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29 Stocking Stuffers Under $10 That Are Actually Useful

Or as I like to call it... gifts they won't re-gift.

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1. Handmade Heroes 100% Natural Vegan Sleeping Lip Mask repairs their pout whilst they snooze, cc: a mango butter, cocoa butter, coconut oil, and jojoba oil blend that'll have them humming "Miracles Happen" from that iconic princess movie.

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If you know you know. 

Promising review: "I am a person who ALWAYS seems to have dry lips. No matter how much water I drink or how well I eat or what product I use, I would always have dry, cracking, horrible lips. This stuff is amazing. Unlike most lip products that go away and have to be reapplied every two minutes — aptly named a mask...this stuff stays on your lips, continually moisturizing them for hours. I put this on before bed and will wake up to the soft, smooth texture in the morning. BUY IT." —Angela Brook Waters

Get it from Amazon for $6.99

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

2. A Bestool detangler brush that's especially fantastic for 3a to 4c hair: it's designed with eight flexible combs that turns detangling wet *or* dry hair into a pain-free process. So long, tearing out strands in the name of more defined curls! You've just streamlined their process forever.

Reviewer's picture with frizzy curls and then defined curls
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Promising review: "This is a holy grail. I have 4c low-porosity hair that is easily tangled and matted at anytime. I’m also tender headed so I dread wash days. I used this to detangle wet hair before my wash and during my conditioning process. I’m amazed! This cut my detangling sessions down from an hour and a half to 20 minutes. I was also able to blow dry my hair to stretch it for styling because it was already so well detangled! Worth every penny." —Trina R.

Get it from Amazon for $7.69.

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3. Cotton socks currently running a special promotion! All proceeds will be donated to S.P.E.W. (Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare).

A reviewer's pair of socks; one says "Master has given Dobby a sock" and the other "Dobby is FREE", both in the Harry Potter font
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Promising review: "Great design, thick and comfy socks, great colors. Hasn't faded or shrunk or come apart after multiple washes." —Jeanie Knox

Get them from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in four colors).

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4. Wet N' Wild Mega Last Breakup-Proof Liquid Eyeliner is destined to become the holy grail of their eye makeup arsenal, thanks to a) impressive staying power of up to16 (!) hours and b) and ultra-fine brush tip that makes it about 1000x easier to master a straight line.

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Promising review: "I love this! The tip has a pretty fine point to it allowing for thick or thin line control and it is SO smudge-proof! I work with animals and end up getting water sprayed in my face often and it doesn’t move! If I take a nap with it on? Still solid when I wake up. Rub my eyes way more than I should? No raccoon eyes! But when I want it gone it comes right off when washing my face or using a remover wipe! I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a good, budge-proof eyeliner that won’t take 50 years and a bottle of oil to get off." –Logan

Get it from Amazon for $4.98.

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5. Reusable silicone straws so they can guzzle down their iced coffee with gusto. The secret perk of this particular set? Cleanliness! Snap closures mean they can open the straws in half to ensure they're dry and gunk-free! They'll just have to give 'em a good wipe down. No more "cleaning" brushes required.

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Promising review: "I never thought I’d be writing a review for straws, but here we are. These are FANTASTIC. I try to be as eco-friendly as possible but was ready to give up. I’ve tried metal straws, but they are tough to clean and I don’t love metal against my teeth. I’ve tried other reusable plastic and silicone options but they don’t work for thicker drinks like smoothies. These actually address all of my issues. I’ve used them for thick smoothies, that I drink daily, and just for other everyday drinks like water. They couldn’t be easier to snap open and clean, dry, then easily snap back into shape to use again." —M. Alexandra

Get them from Amazon for $3.99+ (available in four colors).

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

6. Essence Lash Princess Mascara guarantees the most coveted compliment of all time: "Are those your real lashes?" This jet black lengthening formula won't smudge by lunchtime, plus costs less than $5 which... I'll be gifting about eight tubes.

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Promising review: "I have to be honest, for a 'cheap' three-pack mascara, I did NOT have high expectations. These, however, exceeded my expectations and went MUCH MUCH farther. I had been buying a certain $25/tube brand (rhymes with truepique) and I like these just as much!! I’m saving a TON of money and like my lashes just as much." —Liz

Get it from Amazon for $2.48.

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7. A bow-topped hair tie because they want to be the kind of person who has mastered the fishtail, but they're currently struggling with just a regular braid. This bow is good at distracting from the flyaways and random pieces of hair they forgot to tie up *plus* makes for the perfect stocking stuffer.

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Promising review: "These velvet scrunchies are so cute! Love the colors and texture. They are a great size for adults and have the perfect amount of stretch. Another plus is that the bow can be removed if needed!" —Kirsten Allen

Get a pack of six from Amazon for $8.49.

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

8. An essential-oils blend packed with soothing chamomile, sage, and lavender. All they'll have to do is add a few drops to a diffuser (or dab it on their wrists and pillow) to help them quickly drift off to la-la land.

Reviewer holding a bottle of "Dream" essential oil blend
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Promising review: "Bought this to help on days when I have bad insomnia due to anxiety, especially during this pandemic. Can't say I like the scent of the oil alone right off the bat. It's pretty strong so you only need a few drops in the humidifier. But the first night I used it I had the best sleep of my life! Was knocked out fast and woke up feeling super refreshed!! Definitely recommend this product. It lasts well, too, so it's worth the price!" —Wendy

Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

Psst — if they don't have a diffuser, you can get them a popular, well-reviewed essential-oil diffuser on Amazon for $14.99.

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9. Cake Beauty The Curl Friend Defining Cream – it delivers glossy, frizz-free curls on second (or third or fourth or tenth) day hair. A blend of shea butter and lightweight natural oils provide a ton of moisture but thankfully none of the weigh-down, which means their tresses will look salon-quality even though it's been...several days since they last washed it.

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Promising review: "This is the most reasonably priced curly hair product I've found. I originally got a little tube from my Ipsy order, and I liked it so much, I came to Amazon to order a full-sized bottle. It doesn't make my hair crunchy or greasy, even if I accidentally put too much on. My curls look natural and bouncy after using my diffuser, and even when I let hair air dry, this gives my curls a little extra form and structure to look like I actually did something to my hair." —sbgoodgirl

Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

10. A scratch-free, odor-resistant Scrub Daddy sponge that adapts depending on water temp: they can run it under cold water for cleaning crud-ridden pans that once housed last weeks lasagna, *or* under warmer water so it can soften for lighter cleaning tasks.

Reviewer photo of Scrub Daddy placed near sink
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Promising review: "I used to save these little gems for 'special projects' (what projects, I don't know because I ended up not ever using them!). Then one day I decided 'what the heck, just use one in the sink for dishes, you can always buy more.' Lo and behold, I LOVE them! They remove food off of dishes more easily than a sponge and I just throw them in the top rack of the dishwasher and they come out spotless! They never smell and always rinse out nicely in between washings. These little gems even take off hard water build up from my shower doors! (I also use regular cleaners with them to do the trick.). I love these so much I bought a bunch and used them as stocking stuffers last Xmas! Everyone loves them!" —DivaGranny

Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

11. Silicone-free L’Oreal Paris Elvive 8 Second Wonder Water Lamellar that makes good on its promise of shine, shine, shine. This banishes dullness in eight seconds flat, giving their mane all that lustrous hydration and bounce but thankfully *none* of the weigh-down.

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Apply this directly to wet hair avoiding the roots, massage it in for eight seconds, then rinse. Effort required = practically zero.

Promising review: "This is the holy grail of hair products. Seriously I need gallons of this stuff! I put it on my hair for 10 seconds and could feel while still in the shower that my hair felt amazing! I usually have stringy ends and after using this, my hair was soft and silky!" —Sky T Block

Get it from Amazon for $8.97.

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

12. Stainless-steel cuff links personalized with their initial which means *wipes away eyebrow sweat* they won't even suspect that you waited until last minute to purchase their gift.

A reviewer's pair of the silver tone cufflinks in the letter A, with a rounded shape, outside lip around the engraving
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Promising review: "My mom wanted to get my brother cuff links for Christmas. We looked everywhere for initial or monogrammed. She is 95 and on a budget but wanted something nice. These were perfect. Well-made, quality material. They were both pleased with the cuff links" —Jean A. Kirby

Get them from Amazon for $9.99 (available in all 26 letters).

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13. A 3-in-1 OXO avocado slicer that can pit, split, and slice avocados like there's no tomorrow. I guess you can say that this time-saving tool truly ~guacs~ at turning their avocado toast breakfast dreams into a reality.

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Promising review: "This product is life-changing for avocado eaters. Borrowed my brothers one day and immediately ordered my own. Even if you only eat avocados once a month, this is a must-have. I am totally against single use products, but this is different! And the piece on this that takes the pit out is amazing." —Emily Stivers

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

14. Maybelline lip gloss that lets them bid so long and farewell to the sticky formulas they had in the past. This BB enlists the help of hyaluronic acid for a nourished, hydrated pout — not to mention they get a *ton* of product and the pigment is nothing short of perfection. 

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Promising review: "I keep going back to buy more colors. This is THEE gloss. You can throw it on alone and it has enough pigment to look great even without lipliner. I’ve never had a gloss wear this well without being sticky. I have some fine lip lines and it doesn’t bleed. Bonus that as it wears off, it leaves a nice bit of color without any weirdness and my lips just feel moisturized. Excellent price point that makes it fun to keep trying more colors. I just ordered my fourth and love them all. I can’t remember the last time I was this excited about a beauty product." —Natalia

Get it from Amazon for $6.98 (available in 15 shades).

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

15. Biodegradable bamboo toothbrushes for an eco-friendly approach to dental care. As someone who uses their toothbrush until the bristles are frayed to the point of embarrassment, read my lips: toothbrushes are the ultimate stocking stuffer.

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Promising review: "Eco-friendly people unite! These brushes are a perfect first step to cutting down on non-recyclable plastic. Even the box and the dyes in the box are biodegradable! The bristles are soft and seem to do a good job at getting all the plaque off of my teeth. Also these are super affordable for four of them!" —Gillian Jackson

Get them from Amazon for $5.99.

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

16. A Vanicream clinical strength anti-perspirant free of dyes, parabens, and formaldehyde. For anyone with sweaty pits *and* sensitive skin, this stuff is proof that magic exists.

hand holding Vanicream anti-perspirant deodorant
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Promising review: "I'm a dance teacher and choreographer, plus, I'm just a sweaty human being in general. Oh, AND I have sensitive skin, not a great mix while trying to find antiperspirant. This stuff is unbelievable. I can put it on in the morning after I shower and I actually STAY dry throughout the day and throughout teaching my classes. I'm also so grateful it's suitable for sensitive skin as well. No itching, no redness, and no bumps. I've only used it for a little over a week, but I will never go back to any other products. Pleaseeeeee never stop making this!" —Kylie

Get it from Amazon for $8.81.

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17. A jar of TICARVE Dust Cleaning Gel here to — and I cannot believe I'm about to say this — make them feel as if cleaning is fun. This goo hunk traps dust mites and dirt with relish. And in moments. I don't know who needs to hear this but...your car vents? They need this.

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Promising review: "When I first saw this product I thought 'No way is that really going to work' but for the price, it was worth a try. I got it within two days of purchasing it — and it truly works. I immediately used it on my laptop keyboard and my PC keyboard. It really did pull all of the dust and whatnot out from in between the keys. It feels damp to your skin and doesn't really leave a residue, the smell is not harsh and is really barely there (not like an antiseptic or harsh chemical at all). I really like it." —BRickard

Get it from Amazon for $8.69.

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18. A copy of Wreck This Journal, an easy way to bring themselves back to high school weekends spent cutting up magazine photos and collaging. This book includes several daily activities including, get this, a stain log — ones they'll want to celebrate instead of dousing in white vinegar or club soda.

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Promising review: "I seriously love this journal! It is the most fun I’ve had with any journal or sketchbook and has really stretched my creativity. I bought two so my friend could do one too and she brings it over for our weekly get-togethers. We drink wine and do a page or two and have a blast." —S. Johnson

Get it from Amazon for $9.59+.

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

19. Goody hair pins to give them that perfect ballerina bun in under 30 seconds — because just one pin can do the work of up to *20* hair pins. How does it work, you ask? They'll just have to secure their hair into a ponytail, pull it into a super tight bun, spin the pins into place, and that's it! That up-do is done.

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Promising review: "I'm a nursing student and have to wear my hair in a bun every day. I've tried all the bun makers, watched YouTube videos, and spend way too much time on getting my hair into a bun. I was able to make a pretty bun that was secure in under 30 seconds. I thought it was a fluke so I did it again, and then again. I just ordered two more packs because I know if I lose one of these, I'd have to tear the house down looking for it. I have hair to my mid back, and three of these worked perfectly for me. If I can get my hair in bun in under 30 seconds, trust me...anyone can." —Tina

Get a pack of three from Amazon for $5.89.

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

20. An over-the-drain protector for anyone with long hair and a pop-up drain that is a: the bane of their existence and b: constantly getting clogged. They can place this on top of their drain to trap gunk *before* it becomes a built-up abyss of gross scum that will take ages of time (and a professional plumber) to clear out.

reviewer photo of the gray pop-up drain protector
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Promising review: "I've been very impressed! It's tall enough to fit easily over my pop-up drain and (even without suction cups) the weighted top keeps it in place. I have medium-length hair and seem to shed almost as much as my cat, but the drain protector catches it all and the hair is easily removed and tossed away. Best of all, the silicone doesn't hold onto mildew or mold. I have been able to spray and wipe away any grime with very little effort. It looks like this drain protector will last a very long time. This has been a very worthy purchase!"—Suneimi

Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in a pack of four and six).

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

21. A Trader Joe's sea salt, garlic, and onion seasoning here to turn every meal into a gourmet affair with basically no effort. This mixture is perfect for any at-home brunch food one can think of, including their beloved avocado toast.

reviewer hand holding clear bottle labeled "Trader Joe's everything but the bagel"
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Promising review: "This seasoning blend is just stupidly delicious. My favorite use so far was for making homemade gluten-free bagels. They. Were. AMAZING. I thought I made enough bagels for the a few days, but my family ate them all in 24 hours. This is really fabulous sprinkled on scrambled eggs, too. My nearest Trader Joe's is over an hour away, so happy to be able to order this here." —Kindle Customer

Get it from Amazon for $6.92.

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22. A set of NK Hydrating lip gels that are worthy of a massive round of applause. Delicious scents and tints aside, they'll be able to confidently step out into wind knowing their hair won't get stuck to their mouth. That's right. This vitamin E formula is not even a tad sticky.

hand holding the six glosses
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Promising review: "I was looking for a thicker lip gloss but without the stickiness... these are it! The quality and quantity for the price is amazing! I love all of the scents, they aren’t too strong which is great." —Madison M.

Get a set of five from Amazon for $6.66.

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

23. A pack of laundry soap sheets for their next trip because have they packed 13 maxi dresses? Yes. But have they packed an ample amount of basics (white tees, underwear, etcetera)? Absolutely not. They can simply grab a sheet, turn on the faucet, and hand-wash away.

the sheets
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Promising review: "This came SO in handy during my vacation to Europe! I was making lots of different stops to places with different types of weather. With these laundry soap sheets I was able to wash my clothes in the sink — letting me pack just the right amount of clothes for all the different places I went." —Katie Fujarski

Get it from Amazon for $7.19 (available in four other styles, including hand soap and shampoo).

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

24. Bottle Bright cleaning tablets that quickly remove all that funky, gross, probably-starting-to-smell build-up in their favorite water bottle. These are biodegradable, chlorine-free, and require absolutely no effort or scrubbing. The results are so. damn. satisfying. to look at.

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Promising review: "I seriously can't believe how well these little tablets work. I had the most disgusting HydroFlask coffee mug and I tried everything, but there was still a seemingly impenetrable layer of black sludge inside. It grossed me out so much that I bought ANOTHER HydroFlask to replace it. Now eventually they both got black inside, so I tried these little magic tablets. I let a tablet sit in each of my mugs for an hour or two, and the black sludge rinsed out COMPLETELY without any scrubbing necessary. They look brand new and there was no weird smell or taste afterward, either. Absolute magic!" —Amazon Customer

Get a pack of 12 tablets from Amazon for $8 (available in three styles).

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25. Nyx Color-Correcting Concealer Palette contains six color correcting hues: green to combat redness, peach to cover up dark circles, light and medium to make blemishes go poof, and purple and pink to brighten your overall complexion. They can quickly layer this under foundation to tackle their skin concerns in one quick swoop, resulting in a professional finish.

before model applied tone corrector to under eyes and after model applied tone corrector to under eyes
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Promising review: "I have the worst dark circles under my eyes and for whatever reason, NOTHING has been able to help them at all. I’ve tried every cheap and expensive concealer and you can’t even tell a difference. I decided to give this a try because it was so cheap...BEST DECISION I EVER MADE! This actually covers up my dark circles completely!! I mostly just use the pink color for that, but I’ve used some of the other colors for acne spots and redness and they work just as well." —Chris & Liz

Get it from Amazon for $9.43.

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

26. A "Did you feed the dog?" sign for anyone who lives with a partner or roommate who shares canine duties. If there have been multiple days in which their pupper has scarfed down two breakfast due to human error...get this ASAP.

device with sliders for two meals each day of the week
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Fun fact! My boyfriend often feeds our French bulldog before he heads out...but our intelligent pet will then wait by the bowl when *I* wake up to try to indicate he has not had his breakfast. Rockie does not know how to roll over! But he sure knows how to manipulate me out of an extra serving of organic salmon.

Promising review: "Awesome product! There are four of us that were working together to feed the dogs. It simplified everything because I no longer have to text to see if anyone had fed them every morning. Now I just to see if it's green and if not, I feed them and indicate it. We all love it so much!" —Toni Deegan

Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

27. Stasher reusable silicone bags that are leakproof, dishwasher-safe, and an eco-friendly alternative to their usual food storage solutions. That's right! No more unnecessary plastic being flung into the trash after exactly one sandwich contact.

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Promising review: "Eco-friendly. These bags go from freezer to oven. Seal really well. We put a bag full of homemade chili in the freezer and accidentally smashed it. When we went back later to pull it out and thaw, it was frozen solid (as intended), but with a dent in the middle from being squished when still unfrozen. The seal never broke. Can't get a better recommendation than that!" —Amzn custmer since 1999

Get them from Amazon starting at $6.99.

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28. Eau Thermale Avene Thermal Spring Water requires just a spritz to soothe eczema, calm sunburn, reduce rosacea flare-ups, set your makeup, and refresh dull and tired skin. This is absolutely *muah* if they live in colder areas and provides a luxurious afternoon pick-me-up.

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Promising review: "This is AMAZING! Awesome size for travel and great for super-dry and cold climates — BUY IT. I use it at home too on my face any and skin that is irritated." —CatCooper 

Get it from Amazon for $9

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29. Hard as Hoof Nail Strengthening Cream uses calcium, vitamins, and hydrogenated jojoba oil to revive weakened nails — and not only does this promote quicker nail growth, but it also prevent chipping and hangnails. Their messy at-home manicure just got *so* much better.

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Promising review: "I've been using this product for almost a full month. Before, my nails were bendy, paper thin, and had little ridges. After applying this product almost every day three times a day, I can grow my nails out without fear. They are smooth, pretty, have excellent white tips. They still have a slight flexibility to them but leagues better than where they were and I'm hoping with continued use my nails will be hard as hoof, ha. After trying so many products, I believe this one is a holy grail." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

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