If you have a family member that likes cool high-tech gifts, we have you covered with our favorite Smart Home gadgets of the year.
Not only do these make great gifts, they'd be good around your own house to help you get ready for the holiday.
No I'm Santa.
My gosh, it's Santa.
We have the real one Santa here to help with our very own non-denominational holiday special.
Santa I've my own list if you we don't need to worry about that, saying are you ready to get started?
Can you pass me the first present, sir?
That's so exciting.
Thank you, Santa.
What do we say here?
Look, the nest Mini.
It's just what I always wanted, even though it didn't actually exist until a couple of months ago.
You won't believe it.
But if you plug in the nest mini, you can give it voice commands and it'll respond.
How cool is that?
Look, it's the smart home.
If you have a family member that wants to get a smart home started, a smart speaker like this is a solid option.
It's $50 but you might find it on sale for less.
It has better sound than the previous version, this little wall mount and a faster processor.
It's a good affordable smart speaker and a great way to get started with a smart home centered around Google.
But Santa what if I want a smart home centered around Amazon?
Is this all you want me to do?
Just sit here and hand you present?
And what, I thought that was saying this whole thing.
I'm just saying I'm Santa.
I shouldn't get to do cool Santa stuff.
I wonder what's in present number two.
The Echo Show 8. [SOUND] An Amazon thing, who would have expected?
But the Show 8 is a good, well balanced smart display.
It's actually Amazon's best one yet.
It has a physical shutter for extra privacy.
The screen will light up before the alarm goes off to gradually wake you up.
It's called a sunrise alarm, and it's awesome.
And the screen is still reasonably sized, with good resolution, so you can watch videos.
Look at pics and do all the other stuff you do on the 10 inch echo show for 100 bucks less.
The show eight is a reasonable $130 making it a good choice to pick start an Amazon smart home.
Let's mix it up Cena Is there anything under the tree that isn't from Amazon or Google nest?
Santa, where are you?
I thought you were gonna help.
Santa helps those who help themselves.
Okay, if Santa isn't available, our security camera can also see when you are sleeping and know when you are awake.
The Arlo Pro 3 is one of our favorites.
This two pack is expensive at 500 bucks, but if you're willing to spend, it has a ton of features to justify the price.
It works with Amazon's Assistant and Google Assistant.
It has a built-in siren and a USB port to save clips locally.
It senses motion of course, and can even tell if a package was delivered and knows the difference between a person, a vehicle and an animal.
Because of all that I can keep an eye on your deliveries and help you protect them from porch pirates.
We successfully fended off a dangerous local porch pirate and a couple of other videos recently using the same tricks Thanks to Arlo I can keep any late-arriving packages nice and safe.
You got me.
Bring it in, happy holidays you son of a gun.
Porch pirate, you too!
You know, maybe he's not so bad after all.
But let's say you don't have to stand up for something that expensive.
Enter the $20 wise can.
It's an inner cam and it's a little Or older but, it's about as much as you would spend on some distance uncle who might still remember you in his will.
It includes free cloud storage, so that uncle Jerry can watch recording clips of that damn dog of his that will actually inherit everything.
Now, let's get back to ridiculously expensive stuff.
gifting a vacuum can be a big full pot, but a robot vacuum.
Yeah, you still shouldn't give this as a passive aggressive it's like really, but as a family gift or as a boon to your messy adult kid
The Neato Bocvac D7 is a pretty good option.
It won a head to head Roboc vacuum contest early in the year.
It's great in cleaning up pet hairs and sands.
And it's good at navigating tools so you won't miss box.
It's pricy at $600.
But [INAUDIBLE] you last than the similar Roomba S9+ model from Irobot which cost a worthing, $1100 Plus the Negro athletes who draw no go lines so you don't have to worry about your corns and you can remote control it with the app for spot cleaning or to do your bidding.
Let's open one last gift.
And you know I was going to start to feel sick if I spent too much longer without talking about Google Nest or Amazon.
So it's the new nest WiFi.
Yes, giving a router is a weird gift, probably even more so than a vacuum.
But you know if you have a family member that's a gamer or just someone fed up with spotty WiFi and dead zones in their house.
If so, this could be a good fit $270 gets you this two pack that's available in multiple colors.
The mesh system can cover up to 3800 square feet, which should be plenty for most homes.
This extender even doubles as a Google Assistant smart speaker like the nest mini while spreading joyful Wi Fi to the far reaches of your place.
Again, know your audience before gifting a router or really any piece of smart home tech.
And you can do your part to help Santa spread holiday cheer.
Ho ho ho, Merry Christ-
Non-denominational holiday cheer, thank you Santa.
And if you're in the giving mood, please like the vid Subscribe to the channel and have a very happy holiday.
From all of us at the CNET smart home.>> I've actually read this list.
Andrew wants for Christmas a cow with a prosthetic leg, a high five from a male role model.
37 pounds of green beans, a jar full of tiny jars, a collection of used stamps, Cotton-Eyed Joe on vinyl, a nocturnal ferret named Johnny, more Tuesdays, a statue of Lincoln made of Lincoln Logs, and Uncomfortable silence.