14 Understated Gifts For The Minimalists In Your Life

gifts for minimalists

What to get the person who is careful about their possessions? Something sleek in appearance and useful, to boot. From shoes that will get worn countless times to a beautiful bedside carafe and the ultimate nude nail polish, these are aesthetically-pleasing gifts that marry form and function in the best possible way. Keep scrolling for gifts guaranteed to please the minimalist in your life.

1 Kosas Lipstick in Vegas ($28; kosas.com)

From its sleek white case to the neutral, your-lips-but-better nude shade, this is a lipstick the minimalist in your life will feel totally comfortable wearing. Plus, its got the lip-enhancing botanical ingredients you can always rely on finding in a Kosas product. 

2 Thousand Fell Women's Lace Up ($120; thousandfell.com)

White sneakers are a staple piece that work with just about any outfit. These new ones, with super-comfortable, aloe-coated insoles, are free of blatant branding. Once you’ve gotten countless miles in, mail ‘em back to Thousand Fell and the brand will responsibly recycle them — plus give you a discount towards your next pair. 

3 Mejuri Bar Studs ($90; mejuri.com)

The great thing about these simple gold bar studs is that they work for every occasion — eliminating the need to basically ever change them out.

4 Peet Rivko The Essentials Kit ($115; peetrivko.com)

Not everyone wants a 10-step skin care routine. Peet Rivko’s essentials kit is a quick, clean route to winter-proofing skin in a hurry. Cleanse with the milky cleanser (it’s been touted as a clean alternative to Cetaphil), moisturize with the daily cream, and top it all off with the face oil. The unisex brand looks fantastic on a vanity, too.

5 CB2 Lyle Round Vase

This minimal vase is chic on its own, but pop some flowers in and you’ve got a gift that looks far more expensive than it is — and will be right at home in a minimalist interior. 

6 Soma Glass Carafe ($99; drinksoma.com)

A glass carafe ups the ante on nightstand decor tenfold — it’s just so much chicer than a boring old cup. This one from Soma is shatter-resistant and includes a BPA-free filter that will be shipped to your door every other month. 

7 Year & Day Mugs ($48/set of four; yearandday.com)

This perfectly shaped mug has a big handle and comes in simple, staple colors like navy, off-white, blush pink, and grey. It's perfect for homebodies who would rather be cozied up on their couch. 

8 Dyson V11 Torque Drive Cordless Vacuum ($499; nordstrom.com)

You know you're adulting when a vacuum is a very exciting gift — and Dyson's space-saving, high-design options are the Crème de la Crème. 

9 Everlane The Day Boot ($225; everlane.com)

A classic pair of boots is a gift sure to get enough wear to make them worth every penny, and this simple, low-cut style from Everlane is a minimalist's dream.

10 The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing ($10; amazon.com)

Know an aspiring minimalist? Help them kick off their new lifestyle with the ultimate decluttering guide.

11 Essie Ballet Slippers ($9; amazon.com)

Essie's sheer pink-y, neutral Ballet Slippers is a timeless classic for a reason (Meghan Markle wore it for the royal wedding), and it makes the perfect stocking stuffer.

12 COS Ribbed Cashmere Slippers ($89; cosstores.com)

These cashmere sock slippers are cozy and chic — perfect for hygge vibes this winter.

13 Nécessaire The Body Lotion ($25; Nordstrom.com)

This luxe multivitamin body lotion comes from a brand encouraging us to show our body the same TLC as our face. It's lightweight yet nourishing and will keep dreaded winter-skin at bay all season long. But perhaps the most appealing part for minimalists: it's unscented!

14 Okko Signature Briefs ($14; love okko.co)

Some of the most comfortable underwear we've tried, these briefs from Okko are super soft and almost silky, and so gossamer-thin you never have to worry about VPL.

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