(BPT) – Did you know electronics left plugged in drain energy, even when they’re turned off? To reduce energy consumption, give battery-operated, cordless gadgets this holiday season. Need ideas? We’ve got you covered with these green gift ideas for every personality on your shopping list!
Know someone who loves to travel? A backup phone charger can be the perfect present for someone who is always on the go. Or give them a gift that will let them stay chic and stylish at home and abroad, like cordless beard clippers or a cordless hair straightener.
The satisfaction that comes with successfully completing a DIY project is one of the reasons so many people enjoy this hobby. Help your friends express their creativity on a DIY project with the gift of a cordless glue gun, cordless mini-sewing machine or even a cordless drill.
Have a family member whose cooking rivals that of any four-star restaurant chef? Surprise them with the perfect gifts for the kitchen that are not only eco-friendly but will also elevate their culinary skills, such as an electric knife or a cordless blender. Another great gift idea is a vacuum sealer to make storing or freezing food even easier.
Whether it’s a new laptop or gaming system, we all have that one friend who likes to keep up with the latest popular gadgets and electronics. Satisfy their love of technology with a new smartwatch this holiday season. If you’re looking for a gift without the hefty price tag, consider wireless headphones or a new gaming console.
Thinking of a gift for that special person who loves going on hikes, camping or doing any activity that involves the great outdoors? Get them ready for their next adventure with a portable GPS, tactical flashlight or even rechargeable hand warmers for the cold winter months.
Finding the perfect gift for someone in college can seem like a challenge, but you can’t go wrong with portable bluetooth speakers. And if they’ve been extra-good this year, consider a new laptop to make term papers a breeze. The old laptop battery can be recycled at a retailer near you!
These creative gift ideas all have one thing in common – they contain a rechargeable, recyclable battery. When that battery runs out (sometimes after 1,000 or more charges!) keep it out of the waste stream by recycling it.
Organizations such as Call2Recycle, Inc. offer an easy and free way to care for the environment through battery recycling. Call2Recycle works with a network of businesses, communities and retailers in the U.S. and Canada – including Best Buy, The Home Depot, Lowe’s, Sears and Staples – that serve as drop-off locations. Visit the drop-off locator to find a collection site near you!
This holiday season, help educate your family and friends on how they can conserve energy and reduce waste by recycling year-round. Make a lasting impact with gifts that are not only good for the environment, but everyone on your list will love!
For more information, visit Call2Recycle’s Holiday Gift Guide.