Many Canadians are making a conscious effort to live a more sustainable lifestyle. From recycling more to using reusable shopping bags, there are many adjustments we can make for a greener future. Tech can help, too. Some devices like smart thermostats can help us save energy and money, while others are made from sustainable materials such as recycled plastic to reduce our carbon footprint.

The holidays are a great opportunity to help your loved ones keep their commitment to a better future. Explore some amazing sustainable gift ideas in this article for yourself or anyone on your list who wants to go greener this year, then enter the contest for a chance to win some of these items.

Climate-friendlier holiday gift ideas

Whether you’re almost finished holiday shopping or you’re just getting started, take a look at these six categories with products that are either sustainably made or will help you in your quest to live a more sustainable lifestyle.

Smarter, more sustainable gifts for everyone 

Smart plugs help reduce electricity use

A smart plug is a plug that fits into any electric outlet and connects to your home’s Wi-Fi network. Once it’s plugged in you can add any of your small appliances, lights, or other devices to the plug and control them via an app. You can choose indoor smart plugs like the TP-Link Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Plug Lite or outdoor smart plugs like the TP-Link KP400 Smart Outdoor Plug.

Smart plugs are a thoughtful sustainable gift for an eco-friendly friend or family member. They will be able to turn any appliance or device on and off on a schedule. It also gives them control of that device when they aren’t home, so if they are worried they forgot to unplug a flat iron or coffee maker, they can use the app to turn it off instead of driving home.

Smart thermostats save energy and money

Smart thermostats give you greater control over your energy consumption. Not only can you adjust temperature settings remotely from your smartphone, but you can also set schedules to only heat or cool your home when you need to. The Google Nest Learning Thermostat takes it a step further and remembers what temperatures you like, learns your schedule, and programs itself to conserve energy use.

Sustainably made accessories to enhance daily activities

DBramante1928 cell phone cases

Did your giftee just get a new phone? The DBramante1928 cell phone cases will protect their device from bumps and scratches as well as the environment. Made with GRS certified recycled materials, Dbramante1928 cases are handcrafted and produced at 100% CO2-neutral factories. Dbramante1928 is the only case brand approved by the international climate initiative SBTi (Science Based Climate initiative) and they’re backed by the United Nations as a signatory to the UN Global Compact initiative. Check out some of their cases, including this one for Apple iPhone 15 and one for the Samsung Galaxy S23 phone.

Logitech BRIO 100 Full HD webcam

Give the gift of sustainable connection with the Logitech Brio 100 webcam. Made with a minimum of 34% post-consumer plastic and featuring FHD resolution with auto-light balance, your recipient will enjoy splendid picture quality with this webcam. Whether it’s for remote work or virtual celebrations, the Logitech Brio 100 will enhance every online interaction.

Logitech Signature M650 wireless optical mouse

Elevate their digital experience with the Logitech Signature M650 Bluetooth optical mouse. This mouse comes with SmartWheel scrolling and customizable buttons for quick and precise control. Plus, it connects via Bluetooth so you don’t have to worry about cables. It’s also made with 26% certified post-consumer recycled plastic and is certified carbon neutral.

Eco-friendly gifts for sustainable entertainment

House of Marley No Bounds portable speaker

For your loved one who enjoys music on the go, the Marley No Bounds speaker is an ideal gift. It’s waterproof, dustproof, and even buoyant so you can bring your music wherever life takes you—including the pool! House of Marley is also known for their sustainable devices, and this product is no exception. The No Bounds speaker is made with eco-friendly fabrics and material (including cork, silicone, and recyclable aluminum), and their packaging is 100% recyclable.

Kobo Elipsa 2E digital eReader with Stylus 2

Reading is greener with the Kobo Elipsa 2E. Boasting 32GB of storage, you can store thousands of books and notes on this eReader for hours of adventures. The eReader itself is sustainably made too. The exterior is made with over 85% recycled plastic, including 10% ocean-bound plastic. You can also use the included Stylus 2 to write down notes directly on supported eBooks and PDFs, which makes it an ideal gift for students.

Go greener in the kitchen

LARQ PureVis self-cleaning water bottle

We can all keep our landfills and oceans free from excess plastics by making use of stainless steel water bottles. The LARQ PureVis makes it easy to stay green and hydrated, and it can clean itself too. It has a built-in UV-C LED light that purifies the water whenever you’d like it to, and there is a self-cleaning function that turns on every 2 hours to keep your bottle fresh and clean. You can choose a variety of colours and sizes for everyone on your gift list.

SodaStream Terra soda machine

If your giftee likes sparkling water, consider getting a soda maker. With the SodaStream Terra soda machine, getting bottled sparkling water is a thing of the past. Instead, you can make your own right at home. One SodaStream carbonating bottle can save thousands of single-use plastic cans and bottles. SodaStream also makes a conscious effort to recycle its CO2-carbonating cylinders.

Eco-friendly electronic transportation

GoPowerBike GoEagle 500W electric city bike

Whether you’re commuting to work or enjoying a bike ride around town, the GoPowerBike GoEagle 500W electric city bike will take you everywhere in style. Its dual-layered seat and front shock suspension will ensure you remain comfortable—even on long bike rides. Every charge gives you up to 59.5km of time on the bike, and you can reach speeds of up to 31.8km/hr for hours of enjoyment.

EV chargers and accessories

If your recipient owns an electric vehicle, they would love to unwrap an EV charger. A home charging station will allow them to power up their vehicle at their house, so they don’t have to go to a dedicated charging station every time they need to recharge their vehicle. Did you know that Best Buy carries a wide range of EV chargers? We’re also the exclusive Canadian retailer for Tesla! Note that a certified electrician is required to install a Level 2 EV home charging station.

Rechargeable batteries keep you charged without creating excess waste

Energizer rechargeable batteries and battery charger

Energizer rechargeable batteries are a great option for everything from remote control toys to handheld video games or battery-powered smart devices. You can choose AAA, AA, and NIMH AA-2 rechargeable batteries for every type of device. To keep them charged there’s the Energizer Recharge Value Charger or the Energizer Pro Charger. The Energizer Pro includes 4 AA batteries and charges in 3 hours. The Energizer Maxi also comes with 4 AA Ni-MH batteries and can charge two or four batteries at one time.

Recycle your old tech and batteries at Best Buy

Choosing sustainable gift options is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint and keep your focus on going green. There are also a few other ways you can reduce waste from the holidays this year. If you’re holding onto old electronics or empty batteries, consider recycling them at your local Best Buy store. You’re always welcome to bring your tech waste in for recycling, even if you didn’t purchase it at Best Buy.

There are also Best Buy trade-in promotions that happen throughout the year. You can visit for more details on what products qualify for trade-in and what types of old tech are accepted for electronic recycling at a store near you.

Creating a greener world, one step at a time

Best Buy has a great selection of sustainable gift choices for everyone on your gift list. For the holidays, birthdays, and beyond, you can shop in store or online to find the perfect gift for someone special. Some of the many sustainable choices are included in a prize bundle that you can enter to win in this contest. Here are the details:

How to enter

Entering this contest will be fun and you can enter in two different ways:

  1. In a comment below, tell us what eco-friendly device or green tech program at Best Buy discussed in this article are you interested in the most and why.
  2. For up to two (2) additional entries, create a public post on a social media channel (one entry per channel!) sharing with your friends and followers that you are entering a Best Buy Blog contest for a chance to win a green holiday prize pack; include the hashtag #BestBuyGreenHolidayContest, so we can find your post, and include one of the pictures showing on this article. Then return here and tell us in a comment below on which channel you posted it and the name of your channel (since many people use pseudonyms), so that we can check and verify your entry. You can use any social media channel (X, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, LinkedIn, etc.), but the post must be public so we can verify it is there.

What you can win

At the end of this contest, we will randomly draw one winner from all eligible entries to receive a sustainability prize package that includes a Google Nest Wi-Fi Smart Learning Thermostat, a TP-Link Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Plug lite, and a LARQ PureVis 500 mL Stainless Steel Water Bottle with Self-Cleaning Mode.

This contest runs from December 14th to December 28th.

Remember you can enter in two different ways as mentioned above. Many of your friends and family are likely also interested in sustainable tech. Send them the link to this contest so they too can learn from this article and enter for a chance to win this great prize bundle.

Win a sustainable prize pack contest rules and regulations

Good luck.

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  1. This contest is now closed. We will draw the winners soon in accordance with the rules. Return to the blog often to read great articles, learn about the latest technology, and to enter more contests. You never know when we’ll be doing another amazing giveaway!

    • I am happy to announce the winner(s) of this contest:

      Stephen G – York, ON

      Keep reading and get great informative articles about a wide range of topics from tech to toys, from smartphones to style. Participate on the blog by asking questions and offering your expertise to the comment sections of articles you read. And enter more contests: you never know when we will get more great products to give away.

  2. “Energizer rechargeable batteries and battery charger” because I always need batteries and one-use batteries are very wasteful.

  3. The Kobo Elipsa 2E digital eReader stands out to me. Its use of recycled plastic, including ocean-bound plastic, aligns with sustainability goals, making it an eco-friendly choice.

  4. #BestBuyGreenHolidayContest Sustainable prize, the water stainless steel bottle with self cleaning is very interesting.

  5. I am interested in the GoPowerBike GoEagle 500W electric city bike. I don’t drive and this bike would be great when the distance is further and public transit is inconvenient.

  6. I love the Energizer rechargeable batteries and battery charger. We go throuh batteries so fast, these are amazing

  7. LARQ PureVis Water bottle had really peaked me interest. I’m immunocompromised with an organ transplant so a self sterilizating water bottle sounds like an extra layer of safety to me. Cool. Never knew about it before this article

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