Finding gifts for hard-to-shop-for friends and family certainly get easier if they’ve just recently moved in to their new Taylor Morrison home. Smart gadgets for your home are both useful and a whole lot of fun to unwrap.
Check out some of the hottest smart home gifts for the 2018 holiday season. You might even find something to stuff in your own stocking, too!
Fun in the Sun Gets Even Better with More Free Time
Many Taylor Morrison new home communities are located in warm climates. It’s easy to make private pool dreams come true at a new house in Ft. Myers, FL or desert home in Phoenix, AZ.
But with a swimming pool comes a new set of chores and responsibilities.
No problem. Not when you find a pool cleaning robot under the tree!
Here are two of the top brands and models worth checking out:
- Dolphin Nautilus Plus – Precision navigation and advanced scanning means your pool will be spotless in 2 hours or less. A lightweight design makes it easy to get the Nautilus Plus in & out of the water and dual-filtration allows for efficient and effective cleaning.
- iRobot Mirra 530 – No hoses. No pumps. No installation. The Mirra 530 features unique active-scrubbing brush technology to agitate the pool walls for a deeper clean.
Relax! Your Little Friend Can Mow the Lawn
Larger homesites can reach up to a spacious 80 feet in width. And while more land means more privacy, it also means more grass to cut.
Forget about hiring the neighbor kid and instead turn this task over to your automatic lawnmower. You’ll never have to worry about weeds popping up ever again.
- Worx Landroid – The ultimate robotic lawnmower uses AI algorithms to navigate tight spaces and achieve a perfect cut. You can even schedule the Landroid to work around your schedule.
- Husqvarna Automower 315X – A perfect choice for medium to large-sized yards, the 315X can cut up to .4 acres on a single charge. GPS & anti-theft tracking technologies transport your grass cutting to the future.
Create Idyllic Outdoor Living Spaces for Entertaining Day & Night
Fun patios and outdoor living spaces are top priorities for new home buyers in 2018. Help the new homeowner in your life take their back yard to the next level with cool tunes and even cooler lighting.
Outdoor Bluetooth Speakers
- AR Hatteras is the industry leader in funky outdoor speakers that blend in with your garden décor. Shaped like lanterns, you’ll love the design and be shocked to hear the bass that come out of these decorative Bluetooth speakers.
- Another fun idea for hidden speakers is the rock-shaped model sold by Sound Appeal. All your favorite music in a weather-proof synthetic canyon sandstone rock.
Smart Outdoor Path Lighting
- ZigBee Lightify garden lights by Sylvania are super cool. You can pair them with a compatible ZigBee hub such as SmartThings, Wink or Amazon Echo Plus to control your Gardenspots from near or far. Turn on/off, dim or even change the color!
- Look into Hue Outdoor Lighting to build a cohesive backyard lighting system from the ground up. Philips is an industry leader in mix & match integrated devices.
What Will They Think of Next?
Take hands-off cleaning to new heights with the incredible Alfawise S60 window cleaning robot. A powerful suction motor keeps the machine held firmly against the glass while smart AI technology allows the robot to see window frames and other obstacles.
A perfect gift for homeowners with those vaulted ceiling clerestory windows.
Is Your Floor Cleaning Routine Ready for a Roomba?
Robot vacuums have been around for quite a while now, making the newest tech and advancements better than ever.
From smartphone integration to WiFi connectivity, vSLAM mapping, 10-micron filters, programming, self-charging and so much more, today’s robot vacuum will keep your floors spotless without needing to lift a finger.
It’s hard to beat the original Roomba by iRobot. The company offers an incredible line of models to suit every budget and home. Hardwood, carpet, linoleum, concrete, you name it – the Roomba cleans it all.
Double your cleaning power with an iRobot Braava mopping robot, too!
Make Your New Home Smarter than Ever
Answer your door from anywhere with a smart video doorbell. There’s no safer way to know who is at the door first – before you unlock and unlatch.
PC Mag did a great piece on the best models to buy and the clear winner was the SkyBell HD Silver WiFi Video Doorbell. Here’s why:
- Easy to install.
- Sharp 1080p video and advanced color video for nighttime.
- Motion detection allows for pre-buffering.
- Free cloud storage.
- Works with other smart devices and supports IFTTT and Alexa voice commands.
The SkyBell HD Silver WiFi Video Doorbell is also competitively priced when you consider the broad range of features that come standard with the device.
Turn off any Device or Appliance from Quite Literally Anywhere
It’s incredible the technology you can buy for just ten bucks these days! The perfect stocking stuffer for any tech-savvy new homeowner, Smart Plug Outlets by Gosung turn anything that plugs in instantly into a smart device.
Controlled by WiFi and compatible with Alexa, Google Home or IFTTT, each outlet can be turned on/off or set to a timer using an easy-to-operate app on your smartphone. You can connect as many Smart Plug Outlets as you’d like, making it possible to control your entire home with a single app.
Forgot to turn off the electric oven? No problem. Do it from the office.
Away on vacation and want the lights/TV on at night to hide that you’re away? Easy. Just one tap on your phone.
The possibilities are endless.
Happy Holidays from Taylor Morrison
Whether it’s you or a loved one enjoying their new construction home this holiday season, we sincerely wish you and yours the happiest of days during this festive time of year.
And have fun playing with all your new smart home toys!