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Holiday buying guide: Smart gadgets for around the house

Have you started checking off names from your Christmas shopping list yet? If not, it’s time to focus. The holidays will be here before you know it.

While you’re at it, you might even want to pick something up for yourself to make up for that clunker of a gift you’re sure to receive. Don’t worry, there are tons of great items this year to choose from. Tap or click here for 15 wacky Christmas gifts to give at a White Elephant party.

To help alleviate some of the panic that can ensue from last-minute gift shopping, we’re going to give you some ideas. Let’s focus on smart gadgets for around the house this time.

Smart gadgets everyone is sure to love this holiday season

No more packages stolen by porch pirates

Have you ever had a package stolen before you were able to get to it after delivery? It’s actually a fairly common phenomenon these days.

But, with this myQ smart garage hub, you can stop thieves right in their tracks. It’s a wireless Wi-Fi-enabled garage hub with smartphone control that, along with Key by Amazon, lets you get packages delivered securely inside your garage. Simply link your myQ account in the Key app and you’re all set.

Home entertainment and protection

Amazon has a bundle available that will not only keep you entertained but will help protect your home. It comes with an all-new Fire TV Cube and Ring Video Doorbell 2.

You can keep an eye on what’s happening outside your front door just by saying, “Alexa, show me the front door camera.” The live camera feed from the Ring Video Doorbell will be displayed in 1080p Full HD on your TV.

Alexa is built into the Fire TV Cube, so you can control compatible TVs, soundbars and other smart devices with your voice. Just ask Alexa to turn on the TV, dim the lights and more.

Control the lights in your home no matter where you are

Want to control the lights in your home with your voice but don’t have a hub? It’s ok, you don’t need one with this Gosund smart light switch.

This in-wall Wi-Fi smart switch works with Alexa and Google Assistant so you can easily enjoy the convenience of voice control. You can even remotely control the lights with the compatible app, so no matter where you are you’re in full control.

Making the perfect meal has never been this easy

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve certainly heard of the Instant Pot. It’s all the rage with people wanting to make gourmet quality meals without all the hassle.

This Instant Pot model is a Wi-Fi-enabled, six-quart, multi-use cooker. You can use it as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer and more. It replaces up to eight kitchen appliances.

High-tech solves the dreaded floor cleaning process

If you’re still cleaning floors with an old-school vacuum, you’re not living your best life. Robot vacuum cleaners are the only way to take care of those messy floors these days, and you might be surprised at what a great job they do.

This eufy BoostIQ RoboVac is super thin, quiet and self-charging. It even works on hard surface floors, so it’s not just for carpet cleaning.

Its BoostIQ technology automatically increases suction power when extra strength is needed to get the best clean. Just sit back and let the robot do the work for you.

If you act quickly, you can get in on a special promotion. Click the button under the “special offers and promotions” section and receive a smart scale for free when you purchase a robovac by EufyHome.

The smart way to light your home

If you’re turning your home into a smart home, you’ll definitely want to have smart lights throughout. This Philips Hue LED smart bulb starter kit with hub is the perfect addition to any smart home.

The four-pack of smart bulbs work with Alexa for voice control, and installation is very easy. Just screw the smart bulbs into your desired location, download the Hue mobile app and pair your Hue Hub (Smart hub is included in this package).

Easy way to turn any device into a smart device

Did you know you don’t have to actually buy a smart lamp to have smart functionality? It’s true.

Instead of buying all kinds of new smart devices for your home, get some of these Amazon smart plugs that work with Alexa. They give you voice control over any device plugged into any outlet.

You can schedule lights, fans and appliances to turn on and off automatically, or control them remotely while you’re away.

Set-up is super simple — just plug your lamp into the smart plug, open the Alexa app and start talking. No smart home hub required.

Amazon wants you to be ready for the holidays this year. It’s set up a Happy HoliDeals page where you can find gifts for even the most hard-to-shop-for person in your life. Tap or click here to check it out.

The only home security Kim uses and recommends

If you’ve been thinking about your home security, there is no better time. Right now, SimpliSafe Home Security is offering Kim’s fans its best deal of the year!

This week, you’ll get 25% off ANY new SimpliSafe system — plus a FREE HD security camera! You hear Kim sing the praises of SimpliSafe on the show every week.

It’s the best home security, period. With SimpliSafe, you’ll get everything you need to keep your home safe. Entry sensors. Motion sensors. A smart lock. Video doorbells. Security cameras. Plus, 24/7 professional monitoring with police dispatch that’s 3.5 times faster!

SimpliSafe is the home security Kim trusts. So, if you’ve been waiting, or on the fence about getting a security system — don’t wait. Go to SimpliSafeKim.com today to get 25% off your system, plus a FREE security camera!

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