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LG's famous for excellent picture quality, and this LED smart TV delivers crispness and bold color in every pixel. Even better, it comes with everybody's favorite apps like Disney+, Apple TV+, Netflix, Hulu, Sling, and more preloaded so your lucky recipient can just plug it in and start streaming. Happy shoppers praise its "wonderful picture" and "great sound quality." At 32 inches, it's the ideal size for a bedroom or small den, so they can consider it their personal theater. At this price—right now, under $150—we wouldn't begrudge you if you order one for yourself, too.
Yes, Bluetooth sunglasses exist. As if that's not cool enough, these sporty wraparound Bose shades—now just $149—are built to impress with all the features you want in shades and headphones without compromising on either. The reflective lenses are polarized to protect eyes, and you get a sturdy carrying case to prevent accidental squashing. The listening quality from the unobtrusive little speakers is top-notch, too. They charge up for 8.5 hours of high-quality audio, no ear buds or wires required. One happy shopper says, "No more wires or dropping my wireless ear buds. That is true freedom."
Background noise is a killer when you're tuned in to your favorite show or podcast. The gift of no interruptions is something even the pickiest person can appreciate. By all accounts, these affordable Bluetooth in-ear headphones do everything you need for an astoundingly low price. They charge up for five hours of listening time and quickly recharge in the case, so they're less likely to get lost, and intuitive controls make it easy to answer calls or change tracks. "GREAT SOUND, even better than some very high end ones," says one shopper. Others called them "awesome." We bet the person you gift them to will think the same thing.
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"Amazingly lightweight" with a charge that lasts for days, this sleek little headset is specially designed to fit smaller players. An 18-hour battery life means less breaks for recharging, and built-in mic makes for clearer chatting and less background noise, too. They'll feel fully immersed and comfortable, whether they're playing on a Playstation, computer or phone screen. For $50, you can afford to wrap them up along with a game—a total win.
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