Our updated "must-have" items highlight new categories and spiffed-up versions of classic registry staples. Look it over, and then decide if you really want a toaster oven—or something way sexier.

Power Tools
Like the ones your dad keeps in the garage? Heck, no! This snazzy cordless driver drill is lightweight and has a fast-charging, long-lasting lithium ion battery.

Makita 18V compact lithium-ion cordless driver drill (LXFD01CW), $185 (includes drill, two batteries, charger and case), amazon.com