holiday gifts 2018

49 Surprising, Delightful, and Weird Holiday Gifts Over $200

Including a water-rowing machine, a Dyson curling iron, and Biggie’s Versace sunglasses.

A cactus bracelet from Tiffany’s. Photo: Joe Lingeman
A cactus bracelet from Tiffany’s. Photo: Joe Lingeman

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 over $200 (we ran our under $50 and under $200 guides earlier this week). Don’t miss all of the Strategist’s holiday gift coverage right here, too.

No sunlight needed: This cactus (bracelet) is made of 18-karat yellow gold and diamonds.

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This German-designed seat is made of hardened polyurethane foam.

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Gift-trend forecasters say the series will be back big this year. Forgo the electric wands and floating Snitches for this classy complete set hand-bound in tear-resistant jackets.

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David Mallett’s new NYC salon is among the few in the country to offer a Tokio Inkarami hair facial, which conditions layer by layer. 

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Via a new start-up that lets non-millionaires invest small amounts in millionaire-priced art.

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In pebbled leather, with a hidden business-card pocket.

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Fiber art for the flowers.

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For the garage craft-beer brewer who’s ready to level up.

$590
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For the 20-year-old or 90-year-old on your list.

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If you’re going to wear fur, it might as well be vintage.

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Straight from her Instagram to your backyard.

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This Köln Travel Kit is stocked with TSA-sized status toiletries.

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An archival pigment print on paper with hand-frayed edges, inspired by Christina Rossetti’s poem “Goblin Market.”

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There are only some 70 sake sommeliers in the world; book one for a dinner-party power move.

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It’s sleek, ecofriendly, and goes 50 mph.

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Handmade brooms continue to edge out ceramics as the next must-have objet.

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They’re made by one guy, Roland Lannier, in central France.

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Signed by a preretirement Caroll Spinney.

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It’s bugproof, has reflective UV-blackout layers, and sleeps six Burners.

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High-design home exercise.

A snore-detecting inflatable pillow insert that turns you over so your partner doesn’t have to.

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Made by a former Glossier employee, naturally.

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Invest in the reopening of Brooklyn’s most esteemed (and long-lost) restaurant, Gage & Tollner.

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A styling tool that uses airflow to attract hair and curl it without extreme heat.

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Don’t be fooled by its humble toaster-oven looks — this Breville countertop contraption reaches temperatures up to a scorching 750 degrees to make perfect wood-fired oven pies without the wood, or the oven, in less than two minutes.

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The first known meat slicer, designed in 1898, creates deli-thin prosciutto, pancetta, and more.

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It has a built-in “chrono regatta” device for recording race times with perfect accuracy.

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With rose-gold details and an alligator band.

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It neighs, trots, and eats carrots — just like the real thing.