For the High-Tech Homeowner
There's plenty of techie products out there, just waiting to be gifted to your favorite gadget-loving homeowners. And the following top picks will surely land you on the nice list.
Tile Key Fob
A new wallet? Not cheap. A new phone? Even more expensive. The gift of never misplacing your keys again? Priceless. Consider giving your favorite forgetful friend the Tile tracker, which uses Bluetooth technology to pinpoint where your keys, phone, wallet, or any other item to which you choose to attach it are hiding. Simply press a button and the Tile will emit a sound to help you locate it, or you can see where a Tiled item is on a map or view its last known location. Your grateful friend will never have to stress over lost valuables again. Available on Amazon; $11.99.
Click & Grow Indoor Smart Herb Garden
A great gift for any culinary enthusiast with a brown thumb, the Click & Grow Indoor Smart Herb Garden makes growing basil, mint, and many other fresh herbs incredibly easy. Virtually maintenance-free, it provides proper lighting and water daily, cultivating a bounty of fresh herbs that will take your lucky giftee's meals to the next level. Available on Amazon; $99.95.
Weego Standard Battery Jump Starter
If you're looking for a supremely practical, multifunctional gift, then look no further than the Weego Standard Battery Jump Starter. Not only does this 12V lithium-ion battery pack enough punch to jump-start your car, it can also charge your phone, speakers, tablet, and any other USB device that needs some juice. Plus, this little wonder is no bigger than a standard phone, making it convenient to stash in your purse, pocket, or glove compartment. Available at Amazon; $119.99.
Native Union NIGHT Cable
The chargers that come with our phones oftentimes don't stay put, and are too short and not very durable. The Native Union NIGHT Cable, however, seeks to fix those technical difficulties by offering an extra-long cable with an adjustable weighted knot that keeps your phone in place when charging. Pick one up as a fun stocking stuffer or hostess gift this holiday season. Available on Amazon; $34.99.
Dyson AM09 Fan Heater
Between fans, space heaters, and window units, there's a lot of machinery in our spaces that's dedicated to keeping the temperature consistently comfortable. Now there's the Dyson AM09 Fan Heater, which offers the best of both worlds, evenly heating or cooling a room in no time flat. Highly efficient and attractive to boot, this is one home improvement gift that keeps on giving, whatever the season. Available on Amazon; $469.99.
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Pet owners rejoice! This automatic pet feeder manages mealtimes and portion sizes, and can even deliver more food to your door through the convenience of your iPhone. Ideal for busy or traveling pet owners, this is a great gift that will make your loved ones and their four-legged friends equally happy. Available on Amazon; $179.99.
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UE Mini Boom Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
Music lovers and home entertainers are sure to appreciate this wireless Bluetooth speaker for its high-quality sound and utter convenience. Despite its compact size, the DOSS Touch Wireless Bluetooth boasts endless features as well as unexpectedly clear tones. The rechargeable battery lasts 12 hours when playing at 75 percent volume, so you never need to interrupt the party to recharge. Available on Amazon; $27.95.
SodaStream Fountain Jet Home Soda Maker
Turn tap water into your favorite carbonated beverage with the SodaStream Fizzi Sparkling Water Maker Kit. The company also offers more than 60 flavors to choose from that feature healthier ingredients and contain no high-fructose corn syrup or aspartame. Wonderful for the whole family, this gift adds a fun and frothy element to any game night or gathering. Available on Amazon; $329.99.
PowerCube Electric Wall Adapter
Ideal for the workaholic, the tech-obsessed, or anyone simply in need of more outlets, the PowerCube Electric Wall Adapter is a super-easy way to increase your number of USB ports and electrical outlets. The versatile cube-shaped power strip can be customized to your needs and is available in a range of models that offer various numbers and types of ports. PowerCubes can also be stacked to increase the number of available outlets so you'll always have enough space to charge up your favorite gadgets. Available on Amazon; $19.95.
Alarm Clock with Charger
This sleek alarm clock comes with an integrated wireless charger that is compatible with iPhone and Galaxy phones. It also features Bluetooth for streaming your favorite music, podcasts and more. Available on Amazon; $39.99.
Mini Bluetooth Grill Thermometer
A genius gift for the grill master in your life, the Weber iGrill Mini measures your meat’s temperature and sends real-time alerts to your phone so your food is cooked perfectly every time. It even connects to an app that allows you to select one of dozens of food temperature alarms to ensure that the food you’re grilling is cooked just the way you like it. Available on Amazon; $49.99.
Portable Clothing Care System
If you know someone who spends a fortune at the dry cleaner, here's the perfect gift! This collapsible hanging garment steamer will help eliminate the hassle and cost of frequent trips to the cleaners by providing a convenient at-home solution that cleans, deodorizes, and restores fit—all in just two minutes. Available on Amazon; $95.76.
Whether you add these items to your shopping list or your wish list, they're certain to please someone this holiday season.
Money-saving, time-saving—and yes, sometimes even life-saving—the latest and greatest smart home technologies span from self-programming thermostats to voice-activated TV controls to video doorbells and beyond. Raise your home's IQ!