Best Smart Home Gifts|An Unbiased Review|Buying Guide

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If you’re looking for innovative and smart home gifts, then you’ve landed on the correct blog post.

For me, my readers are everything and I welcome you to my blog.

I’ve come up with a complete guide on Best Smart Home Gifts.

Buying a great gift for someone isn’t easy.

You need to do thorough research to come up with something that can really grab the eyeballs of the person to whom you’re planning to gift something.

Buying a gift that is not well received or the person will NEVER gonna use it is almost similar to NOT giving a gift, in my opinion.

I can assure you that you pick any gift from my list, and it will definitely help you to win hearts.

You’ll not say that I bought a gift with a great love for my girlfriend and after a few days, I found it thrown in the dustbin.

You may not believe but incidence like that happens very often.

As a smart home consultant, I can say that nowadays people are very curious about smart home technology because it makes life easier and full of excitement.

How you feel when you see someone controlling the TV and other home appliances using her voice. 

Isn’t it exciting to see Garage getting closed automatically when you left the place?

What will be your take on the Christmas lights getting controlled by your own voice?

There are numerous examples that can give you goosebumps.

Personally, my experience with Roomba was amazing.

I still remember the way it cleaned the floors of my smart home. 

If you’re giving a smart product as a gift to your friends and well-wishers.

They will definitely appreciate and use it.

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Whether it’s Christman, Birthday, Wedding, New Year or any other occasions, there will be different categories of people for whom you’ll be buying the gift.

You can categorize them as per their taste, age group, priority, etc.

The entire process is tedious and time-consuming. However, I’ve got a piece of good news for you.

I’ve done all the hard work for you so that you can get a fair idea that which smart product will fit a particular category.

Be it your Dad, Mom, Friends, Colleagues, Lover, etc, I’ve got a perfect suggestion for each one of them.

Practical Smart Home Gifts

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In my family, I’ve seen too many returns until I figured out the formula of gifting something that the person will use it for a long time.

First and foremost, most of us buy a gift on the basis that we liked the gift, but the hard truth is it is to be used by someone else.

Sometimes we do buy gifts thinking about the person’s taste, but again how much do we know the person is a question mark.

So, what’s the solution?

Well, the trick is simpler than you can ever imagine. Try to buy a product that comes under the “need” category and not “want” category.

You may want to drive a Rolls Royce but you need a vehicle for the transportation purpose.

I hope I’m able to make my point.

If you’re convinced and looking for practical smart home gifts, then let me tell you, I’ve already prepared the list and moving further, each smart product will be discussed in detail.

Smart Thermostats

If you’re a smart home enthusiast, then you’ll be aware of the benefits of a smart thermostat.

You can gift it to anyone, whether the person is having a thermostat or not doesn’t matter a lot. 

Recently, I gifted a smart thermostat to my colleague.

She was already having a couple of them, but still, she was more than happy to have one more.

The smart thermostats are the value money product.

They will save you lots of money.

You can control the room temperature even though you’re not at home.

For example, if the kids have left for school without switching off the AC or television, then you can do the needful from your office.

Isn’t it amazing and useful?

Well, if your home is very big, then you can assign different thermostats for different rooms.

Just to mention, I’ve four thermostats for my smart home.

Each thermostat is dedicated to a particular zone.

I choose the smart home consultant as my career just because I was very much into smart devices.

I am still very curious about the new product launches in this domain.

All said and done, I’ve tried a couple of thermostats before finding Ecobee3 Lite.

I find it amazing and affordable.

If you’re looking for a smart thermostat that can take care of most of your needs and also comes at a budget-friendly price, then I can bet, you can never get a better option than Ecobee3 Lite.

In case, you’re ready to spend a few more bucks, then I’ll recommend you to go for Ecobee4.

It has some amazing and innovative features that will be of great help to you.

Other than the features and cost, the customer service is also something to brag about.

In my article on Ecobee3 Lite, I’ve disclosed the amount that I saved in my electricity bill.

You’ll be surprised to know that this thermostat saved me more than it’s cost price on the heating bill.

So, in other words, I can say that I have got a smart thermostat for free.

Well, I’m not the only one saving hundreds of dollars in the electricity bill. There are many who are saving much more than I can ever think of.

I hope you would have got the point that I’m trying to make.

(You can check the current price on Amazon)

In case, you are still NOT sure about the Ecobee series, then you can go through the customer reviews on Amazon.

Smart Lighting

Best smart lighting

If you’re planning to gift someone who is very particular about money, then gift the person smart lighting.

Trust me, you’ll be well remembered by the person for a long time for this idiosyncratic gift. 

Smart light saves hundreds of dollars. I’m not simply bragging about the smart lights.

I really mean it.

Well, if you’re skeptical about what I’m saying, then you can try a very small experiment in your home.

It will not cost you a lot.

Pick a couple of ordinary bulbs that you are lighting on a regular basis in your home, and replace it with the smart bulbs.

I can guarantee you the next electricity bill will shock you, but of course in the positive sense.

The thing that I really admire about the smart lighting is that you can control the lighting even though you’re far from home.

Some of the smart ways to control these lights are through voice assistants such as Alexa and Google Home and also using a smartphone.

If you liked the idea of gifting smart lights, then I’ll recommend you to have a look at the Philip Hue Starter kit.

They are phenomenal and definitely a good product to take home.

(You can check the customer feedback on Amazon)

Fun Smart Home Gifts

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As mentioned earlier, you can gift the same smart device to all your friends and colleagues.

Depending upon their taste, age group, personality, etc, you need to gift them. 

For example, fun smart home gifts are something people will love to have. 

Moving further, I’ll through some light on the smart devices that are funny yet useful.

As a smart home enthusiast, you’ll agree that fun and smart home do go hand in hand.

Don’t you find it funny if someone performs most of the household operations simply with the voice?

Closing or changing the TV channel using the voice is something that gave me goosebumps when I saw the first time one of my colleagues do it.

Well, if you are thinking that using voice to control the smart devices and household appliances will cost you thousands of dollars, then let me tell you, it is easily achievable by spending just as little as a hundred dollar.

You’ll need two smart devices to accomplish it.

In short, you’ll need a smart home hub and a voice assistant.

I’ll recommend you to buy the Logitech Harmony Hub, as it is budget-friendly and also compatible with the most popular voice assistants: Alexa and Google Home.

I prefer Amazon Echo over its competitor because you can integrate Logitech Harmony Hub with Amazon Echo in a couple of minutes.

You can check the customer review and price on Amazon.

If you’re lucky, you may end up getting the combo deal.

Cheap Smart Home Gifts

Whether you say or NOT but at the back of your mind you may be having thought that if you could get a smart gift that is cheaper as well as effective.

Well, I always have that thought and I’ve analyzed the data and found that more than 80% of my clients have related queries.

Moving further, “cheap” is a relative term, and the thing that may be cheap for me may not be for you and vice versa.

Anyways, I’ll be helping you with some smart products that you can gift to anyone and of course, it cost less than $50.

Since you guys love me and my blog so, I’m gonna share with you one of my secrets.

There was a time when I was hardly earning anything and today I earn decent, but in both the scenarios, I try my best to find a gift that doesn’t cost me over $75 🙂

Echo Dot

If you want someone to start with smart home automation, then you can help the person by gifting Echo Dot.

If S/he already has one, then also this gift will find the place in the house.

In case, you love Google products, then Google Home Mini may grab your attention.

However, I prefer the Echo dot because of its compatibility and connectivity.

Kasa TP-Link Smart Wifi Plugs

A smart plug can be a great way to inspire someone to start smart home automation.

It may be very small in size but when it comes to the features and functionality, smart plugs are way ahead of many other smart devices.

However, if you’re the one landing on this blog for the first time, and also hearing the word “smart plug” for the first time, then allow me to introduce this device to you officially 🙂

This plug helps you to ON/OFF lamps, light bulbs, and other items with the help of your smartphones. 

Definitely, anyone will love this gift because it will save time and money.

Kasa TP-Link Light Switches

The Kasa TP-Link Light Switches are awesome smart gifts.

In fact, these switches are very popular as a gift.

You can control these switches with your voice because they can be easily integrated with voice assistants such as Google Home and Alexa.

Another way to control them is through smartphones.

You can also schedule them to turn ON/OFF automatically.

If you are a first-time user, then let me tell you, the installation process is quite simple and easy.

Smart Home Gifts For Dad

I rarely get confused when I’ve to buy gifts for my Dad or Mom.

Trust me, I know the choice of my Dad very well. Same holds true for you as well.

I can still recall my Dad’s facial expression when I gifted him a smart device for the first time.

He was NOT at all ready to believe that he can control the TV channel with his voice. 

I set up the harmony hub and voice assistant on the place and showed him the power of the technology.

However, smart voice assistant and smart home hub aren’t the only smart devices that you can gift.

There are few more in the list that you can gift to your father on the Christmas, Father’s Day, Birthday, etc.


I’m fond of this smart tool because it allows me to see inside the wall.

This tool helps me to find wires, pipes, studs inside the wall.

The good news is that this tool is capable of tracking rodents inside the wall.

Next time, when your Dad is going to work on some wall, help him by gifting this amazing tool.

On the downside, this tool doesn’t work with the iPhone.

So, gift it only to your Dad if he is having an Android phone.

By the way, tell me the name of any Dad who’ll not like this product.

(Check customer review on Amazon)

Smart Garage Door Openers

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, then I hope you would have read my article on the garage.

In the post, I’ve discussed both the scenarios.

Scenario 1: You already have a garage door opener and you want to make it smart. 

You’ll have to pick up a MyQ Smart Garage Door Opener, manufactured by Chamberlain.

Scenario 2: If you’re planning to gift a new garage door opener.

In this case, Chamberlain gives you a couple of options to choose from.

Depending on your requirement and budget, you can select one.

Smart Home Gifts For Mom

I know whatever I’ll gift to my Mom, she will accept it with love.

After all, she is Mother.

On my part, I always want to gift her something out of the box. 


One of the sweetest things, I’ve ever gifted to my Mom is Tile.

Yes, you heard it right.

I am a MOM and a wife.

I have a very busy routine and as a result, I always forget things like keys.

This is a smart gift that your Mom will always boast about.

It’s very useful.

The tile works on Bluetooth technology and it can track anything that is attached to it.

If you missed out on anything, then you can locate it easily with the help of your phone.

These are valued for money product which every Mom will love to have it. 

(You can check the customers’ review on Amazon)

SEEKONE Soil Sensors

As the name suggests, SEEKONE can tell you everything about the soil you are planting in.

It can work continuously for 365 days without charge.

Yes, you heard it RIGHT, you don’t have to charge it around the year.

Tell me, any smart device that can work for around the year without charging it. IT’S AMAZING…

It can monitor light, moisture, temperature, nature of the soil, and many more…

If your MOM loves gardening, then this will be a perfect Christmas / B’day gift for her.

(You can find them on Amazon)

Smart Essential Oil Diffuser

If I can recall, this is the best smart gift that I ever bought for my Mom.

Nowadays, the use of smart essential oil diffuser is very common.

Not only they smell awesome, but they also, have health benefits.

They became so popular and paved their way in your home just because of the wide range of health benefits they carry with them.

No doubt, there is some great oil diffuser available on the market.

You can pick the one that appeals to you.

I gifted my Mom Sierra modern home diffuser.

It can run continuously for 12 hours without the need for refilling.

You can control it with a smartphone.

It’s quite a good amount of time, and my Mom hasn’t faced a single problem.

If this gift interest you, then check the current price on Amazon.


Roomba is a gift that you’ll love to gift your mother.

It has made house cleaning so easy.

The installation process is quite easy.

You just need to schedule it as per your feasibility (I prefer night :)).

Now, the only thing you’ve to do is to empty the trap every morning and change the filter once in a while.

As per my experience, Roomba is the first choice of a mother, daughter, wife, etc.

Personally, I feel this is the smartest that my husband ever gifted me.

There are many brands out on the market. You can check the competitors as well on Amazon.

For me, by far Roomba is better as compared to its counterpart.

I have the 800 Series for several years, and it’s still going great.

(Read customer review on Amazon)

Smart Home Starter Kit Gifts

If you want someone to get into smart home automation, then nothing can be a better gift than a smart home starter kit.

As a smart home newbie, people do a lot of mistakes, and also waste a lot of time.

So, gifting a smart home starter kit can help them to get to the correct path without wasting time and money.

Personally, I gift Amazon Echo or Samsung SmartThings Starter Kit.

I’m a big admirer of the Samsung SmartThings Starter Kit because it comes with a wide array of sensors and add-on items that can you buy as per your requirement.

One of the best places to find the Samsung SmartThings Starter Kit is Amazon.

Smart Home Kitchen Gifts

You can find some really Smart gifts when it comes to household appliances and kitchen items.

These gifts can be of great help especially to Mom’s working in the kitchen for a good amount of time.

The Anova Sous Verde Precision Cooker

The Anova Sous Verde Precision Cooker can be a great gift for someone who really HATES cooking.

Yup, you heard it RIGHT, I’m talking about someone who hated cooking 🙂

If you’re using this cooker, then you need to be least bothered about what you’re doing.

You don’t have to stand in the kitchen and monitor the cooker because you can link it to the smartphone and keep a track of the cooking process remotely.

Secondly, you can expect a restaurant quality of food at home.

In short, a perfect smart cooker for someone who is new to the cooking.

(Read the customer reviews on Amazon)


A perfect smart thermometer that you can gift to your family, friends, and well-wishers.

Though I’ve tried quite a few smart thermometers still I feel the MEATER is one of the best on the market.

This one is completely wireless, and other smart thermometers lack this feature.

The installation process is simple and less time-consuming.

You can find videos related to installation and cooking on the app.

The USP of the MEATER is the temperature sensing capabilities.

It comes with probes that monitor the temperature of the meat internally.

On the other hand, the built-in sensors measure the temperature externally around the meat.

Can grilling be smarter than this?

I’m embedding a self-explanatory video for your perusal.

Wireless Perfect Bake Pro

I haven’t found any device that can make the process of baking easier than this.

I’ve seen the newbies struggling with the measurement during the baking process.

Well, with wireless perfect bake pro, you don’t have to worry about the measurement.

Simply place a bowl on the scale and pour the ingredients.

The trick is it links up with your tablet and smartphone and shows you a virtual bowl with the proper measurement so that there is almost zero chance for you to do a mistake.

This wireless perfect bake pro takes the baking to the next level.

You can tell the app about the ingredients that you have in place, and it will tell you what recipes can you prepare with the ingredients.

You can even make shopping list within the app for the ingredients that you’ll need for the recipe that you want to make.

Last but not least, the coolest gift that will be in demand for a long time.

(Check the price on Amazon)

Smart Home Gift For Pets

Currently, smart home gifts for pets are trending in the United States.

The gifts that I’m gonna talk in this category aren’t the toys that your pets will get tired off.

In fact, these products will be used by your pets.

Don’t believe me? Keep reading…

Have you heard about Petsafe Smartfeed?

Well, it is Wi-Fi enabled and is compatible with both Android and iPhone.

Trust me, it is one of the coolest gifts that you can give to your Pets.

You can schedule up to twelve meals for your pet. There is a “feed now” option that helps you to feed your pets something extra if you wish to.

Once you’ve brought this smart device in your home, you don’t have to bother about your pet’s meal schedule. 

In America, most of us love pets to the core of our heart.

This smart device is a must for your pets in case, you can’t be at home to feed your pets on time.

(check the current price on Amazon)

Best DIY Smart Home Gifts

If I think of the best DIY smart home gift for the geeks, then the first name that floats my ming is Raspberry Pi.


Do you’ve got a question in mind?

What is a Raspberry Pi?

It is a computer of a credit card size that you can program yourself.

It can be used as a smart home hub or you can set it to perform all kinds of tasks that you want to for your smart home.

For example, You can set the Christmas light to music and the possibilities are endless.

If you ask me, I own one of them and run a music server on it.

You can check the customer reviews on Amazon.

I highly recommend this gift for the geek person in your group or the DIY person in your family.

(check the price on Amazon)

Best Smart Home Christmas Gifts

I hope you would have loved the aforementioned gifts that I’ve discussed with you.

However, as a bonus, I’m gonna share some unique Christmas gifts that you can gift to anyone.

GE Smart Microwave

The GE Smart Microwave is great because it gives you the feasibility to control it using your voice.

The process is very simple indeed. You need to integrate the microwave with a voice assistant such as Alexa or Google home.

I know you definitely have someone in your mind to whom you wanna gift this microwave.

It is new on the market and can be a great gift for a special occasion.

Once you’ve integrated it with Alexa, you can ask Alexa instruct Alexa and that will automatically be followed by the GE smart microwave.

During the last couple of years, voice-controlled smart devices have taken over the traditional ones.

If you liked this device, then check the current price on Amazon.

AmazonBasics Smart Microwave

Recently, the AmazonBasics smart microwave latest version was launched.

Well, It’s far better as compared to its competitor and it can be a real game changer.

Using your Bluetooth you can connect it to your Echo device.

For the sake of simplicity,  it has integrated Amazon dash services inside the microwave as well.

The built-in ask Alexa button gives you the feasibility to control the operation using your voice.

For example, you can ask Alexa to run it for 30 seconds or so.

This device has one of the best Amazon Alexa interface available on the market.

(check the price on Amazon)

Fire TV Cube

This is a smart gift that you can gift to someone who loves innovative and out of the box products.

It is one of its types box hands-free streaming media player.


It’s more than just a media player.

It has Alexa built-in so you can use it in a similar way as you would use Alexa Echo Dot.

You can listen to the news, check the temperature, and control the smart devices present in your smart home.

The good news is that you can browse the internet on your TV.

I call it innovation at its best.

The Fire TV Cube is the newest launch from Amazon and you can try it if you love innovation and creative products.

Wrapping Up

I hope this article will guide you in selecting a smart home gift for your family, friends, and well-wishers.

Most of us have been buying traditional gifts for years.

This article is a foray into the smart home world.

There are tons of benefits of buying smart home gifts.

I hope you’ll agree with me.

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