Holiday Shopping Guide: Gifts for $250 or More

Hey, big spender! Grab your sacks o' cash and plunk down some dough for these top-o'-the-heap gifts.

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Ducati.com
<b>DUCATI STREETFIGHTER S:</B> Have a badass on your list with extremely particular tastes? Roll your way into his or her heart with a Ducati. The Streetfighter S is particularly fierce. <a href="http://www.ducati.com/en/bikes/my2009/ModelPage.jhtml?family=Streetfighter&model=SFSTREETFIGHTERS-09" target="_blank">Starts at $18,995, Ducati.</a>
2/16
Frontgate.com
<b>MS. PACMAN/GALAGA TABLE:</b> Got more money than you know what to do with? Perfect, 'cause this video game table isn't just for hipster bars anymore! A solid glass tabletop can hold many a Pabst Blue Ribbon, and the screen flips as two players take turns. <a href="http://www.frontgate.com/jump.jsp?itemID=2436&itemType=PRODUCT&path=1,2,113,578,&iProductID=2436&k=XX23159" target=blank>$3,999.99, Frontgate.com</a>.
3/16
BestBuy.com
<b>GARMIN FORERUNNER WATCH:</b> This GPS watch tracks and displays distance, pace and calories burned while running, hiking or cycling. It also monitors the wearer's heart rate so they stay in the zone. Ah, we love a multi-tasker. <a href="http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=9267358&type=product&id=1218071906108" target=blank>$349.99, BestBuy.com</a>.
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DWR.com
<b>NOGUCHI TABLE:</b> Home, swank, home. Gussy up your loved-one's digs with a modern classic. <a href="http://www.dwr.com/product/classics/tables/noguchi-table.do?sortby=ourPicks" target="_blank">$1,349 at DWR.com.</a>
5/16
Amazon.com
<b>KINDLE OR KINDLE DX:</b> Paper is <em>so</em> last century, you know? With a 6" or 9.7" screen, these babies hold 1,500 or 3,500 books, respectively. We hope you give these to someone you're not fond of talking to, because they probably won't look away from the screen for the next year or so. <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0015T963C/ref=ms_sbrspot_0?pf_rd_p=495025551&pf_rd_s=center-1&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_i=507846&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=17H89VJ1K7A6440QTNR4" target=blank>$279 or $489, Amazon.com</a>.
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BestBuy.com
<b>NUMARK USB TURNTABLE:</b> Vinyl lovers can now import their retro tunes directly to computer via USB, whether it's coming from 33-1/3, 45 or 78 rpm. Compatible with Windows or Mac. <a href="http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8794423&st=turntable&lp=6&type=product&cp=1&id=1206142203640" target=blank>$399.99, BestBuy.com</a>.
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<b>THE BEATLES: ROCK BAND:</b> Want to be the walrus? No holiday list would be complete without The Beatles for Rock Band, ya know. A variety of gameplay environments include Abbey Road (natch); the set comes with bass, drums and mike. Available for Nintendo Wii, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Playstation-Beatles-Limited-Premium-Bundle-3/dp/B001TORSHY/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&s=videogames&qid=1256075024&sr=8-6" target=blank>$250, Amazon.com</a>.
8/16
Le Rituel
<b>LOUBOUTINS AND BUBBLY:<b> What's better than a secret stash of bubbly? A secret stash of bubbly in a pair of Loubs. Piper-Heidsieck and CL have teamed up to create a stiletto outfitted with a sort-of heel flask. Ride home not included. <a href="http://www.le-rituel.com" target="_blank" title="Online & Select Neiman Marcus stores">$500, Online & select Neiman Marcus stores</b></a>.
9/16
Williams-Sonoma.com
<b>REVILLE PROGRAMMABLE ESPRESSO MAKER:</b> The coffee connoisseur in your life can grind beans moments before brewing; the machine's steel burrs keep friction and heat to a minimum to preserve essential oils. Although there are plenty of fancy features, novices should be easily able to figure this one out. <a href="http://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/e227/?pkey=cespresso-makers|eltespsem" target=blank>$599.95, Williams Sonoma</a>.
10/16
Burton.com
<b>CLASH SNOWBOARD:</b> "More slash. Less cash" is the motto here. A forgiving flex is ideal for beginners who want to hit the half-pipe, like, <em> yesterday</em>. <a href="http://www.burton.com/mens-all-mountain-freestyle-clash-snowboard/220481,default,pd.html?dwvar_220481_variationSize=155&start=20&cgid=mens-boards" target=blank>$329.95, Burton.com</a>.
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Nashbar.com
<b>CYCLEOPS BIKE TRAINER:</b> Winter weather doesn't need to get your diehard cyclist down. This fluid trainer offers a relatively quiet ride with a wide resistance range. Includes training DVD. <a href="http://www.nashbar.com/bikes//Product_10053_10052_139259_-1___" target=blank>$309.99, Nashbar.com</a>.
12/16
Saks Fifth Avenue
<b>MCQUEEN SKULL KNOCKLE CLUTCH:</b> She quit self-defense class because she refused to address her teacher as Sensei. So skip the dojo gift card and instead arm her with the Skull Knuckle Duster Whipsnake Clutch by Alexander McQueen. <a href="http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?PRODUCT<>prd_id=845524446229717&site_refer=AFF001&site_refer=AFF001&siteID=J84DHJLQkR4-EkGlB95w_tj_5oeAOQ0gtA" target="_blank" title="Saks Fifth Avenue">$1,895, Saks Fifth Avenue</a>.
13/16
Royal Caribbean
<b>CRUISE ON OASIS OF THE SEAS:</b> Why not take a trip for two (or three or four) aboard the new largest cruise ship in the world. You might even feel like the king of the world. <a href="http://www.royalcaribbean.com/findacruise/search/vacationSearchResult.do?cruiseTourOnly=false&cS=QVS&date=ANY&dest=ANY&port=ANY&ship=OA" target="_blank">Prices vary, Royal Caribbean</a>.
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<b>PANTEL WATERPROOF HD TV:</b> The guy who has everything probably has this, too. But that doesn't make it less fun to ogle. Pentel's 65" all-weather TV produces a 1080p picture, extra bright and in a temperature-controlled aluminum case for extra durability. <a href="http://www.neimanmarcus.com/store/catalog/prod.jhtml?itemId=prod98880171&parentId=cat5160751&masterId=cat21150736&index=0&cmCat=cat000000cat000470cat21150736cat5160751" target="_blank">$26,600, from Neiman Marcus</a>.
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<b>PORSCHE PANAMERA:</b> Porsche's brand new 4-door sedan does zero to sixty in 4.0 seconds. And you can strap the kid in the back. <a href="http://www.porsche.com/usa/models/panamera/"_blank">From $89,800, find a Porsche dealer near you.</a>
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OysterMarine.com
<b>OYSTER 82:</b> Live life in the lap of luxury with the creme de la creme of yachts. Spring for an Oyster. May we suggest the 82? According to their website, it's refined and stylish. We'll say! <a href="http://www.oystermarine.com/fleet/82/default.aspx" target="_blank">Inquire online for pricing, Oyster.</a>
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