Top 10 Sweet 16 Birthday Gifts

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It's the birthday every girl looks forward to -- her sweet 16th. A special year deserves a special gift, so put some extra thought into your present. To inspire you, we've collected some birthday gift ideas that ought to charm any teenage girl. In addition, many of these sweet 16 gift categories cover a wide price range, suitable for any budget.

Not sure what to get or how much to spend? Check out this video!

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Marquee Letters
From Heidi Swapp
Price: $12.99 per letter

By her mid-teens, your child is probably ready to upgrade her teeny-bopper wall posters and bedroom decor with a more mature, neutral look. These 8-inch tall marquee letters with bright LED lights can be left plain white or customized with craft paper, glitter, or designer tape. Get all the letters your teen will need to spell out her name, initials, "LOVE," or other favorite phrases.

Buy on Michaels.

teen drivers license kit
"You Got Your Driver's License" Kit
From Pam & Alan's Kits for Living
Price: $39.99

Getting her driver's license will probably be the sweetest gift of all for your teen. Celebrate this milestone by giving this care package of sorts for new drivers, which includes practical items — like a tire gage, an emergency flashlight, and a cell phone pouch to help prevent texting while driving — plus a cute fuzzy-dice keychain.

Buy on Uncommon Goods.

Grumpy Cat slippers
Grumpy Cat Slippers
From GUND
Price: $49.99

Give a humorous nod to your teen's occasional moodiness with the gift of ... Grumpy Cat slippers. The warm and fuzzy footwear features social media sensation Grumpy Cat (a real-life feline with 7 million Facebook fans and counting!) with a swiveling head and his signature scowl.

Buy on Amazon.

Bose SoundLink speaker
SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker
From Bose
Price: $129.99

This gift is sure to be a hit! At just over 1 pound, and 5 inches tall, this compact portable speaker plays clear, high-quality sound. It connects wirelessly to your teen's smart phone, tablet, or other Bluetooth-enabled device and plays 8 hours of music using the rechargeable battery. It comes in black, white, and three other colors.

Buy on Amazon.

hammock chair
Hanging Hammock Chair
From Sunnydaze Decor
Price: $69.95

Every teen loves just hanging out. This bohemian chic hammock chair can be used indoors or outside and will give your 16-year-old a cool place to read, relax, and text with her friends. Choose from five colors to suit your teen's taste.

Buy on Amazon.

jewelry organizer
Little Black Dress Jewelry Organizer
From Umbra
Price: $19.99

Give your teen a neat place to store her growing jewelry collection. This hanging jewelry organizer fits in any closet and features 39 clear pockets on one side, and 24 hook-and-loop tabs on the other. Tuck a special new piece of jewelry into one of the pockets and see if your teen spots it!

Buy on Amazon.

football cornhole game
Cornhole Bean Bag Toss Set
From GoSports
Price: $89.99

Appeal to your teen's sporty side with this fun outdoor game set, complete with two aluminum boards, eight bean bags, and a carrying case. Cornhole is just one of several outdoor party games that have become popular for all ages — check out these other games your teen might love.

Buy on Amazon.

juicer
Whole Fruit Juicer
From VonShef
Price: $59.99

"Juicing" is a growing food trend among teens and women of all ages. Help your teen take an interest in preparing her own food and boost her fruit and veggie intake with this 700-watt power juicer that can process whole produce without the need to pre-cut or slice. Round out this gift with a juice cookbook and pretty beverage tumblers.

Buy on Amazon.

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Clothing Gift Card
Most teen girls are fashionistas. If you're wary of picking clothes out yourself, take your special teen on a shopping spree, or buy her a gift card for her favorite store. The shopping experience itself will add to the value of the gift, and may also give you a chance to spend some time together.
Spa Day
Spa Day
A mani-pedi, facial, or other spa treatment can help your teen de-stress from the grind of everyday drama and homework in her high school life! Invite a couple of her closest friends or turn it into a mother-daughter celebration for her special Sweet 16.
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Car
Last, but most definitely not least, is what many teens consider the be-all and end-all of sweet 16 presents: their own automobile. Of course, not everyone can afford such an expensive present (and the insurance that goes along with it), but not to worry. Another option is the gift of one-on-one driving lessons and driving privileges with your own car. It's not as showy as a car solely for your teen, but will certainly be appreciated.