December 7, 2018
Suzanne HilkerStaff Writer
It feels good to give. And it feels good to help out the planet. What do you get when you combine those things? An extra-feel-good green gift list!
Here are some gifts that we think are Mother Earth-approved and will have you dreaming of a green Christmas. And because most of this tech can cut energy costs, they’re gifts that will keep on giving.
- Smart thermostat, like the Nest Thermostat or Ecobee4 Wi-Fi ThermostatSaves energy and money by only heating or cooling when someone is home. Win-win!Connects to Wi-Fi so you can control the temperature from a smartphone while you’re away.A Nest could also qualify for an energy-provider rebate (hello, bonus gift!).
- Philips Hue LED bulbsBecause they’re LED, they use less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs.You can make custom schedules using your smartphone, so your lights are automatically on only when you need them.Many varieties of the Philips Hue are color-changing. How fun would a red and green living room be?!
- Insignia Wi-Fi Smart PlugThis smart plug controls most electrical devices, including lights, air conditioners and kitchen appliances.The accompanying app sets up to 10 timers, including daily and weekly schedules, to make energy saving easy.At less than $20, it’s a great stocking stuffer!
- Gift card
- Total Tech SupportThere’s no wrapping paper to throw out or boxes to recycle when you give a yearlong membership to Total Tech Support. Yep, we just saved you time, too!You’ll be giving dedicated support for all of the tech in the recipient’s home — no matter where it was purchased.And it comes with big savings on services like repairs, to help extend the life of technology.
How do you know if other products are sustainable? You can start by checking for the ENERGY STAR® label. The EPA ensures that each product that earns the label is independently certified to deliver quality, performance and savings.
Need gift inspiration? Check out the Gift Center on BestBuy.com.