2023 Holiday Gift Guide: 10 Products Worth Splurging On

From bags and headphones to an e-bike and a stellar timepiece, this list will surely crown you the greatest gift-giver of all.

When “Silent Night” by hits the airwaves, it serves as our official "unofficial" countdown to the most wonderful time of the year. As people begin to decorate their homes with lights and immaculately trim their trees for the holidays, you know it's that time of year again where you'll need to get a gift for the special person in your life. 

With the rise of technology, we now have the ability to shop literally from any place in the world, and practically on any device. As we inch closer and closer to the 25th, ‘tis the season to splurge a little and enjoy the ease of shopping online while checking off names from your list of those friends and family who are used to the finer things in life.

Here is a list of 10 impressive items that will usher in the spirit of the season.

  • Brother Vellies Croc Embossed Bag, $1,500

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    Claiming your spot at the top of the fashion chain is a breeze with this piece of art embossed handbag from Brother Vellies. Cultivated with the brand’s signature Kenyan hand-carved design and exquisite feather details, it’s a true testament to the essence of the Mother Land.

  • Silver & Riley Duffle Bag, $1,195

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    After putting in the work Monday through Friday, a staycation or nice weekend getaway is always prime. For your loved one who is always on their grind, grab this Italian-made leather Silver & Riley Duffle Bag that serves as the perfect way to store their essentials. Its ritzy design is ideal for those who know what you carry is just as important as what goes in it.

  • Polaroid Now Generation 2 Starter Set, $164.99

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    Since memories last a lifetime, this nostalgic gadget will capture them seconds after you say “Cheese!” This Polaroid Now Generation 2 Starter Set includes a camera, multiple color options, and a flat strap for easy and convenient travel.

  • Aventon Level.2 Commuter Ebike, $1,500

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    For the eco-conscious person, this energy-efficient mode of transportation is the way to go. This bad boy Aventon Level.2 Commuter Ebike can clock up to 28 MPH and reach 60 miles before it needs to be charged.

  • Malin+Goetz Dark Rum Perfume (unisex), $96

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    Capturing the attention of that special someone is a done deal with this warm and spicy fragrance. Malin+Goetz Dark Rum Perfume will solidify the heart’s desires while mesmerizing those who dare beg for a second chance.

  • Sony Wireless Headphones, $330

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    With these Sony Wireless Headphones, your recipient can move to the beat of their own drum and then some. Designed with ingenuity for those who crave extravagance on the go, let this gadget upgrade the sounds they hear, one frequency at a time. Whether taking calls with ease or chilling out to the latest album from their favorite artists, this gift might have you buying a pair of headphones for yourself as well.

  • Nike Corduroy Low Dunks, $125

    When it’s all said and done, a pair of sneakers will always be the icing on the cake to complete an unforgettable ensemble for those who live and breathe fashion. IYKYK. Crafted with intricate stitching and navy, ivory, and toffee hues, the person who scores the Nike Corduroy Low Dunks under the tree will be eager to rock them before Santa can park his sleigh.

  • Harlem Candle Co. in Savoy, $50

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    Harlem Candle Co. in Savoy will do the honors of setting the vibe just right while drawing on the heart and soul of Harlem’s famed night spot, the Savoy. The seductive notes of mandarin, jasmine, musk, and sandalwood mingle to forge an unforgettable aroma that will set an inviting tone in any room.

  • Raymond Weil Freelancer Watch, $2,495

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    Being punctual and being a boss go hand in hand. This Raymond Weil Freelancer watch with a rose gold and black gradient timepiece makes it easy to be both. Sculpted with scratch-resistant hardware and a ceramic bezel, this timeless watch easily goes from the boardroom to the ballroom.

  • Williams Sonoma Fully Automatic Coffee Maker & Espresso Machine, $2,400

    To get ahead of the pack, early risers might agree that a morning pick-me-up of coffee is a must-have. The Williams Sonoma Fully Automatic Coffee Maker & Espresso Machine does double duty, allowing users to channel their inner barista while whipping up a fine cup of Joe, cappuccino, macchiato, or latte.

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