But when you're a member of the millionaire Kardashian-Jenner clan, you can count on an extra lavish, expensive present.
Reality star Kendall Jenner was stunned when her parents Kris and Bruce Jenner treated her to a $90,000 (£56,000) Range Rover for her sweet 16th.
With her older sister Kim Kardashian coming out of hiding following her recent split from husband Kris Humphries, the whole family celebrated Kendall's birthday with a party at the Andaz Hotel on Sunset Boulevard on Saturday night.
Oh my goodness! Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner and Rob Kardashian watch an excited Kendall Jenner receiving her $90,000 Range Rover birthday present at the Andaz Hotel in West Hollywood on Saturday night
Driving in style: The $90,000 2012 model includes 13/19 miles-per-gallon
'Kendall was thrilled and jumped right in the car with friends,' a source told Us Weekly.
Kim had jetted in from Atlanta, where she has been filming scenes for Tyler Perry's movie Marriage Counselor, especially for the bash.
So happy: Kris Jenner (far left) looks on as her daughter plays with her new toyKendall was also joined by the rest of the Kardashian/Jenner clan, including parents Kris and Bruce Jenner, brother Rob, younger sister Kylie, older sister Kourtney and her partner Scott Disick, and Khloe and husband Lamar Odom.
The night after her party, The teen joined older sister Khloe on the red-carpet of the 2011 Hollywood Style Awards at the Smashbox Studios in Los Angeles.
The brunette beauty showed off her long legs in a white mini-skirt, which she paired with a sheer mint blouse that had a deep V at the front and the back.
She accessorised the look with some silver T-bar stilettos, and a simple thin matching metallic belt wrapped around her tiny waist.
Flying visit: Kim Kardashian jetted in from Atlanta to attend Kendall's party
The frock swamped the 26-year-old's figure, with it's billowing cut, and wore her ombre-dyed hair in loose wave and had lashings of red-lipstick on her lips.
Her Gothic look heavily resembling Angelica Houston as Morticia Addams in The Addams Family. Kendall and Khloe's sister Kylie also attended the event.
The 15-year-old looked stylish in sheer cream lace shirt, paired with an asymmetrical black skirt and lace-up booties.
Making a wish: Kendall blows out her candle after her mother arrives with the impressive cake
She backed out of getting inked at the last minute, during another sweet sixteen birthday celebration in Las Vegas, according to Us.
Famed tattooist Mario Barth, the artist who was going to give the reality star her ink, told the publication that Kendall wasn't quite ready to go under the needle.
He said: 'She loved the design. But she was saying, "I don't feel 100 per cent. Can I wait?" She made the right call.'
Real sweet: The party took 'sweet' sixteen literally, and was catered by The Sugar Factory
Frolics: Kylie gives big sister Kourtney a lift while Kendall stocks up on treats
The teen intended to get the artwork on back of her neck.
And being at the tender age of 16, Kendall of course required consent from parents Kris and Bruce Jenner.
The couple did sign the permission slip, but Kendall's big sister Kim Kardashian said her step-father Bruce would be thrilled she didn't go through with it.
Success story: Khloe and Lamar seemed to be having a ball
Kim, who has recently been keeping underwraps since announcing her divorce from husband Kris Humphries last month, said she's not a fan of ink.
Kim's sister Khloe and brother Rob, however, appear to be quite fond of tattoos.
Leggy: The brunette beauty showed off her long legs in a white mini-skirt, which she paired with a sheer mint blouse that had a deep V at the front and the back
In fact Khloe has three, including the words 'I love you' in her late father Robert's handwriting on her wrist, a cross and angel wings with 'Daddy' written on her lower back, and her husband Lamar Odom's initials on her hand.
Dancing With the Stars contestant Rob also has several inkings, including the beginning of a sleeve of artwork on his forearm, featuring a portrait of his late father.
Kendall, who is signed to prestigious agency Wihelmina Models, has won contracts with Forever 21, Luca Couture and most recently, Australian designer Leah Madden's Summer 2012 campaign Pirouette.
Sister act: Khloe appeared to have taken inspiration from The Addams Family's Morticia, while sister Kylie, 15, looked stylish in sheer cream lace shirt, paired with an asymmetrical black skirt and lace-up booties