Today’s post is about 10 best gift ideas for your minimalist boyfriend. These are gift ideas for practical men who just hate clutter. I have been racking my brain to find a gift for him who is minimalist, practical, travels constantly and feels very proud that his life can fit in one suitcase. So, I spent day thinking about what the perfect Christmas gift for him could be, and after researching, I was finally inspired. I also realised that I cannot possibly be the only person thinking about what could make a minimalist happy. So here comes a much-sought list (because all bloggers love lists!) of 10 gift ideas for your minimalist boyfriend (or friend or dad or brother because we love them all).
Top Gift Ideas for your Minimalist Boyfriend
Is he passionate about movies or the museum or maybe that one theme park he can go pack to over and over again without getting sick of it? Here’s the one of the best gifts for your minimalist boyfriend! Treat him with a year long membership to one of his favourite places. This is high up on my list because it does not take up space and it is a great way for him to do something he loves, as many times as he likes, without breaking the bank. If he is a big fan of business or politics,why not buy a year long subscription to his favourite magazine?
Books have always been one of my favourite gift choices to my friends and family. Nowadays, books come in all forms, ranging from leisure reading to self-help books, to true learning experiences. Gone are the days when you would be called a bookworm or a nerd for reading on the train or in a coffeeshop. Reading has become trendy! The best way to gift the experience of reading to a minimalist is, evidently, a Kindle (or Kobo, if you are Canadian).
I never used to be a fan of the Kindle, but after years of moving and travelling, it became impractical to pack a hundred books in a container and ship them to yet another country. With mixed feelings, I ended up buying a Kindle just because the e-version of “The book thief” was on sale and I never looked back! Ebooks do not require a side lamp when reading in bed; you avoid the painful situation of it slipping from your hands and falling on your face; you can carry it easily, everywhere, must I say more? Get the new waterproof Paperwhite Kindle here.
3. Wireless charger
Imagine this, he is getting back home after a long day (or night). His phone’s battery is nearly dead but just the idea of plugging the chord in fills him with dread. Oh hang on, he doesn’t need to do that because you got him a wireless charger! Suddenly, he feels a boost of energy all over his body and even does a little dance as he smoothly places his phone on the charger. A soft beep confirms the charger is on: he can go throw himself in bed or start binge watching his favorite t.v show, feeling grateful you just get him. What else does a minimalist boyfriend need? Some of my favourites are the Yootech and the Samsung Qi .
4. Multiple Gym Trial Passes
Has your beloved been complaining about how he should go to the gym but as most minimalist out there, he just can’t seem to make up his mind on which one is The Best option? Get him a few gym trial passes. It’s a great way for him to try out different places “for free” and decide which one he will stick to (or maybe decide that he doesn’t do the gym life?). This gift idea for your minimalist boyfriend (who might also be quite indecisive) can really change his life! #fitlifegoals ?
5. Coffee shop gift card
If your boyfriend is a victim of the coffee culture, what better gift to give him than a generous gift card from his favourite coffee place. Doesn’t coffee taste so much more delicious when you didn’t have to pay for it? Get your Starbucks gift card here! Oh try a cool hipster local cafe, your minimalist boyfriend will love this gift and finally say those three words you’ve been waiting for!
From massages, to sky diving, to formula driving, pick an extravagant experience that you know your boyfriend would have always wanted to do but never did. This is a good gift option because it shows that you have paid attention to what he likes and where his passion lies. Check Groupon for deals!
Another amazing experience is traveling! Buy a weekend getaway somewhere you know he always wanted to discover. He will adore you for it. Plus, you get to go on a vacation too 😛 If you are planning your next holiday and are flexible with dates, this website tells you what the cheapest day or month to fly is. Just make sure to type in destination where you would most likely get a direct flight so that you can find your best deal!
7. Concert ticket
We all have a favourite singer or group we would love to go see but due to time, money and commitment, we never made it happen. Be a bit sneaky and ask him when he will have some time off. Then, quickly track down tickets to a play, concert or talk that he might have been raving about. Granted timing is the most important aspect here, but if you don’t even try, you will never really know, right?
8. Practical clothes, a.k.a, socks and underwear
If your man is the practical type, he will never refuse a new set of socks or jocks. Get him some lavish cotton, breathable and durable ones to show how much you care about his tushy and feet. Or maybe you have that fantasy of seeing him walk around the apartment in Calvin Klein’s only? Find some nice ones on amazon here. Your minimalist boyfriend will be thinking he found the perfect woman with this gift!
9. Beard grooming kit
Let’s face it: some men just look betterwith a beard! If your boyfriend is one of these men, treat him with a completebeard grooming kit for his morning routine. Spoil him with beard oil, beard conditionerand a nice beard comb. This post, Are Beard Grooming Kits Actually Worth It?, from the Tools of Men blog claims that beardgrooming is actually a great habit to keep beards clean, free from “beardruff”and just all neat and tidy.
10. Replacement skin care products
Probably as important as the socks and jocks theory, replacement products make the cut on my list for being practical gifts that will be appreciated by a minimalist boyfriend. Is he running out of aftershave or moisturizer? Believe me, he will love the fact that you noticed and saved the day! My favourites for him are the classic Cetaphil daily moisturiser , Nivea Aftershave, Calvin Klein’s Obsession Night Eau de Toilette (mmmmmm!)
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That’s it for me, lovelies. Happy Christmas Shopping to you all!