Eid is around the corner, in sha Allah! I don’t know about you, but I do almost all my Eid shopping online. With three littles, going to the store is such a chore, plus it ruins the surprise if the gift receiver is with you when you buy the gift!
Buying for a teen can be a challenge because they aren’t quite interested in the same things as adults, and they aren’t interested in toys either. Well, I’ve found some gems to get you headed in the right direction, in sha Allah! Whether you pick up something from this list, or it helps in your brainstorming for a gift, I hope this list is helpful for you.
Shukr is my favorite Islamic clothing shop, and they have some super fun clothes that teens love, too! Especially in these summer months, it’s great to find something specifically for Muslims so it’s lightweight while still being fully covered.
Full coverage swimsuit – I have the hooded version of this swimsuit and love how quickly it dries! I got the detachable hood version for Kira since she doesn’t wear hijab yet, but she still wants to be covered when she’s enjoying the water.
Fun hijabs from Hijabilicous – They have a great Ramadan special on underscarves, and a large selection of unique hijabs in every style!
Kindle Paperwhite – I swear by my Paperwhite, and especially for teens who can get a bit obsessed with a certain series and fly through it before you know it! If you have a bookworm, a Kindle is awesome, especially since you can borrow Kindle books from many libraries. No library fines? Yes, please!
The Debt – Speaking of books to get obsessive over, The Debt has enough grit and suspense to pull in nearly any reader. Usborne books are known for being more appropriate than the typical teen fiction books, while still having adventure and fantastic story telling to keep kids interested. Start with the first book, or get the whole series right away (in library binding)!
Conspiracy 365 – Kira gobbled up this series one summer in a flash! Each book is a countdown to what seems will be the main character’s death, but somehow he manages to escape just in time for the next book. The rest of the set is available as individual books only.
Reclaim Your Heart – Reading should be more than just entertainment. Nourish the soul with Yasmin Mogahed’s book. As is said in the description on Amazon, “It is a book about redemption, about hope, about renewal.”
Tinker or Doodle Crate – Kiwi Crate expanded to include more ages and options within the last year. No longer are they just for preschoolers, but teens can get their crafts or STEM crates to give them something interesting to look forward to each month!
Companion Collection – Keep watch on the blog for a full review of this game, but I had to include it here because it is really top notch. Teens tend to know so much information about celebrities, but what about the companions of the prophet (sws)? This game makes it fun to learn more, and test your knowledge.
Dominion – Our family really likes board games (Dominion is actually a card game) as a way for us to spend time together, so I had a hard time narrowing it down to just one game, but Dominion is easy to learn, and you can play with as little as 2 players, so I singled this one out. Plus, there are a ton of expansions to keep the game feeling fresh for a long time.
Craftsy Class – Craftsy started as a place to learn how to knit, crochet, or quilt, and has grown to be so much more. I know Kira would enjoy a photography class, and my husband would love a woodworking class. Next year when my youngest is over a year old, I plan to pick up one of their gardening classes to fix my brown thumb. Take a look and see if there’s something your teen would love as a new hobby, or learning new skills for an existing hobby!