.

* Jewelry Box
A cool jewelry box is a unique gift. Put a piece of jewelry inside as a nice surprise!

* Perfume
Help her learn about choosing a scent and help her pick a fragrance she loves.

* Spa Set
Every girl, no matter what age, loves to be pampered. Get her a day at the spa, a spa gift basket, or a spa set that will make her feel refreshed and ready for her new adventure into adulthood!

Young Men
18th Birthday Gift Ideas:

* Apparel
Young guys usually start getting into their appearance a little more at this age and take more of an interest in their clothing choices. Again, just be sure you know his tastes if you are going to surprise him. If you're not sure, take him on a shopping day or get him a gift card to a store he likes.

* Birthstone Money Clip
A money clip with his birthstone is a practical gift with extra significance!

* Extreme Sports Experience
Get him an experiential gift where he gets to drive a Nascar racing car or participate in some extreme event. Or get him tickets to an upcoming event he will go nuts over!

* Shaving Kit
A shaving kit is a great gift for the teen boy growing into the young man!

* Sports Gear or Apparel
If he plays sports or has a favorite team, sports gear or apparel is a gift he will love!

* Video Games
A video game is usually a safe bet for most young guys.

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If the special young adult is having an 18th birthday celebration and needs birthday party supplies, look into personalized party supplies. They will make him or her feel extra special and make the party memorable!

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