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Shopping for the 16-year-old in your life can be a real challenge, especially if you’re not sure what they’re into. From gaming to trendsetting, these teens are honing in on their personalities and interests and figuring out who they are. Whether you’re on the hunt for the coolest Sweet 16 gifts, getting ahead for holiday shopping, or just want to treat the teen in your life to something special, we rounded up the best gifts you can get 16-year-olds.
If they’re embarking on their driving journey, get them a cute card holder or a wallet for their newly printed license. Get the tech-savvy or gamer teen some cool accessories, like the Meta Quest VR device or the Nintendo Switch. Shopping for the teen whose closet you want to raid? We found some incredibly stylish fashion and home finds as well. If they’re really into astrology, we found several cute presents that represent their star sign. Plus, we even included a few fun things that will make any teen smile from ear to ear, like an interesting mashup of golf and pool, the cutest frog-shaped, plush, heated slippers, and a personalized phone case. Shop our top picks ahead!
— Additional reporting by Alessia Santoro