The Official 2020 Santa Fe Holiday Gift Guide (Great for Homeowners)

Holiday shopping already?

Yes! It’s never too early to jumpstart your holiday shopping—seriously, don’t wait until the week before when everyone hounds stores. Instead of fighting for the last flat screen TV, you can relax knowing everything is wrapped and ready to go. Plus, when all your gifts are out of the way, you have more time to decorate and put on an awesome holiday light display. 

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Regardless of which holiday you celebrate, our team at Santa Fe Air wants to make your shopping a little easier. Just keeping reading for some of the coolest gifts and gizmos any homeowner would love. And hey, if you get any of these items for yourself, we totally won’t blame you! 

1. Smart Light Panels 

Smart light panels take in-home lighting to the next level. With the panels, you can build your own designs and shapes to match your home’s personal style. But that’s not even the funnest part. From there, light panels come with a variety of controls and settings that will truly blow your mind. Whatever ambience or mood you’re in, a light panel can get you there. 

Our top pick: Nanoleaf Light Panels (starting at $199.99)

Honestly, the Nanoleaf Light Panels are probably one of the coolest things you can get for a loved one. The lights come with tons of features, including:

      • Partnering with Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, or its own Nanoleaf Hub for hands-free control
      • Comes with different scenes to build an ambience (hello, Flames scene)
      • Has a unique sunrise setting so you can wake up to a beautiful, natural glow
      • Listens to music and can create its own light show
      • Interacts with your gaming experience for truly immersive play 

Along with all those settings (and more) you can also test your creativity and DIY your own lighting to see what you can come up with!

Note: Whenever you’re using smart light panels, be cognizant of how long you keep them on. That way, you can save on energy this holiday season. In many cases, people spend way too much on their electricity bill during the winter/holiday season months. If you’re buying them for a friend, be sure to pass on the word. Nothing like a great gift and great advice! 

2. Tool Kit

Okay, so this may not be the most exciting gift on the list, but it’ll arguably be the most useful. Every homeowner needs a nice tool kit just in case things go array. But even if everything’s in perfect condition, a tool box is great for hanging up pictures, putting together furniture, and screwing on an extra lock to your mancave (just kidding). Either way, this is a great gify that 100% keeps on giving. 

Our top pick: Stanley’s 65-Piece Homeowner’s Tool Kit  ($50.99)

This tool kit comes with a little bit of everything. Not only does it have all the basics such as claw hammers and pliers, each tool is made with the best quality steel. You can choose between a high-shine nickel finish or black chrome—whatever floats your boat. So regardless if you’re doing basic repairs or full-blown renovation projects, this kit is sure to be the perfect companion. 

3. Wi-fi thermostat

Let’s step into the future with a brand new Wi-fi thermostat (or smart thermostat). The major perks about these internet-controlled thermostat is they allow you to access and control your home’s temperature while you’re away. Or you can program the settings so you don’t even have 

to worry about it. 

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Extra bonus: Some smart thermostats even help monitor your home’s heating and cooling system to ensure they’re working properly (technology is pretty cool, huh?). Plus, they can also send you alerts to help with efficiency, such as a dirty air filter or clogged evaporator. 

Our pick: Google Nest Learning Thermostat ($249)

Not only does this thermostat help you monitor temperature, it also learns which settings you prefer during different times. And guess what? All of this happens just one week after use! Okay, but there’s the real kicker; this smart thermostat could save you (on average) 10 to 12% on heating bills and 15% on cooling bills. 

4. Essential Oil Diffuser

It’s no secret that essential oil diffusers are great alternatives for candles. Candles with too many harsh chemicals can negatively affect your indoor air quality and even come with some nasty side effects if you’re not careful. With a diffuser, you can relax and unwind from the aromatherapy benefits. All-natural oils (not the synthetic blends) come with many benefits such as helping with stress, insomnia, anxiety, and more. 

Our pick: Vitruvi Stone Diffuser ($119)

This ultrasonic diffuser is one of the most elegant options on the market, making it a 2-in-1 diffuser and modern decorative piece. It is made with a porcelain cover and BPA-free plastic water reservoir so you know you’re getting a great product. Plus, there are six options to choose from: 

      • Terracotta
      • White
      • Black
      • Charcoal
      • Blush

5. Germicidal UV light

Okay, this probably isn’t the first thing that came to your mind for gift ideas, but a germicidal UV light is actually one of our favorite gift ideas to boost your indoor air quality. So what exactly do they do? In simple terms, ultraviolet light is a non-chemical approach to disinfecting. It deactivates the DNA of bacteria and viruses to stop them from multiplying in your HVAC system. Used strategically, UV lights can help keep your home sanitary and healthy to live in all year round.

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Our pick: Ultramax Germicidal UV Light  ($373)

The Ultramax Germicidal UV Light kills allergens, bacteria, and mold on the surfaces and inside your HVAC system. Because it gets installed in your HVAC system, it’s completely out of the way. Best of all? Noise free. 

6. Robotic carpet stain cleaner 

Doggy accidents, spilled pasta, and oops—there goes the red wine. As much as we try to stay clean, sometimes stains are unavoidable. Fortunately, a robotic stain cleaner can scrub away nasty spots without you lifting a single finger (just imagine how nice that would be). All you have to do is program the settings and you’re good to go! Well, technically the bot is… you don’t have to move a muscle. 

Our pick: BISSELL SpotBot Pet Portable Carpet Cleaner ($179.99)

The SpotBot is a great solution for loved ones (or yourself!) who have pets. As much as we love them, sometimes our furry friends can make a bit of a mess, especially if they’re still in the potty training stage. After just a push of a button, this bot automatically sprays, brushes, and sucks away pesky stains. It also comes with an extra hose for hard to reach areas, upholstery, and even stairs! So you can say goodbye to the workout you never asked for, and give your arm a break from scrubbing. 

7. Electric car charging station

If you know someone with a hybrid or electric car, giving them a car charging station in their own home could make their entire year. It can take up to 12 hours to charge a car with a standard, Level 1 120-volt charging cord, which is a pain if you’re in a rush. Adding an electric car charging station can cut that time down by 10 hours! To be clear, this is not something you simply buy; you would want a trained professional to install it for you.

Our pick: Santa Fe Air 

The technicians at Santa Fe Air install electric car charging stations in homes across Kansas City. Since most new homes already come with 240-volt service needed for the station, it’s quick and easy for us to get it done! And with techs out on the road every day, we can easily perform the installation during the perfect time of day to keep your gift a secret from loved ones.

Learn more about your perfect holiday gift guide with Santa Fe Air


We’re all about making people feel the most comfortable in their own home. If you really want to go above and beyond for a loved one, or even yourself, bring the gift of a great HVAC system or repair. If you’re not sure where to go, don’t worry! At Santa Fe Air, we pride ourselves on knowing all things heating, cooling, and electrical. We’re the best HVAC company in Kansas City, and we help people in the KC and Johnson County areas get the most out of their heating and cooling systems. 

No matter what, our customers receive pristine service each and every time. Through our dedication and care, we ensure we get the job done right the first time—no ifs, ands, or buts about it. 

Since 1987 (yep, you read that correctly!) we’ve provided the best service by treating our customers like family, keeping our word, and avoiding upselling just to catch an extra buck. In the end, you get to make the final decision about what’s best for our home to maximize your family’s comfort; we’re just here to help you get there! 

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