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My eldest nephew is turning 18 in a few weeks and I’m absolutely stumped for a gift idea. I’d like to get him something special as a keepsake, but no idea what. He’s a kid who’s had everything he’s asked for given to him by his parents from a young age, and so much as I don’t agree, this means his expectations are high and so is the pressure from his parents. That doesn’t bother me so much but does leave me stumped for a gift idea.
He’s already been bought a car, has 2 iPhones, an Apple Watch, iPad, Mac, big TV in his room with 3 game consoles, sound bar, multiple speakers, computers etc.
he’s not into sports, doesn’t like or wear neckchain or ring or wrist (was thinking nice men’s jewellery). He isn’t interested in travelling either (my first idea was a voucher or money towards a trip when he finishes school, or an experience such as red ballon voucher or similar but been told no), and clothes or shoes etc don’t feel right for an 18th pressie.

Please I’d love any ideas from anyone? Something he can keep or is unique or a bit different. (My budget is around $50-$80). Thanks for any ideas.

Posted anonymously, 22nd April 2019

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  • A photo book of memories from birth to 18 would be a great keep sake or a photo mug of him now with car, friends etc, you can screen shot photos off his facebook page and use them it would be a good surprise.
    Another idea, I made a hamper of my sons favourite foods, snacks, some alcoholic drinks, scratches, chips, some cash for fuel, deodorant, aftershave etc

  • Oh god, I had such a hard time buying 18th gifts for my own kids, so I feel your pain. I wonder how you went?

  • Maybe check out adrenaline for an experience gift shark dive skydive or a hot lap something a bit different

  • Traditional gifts seem old hat to this generation. What about a nice shaving kit, there are some lovely boxed sets out there relatively cheap in price.

  • A beer glass with engraving or something with engraving on it he may like, a hit flask, lighter picture frame ect!

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