The best gifts do great things

These days, what’s trendy can change so quickly that it can be hard to decide what to give family and friends at the holidays. Luckily, savings are always in style. With our green holiday gift guide, you can give a gift that truly keeps on giving!

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The best gifts do great things

Lightbulbs
You’ve probably never thought of giving someone a lightbulb, but an ENERGY STAR certified lightbulb is actually the perfect practical gift, or even the perfect stocking stuffer. Everyone has lights in their home, and you can get creative and give coloured bulbs or a vintage-looking Edison bulb. ENERGY STAR certified LEDs use up to 90% less energy than incandescent bulbs, and last –at least 15 times longer. The people on your list will be thanking you for years, literally.

Digital media players
There’s no way around it: it’s cold out. Winter is the best excuse to cozy up inside your home and binge watch your favourite movies or tv series. You can give the gift of guilt-free comfort this holiday season with an ENERGY STAR certified digital media player. These handy little boxes stream video from online services, and they use 11 times less energy than a computer. Your friends and family will thank you for helping them stream smarter knowing they aren’t racking up their energy bills this winter.

Tablets
Speaking of streaming smarter, a tablet is another great gift idea. An ENERGY STAR certified tablet use 10 times less power to stream video than gaming consoles, making them a great way for your family to keep enjoying their favourite content online without having to worry about rising energy costs.

Smart thermostats
There’s nothing worse than being too cold and turning up the thermostat, and then being too hot and turning it down.When you give an ENERGY STAR certified smart thermostat, you’re giving the gift of setting it and forgetting it. Your family and friends will thank you for seasons to come!

Endless options
Whether you’re buying a set of speakers, laptop, television, or a new appliance, give the gift of continued energy savings by buying ENERGY STAR certified products. Look for the little blue star when you’re out shopping,your loved ones will thank you over and over again. And remember: the best gifts do great things.