Do you have that person in your family who is almost impossible to buy for because they seem to have everything they want already? Or maybe you don’t want to add yet another piece of clutter to a pile that has been ever-growing in your friend’s basement.
At LoadUp, we believe getting rid of excess can improve the overall quality of your life.
The gift-giving season can be difficult for those living minimally but with our clutter-free gift ideas, you can give loved ones something personal without taking up space in their home.
Our Best Clutter-Free Gift Ideas:
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- Cook your favorite dish
- Fun subscription box with consumable gifts
- Food basket with their go-to snacks
- Membership to an exercise app
- Air BnB gift card
- Spa package
- Send haulers to remove something big in their way
- Movie theater subscription
- Pay for part of a mutual trip
- Get them access to an experience
1. Cook your favorite dish
We have all heard the adage that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. You have likely found that it isn’t only men who love homemade goods.
Do you have a special casserole or savory dish you are known to make? Think about what the person likes or if you have ever made them anything that stood out to them before.
Baked goods are always a great minimalist gift idea since they are easy to transport from your kitchen to their stomach.
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2. Fun subscription box with consumable gifts
Over the past several years, one option has become quite popular – subscription boxes.
You might be thinking that a subscription box would mean your giftee receiving new things each month, not just once! But this depends on the box. Get them a subscription box full of items that can only be used once or a few times.
Some consumable gift ideas include:
- Pet treats or pet toys.
- Vintage treat boxes or candy.
- If they have a hobby, try to find a box, such as a golf box.
3. Food basket with their go-to snacks
Another way to give them a consumable, clutter-free Christmas gift is to build them a food basket. Doing something like this also shows them that you care. Pay attention to the snacks and treats they like and incorporate them into the basket.
Ask: What is their favorite sweet? What do they treat themselves with after a long day?
Find a nice gift basket and top it with a bow for the holiday season. Then, if they enjoy unwrapping things, you can wrap each item individually for more enjoyment.
4. Membership to an exercise app
Almost the opposite of plying your person with treats is purchasing a couple months of a membership to an exercise app. This is a good “non-stuff gift” if they enjoy exercise but have an always-on-the-go lifestyle.
You can tie this gift into a New Year’s Resolution to help them reach their goals.
5. Air BnB gift card
Getting someone a gift card is always a good way to allow them to make their own decisions and get something they will ultimately love. Investing in an Airbnb gift card is an experience gift that allows them to choose a place and the people to invite. It gives them an experience they aren’t likely to forget and is a great gift that doesn’t take up space.
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6. Spa package
Think about the person you want to give the gift to.
Do they have a lot of stressors in their life? Spas are great no clutter gifts that can help them relax over the holidays. Many times you can select the package and precisely what it entails.
Do they need a relaxing body massage or time spent in a sauna? You can include a facial or hair treatment in as well to really spoil them.
7. Send haulers to remove something big in their way
Sometimes, extra clutter can sneak up on a person. The more we upgrade, the more space we can fill, and it is rare that we don’t. Steadily, the closet fills up, then the pantry, the basement, and the garage until very little space is left.
If you know a person who feels a little overwhelmed with the amount of clutter in their lives, give them a gift that saves time and clutter. Send experts from LoadUp to pickup everything from one big old couch you know they hate to a whole basement clean out.
Covering a junk removal order is a unique, non-clutter gift for someone who has too much stuff or a gift for someone who doesn’t like anything. You can help out elderly loved ones who can’t pick up and sort their items anymore or a husband who’d love to park indoors but needs the garage cleaned out first.
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8. Cinema or theater subscription
For some people, the arts are a gift in themselves. Give your friend or family member access to the theater of their choice by paying for their subscription. The gift could be for a movie theatre and include access to unlimited movies for the next several months.
If they enjoy the theatre, you can also pay for a gift card or subscription to grant them access to a performance or two of their choice.
9. Pay for part of a mutual trip
Have they ever dreamed with you about going abroad or taking a road trip through part of America? Start planning this Christmas by paying for their portion of the trip! Not only is this a good holiday gift, but it is also a great way to bond with them later on in the year.
10. Get them access to an experience
Do they have anything they particularly like to do or hobbies they have? You can get them access to experiences, make sure they aren’t too difficult to follow up with or might not be able to use it before it expires.
You could get them a tour at a local brewery, a day cruise if you live near the ocean, or a wine tasting event. Have they ever wanted to learn something? You could pay for classes for a while to give them a taste and allow them to experience it.
Give More With Less This Holiday Season
The holiday season has largely been commercialized as a way for retailers to make money at the year’s end. By breaking out of this mindset, we help our loved ones stay clutter-free while giving them something likely even more meaningful.
For help keeping free of clutter, trust LoadUp to remove unwanted items and keep the minimalist movement going this Christmas season.
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