16-year-olds are at a developmental stage where they can bring both an overwhelming sense of pride and a whole heap of stress and frustration to their friends and family. Whilst it’s not easy to deal with a teenager’s rudeness, laziness or grumpiness, these are often short-lived and developmental milestones! So, try to roll with it and focus on the joy that 16-year olds can bring too as they grow up, become their own person, hone in on their interests and accomplish all manner of things. 16-year-old girls may be more mature than boys of a similar age, and able to interact with and form friendship relationships with adults in their lives.
However, buying a gift for a 16-year-old girl can be a little complicated, as trying to guess what to buy can leave you overwhelmed, wondering whether to just give money or whether the gift you’ve selected is something she will want, like or use. We’ve put together a list of suggestions that a 16-year-old will be happy to receive to help you as you consider what to buy;
1. Fujifilm X-A5
If the 16-year-old girl you’re looking to buy a gift for is a budding photographer then buying a high-end camera is a great way to encourage this creative interest. The Fujifilm X-A5 is a 24.2-megapixel camera with all the features needed to take high-quality photographs. The large rear LCD monitor features both touch screen technology and the ability to rotate 180 degrees making the camera incredibly easy and intuitive to use.
Bluetooth technology means that image transfer is quick and easy, enabling editing and sharing on the computer. This camera is extremely stylish, finished in aluminum and leather and comes with a 45mm lens, Li-ion battery, AC power adapter, plug adapter, USB cable and a shoulder strap. The slim lightweight design makes the camera ideal for teenagers as it’s easy to handle and very portable and the batteries provide enough power for 450 photographs.
2. Sorel Women’s Nakiska Slide Ii’ Slippers
Practical gifts are a great option for teenage girls and the Sorel Women’s Nakisha Slide Ii’ Slippers are both practical and stylish. A good pair of slippers to wear around the house are a real essential item but are often well received as they can be comfy, cozy and fashionable.
This pair of slippers have suede leather styling and synthetic fur against the feet to ensure that they are as warm and cosy as possible. The sole of the slippers is finished with grippy rubber to prevent slips, trips and falls. They can even be worn for a quick dash outdoors, or for breakfast in the garden during the summer months!
3. ProCase Screen Cleaning Pads
An extremely useful gift, the ProCase Screen cleaning pads work well with all touch screen devices which teenage girls tend to have in abundance. This reusable pad effectively removes dust, fingerprints, smudges and other residues from the screen to enable it to perform optimally. When screens get dirty they can start to malfunction, sensing presses where there is none which can be extremely frustrating to the user!
Made from soft faux suede the cleaning pad is completely safe to use on the screen and free from chemicals which is particularly useful for phone screens that are held against the face when taking calls. The PU leather handle on the back makes it extremely convenient to use, so this is something that a teenager will actually get some use from and makes a great gift when you’re not completely sure of her interests or know that she has plenty of devices to look after!
4. Foreo Luna 3 Smart Facial Cleansing
Most 16-year-olds enjoy receiving practical gifts that can be used for self-care and many have an interest in luxury beauty gifts. The Foreo Luna 3 Smart Facial Cleansing Brush is a popular, high-quality beauty product having been used and reviewed by many of the beauty and lifestyle bloggers or vloggers a 16-year-old girl may follow.
Available in a range of colors and made with hypoallergenic silicone so that it’s suitable for all skin types the Foreo Luna 3 Smart Facial Cleansing Brush uses vibration to help remove up to 99.5% of dirt, make-up residue and dead skin cells to reveal soft, smooth, cleansed skin and ensure that products work more effectively. Using the app users can customize the routine that the cleansing brush carries out varying the speed and intensity to achieve the best result for their skin type.
5. ghd Glide Hot Brush
What if you could simply brush your hair smooth? The first professional hot hair-brush from ghd, the ghd Glide hot brush allows you to do just that. With long and short bristles you can tame large sections of hair with very little effort, speeding up the process and giving quick, salon quality results.
With a long 8.7 feet cable, the hot brush is really convenient to use and is perfect for protecting teenage hair which tends to get damaged easily. Whilst the hot brush does reach 185 degrees Celsius it uses ceramic technology and ionizing technology to minimize the contact time with hair, and the damage caused. The hot brush has a built-in automatic sleep mode after 60 minutes of non-use to prevent any accidental damage if the brush is left on.
6. Mario Badescu Facial Spray
In 1967, Mario Badescu began introducing European-style facials to New York and formulated a range of products to support at-home care including masks, cleansers, lotions and serums. This Mario Badescu facial spray forms part of that range which is formulated with botanicals and fresh fruit extracts and addresses a full range of skin concerns, from acne to aging. This refreshing, hydrating mist for all skin types is ideal for teenage skin which whilst suffering from breakouts, is often in need of moisturizing too. The spray lightly refreshes skin whilst boosting hydration without clogging pores.
This product has a range of uses making it a really versatile product; it can be misted over moisturizer to boost its effectiveness, used to set makeup or even on dry hair as a light moisturizing mist. This makes a great little essential for a teenage girl to keep in her bag and is a lovely beauty gift that will be well-received.
7. Selfie Ring Light with Cell Phone Holder
Creative hobbies like making YouTube videos are gaining in popularity amongst teenagers and this is definitely something to encourage because it helps to develop creativity skills alongside a whole host of other related skills like content planning, videography and editing. Having a good kit can make all the difference to filming videos and a ring light is a great basic piece of equipment.
Even if the 16-year-old girl you’re buying for doesn’t make videos, the Ring Light with Tripod Stand and Bluetooth Remote is still ideal for taking beautiful, well-lit photographs. It comes with 2 in-built phone holders to choose from and a tripod stand to carefully set up shots. The lighting this ring light provides is highly adjustable with 3 light colors and 10 light levels to choose from.
8. Instax Mini 11 Camera
Instax cameras are extremely popular and seem to have reached a cult-like status amongst teenage girls. It’s easy to see why with the Instax Mini 11 Camera which is available in a range of subtle, muted tones and has a built-in selfie lens and selfie mirror.
Built-in Automatic exposure produces perfect pictures every time and the instant, credit card sized prints are sure to be a hit with friends and are perfect for a 16-year-old girl to use to decorate and personalize her own space in her bedroom. The Instax Mini 11 camera comes with a hand strap, 2 customizable shutter buttons, the user manual and some batteries to get you started.
9. Burts Bees Coconut & Pear and Mango Lip Balm
If you’re looking for a little gift to give, perhaps as a stocking filler or in addition to a larger more expensive gift then the Burts Bees Coconut & Pear and Mango Lip Balm set is a great idea. Burts Bees have a fantastic reputation for producing natural, affordable yet effective lip treatments and this lip balm is no exception.
A luxuriously hydrating tinted lip treatment, this lip balm set of 2 is ideal for teenage girls who often lip to take lip-balms on the go with them. The hydrating ingredients in the balm protect lips from the elements and help lips to appear fuller and more youthful.
10. Large Lighted Makeup Dressing Table Mirror
By age 16 many girls consider their bedroom to be a personal retreat, a space where they can relax, be themselves and pursue their interests. As such they may take great pride in choosing things to decorate the space. The Large Lighted Makeup Dressing Table Mirror is ideal for a teenager’s bedroom as it is 30% brighter than other lighted mirrors, making it easy to apply make-up at any time of day or night!
With a large, clear surface of 12 inches screen, this mirror allows you to get your entire face in view at once and there’s a useful detail mirror with suction cups to help you see fine details like eyeliner, mascara or eyebrows. The smart touch dimmer switch on the side of the mirror allows you to adjust the brightness to your desired level and this mirror can swivel 180° horizontally and 360° vertically swivel and can be fixed at any position.
11. American Tourister Soundbox Expandable Suitcase
As a 16-year-old girl becomes more mature and independent she will likely begin to take trips away from home and having her own luggage is really helpful. The American Tourister Soundbox Expandable Suitcase is a super lightweight suitcase and makes a great practical gift.
It is available in a range of colors so you can choose one to suit the style and personality of the girl that you’re buying for. This case has a 3-digit combination lock to keep everything safe and secure in transit too, and the expander zippers allow you to create more space, perfect for packing in the souvenirs on the way home. If you’re looking to buy a useful gift then this is something that will certainly be used for years to come.
12. Hydro Flask Water Bottle
Busy teenagers need to stay hydrated and a smart, stylish water bottle they can take along with them is a great way to ensure that they’re meeting their required water intake. The Hydro Flask Water Bottle is available in a range of different colors and sizes so you can choose one that suits.
The Hydro Flask 21oz is perfect for encouraging healthy hydration habits as it’s easily transportable and suitable for hot or cold drinks. Made with a robust design and free from BPA, the double-walled vacuum insulation keeps drinks warm for up to 12 hours and cold for up to 24 hours. This Hydro Flask product is backed by a manufacturer’s lifetime warranty and makes a great practical gift.
13. Samsung Wireless Fast Charging Pad
Teenagers are well known for having a cluster of devices that need constant charging and some even carry power cables around with them in case they need to plug-in. At home, this can translate to a tangle of wires in different plug sockets and a lot of stress when things get broken, damaged or lost! The Samsung Wireless Fast Charging Pad is a great solution for 16-year-old girls.
This wireless charger pad lets you recharge your smartphone without having to connect any cables. For devices with wireless fast-charging, you can simply place your smartphone on the charger pad to quickly power up. The reversible Type C power input port gives you different connectivity options so this makes a useful gift for a teenage girl with a lot of devices.
14. Succulent Plant Pots
Teenage girls often find the sanctuary of their bedrooms a great retreat from the stresses and strains of everyday life such as friendship worries, relationship issues, and the stress and pressure of academic schoolwork. Many girls take great care to personalize and beautify their own space and the Succulent Plant Pots set is a great way to do that.
Made with top-quality ceramic the pots are lightweight yet durable and are specially designed for holding mini succulents. With a wide mouth and drainage hole at the bottom to prevent root rot, the set also includes drainage saucers and a tray to keep surfaces protected. Ideal for 16-year-old girls this set will add some nature to her space.
15. Hanging Photo Display
Macrame wall décor is becoming a real on-trend interior item, and teenage girls are getting in on the trend. This wall hanging adds some lovely texture to a space, making it seem much more personalized and cosy and has the added benefit of being a convenient space to display photos. Personalizing space with photos of friends and family is a great way for teenagers to feel safe, secure and loved in their own space.
This Hanging Photo Display has removable wooden clips so you can personalize the number of photos that you display as well as what they are. As they are so easy to add and remove it means that décor can be updated in just a few minutes.
16. Brush Cleansing Palette
Great make-up application starts with a clean brush and this Brush Cleansing Palette is a fantastic, practical gift for girls who love experimenting with make-up. Beauty fans may have very a specific taste in make-up or make-up brushes, but this cleansing palette works with any type of make-up brush so you don’t need to worry about buying the ‘wrong’ one!
From popular make-up brand, Real Techniques, this lightweight and ergonomic palette fit over your hand to make cleaning brushes hassle-free. With multi-surfaces, oil, residual makeup and dirt are swept away from the brushes so they can be fresh and clean for applying make-up and will last much longer. Best used with Real Techniques Deep Cleansing Gel, this is a gift that is easy to give and will be well received by make-up lovers!
17. Slipper Fluffy Socks
These fleece cosy socks are ideal for gifting to a 16-year-old girl as they are both functional and fashionable. Comfy, cosy items are well-received by teenagers who love the opportunity to get snug, warm and relaxed while at home. The Slipper Fluffy Socks are available in 3 different colors: beige, blue and grey, and are made with high-quality materials to ensure that they last.
The knitted socks have a decorative design on the ankle, making them ideal for even the most fashion-conscious teenagers. They have a non-slip grip on the sole so that you can walk around the house without worrying about slips, trips or falls and they can also be worn as bed socks in winter. With a one-size-fits-most design, these are the ideal gift when you’re not 100% sure of a 16-year-old girl’s shoe size.
18. Electric Scalp Head Massager
The teenage years can be stressful and anything that we as adults can do to encourage relaxation is positive which is why the Electric Scalp Head Massager makes an ideal gift for a 16-year-old girl. As well as being deeply relaxing, massaging the head and scalp can help to promote healthy hair growth.
4 massager heads with 28 individual kneaders and 4 massage modes provide a deep, full massage to release stress, promote relaxation and encourage deep sleep which is really important for a teenagers’ growing brain. With a simple one-press start, the massager can also be used on the neck and shoulders and is easily portable, waterproof and ergonomic.
19. Warmies Marshmallow Sloth
The world’s best-selling heatable soft toy; Warmies are a safe alternative to traditional hot water bottles which can be gently warmed in the microwave. You don’t need to worry about burns, scalds or leaking hot water bottles. With just 90 seconds in the microwave, Warmies reach the optimum temperature for providing comfort and warmth.
Gently scented with French lavender, the Warmies Marshmallow Sloth helps to promote relaxation and is ideal for soothing aches, pains, menstrual cramps and more and can be used on any part of the body. It’s made from a super-soft, yet durable plush material so it’s great to snuggle up with and will be loved by a 16-year-old girl.
20. Jewellery Cleaning Diamond Dazzle Stik
The Jewellery Cleaning Diamond Dazzle Stik is a great practical gift for a 16-year-old girl. It makes cleaning diamonds and precious stones super-simple and risk-free, just twist and brush and your precious stones will dazzle. Diamond Dazzle Stik’s jewelry cleaning gel contains micro-fine cleansers and polishing agents to make precious stones radiant, and fill tiny scratches in jewelry settings.
The stick is compact and convenient making it incredibly portable so you can keep it on hand for whenever your jewelry needs to shine. The brand is committed to ensuring the highest quality of cleaning products to keep your jewelry sparkling without risking damage.
21. Grey Felt Letter Board Set
Keeping the bedroom a sanctuary often means personalizing it, and using a letter board is a lovely way to complement the décor and add a meaningful touch. A letter board can be used to display inspirational quotes, or nice messages and is also great for bringing out to add to the décor at parties and events.
This Grey Felt Letter Board Set is perfect for 16-year-old girls looking to inject some personality into their space. The complete set comes with everything you need to write quotes, menus, signs and more with a total of 526 letters, 164 symbols, and 33 cursive words, as well as a wooden stand, scissors, and canvas storage bag. With various letter colors and sizes, it’s even easier to add a personal touch to messages and the set is 100% guaranteed so if you have any problems, they will send you a free replacement.
22. Gonex Small Makeup Bag
The Gonex Small Makeup Bag is ideally sized for storing in a handbag, gym bag or school bag and keeping all the little makeup essentials easily to hand. It’s made with premium artificial leather with a diagonal pattern to suggest high-end luxury yet is extremely reasonably priced. The waterproof fabric also is easy to clean.
This Makeup bag is ideal for keeping daily essentials organized and the soft, gold lining also features small side pockets to store smaller items like lipstick. Available in a range of colors, the company offers a 100% satisfaction moneyback guarantee, 30-day return policy, 1-year warranty and lifetime customer service for the ultimate peace of mind!
23. Duufin 6 Pieces Women Headbands
Headbands are enjoying a surge of popularity right now, making an easy fashionable update to most hairstyles. A 16-year-old girl who is interested in fashion is sure to appreciate receiving some as a gift and the Duufin 6 pieces Women Headbands set makes a fantastic gift set.
It comes with 6 multi-colored bandana style headbands to match a range of different outfits for different occasions, and the headbands themselves are made with flexible plastic and soft fabric to make them easy and comfortable to wear.
24. Vamvo Mini Projector
Going to the cinema is a favorite pastime of many teenage girls and so is chilling out at home, so what if she could do both at the same time? With the Vamvo Mini Projector, she can! This small lightweight projector has a really cute design so it will easily appeal to a 16-year-old girl but its technical spec is great too!
It supports 1080p full HD, has 1000 lux brightness and can create a display of up to 152 inches for that real cinema feel in the comfort of your own home. Connectivity is easy with HDMI, USB, AV, Micro SD Card and audio out sockets and compatibility with Firestick, PS4, USB drives, smartphones, tablets and laptops makes it incredibly versatile too! Vamvo offers a 24-month risk-free warranty so you can buy with confidence.
25. Lindt Selection Chocolate Box
Chocolate makes a lovely, indulgent gift for people of all ages and teenage girls are no exception to this. Most 16-year-old girls will appreciate a nice box of quality chocolate and this Lindt Selection Chocolate Box contains a delicious selection of 40 continental milk, dark and white chocolates.
Lindt is a brand that takes great pride in its quality product with each chocolate designed and crafted by the Lindt Master Chocolatiers with special care and attention and made from the best quality cocoa and finest ingredients.
26. Ostrich Mini Travel Pillow
A travel pillow is a really handy thing to have whether it’s for taking along on vacation or simply for longer car and train journeys the Ostrich Mini Travel Pillow is a great, practical gift for 16-year old girls. Its clever design means that it can be worn over the hand, forearm or elbow to allow a comfortable, power nap on the go!
Handmade using high-quality materials and filled with responsive microbeads the Mini Travel Pillow is cosy and comfortable yet easy to carry. It’s completely hand-washable, using mild soap and water to spot clean and easily airdries to keep it fresh and hygienic.
27. Lifa Living Round Wall Shelf Unit
Adding this round wall shelf to a space provides convenient storage as well as adding decorative appeal to a space. The Lifa Living Round Wall Shelf Unit wall shelves are made of metal and wood for a real modern feel and have 4 tiers, providing ideal storage for a range of accessories like books, plants and spices.
A 16-year-old girl will appreciate the opportunity to use these shelves in her bedroom as a nice, personal decorative item making the space cosy and trendy. The wall shelf comes pre-assembled so simply needs hanging onto the wall.
28. Tweexy Wearable Nail Varnish Holder
The innovative Tweexy Wearable Nail Varnish Holder is the original, wearable nail polish bottle holder making doing your own manicure or pedicure that much easier. Tweexy eliminates the need for a surface to place your polish bottle on so you can easily open your nail polish bottle using just one hand and apply it in a car, on a bed, on a sofa, chair or just about anywhere!
The Tweexy comfortably fits all fingers and holds all nail polish bottles, it’s small enough to fit in makeup bags and weighs under an ounce making it easy to take anywhere. Made from soft, flexible silicone the Tweexy is comfortable and durable and retains its shape easily so it will last for years. It’s easily cleaned with soap and water and makes a great add-on gift or stocking stuffer for a 16-year-old girl.
29. Moon Lamp
Some people say that teenagers want “the moon on a stick” suggesting that they ask for unrealistic gifts. Well, this isn’t quite on a stick but the Moon Lamp is a great, high-quality lamp made to look like the moon, and what is more, it’s not just an idealized artistic version of the moon but is actually based on information from NASA! with simulated shadow and craters.
The Moon Lamp would make a beautiful gift for a girl who is interested in space or who wants to level up the decoration of her room. With a sound control function, you can simply clap your hands to change the color to one of 16 different options or pat the lamp to do the same. It even has a remote control in addition to these functions. The lamp meets all the necessary quality standards and comes with a 180-day warranted and lifetime customer service.
30. Milk-One Sheets Masks
Korean beauty products are gaining popularity around the world because of their innovative techniques, cute designs and effective ingredients. The Milk-One Sheets Masks set is a set of 7 different sheet masks, sweetly packaged in a milk carton style packet.
These sheet masks use milk protein extract to slough off dead skin, provide deep cleansing and hydration leading to clear, glowing skin. Each mask is fragranced to smell like a milky dessert and provide different benefits depending on which mask you use. Suitable for all skin types, these masks make a great gift for 16-year-old girls who enjoy beauty and self-care products.
16-year-old girls are really hurtling quickly towards adulthood so lots of the products that we’ve listed here might be products that you’d like for yourself! Beauty, fashion and hair styling feature quite heavily as these are often big interests for teenagers, and whilst they may seem quite superficial, they are also ways in which 16-year-old girls can practice self-care which is an increasingly important skill for life.
Here we’ve brought together a list of gifts that 16-year-girls might like; some really useful products, some fashion items and some decorative items so you’re sure to find something to suit the 16-year-old girl you’re looking at buying a gift for!