5 Smart Home Essentials to Add to Your Holiday Wish List

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Sometimes the hardest question to answer is, “What can I get you for the holidays?”. If you’re feeling stumped, consider asking for something from the smart-home category. These gadgets aren’t as expensive as you may think and can be a fun lifestyle upgrade. 

Smart Thermostat

Upgrade your heating and cooling system with a smart thermostat. These devices learn your preferences over time, adjusting temperatures to optimize comfort while saving energy and reducing utility bills.

Voice-Controlled Assistant

A voice-controlled assistant like an Amazon Alexa acts as a central hub for your smart home. These devices allow you to control other smart gadgets, play music, set reminders, and even answer questions — all by voice commands.

Smart Lighting

Programmable bulbs that change colors or brightness levels, or those that sync with your daily routine, are a fun way to upgrade your space. Many of them work through smartphone apps or even voice commands.

Home Security Cameras

These devices offer real-time monitoring, motion detection, and even two-way communication, providing peace of mind whether you’re at home or away.

Smart Plugs

Turn any device into a smart one with smart plugs. These nifty gadgets allow you to control appliances remotely, set schedules for devices, and monitor energy usage, all from your smartphone.