The only gift guide for 18-year-olds you’ll ever need

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Teenagers love keeping up with the latest trends, but with trends constantly changing, it can be difficult to find a gift that they’ll truly think is cool. And as your 18-year-old enters adulthood, you want to give them a gift they’ll actually use.

Whether they’re surviving their first year of college or are about to graduate from high school, having everyday basics is essential.

Help your teen transition from teenager to adult with the help of the following gifts for 18-year-olds. From a coffee machine for the caffeine addict to a smart watch for the fitness guru, we’ve got you covered.

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Don’t forget to check out Shop TODAY’s 2020 Gift Guide to find the perfect present for everyone on your list!

Best gifts for 18-year-old girls

1. Anthropologie Experience Passport Journal

Anthropologie Experience Passport Journal

Anthropologie Experience Passport Journal $7.95 at Anthropologie

It’s always nice to relive the trips and vacations we go on. For the traveler in your life, they’ll love this passport journal that will let them document all of their adventures to look back on for years to come.

2. Anthropologie Marietta Convertible Crossbody Bag

Anthropologie Marietta Convertible Crossbody Bag

Anthropologie Marietta Convertible Crossbody Bag $39.95 at Anthropologie

A fashionable bag gives you that extra confidence boost whether you’re going out with friends or commuting to work. No matter where you’re going, this bag is versatile enough to fit your needs. Carry it as a crossbody bag, clutch or even turn it into a cute belt bag.

3. Adultish T-Shirt

Etsy Adultish T-Shirt

Adultish T-Shirt, Unisex Crewneck T-shirt, Graphic Tee, Funny Saying T-shirt, Gift for Adults
Adultish T-Shirt, Unisex Crewneck T-shirt, Graphic Tee, Funny Saying T-shirt, Gift for Adults

Etsy Adultish T-Shirt $25.99 at Etsy

If your teen appreciates humor, then they may get a laugh with this shirt. As an 18-year-old, they’re on the cusp of adulthood and are becoming more independent. With six colors to choose from, you can personalize it to fit their wants.

4. Keurig K-Compact Single Serve Coffee Maker

Keurig K-Compact Single-Serve Coffee Maker

Keurig K-Compact Single-Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker, Imperial Red (Amazon / Amazon)
Keurig K-Compact Single-Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker, Imperial Red (Amazon / Amazon)
  • Keurig K-Compact Single-Serve Coffee Maker $69.83 at Amazon

  • Keurig K-Compact Single-Serve Coffee Maker $59.00 at Walmart

For the young adult that runs on caffeine, a personal coffee maker is perfect. This coffee maker can make multiple serving sizes including six, eight and 10 ounces. It also aims to brew a single cup of coffee in under a minute to help your teen save time.

5. Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera

Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera

Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera - Smokey White (Amazon / Amazon)
Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera – Smokey White (Amazon / Amazon)
  • Fujifilm Instax Mini

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