Shopping for the person who says “don’t get me anything” can be tough. Don’t stress, this round up of simple and functional holiday gift ideas is guaranteed to impress the discerning minimalist in your life.
The Best Modern Gift Ideas for the Minimalist
“Minimalism is not a lack of something. It’s simply the perfect amount of something.” This quote by visual designer Nicholas Burroughs perfectly sums up our holiday gift guide for the minimalist in your life. If you know someone who appreciates streamlined designs, simple forms and clean aesthetics, we’re willing to bet they would appreciate these items from our Minimalist collection:
A5 Memobottle by Memobottle
We love this gift idea for the cool coworker in your life, the one who arrives to meetings in effortless outfits and a leather padfolio contributing the most creative ideas to the brainstorm. They would appreciate this slim water bottle that takes up almost no space and is easily portable for those meetings.
Cirrus No. 3 Steamer by Steamery
For the traveler in your life who’s always jet setting to the nicest destinations, staying in the coolest boutique hotels, and travels with impeccable luggage, this steamer would be a great addition for their trips. Founded in Sweden, Steamery brings Scandinavian aesthetics to the ubiquitous steamer, except Steamery created a hybrid product between a steamer and an iron, so you can choose to create a pressed or more natural look where the fibers are lifted by the steam to regain the garment’s natural shape.
Dish of Desire Bird Feeder by ROIJÉ
Trust us when we say, it’s extremely difficult to find a modern bird feeder, so for a gardener or someone who likes to spend their time outdoors and doesn’t yet have one because they haven’t been able to find one that aligns with their aesthetics, this one would be an amazing gift. Don’t forget to pack a side of bird feed!
Palace Woodblock Print by Block Shop Textiles
Art can be very hit or miss but you can’t go wrong with woodblock prints from Block Shop. You’ve most likely seen them before in interior design features. The handmade element makes them special (every print is hand block printed by a woman-run printmaking studio in Jaipur, Rajasthan) and the abstract shapes and designs allow these prints to easily blend into any modern home – especially a minimalist’s.
Oil/Vinegar Carafe by Eva Solo
Know someone who likes to cook but keeps their kitchen clean, modern and updated? This is the perfect addition to their countertop and they don’t even know it yet. Designed with a no drip spot that catches run offs, the carafe will elevate that everyday moment of reaching for your cooking oil, making cooking enjoyable rather than just necessary.
Kyusu Teapot by Kinto
Minimalism also has roots in Japanese philosophies and design aesthetics, which is why we love this kyusu. This traditional Japanese teapot has an elongated handle that changes the way you typically pour tea, prompting you to be mindful and present in the moment. Add a container of your favorite loose leaf tea and this is a gift that anyone, minimalist or maximalist, would love to receive.
Sand Rug by Heymat
On the topic of Japanese-inspired design, this Sand Rug is reminiscent of Japanese Zen gardens. While a floor mat isn’t the typical gift, for the new homeowner who is decorating slowly to fill their home intentionally with beautiful items, this would be a wonderful and thoughtful surprise.
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