But here are the things I feel are worth paying up for:
Double BOB Stroller
If you have 2 kids, this pushes like a dream. Great for running, just fits inside many doors. And it still is useful with kids who are almost 4 and 6! My wife says, "The double bob is the best".
Bugaboo Cameleon3We got this as a gift and loved it. This and the double bob are the only 2 strollers we still have, years later.
Motorola Baby Monitor
There's a million brands, and most are probably fine. The main things we loved about this were:
1) Remote tilt, pan, zoom
2) Temperature display
Chicco Infant Car Seat
A solid Car Seat
These are seriously great humidifiers.