holiday gifts 2018

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

A Star Is Born karaoke, a single-origin turmeric, an Hermès cereal bowl, and much more.

Photo: Joe Lingeman
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 under $200 (yesterday we ran our under $50 guide). Don’t miss all of the Strategist’s holiday gift coverage right here, too.

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Stockholm’s signature look, now in kids’ sizes.

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So they’ll never leave the house with uneven foundation again.

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Regulation-size and produced in collaboration with the brand that brought you some of the first emoticons.

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Designed by women in Japan in a lovely shade of neutral, with cleverly defined edges for an enhanced user experience.

The iconic Toto warm-water-washlet experience is now handheld. This Waterpik-size travel bidet requires no installation and activates at the push of a button.

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A deck replica of Dots Obsession (2018) for the hypebeast minoring in art history.

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Angela Dimayuga–approved.

Enough of the aquamarine paint created by artist Yves Klein to double-coat a 30-square-foot room.

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For those who’d like both their hair and their room to smell like Oribe’s signature aroma of Calabrian bergamot, jasmine, and sandalwood.

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Forget YouTube videos — this Bluetooth-compatible instrument comes with a light-up LED fretboard.

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It has hidden pockets, so it doubles as a hand muffler.

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One hour in a private room at Koreatown’s Radio Star, where you can sob-sing “Shallow” and “I’ll Never Love Again.”

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For reading or naps.

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Future urban designers can develop their ideal aesthetic for a model city.

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For lattes and curries, from a queer-woman-of-color-owned business with direct ties to Indian farmers.

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Handmade in Germany.

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L.A. photographer Sandy Kim and Brooklyn gallery Mudd­guts collaborated to make a limited run of 100.

Upper East Side Jacket
From $119
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The Orolay is beloved by socialites — it was seen on the shoulders of Lauren duPont last winter — and costs just $100.

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A one-month membership for your soon-to-be-stranded Bushwick friend.

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Add Froot Loops for a true high-low experience.

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Joy-sparking storage solutions.

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Superabsorbent and great to look at.

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Per the manufacturer: “Not recommended for eating or sleeping, but fine for smoking, singing, drinking, or sex.”

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At long last, three years later, Le Labo has a new scent: the warm notes of the Central American cumaru tree.

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A digitally printed cushion from L.A.’s Slowdown Studio’s lazy-themed collection, which includes Paloma the Pig (pictured), Clive the Crocodile, and Howie the Hippo.

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Everyone in Japan is doing it.

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This well-priced Dutch oven has handles that fit four fingers and is deep enough to hold a whole chicken.