The Perfect Gifts for 18-Year-Old Gals

Turning 18 is a pretty big deal, but shopping for an 18-year-old can be quite the challenge.

This can be especially true for 18-year-old women, as the gifts they want can be extremely spendy. If you can't quite get them a new car, iPhone or any of the other ultra-pricey items on their wish list, you can go with one of the items on our list of the perfect gifts for 18-year-old gals:

A Birthday Cake Flavored Lip Balm: $12

Glossier is a favorite brand of 18-year-old ladies everywhere, making this do-everything lip balm the perfect pick when you need to find a gift.

Glossier birthday balm dot com

(via Glossier)


Also read about: The Perfect Gifts for 17-Year-Old Girls


This Simple Stretch Bracelet to Show Them a Bit of Love: $34

This bracelet from Alex and Ani goes with just about everything, and the delicate heart detail adds the perfect touch to the classic gold. After all, 18 is the start of adulthood, so less really is more when picking out the right jewelry gifts.

Alex and Ani heart stretch bracelet

(via Alex and Ani)


This Rose Gold Necklace: $55

Speaking of classic jewelry that never goes out of style, this Kendra Scott necklace is the perfect example. Its dainty detailing and rose gold coloring make it both trendy and timeless, so it really couldn't be a better gift for an 18-year-old.

kendra scott nola rose gold pendant

(via Kendra Scott)


This Faux Fur-Lined Parka: $150

If the 18-year-old gal you're shopping for lives somewhere that gets quite cold (or just loves traveling and plans on going somewhere cold at some point), this classic Hollister parka is the perfect gift. It may be a bit pricier, but it's a piece that just doesn't go out of style and is lined with a durable yet soft faux fur that will keep her warm winter after winter.

hollister faux fur lined cozy parka

(via Hollister)


 A 25-Pack of Mini Cupcakes: $47+

While Baked by Melissa may have gone viral for her scoop-able green goddess salad recipe, she's originally known for her delicious cupcakes and other baked delights. Any 18-year-old is sure to be familiar with the Instagram and TikTok famous food creator, making this pack of mini cupcakes an absolute treat (and one that she just might share with you, too).

baked by melissa birthday box

(via Baked by Melissa)


This Lululemon Workout Tank: $68  

Teen girls just can't get enough of the athleisure brand Lululemon, and this tank top couldn't be a better pick. Sure, it's pricier than your average athleisure piece, but it's a great gift that any 18-year-old gal will appreciate more than you know.

lululemon align tank top

(via Lululemon)


Also read about: The 5 Best Places to Get Your Athleisure on a Budget


A Pack of Disposable Cameras for Capturing Real Life Moments: $44

There's a reason why BeReal is such a popular app for teens: it's all about capturing genuine real-life moments. Promote that same sense with these traditional disposable cameras, which add a little extra Y2K trendiness to the gift.

fujifulm quicksnap flash camera

(via Amazon)


This Mini-Projector: $68.84

Whether she's headed off to a dorm soon or just loves hosting movie nights, this mini-projector from Amazon is a perfect gift for all her watch parties, movie marathons and everything in between.

auking movie projector

(via Amazon)


When in doubt, you could always go with a gift card to Sephora or Starbucks, but we think that these gifts just do a better job of adding a personal touch when shopping for an 18-year-old. And if the gal you're shopping for happens to be a major Swiftie, click HERE for our list of the best gifts for Taylor Swift fans (just in time for the Midnights release, of course).