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Holiday Gift Guide for the Home

Bob Maiocco

I love Colorado and it shows! I am so grateful to be living my dream...

I love Colorado and it shows! I am so grateful to be living my dream...

Dec 4 6 minutes read

The Tech Gifts

It’s that time of year again and whether you’re looking for gifts for your loved ones or to #treatyoself here is my complete list of all the best home tech, appliances, and decor gifts that to add to your list.  You'll note I added a few that mountain lovers might really appreciate.

For The Ski Bum 

No skier (or to some extent snowboarder) would be worth their salt if they didn't skip out every now and then on a powder day!  And while asking Siri for the weather report is better than reading the newspaper there's no tool better than the powder report from Joel Gratz and the crew at OpenSnow.   Millions of skiers use the email reports and the new Mobile App to learn and react when the snow falls.  If you have a skier on your list--this is a great gift!

Amazon Echo

“Hey Alexa, can you add this to my holiday list?” This hands-free speaker called “Alexa” allows you to play music, make calls, check the weather, and ask questions all through your voice.  

This is only $49.99 and you can purchase it here.

Amazon Fire TV Stick

Hey Alexa, can you play “Home Alone” on Hulu? Alexa can also play Hulu, Netflix, HBO Go, and more with this voice-controlled remote.

This is only $40 and can be purchased here.

For the Adventurer!

Years ago when I was on a canyoneering trip in Southern Utah I noticed our guide brought this little miracle of technology deep into the slot canyons in case any of us had troubles.  Luckily we didn't.  Later, when Amy and I were hiking Windom Peak in the San Juans we watched an exciting high altitude rescue that was prompted by a Spot.  If you're gift giving list includes an adventurer it's tough to beat the peace of mind that comes with this rescue alert system.  SPOT lets family and friends know you're okay, or if the worst should happen, sends emergency responders your GPS location - all with the push of a button. 

It's 50% off right now with a rebate!

Philips Wake-Up Light

Do you know someone in your life (maybe yourself) who snoozes their alarm one too many times? This wake-up light simulates a sunrise to wake you up in a refreshing way.

This is available to purchase here for about $100.

Furbo Dog Camera 

Does seeing your dog’s sad puppy eyes every morning when you leave for work make you sad? This camera offers a live stream video that you can watch all day and also lets you toss treats to your furry friends.

This can be purchased here.

Amazon Smart Plug

Tired of Alexa yet? You can use your voice to also turn on and off lights, fans, and appliances. You can even control them when you aren’t home.

This is only $25 and can be purchased here.

iRobot Roomba i7+

Having company over for the holidays but finding no time to clean? The iRobot Roomba is a robot vacuum that cleans itself. This one even empties its own dustbin by itself so you really don’t have to clean at all.

Purchase this robot right here.

The Kitchen Gifts

Ring Stick Up Security Cam

This security camera can be easily mounted pretty much anywhere - indoors or outdoors. It has 1080p HD quality and you can see, hear, and talk to people from your computer, phone, or tablet. You can check on things at home in live-time and you can be notified when motion is detected.  This is especially helpful if you're the parent of two teenagers...

Click here for more details.

Mini KitchenAid Stand Mixer 

If you have small counter space or too many other kitchen appliances, give your baking enthusiast loved ones this shrunken-down KitchenAid mixer that works just as well but is available in 10 colors!

Click here to view all the available colors to purchase.

Instant Pot

Whether you don’t have the time to cook or aren’t the best chef, this is an all in one pressure cooker, rice cooker, slow cooker, steamer, warmer, and yogurt maker. You can’t go wrong with this gift.

Click here for more details.

Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker

Cooking isn’t just for the professional chefs out there. The smartphone-controlled wand can heat water to a precise temperature with it’s Bluetooth capability from anywhere. So sit back and relax until it’s ready to go.  I was introduced to this by a friend (and real estate broker) in Steamboat and the steaks he made convinced Amy and I to run out and get this immediately.  It works perfect every time!  

Bob tip: Don't Sous Vide Lobster.  My youngest, Tyler, and I tried this and it was a costly mistake!

Click here for more details.

The Decor Gifts

Wall Decor

If you know someone who loves to decorate give them a personalized piece of wall art. It could something as simple as the state they live in, a quote, or even a map of the stars. Some great places to check this out are Society 6, Etsy, The Night Sky, and Target.

Scented Candles

If you want to get personal, give your loved one their favorite scent! You can't go wrong with candles plus there are so many options and you can find great deals. Our favorites are from Bath & Body Works and Anthropologie.

Looking for a new home this Holiday Season?

Now is the perfect time to wrap up your goals for 2018 or get a head start on your New Year's resolution of buying or selling a home.

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