Sweet 16 Birthday Gift Ideas

It’s a sweet 16 birthday, and it happens once in a lifetime. These ceremonies help to mark the transformation of a boy into a young man and a girl into a young woman. Picking the right gift for this important occasion will take some thought and consideration.  We have come up with some sweet 16 birthday gift ideas that can help to provide some ideas on what to choose. Read on for our list of sweet 16 birthday gifts.

For Him/Her

Where to Buy
The Driving Book: Everything New Drivers Need to Know but Don't Know to Ask
Name A Star Gift Set
Solar Power Backpack
M&M's Milk Chocolate Candy
Popcorn Machine


1. The Driving Book: Everything New Drivers Need to Know but Don’t Know to Ask

In most states, the minimum age for unsupervised driving is 16. So gifting this The Driving Book to a Sweet 16 is in order. It will help them learn about the practical aspects of driving as they hit the legal driving age.

2.  Name A Star Gift Set

Most stars are not yet named but simply given a number. However, with this touching gift, you can give a name to one of these nameless stars. Give this unique and thoughtful gift, Name A Star Gift Set, to them and let them name a star after a loved one or friend or you can submit their name directly.

3. Solar Power Backpack

Your Sweet 16 celebrant can enjoy power on-the-go with this ECEEN solar charger backpack. The bag is made of high quality, rugged nylon fabric and comes with lots of compartments and pockets. They can charge all kinds of devices with it, including smartphones, laptops and tablets.

4. Giant Candy: M&M’s Milk Chocolate Candy or Haribo Giant Gummy Candy or HERSHEY’S Chocolate Candy Bar

Who doesn’t love candy?  Make it extra special with these giant candy gifts.  

5. Popcorn Machine

Does your sweet sixteener love popcorn especially while watching movies? With this popcorn maker, they can learn how to make fresh and piping hot popcorn! This stainless-steel popcorn maker can make up to a gallon of popcorn in one batch within only five minutes. He or she will enjoy making popcorn with this nifty kitchen gadget, and especially munching it with his or her friends while having a movie marathon.

For Him:

Where to Buy
Plug and Play Retro TV Games
Personalised Leather Wallet
iMusic Speaker Pillow
Superman Dressing Robe
Star Wars Look-ALite Yoda Mood Lamp


1. Plug and Play Retro TV Games

You can give him this handheld video game so that he can have some unique fun on the go. It has 260 built-in classic retro games that will surely be fun to play and learn. The game comes with a TV connector as well so they can be seen on the big screen.

2. Personalised Leather Wallet

He will definitely like to have this genuine leather wallet. You can have your birthday wishes for him personalized on the inside, which allows up to 160 characters. There’s also space to engrave up to 3 initials on the outside.

3. iMusic Speaker Pillow

he will find this iMusic speaker pillow interesting and really useful, especially if he likes listening to music and falling asleep. The iMusic Speaker Pillow has inbuilt speakers and comes with a cable he can use to plug in his iPhone, music device or portable DVD player and enjoy good music in bed.

4. Superman Dressing Robe

This awesome robe was inspired by Superman’s outfit. He can wear it and lounge around the house while feeling pretty super.

5. Star Wars Look-ALite Yoda Mood Lamp

Gift him this lamp and let Master Yoda become a mood light, lit by a single LED, and light up his room.

For Her:

Where to Buy
Sweet 16 Ring
Sweet 16 Necklace
Sweet 16 Reflections Shadowbox
P&B Sweet Sixteen It's My Birthday! Women's T-Shirt
Vanity Set
Sweet Sixteen Cookie Bouquet
Sweet 16 Jammies
Sweet 16 Birthday Gift Basket


1. Sweet 16 Ring

What better way to celebrate her 16th year than a lovely ring upon her finger.  She will enjoy wearing it to help celebrate her big day.

2. Sweet 16 Necklace

At age 16, she is likely already used to wearing necklaces. However, this Silver Plated Sweet 16 charms on 18” chain with 2” extenders will always be a unique necklace as it reminds her of this special time.

3. Sweet 16 Reflections Shadowbox

A picture, as they say, is worth a thousand words. Let her preserve her 16 birthday memories with this picture frame. The picture frame comes in a simple but modern design, it will let her memorialize her birthday with some favorite pictures.

4. P&B Sweet Sixteen It’s My Birthday! Women’s T-Shirt

it’s her big day! Let her rock this “I can’t keep calm it’s my sweet 16” t-shirt. The t-shirt comes in various colors, but the pink is really sweet and will definitely look great.

5. Vanity Set

At 16 taking care of personal beauty is very important.  This personal beauty studio added to her room could make a great addition. This sweet 16 gift is a way of showing her that you acknowledge she’s growing up and you support her transformation into womanhood.

6. Sweet Sixteen Cookie Bouquet

You never outgrow a love for cookies!  This sweet 16 cookie contains 9 hand decorated gourmet cookies. The cookies are very sweet, and she can savor the taste on her sweet 16 birthday.

7. Sweet 16 Jammies

Your never too old cute pajamas! Get this sweet 16 comfortable pajamas and put them on her bed on the eve of her birthday so that she can wake up and see them. This will set the mood for her birthday.

8. Sweet 16 Birthday Gift Basket

For a young lady on her 16th, she deserves this lovely gift basket. The basket contains fun snacks and tempting treats she can’t resist. She and her family and friends can enjoy them all through the night on her special day.

Here are a few more gift ideas to consider as well:

Where to Buy
You are Braver than you Believe Stronger than you Seem and Smarter than you Think
16th Birthday Charm Bracelet with Hearts, Stars, and Rings By Haysom Interiors
Benchmark Bouquets 2 Dozen Rainbow Roses, With Vase
Trucker Hat


“You are Braver than you Believe Stronger than you Seem and Smarter than you Think” Cuff Bangle Bracelet, 16th Birthday Charm Bracelet with Hearts, Stars, and Rings By Haysom Interiors, Benchmark Bouquets 2 Dozen Rainbow Roses, With Vase, and this Trucker Hat.

With these sweet 16 birthday gift ideas, you can put a smile on the face of that young man or woman.