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58 Gift Ideas 16-Year-Old Girls Will Actually Want

Updated 18 November 2022

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Molly is a huge toy and games fan, and enjoys testing out and reviewing new toys. She is a big board game and Nintendo Switch fan.

Remember when you were 16? What type of things did you enjoy? Did you like looking stylish? Were you passionate about sports? Did you have hobbies? 

You will need to consider these things when buying a gift for a 16-year-old girl.

There is no one-size-fits-all solution when purchasing a gift for a 16-year-old girl. Different girls have different tastes. You must find out what the girl you are buying for is interested in to determine which gifts are right for them.

You must also consider that 16 is a pivotal age. The girl you are buying for may be struggling with peer pressure while balancing schoolwork and the stress of soon becoming an adult. The gift you buy must be sensitive to the issues she is going through.

What Did We Look For When Shortlisting Gift Ideas For 16-Year-Old Girls?

Buying a gift for a 16-year-old girl isn’t easy. Teenage girls may act like they love your gift. But who’s to say the gift won’t end up getting returned? Or that it won’t sit in their closets gathering dust?

We dug deep, looked for gift ideas from all angles and made sure each one is practical AND trendy. We scoured the reviews and made sure each one comes highly recommended by a wide range of gifters.

Gifts for Her Room

 1. Our Favorite: Fuzzy Checkered Throw Blanket

A beautiful fuzzy blanket is something every girl can use. It’s the perfect thing to cuddle up with on a cold winter night and it will make your teenager feel comforted when she is stressed out. This blanket stands out due to its super-soft fabric and unique design. It is well-crafted, has a seamless front and back pattern and is made of high-quality premium microfiber polyester. 

1 Fuzzy Checkered Throw Blanket

💡 Not a fan of fuzzy materials? Maybe this knit blanket could be a better fit.

2. Sunset Lamp

The sunset lamp is just what a 16-year-old girl needs to glam up her room. This one showcases 16 colors and has a 4-mode jump/strobe/gradient/smooth effect. The remote control makes it easy and fun to change modes, colors and brightness from anywhere in the room. The crystal lens provides a lovely light transmission effect that can be rotated 360 degrees to cast a warming light around her room.

2 Sunset Lamp

💡 If the sunset lamp feels too much, check out this light therapy lamp with three color temperature modes.

3. Mkono Ceramic Plant Hanger

If your teen is into botany, she will love this plant hanger. The attractive hanger is ideal for succulents and small plants. Its hook makes it easy to install, and the drainage holes make it suitable for outdoor use. The planter is unglazed and has burlywood textures that give it a vintage feel — perfect for adding a classic rustic look to her bedroom. 

3 Mkono Ceramic Plant Hanger

💡 Looking for something cuter? This ceramic sloth plant hanger might just do the trick.

Gifts They Can Wear

4. Our Favorite: Crocs

Crocs have withstood the test of time as a favorite shoe-wear option for all generations, and they’re still massively popular with teens. Why are they so popular? They come in a wide variety of colors and are well-ventilated and waterproof. They are lightweight and comfortable, making them ideal for summer weather. Or you can put socks under them and wear them year-round. But more than all that, they’re just cool. 

4 Crocs

💡 For a personalized touch, check out this pack of Crocs shoe charms – there are tons of options to pick from!

5. Ray-Ban Rb3447 Round Metal Sunglasses

Your 16-year-old will be the coolest kid on the block with these Ray-Ban round metal sunglasses. Ray-Ban is one of the classic names in sunglass style, and the round metal shape is perfectly on trend. You can choose from various color combinations to find one your teen will be happy with.

5 Ray Ban Rb3447 Round Metal Sunglasses

💡 For an extra touch of fashionable sun protection, you could add this breathable baseball cap.

6. Gildan Hoodie

Hoodies are the ultimate in street style. They are cozy and have a classic look — perfect for when you she’s heading out on brisk days or just chilling at home in front of Netflix. This hoodie is made from 100% cotton and its pull-on closure makes it easy to wear. Its brushed interior makes it extra cozy and its ribbed cuffs are made with spandex to provide additional stretch. 

6 Gildan Hoodie

💡 If this 16-year-old is a fan of oversized clothes, try this hoodie instead.

Gifts for Gamers

7. Our Favorite: Nintendo Switch OLED

The Nintendo Switch is a video game console that takes the form of a tablet. It can be used at home or as a portable device, making it perfect for teens who like to be outside the house. This model features a 7-inch OLED screen that offers vivid colors and crisp contrast, and its speakers provide incredibly enhanced sound. It’s for the big-budget buyer, but she’ll be your best friend forever. 

7 Nintendo Switch OLED

💡 Love the idea of a Switch OLED but not ready to drop that kind of money? Check out the Nintendo Switch Lite instead. 

8.  Nintendo Switch Pro Controller

If the girl on your list is a gamer and plays Nintendo, she will always need a controller. A Nintendo Switch Pro Controller will help her upgrade her gaming. The Nintendo Switch will work with her home console and portable system so she can take it anywhere. It allows her to enjoy more gaming time playing the games she loves.

8 Nintendo Switch Pro Controller

💡 Not sure if they will use the separate controller with their Switch? Maybe these cute joycons could be a nice upgrade for their console.

9. Horizon Zero Dawn

Horizon Zero Dawn places her in a post-apocalyptic world where machines dominate the earth. It’s up to her to figure out how they took over the world, their purpose and what happened to the civilization that lived there before. The game provides the perfect juxtaposition of nature and technology and the female lead character makes it well-suited to teen girls.

9 Horizon Zero Dawn

💡 Complete the gift with the Horizon Zero Dawn Vol. 1: The Sunhawk graphic novel.

Gifts for Sports and Fitness Fans

10. Our Favorite: Stoked Ride Maple Wood Skateboard

If the girl you are buying for loves outdoor adventure, a skateboard will be right up her alley. This particular skateboard is 7.75 inches wide and 32 inches long and comes fully assembled, so it’s ready to ride out of the box. It’s made by the Stoked Ride, a company that’s been crafting budget (and awesome) skateboards since 2009.

10 Stoked Ride Maple Wood Skateboard

💡 Do they already have a skateboard? Then you should consider a Ten-Eighty Skatepark Launch Ramp.

11. Fitbit Inspire 3 Health & Fitness Tracker

Is the teen girl on your list a fitness freak? Well then, she will love the Fitbit health and fitness tracker. It provides a daily readiness score, active zone minutes, all-day activity tracking, heart rate, more than 20 exercise modes and reminders to keep up the physical activity. It also helpfully keeps track of stress levels and provides relaxation techniques.

11 Fitbit Inspire 3 Health Fitness Tracker

💡 For a pop of color, why not try the morning glow Fitbit option.

12. Hydro Flask Wide Mouth Bottle with Flex Cap

The Hydroflask is just what every teen needs to stay hydrated. The wide-mouthed bottle holds 32 fluid ounces. Its Temp Shield Insulation keeps cool beverages incredible and hot drinks hot. It is made with high-quality stainless steel that is durable, ensures a pure taste and is, importantly BPA and toxin-free. 

12 Hydro Flask Wide Mouth Bottle with Flex Cap

💡 Not a fan of wide-mouth bottles? Check out the Hydro Flask straw lid option.

Gifts for Girls Who Love Tech & Gadgets

13. Our Favorite: PopSocket

The PopSocket is an excellent way for her to hold onto her phone. It’s an anti-drop device that allows her to grip her phone with one hand or prop it up anywhere. She can also slide off the MagSafe wallet and set it on a wireless charging stand to charge her phone wirelessly. The case comes in various cool colors any 16-year-old girl will love.

13 PopSocket

💡 This floral bohemian PopSocket is an excellent option for girls who love color and prints.

14. Anker 10W Max Wireless Charger

Most teenage girls love to stay connected. This wireless charger will ensure she never has to worry about a dead battery again. It works with smartphones and air pods, charges quickly and features a charging indicator and short circuit protection. It provides high-speed charging for Samsung and Galaxy and offers 10x faster charging for other brands.

14 Anker 10W Max Wireless Charger

💡 If you’re buying for a girl that is always on the move, check out this Anker portable travel charger.

15. Apple 10.2-inch iPad (WiFi, 64GB)

What 16-year-old girl wouldn’t love an iPad. It will allow her to access all her technology on the go. This iPad offers Wi-Fi, 64GB and a 10.2-inch Retina display with True Tone. It provides up to 256GB of storage and has stereo speakers that provide high-quality sound. It has a lightning connector for charging and accessories and works with the 1st generation Apple Pencil and a Smart Keyboard. 

15 Apple 10.2 inch iPad WiFi 64GB

💡 Buying a gift for a girl who likes to create? Consider a stylus pencil.

Gifts for Science Lovers

16. Our Favorite: What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Questions

Written by Randall Munroe, the creator of the popular xkcd webcomic, it contains answers to questions you never thought to ask. Subjects include science, technology, language and love. Read the book for answers to questions like “How long would humans last in a robot apocalypse?” and “How fast can you hit a speedbump while driving a car?” She will have the best time she’s ever had learning.

16 What If Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Questions

💡 Does she already have this book? Maybe she’ll like the second edition: What If? 2: Additional Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions 

17. Serotonin Molecule Necklace

Science lovers will feel smart and fashionable wearing this silver serotonin necklace. It is designed to resemble the chemical makeup of serotonin, but it’s made with high-quality 925 sterling silver. Serotonin is a happiness neurotransmitter in the body responsible for improving your mood. Teens can wear the necklace to remind themselves to be happy and to let others know how happy they feel when they are around them.

17 Serotonin Molecule Necklace

💡 Is she a self-proclaimed coffee lover? If so, you should consider this caffeine molecule necklace instead. 

18. AmScope Student Biological Microscope

This microscope is an excellent way for students of all ages to learn about science. It has a 360-degree rotatable head with magnification settings of 40X, 100X, 250X, 400X and 1000X. The LED illumination system works with an outlet or triple A batteries.  It features a sturdy all-metal frame and the microscope includes a single lens condenser and disc diaphragm. It’s well made to withstand the test of time, so she’ll be using it well into adulthood. 

18 AmScope Student Biological Microscope

💡 If your budget allows, she will appreciate this prepared microscope slide set – it comes in a beautiful wooden case!

Gifts for Book Lovers

19. Our Favorite: Everything, Everything

This book’s protagonist is Maddy, a girl who’s allergic to the outside world and can’t leave the house. She falls in love with Olly, a boy who moves in next door. Will she risk everything to be with the person she loves? The book will take readers on an emotional roller coaster as they wait to find out. Everything, Everything was an instant #1 New York Times Bestseller and will surely be a hit with any teen that picks it up. 

19 Everything Everything

💡 Another option could be this Nicola Yoon boxed set, including both bestsellers: Everything, Everything and The Sun is Also a Star.

20. Perks of Being a Wallflower

Perks of Being a Wallflower follows the story of observant wallflower Charlie as he moves from adolescence to adulthood. It includes elements of love and loss, taking readers on an emotional roller coaster ride. The book was a New York Times bestseller and won the American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults and Best Book for Reluctant Readers. It also became a major motion picture starring Emma Watson and Logan Lerman.

20 Perks of Being a Wallflower

💡 Has she read Perks of Being a Wallflower already? Then you could consider Donna Tart’s Pulitzer Price winner, The Goldfinch.

21. Little Women

Little Women is a classic book and a must-read for any young girl. Written by Louisa May Alcott, it tells the tale of four sisters who couldn’t be more different. But with their father away at war and their mother left to care for the family, they must unite as a unit.

This book edition is available in hardcover with a lovely illustration. It tells an emotional story that everyone needs to hear. It makes the perfect gift for teen and pre-teen girls.

21 Little Women

💡 For a more modern look at what it’s like to be young, you should check out Rainbow Rowell’s Eleanor & Park.

Gifts for Young Artists

22. Our Favorite: DAS Airdry Clay

This airdry clay is ideal for creative girls that enjoy sculpting and ceramics. It is highly malleable and can be easily shaped using the DAS modeling tools. It can mold, sculpt and create jewelry, decorations and more. And best of all, it air-hardens, eliminating the need for oven drying so they can use their creations quickly. The trusted DAS company is based in Italy and has been making high-quality art products since 1963. 

22 DAS Airdry Clay

💡 Does she have the tools she’ll need for the job? If not, check out this set of 42 clay sculpting tools everyone is raving about.

23. 2021 HUION KAMVAS 12 Full Laminated Graphics Drawing Tablet

This drawing tablet will bring her creations to life. The creative pen can be used on the laminated 1920×1080 full HD screen to create clear, vivid, detailed images. The anti-glare film provides a natural look and prevents reflections from interfering with her process. The digital pen works like a real pen offering ultimate responsiveness and minimal lag. Watch her take over the graphic art world! 

23 2021 HUION KAMVAS 12 Full Laminated Graphics Drawing Tablet

💡 Does she love drawing but is not a big fan of technology? This drawing set includes three sketchbooks, graphite/charcoal/watercolor/metallic pencils, and a tutorial.

24. Sakura XNCW-24N, 24 Assorted Watercolors Field Sketch Set with Brush

This sketch set is the ultimate tool for young creatives. It contains 24 Koi watercolors, a refillable koi water brush, a sponge and a palette built into a plastic case. Its lightweight, compact design makes it easily transportable. The refillable brush stores water, so she can get creative on the go. For the gifter on a budget, it’s all available at a very reasonable price.

24 Sakura XNCW 24N 24 Assorted Watercolors Field Sketch Set with Brush

💡 Complete this gift with the 2-pack of linen-bound watercolor sketchbooks.

Gifts For Animal Lovers

25. Our Favorite: Clear Window Bird Feeders with Strong Suction Cups

This gift is ideal for the young animal lover in your life, especially if she enjoys feeding birds. The feeder has six suction cups that keep it in place, so she doesn’t have to worry about falling off her window. It has a clear view, so she can watch her favorite birds as they feed. It also has a cute squirrel design that makes it the perfect gift.

25 Clear Window Bird Feeders with Strong Suction Cups

💡 Another cute option is this hummingbird nesting house. She will love it!

26. The Illustrated Compendium of Amazing Animal Facts

This illustrated book provides facts about animals that are sure to stun and amaze. It was written and illustrated by Maja Safstrom. It contains over 100 pages of animal facts accompanied by whimsical drawings. She will learn odd animal facts, including what a group of owls is called and how many hearts and octopus has. The book is a hardcover, so it’s guaranteed to withstand the test of time, or it’s also available on Kindle if she prefers that. 

26 The Illustrated Compendium of Amazing Animal Facts

💡 If she also loves arts and crafts, then this National Geographic Magnificent Animals coloring book might be the right choice for her.

Gifts for Cinema Lovers

27. Our Favorite: Movie Tarot Cards

This is an ideal gift for fans of both movies and the supernatural. It works just like any other deck of tarot cards, but movie characters are used instead of tarot card characters. For example, Tom Hanks in Forrest Gump is the fool. Morgan Freeman in Shawshank Redemption is Temperance. The deck also has a booklet explaining how to interpret the cards and conduct your readings. 

27 Movie Tarot Cards

💡 If you’re buying a gift for a Tim Burton fan, then you can’t go wrong with this tarot cards set.

28. 100 Movies Scratch Off Poster,

This scratch-off poster allows her to scratch off Oscar-winning films and classics movie as she sees them. The poster comes with a scratching tool for easy foil removal. In addition to helping her cross off the movies she wants to see, it also serves as an attractive wall decoration for her room. 

28 100 Movies Scratch Off Poster

💡 Round up this gift with this massive guide to 1001 movies everyone should watch.

29. Anker NEBULA Capsule, Smart Wi-Fi Mini Projector

This movie projector makes an outdoor movie party night every night. It features Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and a 360-degree speaker. It shows a 100-inch picture and provides four hours of video playtime. It displays impressive clarity and contrasts you wouldn’t expect from an outdoor projector. She can use it to access Hulu, Netflix, YouTube and more.  

29 Anker NEBULA Capsule Smart Wi Fi Mini Projector

💡 Pair this gift with a portable projector screen she can take with her.

Gifts for Girls Who Like to Write

30. Our Favorite: Wy Wenyuan 12 Pcs. Ballpoint Pens

If your teenage girl enjoys writing, she will love this 12-pack of gel writing pens. Their barrels come in a variety of fun pastel colors. However, they all contain black ink. They are great for work, office and home. They come in handy in everyday life and can also be used to write creatively.

30 Wy Wenyuan 12 Pcs. Ballpoint Pens

💡 What about adding matching notebooks to complete this gift?

31. Moleskin Classic Notebook

This Moleskin Classic Notebook is great for jotting down notes and journaling. It features a durable cover, elastic closure and inner storage folders. Its imitation leather Moleskin cover and thick ivory pages provide an attractive look. It is perfect if she loves to write with a fountain pen. The books are available in various colors, ensuring you find one she adores. 

31 Moleskin Classic Notebook

💡Want to add something else? Perhaps a vintage leather Moleskine cover for her new notebook could be a lovely gesture.

32. Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within

Written by Natalie Goldberg, this book encourages writers to write skillfully and creatively. The author uses an insightful, practical, humorous tone to provide suggestions, encouragement and advice. She encourages readers to write thoughts down as they come to them and to use plenty of verbs. It’s a great way to promote self-expression and get her started on her writing journey.

32 Writing Down the Bones Freeing the Writer Within

💡If you’re buying a gift for a 16-year-old who loves poetry, then you should consider One Poem a Day instead.

Gifts for Girls that are Environmentally Conscious 

33. Our Favorite: BAGGU Standard Reusable Shopping Bag

Every environmentally conscious kid needs at least one reusable shopping bag. It can be used for shopping, carrying groceries, or transporting meals. Crucially, its reusable quality means it will cut down on waste. It’s made of sustainable, pure ripstop nylon. It is durable, machine washable and super-hip!

33 BAGGU Standard Reusable Shopping Bag

💡Want to choose something more? This ReActive tote bag is made from recycled plastic bottles.

34. 4Ocean Handmade Beaded Bracelet with Silver 4O Charm

This bracelet is as attractive as it is eco-friendly. Every bracelet purchased funds the removal of one pound of trash from the country’s oceans, rivers and coastlines. Its cord is made from 100% certified plastic bottles using less than 5% of the ocean’s reclaimed plastic waste. Its beads are made from 95% certified recycled glass using less than 5% of the ocean’s reclaimed glass.

34 4Ocean Handmade Beaded Bracelet with Silver 4O Charm

💡Not sure if beads are her style? Check out this 4ocean braided string bracelet instead.

35. Lome & Lore Eco-Friendly Biodegradable and Compostable Non-Silicone iPhone Case

This phone case offers the perfect blend of convenience and eco-friendliness. It fits the iPhone 6, 7, 8, and SE2. It is made from natural and sustainable, non-toxic, bio-degradable materials. It is also vegan. It features an attractive unisex design of an engraved topographic map of the Amazon Rain Forest.

35 Lome Lore Eco Friendly Biodegradable and Compostable Non Silicone iPhone Case

💡Green is not their style? This eco iPhone case is available in lovely colors such as coral.

Gift for Music Fans

36. Sennheiser HD 450BT Bluetooth 5.0 Wireless Headphone with Active Noise Cancellation

These wireless headphones cancel out sound so she can fully immerse in her music wherever she goes. The complementary Sennheiser app provides equalizer Podcast modes and Firmware updates. They come with an audio cable, a USC-C charging cable, a carrying case and an instruction and safety guide.

36 Sennheiser HD 450BT Bluetooth 5.0 Wireless Headphone with Active Noise Cancellation

💡Not a fan of bulky headphones? These wireless earbuds might be a better option.

37. JBL Charge 5 Bluetooth Speaker

This portable Bluetooth speaker will let her enjoy music anywhere. It is waterproof, has smartphone charging capabilities and can be paired with any Bluetooth stereo system. It also has a built-in microphone. The speaker has been rated IP67 waterproof and dustproof to protect it in various circumstances. Its long-lasting battery provides up to 20 hours of playtime.

37 JBL Charge 5 Bluetooth Speaker

💡Looking for something smaller? If so, the waterproof Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM 2 might be the best wireless Bluetooth speaker you could get.

38. Classy Ticket Stub Diary Ticket Book

This Ticket Stub Diary is a great way to help the girl in your life recall all of her favorite musical memories. She can use it to organize and preserve tickets from various events, including concerts, movies, trips and sports games. It features clear pockets that can hold the tickets and has room to write her notes and reviews. 

38 Classy Ticket Stub Diary Ticket Book

💡Like the idea of a ticket stub diary, but not sure about the price? Just the Ticket is a more affordable alternative.

Gifts for Anime Lovers

39. Demon Slayer Kimono Scrunchie

This Demon Slayer scrunchie is an attractive hair accessory that lets her show her love of the anime series. It is made of a soft, satin material that won’t get knotted in hair. It will even work well with curly hair. Each scrunchie features a print that represents the Dragon Slayer show. They can style hair into cool hairstyles, including ponytails, buns and braids.

39 Demon Slayer Kimono Scrunchie

💡Buying this gift for a short-haired 16-year-old? Then perhaps these Demon Slayer earrings might be a better option.

40. GUND Studio GhIbli Spirited Away No face Plush Stuffed Animal 8”

This No Face plushie from Miyazaki’s animated film Spirited Away allows her to take the magic with her everywhere she goes. It’s soft and cuddly and has a washable surface that’s easy to clean. The doll is made by GUND, an award-winning company that produces high-quality plush toys. It’s an excellent gift for Spirited Away, No Face fans and adorable home décor.

40 GUND Studio GhIbli Spirited Away No face Plush Stuffed Animal 8

💡Want another option? This My Neighbor Totoro plush might be of interest.

41. Sailor Moon Crystal: Dice Challenge Base Game

This fun dice challenge game allows her to square off against opponents in one-on-one dice battles or team up for more action. One round can be as short as five minutes or as long as an hour. As few as two players can play, or if you are with a larger group, as many as eight can join. The game is based on the Pretty Guardians and their allies defeating the Dark Kingdom and the Black Moon. 

41 Sailor Moon Crystal Dice Challenge Base Game

💡Looking for something more traditional? Then this Monopoly Sailor Moon board game could be just what you need.

Gifts They Can Use in School 

42. Fjallraven Kanken Classic Backpack

The instant classic (and ever-cool) backpack is great for school, travel and everyday use. It has a classic design that hasn’t changed much since 1978. It features a main zippered compartment, a front zippered pocket and two open side pockets. It comes in a variety of fun colors. It has two shoulder straps as well as a top handle.

42 Fjallraven Kanken Classic Backpack

💡Another cute choice can be this Fjallraven Kanken mini backpack.

43. CICIMELON Pencil Case

The CICIMELON pencil case is as attractive as it is practical. Its large capacity enables you to organize 30-50 pens, pencils and other gadgets. Its unique shape means it can hold a calculator, rulers and longer items. It has a transparent main compartment so you can see your belongings at a glance, and the inner pockets make for easy organization.

43 CICIMELON Pencil Case

💡Too small? This CICIMELON 3-compartment pouch pen bag might be the best option.

44. Bento Lunch Box

The Bento Lunch Box makes it easy to take meals wherever she goes. It is microwave-safe, freezer-safe, dishwasher-safe and, importantly BPA-free. It is made from premium food-grade materials and includes everything she needs to enjoy her meal, including three food compartments: a lunch bag, fork and spoon.

44 Bento Lunch Box

💡Maybe something a bit bigger? This Freshmage stackable bento box could work better.

Gifts for Girls Who Like Jewelry and Accessories

45. Milacolato 3 Pcs 925 Sterling Silver Opal Hammered Twisted Stacking Ring Set

This super-cute stacking ring set is the ultimate in fashionable accessories. Each piece is made from fine sterling silver and It has a platinum coating that keeps the ring shiny and smooth and retains its color. The set comprises three pieces, an opal ring, a twisted ring and a hammered ring, and it is available in sizes 5 -9, ensuring you will get the perfect fit for her. 

45 Milacolato 3 Pcs 925 Sterling Silver Opal Hammered Twisted Stacking Ring Set

💡Not sure it’s her style? Have a look at this moon phase statement silver ring.

46. Kotoyas Ceramic Décor Jewelry Tray and Ring Holder

This ring holder conveniently stores all of her jewelry. It also doubles up as an attractive piece of home décor.  It has a fun cactus shape that can hold multiple rings, while the small tray can store bracelets and jewelry. It is a convenient and decorative piece that could look right at home in her bedroom.

46 Kotoyas Ceramic Décor Jewelry Tray and Ring Holder

💡Does she own lots of bracelets, necklaces and earrings? Then this jewelry organizer stand might be a better fit.

Gifts for Skincare, Makeup and Beauty Lovers

47. Urban Decay Naked Ultraviolet Eyeshadow Palette,

The Urban Decay Naked Ultraviolet Eyeshadow Palette, is perfect for girls who like fun makeup looks. The 12 vivid shades apply to provide a hint of color. They are ultra-blendable with a purple pop and give a velvety texture and holographic finish. The 16-year-old in your life will have tons of fun finding the aesthetic that’s right for her.

47 Urban Decay Naked Ultraviolet Eyeshadow Palette

💡Urban Decay also has a desert-inspired neutral eyeshadow palette that is worth considering.

48. 12” LED Ring Light With Tripod

This 12” LED ring light is perfect for selfies, makeup application and more. It features three light colors (white, warm yellow and warm white) and ten brightness levels for each color. The light’s gooseneck phone holder allows her to adjust it to find the perfect angle for her phone. The phone mount can extend up to 3.6”, making it compatible with most cellphones.

48 12 LED Ring Light With Tripod

💡If she usually gets ready on the go, this travel makeup mirror with lights could be the perfect gift.

49. Revlon One Step Root Booster Round Dryer and Hair Styler

This brush and round dryer hair styler will get her hair looking great. It dries and boosts roots to style and dry in one go. It has a non-detachable round brush design that simultaneously smooths hair and creates volume. Its ionic and ceramic technology and nylon pin bristles add body and create curls and flips. It can give her a salon blowout in half the time.

49 Revlon One Step Root Booster Round Dryer and Hair Styler


Gifts for Young Photographers 

50. Fujifilm Instatax Polaroid Camera

This camera makes the perfect gift for a beginner photographer. It comes in a fun lilac-purple color, and its mini size and slim body make it easy to carry where she may go. It has a one-touch macro mode and selfie mode, allowing her to take the ultimate selfie with her friends.

50 Fujifilm Instatax Polaroid Camera

💡 Consider adding some additional Fujifilm Instax Mini film sheets so she doesn’t run out any time soon. 

51. Polaroid Hi-Print Bluetooth Connected 2×3 Pocket Photo Printer

This printer allows her to customize and print images from her mobile device onto 2×3” business card stickers that she can stick anywhere. It uses an innovative dye-sub technology cartridge to provide vibrant results in under 50 seconds. The mobile app will allow her to edit and customize her photos with frames, filters, text and emojis to create a personalized look. 

51 Polaroid Hi Print Bluetooth Connected 2x3 Pocket Photo Printer
💡 For this camera too you should perhaps consider adding a pack of instant photo paper.

52. Phone Camera Lens Kit

This lens kit offers a variety of lenses, including telelens, zoom, fisheye, super wide angle and macro. The lenses are made of premium-grade metal and are coated with premium optical glass to cut down on reflections, ghosting and other types of distortion. The clip design is universal and compatible with most mobile phones.

52 Phone Camera Lens Kit

💡Want to set them up with the full kit? Check out this portable phone tripod.

Gifts for Young Chefs

53. Bamboo Steamer

This bamboo steamer is perfect for cooking fresh vegetables, meats, eggs and seafood. It is made of an eco-friendly, durable, lightweight bamboo material which helps food retain flavors and nutrients. It is packaged in an individual color box convenient for storage and includes ten perforated bamboo steamer liners for protection.

53 Bamboo Steamer

54. As Cooked on TikTok Cookbook

If your kid loves TikTok and cooking, she will flip over this TikTok cookbook. It includes over 60 of the most popular recipes featured on the platform from over 40 creators. It contains a variety of dishes from well-known chefs. She can scan the recipes’ QR codes to go straight to the creator’s page and feel like she is making the dish with the creator in their kitchen.

54 As Cooked on TikTok Cookbook

💡There’s also a Kindle version of this book available on Amazon.

55. Pasta Maker

This is the perfect gift for teens that love pasta. The stainless-steel machine will roll and cut pasta quickly and easily. It has an elegant body design that goes well in any kitchen. It has a sturdy body, an anodized aluminum roller and a cutter, ensuring it will endure the test of time. 

55 Pasta Maker

💡Complete this gift with a ravioli maker stamp set.

 Wellbeing and Wellness Gifts

56. The Self-Care Planner by Simple Self

The Self-Care Planner allows her to create a routine to prioritize her physical and mental health. It encourages her to follow self-care habits that will increase her satisfaction and overall well-being. It has sections that allow her to plan meals, fitness sessions, sleep and focus on mood patterns. It will lift her mood every time she uses it.

56 The Self Care Planner by Simple Self

💡If you’re going with the planner, you might want to add this set of colored pens so they can plan in style.

57. Yoga Mat

This yoga mat provides a terrific surface for yoga fitness routines. It is thick yet lightweight, so it cushions her joints while providing ultimate portability. Its non-slip surface will keep her grounded. Its stylish design will motivate while offering an attractive aesthetic. It includes a downloadable yoga workout to help get her started. It is perfect for yoga practitioners of all levels.

57 Yoga Mat

💡 Complete this gift with some high-quality yoga blocks.

58. Weighted Blanket

A weighted blanket provides a womb-like experience that will get her a great night’s sleep. This one is beneficial and attractive as it has reversible sides. The velvet offers a silky, smooth texture, while the berber is nice, fuzzy, and warm. The attractive box quilting design holds the premium glass beads in place to ensure the blanket is evenly weighted.

58 Weighted Blanket

💡 For a pop of color, you can go for the teal colored blanket.

Frequently Asked Questions About Gifts for 16-Year-Old Girls

🙋‍♂️ How are Gen X teen girls different from girls of past generations?

Today’s teens have a greater awareness of social issues than past generations. They are also more in touch with their feelings in general. This increases empathy, but it can also boost anxiety and depression.

Teen interests are also different compared to past generations. They love technology, making it challenging to drag them away from their screens. However, they should be encouraged to engage in activities that allow them to explore the outdoors, the arts, and other facets of life. 

🙋‍♂️ How do I choose a gift for a 16-year-old girl?

The first step is ensuring you get a gift suited to your recipient’s taste. If they love sports, get them something sports related. If they love fashion, clothing, makeup, or accessories will fit the bill. 

So, make sure your gift is appealing to their interests. How? The best bet is to simply ask them, but if that’s not possible, try asking their friends. 

So… What Gift Should I Get?

The gift you end up getting the 16-year-old girl in your life will depend on her personal taste. If she’s the sort of girl who loves to get cozy in her room, this fuzzy checkered throw blanket is ideal. If she’s super active and sport, this stoked ride maple wood skateboard might be the way to go. The other suggestions on this list should help you find one, or even a few, that are best suited to her interests. Which of these do you feel will bring a smile to her face?