Turning 16 is a huge milestone in life, and it certainly deserves to be celebrated in a big way. If someone you know is turning 16 soon and you’re looking for unique sweet 16 gifts, you’re in luck. We’ve put together an epic list of gift ideas for you below.
We’ve included a wide range of gifts, so we’re confident you’ll find many that you love. If you’re interested, we also have articles on Sweet 16 party themes.
- List of Sweet 16 Gift Ideas
- 1. Instant Camera
- 2. Hanging Photo Collage
- 3. Faceless Portraits
- 4. Folding Picnic Blanket
- 5. LED Curtain Lights
- 6. Bluetooth Portable Speaker
- 7. Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker
- 8. Sweet 16 Decorative Throw
- 9. Freshcut Paper Pop Up Cards
- 10. Sweet 16 Photo Frame
- 11. Pizza Blanket
- 12. Sweet 16 Infinity Ring
- 13. Limited Edition
- 14. Personalized Initials Makeup Bag
- 15. Sweet 16 Candle
- 16. Be You – Nothing Else is Required
- 17. Sweet 16 Starbucks Cold Cup
- 18. Birth Flower and Name Necklace
- 19. Personalized Tote Bag
- 20. Sweet 16 Keychain
- 21. Hand Embroidered Bookmark
- 22. Jewelry Travel Case
- 23. You are Braver than You Believe
- 24. Candy Gift Card
- 25. American Flag/Cross Necklace
- 26. Love You Forever
- 27. Read All About It!
- 28. #birthdaygirl
- 29. Personalized Tumbler with Straw
- 30. Fabulous Spa Gift Set
- 31. Vintage 2007 Tshirt
- 32. Personalized Penny Keychain
- 33. Customized Star Map Necklace
- 34. Crave Box
- 35. Chocolate Covered Oreo Tin
- 36. Shower Steamers Gift Set
- 37. Relax, Refresh, Revive
- 38. Sweet 16 Pearl Necklace
- 39. Artisan Birth Flower Gift Baskets
- 40. Name Logo Necklace
- 41. 16 Years of Being Legendary
- 42. Life Skills for Teens
- 43. I Love You Keychain
- 44. You Are Beautiful
- 45. Awesome Since 2007
- 46. Initial Tote Bag
- 47. Signature Necklace
- 48. Lightsaber Chopsticks
- 49. Compact Mirror with Message
- 50. 16th Birthday Wish
- 51. Initial Bracelet
- 52. Happy Birthday to Me
- 53. Hello Sunshine
- 54. Novelty Socks
- 55. Photo Socks
- 56. Sixteen Candles Shadow Box
- 57. Happy Birthday Caramel Apple
- 58. Vanilla Bath and Body Gift Set
- 59. Sweet 16 Trinket Box
- 60. Life is Like a Box of Chocolates
- 61. May You Always Dream Big
- 62. Always Remember Whose Daughter You Are
- 63. Essential Oils Beaded Bracelet
- 64. Movie Night Gift Box
- 65. Fidget Toy Magnetic Pen
- 66. Pen Set
- 67. Lavender and Vitamin E Diffused Socks
- 68. You Have Been Loved 16 Years
- 69. 16 Beads, One for Each Ye
- 70. I Love You Because…
- 71. Personalized Memory Box
- 72. Hello Sixteen
- 73. Leather Personalized Keychain
- 74. Sit-n-Fish Cooler and Chair
- 75. Custom Line Drawing
List of Sweet 16 Gift Ideas
1. Instant Camera
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Every teen’s life revolves around their friends. This is the day of the selfie, and your teens are constantly taking pictures of their friends and with their friends, but they rarely get their pictures printed. When you give your teen this instant camera, they will have actual prints of their pictures with their friends to decorate their rooms or to share with their friends! The instant camera is a returning trend for teens!
2. Hanging Photo Collage
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If you are giving your teen the instant camera mentioned above, this is the perfect complimentary gift! With six twine cords and thirty clothespins, your teen can interchangeably hang up photos, cards, and other small items to create a living collage of memories. Items are easily changed out as she receives new cards or takes new pictures. She can rearrange the items to make a wall of art that is meaningful to her.
3. Faceless Portraits
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One of the newest trends in artwork is faceless portraits. Your daughter, niece, or friend will love this unique gift showcasing the two of you together, her friend group, or even her pets! An artist will use the photo of your choice to create a unique portrait. Capture one of your favorite memories, or send in a picture from each month for a collage! There are several artists found on Etsy who will do this portrait for you, or you may be able to find a local artist in your town.
4. Folding Picnic Blanket
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Does your teen love tailgating for her high school ball games? Does she spend weekends on the beach or at the lake? This extra-large outdoor multi-use blanket rolls up and has a handle for easy carrying. She can carry it to any event, spread it out for herself and her friends, and then easily roll it back up and carry it home. The colorful design options are stylish, and you are able to choose from a variety of sizes.
5. LED Curtain Lights
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One of the latest trends in teen bedroom decor is LED lights. I know the 16 year old in your life will love this beautiful Twinkle Star LED curtain! They can use it as an actual curtain, on their wall, or as a closet door. Let their decorating imaginations go wild! Choose from a variety of colors as well as from 300 or 600 lights. This will serve as a great gift, but could also be used to help decorate for their birthday party as well!
6. Bluetooth Portable Speaker
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Does your teen spend all of his time listening to music? My 16 year old has music playing in his room the entire time he is home. He wears his ear buds and has his music playing in his ear any time he is not at home. This gift is perfect for that music loving teen who wants to have his music on the go. This speaker comes in a variety of colors and is perfect for the teen who wants to carry his music to the beach, the ball court, or outside with him while he is skating or just hanging with his friends.
7. Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker
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Another option in the area of portable speakers is this small waterproof speaker. Maybe your teen spends more time at the lake, beach, or pool than the ball court or skate park. This compact, waterproof speaker is perfect for travel due to its size. It comes in a wide variety of colors so you are guaranteed to find one that fits your teen’s style! With up to five hours of playing time, your teen will enjoy nonstop music at every pool or beach day!
8. Sweet 16 Decorative Throw
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This beautiful sweet 16 throw is covered with squares of affirmative words and sayings, Happy Birthday messages, and fun colors. With messages like, “It’s a good day to be happy,” “Always stay humble and kind,” and “Your Smile is Magic,” your teen will love reading this blanket over and over. She will be wrapped in the warmth of the words and the blanket both! I know she will love this gift. This is one of my personal favorite sweet 16 gifts for girls.
9. Freshcut Paper Pop Up Cards
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Don’t give your 16 year old flowers that are just going to fade away. Instead, give her this unique bouquet of paper flowers! These beautiful pop up flowers are the perfect gift for the teen who has everything. They come flat in an envelope with a little greeting card you can personalize. When you take them out, a gentle squeeze is all it takes to open the bouquet. Set it on the table for all to enjoy!
10. Sweet 16 Photo Frame
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This fun pink Sweet 16 frame is perfect for the teen girl who loves to display photos of her friends around her room. Choose a picture and place it in the frame or give it to her empty allowing her to choose a picture from her Sweet 16 party to display. The frame is pink with a white engraved design of hearts and sparkles. It can be personalized with her name and a message line such as, “The time of her life.” It is fun and pretty at the same time.
11. Pizza Blanket
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Does your teen son live on pizza? Does he love pepperoni? Grab this fun gift of a cozy blanket that is a giant pizza! Your son will love the humor in this gift as well as the practicality of a warm and snuggly blanket. This fun loving gift will be a great break from the sentimental and more serious gifts that typically come with a milestone birthday like the 16h. The only downside to this gift is that it is bound to make you hungry every time you see it.
12. Sweet 16 Infinity Ring
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Does your 16 year old love rings? My teen girls love wearing rings all the time and I know they would love this ring! The beautiful infinity design has Sweet 16 incorporated in it along with a gem representing her birthstone. It is a simple band design that is not too big or bulky for everyday wear. It can be worn with other rings or alone. This would be a sweet sentimental gift for a grandmother to give her granddaughter, and aunt to give her niece, or a godmother to give her goddaughter.
13. Limited Edition
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This “Limited 2007 Edition” t-shirt is gender neutral and perfect for the 16 year old boy or girl in your life. This stylish shirt has a number 16 on the back. The front has a circular design with Limited 2007 Edition in the circle. You can personalize the birth month as well. It is a great way to have a “Birthday” shirt without it being cheesy or tacky. Your son, grandson, nephew, or friend will love this shirt!
14. Personalized Initials Makeup Bag
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Teen girls have A LOT of stuff. They are always looking for bags and organizing tools. This cute makeup bag is personalized with her initials and made out of leather. Your 16 year old will love this cute and practical gift! She can use it for carrying makeup, photos, cards, jewelry, or any other small items. It does not say anything about being 16 specifically, so she can carry it for years without hesitation. Every teen girl will love this bag.
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15. Sweet 16 Candle
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This sweet soy candle is vanilla cupcake and sprinkles flavored. Most girls love candles so this is the perfect gift for any 16 year old in your life. It has 50 hours of burn time and will fill her room with a yummy fragrance. It is a clean candle that is 100% soy wax. It comes in a reusable jar she will be able to use as a change jar, a jewelry jar, or even a flower vase. She will love this gift for years to come
16. Be You – Nothing Else is Required
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My teens love bracelets and tend to layer them in their daily wear. I know they would love this precious bracelet. The delicate chain is connected with two hearts representing your love for her. The gift card attached says, “You are growing into a wonderful one of a kind young woman. Beautiful inside and out. Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think, and twice as beautiful as you ever imagined. Be you-nothing else is required!
17. Sweet 16 Starbucks Cold Cup
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Does your 16 year old love to stop by Starbucks on the way to school or practice each day? Give her a personalized Starbucks cup that she can carry each day! Choose from solid, glitter, or holographic colors for the Sweet 16 ring around the Starbucks logo and for her name down the side of the cup. She will love being able to enter into her classes or practice with her fancy personalized cup filled with her favorite drink! Add a gift card to Starbucks so her first few drinks are on you!
18. Birth Flower and Name Necklace
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Are you looking for a special gift to mark your daughter or granddaughter’s 16th birthday? This beautiful necklace is personalized with her birth flower and name. This delicate necklace is a beautiful piece of wearable art that she is going to love showing off to her friends. It is small enough that she can wear it with any outfit and even other necklaces. Each month’s flower is small, delicate, and has a small bit of color on it.
19. Personalized Tote Bag
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This sturdy canvas tote bag/beach bag can be personalized with your 16 year old’s name. It has a classic black and white design, sturdy carrying straps, and is structured to maintain its shape. This tote is perfect for travel, the beach, shopping, or carrying to and from school. Every girl will appreciate the beauty and practicality of this birthday gift.
20. Sweet 16 Keychain
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Every 16-year-old wants her first car for her birthday. If she is going to be carrying keys, she needs a beautiful keychain. This keychain has a disc charm with your choice of seven quotes, a heart charm that says, “Sweet 16,” a birthstone charm, and a rectangle charm that you can personalize with her name. It is delicate and pretty, perfect for every driver.
21. Hand Embroidered Bookmark
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Does your Birthday girl love to read? If she does, this is definitely the gift for her! This beautiful bookmark fits on the corner of the page to hold her place until she returns to her book. It is hand embroidered with her initial and a sweet floral pattern. Choose from four patterns and add any initial to the design. This simple, small gift is perfect to send in a birthday card to an out of town friend or family member! It would also serve as a super cute gift tag on a larger gift.
22. Jewelry Travel Case
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Give your Birthday Girl a gift that is practical and beautiful with this personalized jewelry travel case. This case will have her birth month flower and name engraved on the top. It has slots for several rings, four compartments for smaller pieces, and a pocket in the lid for earrings or other small items. The case is the perfect size to slip in a purse, backpack, or carry on when traveling. Your Birthday Girl will love the beauty of this piece as well as its usefulness.
23. You are Braver than You Believe
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This beautiful necklace has a cubic zirconia pendant and will be a sentimental gift for your daughter, granddaughter, niece, or friend on this milestone birthday. The pendant is gorgeous and the chain is delicate and pretty. It comes with a gift card that says, “Happy Birthday to the Sweetest 16 year old I know! You have grown into a beautiful young woman, inside and out. Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think, and loved more than you know.
24. Candy Gift Card
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Every 16 year old will appreciate this creative card and the candy basket that you put together to go with it! The card says “Happy Birthday! Now that you are 16 we know that you are EXTRA excited to get your driver’s license!
Just remember to watch out for the AIRHEADS on the road and always wear your seatbelt. They are LIFESAVERS. Be a SMARTIE and don’t drive recklessly and CRUNCH the car. We want you to be a safe driver and always return in one PIECE. We love you to the MILKY WAY and back! Happy SWEET 16.” This is a digital file that will be emailed to you for you to print after you order it.
25. American Flag/Cross Necklace
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This elegant, masculine black cross necklace has the American Flag engraved on the front and a verse of encouragement on the back. It says, “Do not be afraid. Do not be discouraged. Be strong and courageous, for the Lord, your God, will be with you wherever you go.” This is the perfect small gift to slip into a birthday card, or a wonderful addition to a gift basket.
26. Love You Forever
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This beautiful bracelet for the 16-year-old boy in your life is the perfect gift to remind him how much he is loved. Choose from “To My Son,” “To My Brother,” and “To My Boyfriend.” The bracelet has two black leather braided bands, a third leather band with an elegant design, three metal beads, and a metal clasp that says, “Love you forever,” on the inside.
27. Read All About It!
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Read all about the year your 16 year old was born with this personalized digital file! This is a one of a kind newspaper that you can frame to use as a poster or print multiple to use as favors at your Sweet 16 party. Your 16 year old is making headlines on the front page with this customized poster. You send in a picture and include multiple details about your child. You also customize the main headline! This is a fun gift everyone will love.
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This comfy Sweet 16 hoodie will be one of her favorite birthday gifts! Choose from a variety of colors and whether you want a crew neck or a hoodie. My teens wear their hoodies year round and I am sure this would end up being one of the most frequently worn hoodies in their wardrobe! Your #birthdaygirl will love this!
29. Personalized Tumbler with Straw
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Your teen carries a tumbler, a water bottle, or a coffee mug all day long. This beautiful tumbler comes in a variety of colors with a matching straw and is personalized with her name in a beautiful font. It is a tall, sleek design and holds 16 oz. The trendiest of teens will love this tumbler, but it will also appeal to your teens who lean toward a more traditional or classic style as well. She can carry it to school and be the envy of all her friends!
30. Fabulous Spa Gift Set
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Give your 16 year old everything she needs for an amazing spa night at home. This gift box is filled with color coordinated items making a beautiful gift. The items included are a tumbler that says, “Not a Day Over Fabulous,” a handmade diamond soap, a bath bomb, bath salts, a candle, and a card with a message from you. This gift is perfect for any teen and encourages her to learn to focus on self care now so she will prioritize it when she is older which is so very important.
31. Vintage 2007 Tshirt
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This classic vintage design is the perfect unique gift for your 16 year old’s birthday. The color scheme is gender neutral allowing you to purchase it for any 16 year old in your life. You can choose from a variety of t-shirt colors to personalize it even more. Because it does not specifically say “Birthday” or “Sweet 16” your teen may be more likely to wear it throughout the year instead of only on their birthday.
32. Personalized Penny Keychain
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This cute keychain is the perfect gift for a 16 year old who is hoping for a new set of keys for her birthday! A 2007 penny is engraved with your teen’s name and a heart around the year. There is also a heart charm that says, “Sweet 16.” It is a small keychain that is sleek and stylish. It would fit nicely in a birthday card, in a gift basket, or as a gift tag on a larger gift. It would even be a great way to give her that new set of keys if you choose to get her the car she is dreaming about as well!
33. Customized Star Map Necklace
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This beautiful necklace is the most unique gift you will find for your 16 year old! When you send in their birthdate and place of birth, the artist will engrave an actual map of the stars from the night your teen was born. The charm is a simple silver, gold, or rose gold disc that can be worn by boys or girls alike. You can send in a personal message to be engraved on the back of the disc. Your 16 year old will love this gift
34. Crave Box
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Every relationship is a little “sweet and salty” and this box of snacks will let your 16 year old know you are there for the good and the bad! A box filled with some of the most popular brands of chips, candy, and other snacks is the perfect lighthearted gift for any occasion. Every teen loves snacks and candy so this gift is definitely going to be a hit! Cheez-Its, Airheads, Oreos, Fun Dip, and Goldfish are just a few of the snacks included in this box.
35. Chocolate Covered Oreo Tin
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Does your teen love Oreos? If so, this personalized tin of chocolate covered Oreos is the perfect gift! Personalize the top of the tin with his or her name, age, and a Happy Birthday message. These cookies will be delicious and the tin can be saved after the cookies are gone. Your teen can save special memories from his 16th birthday such as cards, pictures, or small gifts in the tin as a keepsake forever!
36. Shower Steamers Gift Set
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If your teen is anything like my teen, he spends quite a bit of time in the shower. Mine actually takes two a day some days! Give your teen a gift that will turn every shower into a spa experience with these aromatice shower steamers! The box includes three packages; Energize, Calm, and Relief. Filled with essential oils, these steamers will allow your teen to feel refreshed after every shower! This is the perfect gift for that kid who loves his hot showers!
37. Relax, Refresh, Revive
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Does your 16 year old love candles? This beautiful aromatherapy gift set will fill her room (and your home) with refreshing scents and help her relax as she works on her homework through the evenings or hangs out with her friends on the weekends. There are four candles whose benefits include Relaxation, Stress Relief, Immune Boost, and Reduce Anxiety. Your teen will feel refreshed and relaxed thanks to your sweet gift.
38. Sweet 16 Pearl Necklace
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Are you looking for a beautiful, sentimental gift for your daughter, granddaughter, niece, or goddaughter? This pearl necklace is the gift you have been looking for! The necklace has 16 pearls, eight on each side of her birthstone gem. The card says, “16 Pearls, one for each fabulous year.” Your 16 year old will love this delicate necklace and the message it holds for her. She will know she is valued and loved by you!
39. Artisan Birth Flower Gift Baskets
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This beautiful gift box includes a variety of pampering tools for your 16 year old and it comes with a card that highlights her birth month flower. Choose from seven gift box options including Deluxe Lavender, Sweet Love, Let’s Party, Dreamy Lavender, and more. Your teen will love the opportunity to pamper herself in the comfort of her own bathroom. This is perfect for the teen who works hard all day at school and then works hard at her part time job after school each evening. Teach her now that self care is important!
40. Name Logo Necklace
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This beautiful necklace is truly one of a kind just like your 16 year old. Send the artist her name and he will create an amazing logo using the letters in her name. This is a unique piece of wearable art that she is guaranteed to love. Every letter is in the logo, but it is created in a beautiful design that is completely unique to your child. The artist creates it and will even change it if you are not fully satisfied.
41. 16 Years of Being Legendary
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Teens love comfy t-shirts and I know your 16 year old will love this one! The soft fabric comes in around fifteen different colors so you are sure to find one your teen will like. The design is gender neutral and in a vintage style that is quite trendy right now. It says, “Made in 2007. 16 years of being legendary. Limited edition.” This is a great shirt for your teen to wear on their birthday or to their birthday party. This is the perfect gift for any 16 year old on you
42. Life Skills for Teens
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Your Sweet 16 is almost finished with high school and will be leaving the nest before you know it. This book will teach them all the skills they need to succeed in daily life without you there to rescue them. Cooking, cleaning, budgeting, car maintenance, and more! It is all included in this easy to read instruction book for life! This is an easy to read book with quick but informative chapters. I think I may need this for my teens so I can read through it and see what I can learn!
43. I Love You Keychain
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This sweet keychain reminds your 16 year old that you love them every time they see or use their keys! The keychain has a charm of a hand positioned in the “I Love You” ASL sign and an engraved penny. You can personalize the message that is engraved in the penny. You could choose to engrave “Sweet 16,” their initials, “Drive Safe,” or any other simple message you can imagine. This is a great stand alone gift or it can be included in a gift basket or card.
44. You Are Beautiful
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You are beautiful, amazing, victorious, capable, enough, chosen, strong, created, never alone, and always loved! Remind your sixteen year old that you love her and that she is amazing with this beautiful glass cup with a bamboo lid and two glass straws. Your teen will love the message and the thoughtfulness of this sweet gift. It is the perfect gift for her Sweet 16 Birthday! Fill it with drink mixes for the perfect finishing touch.
45. Awesome Since 2007
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Your sixteen year old will love the retro design of this t-shirt. The print gives off an 80’s feel and says, “Awesome Since 2007.” This shirt doesn’t specifically say “Sweet 16” or even just a “16” so he may be more likely to wear it throughout the year instead of only on or around his birthday. Because it is his birth year, he could actually wear it for years to come. The trendy tee is actually gender neutral and can be given to boys and girls alike.
46. Initial Tote Bag
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Every girl needs another bag and one with her initials on it is always a big hit! This bag is a classic, yet modern, style with its sleek shape and simple design. If you think she would rather have a cute quote instead of her initial, there are several options including, “Let the adventure begin,” and “Beach please.” Your teen will love this bag for school, the gym, the beach, or for a sleepover with her bestie.
47. Signature Necklace
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Are you looking for a personalized gift for the Birthday Girl who appreciates unique jewelry? This sweet necklace has a delicate chain and her name is front and center. It is a small piece of jewelry that does not overwhelm or overtake her outfit or other jewelry. It is perfect for layering, but can also stand alone. Your Sweet 16 will love this precious necklace.
48. Lightsaber Chopsticks
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Is your 16 year old a Star Wars fan? Do you want to get him a lighthearted gift for his birthday? He will love this fun gift! Give him lightsaber chopsticks! Choose from a variety of colors including blue, red, pink, and green. You can also order one set or multipacks of two, three, or four sets. Gift these alone or put them in a basket filled with Star Wars goodies. Plan a Star Wars party so he can use them to eat while you watch the movies together or he watches with his friends. If you’re looking for unique sweet 16 gifts, this is an excellent idea.
49. Compact Mirror with Message
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This beautiful mirror is a unique gift for your daughter or granddaughter’s 16th birthday. The top of this silver mirror is engraved with, “To my girl, wherever the journey in life may take you, I pray you’ll always be safe. Enjoy your ride and never forget your way back home. I’m always here for you.” The message is simple, sweet, and meaningful. She will read it each time she uses the mirror and know how much she is loved.
50. 16th Birthday Wish
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Every child makes a wish when she blows out her candles. Bring that childhood tradition back with this sweet wish bracelet. The card says, “Close your eyes and make a wish. Put this bracelet on your wrist. When the thread breaks in two, then your wish will come true.” Watch her as she squeezes her eyes shut and makes her wish and remember the little girl she used to be! I know you are proud of the young woman she is becoming. Don’t blink because the time goes so fast!
51. Initial Bracelet
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Are you looking for a simple, yet meaningful piece of jewelry to give your 16 year old as a birthday gift? This bracelet is the perfect option. The delicate chain has a sweet rhinestone heart on it with your best friend’s first initial in the center of the heart. It is small and delicate which makes it perfect for any style preference. Your daughter, granddaughter, niece, or friend will love the design and the fact that it is not heavy or bulky on her arm.
52. Happy Birthday to Me
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With so many sentimental gifts for your daughter’s Sweet 16, it is nice to have a gift that is just fun and lighthearted! These pink socks are so cute with their birthday cake design! The bottom of one sock says, “Happy Birthday to Me,” while the other sock says, “Sweet 16.” She will love the colors, design, and message of this fun gift. This is a great gift to place inside a larger gift basket or a simple gift you can give a teen who babysits for you, works at your business, or is the daughter of one of your friends.
53. Hello Sunshine
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This sweet gift basket is perfect for a 16 year old who needs a little sunshine in her life! This box includes twelve sunshine themed items designed to brighten your friend’s day and give her a little pampering. A bath bomb, sleep mask, candle, soap, inspirational bracelets, greeting card, and fuzzy socks are just a few of the items included. I know this is a gift I would love to receive! Your teen will love it, too.
54. Novelty Socks
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Everyone loves fun socks! Choose from cats, owls, sloths, and more when ordering this cute set of five pairs of socks. These socks are guaranteed to make your sixteen year old smile! With thirteen design options, you will definitely find the right set to match her personality and interests! Llamas, animal print, horses and unicorns, and fruit are a few more options. Your teen’s toes will be warm and her spirits will be lifted every time she puts these socks on.
55. Photo Socks
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While we are on the subject of socks, these are bound to make your teen giggle. You send the artist a picture of you, the two of you together, her pet, or anything of interest and they will print it all over your sixteen year old’s new socks. I know she will love this gift and will wear them all the time. This is the perfect gift for a relationship that thrives on fun and humor. Throw these socks in a gift basket with her favorite snacks and other little gifts for the perfect gift!
56. Sixteen Candles Shadow Box
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This sweet shadow box is perfect for your sixteen year old to display small items or to use as a piggy bank. You could even set it out at her birthday party for guests to drop note cards with words of affirmation or monetary gifts. The inscription on the glass says, “Sixteen candles, wishes and dreams. Exciting adventures. Endless fun. Time of your life.” The backdrop of the shadow box is reversible so your daughter can choose which design she prefers. She will love the multiple uses of this shadow box.
57. Happy Birthday Caramel Apple
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Are you celebrating a relative who lives in another town? Do you want to ship them a unique, but delicious gift? This loaded caramel apple is beautiful, fun, and a delicious option for a one of a kind gift! The apple is covered in caramel, colorful chocolate candies, and white chocolate drizzle. It is topped with a colorful ribbon and a Happy Birthday tag. Your sixteen year old will love the presentation of this gift as much as they love the taste!
58. Vanilla Bath and Body Gift Set
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A girl can never have too many smell good items! This beautiful gift basket includes a wonderful variety of vanilla scented items. Shower gel, body scrub, two large bath bombs, bubble bath, bath salts, and a bath towel are all included in this amazing basket. It is packaged beautifully and will make your sixteen year old want to rush home and treat herself to a night of pampering.
59. Sweet 16 Trinket Box
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Your sixteen year old will love this beautiful trinket box that can be used for special jewelry, change, or other small items. The lid of the box can be customized with your own message, such as your daughter’s name, birthday, and “Sweet 16.” Be creative and choose a message that will speak to her for years to come. This is a gift she will treasure and can use as she grows into adulthood. It will look beautiful sitting on her dresser or in her bathroom.
60. Life is Like a Box of Chocolates
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Celebrate life with your sixteen year old with this gourmet box of chocolate goodies. This box from Bonnie and Pop includes chocolate covered pretzels, chocolate peppermints, peanut clusters, cashew clusters, peanut butter meltaways, and more. Your best friend is guaranteed to love these decadent treats. She might even share one or two with you if you are lucky! The chocolates come in a beautiful tin and each piece is individually wrapped.
61. May You Always Dream Big
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Is your teen a coffee or tea drinker? This beautiful mug says, “Sweet 16, May you always dream big and cherish every moment.” It has a gorgeous floral design and can be used to drink her coffee each day or as a decorative piece in her room. Place fresh cut flowers in it that match the flowers on the mug and use it as a centerpiece for her birthday dinner. Fill it with other small items to make a simple birthday gift. This will be a gift she can use for years to come and she will always remember your love for her!
62. Always Remember Whose Daughter You Are
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This list has focused on gifts from grandmothers, mothers, aunts, etc., but what about gifts from Dad? This beautiful necklace is designed to be given from a dad to his daughter. The chain is connected with two interlocking hearts, one gold and one silver, both lined with gems. The gift card included in the box says, “To my beautiful daughter, when you are overwhelmed, remember whose daughter you are. Believe in yourself as much as I believe in you. When life tries to knock you down, I will always have your back. I can’t promise to be here for the rest of your life, but I can be here for the rest of mine. Love, Dad,”
63. Essential Oils Beaded Bracelet
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Did you realize that teens are under more stress today than we ever experienced at their age? If your teen seems to be going through a stressful time, this is the perfect gift for her. This beautiful beaded bracelet is made of aura lava rock and stone beads that act as diffusers for the lavender essential oil that is included in the order. It will have an immediate calming effect and serve to help her remain calmer throughout the day.
64. Movie Night Gift Box
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Sixteen year olds love spending time with their friends and they love movies! Give your 16 year old a gift that combines both of these things, friends and movies! This movie night gift basket will serve as the perfect gift for their next movie night! It includes five gourmet popcorn kernels and five popcorn seasonings. Throw in a couple drinks and a box of candy and your teen and friends will have an amazing night thanks to your gift!
65. Fidget Toy Magnetic Pen
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I love unique ink pens and this one has my interest piqued! I can’t wait to order it for myself, I mean my son! The pen is made up of magnetic pieces that can be taken apart and used to build anything he can imagine! I know my creative son will love this gift! Will yours? This pen is a great stand alone gift or can be used in a gift basket along with a journal or sketch pad.
66. Pen Set
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One of my favorite things to collect is pens! This beautiful crystal pen set makes the perfect gift for your 16 year old who loves pens as much as I do! The ballpoint pens in this collection each have a unique design, but they are beautifully color coordinated. Choose from twenty color schemes to find the perfect set for your daughter, granddaughter, friend, and niece. This is also a sweet gift for the teen who babysits your littles on the weekends!
67. Lavender and Vitamin E Diffused Socks
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These cozy socks come in sets of two or three pairs and are the perfect gift for any occasion. As soon as she puts them on, your teen’s feet will feel relaxed and soothed after a long day at school, playing her sport of choice, or working her part time job. There are fifteen color combination choices allowing you to pick the one that best suits your friend. Will you choose two pairs or three pairs for her? Will you choose a couple pairs for yourself as well?
68. You Have Been Loved 16 Years
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Remind your sixteen year old how much you love them with this digital download that you can print into a poster of the size of your choice. “You have been loved for 16 years. That is 192 months, 835 weeks, 5,844 days, 140,253 hours, 8,415,187 minutes, and counting!” The creative black and white design will match any room decor and would be perfect to hang as a focal wall at your teen’s birthday party. You could also use it as the centerpiece of a photo wall or memory table at their Sweet 16 Celebration or in a collage frame you give them as a gift.
69. 16 Beads, One for Each Ye
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This sweet bracelet is similar to a necklace listed earlier in this list. If your teen is more into bracelets and silver than necklaces and pearls, this would be the better option for you! This delicate bracelet is silver with sixteen small silver beads, one for each year. You 16 year old will love the simple design and will wear this sweet bracelet all of the time. This is the perfect gift for a family member who lives out of town because it will fit nicely in a birthday card you can mail them.
70. I Love You Because…
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Let your 16 year old know how much you love them with this simple mini notebook. The cover of the notebook says, “I love you because,” and every page is blank allowing you to write special notes telling your teen all the things you love about them. I love your sense of style. I love the way you enjoy spending time together as a family. I love how loyal you are to your friends. I love the person you are becoming. This is the perfect gift that they will cherish for years to come.
71. Personalized Memory Box
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This precious memory box is a wonderful gift option for your 16 year old on their birthday. After choosing the style and size of your box, you will send the creator thirteen photos of your teen with their family and friends. Choose pictures throughout the years or choose all current pictures. Either way, the box will be so special to them. They will be placed on the inside walls of the box which will open up and be seen as they open the box. In the center of the box, you can place a few small gifts, maybe one of the keychains or bracelets listed earlier in this list. The entire box is magnetic and can be hung up on display once it is open.
72. Hello Sixteen
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This sweet gift basket is perfect for any sixteen year old girl in your life. It includes an 8 oz soy candle that says, “Hello Sixteen,” a mantra BOHO matchbox, whipped body butter with shea butter, mango, and jojoba, a bath bomb, a vanilla mint lip balm, and a daily mantra card with your personalized message on it. Your teen will love the message and vibe of this beautiful box!
73. Leather Personalized Keychain
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Many of the keychains listed on this list are more feminine and would not appeal to most of the boys in your life, but this one is made of leather with a simple, more masculine design. Put your own message on the rectangular tag on the keychain. Any two line message will work. “Drive safe! Love, Grandma.” “Don’t do stupid stuff.” “I love you. Love, Mom.” Your son, grandson, or nephew will appreciate the gift and the message you include! He will know he is loved.
74. Sit-n-Fish Cooler and Chair
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Does your teen love to spend time outdoors? This personalized sit-n-fish cooler and chair is a fun and unique gift for him! Your sixteen year old can carry his drinks and snacks in the cooler when he goes to the beach, fishing, hunting, camping, or even just to hang out with his friends in the backyard. It folds easily and has a strap for easy carrying. You can personalize it with his name. This is a gift he can use for years to come.
75. Custom Line Drawing
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You have so many memories of your sixteen year old through the years. Capture one or more of these memories with a line drawing of your favorite photos as a gift for their birthday. Choose one photo from each year up until their sixteenth birthday to create a collage, or just choose your favorite photo for a beautiful masterpiece that your sixteen year old can display in their room. These drawings would be great decorations for a Sweet 16 party as well!