15 Super Fun Sweet 16 Birthday Gift Ideas

Updated by Timothy Paradis

From getting your driver’s license to hitting the half-way point in high school, the sweet sixteen birthday celebrates the transition from young girl to young woman and marks a big milestone in any teenager’s life. Honor the momentous occasion of becoming a 16 year old by giving the special birthday girl a gift that she’ll never forget.

When it comes to memorable gifts that are also super fun, the Cratejoy marketplace is filled with plenty of options that hit the nail on the head. Sending a curated box full of goodies right to the front door each month, a monthly gift subscription is truly a gift that keeps on giving.

Whether you’re shopping for your daughter, a special niece , or your BFF , there’s a monthly gift box that’s sure to fit your gift-giving needs. From makeup and leggings, to smartphone accessories and special keepsakes, we’ve gathered up some birthday gift ideas that are ideal for any 16th birthday.

One Girl Inspired

One Girl Inspired

From $35.70 per box
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What does the world need to create a brighter future? Just One Girl Inspired! After all, inspiration is contagious. This fun monthly subscription box helps to empower and motivate girls ages 13-18 years old with confidence-boosting goodies, like journals, personal development workbooks, school supplies, beauty products and uplifting accessories.

Shipping: Your first box will ship on or around the 4th of the month. Please order by the 30th or 31st of the month to get the current box. For existing subscribers, we also ship on or around the 4th of every month. For example, to receive the current July box you would order between June 1-30. We currently only ship within the US and Canada.

Customer Review

“My 11 year old daughter absolutely LOVES these boxes! She feels inspired, grown up and it brings her joy! We love One Girl Inspired!!!” – Aubrey M.

The Paper Lover

The Paper Lover

From $20.16 per box
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Box reviews say that it's so much fun to get cute, seasonal and personalized stationery every month from Pretty Paper Club. This monthly subscription brings high-end stationery featuring fun designs that are customized with the name of your choosing, along with coordinated accessories, like gel pens, labels and one-of-a-kind office supplies.

Shipping: A tracking number will be emailed as soon as your custom notecards are prepared to ship.

Customer Review

"I've purchased several kits as gifts for my sister, bff, Mother-in-law, myself, and also my son's teacher. Everyone was very happy with the boxes. Super cute stationary, some of my favorite pens and adorable little extras. I even got some personalized post cards for my kiddo to send mail to his grandparents and cousins." - Reagan H.

Monthly Slay Glam Box

Monthly Slay Glam Box

From $19.58 per box
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Shipping: We will ship your box between the 6th and 25th of each month customer service is available to assist you with quick responses.

Cratejoy Fruit For Thought Subscription

Cratejoy Fruit For Thought Subscription

From $47.99 per box
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What You’ll Get: Unbox a sensory experience with Fruit for Thought, a subscription box with a new fruit theme each month. Each full-sized box includes 5 to 8 fun and unique gifts including jewelry, accessories, home decor, stationery, etc. Fruit for Thought sends unusual gifts that are beautifully wrapped and fun to discover!

Shipping: Now taking subscriptions to start with the July Peachy Plum Theme which ships July 17. Monthly subscriptions renew the 1st of each month.

Customer Review

“I purchased this box as a gift for a co-worker and she was absolutely delighted! The box was fun & fabulous! She loved that so many items were sourced in the USA and were of excellent quality! This box has a WOW factor for sure and is clearly curated with thoughtful care! Will purchase again!” -Sydney

Craft in Style, Monthly Craft Supply Kit Subscription

Craft in Style, Monthly Craft Supply Kit Subscription

From $32.58 per box
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Do they have Pinterest FOMO? Don’t worry! The Craft in Style: Monthly Craft Supply Kit will help them transform their space with cute, unique craft projects. This monthly box sends them a new, on-trend DIY project every month so they can craft everything from handmade soaps to cute terrariums.

Shipping: Sending a gift? We have instant downloadable gift cards! Craft in Style Subscription Box ships within 3-5 business days of your order from the USA. All boxes ship USPS or UPS with tracking. Email us for assistance, anytime!

Customer Review

“I’m looking forward to my next shipment. These boxes are so fun! The packaging is gorgeous. They make a great way to have fun at home and they all make great gifts. What a treat!” — Carol C.

Month to Month

Month to Month

From $24.99 per box
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Finding the scent that suits them best can be an overwhelming sensory experience! Skip the in-shop sniff tests and swap them out with Perfume Surprise, a fun delivery service that allows them to explore an assortment of designer perfumes. Unlock a fragrant experience with a discovery box featuring 5 different scents in 2.5ml spray bottles -- the perfect opportunity to find new favorites.

Shipping: Your first box will ship out between the 25th and the last day of the month. Please order before the month ends to get the current box. For existing subscribers, your box will ship on the 25th of every month.

Customer Review

“I absolutely LOVE this subscription, the jewelry is beautiful and the perfumes smell amazing, I think I now have a perfume obsession!” – Cristie B.

Take a look at our other guides below for more fun gift ideas!