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Gifts Under $250_cover

A Little Extra Nice

Stuck for a great gift? We've got plenty of ideas under $25 and under $50 if you need to pinch pennies, but if you have a little more to spend, you're in the right place. No matter the occasion, one of these gift ideas under $250 is sure to inspire.


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Klipsch Heritage The One II
Amazon

Klipsch Heritage The One II Wireless Tabletop Speaker

$169 and up from Amazon
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Fuse their old-school sensibilities with new-school tech. This Klipsch speaker has a sweet retro look, but the built-in Bluetooth means it can easily stream from a smartphone, computer, or other device. There’s also a 3.5 mm analog input for other audio sources.


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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2
Amazon

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2

$199 and up from Amazon
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This fitness-focused Galaxy wearable tracks workouts, analyzes sleep patterns, monitors heart health and more, but it’s enough of a looker to be a great Christmas gift, too. It’s equipped with Samsung Pay, and pairing it with their phone enables notifications and music streaming.


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Nintendo Switch Lite
Amazon

Nintendo Switch Lite

$199 and up from Amazon
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This handheld-only version of the popular Nintendo Switch is ideal for any on-the-go kid, and easier to find than the full Switch console. Scaled down for portability, it’s also lighter and features integrated controls. Choose from four colors.


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DeWalt Cordless Drill and Impact Driver Combo
Home Depot
Apple AirPods Pro
Amazon

Apple AirPods Pro

$199 from Amazon
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There are earbuds and then there are Apple AirPods. These top-of-the-line earbuds are a perennial bestseller at Amazon (50,000 glowing reviews and counting). They’ve got active noise canceling to tune out the world to focus on important stuff, such as remote work. They come with a charging case for up to 24 hours of battery life, and they’re water-resistant.


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Amazon

Furbo Treat Tossing Wi-Fi Pet Camera

$169 from Amazon
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Pet parents who can’t be with their furry pals all day can still check in using the Furbo — it comes complete with two-way audio, a wide-angle camera and a treat-tossing mechanism. Set-up is as easy as plugging it in, downloading the app, and connecting to Wi-Fi.


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Yeti Roadie 24 Cooler
Backcountry

Yeti Roadie 24 Cooler

$200 from Backcountry 
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There’s a reason people rave about their Yetis: They just do a great job of keeping their contents at the right temperature, even in extreme conditions. Features include heavy-duty rubber latches, extra-thick walls, commercial-grade insulation and an ultra-sturdy molded construction that can take a beating.

Amazon Fire HD 10 Kids Tablet
Amazon

Amazon Fire HD 10 Kids Tablet

$200 from Amazon
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This edition includes a one-year subscription to Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, which grants access to 20,000 educational apps, books, movies, and more. It also includes more storage, dual stereo speakers, higher picture resolution, longer battery life, a kid-proof case available in three colors, and a 10.1-inch full HD display. With hours of kid-friendly distractions, this is a smart gift for parents, too.


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Nixplay Smart B07VGF8S2D
Amazon
KettlePizza Deluxe
Crate & Barrel

KettlePizza Deluxe USA Outdoor Pizza Oven Kit

$200 from Crate & Barrel
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A unique gift for the grill master, this adapter turns a charcoal grill into a wood-fired pizza oven. It includes both a traditional aluminum cooking pan and a 15-inch cordierite stone that yields crispier crusts.


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KidKraft Farm to Table Play Kitchen
Amazon

KidKraft Farm to Table Play Kitchen

$179 from Amazon
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Sometimes bulky toys are eyesores, but this one might make grown-ups wish their own kitchen was this sleek. Kids get to play in this updated cooking space that not only looks great, but has a lights-and-sounds cooktop and faucet, ice maker that dispenses play ice cubes, and accessories including “choppable” carrots.

Symfonisk
Ikea

Symfonisk Speaker Lamp

$189 from Ikea
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Futuristic-looking lamps are nothing new at Ikea, but speaker lamps are. This is a mashup that's as functional as it is pretty, with a Sonos-compatible speaker standing in for a lamp base and a hand-crafted glass lampshade on top.


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Eufy RoboVac 11S
Amazon

Eufy RoboVac 11S

$150 from Amazon
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This slender robotic vacuum cleans for up to 100 minutes and is equipped with technology that boosts suction automatically in particularly grimy areas. It includes infrared obstacle and drop sensors, too.

Polare Original Leather Weekender Bag
Amazon

Polare Original Leather Weekender Bag

$180 from Amazon
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This luxurious weekender made with genuine cowhide leather could easily become their new go-to bag for short trips. It includes a durable cotton lining, premium zippers, bronze hardware, and double stitching on the handles and shoulder straps meant to stand up to years of abuse.

Philips Somneo
Amazon
WS Game Company Scrabble Luxury Edition
Amazon

WS Game Company Scrabble Luxury Edition

$230 from Amazon
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Some families take their board games very seriously, so why not seriously upgrade their board games? This luxury version of Scrabble is the ultimate collector’s edition, housed in a wooden cabinet with metal plaques and a rotating faux leather playing surface.


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Little Tikes Jr. Jump ’n Slide Inflatable Bounce House
Amazon

Little Tikes Jr. Jump ’n Slide Inflatable Bounce House

$230 from Amazon
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Want to achieve hero status in the eyes of your favorite small child, especially while their favorite play places remain closed? Give them this bounce house and it will easily be one of the most epic gifts they ever get. It can accommodate up to 160 pounds at a time.

Embark
Amazon

Embark Dog DNA Testing Kit

$159 from Amazon
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Enough with the DNA tests for humans — find out where Fido came from. Embark maps a favorite pooch's family tree, screens for more than 250 breeds, and helps test for common diseases and health conditions. It can even identify relatives that have also been tested with Embark.

Muse 2 B07HL2S9JQ
Amazon

Muse 2 Brain-Sensing Headband

$250 from Amazon
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Just about everyone could benefit from some meditation right now. Start them on their journey with this smart headband from Muse, which connects to their phone and provides real-time feedback on focus. Soundscapes react to brain activity, heart rate, and other indicators to help guide users.

Invisawear Silver Star Burst Charm Necklace
Invisawear

Invisawear Silver Star Burst Charm Necklace

$249 from Invisawear
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Though lovely in its own right, this necklace is more than a shiny bauble. It has a hidden button on the back that lets the wearer text friends or family members automatically with their location in case of an emergency.


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Lego Art Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe
Amazon
Circulon Premier Professional Cookware Set
Costco

Circulon Premier Professional Cookware Set

$200 from Costco
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Want to get something nice for a foodie without blowing the budget on All-Clad? Each pot and pan in this beloved 13-piece set is made of hard-anodized aluminum that’s twice as hard as stainless steel. They're also nonstick, oven safe to 400 degrees, and dishwasher safe, with double-riveted silicone grips for ease of handling.


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GrowlerWerks uKeg Carbonated Growler
Amazon

GrowlerWerks uKeg Carbonated Growler

$127 and up from Amazon
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Nothing makes a beer lover happier than a growler of fresh beer from a favorite brewer. And nothing is more tragic than that beer going stale because it wasn’t finished in time. Never again. This stainless-steel, vacuum-sealed growler will keep beer fizzy and fresh for more than a week, owners say, though there is a bit of a learning curve involved.


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Sony Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones
Amazon
Nanoleaf Rhythm Edition Smarter Kit
Amazon

Nanoleaf Rhythm Edition Smarter Kit

$200 from Amazon
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You can really make your space sing by putting these light-up panels on your wall. They have a rhythm detector that helps them “dance” to any tune and are capable of displaying a staggering 16 million colors.

Cuisinart SM-50 Stand Mixer
Amazon

Cuisinart SM-50 Stand Mixer

$200 from Amazon
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If they’ve always yearned for a stand mixer but a KitchenAid is still a bit too pricey, this Cuisinart offers a similar look and power for less, reviewers say. It has a 5.5-quart bowl, 12 mixing speeds, and a hub that accommodates attachments such as meat grinders and pasta makers.


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Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Camera Bundle
Kohl's

Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Camera Bundle

Sale Price: $120 from Kohl’s
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The latest version of the Instax Mini uses the same fun print-and-stick film as its predecessors, but automatic exposure and an integrated selfie modes make getting a great shot a lot easier. A pack of film and a picture holder are included in this bundle.

Pendleton Yakima Camp Throw
Pendleton

Pendleton Yakima Camp Throw

$119 from Amazon
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Outdoorsy types will appreciate a little something extra to keep the chill away around the campfire. Available in four colors, made-in-the-U.S.A. Yakima camp throws are woven in Pendleton's northwest U.S. mills from pure virgin wool and cotton.

Yeti Roadie 24 Cooler
Amazon

Yeti Roadie 24 Cooler

$200 from Amazon
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Here's one for that sibling of yours who's always out and about, camping, fishing, traveling, whatever. Features include heavy-duty rubber latches, extra-thick walls, commercial-grade insulation and an ultra-sturdy molded construction that can take a beating.


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kiehlsAgeDefying
Kiehl's

Kiehl's Age-Defying Essentials

$99 from Kiehl's
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Give the gift of self care with this collection of three Kiehl's skin essentials for moisturizing, smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles, and doing away with dark circles under the eyes.