Top gift ideas for the energy saver in your life

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Who is on your holiday shopping list this year? Do they want to make a meaningful impact to help the environment? Choosing gifts that help them use less energy while delivering comfort, convenience, and some of the latest cool gadgets is a no-brainer. Here are our picks for the latest green gifts this holiday season.

SAVINGS IN A BOX - ENERGY EFFICIENCY BASICS TO REDUCE WASTE

Looking for that perfect stocking stuffer, or even a gift for yourself? Energy Savings Kits come with an assortment of LED bulbs, a showerhead, and kitchen and bathroom faucet aerators. Each bulb can save more than $50 over its lifetime in electricity costs, and the faucets and shower head can save more than 15,000 gallons of water a year. 

Price range: Free (restrictions apply). Order now.

Be in control and use energy wisely with connected plugs

Smart plugs turn almost anything with a plug into a smart device. Smart plugs let you control various small appliances and devices without needing to be in arm’s reach, or even be at home. Their price starts low, making a great stocking stuffer for the “smart home curious” person on your list.

Price range: Around $10-100. Shop now.

EV CHARGER EXTENSION CORD KEEPS POWER WITHIN REACH

Did someone in your life get an EV this year? Help them build their EV toolkit by equipping them with a charger extension cable. Great for home use, but very handy if you need to use a charging station that’s being blocked by a gas-powered car.

Price range: $150-$200. Available online.

Put greener lawn care under the tree

Battery operated electric mowers are quiet, convenient, and much greener than gas! In Vermont, Green Mountain Power, Washington Electric Coop, and Burlington Electric Department all have rebates to help offset the upfront cost of a new mower in 2020.

Price range: $400 and up. Find them at your local farm and garden or hardware store.

CHARGE UP YOUR BIKE RIDE

Electric bikes provide all the fun of a bike ride, but they can take you farther and faster. Perfect for running errands around town or a joy ride on your local bike path. In Vermont, Green Mountain Power and Burlington Electric Department have rebates to help offset the upfront costs of electric bicycle purchases or conversions.

Price range: $200 - $1,500+. DIY conversions kits range from $65 - $1000+. Find them online or at your local bike/sporting shop.

A thermostat that learns and helps you save

What could make you merrier than a smart thermostat that helps pay for itself? It learns from your usage, then self-programs to save you energy. We offer rebates on Nest, ecobee, and more.

Price range: $100-$250. Rebate: Up to $100. Shop now.

Smart light bulbs that do more than illuminate

Control the Philips Hue wireless LED lighting system via remote app, from anywhere. Turn off lights you left on, set automated timers, and turn lights on to greet you when you get home.

Price range: $150-$250 (starter kit). Shop now

GIVE A BREATH OF FRESH AIR

Good indoor air quality is an essential part of a healthy home. Air purifiers refresh stale air and reduce the chance of health issues caused by indoor pollutants. They come in a range of colors, sizes, filter types, and features, making them a good fit for any home.

Price range: $65 - $2,500. Compare models.

HEATED VESTS FOR KEEPING WARM IN STYLE

For folks who work from home, this winter there is no need to choose between cranking the heat or freezing in their seat. Many heated vests, jackets, and fleeces can last up to 10 hours per charge and are machine washable. They’re perfect for all outdoor winter activities or hunkering down in a cold workspace. Say goodbye to that inefficient space heater!

Price range: $149 - $270. Available online.

Happy holidays from Efficiency Vermont! We're here to help, contact us with any questions.