An 18th birthday is the date that a boy becomes a man, so what better gift could you get him than a truly memorable experience? Experience days such as introductory flying lessons, tours of favourite football grounds and the opportunity to drive a Ferrari around Silverstone at adrenaline pumping speeds all make breathtaking and exhilarating 18th birthday presents.
Here are our top five 18th birthday presents for boys!
All About Adrenaline
If you are looking for the perfect 18th birthday presents then why not go for a high octane experience day? Let that boy show he's becoming a man by speeding around the race track at Silverstone in a Lamborghini or a Ferrari at high speeds. There's a co-driver on board to make sure he doesn't crash but he can really tear up the track.
If he has always loved watching planes fly overhead in the summer why not get him a gift experience that puts him in the pilot seat such as an introductory flying lesson. They are less expensive than you might expect!
Culture in the City
Maybe the 18 year old you have to buy a gift for is not all about race cars and fast planes and has more distinguished taste? If he does then there are tons of cultural and creative experiences which could spark his imagination. When it comes to experience days that he'll never forget, 18th birthday presents
such as a trip to London's West End to see a theatre production really raise the bar. Guys who are wanting to become actors themselves could see how the pros do it by attending a London show and another great gift for bright-eyed and bushy tailed young men, who have just legally gained the right to drink alcohol might be a wine tasting experience.
After all, what better way to teach an 18 year old to respect alcohol than to let him taste some marvellous world wines and teach him a little about where they are made and what they are made from?
A lot of 18 year old boys are footy mad, so with that in mind you could get the boy who you know is celebrating his 18th this year a football related experience. Lots of boys are bound to be given season tickets to see their favourite soccer stars play on their 18th birthday but what about a grand tour of the pitch itself? If he is football crazy then experience days which tie in to his love for the great game could make awesome 18th birthday presents.
Did you know that you could give him a tour of his favourite footy ground? It's not expensive either and if paired up with a great match at a brilliant pub where he's legally allowed to enjoy a cold beer it could be an unforgettable football themed 18th birthday.
Affordable yet Memorable
We have talked about four of our favourite experience days for boys who are turning 18; the adrenaline pumping experiences such as laps in Lamborghinis and sky diving adventures, the cultural pursuits such as a theatre trip to the West End and the fab footy experiences however, there is another kind of gift which is great for an 18th birthday celebration.
Engraved and personalised gifts are in at number five on our list of top five 18th birthday presents
. There are a few to choose from but they all make brilliant presents. Imagine the 18 year old you love taking a sip from his very own engraved wine or spirit glass when he legally drinks booze for the first time, or what about even an engraved champagne glass? Perfect for breaking out every birthday to celebrate him getting a year older and wiser! Or, what about engraved cufflinks in a nice display case that he can wear to formal parties and events? Personalised champagne can make any party go with a bang and you can get the label personalised with any message you wish making it extra thoughtful.
The trick to getting the best presents for a teenager who is becoming an adult is to think about his favourite things, his career interests and his sense of humour and choose a gift that is highly likely to make him grin. Picking presents for milestone birthdays such as an 18th is difficult but because it's a birthday that he should remember forever, it's worth taking a little more time deciding what to get. We hope that our five suggestions, adrenaline experiences, football finds, engraved goodies, culture or theatre and personalised champers have all inspired you!