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Best Holiday Gifts to Deck Out Your Smart Home

December 2, 2021

Since the start of the pandemic, we’ve all spent a lot of time at home. Many of us have taken this opportunity to create our dream spaces, setting up home offices and re-landscaping backyards. Another steadily growing trend is upping the IQ of our homes. From saving energy to automating daily tasks, smart homes have many benefits as long as you take steps to mitigate the cybersecurity risk. For those who are fully embracing this futuristic lifestyle trend, we have 10 holiday gifts to deck out your smart home.   


Smart pour-over coffee maker

Make the perfect cup of coffee, again and again, with the world’s first smart pour-over device. Connect to your phone so you can accurately measure the exact ratio of coffee to water and save it to your “brew print” for future perfect cups.  


Melitta Senz V Smart 2-Cup Pour Over Device $180


Smart mug

Never let that perfect cup of coffee get cold again by connecting your coffee mug to your phone. The temperature control smart mug lets you set the temperature of your favorite hot beverage and even receive notifications for an optimized drinking experience. 


Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug $99


Smart yoga pants

You knew this was coming. It started with smart accessories and now your clothing is connected. These smart yoga pants by Wearable X are promoted as the “future of wellness.” Slip on these soft, machine-washable workout pants and get personal training that will instantly improve your asanas. As you flow through the poses, the Nadi X-Mesh yoga pants vibrate at certain connected points to indicate an adjustment is needed. When connected to your smartphone, you also get an audio guide that tells you exactly how to improve. 


NADI X Smart Yoga Pants $249


Portable tracking device 

The Airtag by Apple is a new, sleek tracking device that you can stash in your purse or hook onto a keyring for easy locating of your most valuable objects (like those yoga pants … ). For Christmas, you can even add a free personal engraving to make this stocking stuffer extra special. (Not an Apple person? Try the similarly priced Samsung Galaxy SmartTag Bluetooth Tracker.) 


Airtag $29


Smart plug

The Wemo Mini Smart Plug lets you “control your smart home from anywhere.” Use voice commands to turn off lights and appliances from across the room and schedule your lighting and appliances to turn off or on even when you’re away from home. The best plug-in smart outlet, according to Wirecutter. 


Wemo Mini Smart Plug $17


Smart electric toothbrush

Make your dentist proud, with an electric toothbrush that teaches you to be a better brusher. This smart Philips Sonicare toothbrush gives you real-time feedback as you brush, helping you to optimize your technique. Other fun features include an automated progress report and smart sensors in the brush heads to ensure you apply just the right pressure in sensitive areas. 


Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Electric Power Toothbrush $239


Smart storage device

Keep your physical belongings safe with this sleek, portable stash case that connects to your phone. The perfect size to store jewelry, cash or other small valuable items, this case can only be opened through your smartphone either with a password or Face ID. 


Smart, portable storage device $199


Smart vacuum and mop combo

There’s no reason to be a slave to dirty floors with the variety of smart robot vacuums on the market. This one by Roborock, offers detailed home-mapping to ensure your robot vacuum avoids getting stuck in corners and dinging up the furniture. Connect to your smartphone or smart speakers to enact voice command. You can also schedule when it will clean which rooms so you don’t have a robot vacuum interrupting that important work meeting. The additional mop feature ensures your floors are always squeaky clean. 


Roborock S6 Pure Robot Vacuum and Mop $520


Smart doorbell 

Always know who’s at your door with the Ring Video Doorbell 3. Use the camera to see who’s come to visit and give them a friendly, “Be there in a minute!” whether you’re upstairs getting ready or out back tending the garden. 


Ring Video Doorbell 3 $180


Smart indoor garden 

Speaking of gardens… Grow your herbs indoors, without ample natural light, with the Click and Grow Smart Garden. This compact herb box automatically makes sure your plants always have the right amount of water, light, oxygen, and soil nutrients to thrive. It’s truly the perfect gift for someone who lacks a green thumb but harbors secret dreams of clipping fresh herbs for dinner.


Click and Grow Smart Garden $108


Need more fun holiday gift ideas for your loved ones (or yourself)? Check out the related posts below for more gift guides and tips to shop safely online this holiday season.  


Featured photo by Ben White on Unsplash


Related Posts: 

Holiday Gift Guide for the Remote Worker

Tips for Safe Online Shopping This Holiday Season

Best Tech Gifts for Small Business Owners 


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