Last Updated on August 31, 2021 by Angela Vaz
Christmas Shopping on its own isn’t easy.
And more so, if the woman you’re Christmas shopping for is a Minimalist.
So, how do you go about shopping for a Minimalist?
Do Minimalists hate gifts?
Of course not!
Minimalists do not prefer physical gifts that cause clutter (visual or otherwise) because they focus more on enjoying experiences and people.
However, if you’re giving her a gift that she can use regularly and help make her life easier, then you’re in the clear.
Whatever gift idea you choose, make sure that the gift fulfils at least 1 of these characteristics:
- Is consumable: Like good quality coffee grounds. Or a nice natural handmade soap.
- Saves time and keeps the house clean: Something like a Robot Vaccum cleaner or an enclosed Cat Litter Box.
- Is digital: Like a subscription to Domestika or Disney +.
- Helps them improve the quality of their lives: Like an all-natural skin scrub so she can pamper herself.
In short, Minimalists are idealists. They prefer gifts that they use daily or really, really love.
So without further ado, let’s dive in!
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Personal Beauty and Self Care
In this section, I’m going to focus on gift ideas that are reusable or completely consumable. The goal is to avoid wastage but at the same time not compromise her self-care routine.
You can either purchase one of these or make a special gift basket containing a few of these gift ideas.
Either way, it gives you a chance to spoil her this Christmas.
Using a combination of nutrient-rich all organic moisturizers like Avocado oil, Argan oil, Jojoba oil, and Aloe vera, this organic body scrub expertly targets the top and innermost layers of your skin.
Every coconut body scrub is expertly hand poured and hand packaged with care, unlike most mass-produced scrubs.
For the Kitchen
Whether she loves to cook or not, minimalists prefer using items that are reusable and extremely efficient.
This is the world’s first fully functional, self-sealing, non-plastic bag. Stasher bags contain no BPA, no PVC, and no latex and will keep your food safe.
Whether she cooks herself or orders take out, these bags are perfect for storing food and keeping it fresh. It is dishwasher and microwave safe.
For Book Lovers
Minimalists have contradicting views on books. Some make an exception with books and absolutely refuse to discard their books, while others prefer keeping a Kindle to read books online to avoid clutter.
And then there are Hybrids who read books online and only purchase them if they love them and want to add them to their personal collection.
Either way, here are a few gifting options you can consider if she loves to read:
1. A book on minimalism
If she’s just getting started with minimalism, you can gift her a book that will enhance her experience and help her fall in love with minimalism.
Minimalists practise gratitude regularly and this guided journal is perfect for women who want to start their day with positive feelings and gratitude.
Each page of the journal includes space to record expressions of gratitude, personal affirmations, memories of positive interactions, and commentaries on the significance of it all.
Minimalists declutter and keep their sole focus on experiences and memories rather than physical items. It enhances their lives and they prefer it that way.
The best gift you can give to a minimalist is something that will enhance their joy and not add clutter to their lives.
Here are my top picks:
Gift them an audible subscription so that they can go about listening to books while they’re doing their chores or just going about their day.
This is an all-in-one gift because when you gift her Prime, she will get access to all of Amazon Prime’s shows, music and become an Amazon Prime member so all her online deliveries will be prioritized.
I am a heavy Domestika user and I believe this is the perfect gift for any woman who is super creative and loves to learn.
She can watch any class related to drawing and illustration, cooking, photography, business, and more!
You can gift her a subscription!
If she is a Disney lover and an all-time fan, gift her Disney+ so she can rewatch any movie or show forever.
Minimalists believe in value. They buy items that will last them for a long time.
Some of these gifts are definitely on the expensive end but they’re worth it.
Whether she likes to commute or prefers spending time outdoors, get her a pair of headphones that plays any type of music beautifully. She can also listen to podcasts while she goes about her daily chores.
You can never go wrong with this set of Sony headphones. I currently own these and I love them so much. I take them everywhere.
Minimalists love keeping their houses clean and tidy always. However, cleaning can be pretty exhausting and sweeping every day is quite a chore.
If you’re looking to save her time, and make cleaning easy for her, I highly recommend this robot vacuum cleaner. With this gift, you’re basically giving her the gift of time, because she can spend her time doing the things she loves.
Within 2 days of getting an air purifier, my allergies cleared and I felt the air much cleaner and purer.
I have two dogs, and this purifier clears the air of allergens, fur, pollutants and several viruses. An Air Purifier is one of the most useful and thoughtful gifts you can gift her this Christmas.
I hope you found a gift idea for the minimalist woman in your life! Let me know what you decided to buy her this Christmas by leaving a comment below.