18th BIRTHDAY PRESENTS
Yellow Octopus is your one stop shop for birthday gift ideas. Do you have a friend’s, child’s or your very own upcoming 18th birthday? If so, you are invited to discover a world of fun, we've got everything to get the party started! Celebrate this massive milestone with the perfect party gags, gifts and games.
A boy becomes a man. A girl becomes a woman. No, I’m not talking about puberty. I’m talking about turning 18. A time to try new things. Young men and women can have their first drink. Well, their first legal drink.
In a way turning 18 is like the terrible twos. They break a few rules, are set on exploring their surroundings and are putting new things in their mouth. Except they can also get their licence and vote, I’ve never seen a toddler driving down the street on their way to vote.
18th birthday parties are a night you hardly remember, yet never forget. We bring you a list of 18th birthday present ideas worthy of the occasion.
We have some 18th birthday present ideas to make a memorable and crazy birthday. But not too crazy, at 18 you can be tried as an adult.
Turning 18 is like when a truck turns into Optimus Prime, it’s a transformative time. 18th birthdays symbolise the move from the safety of the nest to the uncertainty of the real world. Tertiary study and work are on the cards. Speaking of cards, 18-year-olds can also gamble, drink and smoke. O.M.G!
18th birthday presents can help these young adults meet that reality head on. What’s the hardest thing for 18-year-olds to handle? It’s not the challenge of driving alone, or even the responsibility of voting. It’s the early mornings.
Getting an 18-year-old out of bed can be like walking a brown bear that’s being fed Ambien through an IV while hibernating. We have the perfect gift that eliminates the chance of turning off their alarm and drifting back to la-la land. A Runaway Alarm Clock. When it goes off, it rolls away out of reach, forcing them out of bed. Yet they’re still dreary eyed and low on caffeine.
Time for the world’s best legal drug, coffee. A ‘Prescription’ Coffee Mug or perhaps a ‘Do I Look Like A Freakin Morning Person?’ Giant Mug will put an extra pep in their step.
Of course, we can’t forget to help them in their new part of their life. Drinking. Well, legally drinking. Stainless Steel Whiskey Rocks, a Fridge Magnet Bottle Opener, and a 50 Calibre Bullet Bottle Opener makes sure they do it with style.
You can even give a gift that addresses both drinking and their entrance to the real world; a Graduation Brain Neuron Cell Fluffy Toy. It will serve as a good reminder they need to replace those brain cells for study and work that they lost drinking.
Alternatively, you can take another path for your 18th birthday present ideas. A World Map Travel Laundry Bag. It’s a not so subtle hint to start doing their own laundry or move out of home and explore the world. They are big boys and girls at 18 after all.
18th birthday party ideas
A Ferrari engine in a Datsun or Scarlett Johansson in a Nun’s outfit is like an 18th birthday party without decorations. They still function, but they’re not what they could be. Decorations have a powerful effect.
On second thoughts, Scarlett Johansson in a nun outfit could be just fine… Anyway, the point is to make sure you choose the most fun 18th themes and birthday decorations.
What’s the secret to a good party? Guests. A ‘Welcome to the Party’ Poster featuring Marx, Lenin and Stalin lets your guests know that the party is equally shared with them and they are to contribute and receive according to their ability and needs. Puns are always a fun way to introduce guests to an 18th birthday party.
What’s the other secret to a great party? You guessed it, alcohol. Syringe Party Shooters and Alcohol Shot Guns are the most fun way to take ‘shots’. A Party Around the World drinking game will move things along and a Wheel of Mis-Fortune drinking game will finish the night with a bang.
Speaking of finishing the night with a bang… some Dynamite Party Candles on the 18th birthday cake always go off like a bomb.
Top off your 18th birthday ideas with unforgettable photos thanks to a Horse Head Mask and Borat Mankini. I’m sure Great Aunty Miriam would look delightful in it.