21 Awesome 16th Birthday Gifts

    28th August, 2019

Do have someone in your life turning 16? We've got everything from trendy to practical gift ideas on this list!

Here's what we know. Teens are picky, and if you don't know what kind of things they're into it can feel like you've lost the battle before you even begin. Believe it or not, it is our full time job to suss out what teens like. (Actually, it's our full-time job to figure out what everyone, in every situation likes!) Throw all your worries away, because we've got an amazing list of 16th gift ideas for boys that are sure to be a hit!

Lortone 3A Deluxe Rock Tumbler Kit

Just what I expected. We wanted something dependable but not too expensive. Just getting into some rock collecting and polishing. Have. Completed one batch and we are happy with our choice in tumblers. Note they do run nonstop for weeks. So far so good!

Rock hunters will find the Lortone 3A Deluxe Rock Tumbler Kit one of the best birthday gifts ever! This kit includes a professional tumbler, some rough rocks for training, a 4-step polishing kit, and much more. The instructions also included are step-by-step, and the tumbler has a straightforward operation and a durable motor, designed to last for years. Great for art projects, jewelry making and more.

National Geographic Landmarks Building Kit

Great product, gets more than one kid involved at a time, encourages kids and adults to play together. This one is a total success! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

The Laser Pegs National Geographic Landmarks and Archaeology Building Kit is a building toy designed to be compatible with Legos, Knex, and more. This fantastic 17th birthday gift idea is an award-winning toy that sparks the imagination, with a 3D lite board power base, 32 laser pegs, and 244 construction bricks.

Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Camera

Got this for my daughter for christmas. She is 13 and loves photography! She loves this camera and loves how clear the pictures are

The Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Camera with Fuji Instant Film (40 Sheets) & Accessories Bundle is super cool and cute - it makes a lovely gift for anyone who would love to record memories in a flash. This camera is straightforward to use, and the kit includes 10 hanging frames with 10 colorful clips, 5 plastic frames, a travel camera case a selfie lens, a 64-Photo album, 4 colored lens filters, enough film for 40 photos, and much more.

Fjallraven Kanken Medium Green Fabric Backpack

Fabulous little back pack for the kids holidays. Love the mini version. Perfect size for everyday use. Amazing colour. Wanted a funky backpack without being too handbag like. Great for walks and general use around town.

The Fjallraven Kanken Unisex Medium Green Vinylon Fabric Backpack is a lovely backpack for school or college. Gorgeously designed with an iconic Scandinavian style, this classic school pack has been in fashion since 1978. It makes an excellent fifteenth birthday gift for teens who need a versatile backpack with a 16L volume.

LEGO Robot Building Set and Educational Coding Kit

Really awesome Lego kit (I think I've played with it more than my son...) Was pleasantly surprised to see it has more functionality than is immediately apparent from the box/blurb. All the aspects from building, coding and play are well covered.

Sign Real Neon Light Indoor Desk Lamp

Purchased this neon light for my daughter’s dorm room. Arrived well packaged and protected in a nice box with form padding. Well constructed light and has an on/off switch on cord. A bit larger than we thought but she loves it.

The Sign Real Neon Light Indoor Desk Lamp is a hand-crafted neon room light that makes such a great gift for a student's dorm room, or new apartment. This lovely lamp glows cold white when turned on, and the base has weights and a silicone pad for stability. It makes a beautiful decoration item and wishes peace and love to everyone in the room.

Texas Instruments CE Graphing Calculator

Fast shipping. All perfect

If you want to give a useful fourteenth birthday gift, then the Texas Instruments TI-84 PLUS CE Graphing Calculator is the one. The TI-84 Plus CE is excellent for teens who are starting to learn graphs, math symbols, and formulas. It will last for a long time, and it will be useful in the future too, as it is approved for use on several exams.

Portable Waterproof & Shockproof Bluetooth Speaker

The Speaker is waterproof, not water resistant which makes it great for pool side and the beach. This speaker is solidly built and feels to be made of high quality.

The Portable Waterproof & Shockproof Bluetooth Speaker is a great gift for people who love to listen to insanely good and loud 360º sound. This speaker brings deep bass with a frequency range of 90Hz – 20kHz. It is portable, shockproof, and waterproof (for up to 30 minutes and a depth of 1 meter).

K’NEX Education – Renewable Energy Set

Great addition to my son's school stuff! He loves building and finding new ways to create! starsVery nice set to teach renewable energy!

With more than 500 pieces of the K’NEX Education – Renewable Energy Set, kids will be able to build nine different functioning real-world replicas of water, wind, and solar-powered machines. This is a really fun, educational gift for teens. It helps them to learn and compare the efficiency of water, wind, and solar energy. Besides the pieces, the set also features skid plates, a power cord, and solar motor assembly.

Fitbit Alta Fitness Tracker

The Fitbit Alta is a fantastic gadget that tracks steps, calories burned, distance traveled, and active minutes. It makes a great gift for any data lover, especially those who are trying to live their best life. The bright OLED tap display shows stats and time - and the battery life is up to 5 days (varying with use).

X Rocker Pro Series Pedestal 2.1 Video Gaming Chair

Very good deal for this well design game chair. This material is high quality and the design is very good. Very comfortable . And back and both side have speaker. As a gamer I really like it. Also it is really easy to use. It comes with the audio cable ! Good price and good quality.

If you know a kid who loves gaming, then the X Rocker 51396 Pro Series Pedestal 2.1 Video Gaming Chair is one of the best gifts for them. Teens will love the built-in radio wireless receiver and transmitter that connects with many chairs for the most exceptional gaming experience. The chair also features two amazing speakers and a subwoofer for a total sound immersion experience.

Herschel Supply Co. Novel Duffel Bag

The Herschel Supply Co. Novel Duffel Bag is a great gift for anyone gym lover, or weekend tripper. The two-way waterproof zipper makes keeps belongings safe and sound. It makes a great traveling bag, and features a functional side compartment for shoes. The polyester lining and the reinforced carrying handles are extra sturdy.

PlayStation 4 Pro 1TB Console

Great system , had my second one, first one was the Regular PS4, the difference is visible in the games, the Performance is better with the additional features at HW level.

Every kid dreams of having a PlayStation. The PlayStation 4 Pro 1TB Console is one of the best 13th birthday gifts on the market for a young gamer who wants to play high-quality games in a 4K TV. The PS4 pro has the boost mode for more HD power, and the HDR technology, that displays vibrant and lifelike colors.

Audio Technica Bluetooth Stereo Turntable

I have been very impressed with this and think for the price it represents excellent value. Exactly what I have been looking for. Simple set up and looks and sounds great.

With the Audio Technica AT-LP60WH-BT Fully Automatic Bluetooth Wireless Belt-Drive Stereo Turntable anyone can rediscover classics. This fantastic gift for music lovers can be connected to regular speakers or any Bluetooth equipped device. The turntable is gorgeous, and the platter is made of anti-resonance, die-cast aluminum.

Mini Refrigerator

Granddaughter loves the refrigerator for her dorm. It fits on her desk and holds snacks and drinks.

The Mini Refrigerator makes an excellent gift for anyone in need of an accessible refrigrator - think students and new parents. This great gift is a convenient indoor storage unit for small and large beverages. It features a wire shelf for organization and a recessed handle for easy opening and closing. The temperature is kept consistently cool with the compressor cooling system, and it can be adjustable for customized cooling.

HP Sprocket Portable Photo Printer

This Sprocket was very easy to set up and I was making prints in minutes. It comes with 10 2x3” blanks. These are wonderful for dropping into a note, letter or thank you.

The HP Sprocket Portable Photo Printer is an incredibly fun printer for anyone who takes tons of memorable pictures! This exceptional gift idea prints instant photos on-the-go, it is super compact and easy to carry around. The printer features the Sprocket app, which can be used to personalize the pics before printing. It also features an HP zink photo paper set with 10 sheets - the peel-and-stick backing turns pictures into stickers.

HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset

These Cloud IIs have been amazing so far. They are super comfortable and the sound quality is great for what I use it for (gaming, discord chat with friends).

The HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset is such an great gift for anyone who spends a lot of time on the computer! This headset features a noise-canceling microphone that captures only the voice of the person wearing the headset. The memory foam earpads have an extra set of Velour ear pads - these are super comfortable to wear for extended periods.

WONDERBOOM Portable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

The sound quality on this little speaker is amazing! I was pleasantly surprised at the clarity of sound-even as I cranked the music up loud! Also seems nice and durable, as I've used it out while tubing lazily down a river and it was hooked onto a cooler.

The Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM Portable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker is a fantastic gift for a music lover. This waterproof Bluetooth speaker plays surprisingly loud even around the water. WONDERBOOM is durable and can be placed 100 feet (30m) away and still play music. The battery runs for up to 10 hours on a single charge.

Nomad Wireless Hub

Very nice! I can put my airpods and iPhone down while also plugging in my Apple Watch and charge my iPad Pro. I went from 4-5 plugs to 1 it’s very useful and looks nice

The Nomad Wireless Hub is capable of charging 5 different devices at the same time with the multi-port USB charging hub underneath. This excellent gift idea for the gadget lover also features an ambient light sensor that dims the LED at night. It is discrete and blends amazingly with any type of decoration.

Nanotechnology Kit

This is a wonderful kit demonstrating the science behind small (nano) particles, and how the chemical properties of the nanoparticles can translate into (larger) real world effects or applications. Excellent Experiment Kit! Instructions are very clear; nanotechnology applications offered in this kit are very diverse. Some of which I have never knew about before this kit.

This Nanotechnology Kit brings nanostructures into sight for curious teens (and their parents). With over 41 experiments, this kit makes an excellent 17th birthday gift. It features 60 pieces, plus a game board to help them make progress through the experiments. It also includes a laser pointer, an adhesive pad, and many other useful materials for the experiments.

Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case

Their brilliant... fit well... sound is amazing too...,Spot on 😉 Perfect! Came brand new in the box, almost fully charged, everything perfect and sealed.

The latest model of airpods, the Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case makes an excellent birthday gift for pretty much anyone! With a straightforward setup in all Apple’s devices, these headphones charge quickly inside the case. They can easily switch between devices and give high-quality audio and voice anytime.