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18 year old birthday present ideas.

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    Registered Users Posts: 342 ✭✭ Lesalare


    Hello

    Hoping for some ideas to help me out regarding a present for an 18 year old girl.
    She's my niece but I don't have a huge amount of contact with her due to location. I know she's mad about everything make up but she's loads of it.

    I'm looking for ideas for something I can buy online which is under 75/100 quid as I'm pretty strapped right now.

    Any ideas greatly appreciated.

    Many thanks


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  • As it’s a special birthday woukd you consider something she can keep long term, rather than make-up etc? I am now in my 40s but still have some presents I got for my 18th, 21st and my graduation. Maybe some newbridge jewellery?




  • Thanks for your reply :)

    Yes I didn't want to get her make up etc.

    I'd love to get her some jewellery but alas at mo due to Covid and no work I can't really stretch to something like that. I bought her a nice bottle of perfume as she does love that sort of stuff. I'll try and get her something nice by way of a necklace or such in coming months when work picks up.

    Thanks again for your response :)




  • Get her a voucher for ASOS, she will love you for it.




  • Lesalare wrote: »
    Thanks for your reply :)

    Yes I didn't want to get her make up etc.

    I'd love to get her some jewellery but alas at mo due to Covid and no work I can't really stretch to something like that. I bought her a nice bottle of perfume as she does love that sort of stuff. I'll try and get her something nice by way of a necklace or such in coming months when work picks up.

    Thanks again for your response :)

    The Newbridge silver range is good value and there are nice pieces within your budget.




  • I agree a piece of jewellery would a nice keepsake. It doesn't have to be something outrageously expensive either, I'm sure you can find something nice within your budget. Try fields.ie. I was browsing there recently. They're a reputable Irish suppier, they've a good range and are doing deliveries (free delivery over a certain amount, only 5euro otherwise). You can also filter by price, so you're bound to find something!


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  • Lesalare wrote: »
    Thanks for your reply :)

    Yes I didn't want to get her make up etc.

    I'd love to get her some jewellery but alas at mo due to Covid and no work I can't really stretch to something like that. I bought her a nice bottle of perfume as she does love that sort of stuff. I'll try and get her something nice by way of a necklace or such in coming months when work picks up.

    Thanks again for your response :)

    Newbridge jewellery can be between €20 and €40 for most things.




  • Lesalare wrote: »
    Hello

    Hoping for some ideas to help me out regarding a present for an 18 year old girl.
    She's my niece but I don't have a huge amount of contact with her due to location. I know she's mad about everything make up but she's loads of it.

    I'm looking for ideas for something I can buy online which is under 75/100 quid as I'm pretty strapped right now.

    Any ideas greatly appreciated.

    Many thanks


    These are very cute. You can choose styles and colours.



    Not sure about allergies or reactions so check quality but we have bought a few times in the past and they are very cute. Also in Arnotts but UK link below:


    https://www.littlesmith.co.uk/




  • bee06 wrote: »
    Newbridge jewellery can be between €20 and €40 for most things.

    The Amy Hubberman line is really nice and affordable, I have some nice pieces from it :)




  • Many thanks everyone! Much appreciated :)




  • I think a piece of jewellery would be nice, something she could keep - but I would stay away from NewBridge jewellery.. I have received some pieces over the years.. I still have them but they are all tarnished... grr..


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  • sporina wrote: »
    I think a piece of jewellery would be nice, something she could keep - but I would stay away from NewBridge jewellery.. I have received some pieces over the years.. I still have them but they are all tarnished... grr..

    I had the same problem with Newbridge, one piece (a special birthday present) tarnished after 2-3 weeks. I tried to return it but they said basically you get what you pay for, I couldn't expect it not to tarnish at that price.

    There are some lovely smaller Irish brands popping up like Juvi which have very nice pieces.




  • All silver tarnishes. I usually clean it myself. A tray lined with alu foil, add some salt, bread soda, vinegar and boiling water. Leave it in for about 10 minutes. It works for me but apparently can damage silver plated items.




  • Perfume? Go for more of the younger scents. Mark Jacobs Daisy Love or Prada Candy or something.

    Jewelry (but ONLY if you really know her taste).


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