14 Holiday Gift Ideas For The Minimalist Decor Enthusiast

In a world full of miscellaneous things that we're constantly accumulating, creating a minimalist home — free of clutter and chaos — has become increasingly attractive. Don't get us wrong: We love layers upon layers of decor, but there's nothing quite like the relaxing exhale that comes from stepping into a pared-back interior.

That said, the idea of buying something for a minimalist decor enthusiast seems, well, kind of counterintuitive. But just because someone values minimalism, doesn't mean they don't crave beautifully designed items that make their lives easier or boost their mood. It just takes a little extra thought and consideration to find the perfect item. Equally elegant and functional, the following gifts are sure to elevate the interior of any minimalist home without encroaching on its pared-back style.

5 stacked square soaps in black, gray, beige, blush, and white marble
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These sculptural soaps are the perfect blend of form and function. They'll look great in the bathroom while serving a variety of purposes, such as softening, conditioning, and exfoliating, depending on the bar.

White and wood jewelry storage box with secret drawers
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A love of jewelry and other accessories can be a nightmare for a minimalist, but it doesn't have to be. This modern jewelry organizer takes up very little space while offering a ton of hidden compartments for all of those small, hard-to-store items.

Rectangular diffuser with wood base featuring digital clock and green lit top
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Not only will this diffuser fill a home with feel-good scents, but it also comes with a Bluetooth speaker and clock—3-in-1 functionality that's ideal for lovers of pared-back decor.

White hourglass stool with storage
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This sleek storage solution can be used as an ottoman, stool, or side table while providing plenty of sneaky storage. Plus, it comes in four different hues, so it's easy to find just the right one.

Stack of books on invisible floating shelf
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For the minimalist bibliophile who doesn't want to get on board with digital books, there might be no better gift than this magical floating bookshelf.

These mod, Scandi-inspired hooks instantly offer a place to hang things out of the way while lending a sweet pop of color to any interior.

Gray, black, and white concrete nesting trays in geometric shapes
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Catch-all trays are a minimalist's best friend, providing a home for all those tough-to-categorize items. These concrete trays can properly display anything from soap to glasses to keys, and look great doing it.

Featuring a sleek design and 14 soothing hues to choose from, these toothbrush holders are a killer complement to a minimal bathroom.

This little mirror is a great way to fill a blank wall or define an uncertain space with functional style. And its gilded border will add just the right amount of quiet glamor.

Minimal circular off-white sculptural candlestick holder
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The slick design of this stoneware candle holder is the perfect companion to a holiday dinner. But even when not in use, it will offer plenty of visual intrigue anywhere it lives.

Clear acrylic coasters
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Nearly invisible, it doesn't get much more minimal than these coasters. They'll elegantly protect every surface without cramping anyone's style.

White mod metal watering can with wooden handle
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Watering cans can be an eyesore, but that most definitely doesn't need to be the case. Gift this beauty, which comes in three chic finishes, to the plant-loving minimalist in your life.

Leather books in pale rainbow hues with text "Photograph" on cover
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With countless photos of us floating in space online, there's something so chic and nostalgic about a photo book that you can actually feel and flip through with your hands, especially when it's as beautiful as this. It also makes a great addition to a coffee table vignette.

wayfair tucker murphy pet kaylor midcentury dog sofa
credit: Wayfair

The airy, mod silhouette of this dog bed will blend beautifully with a pared-back vibe while providing a comfy place for a minimalist's furry friend to rest their head.


Kelly Weimert

Kelly Weimert

Kelly is a full-time freelance writer, aspiring aerialist, and passionate interior design enthusiast. She's a regular contributor to design-centric publications like Apartment Therapy, The Spruce, and TexasLiving Magazine.