20 best luxury gifts

‘Tis the season of giving means ‘tis the season of buying. This means investing in things for other people. However, the fear of giving a parent an expensive tablet that will collect dust in a desk drawer, or giving a granddaughter a pricey necklace she’ll never wear is real. But this fear doesn’t have to lead to gift cards or less expensive items. You can still invest in the people you love over the holidays and make the right choice at the same time.

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$189

Harry Josh Pro Tools x Serge Normant

The best hair dryer we’ve ever tested is the Harry Josh Pro Tools Pro Dryer 2000. It retails for $249 alone, but this kit from Dermstore includes 3 luxurious hair products by Serge Normant, as well as a Harry Josh bag, for $189. That’s insane.

 — Samantha Matt, director of audience development

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$199

Sonos One Smart Speaker

Give the gift of luxury sound this year. This all-new voice controlled smart speaker by Sonos is one of our favorite gift ideas for 2018. With Alexa built it, you can not only play music, but also check news and traffic and control other smart devices.

—Samantha Matt, director of audience development

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$450-$520

Away Luggage ‘Set of Two’

When we tested checked luggage, Away won as our best hard-sided suitcase. This set includes a carry-on with your choice of medium or large checked luggage. There’s also an option for a set of three if you want them all!

 — Samantha Matt, director of audience development

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$325

Staub Round Cocotte

I started noticing my favorite food bloggers using this brand, then we tested dutch ovens at Reviewed and our favorite overall was the Staub. Clearly these are hot right now, so get them for the person in your life who loves cooking. You can’t go wrong.

—Samantha Matt, director of audience development

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$949

Roomba i7+ Robot Vacuum

When we tested the iRobot Roomba i7+, our robot vacuum expert gave it a nearly perfect score. The robot vacuum can empty its dirt bin all by itself and then continue vacuuming. This thing is truly the most luxurious robot vacuum we’ve seen.

 — Samantha Matt, director of audience development

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$925-$950

Canada Goose jacket

If the person you’re shopping for lives in a place that gets chilly, give them the gift that people have been going nuts over the past couple of winters. These expensive jackets promote ultra-warmth with goose feathers, and people love them.

—Samantha Matt, director of audience development

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$348

Sony WH1000XM3 Headphones

Last year, we recommended Bose’s Quiet Comfort headphones, but this year, we love Sony’s Noise Canceling Headphones much more. They are the best noise canceling headphones on the market right now.

 — Samantha Matt, director of audience development

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$340

La Mer Kit

La Mer moisturizer is like the KitchenAid Stand Mixer of beauty products, except you don’t see it on wedding registries even though one would definitely get way more use out of it than a stand mixer.

—Samantha Matt, director of audience development

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$630

TCL 55-inch 6 series

Whether you’re shopping for a Netflix nerd, a sports-watching fanatic, or someone who doesn’t watch too much TV, chances are they would appreciate a new TV. We recommend gifting one of the best TVs of 2018, the TCL 55-inch 6 series.

 — Samantha Matt, director of audience development

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$2,245-$2,694

Peloton Bike

It’s a cycling bike with a tablet screen that displays live and on-demand classes. You feel like you’re in a studio surrounded by others, but you’re AT HOME. Working out does not get more luxurious than this.

—Samantha Matt, director of audience development

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$98

Fireside Faux Fur Throw Blanket 

Other than flying first class to Fiji, a faux fur blanket is just about as luxurious as it gets.This blanket from Anthropologie has a bunch of 5-star reviews, and will bring much luxury into your living room. It’s also pretty big: 70” x 60”.

 — Samantha Matt, director of audience development

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$500

Nebula Portable Projector

Having a movie theater in your home sounds pretty luxurious, but you probably aren’t giving someone a home remodel or expansion for the holidays. Well, what about a projector? With the Nebula, it’s just like having your own theater.

—Samantha Matt, director of audience development

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$279

KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer

Give someone the gift of a luxurious kitchen countertop this year with our favorite stand mixer, the KitchenAid Artisan. They will not only love the way our favorite stand mixer looks, but they’ll love the treats they bake with it.

 — Samantha Matt, director of audience development

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$1,190-$1,990

Designer bags

I aspire to one day live a luxurious life in which I can parade around with a Chloé handbag. This particular one is stylish, chic, and calling my name through its calfskin leather material. The other I’m recommending is Gucci’s Soho Disco Leather Bag.

—Samantha Matt, director of audience development

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$240

Nanoleaf Rhythm Edition

Whether they’re a college student looking for an awesome way to dress up their dorm or a smart home enthusiast who could never own enough gadgets, this is perfect. The panels light up and change colors to the beat of your favorite songs.

 — Samantha Matt, director of audience development

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$280

Zwilling J.A. Henckels Knife Block Set

Isn’t luxury having everything you need at your fingertips (knife humor)? We tested knife sets this year, and this 18-piece set by Zwilling  J.A. Henckels was our favorite. It includes pretty much every knife you will ever need for a great price.

—Samantha Matt, director of audience development

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$190

 Impossible Project Polaroid

Over the past couple of years, instant film cameras have become popular again. While we love Fujifilm’s adorable and affordable mini Instax camera, this Polaroid kicks the luxury level up a few notches for the look alone.

 — Samantha Matt, director of audience development

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$135-$745

High-end shoes

Know someone into shoes and also luxury? Well, you’re in luck for gift ideas. You could go with the classic ‘So Kate’ Pointy Toe Pumps or go all out with the Rainbow Pigalle Follies Pump. The PLAY x Converse Chuck Taylors have 394 5-star reviews.

—Samantha Matt, director of audience development

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$230

Cross Century II Engraved Rollerball Pen

A luxurious pen? Bet you didn’t see this one coming. My husband is obsessed with cross-pens. He says, “a cross-pen that is personalized with someone’s initials or name is a classy, timeless gift for pen lovers.”

 — Samantha Matt, director of audience development

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$349-$6,694

Gray Malin artwork

Gray Malin is a popular photographer and New York Times bestselling author. His colorful photos of beaches and artistic shots of llamas (my favorite) are loved by celebrities and regular people alike.

—Samantha Matt, director of audience development

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