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Secret Santa Gift Ideas for Teens

10 Inexpensive Gifts to Give When You're Playing Secret Santa

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If you need some Secret Santa gift ideas, you probably have a set of rules to follow:  don't spend too much money and don't reveal the secret!  Stumped about what to get your teenage friend, relative or coworker?  Here are some great gift ideas that won't cost much.

1. iTunes Gift Card

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If you don't know your Secret Santa recipient all that well, an iTunes gift card is the way to go.  It's guaranteed to make him or her happy (and theres about a zero percent chance that it'll be regifted).

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2. Worry Dolls

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Legend has it that if you tell these dolls your worries and then put them under your pillow, they'll take your worries away while you sleep.  And what's a better holiday gift than giving someone a little peace of mind?

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3. Scrapbook Calendar Kit

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Everyone should pick up a new calendar every December - and if they don't, they're missing out on their chance to document the new year and hold onto those memories forever.  If your Secret Santa recipient is a creative teen, he or she will appreciate the chance to build a custom calendar out of cardstock and fun stickers.

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4. Holiday Silly Bandz

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Silly bandz might be a little goofy...but hey, there's no better time to goof off than winter vacation.  These holiday-themed wristbands (I love the snowman) will add a little flare to any winter wardrobe.

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5. Etch a Sketch Keychain

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If the teen you're shopping for is a driver, he or she will need a keychain. And keychains don't get much more fun than one that lets you sketch out a line drawing that fits your mood.

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6. Sock Monkey

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Everyone loves a sock monkey.  And as Secret Santa, there's no better sock monkey to hand out than this candy cane-striped one that really fits the season.

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7. Magnet Balls

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This cube made of rare-earth magnets is fun, stress-relieving and kind of addictive. It's perfect for a teen who could use a little help making it through long study sessions.

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8. Homemade Holiday Cookies

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Everyone loves cookies, and your Secret Santa party is the perfect excuse to whip some up.  If you need help getting started, pick up this deluxe holiday cookie kit.  It's got everything you need to bake cookies, from the mix to the cookie cutters to the rolling pin.

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9. Skateboard Flash Drive

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With this little 2GB flash drive, teens can back up their videos, pictures, music and documents (and look pretty extreme while they're doing it).

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10. Artist's Journal

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There's an artist in all of us - but sometimes it takes a well-timed gift to realize it.  If your Secret Santa recipient needs a little more help than a plain old blank journal, 642 Things to Draw will provide plenty of artistic inspiration.

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