Neutrals, succulents, triangles, and empty space. Minimalists can be tricky to shop for. You want to get them something good, but you might be pretty lost. So we’ve put together this guide to help you find the perfect gift for what could be the pickiest type of receiver.

 

Understanding the Minimalist:
  1. No clutter. This means anything impractical or too large will likely be tossed. We’re talking food dehydrators, magazine stacks, excessive cords and electronics, you get the picture.
  2. Anti-tacky. Bright colors, characters printed on rugs, childish toys are all off your list. Don’t even let them tempt you. If you must buy an object with a character because it has special meaning between you and this person, choose one that looks simple and unique. If the first word you think of when you see it is “tacky” you’d be better off putting it back on the shelf.
  3. Quality. Having less stuff allows minimalists to buy fewer but higher-quality items. Your gift doesn’t have to be expensive (as you’ll see in our gift list below) but keep in mind that a high-quality, functional, product will make a great gift. Brands such as Nike, Apple, New Balance, Gap, and Nordstrom will all carry items perfect for your minimalist.
  4. Keywords to look for. Classy, simple, plain, neutral, wooden, minimal, black, white, copper, gold, metal, basic.

 


 

Now that we’ve laid the ground rules, here are some gift ideas to guide you.

Jewelry
Stick with neutrals: gold, black, white, copper, leather, and sometimes silver. For women, choose thin structures with small accent shapes. For men, choose symmetrical shapes with sleek textures. Think bold and simple.

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Household
You won’t go wrong with black, white, or wood. Or succulents. Never buy an impractical kitchen gadget for your minimalist. They don’t want junk on the countertops or in their cupboards. Choose functional over excessive.
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Clothing / Accessories
Pair this laptop case with a black notepad. Find a basic clothing piece such as running shoes, dress pants, or a blouse and pick the black version. You can’t go wrong with class.
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For more ideas, find our Minimalist Gift List on Giftry. Good luck in your gift-giving ventures!