Blogmas Day 2: Minimalism Holiday Gift Guide

What do you even get a minimalist for the holidays? I mean, minimalists prefer to own very little & are constantly decluttering their belongings. So, to prevent your gift from becoming Goodwills next ticket item, here are the 10 Best Gift Options For a Minimalist.

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  1. Books or a Kindle: I find books to be a great gift idea. Especially during quarantine, I feel like many of us are reading more. You can even gain a bit of knowledge as well. I actually love reading a book & then giving it to a friend when I’m finished with it. Especially if it was good! For those who don’t like hard copies, you can always gift your book lover a kindle! They are perfect for traveling & can hold a whole bookcase full of novels.
Amazon releases a sub-$100 Kindle you can read in the dark | Engadget

2. An Experience: Since it’s pandemic times, I’m not sure if you can find tickets to events or concerts. But this is a great option for when things get better. There are also tons of activities you can do with someone. Here are a few ideas:

. Wine Tasting: I love going to local vineyards with friends. It’s a great way to get outdoors & discover a few new wine selections. During these times, companies are hosting virtual wine tastings, so definitely check your local areas.

Virtual Wine Tastings | Yountville

. Concert: Again, this might be something to do in the future, since regulations aren’t allowing concerts at this time. But I find experiences to be a great gift option, so for your music enthusiast, why not gift them tickets to one of their favorite performers.

4 Concert Tips You Should Know | KC Limo Service

. Hiking: Surprise someone with an adventure to scenic areas. I personally love traveling to the mountains where we have parks with waterfalls. It is quite the site, especially in the snowy seasons.

winter hiking | Tumblr

. A Trip: Again, this may be something to plan for in the future. But don’t worry, we won’t always be stuck inside our homes. Why not make a travel bucket list of some sorts. I’m sure we all will have the urge to travel once it gets better.

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3. Gift Cards: I think gift cards are a great option. You can find one to their favorite restaurant, store or movie theater. Plus, you know they will probably use it eventually! Last year, we were gifted a lot of gift cards to Bed Bath & Beyond, Target & Home Depot as new homeowners. I think it’s a great way to help a young adult start their life & allowing them to choose what they want for their home. Starbucks or other local coffee shops are another great gift card option. I feel like most people refrain from overly purchasing coffee, so when they have a gift card it feels like a nice treat.

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4. A Homemade Recipe Book: If you are a cook or your family is, write down some of the recipes on index cards or a book & give it as a gift. This is a perfect idea for newlyweds, adult children who have left the nest or someone who wants to cook more. I’m currently putting together one for us with tons of my family’s recipes.

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5. A Homemade Photo Album: Reminiscing on memories is such a great gift idea. Whether it’s a vacation, birthday or just an appreciation of a special person, you can place the photos in a scrapbook style & decorate the front of it. Todd actually created this amazing jar filled with rolled up photos from 2 years of memories. I love it & have it displayed in our living room.

6. Sustainable Household Items: For my sustainable queens & kings out there, maybe you should put these items on your list:

. reusuable straws

. Hydroflask or reusable waterbottle

. Grove Collaborative Monthly Membership or another cleaning product membership.

Natural home products startup Grove Collaborative bets niche wins over the  Amazonization of everything | TechCrunch

. Mason jar lids

. reusable makeup clothes

7. Instant Pot: This kitchen gadget does it all! It’s a one stop shop for all your cooking needs. And it has other attachments such as a air fryer top to add to your collection. We use ours so often & I recommend it to everyone.

8. Roomba: This is something on my wishlist! Why not make cleaning easier on someone? More time for making memories.

iRobot Roomba 675 Review | PCMag

9. Quality Bedding: If they don’t already have these, gifting someone nice & organic sheets are such a great option because a person’s sleep is so important. These ones from Bed Bath & Beyond are AMAZING!! They are the only ones I will use.

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10. A Charity Donation: A gift of kindness. Why not find out a charity the person is passionate about this holiday season?

Hope this gave you some ideas for gifts this year. Have you started your shopping yet? ๐ŸŽ„

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91 thoughts on “Blogmas Day 2: Minimalism Holiday Gift Guide

  1. These are great ideas! I have a Kindle and it honestly came in handy during quarantine, because many of my local bookstores would be closed. It also is something that is great for when you travel as well. I bring mine everywhere because it’s so compact in my purse!

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  2. OMMG! I have guessed the book, the experience and the gift card right. But I like the idea of a homemade project. That is super cute and perfect for a minimalist. I got 3/10 x) The rest are very creative ideas. Love it.

    By the way, I am still trying to become a minimalist. it is a goal that I am trying to achieve but it was very hard during the last few months where I did a lot of online shopping x(

    I have talked about it on my blog, how I fail to become one and I still am trying again now ๐Ÿ™‚

    Great post! Will share it on my pinterest board. ๐Ÿ˜€

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    1. I’m so happy you are thinking of becoming more minimal. ๐Ÿ™‚ It does take time, and no one is completely perfect. I reccomend you read my post called “Minimalism Isn’t One Sized Fit All”. I’ll have to read that post of yours. Thank you! oh my gosh, you are amazing, thanks for sharing on pinterest.

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  3. What wonderful ideas! I am a mom of 3 and I will say I am 100% on board with the experience gift ideas. We love things we can do as a family and create memories rather than have more clutter and things that will brake or be forgotten within a few days. I also love the gift card ideas, especially to places that will help the family/individual purchase the things they really want/need for their home/life. Great post!

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  4. These are such lovely gift ideas! Even though my brother isn’t a minimalist, he is a student in Portsmouth, while the family lives in Yorkshire. He can’t exactly take big gifts back with him, especially since he has to get a train with everything. The gift cards, experience and even quality bedsheets are gifts that would be perfect for him.

    My Christmas shopping is almost finished, just finishing up some handmade gifts. ๐Ÿ˜Š

    Thank you for sharing!

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  5. I have an Aunt who always gives me gift cards for my e-reader and that is my absolute favorite gift! I don’t have a whole lot of extra money and when you buy books as much as I like to it gets pricey. So this has always been my favorite gift! Also, love the idea of a hiking trip!

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  6. I love these! While I would not define myself as a minimalist, these are all gifts that I would love to have. As a parent, I sometimes wish my kids would get โ€œexperiencesโ€ instead of a toy theyโ€™ll be done with in a few months.

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  7. I start super early in the year to get some bargains but I have found that as I have attempted to become more minimal in my belongings, gifts that get used up are great – yarn or fabric is always a good one for me!

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  8. I love being gifted books! Reading is a passion of mine so I always love when someone gifts me an Amazon GC.. I just myself within books! Last year I made my mum a handmade photo album and it was so much fun, I know she appreciated it more than any gift I also got that year. Thanks for such an awesome list!

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  9. I have that exact same Roomba! It’s awesome if you can afford to buy one. It makes the most adorable beeps when it’s docking or backing up. When it’s battery dies it makes a sad “beep boop” to let you know. It always brightens my day ๐Ÿ˜

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  10. These are all wonderful ideas. The Kindle is such a nice gift and I also loved that you included not just items but also experiences which is so great because some people prefer them over material gifts.

    I hope you have a lovely week.

    Estรฉe

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  11. I love these gift ideas! I’ve been reading a lot more lately, but never considered getting a Kindle. I am now thinking about it haha I am excited to read the rest of your Blogmas content in the days to come ๐Ÿ™‚

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  12. These are really thoughtful ideas! I love the book one though seeing as I am a book nerd! I am all for receive that as a gift…also have you heard of bookoutlet .com ? it’s soooo cheap and such great quality! worth checking out for sure. Thank you for taking your time to give so many ideas and I will be sharing this for sure!

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  13. The list is great, you can literally find something for everyone! It definitely is worth a look through if you are ever stuck with a present x

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  14. What a great selection you have here! I particularly like the sound of a homemade recipe book, I’ve just started to get into cooking more from scratch again and I think this would be a great gift to receive. Fab ideas for Christmas gifts.

    Jordanne || Thelifeofaglasgowgirl.co.uk

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