The editors savored every product in this guide firsthand in a search for the best in music, books, smoking, food, fashion, games and gadgets 

Some publications fill gift guides with pretty pictures of overpriced or impractical merchandise—as long as it’s photogenic. Not so here. Everything in these pages made the cut because it’s an exceptional product, not just a good photo op. Get ready for the best from companies  that range from startups to icons.

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