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Present ideas for 16-year-old girls

Updated April 17, 2017

The lives of 16-year-old girls are not simple. They have to balance social lives, academics and possibly even a job as well. With all this going on in their lives, there are many different opportunities to choose a birthday gift. It may have been a long time since you were a 16-year-old, but a little research can make the 16-year-old girl happy with your gift.

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Instead of giving her a physical gift, give her an experience for her 16th birthday party. Arrange for a class for her to expand her knowledge in a hobby that she enjoys. This could be a cooking class where her and several friends learn to cook a meal together. If she enjoys dancing, arrange for a dancing class for her and a few friends to learn a new dance together. If she enjoys a specific type of craft such as pottery, sign her and a few friends up to attend a class together.


Clothing choices for a 16-year-old girl can range from the formal to the casual. If she has an upcoming dance or formal event to attend, purchase an evening gown for her. For the summer months clothing such as a swimsuit will allow her to show off in front of her friends all summer. Gifts for students that are preparing to choose a college to attend can range from a T-shirt featuring that team's name or one with a picture of the team's mascot.


Electronics are not just for 16-year-old boys. Girls enjoy electronics as well. A portable DVD player will allow her to watch her favourite movies while travelling with family or friends. She and her friends can compete against each other playing games on a gaming system such as one by Sony, Nintendo or Microsoft. She could enjoy some time alone with some music that can be played on her own personal MP3 player.

Day of Beauty

A day of beauty offers numerous opportunities for a 16-year-old girl. She can spend the day having her hair prepared and make-up applied. She can then spend the afternoon at a tanning salon, giving her a glow even if the sun is not shining where she lives. The life of a 16-year-old is full of challenges, and a massage session can help her relax from those challenges that face her on a daily basis.

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About the Author

Alan Kirk has been writing for online publications since 2006. He has more than 15 years' experience in catering, management and government relations. Kirk has a bachelor's degree in business management from the University of Maryland.

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