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Clutter-Free Gift Ideas That Won’t Add Clutter

Clutter-Free Gift Ideas That Won’t Add Clutter


Here are some clutter-free gift ideas that won’t add clutter. Show your love but without adding more stuff to our homes and cupboards!


If you’re looking for clutter-free gifts for your family and friends, it’s sometimes difficult to come up with ideas. It’s even more difficult coming up with ideas if the person you’re buying the gift for doesn’t want to add more clutter to their home either!

If you’re struggling for ideas and need a little inspiration, here are some thoughtful ideas for clutter-free gifts that will appeal to everyone.

Clutter-free gift ideas


Here are some suggestions for perfect clutter-free gift ideas. Simple ways to show your love without adding clutter and stuff to our homes and life.

1. A subscription or membership gift

This could be a subscription to a magazine or to Amazon Prime for example. It could be membership to a wine club, gym, florist, or an annual membership to a local attraction. It’s something that’s just a little bit different and not something we would normally include in our monthly household budget. Better still, it’s a little treat that we can look forward to or take advantage of over a number of weeks or months, rather than just a one-off present at Christmas or our birthday.

2. A consumable gift

Consumable gifts could be things like bath or beauty products, art and craft supplies, bottles of wine or unusual tea or coffee. These are gifts that we enjoy but use up. They don’t lie around collecting dust or taking up our space. We can really appreciate them whilst we’re using them but when they’re gone, they’re gone!

3. An experience gift

There are lots of experience gifts to choose from including restaurant experiences, concerts or performances, spa days and treatments to learning to fly or jumping out of a plane. There’s something for everyone, you can remember the experience for ages to come and probably take lots of photos along the way to capture the memory.

4. A food gift

Anything from a box of biscuits to a luxury hamper makes a great food gift. Everyone has to eat and it’s lovely to receive something yummy that we wouldn’t normally treat ourselves too. Better still, once eaten, there’s not a lot of waste or clutter apart from the packaging!

5. A charity donation in their name

This is a thoughtful gift for somebody who has a worthy cause that they’d like to contribute to, rather than have something for themselves.

6. A useful gift

The definition of useful is different for everyone so you might need to check first with whoever you’re giving the gift to, that it IS going to be useful to them. Choose something genuinely useful and it won’t just add to the clutter and will come in handy time and time again. Some examples could be arts and craft supplies (which again are also consumable!), or tools.

7. A wearable gift

We all wear clothes and even good quality clothes won’t last forever, so giving someone something that will add to or replace their existing wardrobe is a great gift. Make sure it’s in a similar style to the clothes they normally wear otherwise it’ll just add to the clutter in their wardrobe or be donated to the charity shop. Keep the receipt just in case it needs to be swapped.

8. A self-development gift

Self-development and investing in yourself is rarely clutter so a self-development gift is a good choice. It could be anything from a book to online study or evening classes.

9. A gift of your time/skill/experience

This type of gift is a bit of a catch-all and one that’s good if your budget is a little limited. Perhaps you could give your time and offer to babysit, clean the house, take the dog for walks, give a haircut or cook meals. There are lots of different things you could offer. Choose whatever fits your expertise and is something that the person you’re offering the gift to really needs!

Clutter-free gift ideas


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