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.
1 Dieter Rams: as Little Design as Possible [Hardcover]
A book where the content is far more engaging than its very minimalist cover.
2 Casa Tissue Box Cover
I love how the tissue looks like smoke coming out of the chimney.
3 LaCie PetiteKey 16GB USB Flash Drive
Forget clunky, chunky flashy flash drives. The minimalist in your life will appreciate the crisp clean lines of this.
4 Swiss Army Tomo Knife Mint
The traditional look of the Swiss Army Knife has had a very nice makeover.
5 Granite 16-Piece Dinner Set, Black Sand
Well you can't get more minimalist than plain black.
6 Nava Time Ora Lattea Unisex Watch 36mm
How utterly smart is this? This must be the most uncluttered watch face ever.
7 Pet Thermal Glass Water Bottle with Stopper
50 oz capacity - perfect for serving water in a no-fuss, no-frills way at the dinner table.
8 Hinoki Toothbrush Holder
You can see the obvious inspiration from Japan - the nation of minimalist lovers- in this simple design.
9 Pure Black Chef's Knife, 13 Inch
Beautifully balanced and crafted from a single piece of steel for comfort and ease of use.
10 Double-Walled Stainless Steel Drinking Glasses, Set of 4
Have you noticed how minimalist generally means seamless? These are much better at keeping drinks cold than glass, stoneware, plastic or ceramic.
11 Ovale Mocha Cup by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Set of 4
Perfect for those who love to "cradle" their cup. No pesky handle to get in the way.
12 Binchotan Facial Puff by Morihata
A Konjac sponge impregnated with charcoal. Ideally suited to sensitive skin.
13 Out Time Stainless Steel and Leather Watch
You can't really go wrong with black and white.
14 Iittala Sarpaneva Cast Iron Pot
The foodie or cook in your life will surely love the unusual and striking design of this generously sized pot.
15 Arne Jacobsen 5-piece Steel Cutlery Set
Unusual isn't it? Georg Jensen is one of the most famous designers to have come out of Denmark. He made gorgeous jewelry too.
16 Japan Houses: Ideas for 21st Century Living
Be inspired by Japanese minimalism.
17 Deluxe Tape Measure with Stop Button by Blomus
With minimalism, form and function can be in beautiful harmony.
18 Teema 6-3/4-ounce Milk Jar, White
Simple, lovely and useful. Everything a minimalist loves.
19 ET 66 Calculator
Such a nice change from all those scientific calculators that have dozens of buttons covered with symbols only Einstein recognizes and uses.
20 Tracks Headphones with Mic, Petrol Blue
Don't want ear buds but don't want cans either? The perfect inbetween solution.
21 White Saucepan, Aluminum with Ceramic Coating
A set of white pans would make a real statement in any color kitchen.
22 1-Liter Vacuum Jug, Shiny Black
Unfussy and so obviously a designer look.
23 HYGGE Watch - 3012 Series - White/Blue
Another great example to appeal to the punctual minimalist.
24 В± 0 Electric Kettle XKY-R010 plus minus Zero
A kettle from Japan. Could this design be from anywhere else?
25 Arne Jacobsen Sugar Bowl, 6.76 Oz
This design was first produced in 1967 and has never gone out of style.
26 Ellsworth Kelly: the Chatham Series
Get up close and personal with the paintings of Elsworth Kelly. A series of artworks of just two color blocks.
27 Pen Type-a
A pen without any grooves or notches.
28 Soma Sustainable Pitcher & Plant-Based Water Filter
This pitcher of BPA-free plastic with sustainable white oak handle holds 10 glasses of plant-based filtered water.
29 The Joy of Less, a Minimalist Living Guide: How to Declutter, Organize, and Simplify Your Life
The ideal gift for someone who wants to start living a minimalist life.
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