Holiday Gift Guide 2023

🎁 Get last-minute gift ideas and enter to win one of the security cameras on our list!

We're excited to announce our Last Minute Holiday Giveaway, where you could be the lucky winner of one of our favorite home security cameras!

The Winner will be notified and announced by January 15, 2024.

See who's naughty or nice with a new camera

You don't need to be Santa to keep an eye on things! Put a little extra security under the tree this year with one of our favorite home security cameras. (And don't forget to enter our giveaway to win one for yourself!)

🎁 Reolink Argus PT Ultra

🎄 Best solar cam to give
Reolink Argus PT Ultra
Holiday deal
pro 🔥 $40 coupon available price as of post date. Read full disclaimer.

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

Reolink makes some of our favorite home security cameras, and—best of all—there's no required subscription to get the most out of your Reolink camera. We also like the extra reassurance and energy-bill-friendly addition of the solar panel (not only will you be safer with this security cam—you'll be saving, too!).

This new Reolink camera also has motion zones, so you can customize what your camera sees. Is your camera picking up traffic from the street and bugging you with too many notifications? Customize the motion zone so the camera doesn't detect the street. Plus, its 4K video resolution, larger battery, and support for 5 GHz Wi-Fi give other wireless security cameras a run for their money.

This holiday, give the gift of security so you can sit back and enjoy the festivities!

  • Affordable
  • Solar powered
  • Crisp video quality
  • Micro SD video storage
  • No subscription needed

See more Reolink recommendations for the holiday and read our full Reolink cameras review to find the right Reolink cam for everyone on your list.

Reolink E1 Outdoor Pro

Keep an eye out for Santa! 🎅
Reolink E1 Outdoor Pro
pro 🔥 $35 coupon available

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Spy the Jolly Old Elf and his team of reindeer with Reolink's E1 Outdoor Pro security camera.

This WiFi IP camera captures stunning 4K HD color images even in the darkest of nights with its 100ft infrared night vision. With 3X optical zoom, you can dive into the details or widen your coverage in an instant. Plus, it's upgraded to Wi-Fi 6 for a wider range and faster speeds, supporting both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies. 

Whether it's indoors or outdoors, rain or shine, this waterproof camera is ready for action in any setting. Rest easy this holiday season with the E1 Outdoor Pro on guard.

  • 4K color images
  • Works with 2.4 and 5 GHz
  • Infrared night vision up to 100 ft.
  • Smart alerts
  • Customizable settings

Reolink CX410 security camera

🤶 Get on the nice list with upgraded home security
Reolink CX410
pro 🔥 25% off!

 * price as of post date. Read full disclaimer.

Elevate your home security game this holiday season with the CX410 camera. Featuring remarkable 4MP true color night vision, it transforms nighttime into a vibrant world of detail—no extra lighting needed.

The 3000K warm light option adds a touch of safety and style with three modes to choose from. Smart detection and customizable siren settings make false alarms a thing of the past. Plus, stay connected with the Reolink App for remote access, 2-way audio, and easy integration with Reolink NVR. Give the gift of enhanced security this holiday season with the Reolink CX410.

  • Customizable siren
  • 3 camera modes
  • True color night vision
  • 2K PoE camera
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🛍 Family safety gift ideas

We've got safety-minded gifts for everyone in the family—from kiddos to Grandma, And don't forget your furry family members! Check out our smart tech ideas to help keep everyone safer this season.

☃️ Pinwheel Kids Phone

🤶 Best smart tech gift for tweens
Starts at
pro Service just $14.99/mo.
pro + only $4.99/mo. for extra lines
pro 🔥 Get 50% off Genesis

Make your kiddo's holiday dreams come true with this safe kids smartphone from Pinwheel.

Pinwheel phones are designed to help parents rest easy—no social media access and no app store make it the perfect starter phone for the tween begging to get a phone.

Plus, Pinwheel makes it super easy to adjust the parental controls depending on your child's age. Let's say you have a 9-year-old, 11-year-old, and 14-year-old—you could get them each a Pinwheel phone and fully customize their settings for the right mix of guidance and independence.

  • No access to the internet or social media
  • No contract
  • Vetted third-party apps
  • 30-day money-back guarantee
  • Multiple carrier options

Read our full Pinwheel review.

Tick Talk Kids Smartwatch

☃️ Best kids smartwatch to give
tick talk 4 kids smartwatch
TickTalk 4
Holiday deal
pro 🔥 $30 coupon available

 * price as of post date. Read full disclaimer.

Good things come in small packages, and this kids smartwatch is perfect for stuffing under the tree or inside a stocking!

The TickTalk 4 keeps parental anxiety at bay with location tracking and an SOS button. Plus, it throws in goodies for the kids, too—streaming music or stories through iHeart Radio Family.

And there are so many ways to communicate, whether it’s through video calls, voice calls, voice messages, preset text messages, voice-to-text, emojis, GIFs, or photos. 

  • GPS tracking
  • Parent-controlled contact list
  • SOS button
  • Recommended for ages 7–12

Read our full TickTalk 4 review.

AngelSense GPS Tracker

🎄 Best for kids with disabilities
angelsense product
Holiday deal
pro 🔥 FREE device

AngelSense GPS tracker was crafted with a heartfelt holiday gift in mind: safeguarding the well-being of children, especially those with disabilities such as autism. Yet, its capabilities extend to all the little ones you hold dear.

Its cozy design ensures it won't hinder your kiddo's freedom of movement. Plus, it securely attaches to school bags or clothing, accompanying them seamlessly from home to the bus, the classroom, and everywhere in between.

  • 2-way calling + listen-in function
  • Travel alerts, including speed and ETA
  • Location updates every 10 seconds

Read our full AngelSense review.

😻 Tractive GPS Pet Tracker

🎁 Best for pets who like to roam
Tractive GPS Pet Tracker
$34.99 (sale price) price as of post date. Read full disclaimer.

Cat (and dog) 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.

Furbo 360° Dog Camera

🎅 Best for watching over pets
Furbo 360° Dog Camera
Holiday deal
pro 🔥 30% 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.

🕊 Angel Watch Series R - Assist

😇 Best medical watch for adults
Angel Watch Series R - Assist
$189.99 + $10/mo.
Holiday deal
pro 🔥 Save $30

Give your loved one the freedom they deserve with the Angel Watch Series R - Assist. This remarkable watch functions as a mini cell phone and comes equipped with invaluable health tracking and medical alert features. While it doesn't offer professional monitoring, it pairs seamlessly with a caregiver app, allowing families to provide attentive care.

  • Fall detection
  • GPS tracking
  • Caregiver app
  • SOS button
  • Video, voice + text
  • Health metrics + tracking

Learn more about this thoughtful holiday gift option in our Angel Watch review.

Apple Watch 6

🎁 Best fitness + health tracker

Looking for a way to support those New Year's health goals? Look no further than the Apple Watch Series 6, the ultimate companion for monitoring heart health, whether it's for fitness goals or medical requirements. This cutting-edge wearable offers straightforward and precise heart rate tracking plus sedentary alerts to remind your loved one to stay active throughout the day. It can even monitor sleep quality and dietary habits for a comprehensive health overview.

  • Automatic fall detection
  • Multiple health-focused apps
  • Calling and messaging

Learn more in our Apple Watch review.

🎁 More family safety gifts for your list

Check out our Deals page for more deals on everything to make your family safer heading into 2023. And see even more gift options in our guides.

📦 Gifts to help protect your packages

🌟 Lindo Spotlight Camera

🏴‍☠️️ Best to scare off porch pirates
Package thief covering ears after triggering the Lindo security camera siren and visual alarm.
Lindo Spotlight Camera
pro 🔥 $30 off with coupon price as of post date. Read full disclaimer.

Protect all of your holiday packages with the Lindo Spotlight Camera.

This camera does more than just catch porch pirates on camera. The built-in siren and visual alarm (thanks to the flashing spotlight) help stop package thieves in their tracks.

Designed to deliver quality night vision coverage and an extended battery life, the Lindo Spotlight Cam is a must-have for the online shoppers in your life. Lindo can detect motion, and it uses AI to let you know if it spots a person, car, or pet. Plus, every alert comes with a thumbnail of the image, so you can see what's going on right from your push notifications.

  • 600 Lumens Spotlight
  • One-Year Battery Life
  • 30ft Detection Range
  • Rich AI Detection
  • Ad-free mobile app
  • Smart alerts
  • Easy Bluetooth setup
  • Built-in siren
  • Visual alarm with flashing lights

Get all the details in our full review and add the Lindo Spotlight Camera to your cart now!

Mail Boss Security Mailbox

🎁 Safe mailbox upgrade
Epoch MailBoss Locking Mailbox
Mail Bozz
pro 🔥 $10 off price as of post date. Read full disclaimer.

Avoid the risk of porch theft by investing in a secure parcel solution that won't leave your deliveries vulnerable. Enter Mail Boss, an affordable and USPS Approved full-service residential locking security mailbox that takes package protection to the next level.

Constructed from robust 14- and 16-gauge galvanized welded steel, this mailbox is a fortress against vandalism, safeguarding your mail and packages. The innovative baffle door not only accepts small parcels and packages but also deters fishing attempts, providing an extra layer of security.

  • Anti-pry latch lock
  • Steel construction
  • Secure key access

Find more ways to protect your packages in our 2023 Package Theft Report.

🎄 Safe stocking stuffers

Who says you can't sneak a little safety into those socks this year? Here are some of our favorite affordable safety gadgets that are perfect to slip under the tree or into a stocking. Keep scrolling for some smart home splurges, too! 

❄️ POM Pepper Spray combo pack

☃️ Best personal protection
POM Pepper Spray
Starts at

 * 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 combo pack that comes with a clip (for concealed carry) and a keychain for easy access when you need it most. This tiny package delivers a wallop with a maximum-strength formula for top-tier protection.

POM pepper spray has a powerful spray, ranging from 10 to 12 feet, and it delivers up to 12 seconds of continuous spray. The law-enforcement-grade spray should incapacitate an attacker for up to 45 minutes.

  • 12-foot range
  • 24 half-second bursts, up to 12 seconds of spray
  • Affordable
  • Clip and keychain attachments

Tile trackers

🎅 Best smart stocking stuffer
Tile tracker
$17.88 (sale price)
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

Echo Glow for Kids

☃️ Whimsical smart speaker
Amazon Echo Glow product image
Echo Glow
$19.99 (sale price)

 * price as of post date. Read full disclaimer.

This holiday season,  add a dash of whimsy with the Echo Glow

This magical smart speaker lets them commands a mesmerizing display of colors, set timers, and create schedules—all with a simple voice command. But what truly sets it apart is the  Rainbow Timer feature. As it counts down, the Echo Glow changes colors, making naptime an even more soothing and delightful experience.

  • Easy voice control
  • Nightlight + smart speaker
  • Set routines for homework, bedtime, and more

Travel door lock

🌟 Best for safe travel
addalock door lock
$17.95 (sale price)
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

Mini smart plug

🎄 Best to make anything smart

 * 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

🌟 Smart home holiday splurges

EKO Deluxe Mirage-T Smart Trash Bin

✨ Best smart kitchen upgrade
EKO Deluxe Mirage-T
pro Free Prime shipping price as of post date. Read full disclaimer.

There's enough to clean up during the holidays without having to wipe down the trash bin, too! Enter the EKO Deluxe Mirage-T smart trash bin. 

Equipped with motion sensors, this touchless garbage can never needs to be marred by grubby hands and messy fingers. We also really appreciate the built-in deodorizer (bye-bye, nasty kitchen smells!). And if you need to keep it open while you peel veggies, simply touch the button on the lid, and it stays open—leaving your hands free to work their delicious magic.

  • Fingerprint-resistant finish
  • Long-lasting battery power
  • Soft-close lid
  • Built-in deodorizer
  • 3-year warranty

If someone you love is ready for a kitchen prep upgrade, it's time to add the EKO Deluxe Mirage-T to your list.

ECOVACS DEEBOT X2 Omni Robot Vacuum and Mop

☃️ Best for cleaning up holiday messes
$699.99 (sale price)
Holiday deal
pro 🔥 $400 off! price as of post date. Read full disclaimer.

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

We love the ECOVACS X2 Omni to help us stay on top of dust bunnies, dog hair, and those crumbs the kids keep leaving in their wake. With advanced AI-assisted 3D mapping and obstacle avoidance, this robot vacuum will be the envy of everyone who sees it in action.

It's also the only robot vacuum we've used that includes a video camera and two-way talk—which means it can do double duty as a home security tool. The X2 Omni moves seamlessly from carpet to tile to hardwood—and powerful suction means no dust bunny gets out alive.

  • App and voice control
  • Pairs with Amazon Alexa, Siri, and Google Home
  • 3D + AI obstacle technology
  • Real-time video and chat

Get holiday savings on the ECOVACS DEEBOT T20, too!

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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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