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32 Simply Perfect Gifts For Minimalists

Updated on April 18, 2021 Updated on Apr 18, 2021
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    Of all the people on your gift list, minimalists may be the hardest to buy for. They live a clutter-free life which eliminates a lot of great gift ideas. But never fear! We have 29 practical gifts for minimalists for Christmas, Mother’s Day, birthdays, anniversaries, and any other gift-giving situation for your loved one who likes to keep it simple!

  1. Diamond Studs
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    A pair of plain diamond studs are the ultimate minimalist accessory. They look great with jeans and a t-shirt or a ball gown. They will be her go-to, everyday earrings. This pair is set in 14k white gold and has a total carat weight of 0.5. These are an ideal holiday gift for the minimalist friend in your life! 

  3. Slim Watch
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    This ultra-thin watch is just 7mm thick. The braided stainless steel band is adjustable and won’t pinch his arm. The matte-black band, hands, and number indicators are as subtle as his minimalist style! This is a great, everyday watch. 

  5. Air Plant Holders
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    Houseplants are pretty, but they take up a lot of room. Succulents are smaller but require care. Both are no-nos for a dedicated minimalist. But minimalism still has room for a little greenery in the form of air plants that generally require a misting of water once a week. These air plant holders totally have that minimalist vibe. The air plants are sold separately; you can order them here. 

  7. Jewelry Box
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    They’ll need a place to keep those earrings and that watch, so this jewelry box is perfect no matter if the gift recipient is a woman or a man! Made of walnut and metal, the box is a good place to store jewelry or other odds and ends your minimalist friend doesn’t want to clutter up their surfaces. 

  9. Candle
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    Drift away with iconic notes of tropical fruit and sugared citrus. The mercury glass gold and simple shape jar add a timeless, luxurious elegance to any space. These candles are fan-favorites with a high-quality wax blend that is long burning.

  11. Wooden Digital Clock
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    This wooden alarm clock can cover a lot of your gifting needs! It’s great for minimalists, a housewarming gift, a co-worker’s birthday, or a thank you gift for a teacher. The clock has three alarms, weekday mode so it only goes off Monday through Friday, adjustable brightness with an option to turn the LED off completely while still having an alarm function, and it measures the indoor temperature and humidity. 

  13. iPhone Wallet
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    This wallet can hold everything you need to get out the door. The vegan leather wallet holds a variety of iPhone models. It has five card slots, an ID slot, a cash slot, and a zipper pocket. It can function as a phone stand for watching videos or video chatting, and your keyring can be hooked to the ring clip. 

  15. Vase
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    It’s not true that minimalists don’t like flowers; we do because flowers don’t hang around for long. We do like a minimalist vase to hold those flowers, though, and this one fits the bill. Made of ceramic, the vase is stark and elegant and measures about 6 inches tall. 

  17. Orb Table Lamp
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    This simple orb lamp is the perfect piece of minimalist home decor! It has a natural wood base and an elegant frosted glass shade for a soft glow making it a nice addition to a bedside table or nightstand. The lamp requires a 40-watt bulb or equivalent LED bulb and plugs into a wall socket. 

  19. Macrame Hanging Planters
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    Show your plants some love with this modern, vintage-inspired macrame plant hanger. Sturdy and meticulously hand-crafted, these plant holders would display all your cute pots and plants and enable you to create the space you love
    The Hanging Planter Basket is made of 100% Pure cotton cord, without artificial ingredients or chemicals.

  21. Marie Kondo Book
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    Marie Kondo is the patron saint of minimalists, and her book is one of the best gifts for minimalists who are new to the lifestyle. Marie will teach them all of the DIY decluttering tricks they need to get their home in perfect order. Marie even has a Netflix series for those who can’t get enough of her tips and ideas. 

  23. Floating Shelves
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    This pair of floating shelves will fit right into a minimalist’s decor. The shelves are made of wood and can each hold up to 22 pounds. They measure 24 x 6 inches. The shelves are easy to install and include everything needed to complete the installation. 

  25. Water Bottle
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    This water bottle is so unadorned it’s almost invisible, perfect for that minimalist esthetic. The reusable water bottle is made of high-quality, BPA-free plastic, ultra-slim, so it fits easily into a work, gym, or tote bag,  a threaded, leak-proof lid, and holds 13 ounces. 

  27. Abstract Prints
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    This set of watercolor abstract prints will look great in any room of the home. They’re printed on high-quality, semi-gloss paper, and each measure 8 x 10 inches. The set comes unframed. 

  29. Slim Wallet
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    Big, bulky wallets are heavy and uncomfortable to carry around. This slim, minimalist wallet will hold everything you need without the bulk! The wallet has RDIF blocking technology to protect the contents from identity theft, four slots for credit or bank cards, a clear window for ID, and a middle pocket for cash. Made of leather, it’s unisex and available in several colors. 

  31. Multi-Purpose Tote Bag
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    Many tote bags claim to be multi-purpose but have one common problem; the top doesn’t close, leaving your belongings vulnerable to theft or spilling out. This bag is different; it has a draw-string closure to keep your things secure. That makes it great as a travel bag, a gym bag, a work tote, a beach bag, a food shopping bag, and more. The bag folds up small when not in use, is machine washable, and has a large capacity; it holds up to 25 liters. 

  33. Cookbook
  34. A person who loves to cook might have dozens of cookbooks; I know I do! But minimalists who love to cook are an exception. So get them one cookbook that has simple recipes for everything! Non-cookbook minimalist that I am, I have this cookbook and use it all the time, not just for the recipes but as a reference book too. Cooks of all skill levels will find plenty to love about this book. 

  35. Spice Kit
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    Consumable gifts are always a good idea for minimalists because eventually, they’ll be gone. This spice set is marketed as a gourmet dipping sauce kit to make flavored olive oil to dip bread in. But I like it for minimalists because it contains 15 different herbs and spices in 1.5 ounces containers, all in a tidy metal case. This kit eliminates the need for 15 separate jars taking up room in a kitchen cabinet. 

  37. Cutting/Serving Board
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    This board can be used as a serving board, a cutting board, a pizza paddle, and a charcuterie board. The board is made of Acacia wood, measures 16.5 x 7.8 inches, and has a hole in the handle so it can be hung up out of the way when not in use. 

  39. Tea Drops
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    I love gifting Tea Drops because they’re so pretty and such a unique gift. They are organic blends of tea leaves, herbs, sugar, and spices pressed into pretty shapes. Minimalists will love them because they make a great cup of tea that requires nothing more than a mug and some hot water, and there is no waste, nothing to throw away. Simply drop them into a cup of hot water, stir, and drink. The dregs can be consumed too and contain a lot of anti-oxidants. This set contains 25 Drops in five flavors.

  41. Capsule Wardrobe Guide
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    Capsule wardrobes are a big part of a minimalist lifestyle. Essentially it means buying a small number of the best quality clothing items you can afford that all work together so they can be mixed and matched. This book will help women assemble a capsule wardrobe that consists of just 30 classic pieces but can be put together into 1,000 outfits. 

  43. Hershel Duffel
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    This Herschel duffle is an ideal weekender that features plenty of storage, including the convenient signature shoe compartment. Perfect for the minimalist who loves globetrotting. 

  45. Women’s T-Shirt
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    Part of a capsule wardrobe is having good basics, and this t-shirt is hands down the best t-shirt I have ever owned. It’s made by Dickies, a company that makes work-wear for jobs that are tough on clothes like farming and ranching, so their stuff is made to last. I’ve owned this shirt in grey for at least ten years, which means it’s been washed and worn hundreds of times. It is not stretched; there are no pills, holes, or thin spots. And it’s a super-flattering cut. The shirt is made of 100% cotton and has gotten softer over the years. For real, order ten in every color and thank me later! 

  47. Kindle Paperwhite
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    I don’t consider books clutter, but I’ll admit they do take up a lot of room even when you have a built-in bookshelf, something minimalism frowns upon. So the perfect minimalist gift for a book lover is a Kindle Paperwhite. This Kindle is waterproof, making it perfect for the beach, pool, or bath. And it works with Audible so that they can listen to audiobooks with Bluetooth headphones or speakers. A full charge lasts weeks, so it’s great to take on vacation. 

  49. Central Charging Station 
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    This bamboo charging station allows them to corral and charge all of their devices at once. The station works with Apple iOS, Android, Windows, and other platforms. It can charge almost any device powered by a USB cord, including smartphones, tablets, e-readers, and gaming controllers. 

  51. Turkish Towels
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    Turkish towels are great. They are made from 100% cotton, lightweight, and dry very quickly. And they make great gifts for minimalists because they have so many uses. They can be used as bath towels, beach or pool towels, a beach blanket, a pareo (swimsuit cover-up), a picnic blanket, a yoga mat, and more. This set of two towels is available in several colors.

  53. Essential Oils Diffuser and Humidifier
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    Thoughtful gifts for a friend or family member who practices minimalism do more than one job. This essential oils diffuser eliminates the need for candles, is more eco-friendly than some candles, which can emit toxic substances, and acts as a humidifier. The diffuser comes with six essential oils, tea tree, lavender, eucalyptus, lemongrass, peppermint, and sweet orange. 

  55. Dr. Pawpaw Origanal Balm
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    This balm is legendary in skin-care circles; it’s natural, cruelty-free, unisex, and has many uses. The balm can be used on lips, as a highlighter, an undereye, or cuticle cream, to tame flyaways and brows. It’s perfect for minimalists and travelers too. 

  57. Reusable Makeup Remover Pads
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    These are makeup remover pads made from 100% organic bamboo cotton. The pads are washable and reusable, which means no waste and no money spent on cotton balls or rounds. There are 20 pads that can be used for years, a holder, and a bag to put them in when you wash them, so they stay together. 

  59. Six In One Cleaner
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    They won’t need several bottles of single-purpose cleaners cluttering up the cabinets under the sink with this multi-purpose cleaner. This cleaner can be used on walls, toilets, tile, showers, countertops, and mirrors. Even better, it’s eco-friendly as it comes with four pouches of refills which means fewer plastic bottles. 

  61. Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap
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    Dr. Bronner’s soaps are another legendary item beloved by frugal people, eco-conscious people, and minimalists. The ingredients are natural, organic, cruelty-free, and mostly sourced from fair-trade sources. The bottles are made from recycled material. The soap is concentrated, so a little bit goes a long way, and no matter how many things you use it for, a bottle will last for ages.  Really, every house should have a bottle of Dr. Bronner’s. 

  63. Instant Pot
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    An Instant Pot is a perfect gift for an aspiring minimalist who wants to declutter their kitchen. Why? Because this one little gadget can replace ten kitchen appliances. It’s a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice and porridge cooker, yogurt maker, cake baker, egg cooker, saute and searing dish, a steamer, warmer, and sterilizer, phew! This model is a six-quart, but it’s available in three and eight-quart sizes as well. It’s a great gift for someone who has a small kitchen too.