34 Gift Ideas For The Minimalist In Your Life

34 Gift Ideas For The Minimalist In Your Life

There is beauty in simplicity

By Emmy-Lou McKean | 12th December 2017

Thought minimalism was a trend you were about to see the back of? Think again! It may be the idea that minimalist living will see your bench tops clutter-free or perhaps it’s an escape from an endless build-up of ‘stuff’. Either way, an increasing number of brands and business are still jumping on the minimalist bandwagon and it’s clear that this trend ain’t going anywhere, anytime soon.

If you know someone who is looking to simplify their living and needs a nudge in the minimalist direction, these stylish gift ideas are sure to make your most flustered friend and their cluttered spaces look and feel chic.


Babe Himalayan Pink Salt Body Scrub $21.95; The Beauty Chef trio $139.85; BYREDO La Sélection Nomade Fragrance Discovery Set $122; OAUI Rose Hair & Body Oil $32

As the year winds up, there is no better time to treat your body to some well-deserved TLC. As much as we like to look, feel and smell amazing on the outside, there’s no question that we need to start on the inside first. Enter The Beauty Chef. What started as research to cure troubled skin as a teenager, The Beauty Chef’s founder Carla Oates learned first-hand that beauty begins in the belly. Give someone the gift of a boost on the inside and they’ll be glowing on the outside.

Linen slippers in Graphite by Fog Linen $44; BYREDO Cotton Poplin Room Spray $138; Boob Bathmat by Cold Picnic $60 ; The Vignette Room Tic Tac Toe Set $349; Short black stand by Hip Haven $160; SQD Athletica Native Union DOCK plus $89.95

Linen slippers in Graphite by Fog Linen $44; BYREDO Cotton Poplin Room Spray $138; Boob Bathmat by Cold Picnic $60 ; The Vignette Room Tic Tac Toe Set $349; Short black stand by Hip Haven $160; SQD Athletica Native Union DOCK plus $89.95

When it comes to buying a present for your roomies or your special someone, start inside and don’t look back. Minimalist homewares are the perfect present to set the standard for a room that you may want to start simplifying. Whether it’s a new room fragrance, an indoor planter or chic charging station, let your gift do the talking.



Zimmermann Lumino Denim Crop Jean $350; Dion Lee Frame Bikini Top $220; Country Road Arizona Heel $189; Zimmermann Circular Woven Tote $350; Country Road soft leather tie belt $129;

If you know a minimalist with a penchant for monochrome or you’re just looking to spoil yourself this season, these wardrobe essentials are the key to an instant upgrade. Introduce a woven straw bag, visor or sandals into the mix for a subtle touch of colour that will lend your look a summer feel.



Incu Adidas stan smith black & white $130; Mecca Maison Francis Kurkdijan Discovery Collection For Him $228; Skin Rescue Kit Buckler’s $44; SQD Athletica Bellboy Passport Sleeve black $129.95; SQD Athletica Brutal Truth After Shave Balm $34

Forget the socks and jocks this year and treat the man in your life to a gift you know they wouldn’t seek out themselves. Men’s grooming is front and centre this season, which means there’s never been a better time to get the guys to take a good soft look at themselves. If you know someone who appreciates the simplicity of useful products that won’t let them down when they’re on the move, SQD Athletica has a range of minimalist gift ideas for the guy on the go.



Need Supply Co Appointed 2018 Wall Calendar $28; Kikki K Glass Water Bottle w cup $29.95; Mecca Fornasetti Nuvola Candle $277; Kate Spade strike gold desk tray $38; Kikki K A5 To do list pad $9.95

We are no strangers to a bout of post-holiday depression, but if there was one thing that can make the return to work in the new year that little bit sweeter, it’s new stationery. Nothing feels better than getting organised and new to-do lists, calendars and in-trays are a sure fire way to get back into the game the minimalist way!


Feature image: Oracle Fox for CR Capsule Collection

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Article by Emmy-Lou McKean

Emmy-Lou McKean is a Journalist at Style Magazines. She is a self-confessed pyjama enthusiast and on her weekends when she isn't in said pyjamas you'll find her enjoying live music, sipping Matcha lattes and eating her way through Brisbane and beyond.


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