Best Gifts for 16 Year Old Girls - Christmas and Birthday Present Ideas
Amazing Gift Ideas 16 Year Old Girls Will Thank You For
Are you looking for fun, unique, stylish and cute gift ideas that a 16 year old girl will actually like? Find here awesome suggestions of the best gifts for 16 year old girls which will make perfect presents for Christmas or a sweet 16th birthday.
There are lots of great ideas including fun hair accessories for experimenting, tech gadgets, bluetooth speakers, bags and backpacks, bedroom decor accessories, fun books she will actually want to read and much more.
Sixteen is a pretty special birthday, so you could give gifts to celebrate her first 16 years. For example, she could have 16 cupcakes, 16 dollars, 16 candy bars, 16 nail polishes - you get the idea.
Read on for lots of top gift ideas for 16 year old girls.
Hair Accessories for 16 Year Old Girls
16 year old girls like to look good. She may appreciate a paid trip to a hair salon to have her hair styled. Or what about some hair accessories? Flat or curling irons, or a new hairdryer. A special expensive nice shampoo or conditioner treatment may also be appreciated.
For a special treat, you could also book her a hair appointment at her favourite salon to have her hair styled.
If she would prefer to style her hair at home, there are some really cool hair gadgets for creating waves, curls and blow drying your hair. Check out the hair brush which is also a straightener below.
I love this brush. It straightens hair and detangles it at the same time. It's easy to use on dry hair. Just brush through her hair in small sections.
It heats up very quickly in 60 seconds. Many teenagers will find it easier to use than a flat iron as you just brush it through your hair. It also features a design to protect from burning and scalding.
Ipod, Speakers and Music
Most teenagers enjoy listening to music and there are lots of great gifts that you can get in this category. They include:
Ipod shuffle - ipod shuffles are also great for listening to music on the go. These tiny mp3 players are especially good for listenting to music while walking, running or at they gym. This makes them a great choice for teenage girls who like to run and keep fit but listen to music at the same time.
Bluetooth speakers - bluetooth speakers wirelessly stream music from a device such as a tablet or a phone to some speakers. They also tend to be lightweight and portable. This means they can be used anywhere you go. You could use them at home, at friend's houses, in the park or on vacation.
Itunes gift card - if they love listening to music some kind of gift card will let them buy the music that they love
This bluetooth speaker will wirelessly stream your music via a smart phone, tablet or other device via bluetooth. Or use the aux in jack to connect it to other audio devices.
This speaker is small and lightweight but it's sound is powerful enough to fill a room. Therefore it's a great little speaker for her bedroom but it can also be easily moved around the house to other rooms too. Or she can take it to friends' houses or even to college when she goes in a couple of years or so.
There is also a microphone which can be used for a hands free speaker for phone calls.
More Music Gift Ideas
Sheet music - if they play a musical instrument you could consider them buying some sheet music with songs from their favorite artist or band.
High quality speakers - if they like to listen to music in their room, a high quality speaker to stay in their bedroom is another idea.
Musical instrument - great for girls who want to learn how to play.
Headphones - headphones let them listen to music on the go. Beats headphones are expensive but they're very popular with music loving teenagers and its not just because they look cool. They're extremely comfortable to wear and lightweight too. They can fold up so are easily portable. But best of all they offer top notch quality sound.
There are lots of fun beauty gifts that 16 year old girls will love to experiment with. Make up sets with lots of different colors are one idea.
Other ideas include lip gloss or hair chalk which is temporary hair color you can chalk onto your hair. Gift sets with moisturiser, bath stuff, hand creams, foot creams and facial scrubs are other ideas.
Manicure and pedicure sets will enable them to do their nails themselves.
Or what about a trip to a beauty or a hair salon for a special treatment.
Another suggestion is a nail varnish set with a huge array of bright colors. You can have a color to go with every outfit and for experimenting with nail art as well.
Decor and Accessories for a 16 Year Old Girls Room
16 year old girls will most likely spend a lot of time in her bedroom so nice accessories so she can make her space her own make good gifts. Think cushions, clocks, pictures, lamps and posters.
Girls this age may prefer to use their tablets or laptops in their room while doing homework or surfing the net. You can get lapdesks or tablet holders which enable them to have a surface for their device. Also check out the bedrest below.
Or what about a complete bedroom makeover?
A bedrest is great to have in your bedroom. It offers lots of support when you're looking at a tablet in bed, reading, watching a movie. You could also use it to sit comfortably in bed and study or do homework.
They come in different colors and there is a handle on the top for moving them from room to room.
More Gift Ideas for Her Room
Other ideas for her room include:
A study lamp is another idea. You can get study lamps that also play music from your ipod.
Wall art - canvas wall art is very popular at the moment. You can make a canvas of her favourtie photos of family and friends to put on her wall.
Clocks and alarm clocks can be very practical and useful too.
Bluetooth Color Changing Dual Alarm Clock
I love the color changing alarm clock featured. It will play your music wirelessly by streaming it from a smartphone or tablet via bluetooth.
You can go to sleep and wake up to a favorite song or playlist. Or alternatively wake up to one of the alarms or FM radio.
You can charge your device and listen to music at the same time.
The alarm clock speaker can change color at the touch of a button. So you can set the color to suit your mood or bedroom decor.
If you're unsure of what jewelry to get a 16 year old girl look to see what she already wears to get an idea of her style.
Personalized lockets like make fabulous gifts for teen girls and are very popular at the moment. There are lockets which you can put charms into as well. Collect different charms and interchange them in the locket to create different looking pendants to go with different outfits or your mood. You can also remove the charms and put photos of your loved ones in the locket if you prefer.
You can get some lovely inspirational jewelry which make a lovely gift. Jewelry such as the bracelet below has some really positive, uplifting messages which they can wear all the time. Whenever they wear it they will be reminded of the gift giver too.
This is a beautiful sterling silver cuff bracelet which is inscribed with some lovely messages which are perfect for a teen girl.
Some of the messages read "Dream Big, Love Life, Be Brave" among others.
Electronic and Tech Gift Ideas for 16 Year Old Girls
If you're looking to spend a bit of money, there are some great electronic gifts that many 16 year old girls would love.
Here are some more ideas:
- Ipad - the top of many people's wish list
- Notebooks, laptop, computer#
- Tablet (ideas include ipad mini, Kindle Fire, Google Nexus or Samsung Galaxy
- Amazon Kindle
- Cell phone - smart phones are good. The iphone is probably a top choice
- Soundbar - will let them have great sound when watching TV in their room
- Media streaming device such as apple TV, Roku or google chromecast. This will give them access to lots of extra TV and music channels.
- Smart watch
- Activity or fitness tracker - will enable them to track their workouts, daily movements. Some have other great features where you can monitor how well your sleep or your heart rate.
- Cameras - many teen girls will have cameras on their phones but why not get them a camera which actually prints out photos like the fujifilm instax below.
This camera takes and prints out instant credit sized photos.
They're great fun to use. Use the photos to keep pictures of family or friends in your wallet, use them for scrapbooking, make collages, have momentoes of special occasions and lots more.
The cameras are thin and lightweight making them portable and great for use at parties, sleepovers with friends, on days out or other special occasions.
Many 16 year old girls will be doing a lot of study at the moment so gifts that can faciliate this will be very useful.
There have already been some study gift ideas mentioned such as a study lamp, a laptop for study or a lapdesk but here are a few more:
Backpack or bag to carry their folders or books
Kindle - so they can read and have all their study books in electronic format
Voucher - so they can buy books and study supplies.
USB jewelry - you can purchase a USB jewelry pendant which you wear round your neck, so you are always carrying your work when you need it.
Tablet or laptop case to tranpsort your device in
Writing tablet - like the boogie board below.
The boogie board is a writing tablet. It's great for making notes while studying, making to do lists, doodling and drawing, leaving messages for family members, taking phone messages and lots more.
When you've finished with your writing, just press the erase button and you will be left with a clean slate to start all over again.
It's really thin and lightweight so you could take it to use at school, the library or a friend's house or use it in the car.
Purses, bags and backpacks
16 year olds are in college or school so may appreciate a new backpack for the college stuff. Or if they quite often stay over at friend's houses what about an overnight bag? Or a casual weekender bag for the weekend is often a nice choice.
Vera Bradley backpacks like the picture are extremely popular for school and college with teen girls. The backpacks are roomy, colorful and comfortable to wear. There are several different designs to choose from.
Fun Books 16 Year Old Girls Will Want To Read
If the 16 year old girl you know likes to read there are lots of fantastic books for this age group. Many girls of this age do like teen romances (Sarah Dessen is a great teen romance writer) but there are others who love science fiction or factual books like autobiographies too. Check their book collection to see what the kinds of authors they like.
I think its easier to buy non fiction books as gifts. There are some real fun, lighthearted books for this age group such as 97 Things To Do Before You Finish High School. Teenage cookbooks are a great practical idea too.
Every Girls Guide to Life
This book is jam packed full of great habits, tips and advice which teen girls can use now and take through with them into adult life.
It offers a simple approach to help teens improve self-image, build friendships, resist peer pressure, achieve their goals, and get along with their parents, as well as tackle the new challenges of our time, like cyberbullying and social media.
It's also full of cartoons, clever ideas, great quotes, and incredible stories about real teens from all over the world.
Clothes, Accessories and Nightwear
There's lots of cute clothing, acessories and nightwear you can get 16 year old girls.
Spring is coming soon, so a good gift will be something they could use in the coming spring and summer seasons. Ideas include:
Lightweight scarves - a cotton scarf to accessorize an outfit.
Nightwear: short pajamas for the warmer summer months.
Sunglasses - these are always useful in the hotter weather.
Flip flops or other summer sandals
Here are some ideas for Autumn and Winter too.
Onesies - onesies are also great for relaxing and being comfortable in. You can get all kinds of different themed onesies from supeheros to animals. These add a real fun factor to your teen gift.
Pajamas - warm and comfortable and perfect for lounging around the home.
Slippers, fuzzy socks and slipper socks - these are another perfect gift for Autumn and Winter. Ideas include animal novelty slippers and slipper socks.
Obviously keep the receipts so they can exchange items that don't fit or they may not be keen on.
Fitness Gifts for Sporty 16 Year Old Girls
If the 16 year old you are buying for enjoys sport or keeping fit, this opens a whole new category of gifts to choose from. Some general ideas include :
Sports wear - many girls like to look good when working out so some cool sports gear such as a new workout top may be a good choice. Other ideas can be as simple as new sports socks or a bag for the gym. It may be that you can buy them some sports wear for a specific sports such as knee pads or a new swimming costume.
Heart rate monitors - there are particularly great for girls who are seriously training for a sport and want to keep working out with their heart rate in a certain zone.
Running watches - these are good for girls who like to run and improve their times
Pedometers - count your steps and improve your general overall fitness.
Activity trackers - these have been mentioned in the technology section of the article but deserve another mention here. Fitness trackers are great for measuring general activity for workouts and more. You can also have fitness trackers that will track your diet, sleep and heart rate. The idea is to take the data and make improvements to your lifestyle and workout sessions to help make you fitter.
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