One of the things I love about the holiday season is giving gifts.  I enjoy choosing a gift for someone and finding something that they will love.  As a frugal person, I feel it’s important not to waste my money – and I don’t want to blow money on something the gift receiver won’t like or won’t use.

People often give tangible gifts, like knickknacks, that are cute but impractical – items that will likely end up in a yard sale the following year.

I prefer to give gifts that:

  • Are practical
  • Will actually be used
  • Will not create extra clutter in someone’s home
  • Provide experiences/memories that the gift receiver will enjoy

Here are 60 clutter-free holiday gifts for minimalists (that non-minimalists will enjoy too)!


$20 or less

Restaurant gift card

Movie theater gift card

Tickets to an art or history museum

Tickets to the zoo

Tickets to a botanical garden

Passes to ice skating, roller skating, or skiing

Starbucks gift card

One or two rounds of bowling or mini golf

An e-book for a Kindle

iTunes gift card





Grocery store gift card

Gas station gift card


Smartphone app


Gift a Blog

Slideshow of photos


Under $100

Tickets to a play or show

A Netflix subscription for a year

Groupon for a painting and wine night

Tickets to a sports game

Groupon for a discounted car detailing

Wine tasting event

Tanning package

Cave tour

Amusement park pass

Aquarium pass

Facial gift certificate

Mani or pedi gift certificate

Magazine or newspaper subscription

An online course

Arboretum membership



Horseback riding lessons

Yoga or Pilates classes

Spin classes

Rock climbing package

Photography classes

Glass-art classes

Cooking lessons

Massage gift certificate

Dance classes

Concert tickets

Paintball gift certificate

Laser tag gift certificate

Acrobatics or Acroyoga lessons

Professional photo shoot

Gift certificate for a round of golf

Conceal and carry permit class

Sky diving

Hot air balloon ride

Acting lessons

Piano lessons




One year of a gym membership

Personal training package

Gift certificate to a bed and breakfast


What are some other clutter-free holiday gift ideas?

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