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The best smart home gift ideas for every mom

The best smart home gift ideas for every mom

Discover the perfect smart home gift for her challenging role

Parents are tasked with a variety of challenges but smart home technology can help to both enhance their daily lives and ease some of the heavy burden. Explore the variety of home automation products that speak directly to some of the challenging roles and personas that many moms have to assume and get them the perfect Mother’s Day gift.

Smart Home Gift Ideas for Mom

The Hall Monitor
A connected security camera, video doorbell or smart lock can help mom to keep an eye on who is roaming her halls. Catch them in the act of leaving doors open (“Were you born in a barn!”), or going into off-limits rooms. (Especially important in this holiday season.) She can also peek in on the family for peace of mind when she has to stay late in the office or has an extended business trip.

The Caregiver
The caregiver role encompasses so much for both moms and dads. Parents are responsible for providing a safe and comfortable environment, nursing kids back to health and even looking in on their own aging parents. A smart home gift can help to lighten some of this load so they might even be to able to occasionally extend the same level of care to themselves.

Sensi™ Wi-Fi Thermostats make the perfect smart home gift that can help mom to keep her family comfortable at all times. She can set schedules for each day to account for tutoring sessions, sports practices and school holidays. Remote temperature control allows her to easily adjust the thermostat when someone says they are coming home early. It also makes an ideal gift for parents who are caring for their own parents. The Sensi mobile app makes it easy to check in to make sure the AC is on and working in the hot and humid summer temperatures. The added benefit of saving on utility bills can go a long way in lowering some of the financial stress that all parents face.

For the mom who is tired of fast food, a smart kitchen appliances like a Wi-Fi crock pot can adjust cooking times remotely if they are running late. New moms might appreciate a smart bottle holder that can monitor feeding habits, a Wi-Fi thermometer to take baby’s temperature without interrupting their sleep or even smart socks that can monitor infant heart rates.

The Entertainer
A helpful smart home gift like the Amazon Echo give moms a variety of options to respond to the dreaded, “I’m bored!” cries from youngsters. Alexa can play music, read bedtime stories, play games, tell knock-knock jokes and a host of other things to keep kids entertained. There are even Alexa Skills that help moms in another role they play – The Professor – to encourage kids to practice spelling and learn valuable math skills.

(You can also control your Sensi thermostat…read more about the Amazon Alexa integration.)

The Mom On-the-Go
The busy mom can use the Google Assistant to automate her day with The Google Assistant so maybe a Google Home is the gift for her. She’ll start her day off right with a simple, “OK Google, Good morning.”

Available actions under the Good Morning routine include:

-Take the phone off silent
-Trigger smart home devices
-Adjust the Sensi thermostat
-Hear the weather
-Learn traffic conditions and estimated time of your commute
-Hear upcoming calendar events and reminders
-Adjust phone volume (to your preset morning setting)
-Play music, news, radio, or a podcast 

Read more about how Sensi works with the Google Assistant.

There are a myriad of smart home gift ideas to find the perfect present for the mom, aunt, grandmother or special person in your life. Go ahead - remind her why you’re her favorite.

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