Nudo Adopt is a company out of Italy that offers olive tree adoptions in your gift recipient's name. The tree adoption also comes with shipments of olive oil from their tree!
This is perfect for the foodie in your life.
MyYogaWorks allows you to give the gift of yoga in the form of an online membership they can use anytime, anywhere, on just about any of their electronic devices.
AND, MyYogaWorks is offering 50% off their gift memberships (for a limited time)!
REI has just about anything an outdoorsy person could want (classes, trips, equipment they might need); so between a gift card to the store or the gift of their lifetime membership; its an easy choice.
A gift card to their favorite spa would make for the perfect gift for anyone; who doesn't love to be pampered?
For the coffee lover, a bag of coffee from your favorite coffee shop is always a great gift idea. Are they a coffee lover that loves to give back? Then TOMS is a great choice because their "one-for-one" motto includes their bags of coffee as well.
A gift card to their favorite specialty food market or wine shop is always a great gift; plus it allows them to pick out an item of their choosing instead of having to guess what bottle of wine or specialty food selection they might enjoy best.
A Kindle Paperwhite is a great way to help them minimize "stuff" while also having their entire library at their fingertips. Books or a magazine subscription for their Kindle (or even a Kindle unlimited membership) would pair nicely. You can find some book ideas here, and here, and here. And some magazine ideas here, and here.
A National Park Pass is a great minimalist holiday gift. While it takes up virtually zero space in their home (or wallet); it gives them the gift of travel, camping, hiking, and adventure.
A journal or a planner can be an extremely thoughtful gift.
A reusable water bottle can come in very handy and is something that will get incredible use out of. Not to mention they will [hopefully] think of you each time they use it. I use my Swell bottle every single day and I absolutely love it.
You can gift the gift of memories by personalizing a photo book of their most recent trip, a personalized iPhone case, a calendar, or even a puzzle from Shutterfly.
A deck of cards is always a great gift; its small, doesnt cause a lot of clutter; yet can bring hours of fun.We always have a deck of cards on-hand for a good game of gin.
Books that focus on whatever they love to do, their hobby or their passion is also great gift option; even some minimalists prefer actual, tangible books on occasion (I know Aaron and I fall into that category). Find a couple ideas are here and here and here.
And on that note, its hard to go wrong with a coffee table book that highlights something they care deeply for; for example, a few of Aaron and my favorite coffee table books are here and here and here.
Happy Holidays and Happy [thoughtful] Gift Giving!
If you happen to be wondering "whats the deal with minimalism and people aspiring to lead a more minimalistic life?" then this video is some great food-for-thought: