Minimalism Relationships

17 Best Gift Ideas for the Minimalist Boyfriend (2020)

November 18, 2020

Today’s post is about 17 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 the day thinking about what the perfect Christmas gift for him could be, and after researching gift ideas for minimalist boyfriend, I was finally inspired. I also realised that I cannot possibly be the only person thinking about what could make a minimalist happy , about the best gift ideas for our minimalist boyfriends?!

So here comes a much-sought list (because all bloggers love lists!) of 17 gift ideas for your minimalist boyfriend (or friend or dad or brother because we love them all).

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Top Gift Ideas for your Minimalist Boyfriend

1. Membership

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! Here’s a gift idea! 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?

2. Kindle

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. Audiobook

So, does he like to go for long walks, drives for hours or is a gym boy? Then instead of a Kindle, he is probably going to love getting an Audiobook subscription. For real, this thing can completely change your life! It’s #goalsetting #timesaving #productivity all at once. But get ready for long nights of nerdy pillow talk about all the philosophy and mindset books he’s been powering through! Obviously the best choice for audiobooks is Audible by Amazon but there’s plenty of other audiobooks out there, that you can easily use on your phone, like AudiobooksNow.

4. Meditation Apps!

If your boyfriend is a minimalist, chances are he is also a pretty zen dude. Nurture his dedication to mental health and wellness by getting him a meditation app! Here’s some ideas:

2020 has been a crazy year to say the least and I am sure your minimalist boyfriend will be accepting this gift with a sign of relief!

5. Noise-cancelling headphones

Obviously if your boyfriend will be listening to an Audiobook or diving deep into a soothing meditation, the worst that can happen is being disturbed by external noises. A noise-cancelling headphone like this one from Bose will completely transform his life, in a good way!

6. 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 Anker and the Samsung Qi .

7. A Gym membership (or an Online Trainer!)

Has your beloved been complaining about how he should go to the gym but it just never really happens? Get him a gym membership and, if you can afford it, a 6 months personal trainer (wow!). This gift idea for your minimalist boyfriend can really change his life – and yours! And if he is not much of a gym person but still wants to get fit, how about an Online Fitness Class as a gift? That thing that he’s been considering for a long time but never really felt he should be spending money on it.

8. 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? Try a cool hipster local cafe, your minimalist boyfriend will love this gift and finally say those three words you’ve been waiting for!

9. Experiences

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!

10. 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 the destination where you would most likely get a direct flight so that you can find your best deal!

11. 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?

12. Fresh food delivery subscription

Ever spent hours thinking about dinner, finally agree on something you’d both like…Then walk in the kitchen with a plan in your head of what to make and then feel your heart sink because you are out of cheese, tomatoes or chicken filets?

Instead of resolving to a trip to McDonald’s or making 2-min ramen noodles for dinner, get your boyfriend a subscription to fresh food box deliveries! You won’t need to spend hours thinking about your next meal and buying ingredients in the supermarket. Hello Fresh, for instance, offers a great service, delivering fresh ingredients in the right proportions with tasty recipes to your doorstep!

13 National Park Pass!

Does your minimalist boyfriend love hiking? Gifting him a pass to all National Parks in the country you live in is probably going to make his heart swell! Imagine the breathtaking views, reconnecting with nature and just being away from the hustle and bustle of city life with the one you love to bits!

14. 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!

15. 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.

16. 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!)

17. Subscription to an Online Academy!

Is you minimalist boyfriend the type who’s constantly seeking to improve himself and learn more. Does he get fascinated by many different things or is a multi-passionate? When I saw how nerdy my minimalist boyfriend was, I got him a 12 month subscription to a coding school and he was SO HAPPY he’s been giving me nightly back rubs ever since (win!). So, think about it. Is your boyfriend the type who’d get a thrill from learning how to hack ethically? Or maybe he always wanted to try Amazon FBA selling?

Minimalist boyfriends deserve the best gifts!

I hope these gifts have inspired you for the holiday season (or any other time!) coming soon!

Thinking about the next step in your relationship? Here are some reasons why marriage is still important today!

That’s it for me, lovelies. Happy Christmas Shopping to you all! 


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    December 25, 2019

    haha, probably the membership will work, as mine is absolutely a non-fashion guy

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Hi! My name is Chadvee, welcome to my blog! An ENTP digital marketing strategist with a loud personality and a risk-taker when it comes to trying new street food, I blog about food, travels and lifestyle. In a parallel world, my life is a musical and I break into a love song every time I try my favourite noodle dish.