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'If you want to hide something, put it in a book': This top-selling diversion safe is on sale at Amazon for just $13

Add to cart now to get it in time for Presidents' Day weekend

We all have at least a few little trinkets and treasures we want to keep hidden away. Whether it's while we're on vacation or just heading out to work for the day, sometimes the lock on the front door isn't quite secure enough to put your mind at ease. If you're struggling to find a covert storage solution for your jewels, passports and other small valuables, the Kyodoled Diversion Book Safe might be the problem solver you're looking for. Right now it's on sale for as low as $13 (was $20), and if you hurry, you can get it in time for Presidents' Day weekend.

Designed to look like a guide to Pairs, the center of this book is hollowed out with a lockbox inside. Not interested in Paris? There are nine other discreet options to choose from including a "dictionary" with a choice of a combination lock or a key lock (prices vary). 

$13 at Amazon

Why is it a good deal?

Peace of mind when it comes to valuables is invaluable, but if you have to price it, $13 is a bargain. The price of this diversion safe goes up and down throughout the year, but it tends to go up when spring travel picks up.

Why do I need this?

Small enough to hide away your small valuables, this safe is made to look like a book about Paris or a dictionary that you put on a bookshelf. But you can't look up cute cafes to sip coffee in from the Paris book or words like "rizz" in the "dictionary" — instead of pages, it's hollowed out with a steel safe inside. This one locks with a key, but you can get it with a combination lock. You are also not limited to a dictionary — you can choose from nine deceptive books with either a combination or key lock.

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Is it a book or is it a bank? It's your secret to keep. (Amazon)

What reviewers say

More than 10,000 shoppers give this diversion safe a five-star rating.

"One quote that I've heard and found to be true over time is that 'if you want to hide something, put it in a book' Why? Because people don't read!" reported a savvy shopper. "I had this sitting on my bookshelf with my other books for months and it was never touched. The outside of the book looks like pages and is plastic, but it looks so realistic. Of course, once you pick it up it is much heavier and obvious that it's not. But at first glance, it definitely passes as a book. It has a lot of room and you can fit a few items in it. I love this safe!"

"It fits right into my library of books with no one noticing that it's not a real book," shared a five-star fan. "I had a little trouble with setting the lock pin but no big deal. I wish that it was a little deeper and the locking mechanism didn't take up some of the space when closing it while it's filled. Other than that, I really like it. I will be getting another but with a different print."

"This little sneaky thing hides my goodies and absolutely looks like a book," gushed a rave reviewer. "No one will notice it. It is metal on the inside, so if you don't want anything clanking around in there, you might have to put something soft to dampen the sound. Figuring out how to program the lock was easy. I'm impressed."

"I love it!" raved another fan. "The cover feels like a book, the sides are plastic but 'the pages' still look real."

If you're shopping for gifts, this might be a fit for someone on your list, according to this shopper: "My young teen thought this was the best Christmas gift he got! I have no idea what he locked in there but I hope he doesn't lose the keys. He was really impressed."

This book will make you look smarter than any other tome on your shelf.  

$13 at Amazon

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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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