Now that it is approaching Christmas, many are wondering what you give an 18-year-old at Christmas. I have a solution for that!
What do you give a Christmas present to an 18-year-old? Two quick tips are money and gift cards on clothes. It will also be nice to give an accessory for the phone, an alarm clock, a camera, a cool mug or cosy slippers.
On this page you will get my best Christmas gift tips to give an 18-year-old girl or guy a Christmas present.
At this age, it is tough to buy Christmas presents! An 18-year-old is no longer a child but wishes for more adult things at Christmas. A Christmas present for an 18-year-old will be a little different depending on whether it is your son/daughter, boyfriend, friend, nephew, brother or sister, etc. As a parent, you may want to spend a little more money, and care on Christmas presents for the 18-year-old than if you here a friend who will buy Christmas presents for him or her.
EDIBLE CHRISTMAS PRESENT FOR 18 YEAR OLD
You never get too old to get candy! If you are unsure of what to give the 18-year-old in Christmas present, chocolate can be a good idea.
If the 18-year-old is a bit fussy about it, it might be a fun thing to give him or her a can of home-cooked candy and also send with the recipe so that he or she can cook more when the first round of candy is over.
TECHNOLOGY GADGETS IN CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR 18-YEAR-OLD
18-year-olds usually like to get tech gadgets at Christmas. At this age, you typically don’t have that much money to move around yourself. So getting technology gadgets that you otherwise cannot afford to buy yourself is often very much appreciated. What probably everyone needs and wants is headphones and a power bank if they don’t already have it.
But there are also some more fun tech gadgets that 18-year-olds enjoy getting in Christmas presents. It can, for example, be it drones, go-pro camera, speakers, hoverboard, or alarm clock.
PERSONALIZED CHRISTMAS PRESENT FOR 18-YEAR-OLD
Everyone needs to feel loved about being loved. Even if you are 18, drink alcohol at the pub, and now count as an adult, you need to know that you are loved. Why not give the 18-year-old a personalized Christmas present in the form of a blackboard with text. Where you tell how much he or she means to you. Tell us why she or he is so amazing and loved!
Or engraved jewelry with some beautiful messages. My son was very interested in China and Japan when he was 18 years old. I managed to find a girl at my workplace who came from China. I asked her to write “Beloved Son” so that I could engrave it on a piece of jewelry for him. But after visiting every single jeweler they had throughout Uppsala without anyone being able to carve it for me, I put down that project. I bought a beautiful watch for him instead. He was having a piece of jewelry where it says the beloved son.
SOFT CHRISTMAS PRESENT FOR 18-YEAR-OLD
18-year-olds don’t like freezing. It can be good to get both a hat, mittens, and slippers. Although it is not something, he or she explicitly wishes for. But it is still nice to not have to freeze when it is winter and cold.
Something else that can be cozy is slippers or bathrobe. Fits good chilly winter evenings.
CHRISTMAS PRESENT FOR 18-YEAR-OLD GIRL
If you are an 18-year-old girl you should buy Christmas presents for, it is a relatively safe card to buy a lovely mascara or lip gloss.
Many girls find it fun to get necklaces and other jewelry.
They often want perfume. But it’s a little challenging to buy, I think. There is a very high risk of being wrong. Then it is better to give away a gift card at Christmas. With a gift card, she can choose perfume or makeup herself.
If she has a bit longer hair then it is fun to get small things like hair knots and buckles for the hair.
Why not give her a lovely basket of spa products? For example, you can fill it with fragrant shampoo, soaps, scrub cream, bath salts, bath bombs, body lotion, and a beautiful towel.
CHRISTMAS PRESENT FOR 18-YEAR-OLD GUY
Even guys at the age of 18, usually like a bit of luxury and flair. Why not give a spa basket in Christmas gift to an 18-year-old guy too?
Jewelry that you can give guys at Christmas presents is, for example. Tie pin, cufflinks, a tougher necklace, or an engraved bracelet.
There are also other accessories for men that even 18-year-old guys like to get in Christmas presents, e.g., banknote clip, card case, and watches.
DO SOMETHING TOGETHER
A beautiful Christmas present for 18-year-olds is Christmas presents that make you spend time together. Depending on what the 18-year-old likes and is interested in, you can find many activities such as
- Sports Event
- Guided tour
- If your 18-year-old is your boy or girlfriend, it might be fun to give a dance class for 2
MOBILE-RELATED CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR 18-YEAR-OLDS
Most who have passed 11 are very mobile dependent today, for good and for bad. At least it makes it very easy to find good Christmas presents for 18-year-olds – everyone usually appreciates mobile accessories. Do you know him or her well? Then you probably know both the phone model and what she or he has to taste. Then it can be fun to give away a new excellent phone cover.
A Christmas present for an 18-year-old that you do not know so well could instead be refueling the phone card or a power bank.
There are also other mobile-related services that could be great Christmas presents: Storytel and Spotify.
CHRISTMAS PRESENTS THAT LAST A LONG TIME
- Annual card at the gym
- Newspaper subscription
GIFT CERTIFICATE AND MONEY
Money to do what you want or cash for a specific purpose, eg, driver’s license, usually make 18-year-olds very happy at Christmas. Or driver’s license package.
Games to the computer, but then buy a gift card so he or she can choose for themselves.
OTHER GADGETS IN CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR 18-YEAR-OLD
A good back is always used. Back is needed both for school and on the way to training. Why not buy a theft-proof backpack that can safely carry your computer? They are good looking too!
Books on Christmas for 18-year-olds are a good idea if you know what he or she likes and has read before. But it is, of course, safer to give away a gift card. It guarantees you that he or she has not already read the book you want to give away. And it will probably be even more fun to read a book she or he has chosen.
Give a hairdresser a Christmas present to the 18-year-old. This is a Christmas present that will probably be appreciated.
Here comes my very best Christmas gift tip for parents. Give your kids a system camera as early as possible. With some luck, they will be interested in photography. Photography is a costly hobby. Now you are probably wondering why it is so good to encourage your child to go on expensive hobbies. Well, I’ll tell you. With a sufficiently expensive hobby, your child will never be able to begin to do drugs. ? So buy a system camera for your child and teach it. It is a very healthy hobby.
CHRISTMAS PRESENT FOR 18-YEAR-OLD WHO IS TAKING A DRIVING LICENSE
If the 18-year-old has just taken a driving license or is practicing driving, it can be a fun Christmas gift to give away car-related things. It can be a steering wheel sleeve and dice or a kit to have in the car with an eg. tow rope, starter cables, ice scraper, and washer fluid. You can find more tips on driving license present here.
CHRISTMAS PRESENTS FOR 18-YEAR-OLDS WHO HAVE ALREADY MOVED AWAY FROM HOME
If the 18-year-old has moved away from home, there are great opportunities to find good Christmas presents. Then it almost works to buy anything for the kitchen or home decor in any form—tableware, pots, knives, bowls, paintings, lamps, rugs, and clocks. There is a lot you need to get when moving from home. Here are many opportunities to find good Christmas presents for the 18-year-old. He or she will appreciate getting gift vouchers at e.g., IKEA.
CHRISTMAS PRESENT FOR AN 18-YEAR-OLD WHO LIVES AT HOME
Even if you stay at home, it can be nice with some new decor in your room. Lovely interiors are, e.g., scented candles, some fun alarm clock, lighting, bedspreads, or a beautiful painting. Even if you live at home, it is fun to get a gift certificate at IKEA and can choose the decor you want yourself.
If you really can’t find any of my tips that seem to be a good Christmas present for your 18-year-old, ask what he or she wants!