Holiday Gift Splurges

Treat your loved ones to these extravagant presents this holiday season.

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Sony Bluetooth Wireless Speaker (SRS-BTX300)

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Turn up the fun with clear, bold sound and wireless audio streaming with Bluetooth.

Sony.com, $199


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iPhone 5C

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It's everything the iPhone was—but better. Brighter screen, smarter camera and, of course, Apple's sleek new iOS 7. Eye-catching colors (green, blue, yellow and pink) seal the deal.

Apple.com, $99 with contract


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The fun of owning a dog, without the predawn walks.

Walmart.com, $100


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Base Kit

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Snap to it to create circuits—no wiring required.

Littlebits.com, $99


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Nokia Lumia 1020

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It's a Windows 8 phone, but the big news is the amazing 41-megapixel (!) camera that can zoom in like nobody's business.

Nokia.com, $200 with 2-year contract


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Sol Republic Tracks HD On-Ear Headphones

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Pitch-perfect sound and a virtually indestructible headband at a phenomenal price.

Solrepublic.com, $130


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Fretlight Guitar

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Learning to play the guitar is frustration-free when the correct fingering is displayed right on the fret, thanks to blinking LEDs. Practicing will be a pleasure.

Fretlight.com, $300


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To a teenager, an Android tablet can be all things: TV, camera and the means to stay connected with friends. This one also boasts Beats Audio, great for listening to music.

Hp.com, $140


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HP Chromebook 11

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This colorful cutie puts Google's Chrome browser, word processor and other useful apps right at its owner's fingertips—no buying or installing any software.

Google.com/chromebook, $275


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Starter Jackets

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Tailor-made for diehard fans.

Originally published in the December 2013 issue of Family Circle magazine.

Sportsauthority.com, $150 each