10 Smart Home Gifts for the Holidays

Nov 1

Everything these days seems to be getting smarter. From doorbell cameras to notebooks, there are tons of feature-packed products you can connect to your Wi-Fi or an app for the ultimate convenience and functionality. Whether you're big into the internet of things or you could benefit from a little help learning how to use technology, decking out your place with smart home gear is, well, smart. And these gadgets make fantastic gifts! With so many options on the market, how do you know what to buy? We’ve narrowed down the wild world of smart home devices to 10 of our favorites for this holiday season’s gifting. 

Fara Smart Energy-Efficient Heater

This compact and easy-to-install heater will help your giftee stay extra cozy this winter in a way that could help them save some dough on their oil or gas bill. The combo of ceramic heating elements, a smart thermostat, and app control warms up to 215 square feet while reducing energy consumption. It's also pretty darn good-looking.

Get the Fara smart energy-efficient space heater for $144.

 
Fara Smart and Energy Efficient Heater - $144

Gift Controlled Comfort

Gryphon AX Wi-Fi Router

Rated 4.3 stars on Amazon, this advanced router features cutting-edge mesh Wi-Fi 6 technology to allow all smart devices on the network to function fast and seamlessly. Combining two or more Gryphons will provide seamless coverage with no dead spots. As a bonus, this router also has advanced network security, content filtering, and screen time management. 

Get the advanced Gryphon AX Wi-Fi router for $279.

 
Gryphon AX Wi-Fi Router - $279

Gift Connectivity

Wireless Wall Tap Smart Plug

You know what every great smart home needs? Lots and lots of smart plugs. Remotely turn stuff off, turn stuff on, set up an automatic schedule, whatever a connected home needs! This option expands your wall outlet with both standard plugs and USB ports. Stuff a stocking with a bunch of these and win the holiday.

Get the wireless wall tap smart plug for $29.

 
Wireless Wall Tap Smart Plug - $28.99

Gift High-Tech Outlets

XC Security Camera

Here's a 2019 Red Dot award-winning Amazon Alexa-compatible indoor security cam that your giftee can install to keep tabs on things at home while they're out. It's got 360° panning, night vision, a 138° wide-angle lens, motion and sound detection, and HD video, making it easy to see from your phone what Fido's up to all day or to catch proof of any unfortunate events.

Get the Bosma XC security camera for $30. 

Watch Your Home Through Your Phone with This Feature-Packed, 1080P Full HD Security Camera

XC Security Camera

Watch Your Home Through Your Phone with This Feature-Packed, 1080P Full HD Security Camera

$29.99$59.99
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KeepSolid VPN Unlimited Lifetime Subscription

Named PCMag’s Top VPN and winner of an Editors’ Pick Award from Software Informer, VPN Unlimited is one of the highest-rated VPNs on the market. Any techie worth their salt knows the importance of staying safe online, and VPN Unlimited helps them do that with a variety of VPN protocols, military-grade AES 256-bit encryption, and access to more than 400 VPN servers worldwide. Plus, they’ll never log browsing data, so it always stays private.

Get KeepSolid's VPN Unlimited plan for life on five devices for $40.

Protect Your Online Activity & Browse Without Restriction With a Lifetime VPN Subscription

KeepSolid VPN Unlimited: Lifetime Subscription

Protect Your Online Activity & Browse Without Restriction With a Lifetime VPN Subscription

$39.99$199.99
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TREBLAB Extreme Bluetooth Speaker & Pro Wireless Earbuds Bundle

Everyone should have a pair of great True Wireless earbuds. If the techie in your life is missing out on wireless listening flexibility, these earbuds would make a great gift all on their own. They deliver quality sound in a water-resistant design with noise cancellation and a battery that can last up to nine hours. But the best part is that they're bundled with a rugged Bluetooth speaker that doubles as a 7,000mAh power bank.

Get the TREBLAB FX100 Extreme Bluetooth speaker and X3 Pro wireless earbuds for $111.

 
TREBLAB FX100 Extreme Bluetooth Speaker & TREBLAB X3 Pro Wireless Earbuds Bundle - $110.99

Gift Audio Freedom

3-in-1 Apple Watch, AirPods & iPhone Charger

Nobody wants to deal with cable clutter. With this clever charger, your favorite techie won’t have to. It’s engineered to power up an Apple Watch, AirPods, and iPhone all through one cable, eliminating the need to carry multiple whenever you’re traveling. Despite the three-in-one design, it’s still the price of a standard Lightning cable.

Get the 3-in-1 Apple Watch, AirPods & iPhone charger for $25.

Convenient & Portable, This 3-in-1 Charger Quickly & Safely Powers Up All Your Apple Devices

3-in-1 Apple Watch, AirPods & iPhone Charging Cable

Convenient & Portable, This 3-in-1 Charger Quickly & Safely Powers Up All Your Apple Devices

$24.99$34.99
71 Reviews
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Mitigate Digital Attacks as a Cybersecurity Expert with 4 Courses of Content on CompTIA CASP & More

The 2021 CompTIA Security Infrastructure Expert Bundle

Mitigate Digital Attacks as a Cybersecurity Expert with 4 Courses of Content on CompTIA CASP & More

$30.00$1,180.00
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4K Dual-Camera Pro GPS Drone

Give the gift of flight with this 4K drone! This remote-controlled quadcopter has a 3-axis gimbal for capturing stable images and video in HD quality. It has a remote distance of 1,200m, a 2.4G motor, and convenient features like one-key takeoff and landing and an onboard GPS for precise tracking at all times.

Get the 4K dual-camera pro GPS drone for $70.

Capture High-Resolution Images Using This Remote-Controlled GPS Drone with HD Camera, EIS & More

4K Dual-Camera Pro GPS Drone

Capture High-Resolution Images Using This Remote-Controlled GPS Drone with HD Camera, EIS & More

$69.95$69.95
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The Lifetime Backup & Security Subscription Bundle

Check two boxes at once with this bundle that includes lifetime access to 1TB of cloud backup from Degoo and lifetime access to VPN Unlimited. Yes, you could buy VPN Unlimited on its own, or you could upgrade your purchase with a whopping 1TB of secure, seamless cloud backup—so they'll have somewhere to store all that security cam footage of the dog running while he's dreaming. Degoo provides more storage than Dropbox, Google Drive, and OneDrive combined making it the last time your techie will ever have to pay for cloud backup.

Get lifetime backup and security for $90.

It's time to expand your online freedom & security with Lifetime Access to Backup & Security Bundle

The Lifetime Backup & Security Subscription Bundle

It's time to expand your online freedom & security with Lifetime Access to Backup & Security Bundle

$89.99$3,799.00
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Cave Smart Home Starter Kit

Go for the whole shebang when you gift them this smart home security starter kit. It includes a SmartHub, wireless motion sensor, wireless contact sensor, remote, and accessories. With the Cave app, you can set, disarm, monitor, and more from wherever you are. This easy-setup system can be expanded and connected with or without wires for plenty of flexibility. 

Save $200 on the Cave smart home starter kit with code VEHO200.

 
Cave Smart Home Starter Kit - $399.95

Gift a Smart Start

Reusable Furoshiki Fabric Wrapping Paper

And if you're looking for a very cool way to present your present, definitely check out the eco-friendly brand Wrappr. Why waste a bunch of paper when you can take your cue from the Japanese art of Furoshiki and wrap your gifts in reusable wrapping paper? It comes in different sizes, different materials, and a ton of styles by artists from around the world—plus of course we've got a few bundles! Be a little kinder to the earth this holiday season with these awesome multi-use wraps.

Think your recipient could use even more gear? Head over to our huge collection of gifts for tech lovers.

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