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36 Home Tech Items for Your Wish List

Looking for the best and most useful home tech to fill out your wish list or find techy gift ideas for others? These products are just what you're looking for.

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Amazon Echoamedley/Shutterstock

Amazon Echo

Amazon's Echo uses the Alexa voice assistant for news, weather, sports updates, vocal games and controlling many other smart devices around the house. And this home tech item is a great way to experiment with voice command options.

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Smart Light Bulbsnullplus/Shutterstock

Smart Light Bulbs

Want to start small with a smart home tech item? Try a smart light bulb! This may sound like an odd item for your gift wish list, but these bulbs are really cool! And you can turn them on and off at a distance, set schedules for them, and change their color. It's a fun way to learn how to control your home with mobile devices.

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Smart Garage OpenerVolkova Vera/Shutterstock

Smart Garage Opener

With these smart devices – which are typically compatible with new garage door systems – you can check to see if the garage door is open at any time, and control it remotely, if necessary.

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Mountable Security CamREDPIXEL.PL/Shutterstock

Mountable Security Cam

Security cams like the Nest Cam can be moved anywhere, offer live video from your mobile devices and can see at night. And if you've been wanting to add video to your security system, this is the way to do it.

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Automatic Plant Watering Systems

Automatic Plant Watering Systems

Not everything needs sensors and smart software to quality as a techy upgrade. To make sure that plants are always getting enough water, try this home tech item drip feeder, like a set of Hydrospikes and stop worrying. Photo: Amazon

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Wireless Bluetooth HeadphonesMaridav/Shutterstock

Wireless Bluetooth Headphones

Do you like doing work around the house while listening to music or the radio? Add a little privacy and a lot of convenience with Bluetooth headphones that you can wear and tap into surrounding devices.

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Smart DoorbellDaniel Krason/Shutterstock

Smart Doorbell

A smart doorbell can combine a video cam and security alarm for your front door. It's an ideal home tech item option if you want to avoid unwanted visitors. Or just see what's happening on your porch.

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Universal Remote Controllorenzo gambaro/Shutterstock

Universal Remote Control

These smart remotes use either your phone or a separate remote device that you can set to control all your TV watching/living room entertainment devices at once. Put one home tech item remote on the wish list if you are tired of managing multiple remotes.

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Smart Thermostatzhu difeng/Shutterstock

Smart Thermostat

A smart thermostat can save you money, make it easier to see what time it is and even learn your habits for automatic adjustments. And they're a techy upgrade, especially for older thermostat systems.

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Google Homepianodiaphragm/Shutterstock

Google Home

Do you already have a lot of Google-supported devices around the house? If so, you'll love Google Home, an alternative to Amazon Alexa with the same voice command control and communication.

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Fitness WatchGeorge Rudy/Shutterstock

Fitness Watch

Want to keep track of how many calories you are burning while working around the house and yard? You need to have a fitness watch on your gift wish list. And these devices come with many smart abilities too, including options to play songs and monitor your heart rate.

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Bluetooth Speakersuccesso images/Shutterstock

Bluetooth Speaker

These speakers are small, durable and mobile. And you can move them around indoors, take them outside (many are even water resistant), and use this home tech item for parties and holiday get-togethers.

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Home Theater ProjectorLDprod/Shutterstock

Home Theater Projector

If you want the real home theater experience in your man cave, backyard, or living room, you need a quality projector.

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Solar ChargerDmitry Galaganov/Shutterstock

Solar Charger

Do you like being green and saving electricity? You should consider adding a solar charger for your phone to your gift wish list. So leave if out in the sunlight, and like other solar panels, it will build a charge you can use for phones and other mobile devices. This home tech item is also great for trips!

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USB OutletTony Stock/Shutterstock

USB Outlet

If your high-tech devices are piling up, you may really need to ask for a new outlet that includes USB ports for charging any smart home item. And it's an ideal option if you are short on space, ports or adapters. Here are our tips for choosing the best USB outlet for your home or garage.

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Smart Door LockRobert Kneschke/Shutterstock

Smart Door Lock

A smart door lock is a great addition to your home security! You can program it to lock whenever you want, get alerts, check on status options and even create passes to allow for temporary entrance privileges. And it's great when you're on a trip.

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Soil pH MeterSergey Kamshylin/Shutterstock

Soil pH Meter

Do you take great pride in your lawn? Your soil pH dictates how healthy your lawn is, what sort of plants you should grow, and what sort of fertilizer you should be using, among many other things. So why not ask for a bit of garden tech that can make a huge difference.

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Robot VacuumQuality Stock Arts/Shutterstock

Robot Vacuum

A home tech item like a robot vacuum gives you the option to program a cleaning schedule. The Roomba little floor vac is smart enough to return to its charger for a battery boost. And it can make cleaning your house much easier.

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Cordless Home VacuumKulikov Aleksandr/Shutterstock

Cordless Home Vacuum

Not interested in a robot vac? You can still upgrade with today's excellent and powerful cordless vacs. And they need only simple maintenance and have enough juice to clean the whole house!

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Smart Smoke DetectorShaunWilkinson/Shutterstock

Smart Smoke Detector

If you've never replaced your smoke detectors, why not ask for new ones for Christmas? And today's smart home tech item smoke detectors can detect both smoke and carbon monoxide and will give you alerts when they battery runs low before shrieking.

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Indoor Herb KitOlegDoroshin/Shutterstock

Indoor Herb Kit

Do you like fresh herbs, but struggle to find the time and space to grow them indoors? Try a smart home tech item grow kit that will take care of watering, light and fertilizer questions for you. Plus, it can fit pretty much anywhere.

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A Fan/Heater ComboDmitry Galaganov/Shutterstock

A Fan/Heater Combo

Need a fan in the summer and a room heater in the winter? Add a conventional model to your gift wish list or go for broke and ask for a Dyson model that heats, cools, saves energy, has timers and more!

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Smart Air Purifiery_seki/Shutterstock

Smart Air Purifier

A smart air purifier can give you data about the quality of your air, which you can use to set schedules and turn the unit on or off as needed, even if you aren't home.

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Automatic Pet FeederANURAK PONGPATIMET/Shutterstock

Automatic Pet Feeder

If you have pets, you may find that controlling their diets or what they eat when you are away can be tricky. So a home tech item specifically made for pets is a great idea. Smart pet feeders will automatically provide the right portions at the right times, plus the option for you to take manual control.

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Iceless Wine ChillerBessyy/Shutterstock

Iceless Wine Chiller

Prepare for your guests in style with an electronic wine chiller that helps you quickly chill a bottle of wine. So put this home tech item on your wish list or buy it for your favorite wine lover.

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GPS TrackersVictority/Shutterstock

GPS Trackers

Today's GPS trackers are small devices that you can put on pets, in cars and anywhere else. And you access a simple smart phone app to see where your pet or teenager are, at any time. Who wouldn't want these on their gift wish list?

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Robotic Pool Cleanermanuel segura martinez/Shutterstock

Robotic Pool Cleaner

If you have a pool, this belongs on your wish list. These robotic pool cleaners make the rounds on your pool floor and wall, cleaning the water and making sure that algae has a tough time taking up residence. And they can save a lot of money over time!

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Smart Grill Temperature ProbeAlexander Raths/Shutterstock

Smart Grill Temperature Probe

Need to measure the temperature carefully for your favorite outdoor grilling or indoor cooking masterpiece? And if you have a smart grill probe that monitors the internal temperature, you'll know exactly when it's time to eat.

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Streaming StickWilliam Potter/Shutterstock

Streaming Stick

Curious about the streaming world? Find yourself watching more Netflix and other streaming channels? You can upgrade your TV with a streaming stick and a service that allows you to watch them all. It's an ideal home tech item solution if you don't have a smart TV or smart receiver to work with.

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Smart Outlet2p2play/Shutterstock

Smart Outlet

Plug any lamp or appliance into a smart outlet, and you can control when it turns on and shuts down. And you can even set schedules. Also, it's a great way to add smart home features to older products you don't want to part with.

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Digital Sprinkler ControllerLane V. Erickson/Shutterstock

Digital Sprinkler Controller

While this control system won't drag the sprinkler out into the lawn and hook it up for you, it's still an amazing addition to pre-installed irrigation systems. And the home tech item hub allows you to monitor, control and save water all from a mobile app.

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Electricity MonitorZapp2Photo/Shutterstock

Electricity Monitor

Worried that your appliances are using a little too much electricity? Check out a power monitor home tech item to help you figure out an energy saving plan. Also, there are much more complex whole-house systems if you really want to dive into energy savings.

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LED Lighting for Outdoorsnikkytok/Shutterstock

LED Lighting for Outdoors

Durable and energy efficient, LED lights make great outdoor light choices. And work if you want to replace existing lights or add new lighting to a dark corner. Find some that you like and add them to your gift wish list.

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Whole-House Water Filtration Systemronstik/Shutterstock

Whole-House Water Filtration System

You might be the only one who puts this on their gift wish list, but if you're tired of having to filter all of your tap water through pitchers or other devices, consider a home water filtration system. This home tech item will make sure all your drinking water is clean and tastes fresh.

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Shade Controllervladibulgakov/shutterstock

Shade Controller

You can switch from a hand-pull system to motorized blind controls for your most commonly used blinds and window dressings with this simple home tech item upgrade. And you can put this on your gift wish list, but it's something you should probably just buy for yourself!

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Smart Air ConditionerPiotr Adamowicz/Shutterstock

Smart Air Conditioner

If you need a separate air conditioner for a hot room or basement, then think ahead to warmer weather and ask for a smart air conditioner with built-in app controls and energy monitoring options.