Give the Gift of Clean Air: Your Air Purifier Gift Giving Guide

With the holidays just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about buying gifts for friends and family. If you’re looking to give an extra-meaningful present this year, a home air purifier can be a great option. To help you give the gift of clean air this holiday season, we’ve put together this air purifier gift giving guide. Keep reading to learn why air purifiers make great gifts and how to pick out the perfect model for your loved ones.

 

  Why Give an Air Purifier as a Gift?

 

Although an air purifier may not be the first thing you think of when trying to come up with gift ideas, it’s actually one of the best presents you can give. With a home air purifier, your loved ones can enjoy cleaner air and, as a result, potentially better health. Air purifiers can remove everything from plant pollen to air pollution, helping your friends or family members breathe cleaner, healthier air.

 

An air purifier can be an especially good gift for someone who suffers from severe allergies, asthma, COPD or other respiratory conditions. Though we all need clean air to maintain good health, people with these conditions can be negatively affected by even moderate contaminants. So, if you have a friend or family member who suffers from a chronic respiratory problem, an air purifier is a gift that can help that person to improve his or her overall quality of life.

 

With that said, a person doesn’t have to have an existing respiratory condition to enjoy the benefits of cleaner air. Today, most of us breathe air that is contaminated with pollution, VOCs and other impurities. Unfortunately, unclean air may contribute to a wide range of ailments, including but not limited to heart disease, diabetes and even certain cancers. S0, while they are necessary for people with respiratory issues, air purifiers make great gifts for anyone who is trying to live a healthier life.

 

  Picking Out the Perfect Air Purifier

 

Once you’ve decided you want to give an air purifier as a gift, you’ll need to select the unit you want to buy. Choosing an air purifier is a process that requires a bit of thought. To help out, we’ve broken down the basic factors you need to consider to help you choose the right one for the recipient.

 

  Area

 

The first thing you need to consider when buying an air purifier is how large an area it will need to cover. If you’re buying one for a bedroom or college dorm, it can have significantly less capacity than a unit meant to cover an entire home or large apartment. Try to estimate the size of the area the air purifier will be used in to decide how much coverage the recipient needs.

 

  Filter Type

 

Next, you need to consider the type of filter the air purifier you’re buying should have. For allergens, dust, dander and other solids, a HEPA filter is required. To deal with odors, gases and VOCs, you’ll need a carbon filter. Many of the leading air purifiers feature both types of filters, allowing them to remove contaminants of many types at once.

 

Before you decide to buy an air purifier as a gift, it’s important to consider what kind of contaminants you want it to focus on. For a friend or family member who suffers from allergies, a HEPA filter is by far the best option. If the person you’re buying for is sensitive to odors or has concerns about chemical gases, a model with a carbon filter is in order. If you aren’t sure or want to provide the broadest possible protection, consider a unit with both types of filters.

 

In addition to HEPA and carbon, some air purifiers also feature an ultraviolet lamp to kill bacteria and viruses. These purifiers make great gifts to people who are susceptible to colds, flus and other common illnesses.

 

Other Features

 

Beyond capacity and filter type, you should also consider which features will be most convenient to the recipient. Common additional features of air purifiers include remote control functions, filter change reminder lights, silent fan modes and wall mounting brackets. The exact combination of features your friend or relative will need will depend on personal tastes and needs.

 

Top Air Purifiers to Give as Gifts

 

Although everyone has different needs, there are several air purifiers we can recommend very highly as holiday gifts. Following, you’ll find our top 5 recommendations for residential air purifiers, plus 2 bonus models for budget-conscious buyers!

 

Amaircare 3000 VOC

One of our best-selling air purifiers, the Amaircare 3000 VOC is a combination HEPA and carbon filtered model that can cover up to 1,800 square feet. With a user-friendly filter change indicator, a silent mode and all-metal construction, this air purifier is a great option for practically anyone looking to improve their health with cleaner air.

 

Field Controls TRIO

For a recipient who needs medical grade air purification, we recommend the Field Controls TRIO. This purifier features HEPA and carbon filtration along with a UV germicidal lamp, allowing it to target everything from pollen to viruses. Covering up to 1,000 square feet, this unit is perfect for the person who needs the best possible air quality. Great as a gift for severe asthma or COPD patients.

 

Blueair Pro L

Another of the best air purifiers to give as gifts is the Blueair Pro L. This high-quality HEPA air purifier stands out due to its ability to perform up to 5 air changes per hour in spaces of up to 780 square feet. Thanks to this higher number of air changes, the Blueair Pro L can keep air cleaner and healthier. This unit can also be equipped with additional carbon and VOC filters to give it even broader filtering abilities. The Blueair Pro L makes a great gift for a friend or family member with allergies or asthma.

 

Austin Air HealthMate

With up to 1,500 square feet of coverage, the Austin Air HealthMate is a great air purifier to use in small homes and larger apartments. This air purifier moves up to 250 cubic feet of air per minute, allowing it to efficiently remove contaminants. Like most of the models on this list, the HealthMate combines HEPA and carbon filtration. It also offers the benefits of steel construction, 360-degree air intake and 3 variable fan speeds. The Austin Air HealthMate is one of our top all-around units, making it a great choice as a gift for just about anyone.

 

IQAir HealthPro

If you know someone who suffers from severe allergies or reactions to dust, the IQAir HealthPro is an air purifier that can provide relief. This unit uses IQAir’s specialized HyperHEPA technology, which removes smaller particles than even a normal HEPA filter can target. The HealthPro is also among the quietest HEPA air purifiers on the market thanks to its sound dampening construction. This model covers up to 1,125 square feet.

 

Bonus Budget-Friendly Options

 

Although all of the air purifiers listed above make great gifts, they may not fit easily into everyone’s price range. At US Air Purifiers, we believe that cleaner air should be accessible to everyone. For that reason, we’ve come up with two extra budget-friends options that will let you give your loved ones the gift of cleaner air at an extremely reasonable price point.

 

Airfree Iris

Covering up to 650 square feet, the Airfree Iris is a filterless air purifier that uses thermal technology to remove dust, dander, pollen, mold spores, bacteria, viruses and other solid matter from the air. The significant upshot of this technology is that the air purifier does not require periodic filter changes. With that said, this type of purification does not target gases, odors or VOCs, so these air purifiers are best as gifts for people with allergies or dust issues.

 

Amaircare Roomaid VOC

A smaller relative of the Amaircare 3000 VOC, the Roomaid is a compact unit that covers up to 300 square feet. Like the larger version, the Roomaid combines HEPA and carbon filtration to target the most common household contaminants. This model is also unique for its ability to plug into a car power supply, allowing it to be used on the go. If your friend or relative needs something for a small space or for traveling, this is easily one of the best options out there. The Roomaid VOC also makes an excellent gift for college students who live in dorms.

 

Other Awesome Gifts to Improve Air Quality

 

Although air purifiers make great gifts, they aren’t the only things you can give to friends and family to help them take control of their air quality. Below, you’ll find a few more great gifts that will help your loved ones breathe easier this holiday season.

 

Personal Humidifier

 

Just as contaminants in the air can create breathing problems, air that is too dry can also irritate the respiratory system. To help your loved ones breathe easier during the dry winter months, a home humidifier is a great gift idea. Dry air can cause headaches, dried skin and lips and sore throats. Air that is properly humidified also helps to keep dust and other small particles down, leading to better overall air quality.

 

Indoor Air Quality Meter

 

A major part of improving air quality is being able to measure it in the first place. This is where indoor air quality meters come in. These meters allow users to track contaminants in the air, monitor air purifier performance and make changes to optimize indoor air quality.

 

Air Purifying Lamp

 

For small study or work spaces, a traditional air purifier may be too large to use. If you’re buying for a student or someone with a small, enclosed workspace, the Vortex Air Purifier Lamp may be the ideal gift idea. The Vortex is a high-quality LED lamp that doubles as a filterless air purifier. The Vortex covers up to 175 square feet, making it ideal for dorms, study spaces and personal offices.

 

US Air Purifiers Gift Certificate

 

Not sure what to get for your friend or family member? Let them pick out their own gift with a US Air Purifier gift certificate! Simply select the amount you want to purchase and you’ll be able to give a gift certificate in the amount of your choosing. Best of all, our gift certificates can be sent in digital form by email or delivered in printed form to the recipient’s home address. Our certificates can also be personalized with a message of your choosing.

 

Whether you’re shopping for a health-conscious friend or a relative who suffers from asthma, a home air purifier can make the perfect gift this holiday season. Still not sure what the best gift for your loved one is? We’re here to help! Feel free to contact us with your questions and we’ll be happy to provide you with answers and product recommendations.