The ultimate clean air holiday gift guide

Give a truly meaningful gift that can provide long-lasting health benefits to loved ones. And what could be more beneficial than the gift of clean air?

We have your ultimate holiday gift guide. You are sure to find some gift ideas that fit the bill.

Air purifiers

Air purification is an essential component of modern, healthful living. Given the everyday and all-too common presence of airborne pollutants, allergens, bacteria, and viruses like SARS-CoV-19, gifting your family and friends with an air purifier shows them how much you care.

The quality of the air you breathe is linked to your immune system, mood, cognitive function, and even your lifespan. You take approximately 25,000 breaths a day – why not make every breath count (1)?

The quality of the air you breathe is linked to your immune system, mood, cognitive function, and even your lifespan.

Air purifiers are one of the best gifts to give to not just friends and family members suffering from allergies, asthma, or any other respiratory-related affliction, but also anyone concerned about the air quality in their home, vehicle, or workplace.

And since the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed that 92% of the world’s population lives in places where air quality levels exceed WHO limits, virtually everyone should consider using an air purifier to protect themselves against indoor air pollution (2).

Create a clean air haven

For any building or indoor setting, IQAir’s advanced air filtration systems provide the ultimate solution – a gift that creates a clean air haven in the home.

For any building or indoor setting, IQAir’s advanced air filtration systems provide the ultimate solution – a gift that creates a clean air haven in the home

A high-efficiency home purifieror powerful, energy efficient air purifierwill clean the air in home offices and larger spaces while people are working, studying, or in living and dining rooms while they gather. With sound-attenuating filters and double-walled housing, a home air purifier can even be quiet enough to clean the air at night while the family sleeps. For the kitchen, an optional gas and odor filter can capture cooking and cleaning odors.

Another solution for direct, focused clean air is gifting a desk air purifier. Portable and able to be setup on any flat surface, desk air purifiers can deliver clean air to breathing spaces in nurseries, on bedstands, at desks, or from end tables.

Road traffic is a major contributing source of nitrogen dioxides and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). When the two pollutants combine, they can create ozone. Vehicle combustion also produces particle matter. If your loved one is always on the road, a portable car air purifier can help keep the air safe within their vehicle interior.

Here’s why IQAir offers the best air purifiers and is your go-to solution for air-cleaning needs:

  • HyperHEPA filtration technology is tested and certified by an independent third-party lab to effectively filter harmful ultrafine pollution particles down to 0.003 microns in size. For perspective, this is 100 times smaller than what is accomplished with conventional air filtration technology and 10 times smaller than a virus.
  • Each system is individually tested at the factory and is certified to filter a minimum of 99.5% of all particles 0.003 microns or larger. Unlike other air purifiers, IQAir systems are designed to ensure that all the air goes completely through the filters and not around it like other leaky designs. If it doesn’t meet or exceed these performance standards, it doesn’t leave our factory — period.
  • Unparalleled performance achieved through safe, healthy technology. IQAir air filtration solutions use only safe, proven, mechanical filtration technology, without generating dangerous ions, ozone, or UV.
  • Swiss Made quality is at the very core of everything that IQAir does. By using the finest quality components, a specialized team of highly skilled technicians, and cutting-edge manufacturing processes refined for more than 60 years, IQAir builds the best air purifiers in the world.

To sum it up: IQAir air-filtration systems are certified and proven to filter more, last longer, and work harder than other air purifiers on the market. They are the ultimate clean air gifts.

Air quality monitors

How can the people you care about most tell when airborne pollutants are in their environment? With an air quality monitor.

Consider the world's smartest air quality monitors from IQAir’sAirVisual Seriesthat precisely measures and records air quality indoors and outdoors, wherever you go.

Advanced smart technology allows you to set up personalized air quality alerts as well as link AirVisual Series air quality monitors with your connected home technology to maximize clean air while minimizing home HVAC costs. You can also receive weather forecast alerts so you can get the full picture of your local air quality with the AirVisual App.

Personal protection for better air quality

Sure it’s not chic, but for those loved ones who spend extended periods of time outdoors when the air quality is poor, a gift of personal protection masks will be appreciated. The IQAir Mask promises to protect against the most dangerous airborne particulate matter.

Multi-layer HyperHEPA media filtration is effective against 95% of particles, including those insidious, harmful ultrafine particles. An ergonomic, user-friendly design ensures that this all-day pollution protection is as comfortable as it is easy-to-use.

The IQAir Mask is excellent for use by construction, utility, and sanitation workers, landscapers, emergency personnel, and all others whose jobs demand they continue to work outdoors even during times of hazardous air quality.

Make sure gifts don’t decrease air quality

It’s important to consider gifts that don't compromise air quality. For instance, avoid items that off-gas VOCs, such as certain plastics. Instead, choose toys and products made from natural materials like solid wood, and ensure any used paints, stains, or adhesives are low in VOCs (3). More natural gift choices not only provide safer alternatives but also contribute to maintaining a clean air environment.

If at the top of your holiday gift guide for dad is a barbecue grill, choose one that uses propane or natural gas instead of charcoal. The gas models do release some pollutants, including carbon dioxide, into the air. But burning charcoal emits much more particulate matter and about twice the carbon dioxide. Using lighting fluid to help ignite charcoal adds polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) to those emissions (4).

A holiday gift guide for mom could include a vacuum cleaner. If so, make sure you get her one that includes a true HEPA filter that can trap the dust, pet dander, pollen and other surface particles and don’t recirculate them back into the air like standard vacuums can.

Scented candles are a lovely gift. Unfortunately, even when not lit, they can emit VOCs into the air. Better are essential oils (not fragrance oils that contain artificial ingredients) and containers of potpourri. Or you can put together your own little bags filled with cinnamon sticks, cloves, and other spices that gift recipients can simmer in water.

In general, before buying a gift, consider how it will affect the air quality. If it will harm the air quality, we suggest looking for similar alternatives or avoiding them altogether.

The takeaway

If your holiday gift guide includes air purifiers and air quality monitoring technology this year, be sure to choose quality. An air purifier that’s properly maintained and that comes with a 10-year warranty is an investment that can be appreciated and provide protection against airborne pollutants for many years after celebrations end.

If you need additional advice on selecting the right air-cleaning solutions for everyone on your list, use our Help Me Choose tool.

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