Unique & Cute Sweet 16 Birthday Gift Ideas
10 Things to Consider When Browsing Sweet 16 Gift Ideas
1. Don’t feel pressured
This is probably the biggest thing to keep in mind. Thanks to shows like ‘My Super Sweet 16’ a lot of people feel a lot of pressure to get a massive, incredibly expensive gift for a Sweet 16. You do not have to do that!
Instead, come up with a budget in advance and stick to it. Yes, this is a major event, but that doesn’t mean you have to break the bank!
If you are thinking of getting a bigger present, why not team up with other friends or family members?
This is a great way to make sure no one is spending too much money but can result in an awesome gift that the 16-year-old is sure to love.
3. Listen for clues
This is a big bday, and as much as it is on your mind, it is clearly on their mind as well (probably even more so). When you talk to him or her, listen to see if they drop any hints about what they want!
You may not be able to get them exactly what they want, but it can give you a good birthday gift idea of what they are interested in.
Pay attention, and write down anything that might help you come up with the perfect idea!
4. Ask other parents
Is it your child who is turning 16? Why not ask other parents who recently had a child who turned 16 what they got for them?
You don’t have to copy them exactly, but hearing what someone else got as a present may help give you an idea for your own gift!
5. There are no rules
Don’t feel like you have to get someone a certain item or spend a certain amount of money!
If you have something in mind you’d like to get him or her - do it.
At the end of the day, it is the thought that will always count more than the gift itself.
6. Invest in a staple piece
Consider getting him or her a nice or upgraded version of something you know they can use a lot.
Maybe a nice bracelet for her, or a nice watch for him. This is something they’ll get to wear for years to come and will always remind them of this special day!
7. Personalize it
Whatever gift you decide on, why not make it more special by personalizing it? Add his or her name to it, or their initials, or even their birthdate!
Personalized items are totally in style right now, and it makes the gift that much more special!
8. Think tech
Sure at 16, they are still young, but they aren’t kids anymore! A cool tech gift is something that you can be sure they will absolutely love.
Perhaps a new smartphone, a laptop, or a fun gift like a drone or a digital camera if they are into photography or videography.
9. Consider a subscription box
If you know in general what they want but aren’t sure of the specifics, why not consider signing them up for a subscription box?
You can find one for just about any interest these days - seriously!
From books to cosmetics, to clothing, to food, to science, you can seriously find a service for anything.
Sign them up and surprise them - it’s a gift they will have to look forward to all year long!
10. Take a trip
Why not consider rolling the party and your gift all into one and go on a trip? A weekend trip away with his or her closest friends is sure to be an experience they will not forget!
This will also give you a chance to spend some time with the teen and can be a great bonding experience for all involved.