Some of the best holiday gifts are those that keep on giving — and that's certainly true of gifts that improve indoor air quality. Indoor air pollution is a leading cause of respiratory problems, so gifts that help people breathe easier will be sure to be appreciated.
By giving a gift that helps improve indoor air quality in your loved ones' homes, you give the gift of better health. Here are six great gift ideas that will do just that.
The benefits of houseplants are well-documented, from improving mental health to boosting productivity. However, one often-overlooked benefit of houseplants is their ability to improve indoor air quality. During the winter months, when we're spending more time indoors, it's important to make sure the air we're breathing is as clean as possible.
Houseplants can help to purify the air by absorbing pollutants like formaldehyde and carbon dioxide. They also release oxygen, which helps to improve concentration and energize the mind. So if you're looking for a holiday gift that will keep on giving, consider a houseplant.
2. Specialty Beeswax Candles
Not only are beeswax candles beautiful to look at, they also offer a number of benefits for indoor air quality. Unlike traditional candles made of paraffin wax, beeswax candles are non-toxic and produce negative ions when burned. These negative ions help to remove airborne toxins, allergens, and dust particles from the air.
In addition, beeswax candles emit a subtle honey scent that can help to create a calm and inviting atmosphere. For these reasons, beeswax candles make an excellent gift for anyone who suffers from allergies or respiratory problems. Even if you don't have any specific health concerns, beeswax candles can still make your home feel cozier and more festive during the holidays.
3. Essential Oil Diffuser
An essential oil diffuser uses heat or ultrasonic waves to create a fine mist of water and essential oils. As the mist disperses into the air, it not only helps to hydrate dry skin, but it also purifies the air and creates a pleasant aroma.
One example is our Air Oasis essential oil diffuser, which uses ultrasonic technology that’s energy efficient, virtually silent, and automated to shut off and alert you when it’s time for a refill.
For an even more inexpensive gift, opt for our essential oil flame diffuser.
4. Cool Mist Humidifier
The winter months can be tough on our skin, sinuses, and breathing. The dry air sucks the moisture out of us, leading to static electricity, itchy skin, and respiratory problems. A cool mist humidifier is the perfect solution to help improve indoor air quality and combat the dryness that winter brings. By releasing a fine mist of water into the air, humidifiers help to raise the humidity levels in a room, providing relief for all sorts of winter woes.
Humidifiers can also help to reduce dust mites and other allergens in the air, making them a great choice for people with asthma or other respiratory conditions.
5. Small Air Purifier
According to the EPA, indoor air can be up to five times more polluted than outdoor air. As we spend more time indoors with windows closed during cold winter months, it becomes increasingly important to focus on improving our indoor air quality.
One way to improve indoor air quality is by using an air purifier. Air purifiers help remove pollutants from the air, including dust, pollen, and smoke. They can also help reduce odors and improve overall air quality. Smaller and efficient air purifiers such as the small size Air Oasis iAdaptAir™ are ideal for use in bedrooms or offices, and make a great holiday gift for anyone looking to improve their indoor air quality.
6. Large Air Purifier
Small air purifiers are designed for specific areas, such as a single room, and can typically cover an area of up to 200 square feet. On the other hand, large air purifiers are designed for whole-house coverage and can typically cover an area of up to 1,000 square feet. In terms of cost, small air purifiers are typically more affordable than large air purifiers. However, large air purifiers can tackle larger spaces and reduce overall pollutant levels in a home.
For loved ones who need to purify a larger space, opt for an air purifier with greater capacity and power. Fortunately, the iAdaptAir comes in both medium and large sizes in addition to small. Whoever you’re buying for, you can get them the custom solution that’s perfect for their unique needs.
BONUS: Ventilation or Screen Work
Investing in better ventilation or screens for your home is a great Christmas present for your family. Better ventilation will help to circulate fresh air throughout your home, and screens will help to keep out dust and pollen. Both will go a long way towards making your home a healthier place for your family to spend time.
Holiday Gifts for Cleaner Indoor Air
Too often we focus our gift-giving on things that are disposable, either forgotten or thrown away days after the holidays are over. Giving the gift of better air quality means giving the gift of a better life, not just today but for weeks, months, and even years to come.
Looking for the perfect wellness-based gift? Check out our Air Oasis gift guide.