When it comes to a Sweet 16 birthday gift, picking the perfect one is no small task. We’re here to help commemorate her special day with favorite gift ideas — everything from classics like jewelry to current “must-haves” — all of which she will love. Don’t be surprised if you find read through and think, “one for her and one for me!”
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Sweet 16 gift ideas
1. Experience Gift
Instead of celebrating with a traditional party, another option is to take a memorable trip or treat her to a new experience. Think of tickets to a show or dinner at a restaurant she wants to try. Whether it is with family, a best friend, or a group of friends, big or small, let her help choose what will make the most meaningful memories.
Give your gem the Ari Heart Charm Necklace; it is dainty, engravable, and comes in six stunning finishes.
4. Spa Day
Treat your girl and several of her 16-year-old girl besties to an afternoon of pampering. It will give her time with friends that she will cherish. You may have to do a little research to find a local salon that will accommodate teenagers, or you may even find a salon that will come to your home.
Help your daughter prioritize self-care with this popular subscription box. Each monthly collection is curated by therapists and includes one happiness activity plus seven wellness products that are all thoughtful, mindful, and beautiful.
6. Kate Spade Love Shack Mini Heart Crossbody Purse
Q: What’s cooler than a new stylish place to stash a debit card and driver’s license?
A: One filled with gift cards! Fill one with gift cards to her preferred brands for an extra special treat.
The classic from David Yurman is a durable and beautiful keepsake she can wear for a lifetime. This is a Sweet 16 birthday gift idea that she will never forget!
This vanity mirror is height adjustable, has three color modes, two charging ports and a shelf where she can place her phone while putting on makeup.
Pura Vida has a line of engravable jewelry for personalized rings, necklaces, and bracelets. There is also a Pura Vida Jewelry Club that delivers two exclusive styles monthly. One of my girls wears a wrist’s worth daily.
Lululemon is among my twin daughters’ favorite brands, and the sturdy AND fashionable backpack is a winner. Available in five pretty colors.
Practical meets adorable, and they live happily ever after in this just-the-right-size tote. Himawari backpacks come in a variety of eye-catching color combinations. This trendy newer brand is less expensive than the Lulu one above and can also accommodate a 15″ computer. I bought my daughter the one shown above. #momforthewin
Pottery Barn Teen is one of our favorite sites to shop for furniture and furnishings for teen girls. The quality of the bed and bath linens is excellent, and their furniture and accessories will keep up with her evolving style. Pottery Barn Teen offers dozens of luxe options that bring on color, comfort, and sweet dreams.
This big mirror from Pottery Barn Teen has backlighting and could be a worthy splurge that will have her feeling runway ready.
Target has a wide range of room furnishings and bedding sets that can give your daughter ‘s room a fresh new look. There’s something for every style choice and at varied price points, too.
Towels at Target come in eight pretty colors which can give any bathroom a boost.
Spruce up her space with these LED lights with 16 different color settings — just enough to match her age and moods! She can synch the controls on her phone and they are also voice-activated with Alexa or Google Home
With a wearable reminder from Little Words Project, she will feel like a daily birthday girl. There are hundreds of words, phrases, and color combinations, plus the customization option. One bracelet is enough, but if ever there is a case for more is better; this is it.
The Nintendo Switch is a portable, personal gaming device is at the top of her list (even if it’s not on yours). It’s available in four colors.
UGG gets it right with these wildly popular slippers that feature their classic suede and sheepskin combination. She’ll have these on when she eventually ventures out of her room.
Thanks to Snappy, picking the perfect gift for picky teens just got easier. She can accept your present or pick an alternative from a curated collection of products and brands.
22 – 37. Sixteen Small Gift Ideas for One Big Win
A Grown and Flown mom packed 16 unique gifts in pretty bags and shared her thoughtful idea with us. We love it and have these gift ideas of popular, teen-vetted items to get you started:
22. Bombas Socks – Pick the day of the week sock for the day she was born on
23. e.l.f. Makeup -Choose any number of makeup items in this trendy line.
24. Smartish iPhone – Protect her phone with this highly-rated brand of phone case.
25. Ariana Grande Sweet Like Candy Eau de Parfume -Teens love this artist AND this fragrance.
26. CASEGRACE Jewelry Box -This mini jewelry case is great for traveling and comes in many pretty colors
27. Smiley Face Slippers – Cute and happy slippers will make her smile.
28. Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream – This award winning body cream has scents of pistachio, vanilla, and salted caramel.
29. LEGO Icons Flower Bouquet – She will love building flowers that will never fade.
30. Zodiac Ring– This slender ring is a VERY popular.
32. JBL Clip 4 Speaker -This mini bluetooth speaker has amazing audio.
33. Cloud Paint by Glossier – She will love this gel-cream blush available in eight shades.
34. PJ Set – New pjs are always a great gift.
34. Lululemon Dual Pouch Wristlet – This is a very cute new item from Uber-popular Lulu
35. Havaianas Flip Flops – Get her a unique pair of flip flops from this favorite brand and she will never confuse them with anyone else’s.
36. Personalized Clutch – A slim fabric bag with a zipper top is both functional AND special when it has her name on it.
37. Stanley Tumbler – Teens have made this tumbler by Stanley incredibly popular.
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