Sweet Sixteen Birthday Gift Ideas

Pinkchic18 By Pinkchic18, 20th Oct 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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It's hard to know what to get your teenager for their special birthday. When you are stumped or would like some inspiration, here are some great ideas that might get you started.

Mission: Sweet 16 Gift

When it comes to birthday gifts, guests sometimes ask for suggestions. If you have run out of ideas or just want to have a stash of suggestions on hand, here are some good choices for a Sweet 16-er.

Music Downloads

Girls love music. You can make a hit with a gift card for an online site that offers MP3 downloads for their iPod or phone. If you have no clue how to go about this, type in ‘MP3 gift card’ into any search engine. These days you can also find these music gift cards in drug stores or bigger discount stores.

Get Her Make Up

A gift certificate to a makeup haven like the Sephora store is a fun idea. Or, you can provide a basket of makeup as a thoughtful present. Include nail polishes, blush, mascara, eyeliner and lip gloss in shades that are neutral enough that they will be shareable should she choose to let her friends in on her stash. You can really make it look like a stylish gift by putting all the products in a monogrammed cosmetic bag and including a Glamour magazine or two. And don’t forget the makeup remover!

Mall Gift Certificates

Head to your local mall and ask at the info desk for a mall gift certificate. These gift certificates are good for all the stores in the mall, so the birthday girl can take her pick of where she’d like to spend it.

Gift Her With a Locket or Charm

Purchase a locket on a necklace and include a picture that’s special to the birthday girl. Or, select a silver or gold charm with her initial on it. You could also start her with a charm bracelet that she can add to at one of the popular add-a-charm retailers.

Go With a Personalized Stationery or Diary

Girls still love to write notes even in this day of emails and text messages. Have a pretty set of note cards printed up for her or purchase a special diary and pen for her to scribble her secrets in.

Opt for Birthstone Jewelry

Find out the birthday girl’s birthstone and select a ring, necklace, bracelet or other goody with the stone. You can find trinket boxes, pendants, earrings and more that spotlight her special gem. Not to mention, these are also great ideas for sweet 16 party favors as well.

Take a Leap Into Electronics

Depending on your budget, you might want to purchase a cell phone, laptop or digital camera for her sweet sixteen gift. There are so many great choices available. You might offer a card with a note, “Shop with me to pick out your new cell phone.” You’re sure to be a big hit.

Go For Magazine Subscriptions

Girls love meandering through the pages of the latest magazines. If you’re not sure which ones she already has, ask someone to sleuth it out for you. Surprise her with the latest issue and a note that a full year is coming for her. Include a few bottles of nail polish, her favorite perfume, or a spa product or two to make an even bigger hit.

Short and Sweet with Cash

You can’t go wrong with cash. If you feel funny about slipping her a few bills, make a creative presentation of your gift. There are clever ways to present bills such as mazes that must be unlocked before the money can be accessed (found online) or you can create a money tree by attaching the bills to a silk floral tree. You can give coins as well for a fun idea that spends just as well. Wrap coins in a decorative pouch or give rolls of coins in a lovely jewelry box. It’s an unexpected surprise that she’ll love.

Offer Her Great Tickets

Has she always wanted to see Cirque du Soleil or The Jonas Brothers? Present her with tickets, and she’s sure to remember your gift long after the party’s over. Don’t know what she’d like to see? Pick her friends’ brains for ideas that will show you did your research. They’re sure to know what’s hip and what’s totally uncool.

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Sweet 16, Sweet 16 Gift Ideas, Sweet 16 Gifts, Sweet Sixteen, Sweet Sixteen Gifts

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I'm a fashionista with a passion for style. I love bright colors and new trends. Other things I enjoy are creative weddings, events, and other fun stuff.

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author avatar SiddiQ
21st Oct 2010 (#)

Really good!

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author avatar Denise O
22nd Oct 2010 (#)

Love all your ideas. Great read. Congrats on the star, it is well deserved.
Thank you for sharing. :)

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author avatar group2be
22nd Oct 2010 (#)

Well thought out and well written. I really enjoy it when I find an article on a popular subject that has different ideas or tips than what you usually see. Very nice work! You have a nice style!

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author avatar rajaryanme
30th Oct 2010 (#)

Your sweet sixteen birthday gift ideas are rocking.

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author avatar Retired
5th Nov 2010 (#)

great ideas. Great page.

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author avatar D in The Darling
6th Dec 2010 (#)

How I wish I'd turn back the hands of time!
Nice article! You're a true star!

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author avatar Katrina
22nd Dec 2010 (#)

Thank you so much for sharing these wonderful ideas. I really enjoyed reading your hub.

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author avatar Retired
19th Jan 2011 (#)

Thank you for sharing

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author avatar Clara
10th Jun 2013 (#)

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