Sweet 16 gift ideas include a purse or wallet, jewelry, a classic piece of literature, speakers or headphones. Additional ideas include clothing, bedroom decorations, cosmetics or cosmetic cases and a celebratory driver's license kit complete with a tire gage, flashlight, cell phone pouch and fuzzy dice. Some teens may enjoy candy or flowers as a sweet 16 gift. A life planner or journal is also an appropriate gift for any teen. Some teens receive a car for their 16th birthday.