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Published On: Thu, Oct 26th, 2017

18th Birthday Gift Ideas for Parents

If your son and daughter has a big birthday on the horizon, you’re probably thinking about what to buy them to mark the occasion. With so many gift options out there, it’s hard to know where to start. In this article, we’ll explore some of the most exciting gift ideas for your 18-year-old.

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Jewelry

You will most likely want to give your child something they can keep forever, as a memento of becoming an adult. Jewellery can be the perfect gift. For boys, a watch or a pair of cufflinks, engraved with a heartfelt message, is a wonderful keepsake. For girls, you can splash out on a special necklace, bracelet, or ring, with your best wishes inscribed. Fortunately, there are plenty of styles and materials to suit every budget, and you can add precious stones to make the gift extra special.

photo Ged Carroll

A vacation

What better way to see in your child’s birthday that on a spectacular vacation? If there is somewhere that they have always wanted to visit, their 18th birthday is the perfect time to take them. Whether it’s by the ocean, in the mountains, or in a city, your child will be ecstatic to find out that they are beginning their adult years in a special location. Make sure to take plenty of photos; you can work together to make a scrapbook when you get home, and relive the amazing memories of your trip whenever you like!

A car

Now that they’re all grown up, they’ll probably want to enjoy their independence. Gifting them a car for their 18th birthday will give them an opportunity to take responsibility for a vehicle, maintain it, use it to get to work or school, and even treat their parents to an occasional ride! It also provides you with the assurance that they can travel safely, particularly at night, without the need to get a taxi or take public transport. Purchasing a used car is the most cost-effective way to give your child their first set of wheels. An online search will help you to find a suitable vehicle; searching for terms such as used cars in Coconut Creek helps you to narrow down to showrooms in your area.

A one-of-a-kind experience

A unique birthday calls for a unique gift. If your son or daughter has expressed a desire to fly in a hot air balloon, swim with dolphins, learn to surf, or go skydiving, their 18th birthday might be just the right time to give them that experience! Marking the occasion with a once-in-a-lifetime experience will guarantee that they always look back on their 18th birthday with fond memories.

Concert tickets

Whilst we’re considering fantastic experiences, why not treat your child to tickets to a concert or show? Find out if one of their favourite artists is playing in your area, and surprise them with a night out! Co-ordinate the show with a meal in a special restaurant or family trip to another city, to maximise the memorable experience!

Author: Brad Richardson

screenshot live performance of “My Victory”

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