45 Gifts For Minimalists: Ideal Options

June 3, 2021
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Giving a gift can be a time-consuming and challenging task, especially if you feel like you're giving something to anyone. So to make the process easier, here are a few gifts for minimalist people that they might enjoy.

Minimalist people generally have an appreciation for the simpler things in life. However, giving something to them can be difficult, especially if you don't know what they need or want. Here are some ideas that might help you out.

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1. A Blanket Scarf

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These wraps are great for staying warm, and they also allow you to stay comfortable while traveling around, as they can be used as blankets/pillows, and they're easy to pack away in a suitcase.

2. A Pair of Sunglasses

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Jessica Simpson Womens J5316 Metal Cat-Eye Sunglasses with Two-Tone Frame..." > Jessica Simpson Womens J5316 Metal Cat-Eye...

Even if you're not the kind of person who wants to go around wearing sunglasses, a pair of sunglasses make great gifts for minimalist people. They are cheap and can be used in a variety of ways.

3. Hooded Sweatshirt

Ohoo Mens Slim Fit Long Sleeve Lightweight One-tone Zip-up Hoodie With..." > Ohoo Mens Slim Fit Long Sleeve Lightweight...

These are great for layering underneath winter clothes. They also look good with other clothing, such as t-shirts and jeans.

4. A Mouse Pad

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If your friend has a laptop, these things are handy because keeping your laptop clean is impossible unless you buy him new mousepads every week.

5. A Backup Hard Drive

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Seagate Portable 2TB External Hard Drive Portable HDD – USB 3.0 for PC,..." > Seagate Portable 2TB External Hard Drive Portable...

If he or she has a laptop, chances they need one of these. They come in handy if their laptop breaks and prevents you from being able to access important files.

6. A Multi-Tool

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DEWALT 20V MAX XR Oscillating Tool Kit, 3-Speed (DCS356C1)" > DEWALT 20V MAX XR Oscillating Tool Kit, 3-Speed...

These handy dandy things can be used for various purposes and are great for the minimalist man who likes to do things around the house himself rather than hire people.

7. A Security Camera

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Blink Outdoor - wireless, weather-resistant HD security camera, two-year..." > Blink Outdoor - wireless, weather-resistant HD...

If you've got a friend who lives independently or has to walk home late at night, these things can be great gifts for minimalist people (depending on their level of trust in humanity).

8. Electronic Feet Callus Remover

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These things are a lot better than using razors to file down your calluses manually, and they are adorable if you want to go swimming or do other activities but don't want to have rough feet.

9. A Headlamp

GearLight LED Head Lamp - Pack of 2 Outdoor Flashlight Headlamps w/..." > GearLight LED Head Lamp - Pack of 2 Outdoor...

If you have a friend who loves the outdoors, this is an excellent gift for them as it can help them look at things in the dark when nature calls.

10. A Box of Chocolates

Lindt Gourmet Chocolate Truffle Gift Box, 14.7 Oz" > Lindt Gourmet Chocolate Truffle Gift Box, 14.7 Oz

OK, so this might not be a true minimalist gift per se as it isn't exactly helpful in any way (though it does taste great). Still, it's a nice gesture if your friend feels down or needs a boost of energy.

11. A Kindle

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This tiny little gadget can be a lot of fun, especially when it comes to reading books. Your friend can also read their favorite books without having to carry around a stack of books.

12. A Candle

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This is another inexpensive gift, and it's perfect for someone who's got an office or a home that needs some aromatherapy.

13. A Book

LeapFrog Learning Friends 100 Words Book (Frustration Free Packaging),..." > LeapFrog Learning Friends 100 Words Book...

Suppose you're looking for a gift for the minimalist person in your life. In that case, you should look into getting them a book, mainly if it contains useful information about minimalist living (such as how to save money or deal with clutter).

14. A Backpack

JanSport SuperBreak One Backpack - Lightweight School Bookbag, Black" > JanSport SuperBreak One Backpack - Lightweight...

These might not be the most exciting gifts for minimalist people, but if you know that your friend or family member is an avid hiker, this is something that they might want and appreciate for their trips to the outdoors.

15. A Money Clip

Travelambo Carbon Fiber Money Clip Front Pocket Wallet Minimalist Wallet..." > Travelambo Carbon Fiber Money Clip Front Pocket...

If you have a friend or family member who likes to keep track of their money on the go, this is a nice gift for them.

16. A Set of Decorative Containers

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You can get these in many different styles and sizes, and they are great for organizing things such as rings, keys, and other small items that you want to keep in one place.

17. The Foldable Shower Caddy

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This is another excellent gift if you have a friend who loves to take showers but doesn't want to carry around bulky shower caddies that take up space.

18. A Small Bottle of Shampoo

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These bottles are great for taking with you when you're traveling, and they're also great for traveling abroad as they can be used to wash your hair at public showers.

19. A Canvas Purse

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SHANGRI-LA Purse Handbag for Women Canvas Tote Hobo Bag Casual Shoulder..." > SHANGRI-LA Purse Handbag for Women Canvas Tote...

Who doesn't need a good canvas purse these days? If your friend or family member loves the outdoors, this can be their go-to bag, especially if it's water-resistant.

20. A Travel Journal

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Page-A-Day Artisan Travel Journal (Diary, Vegan Leather Notebook)" > Page-A-Day Artisan Travel Journal (Diary, Vegan...

These can be great gifts for minimalist people who like to keep track of the places they visit. If you're a travel blogger, you might want to consider getting your favorite minimalist friend this gift so that they can keep track of their travels as well.

21. A Rechargeable Fan

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Portable Fan Rechargeable, 8-inch 10400mAh Battery Operated Powered Fan,..." > Portable Fan Rechargeable, 8-inch 10400mAh Battery...

Summer isn't too far away, and if your friend doesn't want to have a bunch of cords trailing after them whenever they go camping or hiking, this is an excellent option for them.

22. A Retro Camera

Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 Instant Film Camera (Brown)" > Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 Instant Film Camera...

If you know someone who loves photography or is interested in it, this is the perfect gift for them – especially if they have an old-fashioned camera from back in the day that they want to display.

23. A Small, Portable Charger

2-Pack Miady 10000mAh Dual USB Portable Charger, Fast Charging Power Bank..." > 2-Pack Miady 10000mAh Dual USB Portable Charger,...

If you have a friend who's always losing their chargers, this can be a nice gift for them. There are even some cordless ones that work on a watch battery.

24. A Pair of Workout Gloves

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Atercel Workout Gloves for Men and Women, Exercise Gloves for Weight..." > Atercel Workout Gloves for Men and Women, Exercise...

If you have a friend who loves to work out, this is an excellent gift for them as it will make their workouts more enjoyable and less painful if they're lifting weights at the gym or using free weights at home.

25. A Hanging Toiletry Kit

Amazon Basics Hanging, Travel Toiletry Bag Organizer, Shower Dopp Kit,..." > Amazon Basics Hanging, Travel Toiletry Bag...

If your friend likes to travel, they might want to consider getting one of these – especially if they plan on staying in hostels or dorms during their travels.

26. A Compact Bluetooth Speaker

JBL Clip 4: Portable Speaker with Bluetooth, Built-in Battery, Waterproof..." > JBL Clip 4: Portable Speaker with Bluetooth,...

Give your friend the gift of music, with the option to listen to it outdoors without having to deal with tangled cords.

27. A Microfiber Towel

JML Microfiber Bath Towel 2 Pack(30' x 60'), Oversized, Soft, Super..." > JML Microfiber Bath Towel 2 Pack(30" x 60"),...

If your friend loves the beach or going on hikes, this is an excellent gift for them as they can dry off their equipment without having to use a bunch of paper towels.

28. A Lunch Box Kit

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Koccido Bento Box Lunch Box Kit,Japanese Lunch Box 3-In-1..." > Koccido Bento Box Lunch Box Kit,Japanese Lunch Box...

If you have a friend who's always bringing their lunch to work, give them this gift and make sure they don't forget anything in their lunch box – especially if it's an insulated kit that comes with an ice pack.

29. An Electronic Luggage Scale

Etekcity Luggage Scale, Digital Portable Handheld Suitcase Weight for..." > Etekcity Luggage Scale, Digital Portable Handheld...

If you have a friend who likes to travel and fly in planes, get them this gift to know how much weight they can have in their luggage without overdoing it.

30. A Game of Chess Set

Scientoy Chess Set, Larger 15’’×15’’Foldable Wooden Chess Set for..." > Scientoy Chess Set, Larger...

This is a good gift for friends who enjoy playing chess, as it's always fun to play against each other. The next time they want to challenge you, they can do so without resorting to any other cheating methods. If this doesn't appeal to them, you might want to consider getting them a smaller version of chess.

31. A Bluetooth Headset

BlueParrott B450-XT Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headset – Updated Design..." > BlueParrott B450-XT Noise Cancelling Bluetooth...

If your friend uses their phone to listen to music while they're on the go, this is an excellent gift for them.

33. A Joke Book

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Even though your friend might be upset that you gave them this book, it should be remembered that there are worse gifts out there – like giving your dog antlers or giving someone who's 70 years old a handcycle.

34. A Folding Pocket Knife

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If your friend likes to go camping or hiking, this is a great gift to get them. It's a small knife to keep in their pocket so that they don't have to worry about it getting lost.

35. A Travel Laundry Kit

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If you have a friend who loves to travel, consider getting them this kit so that they can do their laundry wherever they go. 

36. Collapsible Water Bottle

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If your friend loves going on hikes and travels, this is an excellent gift for them as it's perfect for staying hydrated while traveling.

37. A Travel Pillow

MLVOC Travel Pillow 100% Pure Memory Foam Neck Pillow, Comfortable &..." > MLVOC Travel Pillow 100% Pure Memory Foam Neck...

If someone you know travels often, why not get them something that will make their trip more comfortable? This travel pillow should help out with that issue!

38. A Folding Travel Tumbler

Stainless Steel Folding Cup - Camping Mug Collapsible Drink Glass Tumbler..." > Stainless Steel Folding Cup - Camping Mug...

If your friend travels often and enjoys drinking their tea or coffee while traveling, this is a great gift for them. 

39. A Survival Kit

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NAPASA Survival Kit 232 pcs Professional Survival Gear Emergency Tactical..." > NAPASA Survival Kit 232 pcs Professional Survival...

For outdoor lovers who like to go on adventures and explore new places, this is an excellent gift hem as it'll help guide them through any dangerous situations they may end up in.

40. A Grid-Latch Toolbox

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DEWALT Tool Box, One Touch, 24-Inch (DWST24082)" > DEWALT Tool Box, One Touch, 24-Inch (DWST24082)

If you have an outdoorsy friend who likes to use tools when they are out in the wilderness, this is a good gift for them as it will help keep their devices safe and secure at all times.

41. A Compact Radio

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If you have a friend who likes to go on hikes, this is a great gift for them, as it will allow them to listen to music or other programs as they are hiking.

42. A Dopp Kit

Vorspack Toiletry Bag Hanging Dopp Kit for Men Water Resistant Canvas..." > Vorspack Toiletry Bag Hanging Dopp Kit for Men...

If you have a friend who spends a lot of time traveling, consider getting them this kit so that they can keep all of their toiletries with them in one place instead of having to worry about an overstuffed suitcase.

43. A Shaving Kit

Shaving Kit for Men, Include Safety Razor, Sandalwood Shaving Cream, Mens..." > Shaving Kit for Men, Include Safety Razor,...

This is an all-in-one toiletry kit for men; everything your friend needs is right here in one convenient package!

44. A Wrist-Worn Flashlight

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This could come in handy if your friend is camping and needs light at night – especially if they don't want to bring their flashlight.

45. A Travel/Outdoor Whistle

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This is an excellent gift for someone who goes on adventures or travels a lot, as it'll help them save time and make sure that they aren't lost while traveling or exploring new places.

Conclusion

In conclusion, I hope that you have found this article to be useful. There are many great gift ideas out there for outdoorsy people, and if you spend enough time searching for the right gift, you’ll likely find something to give your friend or family member. 

Hopefully, it helped narrow down your choices and helped you find the best gift possible!

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