Shopping for holiday gifts should be fun, not stressful. But when you’re at a loss for what to get your recipient, hours spent browsing stores often feels fruitless and tiring. If you’re trying to find the perfect present for the techie in your life, but have no idea where to start, we’re here to help. This curated selection of editor-approved smart home picks—which features everything from safety essentials to kitchen must-haves—has something for everyone. Whether you’re shopping for your spouse, child, parent, or friend, there’s a gift here that’s guaranteed to make them smile this holiday season.
Smart home presents are always well received because they generally do one of two things: simplify or enhance everyday tasks. On the simplify side, products like smart mops (cleaning the kitchen has literally never been easier) and wifi-enabled coffee pots (they can begin brewing the perfect cup of coffee before they’re even out of bed) are surefire winners. As for gifts that will enhance their day-to-day life, smart plugs (they’ll never come home to a dark house again!) and hidden televisions (we found one that looks like art when not in use) are among our favorites. We’re also sharing some of our favorite safety-centric smart home gift picks. Video doorbells, smart locks, and connected smoke detectors are essentials that homeowners can access anywhere they are. If peace of mind isn’t the ultimate holiday gift, we don’t know what is.
Ahead, a selection of smart home gifts everyone will love this holiday season. Wrap one (or more!) up for your family members and friends.
Video Doorbell-In terms of safety and convenience, this video doorbell can’t be beat. Your recipient can monitor their front door and greet guests from their phone—and they can do so anywhere in the world. Thanks to a two-way-talk feature, homeowners can communicate with guests no matter where they are.
Smart Display – Setting up a smart home has never been easier! Thanks to Amazon’s Echo Show 5, which features a new 5.5” smart display, you can watch movies and TV shows, listen to music, set timers or control your other connected devices, or video chat with family and friends. With Alexa’s help, everything you could possibly need is just one question away.
Smart Pet Camera – With this camera, pet parents are able to watch and interact with their dogs and cats no matter where they are. See what’s happening in the house, talk to your pet, or play games using the connected app.