2019’s Smart Home and Home Security Gift Guide

Giving great gifts is one of the best parts of the holiday season—but finding those gifts can be a hassle.

Instead of spending your precious spare time scrambling to find the right gift, pour a glass of wine, steal the comfy spot on your couch back from the cat, and turn on Die Hard while you use the list below to find practical presents for everyone on your shopping list.

Holiday Gift Guide

Home security gift ideas

Peephole camera

Ring Peephole Cam
Current price: 
$149.00

    What we like about it: For the apartment-dweller who still wants the luxuries of a video doorbell, this camera can be installed right over an existing peep hole—no drilling required.

    Glass break sensors

    SABRE glass break sensors
    Current price: 
    $13.08*

      What we like about them: SABRE makes simple glass break sensors that protect windows and sliding glass doors that won't break the bank.

      *Amazon prices as of 11/5/2019 3:00 p.m. MST.

      Indoor camera

      Canary View
      Current price: 
      $48.97*

        What we like about it: Canary makes a stylish camera with motion detection, audio, and air-quality sensors.

        *Amazon prices as of 11/5/2019 3:00 p.m. MST.

        Motion lights

        RAB Super Stealth Motion Lights
        Current price: 
        $135.00*

          What we like about it: This motion light is powerful and sturdy with customizable settings.

          *Amazon prices as of 11/5/2019 3:00 p.m. MST.

          Video doorbell

          Ring Video Doorbell
          Current price: 
          $99.99

            What we like about it: Ring's original doorbell is simple to install and battery-powered, all connecting to an easy-to-use app.

            Smart smoke/CO detector

            Nest Protect
            Current price: 
            $119.00*

              What we like about it: Nest Protect is a smart smoke/CO detector with a motion light, location alerts, and a voice alarm.

              *Amazon prices as of 11/5/2019 3:00 p.m. MST.

              Outdoor security camera

              Nest Cam IQ Outdoor
              Current price: 
              $399.99

                What we like about it: This outdoor, weatherproof camera is a quick-install security camera with customizable settings. 


                Home automation gift ideas

                Smart plug

                TP Link Smart Plug Mini
                Current price: 
                $21.75*

                  What we like about it: This plug that lets you control lights and appliances with a mobile app.

                  *Amazon prices as of 11/5/2019 3:00 p.m. MST.

                  Smart speaker

                  Amazon Echo Dot
                  Current price: 
                  $49.99*

                    What we like about it: This smart device is small, but mighty. Connect your home and control smart devices with your voice.

                    *Amazon prices as of 11/5/2019 3:00 p.m. MST.

                    Smart home hub

                    Samsung SmartThings Hub
                    Current price: 
                    $67.17*

                      What we like about it: One device to connect dozens. Control lights, locks, cameras, and more.

                      *Amazon prices as of 11/5/2019 3:00 p.m. MST.

                      Smart lights

                      Philips Hue Starter Kit
                      Current price: 
                      $98.99*

                        What we like about it: Smart lights are great for waking up easier, setting a mood, or saving energy.

                        *Amazon prices as of 11/5/2019 3:00 p.m. MST.

                        Smart thermostat

                        Nest Learning Thermostat
                        Current price: 
                        $249.00*

                          What we like about it: A smart thermostat can keep the house comfortable and lower the utility bill.

                          *Amazon prices as of 11/5/2019 3:00 p.m. MST.

                          Smart lock

                          August Smart Lock Pro
                          Current price: 
                          $279.99*

                            What we like about it: August's smart lock is controlled by an app for easy access from home or away.

                            *Amazon prices as of 11/5/2019 3:00 p.m. MST.

                            Personal security gift ideas

                            Pepper spray

                            SABRE RED pepper spray
                            Current price: 
                            $12.99*

                              What we like about it: Pepper spray is a budget-friendly, easy-to-carry self defense tool for an early morning run or late night out.

                              *Amazon prices as of 11/5/2019 3:00 p.m. MST.

                              Personal alarm/panic button

                              Vigilant Personal Alarm
                              Current price: 
                              $14.99*

                                What we like about it: This tiny alarm and flashlight makes the scariest of parking lots safer.

                                *Amazon prices as of 11/5/2019 3:00 p.m. MST.

                                Stun gun

                                VIPERTEK Stun Gun
                                Current price: 
                                $21.95*

                                  What we like about it: Portable but powerful, this stun gun comes with a handy built-in flashlight to keep you safe and seen.

                                  *Amazon prices as of 11/5/2019 3:00 p.m. MST.

                                  AAA road kit

                                  Lifeline AAA Road Kit
                                  Current price: 
                                  $69.99*

                                    What we like about it: Keep loved ones safe with jumper cables, tools, and first aid supplies.

                                    *Amazon prices as of 11/5/2019 3:00 p.m. MST.

                                    Smart jewelry

                                    SHAREMORE Smart Jewelry
                                    Current price: 
                                    $49.99*

                                      What we like about it: This panic button alternative comes in a stylish bracelet disguise and can send your message and location to emergency contacts.

                                      *Amazon prices as of 11/5/2019 3:00 p.m. MST.

                                      Gun safe

                                      Fort Knox Personal Pistol Safe
                                      Current price: 
                                      $257.00*

                                        What we like about it: This sturdy safe will keep weapons and valuables out of the wrong hands.

                                        *Amazon prices as of 11/5/2019 3:00 p.m. MST.

                                        Fun tech gift ideas

                                        Key finder

                                        Tile Mate
                                        Current price: 
                                        $48.00* 
                                        for 4-pack

                                          What we like about them: These tiny trackers can help you keep track of keys, wallets, phones, pet collars, and more.

                                          *Amazon prices as of 11/5/2019 3:00 p.m. MST.

                                          Streaming stick

                                          Amazon Fire TV Stick
                                          Current price: 
                                          $39.99*

                                            What we like about it: Get your loved ones a streaming stick to make binge-watching easy.

                                            *Amazon prices as of 11/5/2019 3:00 p.m. MST.

                                            E-reader

                                            Kindle
                                            Current price: 
                                            $99.99*

                                              What we like about it: A lightweight e-reader is a practical gift for the bookworms you love.

                                              *Amazon prices as of 11/5/2019 3:00 p.m. MST.

                                              Polaroid camera

                                              Fujifilm Instax Camera
                                              Current price: 
                                              $119.95*

                                                What we like about it: For the photography lovers in your life, an old-school-cool instant camera is a surefire holiday gift.

                                                *Amazon prices as of 11/5/2019 3:00 p.m. MST.

                                                Video game console

                                                Nintendo Switch
                                                Current price: 
                                                $299.00*

                                                  What we like about it: The Switch is a powerful, portable gaming console for the kids and kids-at-heart.

                                                  *Amazon prices as of 11/5/2019 3:00 p.m. MST.

                                                  Over-ear headphones

                                                  Bose QuietComfort Headphones
                                                  Current price: 
                                                  $349.00*

                                                    What we like about them: These wireless, noise-cancelling headphones are a perfect splurge for the traveler, music lover, or office worker.

                                                    *Amazon prices as of 11/5/2019 3:00 p.m. MST.

                                                    Happy holidays

                                                    Good luck with the rest of your holiday prep! We hope your holidays are filled with whatever you like best whether that’s twinkly lights, cozy fires, or frosted cookies.

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