Home accessories holiday gift guide


The gift-giving season is upon us, and our wish list is long, especially when it comes to gadgets for the home. But since it’s better to give than to receive, we also have a bunch of cool home tech we want to bestow upon our loved ones. Need some inspiration? Check out our list below.

Rachio IRO smart sprinkler system

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For relatives who live for their lawnsGiving a whole new meaning to “smart water,” Rachio’s Iro smart sprinkler controller automates lawn care. The smart system can shut sprinklers off if rain is forecasted in the area, and promises to save thousands...

LIFX Edison Screw

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For anyone who loves the limelightNormally, light bulbs would rank right up there with underwear and socks as a holiday gift, but LIFX’s LED bulbs are pretty special. You can control them with your smartphone, adjusting the hue to a color wheel of op...

Yale Real Living touchscreen deadbolt

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Your friend Annie, who lives in a dodgy neighborhood near that weird guy SpaghettiNothing says “I love you and fear for your safety” like a deadbolt. Seriously, though, if you’re going to give someone the gift of peace of mind, Yale Real Living’s tou...

iRobot Scooba 450

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For the Cinderella in your lifeLet’s face it: Mop water is gross. iRobot’s Scooba, Roomba’s scrubby cousin, solves the problem of reusing dirty water to clean the floor with its two reservoirs: It spits out clean water and soap from one tank and suck...

Ubi Voice Operated Computer

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For that special someone who’s always misplacing his or her cell phone (Mom)As long as you’re eight feet away from Ubi, this Wi-Fi-enabled, voice-activated computer can send messages, answer questions, play tunes, and adjust the thermostat or lights....

Ring Video Doorbell

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For whomever rings your bellIf you know someone who’s averse to the pop-in, Ring’s smart doorbell could be perfect for them. Formerly known as DoorBot, the camera-equipped bell shows owners whomever is on their doorstep and allows them to interact, e...

Withings Aura Smart Sleep System

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For the person who thinks counting sheep is passéGetting a restful night’s sleep is an important component to health. Withings Aura, a system designed to track how well users sleep at night, also uses light and sound to help them fall asleep and wake...

Honeywell Lyric

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For those who want to control the climateThere are many smart thermostats on the market, but Honeywell’s Lyric is one of our favorites. Know how Arizonans brag about their “dry heat”? Lyric’s Fine Tune feature takes humidity into account, so your hou...

Sumo Omni

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For those who love to loungeIf you plan on spending Christmas Day in your PJs, a Sumo beanbag is a pretty good accessory. At 5.5 by 4.5 feet, the Omni is pretty mammoth, so it might not quite fit under the tree. The rip-proof fabric comes in a variet...