5 Solar-Powered Gifts to Give Your Green Pals

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For many of us, the best part of the gift-giving season is watching the expression of our loved ones excitedly opening a gift as we internally shout “nailed it!” while doing the Tiger Woods fist pump.

It’s a proud moment for sure, but it’s not always easy to get that coveted reaction. After all, we all have someone in our lives for makes holiday shopping a guessing game. Maybe they already own each gift you’ve thought of, or maybe they adhere to a particular lifestyle and you want a gift that reflects it. When you know someone in the latter category, gift-idea lists are a godsend. So for those of you with a friend or family member who’s passionate about green living, here’s a list of solar-powered gadgets that’ll make great Christmas gifts.


Poweradd Apollo Charger

$25.99 on Amazon.com

Every year, smartphones get bigger and more powerful. Unfortunately, the one area where technological advancements are lagging behind is battery life, which makes a solar-powered device charger the ideal gift.

The Poweradd Apollo 2- 12,000 mAh solar power bank charges an iPhone 7 three times, Samsung S8 two times, a large capacity iPad Air 2 almost one time. It is also comes equipped with a flashlight and resists the rain. 

BirkSun Solar Backpack

$150-$200 on BirkSun.com

They have new holiday editions available – hurry before they run out! This premium bag has a built-in 3,000 mAh battery up to 2 full phone charges. It also has a waterproof solar panel, and it charges your phone as quickly as an ordinary home wall socket. The best feature of this bag is that the solar panel blends seamlessly into the overall design, making it a professional and stylish replacement for standard backpacks and messenger bags. 

6 in 1 Educational Solar Kit


$24.95 at Mindware.orientaltrading.com

Six different working solar-powered models can be built from this one 6-in-1 Educational Solar Kit. No tools are required; 21 snap-together parts form the models. Start teaching kids the benefit of solar early!

Eton Rukus Portable Speakers

$108.95 on Amazon.com

Providing music to any outdoor event involves the hassle of running cables to power your speakers. If the gathering is in a park or on the beach, your options are even more limited.

The Eton Rukus solar-powered portable speakers are a perfect solution that’s also small enough to fit in most backpacks. With both Bluetooth and USB connectivity, the speaker system also doubles as a device charger.

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