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23 Gifts that Will Save the Recipient Money


11. Water Filter

Brita Water Pitcher
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Purchase a water filtration pitcher or faucet filtration system for someone on your list, and give the gift of clean, good tasting water, minus the plastic bottle.

12. Crockpot

Rival 4 qt. Crockpot
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Know someone without a crockpot? Then, snag one on sale, and present it with a collection of your favorite crockpot recipes.
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13. Smart Strip

Smart Strip Power Strip
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TVs, computers and many other electronics in our homes use electricity even when they're turned off. Give the gift of a Smart Strip power strip, which eliminates this type of energy use, and your friends and family will enjoy a smaller electric bill this month and every month to come.

14. Canning Kit

Ball Canning Kit
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Know someone that enjoys spending time in the kitchen? Encourage the habit by buying them all the supplies they'll need to get started canning.
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15. A Day Planner

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Pick up a nice day planner for someone on your gift list, and you'll save the recipient the expense of having to buy one.

Tip: Choose a planner that allows you to write in the dates, rather than one that is made for a specific year. That way, if the recipient already has a planner, yours can be put up for next year.

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16. Stamps and Envelopes

Forever Stamps
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Know someone that enjoys writing letters or that pays bills by mail? Buy them a book of forever stamps and a box of envelopes, and they'll be able to keep up the habit for free.

Tip:Order from USPS.com, and you won't even have to leave home to shop.

17. A Finance Book

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Help someone along the road to financial independence by giving them a copy of a book from a finance guru that you respect.

18. A Subscription to a Finance Magazine

Money Magazine
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Encourage smart financial decisions with a gift subscription to Money, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, Consumer Reports or Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel. There's nothing like a monthly reminder to spend wisely.

19. A Coin Sorter

Coin Sorter
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A coin sorter is one gift that will literally help the recipient save money.

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20. Quick-Dry Towels

Quick-Dry Towels
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Towels can take FOREVER to dry. Treat someone to a set of quick-dry towels, and help them cut down on the time their towels spend in the dryer (that's good for both their utility bills and the life of their towels).

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