If you have a special minimalist in your life or you are practicing the art of minimalism yourself, then this minimalist gift ideas list is just for you.
People who embrace minimalism remove all of the excess clutter from their homes and minds. The goal is to enjoy more from life by having less stuff to deal with.
But that’s not to say that people who love minimalism wouldn’t mind getting a gift or two for Christmas! They might just be a little different than traditional materialistic Christmas gifts.
So if you have a few minimalists in your life and don’t know what to get them, do not fear! This list of 100 thoughtful minimalist gift ideas is beyond brilliant!
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FOR THE ADVENTURER
If you have a minimalist in your life that is constantly seeking thrilling adventures or has mentioned they wished they would do more exciting things then think about getting them a gift that will push them out of their comfort zone.
01 | Certificate for indoor sky-diving
02 | Tickets to a local theme park
03 | Certificate for indoor rock-climbing
04 | Go-cart racing voucher
05 | Certificate for scuba diving lessons
06 | Season passes to their favorite local sports team
07 | Hot Air Balloon ride gift certificate
08 | Jet ski or boat rental voucher
09 | Zip-Lining tickets
10 | Kayaking trip
FOR THE FITNESS ENTHUSIAST
If you have a friend or family member that loves fitness and everything health-related then this section is perfect for you! Find unique clutter-free fitness-inspired minimalist gifts.
11 | Hydro-Flask. One of these amazing to-go containers keeps things hot and cold almost all day long and comes with a lifetime warranty so your minimalist friend will only need one in their lifetime.
12 | Barre classes certificate
13 | Private yoga lessons
14 | Gym membership
15 | Personal trainer classes
16 | Gift certificate to their favorite fitness apparel store (Nike, New Balance, Lulu Lemon, etc.)
17 | Pre-paid round of golf at a high-end club
18 | Horse-back riding lessons
19 | Archery range day pass
20 | Gift certificate to a Salt Spa to soothe sore muscles
FOR THE FOOD LOVER
You cannot go wrong with a consumable gift! Nothing will go to waste when you give a gift where they will enjoy every bite.
21 | A basket of artisanal appetizers, like cheeses, meats, olives, crackers, etc.
22 | A plate of home-baked goods
23 | Fancy olive oils and vinegar
25 | High-quality wines, meads, beers, or liquor
26 | Subscription to a fresh food delivery service
27 | Voucher for a wine tasting tour
28 | Certificate for a baking or cooking class
29 | Tickets to a local brewery tour and tasting
FOR THE TECH LOVER
If you have a minimalist friend or family member that spends more time on their phone than anyone you know why not think about clutter-free gifts that can enhance their experience?
31 | A monthly subscription to Spotify
32 | Play store gift card for App purchases
33 | A set of high-quality wireless headphones
35 | Playstation or Xbox gift card to buy games online in the network
36 | Subscribe to Audible on Amazon so they can purchase and download as many ebooks as they like
37 | Pay for one year of the Amazon Prime membership so they can reap the benefits
38 | Pay for Sirius Radio for their car
39 | iTunes gift card
40 | Pop Socket for their phone
FOR NATURE LOVERS
If your minimalist loves the outdoors then time to think of a few gifts that will allow them to spend some much-needed quality time with nature.
41 | Season pass to local hiking spots
42 | A planned camping trip
43 | All expenses paid “Glamping” trip
44 | Built a BBQ pit in their backyard
45 | Outdoor family photoshoot with a real photographer
46 | All-in-one cooking utensil set for camping
47 | A hammock small enough to fit in a pocket
49 | Picnic backpack
50 | Window mount bird feeder to bring the outdoors to them
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GIFT IDEAS FOR THE SELF-SUSTAINER
People love to grow their own food and survive off what they can create. Here are some seriously clever gift ideas for the self-sustained minimalist.
51 | Seed starting kit for cold winter places
52 | Rare seeds for unique fruits and vegetables
53 | Voucher to visit a local bee farm
54 | At home mead making kit, make honeyed wine at home
55 | Beer brewing kit, learn to make your own beer
56 | Book or ebook on how to garden
57 | Essential oils. Can be used to make dozens of at-home products
58 | Pay for a farming & gardening class
59 | Soap-making kit
60 | Mason jars (this is one physical gift a minimalist wouldn’t mind having!)
FOR EARTHY PEOPLE
Some people just have a natural attraction to all things earthy. Recycled materials and connections towards a spiritual level are just a few gift ideas earthy people would love.
61 | Voucher for a Psychic or palm reading
62 | Recycled candles
63 | Tarot card set
64 | Plot at a community garden
65 | Charitable donation in their name
67 | Buy them a star map on a specific special day of theirs. (Birthday, anniversary, etc.)
68 | A planned road trip
69 | Picnic in a beautiful local park
70 | Hike at the beach or at a lake
GIFT IDEAS FOR THE KIDS
Kids get overwhelmed with gifts during the holidays. Why not stand out from the normal gift and provide them with a unique minimalist gift they will never forget.
71 | Season pass to a local zoo or aquarium
72 | Gift certificate for a local theme park, mini-golf, or another activity they would enjoy
73 | Magazine subscription where they can recycle or donate the magazine after
75 | Voucher for lessons they would love. Swimming, coaching, music, etc.
76 | Concert tickets to one of their favorite bands
77 | Pottery class
78 | Batting cage tickets
79 | Gift certificate to their favorite place to eat
80 | An instrument
FOR THE INTROVERT
We all know that person that would rather get lost in a book on a Friday night than go out. Here are a few gift ideas that will be the perfect balance for this type of minimalist.
81 | Monthly subscription to their favorite magazine
82 | Unique bath salts
83 | Gift card for ebook downloads for Kindle or Audible
84 | Certificate for a massage or facial for one
85 | Monthly subscription for meal delivery
87 | Art & Wine night at home with close friends
88 | Monthly subscription to Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, etc.
89 | Tickets to what they actually enjoy, Museum, nature center, symphony, movies
90 | Subscription boxes for what they like the most. Books, cooking, etc.
GIFT IDEAS FOR COUPLES
Couple gifts can be super fun to create and give, but when your dealing with a minimalist couple finding just the right gift may take some extra thinking.
91 | Certificate for a couples massage
92 | Voucher to rent beach cruisers for a leisurely bike ride
93 | Gift certificate to their favorite restaurant
94 | Two movie tickets for date night
95 | An offer to babysit or petsit
96 | Cruise tickets
97 | Lessons for something they both would enjoy
98 | Gift card for Amazon movie rentals
99 | Omaha Steak box
100 | One-day boat rental at your local lake
Minimalist gifts can still be just as wonderfully thoughtful as traditional physical gifts.
I’m sure you’re starting to re-think your gift-giving ideas even for those who are not so minimalist in your life! I don’t blame you, these gifts are pretty amazing!