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15 Smart Home Gadgets To Gift For A Long Winter Indoors

I'm dreaming of a gadgety winter...

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1. A Tamagotchi digital pet that can provide you entertainment during the wintertime without all the hassles and financial investment of a real fur baby. Who needs a real pet when you can fawn over your Tamagotchi's sleeping and eating patterns and pretend that it's the early '00s?

A tamagotchi handheld device with a character in the center of its screen
Amazon

Get it at Amazon for $89.99 (available in 24 colors).

2. An Ember Wave Bracelet that can cool you down or warm you up by 5 degrees Fahrenheit. If you're tired of the thermostat wars in your house during the cold winter months (it's always either too cold or too hot!), this just might be your white flag.

A rose gold metallic bracelet with a square head
Embr

Get it from Embr Labs for $299 (available in two colors).

3. A Furbo pet camera that will let you see your pet on your phone (and even toss them a treat) when you're away from home. Because whether you're on the road or quarantined without your pet, you can still interact with your pet through this camera's audio, video, and treat functions!

A cylindrical product with a treat dispenser and a dog displayed on a phone screen
Amazon

Get it at Amazon for $198.49.

4. A smartphone UV sanitizer that kills germs and bacteria off your phone while you charge it (and it's compatible with most smartphones). That way, you can bring your phone up to your face without wincing at the grime after buying your groceries or picking up your holiday gifts.

A rectangular box with UV light and a charging phone resting in the center
Amazon

Note: This has not been tested and/or proven to kill the COVID-19 virus.

Get it from Amazon for $79.95 (available in seven different colors).

5. A set of touch-sensitive long distance friendship lamps so that you can feel the warmth and light of your loved ones even if they're thousands of miles away during the holidays. Plus, who doesn't want to "beam up" in their loved one's living space at any hour of the day?

Two brightly lit rectangular devices that are glowing near a Wi-Fi router
Uncommon Goods

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $170 for a set of two.

6. A Bluetooth karaoke microphone, because you don't need to be a secret popstar living a double life to constantly jam out on a microphone. If there's anything this rechargeable and cordless mic can teach us, it's that you don't have to go out to a karaoke bar to have a really memorable (and safe) night!

A rose gold microphone with multiple buttons to control power, sound, and echo
Amazon

You can connect this device to your phone via Bluetooth or cable and there are different settings to control the volume of the music, the level of echo, and an option to record your performance.

Get it at Amazon for $30.99 (available in 11 colors).

7. A set of smart LED strip lights that will illuminate your living space to take it to the next level. You can put these lights on a timer, synch them to music, and customize their colors for a personalized experience. 'Cuz if you can't go out and party, you might as well bring the feeling of a party to your bedroom as you watch Schitt's Creek alone in your jammies.

A rope of multicolored lights next to a box, romote control, a cell phone, and wires to show its use
Amazon

Get it at Amazon for $29.99.

8. An Anova vacuum sealer because you'll inevitably buy something in bulk to save a buck and have way too much to use at once. This device seals your food and removes air to lock in moisture and extend the life of the food you're storing in your freezer. That way, it'll stay fresh throughout the winter season.

A black rectangular vacuum sealer sealing plastic around a piece of steak meat
Amazon

Get it at Amazon for $79.99.

9. A cloud night light for anyone who is absolutely obsessed with all things cute! This little guy will keep your space aesthetically illuminated in the dark and bring the "sunshine" to you even if the winter sun goes down early with daylight savings time!

A silicone hand-sized cloud of white color with a design of closed eyes, a smile, and rosy cheeks
Amazon

Get it at Amazon for $11.99.

10. An Instant Vortex Air Fryer so you can get your crispy fast food cravings satisfied while using less oil in your kitchen, rather than getting takeout again. Plus, it's a nice alternative for those who don't have ovens or want something that speeds up the cooking time of their meals (with air fry, roast, bake, and reheat abilities).

A black and rectangular air fryer with numerical depictions on its screen as well as function buttons
Amazon

Get it at Amazon for $89.

11. A Rocketbook smart notebook that allows you to upload your handwritten notes to your devices and reuse the pages by wiping them clean with water. If you're looking for alternative ways to make working from home easier, this notebook is the perfect solution for people who like taking handwritten notes but hate transferring them onto digital media.

A notebook that has a special pen and rag for wiping
Amazon

Get it at Amazon for $34.75+ (available in two sizes and eight colors).

12. An AeroGarden indoor garden that's super user-friendly (even for people who can't keep their plants alive). You can have your own little winter farmer's market to pick herbs from right on your kitchen countertop. Plus, it includes a gourmet herb seed kit of basil, curly parsley, dill, thyme, Thai basil, and mint to get you started!

A rectangular plastic pot device with its light fixture hanging over the plants
Amazon

The nifty control panel tells you when to add water and reminds you when to add plant food. The lights turn on and off automatically for your ultimate convenience!

Get it at Amazon for $99.97.

13. A Nintendo Switch Lite for people who want to virtually transport themselves to new places and worlds even if they're stuck inside on the couch all winter. It's lighter, smaller, and more portable than the regular Nintendo Switch. It's also good for people who want an alternate way to play games on their own but have finished all of their puzzles already.

A turquoise handheld device with knobs and buttons and a large screen in someone's hand
Amazon

Get it at Amazon for $199 (available in three colors).

14. A light therapy lamp that some reviewers say helped lift their mood and increased their energy during the cold (and mostly dark) winter months. Sometimes we can all use a little extra "sunshine."

A white, plastic lamp that has a base with two buttons and a hanging rectangular light head that is downturned
Amazon

Get it at Amazon for $62.75.

15. And finally, a set of Kasa smart plugs so that any product you own can become compatible with Alexa. Want your coffee maker that you've owned since college to start brewing a hot cup of joe for you when you're shivering under your covers in the morning? Keep forgetting to unplug your Christmas tree before you go to bed? These plugs can get the job done from the comfort of any space you're in!

Two plugs stacked on each other with power button functions
Amazon

Get it at Amazon for $14.99.

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