The lights are strung, the stockings are hung, and Christmas music has been playing for a while now on the radio. A rare few of us have all our shopping done, while the rest of us are looking at our holiday shopping list feeling baffled. Yes, holiday gift stress is real.
It’s an age old problem: what to get the person who already has everything? Or someone who asks for nothing?
There are a lot of holiday gift ideas out there. Gift certificates, subscriptions to monthly products like food or magazines, and prepaid services like car washes and babysitting. We think we have a pretty good one to add this this list: an upgrade of home comfort & control systems.
In an article called “Why Smart Homes Will Be A Million Times Better Than ‘The Jetsons’’ on Forbes, “A smart, or connected, home is defined as one where the lights, heating/ventilation/air-conditioning (HVAC), security alarm and other household devices can be automated and remotely controlled by a smartphone, tablet or computer. The key drivers in smart home adoption are home security, energy efficiency, entertainment, convenience/productivity, connectivity and health monitoring.”
From the Amazon Echo (and Echo Dot), which acts as a voice-activated personal assistant for connected devices a la “Alexa, add peanut butter to my shopping list” to a whole house upgrade to provide roof to basement security and comfort, which smoothly integrates the latest technology into a true next level at-home experience, there are plenty of options for the gift giver. As time goes on, many of the top holiday gift ideas go into the tech spectrum, due to many items being excellent daily practical use.
Curious about how technology can make your loved ones’ lives easier? Or ready to make your own life easier? Contact us today to start the conversation!
Enjoy the Holiday Season!