18th Birthdays are a big event, it is a time where you celebrate becoming an adult, party hard, receive plenty of great gifts and generally have an awesome time. However, 18th birthdays are not always great for those buying the gifts. Presents tend to be extremely expensive and you can’t get away with standard gifts of aftershave or money on this extra special birthday.
For many people buying gifts, being 18 is now a distant memory, so it’s hard to find fun, funky and appropriate presents. Another danger of 18th birthday gift is buying the same gift as someone else, it is easy to buy the same generic Happy 18th gift from the high street, leading to much embarrassment. However, there are ways to make sure your gift impresses the birthday girl or boy without it costing the earth. There are plenty of inexpensive 18th gifts that will put a smile on their face; you just have to know where to look.
When you think of birthday gifts you will probably think of engraved tankards etc. Although these make great gifts they are often bought by parents and close relatives and can cost a bomb. However, there is no reason why you can’t personalise your gift for a reasonable price. Everyone loves a personalised gift as it is completely unique to them, it gives the impression that time and effort have gone into the present.
In the past, personalised gifts have demanded a premium price; however this is no longer true. The growth of the internet has meant that a growing number of inexpensive gifts can be personalised. Prices are extremely low due to competition between websites. You can find almost anything personalised online. A great option is an 18th birthday calendar, this is personalised with their name and begins in their birth month. These calendars are beautifully designed, they have the name required featured in many images including, carved into a tree and spelt out on a birthday cake, all for less than a tenner.
If you want to get 18th birthday gifts that are meaningful and the birthday girl or boy can keep forever, why not buy an 18th birthday photo frame. Select a touching or funny picture of the two of you to go inside. This gift is simple, looks expensive, and yet costs less than a fiver. Alternatively you can find a gorgeous pocket photo album with 18 beaded on to the front, for less than a tenner. Perfect for both you and them! Many people think 18th birthday keepsakes are incredibly expensive, however you can find quality keepsakes such as a silver 18th birthday glass token for 7.95. If you want to supplement this great gift with another you can buy a massive 18th birthday badge for only 2.25.
If you want 18th birthday gifts that will make them laugh, there are plenty to choose from. Almost all girls adore chocolate, so why not get the birthday girl a chocoholic’s pizza. This chocolate pizza comes with a range of gorgeous sweet toppings and arrives in its very own authentic looking pizza presentation box. This is a funny, creative and original gift that the recipient will adore. You can also buy a, grow your own birthday cake for less than three pounds; this cute gift is bound to impress, for less!
To really impress on a birthday, 18th birthday gifts should be completely unique. Anything that is different and has not been seen before will be impressive and seem a great deal more expensive than it is. This means you can get away with spending less. At 18 many like to think they are grown up, but are really still a big kid inside, so why not get them a giant hamper of sweets! Many of their childhood favourites can be found in this spectacular hamper such as refreshers and gobstoppers.
This gift will make a change from the many sensible gifts introducing them to the adult world and is sure to make them smile. Another great yet inexpensive gift is an 18th birthday classic songs CD. This features all the top hits from the year they were born. You can get this for 6.95, and the greeting card is included!
An 18th birthday is a very special occasion and you want to get an 18th birthday gift that will really impress. However, there is no need to break the bank in order to do so. You can save your pennies, and get some amazing gifts for cheap and cheerful prices. For a really memorable gift make sure your present is personalised, be brave and try something different and put a big smile on their face.