7 Home Improvement Gift Ideas to Light Up Your Christmas

December 12, 2018

 

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There’s nothing quite like the holiday season. It’s always a time of good cheer, wonderful gifts and great memories with your loved ones (except, of course, if you’re the Grinch and planning another Christmas heist).

As the season grows ever nearer, you probably already have your naughty and nice list. But the list, more often than not, comes with a long “Christmas gifts” search history on your device with more misses than hits. We don’t envy you there, since searching for a Christmas gift is almost more trouble than just shelling out cash on the thing in the first place.

But we’ve got you covered there! If you’re wondering what gift would be perfect for the holidays, why don’t you take a chance on a gift of automation and efficiency? Why don’t you give them a gift they can savor even long after the Christmas lights are taken down?

Home Improvement Gift Ideas for this Holiday Season

We know the troubles that the season brings. That’s why we’ve curated these 7 home improvement gift ideas. Let’s get into it!

1. Nokia Sleep

What better gift can you give this Christmas than the gift of blissful, peaceful sleep? Although sleep trackers have been around for a while now, the Nokia Sleep helps you get your snooze on better than ever before!

With inbuilt capabilities to record, analyze and act on sleep habits, the Nokia Sleep will keep tabs on sleep routine and even track snoring. For a price tag of just under $100, it will record all of this information and present it for your viewing pleasure, at least until you discover just how badly you snore!

The Nokia Sleep also comes integrated with If This Then That (IFTTT) integration meaning it can connect with other smart home products and do cool stuff like dimming your lights as you drift off to sleep or having your smart heating system kick in just as you begin to wake.

2. Traeger Timberlin 1300 Smart Grill

This one will put you right in the holiday spirit. With all the food that’s set to be grilled this Christmas, there’s sure to be a lot to work on. Why not do it smart so there’s more time to enjoy the season?

The Traeger Smart Grill comes from a long tradition of pellet grills developed over a period of 30 years. That’s a lot of time to perfect the art and the Timberline 1300, being the first internet connected model, is extremely close to achieving that perfection.

Using a patented smoke delivery system, the Timberline 1300, delivers just the right amount of smoke to give your food that enthralling woodsmoke flavor and the best thing is you can have it all automated.

The grill features Wi-Fi capability that allows you to control cooking temperatures and download recipes from anywhere through your mobile device and a great app.

3. Amazon Echo

Powered by Alexa, Amazon’s reliable assistant, the Amazon Echo stands out as the big cahuna in the world of digital assistants. It comprises a range of other devices including the Echo Dot, Echo Show and Echo Spot that help you add functionality and interconnectivity to your other household gadgets.

Alexa is already integrated into most smart home devices and with its IFTTT integration, you can use it to control pretty much any gadget in your house simply by the sound of your voice. Pretty sweet, huh?

And if you’d prefer a touch screen to see search results, instead of the Amazon Echo Bluetooth speaker, you can snap up either the Echo Show or Echo Spot.

4. iHome iSP6X SmartPlug

You probably never thought you’d see the day there would be a smart switch with Wi-Fi connectivity and integration across devices. Well, that day is here. We present to you: the iHome SmartPlug.

SmartPlug allows you schedule power usage with a range of options and intensive integration across a number of platforms including voice control through Alexa, Google Assistant as well as Apple HomeKit, Nest, Samsung SmartThings and Wink. And yes, we’re still talking about a wall socket.

You can easily control from your SmartPlug app and since it’s pretty much plug and play, installation is entirely painless. Priced at just $29.99, that’s definitely a Christmas bargain.

5. Nest Learning Thermostat

You can also take the chance to infuse some holiday warmth with the Nest Learning Thermostat. As the latest generation in the manufacturer’s thermostat series, the Nest Learning Thermostat is one of the most technologically advanced thermostats on the market.

It comes with Wi-Fi capability so you can control the temperature in any room of your home from anywhere you are using your phone, tablet or PC. It also has geofencing support and a furnace monitor.

The Nest Learning Thermostat supports integration across a number of home assistants so you can control the temperature in your home entirely hands free.

Even better, it also self-programs, figuring out what temperatures you prefer and senses when you will automatically turn down the temperature, saving you a lot of energy in the process. How’s that for spreading some holiday cheer?

6. Mr. Beams Lights

You can also bring some warm Christmas light to your loved ones with Mr Beams Lights. Now, we have to warn you, there’s a strong chance that you’ll be irrevocably blown away by these lights. So proceed with caution.

Mr. Beams lights are the most intuitive indoor and outdoor lights you can install in your home. The outdoor lights are perfect for innovative landscape lighting and seeing as they’re wireless, you can do pretty much anything with them.

Using energy efficient LEDs, Mr. Beams Lights provides you with up to 300 lumens of crisp lighting. It also comes with motion sensor technology so you can prevent trips and falls within the house and also easily detect movement on your property.

It’s also immensely energy efficient, using batteries that provide more than enough power to keep them going.

7. Little Giant 17-Foot RevolutionXE Multi-Use Ladder

And if you have a handy man (or woman) in your life, you can help their tinkering with the Little Giant Multi-Use Ladder. What’s great about the ladder (and what they’ll love about it) is it’s robust, multi-use functionality.

The ladder supports a whopping 24 different configurations including as an extendable A-frame ladder, staircase ladder, extension ladder, 90-degree ladder, scaffold system and 19 other configurations for their pleasure.

The Revolution XE ladder has wide rungs, wide flared legs and deep treads that increase stability as well as a tip and glide wheel that allow for easy transport. It’s also pretty handy, folding up in a compact 8-inch wide profile.

So What Are You Waiting For? Get to Christmas Shopping!

So there you have it, 7 home improvement gift ideas that can help you bring Christmas cheer and add value, all in the same gift wrap and for no extra cost. All you have to do now is decide on which of these are right for the loved ones on your list so you can get your holiday groove on!

And if you’ll need some help installing any of the applicable gadgets we’ve listed here, you can give us a quick call at Right Electrical Services. We’d be delighted to help!

 

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