We're almost halfway through the Gift Guide, and the $100 to $250 range is where you really start getting serious. Below you'll find some of the year's best and brightest -- gadgets which are sure to bring a smile to your giftee's face. This year has the special distinction of including the first good tablet under $200, so congratulations to you!

  • Amazon Kindle Fire

    The Kindle Fire isn't the most powerful or beautiful tablet out there, but Amazon's betting that its vast array of content offerings are what really matter to people. It's the natural gift for anyone who consumes a lot of media, or who just loves Amazon.

  • Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS
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    Priced at $249

    Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS

    Canon's PowerShot HS 300 is a solid all-around workhorse cam: it's super thin, with a nice 24mm wide-angle lens, shoots decent low-light shots, and takes 1080p video with slow motion modes.

  • Boxee Box
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    Priced at $179.99

    Boxee Box by D-Link

    The Boxee Box hasn't revolutionized TV (yet), but it's still a solid little media streamer with a lot of potential — and new features like a TV tuner and SlingPlayer app are coming soon to make it even better.


  • Mario 3DS
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    Priced at $199.99

    Black Friday price $179.99

    Nintendo 3DS Mario / Zelda Bundle

    No, we don't know why Nintendo didn't just bundle Mario with the 3DS to begin with, but that oversight has finally been corrected — and you can get a Zelda version as well. Both are $199, but Black Friday shoppers can pick them up for $179 at Best Buy.

  • iPod nano
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    Priced at $129

    Apple iPod nano

    iPods may have been overshadowed in popularity by smartphones, but don't overlook the gift-giving potential of the Nano: it's tiny, it's great for fitness enthusiasts, and it works well as the nerdiest watch in the world.