Just because someone is a minimalist it doesn't mean they don't enjoy gifts. If you need ideas of thoughtful and practical ideas, check out this list of the 10 Best Christmas Gifts for Minimalists.
Best Christmas Gifts for Minimalists
Is someone in your life a minimalist? Then you'll want to check out this list of the best Christmas Gifts for Minimalists!
You can be sure you're giving the gifts that minimalists will use, appreciate, and actually want. Trust me when I say these are gifts you can't go wrong with buying for them because they're sure to love them.
And who knows? When you see just how great these gifts are, you may just want some of these Christmas gifts for minimalists for yourself…even if you're not one. Yet.
10 Christmas Gift Ideas for Minimalists
1. Your time.
Minimalists value their time. Give them the gift of gift of time with you. Cook them a delicious dinner, clean their house, help organize product manuals, or help them prep for a party are all things that they value. Most minimalist parents will love the gift of babysitting most of all and you can save $10 by hiring a babysitter through the Bambino app.
2. Life experiences.
You know your friend best of all. What kind of life do they want to experience? Are they a music fan? Buy tickets to their favorite artist's concert. Do they like to be pampered? Book a spa day. Die hard sports fan? Send them to see their favorite team play. Do they have a taste for learning something new? Find a class that you think they'd enjoy. Bonus points if you join them on any of these experiences. Or my personal favorite, give the gift of free travel and a buy one get one vacation experience!
3. Digital media subscriptions.
The best Christmas gifts for minimalists do not involve piles of books, magazines, music, or movies lying around. That's not to say they don't enjoy these things, but they value their space more so go digital. They'll still be able to enjoy these things but won't have physical remnants laying all over. Subscriptions to Audible (2 books free when they sign up here), Kindle Unlimited, Netflix, Spotify, or the gift ofAmazon Prime are all great choices!
4. DNA testing.
Everyone wants to know where they came from. Order them a home DNA testing kit so they can explore their family tree or they can learn more about their family's health history and you can save 10% on 23 & Me. If you go with 23 & Me, you can import that data into My Heritage and get even more ancestry and ethnicity data!
Most minimalists probably have a capsule wardrobe. Those classic, timeless pieces they can wear again and again that they actually love. Minimalists aren't cheap, they prefer quality over quantity and aren't afraid to invest where it matters. Again this is another way to gift a minimalist with more time and a gift at the same time. I don't have time to shop, but I want to look and feel great without all the running around or returns. Stitch Fix is my solution. I get sent great items that match my style and if I don't love them, I just send them back. Bonus points because they ship via USPS, so I can just put the flag up on my mailbox.
6. Donation in their name.
Does the minimalist in your life have a favorite charity? Make a donation in their name to a cause they feel passionately about.
7. Edible consumables.
Minimalists may not want a lot of stuff but that doesn't mean they don't have to eat or use products at all. Gift ideas that they'll actually consume and use are great for minimalists because it won't be something that just gathers dust or doesn't have a purpose. Wine, meal delivery, or their favorite Christmas cookies are all great gift ideas.
8. Gift cards.
This may not feel like a thoughtful or personal gift, but to a minimalist being able to choose what they want and they need is priceless. Bonus points for buying a digital gift card to Amazon, Groupon, or save on their favorite restaurant!
9. Grocery delivery services.
Grocery delivery memberships are another way you can give time back to a minimalist. They just select their favorite store, shop for products, select a delivery time, and their order is delivered on their schedule. I love placing an order that's delivered first thing in the morning. That means someone is shopping while I'm sleeping! Try Instacart and save $10, get $25 off your first order from Amazon Fresh, or if you have a Walmart loyalist on your hand, they might like to save $10 on Walmart Online Grocery instead.
10. Personal hygiene consumables.
The last idea I have as one of the best Christmas gifts for minimalists is personal hygiene products. Mix up an exfoliating sugar scrub in their favorite scent, make homemade bath bombs, or add all of their favorite products into a gift basket but throw in something unexpected!
Which of these 10 ideas for the best Christmas gifts for minimalists do you think your favorite minimalist will love the most?!