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Safe and Healthy Gifts for the Holidays

Still looking for gifts? Here are some gift ideas that focus on keeping individuals and families safe and healthy in their homes. These suggestions encompass the eight principles of a healthy home. Learn more about making your home healthy and safe at

Keep your home safe

  • Slippers with non-skid soles to prevent slips and falls
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-slip bathmat or ducks for the bottom of the tub/shower
  • Solar lights to place along the walkway and entrance to the house
  • Motion-activated lights for the hallway and bathroom
  • Coupon offering your services to conduct a safety review of the house. Helpful tools are the UGA Extension Home Safety Checklist or the Childproof your Home Checklist.

Keep your home dry

  • Hygrometer or device to measure humidity. Keep indoor humidity below 60%relative humidity, ideally 30 – 50 percent
  • Coupon offering your services to repair leaky faucets



Keep your home clean

  • Doormat made from recycled materials
  • Shoe caddy to set by the front door
  • Create a green cleaning toolkit and include the UGA green cleaning recipes
  • Coupon offering your services to clean the house

Keep your home contaminant free

  • Radon test kit: Order at
  • Flameless candles
  • Coupon offering your services to dispose of out of date and unused hazardous products in the house and garage.


Keep your home pest-free

  • Sealed containers to store food to reduce pest problems
  • Coupon offering your services to declutter the house



Keep your home ventilated

  • Carbon monoxide alarms with backup battery power
  • Coupon offering your services to replace the air filter




Keep your home maintained

  • Ladder
  • Coupon offering your services to clean gutters, repair downspouts, or remove ivy and debris from walkways


Keep your home green and comfortable

  • Surgeprotector or smart strip
  • Door draft stopper to place along the bottom of the exterior door
  • Programmable timer for lights
  • Coupon offering to pay for an energy audit

For gift tags and cards, use postcards you bought and never got around to sending.

∼∼ Happy holidays! ∼∼

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