Do you know a person who’s tough to buy gifts for? Maybe you are that person.
Your pals at PSO are here to help, with thoughtful gift ideas that take the stress out of shopping — and the worry out of your household energy use. Best part? Not only do they save money, they won’t break your budget either. Get your shopping done in no time at all with our energy-saving stocking stuffer ideas!
1. Shine bright with LED lights.
LED lights top the list because they really are so amazing. They last up to 50,000 hours, (fifty times more than the typical incandescent bulb), and use up to 90% less energy too. Multiply that by every light in your house and you can see how LEDs can make a big difference in no time.
2. ‘Tis the season to time your lights.
Automatic light timers aren’t just great for holiday lights. They’re a great gift that is practical year-round. Going on vacation? Set a timer to turn on your lights at night. Want to make sure kitchen lights aren’t accidentally left on when you head out of the house? Lighting timers do it all and make such great gifts, you’ll want to get some too.
3. Power the holidays the ADVANCED way.
Here’s some not so jolly news: Your electronics drain energy even when they’re turned off. Yep, you’re losing energy and spending money on electronics you’re not even using. The solution? Our next stocking stuffer — ADVANCED power strips. Unlike regular power strips, ADVANCED power strips stop electronics from draining electricity when they’re not in use. What’s not to love?
4. Give the gift of comfort and savings.
Wall socket plugs are a must-have for families with young children. However, they’re a pretty smart idea for anybody. Up to 20% of air can be lost through unused wall sockets. Yikes! Plug your unused outlets and fill your stockings with wall socket plugs.
5. “Solar cells, solar cells.”
Okay, maybe it doesn’t have the same ring to it as “Silver Bells,” but solar-powered phone chargers are one of the sunniest ways to save energy. Be honest: How often do you leave your charger plugged in all the time? No judging, it’s hard to remember to unplug it sometimes. So save yourself the trouble, and save a bundle, with a phone charger powered by the most abundant energy source there is — the sun!
These are a few of our favorite gift ideas, but not all energy-saving gifts can fit inside a stocking. As you’re shopping, be sure to look for the ENERGY STAR logo on everything from TVs to refrigerators to score savings year-round.
Happy holidays from your pals at PSO!