Alexa, please streamline my life. Despite the intrigue of making the world’s best girlfriend my BFF, I have never been one to rely on modern-day tech to help me navigate my life. While everyone is on an iPhone 100, I’m holding tight to an old dinged-up version until it finally bites the dust. Kindles are cute but make the pleasure of dog-earing a page impossible. And, of course, walking back and forth to check on my old school tea kettle isn’t just a necessity—it’s my cardio. But still, the conversation surrounding the best home gadgets holds strong.

Growing up, I lived by the principle that shortcuts were never the best way. That whole earn-it-and-learn-it mentality got me through a lot of years (with success). But lately, I find myself enamored by my life’s luxe little upgrades. Maybe the Nest installed in my friend’s mid-century mod Hyde Park home would be great to keep our home energy efficient. (Bonus: I’ve heard that a Ring doorbell is the easiest way to avoid chatty neighbors who swing by unannounced.)

Featured image by Hannah Haston.

As hard as it is to admit, it seems I may finally have found the key to keeping my sanity at home amongst the chaos of a house with all six of us, including our dog… under one roof. And yes, it requires a few gadgets and gizmos aplenty.

Though I prefer to lead a life less plugged in, there actually are a few techy additions that save me time and make our lives a whole lot more convenient. Read on for my list of those that have made their way into my life, as well as a few that are on my wish list. Happy shopping!

And let me know in the comments: What are the tech gadgets that make your life a little smoother? 

Image by Michelle Nash

22 Best Home Gadgets To Find More Ease in the Everyday

The Best Tech for Year-Round, Backyard Fun

Geek Aire Battery Operated Fan

This battery-operated misting fan not only cools you down in soaring temps, but it also keeps those pesky mosquitos at bay.

Tertill Weeding Robot

A robot that effectively weeds your vegetable garden? Consider me SOLD.

Ooni Koda 12 Gas Powered Pizza Oven

I’m smitten for this outdoor kitchen—a pizza oven that actually tastes (almost) as good as the Italian original.

Campfire Solo Stove

The Solo Stove is my husband’s new outdoor bestie. It’s a grill and fire pit all in one handsome, portable container.

Gadgets to show Your Furry Friends some love

Litter-Robot 4

I don’t have a cat, and I have to admit: it’s partially because of the kitty litter clean-up hassle. But now that I know about this WiFi-enabled, self-cleaning Litter Bot, we may have a purring kitty in our family’s future (just don’t tell my husband).

Petlibro Automatic Dog & Cat Feeder

Last year when we got our pup Irie, I tried getting my kids to feed her twice a day. Confession: That worked for about a month. That explains why I’m forever grateful that this automatic feeder exists. It sits neatly in my laundry room and feeds her a few times a day—and takes the load off of mom.

Furbo 360° Dog Camera

Want to check in on your dog but are stuck at the office? Opt for a Furbo 360 Dog Camera—it’s a dog sitter and treat-feeder all in one. You can even hear and speak to your doggie, giving you peace of mind while you’re away from home.

Our Faves for Keeping a Clean Home

Wi-Fi® Connected Roomba® s9+ Self-Emptying Robot Vacuum

Tired of your floors covered in all that dirt and dog hair? Splurge on a Roomba. Yes, it’s a major purchase, but with options to pay over time, I promise you’ll thank me later.

MECO Electric Spin Scrubber

I’ve never been one to enjoy the elbow grease needed to scrub down my showers and floors, so this tool has been a game-changer. It’s super easy to use and comes at a great price.

Gadgets That Double As Your At-Home Bartender

Oster FPSTBW8225 Electric Wine Opener

Opening a chilled bottle of red after a long day and hearing the cork’s satisfying pop is legit de-stressor, so I wasn’t sure I was new-school enough for an electric wine bottle opener. But in a pinch, (especially during a party when all eyes are on you), this one does come in handy.

Viski 55 MM Ice Ball Maker

This splurge-worthy ice ball maker is on my wish list, and for good reason. During the winter when I need to warm my bones, I pour myself a small glass of whiskey as I stir away at the stove. Looks like my whisky business is getting a glow-up.

Best Gadgets for the Skincare-Obsessed

Omnilux Contour FACE

LED light treatments both to boost collagen and treat acne-prone skin are a dime a dozen in the marketplace—and run the gamut on price. I’m partial to this pick for me and this one for my tween daughter, both from Omnilux.

NuFACE Trinity® Starter Kit

The NuFACE is one of my skincare non-negotiables. I’ve been using it for years and swear by its ability to lift, brighten, and illuminate my skin.

ZIIP Nano Current Device

Another facial microcurrent device is this pick that I’m coveting by ZIIP. Camille swears by it, and it features program settings and a corresponding app, making it another one at the top of my wishlist.

GLOPRO® At-Home Microneedling Tool

Sigh, the number of hours I’ve spent at the derm’s office microneedling my face and neck. (And ouch, the cost of it all.) I think I may be switching to the Glo Pro from Beauty Bio pretty soon.

Gadgets for getting After Your Fitness Goals


This machine is pricey, but considering the fact that the super-streamlined at-home gym and personal trainer from Tonal changed my body, and I don’t have to leave my house to get a super sweaty workout in, makes this one of my top gadgets on this entire list.


While I don’t own a Mirror myself, I’ve heard that it’s a great option to have in your house. Not to mention, it’s a pretty piece of equipment to boot.

Tech to help you make chef-worthy meals

Aroma Digital Rice & Grain Multicooker

Never burn your rice again! I love how this well-priced option has a brown rice setting and can steam veggies while the rice is cooking. Score!

Fellow Stagg EKG Electric Gooseneck Kettle

I first fell in love with this chic electric kettle while on a staycation at the Commodore Perry Estate in Austin. It’s gorgeous enough to keep out on your kitchen counter but easy enough to actually use for your daily tea.

Jade Leaf Electric Matcha Whisk + Milk Frother

My dear friend Kelti swears by this whisk for her daily matcha. Just add water, your milk of choice, and matcha powder, and voila—a perfect cup at home.

Gardyn Home Kit 2.0

When I turned 40, I knew I needed to up my gardening game. The Gardyn is gorgeous in my home and serves as a décor statement piece in my kitchen, while also supply me with endless herbs and veggies.

Avalon A5 Self Cleaning Bottleless Water Cooler Dispenser

This self-cleaning, bottle-free hot/cold water filtration dispenser has been another one of those game-changing gadgets that I now could never live without.

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