Smart home devices make excellent gifts for friends and family with diverse interests. Whether you’re shopping for someone who loves cooking, watching sports, or getting their hands on the latest gadgets, we have a few recommendations to make your shopping a little easier this year:
For Your Eco-Conscious Friend
The new Honeywell Lyric T5 WiFi Thermostat helps save energy, and money, by adjusting the temperature in your home based on your location. You can also conveniently integrate the thermostat with your other smart home devices with Yonomi Routines, like automatically adjusting the temperature at night through a Bedtime Routine.
For the Tech Enthusiast
Chances are your tech enthusiast friend already owns an Amazon Echo. (If not, they will love it – buy one now, your shopping is done!) A Logitech Harmony Hub will let them ask Alexa to turn on the TV, adjust to their favorite channels and more. Yonomi Routines involving Alexa and the Logitech Harmony Hub are very popular and we have a few helpful tips here.
For the Thrill Seeker
The new Apple Watch features built-in GPS, is water resistant up to 50 meters, and allows athletes to track their pace, distance and route along with heart rate monitoring. Run your favorite apps, take calls, pay for your coffee and run your favorite Yonomi Routines – right from your wrist.
For Your Awesome Neighbor
Great neighbors rock. For that neighbor who’s turned into a good friend, show them how much they mean to you with more than a plate of cookies this year. They’ll love a Sonos PLAY:1 smart speaker to enjoy streaming music, weather updates, and all the possibilities for integrating Sonos into their smart home with Yonomi Routines.
For the Sports Fan
Whatever sport your friend is into, the gift of a few smart bulbs from LIFX or Phillips makes for a much more fun viewing experience. Help your friends create Yonomi Routines for their favorite teams, so when a touchdown or a run is scored, they can run a celebratory light show – with lights adjusted to the team colors.
For Your Friend with a Green Thumb
The Parrot Flower Power makes your garden or your flower pot smart. It sends alerts to your smartphone with measurements of data vital to your plant’s health, so you know exactly when your plant has water, sunlight, temperature or fertilizer needs.
For the “Tech Isn’t My Thing” Person You Know Will Actually Love A Smart Home Device
The Amazon Echo is fun, helpful and easy to use for everyone. Ask Alexa to play music, read the news, share traffic and weather reports, provide sports scores, set a timer for your pot roast, keep track of your grocery list, summon an Uber, turn on your favorite Yonomi Routines, and much, much more.
For the Coffee Lover
A smart WeMo Insight lets you start brewing your coffee (or any other appliance plugged into it) at a specific time every day, or on-demand from your smartphone while you’re in another room, so your coffee’s ready when you are. A Wake Up Routine in Yonomi can link all of your morning must-haves: hear the weather report on your Sonos, turn on your smart lights, and get the coffee going before you even get out of bed.