Christmas gifting is tricky at the best of times, but after a year in which everyone filled their homes with gadgets that made life a little easier and gimmicks to keep them the least bit entertained, giving just got really tough. That’s why you need to think outside the box in 2020. Amazon has some of the most original tech ideas for turning any house into a Smart Home: from digital baby monitors to blackout blinds you can control from your cell.
Then there’s the mind-blowing touch-free tech with a renewed focus on hygiene, like automatic soap dispensers (yes please) or water dispensers you don’t even need to touch to activate (we’ll take five).
Finally, if there was ever a time when we could use a few treats to make staying indoors seem more exciting, it’s now. Help friends create a home disco with color-change bulbs, along with the ideal speaker system for a party in their own home. Check out this season’s perfect gifting gadgets that make a home very ‘2021’.
You will love our editor’s curated product picks! FYI: We are an Amazon affiliate partner and may get a share of the sale of your purchase (at no cost to you).
The Retro Alarm Clock That’s Worth Waking Up For
Alarm clocks are making a comeback. Bring an old school touch to a thoroughly modern gadget with this retro stand for the Google Home Mini and Nest Mini that’s designed to look like a super-cute alarm clock. A gift that makes a perfect stocking-stuffer at just $14.99, this quirky case comes in six unique colours for every type of tech-lover.
This Genius Bedside Lamp With Cell Stand
In a home where smart devices dictate everything from the temperature to the lighting concept, we need somewhere suitably savvy to power them all up. This stylish bedside table lamp not only looks good but it has built-in USB ports for all your charging needs, as well as handy phone stands so your devices don’t clutter up your living space.
The Motion-Tracking Monitor For Total Peace Of Mind
Put parenting worries at ease with the Nooie Baby Monitor. Stylish, intuitive, and easy to set up, this mini motion-sensitive camera corresponds with an app, streaming movement, and sound on your phone in real-time. The thing we love the most? It’s not just a gift for humans, it’s for puppy parents and cat mommas too, keeping 24/7 surveillance on precious pets.
The Mobile Disco Set That Makes Everyone A DJ
Bring the party home with an LED strip light that reacts to the music on your phone. Compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant, this funky home décor solution will bring energy to any home this Holiday Season whether you’re flying solo or hosting a micro-gathering that needs a little something extra to officially get the party started.
The Wireless Diffuser That’s Heaven Scent
Smart Homes have never smelled so good. Transform a busy house into a calming oasis with an ultrasonic diffuser and humidifier that uses voice control to release a steady burst of aromatherapy oils as well as setting the ideal serene ambiance with changing LED colors. Day or night, this smart device suits your mood for a very happy home.
This Cup Holder For A Seriously Cool Host
Great hosts know that perfectly prepared beverages don’t deserve room temperature. To keep drinks in optimum condition, the seriously stylish Juesi fast-cooling cup holder turns a good festive dinner party into a great one by chilling drinks six-times faster than a refrigerator. Cool, huh? It works by Mini Portable USB to instantly cool drinks down and keep them satisfyingly chilled below 5 degrees centigrade.
A Hands-Free Soap Dispenser That Couldn’t Be More 2020
Using the latest automatic sensor technology, the V-Shine Automatic hands-free soap device is a welcome addition to any home this year. What we love about this home device is that not only does it help to maintain a happy and hygienic home by dispensing soap without any contact, it makes a super-cute addition to a stylish bathroom in a vintage-style willow pattern.
The Wall Clock That Ticks All The Boxes
Hey Mickey, you’re so fine, you’re so fine your technology blows our minds. This is not just any Disney wall clock, this awesome homeware gift is powered by the Amazon Echo to not only tell the time in classic analog form but set multiple timers at your voice command. Ideal for a modern family kitchen, this limited-edition Mickey Mouse design will make tech fans very happy.
This Nostalgic Gift That Celebrates The Good Times
If you’re missing someone this Christmas, celebrate timeless family memories with a stylish Nixplay Smart Picture Frame. Controlled by the The Nixplay App and run by iOS or Android, the device follows a playlist of your favorite pictures to keep your loved ones front of mind. Available in a variety of home finishes from wood-effect to silver and classic black, this digital homeware accessory subtly suits every kind of taste.
For the beauty conscious recipient on your Christmas gift list, the PMD Clean Smart Facial Cleansing Device achieves next-level cleansing for their everyday regime. It uses SonicGlow technology to minimize the appearance of blackheads and reduces oil congestion, whilst lifting, firming, and toning the skin using either gentle or intense vibrations. We think they’ll thank you for it!
The Autowater Sensor That Knows You’re Waiting
Ok, this is seriously cool. The Techo Autowater K touchless kitchen faucet attachment automatically activates your taps without even turning them on. Avoid dirt, germs, and greasy fingers by using two smart sensors (on the base and side) to wash your hands with just a wave. Not only does it come in six different sizes to fit all faucets, but it’s also available in seven colors to suit any kitchen.
A Mobile Planetarium to Impress Even Big Kids
Perfect for families, the KOSPET Star Projector brings the night sky indoors in the most jaw-dropping way. Activated by APP Control, Alexa, and RF Remote Control, you can light up your walls with a galaxy of stars using a simple voice command or the touch of a button. Even better, it features a built-in speaker that interacts with the display to change the flicker and pattern of the stars.
The 2020 Smart Launch That’s Sure To Impress
Could we even make a Smart Device gift list without an Echo? Um, no. Well, the 4th generation Amazon Echo is all-new for Christmas 2020 so if you’re looking for a way to truly impress a tech-head, this is it. New features include improved surround sound speakers (this time it’s actually round), compatibility with other Echos, and a cool Alexa Guard feature that picks up on smoke and carbon monoxide alarms or glass breaking while you’re away. Alexa, play Hello? by Adele.
These Lightbulbs That Change To Suit Your Mood
Indoor disco, dinner party, or a mood-setter for date night, the LUMIMAN Smart Bulb sets the perfect ambiance for any occasion. Instantly create your ideal lighting concept with 16 million colors and an in-built dimmer to make it as bright or soothing as you need. Priced under $20 for a set of two, these voice-activated bulbs make the perfect stocking stuffer for friends or family.
The Smart Cam That Spies On Your Home
Whether you’re keeping tabs on your pets or your postal worker, use the Wyze Cam Pan to keep your home well-protected even when you’re away. It can pan, tilt and zoom and do a 360 to deliver the best view of any room, even in the dark when the clever night vision feature lets you see in absolute darkness using 6 infrared LEDs.
A Voice-Activated Table Lamp For Lazy Days
The perfect lamp for a Hygge home, this modern dimmable bedside lamp allows you to cozy right down because it’s seamlessly compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. Whether it’s energizing daylight for early risers or a warm relaxing light for curling up with a good book, you can choose the right setting and change it without moving a muscle.
A Smooth Touch Dimmer That’s Oh-So Satisfying
Light switches? Who needs them? We’re all about the smooth touchpads that switch up your lighting concept with a delicate swipe of the finger. Or, if you’ve got your hands full preparing dinner or scrolling through your streaming service for the next binge-able show to settle in with, use voice activation to set the right light for any occasion.
A Robot Vacuum Cleaner Because Who Actually Likes Cleaning?
The cleaning gods have finally delivered. One less household chore taking up the time we should be using for MUCH more important things. The Coredy Robot Vacuum Cleaner is effective on carpets and hard floors using powerful suction to clean everyday messes (even in those hard to reach places). Plus, it automatically returns itself to the power station when it’s running low on energy so you never have to lift a finger!
The Practical Gift That Will Save So Many Headaches
Granted, it’s not a particularly sexy gift but the Flume Water Monitor will save someone you love so many headaches. Straight to your smartphone, it sends warnings about water leaks to help protect the family home and if your recipient is real savvy, it can save them ££ on their water bill by monitoring their everyday water consumption.
This Gift That’s Guaranteed To Bring The Party
Every Smart Home needs a Smart Speaker to get the party started. The Sonos One (Generation Two) has crystal clear, richly detailed sound to do your favorite playlist justice. Plus, it comes with Amazon Alexa built-in so you can play music, check the latest news, set alarms, and get your questions answered completely hands-free.
The Best-Selling Gadget Glasses Everyone Wants
Time for something seriously cool. The Bose Frames Audio Sunglasses aren’t your average shades – these are sunglasses with a soundtrack. These frames come with hidden open ear headphones so you can listen to music on-the-go, whilst still looking achingly cool. We love this holiday gift for the music man in your life, whether it’s dad, brother, or boyfriend.
This At-Home Karaoke Station For Big Nights In
Hey, DJ! Introducing your new favorite at-home gadget to turn quiet nights into forever memories. The Sound Town 16 karaoke machine features a mixer so it was definitely designed for someone who knows what they’re doing but when it comes to the back-up singers, wireless microphones allow them to dance to the beat of their own drums.
The Night-Glow Light That Little Ones Will Love
Bring some vivid color into their bedroom or playroom with an ideal stocking stuffer for little ones. The Echo Glow illuminates all the colors of the rainbow, which kids can choose and command just by talking. Not only does it bring some brightness to their favorite spaces, but it can also encourage counting, color-learning, and help everyday routines by creating cues for day and night.
This Smart Sanitizer For a Hygienic Home
In a world where hygiene is king, there isn’t a person on your Christmas list who won’t love a savvy hand sanitizer that does the hard work for you. For the rooms of your house with the highest footfall, like the hallway and kitchen, install a handy hygiene station to remind everyone to keep their hands germ-free at all times.
The Kids Writing Tablet That Helps Them Learn
Instead of a device that plays videos, games, or music, get them an educational tool that will inspire their creativity. The Chylldem Writing Tablet lets them write, draw, and learn in vivid colors then erase and start all over again! Just like an iPad, it’s a portable tablet they can take anywhere, plus it can be used more than 100,000 times before it needs recharging. Genius.
This Air Purifier So You Can Breathe Easy
Fighting pollen, dust, mold, germs, and allergies, this Smart air purifier helps to clean the air in your home using a clever air quality sensor. It’s wifi controlled and voice-activated with timers to suit your routines. Five-star reviewers say it ‘works great’ and even better, it’s ‘super-quiet’ so you can keep it purifying while you sleep or work.
This Neck Massager For Spa-Time Anywhere
Need a little TLC? Well, you don’t need to book in at the spa to get a top-quality treatment that will leave you feeling more zen. With this smart at-home massager you can enjoy complete neck relaxation and release tension in your shoulders. It uses adjustable heat and pressure technology to relieve soreness and actually mimics a therapist’s magic touch using scraping, tapping, kneading, and acupuncture techniques. Aaaand, relax.
Missing Alexa when you’re out and about? Now you can take her anywhere with the Echo Auto Hands-Free device for your car. This is the perfect gift for the techie who relies on voice-command and on-demand music as if Alexa is their PA because it links directly with the car’s speakers via the app, so you get the same flawless assistance as you do at home.
The Modern Ceiling Light That’s So Bright
Upgrading the lighting system in any home makes everyday life so much simpler. This modern ceiling light is super-simple to illuminate and dim without even touching the switch because it works seamlessly with your wifi and Alexa device to achieve the optimum lighting concept for any room. We love it because it puts you in total control of the vibe in your home.
This Smart Charging Station That’s The Hub Of The Home
Doc all of your most precious devices here after a long day. From your cell phone to your tablet, your laptop to your Apple Watch, all of your hardest-working technology can reboot on this handy charging station, ready to control your home again in the morning. It’s one smart hub to keep your valuables safe, in one place, plus it looks trendy.
The At-Home Herb Garden To Make Them Green With Envy
For the green-fingered friend on your gift list, help them create a herb garden at home. This awesome compact growing kit is perfect for friends who live in city apartments or grandparents without community gardens to grow everything from veggies to herbs. Fans are calling it ‘amazing,’ ‘excellent’ and ‘super-fun and easy’ because it promotes fast and efficient indoor growing.
The Selfie Pod That Makes Production Easy
Content creation just got so simple with this super-cute smart tracking camera holder. For the blogger, influencer, or selfie-fiend in your family, this gift will go down extremely well. So far, this handy little tool has had 100% five-star reviews and for under $50, this Holiday gift is sure to gain some new fans this Christmas.
A Useful Key Finder For The Forgetful Friend
Make the hours of searching for the house keys a thing of the past with a six-pack of smart key finders. Whether it’s one finder for every member of a forgetful family or one fob to keep tabs on your car keys, house keys, mobile phone, remote control, wallet, or luggage, these useful tools connect to a corresponding tracker on the lost item and show you exactly where they are using your app. So handy!
Wireless Headphones For A Happy Home
Picture the scene: You’re trying to work in one room while he watches TV in the other and your flatmates are playing music at the same time. Work is totally not happening today. So why not give the gift of personal audio with the Artiste Wireless TV Headphones that work for stereos, TVs, computers, cells, and tablets? It means you get to work in peace while they enjoy listening to whatever they want.
These Motorized Blinds For Movie Days And More
For a total blackout at the touch of a button, choose the Yoolax Motorized Blind. Ideal for movie marathons, afternoon naps, and day-to-night transformations without moving a muscle, this super-cool home gadget runs on a smart motor operated by a remote control and even voice command. They’re also available in nine colours and made-to-measure so they’ll suit any style of home.
The Portable Speaker Suitable For Any Room
From the bathroom to the bedroom, let your podcasts and radio shows follow you around the home with the handy Lenrue Bluetooth Mini Speaker. At $9.99, this thoughtful stocking stuffer – which comes in pink, black or white – is a great present for friends or family who love entertainment on-the-go, even when they travel.
The Smart Scales That Know Your Diet Better Than You
Whether you’re cleansing or calorie-counting, the Phansra Digital Kitchen Scales sync with your smartphone via Bluetooth to help you track your intake. Weigh and record anything from fruits and vegetables to meat, water, or milk and use it to convert to calories, salt, fat, protein, carbohydrates, cholesterol, or fiber so you always know what’s going into your meals.