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23 Gifts For Others That Are Secretly Gifts For Yourself

Let others do the work for you.

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1. A kit that makes TWO woven camera straps.

"Oh, you made one for me too?! How sweet of you!" *feigns surprise.* Get it here.

2. This cheese-making kit.

Encourage them of their culinary finesse, and once they finish their first batches, be the gracious friend willingly tries them. MMmmmm. Buy it here.
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Encourage them of their culinary finesse, and once they finish their first batches, be the gracious friend willingly tries them. MMmmmm. Buy it here.

3. This pickling kit if YOU love pickles.

And then give them a list of things they could start with: peppers, cucumbers, eggs, beets, whatever's on your stomach...I mean mind. Buy it here.
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And then give them a list of things they could start with: peppers, cucumbers, eggs, beets, whatever's on your stomach...I mean mind. Buy it here.

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4. This case that turns their phone into a Polaroid camera.

Who doesn't like getting instant prints of themselves??? Get it here.
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Who doesn't like getting instant prints of themselves??? Get it here.

5. This terrarium stationery kit.

For the friend who lives far away who is by default, your pen pal. Get it here.

6. A mustard-making kit.

"Gosh, a jar of mustard? How could you??" Available here.

7. This wine cork holder that'll persuade them to drink more...with friends.

Every time you go over, comment on how empty their cork container looks and convince them to have more wine nights. Get it here.
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Every time you go over, comment on how empty their cork container looks and convince them to have more wine nights. Get it here.

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8. This goat's milk soap-making kit.

Make them with them! Get it here.

9. This glitter tattoo kit that glows in blacklight.

Way better of a way to spend the night in. Available here.

10. This lip gloss kit.

Makes three. So, clearly, they'll make one for you. Get it here.

11. This pasta-making appliance.

Say hello to your new personal chef. Buy it here.
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Say hello to your new personal chef. Buy it here.

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12. This mini Ping-Pong set that's great for your working deskmate.

Because who else would they play with other than YOU (hint hint)? Get it here.
uncommongoods.com

Because who else would they play with other than YOU (hint hint)? Get it here.

13. A monthly ingredient and recipe subscription.

So they'll cook YOU amazing recipes. Buy it here.
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So they'll cook YOU amazing recipes. Buy it here.

14. This gluten-free DIY cookie kit.

"Hey, I think you should try GF because it tastes so much better, trust me!" (Says the friend who's gluten-free.) Available here.

15. This wine aging tool.

Invite yourself over on multiple occasions, but only if their cabinet is fully stocked with wine. Buy it here.
uncommongoods.com

Invite yourself over on multiple occasions, but only if their cabinet is fully stocked with wine. Buy it here.

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16. Play new games with them every month.

Paired with wine, of course. Available here.
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Paired with wine, of course. Available here.

17. This beer making kit.

Over time, you'll save on going out for drinks. Buy it here.
uncommongoods.com

Over time, you'll save on going out for drinks. Buy it here.

18. This Game of Phones card set that'll let you impress with your savvy phone skills.

They definitely can't play this one without you! Get it here.

19. This kombucha home brew kit that lets you not have to deal with a *scoby.*

Just. Um. Gross. But yummy! Available here.
uncommongoods.com

Just. Um. Gross. But yummy! Available here.

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20. This umbrella that's big enough for two people.

For a co-worker. Or your boss. Or a roommate. Or your CRUSH. Buy it here.
uncommongoods.com

For a co-worker. Or your boss. Or a roommate. Or your CRUSH. Buy it here.

21. "Try" tastes around the world with them.

Buy it for the pickier friend in your life. You'll be the good friend who eats what they don't want. Buy it here.

22. This beer-tasting map that'll inspire them to take a road trip (with you, of course).

Available here.
uncommongoods.com

Available here.

23. This fun box that'll convert them into a cat person, which will convince them to get a cat (for you to play with).

Or if they just don't like cats, then they can give back to you all these things. Cat conversion here.
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Or if they just don't like cats, then they can give back to you all these things. Cat conversion here.