15 Best Splurge-Worthy Gifts for the Whole Family
They may be pricey, but these holiday gifts are worth every penny.
When it comes to the holidays, there's nothing more satisfying than finding that perfect present you're sure they'll love. And while perfection comes at a price, splurging should never mean you walk away feeling fleeced. From an ingenious portable wood-fired pizza oven to the ultimate play table for kids, we've rounded up the dreamiest holiday presents for everyone in the family—and each one is worth every penny. And for more great gifts they're sure to love, check out the 50 Best Gifts $50 and Under!
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This Nintendo Switch gaming console
The Nintendo Switch is a hybrid gaming system that allows players to switch the system from their television to a portable gaming console. Kids love the removable "Joy Cons," two controllers that flank the screen and become wireless Wii-like devices. The set is perfectly suited for playing classic games like Mario Kart, Legend of Zelda, and Pokemon, as well as newer entrants to the market, like Untitled Goose Game. And if you're wondering what to leave off your list this holiday season, check out The 20 Most Popular Gifts You Shouldn't Buy in 2019.
This gel nail polish advent calendar
We all know someone that's serious about their manicures, and for that person, there's no greater early Christmas gift than this luxury gel nail polish advent calendar. Beautifully packaged with an art deco motif, this calendar gives its recipient one adorable miniature gel polish for every day of December leading up to Christmas. With a vegan, cruelty free, 9-free formula, you can feel great about gifting a high-quality, conscious product that will keep them looking perfectly glam for months to come. And the best part? A special gold box for December 25th holds an exciting surprise that they can look forward to all month!
This portable wood-fired pizza oven
The Ooni 3 Pizza Oven has been making major waves this year for bringing amazing, wood-fired pizza right into our very own backyards. This portable pizza oven runs on high-efficiency wood pellets, and can reach up to 932 degrees celsius in under 10 minutes. With that firing power, you can cook a mouthwatering, restaurant-quality Neapolitan pizza in under 60 seconds! The Ooni 3 retails for $275, or you can opt for the upgraded wood pellet- and gas-powered Ooni Multi-Fuel PRO for $599!
This no-nonsense technical hoodie
Spyder is synonymous with high-performing skiwear, and their Glissade Hoodie is no exception. Working perfectly as either a standalone jacket or a technical layer under an outer shell, the Glissade uses a Primaloft down blend to ensure optimal insulation, whether wet or dry. Available in flattering cuts for both men and women, this is the perfect holiday gift for anyone who won't let the cold slow them down from their active lifestyle. And for some great gifts at rock-bottom prices, check out the 25 Best Gifts $25 and Under!
This perfect cashmere sweater
Naadam is disrupting the cashmere industry with its high-quality luxury clothing and its mission to spread good wherever they go. For just $75, they've managed to create an infallible cashmere sweater: impossibly soft, impeccably stylish, and transparently priced. It's the perfect gift for anyone that delights in beautiful things—like cashmere sweaters, a healthy planet, and democratized business models, just to name a few!
This hand-embroidered strap for cameras, guitars, or backpacks
For the photographer or musician in your life, a handmade camera or guitar strap is a perfectly thoughtful and intimate gift that pays homage to their talent. Hiptipico carries a selection of beautiful, hand-embroidered straps in a range of colorful floral and geometric designs, each made with care by indigenous artisans of Guatemala, who partner with the ethical company. Love the look, but need something more versatile? They also make straps for backpacks—perfect for anyone who favors a bohemian vibe.
This luxurious weighted blanket
Weighted blankets have seen a recent explosion in popularity, but TRUBlanket soars head and shoulders above the competition. Made with 100 percent cotton and a 400 thread count weave, it's filled with fine glass beads to avoid the "bean bag" feel of other weighted blanket options, and features a diamond stitching pattern that keeps the weight evenly distributed. Add in the soft, removable minky cover and it's a perfect option for all seasons. They'll love it for its unbeatable comfort—and for the amazing night's sleep they'll quickly become accustomed to.
This glow-in-the-dark lawn game set
The perfect family gifts aren't just fun, they help you create lasting memories. In this case, that means staying out after dark, playing lawn games with the ones you love until the last of the stars come out. Night & Day Croquet features all-weather resin LED croquet balls, a set of four mallets, and nine steel wickets enhanced with their own LED lights‒all of which can be stored in a convenient canvas bag that comes with the set. And if you're looking for more great gifts you can get with the click of a button, check out The 20 Best Holiday Gifts From Amazon at Any Price Point!
This stunning diamond and gold necklace
Ferkos Fine Jewelry is your new go-to jeweler for delicate, heirloom-quality gifts she'll adore. This bestselling necklace features a radiant cluster of nine gorgeous natural diamonds set in solid 14-karat gold. It even arrives in a sophisticated suede gift box, making for a swoon-worthy reveal of this stunning, handmade sparkler. And for more great additions to their jewelry box, check out these 20 Etsy Jewelry Items That Will Become Instant Heirlooms.
This souped-up dash cam
For anyone that drives often, this next-level dash cam could be lifesaving in the event of an emergency. Nextbase's new star player is the 522GW, and it was selected by The New York Times as the best model of the year in a head-to-head product comparison. It's got an HD touchscreen, built-in Alexa, Bluetooth capabilities, and an Emergency SOS system that detects accidents and calls for assistance if the driver is unresponsive. Give the gift of safety and peace of mind—not to mention a very cool new gadget—to your favorite tech junkie.
This stylish four-way bag
This elegant leather bag is the perfect gift for any woman who likes to put her own personal spin on timeless style pieces. A versatile gift, she can wear it as a crossbody purse, wristlet, belt bag, or shoulder bag depending on her preference or mood—each to completely different effect. Go classic in black Nappa or Saffiano leather, or choose from their perfectly curated selection of earth tones—it's impossible to make the wrong choice.
This classic stand mixer
There's a reason KitchenAid stand mixers dominate the holiday gift giving season: they're practical, but not at the expense of fun. They represent premium quality home cooking and baking, and they look like a million bucks sitting on a kitchen countertop while doing it. You can nab this Classic Series mixer in Onyx Black for just shy of $200—a splurge, yet somehow still a steal considering how much they'll love it!
This pro-grade copper cookware set
In professional kitchens, copper cookware is the ultimate mix of form and function, and it's a big deal when a home chef graduates to their very first set. Celebrate their love of cooking this holiday season with this lustrous, 10-piece collection of hammered copper cookware from Italian company Lagostina. Their tri-ply construction has three heat-conducting layers—a handsome copper exterior, stainless steel interior, and a core of solid aluminum—which provide more even high-heat cooking and tough-as-nails durability.
This handsome bomber jacket
This olive bomber jacket, handsomely cut in soft, Kikoy cotton, is a sight for sore eyes. But beyond being an elevating addition to any guy's wardrobe, American Rhino is a company with a mission: they're out to save African wildlife, one piece of clothing at a time. With ten percent of each purchase going directly toward animal conservation and anti-poaching efforts in the Masai Mara, he'll look good and feel good wearing this stylish bomber.
This train set and play table
A kids' play table with a built-in train set? Yes, please! This awesome train table comes with an entire miniature town's worth of buildings and vehicles, going far beyond what your typical train set offers—it's got a helicopter and helipad, a plane and airport runway, a hospital, gas stations, townspeople, and more. Kids will absolutely love building their own worlds to play in, and you'll love having six built-in storage drawers for stowing the toys when the fun is done.