Give a Gift that Saves Money

Erica Douglass suggests that, this Christmas, we should “give gifts that will save the recipient money.” That’s an excellent idea.

The first thing that came to mind was Kill A Watt. This is a fascinating product which has recently dipped in price, and can now be had for about $20. That’s the sweet spot for most gifts, in my opinion. Not too expensive, and not too cheap. If you get 2 from Amazon, you can get free shipping. And 2 is the perfect quantity to get, because you can keep 1 for yourself and give the other away.

Some examples she mentions are CFLs, a programmable thermostat, or a “smart” power strip.

Read more: Good Gifts To Give: Five Guidelines To Giving Gifts Your Family and Friends Will Love

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