Do you know somebody who loves to save money by dialing down the thermostat for a lower electric bill or combining trips to save gas when they’re out running errands?
Maybe that somebody is you! If so, there shouldn’t be any shame in your game; we all love to save a buck around here! In fact, we love this lifestyle so much that — in addition to our recent piece about 10 great gifts for that frugal person in your life — we’re offering this guide to help you shop for your favorite energy conserver this holiday season.
But we wanted to come up with a list that goes beyond just the usual suspects like a smart thermostat and LED light bulbs! So we’ve included unique gift ideas like solar-powered decorative Mason jar lights, turn signal gloves for bicyclists and much more.
These gifts are sure to appeal to your energy-frugal friends
Just hook this monitoring system up to your home’s breaker panel and get detailed energy data that can be used to reduce energy usage, monitor solar performance and plan for future storage needs.
This smart power strip lowers your electric bill by intelligently sensing which electronics are not in use and automatically turning them off!
This makes a great stocking stuffer for the energy penny-pincher in your life! Measures 3 ft. L x 3-11/32 in.
Combines a rustic, country allure with modern technology! Compare to $15.74 at MechanicsSurplus for the lid only (no jar).
Know someone who loves biking to save money? These 4.1-out-of-5-star gloves are perfect for use in low-light conditions!
Meanwhile, these turn signal gloves for less than half the price may also warrant a look — but note that there are no customer reviews of them just yet.
Don’t waste money throwing away batteries that aren’t fully drained! Works for AA, AAA, C, D and 9-volt batteries.
You can’t beat the price on these $5 blankets from Five Below! And they’ll prevent you from turning up the thermostat during a long, cold winter. Heated blankets are also a great option!
Why use an outlet when you can use the sun?!
Nest Thermostats can cut energy usage by up to 30%! Also, keep your thermostat on lock down and prevent prying fingers from driving up your heating and cooling bill all year long with this thermostat guard.
Uses infrared sensors to detect air leaks in your home that can be sealed for extra energy savings!
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