There are people in everyone's lives that deserve to have awesome stuff, especially if they use those things a LOT. This list charts the intersection of Value and Price at the top end. All of these products have been tested and blessed by Consumer Reports, which give me a high degree of comfort recommending them.
If you've been enjoying a degree of success economically, and are thinking about spending a little bit more on someone, this list has a neat cross section of ideas, all of which are fantastic quality.
Oh...and here is the original article @ CR if you'd like to dig in. Their prices were out dated.