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Gift Ideas For a Girls 18th Birthday

In less than a month my baby will turn 18, and officially become an adult.  As you will know she has had a heartbreaking few years and sadly not be doing the usual things 18 year olds do.  So we wanted to make her birthday as special as we could.

I had a crazy idea of giving her 18 presents to open, that are special and meaningful to her birthday.  So far we have come up with.

Gift Ideas for a girls 18th Birthday



For her something to keep we have got her a Pandora Bracelet with a safety chain plus 4  charms to mark her 18th birthday.  Plus my parents and My Mother in law have also got charms for her.

Apple Watch

apple watch


For her main present we are getting her an Apple watch, this will mean she can link to her phone plus use all the features that it has without having to have her phone on her.

18th Birthday Mug


She is pretty awesome and we do love our mugs, I got this from Printster and it came filled with chocolates and in a gift box.  Plus they do personalised wrapping paper which we are going to use to wrap her presents in

wrapping paper

Birthstone Jewellery

Birthstone Bracelet and Earring set from Groupon, don’t tell my Mum but she loved the set and I have got her a set for Christmas.

Me To You Bear

me to you bear

C has a love of bears like me, I still have my Sad Sam (those of a certain age will remember this) from my 21st.  I could not resist this Me to You Bear for her

18th Birthday Keyring

Hopefully, C will be coming and going on her own at times so a special keyring for her door key.

Happy 18th Necklace


The words that go with this necklace are what I tell her all the time, and something she can keep hold of and remember.

Key To The Door

key to the door

This is really pretty and another little keepsake for her to keep, the 18th birthday keepsake key comes beautifully presented.



C loves her hoodies and lives in them constantly, her Dad does printing so we have got 2 plain hoodies that he is going to print on.  I have no idea what is going on them yet.

Book Of Everyone

book of everyone

The Book Of Everyone – 18th birthday edition is a book where each page is personal to the receiver with fun facts and information throughout the book. If you are looking to purchase this I have a code where you can receive a 10% discount just enter SAM10 at the checkout.

Technically if I take the charms separately we have 18 presents, which is my aim.  I will find a few more bits to add to her gifts and make her day as special as we can.

I hope I have given you some ideas if you have an 18th birthday looming.

Thank you to Printster and The Book Of Everyone for gifting the items, all other gifts shown have been purchased by us.

Gift Ideas For a Girls 18th Birthday (3)






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  • Kim Carberry
    22nd October 2021 at 8:47 pm

    I hope you daughter has the best birthday, she really deserves it. It sounds like you have some great plans for her presents. She is one lucky girl. x

    • admin
      25th October 2021 at 10:06 am

      We have a few weeks to go but hopefully she will have a great day x

  • Sim @ Sim's Life
    22nd October 2021 at 10:10 pm

    That really is such a fabulous idea to wrap 18 presents and what a fabulous selection there is! Pandora is definitely the way to go, loving the new Harry Potter range they have launched! I’m sure C will have the most amazing day, can’t wait to hear what she thinks of all her presents! 🙂 Sim x

    • admin
      25th October 2021 at 10:05 am

      Thank you am sure she will have a great day, just need to gt her over this bug she has. I am loving the Pandora range, the charms are all birthday related at the moment

    23rd October 2021 at 11:12 am

    Oh wow, you must have mixed emotions about her turning 18. These are really lovely gift ideas. I love the sound of the birthstone necklace as a gift.

    • admin
      25th October 2021 at 10:03 am

      I have so many emotions it is unreal, I love the necklace and so did my Mum so have got her one as well which I may give for Christmas and not wait until her birthday next year

  • michelle twin mum
    24th October 2021 at 8:14 pm

    18 is such a special birthday. My son was 18 earlier this month and sadly he was very unenthusiastic. I ended up getting him insurance for our car so he could practise before his test, it was so expensive!

    • admin
      25th October 2021 at 10:00 am

      18 is a special birthday, sadly we are not at the driving stage yet with C, but I do find girls totally different to boys. We have found it much easier with C than we did with the boys

  • Kira
    25th October 2021 at 11:21 am

    I love these gift ideas , 18 is definitely a big one . Hope your daughter has a lovely birthday

    • admin
      25th October 2021 at 11:50 am

      Thank you a couple of weeks to go, but am hoping she has a great day x

  • Rhian Westbury
    25th October 2021 at 12:11 pm

    You’ve got to do the couple of traditional 18th. birthday presents like a mug/ keyring etc. Maybe a wine glass for a celebratory drink on the day x

    • admin
      25th October 2021 at 1:01 pm

      You do need to traditional ones she still has her 13th birthday mug. She does not drink alcohol, never has liked it, always let her try it as we did with the boys. Told her it is champagne on her birthday her face said it all

  • Jess Howliston
    26th October 2021 at 8:30 pm

    WOW 18 already, such a big birthday too! These are some great gift suggestions, I really like the idea of giving jewellery as not only is it a great gift on the day but a lovely keepsake for the future too!

    • admin
      27th October 2021 at 10:19 am

      I know I am still trying to work out how I blinked and missed her turning from a newborn to and adult, the pandora bracelet and charms are her something to keep x


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