Do they want to help the environment while saving energy? 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, with some special savings for DC residents!
ENERGY SAVINGS DELIVERED TO DC RESIDENTS' DOORS
Looking for that perfect stocking stuffer, or even a gift for yourself? If you or your gift recipient are a DC resident, you can get a DCSEU Home Energy Conservation Kit (a $50 value) for just $10. Each kit contains 6 omni-directional LED lightbulbs, an advanced power strip, and a bathroom faucet aerator. By replacing any outdated incandescent lighting in your home and using the advanced power strip and faucet aerator as directed in the kit, you could save up to $40 a year on energy costs.
Price Range: $10
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: $50 for DC residents.
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) - some are eligible for DCSEU instant discounts at DC retailers.
PUT GREENER LAWN CARE UNDER THE TREE
The sale of gas-powered leaf blowers will be banned in DC starting on January 1, 2022. Make the switch to green, electric lawn care with an electric or battery-powered leaf blower. DC residents can apply for a $50 cash-back rebate on their purchase.
Price Range: $50 and up.
HEATED VESTS HELP KEEP YOU WARM IN STYLE
Say goodbye to that inefficient space heater! This winter there is no need to choose between cranking the heat or freezing in your 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.
Price Range: $149-270.