Thoughtful Gift Ideas for the Helpers in Your Life

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Sometimes the hardest gifts to find are the smallest ones: the gifts for those helpful people in your life who you so appreciate – personal trainers, hairstylist, teachers, babysitters, coworkers, postal workers – but really don’t know all that well. Look no further because here are three perfect token gift ideas for each that feel personal and unique without breaking your gift-giving budget.

Click through below to see this gift guide and all the others in our 2014 Holiday Gift Guide series.


Gifts for Personal Trainers

Superman Caped Socks

Superman socks complete with a cape are the perfect way to let your trainer know you appreciate their superhero influence over your life.

BUNJO Team Bungee Chair

This portable chair is lightweight and collapsible making it easy to tote around to the field for those early morning training sessions.

iWatchz Watch Band for Apple iPod Nano

This sporty band will transform an iPod Nano into a watch so your trainer can easily make the switch from jamming out to timing your sprints.

Gifts for Hairstylists

Origins Mini Mask Marvels

Your hairstylist is constantly pampering others, so why not return the favor? This limited edition set from Origins includes three different facemasks.

HoMedics Bubble Bliss Deluxe Foot Spa

After a long day standing, your stylist will love coming home to a relaxing massage from this bubble foot spa.

Kentucky Bourbon Candle

The caramel-aroma of this Kentucky Bourbon candle is perfect for the edgy hairdresser who doesn’t quite fit the mold of vanilla-scented candles.

Gifts for Teachers

Five Apple Cider Concentrate

Five varieties of apples come together to make this concentrate. It will make 1 gallon of cider and gives a gourmet twist to the classic apple for teacher.

Doctor Who 2D TARDIS Sculpted Ceramic Mug

This mug is a work of art for any Doctor Who fan. Plus, it comes with a removable ceramic lid, which will keep beverages hot or cold. Perfect for the busy teacher!

Piano Calculator

Multiplication tables have never been this fun! This whimsical piano calculator will look great on any teacher’s desk – plus, it’s functional!

Gifts for Babysitters

Mini Mani Manor Advent Calendar

It’s the gift that keeps on giving. Your sitter will go crazy for this 24-piece nail polish advent calendar complete with a color for every outfit.

Foldable Drinn Phone Holder Black

Babysitters typically keep their phones close by, so this holder makes the perfect gift. It hangs on the charger, keeping cords neat and tidy and providing a shelf while the phone charges.

Amplitone Headphones

These vintage headphones are perfect for the hip babysitter who is so over ear buds. They go above and beyond in the comfort category, and are perfect for all-day listening.

Gifts for Coworkers

Original Buddha Board

Put a little Zen in your coworkers cubicle. Use water to paint the surface of this board, as it evaporates the board return to a clean slate, ready for the next mind-clearing doodle.

HappyLight Energy Lamp

Help your office mate get through the winter blues with the HappyLight Energy Lamp, which emits 5000 LUX and will combat long works hours, jet lag and fatigue.

Set of 3 Domino USB Drives

There’s no need to have a plain, boring USB drive. These drives disguised as dominos are the perfect way to spice up data storage.

Gifts for Postal Workers**

Starbucks Peppermint Cookie Chocolate Bites

Peppermint and chocolate is an unbeatable combination and at $3.50, this gourmet treat is the perfect little token of your appreciation.

Bobble Water Bottle

Keep your postal worker hydrated while they make their rounds. This reusable water bottle has a filter and comes in seven different colors.

Milk Chocolate Pumpkin Bark

Jump on the pumpkin bandwagon with a twist on the classic peppermint bark that’s sure to be a hit with anyone.

**Keep in mind that under federal regulations, postal employees can only accept gifts worth $20 or less.

Have a few more people on your shopping list? Check out more of our Holiday 2014 Gift Guides.


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