There is a nice discount on the Hamilton Beach Bread Machine. You can grab it for $37.97 from Walmart right now. Plus select in store pickup to score free shipping on your order. This item will arrive by Christmas if you are purchasing for a gift.
It sounds like it has a ton of features:
The bread machine features settings for French, gluten-free, quick bread, sweet bread, 1.5-lb express, 2-lb express, dough, jam, cake, whole grain and a simple bake function for those who prefer to knead and rise separately.
There are settings for light, medium or dark crust according to your taste; simply choose your setting prior to the bake cycle to ensure your ideal bread crust.