Christmas is right around the corner. You know that feeling: like the clock is ticking. There are only so many shopping days left ’til the big day! So you have to get your ducks in a row.

And with so many people to shop for, it can be tough to find the perfect gift. Some people have picky tastes. Christmas shopping can be fun—but it can be tricky, too. Especially when your loved one is health-conscious or has a health issue. Let Austin Air help…

The Best Gifts Are Thoughtful

This goes for everyone—health-conscious or not: the best gifts show the person you care about them, especially that you’ve been paying attention.

Ever receive a gift that was “not you”? They didn’t really “get” you. And it feels like they didn’t put much thought into the gift. You thanked the person, of course, but you never even used the gift.

Christmas gifts should be thoughtful and personal … and something they want or could use. Ideally, something they’ll use a lot. For those with health issues, choose a gift that won’t aggravate their condition. Even better, a gift that could relieve their symptoms.

Shopping for Those with Respiratory Issues

When shopping for those with allergies, asthma, COPD, long-haul COVID, and other respiratory issues, avoid scented personal care products. They contain chemicals that can irritate the lungs and mucus membranes in their nose, throat, and eyes.

Instead, look for unscented products. And avoid products with ingredients you don’t recognize or can’t pronounce. Also be sure to check the label for the following words: fragrance, parabens, phthalates, dioxane, or formaldehyde-releasing preservatives (such as DMDM hydantoin). If you see any of these on the list of ingredients in your shopping cart, put the item back!

It’s also important to realize that many items “off-gas.” That means they release harmful VOCs (volatile organic compounds) into the air. Plastic or painted items tend to be the worst offenders. So make sure you steer clear of them.

An Air Purifier Is a Thoughtful Gift for Someone with Respiratory Issues

We admit we’re a little biased here, but air purifiers are undeniably helpful for people with respiratory issues because they can improve the air quality in a home or office space.

Airborne particles such as dust, pollen, mold, and harmful chemicals can trigger allergies, asthma attacks, and other breathing problems. An air purifier can offer “sweet relief” by removing up to 99.97% of polluted particles from indoor air.

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An Air Purifier Is a Thoughtful Gift for Someone with Other Health Issues

Whether the person has sleep problems, autoimmune conditions, fatigue … you name the issue, there probably isn’t a condition a good air purifier can’t help alleviate.

You might be surprised at the connections between air quality and common health conditions. 

For example, airborne allergens and pollutants make it harder to get a good night’s sleep by obstructing and inflaming the airways. Clean air in the bedroom reduces nighttime coughing, sneezing, and wheezing. It can even reduce or stop snoring.

The evidence is accumulating every day that air pollution is horrible for us and can cause or aggravate all kinds of diseases. So removing these airborne pollutants that find their way into our homes is a must for our health.

Choose the Right Air Purifier for Your Loved One

When it comes to choosing an air purifier, there are a few things you should consider:

The EPA, WHO and CDC all recommend portable air purifiers with an adequate amount of HEPA to remove indoor air pollutants. Austin Air purifiers have 60 square feet of HEPA!

An extensive study by the EPA found a combination of HEPA and activated carbon to be best. Our air purifiers have up to 15 pounds of activated carbon. No other air purifier comes close. And our Bedroom Machine has a HEGA carbon cloth that has been shown to capture and destroy 99.9998% of viral particles.

Also keep in mind: a good air purifier filter won’t have to be changed every few months. Austin Air filter life is up to 5 years! That’s because of how much HEPA and carbon we use in our machines.

And if you decide to buy an air purifier for someone else as a gift this holiday season, make sure it doesn’t “off-gas”—releasing harmful chemicals into the air of the person’s home. We use non-toxic coated paint on our machines so you can rest easy knowing your loved ones will be safe from toxic fumes.

Lastly, look for an air purifier that has a circular air flow rather than a mushroom cloud effect. Many purifiers clean the air around the machine but not the entire room. Austin Air machines have a 360-degree air intake system and deliver fresh, clean air in a true circular pattern throughout the entire room.


If you’re looking for a great gift idea this holiday season, give the gift of clean air! This is a gift that special someone will truly LOVE.

Our machines are handcrafted in Buffalo, and we have zero supply-chain issues. That means, these ship fast and on time for Christmas.

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