Clutter Free Gifts – To Give and Receive

I really love this fun and inspirational list that was compiled by members of the Clutter Clearers’ Peer Support Group and the Declutter Your Life and Mind Facebook Group.  The thing to remember is to make sure the clutter free gifts are personal to the recipient. For example, if you prefer Tim Horton’s for coffee, then you might not appreciate a Starbucks card.

General Items

Picture(s) of funny items “here’s what I didn’t get you!” 
Digital – perpetual birthday calendar
Digital – family recipes
Ear Ring Holder – to organize earrings and/or jewelery
Beautiful box and/or bag to store something specific
A portrait or painting that you did yourself

Consumables

Groceries or grocery gift cards
Candy ie. caramel corn, peanut brittle, truffles
Chocolate is always in style
Wine/spirits/juice/fancy tea/coffee
Spice mixes
Orange pomander – orange studded with whole cloves, rolled in cinnamon – (I made one of these for my mom once)
Herbs from your garden (fresh or dried)
Homegrown or store bought bouquets
Treats in a jar – cookie ingredients and recipe
A tray of homemade cookies

Experiences 

Event tickets – plays, movies, concerts, etc.
Theme park pass – zoo membership
Fitness membership
Coffee Gift Cards with a planned Coffee Date
Gift cards for restaurants. (A great family gift)
Subscription to a Meal Delivery Program like Hello Fresh or Chef’s Plate

Acts of service

Coupons for doing chores around the house ie: dishes, laundry, babysitting, dog-walking…
Coupons for foot rubs, back rubs, etc.
Charitable gifts in the person’s name

Green wrapping ideas (for all you crafty ones)

Newspaper, magazines, potato print or rubber stamped plain paper, brown paper packages ties up with (coloured) string; or ornamented with pine cones, other natural items or paper snowflakes (I love making paper snowflakes)
Homemade holiday ornaments – salt or cinnamon dough cut outs, paper garlands
Homemade gifts are always welcome and appreciated  

And the #1 popular non clutter gift that everyone loves – when in doubt give……. Money $$$

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What are your ideas for Clutter Free Gifts?

About Kim

Kim Tremblay is a Clutter and Hoarding Specialist. She has worked with individuals helping them clear the physical and emotional clutter from their lives since 2008. Kim founded and co-facilitated a Clearing Clutter Support Group which has helped hundreds of individuals to make positive changes in their lives. Kim is currently working virtually with clients helping them to clear the emotional and/or physical clutter from their lives.
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9 Responses to Clutter Free Gifts – To Give and Receive

  1. I would be delighted to receive almost any one of these gifts, and I love the fact that the ideas came from members of your groups. Sometimes people get tired of “expert advice.”

  2. Seana Turner says:

    When my children were little, I would let them decorate large sheets of paper and then use that to wrap gifts for the grandparents. They loved it! It’s so fun to think creatively, right?

  3. I am all about clutter-free gifts. Sometimes a heartfelt letter to someone you love can be better than any tangible gift. Letters don’t take up much space, but they can mean a lot to the recipient.

    • Kim says:

      Thank you Katherine – That is such a great idea about a letter. I just think these days that is a beautiful gift. Many thanks for commenting 🙂

  4. This is such a wonderful gift list! I love the line, “Chocolate is always in style.” As a BIG fan of chocolate, that one cracked me up. But it’s so true, of course. The other one I really loved was to give coffee gift cards with “dates to have coffee” attached. That’s a beautiful idea- giving something yummy with a lovely social experience. I’m in favor of consumable gifts (food things) or experience-based ones.

    I received a spa gift certificate (I can’t wait to use that one) and a special day in the city with my family (eating out, going to a craft fair, and seeing a play.) I would have been happy to be with them doing nothing, but the stuff we did was wonderful too. The gift of time is the most precious gift of all.

    • Kim says:

      Hi Linda, I love your comments so much – they just made me laugh. I would love to receive a spa gift certificate. My partner gave me a gift card for Winners that I still get to use. Excited to see what I need and what I will find when I go shopping. Thank you for commenting 🙂

  5. Julie Bestry says:

    What a brilliant idea to curate these ideas from clutter support group members! The practice must surely be uplifting for them, and helpful to all who read this. I’m a huge believer in gifts of experiences, and the research backs up the notion that experiences, because they are more personal and unique, are more memorable than possessions!

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