17 and 18 Year old girls can be tricky to shop for, especially if you’re looking for the perfect Christmas, Birthday or “Class of 2017” graduation gift.  To help you pick the right gift, our experts offer the following gift suggestions.  These unique and age appropriate gift recommendations are perfect for Christmas, Birthdays, Gradation or any other occasion.

Custom Jewelry From CHART Metalworks:

custom jewelery ideas for 17 and 18 year old girls
There are very few 17 and 18 girls who don’t love jewelry, especially if the piece in question is custom made just for them!  If you’re looking for a gift for a 17 or 18 year old girl, consider a custom made nautical inspired necklace, bracelet or earring set from Chart Metalworks in Portland, ME. Chart Metalworks offers unique jewelry pieces that incorporate a chart or map of an area of importance to the recipient (maybe a favorite vacation spot, hometown, college town, etc.). The chart or map is reproduced and encased in one of various sterling silver, pewter or brass settings to complete the custom jewelry piece. Chart Metalworks can be easily found online and you can order directly from their website.

“Build Your Own” Retro New Balance Sneakers:

new balance sneakers for 17 and 18 year old girl
Another great gift idea for 17 and 18 year old girls is giving them the opportunity to design their very own pair of custom New Balance sneakers. With a gift card or gift certificate to the New Balance website, she’ll be able to design virtually every component of the sneaker from the sole and tongue, to the liner and shoelaces.  She’ll even be able to have her name or special slogan embroidered on the heel.  When she’s happy with the design, the sneakers are made right here in the USA (in the great state of Maine). Make no mistake about it, these are PREMIUM sneakers!  You won’t have to worry about her getting upset about the colors because she picked them out; pretty cool right?  To learn more about custom New Balance sneakers and to purchase gift certificates (or design your own), visit the New Balance website today:

Anchor Bracelet by Kiel James Patrick

james kiel patrick bracelet

We love these fun anchor bracelets from Kiel James Patrick (Rhode Island). These bracelets are proudly made in the USA and are inspired by New England’s maritime heritage. These bracelets make an excellent gift for 17 and 18 year old girls. They come in a variety of different colors and styles and are very reasonably priced between $35 and $50 (depending on style). For more information on these beautiful hand-made necklaces, check out the Kiel James Patrick website.

Sea Bags: Custom Totes, Handbags and Wristlets

sea bag for 18 year old girl

Nautical themed gifts are very popular in 2017, its no surprise that three of our top 4 gift ideas for 17 and 18 year old girls fall in this genre. Next on our list are the beautiful hand bags, wristlets, and totes made by Sea Bags Maine.  Each item is hand made from recycled sails featuring fun, bright and whimsical patterns and colors.  You can create your own custom bag design or chose from 100’s of different design and patterns from the Sea Bag website.

The Modern “Gift Basket”

gift idea for teenagers

Another great gift idea for 17 and 18 year old girls is creating a customized “gift basket” just for them.  One of the most popular gift ideas is to fill a large reusable coffee cup or water bottle and stuff it full of fun trinkets, candy and gift certificates.  Nalgene Bottles or Starbucks cups work great for these gift packs.  For a list of potential gift basket items, check out our 2017 Stocking Stuffer Ideas.

Emoji Pillows and Accessories

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Emoji’s are quickly becoming an integral part of everyday life.  We use them to express how we feel and to add personality to our written words.  If you’re shopping for a 17 or 18 year old girl, there’s a good chance she uses emojis more often than not.  Emoji pillows and accessories are a fun way to permanently capture the spirit of the these emojis and bring a smile to someones face.  In addition to fun pillows, you can find socks, underwear, t-shirts, belts and a variety of other products that feature her favorite emojis.