Is the reality of the season starting to set in yet? Are you noticing the holiday music playing in every store you enter, streets lined with lights and decorations and news about weather changing across the country? By now you have hopefully started making lists and maybe even checking things off of it. We have offered several ideas for games for the family and have gifts for the Star Wars fanatic rolling out later this week. Still stuck for ideas? Keep reading.
If you’re like us, you have that ongoing dilemma of “What do you buy for the person who has everything and wants nothing?” I assure you, they don’t have everything and there are things they don’t know that they want. Over the past year or so, we have gradually integrated some home automation and let me say that it has been wonderful. Being able to control the lights, thermostat and garage door from our phones has been so useful that I now encourage everyone to get these tools. Whether we are operating on WiFi or out and about relying on our U.S. Cellular service, we’ve found a handful of accessories that we find a great deal of value in. Today’s guide offers some home automation ideas along with a variety of other items to use around the home, several that will work for that hard-to-buy for person!
Some of today’s gift ideas are included in our 44 Days of Giveaways! Watch for a new contest every single evening at 7:00pm Central!
Marsbox Bluetooth 4.0 Wireless Speaker
Sleek design! It looks like a game controller, a building block or a tape. Give it a try when playing video games, watching a movie on a mobile device or having a party outside. Powerful Dual 5-watt drivers crank out amazing bass and explosive sound. Built-in 2200mAh rechargeable Lithium Ion battery offers 10-15 hours of play time. Built-in high sensitivity Microphone for use with hand-free telephone calls.
URBN Premium Bluetooth Headphones
Cars, trucks, horns, sirens, whistles, voices, chattering, and yelling – you won’t notice the urban soundscape when listening to your pair of Premium Kinivo URBN headphones. It’s your world, your city. The URBNs easily connect to any Bluetooth capable device to play rich and clear quality sound or make phone calls wirelessly. The convenient adjustable band and plush protein leather swivel ear pads make for a nice comfortable fit.
Philips Hue Ambiance Starter Kit
Design your own personal lighting system using Philips Hue A19 Bulb Starter Kit! The kit includes three bulbs and everything you need to set up a wireless lighting system. You’ll be able to use apps or Siri voice control to control your lights, adjust them, change the colors and set “scenes”. Discover exciting new uses (such as lights set to music) through 3rd party Homekit apps.
A8 Pro Portable Power Bank
The A8 Pro Prortable Charger from Zendure has four USB ports to charge all of your electronic devices. With 15.5W total output and the ability to charge the A8 and your devices at the same time, this power-packed juice box is sure to be a holiday hit. Suitable for travel, camping, conferences and home emergency kits.
Cooklite Aero Fryer
Triple Cooking Power! Halogen directly heats the surface while convection circulates air to speed cooking Infrared. Heat cooks food from inside out. Prepare fried foods with minimum fat content! It prepares crispy fried foods with no oil, quickly cooks from frozen with no thawing time needed and uses less energy cooking up to 3 times faster. The mesh basket and reversible racks allow for high & low cook multiple foods at the same time. 2.5L/2.6QT extension ring and tongs included.
Chelsea 2-Shelf Media Console
The Chelsea is not your typical bookshelf. This modern, eco-friendly organizing solution will complement and adorn any room. Formaldehyde and VOC free which means it’s safe for you and your family.Trees are saved! Made from 99% recycled paper board. World’s easiest assembly, no tools or hardware needed!
Ocean Wave Night Light Projector
An excellent decoration for any special day to create a relaxing, comforting, soothing or romantic atmosphere. The Ocean Wave Night Lamp creates a large, brilliant light show for your viewing entertainment and pleasure. With 8 brightness modes, bring the seaside home to you and give yourself a piece of the (ocean) in multiple changes of color. Battery or USB powered powered, it offers greater mobility and flexibility and includes a built-in mini speaker.
MyQ Smart Garage Door Control
Add a Chamberlain MyQ system to your garage door and you’ll be able to monitor, open and close your garage door from anywhere using your smartphone. It works with most major brands of garage door openers made after 1993 and installs in minutes utilizing your home’s WiFi. No longer do you need to worry whether you closed the door or not, you can receive notifications when it opens and closes!
Mercury Box Waterproof Speaker
Compact size, incredible sound: Dual 5-watt precision-tuned drivers pump out surprising enhanced bass, enjoy rich, life-like and High-Def Sound. IPX5 water resistant speaker makes it a great companion for showers, baths, swimming pools and boats. The built-in 1800mAh rechargeable Lithium Ion battery offers up to 15 hours of play time while the built-in high sensitivity microphone allows for hand-free telephone calls.
HP Envy 5540 All-in-one Printer
Let your creativity soar while keeping printing costs low. This HP ENVY all-in-one is the easiest way to print lab-quality photos and laser-quality documents in fewer steps from your smartphone or tablet.
Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat
The Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat provides the ability to control your home’s temperatures right from your phone! It has programmable settings, responsive temperature control and includes one touch weather and smart alerts. No longer do you need to return from a long trip to discover a temperature less than satisfying. The Honeywell thermostat allows you to make changes while you are away! With easy set-up and no monthly fees, you’ll wonder why you didn’t upgrade your thermostat sooner!
Stay tuned for more great gift ideas. Keep an eye out for the tiny logo for details on items we have previously discussed in more depth. Plus, we’ll have more giveaways in our 44 Days of Giveaways including some of the items featured here!