Gifts for 16-year-old girls should help them feel like a whimsical adult ready for fun but old enough to be taken seriously. Teen girls want to look great, listen to music, and maybe do a little artwork. We did all the research and found the best gifts to make teenagers so happy they might actually grunt a positive response, and you don’t have to do any of the legwork. It’s a win, win!
|Best Gifts for 16-Year-Old Girls||Why It's Best||Rating|
|Amazon Fire TV Stick||Streaming media player for TV and music||♥♥♥♥♥|
|Nicetree Over-the-door mirrored jewelry cabinet||Holds jewelry and makeup with LED lights!||♥♥♥♥♥|
|Bed Head Wave Artist Deep Waver||A cool-looking hair iron for quick beachy waves.||♥♥♥♥♥|
|Michael Kors Jet Set Item Crossbody Bag||Purse with gold chain shoulder straps that comes in multiple colors.||♥♥♥♥♥|
|Maria Shireen Athleisure Hair Tie Bracelet||A bracelet that holds a hair tie without cutting off circulation, plus it's cute!||♥♥♥♥♥|
|Harry Potter Complete 8-Film Collection||It's time for a Harry Potter movie marathon.||♥♥♥♥♥|
|SOJOS Fashion Polarized Sunglasses||Ultra-feminine cat eye design that comes in multiple colors.||♥♥♥♥♥|
The Best Gifts for 16-Year-Old Girls
Fire TV Stick 4K with Alexa Voice Remote and Streaming Media Player
Avoid watching anime, annoying teen shows, and scary movies by getting your daughter her own Fire TV Stick 4K with Alexa Voice Remote for her bedroom so she can stream her favorite shows far away from your living room. Still, watch the classics with her in the living room, but teens tend to B07QNTN6MYhave interesting television choices as they catch up with current trends.
With Alexa Voice connected, accessing different shows or channels has never been easier along with checking the weather, dim lights, and streaming music. Add in 4K and teens can watch shows so vivid and realistic you may want to steal the Roku, although the price is affordable enough to buy for multiple rooms. It also includes Dolby Vision, HDR, and HDR10+, and immersive sound on select videos.
If you have Amazon Prime, get unlimited access to hundreds of movies and television shows plus music. Choose other streaming apps for added content such as Netflix, Hulu, network channels, Apple music, and more for hours of entertainment or background music.
Nicetree 8 LED Mirror Jewelry Cabinet, Jewelry Armoire Organizer with Full-Screen Mirror
Teens with a ton of jewelry, or a desire to gain a ton of jewelry, may want a Jewelry Armoire Organizer with Full-Screen Mirror by Nicetree. The mirrored cabinet has pre-installed hooks to hang on a door and provide invaluable storage to keep jewelry from tangling or clumped up inside a box. No more lost jewelry or necklaces left around the house, that is, if your daughter actually stores her jewelry in the cabinet!
On the outside, the mirror has a modern appeal with no frame so she can check her makeup or outfit before leaving the house. Inside is where the magic lives with two sides for storage. Multiple hooks on the mirror side allow for storage for earrings, necklaces, and bracelets. On the door side, she has room to store rings, makeup, nail polish, and brushes.
Last of all, the cabinet includes a built-in LED with 8 soft blue lights to better view makeup and jewelry. All this without adding another piece of furniture to a small or cluttered room. It even comes with a lock and key to keep little sisters out of your teen’s jewelry and makeup!
Bed Head Wave Artist Deep Waver for Beachy Waves Generation II
Make mornings easier with the Bed Head Wave Artist Deep Waver for Beachy Waves Generation II curling iron. With 2x tourmaline, ceramic technology teens can say goodbye to frizz and hello to shiny wavy hair. Remind girls to use a heat treatment if they use this item daily to protect their hair.
To achieve perfect waves, girls can adjust the heat setting to various heat settings as they slide their hair through the unique waver barrel with finger protection at the end. A light indicator tells when the iron is hot and ready for use, but also includes auto shut-off for safety. A simple way to get the look teens want.
Michael Kors Women’s Jet Set Item Crossbody Bag
Teens love name brands and need storage for their lipstick, cellphone, and wallet. Combine the two and buy her the Michael Kors Women’s Jet Set Item Crossbody Bag! This purse is the perfect size to go to the mall with friends or take to school along with her backpack. Pick from several colors including black, gray, gold, pink, yellow, or beige to suit her style.
The rectangular purse meets current trends along with a gold chain shoulder strap and of course, the Michael Kors name emblem on the front in shiny gold letters. It’s a great size at 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 2.8 inches with a large open cavity made of PVC leather. Uses a simple and secure zipper to keep contents in the bag while making your daughter look sophisticated.
Maria Shireen: Athleisure Hair Tie Bracelet
Girls put their hair twisties on their wrist, which is bad as hair twisties are tight and can reduce blood flow to their hands. Instead, get her the Maria Shireen: Athleisure Hair Tie Bracelet to keep her hair twistie loose enough to not irritate her wrist. Not to mention, the bracelet works as a great statement piece.
The price is affordable enough to pick from two of the different colors including rose gold, gray, yellow gold, silver, black, or dark gray. The comfort sides make this wearable all day without causing fatigue and keep a hair twistie close by as it fits in a ready-made channel. A great gift for girls with busy schedules and long hair!
Harry Potter: Complete 8-Film Collection
Teens love movie marathons with their friends and what better way than with the Harry Potter: Complete 8-Film Collection? Pick from Blu-Ray, DVD, multi-format or 4k to work with your tv or your daughter’s bedroom TV but 4K provides the best picture if you have the TV to support it.
If you read the books you or have seen the movies, you know how much fun they are, if you have never had an interest in the Harry Potter world, here is a quick crash course. Harry Potter grew up as an unwanted servant in his aunt’s home until he turned eleven and found out he was a wizard. He moved to a wizarding boarding school named Hogwarts where he met his best friends Hermione and Ron who learned about the world of magic at his side.
The group of teens though inept at first, learn many lessons over the course of the movies and take on massive enemies to protect their world from harm with Voldemort as the main bad guy, someone Harry has fought since birth. Along the way, they learn loyalty, trust, and many other skills with a smattering of fun magical elements.
SOJOS Fashion Polarized Sunglasses for Women UV400 Mirrored Lens SJ1057
Sunglasses aren’t just about blocking the sun but about fashion and the SOJOS Fashion Polarized Sunglasses provide an ultra-feminine cat-eye set of lenses with multiple color choices. Choose from pink, purple, teal, blue, black, gray, or brown all with the flirty design teens will gravitate to naturally.
The metal frames hold polarized mirrored lenses in an oversized 60 mm width, which is in style now. The glasses will protect your daughter’s eyes with anti-reflective HD lenses meant to filter out sunlight and glare by blocking 100% of harmful UVA and UVB rays. She can keep these glasses for years thanks to the unbreakable stainless steel frames with pops of color and a comfort fit.
URBNFit Balance Board – Core Trainer
If your daughter doesn’t want to try out for a sport or go to the gym, then bring the workout to her with the URBNFit Balance Board – Core Trainer. Tell her how the board was originally created for surfers for balance training on the board and she should be more willing to give it a go. Before long, she will love the board and how it’s improving her strength and shape.
The board works by a half of a ball underneath a thick multi-ply wood board with grippers. It can strengthen the lower back, increase balance and coordination, all while sculpting a six-pack. Tuck it away easily in a closet when not in use, or teens can take to their friends’ house to challenge others’ abilities to stay on the board for a beneficial and funny competition.
House of Night, Books 1-4 (Marked / Betrayed / Chosen / Untamed)
If the teen girl in your life already finished the Twilight series and still doesn’t have her fill of vampires, get her the House of Night Book Set. The set includes the books Marked, Betrayed, Chosen, and Untamed following 16-year-old Zoey Redbird as she turns into a vampire with a vampire tracker on the prowl. As if life isn’t difficult enough without adding fangs to the mix!
For over 1200 pages, teens can enjoy a teen stuck in a special boarding school along with other fledgling vampires along with Zoey as they take on their new life skills. Of course, the heroine is no average person but a being with special abilities that separate her from her peers. Add in a new drool-worthy guy, a few bad guys, annoying popular kids and you have a coming-of-age story sure to keep your teen’s nose stuck in a book.
Sanatty Galaxy Pullover Hooded Sweatshirt
When your daughter curls up on cold nights with a book or a movie, she might need a warm hoodie. The Sanatty Galaxy Pullover Hooded Sweatshirt with galaxy print sure to appeal to almost every teen girls in the country. Everything esoteric appeals to teens like the solar system, crystals, and gemstones because of the possibility of infinity.
The hoodie offers a comfortable amount of room for warmth and movement along with a drawstring hoodie, and a kangaroo pocket. Pick from multiple designs but the galaxy prints make the best options. Pick from small/medium up to 2X/3X. Don’t worry about washing as these go in the machine in cold water with 100% colorfast to prevent bleeding colors.
AVESON Classic Vintage Aladdin Magic Genie Costume Lamp
Just because your daughter is a teenager doesn’t mean she gave up on fairy tales. Disney has happily expanded the markets with live-action versions of our favorite princess cartoons for teenagers and adults. Now, you can get your teen a grown-up fairy tale gift with the AVESON Classic Vintage Aladdin Magic Genie Costume Lamp.
Not only is the lamp beautiful, but it will help to keep your daughter’s love of hope and imagination alive for years to come. The Arabic inspired lamp has the same shape as the one from Aladdin but with a little color added in for enviable beauty. Vintage floral filigree surrounds vibrant jewel-tone colors like green, blue, and red or pick solid colors like copper, yellow gold, or white gold.
The lid attaches to a chain connected to the handle to keep it with the lamp. Girls can store trinkets or coins inside the lamp while admiring the exquisite design. Sadly though, this lamp does not include a giant blue genie in the tiny little living space.
A fun decoration especially for Disney fans or those teens who enjoy bohemian treasures. It’s made of zinc alloy and measures 8.15 x 2.75 x 4.3 inches, so it won’t take up a tone of space but will make any room more magical.
Burt’s Bees Essential Gift Set
Continuing with natural products, consider getting the Burt’s Bees Essential Gift Set to help your daughter with her daily routine. The set includes Soap Bark and Chamomile Deep Cleansing Cream, Hand Salve, Milk & Honey Body Lotion, Beeswax Lip Balm, and Coconut Foot Cream. All items are packaged into a convenient gift box for you to easily wrap up.
Keep in mind that the skincare items are smaller than a full container since they are a trial or travel version of the real thing. Even so, your teenage girl will love getting to sample a few Burt’s Bees products that are favorites among many. Plus, they contain all-natural ingredients!
‘Cafecito’ Eyeshadow Palette + Dual Ended Brush
Girls want to start wearing makeup at 16 if not sooner, but traditional makeup can irritate skin and cause skin problems with poor quality chemical ingredients. Introducing, ‘Cafecito’ Eyeshadow Palette + Dual-Ended Brush, a makeup with quality natural ingredients that can nourish skin instead of damaging youthful skin. Makeup should enhance features not cause problems which is why you should avoid buying your teen toxic brands.
This eye shadow palette includes 12 highly pigmented shades from light to dark along with a dual-sided brush for application. Although, the best part of the kit is it’s vegan, cruelty-free, and not tested on animals. It’s also free of parabens and phthalates and instead, the makeup has jojoba seed oil to nourish the skin.
Kendra Scott “Signature” Danielle Drop Earrings
Subtle yet flashy jewelry appeals to teens’ sense of wishing to disappear yet also be seen by the world. This is what the Kendra Scott “Signature” Danielle Drop Earrings can do for your daughter. With muted colors and a simplistic design, these earrings draw attention to her natural beauty without highlighting the flaws she believes she has even though she doesn’t.
If mother-of-pearl and silver don’t match her style, pick brighter colors like orange, hot pink, sapphire blue, or yellow gold background. You can also pick from several inconspicuous colors to suit shy girls who prefer to look more natural. Either way, the subtle oblong shape wrapped in silver or gold with four prongs is the height of current fashion.
Finally, a fishhook closure keeps the earrings securely in your daughter’s ears. If your daughter likes the earring, you could get her a necklace to complete the set.
ColorIt 96 Gel Pens 2 Travel Case Gel Pen
A set of markers like the ColorIt 96 Gel Pens 2 Travel Case Gel Pen provide a creative outlet for teens to draw, doodle, or color and keep her imagination alive with vibrant colors. Though the set targets those who enjoy coloring in mandala’s in adult coloring books, it doesn’t mean girls can use these at school when not on their computer.
With 96 colors, girls can pick from solid colors or glittery to decorate notebooks, write notes to their friends, or draw anime. The set includes 24 glitter pens, 12 metallic, 12, neon, and the original solid colors all in a handy two-layer cause for easy storage and travel. Refill ink available for long term use so you only pay a lot upfront instead of every time your daughter wears out a color.
CLIP STUDIO PAINT PRO
Whether your teen wants to create artsy anime or realistic paintings, the CLIP STUDIO PAINT PRO is ready to install to her computer and provide a virtual canvas. This unique digital painting software creates realistic watercolor along with acrylic effects. Though she can still draw without the paint effect.
This digital toolbox allows for a variety of artwork styles including illustration, painting, manga, comics, and more. It also includes super-realistic backgrounds for more control. A fun way to expand your daughter’s artistic horizons.
The software works with both Mac or PC with recommended system requirements of 16GB of RAM, 1 GB drive space, and 4GB video card plus a processor of Intel i7 or equivalent (these are our recommendations, not the companies as they do not get very specific). Bring the artistic world to your daughter’s fingertips so she can enjoy a whole new world and explore her abilities.
Women’s Silk Satin Pajamas
Teens want the finer things in life and moms want gifts on an affordable budget which is why Women’s Silk Satin Pajamas make a perfect gift for cold nights. The PJ set comes in x-small to 3xl to fit any teenager. You could totally embarrass her and buy a matching set in a different color too.
Speaking of color, find her favorite from one of the ten colors available including black, gray, red, jade green, purple, blue, white, or pink. The set includes a button-down collared shirt with a pocket and a pair of elastic waist drawstring pants. Toss in the wash for easy care so your daughter can enjoy that silky goodness all week long.
Coolife Luggage 3 Piece Set Suitcase Spinner Hardshell Lightweight TSA Lock 4 Piece Set
Before long, teen girls are jet-setting around the world or at least the country. Road trips to Grandma’s, class trips to the capital, or language trips to Spain. Give her a useful gift like the Coolife Luggage 3 Piece Set Suitcase Set. The best feature of these suitcases is they are neither black or navy, which is the color of most luggage on an airport conveyor belt!
Not only is the luggage easy to spot, but it’s also easy to roll with four silent multidirectional smooth wheels. They just roll right next to her as she makes her way around the airport. Pair with the 100% lightweight and durable ABS material and you have suitcases that can withstand even extreme situations.
Molded corners and inlaid lines absorb and deflect shock even if airport employees toss them or load tons of other suitcases on top of this set. A push-button handle adjusts up to multiple heights and disappears when not rolling. All these useful features along with a vibrant color of your choice including blues, oranges, greens, black, purple, red, and more!
Finally, pick from a 3 or 4 piece set so your daughter always has the right-sized suitcase to meet her needs. The sets include a 16-inch, 20-inch, 24-inch, and a 28-inch suitcase but if you get the 3-piece set you do not get the 16-inch suitcase. Enjoy lining, pockets, and built-in belts inside to organize belongings.
Steve Madden Women’s Banddit Boot
What do girls want? Boots! Why? Because they are pretty! Boots are also functional like the Steve Madden Women’s Banddit Boots which provide warmth, comfort, and style. The name brand appeals to girls’ desire to impress their friends but that’s not the only reason to spend a small fortune on boots, they also offer great quality to last a long time.
If your daughter is still growing hopefully, you can pass the boots down to yourself or a younger sibling once she outgrows them but most 16-year-old girls are at their lifelong height and shoe size. Though this could change once she has her first baby so you still might get these boots for yourself. Thanks to 100% leather, these boots can last decades if cared for properly.
Pick from black, brown or tan or get one of each! The shaft measures 9.5 inches from arch with the heal measuring 1.25 inches and the platform measuring half an inch. These come with tons of buckles to accent the combat style boots but the best part is plenty of toe room while still looking amazing.
Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh 2-Piece Fragrance Set
Continuing with a few stellar well regarded name Brand gifts, the Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh 2-Piece Fragrance Set provides a lovely scent to fill your daughter’s day with joy instead of all the smelly guys at school. Even better, the bottle looks beautiful on top of a dresser as decor with added benefits of a sweet smell to improve the mood of even a teenager!
The set includes Daisy Eau so Fresh Eau de Toilette Spray in a 4.2-ounce glass bottle with a daisy flower top knob and the same sent in a fresh body lotion in 2.5 to add a little more scent after gym class. Let the fresh scent transport teens to a place of happiness and sunshine for a positive outlook on life with a hint of whimsy.
New Apple MacBook Air
Apple makes the most user-friendly computers like the New Apple MacBook Air. While the prices are higher than Windows-based machines, you are paying for quality that lasts for at least a decade if not longer. This computer will help your daughter finish high school, college, and help her submit her resume for her first real job!
Let’s go over the specs first. The 13.3-inch Retinal display with true tone gives exceptional graphics without a hint of pixelization. The dual-core Intel i5 processor works with the SSD drive to make the computer fast and the 8BG of memory allows you to run multiple programs at once without any lag time.
Add in stereo speakers, two thunderbolt ports, and touch id and you have one amazing computer. But we aren’t finished yet. The software and operating system make Apple the best deal on the market. It includes exceptionally functional items like a calendar, photo editing, FaceTime, and so much more than there is room to list.
Now, on to your choices. Pick from 128GB of space if your daughter will have external storage or 256GB if she wants to store her stuff online. Apple offers iCloud with extra storage for a few bucks a month. This computer offers everything a teenage girl needs to organize her life and work hard.
Canon EOS Rebel T7 Digital SLR Camera Bundle
Your daughter may have a camera on her phone, but anyone dreaming of a career in photography needs the Canon EOS Rebel T7 Digital SLR Camera Bundle. This professional set includes not just the camera and lens, but also 2 32 GB memory cards, an extra flash, tripod, remote switch, filter kit, case, and more. Buy this and teenagers can explore the craft of photography.
Let your girl see the world from a new angle and appreciate the beauty found everywhere from the lens of a camera. While entry-level, the camera provides versatile imaging capabilities with DIGIC 4+ image processor, high-resolution, and superior clarity. She can even record videos or take clear pictures of moving objects with contrast-detection focusing system.
The rear 3.0″ 920k-dot LCD offers crystal clear image or video playback for review before linking to the Wi-Fi and sending the pictures to the computer for editing. No extra software needed if she has the MacBook Air above. Giver her the gift of an invaluable and profitable skill while still in high school.
Cricut Explore Air 2
Not all teens have a natural knack for photography or drawing but still want to create their own masterpieces. The Cricut Explore Air 2 provides an exceptional way to create art with hundreds of gift or money-making opportunities for independent teens. This cutting device allows users to achieve many DIY crafts by working with multiple papers to create unique art.
Connect the Cricut to the computer to upload images or use the branded library for pre-made designs and projects. These designs can go on t-shirts, wood, water bottles, greeting cards, and anything else your daughter can think of to make boring items unique. She can also create her own designs from her computer, tablet, or phone and upload it to the Cricut.
A smart set dial allows the machine to cut to the perfect depth and pressure no matter what medium they use including over 100 materials like vinyl, card stock, faux leather, foils, and poster board.
Lastly, the set includes space for tool storage plus, the blade, accessory adapter, power cord, cutting mat, and a couple of sample papers. Teens will need to figure out their projects before purchasing the cutting mediums. A great gift that can make gifts and bring her imagination to life!
The set includes a vinyl sample pack and some tools too.
Creative Letter Art – Personalized Framed Name Sign
Girls love personalized items especially with their name which is why the Creative Letter Art – Personalized Framed Name Sign provides a unique and personalized gift teens can enjoy for years or decades. Pick from three sizes including a frame of 8 x 20 inches, 12 x 26 with a mat, or 20 x 20 double mat collage. You can also pick your color either, black, white, driftwood, or two wood colors.
The real magic will surprise even the giver as each picture that makes up the name of your daughter comes from the world with unique pictures for each letter. An archway may make an M, or trees deep in the forest might make an H. Each picture and sign is completely unique for a personalized gift with little effort on your part.
TongYue Desk Planets Handmade Natural Gemstone
Girls love the galaxy design and gemstones which is why the TongYue Desk Planets Handmade Natural Gemstone should make a great gift for most 16-year-old girls. The set includes a walnut stand for 8 round gemstones as replicas for each of the planets of our solar system.
The set comes in a sleep black box with color brochures of each of the planets and it’s coordinating gemstone which are labradorite for Mercury, serpeggiante for Venus, Sodalite for Earth, red obsidian for Mars, tigers eye for Jupiter, topaz for Saturn, green aventurine for Uranus, and cat’s eye blue for Neptune.
Mind you, natural gems have flaws and cracks which prove authenticity. Either way, this is a unique gift girls can use for decoration, learning about gems and planets, and getting their fill of gemstones.
BeautiPromise USDA Certified Organic Facial Sheet Face Mask
The BeautiPromise USDA Certified Organic Facial Sheet Face Mask offers face masks for several different skin types but girls want face masks for spa night and luxury. Parents want quality ingredients that won’t harm delicate youthful skin.
Get both without creepy ingredients like pesticides, formaldehyde, phthalates, sulfates, parabens, or other harsh chemical ingredients. Pick from purifying & cleaning, brightening & smoothing, hydrating & moisturizing, lifting & firming, refresh & re-boost, softening & nourishing, or a weekly care variety pack to sample all of the masks.
Instead of chemical ingredients, find all-natural plant-based ingredients like chamomile, argan oil, and lavender. The variety pack is perfect for teen spa night for super girly girls who want to avoid paying large fees at the spa.
Blue Yeti USB Microphone
Some teens want to sing, others want to record Youtube videos or vlogs. Either way, the Blue Yeti USB Microphone allows them to achieve their goals digitally. Pick from multiple colors to coordinate with your daughter’s room and let her get to work on Windows or Mac computers.
The tri-capsule array includes 3 condenser capsules that can record most sounds in many settings which makes it perfect for teens with friends over or siblings in other rooms. It includes gain control, a mute button, and a headphone output with zero-latency. Teens can even use this for gaming to chat with friends.
Finally, the device allows for multiple pattern selections including cardioid, stereo, omnidirectional, and bidirectional. Just plug it into the computer, record, and stream. Works well with more than one person and sits on any surface with a small size, perfect for storage.
Key Finder, AOJI Mini Item Tracker Wireless RF Locator
Would your teenage daughter lose her head if it wasn’t attached? Help her keep track of her stuff with the Key Finder, AOJI Mini Item Tracker Wireless RF Locator. Tell her this is more functional than a remember-all from Harry Potter. And, mama’s, this is an affordable gift you can buy for yourself too!
A black remote control with six alphabetized buttons connect with six coordinating tiles and a base for the remote. This means your daughter doesn’t need to run crazy through the house searching for her keys, backpack, iPad, coffee mug, or any six items of her choice. No need to connect to an app, just add batteries, push the button and listen for sounds while looking for a flashing red light.
These are not waterproof but thanks to the light, they work well in the dark too. They put out 80dp of sound but walls can block the sounds so you will have to walk a little. Each one offers a range of 30 to 100 feet which will save your sanity!
Vera Bradley Laptop Backpack
Vera Bradley makes beautiful bags like the Vera Bradley Laptop Backpack which is great for students. It can hold a 15-inch laptop with style as none of Vera’s fabric even come close to resembling drab and boring patterns. This backpack with heavy-duty straps comes in six vibrant patterns.
The inside has a large cavity for books and school supplies along with a front pocket for pencils and other smaller items. The sides have two pockets for water bottles. But the best part of the backpack is how long they last and that they can go in the wash when the get dirty which saves you money.
PZ Paz Creations 925 Sterling Silver Gemstone Spinner Ring
Teens love jewelry but also love fidget spinners to pass boring minutes faster. The PZ Paz Creations 925 Sterling Silver Gemstone Spinner Ring offers a beautiful stacked ring with spinning bands so girls can fidget without distracting others in class. The beautiful ring works great for girls with ADD or ADHD as sometimes the listen better when their fingers are busy.
The ring comes in sizes 5-10 and with different gemstone choices including amethyst, blue topaz, citrine, and white topaz to work with most decor. As the ring looks stacked, the top looks like flowers with the gemstones. Layer two is spinning gold bands and the third layers looks like a braid for a fun and functional ring.
Milestones for 16-Year-Old Girls
At 16, your daughter and you are stressing over the fact she can drive as it puts her one step closer to moving out on her own and far away from the family. Your independent girl needs you less and less which is a good thing as she will be on her own soon! Here’s what else to expect during your daughter’s sixteenth year.
Despite the dramatic behaviors and obsession with slang, your daughter’s communication skills have improved drastically at sixteen. The biggest cognitive issue at this age is over-scheduling as your daughter finds herself. Help her figure out her tastes and organize her schedule.
Her rationality should improve along with her work habits which take a load off your mind. She can do her chores, homework, and get to school on time with little to no assistance. Also, she may be able to handle a part-time job if she doesn’t have too many after-school activities.
Teens are obsessed with their looks and concerned they do not look right as peer pressure is still an issue. Despite the dependency on peers’ opinions, 16-years-olds are more independent, however, sadness creeps in easier. Watch for signs of depression.
Thankfully, the attitude from the previous years has calmed down as they avoid conflict with parents. They want to find a level of peace and routine in their life. Tell them how wonderful they are and be their self-confidence at this age as they still need you for a couple more years.
Boys, boys, boys, that’s what’s on your 16-year-old daughter’s mind. She wants a serious boyfriend who will love her forever and treat her like the independent lady she is, she clearly doesn’t know teenage boys! She may even think about sex but more because she wants an emotional connection.
Monitor her friendships as she may make some poor choices and look into the wrong crowds. Peer pressures can overwhelm her as she wants to impress everyone and be liked by everyone at this age. Again, you might need to be her self-confidence and her sounding board.
Teens need more sleep as they finish growing to their fullest height although their brains keep growing well into their twenties. Despite a need for more sleep, your daughter wants to go to bed later and wake up later. Sorry, schools rarely work with a teen’s natural circadian rhythm.
The good news is most girls are finished with puberty and settled into a routine with their menses. Hopefully, PMS syndromes have normalized and your daughter is less moody. Continue talking to her about safe sex and waiting until she is ready to have a baby to have sex.
FAQ’s About the Best Gifts for 16-Year-Old Girls
How can I get my 16-year-old off the phone long enough to do literally anything else?
I’m not sure that’s possible. This country runs on electronics and the screens rule our lives. Think about it, her phone is a computer that keeps track of when she should wake up, when to go to bed, a method for communicating, searching up facts for papers, and so much more. Functioning without it feels like a step backward for her as she has always had this technology!
The best you can do is make a few hours were phones aren’t allowed. Once her after-school activities are over and she is home, tell her it’s time to charge her phone and leave it alone. This might get you off the phone but then she will just turn on the computer as she needs that for homework and even learning programs!
Provide the means for electronics-free fun. Have family dinner at the table with no screens. Get her books, a bike, camping gear, a yoga mat, and anything else you can think of that can entertain her without a screen. Good luck!
My daughter is old enough to drive but how do I know if she is mature enough to drive?
Girls are usually ready to drive by sixteen mentally but only you can decide if your child is ready to handle a vehicle. Here are a few focus points to help you decide if she has the maturity to get behind the wheel.
First, she needs to be capable of multi-tasking as she needs to check her mirrors, watch the road, work the peddles, and more while driving. She also needs to know to stay off her phone and not let her friends distract her too.
Second, she should have decent grades. If she is failing her classes she should focus on improving her grades and passing high school as her first priority.
Lastly, you need to decide if she can afford a car. Not just a car either but also gas and insurance unless you plan to pay for all three for her. If she doesn’t have the motivation to save money for these items she may not be ready for the responsibility of driving at least not her own car.
Should I let my daughter wear makeup at 16-years-old?
Only you can decide if makeup is acceptable for your daughter, however, if you let her, set up clear guidelines. I would suggest not allowing concealer or foundation as they can clog the pores and cause acne or age her skin prematurely. Second, remind her makeup is meant to accentuate then positive and downplay the negative. She doesn’t need to make herself look like a completely different person with makeup on!
Next, teach her how to apply her makeup so she uses the minimumpu amount necessary. Also, buy her healthy makeup from reliable brands instead of brands full of creepy chemical ingredients. You and your husband should sit down and decide if she can wear makeup to school or only out with friends at night.
Gifts for Similar Ages
Final Thoughts About the Best Gifts for 16-Year-Old Girls
The best gifts for 16-year-old girls help them to mature into an adult and find new skills like the Canon EOS Rebel T7 Digital SLR Camera Bundle which allows her to learn a few new skills. She can learn to take beautiful pictures and then how to edit them online which is a very desired skill and one that can help her get a good job after she finishes her education. The other benefit of this digital camera is it allows her to see the world from a new perspective and find the beauty in everything.