Here are 10 great gift ideas for your teenage sibling, from a classic hoodie to a mini projector
Holiday shopping for a teen can be a little intimidating. Think back to when you were a teen. You were still trying to figure out what you liked and who you were. Luckily, these gifts for teens are all very likable, from cozy slippers and perfume to custom blankets and hoodies.
And, of course, you want to get them a gift they’ll love, but one that also proves that you really are the wiser, cooler sibling. Don’t worry — you really are. But if you need some ideas, these gifts for teens are all guaranteed winners.
Beaded friendship bracelets are everywhere right now, but Little Words Project was the first brand to really popularize the trend. After all, these are the bracelets NSYNC gifted Taylor Swift at the MTV Video Music Awards. You can shop their pre-made bracelets with special words and phrases or go custom and make your own.
Everyone can use a pair of cozy slippers. These ones from Bombas are for men and women, and they look like thick socks but feel like soft booties. Unlike the brand’s best-selling socks, they’re lined with sherpa fleece and have rubber grippers on the bottom to prevent slipping.
This celebrity-favorite jewelry brand makes pieces that stand out. But anything with a monogram feels more personal. Gift your younger sibling this necklace that she can layer with other pieces or wear on its own for years to come.
Make them a custom blanket with BaubleBar. You can choose from a range of designs and customize it with their name, initials, single monogram or a favorite sport, word, etc. This classic single-letter blanket is a best-seller and comes in a range of colors, too.
Hostages released by Hamas have described weeks of fear and hunger inside the warren of tunnels beneath Gaza, and called on the world not to forget about those still in captivity. Brother and sister Itay and Maya Regev were at the Supernova festival on 7 October when armed Hamas gunmen opened fire, killing more than 350 people. "The days there pass like an eternity," Itay said, sitting next to his sister in the video.
A teenager who fatally shot four classmates two years ago at his high school has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. Ethan Crumbley was just 15-years-old when he opened fire on 30 November 2021, with a semi-automatic handgun his father had bought him as a Christmas gift days earlier. Along with the four classmates he killed, Crumbley wounded six other students and a teacher at the school in Oxford Township, about 40 miles north of Detroit.
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From Gaza to the West Bank and far beyond, there is a collective anger at the US veto of a UN Security Council resolution calling for a ceasefire in Gaza. Pictures from the Rafah crossing show one of few aid trucks entering Gaza being mobbed by crowds of people desperate to get their hands on a little food, or anything they can find. This former Bedouin settlement, which the Israel Defence Forces says is a safe zone, is a barren wasteland at the best of times - now it's the worst.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Sunday forcefully condemned sexual violence perpetrated by Hamas during the October 7 attack and blasted those who have not forcefully condemned it or were slow to do so.