Christmas Shopping Ideas for Smart Homes

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What do you buy someone who lives in a smart home? Truth be told, it's not as difficult as you might think. There are lots of gifts on the market which, like smart homes, manage to meet somewhere in the middle between form and function.

Christmas Shopping Ideas for Smart Homes

We've compiled a list of just a few ideas and included the links to the stores, just in case.

1. iKettle

From: Smarter

Dubbed the World's first WiFi Kettle, this revolutionary appliance lets you control the kettle remotely via your smartphone. You can program the kettle to start boiling while you're out and about, and then you can come home to a hot drink. 

Christmas Shopping Ideas for Smart Homes

The Wake mode acts as your personal barista, gently waking you and asking if you'd like the kettle to start boiling. It's also a great way to multitask in the morning.

2. Ring

From: Ring

When it comes to a smart home, smart homeowners know that safety and security should be top priority. Home automation is usually the way most people go and the Ring is a pretty user-friendly entry into that realm. 

Christmas Shopping Ideas for Smart Homes

The weatherproof device is mounted outside your door and acts like your own electronic peephole – sending pictures straight to your phone.

3. iPad Pro

From: Apple

Lightweight, CPU performance comparable to a desktop, and with a battery life of up to 10 hours, the latest incarnation of the iPad packs a big punch in a tiny package. 

Christmas Shopping Ideas for Smart Homes

The wireless performance has also received a boost as well, making it much easier to enjoy the litany of apps that everyone can't stop talking about.

4. Satellite Internet

From: Hughes Net

When we say "smart internet coverage," we basically mean the best internet service for your purposes. The popular trend with a lot of smart homes is to place them in rural areas so; obviously, you would want a service that can reach your home wherever it may be. 

Christmas Shopping Ideas for Smart Homes

Hughes Net is just one example, but there are many others and it's important to do your research.

5. Roomba Robot Vacuum

From: iRobot

Nothing says "smart home" like having your own personal army of independent automaton cleaners, and the Roomba is probably the best of the bunch. Sleek and easy-to-use, this cleaning robot fits within most standard gutters. 

Christmas Shopping Ideas for Smart Homes

The high-velocity auger sweeps and scrapes away dirt and debris from the gutter, able to clear thirty feet of gutter in a few minutes minutes – faster and safer than the traditional method.

6. Pivot Power

From: Quirky

This app-enabled version of the popular power strip offers all the flexibility and efficiency of its predecessor with a few extra perks. Now, you are able to remotely power on or off two of the sockets on the strip through mobile devices. 

Christmas Shopping Ideas for Smart Homes

You can even schedule the sockets, allowing you to automatically turn on and off the lights – great if you're abroad.


Gifts like these are great for both adding a little flair and, really, just making life a little bit easier. These are just a couple examples and, as technology continues to evolve, we'll be seeing a lot more in the coming months.

Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.

*by andreascy*