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    47 Secret Santa Gifts That Are *Actually* Good (And Under $25, Too)

    Fenty lipsticks, Roots crew socks, boozy colouring books, and more!

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    1. A cardholder if they're straight-up over carrying around bulky wallets and bags. It has four card slots and snaps shut, meaning they won't have to worry about their Visa or bus pass flying out.

    A person wearing a blazer holding up the cardholder

    2. A pair of terrycloth wristbands from lululemon that'll keep sweat from ruining their life during their next workout. They can also wear them when they wash their face to keep water from seeping into their sleeve cuffs.

    A person adjusting their hair while wearing the cuffs

    3. A pack of swear-y planner stickers that'll brighten up their agenda. They're sassy, sarcastic, and will actually help them get shit done.

    Several sheets of swear-y stickers

    4. A hand and foot moisturizing mask set from Patchology that'll keep their fingies and their tootsies from drying out this winter.

    the set surrounded by stars

    5. An avocado AirTag case that'll protect their tracking device from getting all busted and beat up. It has a handy clip, so they can attach it to their keyring or bag.

    The Keyring with an AirTag in it on a wooden table

    6. A copy of the The New York Times Crossword Page-A-Day Calendar that'll give them a new puzzle to complete every day of 2023.

    The calendar on a blank background

    7. A bubble planter that'll give their fave leafy baby a place to call home. If they're bored of plain ol' terrracotta pots and want to add a bit of texture to their desk or windowsill, this is calling their name.

    A plant in the planter on a side table

    8. A set of dinosaur bath bombs that'll have them feeling like a paleontologist every time they slip into their tub. Reviewers love that they turn their bath water pretty colours and say that they smell great, too.

    9. A pack of claw clips with a different style for every ~mood~. Thanks to their size, reviewers say they can even hold back the thickest, curliest tresses.

    The five clips laid out

    10. A Pusheen cross stitch kit that'll teach them a new skill. It comes with everything they'll need to create a mini work of art, so they won't have to have their own crafting bits 'n' bobs lying around.

    The kit laid out on a table

    11. A set of gold cooling racks if they're obsessed with baking. They have a non-stick coating and can be stacked to save space.

    The cooling racks on a blank background

    12. A water-filtering straw that they'll definitely want to bring on their next outdoor adventure. It's small enough to fit into their overstuffed backpack and is a solid alternative to iodine tablets and bulky purifiers.

    A person holding the LifeStraw in front of a rushing river

    13. A set of artsy playing cards featuring the mugs of music legends like Prince, Lady Gaga, Freddie Mercury, Woody Guthrie, and Björk. It's perfect for that person who you know loves music, but you aren't quite sure what they listen to.

    14. A bottle of Strawberry Rosé vinegar from Acid League that'll kick their salads up a notch. They can even add it to cocktails if they're feeling adventurous.

    A person holding the vinegar over a salad

    15. A Moscow Mule cocktail kit that includes everything they'll need (besides alcohol) to craft the perfect boozy beverage. Now they'll be able to create an impressive drink, even when there are no mixers in sight.

    The kit surrounded by its components on a cutting board

    16. A screaming goat figurine because they could probs use some more shrieking bovidae in their life. It comes with a 32-page book of goat facts so they'll probably learn something new, too.

    The goat figurine next to its box

    17. A copy of Bananagrams that's kind of like Scrabble, but without the board, making it a lot easier to travel with. The rules are simple: draw tiles (and keep drawing 'em) to finish a word grid. Whoever completes theirs the fastest is the winner.

    18. A Fenty semi-matte lipstick duo if they're a Rihanna stan through and through. It comes two minis: a bold red and a more neutral shade, so they can ~mix things up~.

    The two lipsticks next to their box

    19. An embroidered zodiac journal where they can write down their deepest thoughts, wackiest dreams, and everything in between. Because the pages are completely blank, they can also use it for doodling.

    20. A silicone Apple Watch charging stand that'll give their gadget a home on their desk or bedside table. Reviewers love that there's space inside for extra cord, so it'll reduce clutter, too.

    The stand on a bedside table with an apple watch on it

    21. A two-pack of the famous Trader Joe's Everything But The Bagel seasoning that actually ships to Canada (bless you, Amazon). Reviewers love putting it on pizza, avo toast, fries, and more.

    A person holding the seasoning over a tiled floor

    22. A cold therapy ice roller that they can use to refresh their face (and the rest of their bod). I also use mine to combat migraines and it works better than any pain-relieving technique I've tried.

    23. An oversized lululemon keychain that'll never get lost in the bottom of their bag.

    A person holding a tote bag with the keychain clipped to it

    24. A jewellery-cleaning brush that they can use to get all up in the tiny crevices of their bling and make their gems ✨shine✨. It'll also help reduce the appearance of scratches, which is great news for anyone who has put a couple dings in their wedding band.

    A cloudy engagement ring, then a bright clear engagement ring

    25. A lil' tire swing bird feeder that'll beckon winged pals to their apartment balcony.

    Two bird eating out of the feeder

    26. A wax seal kit that they can use to give cards and gifts a personal touch. It comes with a floral stamper, plus five different colours of wax — they can even mix them together to create a marbled effect.

    27. A Bob Ross activity book that'll have them creating masterpieces with water — just water! They don't have to be a total Picasso to use it, since they won't even have to mess around with paints or pencil crayons.

    The book next to a finished picture

    28. A pair of magnetic clouds that'll keep their scissors and paperclips from disappearing under that chaos that lives on their desk. Reviewers love keeping them by their entryways to hold their keys so their essentials never go MIA.

    Two clouds holding paperclips and scissors

    29. A pair of crew socks because their ankle socks just ain't gonna cut it now that it's cold. They even have cushioned foot beds to give them some extra padding when they're stomping around.

    30. A copy of UNO showdown that's a bit more fast-paced than the original game thanks to the addition of draw machine. If they love the OG version and are ready to take things to the next level, they probably need this in their collection.

    Two people with their hands on the dealing machine

    31. A pack of soft and flexible flat balls that they can use to practice their technique inside and outside. Reviewers love that they don't fly far and say they're a great training tool for anyone who's prone to topping the ball.

    32. A reading logbook that'll help them keep track of all those novels they're planning on reading next year. It has space for their reviews, how long it took them to read each book, and more. It even includes challenges if they're looking to become an even better bookworm.

    33. An Urban Decay Moondust Shadow if they live to ✨sparkle✨. According to #beautytok, the shade "Space Cowboy" is the real MVP.

    Several eye shadows laid out

    34. A copy of Journal 29 if they've never met a puzzle or riddle they didn't love. They can check that their answers are correct by scanning QR codes with their phone, so they'll know when they're ready to move onto the next phase.

    A person writing in the journal

    35. A non-stick mini griddle that they can use to make everything to breakfast sammies to cookies. It won't take up a ton of counter space, making it the perfect gift for someone with a petite kitchen.

    The mini griddle with an egg in it

    36. A pastel phone stand that'll keep their group chat in full view and put less strain on their neck. It's also great for FaceTime calls, Zoom meetings, and binge-watching old Love Island episodes while they attempt to get some work done on their monitor.

    The stand with and without a phone in it

    37. A colouring book filled with illustrations of sassy animals sipping boozy libations (I mean, what more could they want?). Each colouring page also includes a drink recipe to help them become a better home bartender.

    38. A corgi book light because nighttime is the best time to read, but their partner is absolutely *done* with being woken up by the glare of a bedside lamp. Thanks to the bendable arm, they'll be able to easily adjust the angle.

    The light on a blank background

    39. A milk frother that'll help them make delicious, coffee-based beverages that look and taste like they've been crafted by a seasoned barista. Flat milk? Leave that for the peasants.

    40. A customizable photo album that they can fill with pictures of their four-legged friend. It's basically a baby book for dogs, offering prompts and spaces to jot down tales of times they've shared at home and at the park.

    A dog lying next to the album

    41. A translucent claw clip to keep their mane in check on those days when styling it just ain't an option. It's large enough to hold back longer, thicker tresses and will give their 'do a lil' pop of colour.

    A person wearing a layered necklaces, a sweater, and the clip in their hair

    42. A pair of stainless steel bag hooks that'll make stowing away shopping bags, purses, and garment bags a cinch. They'll clip right onto their car headrests and will keep their backseat from turning into a floordrobe.

    43. An RFID-blocking card case that's slim enough to tuck into their back pocket. It's equipped with a slider mechanism so they won't have struggle to get their stuff out.

    A person holding the case with five cards popping out of it

    44. A pack of Paint Lab press-on nails that'll save them from spending half their paycheque on a fancy manicure. I, personally, have a very shaky hand and cannot fathom the idea of doing my own nail art – if they're the same, they'll probably love these.

    A person wearing the press-on nails

    45. A deck of non-cheesy affirmation cards that'll give them the dose of positivity they need to keep on truckin'. Reviewers say that they're simultaneously inspiring and hilarious, which is a combo I can get on board with.

    A bravery card from the deck

    46. A faux leather desk cover that'll replace that ratty old mouse pad they've been using forever. It'll cover most of their desk — if they've got any scratches or notches they want to hide, this will be their stylish knight in shining armour.

    A desk pad with a computer, phone, camera, and various other desk accessories on it

    47. And finally, a microwavable s'mores maker that'll have them whipping up ooey-gooey treats without the struggle of crafting a campfire. It'll heat all their ingredients evenly and the lil' arms will keep their marshmallows from getting too puffy and bubbling over.

    The s'mores maker on a blank background

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