Looking for gift ideas for minimalist men can be a challenge. Most gift ideas are completely based in consumerism and many men don’t want a lot of things. Choosing minimalist gifts for him can be stressful too!

How can you give him a meaningful gift without giving him stuff he doesn’t need or want?

I created this list of gift ideas filled with consumable gifts, meaningful gifts, practical gifts, experience gifts, plus some other gift ideas he might like for Father’s day, Birthdays, Christmas, or any other celebration!

Many of the gifts on this list are lower priced so as to be affordable for any budget. If you have a bigger budget, combine some of the ideas and get him a variety of things

This quote about gifting by the minimalist, Joshua Becker, is easy to agree with!


1) Needs over wants
2) Quality over quantity
3) Experiences over possessions
4) Gift list as early as possible 
5) Consumables over non consumables. 

― Joshua Becker

Definitely read it again and let it sink in. And if you’re interested, check out these other minimalism quotes.

I’m especially a fan of “needs over wants”. Pretty much any gift can be perfect for a minimalist guy if it’s something he actually needs! The only way you’ll know what they need is to ask him to write a gift list.

When in doubt, go for quality consumable gifts. Meaningful gifts, practical gifts, and experiences are also excellent gift ideas for minimalist men because they’re not going to add unwanted clutter to his life.

This article contains a list of minimalist gift ideas for him (dads, husbands, boyfriends, or any other adult men in your life) so you’ll never again wonder what to buy for the minimalist on your list! You can also refer to this other list of gifts for a minimalist.

I’ve linked to products on Etsy as much as possible as minimalists generally avoid mass consumerism and appreciate handmade or artisan items but I’ve also linked to Amazon too because sometimes that’s just the most accessible option!

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man opening minimalist gift for him from son

The top minimalist gifts for him:

1. Give consumables as gifts

Dudes love getting consumable gifts like food and drinks.

Consumable gifts are great for a minimalist because once they’re used, they’re gone. There is nothing left to clutter his home (or mind!).

Smaller consumable gifts like a jar of gourmet jam, ½ dozen cookies, or a bag of gourmet coffee beans make excellent stocking stuffers or low budget gifts for a minimalist dude as well!

I listed a few consumable gift ideas below, or read the full list of over 100 consumable gift ideas for under $25!

Personal care items:

His favorite beverage:

His favorite treat:

His favorite food:

gourmet jelly preserves gourmet mustard

Home goods:

2. Give meaningful gifts

Minimalists know the value of quality time with loved ones far surpasses any physical gift you could give.

This can be combined with giving an experience as a gift or could be a coupon to be redeemed for a massage from you.

Some meaningful gift ideas:

See some options for minimalist cards

3. Give practical items as gifts

Minimalist guys usually enjoy practical gifts because they know they’re going to use them.

The difference between the usual way of giving these gifts, and giving them to a minimalist is that you need to make sure that he wants the exact item that you’re getting.

You need to ask him what he wants, or listen carefully into conversations and find out what he’s been talking about.

See what he likes on social media. Perhaps the brands he follows might give you a bit of insight as well, but it’s best to ask him to be sure.

Some examples of practical items he might like are:

The key here is basics!

Do not give a minimalist fancy things that can only be used once in a while like #1 dad shirt, Christmas socks or an avocado slicer. Give him something he’ll actually use all the time.

4. Give experiences as gifts

Experiences are the perfect gift for minimalists because an experience is kind of like two gifts in one.

He’ll love it because he’ll get a gift that will be gone once used, preventing clutter, but also save him money on entertainment later on.

Bonus if you get 2 tickets so you can go together and spend quality time with him!

Here are some ideas of experience gifts for minimalists:

  • Escape games
  • Cooking classes
  • Theatre tickets
  • Museum or art gallery passes
  • Concert tickets
  • Sporting even tickets
  • Travel

Stick to your budget by checking discount companies like Groupon where they have experiences for up to 75% off!

5. Other Minimalist Gifts For Him

Save this for future reference for gift ideas for the man minimalists on your list.

If you’re the minimalist, share this list of minimalist gifts ideas with family and friends so they know what to get you!

Read More Gift Ideas:
Budget-Friendly Gifts for Minimalists
Consumable Gift Ideas Under $25

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