If your little girl is turning Sweet Sixteen, she is stepping from child to the threshold of adulthood. As turning Sweet Sixteen is a very special moment in her life, you’ll want to give her something to remember it by. Of course, it’s not necessary to spend a fortune to give a special and unique gift.
Before going shopping, think about your Sweet Sixteen and what her interests, hobbies, tastes, activities, and likes are. Maybe she’s athletic, musical, extremely social or on the quiet side. Think about her as a person and what you believe would mean the most to her.
Also set realistic expectations with your daughter before shopping. MTV has created a show that has disillusioned many a fine young lady about what turning Sweet Sixteen implies.
After you have an idea of what your Sweet Sixteen would like and you’ve put together some ideas, it is now time to go shopping. Consider the following ideas as well:
For the Girl who Loves to Pamper Herself
You might be asking ‘what girl doesn’t like to pamper herself?’ However, a present that includes a certificate to a spa for a facial or massage might be the icing on the cake.
For the Girl who Loves Technology
With the customary use of computers in school today, a laptop would make an awesome gift. You don’t have to purchase a top-of-the-line computer; instead, look for one that gets your girl through school and prepares her for the future.
Although many teenagers already have them, cell phones still make good gifts. If your Sweet Sixteen has one, then consider buying her accessories for the cell phone including a nice cell phone holder (Coach has high quality products for technology type gifts).
An mp3 player or inexpensive digital camera makes great gifts, too.
Sweet Sixteen Gift Basket
This is a budget-friendly option and can also be very personal too. Think of your daughter’s make-up and hair products that she likes, as well as magazines, lotion, etc. Also consider making her favorite home-baked cookies or purchasing a particular food item she deems as a treat.
Is she the Traditionalist? Then think jewelry!
Since turning Sweet Sixteen is such a landmark for a young lady, a special gift will go a long way. Pearls are one of the most classic jewelry gifts, especially for young girls becoming young women. You can purchase round freshwater strands or go all out and buy the saltwater akoyas.
With the high costs of some concert tickets today, this may be a great reason to go on and purchase your daughter those tickets she’s been wanting.
Sources: www.fun.familyeducation.com/slideshow/birthdays/56655.html, www.buzzle.com/articles/sweet-16-birthday-presents.html,