Staff-picks August 19 2020

Unforgettable 18th Birthday Gift Ideas For Her

Unforgettable 18th Birthday Gift Ideas For Her

Turning 18 is a huge milestone in life, it's the first step into young adulthood. Everyone remembers their 18th birthday whether it was amazing or... not so great. Are you unsure of what to get her for her big day? Want to ensure that the gift really commemorates how far she has come and special she is to you? Feeling the pressure of having to get a truly memorable gift for such a monumental occasion? Fear not. Gifting Owl has got you covered with some truly spectacular experiences in all corners of the globe to celebrate her big day. From outdoor adventure to fine dining, extreme thrills to wildlife exploration, no matter what she’s into, there will be an experience perfectly tailored to her only a few simple clicks away. 

Here at Gifting Owl we want to help avoid any and all half-hearted, last-minute rushes of manically having to conjure up a somewhat adequate gift. We believe that giving a really thoughtful gift is just as rewarding as receiving one. Give her an awesome experience that’ll last longer than any material gift. Whether you're buying for your friend, sister, cousin or your girlfriend, make her day that extra bit special this year with memories that she will cherish forever. 

1. Culinary Experience Gift Ideas



Is she a self proclaimed ‘foodie’? Can’t take her out for a meal without her instagramming a carefully considered snap of her meal for all her followers to see? We have some delectable dining options that are bound to have her in a heavenly food coma by the end. With such a massive selection of options each varying in cuisines, venues and levels of interaction, the only difficulty will be choosing which one to gift! If she’s already got a killer 18th birthday party celebration lined up for the night, a lunch experience may be the perfect way to complete the exciting day. 




For a unique river dining experience during the day consider the Bottomless Bubbles High Tea Cruise in Brisbane by Kookaburra Showboat Cruises. The classy affair will have your group all aboard the Grand Voyager showboat as laughs are shared over a table of decadent food and of course, endless champagne. What better way to spend her day then with her favourite people basking in the sunshine on the deck and soaking up the amazing river views of the spectacular Brisbane CBD, Kangaroo Point Cliffs, the marvelous Story Bridge and more! Not in Brisbane? See the range of elegant high tea experiences here.




Alternatively, if you think she’d rather commemorate her first 18 years of life with a fine dining experience at night, we also offer a range of luxurious options that she will love to get dressed up for! If she happens to have quite a sweet tooth, a dessert based tour like the Nugateau Queen West Pastry Crawl in Toronto may just be the perfect one for her! This charming walking tour will take guests on foot to some of the best and most unique bakeries in the city. Hear about the history of the quaint shops and how the mouthwatering delicacies you'll be enjoying are made.


For those who find the cooking part just as fun as the eating part, you simply cannot look past the incredible range of authentic cuisine cooking classes that Gifting Owl has on offer. These fabulous experiences make for super interactive days out that have everyone getting involved with one of her favourite hobbies. Getting messy in the kitchen with friends and family whilst learning expert tips and tricks on his favourite cuisine definitely proves to be an insanely fun day out that she’ll always remember. The wholesome experience then concludes with guests savouring their scrumptious meals paired with tasty drinks. Some say that the best part of cooking is the eating. We can assure you these people have never been to one of our incredible classes. From handmade pasta classes in Florence to authentic Thai cooking in the heart of Bangkok, Northern Argentine Cuisine With A Couple to Indian Cuisine In A Central Bangalore home, Gifting Owl boasts an impressive range of cooking classes all over the globe, with more cuisines available than you can count on both hands!



Now that she’s 18, you could also consider formally introducing her to some of the finer things in life with a delightful wine experience, whether it be a beautiful vineyard tour or a tantalising night of wine tasting. For the complete package, look no further than the Full Day Mount Tamborine Winery Tour. The extensive tour includes five enticing guided tastings at specially chosen family-owned vineyards and even a liquor tasting at Tamborine Mountain Distillery. Did we mention the delicious two-course lunch by an award winning chef? There will be no room for boredom as you travel between each stunning location as the minibus journeys are just brimming with postcard-worthy views at every corner! 


2. Outdoor Adventure Experience Gift Ideas

If you happen to be buying for someone who is a bit more of the outdoor type, Gifting Owl has got you absolutely spoilt for choice. Sometimes we all need a bit of a break from the business of regular life, especially on a day as special as an 18th birthday! Take her away from the hustle and bustle and have her enjoy a marvelous day exploring, discovering, watching and experiencing some of the best that mother earth has to offer. 



For all the wildlife loving girls out there, we recommend the Nature And Wildlife Bushwalk hosted in Adelaide’s magnificent Morialta Conservation Park. Morialta, derived from the Aboriginal word meaning ‘ever flowing’, is part of the traditional lands of the Kaurna people and its waterfalls, gorges and 500 hectares of natural bushland have provided a popular escape for locals over the past 100 years. Morialta is filled with all sorts of beautiful creatures from kangaroos to geckos, frogs to echidnas! Getting the chance to experience this completely unique biodiversity will really make an animal lover’s 18th birthday that much more special! 




For the outdoor adventurers who crave a bit more physical activity we offer everything from surfing lessons to rock climbing, mountain biking to scuba diving! A great option would have to be one of our many extraordinary kayaking, canoeing or white water rafting tours. The Tasman Peninsula Kayaking Tour in Hobart is a prime example. This guided tour of the dazzling Fortescue Bay includes entertaining commentary, sea wildlife spotting, astonishing scenery and even lunch. If she loves nothing more than the ocean, this is seriously the tour for her. 


Now admittedly, we recommend this almost every time but there really is no better way of saying ‘I love you’ than booking someone a skydiving experience. This is the ultimate adrenaline rush. There is nothing more thrilling than plummeting down to earth at rapid speeds of over 200km an hour with nothing holding you back. To experience the view from up there first hand as you soar down is a once in a lifetime experience. Help her tick this monumental adventure of her long, mostly incomplete bucket list. With Gifting Owl offering incredible skydiving experiences from a whopping height of 15,000 feet (4500m) she will be boasting to the rest of her friends of her bravery for years to come. Most packages include a personalised certificate of achievement just in case they don’t believe her! Have her take the plunge in gorgeous destinations such as Taupo (New Zealand), Eilat (Israel), Melbourne (Australia), Foz Do Iguacu (Brazil) and even the Grand Canyon! Just make sure you don’t talk eachother out of doing it on the plane flight to the top! 


3. Relax & Unwind Experience Gift Ideas


On the complete opposite side of the spectrum lies completely relaxing experiences such as spa days and traditional massages. This could just be the exact level of pampering that she desires on her special day. Have her unwind and be at ease during the day with one of our many tranquil health and beauty experiences before she hits the town to party at night. From Turkish bath houses to natural springs to expert oil massages, Gifting Owl has got you covered for the luxurious unwinding she needs. 

Now you really have no excuses for not making her 18th birthday her best one yet! With such a massive range of unforgettable experiences that are all completely unique to one another available on Gifting Owl, buying 18th birthday gifts has never been easier. You are just a few clicks away from getting her the ideal gift voucher that truly shows just how much she means to you. Whether she is a foodie, an outdoor adventurer, a thrill seeker or a wildlife warrior, there is an amazing experience perfectly tailored to her available on Gifting Owl. No matter where in the world she may be, we have got you covered. Best of all, every Gifting Owl gift voucher is fully interchangeable and valid for up to three years so your gift can't go wrong. Happy gifting!

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