54 best birthday gifts for girls 2021
THE YEAR OF 18 is a milestone in the life of every woman, and it should only be celebrated with the best birthday gifts.
If you’re struggling to come up with ideas, we’ve rounded up a selection of the best birthday gifts to suit every budget and every 18 year old girl.
Eighteen is an exciting age as your teenager navigates leaving childhood behind.
This means that it is more difficult to get the right gifts. It’s probably best to avoid buying anything specifically aimed at kids (unless they’ve specifically requested it – we think the Lego Friends set is really cool!).
But you also want to avoid any boring adult stuff that might turn you on, but not an 18 year old. Sounds complicated? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.
Then you have to decide how to celebrate the moment. Your daughter might want to throw a party with her friends or a low-key dinner with the family. However, if she wants to commemorate the day in style, you might be interested in some of the best decorations and cakes to help you organize the celebration.
From beauty boxes to fashion accessories to timeless jewelry, here is our selection of the best 18 year old gifts for girls.
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18th birthday decorations
Birthday decorations always capture the essence of a person at their birthday party.
Your eighteen year old might want bold, bright colors or soft pastels, he might prefer gold or silver.
We have selected a handful of decorations in different styles that would suit the occasion.
- Fringed gold leaf curtain decoration, £ 4.99 from Ginger Ray – buy here
- Eighteen Birthday Bunting, £ 6 at John Lewis – buy here
- Pink pompom fringe garland, £ 18 from Meri Meri – buy here
- LED Photo Clip String Lights, £ 9.99 at Amazon – buy here
- Personalized Happy Birthday Cake Topper (in 14 different colors), £ 3.99 at Amazon – buy here
- 18th Birthday Gold Cake Number Candles, £ 5.99 at Amazon – buy here
- 18th Birthday Rose Gold Decoration Set Including Streamers, Balloons & Confetti Balloons, £ 8.99 on Amazon – buy here
Instead of the regular birthday balloons for an 18th birthday party, you can still look at giant balloons or even take on the challenge of blowing up and assembling an entire balloon arch.
- Rose Gold Numbered Balloons, £ 4.99 for each issue at Party Delights – buy here
- 5 Pack Happy Birthday Rainbow Confetti Balloons, £ 3.99 from Ginger Ray – buy here
- Deluxe Custom 18e Rose Gold Birthday Balloon Set, £ 54.99 from Party Pieces – buy here
- Multicolor Metallic Self-Inflating Happy Birthday Balloon Banner, £ 6.99 at Amazon – buy here
- Rose Gold Birthday Balloon Door Kit, £ 10 from John Lewis – buy here
- DIY Pastel Multicolor Balloon Arch, £ 19.99 from The Booth in a Box in Not on The High Street – buy here
18th birthday memories
We still love to cherish these milestones in life and what better way to remember an 18th birthday than with a sweet memory? Whether it’s a piece of jewelry, a personalized print, or even a bottle of champagne, here are some ideas to help commemorate the anniversary for years to come.
- Pandora ’18’ Sterling Silver Charm, £ 34.44 at Amazon – buy here
- Custom Sweatshirt of the Year, £ 34.95 at Not on The High Street – buy here
- Necklace with script name, from £ 79 at Posh Totty Designs – buy here
- Custom 18e Anniversary champagne bottle with gold label, £ 43.99 at Not on The High Street – buy here
- Personalized disc charm necklace in rose gold, gold or silver, from £ 28 at Lisa Angel – buy here
- Custom Wizard Inspired Artwork Print, from £ 59 at Honeyduke Designs via Etsy – buy here
- Personalized wine glass, £ 12 from Etsy – buy here
On your birthday, nothing better than to enjoy a delicious cake made especially for you.
Many bakers offer custom frostings and a wide range of flavors (as well as vegan options), so there will definitely be something the birthday girl will enjoy.
- Personalized Cookie Pie Cake, £ 31.99 from Ruby The Cake Artist at Not on The High Street – buy here
- Personalized chocolate fudge cake, from £ 17.50 at Lola’s Cupcakes – buy here
- Sprinkles Photo Cake, from £ 14.99 at Baker Days – buy here
- Biscoff Cake, £ 27.95 at Patisserie Valerie – buy here
- Wheat Free Vegan Summer Berry Cake, £ 29.90 at Cutter & Squidge – buy here
Gifts for the 18th birthday: fashion and accessories
Give some style to this birthday with these special shoes, jackets and jewelry that the birthday girl will treasure for years to come.
Any of these accessories would make the perfect gift that an eighteen year old is sure to love.
- Fjällräven Kånken Everyday Bag 13 ”, £ 100 at Fjallraven – buy here
- White Nike Air Force Trainers, £ 100 at Office – buy here
- Smooth leather ankle boots, £ 149 at Dr Martens – buy here
- Floral Shock iPhone Case, £ 6 at Skinny Dip London – buy here
- Rope style gold hoop earrings, £ 59 from Astrid & Miyu – buy here
- Fluffy Lilac Logo Sliders, £ 90 from UGG – buy here
- Trucker cropped denim jacket, £ 120 at Levi – buy here
- Ted Baker Tiny Heart Necklace in Rose Gold, £ 19.50 at ASOS – buy here
- Avocado Oodie, £ 59 at The Oodie – buy here
18th birthday Gifts: Technology
Tech gifts are those that keep giving long after an anniversary. From speakers to Kindle or Fitbit, there’s always a handy device that will suit your teens’ interests.
- Apple Air Capsules with Charging Case, £ 116 from Amazon – buy here
- Fujifilm Instax Mini 11, £ 79 at Urban Outfitters – buy here
- Kindle e-reader, £ 69 at Amazon – buy here
- Beats Solo 3 wireless headphones, £ 149.99 at Amazon – buy here
- Echo Dot Speaker in White, £ 49.99 at Amazon – buy here
- Fitbit Inspire 2 Fitness Tracker, £ 77 at Amazon – buy here
18th birthday Gifts: beauty, hair, skin
Treat the birthday girl with high quality skin care and makeup that is sure to make her feel and look great.
Hair tools are also all the rage right now, with the GHD Rise hot brush featuring those voluminous 70s bangs and the Beauty Works waver bringing you effortless mermaid waves.
- Morphe 350 Supernatural Glow Palette, £ 25 at Look Fantastic – buy here
- The Ordinary Daily Set, £ 15 at Cult Beauty – buy here
- Glossier The Make Up Set, £ 35 from Glossier – buy here
- GHD Rise Hot Brush, £ 169 at Cult Beauty – buy here
- Beauty Works Waver, £ 81 at Look Fantastic – buy here
18th birthday Gifts: Home
Gifts for the home tend to target a slightly older recipient who rents or lives away from home, but there are plenty of trendy gifts the birthday girl will love to use, such as a bubble candle, journal, or a tie dye kit.
- Positive and Conscious Affirmation Cards, £ 15.99 at Betterday Studio on Etsy – buy here
- Personalized Celestial Notebook, £ 19.99 from Papier – buy here
- Vegan Soy Wax Bubble Candle, from £ 2.50 at Etsy’s MollyMadeUK – buy here
- Chocolate gift basket, £ 29.95 at Hotel Chocolat – buy here
- Beauty Fridge, £ 39.99 at ASOS – buy here
- LEGO Friends Central Perk Set, £ 48.49 at Amazon – buy here
- Tie Dye Kit with Canvas Bag, £ 20 at Amazon – buy here
- What a Time to Be Alone Book, £ 10.25 at Amazon – buy here
- Boston Style Pink Cocktail Shaker Set, £ 39.95 at Twice Element – buy here
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