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Daughters 18th - no idea what to get her🤔
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Monica53 · 06/12/2018 17:51

Hi there
Well our DD is 18 soon and other than a ring, we have no idea what to get her, likely usual clothes etc.. she was going to get a MacBook air though waiting till start uni in 2019 so it's new for that. We don't have £s...and have though either putting a few £s in 18th birthday balloons as a novelty and making up a box with 18 daft things in ? Ideas or things other people have done would be fab. Thank you for reading xx

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Sundance2741 · 06/12/2018 20:41

Our dd was 18 recently. We bought her a matching necklace and bracelet (she chose them). That's all really - everything else was from other family members (bath stuff, money for various things, vouchers and two hamsters!)

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mineofuselessinformation · 06/12/2018 20:45

Yes, a keepsake piece of jewellery that she will appreciate when she's older.

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Puzzledmum · 06/12/2018 22:21

We got our Daughter a nice watch, a bracelet with a nice charm, an engraved necklace and some small things.

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Lara53 · 09/12/2018 14:53

My parents made me a photo album for my 18th with pics of me/ family from 0-18

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Avrannakern · 09/12/2018 14:55

I always think jewellery for these things. She'll have it forget and can pass it to her daughter (if she has one).

Go for an independent! I got a lovely necklace from LibbyJane but there's some really lovely stuff on notonthehighstreet so that's worth a look.

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greenpop21 · 09/12/2018 14:56

This year we gave our DD a watch that she wanted and £180.

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greenpop21 · 09/12/2018 14:57

She's not really into jewellery and had already saved up and bought herself a Macbook.

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Topofthehills · 09/12/2018 15:01

My parents got me a lovely silver necklace/earrings/bracelet set for my 18th. They feel very special - in fact I wore them to my wedding ten years later!

They also passed an item from a much-loved deceased relative, which was special to me.

Otherwise, I think an "experience" type thing is great for an 18th - a play or show or concert or special film or something. Or an afternoon tea at a fancy hotel.

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Whyislarryhappy · 09/12/2018 15:05

On my 18th (all with 18th biryhday on) I got a champagne flute, pint glass, keyring, mug with teddy. Also got a gold bangle, diamond ring, amethyst earrings. I'm sure I would've had some sort of bath set ect too.
18 novelty gifts is quite a good idea. Could be '18 gifts to survive adulthood' and include a cotton and thread, pepperspray, whistle, torch keyring, bottle opener, corkscrew, ect

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greenpop21 · 09/12/2018 15:08

I associate rings with engagement.

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libellule1 · 09/12/2018 15:11

I think I got a nice suitcase ready for my gap year, and a camera (when they were point-and-shoot and not too expensive).

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kathyjean · 09/12/2018 22:53

alcohol obviously

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Monica53 · 10/12/2018 20:11

Wow thank you for replies x have bought her a ring, also a few keep sakes. Going to do a box of 18 things and idea of thread etc is great. Going to have a look on etsy and notonthehighstreetx

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homophoebe · 11/12/2018 10:29

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GonzoFlyingProducts · 11/12/2018 23:31

Driving lessons ?
A flying lesson (cheaper then you might think and truly a one off experience) ?
Inter-rail ticket / voucher ?
A bottle of wine from the year she was born ?
Really good spa day for her and a friend ?

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BitOutOfPractice · 12/12/2018 00:47

I got my dd arralkt simple classy Tiffany bracelet which has been sneered at loads on mn but which she hasn't taken off since nearly a year later

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oldandgold · 12/12/2018 06:00

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jessstan2 · 12/12/2018 06:07

Jewellery is good.
So is MONEY!!!

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ragged · 12/12/2018 06:30

I am thinking about some posh towels. That are HERS alone.

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Cheeseandapple · 12/12/2018 08:04

My mum took me to Paris for two nights (and her mum took her, I'll take my DD on her 18th too).

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