You’ve heard the saying, “nothing says ‘I love you’ like a fire extinguisher for Christmas.” No? Well, while it might not be something you hear every day, the sentiment still stands. Giving someone a holiday gift that will help protect them is a way to let them know you care.
Here are some more tree-mendous gift ideas for a safe, secure home.
Sleigh it with “Safe” Presents
There is a sleigh-load of gift ideas that can enhance the safety of someone you love in their home, including high- and low-tech options that don’t have to cost a lot.
Check out these ideas for everyone on your nice list:
- Smart outlets: These handy devices plug right into a wall outlet and let you control whatever you plug into them using smart technology. For example, plug a lamp into one and program it to turn on every day at dusk to ensure that your gift recipient never has to walk into a dark home again.
- Fire/waterproof lockbox: Everyone has important papers they will need in case of an emergency like a fire or flood. A secure lockbox will keep them at hand and protected.
- Smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors: The National Fire Protection Association recommends that homes have smoke alarms inside and outside every bedroom and on every level of the home. The Environmental Protection Agency recommends a CO detector on every floor of a home, near sleeping areas and in the garage. Fortunately, you can get two-in-one alarms that detect both.
- Motion lights: A well-lit exterior offers added protection to a home. Many of today’s motion lights are wireless for ease of installation.
- Video doorbells or peephole cameras: These handy gadgets let people see who is outside their door, even when they aren’t home.
- Road safety kit: This one isn’t for the home, but can help keep loved ones safe when they are on the road. Kits include useful items like jumper cables, a flashlight, air compressor/tire inflator, tire pressure gauge, tools and first aid supplies. Check out this fully loaded option from AAA. This is a great gift for new drivers or people on the road a lot.
Homeowners and auto insurance protect your loved ones when something bad happens, but the rights gifts under the tree can help prevent something bad from happening altogether. We hope you find these suggestions helpful as you wrap up your holiday shopping, and wish you and your loved ones a safe and healthy holiday season.