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2018’s Smart Home and Home Security Gift Guide

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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.

Home security gift ideas

SABRE Glass Break DetectorCanary Indoor CameraRAB Super Stealth Motion Lights
What it looks likeglass-break-detectorcanary-indoor-cameramotion-detector-lights
What we like about itSimple glass break sensors that protect windows & sliding glass doors.
*Current price: $14.57
Stylish camera with motion detection, audio & air-quality sensors.
Current Price: $71.00
Powerful, sturdy, motion-sensing lights with customizable settings.
Current price: $79.93
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SABRE Glass Break Detector Canary Indoor Camera RAB Super Stealth Motion Lights
glass-break-detector canary-indoor-camera motion-detector-lights
Simple glass break sensors that protect windows & sliding glass doors.
*Current price: $14.57
Stylish camera with motion detection, audio & air-quality sensors.
Current Price: $71.00
Powerful, sturdy, motion-sensing lights with customizable settings.
Current price: $79.93
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Ring Video DoorbellNest ProtectNest Cam Outdoor
What it looks likering-video-doorbellnest-protectnest-outdoor-camera
What we like about itAn easy-install, battery-powered video doorbell with an app.
Current price: $99.99
A smart smoke/CO detector with a light, location alerts & voice alarm.
Current Price: $108.52
Weatherproof, quick-install security camera with custom settings.
Current price: $178.69
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Ring Video Doorbell Nest Protect Nest Cam Outdoor
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An easy-install, battery-powered video doorbell with an app.
Current price: $99.99
A smart smoke/CO detector with a light, location alerts & voice alarm.
Current Price: $108.52
Weatherproof, quick-install security camera with custom settings.
Current price: $178.69
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Home automation gift ideas

TP Link Smart PlugAmazon Echo DotSamsung SmartThings Hub
What it looks likesmart-plugamazon-echo-dotsmartthings-smart-hub
What we like about itA plug that lets you control lights & appliances with a mobile app.
Current price: $17.99
Small & capable. Connect your home & control devices with your voice.
Current Price: $29.99
1 device to connect dozens. Control lights, locks, cameras & more.
Current price: $62.99
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TP Link Smart Plug Amazon Echo Dot Samsung SmartThings Hub
smart-plug amazon-echo-dot smartthings-smart-hub
A plug that lets you control lights & appliances with a mobile app.
Current price: $17.99
Small & capable. Connect your home & control devices with your voice.
Current Price: $29.99
1 device to connect dozens. Control lights, locks, cameras & more.
Current price: $62.99
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Philips Hue Starter KitNest Learning ThermostatAugust Smart Lock Pro
What it looks likesmart-bulbsnest-learning-thermostatAugust-pro-smartlock
What we like about itSmart lights for waking up easier, setting a mood, or saving energy.
Current price: $197.99
A smart thermostat to keep the house comfy and lower the utility bill.
Current Price: $179.00
A smart lock that’s controlled by an app for access at home & away.
Current price: $234.99
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Philips Hue Starter Kit Nest Learning Thermostat August Smart Lock Pro
smart-bulbs nest-learning-thermostat August-pro-smartlock
Smart lights for waking up easier, setting a mood, or saving energy.
Current price: $197.99
A smart thermostat to keep the house comfy and lower the utility bill.
Current Price: $179.00
A smart lock that’s controlled by an app for access at home & away.
Current price: $234.99
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Personal security gift ideas

SABRE RED Pepper SprayVigilant Personal AlarmVIPERTEK Stun Gun
What it looks likeSabre pepper spraypersonal-rape-alarmstun-gun
What we like about itEasy-to-carry self-defense for an early morning run or late night out.
Current price: $9.99
A tiny alarm & flashlight to make the scariest of parking lots safer.
Current Price: $13.99
Portable but powerful stun gun with a handy built-in flashlight.
Current price: $18.99
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SABRE RED Pepper Spray Vigilant Personal Alarm VIPERTEK Stun Gun
Sabre pepper spray personal-rape-alarm stun-gun
Easy-to-carry self-defense for an early morning run or late night out.
Current price: $9.99
A tiny alarm & flashlight to make the scariest of parking lots safer.
Current Price: $13.99
Portable but powerful stun gun with a handy built-in flashlight.
Current price: $18.99
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Lifeline AAA Road KitSHAREMORE Smart JewelryFort Knox Personal Pistol Safe
What it looks likeaaa-road-kitsmart-jewelrypistol-safe
What we like about itKeep loved ones safe with jumper cables, tools & first aid supplies.
Current price: $66.99
Stylish jewelry that sends a message & location to emergency contacts.
Current Price: $62.99
A sturdy safe to keep weapons & valuables out of the wrong hands.
Current price: $252.00
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Lifeline AAA Road Kit SHAREMORE Smart Jewelry Fort Knox Personal Pistol Safe
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Keep loved ones safe with jumper cables, tools & first aid supplies.
Current price: $66.99
Stylish jewelry that sends a message & location to emergency contacts.
Current Price: $62.99
A sturdy safe to keep weapons & valuables out of the wrong hands.
Current price: $252.00
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Fun tech gift ideas

Tile MateFire TV StickKindle E-reader
What it looks liketile-mateamazon-fire-stickkindle-e-reader
What we like about itTiny trackers for keys, wallets, phones, pet collars, and more.
Current price: $24.99
A streaming stick to make binge-watching & music streaming easy.
Current Price: $39.99
A lightweight e-reader is a practical gift for the bookworms you love.
Current price: $99.99
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Tile Mate Fire TV Stick Kindle E-reader
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Tiny trackers for keys, wallets, phones, pet collars, and more.
Current price: $24.99
A streaming stick to make binge-watching & music streaming easy.
Current Price: $39.99
A lightweight e-reader is a practical gift for the bookworms you love.
Current price: $99.99
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Fujifilm Instax CameraNintendo SwitchBose QuietComfort Headphones
What it looks likefujifilm-instax-mini-cameranintendo-switchbose-headphones
What we like about itAn old-school-cool instant camera for photos to hang on the fridge.
Current price: $121.00
A powerful, portable gaming console for the kids and kids-at-heart.
Current Price: $299.00
Wireless headphones for the traveler, music lover, or office worker.
Current price: $299.00
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Fujifilm Instax Camera Nintendo Switch Bose QuietComfort Headphones
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An old-school-cool instant camera for photos to hang on the fridge.
Current price: $121.00
A powerful, portable gaming console for the kids and kids-at-heart.
Current Price: $299.00
Wireless headphones for the traveler, music lover, or office worker.
Current price: $299.00
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*All prices current as of 11/30/2018

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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