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Ah Christmas – the time where we celebrate by giving each other loads and loads and loads of things. Many things – the anti-thesis to minimalists, who put deliberate thought into which things they do and do not own.
Whether you are a minimalist yourself, looking to eschew the overwhelming quantities of stuff often associated with Christmas, or you are gift buying for a minimalist, we’ve got your back. Here are over fifty clutter-free stocking stuffers to help you bridge the gap between celebrating a holiday with its traditions and filling your home with worldly possessions.
This is one piece of our gift guide for minimalists, aiming at a particularly troublesome spot: stocking stuffers!
Please visit our list of the Most Incredible Stocking Stuffer ideas for literally everyone on your list, if you don’t find what you need here!
Clutter-Free Stocking Stuffers for Minimalists
Cause the last thing they need is “stuff.”
Not just avoiding clutter, a coffee shop gift card is an excuse to spend time with a friend.
Garden seeds are practical and encourage dreaming about summer in the midst of winter. We also have more gift ideas for herbalists here.
Gourmet BBQ will be put to good use and there are hundreds of amazing choices out there.
Looking to spice up their life a little bit? Find a hot sauce with an entertaining name for their stocking.
This is one of my favourite-ever stocking stuffers… I am a popcorn addict. This is another clutter-free stocking stuffer – once it’s consumed, it’s gone! A whole box will give you stocking fillers for many people!
Does this delicious idea need more explaining? Look for organic and fair trade to make this an even better gift.
Be ready for tobogganing, skiing and generally adventuring by restocking everyone’s granola bar supplies.
More delicious consumables to fill up a minimalist’s stocking this year.
Another great consumable that’s perfect for wallets and cars.
These will definitely get used up throughout the year, so no clutter left behind!
We all go through toothpaste, making it a perfect stocking stuffer.
Whether they’re for entertaining, testing cakes or cleaning your teeth, pick up some toothpicks for their stockings this year.
The shelf life of spices is surprisingly short – renew the collection this year by putting spies into stockings.
Gum is a great treat for a lot of people – especially for kids.
Delicious mints are a practical idea.
Trail mix will be perfect for your upcoming snowshoe adventures.
Will you have Bailey’s ready to go for Christmas morning? It pairs well with a gift of coffee beans!
Sip on some tea and enjoy the holidays.
Raise your hand if you never lose a pair of socks to holes during the year. No one? New socks are practical and also in keeping with minimalist stocking stuffers!
Hair elastics and bobby pins also have a tendency to disappear and break throughout the year.
Taming the chaos is a big theme in minimalism. As much as we’d love them not to, electronics come with a host of cords.
Combs and brushes wear out – new ones feel luxurious!
Keep clutter out of the house by never needing a plastic bag. Reusable bags that fold up into a tiny pocket fit into handbags, cars and jacket pockets easily, so you always have one on hand.
Another awesome consumable for a minimalist stocking stuffer is body wash.
Eliminate the junky water bottles collected with free logos and get one, good quality bottle per person.
Delicious! Plus, there are all sorts of fun types out there now, like bison jerky.
The classic notebook, simple with clean lines, to hold all of their thoughts and dreams.
Eliminate the clutter and waste of disposable razors by gifting them a straight razor.
They can toss out the old, crumbling, melted spatulas when they get a brand new, heat resistant one in their stocking this Christmas.
Why have five measuring spoons when you can get by with one or two that are adjustable?
THE culinary tool that everyone needs.
A mini survival kit is a clutter-free way to be prepared for the unexpected.
Furoshiki wrapping cloths are a wonderful invention, eliminating the waste and clutter of wrapping paper during the holidays. They come in dozens of styles and designs, so you can find the ones that suit you best.
Do you know someone who has a habit of misplacing their keys or their wallet? A key finder is the perfect way to solve that problem for good.
Time for a new, long lasting time piece? They make an excellent stocking filler, too.
Nest thermostats take science and technology to the unsexy things that affect our every day. These thermostats can be infinitely programmed, learn, and can be controlled from your smart phone.
Watch, fitness tracker, sleep tracker and bracelet all in one, this is a very handy piece of wearable teck.
For those who wish their fridge was more organized, a bottle loft is the perfect gift. Use this magnetic strip to hold jars and bottles up off the shelf, stuck to the top of your fridge.
Bow ties are perfect for hipster casual and black tie occasions – get them a versatile clothing accessory for their sock this year.
Pare down the tool collection to key, useful items, with a multitool.
Glass lunch containers are perfect for finding things in your fridge and using up leftovers for your packed lunch.
Audible is a perfect minimalist gift – it leaves no trace! Audible is the audiobook platform developed by Amazon, turning commutes and time at the gym into reading opportunities.
Whether you opt for Burt’s Bees or a bulk pack to give to everyone, it’s an affordable stocking stuffer idea that’s also practical.
Know what a perfect minimalist gift is? Cash. Come close with some lottery tickets.
This is a consumable that I can really get behind. PLUS, one bottle of wine will fill up most of a stocking, so you can keep to a minimalist number of gifts!
Try a good quality shaving cream on for size this year, or refill with a brand you know they love and use.
Delicious, gourmet salad dressings are a lovely gift idea.
The absolute highlight of purchasing a soda stream, for me, has been not carrying the heavy club soda bottles home from the store, keeping them on hand, then taking them to the recycling depot. All of that storage, hassle and mess eliminated thanks to a soda stream!
Eliminate the waste of making too much coffee and of making oodles of mess by purchasing reusable k-cups. They also let you enjoy your favourite fancy coffee brands.
Combine fashion and function with conductive leather gloves. The fingertips on leather gloves do not generally let you work your smart phone, but these gloves are treated, so they will keep you warm, stylish and still able to text.
With over fifty inspiring clutter-free minimalist stocking stuffer ideas, there’s more than enough things to help you fill a minimalist’s Christmas stocking but not leave them wishing they weren’t gifted with all sorts of “stuff” that they would rather not have. And if you need more, we got you.