Skip to Main Content »

  • $7.99 Shipping On Entire Order
  • Free Shipping Over $100
  • Express overnight Shipping
  • 100 Day Free Returns

    You're currently on:

    Category Image

    18th

    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.

    Set Ascending Direction

    315 Item(s)

    per page
    Page:
    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5
    My Travel Scratch Map

    My Travel Scratch Map

    $25.99
    Been there? Done that?...
    Fitzroy's Storm Glass - Weather Forecasting Device | Teardrop

    Fitzroy's Storm Glass - Weather Forecasting Device | Teardrop

    $89.99
    Predict the weather with elegant decor. ...
    Magic Tray Bedside Touch Lamp

    Magic Tray Bedside Touch Lamp

    $38.99
    Just touch the tray and it lights up! ...
    Why You're So Awesome - Fill in the Blanks Booklet

    Why You're So Awesome - Fill in the Blanks Booklet

    Special Price $18.99

    Regular Price: $19.99

    5% OFF
    Is one of your friends (or siblings) so awesome that you think it is time to let them know just how awesome they are?! ...
    F#CK. The Game

    F#CK. The Game

    $29.99
    Hide the swear jar. S**t just got real. ...
    What I Love About You by Me | Fill in the Blanks Journal

    What I Love About You by Me | Fill in the Blanks Journal

    Special Price $18.99

    Regular Price: $19.99

    5% OFF
    Looking for the perfect, thoughtful and romantic gift for your Lover? Look no further....
    The Never-Ending Birthday Card

    The Never-Ending Birthday Card

    $19.99
    The best birthday card prank in the world...
    Bluetooth Wireless Shower Speaker

    Bluetooth Wireless Shower Speaker

    Special Price $36.99

    Regular Price: $39.99

    8% OFF
    Soak in the Sound... Answer calls and listen to music whilst in the shower!...
    Ice Ball Maker

    Ice Ball Maker

    $14.99
    Do away with ice cubes forever!...
    Prescription Coffee Mug

    Prescription Coffee Mug

    $14.99
    This Prescription Coffee Mug is a fun novelty mug that lets the world know that coffee is your one and only medicine....
    Heat Changing Girls Strip Mug

    Heat Changing Girls Strip Mug

    $16.99
    Naughty mug featuring saucily clad women. When the mug heats up, their clothes come off!...
    Poo Pourri Toilet Spray | Make your poop not stink!

    Poo Pourri Toilet Spray | Make your poop not stink!

    $20.99
    Spray in the toilet before doing your business!...
    Knitted Beard Beanie

    Knitted Beard Beanie

    $19.99
    Rock a full beard from the most rugged stubble found on the manliest of men...
    24K Gold Plated Playing Cards

    24K Gold Plated Playing Cards

    Special Price $36.99

    Regular Price: $39.99

    8% OFF
    Raise the stakes!...
    Self Stirring Mug - Black

    Self Stirring Mug - Black

    Special Price $19.99

    Regular Price: $29.99

    33% OFF
    Ultimate gift for the lazy tea-drinker...
    Tabletop Trivia Quiz Card Games

    Tabletop Trivia Quiz Card Games

    $7.99
    Need some entertainment?...
    Grow Your Own Girlfriend

    Grow Your Own Girlfriend

    $6.99
    Grow the perfect girlfriend with this great gag gift...
    Desktop Stirling Engine

    Desktop Stirling Engine

    $99.99
    Power the engine with a cup of coffee!...
    Caffeine Molecule T-Shirt

    Caffeine Molecule T-Shirt

    $24.99
    What do you get when you cross a geek with caffeine? High fashion. ...
    Gun Alarm Clock

    Gun Alarm Clock

    $49.99
    Shoot the target to snooze!...
    Discovery Channel Virtual Reality Glasses for Smartphones

    Discovery Channel Virtual Reality Glasses for Smartphones

    $49.99
    Insert your Smartphone into the Glasses & watch movies in incredible 360 degrees 3D!...
    LIttle Boxes Of Random Fun

    LIttle Boxes Of Random Fun

    $9.99
    Entertain with random boxes of fun!...
    VW Campervan Toiletry Bag

    VW Campervan Toiletry Bag

    $39.99
    Officially licensed by Volkswagen, this rad toiletry bag keeps your essentials safe and sound in retro kombi style. Featuring elasticised and zippered...
    Tea-Rex Giant Mug

    Tea-Rex Giant Mug

    Special Price $14.99

    Regular Price: $15.99

    6% OFF
    Buy this Tea-Rex mug for a roaring good time!...
    Daily Mood Desktop Flipchart

    Daily Mood Desktop Flipchart

    Special Price $13.99

    Regular Price: $14.99

    7% OFF
    Define your mood daily, just flip to one of 47 moods!...
    Star Trek Original Phaser Universal TV Remote Control

    Star Trek Original Phaser Universal TV Remote Control

    $199.99
    Join Captain Kirk on Start Ship Enterprise for a galactic adventure. ...
    Portable Vibration Speakers: Turn Any Surface Into A Boombox!

    Portable Vibration Speakers: Turn Any Surface Into A Boombox!

    $36.99
    Create good vibrations and amplify your tunes from almost anywhere! ...
    Keep Calm Birthday Books

    Keep Calm Birthday Books

    $14.99
    Age is just a number...
    Adventure Travel Map - The Bucket List Scratch Map

    Adventure Travel Map - The Bucket List Scratch Map

    Special Price $44.99

    Regular Price: $49.99

    10% OFF
    Discover the explorer within...
    Handy Telescopic Back Scratcher

    Handy Telescopic Back Scratcher

    The Telescopic Back Scratcher hits the spot like no hand can! It makes it easy to reach all parts of your back or anywhere else that needs a good scra...

    Set Ascending Direction

    315 Item(s)

    per page
    Page:
    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5
    Shop By

    18th

    Price
    1. $0.00 - $20.00
    2. $21.00 - $30.00
    3. $31.00 - $50.00
    4. $51.00 - $100.00
    5. $100.00 +
    Gender
    Personality

    18th Birthday Present Ideas

    18 birthdays are legendary. They have turned children into grown men, and grown men back into children. Let’s not even talk about the women, #wild #youngandfree.

    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.