Christmas is right around the corner, and it would be unfitting of me to go through this season without sharing a gift giving guide for a minimalist in your life. Now, I am pretty content with what I have or need, so my list is very short.
In fact, my grandmother picked out the one thing on my husband and I’s list that we each needed, so now we are back to square one if anyone is to ask what we need.
So what do you get the minimalist in your life who does not want or need anything?
Gift Giving Guide for Minimalists
1 // An Experience Gift
Purchasing tickets to a concert, event, festival, spa treatment, or movie are great options for your minimalist. Most minimalists love experiencing life, which is probably a main reason they decided to become a minimalist in the first place.
Look at venues within your area to see if anything is happening they might would like to see. You can also book them a trip to a destination they have always wanted to visit.
Trust me, these experiences will take a happy place in their heart, and they will treasure it forever!
2 // Gift Certificate
Is your minimalist frugal? Do they want to try something, but just have not yet? This is the perfect opportunity to give them this chance! Whether it is a gift certificate to a fancy restaurant, or a store they love, your minimalist will definitely appreciate a gift certificate!
The best gift certificate I have received was at Christmas last year. I had a choice between 6 different restaurants. There were a few I knew I would go to regardless of receiving this gift certificate, but one was a little fancier than the rest.
My husband and I enjoyed a fabulous meal all thanks to the person who gifted this gift certificate!
3 // Consumable Gift
Now I know you are reading this and thinking, “What….?” But hear me out for a minute. Minimalism is all about stepping away from consumerism and being purposeful about the things in your life.
Where a consumable gift can come into play is purchasing something your minimalist uses already, such as skin care items, groceries, toilet paper, etc. If they already use it and love it, you cannot loose!
Also, do not be afraid to step out of the box a bit with this option. Gifting a wine or specialty product is perfect as well!
It gives your minimalist a chance to feel extra special and/or fall in love with a new product. Baking or making their favorite dish is always a great idea as well!
4 // Monthly Subscription Box
There are so many different subscription boxes available now, compared to a few years ago. You are bound to find something your minimalist will appreciate, whether it is a subscription for wine, razors, books, beauty products, magazines etc.
You can find just about anything! Some programs even have it to where you can gift monthly, every other month, or every three months. This option will definitely be the gift that keeps on giving!
5 // DIY Gifts
This category can consist of several ideas! DIY bath essentials are always fun to make as well as give, such as bath salts, bath bombs, lotions, etc. I love the cookie in a jar idea, where you have all the ingredients in the jar, and all they have to do is follow instructions.
I personally use essential oils, and will make a few different blends during this Christmas season for friends and family. Another spin on DIY gifts is hand-making a card, picture frame, or anything you think your minimalist would appreciate.
The ideas are endless, and we have the amazing Pinterest to thank for that!
What gift giving ideas do you have for the minimalist in your life?