Guest Author - Rose Mary
If you are searching for that perfect gift for someone and that someone owns a home, start by looking for money saving gifts and gadgets that keep giving the whole year long. No, we are not talking about the jelly of the month club here. There are lots of gifts that you can give that will actually pay for themselves over and over throughout the year.
Here are a few ideas of money saving gifts for home owners (and renters too):
Space Heater - these have regular 110 plugs and can be used to heat one room while the thermostat is lowered for the rest of the home. There is a lot of potential money saved when using a space heater. Look for space heaters that are UL listed (underwriting laboratories - UL is the trusted source across the globe for product compliance).
Slow Cooker or Crockpot - again, these have regular 110 plugs, can be left on for hours and will cost much less than using the stove or oven. Also, think of the potential savings as compared to eating out.
Coffeemaker - purchasing a good coffeemaker for a gift is great for those who love coffee. Adding some quality coffee beans and a thermos will help them save by not purchasing coffee on their way to work or while running errands.
Blender - for those who like to drink an occasional cocktail, mixing your own is much cheaper than visiting a bar. It is also a greater gadget to have around for entertaining throughout the year.
Outdoor Solar Lights - these are a nice addition to any landscape. Best of all is that they require no electricity to light up any outdoor space.
Water Saving Shower Head - these come in different styles with different types of water flow, i.e. regular flow, rain shower flow. Imagine how much water is saved when using this every day of the year. This is a great gift since almost everyone has metered water these days.
Electric Power Strips - these are great because they can be shut off and turned on with the flip of a switch. Everything is one area, such as electronics, are all plugged into the one strip.
There are lots of money saving gifts for home owners and renters that will be appreciated no matter what the occasion. When purchasing appliances, remember to look for those that are affordable, energy efficient and also UL listed.