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Get Fancy With These Splurgy Holiday Gifts

Among our top-10 favorite home splurges: An award-winning hi-tech measuring device, the portable smart speaker we’ve all been waiting for and a super fancy (and warm) toilet seat. Read on!

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The holidays are a great excuse to spoil the ones we love with luxury gifts (and, lets be honest, sometimes ourselves). Among our top-10 favorite home splurges: An award-winning hi-tech measuring device, the portable smart speaker weve all been waiting for and a super fancy (and warm) toilet seat. Read on!

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Toiletvia Omigo

Omigo Smart Toilet Seat

A heated seat, built-in deodorizer and LED nightlight are just the beginning. The Omigo smart toilet seat also turns your toilet into a bidet with remote-controlled options including temperature, pressure, spray width and oscillation. The finale? A warm air drier. Now thats the kind of luxury gift we can get behind.

Omigo is available for $540 (or $50 per month).

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Master Measurements

For the DIYer who has everything: Cubit, a CES innovation award product, smart point-and-click Bluetooth-enabled laser measurement tool that eliminates the need to do all that complicated project-related math. This smart helper also imports images into its Plott App for an Augmented Reality visual of your project, as well as turn-by-turn directions for installing every last nail and screw.

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Tablevia Knoll

Superstar Side Table

This high-design Saarinen side table is a classic, quality investment piece for new and longtime homeowners alike that easily fits within all kinds of decor. Its most recognizable in standard white laminate, but you can get it with alternative tops including ebonized walnut, chrome and Carrara marble.

Saarinen 16-inch side tables start at $685.

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Bartendervia Uncommon Goods

Cheers to the Future

The Robot Bartender is a sure hit for the consummate party host or gadget geek on your list. Position the shaker, order a cocktail via the Barsys app and watch as it auto-mixes with the pre-loaded liquors and mixers. Quite the conversation piece.

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High-End Workbench

If the DIYer on your list appreciates quality and loves a good project, have we got the gift for you. Sjobergs Elite 1500 Workbench Plus Cabinet Combo is 286 pounds of thick European beech featuring a sweet pair of smooth, movable vises and plenty of closed storage. It comes disassembledbuilt it together!

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THE Smart Speaker

The new Sonos Move is angling for the title of best portable speaker on the market by offering all the top options in one portable 6.6-lb. package. Topping the list: It doubles as a hands-free smart assistant (compatible with Google or Alexa), and its built-in Bluetooth connection picks up where Wi-Fi leaves off to deliver high-quality sound for a full 10 hours, when fully charged.

The Move is also weather- and shock-resistant, charges wirelessly within its own sleek little charging ring and, of course, connects to other Sonos speakers. And the winner is.

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Indoor Garden

Bridge the seasons for your favorite avid gardener or chef with the AeroGarden Farm Plus indoor gardening system, including grow lights that can help herbs, greens and flowers reach their full potential about five times faster than outside. Keep track of stats such as current water level and light hours on the gardens touchscreen, app or your Amazon Echo-enabled device. Think: Alexa, turn my kitchen garden off.

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Coffeevia Jura

One Well-Connected Coffee Machine

The main reason serious coffee drinkers will shell out a couple thousand dollars for the JURA E8 coffee machine? It brews a wide range of truly amazing coffee drinks, with no highly trained barista necessary. Just touch a button, and a flat white, macchiato or other coffeehouse favorite becomes beautiful, tasty reality (thanks to extraction optimization, advances in filtering, integrated maintenance and other fancy coffee-specific technologies).

Surely youll want to add on the JURA Smart Connect adapter, which allows the user to control the machine from a Bluetooth-enabled smartphone or tablet. Its the gift of many a morningand odd after-dinner dessert and conversation sessionmade.

The JURA E8 is available for $2,200 (or $70/mo.) and the Smart Connect adapter is an additional $60.

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File this under Why Didnt Someone Think This Up Sooner: A roomy drawer microwave, that makes for easy loading, with a hidden easy-access control panel that tucks neatly away when not in use. Even cooler? It features a built-in sensor for touchless openingjust wave, and voila. Treat yourself!

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Light Art

Its the decorative neon lighting of the new millennium: Customizable artwork and a smart lighting system in one. The recipient of this gift can mount these Smart Lighting Panels in any design, adjust them to any of 16 million colors, then program them, with app or smart speaker, to change, pulse or react to sound.

The Smart Lighting Panels Canvas is available for $230 and the expansion pack is an additional $80.

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D.G. Sciortino
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