The future is now. Upgrade your newlywed home with these tech gifts.
When it comes to registering for your wedding, there are some things that you need (think: dishes, knives, bedding upgrades, and some furniture) and some things that you really want (like a glitzy bar cart, a wine subscription, or the kitchen appliance of your dreams.) Smart gadgets are a little bit of both—they feel luxe, but they're insanely practical, and make your life just a little bit easier.
Welcome to today's increasingly-digital and busy, busy world. With so many new high-tech products on the market, buying electronics can be overwhelming. It's also easy to find yourself skeptical of how well all of the latest fads really work. We're making the shopping process simpler, by recommending our favorites.
Here, a list of six genius gifts that couples are registering for in order to build their own smart homes. In the mix is a do-it-all device that's easy to use and a great jumping-off point. There's also an incredibly-important security system, an intelligent thermostat, and a shower-ready speaker. Did you know that you can successfully grow a plant, even if you forget to water it? We've included a flower pot that always remembers. Does your relationship with Siri make your soon-to-be spouse jealous? We've also found a kit that'll only further your love affair (sorry, honey). Click through to learn more about these inventive, useful gadgets. Not only are they fun to show off, but they'll save you time, energy, and stress in the long run. The future is now, so what are you waiting for?
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The All-In-One Gadget
If you're a smart-home novice, the iDevices Smart Home Essentials 10-Piece Kit is a great place to start. It has everything you need, including smart plugs, wifi light adapters, and outdoor-friendly switches to connect your first home.
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Talk about a lightbulb moment. The Nanoleaf Ivy Smarter Lighting Kit is one of the very first lighting systems to work with Siri voice commands. Just say "Siri, turn on my lights," and—poof—everything is illuminated!
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Are you picturing lush, thriving plants in your newlywed home, but not exactly a homebody? Turn your daydreams into reality with a Parrot Pot Smart Self-Watering Flowerpot. The "Perfect Drop" irrigation system waters your plant for you when it's thirsty.
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Nowadays there's a smarter way to stay safe with the Canary All-in-One Home Security Device. You can control this revolutionary security system conveniently from your phone and can be alerted when something seems amiss.
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Meet the most compact, sleek, chic way to control your room temperature: Nest Learning Thermostat, 3rd Generation. It's Alexa-compatible and features like auto-schedule and auto-away take the stress out of forgetting to adjust the temps when you're out and about.
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For all singers in the shower, you'll love the Bluetooth-compatible and water-resistant iDevices iShower 2. Listen to your anthems or if you're feeling a bit more sophisticated, your audiobooks, podcasts, or radio during every rinse.