The holiday season is right around the corner and everyone is scrambling around trying to figure out what to get their loved ones. Smart gadgets are proving themselves to be useful and a great addition to any home. From your parents who can barely figure out how to use a smartphone to your most tech savviest friend, the gift of security is always a smart one. Here are some recommendations that are to fit anyone on your holiday shopping list.

Echo Dot

The Amazon Echo Dot will be a popular wish list item this year. From a daughter who wants to play music to a parent who wants to voice control their home, there are so many more functions that the Echo Dot serves. The Echo Dot is affordable at only $29.99 and will be useful to anyone you gift it to.

Philips Hue Smart Lighting

Lights are essential for a festive holiday season, but they are also useful throughout the year. Whether it’s indoors or outdoors, Philips Hue Smart Lighting can provide you with the appropriate lighting for any occasion. It can be scheduled so the lights help you wake up, or turn off at the end of night for energy conservation.

Nest Thermostat

This one is more for the homeowner’s in your life. The Nest Thermostat is able to help save energy and learns their homeowner’s schedule so that they can adjust temperature levels while they’re away. By saving energy, it will help lower future electricity bills. It’s the gift that keeps on giving!

August Smart Lock

How many people do you know that are always forgetting whether they locked the front door or not? Relieve them of that problem and gift them with the August Smart Lock. The August Smart Lock allows you to lock, unlock, and monitor your home from anywhere all from your smartphone. This smart lock can also pair with the Echo Dot all with voice commands. Help start making their home smarter with this practical gift.

Home Security

Now, this one is more of a present for you and your family. There are so many home security cameras out on the market, you just have to find the right one. Protect America has a variety of interactive systems that can be customized for your home. Smart home accessories, as well as security, are available as complete bundles. To find out more, get started with a free quote from Protect America. This gift item might not be the most glamourous, but it’s necessary for the safety and security of your family and home.

These gift ideas are definitely all useful and who doesn’t like convenience and practicality in their homes. All these gadgets can be controlled from your smartphone wherever you are, so you never have to get up from your warm, comfy couch again. Hopefully, you were able get all your holiday shopping done for everyone on your shopping list.