quintessential gift most often thought of when a Sweet 16
comes to mind is a car. The birthday girl has generally just gotten their
license, and is looking forward to hitting the open road, so what better way to
celebrate their biggest milestone to date than by giving them a car! At the
same time, there are many reasons why parents choose not to get their children
cars on their sixteenth birthday. Due to this, we’ve come up with a list of
alternative presents that will be big hits with your birthday girl just the
A key to one of the family cars.
If you unable or not
willing to buy your newly minted 16 year-old their very own car, gifting them a
key to one of your family cars is a great alternative! This gift is thoughtful
and will make your child feel both special and more responsible at the same
With a brand spankin’ new driver’s license,
your birthday princess is going to need somewhere cute to store her
identification! A pretty wallet is a great gift for a 16
because it is both practical and exciting- and symbolizes your child growing
Since almost all teens are attached to their
smartphones nowadays, it makes total sense to get them a great pair of
headphones! Ear buds come in all sorts of types, styles, and colors- it’s super
easy to find a pair that will be totally perfect for your special birthday girl!
Who doesn’t love to receive flowers?! We’ve yet
to run across a birthday girl! Many teens haven’t gotten to experience the
special feeling that comes along with being surprised by beautiful flowers!
Find out what her favorite kind is, or just go with roses (never a wrong
choice!). As an extra special touch, have them sent to her at school so that
all of her friends can ooh and ahh alongside her!
Your daughter is likely only becoming more
and more responsible with each passing year. Gifting a nice piece of jewelry
such as diamond studs or a pearl necklace is a wonderful way to commemorate
this milestone birthday! She’ll be able to wear a small, pretty piece for years
to come, and it will always remind her of her special birthday and the special
person who gave it to her!
If you’d rather spend your money on
purchasing your child an experience instead of a material gift, giving them
tickets to their favorite artist when they next come to town is another awesome
option. Let them take a best friend, and they’ll surely make memories that
they’ll cherish forever! And have you to thank!
A Great Book.
If your birthday girl also moonlights as a
total bookworm, giving her a great coming of age story is a fabulous gift for a
th birthday. Teen years can be totally confusing and full of
questions and angst- something that a wonderful book can often help out with!
New Driver Kit.
Whether or not you gift the birthday girl
her own car, a key to the family car, or just let her get her license, you
can’t go wrong with giving her a new driver kit! She’ll be so excited to unwrap
all the goodies you place inside. Fill the kit with essentials like a small
first aid kit, lip gloss, a multipurpose tool, snack, emergency money, a nail
file, mini-flashlight, and more!