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We Reviewed the best holiday gift guide for 2018-2019.Best holiday tech gifts under $50 in 2018-2019 Find the perfect holiday gift ideas for everyone on your list – your wellness-obsessed friend, dog-loving mom, sophisticated boss, tough to shop for man and many more.

One of the best ways to get into the holiday spirit is to shop for a child—if you can avoid the crushing lines that only the Grinch would enjoy, that is. Thankfully, Vogue.com Associate Market Editor Anny Choi has done the legwork, assembling this comprehensive gift guide for tots to teens, at a broad range of price points.

Best holiday gifts 2018-2019-Here you will find customizable items for newborns (a Joolz stroller) and teens (neon signs); gadgets to please both the new dad (a hi-tech baby monitor) and a picky pre-teen (a remote control Harry Potter wand); finds for the fashion-conscious, including a rather fine faux-fur coat, a hip Marc Jacobs tee, and neon-zipped Roxy x Courrèges ski gear. To encourage self-expression there are patches, instruments, and art supplies. There are also classics gifts, like rocking horses and dollhouses, which have the added benefit of looking especially picturesque under the tree, and might even make you feel like a kid again, too.

Best holiday gifts 2018-2019-Good gift giving depends a lot on well-timed serendipity. Aisle wandering and clicking around online usually lead you to the perfect thing for your car-loving cousin or made-here-obsessed best friend. Trouble is, time’s at a premium these days. Our gift to you this holiday season, then, is the next seven pages of time savings. These collections, personally discovered by Popular Mechanics, are loaded with enough great ideas for virtually everybody you know.

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For the Rose Lover: Diptyque Roses Scented Candle – Buy It Here For $34
Diptyque Roses
Perfect scent of freshly picked blooms that’ll keep you thinking it’s spring all year ’round.

Buy Here: $34


♥  For the Magical Wife:  The Unicorn Cereal Bowl – Buy It Here For $38

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Because she’s pretty much a unicorn anyway.

Buy Here: $38


♥ For the Beauty Sampler:  Birchbox of the Month – Buy It Here For $10/month

Best Christmas Gift for Wife 2017: Birchbox Gift for Her 2018

Best Seller: Deluxe beauty product samples delivered to your door every month.  Let her test out new things each and every month.  She’ll love it!

Buy Here: $10/month


♥  For the Comfiest Shower Robe Ever:  Barefoot Dreams Cozy Bathrobe – Buy It Here For $99

The Most Comfortable Bathrobe Ever 2016

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Hurry, because now it comes in a bunch of different colors too like: white, grey, plum, wine, velvet, navy blue and more!


♥  Hottest Gift for 2017:  For the ‘Cool Wife’: Pura Vida Bracelets – Buy It Here For $65

Puravida Bracelets for Her 2017: Christmas Gifts for Wife Into 2018

These are the bracelets you’re seeing everywhere now (hello Today Show!). Pura Vida bracelets only get better with a little salt & sun.  Hand made is Costa Rica, these bracelets symbolize enjoying life’s beauty, celebrating the simple things in life and living in the moment.

Buy Here: $65


♥  For the Gal Who Needs Answers:  The Amazon Echo (in Black or White) – Buy It Here For $180

Amazon Echo Alexa for Mothers Day Gift 2017 2018

Hands-free, ask Alexa anything and she’ll answer. For real, she has 1M answers.  Plus listen to music because, music!

Plus:  12+ of the Best Tech Gifts for 2017

Buy Here: $180


♥ For the Home Chef:  Hello Fresh Food Subscription Box – Check It Out Here

Top Gift for Her Christmas 2017: Hello Fresh Gift Subscription for Wife 2018

The Classic Box features a variety of recipes for meat, fish, produce, and grains. Starting at $69 per week, choose dinner for 2 or for 4.  Then decide on 3, 4 or 5 meals per week.  Along with pre-measured, fresh ingredients, you’ll also receive recipes.

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♥ For the Wife Who Wants to Stand Out:  The Crimson Heart Umbrella – Buy It Here For $32

Crimson Heart Umbrella

Because she’s totally your bright spot on a rainy day.

Buy Here: $32


♥ Endless Knot Pull Chain Necklace by Alex and Ani – Buy It Here For $78

Alex and Ani Pull Chain Necklace

Adjusts anywhere from a choker style to 28 inches, so she can choose her length!

Buy Here: $78


♥  For the Flower Loving Wife:  Flowers Every Month – Buy It Here For $ Varies

Flower Delivery of the Month Club 2016 Bouqs

And how about flowers that are grown in South America on the border of a volcano 10,000 feet about sea level?  Yes please! She totally deserves this.

Plus:  9 More of the Best Flower Delivery Options

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♥  Best Selling Perfume of 2018:  Coco Chanel Mademoiselle Perfume – Buy It Here For $100

Coco Chanel Mademoiselle Perfume - Gifts for Mom 2016

The latest best selling perfume this year, she’ll love the notes of jasmine, rose, bergamot, orange and vanilla.

Plus:  14 More of the Best Selling Perfumes This Season

Buy Here: $100


♥  The North Face Aconcagua Jacket – Buy It Here For $160

The North Face Aconcagua Jacket

This warm goose-down jacket is also on trend in winter white.

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♥  For the Techie Gal:   The New Amazon Echo Show – Buy It Here For $229

Tech Gifts 2018: Amazon Echo Show For Christmas 2017

Because now Alexa can actually show you how to do things instead of just telling you!  Watch your video flash briefings, listen to music or watch videos, enjoy hands free face-to-face calling, hook it up to your home security cameras or monitoring systems and simply ask Alexa to “show you the front door” to see who’s there. It can basically do everything that your first echo could do, but now way more!

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♥ For the Sleepy Wife:  Granite with Ivory Sheet Set – Buy It Here 

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These are seriously the most comfortable sheet set ever.  If grey isn’t her style they also come in a variety of other cool colors she’ll love.  Happy sleeping!


♥  For the Wife Who Can’t Get Enough Christmas: Happy Holidays Pine Scented Soy Aromatherapy Candle – Buy It Here For $36

ACDC Candle Co. Pine Scented Candle

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These hand poured candles use soy wax, essential oils and perfume oils  – with a metal free cotton wick, free of dyes, pesticides, parabens and sulfates.   Just a clean, fresh fragrance that is perfect for the holidays.


♥  For the Athletic Wife: The New Fitbit Alta Fitness Tracker – Buy It Here For $129

NEw Fit Bit Alta Tech gifts 2017 - 2018

 

Buy Here: $129

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♥ For the Cozy Wife:  UGG ‘Scuffette’ Comfy Slippers in Suede – Buy It Here For $85

Christmas Gift for Wife 2017: Grey Ugg Slippers For Her 2018

Buy Here: $85


♥ For the Beauty Lover:  La Mer Moisturizing Cream – Buy It Here For $85

Christmas Gift for Wife 2017: Le Mer Moisturizer For Her 2018

Buy Here: $85

This is the moisturizer she’ll be blown away you even knew about.  Super luxury, super good, super expensive.  But she’s totally worth it.


♥ For the Chocolate Addict:  Charbonnel et Walker Chocolate Truffle Gift Box – Buy It Here For $100

Christmas Gift for Wife 2017: Chocolate Truffles For Her 2018

Buy Here: $100


♥  For the Women on Trend:  BP Plaid Infinity Scarf  – Buy It Here For $19

Christmas Gift for Wife 2017: Infinity Scarf For Her 2018

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Because it’s all about the infinity scarf this year.


♥  FOREO LUNA Go Portable Facial Cleansing Brush for Sensitive Skin – Buy It Here For $100

Christmas Gifts For Wife 2018: Foreo Luna Go Portable Facial Cleanser

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The facial brush that everyone is talking about this year.  Perfect for sensitive skin, small enough to bring with her on the go (like a weekend getaway, to work, the gym, or just for home use), and has a cool anti-aging mode that helps smooth and firms the skin.


For the Cold Brew Obsessed:

Keurig K15 Single Serve Compact K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker, Chili RedBuy It Here For $90

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Because, yes, we’re all obsessed with cold brew coffee and are ready to tackle making it at home ourselves! Peace out $4.00 Starbucks! Quickly make up to 14 cups of cold brew and store away on your refrigerator shelf so you can enjoy any time of the day.  #CoffeeMiracles


♥  For the Bag Lady:  Longchamp ‘Peony Pink’ Large Tote Bag – Buy It Here For $145

Christmas Gift for Wife 2017: Longchamp Pink Tote Bag For Her 2018

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Because she can fit all her stuff and all your stuff in it…and look good while doing so.


♥ For the Individual: Carved Elka Wooden Case – Buy It Here For $149

Carved Wood Case

These carved wooden phone cases are customizable…From online designing, to personal art, and custom maps.  So cool.

Buy Here: $149


♥  For the Gentle Reminder:  Nashelle Diamond Pendant ‘Mom’ Heart Necklace – Buy It Here For $125

Diamond Pendant "Mom" Heart Necklace for Mothers Day 2017 - 2018

Buy Here: $125


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♥  Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Sonic Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush in Pink – Buy It Here For $186

Christmas Gifts For Wife 2018: Pink Philips Sonicare Toothbrush

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Because she’ll love the technology and how cute this toothbrush is!


♥  For the Cozy Coffee Lover:  Knitted ‘Pumpkin Spice Latte’ Heart Coffee Sleeve – Buy It Here For $11

Christmas Gifts For Wife 2018: Knitted Coffee Sleeve

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♥  For the Recipe Loving Mom:  Mom’s Kitchen Wooden Recipe Holder – Buy It Here For $60

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♥ For the Beauty Lover:  Scentbird Monthly Perfume Subscription Box – Buy It Here For $15/month

Scent Bird Gifts for Sister: Monthly Perfume Subscription Box 2016 - 2017

Who wouldn’t love a new perfume  to try every month!?  Choose from over 450 perfume brands and she’ll get to test-drive it for the entire month based on 4 sprays per day.  #Math  #Perfume #YesPlease

Buy Here: $15/month


♥ For the Chic Drinker:   S’Well Water Bottles – Buy It Here For $25

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She’ll stay on trend with any of these trendy water bottles that, literally, almost every celebrity has been photographed with.

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♥  For the Reader:  What I Know for Sure by Oprah – Buy It Here For $18

What I Know For Sure by Oprah

Life long lessons from Oprah herself that’ll help guide you along your journey and land you in the attitude of gratitude.

Buy Here: $18


♥ For the Snuggly Wife:  Fringe Alpaca Knitted Throw Blanket – Buy It Here

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♥  For the Cold Brew Obsessed:  Coffee Cold Brew Gift Set – Buy It Here For $36

Coffee Cold Brew Set

For the mom who’d like to try her hand at cold brew, and save their Starbucks money!

Buy Here: $36


♥ Cocoa Butter Truffles Bathtub Soaks – Buy It Here For $28

Cocoa Butter Bathtub Soaks

Sure, she can’t eat them, but she can soak in them!

Buy Here: $28


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♥  For the New iPhone Gal: The Coolest iPhone 7 Cases Ever – Buy It Here For $40

Casetify iPhone Case

Because she just got the new iPhone 7, but doesn’t want to crack it (again).  You can also customize these cool cases!  Cases are are also available for the iPhone 7 PlusiPhone 6, iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus

Related: 30+ More Fun Tech Gadget She’ll Need (and Love) in 2017

Buy Here: $40


♥  For the Bakers:  KitchenAid 5-Qt Stand Mixer in Pink – Buy It Here For $280

Housewarming Gift Ideas: Pink KitchenAid Mixer

…because truth-be-told she really kinda does want to show this off on her counter.  Just don’t be afraid to use it yourself once in a while.

Buy Here: $280


♥ For the Music Gal on the Go:  New Bose SoundLink Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker – Buy It Here For $199

Hot Christmas Gifts For Men 2017: New Bose Portable Bluetooth Speaker 2018

Plus, did we mention it’s water resistant (hello beach!).  Experience up to 12-hours of playtime on full-charge thanks to the rechargeable battery.  Oh, and it’s Bose so you know the sound quality is stellar.

Buy Here: $199


♥  Lulu Lemon Scuba Hoodie IV – Buy It Here For $118

Lulu Lemon Hoodie

Stay warm and cozy on the way to yoga, or hanging around the house.

Buy Here: $118


♥ For the Texter:  The iPhone 7 in Rose Gold (pink!) – Buy It Here Starting at $399

New iPhone 7 Gift For Her 2016 - 2017 In Rose Gold

Because you know she deserves an upgrade.  Plus even you think the rose gold option is kinda cool.

Buy Here: $399


♥  For the Picky Shopper: Amazon.com Gift Card – Buy It Here For $50

Amazon Gift Card

You can buy literally almost anything at Amazon.com.  Plus Amazon Prime (2 day or less free shipping) has made my entire life.  Choose either a traditional gift card (and have it shipped to them or you) or you can even print out your own Amazon gift card at home.  So many options.

Buy Here: $50


♥ For the Casual Obsessed – Vans Classic ‘Slip On’ Sneakers in Wild Dove Suede – Buy It Here For $60

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The sneaker trend that keeps on kicking up.  You’ve seen them in black leather this spring and summer, but now everyone will be rocking them in grey suede.

Buy Here: $60


♥ For the Traditional Sunglass Wearer: Ray-Ban Classic Wayfarer 50mm Polarized Sunglasses – Buy It Here For $200

Ray-Ban Classic Wayfarers 2017: Xmas Gifts for Her 2018

Classic, yet trendy, Wayfarer style make Ray-Ban’s flagship sunglasses the perfect gift for any gal in your life.

Plus:  14 More of the Best Selling Sunglasses in 2017

Buy Here: $200


♥  For the Watch Lover: MICHELE 16mm Serein Diamond Dial Watch Head (strap sold separately) – Buy It Here For $995

Michele Watch Head

You can tailor these watches to suit the recipient’s taste and style.  Watch heads and straps are sold separately, so you can customize the look…keeping it simple or going all out.

Buy Here: $995


♥  For the Candle Collector:  Molton Brown ‘Scents of the Season’ Candle Set – Buy It Here For $130

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Buy Here: $130


♥ For the Tech Obsessed:  The Apple Wireless White AirPods  –  Buy It Here For $160

New Apple AirPods Wireless Earbuds 2017: Christmas Tech Gift Guide 2018

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Everyone you know is already using them (and, no, they don’t fall out when running).  She’ll love not getting tangled up in wires when at the gym, out for a run, or just tuning you out.  If they’re out of stock you can also find them here, here, and here.


♥  For the Eyeglasses Wearer:  Warby Parker Tortoise Fames – Buy It Here For $95

Tortoise Eyeglasses for Women Warby Parker Frames 2016

Not only will she be on trend, but when you buy a pair, a pair is donated by Warby Parker to someone in need.

Buy Here: $95


♥  For the Music Lover on the Go: Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones – Gold Buy It Here For $220
Gold Solo Beats Headphones for Women 2016

Buy Here: $220

Related:  Top-Rated Portable Bluetooth Speakers You Can Bring (Almost) Anywhere in 2017


♥  For the girl who prefers a fresh, clean scent: CLEAN Reserve Skin – Buy It Here For $95

Clean Reserve Skin

This fragrance is perfect for girls who tend to shy away from scents that are overly floral or fruity.  And as always, CLEAN fragrances can be worn alone or layered with others for a signature scent.

Buy Here: $95


♥  For the Wife Who’s Over Alexa:  ‘Google Home’ Voice Activated Speaker – Buy It Here For $129

2017 Google Home Voice Activated Speaker for Christmas Gift 2017 - 2018

Because you just may be over Alexa and want to try something new.  Google Home pretty much rocks because Google can basically help you with anything.  I mean, they do online so why not in your home!? It can play your favorite music, answer a zillion questions (in a nice voice), can play some games, help organize your day and can actually recognize up to 6 different Google accounts based on your voice signature.  So cool!

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♥  For the Binge-Watching Wife:  The All New Fire TV Stick – Buy It Here For $40

New Amazon Fire Stick with Alexa 2016 - 2017

She can quickly connect it to her TVs HDMI port and watch over 250,000 shows from Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, HBO GO, and more. Hi Orange is the New Black!  Bye family and friends!  Plus, enjoy Alexa voice control and over 7,000 apps and games.

Buy Here: $40


♥  For the Carefree Woman:  Tory Burch Designer Flip-Flops in Fuchsia – Buy It Here For $195

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Sure these are more summery, but they were selling left and right in the nicer weather so get her a little something to look forward to using on vacation or this upcoming spring and summer (before they’re all sold out).


♥ For the Clean Freak: PhoneSoap Smartphone Sanitizer & Cleaner – Buy It Here For $50

Hot Christmas Gifts For Men 2017: Smartphone Sanitizer 2018

With these UV lights, you can now sanitize your phone as much as you want.  Say goodbye to gross germs and hopefully anything and everything “flu.”  It takes no time at all to clean and she’ll sleep better knowing her phone isn’t nasty (or yours!).

Buy Here: $50


♥  For the Wine Drinking Wife:  Official Wine Wipes – Buy It Here For $7

Christmas Gifts For Wife 2018: Wine Wipes

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She can finally say goodbye to merlot stained teeth!


♥  For the Sleepy Wife:  ‘Hey Girl, It’s Bedtime’ Sleep Tea – Buy It Here For $17

Christmas Gifts For Wife 2018: Hey Girl Sleep

Buy Here: $17


♥  For the Workout Gal:  ‘After This We’re Getting Pizza’ Water Bottle – Buy It Here For $20

Christmas Gifts For Wife 2018: Pizza Water Bottle

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♥ For the Traditional Wife:  The Shower Waffle Robe – Buy It Here

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♥  For the Superhero Wife:  Wonder Woman iPhone Wallet Phone Case – Buy It Here For $10

Christmas Gifts For Wife 2018: Wonder Woman Phone Wallet Case

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Compact EDC kit

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Cut, measure, and clip, all with your keychain.

Sphere ice mold set

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Drinking the right kind of liquor is only half the battle, you also need to right ice set for on the rocks perfection. This sphere ice mold set is up to the task.

Goal Zero rechargeable lantern

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Charge it up with the sun or the hand crank. You can also use it to top off your phone battery.

Tenkara mini sawtooth package

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Everything you need to fish, including a 9-foot fly-fishing that collapses to 10 inches.

Whiskey Peaks Rocks Glasses

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You’ve never had a drink on the rocks quite like this. Although it looks like a normal whiskey glass, the bottom is actually a topographic mold of a real world mountain. Be one with the outdoors—even when you’re drinking.

LifeStraw

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Weighs only 2 ounces and filters more than 250 gallons of water.

MMX Vancouver Marshmallow Crossbow

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“The MMX Vancouver Marshmallow Crossbow will be going to a few very lucky people on my list. It shoots marshmallows up to 60 feet. And not those little tiny marshmallows. The big campfire ones. I don’t know why anyone wouldn’t want one of these.”

-Ryan D’Agostino, Editor-in-chief of Popular Mechanics

Huckberry x Lum-Tec GMT watch

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Durable, easy to read in any weather, and limited to only 50.

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With a retro design and a rustproof finish, this Stanley flask is a camping standard. Don’t let a friend explore the outdoors without one.

Leatherman pocket knife

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A knife and a bottle-cap opener that comes with a 25-year warranty.

Arcade Guide belt

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Holds up your pants. Looks good. Washable.

Huckberry x Chippewa Service Boot

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With a Goodyear welt construction that will last for years, this American-made boot is classic footwear dressed up in leather. It also has cushion comfort insole and ankle padding for when you spend all day on your feet.

Taylor Stitch Yosemite Shirt

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Heavy-duty flannel. Soft and tough.

Raden A22 Carry-On

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“The Raden A22 Carry-On suitcase looks like a fine piece of luggage and I’ve been eyeing one. I do a lot of quick business trips and I never check a bag. I think I could fit everything I need in there.”

-Ryan D’Agostino, Editor-in-chief of Popular Mechanics

Navy SEAL aluminum wallet

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Protects your credit cards with RFID-blocking material. Ten percent of proceeds go to the Navy SEAL Foundation.

Ukeg 64oz.

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This is a drinking vessel for only the most serious brewmaster. With a tap handle and internal pressure gauges, a beer will stay fresh for weeks inside this steampunk-looking growler.

10-inch Cast Iron Skillet

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From Barebones Kitchen, this cast-iron skillet is a must-need for any kitchen or campsite. It’s no-frills construction makes sure what you’re cooking heats up evenly, and Barebones promises quality with its lifetime limited warranty.

Hestra deerskin gloves

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The wool keeps you warm. The leather keeps you protected.

XTRATUF deck boots

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Slip on for grip and waterproof protection in any situation.

Peak Design Everyday Backpack

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A 20-liter pack with fully customizable inner compartments.

Flint and Tinder 10-Year Hoodie

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“I didn’t know cotton could be that soft. You just don’t want to take it off. I would say I wear it more days that not in any given year. On the other days, my wife wears it.”

-Ryan D’Agostino, Editor-in-chief of Popular Mechanics

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Stellarscope

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It looks a little like a kaleidoscope, and, frankly, works like one too. A budding astronomer twists the scope to the specific time, day, and month, holds it up to his eye, and takes in an accurate map of the night’s sky, with more than 1,500 stars and constellations.

Shinola + Zippo Lighter

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Shinola, the young Detroit-based watch manufacturer that’s swiftly becoming an all-American luxury company, likes to give credit where credit is due when it comes to its built-here forebears. It also recognizes that the best things in life tend to start with the spark of a lighter—the fuse of a firework, a celebratory cigar, a roaring winter fire. Which is why it’s teamed up with Zippo, based in Bradford, Pennsylvania, and making reliable fire starters since the ’30s, to deliver a collaboration lighter in a “do-not-mess-with-me” matte-black finish.

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Sonos Play:5 (2015)

Sonos Play:5 (2015)

This is a great gift for anyone who values sound quality and simple setup in a speaker. It’s pricey, but the Sonos Play:5 delivers very good sound and is easy to use because there are no wires to attach to anything. You can carry it from one room to another (it has enough power to fill a medium or large room with sound) or connect two or more wirelessly to pump sound throughout the entire house.

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Creative Sound Blaster Roar

Creative Sound Blaster Roar

This versatile Creative Sound Blaster Roar Pro Bluetooth speaker produces satisfying sound from its 2.25x8x6-inch package. It connects wirelessly or via a 3.5-mm input and has a built-in MP3 player, allowing you to play your favorite tunes on a microSD card inserted directly into the speaker. It can even function as a PC computer’s audio output device.

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Apple TV (32 GB) (4th Gen)

Apple TV (32 GB) (4th Gen)

Just as the Apple TV was starting to feel a bit dated, Apple launched this version with a faster processor, a cool new touchpad remote, and Siri voice control. (Miss something a character said? Siri will rewind the video by a few seconds and turn on captions.) Apple TV has always been a no-brainer for Apple fans, and this fourth-gen model makes the choice even easier.

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Roku Streaming Stick (HDMI Version)

Roku Streaming Stick (HDMI Version)

“This Roku model packs most of what you get with much larger Roku boxes into a small, flash-drive-shaped player that slips into a TV’s HDMI port. It has excellent picture quality and is easy to set up–just plug it in and register on the Roku website. It also streams programs from all major services and alerts you when movies and TV shows you’ve been wanting to see are available.”—Jim Willcox, Senior Electronics Editor

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Xbox One S

Xbox One S

“This is a cool two-for-one play and a great value. You get the latest Xbox gaming console and an Ultra HD blu-ray player, all in one compact unit. It also has excellent picture quality and built-in WiFi, so you can stream 4k content from Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and other services.”–Elias Arias, Audio and Video Tester

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Samsung UBD-K8500

Samsung UBD-K8500

Samsung’s UBD-K8500 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player delivers excellent picture quality from new 4K Blu-ray discs, including those with high-dynamic range (HDR) technology. It’s also 3D-capable, can stream 4K videos, and will look great on the shelf: Its sleek, curved design mirrors the shape of many of Samsung’s 4K TVs.

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Sonos Playbar

Sonos Playbar

Does your elephantine TV have mousy sound? Here’s a solution even discerning ears will applaud. In addition to delivering very good audio from your TV, the WiFi-enabled Sonos Playbar can team up with other Sonos speakers to create a multiroom sound system. It also streams from mobile devices and internet-based music services such as Pandora, SiriusXM, and Spotify.

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LG SH7B

LG SH7B

Designed for TVs up to 50 inches, this 4.1-channel LG SH7B sound bar speaker system offers good overall sound (for music and movies) and comes with a wireless subwoofer for better bass response. It offers access to streaming services such as Pandora and Spotify, and the built-in Bluetooth lets you wirelessly send music to the speaker from a smartphone or tablet.

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LG 55UH6550

LG 55UH6550

Getting a 4K TV doesn’t have to require breaking the bank. Case in point: This 55-inch Ultra High Definition TV from LG, which costs a fraction of the price of some other 4K TVs. But it still delivers excellent HD and UHD picture quality, excellent color accuracy, and excellent black levels (for enhanced contrast). The LG 55UH6550 also has advanced internet capabilities and a full web browser.

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LG 32LH570B

LG 32LH570B

Looking for a smaller TV for an office or a bedroom? Consider this affordable 32-inch model. It’s not loaded with features, but the LG 32LH570B delivers very good high-definition picture quality and a wider-than-average viewing angle. It’s also a smart TV, so you can access Amazon, Hulu Plus, Netflix, Vudu, and YouTube without having to buy a streaming media player.

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Samsung UN40KU6300

Samsung UN40KU6300

If your giftee has a small space and big TV dreams, this Samsung UN40KU6300 40-inch 4K set is a great gift. It’s well-priced and has excellent HD and Ultra HD picture quality and excellent color accuracy. Sound quality is good, and Samsung’s latest smart-TV platform lets you stream content from Amazon, HBO Go, Hulu Plus, Netflix, Vudu, and YouTube.

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Logitech 650 Universal Remote

Logitech 650 Universal Remote

“If your coffee table is starting to look like a remote-control crash pad, this universal remote, which can operate up to eight different electronic devices, is a smart and easy way to clean up the clutter.”–Jim Willcox, Senior Electronics Editor

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Bose QuietComfort 35

Bose QuietComfort 35

These might not bring peace on earth, but this wireless pair of Bose QuietComfort 35 noise-canceling, over-the-ear headphones will certainly give you some peace and quiet at home, at the office, or on an airplane. They’re big and very comfortable, produce very good sound, and most important of all, are excellent at blocking out noise.

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Lenovo Ideacentre AIO 700 24″ F0BE006SUS

Lenovo Ideacentre AIO 700 24"...

Families with gamers will love this Lenovo Ideacentre AIO 700 all-in-one, lightning-fast desktop computer. It has enough muscle to handle video editing, and its 1-terabyte hard drive has room to store every family member’s favorite music (and at least a few of their favorite movies). It also has touch-screen functionality, a webcam, a very good display, and a wireless keyboard and mouse.

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Hoover WindTunnel T-Series Rewind Bagless UH70120

Hoover WindTunnel T-Series Rewind...

Stellar cleaning performance on carpets and bare floors makes this light and lively 18-pound vacuum great for cleaning up kernels after a movie marathon. The Hoover WindTunnel T-Series UH70120 is also one of the few bagless uprights with a retractable cord. The only downside is that it lacks a brush on/off switch, which can safeguard bare floors and prevent scattering dust.

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