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Energy Saving Holiday Gift Guide

Now is a great time to give the gift of energy savings to friends and loved ones as energy consumption peaks during the winter months in the Pacific Northwest. Seattle City Light compiled a quick list of ideas to inspire you as your embark on some last minute shopping!

Smart thermostats

Newer models of smart thermostats will knock your socks off with their wide array of capabilities. Control your home’s temperature from any room or even remotely using smart home integration apps and devices when you install smart thermostats and sensors. Program your new smart thermostat to learn your habits and behaviors to keep your home cozy warm and your energy bills reasonable this winter.

Programmable thermostats help keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

Electric and Rechargeable Lawncare

Is there someone in your household that would love a new leaf blower this holiday season? Electric and rechargeable lawn tools like leaf blowers, weed eaters, edgers, and even mowers are growing in popularity particularly here in the Pacific Northwest for their low impact on the environment and quieter neighbor-friendly sound.   

LED Lighting

From flashlights to reading lights, high-efficiency LED lighting makes for a great low-cost, high impact stocking stuffer. LED bulbs use up to 75% less energy than regular incandescent bulbs and come in all kinds of fun, handy gadgets like lanterns and headlamps that are sure to impress even the hardest to please on your list.

Kitchen gadgets

Using an air fryer can save time, money and energy.

The days of turning on the stove or oven to prepare a whole meal are behind us. Pressure cookers and air fryers continue to be a hot item for holiday gifts not only for their convenience factor but also for their energy savings. These small, versatile appliances use up to 70% less energy by cooking foods in smaller concealed areas for shorter periods of time.

Electronic streaming devices

Thinking of ditching cable or satellite tv? You’d be surprised that making the switch to streaming sticks and devices like Roku, Apple TV, or Apple Fire TV uses 30-75% less energy than a traditional set-top box too! Many streaming services offer live tv subscription options as well, so you won’t have to miss out on your local news and sports.

These are just a few ideas to add to your shopping list, but we recommend also looking for the ENERGY STAR symbol to know that your gift will have the latest features and save energy and money. It’s a gift that does a world of good for your loved ones and the planet. To learn more about ENERGY STAR products, visit