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7 Gift Ideas for a Minimalist this Christmas

Gift Ideas for a Minimalist

Don't know what to give to your clutter free friend or maybe you are just stuck in a Christmas rush? Either way let me help you brainstorm for some good Christmas gift ideas that you can actually give to your loved ones with pride!

Minimalists don’t just hate clutter for no reason. If it doesn’t add any value into their lives or the lives of their loved ones, it is much better for it to go elsewhere.

They appreciate purposeful experiences rather than material things.

So considering these facts, where do you start for giving them a thoughtful and memorable gift this Christmas season? Let’s dive in with some ideas to get you going:


What about a little weekend away to create some precious memories? It could be local or somewhere for an exotic break. You choose based on where you know they love and their favourite activities. Where would you go? 

Gift Ideas for a Minimalist

Membership Cards + Subscriptions

Ideal gifts are those which will make their lives a little bit easier or more enjoyable. Here are some top ideas:

  • Gym membership
  • Yoga Class
  • Kindle
  • Spotify
  • Skillshare
  • Netflix
  • Amazon Prime
  • Cinema


How about tickets to a comedy show, their favourite musician or a theatre show they have been longing to see?  

Gift Ideas for a Minimalist

Zero Waste and Eco Friendly Products

Some minimalists may associate themselves with a zero waste lifestyle. That means that they are extremely mindful with the effect of their purchases on themselves, others and the environment. 

  • Solid shampoo
  • Cloth napkins
  • Re-useable coffee cups / water bottles
  • Bamboo cotton pads / toothbrushes

Other top tips here!

Gift Ideas for a Minimalist
Gift Ideas for a Minimalist

Cook for them or take them out for a meal

Is there a restaurant they have been longing to visit forever? Now is the time to gift them a trip for a 3 course meal. OR have you ever thought about cooking them a meal? It takes effort but has a special dash of love and sentiment.

“A person cooking is a person giving. Even the simplest food is a gift.”

Laurie Colwin

Your Time

One of the most beautiful things you can give, is your time. Perhaps you suggest a day out where you go for a walk or visit a local area where you can spend some quality time together chatting and catching up. If you feel the need to buy them something, then you pick up a cuppa at the coffee shop! 

Gift Vouchers

If you really can’t decide what would serve them best, then it is much better if you let them decide.

Letting them choose can be very exciting!

Hopefully, this list is enough to get you started. What gift ideas did I miss? Happy gifting!

Other Helpful Christmas Posts for you:

12 Minimalist Christmas Decor Ideas

How to Have a Simple & Stress Free Christmas

An email course designed to help you focus on staying calm and centered this festive season, amidst all of the planning and preparation.

My wish is that you will finish this course feeling organised, stress free and ready to enjoy Christmas with your loved ones. Doesn’t that sound amazing?

Simple Joy was founded by Hayley Forster, a Professional Organiser & Lifestyle Coach. Hayley is an advocate of intentional living, with a passion in helping others simplify their lives in order to find their ideal lifestyle full of contentment, creativity and authenticity!

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