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32 Best Gift Ideas For Teens in 2020

Picking the right gifts for teens can be as daunting as choosing between ending a text message with a laughing crying emoji or just a classic “lol.” (Hint: The answer is neither).

Don’t worry, we get it. These days trends come and go in the blink of an eye, so it’s hard to keep up with what the #teens in your life are interested in. To help you find a gift that they will actually ✨love✨, we asked actual teens to share with us what exactly they want this holiday season. So, take notes and get shopping!

Crystals

For 16-year-old Mary, the perfect stocking stuffer would be a handful of crystals.

Tarot Cards

While the popular belief that you shouldn’t buy tarot cards for yourself is very much a myth, gifting a deck to that teen in your life may not be such a bad idea!

Nintendo Switch & Animal

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Algeria women protest over teen’s rape and murder

Protesters in Algiers said there was a heavy police presence during their rally
Protesters in Algiers said there was a heavy police presence during their rally

Protests have been held in several cities in Algeria to demand action to stop violence against women following the rape and murder of a teenager.

The charred body of Chaïma, 19, was found in a deserted petrol station in Thenia, 80 km (50 miles) east of the capital Algiers, this month.

Her killer confessed to the crime and is under arrest, local media say.

There are also reports that the charred body of another woman was found in a forest overnight.

Women held sit-in protests in Algiers and Oran, chanting Chaïma’s first name and calling for an end to gender-based violence. Activists also took to social media with the hashtag #JeSuisChaima (I am Chaïma).

Activists say there was a heavy police presence despite the small protests.

Chaïma's body was found burnt
Chaïma’s body was found burnt

“This government offers no shelters or

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Shein, Chinese fast-fashion site, growing popular with American teens

  • Shein, a Chinese fast-fashion retailer, is taking off with American teens.
  • It came in second on a ranking of upper-income teens’ favorite websites, according to Piper Sandler’s “Taking Stock With Teens” survey. 
  • Shein has said that it adds 500 new fashion items to its website every day. 
  • Some of its recent products have faced backlash, however.
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A Chinese fast-fashion retailer is exploding in popularity with American teens. 

Shein, which was founded in Nanjing in 2008, came in second only to Amazon in a ranking of teens’ favorite e-commerce sites in Piper Sandler’s latest “Taking Stock With Teens” survey. 

While Amazon has a large lead — 54% of teens from upper-income households said it was their favorite e-commerce site, versus 5% for Shein — the Chinese retailer beat out American mainstays like Nike, PacSun, and Urban Outfitters. 

Shein was also first on the list

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