18th Birthday Gift Ideas For Last Minute Slackers

18th Birthday Gift Ideas For Last Minute Slackers

Looking for the perfect 18th birthday gift?

Spent too long scrolling through tiktok and now you need a gift ASAP?

Well have no fear. We're here to help.

We've compiled 18 of the best gifts for 18 year olds so you can find that perfect gift, fast.


Ultimate Gift Ideas for an 18 birthday #1: Micro-Pop Microwave Popcorn Popper

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Every birthday party needs snacks, so gift the guest of honour an Ecolution Original Micro-Pop Microwave Popcorn Popper. The silicone top and borosilicate glass bowl makes tasty, healthy popcorn from kernals in just three minutes. No oil or butter is needed, and the popper’s design will spread hot air evenly. No more accidental burning or unpopped kernels. Best of all, the Micro-Pop Microwave Popcorn Popper is 100 per cent dishwasher safe. So quick and easy cleaning for future popping.

Ultimate Gift Ideas for an 18 birthday #2: Bamboo Laptop Desk

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This birthday gift will help them be productive from the comfort of their own bed. The Hankey Bamboo Laptop Desk is multi-purpose, serving as a workstation, breakfast tray, and more. The 100 per cent natural bamboo desk has adjustable legs and various tilting angles for the perfect view. Plus the lightweight swirl-shaped desktop design is hollowed out for better heat dissipation.

Ultimate Gift Ideas for an 18 birthday #3: Back, Neck and Shoulder Massager

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Now that you’re getting older, it’s time to take care of your body. That’s why you should gift a Naipo Back, Neck and Shoulder Massager. The eight deep kneading shiatsu massage nodes work in unison to relieve aches, knots, and muscle tension. The ergonomic U-design is shaped to fit the contoured shape of body parts, and has advanced heat function to relieve sore muscles. The Naipo Back, Neck and Shoulder Massager also has safety features like overheat protection and a 20-minute auto shut-off.

Ultimate Gift Ideas for an 18 birthday #4: Flannel Sherpa Throw

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Your birthday guest will stay cozy throughout the year with an Eddie Bauer Cabin Plaid Flannel Sherpa Throw. The throw is 100 per cent cotton flannel, and reverses to a soft Sherpa. So it’s like two blankets in one. The throw is also easy to care for and machine washable. Warm up their cabin or their condo with this gift idea.

Ultimate Gift Ideas for an 18 birthday #5: Cinema Lightbox

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Your 18 year old can start their day with a personalized message from you. The My Cinema Lightbox allows anyone to build a unique marquee with changeable letters, numbers, and characters. Motivational quotes, empowering song lyrics, or a heartfelt I Love You. My Cinema Lightbox is white LED backlit and battery powered. Plus never lose a letter with the built in storage space in the back.

Ultimate Gift Ideas for an 18 birthday #6: Grow Your Own Peppers

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Spice things up for the birthday guest! Nature’s Blossom Sow & Grow Seed Starter Kit – Peppers contains everything they need to start their own pepper patch. The kit includes four pepper variety seeds: spicy green cayenne pepper, sweet yolo wonder red pepper, yellow banana pepper and hot jalapeno pepper. It also includes instructions and growing tips, planters and compressed soil discs, and plant markers. And the seeds are rated 100 per cent non-gmo, organic seeds with over 85 per cent germination rate.

Ultimate Gift Ideas for an 18 birthday #7: Wavey Davey Socks

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Help your birthday celebrant make a fashion statement with a pair of Wavey Davey Socks from Sock Mafia. The green, navy blue and white design is at home in a pair of sneakers or a pair of loafers. Nothing says happy b day like a nice pair of funky socks, am I right?

Ultimate Gift Ideas for an 18 birthday #8: Travel Mugs

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They will be ready for their next adventure when you gift them a pair of Contigo AUTOSEAL West Loop Travel Mugs for their 18th birthday. Perfect on long hikes or long road trips, the travel mugs are leak-proof, spill-proof and easy to clean. Plus drinks will stay hot for up to 5 hour and cold for up to 12 hours with THERMALOCK vacuum insulation. The Contigo AUTOSEAL West Loop Travel Mugs come in a two-pack, so a travel buddy can also stay refreshed.

Ultimate Gift Ideas for an 18 birthday #9: Mini Donut Maker

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Birthdays are the best days to treat yourself. That’s why you should gift a Brentwood Mini Donut Maker. The 750-watt mini donut maker bakes seven donuts in just a few minutes, and accommodates many recipes. The appliance is easy to use and clean-up, and comes in hot pink so it stands out in your kitchen. Feeling snacky? Make your own donut.

Ultimate Gift Ideas for an 18 birthday #10: Smart Reusable Notebook

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Keep their busy schedules organized with a present of Rocketbook Smart Reusable Notebook. Handwritten notes with a Pilot Frixion pen can be uploaded directly to cloud storage using the free Rocketbook app for iOS and Android. Plus the 36 page dotted grid notebook can be reused simply by wiping with a damp cloth. Save the environment and notes at the same time.

Ultimate Gift Ideas for an 18 birthday #11: Nintendo Switch

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Help them game on the go with a new Nintendo Switch. The popular and portable gaming console have sold in the millions around the world, and comes with Neon Blue and Neon Red Joy-Con controllers. This edition comes bundles with New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, so a friend can join in the fun.

Ultimate Gift Ideas for an 18 birthday #12: Personal Water Filter

Is the newly 18 year old an avid outdoors person? Do they prepare for any emergency? They they need a LifeStraw Personal Water Filter. The LifeStraw filters up to 1000 liters of contaminated water without iodine, chlorine, or other chemicals. It has no moving parts and require no batteries, so ready to use in any situation. Perfect for a hiking bag, travel luggage, or an emergency kit.

Ultimate Gift Ideas for an 18 birthday #13: Cactus Sunset Socks

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Treat their feet to a pair of stylish Cactus Sunset Socks from Sock Mafia. These socks will make the birthday party guests sidle up for conversation, and keep the feet as warm as a desert sunset. Cowboy hat not included, but definitely recommended.

Ultimate Gift Ideas for an 18 birthday #14: Electric Toothbrush with Bluetooth Connectivity

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Put a smile on their face with an Oral-B Genius Pro 8000 Electronic Power Rechargeable Battery Electric Toothbrush with Bluetooth Connectivity Powered by Braun. They can personalize their brushing needs with six modes, and even get real-time brushing feedback via the Bluetooth connectivity. And the lithium ion battery lasts two weeks with a full charge, so they can brush morning, noon and night.

Ultimate Gift Ideas for an 18 birthday #15: Portable Photo Printer

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An 18th year is full of new memories, so help them share them all with an HP Sprocket Portable Photo Printer. The Sprocket prints 2x3 inch photos or stickers from Android or iOS devices with a push of a button. It’s portable too, so it can be brought out to special events, family dinners, and the next birthday party. Plus photos can be further customized with the HP Sprockett app.

Ultimate Gift Ideas for an 18 birthday #16: Journal For Self-Exploration

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Turning 18 is an exciting time, but it can also be daunting too. Help them navigate the new year with the book, Start Where You Are: A Journal For Self Exploration by Meera Lee Patel. The interactive journal aims to help readers build their creativity, mindfulness, and self-motivation. Meera Lee Patel's best-seller features inspiring quotes, open-ended questions and prompts, and plenty of room for reflecting and writing.

Ultimate Gift Ideas for an 18 birthday #17: Exercise Cards

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For the birthday celebrant who likes to stay fit. These Exercise Cards by NewMe Fitness contains 50 Kettlebell exercises that will help the new 18 year old build muscle, tone and tighten their body, and stay healthy. The cards can be brought to the gym or used at home for workouts. And their easy to learn and follow along with a kettlebell in hand.

Ultimate Gift Ideas for an 18 birthday #18: Bluetooth Speaker

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Keep the party going long after the birthday guests have gone home. The Bose Sound Link Color Bluetooth Speaker II features huge sound in a portable package. The speaker has a built-in mic for speakerphone or for using digital assistants. And the sturdy, water-resistant speaker has up to 8 hours of battery life. So they can blast their favourite songs wherever life takes them.

So what's your favorite? 

These are 18 ultimate gift ideas for 18th birthdays, and now we want to hear yours! Do you have an idea for an excellent 18 year old? Let us know in the comments below.

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