Awesome Gift Ideas Under $250

Awesome Gift Ideas Under $250

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Awesome Gifts Under $250

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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The Adventure Challenge Books
The Adventure Challenge

Adventure Challenge Activity Guide/Camera Bundle

$205 from The Adventure Challenge

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These books contain 50 suggestions for fun bonding activities with family, friends, or that special spouse or partner. Just scratch off the spot to reveal a new "surprise" activity; each challenge comes with an estimated time commitment and cost. There's also a place to include a photo and notes, so books become cherished keepsakes even after the challenges are long-completed. If you don't want to spring for a bundle that includes their signature Lomo' Instant camera, you can buy the guides on their own — there are even versions for solo adventures and a "naughty" edition.


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NoteCube Gift
NoteCube

NoteCube

$69-$99 from NoteCube

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This is a personalized gift that falls well under $250 yet packs a significant punch in the make-'em-feel-special department. The concept is simple: You tell NoteCube about your recipient, and use the site's tools to edit and add notes (typically between 40-60 but NoteCube recommends at least 20). Finally, add some photos and choose a style of NoteCube. When everything is just how you want it, you finalize and pay for your order and it gets shipped. 


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Samsung Galaxy Watch 4
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Samsung Galaxy Watch 4

$250 from Best Buy

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Know someone who is a fitness buff? Help them track their vital signs, workouts and activities, and more with the latest iteration of Samsung's smartwatch. Available in two sizes and three case colors (plus a slew of watch bands).


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KettlePizza Deluxe Pizza Oven Kit – BBQGuys
BBQGuys

KettlePizza Deluxe USA Outdoor Pizza Oven Kit

$214 from BBQGuys
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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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Beats Fit Pro True Wireless In-Ear Headphones
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Beats Fit Pro True Wireless In-Ear Headphones

$200 from Best Buy

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If you're looking for a pair of noise-cancelling earbuds that deliver on audio quality, consider the newest offering from Beats By Dr. Dre. They use Apple's new H1 microprocessor, meaning they can pair with your Apple or Android phone right out of the box, and provide up to 24 hours of playtime when you use the charging case.

DeWalt Cordless Drill and Impact Driver Combo
Home Depot

DeWalt Cordless Drill and Impact Driver Combo

$229 and up from Home Depot
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For a professional quality drill and impact driver at a bargain price, this 20-volt set checks all the boxes. It comes with a carrying bag, two universal DeWalt batteries.


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Polaroid Lab Everything Box Starter Kit
Amazon

Polaroid Lab Everything Box Starter Kit

$173 from Amazon

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Everything old is new again, including Polaroid pictures. Turn digital photos into Polaroids, film chemistry and all, with this tabletop gadget that projects the screen image from your phone onto film. And don't forget: No shaking required.

Instant Vortex Pro 9-In-1 Air Fryer Oven
Sur La Table

Instant Vortex Pro 9-In-1 Air Fryer Oven

$160 from Sur La Table

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Talk about multitasking: This nine-function countertop appliance is an air fryer, rotisserie grill, roaster, dehydrator, and more. 

Polare Original Leather Weekender Bag
Amazon

Polare Original Leather Weekender Bag

$150 and up 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.


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Chef’s Choice Trizor XV Knife Sharpener

$160 from Sur La Table

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Any good chef knows that sharp knives are a must in the kitchen, but trying to sharpen your blades manually can be a real chore. Sur La Table shoppers give this three-stage electric sharpener nearly unanimous praise, saying it makes it easy to keep knives sharp without damaging the blades.

Chanel N° 5 Eau de Parfum Spray
Sephora

Chanel N° 5 Eau de Parfum Spray

$82 and up from Sephora

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Chanel is a classic for a reason. This timeless scent in available in four sizes, ranging from 1.2 ounces to 6.8 ounces.

Abco Tech Indoor Golf Putting Green
Amazon

Abco Tech Indoor Golf Putting Green

$61 from Amazon

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Here's a practice putting green compact enough that it can be used almost anywhere. It's lightweight and portable, with a roll-up mat for easy storage, and comes with three practice balls. 

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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Apple AirTag
Target

Apple AirTag

$30 from Target

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Know someone who's always losing their keys or wallet or other personal belongings? A couple of these AirTags would make a great stocking stuffer for anyone who already owns an iPhone or other Apple products and keep the lost belongings to a minimum.

Eufy RoboVac 11S
Amazon

Eufy RoboVac 11S

$200 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.

Echo Wall Clock Disney Mickey Mouse Edition
Amazon

Echo Wall Clock Disney Mickey Mouse Edition

$38 from Amazon

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It's a wall clock with a voice-controlled timer function. Just pair it with any Amazon Echo device, and Mickey will keep track of time. Put it in the kitchen, and you'll never burn dinner again.

The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present
Amazon

The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present

$60 from Amazon

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Any Paul McCartney or Beatles fan would love to find this wrapped up with a bow this holiday. The two-volume hardback set presents the lyrics of 154 of McCartney's most memorable songs, annotated with comments from Macca himself and illustrated with photos and art from his personal collection.

Mighty Bliss Deep Tissue Massager
Amazon

Mighty Bliss Deep Tissue Massager

$70 from Amazon

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Even the most in-shape of athletes need a little extra support now and then, and this cordless handheld massager helps those with pain in their back, shoulders, neck, and more. Comes with six different massage heads and a lifetime warranty. Offers two hours of massage time on a single charge and can be recharged in around 60 minutes.

Cuisinart SM-50 Stand Mixer
Amazon

Cuisinart SM-50 Stand Mixer

$250 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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Pendleton Yakima Camp Throw
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Embark
Amazon

Embark Dog DNA Testing Kit

$149 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.

Nixplay
Amazon

Nixplay Seed Digital Photo Frame

$180 and up from Amazon
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What if you could frame favorite photos without going through the hassle of getting prints? The Nixplay Seed makes it possible. Connect it to Wi-Fi and send someone all of those great photos on your phone immediately, using the Nixplay mobile app.


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Sony Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones
Amazon

Sony Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones

$78 from Amazon
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If you know a work-from-home warrior who is trying to stay productive in a chaotic house, these noise-canceling headphones will be a very thoughtful gift indeed. They have dual noise sensors and are compatible with voice assistants, allowing you to make and receive calls completely hands-free.

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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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.

GrowlerWerks uKeg Carbonated Growler
Amazon

GrowlerWerks uKeg Carbonated Growler

$165 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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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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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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KidKraft Farm to Table Play Kitchen
Amazon

KidKraft Farm to Table Play Kitchen

$185 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.

Philips Somneo Wake-Up Light
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WS Game Company Scrabble Luxury Edition
Amazon

WS Game Company Scrabble Luxury Edition

$249 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

$180 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.

Lego Art Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe
Amazon

Lego Art Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe

$90 from Amazon
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There are plenty of Lego sets that would please an adult as much, if not more than, a kid. This four-in-one 3,332-piece set is one, and even includes a soundtrack that teaches you the story behind the painting while you build.


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Nanoleaf Rhythm
Amazon

Nanoleaf Rhythm Edition Smarter Kit

$205 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.