It's still a bit to go till the holidays start, but I know that this is when most people start their holiday shopping.
If you are like me, you are probably already dreading all of the useless knick knacks that people usually get as presents. Here is a little (self-comprised) guide on how to shop for people who have minimalistic taste and tendencies (I don't call myself a minimalist, but I do have minimal approach to many things in life).
Asking if a person needs something specific for the holiday season is only a good sense. Instead of buying cute, but useless things, you can gift things that somebody needs and will actually use! I don't know about you, but I end up re-gifting or donating many of small gifts I get, because I don't have any use for them.
- One gift is better than many gifts.
When it comes to minimal people that is. I'd much rather have one nice gift that I will use ( and therefore always think of the person who gave it to me) than many, many small tinker gifts that will just clutter my space. I hate clutter.
- Gift cards.
Many people think that gift cards are impersonal and just a cheap way out, but I disagree. As long as you know the other person's taste and ask for their favorite place to shop - you are doing them a big favor! I'd much rather buy my own things, as I am very picky, than trust people to buy them for me. So yes, give me all of the gift cards!
- Food baskets.
Food baskets is an amazing gift. they are personal (as hopefully you will be making them yourself) and it's food, so everybody needs it. As long as you know other person's taste, allergies and food preferences - you can create amazing food basket that they will enjoy and think of you while they do. Food baskets ideas: tea and cookies basket, coffee basket, granola and dried snacks basket, array of cheese basket.
When it comes down to it, people with minimal views on the world don't want any clutter, and wrapping up your presents in layers and layers of paper and bows will just make them cringe. Pick neutral colors, tie it with a simple ribbon and write a nice message on the card. Make sure that your wrapping is just as personalized as your gift for that person.