The milestone birthday of 18 years old deserves only the finest 18th birthday presents. Those not socially addicted may find it challenging to keep up with the newest happenings in fashion, entertainment, and the media.
We have highlighted thoughtful and practical presents for that important someone in your life. So keep scrolling to find out what 18-year-olds want for the holidays and birthdays in 2023.
Gifts Under $50
1. For the Busy Teen Girl
LapGear Designer Lap Desk
The LapGear Designer Lap Desk is a great gift idea for a teenage girl who needs to get things done. The desk can hold a laptop up to 17 inches wide, and there’s a handy place to put her smartphone. On the side, there’s an elastic band that can hold small pieces of paper or notes. This way, she can study anywhere in the house!
2. For the One Who Loves Going on Picnic
Picnic & Outdoor Blanket
When you’re not wearing the right gear, a perfect trip can quickly become a nightmare. Prickly grass, hot sand, and stubborn sticks can ruin even the most enjoyable days. This blanket rolls up very small, so it’s easy to take with you wherever you go. It’s perfect for beach trips, concerts, or days at the park.
3. If They’re Obsessed with Music
Retro Bluetooth Speaker
Girls love music, and it is no secret that she will play it loud and dance to it no matter what kind. This small but loud retro speaker sounds good, and it has Bluetooth, so she can connect it to other devices and listen to anything she wants.
4. For the Girl Who Writes Up
Feela Dot Grid Journal
This bullet journal kit will help your girl keep her essential information and memories organized, making it easy for her to remember important dates or milestones. The kit has six stencil pages, six sticker pages, six washi tapes, and 15 felt pens. It also comes with a variety of colorful journals to choose from.
5. For the One Who Deserves a Room To Relax
Mineralamp NSL-101 Salt lamp
This salt lamp is an excellent gift for anyone who wants a pretty decoration for their room. Each is made from natural salt and is, therefore, unique. People say these are also wonderful for improving sleep quality and being a lovely bedside lamps.
6. necklace with a personal touch
Dreamdecor Name Necklace Personalized
This necklace is made to order and comes in a variety of fonts. You can also have it made of copper or sterling silver; the color options are silver, gold, and rose gold. It is a great small and personalized gift for an 18-year-old girl to receive for her birthday or as a Christmas present.
7. If They Believe in Astrology
If your 18-year-old cousin is a budding astrologer or enjoys reading her horoscope every morning, she will adore this personalized gift. Choose her birth date, and the brand will send her a candle with a scent tailored to her. It will include information about her astrological sign and the personality traits of people born on her birthday.
8. For the Teen with Pearly Whites
Hum by Colgate Smart Battery Toothbrush Kit
You know you are getting older when you figure out that good dental care is a great stocking stuffer. Batteries power this electric toothbrush, so it does not need to be charged. Use the app to show you where to brush, so you do not miss any spots.
9. Ideal For Those Who Enjoy Stargazing
BlissLights Sky Lite 2.0
The newest product from TikTok is a projector that transforms any ceiling into a starry sky. Give her a whole new perspective on her world by surrounding her with a bright nebula and dazzling laser stars. Connecting it to the free app via Bluetooth allows her to modify and adjust the effect on the fly without leaving the comfort of her phone or tablet.
10. If They are Obsessed With Room Makeovers
Vont Starry Fairy Lights
Most adolescent girls are redesigning their childhood bedrooms, which will undoubtedly prompt her to request a set of fairy lights for the holidays. The flexible copper wires allow you to quickly wrap them around picture frames, mirrors, or other decors for a stunning effect that will not damage their walls.
11. For The Memory Keepers
Fujifilm QuickSnap Flash
Fujifilm’s cameras have been rated so highly by customers (over 1,000 five-star reviews) because of the high quality of their images. Use the QuickSnap in bright sunlight with no flash or dim lighting with the flash on for the best results. It has nearly as pleasing a color palette as the rest, though magenta is used frequently for skin tones and whites.
12. If She’s a Good Sport
Jorbest Burritos Tortillas Blanket
If you are looking for a funny and offbeat gift for a girl, the Jorbest Burritos Blanket is a great option. This 285 GSM flannel blanket features a hilarious food design that will surely put a smile on your face. With a length of 71 inches, this blanket is ideal for cozy nights in front of the TV or bed. It also comes with its carrying case and is machine-washable for convenience.
13. For the Moviegoers
Gift Republic 100 Movies Bucket List Poster
Do you know a movie fan who would appreciate this 100-movie scratch-off poster? Then this is the best present you could give them. This poster features a selection of 100 of the best films ever made worldwide. This lovely poster allows you to scratch off the title as you watch the movie, revealing a powerful image related to it. From “The Godfather” to “Mean Girls,” this is a must-see list for any 18-year-old film buff.
14. If You’re Concerned About Their Safety
Tactical Flashlight Multitool
The TAKEFLIGHT Tactical Pen Survival Gear is a gift every girl should receive on her 18th birthday. This pen is an excellent self-defense tool, with extra features that make it ideal for everyday use. Made from aircraft-grade aluminum, it is tough enough to handle any situation.
15. For the Cookie Lover
Barnett’s Gourmet Chocolate Cookies Gift Baskets
The Barnett’s Gourmet Chocolate Biscotti Cookies Gift Basket is an excellent gift for parents hosting an 18th birthday party or any other special event. The cookies are made with premium ingredients and have a delicious flavor.
Gifts Under $100
1. If They’re a Stylish Sporty Girls
Lululemon Align Tank Top
This top is so luxuriously soft, light as air, and stylish that she will not want to take it off. The fact that it is TikTok-approved and molds to the wearer’s shape for individualized support only adds to its coolness in her eyes.
2. Perfect for Skincare Enthusiasts
Chefman Portable Mirrored Personal Fridge
This year’s must-have for teen girls is a mini-cosmetic makeup fridge.You can not only keep all of your products in there, but you can also hide some chocolates. This desk-sized one with a footprint of only 7 by 9.5 inches includes a sleek mirror front for checking your makeup before your next Zoom session.
3. If They’re Into Beauty Vlogs
Huda Beauty Mercury Retrograde Eyeshadow Palette
Most teenage girls’ Twitter and Instagram feeds feature makeup blogs. A flawless look requires highlighters, glitter, and wings. This eyeshadow kit matches any girl. It shines brightly on all skin tones, making it ideal for glittering stars. It has 18 colors to mix, match, ombre, and add a golden highlight to her bright, beautiful eyes.
4. Highly Recommended for Audiophiles
Spotify Annual Gift Card
It’s no surprise that two freshmen have already asked for a Spotify Premium gift card; it’s hard to get anything done when every third song is interrupted by an ad. Give the gift of music freedom this holiday season with this great gift card.
5. Best for Cool Girls
UGG Women’s Fluff Yeah Slipper
Your little one will love showing off these soft, fun slippers from Ugg at recess. Given that Selena Gomez, Gigi Hadid and other celebrities have been spotted wearing open-toe versions of these slippers, we’re not surprised that one 18-year-old would want this pair.
6. If They’re Inlove with Coffee
Starbucks Gift Card
Some young adults have mentioned that if they had a Starbucks gift card, it would make things easier for them. Have you checked out how much a large Frappuccino costs recently? And with Amazon, you can do that without ever leaving your house. When it arrives at your door from the retail giant, simply stuff it in their stocking. This is a wrap.
7. For the Amateur Vlogger
Movo Smartphone Vlogging Kit V7
The Movo Smartphone Vlogging Kit V7 with Grip Rig, Stereo Microphone, LED Light, and Wireless Remote is the perfect gift for the vlogger in your life. This kit has everything you need to make professional-quality videos, from a sturdy grip rig to a powerful stereo microphone. Also, the LED light and wireless remote that come with it make it easy to control your shots.
Gifts Over $100
1. Best For Any Teens
Customized Neon Sign
No matter what your teen is into, they will love this LED neon sign that you can customize. You can choose their name, nickname, or phrase like “aloha” or “xoxo” from more than twenty different fonts and colors. Also, the wall art has a dimmer switch and a clear cord to make it look like it is floating.
2. Perfect for Aspiring Artists
MEEDEN 142-piece Deluxe Painting Set
They will enjoy drawing with this set whether they are casual sketcher or an art student who takes great pride in their work. It includes 142 individual pieces of painting supplies, including a wide variety of brushes, boatloads of paint, an adjustable wooden easel, and more.
3. If They Have a Sensitive Skin
SolaWave 4-in-1 Facial Wand
This new skincare technology uses heat, vibration, and blue light to reduce skin discoloration and acne, which hormone-sensitive teen skin needs. It has a patent and has been shown to help reduce the look of wrinkles, fine lines, dark circles, blemishes, dark spots, puffy eyes, and crow’s feet in as little as two weeks. Young, busy adults can take care of themselves easily with this device.
4. If They’re Ipad Users
Apple Pencil (2nd Generation)
If your favorite 18-year-old female is an avid iPad user, she would most likely benefit from an Apple Pencil. The Apple Pencil (2nd generation) makes your work come to life. It transforms into your favorite creative instrument, your paintbrush, charcoal, or pencil, with imperceptible lag, pixel-perfect precision, and tilt and pressure sensitivity.
5. If They’re an Obsessed Makeup Junkies
Sephora Gift Card
Young women like to visit Sephora stores and swipe makeup samples on Saturday afternoons. Give them a gift card, and they can shop for their favorite brands at the cosmetics store. Many adults agree that gift cards are one of the most-desired gifts they can receive on their birthdays or at graduation time, especially if they’re still in college.
6. Perfect gift for Candle Addicts
NEST Fragrances Holiday & Birchwood Diffuser Set
If you’re looking for a present for that special someone who loves candles but whose parents are worried about them using fire, this diffuser set is for them. It’ll give them the experience of using a candle without any risk of burning down their house. These fragrances are crisp, refreshing, and elegant.
7. For Health-Conscious Persons
The Beast Blender is the perfect gift for your giftee who loves to blend their breakfast or after-school snack on the go! The blender features a spout top and handle, which makes it easy to transport. The 12-rib vessel design increases turbulence and ice-crushing efficiency, and the 1-minute blend program with intervals allows you to create smooth blends in no time.
8. Ideal for Tech-Savy Individuals
Apple 2020 MacBook Air Laptop M1 Chip
Although many of today’s students have access to school-issued computers, most don’t allow students to access content such as Netflix and Hulu. This way, if you connect them to a MacBook Air, they can watch TV from the comfort of their bed and use the internet for non-schoolwork purposes. In addition, Macs are known to be long-lasting, so if they take care of it, it may just last them through college.
9. For Girls Who Have a Lot Going On
Fitbit Versa 2 Health and Fitness Smartwatch
This smartwatch has many features that will appeal to anyone who wants a stylish timepiece to keep track of their fitness and set alarms. This watch can also control smart home appliances, ensuring that she never forgets anything important. Another cool feature is that it calculates your sleep score based on your heart rate, length of sleep, and level of restlessness.
10. For the Digital Artist Wannabe
Wacom Drawing Tablet
Digital drawing is becoming increasingly popular every year, and animation studios like Disney are in charge of the box office. This tablet is a game changer, and it’s perfect for both beginners and experts in digital art. It can connect to any computer via USB or wireless connection; comes with three different programs, including Photoshop Elements; and has customizable settings so that she can start creating her masterpieces right out of the box.