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Sure, the holidays are about celebrating those around you, but it's also showing appreciation for the folks that go above and beyond to help make your life a little bit easier. Today, lifestyle correspondent Melissa Garcia is here to share her favorite gifts for the hairdressers, babysitters, dog walkers and teachers that make our lives better.
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1. Jane Bakes Cookie Sleeves, $7, Jane Bakes
Not only are then all natural and low in sugar, but they come in beautifully packaged mason jars, so no wrapping needed! Just stick a bow on top and you're done!
2. "Knock Knock Why You're So Awesome" Journal, $10, Amazon
This is a great gift for anyone you care about. Simply fill out each page and gift away!
3. Sticker Beans Phone Accessories, $9, Sticker Beans
Tween girls are obsessed with these rhinestone stickers. Use them to dress up phones, laptops or even notebooks. This bling sings!
4. Chalkboard Coasters, $9, Uncommon Goods
This set of coasters is great for anyone that loves to entertain. Don't forget the chalk!
1. Stance Socks, starting at $12, Stance
Socks might seem like a boring gift, but celebrities like Rihanna and Jay Z swear by this brand. They come in all sizes, so they're great options for kids and adults alike.
2. Phone Storage Workout Bottle, $20, Uncommon Goods
Looks weird, but totally practical. This clever water bottle actually holds your phone and other essentials, which is perfect for using at the gym.
3. Built NY Lunch Bag, $20, Built NY
Great for a teacher, these smart lunch bags replace the need for ice packs. Just pop them into the freezer overnight and fill and go the next day. It keeps things cool for hours!
4. Coffee Table Dog Book "Shake," $13, Amazon
Your dog walker will love this! These coffee table books capture great shelter dogs shaking, swimming and posing for the camera. They won't be able to put it down!
5. Spileash, $20, Spibelt
Another great gift for your dogwalker. It’s a traditional leash that has a special pouch that holds cellphone, keys, credit cards, cash and more.
1. Megatiny Megaverse Phone Case, $30, Mega Tiny Corp.
Looks like a normal phone case, but it's more than that. The back is covered with teeny tiny suction cups, so it can stick to any flat surface. Want to watch the news on your phone while you're getting ready in the morning? Just stick this on your bathroom mirror and you're set.
2. Personalized Teacher Stamp, $25, Personalization Mall
Show a teacher how much they mean to you with a personalized stamp that has their name. If they have a catch phrase, add that too!
3. Tile Mate, $25, The Tile App
This bluetooth tracker attaches to important things like your iPod, remote or keys so you never lose them again. So smart!
1. CaseStation Personalized Phone Case, $35, CaseStation
Upload an image and it will be printed right on the back of this phone case. It's durable and fashionable. Win win!
2. Infinity Scarf, $39, Rising Tide
Who doesn't love a great scarf? This infinity-style scarf will come in handy on chilly mornings. And the best part: a portion of the proceeds go to charity!