Giving gifts that help the recipient save energy are great options for two reasons: they’ll save money and you’ll be helping them save the environment. We’ve come up with four great gifts that will accomplish both of these goals.
1. Under-door draft stoppers
Draft catchers go under doors to prevent warm air from escaping and cool air from coming in. These are particularly important in older homes that generally have doors that aren’t completely flush with the floor. Whenever cool air is getting in – or hot air is getting out – money and energy are being wasted.
2. Upgraded lights
You might be surprised by how many people you know who still use outdated incandescent light bulbs. Buy the latest CFL and LED lights and those who install them could use as much as 80% less energy than traditional bulbs – and they last up to three times as long! What a wonderful way to brighten the life of your friends and family.
3. Surprise them with curtains
Curtains aren’t just decorative, they can also result in a significant energy savings. Choose patterned draperies for those who are adventurous in their decorating, or stick with solid color blackout curtains for friends and family with a minimalist style. Properly covering windows will help them save money and will give their homes a brand new look too.
4. A classic ugly holiday sweater
The ugly holiday sweater has become quite the popular gag gift. In fact, people have entire parties that revolve around giving out ugly sweaters and judging who brings and / or wears the worst of them. While it may be a silly, fun gift to give, it’s also practical and energy efficient. After all, can you think of a better way to help someone save money on their heating costs than by encouraging them to stay warm without turning up the heat? Visit your local thrift store for an afford option, or buy a specially made one online.
At Half Price Drapes we know gift-giving can be challenging, and finding ways to reduce energy use can be complicated. That’s why we offer a large range of blackout curtains. You can also shop our hardware selection to give your recipient the tools they need for a total window upgrade. Now is the best time to get holiday shopping out of the way!