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Home Automation Gift Ideas

Posted: December 04, 2017

During the holiday season, most of us look forward to Christmas trees, twinkling lights, and the elusive pumpkin-spiced everything (come on, even Cheerios offers the fall favorite) that only comes around once each year. The part we usually dread is the hunt for the perfect gift. The good news is that upgrading is never a bad idea and the abundance of home automation gifts makes it easy to please even the toughest on your holiday shopping list.

Check out our list of smart home devices so that you can easily locate which smart home gift is right for each recipient.

kitchen gifts

Home automation gifts for the kitchen

Holiday celebrations often revolve around the food so a home automation gift for the kitchen will certainly be a crowd pleaser. These smart home devices will make it easy for you to cook for the relatives who are traveling to town or simplify your dinner times once the holidays are stowed away for another year. The best home automation gifts for the kitchen are:

  • Pantelligent: For $129, this intelligent frying pan monitors temperature, stores recipes, and communicates with your smartphone, telling you when to when to add ingredients or take the next step in your recipe.
  • Behmor Brewer Coffee maker: This coffee maker ensures you will never be late for work as you rush around at the last minute in search of a caffeine fix. For $136.91, you can use an app to control this smart home device, even using voice control and connecting to Amazon Dash to reorder your favorite coffee when you run low.
  • Belkin Crock Pot WeMo Slow Cooker: Some people absolutely love slow cookers. If you have a certain person in mind who fits this bill, try out this smart home gift for $129.99. This beauty syncs with your phone and lets you adjust cooking times remotely.
  • Hiku: Known as the “shopping button,” this smart home device makes mincemeat of your grocery lists for $59. Simply scan a product or use voice commands to add an item to your grocery list. The item is automatically added to your grocery list which you access on your smartphone when you go shopping. The days of forgotten milk are over.
  • Range Digital Thermometer: Spanning from $59.95 to $119.95, this thermometer supplies you with accurate temperatures and connects to a smartphone app for more precise cooking.
  • Anova Culinary Precision Cooker: This home automation gift will enable anyone to cook sous vide, a cooking technique that uses precise temperatures to deliver higher quality recipes. Two versions are available, one for $149 with Bluetooth, the other for $199 with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
  • Perfect Bake Pro: For $99.99, this smart home device weighs your ingredients and takes the guesswork out of baking. Be a pro baker with this smart home gift.

With so many options for the kitchen, you’re sure to find a home automation gift for everyone.

cleaning gifts

Smart home devices for cleaning

If you asked everyone in the room to raise their hands if they love chores, you’re likely to hear crickets. That’s why home automation gifts that help eliminate household tasks are sure to be a hit. Some home automation gift ideas for cleaning are:

  • Eufy RoboVac 11: This smart vacuum lets you check one chore from that never-ending list. For $219.99, this smart home gift will keep your floors shiny and clean.
  • iRobot Looj 330: This home automation gift will clean your gutters for you. Yes, you read that correctly, a smart home gift that means you no longer have to do the dirty work, all for only $174.99.
  • Winbot: In a similar spirit, this smart home device is the gift that keeps on giving for only $74.99. How? No more scrubbing windows. Squeaky clean with just the touch of a button. That’s a gift, indeed.

You can win the gift-giving with any of these smart home gift choices.

renovation gifts

Home automation gifts for renovations

For those who go big in the home, here are some larger purchases that will take your home automation game to the next level.

  • Smart fridge: Fridges like the Samsung Family Hub sports a display screen for grocery lists and recipes, helping you manage a busy lifestyle right from the kitchen.
  • Smart oven: Items like the GE Wall Ovens and Ranges connect to Wi-Fi to keep your home synced up while offering the latest in cooking technology.
  • Smart washer/dryer: Have you ever walked out and forgotten to start your next load of laundry? With smart home devices like the GE Connected Washer and Dryer, you have remote access to your laundry and special cleaning cycles.
  • Smart thermostats: A smart thermostat is a necessary item when renovating. Smart home devices like the Nest Thermostat make managing your home and saving money so much easier.

These options sport a larger price tag, but are ideal for integrating into your smart home.

secure gifts

Home automation gifts to secure your home

One of the greatest advantages of home automation is the ability to help better protect your loved ones. This list has some security essentials for your smart home.

  • ADT Pulse App: The ADT Pulse app is ideal for managing your home security. This app gives you ultimate control over what is happening in your home. With the ability to monitor who enters your home, you can rest easy knowing all is well and manage your security settings remotely.
  • Smart lighting: Smart lighting is an ideal addition for home security purposes. The Phillips Hue White and other smart lighting options can be controlled from a smartphone app and turned on or dimmed when necessary to help deter crime.
  • Video doorbell: Video doorbells like the Ring Doorbell give you a preview of who is at your home, even if you’re not behind your front door.
  • Smart locks: Smart door locks gives you greater control over who comes and goes. Smart home devices such as the Schlage Home Camelot Deadbolt make managing your home that much easier with specific entry codes.

Give the gift of security with any of these smart home gifts.


Smart home gifts for lawn maintenance and gardening

Home automation gifts are not limited to the inside of your home. You can use these smart home devices to help manage your gardening and lawn maintenance efforts.

  • Edyn Garden Sensor: For the serious gardener, the Edyn Garden Sensor connects to your smartphone and analyzes moisture, humidity, nutrition levels, and other factors to help your garden thrive.
  • Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller Generation 2: This home automation gift will adapt to local weather, help you reduce your water bill, and can be controlled from your phone to keep your lawn in good shape.
  • Robomow: Keep your lawn trimmed without the sunburn. Multiple models are available to suit your needs, all which will provide a freshly mowed lawn.
  • Pro Weather System: This system helps you plan your gardening by analyzing wind, rainfall, temperature and other elements and reports the information back to you, all for $169.98

Say goodbye to dirty hands while still sporting your green thumb.

Add home automation gifts to your holiday shopping list and skip the busy lines. Happy Holidays!