Gift Ideas For Girls aged 18 - 21

An 18 to 21 year old is vibrant, full of potential. And beautiful, even if she is unaware of it. Her energy is spent on observing the world and its peoples, and learning skills that will enable her to find her place in it. She wants to look as good as she can while she explores and spends time at work and play. Ask her to register on todayiwish.com. She can list preferred brands and stores. If she knows exactly what she wants she can add it to her list of passions and dreams.

  
  

Presents for 18, 19, 20 and 21 year olds

Music and Mobiles. Top of so many lists! Mobiles can be a drain on her finances (or yours!) so involve her in choosing a plan that she can afford. Even consider buying a 'prepaid' phone. Mobile phone accessories are popular: a stand for her desk, hands free attachment for the car, or mobile wallet. Other communication tools like a blackberry, land line phone extension for her room, and computer with internet access make great presents. She may not put an ergonomic computer chair on her list but this would also make a wonderful present. Computer accessories lend themselves to gift giving. Think of a mouse pad, pack of blank CDs/DVDs. CD rack, memory stick, computer games, graphic design software or just a SIM card backup.

Don't forget there is still time in everyone's life for hard copy, so beautiful writing paper, pens, sets of Art cards, packs of DIY gift cards and address book will all be useful. Desk accessories like stackable trays, filing cabinet, pen holder, clock, calculator, diary, memo pads, stapler, coloured paper clips in a decorative holder, scissors, photo frame and desk lamp can be decorative as well as practical

Music is an abiding passion for young women. She may need an Ipod or MP3 player, a TV, CD or DVD player, as well as CDs and DVDs. Good quality head phones are a good investment. Tickets to her favourite Rock concert, Symphony concert, Opera, Ballet, or Musical should make her happy. If your young woman plays a musical instrument she may need sheet music and an appreciative audience.

Dance is a natural accompaniment for music. Dance classes, dancing shoes, stretchy leggings and dance music are excellent presents.

Accessories for the Lifestyle: There is so much going on that your young woman needs a large tote bag with pockets to carry all her equipment. She will need sunglasses, cosmetic purse/mirror, hair combs/clips, wallet, business card case, pen and a watch. Fashion items that change with the seasons include belt, earrings, studs, bracelet, necklace, thick or thin gold chain, pendant, anklet, ring, scarf, cap and jacket. For a day at the beach or pool she will need swimsuit, towel, bag, spray on sunscreen.

Makeup and pampering products are a treat that most young women appreciate. Items that she will love include hair perfume, moisturising lotion, mascara/kohl pencil/eyeliner, lipstick, nail varnish, foundation, concealer, cleanser, face mask, bath/shower gel, (Hint: ask her to check out her local make up store and list her favourite products including Brand and colour number. Or make a day of it and arrange a makeup demonstration in your local good department store). Perhaps she also needs a new hair dryer, hair straightener/curling wand, electric toothbrush, or makeup mirror and brushes. A voucher for day spa session, or just a manicure, pedicure, facial or deep tissue massage would be an indulgent gift.

An excellent present for your young woman might be a makeover and photo session. A new haircut and colour, professional makeup and then studio photo would be a wonderful way to mark an occasion such as an 18th or 21st Birthday.

New clothes are one of the most wished for items on todayiwish.com. Your young woman may well have very definite preferences and it would be just too easy if she listed her favourite colour, style, store, and dress size. So encourage her to check her wardrobe and do an update. Perhaps you could so the same!

For casual times think of Tshirt, polo knit, shirt, sweater, vest, jacket, skirt, dress, jeans (denim is a runaway favourite), long pants, shorts, stretchy sports gear, shoes, sandals, Crocs, flip flops, boots, sports shoes. For business she may want a supply of tights or business shirts. Looking good can be expensive in the big end of town so a special gift might be a good quality business suit or pair of serious black shoes. If she is keen to party she will love a disco or evening bag, pash mina or elegant shawl, ultra sheer (or patterned) stockings, or a cab charge card.

Underneath it all young women want to be beautiful. So also consider lingerie as a gift: Bra, briefs, camisole, night shirt/nightdress, pyjamas, slippers, tights, leggings, stay up stockings, socks. She would love to wrap up in a fluffy bathrobe.

All over the world young women have good intentions and desire good health and good experiences.

For her good intentions you might buy her a donation to help save an endangered species, destroy a landmine, alleviate poverty, sponsor a third world child or offset our CO2 burden. Do sound out her thoughts first. She may not consider her special celebration should be marked by worrying about the world's ills, especially if she has already given as much as she can afford.

For her good health and fitness you could consider a gym bag, sports towel, water bottle, gym membership, sports shoes, equipment for favourite sport, camping gear, pedometer, first aid kit, hand weights, treadmill or bicycle and helmet. Yoga mat and lessons will improve her flexibility. Travel vaccinations are usually expensive. It might be an odd sort of gift but will bring you both peace of mind when she is off exploring.

Diet is a big part of keeping healthy and it's regrettable that many young women have never been shown how to cook. So cooking classes and basic equipment would be gifts to get her started.

Good experiences come in thousands of different ways. Dinner with family and friends, High tea at a posh hotel, travel to an exotic destination, learning a foreign language are simple to arrange. Vouchers to try a new sport are a great idea. Think of white water rafting, scuba diving, go karting, indoor rock climbing, clay pigeon shooting or gliding. If she would like to share other people's experiences, think of a good book, camera, photo album or set of DVDs.

Travel equipment makes great presents. Does she need a cabin bag, travel backpack, GPS navigation tool or GPS emergency beacon, travel ticket, Travel Guide or Passport wallet?

While many young women are shrugging off the trappings of a comfortable life to explore the world, others are settling down. Homemaking presents are much appreciated by anyone who is furnishing a bedroom or flat for the first time. Ask her what she needs. If she has listed her favourite stores and colours on todayiwish.com your gift giving has just got easier. Towels, bed linen, china, glassware, kitchen utensils and appliances may not sound glamorous but are an essential part of a glamorous lifestyle. Also think of gifts such as a potted plant, goldfish in an oversize bowl, rug, throw for the sofa, big floor cushion, candle sticks with candles, tiffany lamp, or bookshelves.

Quick Gift Suggestions List

Ask her to register on todayiwish.com: She will have very definite preferences and she can put specific instructions on her list.

Accessories: Sunglasses, handbag, backpack, beach bag, computer bag, cosmetic purse/mirror, hair combs/clips, watch, belt, earrings, studs, bracelet, necklace, thick or thin gold chain, pendant, anklet, ring.

Beauty products: Perfume, moisturising lotion, mascara/kohl pencil/eyeliner, lipstick, nail varnish, foundation, concealer, cleanser, face mask, bath/shower gel, (Hint: ask her to check out her local make up store and list her favourite products including Brand and colour number).

Clothes:

  • Outer wear: Polo knit, Tshirt, sweater, vest, jacket, skirt, dress, jeans, long pants, shorts, stretchy sports gear, shoes, sandals, Crocs, flip flops, boots, sports shoes.
  • Lingerie: Bra, briefs, camisole, night shirt/nightdress, pyjamas, slippers, tights, leggings, stay up stockings, socks.
Communication equipment: Mobile phone, accessories for mobile phone, computer, laptop, Blackberry, PDA, Memory stick, Internet phone, phone card.

Travel equipment: Cabin sized bag on wheels, large backpack, luggage, GPS, Navman, Ticket home or away, Travel guide for her favourite destination, vaccinations.

Reading and Writing: Magazine subscription, Books for entertainment or inspiration, Text book/Reference book for the struggling student, laptop, palm pilot, pen, journal, desk, desk chair.

Sport:

  • Favourite Team jersey, sports bag, water bottle, sports towel, shower gel/deodorant for sports bag, sports shoes,
  • Ball games: Basketball, netball, tennis, volleyball, hockey, baseball, softball, golf all need a uniform, or comfortable clothing. Extras such as balls, racquets, bats and protective equipment make excellent gifts.
  • Water sports: Swimming, water polo, sailing, surf life sailing, rowing, kayaking require swimsuits, towels, zinc cream/sunscreen.
  • Hiking and camping: Hiking boots, socks, tent, backpack, sleeping bag, hiking whistle, first aid kit, GPS.
Entertainment: CD, DVD, TV, Laptop, iPod or MP3 player and running accessories, Concert tickets, computer game, Books, Dinner at a restaurant, Picnic with in the park, lunch at the zoo.

Learning:

  • Language, business studies, computer software or web design,
  • Piano, Guitar, bongo drums lessons. Singing lessons. Musical instrument and sheet music.
  • Dance lessons: modern, jazz ballet, samba, ballroom.

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