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18 Secret Santa Gifts People Will Really Want

Find the perfect secret Santa gift for an office pal or family member with these Secret Santa gifts people will actually want to receive.

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Salsa Grow Kitvia

Salsa Grow Kit

This salsa grow kit ($11) is perfect for the gardener you know. It comes with dirt and seeds for tomatoes, jalapeños, cilantro, tomatillos, along with instructions, recipes and plant ID sticks. If you want more, here are 10 of our best homemade salsa recipes.

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Plant Nannyvia

Plant Nanny

For the person who loves plants in the office or a family member who keeps house plants, the Plant Nanny ($26) is a pretty slick device. It’ll do the plant watering for you and you can reuse plastic bottles with it. Plastic bottles as large as 2-liters will fit the terracotta stakes and will last one to two weeks. These easy-care houseplants will actually improve your home’s air quality.

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Tea Dropsvia

Tea Drops

Tea Drops ($40) advertises its product as the perfect gift for mom and it can be a great gift for a co-worker who enjoys tea as well. It makes for a great stocking stuffer and does away with the clutter of teabags because it dissolves in hot water. Take a look at these other gifts your mom will love to receive.

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Polar Bottle Insulated Water Bottlevia

Polar Bottle Insulated Water Bottle

Say yes to ice-cold water on a super-hot day, thanks to a double-wall design that enhances insulation in this 12-ounce Polar Bear water bottle ($10). The wide-mouth design means you can load it up with ice cubes for extra chill—and easy cleaning too! Next, see our favorite pet products you can buy online.

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Reusable Heavy-Duty Shopping Bagvia

Reusable Heavy-Duty Shopping Bag

If you’re in the market for a reusable shopping bag, you can’t go wrong with this Hemp Go Green heavy-duty shopping bag ($45). It’s made of 100% hemp and completely plastic free. Plus, we love that it’s strong enough to handle heavy loads of groceries. One reviewer said, “The bag can easily handle 24 full sized cans…with no effort at all and had room left over!” These other 5-star reviewed products will look great under your tree.

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WineBlock Lip & Teeth Balm

No one is trying to say someone has a problem if they give someone this WineBlock lip and teeth balm ($13). Instead, it’s something nice to have on hand if you know someone who enjoys a glass of wine or two during a night out on the town. They’ll also love these wine-related gifts.

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Press and Measure Herb Infuservia

Press and Measure Herb Infuser

If you know a foodie, then they’ll likely enjoy this press and measure herb infuser ($15). It makes mixing in herbs with olive oil or vinegar easy to create fresh flavors to salads and other dishes. By the way, here’s how to find the best olive oil, and how to spot the fake stuff.

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Cat Thermosvia

Cat Thermos

There’s a cat lover everywhere and this cat thermos ($16) is something too good to pass up to get for a cat lover you know. It’s ideal for hot and cold liquids and is made of non-toxic, BPA-free plastic. It will keep hot liquids hot for six to eight hours and cold liquids cold for 12 to 16 hours.

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Plug Silver Duct Tape Coffee Mugvia

Plug Silver Duct Tape Coffee Mug

Duct tape is a DIYers best friend at times and we’d be remiss for leaving off a duct tape item off this list. So for the DIYer in your office or family, try picking up this duct tape coffee mug ($30), you’ll be sure to draw some laughs. Be sure to show them these 12 brilliant uses for duct tape after you give them the present.

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Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Makervia

Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker

Breakfast is often the most skipped meal of the day but it’s an important meal too. The Hamilton Beach breakfast sandwich maker ($40) is a perfect product for those who like to dash out the door in the morning. Breakfast sandwiches can be made in five minutes and you can cook two at a time. These essential kitchen tools will help get you going in the morning as well.

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Waterproof Notepadvia

Waterproof Notepad

There aren’t too many people who think, ‘Hey, it’s raining. I should go journal outside.’ But should the mood ever strike someone, there’s this waterproof notepad ($4). More seriously, this is ideal in the office where coffee spills are known to take place or on the jobsite where all sorts of weather can happen.

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MagicFiber Microfiber Cleaning Clothsvia

MagicFiber Microfiber Cleaning Cloths

We’ve extolled the virtues of microfiber cloths several times over so there’s little surprise that they should end up on a Secret Santa gift list. These smaller microfiber cloths ($6) are great for at home or the office because they’ll clean phones, tablets, TV screens, car screens, glassware, glasses, camera lenses and jewelry.

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Bluetooth Speaker

The great thing about Bluetooth speakers is they go everywhere and they’re relatively inexpensive. This DOSS Soundbox touch wireless Bluetooth speaker is on sale on Amazon for $28 and is a best seller for good reason. Discover these smart gifts that tech nerds will love.

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Mobile Lens Kit

If you know a budding cellphone photographer, this mobile lens kit ($27) will go over great. The different lenses attach to a cellphone and has a zoom, fisheye, wide-angle and other lenses that will go beyond a standard filter.

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Ventev USB Charging Hub rq600via

If your charging cables get tangled

Tired of unruly charging cables? This Ventev USB Charging Hub ($35) is the answer to your problem. Compact and simple it can charge up to six devices at the same time. Reviews don’t get better than this five-star comment, “This is the bomb-digity of bomb-digity. The best purchase ever!” Learn how you can use smartphones in the kitchen here.

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Ticket Stub Diary

If you know someone who collects ticket stubs from concerts or sporting events, help them put those ticket stubs in one place with this ticket stub diary ($12). This way they’ll never lose a precious ticket stub from a Huey Lewis and the News show or their stub from a soul-crushing defeat in the NFC championship game. While they’re collecting their ticket, share with them these other handy organization tips.

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Natural Air Purifying Bags

This bamboo charcoal air purifying bag ($19) claims to solve just about everything except global warming. Jokes aside, it’s a nice alternative to get rid of unpleasant odors while also getting rid of mold and mildew. Each home air purifying bag will last two years and is fragrant-free while it absorbs smells with thousands of toxin-trapping pores.

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Felt Laptop Sleeve

Computer travel bags often lack character or charm but that’s not the case with this felt laptop sleeve ($11), which is not only stylish but will protect your laptop. It’s perfect for someone in the office who frequently works at home during nights and weekends or for someone who travels frequently for work. Speaking of traveling, these are the best snacks to bring to the airport.

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