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Clutter-Free Christmas Gift Ideas

1st December 2017

Clutter-Free Christmas Gift Ideas (photo of vintage Christmas fawns)

A simple Christmas

I prefer a simple, uncluttered life and home and I choose to live as sustainably as I can. For this reason, I champion the idea of clutter-free gifts for Christmas or any occasion. So, if you’re looking for some thoughtful clutter-free Christmas gift ideas I’ve created a list of suggestions just for you.

Clutter-Free Christmas Gift Ideas (photo of Christmas decorations)

Clutter-free Christmas gift ideas

MEMORIES: Tickets to a concert, ballet, comedy, talk, sporting event, theatre, cinema, local attraction.

MEMBERSHIP: To a theatre, gallery, club, garden, house, trust (e.g. National Trust or English Heritage).

LISTEN: An album to download, iTunes voucher, Spotify subscription, iPod.

READ: A digital magazine subscription, book token, eBook, Kindle, iPad.

LEARN: Classes, a course/e-course, private tuition, coaching, mentoring, formal lessons.

PAMPER: Vouchers for a treatment, makeover, spa day/health club, retreat.

EAT: Vouchers for a cafe, restaurant, afternoon tea, food/wine tasting.

ESCAPE: A day out, weekend away, holiday.

ACTIVE: Vouchers for experiences, activities, adventures, sports, gym membership.

CONSUMABLES: Christmas hamper, chocolates, perfume, bath products.

COMPASSION: A charity donation in the recipient’s name.

Clutter-Free Christmas Gift Ideas (photo of white flowers)

The precious gift of your time

This Christmas why not save the time you spend in shops or online and give the gift of your time. I’m sure it’s the most precious gift you can give. To do this, you could create a simple ‘I owe you note’ with a suggestion of dinner or something your partner/relative/friend might enjoy. See it as a joyful occasion for you both to look forward to.

After many years of gift-giving, my sister and I now book a date to do something special together. Last year we enjoyed a spa day, and this year we’re going for afternoon tea at The Ivy in Marlow. It’s lovely to build a collection of happy festive memories to cherish.

If you have any clutter-free Christmas gift ideas please feel free to leave them in the comments.

Further reading

How to simplify your life
My decluttering tips: how to declutter your home
Ten things I gained when I decluttered my home

Thank you, as always, for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful day. Until next time, I’ll see you over on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

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  1. fashionforlunch 1st December 2017 at 9:16 am - Reply

    Natasha! This is magical and so many amazing ideas here!!!!!!!!!!! Pure perfection xxxx

    • Natasha 1st December 2017 at 9:25 am - Reply

      Thank you so much, Kirsty! Have a fabulous Friday and happy new month! :)

  2. Lucy 1st December 2017 at 10:02 am - Reply

    Some truly lovely ideas here. So nice to give time – it’s a precious thing x

    • Natasha 1st December 2017 at 10:06 am - Reply

      Thank you, Lucy. It really is a precious thing, isn’t it? I hope you have a lovely day and happy December to you!

  3. Jaime 1st December 2017 at 10:20 am - Reply

    These are such excellent ideas. I love giving the gift of “experiences” lately, especially pampering gifts! This year, I’m making Christmas hampers with local produce for my in-laws, which I hope will go down well!

    xo Jaime

    • Natasha 1st December 2017 at 10:28 am - Reply

      Thanks so much, Jamie. Christmas hampers with local produce sound amazing, what a lovely idea! I hope you have a gorgeous month.

  4. Amanda 1st December 2017 at 10:58 am - Reply

    I love so many of the ideas here!

    • Natasha 1st December 2017 at 11:12 am - Reply

      Thanks so much, Amanda.. Happy new month!

  5. Stacey Sheppard 1st December 2017 at 12:49 pm - Reply

    I love all these ideas, the last thing I want is lots more stuff to clutter up my already cluttered home. I am going to suggest this to all my friends and family this year (if it’s not too late) as I’d much rather make memories with them than receive a physical gift.

    • Natasha 1st December 2017 at 9:24 pm - Reply

      Thanks, Stacey. I’m pleased you found the post helpful – I hope you have a great weekend!

  6. JEN 1st December 2017 at 1:07 pm - Reply

    Such lovely ideas here, it’s so important to give your time to people, it’s one of the most precious things we have I think. x

    • Natasha 1st December 2017 at 9:26 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Jen. I hope you have a gorgeous weekend! :)

  7. Cate St Hill 1st December 2017 at 4:58 pm - Reply

    Some beautiful ideas, my boyfriend and I don’t really need anything and we’re going on holiday in January so putting money towards that, so an ‘I owe you’ idea would be perfect, even if it was just I’ll cook you dinner xx

    • Natasha 1st December 2017 at 9:27 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Cate. I hope you have a wonderful holiday, it’s so nice to have something to look forward to in January, isn’t it? Have a lovely weekend! :)

  8. Alexandra 1st December 2017 at 10:29 pm - Reply

    I have never seen a list like this, and I love it! Spending money on experience instead of things–you’ve got the right idea, lady!

    I’m definitely going to rethink some presents this year.

    xx, Alexandra

    • Natasha 4th December 2017 at 6:09 pm - Reply

      Thanks so much, Alexandra. I hope you have a great week!

  9. Stephanie 2nd December 2017 at 7:20 pm - Reply

    I feel a bit like that this year, I really want to experience things rather than own things. Great ides

    • Natasha 4th December 2017 at 6:09 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Stephanie. I hope you have a lovely week!

  10. Rachel @ Fresh Design Blog 3rd December 2017 at 9:20 pm - Reply

    What a brilliant list of ideas! Making memories is so important, especially at Christmas.

    • Natasha 4th December 2017 at 6:10 pm - Reply

      Thanks, Rachel. I hope you have a gorgeous week!

  11. Morgana 5th December 2017 at 10:52 am - Reply

    I love all these suggestions! Experiences are so much better than ‘things’. My husband and I always stick to this kind of thing. Great post! #Blogtacular

    • Natasha 5th December 2017 at 10:57 am - Reply

      Thanks so much for stopping by. I agree, I love collecting memories! I hope you’re having a great week.

  12. Lazy Daisy Jones 6th December 2017 at 8:59 am - Reply

    I love love love your clutter free gift ideas Natasha !
    Thank you for sharing …

    • Natasha 7th December 2017 at 3:04 pm - Reply

      Thank you for stopping by!

  13. Alisa 13th December 2017 at 11:52 am - Reply

    Absolutely perfect. To me, this is the essence of gift giving. Nothing is more valuable than your time and it shows just how much you care about someone to want to spend that valuable time with them. The memories are so much better too! :-)

    • Natasha 13th December 2017 at 2:50 pm - Reply

      I couldn’t agree more! Thanks so much for your comment, I hope you’re having a great week.

  14. Shireen Dhaliwal 13th December 2017 at 9:19 pm - Reply

    Totally agree – what a brilliant and thoughtful list of gift ideas! I am currently in the middle of clutter hell so the idea of a clutter-free Christmas makes me feel very calm and would be ideal!

    • Natasha 14th December 2017 at 5:31 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much for your kind comment. I hope you have a calm and clutter-free Christmas!

  15. Asmi Bajaj 9th January 2018 at 10:28 pm - Reply

    Thank you so much for this idea

    • Natasha 26th February 2018 at 6:48 pm - Reply

      You’re welcome!

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