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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. Whether you're shopping for a techie, a chef, or someone else entirely, here are 30 holiday crowd-pleasers.

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Klipsch Heritage The One II
Amazon

Klipsch Heritage The One II Wireless Tabletop Speaker

$190 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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Cuisinart SM-50 Stand Mixer
Amazon
Nintendo Switch Lite
Amazon
Nordstrom High/Low Wool and Cashmere Poncho
Nordstrom

Nordstrom High/Low Wool and Cashmere Poncho

$129 from Nordstrom
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Here’s a gift for her that checks all the boxes: It’s warm, it’s stylish, and it’s one-size-fits-most. Made from a blend of wool and cashmere, it’s sure to become a favorite fall and winter statement piece.

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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2
Amazon

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2

$250 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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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.

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.

KidKraft Farm to Table Play Kitchen
Amazon

KidKraft Farm to Table Play Kitchen

$156 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.

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
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

$220 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.

Kiehl’s Greatest Hits Gift Set
Kiehl’s

Kiehl’s Greatest Hits Gift Set

$150 from Kiehl’s
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Gift sets are great, but gift sets with trial-size products are a bummer. This one is packed with eight of Kiehl’s bestsellers, including facial cleaners, a pore-cleansing mask, dark-spot corrector, eye cream, and lip balm. The boom-box packaging is ready to gift, no wrapping required.

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Furbo B01FXC7JWQ
Amazon

Furbo Treat Tossing Wi-Fi Pet Camera

$199 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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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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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.

Sony Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones
Amazon
Philips Somneo
Amazon

Philips Somneo Wake-Up Light Therapy Lamp

$153 from Amazon
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The ultimate gift for your favorite morning grump, the Philips Somneo helps make waking up easier with a simulated sunrise. There’s also a sunset mode for relaxing, plenty of soothing nature sounds and music options, and several light settings including nightlight and reading modes.

WS Game Company Scrabble Luxury Edition
Amazon

WS Game Company Scrabble Luxury Edition

$229 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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Keurig K-Cafe Special Edition Coffee Maker
Amazon
GrowlerWerks uKeg Carbonated Growler
Amazon

GrowlerWerks uKeg Carbonated Growler

$159 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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Little Tikes Jr. Jump ’n Slide Inflatable Bounce House
Amazon

Little Tikes Jr. Jump ’n Slide Inflatable Bounce House

$173 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.

Pendleton Twin Wool Camp Blanket with Leather Carrier
Amazon

Pendleton Twin Wool Camp Blanket with Leather Carrier

$189 from Amazon
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Anyone who thinks all wool blankets are itchy hasn't tried a Pendleton, owners say. And that's just the tip of the iceberg: It's also great at keeping the perfect temperature, whether in a tent or in a drafty bedroom, and durable enough for a lifetime of use. Bonus: It's made in the U.S.A.

Embark
Amazon

Embark Dog DNA Testing Kit

$169 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, 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.

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.

Hart 20-Volt Cordless Four-Tool Combo Kit
Walmart

Hart 20-Volt Cordless Four-Tool Combo Kit

$178 from Walmart
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Walmart has debuted its Hart cordless tool brand to strong reviews, and this combo kit will form the backbone of any handy person’s tool collection. It comes with a drill, impact driver, reciprocating saw, and LED light. Two batteries, a fast charger, and a storage bag are included.

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.

Fujifilm Instax Square SQ20
Amazon
Lego Art Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe
Amazon

Lego Art Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe

$120 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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