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Happy holidays! By now, you've probably started decorating your home. You know the drill – you rummage through your storage for the boxes of stuff from last year (and probably many years before) and start unpacking. Then the realization hits you: half of this stuff is outdated or falling apart. Some lights broke, and some are too tangled to even bother with. It's time for something new. Luckily for you, we've found the best gadgets to deck out your home.

Not all of us are lucky enough to have a fireplace. And let's face it, this winter weather can get pretty chilly. Before we hop into the décor, we want to make sure you're not shivering putting up those lights. These metallic finished and wood finished space heaters are perfect for keeping you cozy – and their sleek design is sure to blend into any space!

Available in Black or Pink
Available in White only

Now, let's talk lighting. We love using our Philips Hue lights (we even created custom holiday light palettes) to set the mood for any occasion. If you're searching for alternatives, though, we've got you covered. These smart lightbulbs from Gosund hook up with your Amazon Alexa device to change color or dim to your liking.

To add to the ambiance, Gosund also has LED strip lights that you can place practically anywhere. From under the kitchen cabinets to along the ceiling in the living room, there are endless options! They add a beaming glow and pop of color that you're sure to love. Also connectable to Alexa, you can change the colors through an app on your phone. How cool is that?

Wouldn't it be nice to be able to speak the changes you'd like to make into existence? We've got you there, too. This power strip and outlet extender have voice control, remote control, and a schedule function (not to mention built-in surge protection). Once everything is in place, lighting up the room with holiday cheer can be as simple as the flick of a switch with the Smart Light Switch from Gosund. The installation is simple, and the results are a stress-free way to get in the holiday mood

One of my favorite things about the holidays is that magical feeling. And what's more magical than feeling like you're under the starry night sky as you fall asleep? This BlissLights Sky Lite Laser Star Projector is just the ticket! It's like having twinkle lights up in your room, but better.

Available in Blue or Green

For those looking for some holiday cheer on-the-go, BlissLights has a USB Laser Star Projector. This device is perfect for use in the car, at your desk, and basically anywhere that a USB port is. An extra perk: this one comes in blue, red, and green. There's a color for every winter holiday!

BlissLights USB Laser Star Projector in Green

Now, imagine this: "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" is playing while you're hanging ornaments, and a starry spectacle shines on the walls dancing to the beat of the song. Sounds like a dream, right? Well you're in luck. This Galaxy Night Light Projector syncs with your music and puts on a light show in the comfort of your home!

This table lamp with a touch sensor is perfect for the dining room table, coffee table, nightstand, and more! It's got a sleek, modern design with a multitude of accent colors to choose from for the base. With the tap of a finger, the mood is set. Much like the other lighting fixtures listed thus far, it lights up to any color of your choosing.

Available in Silver, Gold, Rose, White, and Space Grey

Now that the inside of your home is looking like a winter wonderland, we've got the cherry on top. Or rather, the star on top. This Christmas tree topper rotates and projects snowflakes for that extra dose of holiday spirit. It also has a 9 ft cable length to reach the top of even the tallest of Christmas trees!

Available in Silver and Gold

We all know that the go-to way to decorate the outside of your home is hanging up lights. Sometimes, we've got more lights than we need and end up tossing them onto the shrubs and bushes too. While this is a perfectly acceptable way to light up the night, we've got an alternative that is sure to set your home apart from the rest. These Solar Firework Lights create a unique look – almost like snowflakes! There's a solid or flash option to match up with the rest of your lights as well.

With these gadgets, your place will be the most well-lit inside and out! If the three wise men were around today, they might have chosen to follow the light emanating from your home instead of the star of Bethlehem. No matter how you choose to decorate this time of year, remember: there's no place like home!

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