Smart home tech gifts for others (and yourself)

We can’t deny the convenience of automating, simplifying, and turning your home into a smart one. Perhaps you’d want to help make your loved ones’ homes more intelligent and secure, too, or you want to treat yourself to some new tech toys for your home. The upcoming holidays are the perfect excuse to buy new stuff—of course, it should be within your budget. 

And that’s why we’ve compiled some great gift ideas according to budget. We have everything ranging from under 2k to 8k and above, so you can give the perfect smart home tech gift to the right person well within what you can afford.

Read on and happy shopping!

UNDER 2K

Zero Dimmable Wi-Fi Smart Light Bulb

PRICE: PHP 659

Here’s a relatively affordable way to introduce smart lighting into a home. This dimmable light bulb connects to mobile devices via Wi-Fi, so you can choose the colors to suit your preferences or schedule when the light turns on or off. It also works with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. 

Xiaomi Mijia Smart Temperature And Humidity Sensor

PRICE: PHP 699 (discounted at PHP 399)

This small sensor does a lot for those who want to monitor their homes’ temperature and humidity. It works with other Xiaomi smart home products to make sure you have an ideal indoor environment. And if there are unusual environmental changes, it’s linked to the Mi Home app, so you can get alerts.

TP-Link Tapo P100 Mini Smart Wifi Socket

PRICE: PHP 1,299 (discounted at PHP 439)

The TP-Link Tapo P100 smart socket would make an excellent gift for someone who wants to simply automate supported household items. Through the Tapo app, it can instantly turn connected devices on or off. It also lets you preset a schedule for when the socket turns devices on or off. And it works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, too. For extra security, it offers an Away Mode where it automatically turns devices on and off (like lights) at different times to give the appearance that someone is home. Management permission isn’t limited to one user, so family homes or those who live with roommates can share access.

Realme Smart Scale

PRICE: PHP 1,590

One of the newest Realme products would make for a great gift for families. The Realme Smart Scale measure 16 types of health metrics, and with its high-precision BIA sensor, it can detect even a 50g change in weight. Users can get detailed, daily health reports by connecting the scale to the Realme Link app. It supports multi-person health data profiles, so it isn’t tied to one user. It even has a handy small weight mode that can measure from 50g to 9.99kg, with a precision of up to 10g. And it’ll take a long time to use up the battery, with Realme promising 360-day battery life.

Qooiu Fingerprint Lock

PRICE: PHP 1,850 (discounted at PHP 791)

Here’s a small solution for those who want a more convenient way to lock drawers without locks or better secure drawers with locks and keys. This fingerprint lock can support up to 20 fingerprints. It charges via USB with a promise of battery life lasting for up to a year.

2K-8K

Realme Smart Cam 360

PRICE: PHP 2,790

Keep the homes of your loved ones safe with Realme’s first smart security camera offering. The Realme Smart Cam 360 offers features like 360° panoramic vision, 1080p video recording with support for up to 128GB memory card, and AI motion detection. It can send alerts on mobile if there’s any unusual activity in your home or even let you keep tabs on your pets while they’re home alone. It promises a wider dynamic range so you can see better details in the shadows, and it has an infrared illuminator to capture a clear picture in the dark for up to 10 meters in full color. 

Philips Hue Bridge

PRICE: PHP 3,690

This is a good gift idea for those in your life who want to build a smart lighting system in their homes. The Philips Hue Bridge is the brains of Philips Hue’s smart lighting ecosystem. It lets you connect and control up to 50 lights and accessories through the Hue app. It supports Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, and Google Assistant.

Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus V4 2M

PRICE: PHP 4,290

The Philips Hue Lighstrip can set the ambiance in any home. These lightstrips offer flexibility to allow you to use it as you please. It works both indoors and outdoors, adapting to any room or decor. You can control it using Bluetooth or with voice assistants like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. Apple HomeKit support is added when you have the Hue Bridge.

Xiaomi Mi Mijia Purifier 3C

PRICE: PHP 8,990 (discounted at PHP 7,490)

Living through a global pandemic means we spend a lot of time at home, and we’re endlessly cleaning our surroundings. The Xiaomi Mi Mijia Purifier 3C can help clean the air in your home. With a true HEPA filter, it can eliminate 99.99% of particles as small as 0.3 microns from the air. It cleans everything from dust, cigarette smoke, pet dander, mold spores, pollen, germs, virus to odors. Through the Mi Home app or with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, you can control this purifier.

Momax 2-in-1 Air Purifier and Dehumidifier

PRICE: PHP 8,990 (discounted at PHP 7,990)

Here’s another air-purifying option. But this time, it also works as a dehumidifier. The Momax 2-in-1 Air Purifier and Dehumidifier purifies the air with H13 HEPA and active carbon filters. It also works with low-temperature dehumidification up to 5 degrees Celsius. This appliance can capture dust, formaldehyde, and mites. And it works with Momax’s app, with support for Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.

8K & ABOVE

Yale J20+

PRICE: PHP 8,999

You can secure your family’s or friend’s home with the Yale J20+ RFID Deadbolt Lock. It offers multiple access modes so you can choose what works best, including an RFID card, PIN code, or optional Bluetooth or remote control access. Other features include a smart touchpad and an emergency power supply terminal, in case the battery runs low. It also has an alarm that can alert you if a break-in happens or there is damage to the unit.

Apple TV 4K (64GB)

PRICE: PHP 11,990

This streaming media player is an ideal gift for those who don’t have a smart TV yet want access to Apple’s and others’ streaming services. This is the 4K model, which means you get better quality visuals. (It’s given that your TV needs to support 4K.) It allows its users to watch videos, listen to music, play games, and even use other supported online apps on your TV.

Xiaomi Mijia Robot Vacuum Cleaner

PRICE: PHP 14,390 (discounted at PHP 12,990)

Keeping your house clean is more important than ever, but it doesn’t mean you have to do it all by yourself. The Xiaomi Mijia Robot Vacuum Cleaner can give you or your loved ones a hand. It’s a smart vacuum that doesn’t require much of your help to navigate your home. You can even get it to clean while you aren’t in the house. 

COOCAA 32S6G Smart TV

PRICE: PHP 15,990 (discounted at PHP 9,190)

If you’re not too keen on getting a smart TV that’s too pricey, COOCAA has the offering for you. Its 32-inch Android 9.0 TV is on the affordable side, at least when it comes to thinking about televisions. With support for Google Assistant and Google Home, you or the person you’re gifting this TV to can even turn it into a smart hub. And yes, it is Netflix compatible.

Sony KDL-43W667G 43 Full HD Smart TV

PRICE: PHP 23,749 (discounted at PHP 21,349)

If a bigger Full HD TV is what you have in mind, Sony has the 43-inch KDL-43W667G below the 25k peso mark. It promises signature Sony technology like X-Reality Pro and Dynamic Contrast Enhancer, and it supports Dolby Audio, too. It is also a smart TV that runs on a Linux-based operating system.