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Unique Coming of Age Gift Ideas For Daughters

Seeing your daughter blossoming into a young adult can be an emotional experience. Not only will your little girl be flying the nest soon, but they will be applying to take a college degree or job and finding their feet in the world.  In order to commemorate this right of passage many parents will by their daughter a gift.  Of course It won’t be just any gift.  It will be one that they will remember and one that can serve as a symbol of the beautiful journey they’re about to embark on.

This is a time of memories, beauty, and heartfelt connection. Your daughter is about to achieve all of her dreams and will have you to thank for her proceeding well in the world.  You will need something special to mark this moment.

I have collated a small gift selection to help you find unique gifts for her:

A Special Item of Jewellery

Something that lasts is something that’s well made.  Marriages usually keep their jewellery heirlooms such as engagement and wedding rings and for good reason.  They last and they serve as stable reminders of love and fond memories.  This could be a necklace, a ring or even a special golden watch.  Assess her tastes and buy within those parameters.

Welly Merck Watch

She’s sure to love it!

A Camera

Purchasing them a DSLR will allow them to photograph and develop the memories they’re about to build in a crystal clear and high-resolution way. Not only is it a great way for them to make memories, but it encourages a fruitful new hobby and allows them to see ‘life through the lens’ which can actually help them become more creative.

If they’re off to start a relatively demanding job or university degree that’s numerically focused, giving them this gift could be the best way to encourage her to keep her creative side in focus.

An E-Reader

An e-reader is one of the better ways to stimulate a reading hobby. Whether it’s a Nook or an Amazon Kindle, your daughter is sure to love it.  Women on the whole enjoy fiction statistically more than men do, so why not give her a reason to read wherever she goes?  No matter where you go, what age you are, you’re never too far out to enjoy a good book.

Special Make Up

Instead of getting her the standard make-up kits, why not go for a premium selection just out of her pay grade? What a great way for her to feel like the powerful and beautiful woman she’s becoming. This will also help her confidence if she’s feeling nervous about flying the nest as everyone is when they first leave.

Photo Celebrations

A photo wall or place to display their photographs from childhood will help them take a slice of their home life to wherever their new location will be.  This will allow them to stay connected to their roots when they’re feeling a little homesick.


Give them a thick and leather bound journal that will stand the test of time, and can serve as a scrapbook for their most enjoyable memories. This will allow them to craft a lifelong journal that they can look upon with fond recollection and memories.

Expressing oneself through writing helps you get through difficult times in life and can make you aware of your thought processes. They might even give you the answers to a challenge you’re currently facing.  Giving your daughter a journal is one of the most thoughtful gifts you can give.  Why not double this up with a beautiful fountain pen to get her started?

A Holiday

Let’s face it, sometimes you just need to blow off steam.  This goes for your daughter too.  What better way to mark her new coming of age than a holiday with her friends?  Ask her where she’d most like to visit and arrange it all yourself.  It’s a great way for her to celebrate her new independence?

This is also a fantastic opportunity to say through a gift that you respect them to be responsible on their own while exploring a culture.  Encourage her to take plenty of photographs as they will be a constant memento of her first foray abroad as a grown woman.  As we mentioned at the start of this article, seeing off your daughter to the wider world can be an emotional experience.  Providing her with a thoughtful gift like those mentioned will increase that emotional feeling.  Remember, you’re not losing your daughter, she’s just spreading her wings to explore the world on her own.  Be sure to keep in constant contact with her, be there for any needs she has and help guide her from afar and you can be sure she’ll develop into the wise and caring person you know her to be.

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Are there any additional gifts that you might suggest that would be appropriate for daughters becoming women?

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This Post Has 33 Comments

  1. I think a camera is a great idea, I got one for my 21st birthday and I have never looked back since x

    1. It is a wonderful gift and you can capture so many wonderful memories with them.

  2. I’d be happy with all of these 🙂

  3. Camera is such a great, if not a bit expensive, gift to give. As you are essentially giving them the gift of capturing memories, reminiscing in years to come and remembering those special times 🙂

    1. It is a wonderful gift isn’t it. I am sure my daughters would make good use of one.

  4. I think a watch is a timely gift. But I’d get a waterproof one so they’re not upset if they accidentally take it swimming!

    1. I agree a watch makes a great gift 😉

  5. Such a thoughtful mom you are 💓 loved going through the post and the gift ideas sounds perfect. So much love to your daughter 💓💓💓

  6. I think that a camera and a holiday go hand in hand and sound like the perfect way to gift your coming of age daughter. A diary is great too x

    1. They are great gifts and I know mine would love them 😉

  7. I have a teenage daughter and I think I am going to buy her jewellery as gifts, just so she can keep them forever. I am also planning on taking her to New York for her 18th birthday xx

    1. Jewellery is a lovely gift and makes a great gift sake. Wow sounds like you are a great mum she will love that!

  8. I would be thrilled to receive any of these and think they are all fab gifts!!

    1. Glad you liked the selection I think they would all work very well.

  9. I love these ideas. My daughter got a Micheal Kors watch – she had been dropping hints for ages!

  10. Lovely gift ideas here. I think the e reader would be so cool to gift.

  11. Lovely gift ideas. I can believe how quickly my little girl is growing up too.

  12. These are all lovely ideas. It’s great to buy someone something they’d love but wouldn’t feel justified in spending on themselves.

  13. Lovely ideas to celebrate girls becoming women. I will probably go for jewellery or a watch when Anya grows up

  14. Great ideas here for coming of age gifts for your daughters. My daughter is 15 so won’t be coming of age for a while yet. However she would adore the Urban Decay gift set. She is crazy for that brand and loves anything to do with makeup for the eyes. Great gift ideas here.

  15. Some great ideas here. My daughter loves her camera and is always buying new journals. I think the holiday idea is lovely

  16. These are such amazing ideas!
    I wish I had gotten one of these things when I ‘came of age’ 😛
    Very thoughtful and absolutely adorable.
    With love,

  17. Fab suggestions! The DSLR is a great idea and the holiday. Coming to think of it I could do with one myself! 😉

  18. I love the idea of a camera – that would have been a great present when I turned 18! My grandma took me to an antique shop and let me chose one piece of jewelry for my 21st birthday – so I have a gorgeous ring and a load of memories of spending a lovely day with her choosing it 🙂 x

    1. I thin k it is a great idea. I could do with a new one myself.

  19. A camera is such a nice gift for the teens especially for the girls who love to go places and just capture the memories that they make. I think this is a lovely list!

  20. I would love to give them a gift of a camera, means they can capture moments in their life and learn a skill too.

    1. It sure is the perfect gift. I really want mine to learn basic photography when they are older.

  21. I can’t think of any one gift that I wouldn’t appreciate from my parents and these are all amazing and so up to date. I love holidays so that would be epic

    1. Me too, holidays are always good!!!!

  22. Daughter is at that stage now when she doesn’t like taking pictures on her phone she actually wants a camera a big money one!! lol She actually wants to do photography when she leaves school as she loves taking pictures of flowers etc.

  23. Some great ideas there…children grow up so fast nowadays it’s hard to know what to buy them.

  24. These sounds like great ideas. I love the post, thanks for the advice.

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