What do you get for someone who is 18 years old? Are they still into teenage things, or ready for more adult gifts? In Australia, 18 marks the beginning of adulthood; they can buy alcohol, go to nightclubs, get a credit card, vote. Here are some of Australia’s best online retailers with gift ideas to mark the occasion for 18 year olds in serious and/or fun ways.
- A Little Luxury is one of our favourite gift stores with a wide range of unusual and elegant gifts, homewares and customisable gift baskets. Based in Sydney, delivery Australia-wide. See
- Caricature King – unique gifts made from a photo of the birthday person to mark the occasion. Digital caricatures from under $50, poster print or print and framing options.
- Coolthings – forget the earnest birthday gifts and have some fun with gadgets and gizmos and brain bending puzzles. Coolthings are based in Launceston, Tasmania with delivery Australia wide and free gift wrapping.
- Printvenue offer hundreds of products that you can personalise to make unique gifts including personalised teddies, personalised mobile phone cases and ipad cases, home goods and office/study accessories. Also lots of items like keychains, mugs, caps, t-shirts to personalise and to make mementos for a party.
18th Birthday Experiences
Experience vouchers are popular for 40th birthdays, often the V8 drives, but there is a wide range to suit all sorts of tastes – everything from pamper, to cooking classes, getaways, horseriding, sailing, skydiving, bungy jumping and so on. If you choose an experience in Australia, be careful to choose one in the location of the recipient. Most experiences are in the capital cities.
Experience companies also offer general vouchers so you don’t have to decide what they’d like, and hampers as “experiences” these days for those people who receive an experience voucher but don’t want to do any of the activities in their local area.
- Adrenalin – adventure and experience vouchers for Skydiving, V8 Race Cars, Rally Driving, Hot Air Ballooning, Jet Packs and more. They also have the option of some impressive gift hampers. Delivery Australia-wide.
Birthday Party Themes
Being a milestone birthday, why not make it something to remember with a special theme. ThemesForParties.com.au has heaps of adult party themes and costume ideas.
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