Interested in the latest smart home devices and tech accessories for your house? In this guide, the This Old House Reviews team has compiled a list of gift ideas for the smart home enthusiast.
Whether you’re new to home automation or already have several smart home accessories, investing in devices that can help you around the house can save you time and energy. If you’re unsure what gadgets fit into the home automation category, read our guide below for our recommendations on the best smart home gifts available.
1. Netatmo Weather Station
Is there a weather fanatic on your list this year? The Netatmo Weather Station Outdoor Module gives precise readings of the outdoor temperature, relative humidity, air quality, and barometric pressure on your doorstep.
$179.99 | Available on Amazon
2. SmartThings Wifi Smart Plug by Samsung
For someone just starting to create a smart home, this SmartThings Wifi Smart Plug by Samsung allows you to turn on and off the lamps, small appliances, and electronics you use every day through the SmartThings app on a mobile device. Continue to build out your smart home by combining multiple Smart Plugs and even automating an entire room—no hub required.
$17.99 | Available on Amazon
3. Ultraloq Bluetooth Enabled Fingerprint and Touchscreen Smart Lock
A true “keyless” lock, the Ultraloq UL3 BT smart lever lock allows you to use a fingerprint code, key, or smartphone to unlock your front door—all without complex installation that requires wiring or drilling.
$149.00 | Available on Amazon
4. Chamberlain MyQ Smart Garage Hub
Want to keep your garage protected at all times? The Chamberlain MyQ Smart Garage Hub allows you to use your smartphone to open and close your garage door from anywhere. You’ll feel more secure at home by using this hub to set times for your garage to close and to receive alerts when the garage door opens and closes.
$29.97 | Available on Amazon
5. Phyn Plus Smart Water Assistant + Shutoff
A true smart home is one that alerts you when there’s a problem and helps prevent costly damage. The Phyn Plus Smart Water Assistant + Shutoff does just that. It uses patented, high-definition pressure wave analysis to notify you of a leak as soon as it’s detected.
$699.00 | Available on Phyn.com
6. One Link Safe & Sound Smart Smoke + Carbon Monoxide Alarm With Smart Speaker
A smart home is also a safe home. Safeguard your home with this intelligent 2-in-1 smoke and carbon monoxide alarm that sends alerts to your mobile devices and tells you the type and location of an emergency in your home. This alarm also features a built-in Alexa that can play music, news, or audiobooks. The hands-free voice command lets you control smart home devices, lights, locks, and more.
$151.79 | Available on Amazon
7. The Glow Light by Casper
The Glow Light from Casper sits on your bedside table and emits a warm glow. It has a self-dimming feature that slowly decreases the intensity of the light to help you fall into a deep sleep.
Starting from $129.00 | Available at Casper.com
8. Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller
Smarter lawn care is possible with this eight- or 16-zone controller that allows you to set your schedules or input details, like plant type and sun exposure, to automatically water your lawn with exactly what it needs to thrive. You can even detect leaks, maximize watering precision, and skip watering days based on the forecast.
Starting at $199.99 | Available on Amazon
9. Victure Floodlight Camera
Keep a watchful eye on your home with this video camera that’s paired with two floodlights. You can detect and interact with people on your doorstep, patio, or porch in real-time with the camera’s two-way audio or view recorded HD video footage at a later time.
$119.99 | Available on Amazon
10. Ember Temperature Control Travel Mug
Know someone who is always warming up their coffee? This smart mug keeps drinks hot at the exact temperature you prefer between 120 degrees Fahrenheit and 145 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s also controllable through an app on your mobile device.
$179.95 | Available on Amazon
11. Aera Smart Diffuser
Aera goes beyond distributing fragrance by using micro-droplet technology to ensure a room is enveloped with an even, consistent aroma. Its hypoallergenic dispersion allows Aera’s fragrances to last for months, and it even features an automated app that allows you to control scent levels and schedules.
$200.00 | Available on Aeraforhome.com
12. SimpliSafe 8-Piece Wireless Home Security System
This security system protects the inside of your home from intruders. It includes a base station with an alarm, a keypad, a motion sensor, a panic button, a yard sign, four entry sensors, and window stickers. It also comes with one month of free professional monitoring, which you can extend for $0.50 a day after the trial period ends.
$174.99 | Available on Amazon
13. iRobot Roomba 675 Robot Vacuum
This robotic vacuum from iRobot cleans your home for you and prevents you from having to pull out your full-sized vacuum. You can control this vacuum with other smart home devices, like your Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant, and schedule cleaning times in the iRobot Home app.
$179.00 | Available on Amazon
14. Tile Essentials 4-Pack Bluetooth Tracker & Item Locators
This product is perfect for a friend or family member who constantly loses their car keys or the television remote. The pack comes with one keychain, two trackers with sticky backs, and one card that fits into a wallet. If you lose one of the items, you can use the Tile app to get the tracker to emit a noise so that you can hunt the missing item down.
$67.56 | Available on Amazon
15. Anova Culinary AN500-US00 Sous Vide Precision Cooker
A sous vide is a device that cooks meat by circulating warm water in a pot. You place the meat in a vacuum-sealed bag and let it sit for a few hours, then pull it out and add it to your meal. While most sous vides are manual, forcing you to choose the right temperature for the type of meat and monitor how long it’s been in the pot, this sous vide is WiFi-enabled. You can use the Anova app to choose from thousands of free recipes and monitor your meat from anywhere.
$139.00 | Available on Amazon
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