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Top 50 Best Christmas Gift Ideas: The Heavy Power List

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Want to take the guesswork out of finding Christmas gifts? We’ve created a holiday gift guide that will help you find the perfect gift for every person on your holiday gift list. These are simply the best Christmas gifts to buy for your friends and family this year. To make our list easier to browse, we’ve split up our list of 50 cool gifts into five sections: gifts for men, gifts for women gifts, gifts for boys, and gifts for girls. The final section on our list encompasses unique gifts that are perfect for that hard-to-shop-for-person on your list. If these gift ideas aren’t enough to get you started, you can also head over to our Gifts section to see handpicked gift recommendations for Christmas 2015.

Shopping for Christmas gifts at the very last minute? Check out our guide to the best last-minute Christmas gifts and get some great gift ideas.


GIFTS FOR MEN

Finding great gifts for men doesn’t have to be a huge headache. Our gift guide below includes 10 ideas for presents that will make him very happy. The list below includes tech gifts, presents for die-hard sports fans, power tools, and much more. You may also want to check out our epic guide to the best gifts for men, which has over 100 cool gift ideas for all occasions.

Want more great gift ideas? Check out our new guide to the best last minute Christmas gifts for men.


1. Samsung UN55JU6500 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2015 Model)

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(Samsung)

If he’s been complaining about the small screen size of his current TV, this may be the year to upgrade the TV set in your home. The large screen and 4K resolution ensures that he’ll be able to get the most out of sporting events, movies, and TV for years to come. Smart features also make it easier to watch content from online streaming services. We think the 55-inch model hits a nice sweet spot between screen size and affordability. That being said, you can click the link below to see prices for other screen sizes for this exact model. Available sizes run from 40 inches to 75 inches. If none of those sizes work for you, browse more LCD and LED TVs here to find a set that’s better suited to your needs.

Price: $997.99 (23 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Samsung UN55JU6500 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2015 Model) here.

Cool Gifts for Guys: Top 10 Unique Christmas Gifts for Him

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2. Fossil Men’s FS4931 Machine Gunmetal-Tone Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch

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(Fossil)

Looking for a classic gift idea? It’s hard to go wrong with a new watch. This style from Fossil strikes a nice balance between classic design and modern touches. The gunmetal look is very on-trend, while the textured dial with date window and three chronograph subdials give the display some “old school cool” vibes. This design is water-resistant to 50 meters (165 feet). This watch is also backed by Fossil’s 11-year warranty, which is a nice feature for those who want their gift to last for years.

Not sure this style is right for the man you’re shopping for? Browse more gift-worthy analog watches here, or maybe consider getting him a smartwatch instead (we’re partial to the Pebble Time Steel, which we’ll feature a little later in this very list).

Price: $139.50 (10 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Fossil Men’s FS4931 Machine Gunmetal-Tone Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch here.

Top 10 Best Gifts for Guys: The Heavy Power List

Whether you need a killer birthday gift, an awesome holiday gift, or just need to pick up something that says "Thank you", these cool gifts for guys are perfect for all kinds of men.

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3. ‘Franklin Barbecue: A Meat-Smoking Manifesto’

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(Amazon)

Shopping for a man who loves to cook? This BBQ cookbook is a great gift idea. Franklin Barbecue: A Meat-Smoking Manifesto comes from the minds behind the award-winning Austin restaurant Franklin Barbecue. The structure of the book is unique, allowing the reader to learn a lot of different approaches to a recipe, and then find their own personal style.

Looking for some cool gift ideas to pair with this book? Consider grabbing some BBQ tools, or pick up this gift set of beer-infused BBQ sauces from Stone Brewing Co.

Price: $16.83 (44 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Franklin Barbecue: A Meat-Smoking Manifesto here.

Top 15 Cool Christmas Gifts: The Heavy Power List

If you want the coolest Christmas gifts, we've rounded up some of the coolest presents for men, women, and kids. Our gift guide includes moderately-priced gifts, as well as a few extravagant gifts.

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4. NFL Busy Block Ugly Sweater

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(Klew)

Looking for a funny gift for a guy who loves football? This intentionally ugly Christmas sweater is Officially Licensed by the NFL, and perfect for parties. There are styles available for every team in the league, so click through to see what your team’s style looks like. You can also peruse more sports/fitness gift ideas in this gift guide.

Price: $51.23 for style pictured above, prices may vary for other team styles (36 percent off MSRP)

Buy the NFL Busy Block Ugly Sweater here.

Top 10 Best Smelling Men’s Colognes

Whether you're a guy searching for a scent that will drive women crazy, or a lady looking to buy a thoughtful gift for her boyfriend or husband, the following 10 fragrances for men come highly recommended.

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5. Roku 4 Streaming Media Player

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(Roku)

Not all streaming set top boxes are ready for 4K video, but the Roku 4 is one of the few options that is. If you’re looking for your first set top box, or hoping to replace your existing model, the new Roku 4 is a solid choice. It’s ready for 4K now, which is great if you already have a 4K TV, or plan to get one in the next couple of years. It will also work just fine with TVs that only support 720p or 1080p. With 2,500+ streaming channels to choose from, there’s always something to watch.

Not sure if this is the right Roku for your needs? Shop the whole Roku line here.

Price: $129.99

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Top 10 Best Cool Men’s Wallets

We've curated a list of our favorite cool mens wallets. These cool wallets look great, offer tons of storage space, and let you express your personality.

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6. Epiphone Les Paul Special II Electric Guitar Player Pack

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(Epiphone)

Shopping for a teen or young adult who wants to learn guitar? This bundle includes a classic Les Paul guitar, and everything they’ll need to get started. The guitar is a Les Paul Special-II LTD guitar with two hum buckers. The set includes a 10-watt Electra guitar amp with a 10 foot guitar cable, as well as a clip-on headstock chromatic tuner, a guitar strap, medium picks, and an easy-to-carry gig bag. The purchase of the player pack also entitles you to free downloadable guitar lessons, which is perfect for beginners, or for intermediate players who want to learn some new chords.

Looking for a guitar that’s suitable for veteran player? Shop high-end guitars here, or get cool gift ideas from our post on the best Christmas gifts for musicians.

Price: $199 (43 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Epiphone Les Paul Special II Electric Guitar Player Pack here.

Top 10 Best Cheap Gifts for Men

We've rounded up a bunch of great cheap gift ideas for men. These gifts are inexpensive, but they are also thoughtful, useful, and surprising.

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7. Demon 2015 Complete Tune Kit With Wax

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(Demon)

With winter sports season just around the corner, this gift is ideal for guys who love to ski or snowboard. This tuning kit comes with everything you need to sharpen and wax a pair of downhill skis, or a snowboard. The bundle includes a flat file, edge tuner, wax scraper, tuning stone, wire brush, iron, polish pad, P-tex, and a carry case. You also get 133 grams of Demon All-Temp Wax, which should be enough to get most people through an average season of winter sports.

Shopping for someone who needs a whole new set-up? Shop skis and snowboards here.

Price: $69.99

Buy the Demon 2015 Complete Tune Kit with Wax here.

Top 10 Best Leather Gifts for Men

Here are 10 of our favorite leather gifts for men of all ages. These fine leather gifts make a perfect gift for birthdays, holidays, or anniversaries.

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8. Pebble Time Steel Smartwatch for Apple/Android Devices

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(Pebble)

The Pebble Time Steel is the newest smartwatch from Pebble, boasting a great display and an attractive, durable body. Key features include 10-day battery life, water-resistant design, and built-in microphone for voice notes and quick replies. Unlike a lot of smartwatches on the market today that will only work with iOS or Android, the Pebble works equally well with both mobile platforms. Looking for a smartwatch with a smaller price tag? Shop more smartwatches and find a model that works for his style and your budget. One new smartwatch to keep your eye on is the Pebble Time Round, which offers all the Pebble features in a classic analog body.

Price: $249.99

Buy the Pebble Time Steel Smartwatch for Apple/Android Devices here.

Top 10 Best Birthday Gifts for Him

Whether you're shopping for a best friend, family member, or significant other, you can find something perfect on our list of birthday gifts for him.

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9. GoPro HERO4 BLACK 4K Action Camera

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(GoPro)

4K is super hot this holiday season, and a GoPro that can record in 4K is an excellent gift idea. Anyone who loves the outdoors, photography, or gadgets will appreciate this camera. However, if this action cam is too rich for your blood, you may want to consider older GoPro models. They may not be quite as advanced, but they may be more suited for those who are working with tight holiday budgets. You can browse all GoPro models on sale here.

Price: $499.99 for the camera only, cameras with accessory bundles sell for $499.99-$569.99

Buy the GoPro HERO4 BLACK 4K Action Camera here.

Cool Gadgets: Top 10 Best Tech Gifts for Men & Women

Whether you're shopping for a birthday present, holiday gift, or something "just because", we've rounded up some tech gifts that will appeal to both men and women.

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10. Makita XT601 18-Volt LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Combo Kit

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(Makita)

Power tools are another classic Christmas gift. This set is great for someone who needs their first power tools, or for a dad who has old tools that really need to be replaced. As of this writing, this six-piece set is on sale for over $780 off the list price, which is an amazing deal. However, if your budget for gifts is tight this year, you can browse less expensive power tools on sale here.

Price: $549 (59 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Makita XT601 18-volt LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Combo Kit here.

Top 5 Best Pinball Machines for Sale

Whether you're looking for a toy for the kids, or an awesome addition to your man cave or family room, these pinball machines are some of the best models on the market.

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GIFTS FOR WOMEN

Finding unique Christmas gifts for women can be a challenge. You should aim to find a gift that’s in your budget, but shows that you have an understanding of what makes her truly happy. Our guide below includes classic gift ideas like jewelry and beauty products, as well as some cool gifts you might not have considered (including wine, smart home gadgets, and yoga accessories). You may also want to browse our thoughtfully curated list of the best gifts for women, which has over 100 ideas for women of all ages. Read on to see some of our favorite gifts for women this holiday season. And don’t forget to see our picks for the best stocking stuffers for women.


11. ONEHOPE California Glitter Edition Brut Sparkling Wine

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(ONEHOPE)

It would be hard to find a more gift-worthy bottle of wine that this sparkly bottle of brut. In addition to looking cool and having a crisp/creamy flavor profile that works well with seafood, sushi, desserts, cheeses, this wine is also a great gift for the socially conscious. The proceeds from every bottle sold go towards helping hungry children in need. Every bottle sold helps provide 15 meals, so this is a gift every can feel good about. In addition, this wine won a Silver Medal at the 2012 World Value Wine Challenge.

Looking for an even rarer bottle, or maybe a gift set with multiple bottles? Shop more great bottles of wine on sale here. And don’t forget to pick up a wine opener.

Price: $59

Buy the ONEHOPE California Glitter Edition Brut Sparkling Wine here.

Gift Ideas for Women: Top 10 Unique Christmas Gifts for Her

Looking for unique Christmas gifts for her? We've found some amazing gifts, including jewelry, handmade items, fashion, and perfumes.

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12. skyn ICELAND Saving Face Kit

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(skyn ICELAND)

When winter rolls around, many women struggle with dull, dry, or flaking skin. Pamper her with this skin renewal gift set from skyn. Women in Iceland have been dealing with winter skin for generations, so this kit is ideally suited to treat common winter skin problems. This set includes a skin peel, eye relief pen, firming eye gel treatment, glacial face wash, and cooling daily lotion. When used together, these products regenerate and refresh problem skin.

Need more gift ideas? Shop more luxury beauty gift sets here, or check out our guide to the best gifts for mom.

Price: $50

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Top Gifts for Women: Best Gifts for Girlfriend & Wife

Here are some top gifts for women. Whether you're shopping for a wife or a girlfriend, you can trust that she'll adore these gifts.

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13. 14K Gold White Freshwater Cultured Pearl Necklace

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(The Pearl Source)

Pearls are always a thoughtful gift for the holidays. Each pearl in this necklace was hand-selected for its luster, quality, color, and cleanliness. A 60 day return policy ensures that it will be easy to return this necklace, just in case she doesn’t love it.

If she already owns a pearl necklace, you can browse more jewelry deals here to find a gift-worthy alternative. You might also want to check out our post on the best womens gold watches.

Price: $99 (67 percent off MSRP)

Buy the 14K Gold White Freshwater Cultured Pearl Necklace here.

Top 10 Best Cheap Gifts for Women

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14. Golden State Fruit Gourmet Abundance Gift Basket

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(Golden State Fruit)

Need a hostess gift for a holiday party? This fresh basket from Golden State Fruit is a great gift for anyone who loves great food. Each basket contains an assortment of fresh fruit (mango, comice pears, a red pear, Braeburn apples, a Granny Smith apple, navel oranges, and mandarin oranges.) There’s also sausage, cheeses, dried fruit, chocolate caramels, almonds, and crackers.

Need more gift basket ideas? Read our guides to chocolate gift baskets or gift baskets for men.

Price: $54.18

Buy the Golden State Fruit Gourmet Abundance Gift Basket here.

Top 10 Best Anniversary Gifts for Men & Women

Whether you're shopping for your spouse or your significant other, these anniversary gifts are the perfect way to show how much you care.

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15. stila A Whole Lot of Love Makeup Set

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(stila)

This great makeup set is perfect for any woman who likes to change up her look from week to week. The set includes makeup for eyes and face: 20 color-rich shadows, four shades of blush, and a deluxe-size tube of mascara.

Need more gift ideas? Shop more luxury beauty gift sets here, or read our list of the top 10 best eyeshadow palettes on sale now.

Price: $59

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Top 10 Best Thank You Gifts & Gift Ideas

Thank you gifts are an important part of maintaining relationships, both personal and professional. Here are some great thank you gift ideas.

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16. kate spade new york Briar Lane Harris Shoulder Bag

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(kate spade new york)

We love kate spade new york bags because they’re youthful, thoughtfully designed, and available in a huge array of colors and styles. The bag measures 11.5 inches square, with an 18 inch shoulder drop. It makes a great gift for women of all ages. If you’re not quite sure about the color or size, browse more great designer bags here.

Looking for more gift ideas? Shop our guide to the best Christmas gifts for women to see even more cool gift ideas.

Price: $192.76 (46 percent off)

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Top 10 Best Birthday Gifts for Her

Shopping for the best birthday gifts for her? These gifts for women are ideal for your wife, girlfriend, mom, sister, or any other woman in your life.

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17. Gaiam Yoga Duffle Bag

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(Gaiam)

Looking for a bag that’s less fashionable and more practical? This spacious yoga duffle is perfect for women who love yoga, pilates, cardio, or spinning. There’s ample room for a change of clothes, a snack, and some toiletries. It’s even large enough to store your yoga mat or yoga towels.

Need more gift ideas for yoga lovers? Shop more goodies from Gaiam here.

Price: $39.98

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Top 15 Best Robot Vacuums: The Heavy Power List

Why vacuum your own house when a robot can do it for you? Welcome to the future of keeping a clean house.

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18. Nanoleaf Smarter Kit

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(Nanoleaf)

Need a gift for a woman who loves gadgets or interior design? These smart bulbs are a great addition for her home. She can use Siri to control the lights, and the Nanoleaf system is compatible with existing smart bulb systems like Phillips Hue, GE Wink, or Osram. Billed as the “world’s most energy efficient smart bulbs”, these black bulbs are a great statement piece for ladies who love edgy or industrial looks. Bulbs from this kit should last for 27 years, which gives you great value for money.

Not sure if these black bulbs are right for her? Shop more smart home and home automation products here.

Price: $99.99

Buy the Nanoleaf Smarter Kit here.

Top 10 Best Hair Dryers: The Heavy Power List

Whether you're seeking an affordable yet reliable hair dryer or you don't mind spending a bit of extra cash, these top hair dryers are your best bet.

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19. Adrianna Papell Women’s 3/4 Sleeve Beaded Illusion Gown with Sweetheart Neckline

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(Adrianna Papell)

Every woman needs a great dress for New Year’s Eve. Present her with this gorgeous gown, and promise to take her someplace fabulous to ring in the New Year. This style is figure-flattering, and warm enough for cold nights in the middle of winter.

Need more gift ideas? Shop more women’s fashions here.

Price: $280

Buy the Adrianna Papell Women’s 3/4 Sleeve Beaded Illusion Gown with Sweetheart Neckline here.

Top 10 Best Rotisseries and Roasters

Get ready for the holidays or add a handy appliance to your kitchen with one of these top best rotisseries or roasters.

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20. Timberland Women’s MT Hope Mid Waterproof Boot

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(Timberland)

If she lives in a cold part of the country, consider getting her a new pair of winter boots. These boots are fashionable, but also tough enough to stand up to wind and snow. The boots are waterproof, with a faux fur lining for extra glamour and extra warmth. Not quite right for her? Try these other great boots for women instead.

Price: $79.11 – $211.50, depending on size and color selected

Buy the Timberland Women’s MT Hope Mid Waterproof Boot here.

Top 10 Best Smoothie Makers

Powerful yet efficient motors, reliable results, and an ability to consistently churn out delicious smoothies make these the top five best smoothie makers.

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GIFTS FOR BOYS

Toys are probably the first thing that comes to mind when you think about finding Christmas gifts for boys. Our gift guide below definitely includes lots of hot toys, but we also have some suggestions for gifts that aren’t toys. Need more gift ideas? You should also read our list of the best cool toys for boys.


21. Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition: ‘Star Wars’ Saga Bundle for PlayStation 4

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(Disney Infinity)

Looking for a big gift with a reasonable price tag? This bundle is perfect for boys who love Star Wars. The bundle includes the software, base, and a number of pieces and figures to get started. There’s also a web code included in the bundle, used for unlocking mobile or PC content.

Included figures and play set pieces are the Twilight of the Republic Play Set piece, an Ahsoka Tano figure, an Anakin Skywalker figure, a Rise Against the Empire Play Set piece, a Luke Skywalker figure, a Princess Leia figure, and Boba Fett figure.

Not sure this gift is right for the boy you’re shopping for? Check out more cool Star Wars gifts here. If you’re shopping for a sci-fi fan, you might also be interested in our guides to the best Star Trek gifts and the best Doctor Who gifts.

Price: $99.12 (14 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition: Star Wars Saga Bundle for PlayStation 4 here.

Top 100 Best Cool Gifts for Boys: The Heavy Power List

Whether he's into gaming, sports, toys or Marvel, this list contains the perfect gift for him.

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22. LEGO Ultra Agents Mission Headquarters

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(LEGO)

LEGO sets are a perennial favorite, and we like this set because it includes lots of figures, accessories, and a large set to explore. If he likes spy stuff, this set will definitely resonate with him. Need more cool LEGO gift ideas? Browse more toy building sets here.

Price: $127.68

Buy the LEGO Ultra Agents 70165 Mission Headquarters here.

Top 10 Toys for Boys: The Ultimate List

This years ultimate toy list includes a big bucket of zombies, the Indominus Rex, and more great gift ideas for boys.

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23. View-Master Virtual Reality Starter Pack

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(Mattel)

As a child, you might have played with the original View-Master toy, which used circular cards with real photos to take you on journeys around the world. This updated version of the View-Master is essentially a VR headset, which is perfect for today’s tech-savvy kids. Download one of the View-Master VR apps, slide your smartphone into the viewer, and kids can start exploring. This starter pack includes a View-Master VR viewer, one Preview Reel, one adapter for iPhone 5, iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s, and a user guide.

If you don’t own a smartphone that’s compatible with the new View-Master VR toy, consider one of the VR headsets we’ve recommended in the past, or shop hot toys for 2015 here instead.

Price: $29.97

Buy the View-Master Virtual Reality Starter Pack here.

Top 20 Best Magic: The Gathering Cards

Even as new sets come out and new killer combos are created, we've compiled the top 20 best Magic cards of all time to honor the great cards that have come before, some by design and some wholly unintentionally

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24. LeapFrog LeapTV Educational Gaming System

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(LeapFrog)

The LeapTV is a great gift for kids aged three to eight. The system works with 100+ LeapFrog educator-approved LeapTV cartridge games, game downloads and videos, so there’s plenty of content to entertain and educate a growing mind.

Not quite the right gift for your kid? Shop popular toys for 2015 here, or browse educational items for kids here. Maybe a chemistry set is more to his liking…

Price: $59.95 (54 percent off MSRP)

Buy the LeapFrog LeapTV Educational Gaming System here.

Top 7 Best Kids Ride-On Toys for Toddlers

Fisher-Price, Little Tikes and even John Deere have some great riding toys available for the little ones.

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25. Avengers: XPV Marvel RC Hulk Smash Toy Vehicle

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(XPV)

Boys love having a new RC toy to send zipping around the house on Christmas morning. This toy combines the fun of the Hulk with the fun of a RC car. Need to see some other toy options before making your final decision? Browse more cool RC toys here.

Price: $48.99 (30 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Avengers: XPV Marvel RC Hulk Smash Toy Vehicle here.

Top 20 Best Toddler Toys for 1 & 2 Year Olds

From LeapFrog to Vtech to Fisher Price, this list contains some truly great toddler toys that will keep your little one amused.

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26. Skylanders SuperChargers Dark Edition Starter Pack for Wii U

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(Activision)

Skylanders is one of the hottest game properties out there right now. This starter pack is perfect for boys who already own a Wii U. It includes the video game, Portal of Power, two Skylanders SuperChargers Characters, two Skylanders Vehicles, a Kaos Trophy, and a two-sided Dark Edition Collection Poster. Need to do a little more gift research? Browse more cool Skylanders toys here.

Price: $74.99 (25 percent off MSRP)

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Top 20 Best Batman Toys & Collectibles

From action figures to batmobiles to villains, there are plenty of great Batman toys for playtime.

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27. ‘The Dangerous Book for Boys’

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(Amazon)

The Dangerous Book for Boys is a great gift for boys aged eight and up. It’s packed with fun, low-cost activities and life lessons for boys. The book teaches kids how to tie knots, make killer paper airplanes, skip stones, build a periscope, and much more. It’s a wholesome, enjoyable book that he can enjoy for years to come.

The Dangerous Book for Boys is the companion book to The Daring Book for Girls. Need more gift ideas? Check out our guide to Christmas gifts for book lovers.

Price: $8.44 (50 percent off MSRP)

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Top 10 Best Toy Guns for Sale 2016 Edition

There are tons of great new toy blasters on the market this year, with Nerf especially pushing the envelope.

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28. Nerf Zombie Strike ZED Squad Longshot CS-12 Blaster

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(Nerf)

Nerf guns are another classic gift idea, but this particular gun takes advantage of the recent zombie trend. The Zombie Strike ZED Squad Longshot CS-12 Blaster includes the gun, scope, 12 darts, a 12-dart clip and instructions.

Need more gift ideas for the zombie-obsessed kid in your life? How about a deck of zombie playing cards, or a copy of the YA book Ed Undead: The Chronicles of a Teenage Zombie?

Price: $34.99

Buy the Nerf Zombie Strike ZED Squad Longshot CS-12 Blaster here.

Top 10 Best Dinosaur Toys

With Jurassic World being so successful this year, dinosaur toys are going to become the most sought after toys for birthdays and holidays.

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29. Minions Hit Them Out Board Game

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(Amazon)

Minions have been incredibly popular for the last few years, and there’s no sign that their popularity will flag any time soon. This board game is a great choice for boys who love the Minions. You can also shop more Minions products here for even more great gift ideas.

Price: $23.62 (5 percent off MSRP)

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Top 5 Best Power Wheels Cars & Ride On Toys for Kids

These little cars are fun for toddlers and kids up to age 7.

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30. Xbox One 1TB Elite Console Bundle

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(Microsoft)

It’s hard to top this gift for boys of all ages. This new bundle includes a 1TB Xbox One console, an Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller with set of four paddles, six thumbsticks, two D-Pads, a USB cable, a 14-Day Xbox Live Gold Trial, an AC Power Cable, and an HDMI Cable. Two nice features to take note of here are the energy saving mode, and the backwards compatibility with 360 games. Energy-saving mode lets things load 20 percent faster, while the new-from-November ability to play select Xbox 360 games on your Xbox One with backwards compatibility adds great value to this bundle.

Does he already own an Xbox One? Shop for new games for his console right here.

Price: $499.99

Buy the Xbox One 1TB Elite Console Bundle here.

Top 5 Best Star Wars Toys and Collectibles for Sale

How about a 3-foot tall Darth Vader you can use to greet your house guests? Or a color-changing lightsaber? Get ready to geek out over these great Star Wars toys!

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GIFTS FOR GIRLS

With Christmas just around the corner, there’s not a lot of time to find great gifts for all the girls on your holiday shopping list. Our gift guide below includes toys, gadgets, jewelry, YA books, and more. Need more holiday gift inspiration? In addition to the ideas below, you should also read our post on cool toys for girls in 2015.


31. My First Lab Whodunnit? Forensic Microscope Kit

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(C & A Scientific)

Shopping for a girl who loves science (or just really enjoys shows like CSI)? This mini forensics kit is a great way to inspire her future work in the field of science or medicine. The main part of this kit is the high quality microscope, which boasts a range of 40x to 400x magnification. This kit is designed for kids age 9 and up.

Curious about science/tech toys? Shop more cool STEM toys for girls and boys.

Price: $85.99 (25 percent off MSRP)

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How to Make a Robot: Top 5 Best Robot Kits

A build-your-own-robot kit makes for a great birthday present or holiday gift.

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32. Candy Craft Chocolate Pen

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(Sky Rocket)

The E-Z Bake oven is so last year. This chocolate doodle pen is a really creative gift idea for any girl with a sweet tooth. The kit includes pink, blue, brown and white chocolate. Girls and boys can make cool designs with their pen, which they can eat as soon as they harden, or use to decorate other baked goods. The kit comes with 50 candy molds, gift bags, and eight full ounces of premium confectioners chocolate. Refill kits are available online.

Shopping for a future chef? Browse more cool cooking toys here.

Price: $24.99 (17 percent off MSRP)

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Top 10 Best Educational Toys & Learning Games for Kids 2015

Your kids don't have to stare at a screen to have fun, as there are plenty of great toys that also teach.

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33. Disney Frozen Karaoke

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If you’re shopping for a girl who loves Disney, and loves to sing, then this karaoke machine is the perfect gift for her. The machine comes pre-loaded with the tracks for “Let It Go” and “Do You Want To Build A Snowman”. It can be used as a portable toy, or hooked up to your TV for bigger sound. You can shop even more cool Frozen gifts here.

Price: $67.31 (16 percent off MSRP)

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What’s the Best Kids Karaoke Machine? Top 5 Machines

Is your child a budding pop star? Give them a platform for their burgeoning talent in your own home with a karaoke machine made just for them.

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34. Fire Tablet (7″ Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB)

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(Amazon)

Tablets are great for young girls who want to play games, but also ideal for older girls who need a tablet for homework, project research, or connecting with friends. Amazon’s Fire Tablet is a nice choice for kids of all ages because of its solid battery life, reasonable price, and the ability to add a microSD card for up to 128 GB of additional storage. If you’re still not convinced, shop more tablets here and see how the competition stands up.

Price: $49.99

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Top 25 Best New Toys 2015

From video games to educational toys to cool RC and tech toys, these are the hottest new toys of the year.

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35. Barbie Collector 2015 Holiday Doll

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(Barbie)

Barbie dolls are a classic holiday gift. This collector’s edition Barbie is great for girls who actively play with their dolls, or older girls who prefer to display their collection. Don’t forget to grab a Barbie Play House to complete her Christmas experience.

Price: $29.99 (14 percent off MSRP)

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Top 8 Best Toy Drones Under $100

These drones all come in at under $100, but they're perfect for first time flyers.

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36. VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX

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(VTech)

She may be too young for a real smartwatch, but she can get the kid’s version of the smartwatch experience with this cool wearable from VTech. It’s designed for kids from four to nine years of age. The watch can be used as a camera, or for playing games. There’s also a motion sensor for completing “action challenges”, as well as water-resistant design to keep the device working through sweat and minor splashes of water.

Looking for more smart toy ideas for kids? Shop the holiday gift guide here to see more cool toys.

Price: $54.44 (16 percent off MSRP)

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Top 10 Best Cute Backpacks for Girls

You don't have to sacrifice style for storage space this school year. These full-size backpacks are beautiful and ready to carry the heaviest book loads.

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37. LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack

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(Amazon)

Futureproof toys are the best toys. The LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack is designed to give kids plenty of fun to start with, but it can be expanded over the coming months and years with new expansion “Fun Packs”. The starter kit features the Dark Knight, a Wizard, and a LEGO Master Builder traveling together down the Yellow Brick Road. The system lets kids create mash-ups from all their favorite shows and movies, and introduce characters to each other. Kids can introduce up to seven vehicles or gadgets into the game all at once by dropping them on the LEGO Toy Pad. This system is ideal for both solo play and co-op gaming. The LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack is available for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and the Nintendo Wii U. The Starter Pack gives you three characters to start with, but you might want to add another Fun Pack or two for Christmas.

Need some LEGO Dimensions add-on recommendations to get you started? A lot of girls would be interested in the Unikitty Fun Pack, but you could also consider the Wonder Woman Fun Pack.

Price: $84.99 and up, depending on system selected

Buy the LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack here.

Top 10 Toys for Girls: The Ultimate List

You're going to want to find the perfect toy for your favorite little girl.

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38. The ‘Infernal Devices’ Complete Collection

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(Amazon)

Shopping for a bookworm? This YA trilogy is incredibly popular with young girls. The box set includes all three books in the bestselling Infernal Devices trilogy, plus maps, forewords, and cool bonus content. If she’s already read these books, you can shop more bestselling YA titles here.

Price: $29.32 (30 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Infernal Devices Complete Collection here.

Gold Plated Jewelry: Top 10 Best Gold Necklaces

Here are 10 of the best gold plated necklaces you can buy right now.

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39. Little Miss Twin Stars 14k Gold-Plated Pink Enamel Bow and Ballerina Shoes Pendant

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(Little Miss Twin Stars)

This is a great gift for ballerinas. If the girl you are shopping for is not a dancer, browse more jewelry gifts for girls here.

Price: $26.58

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Top 10 Best Gift Ideas for Teachers

If you're shopping for your favorite teacher (or a family member who teaches for a living), the following gifts will definitely strike the right chord.

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40. American Girl Crafts Bracelet Kit

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(American Girl Crafts)

Shopping for a girl who loves DIY crafts? This cool set gives her everything she needs to make 13 simple bracelets. She can make them for herself, or give them as gifts to her friends. Want to see more gifts like this? Shop all American Girl craft kits here.

Price: $15.29 (7 percent off MSRP)

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Top 10 Best His and Hers Promise Rings

If you're looking for promise rings for couples, here are 10 of our favorite sets of his and hers promise rings.

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UNIQUE GIFTS, COOL GIFTS, & LUXURY GIFTS

Need something special for your loved ones? The gifts below are unique, cool, or luxurious. This part of the guide includes hot gifts like movie box sets, smart home innovations, luxury beauty products, kitchen appliances, and much more.

Have a hard-to-shop-for lady on your list? Check out our tips for finding gifts for women who have everything. You can also peruse our list of great gifts for men, which is packed with clever and unique ideas for guys.


41. Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase 2 Collection

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(Amazon)

Looking for a gift the whole family will love? This box set includes all of Marvel’s “Phase 2” superhero flicks: Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Ant-Man. The box set pictured above is the Amazon Exclusive version of the box set, which includes special goodies you won’t find in the regular box set. In addition to the movies and bonus footage, you’ll also get cool extras like a gold-foiled page from the book of the Dark Elves, an ancient drawing from the Morag vault, Avengers and S.T.R.I.K.E. uniform patches, and a replica of the Tony Stark tattoo from Iron Man 3.

Other cool items you might want to consider for the comic book fan in your life include the Phase 1 box set, or the first season of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Price: $199.99 (20 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase 2 Collection here.

Top 10 Best Cool Gifts for Men & Women

We've scoured the web for cool gifts for both men and women. Our list includes cheap gifts, as well as a few premium items that would be ideal for a milestone birthday or anniversary gift.

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42. Ring Wi-Fi Enabled Video Doorbell

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(Ring)

Smart home stuff is incredibly popular right now, and the Christmas season is the perfect excuse to upgrade your house with gadgets that will enhance your life. One such product is the Ring doorbell, a smart doorbell that lets you see and speak with visitors using your smartphone or tablet. This system lets you vet visitors before you open the door (kind of great for weeding out political canvassers, right?). The unit is backed by a lifetime protection plan that ensures you’ll always have a Ring to use, even if your original unit gets stolen.

Want to learn more about home automation? Shop more smart home and home automation products here.

Price: $199

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Top 10 Best 4K Video Cameras: The Heavy Power List

4K pro-sumer camcorders are finally available to the public at an affordable price, and we've got the scoop on which models are here to stay.

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43. KORA Organics by Miranda Kerr Beautifying Pack

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(KORA Organics)

Miranda Kerr is a gorgeous supermodel, and now you can have skin just like hers. This gift set includes Kerr-approved products for evening skin tone, reducing dark circles, and beautifying lips. The set includes the following products: Tinted Day Cream, Vitamin Enhanced Lip Balm, Blemish Gel and Recovery Eye Gel Cream.

Need more gift ideas? Shop more luxury beauty gift sets here, or check out our guide to the best gifts for mom to see cool gifts for women.

Price: $138

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Top 5 Best Keurig 2.0 Coffee Makers

Start your morning off on the right note with any of these top best Keurig 2.0 coffee makers.

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44. CyberpowerPC Gamer Ultra GUA880 Gaming Desktop PC

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(CyberpowerPC)

This gaming PC is ideal for serious gamers, as well as those who just need a new computer (and might do a little gaming on the side). It’s backed by a one-year warranty, and even comes with free lifetime tech support. The specs are fairly solid: AMD FX-4300 Quad Core 3.8GHz processor, 8GB DDR3 RAM, 1TB HDD, 24X DVD, and a NVIDIA GT 720 1GB. All told, this is a solid setup for anyone who likes to blow off steam by playing MMORPGs or co-op shooters.

Want to see more options? Check out more gift-worthy laptops here.

Price: $489

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Top 5 Best AirPlay Speakers

If you're in the market for an AirPlay speaker (or two), we've compiled a list of the best AirPlay speakers currently on sale.

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45. Harvil 5 Foot Air Hockey Table With Electronic Scoring

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(Harvil)

Looking for a gift that will keep you busy this winter? This air hockey table is perfect for a man cave, garage, or kid’s room. Assembly is available for an additional $69 in select markets. If air hockey isn’t quite the right thing for your family, check out more game room gift ideas here.

Price: $179 (48 percent off MSRP)

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Top 5 Best Fitness Watches

These fitness watches are great for runners, cyclists, swimmers, or anyone who simply wants to be more active.

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46. Modular Robotics MOSS Exofabulatronixx 5200 Model Kit

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(Modular Robotics)

Need a great educational toy for a child or young adult? This awesome robotics kit is great fun for the young, and the young at heart. You can pilot your robot using the included Double Brain Block that connects to iOS and Android devices via Bluetooth.

Too rich for your blood? Shop for more exciting science toys here.

Price: $599.99

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Top 5 Best Wall Ovens

If you've been in the market or are just beginning your search, here's our list of the five best wall ovens to address a variety of cooking needs and kitchen looks.

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47. KitchenAid KSM150PSER Artisan Stand Mixer With Pouring Shield

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(Kitchen Aid)

Every home cook deserves good tools to work with. This classic Kitchen Aid mixer is the perfect gadget for making cookies or homemade bread. It’s also available in a wide range of colors to suit your decor. If a Kitchen Aid is out of your budget, consider a less-expensive option from this listing of stand mixers.

Price: $279.99 (35 percent off MSRP)

Buy the KitchenAid KSM150PSER Artisan Stand Mixer with Pouring Shield here.

Top 10 Best Fun Gifts for Men

Shopping for a funny gift or a gag gift? Here are 10 great ideas for fun gifts for men of all ages.

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48. Queen Complete Studio 18 LP Box Set

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(Amazon)

This recently-released Queen box set is an awesome gift for superfans. There are 18 LPs, all done up in fantastic colors. The collection has been five years in the making, with tracks sourced through painstaking tape research to find the correct versions and best sources for all tracks. The box set also comes with a collector’s book to ensure that listeners get the full story behind each song.

No Queen fans in your life? Shop more collectible vinyl here.

Price: $330.18

Buy the Queen Complete Studio 18 LP Box Set here.

Top 10 Best New iPhone 6S & 6S Plus Accessories

Check out our guide to the best iPhone accessories to pair with your new phone. These iPhone 6S accessories make a good phone great.

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49. TC Electronic PolyTune Clip

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(PolyTune)

Speaking of music, here’s a unique gift for the musician in your life. This tuning clip is designed to let you tune all six strings simultaneously. The ultra-bright display is ideal for tuning guitars in dark rooms, making this a perfect gig bag accessory for the guitarist in your life.

Shopping for a musician who doesn’t play guitar? Get more musician gift ideas here.

Price: $49.99 (33 percent off MSRP)

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Top 10 Best Burr Coffee Grinders

The top best burr coffee grinders on the market for a variety of budgets.

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50. Trivia Crack Official Board Game

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The wildly popular app is now a board game. Board games are great for getting the whole family off their phones, and engaging in some face-to-face family fun. This game includes over 600 questions in science, entertainment, art, geography, sports and history. This is one of the hottest new board games out there, so you definitely should act quickly if you want to score a copy for yourself. If the game happens to sell out, you can find an alternative by browsing new release board games here.

Price: $29.99

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Drones for Sale: Top 10 Best New Drones to Buy

There is a drone for every type of pilot, whether you're brand new to the hobby or you're an experienced pilot.

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Need more help finding great holiday gifts? Visit our Gifts page for thoughtfully curated gift guides, or check out our Toys page for gift ideas for your kids. You should also check out our epic top 100 gift guides: Best Gifts for Women and Best Gifts for Men.


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