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Great Gifts For An 18 Year Old Girl!

Updated on March 1, 2015

Is it possible to please an 18 year old girl?

I've recently had to buy a birthday present for my 18 year old God-daughter and was stumped. I could have asked her what she would like but I wanted to get something that would be a surprise for her, and ideally something she could treasure knowing that it was given to her with love. As part of a large family I knew she would be getting a huge variety of gifts, so I put my thinking head on and thought back to what my Godmother had given me when I turned 18 - pearls, and I still have and wear them. Below is a selection of gifts that my Godchild received from other members of her family and from friends. Yes, she is a very lucky girl...

Pearls

I was lucky enough to receive my first set of Pearls on my 18th Birthday from my godmother. It's a gift I shall never forget and shall treasure forever. I carried on that tradition and bought a set for my 18 year old God-daughter and she was overwelmed with emotion....

Jewelry is always appreciated

Sometimes costume jewelry is all she wants. Something that can be color co-ordinated with a favorite outfit.

Perfume

It can take a young girl a while to find a perfume that suits her personality. Remember how many you tried before finding a favorite. Below is a selection that may appeal to a young girl. Some she may pick herself, others she may find as a nice surprise.

Crystal Perfume Bottles

Sometimes a little bit of elegance is what she requires. These always add class and look beautiful on a dressing table. I know I don't always decant my perfume into my crystal perfume bottles, but I do think they look pretty anyway.

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Watches

No excuse for not knowing the time. A young lady should always have a time piece to match her mood and attire...

Quality Make Up

At that age, it's a good time to start getting used to quality makeup and skin care. It's a great habit to start now! You know it makes a difference.

Make Up Brushes

For Christmas I bought my niece a new set of make up brushes. I had seen her old ones, and believe me I wouldn't have let them near my face. I think younger females perhaps would rather buy a new set of brushes rather than wash their old ones.

Travel Guides For Young Woman

Most young people want to go travelling and my godchild was not exception. Good information and being well informed is so important. A quality travel guide is a great way of getting the latest information and also a fantastic way for preparing and planning for a trip of a lifetime.

Travel Bags

Without a doubt.... these are the best Travel Bags on the market.... This will last and last and look good! I have bought 2 different sizes for my own son, and girls need sturdy travel bags too!

Please let me know if you have great and successful gift ideas for an 18 year old girl:

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      GabrielaFargasch 4 years ago

      My daughter is turning 18 in a few months but she is getting a car...I tell her she will be the luckiest 18 year old! Lol

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      Cara 4 years ago

      @SavioC: I agree with you.

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      SavioC 4 years ago

      Jewelry anytime. Not the fancy over designed ones but simple elegant ones. They will cherish it in the later years although at 18 they would be expecting the latest cellphone in the market.

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      Cara 4 years ago

      @EzLoanLookUp LM: I agree with you there.

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      EzLoanLookUp LM 4 years ago

      You can never go wrong with jewelry!

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      Cara 4 years ago

      @shewins: What a great idea. I know my oldest son uses his small laptop as much as his desktop.

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      shewins 4 years ago

      My MIL gave each of my daughters a gift of pearls at their graduations. She calls them "pearls of wisdom." I'm thinking of getting my niece a small laptop for when she goes away to college.

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      Cara 4 years ago

      @lisln: I know what you mean!

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      LorLinda 4 years ago from Denver Colorado

      Shoot I wouldn't mind having some of these gifts for myself forget my daughter haha just kidding :)

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      Peachcobbler 4 years ago

      Lots of great gift ideas for an 18 year old girl. My daughter is almost 17 and I know she would love any of these items.

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      Cara 4 years ago

      @IMHustle: I agree totally.

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      IMHustle 4 years ago

      You have some great gift ideas here. From my experience (I have 2 girls: 14 & 18), the best gift ideas should be tailored around a girl's personality and interests.

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      chickie99 4 years ago

      my baby is a few years away from college, but i'm already thinking about 16 & 18

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      arsib65 4 years ago

      Great Ideas... love the selection of necklaces.

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      Cara 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I agree, I would have loved anything from this lens.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      girls love these things

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      Cara 4 years ago

      @DeborahDian: Thank you, that's very kind of you to say.

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      Cara 4 years ago

      @choosehappy: I know, it can be difficult choosing the "perfect" gift.

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      Cara 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Thank you, that is very kind of you to say so.

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      Deborah Carr 4 years ago from Orange County, California

      I have raised four daughters and have three teenage granddaughters. These are all gifts that teenage girls would love!

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      sukkran trichy 4 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      beautiful gift collection. love those perfumes.

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      Vikki 4 years ago from US

      They would love these; I usually end up getting a gift card--per their request, lol. I think they don't trust me to get something 'cool' ;)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      What great ideas - a helpful lens

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      seosmm 5 years ago

      Lots of great gift ideas here that I think any girl would love to receive!