Last Minute Holiday Shopping Ideas for HomeKit Smart Home Beginners

Ho, ho, HomeKit!
Ho, ho, HomeKit! (Image credit: iMore)

With the holiday clock ticking down, there's only a bit of time left to grab a fantastic HomeKit-enabled device for that special someone. Whether it's as simple as a HomeKit smart plug, or a fancy new HomeKit thermostat — we've got you covered. If you still haven't gotten around to picking up a gift for everyone on your list, then check out these awesome HomeKit shopping ideas for smart home beginners — they are sure to be a hit!

The gift of HomeKit

If you have any smart home beginners on your list — or even seasoned HomeKit vets — these are the very best HomeKit shopping ideas for that special someone. From simple switches to the smartest of locks, these smart home devices are the best way to put a smile on the face of anyone who is just getting started in the world of connected tech.

If your giftee is starting fresh with HomeKit, then we recommend going with the HomePod mini. Apple's tiny smart speaker enables voice controls over HomeKit accessories through Siri, and it acts as a HomeKit hub for remote access. If that weren't enough, the HomePod mini is also an excellent way to listen to Apple Music, with tons of power coming from its incredibly small footprint.

If you are looking for something a little more fun, then check out the Nanoleaf Shapes Hexagons light panels. These awesome lights support millions of colors, and their modular design allows for creative installations. The Nanoleaf Shapes also react to music with flashes, pulses, and pops of color that will definitely wow everyone on your list.

Christopher Close

Christopher spends most of his time writing and dreaming about all things HomeKit and the Home app. Whether it is installing smart light switches, testing the latest door locks, or automating his households daily routines, Christopher has done it all.