The minimalist can be one of the hardest type of people to buy for. For some it means simply a love of minimalist design, for others it is embracing a lifestyle of living on as few items as possible, spending money only when necessary, and prioritizing good experiences over accumulating things. If you've got one of those on your list ... good luck! If however, you've got to buy for someone with an eye for unfussy design, clean lines and functional form, here's some things that might fit the bill.
By Phaidon $60 on Amazon
A book where the content is far more engaging than its very minimalist cover.
By Umbra $4 on Amazon
I love how the tissue looks like smoke coming out of the chimney.
Forget clunky, chunky flashy flash drives. The minimalist in your life will appreciate the crisp clean lines of this.
By Victorinox $17 on Amazon
The traditional look of the Swiss Army Knife has had a very nice makeover.
By Lynns $60 on Amazon
Well you can't get more minimalist than plain black.
By Nava Watches $150 on Amazon
How utterly smart is this? This must be the most uncluttered watch face ever.
By Sagaform $43 on Amazon
50 oz capacity - perfect for serving water in a no-fuss, no-frills way at the dinner table.
By TOSARYU $29 on Amazon
You can see the obvious inspiration from Japan - the nation of minimalist lovers- in this simple design.
By Stelton $115 on Amazon
Beautifully balanced and crafted from a single piece of steel for comfort and ease of use.
By StainlessLUX $54 on Amazon
Have you noticed how minimalist generally means seamless? These are much better at keeping drinks cold than glass, stoneware, plastic or ceramic.
By Alessi $60 on Amazon
Perfect for those who love to "cradle" their cup. No pesky handle to get in the way.
By Morihata $15 on Amazon
A Konjac sponge impregnated with charcoal. Ideally suited to sensitive skin.
By Alessi $210 on Amazon
You can't really go wrong with black and white.
By IITTALA COOKWARE $235 on Amazon
The foodie or cook in your life will surely love the unusual and striking design of this generously sized pot.
By Georg Jensen $95 on Amazon
Unusual isn't it? Georg Jensen is one of the most famous designers to have come out of Denmark. He made gorgeous jewelry too.
By Tuttle Shokai Inc $25 on Amazon
Be inspired by Japanese minimalism.
By Blomus $30 on Amazon
With minimalism, form and function can be in beautiful harmony.
By Iittala $36 on Amazon
Simple, lovely and useful. Everything a minimalist loves.
By Braun $48 on Amazon
Such a nice change from all those scientific calculators that have dozens of buttons covered with symbols only Einstein recognizes and uses.
By AIAIAI $70 on Amazon
Don't want ear buds but don't want cans either? The perfect inbetween solution.
By Eva Trio $170 on Amazon
A set of white pans would make a real statement in any color kitchen.
By Stelton $75 on Amazon
Unfussy and so obviously a designer look.
By HYGGE Watches $190 on Amazon
Another great example to appeal to the punctual minimalist.
A kettle from Japan. Could this design be from anywhere else?
By Stelton $60 on Amazon
This design was first produced in 1967 and has never gone out of style.
By The Museum of Modern Art, New York $19 on Amazon
Get up close and personal with the paintings of Elsworth Kelly. A series of artworks of just two color blocks.
By CW&T $130 on Amazon
A pen without any grooves or notches.
This pitcher of BPA-free plastic with sustainable white oak handle holds 10 glasses of plant-based filtered water.
The ideal gift for someone who wants to start living a minimalist life.
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