As many of us are now turning toward minimalism or conscious consumerism (an integral part of sustainable living) as the answer to our materialistic culture. Whilst this is not a bad thing in any way, it can sometimes be tough from a gift-giving perspective.
Fortunately, the possibilities of gifts for minimalists are not only abundant but are much less wasteful and impactful than traditional gifts. They just require a little more thought than a last-minute trip to the mall or express delivery.
So, in the spirit of giving thoughtful gifts, read on for the ultimate gift guide for your minimalist friend or family member!
An eBook is one of the perfect gifts for minimalists, as they provide hours of entertainment and insight with no compromise to living space whatsoever! As well as this, unlike traditional books there’s extremely little risk that they’ll end up in a landfill (though it is important we consider the end of life prospect of any electronic device).
You can find ebooks on a variety of sites and apps, such as Amazon Kindle and Apple Books.
2. Reusable Water Bottle
We all know that a reusable water bottle is so much more sustainable than continuously buying and throwing away single-use plastic bottles, making it one the best gifts you can get for the minimalist in your life. Not only are they better for the environment, they eliminate the need to have a load of cups and glasses cluttering your living space.
3. A Day Out Together
Some of the best gifts are those that are shared together. Airbnb offers a host of online and real-life activities you can gift, from a pasta-making class with real Italian grandmothers to a haunted mansion escape room and so much more, there truly is something for everyone.
4. 4Ocean Bracelets
If you’re looking for a gift to show just how much you care, then look no further than 4Ocean. All of their bracelets are made with recycled materials, and every bracelet purchased funds the removal of 1 pound of trash from the ocean and coastlines.
Shop the range here.