Completely Clutter-free Gift Ideas

Is there such a thing as a completely clutter-free gift? After you’ve completely pared down, have your home with only the essentials, and then comes an event in which either 1) people would like to give you a gift or 2) you would like to exchange gifts with your family. But, you don’t actually want…

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Clutter-free Wedding Gifts

When a couple is just starting out, of course we want to express our love and best wishes with gifts! Knowing that the gifts will be useful and not cause them stress (where do I store this??) or guilt (I don’t even like crystal bowls… 🙁 ), so what can we give that will be…

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Unplugged Gifts For Teens (and Adults!)

My older boys (men! yikes!) are 18, 19 and 20… and planning out our Christmas gifts has got me thinking on what to get them and what they will enjoy, that won’t require them sitting and staring at a screen. When you’re thinking through gift-giving, the best thing to do is spend some time thinking about the person and their interests. For…

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Dealing With Over-Abundant Gifting And Excess Toys

  This post is 3 of 3 in my Simplify The Gifts Mini-Series   Toys and an overabundance of gifts is its own special challenge. One thing we can do to slow the piles of presents is to redirect well-meaning family members toward alternative gift ideas. Start the conversation with “I have some fear in telling you…

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Simplify The Gifts This Holiday Season

  Welcome to my mini-series about Simplifying The Gifts This Holiday Season The more you can simplify, the greater the opportunity you have to enjoy the holidays. Are you ready to make this happen? Before we dig in, I have to warn you about something that’s critically important. And not paying attention to this will virtually…

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20 Meaningful Christmas Gifts That Don't Break The Bank

As your focus turns towards the upcoming holiday season, commit to giving with more intentionality, gifts that truly do celebrate the person receiving the gifts. It is the thought that counts. Put thought into your gift-giving and you will win every time! Time. Yes, that’s right- the gift of time. Set up a coffee date,…

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18 Clutter-Free Gifts Under $20

Budget-friendly and clutter-free, unfortunately, don’t always go together when it comes to gifting during the holidays. So I sat down to think through; what items are useful enough that they aren’t considered clutter, but are easy on the pocketbook at the same time? I don’t want to burden my loved ones with cluttery knick-knacks or…

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18 ClutterFree Gifts for Grandparents

Grandparents typically are at the stage in their life where they have already purchased everything they want. They bought the good sturdy brands that have lasted and nothing is in need of replacement. Often times their home is filled and there is simply no needs at all. So, what do you get them? Here are a…

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18 Clutter Free Gifts for Women

Women enjoy clutter-free gifts- they are like gifts that keep on giving! It means a woman can enjoy herself and then not feel guilty about getting rid of a gift, because, let’s face it: women do feel guilty getting rid of something that was a gift. Let’s bless the women in our lives this year:…

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18 Clutter-Free Gifts for Men

It didn’t take long, as a young wife, to realize that all the suggested gift ideas for men are clutter: hats, ties, gimmicky junk (um, seriously?!). As with any gift giving, it’s important to think about who you are giving to. What type of things to they enjoy, what are their hobbies and what is…

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18 Clutter-Free Gift Ideas for Teens

Another installment in my gift-giving series! Teenagers can often be difficult to gift to and when I see all the “teen gift suggestions” I just want to slap the list makers! Seriously- my teens do not need more video games or cheap nail polish. I spend enough time trying to get my boys off of their electronics, I don’t…

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18 Non-Toy Gifts for Toddlers

Toddlers are so much fun! For them, life is an adventure and they just get excited about everything they do and see! Toddlers don’t need toys to have fun. They play and learn with everything around them. Sticks, rocks, kitchen gadgets, it really doesn’t matter. Having very few actual toys means their imagination has room to work.…

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18 Clutter-Free Gifts for Expectant Parents

My 18 Non-Toy Gifts for Children post has been such a huge hit! Evidence that most of us are tired of the overabundance of toys! But, as one kind reader pointed out, that list is geared more toward school-age children, and we have other ages that need some attention. So, here you have it: 18 Clutter-Free Gifts for…

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18 Non-Toy Gifts for Children

All of us that have children have too many toys scattered throughout the house. No matter how diligent we are at keeping them at bay, it seems to be a constant fight. It’s especially hard when special days come and we want to give gifts to our children, or grandparents want to give gifts. Gifts…

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Clutter-Free Stocking Stuffers

So, you want to know what a minimalist puts in a stocking? Well, first off, some minimalists don’t have stockings. Which is perfectly acceptable. And if I didn’t have kids, I know I wouldn’t either. But: As a child, one of my favorite memories is getting my stocking on Christmas Eve. My mom didn’t do…

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20 Simple Homemade Gift Ideas

Homemade gifts are wonderful for any occasion. Typically easy on the budget, thoughtful and simple to put together. Homemade is always more appreciated and if it can be used up, then we’re not burdening others with clutter. Here are some great ideas from some of my favorite bloggers: Edible Gifts: Homemade Vanilla Extract From Live Simply:…

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