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.
Price: Starts at $35.83
About the Box: Quirky-Crate is a perfect gift to help any teen embrace her individuality and celebrate each of her unique quirks. In an age that's both about blending in with the crowd and becoming your own person, each themed monthly box shows how much fun leading an unconventional lifestyle can be. She'll unpack a curated mix of 7-10 items, including a limited-edition enamel pin, funky totes and accessories, witty stickers, jewelry and more.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. around the 15th of the month
Price: Starts at $XX.XX/month
About the Box: Many 16-year-old girls consider their lips as just another accessory, great for adding soft shine or bold colors to any outfit. LippieBox offers a great way to discover the products that work best, sending 5 fun lip products each and every month. Including everything from tinting and moisturizing lip balms, to shiny glosses and balms in cute, purse-friendly packaging, this subscription ensures variety in every box.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. by the 7th of the month
Price: Starts at $8.49
About the Box: Say happy birthday in style with the budget-friendly Bauble Mail subscription. Thoughtful, affordable, and on its way in 3 days or less, each month delivers a dazzling pair of boutique earrings in either silver or gold tones. Build a collection with a range of styles, including everything from modest and delicate, to bold and colorful, all finely crafted and great for either dress-up or dress-down days.
Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. within 3 days from receipt of order
Price: Starts at $17.50
About the Box: A great sweet sixteen gift that will help infuse her regular school supplies with a healthy dose of style is the Confetti Collection subscription. Bringing an interesting curation of coordinated stationery and gift items every other month, she’ll unbox a cool assortment of 8-10 themed goodies, like bold-patterned stationery, colorful office supplies emblazoned with witty humor, and tumblers, pens or other novelty items.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. within 48 hours of order
Price: Starts at $39.99
About the Box: Celebrate her sweet 16 in bold style with a gift subscription to Sugar Lulu. Since most sixteen year olds would agree that you can never have too many leggings, she'll appreciate the colorful prints and bold designs packed into each bi-monthly delivery. Choose from an all leggings box or a mix of leggings and shorts, both with the option to add in a matching top, to get high-quality performance wear, plus a few sweet surprises, like accessories and treats.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. mid-month in Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct and Dec.
Price: Starts at $15.30
About the Box: Limitless design possibilities await in each Maniology box. A sweet themed little box brings 2 exclusive nail stamping plates, plus 2 coordinated polish colors for base and stamping, just what's needed to create the perfect look for a sweet sixteenth birthday. Give her the tools she needs and she'll develop the skills to create salon quality nail art each month. The first box also sends a free stamper and scraper to ensure clean and precise designs.
Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. within 2-3 days after orders are placed
Price: Starts at $32.04
About the Box: Your little girl is growing up and you'd like to give her a gift that's all about excitement and motivation. One Girl Inspired is a box on a mission to do just that, sending a thoughtful mix of encouraging words and products, including journals and personal development books, designed to help teens build self esteem and the confidence they need to accomplish big dreams and goals. Along with plenty of positivity, each box also brings fun gift items, like school supplies, accessories and treats.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on or around the 4th of the month
Price: Starts at $29.50 CAD
About the Box: Chamber of Fables makes a great sweet 16th gift for avid readers and lovers of fantasy. Perfect for fans of The Mistborn Trilogy or Harry Potter, each themed box brings brand new YA books by acclaimed authors specializing in sci-fi and fantasy genres. Enter a new and wondrous world each month with 1 good read, and 3-4 bookish extras, like butter beer tea, stylish bookmarks and fun bookworm accessories.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from Canada between the 2nd-5th of the following month
Price: Starts at $16.66
About the Box: Give her the goods she needs to make cute gifts for her friends or write sweet words to her first love with the paper goodies packed into each monthly box from the Pretty Paper Club. Sending customized and coordinated stationery products right to the front door, she'll unpack beautifully designed stationery along with a handful of fun writing accessories, like pens and pencils, stickers, labels and more.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. by the 20th of each month
Price: Starts at $19.58
About the Box: Ranking high on most teen girl's wish list is makeup and beauty products, and the Slay Glam Box is here to bring her the goods. From shadow palettes and skincare products, to application tools and lip care, each box packs in 5-7 items to give her just the look she's going for. If the sweet teen in your life is into practicing and perfecting new techniques, this box is gifting gold that's sure to please.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on or before the 15th of the month
Price: Starts at $30.00
About the Box: One of the best gifts for a teen that enjoys crafting and loves to take in all the beautiful design ideas on Pinterest, the Craft in Style Box can help her make trendy pieces that are all her own. Arriving at the front door ready to roll, each monthly box brings all the supplies, materials, tools, step-by-steps and online tutorials needed to make a one-of-a-kind craft project, like gorgeous wall hangings or handmade candles.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. within 3 business days of receipt of order
Price: Starts at $25.00
About the Box: A 16th birthday gift that's unique and fun, the subscriber-loved Fruit For Thought Subscription Box opens to reveal a sweetly scented fruitful bounty in every box. Curated around a different fruity theme each month, she'll unwrap 5-8 brightly colored assorted gift items, including accessories, like keychains or socks, home decor items, a special piece of jewelry, bath and body products, drinks and treats.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. the week of the 17th
Price: Starts at $28.28
About the Box: Glamour Jewelry is a bestselling jewelry box for good reason. Each month's box delivers 3 stylish and trendy jewelry pieces, bringing an eclectic mix of earrings, necklaces, bracelets and rings. Crafted with care and focusing on quality and variety, this box sends everything from ornate jewels and simple bands, to delicate necklaces and jeweled pieces, helping her to slowly build an amazing collection of accessories.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. within 5 days from order receipt
Price: Starts at $20.00
About the Box: Supporting all the most popular smartphone brands, each month's box from CasesByLorraine sends 3-6 items, including 1 fun or chic phone or iPhone case, plus a handful of extra surprises, like backup charging cables, hands-free holders, headphones, screen protectors and other popular phone accessories. This monthly box makes a great gift for any teen girl who considers her phone her most valuable possession.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between the 1st-4th of the month
Price: Starts at $20.83
About the Box: Help her smell sweeter than the birthday cake on her sweet 16 with Perfume Surprise, a monthly gift set that features 5 designer scents in 2.5 ml spray bottles, plus a themed jewelry set. The ultimate monthly fragrance discovery box, she'll get the opportunity to add a dash of some of the top designer scents to any outfit, while sampling different perfumes to find just the right scents for her.
Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. between the 20th and the last day of the month