Got a daughter, sister, niece or friend turning 18 and need some gift inspiration?

We’ve put together a selection of on-trend, reasonably-priced items bound to impress on her special day.

What will you choose?

Personalised jewellery

A hand displaying three gift necklaces with personalised names on them

An 18th birthday is a pretty significant milestone.

From rings, bracelets and charms to necklaces and earrings, get her something she’ll often wear and come up with a special message just for her.

To help her cherish the day, opt for a keepsake with something personal engraved on it, or in the case of these very cute necklaces by Rachel and Joseph, handmade from twisted jeweller’s wire.

Of course, you could double up on the personalised message by wrapping her gift in Pretty Gifted paper – you only turn 18 once!

Example giftwrap for an 18th birthday with a present wrapped up and the words Design Some 18th Birthday Giftwrap.

Solo travel survival kit

A gift idea for an 18 year old, the solo travel handbook front cover.

Although a daunting thought, 18-year-olds often want to explore the world they live in.

Sometimes on their own (gorgeous Instagram snaps are to blame here!).

Instead of panicking, embrace it and help her be safe and smart while having a memorable time.

Luckily for you, solo travelling is becoming more and more popular, why not compile a haul of travel goodies for her, such as:

– The Solo Travel Handbook – packed full of top tips and handy hints

– The swipe travel plug – three interchangeable adapters suitable for Europe, USA and UK

– A money belt – a discreet belt to wear under your clothes to hold money and relevant documents

– An ultra-light down jacket – waterproof, lightweight and compatible for travelling

Instax mini camera

If the birthday girl is a creative sort with an eye for detail, she’ll love a Fujifilm instax mini camera.

A collection of 5 Fujifilm instax mini cameras perfect for a gap year at 18!

Available in a range of enviable colours (we love the ice blue), the Instax is perfect for helping her stand out from the crowd.

It’s super easy to use and perfect for capturing moments and memories.

Film comes in shots of 10 and in a variety of styles, including polkadot, comic book strip and rainbow colours – ideal for decorating her room with.

And the best bit? It’s reasonably priced at £55-£100 with accessories to mix and match which are affordable too.


A pink record player with a vinyl record playing

Is going to a gig one of her fave pastimes? Go authentic with an on-trend turntable.

Turntables and record players are more popular than ever (everything comes back around, doesn’t it?), so treat her to a stylish number.

The Crosley Cruiser Bluetooth vinyl record player is a great place to start if it’s her first record player.

While fashionable and modern (she can connect her phone via Bluetooth), it still has the classic 70s look and will complement her room no end.

You can pick up a Crosley turntable for around £70. And now you finally have a use for those old records covered in dust in the loft. Sorted.

Whichever gift you choose, you’re going to need some snazzy paper to wrap it in. Here are some personalised sentiments to help make her day extra special:




Example giftwrap for an 18th birthday with a present wrapped up and the words Design Some 18th Birthday Giftwrap.

Have a go, make some personalised giftwrap with our fun online gadget today.