Buying gifts for teenagers is never easy as they break away from childhood and travel the road to adulthood. While striving to be individuals, they take refuge in trying to fit in with others their age. However, with a little thought and observation, you should be able to come up with the perfect Christmas gift for a 16-year-old girl.
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Stylish Clothes and Accessories
Check out what's in on the fashion front this year -- especially in the accessory department. While blouses, jeans and dresses in the current styles are always good choices, accessories like scarves, jewellery and purses can go with numerous outfits. Your teenager's favourite make-up or perfume can also make a good gift. Keep up with current trends in fashion styles and colours as presented in magazines and televisions shows aimed at teens to get some ideas. Be aware of any hints the gift recipient may drop as well.
All teens want to be connected in today's world, and a new phone or an upgrade to your teenager's plan will no doubt be appreciated. Consider giving a new iPod along with a gift card for additional music downloads or a notebook computer for e-mail and school use. A new digital camera will be perfect for recording those special moments, and a new Nook or Kindle along with an electronic book or two should please the 16-year-old reader.
New sporting gear is always a good choice for a teenage athlete, as is a tote to carry all that equipment around. Look for books on a favourite sport, and don't forget the whimsical side with a humorous T-shirt. Lessons with a pro or tickets to see a favourite team in action will be popular with your teen. Consider giving concert tickets or treating the teenager and a friend to a movie or dinner as well. Don't overlook CDs and DVDs that focus on a favourite entertainer as stocking stuffers.
Money and Gift Cards
While not as personal as an actual gift, money is always appropriate, especially if your teen has a long-term goal in mind. Perhaps she's been saving to buy a car or to travel with a school group. In these situations, a gift of money may help bring that dream closer to reality. Gift cards can also be good choices, whether they are for clothing stores, eating establishments or music downloads. Don't forget to consider prepaid phone cards -- always a good choice to help teens stay connected.
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