Her big day is coming up and you need to find an amazing gift quick! But what do you get for an (almost) 15-year-old girl? We have found the best quinceanera gifts so that you don’t have to worry what to get for the birthday girl on her special day.
No matter what your budget is, we are sure you’ll find the perfect gift for the young lady and her quinceañera celebration.
What are Quinceanera Celebrations?
A quinceanera is a cultural celebration of a girl to honor her as she reaches the age where she is considered a woman. It has historical significance, and is frequently seen in Latin culture, but is also seen in places outside of Latin America.
Before the special event, there is a church celebration where the guest of honor and her family members attend a Catholic mass. After the religious ceremony, the social portion of the momentous occasion begins. This is a type of fiesta, or party, with dinner, dancing, music, and gifts.
The special day is much more than just a girl’s 15th birthday – it is a coming of age passage and celebration with formal attire and to-do that resembles a wedding more than a birthday party.
What are Traditional Quinceañera Gifts?
Based on some of the traditional ceremony gifts, there are a few common gifts that you may see (if the family chooses to stick to tradition)
- a crown or tiara to show that she is a princess before God
- religious-themed gifts such as a Bible, rosary, and a cross
- a scepter to symbolize her ability to be responsible and make decisions
- a quinceañera doll wearing a dress similar to her own dress
- her first pair of high heel shoes
- her first real jewelry
- a makeup set (as she is now of age to wear makeup)
- monetary gifts are frequently given
As time has passed, the quinceanera traditions have changed. Some families opt for smaller celebrations these days, and choose to spend their money on more modern gifts such as a car or vacation rather than an extravagant party.
If you are not a close family member, it’s always a good idea to check with the parents or someone who has a close relationship with the birthday girl to find out if they are planning a traditional quince or not so that you can choose an appropriate gift.
Our Top Quinceanera Gift Ideas
Whether your special girl is having a traditional quince party or a more modern one, these gift options have the perfect present for every kind of girl. We have included a handful of traditional quinceanera gifts, along with plenty of options that are non-traditional so that you’re sure to find the perfect gift for her quince años celebration.
This beautiful 14k gold necklace is features a cross pendant with sparkling diamonds. Elegant and timeless, yet simple enough for her to wear every day. Arrives pre-packaged in a genuine Kendra Scott gift box and jewelry bag. This is a precious gift that will commemorate any special occasion.
Also available in yellow gold.
This beautiful rosary featuring genuine Swarovski white pearls and silver pave beads is a gift that she will treasure forever. This special gift can be personalized with her name, a short word or phrase, or a meaningful date. Some different color bead options are available at your request. Arrives in a beautiful gift box ready for gifting.
Beats are some of the most popular headphones these days, and this gorgeous rose gold color is just *chefs kiss* perfection. Features the Apple W1 chip and Class 1 wireless Bluetooth connectivity, and provides up to 40 hours of battery life. (Just 5 minutes of charging gives 3 hours of play time!) Anyone who loves music will love receiving a pair of Beats as a special gift.
Not into the rose gold color? Other color options are available!
If you're looking for a religious gift, this book is a great option. Jesus Listens is one of the top bestsellers in Christian prayer books, and is a fantastic daily devotional for women. Jesus Listens includes 365 days of Bible-based prayers, scripture references for each devotion, and a ribbon marker to keep your place.
These mini fridges have become very popular with teens and young adults lately, but they aren't always using them to keep beverages cool. Many are using them to cool their makeup and beauty products! This one can hold 10 liters, and has the ability to both keep products cool AND warm. Minimal, portable, functional.
This silver keepsake box is a popular choice for anyone who wants to remember a special occasion. Engrave the top of the box with a personal message, date, name, or initials at no additional cost. This personalized gift is perfect for storing their favorite photos, jewelry, or other sentimental items.
Do you want to give your young woman a unique gift that’s special to her? A piece of jewelry like this resin necklace that holds her birth flower in a heart is a lovely, elegant choice for her to adore. This is one gift that will be close to her heart, literally and figuratively.
Polaroids are back in style! Gift her this pink Instax mini (or the black, white, purple, or blue ones!) and be prepared to have her take pictures of everything she loves.
Everyone knows that heat activation can make or break a look – your hair becomes more malleable when you add heat and products activate when heat is added. This hot air brush removes the need for an additional blow dryer or other beauty tools. This is certain to help her style her hair in record time.
(P.S. - I gifted this to myself last year and still love it!)
When it comes to the beauty scene, you get what you pay for. Gift her these premium brushes and she's sure to be pleased with her makeup no matter what. Includes 15 makeup brushes: 5 facial makeup brushes, 6 eyeshadow brushes and 4 detail brushes, all packaged in a pink magnetic storage box.
This mirror allows her to watch her favorite beauty YouTuber tutorials while applying her own makeup. She can also analyze her skin composition, track skincare products, view product recommendations, use a magnifier to zoom in on her look, and use the makeup studio view to try on different makeup styles. All she'll ever need in beauty materials in one mirror.
Mermaid blankets are a cool and creative way to stay warm. The kind of gift that's perfect for the girl who loves warmth and comfort coming from outside-the-box ways. Expertly crocheted from acrylic fibers for ultimate softness. Comes with a backpack for storage and a mermaid necklace. At 71 inches long, this blanket fits almost everyone.
For the plant lover or for the girl that loves a little green in her life, give her the gift of life with a variety of succulents. The package includes 20 handpicked succulents, with each potted in 2 inch grow pots. Perfect for starting an indoor succulent garden, a terrarium, or for having fun with DIY craft projects.
This beautiful scarf is the perfect gift for the woman who needs to stay determined and persistent when achieving her goals. To help her know she has support and is as strong as she allows herself to be. This soft, lightweight cloth printed with Maya Angelou's poem Still I Rise, is a subtle reminder of the inspiration we give to ourselves and others each day.
Does she love cinema lightboxes and cute aesthetic decorations? This might be the gift for her if she wants to see her name or favorite phrase as her room decor!
Back-lit like a real marquee, it cycles through a spectrum of colors or stops on the hue of choice, including classic white. The piece comes in three sizes - including mini for a desktop or side table, standard, or large for special occasions like weddings or birthdays.
When you're looking for the perfect personalized gift, but nothing else will do, let artist David Morgan transform their life into a song made specially for them.
By answering a few questions, the singer/songwriter composes original lyrics and music that matches the occasion and highlights the recipient, all performed in their favorite musical style. The more info you provide (at least 15 details for one-minute compositions and a minimum of 25 specifics for three-minute masterpieces), the more personalized the finished product will be. You then approve a draft of the song, and David will record it.
After revising and recording, you receive the custom-made 1- or 3-minute track (MP3 audio file) and its lyrics (PDF document) for you to share and cherish forever.
This is truly a one-of-a-kind gift that can't be beat.