If you have to shop for a minimalist , you probably are puzzled. Okay so you have almost everyone one your list. Buying gifts for some is simple. Your husband likes football. Your best friend likes anything pink and your dog like anything shinny. But what do you get for that special person in your life who is well, just a little different?
They rant about the environment, refuse to shop at chain stores and will not purchase anything that was not made ethically. What do you get for the person that analyzes everything? Below are a variety of ideas to for gifts for the person who is more concerned about minimizing their carbon footprint then collecting.
Give an experience. People with the minimalist mentality tend to value experiences more than material goods. This opens the door to so many choices. Think about what they enjoy. Gift cards to their favorite farm to table restaurant.
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Remember that a less is more. When you purchase a gift make sure it is useful and of quality. You want to purchase something that they can actually use. If your friend enjoys gardening purchase seeds for planting or even mason jars for canning.
I have a habit of purchasing books for my friends and family on holidays. What better a gift to give then the gift of knowledge? But you may want to purchase a kindle credit for your minimalist friend. When i shop for a minimalist, I try to find something that is applicable to where they are in their life. But be careful with this, you do not want to get too personal. Avoid books on weight loss or emotional self-help. It can take only minutes to undo years of lasting friendship by overstepping your boundaries.
Making something is like giving them the most precious gift-the gift of your time. It takes only a minute to pick out a gift online or from the department store. But it takes time, thought, and effort to make something with your own hands. You would want to make sure that you make something they really need. Kids are helpers when personalizing gifts. You can add an extra special touch by using their hand prints or drawings when making gifts.