Solar Christmas shopper—Day 6

So your loved one doesn’t have the latest Prius with an integrated photovoltaic panel to keep the car cool in the sun? So what.

You can help he or she get one step closer with a solar-powered car vent. It’s not the sexiest solar Christmas gift idea, but it’s a practical, inexpensive gift that he or she will thank you for in the middle of summer when they realize that they won’t have to sit down on a searing-hot vinyl seat after spending time shopping for a thank you gift for you.

Numerous styles of these vents or fans are out there. They usually fit on the window rim (which means windows must be cracked for the device to work). They don’t cost too much; most can be found online for under $30.