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If there's a time to splurge on the ones you love (or just yourself), the holidays are it. With these luxe gift options that range from lavishly useful to just plain extravagant, this is the one time of year where we won't tell if you treat yourself as well as someone else. (Note: Prices and availability are subject to change.)
POLAROID WI-FI CAMERA DRONE
Price: $225 | Buy it from Brookstone
Why We Love It: Okay, so a drone might seem like a bit of a splurge, but if you're into photography or filmmaking then it's actually a smart purchase. There's no denying the incredible aerial shots you can get. Plus let's face it, they're very popular right now and are among this year's hottest tech gifts. This one is relatively affordable compared to other high-end drones on the market, and users say that it's great for beginners.
FURBO DOG CAMERA
Price: $199 | Buy it on Furbo
Why We Love It: Wouldn't it be a luxury to know what exactly your furry friend does at home while you're away? Well, now you can with the Furbo dog camera. This device lets you watch and talk to your pet, as well as shoot out treats with your phone. It would also be great to monitor a new or sick pet. But you might have to hurry; these items are expected to sell fast.
Price: $330 | Buy it from Target
Why We Love It: Call it the luxe version of the Fitbit. The Apple Watch offers much more than just fitness tracking and monitoring. It features workout apps, can call or text message, offers help from Siri, and is linked to Apple Pay.
BRAAVA ROBOT MOP
Price: $270 | Buy it from Best Buy
Why We Love It: Essentially it's a mopping Roomba. Sit back and relax from the couch while the iRobot Mop cleans your floors at the push of a button. Reviewers love that it's quieter than expected.
VOLUSPA GILT POMANDER & HINOKI HEARTH CANDLE
Price: $198: | Buy it from Nordstrom
Why We Love It: While it may seem like a luxurious splurge for a candle, this one works as an enormous centerpiece or fireplace candle that brightens up your home all holiday season. Featuring the warm and spicy fragrance of gilded holly berries, cardamom, and Japanese hinoki in a glam holder, it has a 250 hour burn time.
MERCEDES CASTILLO STUDDED LOAFER
Price: $695 | Buy it from Nordstrom
Why We Love It: Whether these holiday party-ready loafers are a gift to yourself or another, the black velvet and oversized imitation pearls are a glamorous, one-of-a-kind look for feet.
Price: $435 | Buy it from Nordstrom
Why We Love It: This cashmere muffler in the Burberry iconic check pattern is a cozy indulgence that will never go out of style. Reviewers say the scarf is soft, warm, and worth the price.
FAUX FUR SLEEPING BAG
Price: $198 | Buy it from Nordstrom
Why We Love It: Camp in luxurious comfort (or just lounge in front of the TV) in a one-of-a-kind sleeping bag that envelops you in cozy faux fur. Suddenly the typical sleeping bag just seems sad. Includes an attached fur pillow.
MULTI-CHARM NECKLACE WITH DIAMONDS
Price: $5,995 | Buy it from Neiman Marcus
Why We Love It: Haute hippies will adore this necklace that takes the always popular charm accessory up a few notches. The 14-karat necklace is adorned with symbolic charms that are decorated with rubies, sapphires, black diamonds, white diamonds, and turquoise.
SANTA'S MUSICAL WORKSHOP FIGURINE
Price: $3,800 | Buy it from Neiman Marcus
Why We Love It: This limited-edition, handcrafted musical figurine features Swarovski crystals and is a show-stopping holiday gift for the fanatical Christmas decor collector.
14K GOLD MONOGRAM RING WITH DIAMONDS
Price: $1,700 | Buy it from Neiman Marcus
Why We Love It: Give a personalized ring (with initials or any three letters of choice) that glitters with pavé diamonds as a gift that's as timeless as it is special.
TOM FORD 50-PIECE LIMITED EDITION LIP COLOR SET
Price: $1,980 | Buy it from Neiman Marcus
Why We Love It: Makeup mavens will be blown over by this collection of 50 lip colors housed in an ivory and gold clutch. What more could lipstick lovers want?
BEAUTY SLEEP COLLECTION
Price: $109 | Buy it from Neiman Marcus
Why We Love It: A pricey pillowcase may seem silly to some, but some beauty mavens swear sleeping on a silk pillowcase can solve all sorts of beauty woes such as rough hair and wrinkles. Treat the beauty-product lover in your life to this set, which contains a pillowcase and eye mask, and let them experience more beautiful nights for themselves.
SWAROVSKI CRYSTAL WATER BOTTLE
Price: $185 | Buy it from Saks Fifth Avenue
Why We Love It: Fashionable fitness fans or just anyone looking for an inspiring way to consume more water will enjoy this spectacular glass, silicone and Swarovski crystal water bottle. Some 500 sparkling, clear crystals are housed in a custom lucite and metal cap, for perhaps the most glamorous water bottle imaginable.
HERMES HAND & BODY CLEANSING GEL
Price: $59 | Buy it from Saks Fifth Avenue
Why We Love It: Name-brand aficionados will likely be thrilled to see something labeled Hermes in their gift bag. And while we can't all afford one of the famous, high-end bags, a glamorous yet useful cleansing gel is still a luxe statement. Available in a range of elegant scents.
FLAVORED TRUFFLE COLLECTION
Price: $96 | Buy it from Saks Fifth Avenue
Why We Love It: This splurge of 48 decadent truffles is the ultimate treat for sweets lovers. Made in France, flavors include black currant, caramel, and citrus fruit.
CASHMERE TRAVEL SET
Price: $300 | Buy it from Saks Fifth Avenue
Why We Love It: Treat someone to a lavish pure cashmere set that will become a staple for travel or just getting cozy. The set includes a blanket and cashmere-lined eye mask.
FULL FACE PROFESSIONAL LIGHT THERAPY SYSTEM
Price: $350 | Buy it from Sharper Image
Why We Love It: Considering that a high-end facial can easily cost a couple hundred dollars and often needs to be scheduled regularly, the Full Face Professional Light Therapy System is a skincare splurge that ends up fairly cost effective. The product uses medical-grade lights to improve skin's appearance. It features infrared, red, amber, and blue LEDs that are thought to reduce wrinkles and fine lines, enhance skin color, repair sun damage, and combat acne.
GLOBAL TRACKING SMART SUITCASE
Price: $400 | Buy it from Sharper Image
Why We Love It: Frequent travelers may find this splurge to be more of a necessity for traveling with peace of mind. The suitcase has a global tracker so you'll always know exactly where it is (i.e., if it's not on your flight). Also included is a tracking app for your smartphone and one year of tracking service. The case is available in 21-inch carry-on size and 29-inch check-in size.
ASSORTED ENGLISH DARK AND MILK CHOCOLATES
Price: $125 | Buy it from Bloomingdales
Why We Love It: True chocoholics will be floored to be gifted with Charbonnel et Walker Boîte Rouge luxury high-end chocolates. The red velvet box features 40 pieces of deluxe chocolate -- how long it lasts is up to the recipient.
FITBIT LEATHER WRAP BRACELET
Price: $175 | Buy it Bloomingdales
Why We Love It: Upgrade someone's basic Fitbit with a glamorous band that looks more like a statement piece of jewelry than a holder for a fitness device.
BIO BIDET LUXURY BIDET SEAT
Price: $250 (after $150 discount, valid until Nov. 19) | Buy it from Costco
Why We Love It: Treat yourself or another to a more luxurious bathroom experience. The Bio Bidet features a wireless remote, heated seat, warm water wash, and warm air dry, and comes in two shapes to fit most bowls. Reviewers say the seat performs well and does the job.
BROOKSTONE MASSAGE CHAIR
Price: $2,900 | Buy it from Costco
Why We Love It: The Brookstone Renew Zero Gravity Massage Chair is a welcome gift for anyone who values relaxation. The chair features eight automatic settings, built-in lumbar heat, and air massagers, and it elevates into zero-gravity mode. One reviewer says every home should have one.
JURA COFFEE CENTER
Price: $3,000 | Buy it from Costco
Why We Love It: The caffeine addict in your life will be forever grateful to find a Jura Impressa Z9 One Touch Espresso Cappuccino Coffee Center under their tree. The programmable machine makes lattes, macchiatos, cappuccino, and more, and features a host of extras such as a frother, grinder, and pretty much anything else an espresso lover needs. Sure, the machine is pricey, but if you're lucky, you may catch a discount -- check Costco's site regularly to keep up to date.
Price: $2,500 | Buy it from Costco
Why We Love It: The ultimate treat on a winter's day: relaxing in the Aquaterra Spas Grayson 17-jet, 4-person spa. It makes a good splurge gift because it's easy enough to use that all you need to do is find a place for it, fill it up with a hose, and then plug it in to enjoy soothing jets and a waterfall feature. Reviewers say it's a great value for a simple hot tub experience.