What is a Good Idea for a Gift for Someone’s 18th Birthday
Alternative countries and cultures have a range of milestone birthdays, many usually falling somewhere between 13 and 18 years of age. In Australia, even though “Sweet 16” is a highlight year in young women’s lives, the 18th birthday has always been considered important for members of both genders. It is at the age of 18 that someone is considered to be an adult, and is able to carry out most adult activities that are not legally allowed to children.
Things such as driving a vehicle, voting, purchase alcohol and cigarettes, get a credit card, rent out a house, buy a car, etc. As a result of this coming of age, 18th birthday presents are frequently special, and they should help to reflect this transitional period from adolescence into adulthood. A great 18th birthday party always goes down well, especially after being lucky enough to obtain cheap sports tickets in Sydney, and watching a major sporting event. Should your team happen to win, then it will make that day even more special!
Going Out Into the World
If someone will soon be going off to a new dorm life at college, an 18th birthday gift can take the shape of some kind of furniture or a necessary appliance which will be put to good use in that new living environment. Things such as a sofa, table, mini-fridge, cooking utensils, TV, laptop, etc. can all help to celebrate that special day. Gifts presented on the 18th birthday are sometimes more costly than earlier presents, and maybe even more so than later birthdays, so present givers should be expected to dig a little bit deeper in their pockets than they normally would. And after all, it’s only once in a lifetime!
A number of people select presents that go on to celebrate one of the new found freedoms the celebrated person is acquiring with his or her new age. In Australia, quite a few things cannot be sold to people under the age of 18, but they can be purchased by friends as a means of celebrating. Lottery tickets, for instance, cannot usually be purchased by those under the age of 18, so an unusually cheap and fun gift can be some lottery tickets. And just imagine if the 18th birthday young man or woman actually wins! And on a similar note, how about taking them on a trip to a casino?!
Celebrating the Past
Ultimately, as the turning over to 18 is a time of wonderful, presents which celebrate the day can provide an opportunity to glance back at the life which came before. People who have a knack for scrapbooking might want to put together a scrapbook that reflects the person’s life, and someone with computer skills can also organise a multimedia presentation featuring their past. If compiled with love and care, this will definitely make for a keepsake that the now 18 year old will treasure forever.
Make that 18th birthday real special!