This holiday season, consider giving a gift that the whole family can enjoy: the gift of a smart home. You don’t have to go all out and spend thousands on a whole-home automation to enjoy the benefits of a smart home. Instead, invest wisely in a few key pieces that will make your lives easier and more enjoyable.

Smart Home Holiday Gift Guide

  • Amazon Echo — The Amazon Echo, which responds to “Alexa”, is way more than a wireless speaker; it lets you check the weather, get the latest news, get traffic reports, play audiobooks and more. One of the coolest things about the Echo is that it recognizes your voice from across the room, so you don’t have to be standing right next to it for it to work. Additionally, the Echo is compatible with a variety of devices and since it connects to the cloud, it’s just going to get smarter as time goes on.
  • August Smart Lock — Never wonder if you locked up your house again! The August Smart Lock connects to Siri or through your iPhone or iPad and allows you to lock and unlock the door remotely. This smart lock also allows you to control who has access to the app and keeps a log of all entries and exits.
  • Smart Bulbs — We couldn’t narrow it down to just one, so we’re recommending two smart bulbs this holiday season. The first, the LIFX White 800, is a bulb that allows you to choose between 1000 different hues of light — from brightest bright to dull and warm. These bulbs are a bit pricey, but you can pay for them with monthly installments while you enjoy instantly setting the mood in any room of your home. The second smart bulb we recommend is the Philips Hue and Philips Hue Bridge. This personal lighting system does so many things — from being programmable to turn on and off when you’d like, dim and brighten at the touch of a button, and more.
  • Nest Learning Thermostat — Buying your family a thermostat may seem boring, but this one really is awesome and makes life easier for all who inhabit your home. The newest iteration of the Nest Learning Thermostat lights up when you walk in the room using a technology called “FarSight.” It also learns your preferences after you use it for a week, so it eventually becomes self-sufficient.

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