Clutter Free Gift Ideas!
How much clutter is in your home?
“The average American home has 300,000 items inside it“, according to becomingminimalist.com.
That’s a lot of stuff!
The definition of clutter is “a collection of things lying about in an untidy mass“.
Verywellmind.com says that “while accumulating a few extra possessions may not seem like a big deal, clutter can actually have a negative impact on your mental health. Clutter can increase stress levels, make it difficult to focus, take a toll on relationships, and more“.
It’s no surprise that receiving gifts over the holidays, can contribute to clutter in the home.
Gift giving is a kind gesture and part of the holiday experience, right?
Gifts Create Clutter!
Sometimes the holidays can be overwhelming for people who already have enough stuff.
As a person trying to avoid clutter, you could always go the “no gift” route by speaking to gift-giving loved ones, and setting clear boundaries.
As a gift giver, we wouldn’t want to contribute to someone else’s clutter situation.
The question is, is there a way to create a happy holiday experience without all the “stuff”?
Yes, there are different ways you can give gifts without cluttering someone else’s home.
Offer Gifts of Service!
One way to reduce the clutter of gift giving, is by giving the gift of service.
For friends or family outside the home, you could offer to do yard work, babysit, pet sit, or someone to a nice lunch.
Within your own household, you could do the dishes, vacuum or do laundry for a week.
You could wash or even detail your loved one’s car.
Who doesn’t like a nice clean car?
Offer Clutter Free Experiences!
If the gift of service isn’t your thing, why not express your love by purchasing clutter-free experiences?
Watch the video for ideas!
Clutter Free Gift Ideas:
Give the gift of AirBnB and help send that special someone on that needed vacation. AirBnb has unique places to stay from local hosts anywhere in the world.
- Movie Tickets
Going to the movies is fun and you can get gift cards at Fandango.
- Streaming Services
Do you friends like to stay home and veg out? Buy a gift card from streaming services such as Netflix or Hulu.
- Local Cooking or Art Classes
Do you hang around creative or people who love to cook? A cooking or art class is a great idea for anyone who already loves to cook and wants to learn new skills or for the beginner who wants to learn how.
- Spa Wellness Card
This card gives you access to 9000 locations nationwide for services like facials, manicures, pedicures, massages, haircuts, and wellness retreat getaways.
Do you have friends that go to concerts non-stop? They might appreciate a concert gift card. Ticketmaster
Who wouldn’t love an Amazon gift card? This is a fantastic gift for the person who wants to choose their own gift!
You can buy kindle cards for people who read books.
- Apple Gift cards
These can be used for music, appletv and to purchase in the apple store.
- Gym Membership
Gift the gift of fitness!! You can gift a pass to boutique gyms around the country.
- AAA Membership
Make others feel safe on the road!
- Online Classes
There are thousands of online classes. The Great Courses allow you to watch any course anytime, on your TV, computer or your favorite mobile device. Classpop has classes on cooking, painting, dancing, photography and performing arts, in addition to events like paint and sip or team building activities.
If you frequent restaurants several times a month, a gift card to a favorite place would be a welcome gift. You can even buy gift cards in your local grocery store!
Starbucks cards come in handy and make a great gift for anyone.
- National Park Pass
Maybe you have friends who love to hike.
- House cleaner
Who wouldn’t want a house cleaner and what a great gift!
Sirius Radio for people who spend time in the car. Audible is an alternative to reading books. With Masterclass, you can access hundreds of classes from the world’s best instructors.
- Amusement Park or Zoo
This works great for kids or families.
It’s Good For the Brain!
Exposing yourself to new experiences is a mood booster and good for your brain!
Experiences create excitement and long lasting memories and just think of the selfies!
So, when you’re deciding whether to give the gift of experience, purchasing clutter-free gifts online has a great advantage, no long lines!
A win win situation!
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