18th Birthday Video Message Gift Ideas

The Celebrate Team

Video messages can be a great way to show that you care about that special teen in your life that is turning into an adult. Video messages can convey so much and are often so much more personal than a card or a small gift. When you send a birthday video message as a gift, you will ensure that the teen in your life knows how much you care about them.

Video messages can come in many forms. You might get a bunch of family and friends together to offer congratulations, or maybe you will appear in the video alone. Bring your pets into the mix or talk about some fond memories and offer up some pictures and other memorabilia to share. There is no wrong way to make a video message, and the 18-year-old in your life will be so glad that you thought of them!

If you are ready to learn some more about the 18th birthday message ideas that you can use as a gift, you need to read on!

Video Message Ideas for 18-Year-Olds

A Big Group

Bring together friends, family, and anyone else that wants to be included in this fun video idea. You can invite as many people as you want to the fun, and you can all take a moment to share this special birthday with the 18-year-old in your life. Even if you can't see the teen in your life in person, you can all come together for this video moment to celebrate and recognize this milestone year.

This is a really fun way to bring together all kinds of people who would love to be involved and to really show the recipient how much you all care.

Messages From Many People

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If the people in your family or group of friends want to record their own messages for the 18-year-old who is crossing into adulthood, they can do so! In this style of video, everyone will record their own memories that they have shared with the birthday recipient, and these videos will be linked together to create a living memory wall.

This is a great way to laugh and cry together on this special day, even if some of the people in the video message will not be able to see everyone in person.

Share Pictures and Video

Sometimes pictures and videos are the best memories to share, and you don't need to talk at all. You can easily turn the family photo album and video collection into a memorable collage of events to share with the 18-year-old in your life. We sometimes forget where we have come from, and getting back in touch with our younger selves can be really moving and special for everyone involved.

This kind of video can lead to some tears, but they are always happy tears. The teen that you are sharing these memories with may be a little embarrassed seeing their younger self but really happy that you shared these special memories with them on their birthday.

Make a Keepsake

18th Birthday video message

You can actually choose to invite many different people from all around the world that know the 18-year-old who is having a birthday and let them make videos with a message to share. This can be the perfect way to include distant family and friends who cannot see the person who is having the birthday. You might even have family or friends in other countries who will want in on the action!

These videos are made by sending out invites via messaging apps or email. These invites allow participants to upload their videos and be included in the keepsake event. This is a great way to use your network of friends and family to make this birthday a special one for the birthday person.

Live Video

If you are able to get everyone together for a live chat, you can surprise the birthday teen with a live chat with everyone they have not seen in a long time. This kind of fun video interaction for birthday events can lead to shock, surprise, and gratitude. This is a great idea if the 18-year-old having the birthday can't come home for the event or if they are away at school.

Getting family and friends together to chat with the 18-year-old having a birthday is a really great way to make everyone feel closer and treat the day like the special event that it is! There is no shortage of reasons why this might be the best idea of all, and the teen having the birthday will be so glad that everyone thought of them.

The Birthday Letter

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Sometimes, you want to speak from the heart and deliver everything that is hard to say in person to the teen having the birthday. You can combine this kind of video with images and video clips of times that you have shared or childhood memories that stand out to you both. Talking about your feelings can be much easier when you do not have to look the person you are telling these deep things to in the eye.

The birthday letter video can be a great way to tell the special young adult in your life that you love them and that you remember every moment of their years in your life. This is a really moving and special kind of video to create, and it can become a treasured keepsake for the child who receives it.

The Party Recap Video

If you took a bunch of fun videos during the birthday events or the birthday trip that you took your teen on and you want to share it with everyone, this is the best medium to get that done. An edited video that shows the highlights of what happened on this milestone day can be really fun to watch and can make a keepsake video that can be viewed again and again by the teen having the birthday.

There is nothing more special than happy memories, and this video can be the inspiration for lots of personal growth and happiness for the teen in your life in the future. Teenagers can sometimes pretend that they are not sentimental, but they really do appreciate these kinds of gestures deep down. They will definitely be glad that you took the time to make this gift for them later in their life when they can look back on this special day.

Video Birthday Messages Are Unique and Special

There is something really wonderfully special about giving someone a birthday message in the form of a video. You can say so much and show so much love with a surprise group birthday video. No birthday card or birthday gift can deliver so much love and emotion to the teen in your life or commemorate this important birthday so well.

If you have been trying to figure out the perfect gift idea for an 18-year-old's birthday, you should consider video messages at the top of your list. When you choose a video message, you can get a whole group of friends and family together, create a birthday letter, or offer up memories that everyone shares and cherishes to make this a special day that will last in everyone's memory.

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