Ideas for girls of this age include personalized items such as compacts, trinket boxes or jewelry cases, candy-themed make-up or scents, luxury candy or silver jewelry. Gifts for a Sweet 16 party need to reflect the personality of the birthday girl and the relationships she has with her guests.

Candy-themed gifts support the "sweet" theme of a Sweet 16 party, while acknowledging the birthday girl's burgeoning sense of style with accessories and make-up. Handmade items are often welcome, particularly if they reflect current trends. They also add a personal touch to help the recipient remember the giver's well-wishes at this important time.