Best Gifts for 16-Year-Olds

Thinking about being 16 years old, all I want to do is dust off my copy of 16 Candles … but teens have come a long way since wanting nothing more than a hot guy and a pink Trans Am. Sure, a lot of them would be happy with a gift card to Amazon, iTunes, or whatever else is cool, but going that route is just so impersonal. Besides, it’s fun to have something to open, isn’t it? To help you out, we’ve come up with this list of best gifts for 16-year-olds. Happy shopping!



Luxsure Intelligent Bluetooth Anti-lost Tracking Tag Alarm Patch

Luxsure Intelligent Bluetooth Anti-lost Tracking Tag Alarm Patch, $40.99

Gift the 16-year-old in your life with something to help him find his keys, bag, phone, or whatever else he’s lost (except homework). It’s Bluetooth-activated, and pretty slick looking, too.

Buy it now on Amazon

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Feminist Tee

Feminist Tee, $20

Help your 16-year-old shout her stance on feminism from the rooftops while remaining comfortable and trendy in this adorable cotton tee with an empowering message written across the front. Doesn’t just have to be for girls, either. The shirt is unisex, and so is feminism!

Buy it now on Etsy

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Owl Crate YA Subscription Box

Owl Crate YA Subscription Box, $29.99 – $167.94

Your YA lovin’ teen is going to flip out over this awesome subscription box from Owl Crate. The box (in one-, three-, or six-month options) comes with all sorts of literary goodies, including a new Young Adult novel, as well as other fun things (like chapstick, figurines, and magnets!). 

Buy it now on Owl Crate

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Betrayal At House On The Hill

Betrayal At House On The Hill, $34.96

Fans of horror movies and role playing games will totally love this board game. Equal parts mystery, action, and thriller, this game comes with 50 scary scenarios that allow for lots of fun and creativity while players explore danger-filled rooms and eventually turn one each.

Buy it now on Amazon

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Self-Balancing Scooter

Self-Balancing Scooter, $249.99

This high-tech self-balancing scooter is tons of fun to ride, and a guaranteed teen pleaser.

Buy it now on Gear Best

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Fresh Sugar Kiss & Tell Set

Fresh Sugar Kiss & Tell Set, $61.50

This gift set comes with all sorts of goodies that make lips super soft and pout-perfect. Everything will hydrate, smooth, nourish, and protect, as well as giving a subtle hint of tint in Sugar Rose and Sugar Petal.

Buy it now on Amazon

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