Merry Christmas Automaters! Automate Your Life has been thinking about what to get our family for Christmas.
There are a ton of cool options out there, but you don’t always have to get the same thing everyone else is getting. I’ll help with a few ideas below. By the way, the links below may provide Automate Your Life some money. We appreciate your support. I hope that these suggestions help with your Christmas Shopping Ideas.
Smart Home Gifts for the Kids
When I think about my kids, I think about their tablets. Yes, it’s difficult to move away from tablets. When matched with a great monitoring system (Parent Monitoring system) to ensure that your kids are not being exposed to bad content, and a great educational system, you can’t really go wrong. You’ll be able to limit screen time and make sure that the games are appropriate. I want to suggest two tablets: The Fire Kids Edition Tablet and the Samsung Tab A (SM-T580NKAXAR).
Fire Kids Edition Tablet, Samsung Tab A
The Fire Kids Edition Tablet is one of the most cost effectivet tablets out there right now. It comes with pretty much everything you need out of a tablet. It’s really easy to operated and comes with FreeTime Unlimited: A plethora of educational tv-shows, books and games for the little one to get fully immersed. It comes with a kids case already built in, however, if you break it within 2 years, you can return it (no questions asked) and Amazon will replace it. Right now, the Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet is on sale on Amazon for $60 (That’s $40 off). You can buy a pack of two for $100 (for a limited time). You can buy them in different sizes here: https://amzn.to/388dYIz.
Samsung Tab A
The Samsung Tab A; We have a few Samsung Tablets at our home. They are pretty slick devices. They do have a higher price point compared to the Fire Tablets. The reason I thought about getting these is the opportunity to use them for my chidren’s school, homework, and also for them to actually use them to play games against Dad. I’m thinking these Tablets will remain useful for a couple of years and hold their own. The Samsung Tablets come with it’s own children’s program which allow Parent monitoring for kids programs and content. I don’t have the 10.1″ Samsung Tab A at home (we have the 8″), but I saw the price right now, and thought, this could be a good time to buy one right now. the Samsung Tab A is on sale for $148 (compared to list price of $280). Yes, it is a 10.1″ tablet! for a price lower than the 8″.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A SM-T580NZKAXAR 10.1-Inch 16 GB, $148, Save $132: https://amzn.to/2YfFq2i
Smart Home Gifts
There are so many options for Smart Home Gifts. If you’re thinking of something fun, that also encourages people to get fit, then I would suggest either a Samsung Galaxy Fit, or Samsung Gear Sportwatch (Bluetooth). The Samsung Gear Sportwatch is making way to the newer Galaxy Watch Active2, but it’s still a good wearable (water resistant) product from Samsung and both devices are on sale right now.
Samsung Galaxy Fit Silver (Bluetooth), SM-R370NZSAXAR – US: https://amzn.to/364k9va
Samsung Gear Sport Smartwatch (Bluetooth), Black, SM-R600NZKAXAR, $187.50, Save $112.48: https://amzn.to/366Qy4y
iRobot Roomba 675 vs Ecovacs DEEBOT N79S
If you really want to get your family into the smart and automatic, you could save chores time by getting a robotic vacuum. We have had a 600 series Roomba in our house for a couple of years, and we’re so happy with it. I think the competition is getting fierce out there, and most robotic vacuums can provide you with great value:
iRobot Roomba 675 Robot Vacuum-Wi-Fi Connectivity Works with Alexa Good for Pet Hair Carpets Hard Floors Self-Charging: https://amzn.to/2DMEYzq
Ecovacs DEEBOT N79S Robotic Vacuum Cleaner with Max Power Suction Up to 110 min Runtime Hard Floors and Carpets Works with Alexa App Controls Self-Charging Quiet: https://amzn.to/2DMF6yU
I am totally in agreement with the devices that Brian talks about in the 2019 Smart Home Gift Ideas for Your Family video too.
Here are the products Brian talked about in the video:
Fire Tablets – https://amzn.to/2rTqD15 – US
Fire Tablets – https://amzn.to/35Xqpox – CAN
Fire Tablets – https://amzn.to/2DDKyUv – UK
Echo Glow – https://amzn.to/34MXHq8
Echo Dot Kids Edition – https://amzn.to/33IG4qj
BB8 Sphero – https://amzn.to/34eToUz
Tile Tracker Pack – https://amzn.to/34eTrQf
Osmo Genius Kit – https://amzn.to/2OHRjuF – US
Osmo Genius Kit – https://amzn.to/2DGTlF8
Garmin Vivofit Jr – https://amzn.to/34Kxw3B – US
Garmin Vivofit Jr – https://amzn.to/2DGTxEm – CAN
Garmin Vivofit Jr – https://amzn.to/35XqVCZ – UK
For Her Apple Watch Series 5 – https://bit.ly/2DGEaMk
Muse Headband – https://bit.ly/35XSjks
Apple AirPods Pro – https://bit.ly/2RguDUa
Fire TV Sticks – https://amzn.to/2qjOSp2 – CAN
Fire TV Sticks – https://amzn.to/33JgEIU – UK
Fire TV Sticks – https://amzn.to/2LeUjws – US
For Him Echo Loop – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JPK4XJ6?…
Ekster Wallet – https://ekster.com?sca_ref=40086.tUB1…
Sony WH1000XM3 Headphones – https://amzn.to/2QMtOCu
Bose Quiet Comfort 35 Voice Assistant-Enabled Headphones – https://bit.ly/2YaYkr7
I hope these gift ideas help you with shopping. I may update this list as we get closer to Christmas, however with the ideas from the video and the article, you might not go wrong:
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