Turning 18 and 21 are big milestones

Coming of Age: great gift ideas for 18th and 21st birthdays

Peppermint Daisy Top | House of Keezelle Skater Skirt | Michael Antonio Heels

Don't you think my outfit is perfect for a debut party or whatnot? Those daisy top from Peppermint is so eye catchy! I didn't even think twice pairing it with the fuschia skater skirt! It's just a perfect combo and I don't think you have to accessorize it! Just let the barbie girl outfit speak for itself! For sure you will love these dainty, feminine threads! Right? We're done with the outfit and it's time to think for some great gift ideas!

Turning 18 and 21 are big milestones, as they signify becoming an adult and making the jump into the big wide world, even if that's just university! As such, these birthday celebrations necessitate a special and memorable gift. Look for something unique to make the birthday girl or boy feel truly special!

For the birthday girl, choose something simple rather than trend-led, which can be mixed and matched with different outfits and will not appear dated, as time goes by. A silver or gold chain necklace with a simple pendant will always look pretty. For many, a heart or bird will never go out of fashion.

For the birthday boy, a top-of-the-range watch is the equivalent of exquisite jewellery and can be a piece to add some bling to an outfit. Go for designer brands, whose watches are available in high quality materials and classic designs. An Armani watch, for example is great for adding interest to a casual outfit, and can be worn when a boy enters the world of work too.

Afternoon tea
An evening meal out, whilst enjoyable, is something many young people do on a regular basis, so try something different and book a table for a swish birthday afternoon tea. The best of these are hosted by top hotels like the Ritz and Savoy, so ensure you book well in advance as waiting lists can be long. If booking at the Ritz, opt for the Celebration Birthday Tea, which includes a special cake and glass of champagne delivered to the table.

Original artwork
A piece of original artwork is a sophisticated way for a young person to personalise their bedroom at home, and can then be taken with them to university or their first home. Find a piece of artwork which reflects the personality and tastes of the recipient; you could look in local galleries for inspiration, or head online for greater variety.

That's it! Just a couple of ideas and I hope it will help you in your gift shopping in the future! Anyhow, I'd love to hear what's your memorable gift that you gave to someone special? x