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18th Birthday Gift Ideas For the Coolest ~Adult~ In Your Life

18th birthday gift ideas


Apart from your 21st (so close!), your 18th birthday is one of the biggest, most exciting milestones you’ll celebrate. You’re officially an ~adult~ and with that comes lots of exciting new perks, like R-rated movies, voting, lotto tickets, and your first tattoo. Yeah, it’s pretty sick.

Since this is such a big, exciting year, it’s a great excuse to nab some lavish gifts from mom/dad, grandma/grandpa, boyfriend/girlfriend, etc. This list is packed with exactly those things—the grown-up-but-still-fun birthday presents that will make your day even more exciting. These are the absolute best 18th birthday gift ideas.

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Libra Scales Pink Tourmaline & Diamond Constellation Signet Ring



This 14k gold ring is a treasure you’ll keep for years and years. 

Bathing Beauty Bath Mat

Urban Outfitters


Adulthood means buying home decor for your new apartment, dorm, etc. and that sh*t is expensive! Make sure to drop some staples on your birthday wish list, like this femme bath mat. 

Editor’s Pick

Green Rubberized Small Silver Earrings



Glitzy earrings that make you feel ~fancy~ every time you wear them—the ultimate bday gift.

Alby True Wireless Earbuds With Charging Case



$49.99 (29% off)

Yeah, these are waaaay cuter than the AirPods everyone else has. 

Delzure Coffee Latte Aesthetic Collage Kit



$15.99 (54% off)

Yes, this list is mostly decor. No, I’m not sorry.

Hurricane XLT2 Christian Cowan



If there’s one single day to wear sh*tloads of glitter, it’s your 18th birthday.

Birth Month Gemstone & Flower Candle


Your birthday is the absolute best time to light a candle and just relax. This one has a special scent inspired by your birth month. 

Editor’s Pick

Straight Leg Pants in Pink Multi Graphic

Local Heroes


Only putting these on the list because I want someone to buy them for me.

Zodiac Throw Pillow

Urban Outfitters


Throw pillows are to beds what jewelry is to outfits. Remember that. 

Issa Rae’s Wash Day Ritual Set

Sienna Naturals


Drop Mom this link, your curls will thank you. 

Daisy Green Crochet Bandana



This bandana is a whole vibe, no?

Zodiac Poster Pair



The ultimate sign of adulthood: wall decor that’s not hung up with tape. 

Smiley Color Block Hoodie

By Samii Ryan


Because you can’t wear your hs volleyball sweats to college, sry. 

Editor’s Pick

Funny Pearl Necklace

Maison Irem


Okay, this is easily the coolest take on the pearl trend I’ve seen thus far. 

Sand & Sky Dreamy Skin Kit

Sand & Sky


I hate to break it to you, but you’re getting old. Time to rev up the skincare routine. 

Lolo Slipper

Minnetonka Moccasin


You’re gonna need as much self-care as you can get, adulthood is stressful.  


Heart-Shaped Flower Gift Box for Women



Kylie Jenner gets arrangements like these every year for her birthday, I’m just sayin’. 

Skinny LED Travel Magnifying Mirror with Bluetooth



Three things every adult needs: a good mirror, a good ring light, and a good speaker system. This baby is all three.

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