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The 50 Hottest Holiday Gift Ideas from JCPenney

The season's hottest gift ideas from JCPenney are so good, you'll probably also want to get them for yourself once you've crossed off everyone else your list.

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August 14, 2019 San Jose / CA / USA - People shopping at JCPenney department store located in a mall in South San Francisco bay areaSundry Photography/Shutterstock

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Gift giving is rarely easy, but JCPenney is one place where you can score a wide variety of goodies for a wide variety of people. Whether you’re shopping for friends, family members, coworkers, or significant others, they’ve got you covered. These hot holiday gift ideas are perfect for music lovers, fitness buffs, amateur cooks, new parents, tweens, sports fans, and every other lucky person on your list. By the way, this is how to give your loved ones truly meaningful gifts, according to science.

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Nanette Lepore Cat-Ear Stereo Headphones


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These sweet, quirky cat-ear stereo headphones are purr-fect for cat lovers, tweens, teens, and music lovers who are always on trend. They’re compatible with iPhones, iPads, Android devices, Samsung Galaxy, and more. Here are another 58 Christmas gifts for teen girls they’ll actually love.

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Snap Circuits Lights Kit


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Connect this Snap Circuits Lights Kit to your iPod or MP3 player and watch in amazement as its color-changing LED lights, strobe lights, and glow-in-the-dark fans come alive and continually transform to the beat. This fun entertainment center doubles as a STEM toy. Here are another 28 cool gifts for boys they’ll brag about to their friends.

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iFitness Activity Smart Watch with Interchangeable Band


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This iFitness Activity Smart Watch with Interchangeable Band is great for the walker, runner, or want-to-be-fitter person on your list. Sure, it tells time, but it’s also a sensitive heart-rate monitor and a distance tracker. Plus, it boasts sleek styling. If you love staying ahead of the tech curve, check out these 11 products that will become “smart” in 2020.

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Kawasaki K26 Hardtail 18-Speed Men’s Mountain Bike


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The Kawasaki K26 Hardtail 18-Speed Men’s Mountain Bike is perfect for weekend adventures, work commutes, and sightseeing. It features easy handling and masculine lines. Imagine how happy the man on your list will be to see this giant JCPenney box come in the mail? Make sure to pair it with these suggestions for the best U.S. bike trails with the best views.

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DreamGear My Arcade Retro Machine Gaming System


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This mini arcade gaming system with 200 built-in video games is the affordable JCPenney answer to nostalgia—and your way of introducing new generations to the classics. After you impress them with this fun gift, wow them with these 15 fascinating facts about all of your favorite games.

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Cambridge Floral Coffee Cup


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Just about everyone brings their own coffee cup or water bottle to work now, but in a sea of plain blue, red, white, pink, and gray cups, the Cambridge Floral Coffee Cup really stands out. It keeps cold drinks cold, and hot drinks hot—and it’s just really cute. If you’re buying for a true java lover, pair this gift with a trip to the best coffee shop in your state.

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Touchdog Ciesta-Luxe Thermal Dog Jumpsuit Pajamas


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It’s important to keep your pet warm and safe during the winter. Pooches will stay super cozy and stylish in these thermal dog jumpsuit pajamas. They come in pink or blue and have a convenient leash slit on the backside.

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Singing Machine Classic Series Bluetooth Karaoke System


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Hit all the right notes for the perfect family gift with this karaoke machine. It’s Bluetooth compatible, plugs into your TV so you can see the lyrics, and even has disco lights to get the party started right. Just make sure to have your smartphone at the ready so you can record the fun memories you’ll be making and enjoy them all year long. What should be on your playlist? For starters, try these 20 best-ever Christmas songs.

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Airome Succulent Oil Diffuser


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This Airome Succulent Oil Diffuser looks a lot more expensive than it actually is, and it offers all the wonderful benefits of aromatherapy. If you’ve been looking for the right thing for a Secret Santa recipient, holiday host, or colleague, you’ve found it! Here are another 30 thoughtful gifts for coworkers for $25 or less.

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Crosley Cruiser Deluxe Portable Turntable


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Science has proven that music makes us happy, so why not give the gift of happiness—er, music. The Crosley Cruiser Deluxe Portable Turntable is exactly what it sounds like, but it comes in a super cool travel case that is available in a variety of colors from simple and subdued to bright, DJ-worthy bubblegum pink. Did we mention it’s Wi-Fi-ready, too? Get the party started with this perfect dance-floor playlist.

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Soda Stream Fizzi White Sparkling Water Maker Kit


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Nothing says “I love your bubbly personality” quite like the gift of a home soda maker. The SodaStream Fizzi White Sparkling Water Maker Kit is small enough to fit on just about any kitchen counter, and it easily carbonates everything from water to wine, juice to tea, and everything in between.  But sure, you can make regular sodas, too.

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OXO Tabletop Spiralizer


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Whether your lucky gift recipient is a vegetarian or a big fan of fancy veggie noodles that seem like a chore to slice, this tabletop vegetable spiralizer makes the job a cinch. The gadget sits securely on countertops and features three interchangeable color-coded stainless steel blades: spaghetti, fettuccine, or ribbon cut. Put it to the test whipping up these world-famous dishes you can finally eat as a vegetarian.

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Keds Beanie


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Just about everyone can use a warm hat for the cold winter months, and this Keds Beanie features the latest fashion craze—pom-poms. It also comes in a variety of seasonally appropriate colors, so every coat can be matched with ease.

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Prada Luna Rossa Carbon


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If he’s into luxurious scents, consider this Prada Luna Rossa Carbon his version of aromatherapy. He’ll enjoy the warm, woodsy notes of essential oils like green bergamot, lavender, and dry amber of ambroxan. If you love natural scents, check out the best essential oils for every room in your home.

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T-Fal Deep Fryer


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What’s more exciting than a hot plate of French fries? Not having to leave home to get them, which is exactly why the T-Fal Deep Fryer is a guaranteed win. Plus, now some of your favorite state fair foods will be available in your kitchen 24/7.

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Home Expressions Bath Towel Collection


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Plush towels are the ideal gift for your holiday hosts this year because they’re always needed and genuinely appreciated, and if you’re lucky, you might even get to use them. This six-piece Home Expressions Bath Towel Collection, available in stripes or solids, is enough to fluff up their linen closet and make you look like a superhero of practical gifts. This is how often you should be washing towels, by the way.

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Nickelodeon Delta Children’s Products Paw Patrol Double-Sided Activity Easel


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Almost every toddler out there will drool like a real-life puppy over Paw Patrolthemed gifts, making this double-sided activity easel based on the hit Nickelodeon series a guaranteed home run for the little ones in your life. Make sure you also buy these 15 hot holiday toys before they sell out.

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Coca-Cola Ventura Portable Backpack Seat


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This portable backpack seat is the ultimate gift for sports fans and outdoors enthusiasts. They can easily tote it to sporting events, fishing trips, or use it to lounge around while reading a great book in the park. Looking for some books to add to your reading list in the new year? Choose from 100 of America’s favorite novels.

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Graco 4Ever Extend2Fit Convertible Car Seat


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You can save new parents the agony of finding the perfect car seat because the Graco 4Ever Extend2Fit Convertible Car Seat is the seat that baby will be able to use comfortably from birth to age 10, and each stage follows these super important car seat rules for every age and stage. It transforms from a rear-facing car seat for babies as little as four pounds all the way to a forward-facing seat for more mature grade-school-age students up to 120 pounds. Pretty impressive, right? When shopping for new or expectant parents, just make sure to skip these 10 adorable baby gifts that are actually seriously unsafe.

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SPT SH-1507: Mini Tower Heater


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We all have someone in our lives who’s constantly asking to turn up the heat or turn off the A/C, and that’s exactly who should receive this modern mini tower heater. It’s also great for office spaces, Dad’s garage workshop, and chilly sunrooms on particularly cold days.

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Farmacy The Mighties Kit


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The Mighties Kit by Farmacy is aptly named, as this gift set contains four of the all-natural brand’s best-sellers—Green Clean cleansing balm, Honey Drop lightweight moisturizer, Sleep Tight firming night balm, and Honey Potion renewing antioxidant hydration mask—along with a bonus sample of Dew It All eye cream. It’s the perfect holiday gift for the skin-care pro in your world. While this will certainly give her a youthful glow, these 50 everyday habits can also make her look younger.

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Kiss Naturals DIY Lip Balm Making Kit


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Your tween or teen doesn’t need to stare blankly at a screen, watching hours of other kids making their own lip balms—the Kiss Naturals DIY Lip Balm Making Kit is a thousand times more adorable than any video. It’s hands-on, and it gives her all the lip balms she could ever want IRL. (That’s “in real life,” if you’re not down with social media slang.)

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Chef Buddy Large Nonstick Panini Press and Grill


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Did you know that some of the best panini-style sandwiches actually come from amazing sandwich presses like this one? Give it a try for yourself on the Chef Buddy Large Nonstick Panini Press and Grill. In addition to pressing delicious sandwiches, this gadget has a hinge release that lets you grill everything from breakfast sausage to chicken. Before you make your next lunch, check out these 10 secret ingredients you haven’t been putting on your sandwiches.

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Keune Care Satin Oil Treatment


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Curly girls will tell you they swear by hair oils to keep their tresses frizz-free and healthy, which is why Keune Care Satin Oil Treatment will be the best stocking stuffer ever. And these curly hair styling tips might just change her life.

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Polder Glass Infuser Tea Pot


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The Polder Glass Infuser Tea Pot is easy to use and easy to store, and it makes the best healthy teas available quickly. Just think of all the health benefits of green tea and other varieties they’ll be able to take advantage of!

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Discovery Kids Magnetic Blocks


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These Discovery Kids Magnetic Blocks are the gifts that keep on giving. They help teach colors, sorting, and matching to the youngest minds, while encouraging real design skills for kindergartners and older builders. If you’re trying to declutter in the new year, check out these 11 gifts your kids will love that aren’t toys.

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Chantal Travel Mug


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Whether the people on your list are making their own coffee before work each day or bringing secret-recipe hot chocolate to the big game, the insulated Chantal Travel Mug, which comes in a two-pack, is a great gift idea for the on-the-go-type who loves a toasty beverage.

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Stalwart 12V Lithium Ion Speed Drill 75-Piece Set


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If they build it, you will come to the conclusion that the Stalwart 12V Lithium Ion Speed Drill 75-Piece Set was the best gift ever. Imagine all the handiwork that’ll get done in the family after you gift this handyman’s dream? Priceless. Here are another 28 gifts for men that will make you look like a hero.

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Cooks 52-Piece Stainless Steel Cookware Set


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Nothing will excite the foodie in your life more than a brand-new set of stainless steel cookware, and this 52-piece Cooks set—which comes with everything from pots, pans, and a Dutch oven to food-storage containers and flatware—will be enough to keep them cooking all the good stuff for months to come. We suggest throwing in our list of 35 absolutely essential recipes.

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Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Liner


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A tube of Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Liner is perfect for the holidays and provides lots of sparkly fun for the makeup lover in your life. Fill out her stocking with a few of these other 20 tiny but mighty beauty gifts.

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Giorgio Armani Beauty Sí Passione Gift Set


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Does she love a dose of daily glam? Good, because the Giorgio Armani Beauty Sí Passione Gift Set is just that. It includes Sí Passione, an ultra-feminine fragrance with notes of airy florals and black currant, in a full-size and travel-size eau de parfum and body lotion. Ever wonder what your favorite perfume really says about your personality? We’ve got the answer!

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Bissell FeatherWeight Lightweight Stick Vacuum


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There’s no space for giant, bulky appliances, so something that’ll help free up real estate will be a welcome gift to the apartment dweller on your list. The Bissell Featherweight Lightweight Stick Vacuum takes up barely any room in a closet, and that’s the gift that will keep on giving. Plus, it’s a totally affordable item that’ll make a big impact. If the person on your list has a pet, up the ante with these vacuums specifically designed to clean pesky dog and cat hair that gets everywhere.

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Korres Complete Complexion Kit


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The skin-care aficionado in your life needs this set. It’s got a pomegranate resurfacing mask, Greek yogurt foaming cleanser, and wild rose vitamin C brightening oil—everything she needs to get her skin in tip-top shape. Vitamin C is great for a variety of skin types, and it can even help improve acne scars.

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North Pole Trading Co. Bergen Faux Fur Throw


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Is there anything better than snuggling up with a warm blanket? Only one thing—snuggling up with a warm blanket that’s also beautiful and on-trend. The North Pole Trading Co. Bergen Faux Fur Throw looks great as a throw, on a bed, or wrapped around a loved one as a cuddle cape.

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Paco Rabanne Invictus


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Let him know he’s a winner with this aquatic, woody cologne. It comes in a bottle that looks like a trophy, so he’ll really get the point. Here are more grooming products that should be in every man’s arsenal.

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Ring Video Doorbell 2


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The Ring Video Doorbell 2 gives homeowners a peek at who is on the other side of their door without opening it, peering through a window, or tiptoeing around. You can access footage directly from your phone, so you’ll quickly know if it’s worth getting off the sofa. The Ring made our list of the safest smart doorbells for your home.

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Rodin Olio Lusso Jasmine & Neroli Luxury Face Oil


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Facial oils are still one of the biggest trends in the beauty world, thanks to their super hydrating properties and absorbability. This Rodin Olio Lusso Jasmine & Neroli Luxury Face Oil is sure to please those with dry, dull, or aging skin. What other skin-care products will she adore? These calming face masks that soothe winter’s dry skin.

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Swift Stream Z-9 Camera Drone


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You’ll be the favorite family member this year if you give a Swift Stream Z-9 Camera Drone. It easily captures video of just about anything from above—and it’s super fun to operate. This is definitely one of those cool tech gifts you’ll want to keep for yourself.

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Keds Champion Leather Lace-Up Sneakers


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Move over, white sneakers. These Keds Champion Leather Lace-Up Sneakers go with just about everything and are timeless. To make your kicks last forever, do you know the one-minute trick that turns worn-out sneakers into brand-new ones?

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10 in 1 Kit for Xbox One


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A 10 in 1 Kit for Xbox One will be a guaranteed smash hit with the gamer in your life. The kit includes a dual dock charging cradle, four controller thumb grips, and mini and micro USB charging cables.

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Pillow Perfect Country Merry Christmas Throw Pillow


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This Christmas throw pillow adds the perfect festive touch to any home around the holidays. Adding pillows is just one of many budget-friendly decorators’ tricks for making a home look expensive without spending a bundle.

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Mixit Pamper Party Wine Glass


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A perfect present for wine o’clock! This cheeky wine glass is one of those funny gifts that are great for parties, large family gatherings, and photo ops. If you’re looking to elicit some laughter when exchanging presents this year, check out these other hilarious gift options.

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Crock-Pot Slow Cooker


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Every home needs a Crock-Pot Slow Cooker because nobody has time to toil for hours in the kitchen. Slow cookers make mouthwatering meals in the time it takes for you to load the ingredients, set the temperature, and run all your errands for the day or go to work. It’s a perfect gift for a busy parent, professional, or student.

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Theo Klein John Deere Service Tractor Engine


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The same trucks and tractors you played with as a kid are available in fresh, modern forms now. Giving your little one a Theo Klein John Deere Service Tractor Engine is an exciting throwback you can both be happy about. For another walk down memory lane, check out the most popular toy the year you were born.

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Stafford Waffle Robe


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If the person on your list can’t always hit up a hotel vacation, bring the hotel spa feeling to their home with a Stafford Waffle Robe. For a real splurge (and a gift that you can enjoy as well), pair this item with a trip to one of the world’s most luxurious hotels and resorts.

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Isotoner Genuine Suede Women’s Moccasin Slippers


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There simply can’t be complaints of cold feet with a plush pair of Isotoner moccasin slippers. They’ll stand up to lounging around on the chilliest winter nights. Check out these other self-care gifts for a friend in need of pampering.

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Mixit 16-Inch Statement Necklace


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Mix things up with a statement necklace that goes with so much but looks different from typical necklaces. She’ll love it with everything from a black dress to jeans and a tee. Don’t miss these 11 tricks to perfectly accessorize your outfit, according to fashion stylists.

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Fresh Picture Perfect Mask Set


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The Fresh Picture Perfect Mask Set is a beauty lover’s dream come true with sulfate-free formulas and an unbeatable value. For more ideas, check out these 42 other holiday beauty gifts sure to be a hit.

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Conair Cord-Keeper 2-in-1 Styler Hair Dryer


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A Conair Cord-Keeper 2-in-1 Styler Hair Dryer is the perfect choice for the frequent salon-goer to make the big switch to doing her own hair. It has two heat settings and two speeds, as well as a cold-shot button and a diffuser attachment. It’s also worth sharing this guide to making a blowout last up to 5 days.

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Altec Lansing Waterproof The Jacket H20 Floating Portable Speaker


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Play holiday tunes, dance music, or just about anything else on this floating portable speaker. Send tunes from your phone directly to the speaker using Bluetooth. And don’t worry if it gets rained on or topples into the pool: It’s both waterproof and float-friendly. That means it’s also the most kid-proof addition to this gift guide, which is extra great. If you’ve still got a few people left to buy for and time is slipping away, check out these 35 last-minute Christmas gifts with free overnight shipping.

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