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This year, intervene before your mom/grandma/aunt buys you a Barnes & Noble NOOK for the holidays and *gently* recommend that they give you cash money instead. That way, you can buy the gadgets you want -- not necessarily the ones you need. Below, we recommend ten of this year's coolest tech gifts you should treat yo' self to.

Screen Shot 2013-12-05 at 4.25.36 PM.png1. iPad Air
It's light, it's shiny and there's a 40% chance you'll crack the screen after one too many on NYE.
From $499

alexander-wang-for-beats-by-dr-dre-limited-edition-collection.jpg2. Alexander Wang x Beats by Dre
We've been told the only music you can listen to on these sleek things is Yeezus and Disclosure. That's it.

9000B007AA_1_l.jpg3. Canon PowerShot N
With its built-in Wi-Fi and fun creative filters, you'll never have to upload a lousy smartphone selfie again.

Screen Shot 2013-12-05 at 4.30.16 PM.png4. Rose Gold Nike Fuel Band
Very fitness. Much rose gold.

Screen Shot 2013-12-06 at 11.39.16 AM.png5. Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear watch
For less than 300 clams, you can fulfill your Inspector Gadget fantasies.
$299.00 for each.

Screen Shot 2013-12-05 at 4.37.23 PM.png6. Cube 3D Printer
An at-home printer that lets you make a million toys, doodads and figurines that you probably don't need and that are probably choking hazards for dogs/babies. But, hey, it's dope!

Screen Shot 2013-12-05 at 4.46.49 PM.png7. Sonos PLAY:1 Speakers
Be an adult. Stop playing music at parties via YouTube.
From $199

xbox_consle_sensr_controllr_f_transbg_rgb_2013.png8. X-Box One
Don't get this for your boyfriend because you'll never see him again.
From $499.99

Screen Shot 2013-12-05 at 4.55.11 PM.png9. Retro Duo Portable NES/SNES Game System
See above.

Screen Shot 2013-12-05 at 5.21.12 PM.png10. Projecteo
This tiny gadget lets you project your Instagram photos on a screen or wall รก la a slide projector. It was invented so parents in Williamsburg and Silverlake can eventually embarrass their kids in front of their dates.