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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.
A father’s last moments protecting his son before he was murdered in the street by a gang armed with machetes and zombie knives has been caught on CCTV. Kelvin Ward, 50, was stabbed after leaving a KFC with his son, who the gang had been trying to kill, on 18 April. The armed gang launched themselves at Mr Ward as they chased him across the street, before he was fatally stabbed.
More than 120 suspected victims of job scams have been rescued after being stranded by fighting in northern Myanmar between the military and armed ethnic groups, Malaysia's government said. The number of Malaysians rescued surged from an initial 26 to 127 in the past few days, Foreign Minister Zambry Abd Kadir told local media late Monday before flying to New York. Fighting has continued in northern Myanmar after an alliance of armed ethnic minority groups launched a surprise offensive last month.
STORY: When machines failed to free the 41 trapped workers in a collapsed tunnel in India's Uttarakhand state, officials enlisted the help from miners of a banned practice known as "rat-hole" mining. The so-called "rat miners" are adept at burrowing in tight spaces. Half a dozen of them started working late Monday, after a second drilling machine broke down with 15 meters left to reach the trapped men. Working for more than 24 hours, they split up into two teams of three, with one person drilling, the second collecting the debris and the third pushing it out of the pipe. And on Tuesday, rescuers successfully pulled out the workers after a 17-day ordeal. "Rat-hole" mining is a dangerous and controversial method used to extract thin seams of coal. The name comes from its resemblance to rats digging pits into the ground. The pits are just big enough for workers, often children, to descend using ropes or ladders to extract coal - often without safety measures and proper ventilation. The practice became illegal in the 1970s, when India nationalized coal mines and gave state-run Coal India a monopoly. But many small mine owners continued to employ short people or children in “rat-hole” mining, and federal authorities didn’t interfere. It was used extensively in the northeastern state of Meghalaya before it was banned by an environmental court in 2014. At least 15 miners were killed in one such "rat hole" mine in Meghalaya after being trapped for more than a month until January 2019.