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Last Minute Eco-Friendly Gift Ideas

Not sure what to buy for your friends and family this holiday season? Have you thought about items that are energy efficient? You wouldn’t just be giving one item, but you would also be offering the gift of saving all year long. Now that is a thoughtful gift!

Pressure Cooker. If you have a friend who spends a lot of time in the kitchen crafting delicious meals – why not get them something that could save them time in the kitchen and money on their energy bill? A pressure cooker uses up to 70% less energy than regular pots and pans. They seal in the hot air to quickly cook food. Any chef will love it!

Programmable Thermostat. One of the most effective and easiest ways to reduce energy usage is by having the ability to schedule when your air conditioner runs. With a programmable thermostat, it’s easy to take advantage of effective heating and cooling schedules that can save money each year on energy bills. Some programmable thermostats can be operated right from a smartphone, making it the perfect gift for your on-the-go friends.

Himalayan Salt Lamp. Everyone could use relief from allergies, better sleep at night, and more energy. Consider the health benefits that a Himalayan Salt Rock lamp could give to someone you know. Check to make sure the lamp you choose uses LED bulbs. It’s a great eco-friendly gift.

PLAYBULB™. A two for one gift for a music or technology lover on your gift list. A Bluetooth® Smart LED speaker light that allows them to combine lights with music, controlled right from their smartphone. It can be used an alarm by setting the time to turn on the light and music as a wake-up call. The PLAYBULB makes LED lighting more enjoyable with the sound of music accompanying it; making it the perfect energy efficient present.

Air Purifying Plants. Know someone who loves houseplants? Then why wouldn’t you gift one that could help improve their indoor air quality? According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average American spends 87% of their life indoors, 6% in automobiles, and 7% of their life outdoors. An air purifying plant can help filter out toxic chemicals that are commonly found in homes. It’s a considerate gift that would show you care.

Other tips & tricks.

Avoid gifts that require electricity. Instead, consider art, clothing, bicycles, etc.

If you are buying appliances, buy the energy efficient ones and consider Energy STAR approved appliances.

A gift doesn’t necessarily need to be a tangible object; it can also be an experience – a concert, a play, etc.