Save, Spend, Splurge: 2017 Holiday Gift Guide Edition

Prioritizing your holiday shopping according to price is a smart way to check off all the names on your list and still have enough left in your budget to book your ticket home to see your family. We’ve compiled a cheat sheet filled with ideas to save (affordable but still amazing gifts), spend (mid-range and worth the money) and splurge (the go-big gifts for those who have been extra good this year) on everyone on your list. Happy shopping!

Gifts for Guys

From your boyfriend to your little brother, these picks will please even the most particular gentlemen on your list.

Save: Spiked! Ice Tray

This easy-on-the-wallet option will raise a few eyebrows. Who knew how cool it would be to elevate cocktail hour with a spiky ice cube in your drink? The pointed ice cubes add a serious statement.

Spend: Hook & Albert Bifold Wallet

Every dude needs a new wallet, yet they rarely take the time to pick up one for themselves. This gift is practical, yet still sweet. He’ll think of you every time he makes a purchase.

Splurge: Masterbuilt Electric Smoker

Cooking will never be boring again with this stainless-steel smoker. It comes with a radio-frequency remote control and a removable drip pan for fast and easy cleanups, plus it has a viewing window so you can check on your food’s progress.

Gifts for Women

Whether it’s for your wife or your mom, your present is the ultimate expression of your enthusiasm. Here are some ideas to wow any woman on your list.

Save: "Will You Accept This Rose" Notebook

Write it down, make it happen. A blank notebook is power, inspiration and healing. The beautiful floral design just adds extra incentive to jot it all down.

Spend: Magic Carpet Aloha Yoga Mat

Yoga is more than a hobby — it’s a lifestyle. Nothing will motivate the woman in your life more than a mat that’s as beautiful as her practice. These artist-designed mats step up the game.

Splurge: MCM Stark Backpack

Backpacks have been trending for a while, and this luxe option brings new meaning to the term “statement bag.” It works with both casual and more formal looks.


Toys They’ll Love

Kids may get excited over seemingly everything, but these playtime gems will please them in a special way.

Save: Play-Doh Touch Shape to Life Studio

Tech and art collide with this cool kit that brings characters to life virtually. Kids are encouraged to download the app, shape a creation and scan it to bring their design to life.

Spend: Hatchimals Glittering Garden Hatching Egg

This toy offers an amazing experience: watching an animal hatch from an egg. Play with the egg long enough and your touch will bring your new friend into existence. You can listen to its heartbeat and tap on the egg, and it’ll tap back!

Splurge: Barbie Hello Dreamhouse

Barbie moves into a high-tech heaven! The house responds to voice commands and features six fantastic rooms to play out your Barbie adventures.

Electronic Goodies

We’re all looking for solutions to make our lives faster, easier and more fun. Here are some fun gift ideas for the tech-obsessed person on your list.

Save: Electric Push-Button Corkscrew

Holiday entertaining just got so much easier with this simple-to-use push-button corkscrew. It’s sleek and smart-looking, and it uncorks bottles with the press of a button. Bonus: You can use it as a night-light.

Spend: HP Sprocket Portable Photo Printer

Print your photos as fast as you can capture them. This device allows you to print both snapshots and stickers of all your favorite moments. It’s lightweight (about 6 ounces) and simple to use.

Splurge: Roomba Vacuuming Robot

Vacuuming becomes a wildly entertaining experience with the use of this robotic friend. Watch it whiz around your room and clean up your mess. Download the app to schedule cleaning times and preferences.

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