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19 Best Gifts for 18 Year Old Boys in 2024

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Dean Stephens Founder & Chief Editor   Updated: 
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Ah, to be 18 again.

You’re old enough to make your own decisions, but still young enough to blame them on your parents.

Here’s my list of hand-picked gifts that any 18 year old boy (now man, can you believe it?) would love to get his newly independent hands on.

lululemon ABC Jogger

These technical looking joggers are lightweight and comfortable, and the longer inseams make them a fantastic option for guys who are sick of hearing "hows the weather up there?"

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Armogan Regalia
Every young man needs a nice watch and this is one of our favorites under $200 that we reviewed this year. The racing style of the Regalia is more casual than Armogan's dressier Sopraffino Grande, though it perfectly balances sportiness with high class. The biker-esque detailing is undeniably cool, and the watch boasts a fantastic quality for the price. This is a guaranteed smile-earner.
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Geologie Complete 1-Month Personalized Skincare Sample Set
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You'll be giving him the best gift of all if you can get him into skincare at a young age. For skincare that he won't have to think too hard about the how or why, Geologie is a great place to start. Their well-known Complete Skincare Trial set checks the major boxes of healthy skin maintenance in an easy-to-use system.
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lundi Weekender
Owning a fit-for-purpose weekender is a rite of passage for any young man, and this is a very good one. Beyond its beautiful full grain leather and sturdy metal buckle construction, this bad boy has a computer pocket, cable pocket, smartphone pocket, outside shoe pockets, and even a flat outside pocket for his passport or ID. We like. Lots.
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Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
No book had a bigger impact on my life than this one. Fullstop. I went into it thinking it was just another overhyped self-help book. Fast-forward three months later and I was shocked at the quantifable results of the small, consistent habits that this book helped me both build and break. Reading it will offer a no-brainer ROI on this young man's time and really could change his life.
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Johnny Bigg Letterman Jacket
The Letterman jacket is a timeless icon, and the perfect gift for any young man on his way to college. Johnny Bigg do it the right way for the bigger man with their take on it. It's regular fit making it a superb layering piece, and has some stylish touches like a rib cuff and neck.
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Roderer Italian Leather 4CC Card Holder
Slim, but with a wide opening for your poker winnings, this Italian handmade leather beauty is the kind of wallet that'll make him feel like a total boss every time he whips it out.
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MYRQVIST Äppelviken Black Calf Oxford
The ideal affordable black plain cap toe Oxford doesn't exi---oh, wait. When I first saw that this came in at under $250 I had to do a double take. These beauties are handcrafted in Portugal with a goodyear welted construction and made from full grain French leather. Every man needs a pair of black Oxfords, and with these in his arsenal, he'll quietly thank you every time he suits up for a wedding.
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quip Smart Electric Toothbrush
If you didn't think they'd eventually come out with an app that pairs with your toothbrush, you haven't been alive for the last 5 years. I've had the quip Smart Toothbrush for a few months now and going back to manual brushing really would feel like going back to 1990. It has strong vibrations, a long-lasting battery, and a sleek and stylish aesthetic. I'm all aboard the smart brush train, and he will be too if you get him this.
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Western Razor Co American Made "High Noon" Safety Razor w/ 5 Refill Blades
He's now in the shaving club, get him shaving the right way. This is a classic yet quality metal safety razor with the proper weight and size to give a smooth shave with one pass. I get very minimal irritation with these (and this is usually a big problem for me).
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lululemon Metal Vent Tech Short Sleeve
This is my favorite workout shirt. he fabric has an interesting weave to it, so it feels more substantial, while still staying soft and fully breathable. Plus, it has raglan sleeves, which work really well if he has broad shoulders.
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Roderer Award Mini Wash Bag
Crafted from premium Italian leather, this dopp kit is one of those gifts you get once in your life but appreciate on every trip you bust it out for. Beyond the build quality, my favorite part is the zipped pocket inside which is ideal for keeping those small tidbits organized that you always end up losing under the hotel counter.
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Oliver Cabell Low 1 - White
The Low 1 is Oliver Cabell's most popular shoe, and once he has it in your hands he'll know why. Made in Italy from full grain calfskin Italian leather, it boasts a handsome low-profile silhouette and punches well above its weight for its price point.
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Luca Faloni Reversible Black/Brown Calf Leather Belt
What's the only thing better than having a reversible black and brown calf leather belt in one? Being gifted one that's handmade in Italy with some of the finest calf leather out there. The buckle is also Italian made and built to last, which is ideal as it's the buckle that usually falls apart first. This isn't cheap, but your belt literally ties your whole outfit together and so it shouldn't be.
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Meridian Trimmer
(Get 15% off with code TAM15)
Give him the gift of a 'tidy shop' with one of our go-to manscaping tools, the Meridian Trimmer. It'll give you both a laugh, and every woman he encounters moving forward will thank you.
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HexClad 6pc Hybrid Cookware Set w/ Lids
If he's recently moved into his own place, this is a fantastic gift. HexClad's 6-Piece Hybrid Cookware Set is a game-changer for any apartment kitchen. Made with a non-toxic surface and nonstick ridges, these pans make cooking easier than cracking an egg—which he’ll be doing a lot with these.
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lululemon Utilitech Pull-On Classic-Fit Pant
One of our go-to travel pants, the Utiilitech brings together all the elements I look for in a go-anywhere pant. It's stretchy, but the fabric has a sturdy feel and holds up to a long day out and about. And I love the zippered back and hand pockets for safe storage on flights.
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There you have it.

No matter what he’s into or what lies ahead for his journey into adulthood, there’s a gift on this list that he’ll be over the moon to get.

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