Searching for gifts for 18-year-old boys can be tricky. By law, they are already considered adults, but let’s face it, kids just don’t grow overnight just because they turned 18. For this reason, you always need to be in the middle ground when you choose items that you will give them. It takes a lot of effort to find the cool things to buy on your own because you constantly need to weigh the pros and cons. To make things easier, we have rounded up the best gifts you can give to boys in this age group. Trust us, no matter what you choose from the list, he’ll absolutely love it.
Gifts for 18-Year-Old Boys
LEGO Art World Map
Boys who recently turned 18 will be excited because of one thing: going to college. Help him get settled in immediately in the dorm with something he loves to put up in his wall. If he loves to travel, this LEGO world map building kit will be the perfect decor to hang on his wall. Before he can display this, his building skills will be challenged because this is a puzzle that he must complete. It may even be the push that he needs to get closer to his roommate since they will have to enjoy each other’s company if they solve this together.
True Bonny Boy Dispensers
One major perk when a boy reaches the legal age is he gets to enjoy as many glasses of alcohol as he wants. Celebrate his first taste of alcohol by using this gag liquor dispenser during his birthday. It’s the perfect item to symbolize your boy right now – a kid trapped in a man’s body. Of course, he’s already more mature than before but we can’t deny that there’s still that little mischievous inside him similar to the one in the dispenser who pees alcohol into a glass. He’ll also have fun using this when he and his friends will have a round of drinks after exams to cheer themselves up.
Teenage college boys will no longer spend their free time alone. This is the age where they go out exploring and make connections with other people. Their life will always revolve around two things – career and friends. Because of this, giving him this JBL party speaker will always be a wise choice. By doing so, you’ll be sending your boy out into the world like a boss. No party will be complete without him because no other speaker will be able to give high-quality booming music with lights that synchronize to every beat. Plus, it has a microphone that makes it easier to be heard among the crowd even with the loud music.
“Stow and Go” Tray
With all the partying and road trips with friends, losing things along the way can be inevitable. However, this will not happen if your boy has the travel valet with him. This is a tray that can hold all his essentials during travel. When he is in the hotel, he can place this on top of the bedside table and make it a designated place for his mobile phones, wallet, and other important things. When it is time to go, all he needs to do is just zip this up and put it in his bag. There will be no more things that will be left behind and it’s also helpful that this travel valet reminds him to check the safe and drawers first before zipping it up.
Insta360 ONE X2
Boys need to be quick to capture the best moments in life or they’ll be gone in a blink. However, he’ll never need to worry about missing out on those moments when he has the Insta360 with him. This powerful camera can tell the story from multiple angles. It also allows him to be in the moment because he doesn’t need to constantly worry about being in a good angle for him to turn out great in the pictures. This camera allows him to shoot in all directions first. Later on, he can pick out the angle from among the shots he took. Plus, it has a feature where he can easily remove the selfie stick during editing, making it look like he is shooting filming himself with a floating camera.
Microsoft Surface Pro 7
When your boy has an eye for design, don’t let him settle for less. He needs to have the best arsenal with him for his creativity to be unleashed. The Surface Pro laptop will be the perfect companion for him when he is out to chase his dreams. This powerful device will not give up on him every step of the way because it is built to tackle any design and graphics projects that he will do. Unlike other laptops, this is created solely for digital content. Even if the files get a little heavy due to editing and enhancements, he’ll be sure that this laptop will run as smoothly as when he first laid hands on it.
Jaybird Vista Sport Earbud
Let your boy channel the inner superman in him by giving him these indestructible Jaybird wireless earbuds. It is a good device to accompany him during those times when he needs the most strength. When paired with exercise, music will always bring relief to those who are constantly stressed from school or work. No matter what kind of exercise he wants to do, these earbuds got his back because no matter what happens, they will not easily get damaged. It’s shockproof and waterproof so he does not need to worry about dropping them on the ground or even in water.
Square Root Of 324 T-Shirt
Most people say that you need to choose your friends when you become an adult. If your son wears this shirt during his 18th birthday, he can already start screening which one among his circle of friends is a match to his personality. If they can’t answer the problem on the shirt, it shows that they can’t be friends because either they don’t get his sense of humor or they don’t care at all. So comfortable to wear with a cool print, he can wear this during one of his classes in school. He may even gain new friends when he passes the hallway for his next class. Now, do you know what the answer is?
Man Crates Whiskey Appreciation Crate
Celebrate his first step towards being a man by getting him this sought-after Man Crates. It’s the greatest gift you can give to boys who just turned 18 because they get to have their first sip of fine whiskey like a gentleman. This Man Crates will print his initials on the glasses that come in the kit in classic monogram letters. It also includes ice sphere molds so he gets to use perfectly shaped ice whenever he wants to have a drink. Since he is a newbie to the world of whiskey, the mini-tasting journal can be his companion as he navigates his way through the world of whiskey, while grabbing a savory snack in between.
Dango M1 Maverick Wallet
When your boy is always enjoying the great outdoors with his friends, bringing his whole wallet with him may not be a wise idea. You can’t just leave a traditional wallet inside the bag because it might be stolen. He has to keep it within arm’s length at all times. However, because it is bulky, it might get in the way of his activities which can ruin the day for him. Thankfully, the Dango wallet is slim enough to be slipped inside pockets and remain undetectable when you move. Get him this Dango wallet and he’ll not worry about anything. Its metal backbone also makes a great support to protect cards from getting broken inside the pockets.
Facebook Portal TV
The pandemic may have made it difficult to bond with close friends because of quarantine but nothing can stop you from seeing them like in real life when you have the Portal TV. This is a camera device that you can connect to your Smart TV so that whenever you have video calls among your friends, you’ll always be inside the view. This has a smart camera that follows your movements or everyone else in the room. You don’t have to adjust your position or just keep on sitting on the couch because this device will do everything for you.
Garmin Venu Sq GPS Smartwatch
You don’t have to be part of the orchard to maintain your health. This Garmin Smartwatch will do a similar job at half the price. Its sleek design will not clash with any outfit styles and its screen will stay bright even under sunlight. Whenever you glance at it, the display will always be bright. Like other wearable health devices, this can monitor your body’s stats accurately. It can track your vitals, sleeping, menstrual cycle, and others. It also has a safety feature that allows you to send your location to your contacts whenever an incident happens. Plus, a single charge can give you 14 hours of constant use.
Cooluli Retro Coca-Cola Mini Fridge
Your son can open happiness anytime he wants even when he is far from home with this Cooluli mini-fridge. With the Coca-cola logo printed on it, there’s no better item to house his favorite soda than this. It effectively keeps his drinks cool so it is ready to drink any time. Plus, since it’s not bulky, he can place this anywhere in his dorm room. It won’t take up too much space – he can even just place this under his desk. Your boy won’t have to worry about waking his roommate up during the cooling process because this operates quietly. His roommate will not even know it is there unless he takes a look under the bed.
Big Joe Roma Bean Bag Chair
Make your boy comfortable whenever he lounges in his room every time by getting him this Big Joe chair. This is an upgrade from the traditional bean bag because this looks almost like a floor chair. It can effectively support the back so that he always remains comfortable no matter how he sits. This chair utilizes a stain-resistant material for its cover so he won’t have to worry about scrubbing it hard just to keep it clean. It is filled with enough beans that will mold to the body making it effective in providing cushion on places that need it the most.
Studio Laguna Flip Stand
Looking good anytime and anywhere is easy if your boy has this phone stand with him. It is the best-kept arsenal of those who are serious about always looking presentable wherever they go. This phone stand will make sure that he receives video calls at the angle that best compliments his face. Whether he wants to let it stand in portrait or landscape orientation, this stand can do it all. It can also accommodate any tilting angles because its stand has a friction hinge that can adequately support it. Plus, the stand doubles up as a mirror. Boys can fix their faces first before they receive any incoming calls.
Let’s face it – adulting can make or break a person because it is hard. Boys who are thrown into the world of adults will have a hard time adjusting to the responsibilities that come with freedom. The worst thing about this is that these concepts are not even taught in college. Fret not because your boy will still have a good chance in life if he gets the book Adulting 101. This will serve as a guide on how to navigate the real world by taking out the guesswork in terms of what he needs to learn to be successful. It touches a wide range of practical topics – from how to pay rent to how to effectively communicate with other people.
Glorious Model D Gaming Mouse
In online gaming, a second delay may cause the whole team to fail. Never allow your son to drag his team down when they are out to kill the boss in the dungeon by giving him this cool gaming mouse. This glides so smoothly over a mouse pad, thanks to its glorious skates that are made with 100% PTFE. Although it is wired, you will not notice it during gaming because it performs the same as the wireless ones. It also has a cool honeycomb design that lights up in different colors – depending on the existing DPI. Due to this design, it makes this mouse very lightweight but still has enough strength to be durable.
Going to college for the first time will make any 18 year old feel giddy. He will experience being excited because of the promise of new adventures that await him. On the other hand, it can also make him feel anxious because he has so much to learn. He’ll definitely need to read as many books as possible if he wants to be on top of the game. Help him eliminate the struggle of constantly lugging books with him when he goes to school with the Kindle Oasis. With this, he can read his textbooks no matter where he is. Even when he is enjoying a warm bath, he can spare a few minutes to read and won’t have to worry about dropping it in the tub.
Oscaurt Laptop Backpack
Parents can get a little anxious when they send their boys out to college because they will no longer be there to protect them from harm. Thankfully, the Oscaurt backpack will be able to fill some of their roles when their boys are at school. This bag can effectively keep thieves away from their things because of its anti-theft features. The materials of the bag alone can withstand any scratches and is very hard to cut even with a knife. Boys can have their devices safely stored inside it and won’t have to worry about them getting lost. This is because the zippers are hidden and it takes a while for other people to locate them.
iWALK Portable Charger
Waiting for important calls can be nerve-wracking, especially when you are outdoors and your mobile phone is running out of battery. Help make your son always receive that life-changing phone call by bringing one of these iWalk portable chargers with him no matter where he goes. This power bank is compatible with most iPhone models because it has two types of cables. The massive 20000 mah storage can charge phones to their full capacity even up to three times. Plus, it charges devices at lightning speed. Even when his battery is very low, he will not worry about any call being cut off when it is already connected to this charger.
Triumph Sports 2-in-1 Bag Toss
If you are looking for gifts for 18-year-old boys that scream fun, then look no further than this cornhole yard game set. It is the perfect game to play among friends when they want to relax after a hellish week of exams. Each of them can choose whether they want to toss bean bags or washers inside a hole. They can even spice things up when they want to play this game during parties. They can assign a dare to each designated hole. Whoever shoots inside it will have to do the dare or they will have to drink a shot of alcohol if they cannot do so.
If they want to step up their fitness game, boys can definitely benefit from the challenge that this Tidal Tank gives. Unlike lifting weights, the muscles get used to it after a while because lifting them will demand the same kind of control from the muscles. The tidal tank is different because it is filled with water that responds to your boy’s movements. Through this, every lifting motion will be different. None will be repetitive because it needs a different control every time. This will make sure that all of the muscles of the arm will be engaged and thus give better results.
Manscaped Perfect Package 3.0 Kit Contains
Grooming is a serious business when you are already an adult. You not only need to look presentable to others at all times but you also need to smell clean as much as possible. If you find that your boy easily gets a nasty smell during the day, maybe it’s time for him for his nether regions to get a man-trim. The Manscaped kit is the best grooming set for beginners to use because this has everything that he needs. It already includes non-irritating products to clean and make the area smell clean. It also has an electric trimmer to keep unwanted hair at bay. Every session will also be easy to clean because this has a shaving mat that catches trimmed hair.
Oculus Rift S
Everyone deserves to have a breather from their responsibilities once in a while. If your boy is too stressed from his first year of college, make him forget about his worries for a day by getting him this Oculus VR set. He will experience gaming like he never had before because the graphics in this device are so vivid, he will be immersed in the gaming world. Everything will feel like he is in the virtual reality world and this experience is amplified by using the controllers. Each motion that he makes with his hands will be mirrored in the game – making it the best item to use when he wants to play slashing games.
DRINK-A-PALOOZA Board Games
No drinking parties will be fun without playing daring games. Everyone will end up talking about themselves and this can get a bit boring after a few hours. Celebrating your boy’s adulting and make the party bustling with laughter with the DRINK-A-PALOOZA. Even if the party is only good for two people, they can still have fun playing this game because this can be played with 2 to 12 players. Of course, the more players there are, the merrier every round will be. You can expect that everyone will be laughing until their stomachs hurt from making others do outrageous challenges.
LapGear Commuter Laptop Stand
Chasing after your dreams does not mean that you need to sacrifice your health. When your boy’s schoolwork involves many long hours in front of his laptop, help him keep his health in check using ergonomic devices like this LapGear. This helps him assume a correct posture whenever he uses his laptop because this allows him to view the screen at eye level. This is possible because this can be adjusted according to the height and angle that is comfortable for him to view the screen easily. By doing so, he won’t have to suffer from stiff necks because of constantly looking down on the monitor.
Table Lamp Touch Bedside Lamp
Make your boy’s dorm room the coziest area for him to relax after a tiring day by turning on this table lamp. It can brighten up any dull space and give it a personal touch with just a single touch. This touch lamp can change colors – no matter what mood your boy is in after a long day at school, he’ll surely find a color that will best suit what he wants to express at that moment. The great thing about this lamp is that it is not only made to make a room colorful. It also has a white light that can be dimmable so that he can use it as a nightlight.
Quikflip 2-in-1 Reversible Backpack Jacket
Become unstoppable even when the weather doesn’t agree with your plans by carrying this Quikflip jacket wherever you go. This will be your boy’s shield whenever nature gets a little harsh. He won’t be scared about strong winds and rain because this windbreaker will keep him warm and dry at all times. Plus, taking this wherever he goes is very convenient. He no longer needs to bring a bag to put this jacket into because this can be converted into a backpack when not in use. All he has to do is tuck it in, pull the straps out, and wear it like a normal backpack.
fisher Space Bullet Space Pen
When you want to be unstoppable, you have to have gadgets that can keep up with your passion. This space pen will make sure that the young man always makes his mark no matter what the situation is. It’s the king of all pens – it can write on any surface even when it is wet. Even if there’s grease, this remains unstoppable and will make sure that there’s no skipping whenever he uses it to write. This is made possible because of this pen’s technology – pressurized cartridges. That’s why even if you are out there in space, you will still have no trouble signing your papers because it can write even when there’s zero gravity.