5 Gadgets You Can Gift Any New Homeowner

Plants? Decor? Food? Nope. If you’re looking for the perfect gift for a new homeowner, your best bet is to get something that they can use time and time again. Perhaps a gadget of some sort. Actually, let me help you out. Here are 5 gadgets you can gift any new homeowner that you know they’ll not only love but love to use.

 

Some say that the perfect gift is one that comes from the heart. Maybe, but what about the perfect gift for a new homeowner? Well, I prefer to think that the perfect gift for this occasion is one that improves the home. In other words, the gift that makes it smarter, more efficient, and to be quite honest, the envy of the neighborhood.
From a high-resolution multi-room audio system for the best and loudest parties to a smart door lock that will keep your home safe, here are 5 gadgets perfect for any new homeowner:

 

August Smart Lock

Drop that keychain because leading off this list is the August Smart Lock, a literal smart lock that not only auto-locks behind you, but also unlocks automatically as you approach. You can forget about keys and with this gadget because it turns your smartphone into a key that can lock, unlock, and keep track of everyone who enters your home with a nifty 24/7 activity log.
 
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The August Smart Lock is HomeKit enabled, so you can voice control it through Siri, comes with an August Home app that works with the Apple Watch, and allows you to create virtual keys for friends and family that last as long as you need them to.

 

There’s no need to worry about aesthetics either, as the exterior hardware remains the same. The easy, 15-minute installation replaces the interior mechanism and the only tool you’ll need is a screwdriver. Can’t get better than that.

 

Wemo Insight Smart Plug

Your home gets smarter with the Wemo Insight Smart Plug, a smart switch that comes with an ‘Away Mode’ that randomizes lights, giving the appearance of an inhabited home when you’re away. Whether you’re forgetful or always on the go, this helpful WiFi enabled gadget lets you turn electronics on or off anywhere you are.
 
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Better yet, with its free mobile app, you can track electricity usage and spending. That’s right, now you’ll finally know who the one is leaving that pesky light on all the time. You’ll receive notifications and real-time reports on energy consumption, with the option of opting for email reports on power data.

 

Connecting additional Wemo devices is a cinch, and if you’re one of those who enjoys commanding electronics with your voice, rejoice because it works with Amazon Alexa and Google Home. All you have to do is plug it into an outlet, plug in an electronic device, and control everything from the palm of your hand.

 

HEOS Multi-Room Audio System

If the sound is a top priority, go no further than the HEOS System. This multi-room audio system comes with a variety of speakers, from the smaller and portable HEOS 1, to the bigger and worse HEOS 7 that packs a wallop of a punch. With these, you can redefine your music experience and fill every room with high-resolution audio and sync everything up for the perfect multi-room dance party.
 
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Connect via Bluetooth or WiFi and stream music from your favorite music streaming service, be it Spotify, Apple Music, or SoundCloud. And to top it off, you can download the HEOS app and use your phone as a master controller, deejaying the party from anywhere in your home.

 

iRobot Roomba Vacuum Cleaner

PSHHHHVVVVVVVVVV… Wait, what is that? It’s an iRobot Roomba vacuum cleaner at work! These futuristic vacuum cleaners come in four different models: 650, 860, 960 and 980. All models are self-charging, can clean on a schedule, and use a combination of agitation, brushing and suction to leave your floors clean as a whistle.
 
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Let’s focus on the 900 models, as they’re packed with a lot of goodies. These can detect dust (among other things), have multi-room navigation, can recharge and resume cleaning, and can be controlled with the iRobot HOME app. Just press ‘CLEAN,’ grab a bowl of popcorn, and watch as your Roomba cleans away.

 

InnoGear Wood Aromatherapy Diffuser

Last but not least is a gadget that won’t make your home smarter, but will definitely make it more pleasant. The InnoGear Wood Diffuser works as a diffuser, just add a drop of your favorite essential oil and mask any unwanted smells, a humidifier, a nightlight with the option of cycling through 7 LED colors or remain fixed on one, and a piece of decor that adds zen to the home with its natural woodgrain finish.
 
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It holds up to 200 ml of water, has four timer settings (1HR, 3HR, 6HR, steady flow), and has the option of switching between high and low mist for extended aromatherapy sessions. Whether you want to relieve stress or get a better good night sleep, this device is there to help.

 

Gadget Roundup

Like what you read? Here it is again:

  1. August Smart Lock
  2. Wemo Insight Smart Plug
  3. HEOS Multi-Room Audio System
  4. iRobot Roomba Vacuum Cleaner
  5. InnoGear Wood Aromatherapy Diffuser

 

Any of these gadgets will be a perfect gift for new homeowners. Buy one or all, just make sure to get one for yourself as well!

 

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Ellen Parker, a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, writes articles on consumer electronics, home audio systems, audio industry trends, home entertainment solutions, useful tips, and tricks. Her writing has appeared internationally in various print and Web-based venues.