Holiday Gift Guide 2022

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Ready or not, holiday shopping is already upon us! This year, (thanks to massive inflation rates), picking that one perfect gift—and getting a good deal on it—is even more important than usual. 

We know your time and money are at a premium right now, so we've pulled together the best gifts for a safer new year at the best prices you'll see!

1. SimpliSafe Home Security

Best home security gift
Starts at
Holiday deal
pro 50% off with interactive monitoring
pro + free indoor cam

Make sure Santa's the only one sneaking into your home this holiday!

SimpliSafe makes home security easy with DIY installation and affordable monthly pro monitoring. But budget-friendly doesn't mean cutting corners. SimpliSafe offers faster emergency response to get you the help you need as quickly as possible.

  • No contracts 
  • 60-day money-back guarantee
  • Financing available
  • Free self-monitoring option
  • RapidSOS integration

Read our full SimpliSafe review.

2. Furbo 360° Dog Camera

Best for pet lovers
Starts at
Holiday deal
pro Up to 50% off

See what your fur-babies are up to when they're home alone (we promise they're doing better than Kevin McCallister did!)

We consider the Furbo 360° Dog Camera the champion of all pet cameras. It goes above and beyond a basic indoor surveillance camera with some excellent dog-specific features, including treat tossing and bark alerts (our test dogs gave lots of wags for the treat feature!). 

Plus, we love that the Furbo 360° is good enough to be an indoor security camera in its own right. It’s worth the money and makes a great gift for pet parents.

  • Rotating 360-degree views for whole-room coverage
  • Treat-tossing design
  • Up to 1080p video quality
  • Excellent audio quality
  • Free screenshot and clip downloads
  • Free bark alerts

Read our full Furbo 360° review.

3. Tranquil GPS Watch

Best for loved ones with dementia
Tranquil GPS Watch
Limited supplies
pro Buy while supplies last
pro Free 2-day shipping

Give your loved one the freedom they deserve with a Tranquil GPS tracker watch.

Caring for a vulnerable relative can be stressful. Start 2023 with complete peace of mind thanks to the Tranquil GPS tracker watch.

Designed by a loving grandson, this best-in-class device supports people with dementia to live more independently. You can rest easy knowing they’re safe with its SOS call button and 24/7 GPS tracking. We love the auto-answer two-way talk that makes it easy to reach your loved one anytime, anywhere!

  • Looks and feels like a luxury analog watch
  • Long-lasting battery
  • Fully waterproof
  • Real-time safe zone alerts keep tabs on wandering
  • 4 style combos to choose from
  • 30-day money-back guarantee

4. Gabb Watch

Best for active kiddos
Gabb Watch
Holiday deal
pro FREE watch or phone plus with 2-year contract
pro FREE phone with no contract

$25 activation fee. Available for new lines and existing lines not in contract. Two-year contract required for free device.

Kids will light up when they open this smartwatch and parents will breathe a sigh of relief when kids wear it as they venture out on their own.

Gabb Wireless, makers of another great gift—the Gabb Z2 kids smartphone—blends the best features into one of the most affordable kids smartwatches on the market. Both kids and parents tell us the Gabb Watch is easy to use, and features like the virtual pet are a big hit.

  • Parent-controlled contact list
  • SOS button
  • Geofencing and GPS tracking
  • Gamified step counter and to-do list

Read our full Gabb Watch review.

5. Cove Home Security

Give the gift of a safer home
Starts at
Holiday deal
pro 60% off
pro + free doorbell cam or indoor cam

Make sure visions of sugarplums don't get interrupted by an intruder with Cove home security this holiday season.

If you’re motivated by good customer service, Cove will make you all warm and cozy inside. On top of offering affordable monthly monitoring prices—that you can get without a contract—Cove makes it painless to cancel if the system isn’t for you. Plus, Cove has a whopping 98% customer retention rate. Customers love Cove, and we know your loved ones will too.

  • Free upgrades
  • No contracts
  • 60-day money-back guarantee
  • Great customer reviews
  • Super easy installation

Read our full Cove review.

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6. Tractive GPS Pet Tracker

Best for pets who like to roam
Tractive GPS Pet Tracker
Holiday deals!
pro 40% off!

Cat lovers will flip for this clever pet tracker with a specially designed attachment to help keep track of freewheeling felines. 

The Tractive GPS Pet Tracker has all of the features you need without being overpriced or stuffed with things you don't really need. Best of all, you can get it for cats or dogs. If you've got a pet lover on your list who has an escape artist (like I do!), make sure you pop a Tractive GPS Pet Tracker under the tree. 

  • Great for cats or dogs
  • Live tracking mode
  • Easy setup
  • Tons of map settings
  • Activity & sleep tracking

Read our full Tractive review.

7. Blink Mini

Best cam to stuff in a stocking
Blink Mini
Holiday deal
pro 14% off

 * price as of post date. Read full disclaimer.

Good things come in tiny packages and this little cam is perfect for stuffing under the tree or inside a stocking!

The Blink Mini is Blink’s smallest home security camera yet—it's no bigger than a pill bottle. It’s an ideal pick when you don’t want your security camera to be too noticeable.

Blink Mini is a mighty, but tiny, plug-in security camera that helps users see what’s happening inside their home. You can see, hear, and speak to both people and pets from a smartphone with Blink Mini’s live view and two-way audio on the Blink Home Monitor App.

  • Crisp two-way audio
  • Adjustable stand gives you eyes on everything
  • Clear night vision
  • No batteries required

Read our full Blink Mini review.

8. yeedi robot vacs + mops

Best smart home gift
yeedi vac robot vacuum
Starting at
Holiday deals
pro 40% off yeedi vac
pro 30% off yeedi vac station
pro 30% off yeedi mop station pro price as of post date. Read full disclaimer.

Give the gift of clean floors and more free time this year! 

We love the yeedi vac 2 pro to help us stay on top of dust bunnies, dog hair, and those crumbs the kids keep leaving in their wake. With 3D mapping and an easy-to-use app, this robot vacuum will be the envy of everyone who sees it in action. yeedi moves seamlessly from carpet to tile to hardwood—and powerful suction means no dust bunny gets out alive.

  • App control
  • Pairs with Amazon Alexa and Google Home
  • 3D obstacle technology

Get holiday savings on the yeedi vac station and yeedi mop station pro, too!

9. Nexar Dash Cam Pro

Best for road trip warriors
Nexar Pro
Holiday sale
pro Buy 1 Get 1 Free!

Buy Nexar One, get a free Nexar Beam. Sign up on Nexar.

If you can't present them with a new car wrapped in a giant bow,  give the next best thing—a swanky safety upgrade!

Nexar Pro is the choice of serious driving enthusiasts (and the pros love it too!). If you spend long hours on the road, this is the dash cam for you. Nexar Pro includes two cameras with high quality 1080p full HD image sensors. Your drives (both the road and the interior of your car) are always recorded to the app and important moments are backed up to the unlimited Nexar Cloud for free.  

  • Full night vision on cabin camera
  • Interior & exterior dash cam system
  • Parking mode
  • Easily detachable mount

Watch our unboxing video!

Safe stocking stuffers

10. Tile trackers

Best smart stocking stuffer
Tile tracker
Starts at
Holiday savings
pro Get up to 30% off

 * price as of post date. Read full disclaimer.

That person who always seems to lose their keys, wallet, or phone will love the help packed into these Bluetooth trackers.

I've given a Tile tracker to many of my friends and family and it's a gift they always end up using. Tiles come in a bunch of different styles and sizes to fit in everything from a wallet to a keychain. They're perfect stocking stuffers that will not go untouched after the festivities are over. 

  • Lots of sizes and styles
  • Large network for finding lost devices
  • Loud alerts
  • Excellent wireless range

11. Pepper spray

Best personal safety item
Sabre 3-in-1 Pepper Spray
Starts at
pro Pepper spray, tear gas & UV marking dye
pro $2 off!

 * price as of post date. Read full disclaimer.

This is a great gift for college kids, singletons, and anyone who wants the security of some backup.

We like this 3-in-1 spray from Sabre because it does the job of three safety products. This tiny package delivers a wallop with a conventional capsaicin-based pepper spray, a CS tear gas for extra irritation, and an invisible dye to mark attackers.

Despite its wee size, you get up to 25 bursts and this spray has a solid 10-foot range to keep distance between you and attackers. Not only is it perfect to tuck in a stocking, but you can throw it on a keychain for easy access using the quick-release clip.

  • Lots of short bursts
  • Super affordable
  • Quick-release keychain

12. Mini security kit

Best for dorms or roommates
GE Personal Security Kit KeychainDoorstopWindow or Door Alarm
GE Personal Security Kit
Starts at
pro 3 personal alarms
pro $14 off!

 * price as of post date. Read full disclaimer.

Give the gift of security no matter where they live (or who they live with!).

This personal security kit is perfect for dorms, travel, or if you live with roommates who like to bring home a lot of guests. 

You get a keychain alarm, doorstop alarm, and one window/door sensor with an alarm. All have loud sirens, work on batteries, and are super easy to set up. 

  • Low battery indicators
  • 120 dB alarms
  • Easy operation

13. Portable door lock

Best for safe travel
addalock door lock
Starts at
pro 44% off

 * price as of post date. Read full disclaimer.

Keep them safe whether they're at the North Pole, hitting the slopes, or soaking in the sun on a beach this holiday.

This nifty portable door lock can be used on most doors as long as they have a hinge and swing inwards. 

It's the perfect safety companion for travel whether staying at a hotel, an AirBNB, or any type of short term rental. They can toss it in their travel bag and know they'll always be safe when on the go.

  • Quick, easy installation
  • Won't leave a mark
  • Super compact size

14. Mini smart plug

Best way to make anything smart
Frankever Mini Smart Plug Outlet
Starts at
pro Make anything that plugs in a smart device

 * price as of post date. Read full disclaimer.

Not sure what smart device they want? Give them unlimited options with this mini smart plug!

Make everything from a lamp to a flat iron smart by plugging it into this smart outlet. No more worry about whether or not you turned those appliances off—you can check and control them from the mobile app. 

If you haven't tried a smart plug, what better time than now? Just be careful, you (or the lucky one you gifted this to) could become addicted like me!

  • Plugs into existing outlet
  • No smart hub needed
  • Compatible with Alexa, Google Home, and IFTTT

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Rebecca Edwards
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Rebecca is the lead safety reporter and in-house expert for She has been a journalist and blogger for over 25 years, with a focus on home and community safety for the past decade. Rebecca spends dozens of hours every month poring over crime and safety reports and spotting trends. Her expertise is sought after by publications, broadcast journalists, non-profit organizations, podcasts, and more. You can find her expert advice and analysis in places like NPR, TechCrunch, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The Miami Herald, HGTV, MSN, Reader's Digest, Real Simple, and an ever-growing library of podcast, radio and TV clips in the US and abroad.

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