Hello friends, and HAPPY BLOGMAS!! I’ve been doing blogmas for several years now, and while I . . . don’t think I’ve ever finished, it’s always been fun to try! I’ve posted some of my favorite blogposts over blogmas, and it’s always fun to start the new year off on a blogging roll, you know?
Like last year, I’ll be doing 12 days of blogmas: 12 blogposts spread out throughout December leading up to Christmas. It’s not going to be super Christmas themed or anything, but I’m excited to do it!
For today’s post, I thought I would do a 25 minimalist gift ideas list. Over the course of the year, I’ve leaned more and more towards living a minimalistic and simplistic lifestyle: 2020 has definitely taught me the value of living a quieter life, and one does not need to have many things in order to live a productive and fulfilling life.
This Christmas, I’m asking for things that are not just more meaningful, but also higher quality and conducive to living a minimalist life, and I thought I would put together a list of some simple gifts that promote hygge and a quiet life. If you have any people in your life that you want to give a gift to, I think these would be really nice gifts: they’re practical and useful, while still being meaningful at the same time!
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Health + Wellness
- Nice smelling soap or lotion
- Essential oils & diffuser (these are the essential oils that I use–this company is not a MLM, but that link is my referral code and gets you $10 off a purchase of $50! I also use Young Living oils and as far as I know, they are the same quality)
- Simplistic minimal jewelry
- A menstrual cup! Obviously this one depends on your relationship with the person, but I love mine and did a blogpost about it a while back! (You can find it here.) This is the one that I use: Duchess Menstrual Cup
- Masks (#2020) or face masks as more of a beauty supply
- An aesthetic candle (such as this wood wick crackling candle)
- Reusable straws (like these)
- A milk frother (A similiar one to mine that has good reviews)
- A French press
- Your favorite coffee beans (especially ones from a small company like this one)
- Loose leaf tea (like from this small company)
- A cast iron skillet (like this one)
- A spice collection
- High quality wooden kitchen utensils (like these)
- The Little Book of Hygge
- Prompted journals: I personally haven’t used them, but these are good ones that I’ve heard of-
- A high quality notebook like a Leuchtturm1917 or a Moleskine
- A non-fiction book/devotional! Some good ones that I’ve had recommended to me (but that I haven’t read) are:
- A good quality set of coasters (like these marble ones)
- A good utility knife
- Wool dryer balls
- A subscription box services to something that you know they will actually use. Some of the ones I’ve seen are
- Items from a small business that are functional and that they would use, like mugs or art pieces. Some of my favorites are:
- Board games
- Plants: succulents or otherwise low maintenance ones are the best ones to give as gifts
I would highly recommend asking people for their wish list, and give them thing that are useful and meaningful to them. Use this list as inspiration, but don’t buy someone something unless you know they will need it. If you don’t know what they want, then I would highly suggest a gift card with a thoughtfully written note: the meaning is still there, but you aren’t cluttering up their life with things that they do not need and that do not add to their life.