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Christmas shopping can be hard, especially if your friends and family fall in the “already have everything they could possibly want” category. Fortunately, the versatility of modern smart home systems means that there is a perfect device out there for every tech lover in your life, whether they’re smart home connoisseurs or don’t have any smart devices beyond their cellphones. Keep reading to learn about the most popular (and unique) gift ideas for this holiday season.
Put on your detective hat. Before you buy anything, you need to find out the brand of smart home system they have. Generally, these systems fall into two categories: DIY and professional installation. If they’ve had a professional company design and install their system, you should consider getting an unusual device that doesn’t come with the typical setup. Just remember to verify that the device is compatible with the system’s technology. Here are some popular options:
If your tech-savvy friend or family member hasn’t yet embraced the benefits of smart home automation technology, you’re in luck. Your gift-giving options aren’t locked into a specific manufacturer or technology type. On the other hand, the pressure is on you to pick the system that will form the foundation of the giftee’s smart home. Choose wisely.
If you want to get your loved one a full smart home solution and you’re not sure where to start, we recommend reading over this brief guide to getting started with smart home automation. It will walk you through how to select the right technology and devices for their needs. Whether you go for SmartThings, Wink, Vera, or another platform entirely, the advantage of a DIY smart home automation is that you can get started on setting up their system on Christmas day!
Ready to start your Christmas shopping? Head over to our catalog to explore Z-Wave devices that will add value and convenience to the techies in your life (or treat yourself to these smart devices—we won’t tell).