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    28 Elegant Gifts For The Minimalist In Your Life

    Pared-down gifts for people who like to keep it simple.


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    1. A subtle brooch of two hands formed with a single brass line.

    Get it from monochromatiques on Etsy for $39.75.

    2. A cuddly blanket for when they want to get off the grid for a while and relax.

    Promising review: "I don't normally like synthetic fiber blankets, but this is so soft and feels so good that I want to be wrapped up in it all the time!" —gingersnap007

    Get it from Amazon for $35.99 (available in six patterns).

    3. A simple black matte phone case with a heart around the camera lens.

    Get it from supplysquare on Etsy for $12.55 (available in five device sizes).

    4. An industrial-looking desk lamp to give to a hard worker who likes to burn the midnight oil.

    Promising review: "We really like these lamps! They add a contemporary touch to our bedroom." —Nancy from NY

    Get it from Wayfair for $39.99.

    5. A pared-down cuckoo clock that's amusingly cat-powered.

    It comes with a little feathered string that your cat can tug on. As your furry pal pulls the string, the little bird dances. The bird, by the way, is modeled after the Delalande's coua, an extinct species due to deforestation.

    Get it from THE9LIFE on Etsy for $155.

    6. An invisible bookshelf for the ultimate minimalist look.

    The shelf is a single piece of metal that you slip into the cover of the bottom book, so no one can see it at all.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 or three from Jet for $39.99.

    7. A deck of playing cards lacking any unnecessary flourishes or design.

    Promising review: "These cards are thin. Be gentle and they will hold up great! They are beautiful." —Franky Magana

    Get it from Amazon for $17 (also available in white).

    8. A contemporary keyring for keeping their straightforward style on lock.

    Get it from West Elm for $12.

    9. A handmade stoneware pitcher capable of keeping beverages warm or cold for longer than your average pitcher, and looking damn good while doing it.

    Get it from YLiving for $75 (available in three colors).

    10. A sleek faux-leather backpack so they can be the coolest kid in school, even if they don't go to school.,

    Promising review: "This bag is AMAZING! I am a full-time college student with four classes, meaning I have a lot of supplies and books to carry. This bag carries more than I expected. It's so spacious, has so many pockets (and secret pockets I didn't know about), the leather is magnificently well made, and it's super cute and stylish!" —Natalie

    Get it from Amazon for $38.98.

    11. A pair of black matte shot glasses for turning drinking into an art form.

    Get two from Urban Outfitters for $10.

    12. An elegant, two-tiered catch-all so they can properly display their keys and loose change.

    Promising review: "It looks great on my dresser, and is a great place for some of my larger bracelets, watch, some earrings, etc. It's much larger than I expected it to be, so make sure you check the dimensions before ordering." —Paige Swaim-Presley

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 or Walmart for $12.

    13. A pack of highball glasses with grid designs that will match any kitchen theme.

    Get four from Urban Outfitters for $19.

    14. A summery ceramic brooch duo so you can say "orange you glad you have me as a friend?"

    Get them from monochromatiques on Etsy for $22.03.

    15. A pair of lovely ear jackets for keeping your friend's ears stylish, if not warm.

    Get them from emmanuelaGR on Etsy for $39 (available in two finishes).

    16. A set of delicate hair clips shaped like a circle, moon, triangle, and lips.

    Promising review: "I really love these clips! I’ve gotten lots of compliments. They do slide down a bit by the end of the day, but they still look cute in a loose hold. My hair is really thick so it still holds without falling out or anything. I love them!" —Sarah

    Get four from Amazon for $6.99.

    17. A slender candle holder they'll want to proudly display.

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $12 (available in two finishes).

    18. A simple ring with a metal bar across the top for people who hate anything too flashy.

    Get it from The Minimal Jewelry on Tictail for $15 (available in two finishes).

    19. A polished coffee pot from Japan made of wood and enamel-covered steel.

    Get it from Need Supply for $130.

    20. A Coco Rose Luxe Hydration Trio gift box — three rose-scented skincare items with no-nonsense, monochrome labels.

    The set comes with body polish, face mist, and lip balm.

    Get it from Nordstrom for $39.

    21. A unexpectedly flat ring that's anything but square.

    Get it from Haniajewellery on Etsy for $48.69.

    22. A pair of wall hangers made with walnut and beech wood for hanging a single item (because clutter is the enemy).

    Promising review: "These are so pretty, unique, and they work really well. I got two, and they have such a nice wood grain to them. Each is one of a kind, and they complement each other well. I recommend on a white wall. Our decor is minimalist — these are perfect and beautiful. I get a lot of compliments on them." —JP's mama

    Get two from Amazon for $15.99.

    23. A Bluetooth speaker in a transparent cube free of cumbersome wires so they can bring the music anywhere.

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $18.

    24. A pair of geometric earrings that are a fun spin on classic hoops without getting too crazy.

    Get it from Boohoo for $4.

    25. A wool rug with a simple but intimate design.

    Get it from Need Supply for $220.

    26. A fancy foil-finish planter to give their plant a brassy makeover.,

    Promising review: "It's super light, but looks heavy and expensive. It holds my tree perfectly! The size and shape makes it also perfect for a trash can, so my husband got one for his office." —emma

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95 and up (available in three sizes and two finishes).

    27. A glass water bottle with a matte silicone sleeve to inspire them to stay hydrated.

    Promising review: "I have had this bottle for about a year and have been extremely happy with it. I much prefer to drink out of glass than plastic (I feel like plastic really never gets clean!) so having the silicone sleeve to protect the glass has been great. I have dropped it a few times with no signs of damage to the glass or sleeve. Cleaning can be a bit of a pain at first, but once you get the hang of getting the silicone sleeve off it's not bad. I have purchased more as gifts for friends and they love them as well!" —alind

    Get it from Amazon for $28+ (available in 32 styles).

    28. A wooden wall sconce so unassuming they'll almost forget it's there.

    Get it from Uniquelightingco on Etsy for $103.29.

    29. A sleek tube of mascara and brow gel with no distracting patterns or designs.

    Get it from Anthropologie for $25.

    When you ask your minimalist friend where they hide all their clutter.

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    The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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