61 Minimalist Gift Ideas

Here are 61 minimalist gift ideas for everyone in your life.  Why add more clutter to the world?  When I first started decluttering I thought I would never buy anything ever again.  The thought of unwanted gifts stressed me out, but luckily there is an alternative.

Minimalist Gift ideas

Americans spend a lot of money on gifts, the average American spends $832 on holiday gifts, and the sad thing is a lot of these gifts go in the trash!  31% of people regift the presents they receive and 4% actually throw them away.

This sounds horrible, but it can be fixed with the gift of experience. 

Here are 61 Clutter-Free Gift Ideas for the Minimalist in your life:

Minimalist Gifts for Moms

Most of us moms just want a break or a little help sometimes.  These gift ideas would be loved by any mom you know.

  • Babysitting because mom likes time alone.
  • Housecleaner
  • Massage
  • Take a mom out to lunch, dinner, or a coffee
  • Certificate to get her hair done
  • Make dinner
  • Clean out the garage, or messy part of the house that isn’t her area.
  • Do the dishes for a week.
  • Flowers
  • Certificate to get her nails done
  • Car Wash
  • Pet sitting
  • Dinner service


Minimalist Gifts for Kids

My kids love going and doing something fun way more than a toy in their toybox.  A memory lasts a lifetime too!

  • Music Lessons
  • Disney Streaming Service
  • Sports they want to try
  • Ice Skating 
  • Roller Skating
  • Bowling
  • Movie Tickets
  • Candy or healthy snack they like
  • Indoor jumping place
  • Disneyland
  • Knott’s Berry Farm
  • Amusement Park Near you
  • Mini Golf
  • Fun Zone


Minimalists Love to Experience Gifts

What is better than the gift of a fun experience?  Spending time with a loved one is just as special as a physical item.

  • Go on a family vacation
  • Check out a ballet
  • Enjoy a musical
  • Skiing Lessons
  • Sledding
  • Surfing Lessons
  • Hiking
  • Road Trip
  • Picnic, you pack and plan the day.
  • Painting night out 


The Gift of Classes

Classes can be very expensive and as a mom, I would love the gift of a class or membership.  Most people forget that a gift doesn’t have to be something that you unwrap.

  • Pottery
  • Painting
  • Jewelry
  • Dance
  • Music
  • Workout
  • Cooking
  • Interior Design
  • Computer
  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Swimming
  • Gym Classes


Consumable Gifts For Christmas

As a minimalist, I love a gift that I can use up!  This type of gift is very appreciated, I know my kids love getting toothpaste in their stockings LOL.

  • Cookies
  • Candy
  • Coffee
  • Starbucks gift card
  • Target Gift card
  • Home Depot Gift card
  • Any Gift Card
  • Soap
  • Lotion
  • Candles
  • Cleaning supplies

One gift that everyone can use is money.  It sounds crazy, but I normally give a card with money to most kids for their birthdays.  This way they can choose whatever they want or they can save their money for something special.  We have started a savings account for both of our boys and any time they receive money it goes straight into their accounts for their future.

I hope some of these clutter-free gift ideas can inspire you to find the right gift for your family and friends.



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