54 Surprising, Delightful, and Weird Holiday Gifts Under $200

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In all the Black Friday/Cyber Monday hysteria, you may have gotten a good deal on a flat-screen TV. But what about those gifts that elicit a truly delighted wow? Here, dozens of surprising, kooky, beautiful, and useful gifts, priced under $200 (yesterday we ran our under $50 guide) including a fancy humidifier, alpaca slippers, cactus-print Adidas, and more.

Status Prawns (above)

These Spanish carabineros have an uni-like minerality and get individually frozen upon harvesting, to preserve flavor.

Fancy Humidifier

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For radiator season: This designed-in-Japan humidifier diffuses essential oils.

This Year’s Big-Deal Documentary

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Ken Burns’s ten-part, 18- hour Vietnam War retrospective.

In-the-Buff Bookmarks

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For the nudist bibliophile: wire page-savers from a little shop in La Selva Beach, California.

Sturdy Readers

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From Oliver Peoples alums, Look Optic’s reading glasses come with home try-on and will outlast Duane Reade throwaways.

Roarin’ Tyler the Tiger

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Toy Insider calls the newest member of the FurReal clan “ferociously fun.”

Cashmere Hoodie

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An ultrasoft Mongolian-cashmere layering staple from Everlane.

Robot BFF

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A Wall-E look-alike with sensors and programmable AI technology.

An Attractive Casserole

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Grassy-green stoneware from Brooklyn studio Workaday Handmade.

Canine Gorpcore

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Fleece for the dog with a Patagonia-pullover-loving owner.

Blizzard-Ready Gloves

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For its collaboration with outdoor line Columbia, Opening Ceremony reissued the classic nylon-and-fleece Whirlibird Interchange ski glove. (The fleece gloves are inside.)

Alice Neel Portraits

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In Alice Neel, Uptown, the artist’s pensive paintings of friends, neighbors, artists, and poets fill 144 pages, curated by The New Yorker’s Hilton Als.

British Nesting Dishes

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Five baking dishes for roast chicken and little pies.

A Trio of Bud Vases

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A collaboration from New York–based Tenfold and Sweden-based Skultana.

Power Undies

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Because it’s been that kind of year.

Russian Skivvies

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From cult streetwear designer Gosha Rubchinskiy.

Made-to-Order Mood Ring

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If it turns pink, you’re in “an ecstatic state of bliss.”

Silky Socks

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Striped silk-blend socks for a modest pop of color.

Red-Carpet Lips

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Pat McGrath’s LiquiLust 007 kit of three liquid lipsticks includes Slay-Omi, a Naomi Campbell–inspired cinnamon.

Alpaca Slippers

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Cruelty-free Peruvian alpaca, that is; designed by Ariana Bohling.

Better Than Tupperware

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A Japanese cherry-bark bento box that doubles as a jewelry case.

Their Own Brownstone

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A dollhouse made with the Park Slope kid in mind.  

Millennial Menorah

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In rose gold and inspired by a bagel; designed by Modern Mensch and Lead Off Studio.

Edison Upgrade

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Inspired by the Fibonacci sequence “seen in ferns,” to jazz up the indoors.

A Hex on Your Ex

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With help from Bushwick’s favorite occult bookshop.

Beatbox Anklet

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Choose from SoundMoovz’s 400 sounds and program it with dance moves.

Cactus-Print Adidas

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For the young succulent lover: Gazelles with a design by Swedish illustrator Mini Rodini.

Sparkle Top

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Complete the look with matching sequin-covered track pants.

Roy G. Biv Ashtray

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This made-in-Berlin crystal ashtray has a reflective chromatic film coating, hence the rainbow array of color.

White-on-White Tims

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Limited-edition Ghost White boots in waterproof nubuck leather.

A Pillow That Keeps You Young

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The Beauty Bear’s bizarre shape keeps sleep lines at bay.

Manly Apron

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Graduate from “Kiss the Chef” with this waxed-canvas number (that’s also available, but for $125, on Amazon).

A Cherry Tattoo

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Because it’s sweet.

A Quilt for Your Head

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Elsevvhere made the Edition 010 cap from vintage American quilts.

Smallbirds

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Shiny Beret

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Lined in wool, designed by Rachel Comey.

One Last Dinner for Two at Noho Star

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The terazzo-ed staple closes on December 31. Bid farewell with mei fun noodles.

Next Level Play-Doh

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The Complete Doh Universe Kit gives kids tools to add music, LED lights, and movement to Play-Doh creations.

Eau de Virility

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Bull’s Blood cologne is inspired by Spain and made in Portland.

Baby’s First Driving Lesson

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The FAO Schwarz Ride On Roadster is a jump-start to a vintage-car collection.

Photos of Money

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Lauren Greenfield’s Generation Wealth is a case study of the very, very rich.

Lambswool Scarf

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Holzweiler studio took the colors from Edvard Munch’s The Sun.

Hippo Stapler

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Bridgitte Tanaka, a tiny cabinet of curiosities in Paris, sells a mix of Japanese and French trinkets, like this porcelain hippopotamus desk accessory.

Rope Tote

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Inspired by ’70s-era basket bags. Custom colors on request.

Geode Jigsaw

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Nervous System design studio uses algorithms to slice these agate puzzles into intricate, labyrinthine pieces.

Llama Cardigan

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Barcelona shop Tiny Cottons makes exactly that.

Sartorial Travel Guide

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See Monaco through Helmut Newton’s lens.

Fire-Breathing Lessons

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At Bushwick fire-arts studio the Floasis. Winter lessons start in January.

Larry David Jewelry

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David fans had a good year: Curb returned, and his face is on a bracelet.

Starter Drone

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The Sky Viper Video Drone is the go-to model for capturing high-definition aerial footage.

Translucent Bird Feeder

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An acrylic aviary abod from Etsy shop Uczarczyk.

Vita-Mix for Weed

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So smokers can shred to their preferred consistency.

Dressing-Up Dress

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A Burberry smock for the little lady-about-town.

Kitchen Supplies

For Hurricane Harvey victims moving from shelters to homes.

*This article appears in the November 27, 2017, issue of New York Magazine.

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54 Surprising, Delightful, and Weird Gifts Under $200