Far More Original 18th Birthday Gifts

An 18th birthday is a momentous occasion, these days it is the most important birthday many will have in their lives. It’s the age most teenagers have been waiting for, when they finally get to legally drink, vote and become an adult. It is also a time where they are likely to receive many gifts. Unfortunately many of these gifts lack in originality, they are often serious presents that are designed to commemorate the important day but tend to lack imagination and fun. If you are buying 18th birthday gifts, why not break the mould and get the birthday girl or boy something that really stands out. Step outside the box and find something unusual, funny, silly or witty to make their day.

If the birthday boy or girl has a wacky sense of humour, as many 18-year-olds do, get funny 18th birthday gifts. Many entertaining presents cost very little so you can keep some cash in your pocket. Why not get them a pair of racing grannies; this is a great novelty gift that can provide hours of fun and laughter. They also cost less than a tenner. For a boy, you could get them a cheeky card print of a model with his name written on her hot pants.

At 18 many people will start saving for the future, 18 is an age where people have a lot to look forward to, whether it be University, College, moving out, or simply buying new clothes, handbags or shoes. So why not get them a ‘Save’ money box, these make excellent 18th birthday gifts. This is a funny and funky box that will encourage them to save. It is a giant version of the save key on the keyboard, a great retro and amusing yet practical gift.

Personalised presents make very popular 18th birthday gifts. They make the recipient feel special, particularly in contrast to many generic high street 18th birthday gifts. 18th birthday glasses, teddies or conventional hampers can often feel very dull and not unique to you. Make sure you look for gifts that will suit the birthday girl or boys personal tastes. For example, if they love the x factor why not get them a personalised ‘X factor’ calendar. This is something they are not likely to have seen before, and can show it off to all their friends. If you really want to go one further than anyone else for your 18th birthday gift why not do something big and name a star after her. This grand gesture will be a present she or he will always remember. You could also buy an acre of the moon or even Venus, for an interesting, surprising and funny gift.

If the recipient is a real girly girl why not get her a personalised photo make up bag. This is a specially designed make up bag, with spaces for you to fit pictures and postcards inside that she will love. This will show you have put effort into the present and will be a touching yet practical gift for her to use. You could also get her an engraved mirror with a special 18th birthday message written in the beautiful silver casing. This gift is touching and special yet is something different from traditional engraved gifts; it is of practical use to a modern woman and is likely to be greatly appreciated.

18th birthdays are important events and so you may wish to get something that will last a lifetime. Many people are choosing to buy experience days as 18th birthday gifts. Many teenagers these days see to already have everything, iPods, DVDs, clothes, they already have plenty. So for a really memorable gift, get them something they have never done before. There are plenty of experiences to choose from, if they are a real daredevil challenge them to a bungee jump, they could try ice climbing, paintballing, a soccer skills training day, driving a JCB, pamper days and almost anything you can think of. You could get an experience day for two so they can take a mate to share the adventure with them, making you extra popular.

18th Birthday presents are easy to find, yet many lack originality and fun. However, stray away from the well trodden path and you will find some funky, funny and unique 18th birthday gifts that the lucky recipient will remember for years to come. There are a wide selection of personalised, humorous and downright wacky gifts that will stand out from the rest and get you in their good books

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