So, you’ve got to find a gift for someone who prides themselves on their minimalist lifestyle, their simple approach to living, their lack of clutter… and you’re stumped! It’s okay, I totally understand!
As someone who is somewhat of a minimalist myself (I say somewhat because I feel minimalism is something very personal and very different for everyone), I can understand how difficult the gift-giving process can be.
I personally feel that giving a gift for the sake of giving a gift is not the best way to go, and instead would prefer to just spend quality time with people (coffee and donuts are a bonus).
BUT, if you are set on buying something for the minimalist in your life, or even if, as a minimalist, you need to give others gift ideas, then this gift guide has you covered!
Here are 19 of the best gift ideas for minimalists that will have your simple living friend/family loving you even more for your thoughtfulness and for buying something that is both practical and something they’ll love (#2 & #7 together are my faves…)
1 – YETI Tumbler
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This has to be one of my most favorite tumblers ever! My mum has this one, and in this color too (seafoam), and she loves it!
One of the big things with minimalism is buying quality products that are going to last, and that won’t need replacing in months to come, and that’s exactly what this tumbler is.
Plus it is dishwasher safe too – mega bonus.
2 – Reusable Stainless Steel Straws
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I had never really considered stainless steel straws until I saw my sister-in-law whip one out of her bag and use it while we were out at the local cafe! It was then I realized what a brilliant idea they are!
These straws come with a handy little pouch and cleaning brush (super important), and they just look cool.
3 – Multi-Compartment Jewelry Box
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Simple and sleek storage for jewelry is a great gift idea because even though it is a ‘jewelry box’ it can be used for so many different things.
Storage, and more importantly, simple and stylish storage, is a minimalist’s dream! Everything has a place and everything is in its place. Perfect.
4 – Tempur-Pedic Pillow
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Did you know you should replace your pillow every 12 months? Which means they are the perfect annual gift! Seriously though, a good pillow is worth its weight in gold!
Nothing sets you up more for a blissful and restful sleep than having the right pillow and this one is ideal for all sleep positions so it is perfect for everyone.
5 – Soy Candle
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Who doesn’t love a beautiful candle? Especially one that is made with eco-friendly soy wax, is vegan, paraben free and cruelty free!
Soy candles last longer and I believe they smell better too!
6 – Cozy Minimalist at Home Book
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The thing I love about minimalism is that it’s not one set of rules that works perfectly for everyone. You create your own minimalism, and you can keep evolving it and making it work in the way you want.
Which is where this book comes in. It helps inspire you to create a cozy home while sticking to your minimalist goals.
7 – Tiny Footprint Organic Cold Brew Coffee
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Brilliant for the coffee lovers – this is the world’s first carbon negative coffee! Pair this with the YETI Tumbler for the perfect gift combo!
8 – Macrame Hanging Photo Display
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Macrame wall hangings are beautiful, and this one is designed to display your photos, your most exciting and happy memories. Fill it up with pics of you and the person you’re buying the gift for and make it extra meaningful.
9 – Wooden Cutting/Serving Board
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One of the things I love the most about living a minimalist lifestyle is that I feel we have more time and space to be able to spend with our friends and family.
We absolutely LOVE having people over for drinks and more often than not, that comes with cheese and dips and various platters – which means a serving board like this is PERFECT. Simple, elegant, useful. The perfect minimalist gift.
10 – Reusable Glass Coffee Cup
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If you’re not a fan of the stainless steel tumblers like the YETI, then this reusable glass coffee cup is the best option! Reusable, dishwasher friendly (winning) and super cute to boot.
11 – Healthy Granola Gift Basket
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Food is such a good gift for a minimalist! It is consumable, doesn’t take up much space, serves a purpose and, like this gift basket, the storage containers can be reused!
12 – Organic Reusable Makeup Removers
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Even though I don’t often wear makeup, these reusable makeup removers are amazing. They clean your skin better than you could believe.
No need for has chemicals, and easy to just wash and reuse time and time again, these are a great gift, especially for those who have sensitive skin or harsh chemical aversions.
13 – Organic Reusable Dryer Balls
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No need for dryer sheets with these eco-friendly, organic, reusable dryer balls. Another gift perfect for those with sensitive skin.
14 – 101 Ways to Go Zero Waste Book
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We all want to reduce our environmental footprint, but knowing where to start or what to do can be a little overwhelming. This is the perfect gift for the environmentally conscious minimalist.
15 – Sustainable Notebooks
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Who doesn’t love a good notebook? These environmentally sustainable notebooks are a great gift for your minimalist friend, or even to gift to yourself!
16 – Reusable Utensil Set
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I seriously love this set! Perfect to use during lunches at work, or to keep a set in your bag to use when you’re out and about, this utensil set looks awesome and covers everything you need.
17 – BedShelfie
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Seriously, how cool is this? Keep your bedroom as minimal as you can with this bed shelfie. No need for bulky bedside tables when you can use this super cute, super functional bed shelfie instead!
18 – Zero Waste Planner
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A Yearly Planner designed to help you reduce your waste, be more eco-friendly, as well as planning the important aspects of your life. Keep an eye out for the newest release of this planner – usually released in November.
19 – Organic Bath Bombs
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There’s nothing quite as relaxing as lazing in the bath while letting a bath bomb fizz and bubble and just let your stress and worries melt away. Made with all natural ingredients, these luxe bath bombs are a beautiful, indulgent gift for any minimalist.
Buying gifts for a minimalist doesn’t have to be as difficult or as stressful as it seems. Simple, purposeful and thoughtful gifts like these are perfect for the minimalist in your life.