Finding the perfect gift for a minimalist mom who hates clutter can be a challenge. This list of 42 best simple Mother’s Day gifts for a minimalist mom will help you find the perfect gift to make her day extra special this year (and avoid the stress of unnecessary clutter).
It can be difficult to find a gift for a mom choosing to live a minimalist lifestyle. She has most likely put a lot of work into decluttering and organizing and will appreciate gifts that will not add any extra clutter. The following list of 42 best simple Mother’s Day gifts for a minimalist mom will give you plenty of ideas to choose a gift she is sure to treasure and appreciate this holiday season.
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Home Organization Gift Ideas
To begin our list of 42 best simple Mother’s Day gifts for a minimalist mom, here are some ideas that will help her keep a beautiful and organized home.
If mom loves a tidy home and is a fan of Marie Kondo, she is sure to appreciate some new storage bins. Most minimalists love beauty, simplicity, and coordination and will enjoy having beautiful organizational bins to add to closets and shelves.
As a minimalist, I love keeping my cleaning supplies simple and natural and storing them in coordinating bottles. These glass amber spray bottles are sure to be a favorite gift for any minimalist.
Gift #3: Refrigerator Organization Kit
Clear refrigerator storage containers can cost a lot of money, so any mom is sure to appreciate this gift. It will add beauty and organization to an area of the home that gets easily cluttered.
These drawer organizers make such a difference in the look and function of any drawer. Whether she uses them for silverware or makeup products, she is sure to love this practical addition to her home!
Plastic storage can be wasteful and take up so much space. Consider gifting her with these reusable storage bags!
Keeping a functional and organized kitchen is a must for any minimalist. These simple storage containers will make storing leftovers and packing lunches a breeze.
Nothing upgrades the look of your closet like matching hangers. However, these are often an extra expense she is unwilling to buy for her herself. Any minimalist mom should appreciate adding this simple gift to their closet!
Instead of having a bunch of cheap and random blankets, most minimalists will prefer to keep a couple of simple and neutral blankets around the house. Take note of her decorating style and gift her with a beautiful blanket that will work for any season!
A nice cast iron skillet makes for an incredibly thoughtful gift. This is the crown jewel of my kitchen that is used on a regular basis. It is the perfect multi functional tools as it can be used for almost any type of cooking and baking.
Gift #10: Candle
Make her mother’s day special with a wonderful smelling candle. Once she uses it up, it will not take up any extra space in her home.
Personal Gift Ideas
The next group of gift ideas include some special and personal gifts that are both useful and something she should love receiving.
Gift #11: Spa Gift Basket
Moms do not have much time to care for themselves and may not want to spend money on this type of thing. Consider putting together a simple spa gift basket. You could include items such as a spa gift card, essential oils, facial masks, bath salts, beauty products, lotions, etc.
Gift #12: Coffee Gift Basket
While coffee mugs are always a sweet gift, many minimalist moms will not want to add any more mugs to their perfectly organized cabinets. Instead, consider putting a gift basket together with some of her favorite coffee and teas or even look into some coffee subscriptions! Consumable gifts are some of the best gifts because they will not need to be stored for long periods of time.
If mom loves a new book but hates the clutter extra books add to her home, a Kindle will be the perfect gift!
Gift #14: Kindle Unlimited or Audible Subscription
Whether mama likes to read or listen to books, she will appreciate a Kindle unlimited subscription or an audiobook subscription. Perhaps she is looking to start a new hobby and read more this year. Make her day special with this simple but meaningful gift.
Amazon gift cards work for pretty much anyone. It will allow mom to treat herself to something she will actually find useful.
Gift #16: Restaurant Gift Card
Restaurant gift cards are great minimalist gifts as they will allow mom to get out of the house and avoid having to cook or clean.
Gift #17: Mani/Pedi
Consider getting mom a gift certificate for a manicure or pedicure. This will provide her with an opportunity to have a relaxing day out and treat her to something she may not typically spend money on herself.
This simple printable is perfect for younger children. Just ask them the questions and write out their answers. You can then take a picture of it and add it to a frame that she can keep forever!
Nice quality slippers make for great physical gifts for a minimalist mom. Look for ones that are indoor/outdoor so she can stay comfortable all day long whether she is chasing kids around the kitchen or running outside to water the plants.
Minimalists often try to avoid accumulating tons of water bottles. They are large and often difficult to store. Consider gifting her a high quality water bottle that can serve as her single water bottle for everyday use. You could also include some reusable straws!
I know I keep repeating myself, but minimalists love quality over quantity. I prefer to keep one nice robe on hand that I use every day. Most moms will love this simple but thoughtful gift.
Gift #22: Initial Necklace
I love to keep my jewelry collection simple and meaningful. What could be more meaningful than a simple necklace with the initials of her family? Such a great idea for a minimalist gift!
Gift #23: Bottle of Wine
Gifting a minimalist mom a bottle of her favorite wine is as simple and thoughtful as it gets. This gift is perfect because it is both personal and clutter free.
Gift #24: Homemade Apron
Not every minimalist will love this gift, but for those that do a lot of cooking, consider making them an apron. I love this simple tutorial that almost anyone can follow, no matter your sewing knowledge! The best part about a homemade apron is you can choose the fabric and completely personalize it for her individual style.
Experience Gift Ideas
Experiential gifts are my personal favorite type of gift. Here are some of the best mother’s day gifts that will allow her to spend some quality time with the people she loves most!
Gift #25: Movie Tickets
Help mom have a happy mother’s day by taking her out to see a new movie! If you don’t want to go out and about, grab her favorite movie, pop some popcorn, and cozy up on the couch together for a good time.
Gift #26: Take her out for ice cream
If you have little kids, have them take mom out for an ice cream date. This will be a special memory she will never forget. Be sure to take lots of pictures!
Gift #27: Take her out to dinner
A special dinner out with family members is the perfect way to bless mom this Mother’s Day as she won’t have to cook or clean!
Gift #28: Ballroom Dance Lessons
Husbands, if your wife loves to dance, give her the gift of some ballroom dancing lessons so you both can rock the dance floor at future special events!
Gift #29: Paint and Sip Class
Consider taking mom out for a paint and sip class. A minimalist mom may not want to keep a bunch of art supplies around, so giving her a chance to get out and use her creativity will be very appreciated!
Gift #30: Cooking Class
Give her the opportunity to learn a fun new skill and take a cooking class together!
Gift #31: Shopping Trip
If you have given up trying to come up with a practical gift that your minimalist mom will love, consider just taking her out shopping and let her pick out her own gift!
Gift #32: Conference Tickets
If mom has a conference she has always wanted to attended but just never has the time, gift her with some tickets and give that busy mom a wonderful break from her daily responsibilities.
Gift #33: Musical Tickets
If mom loves Broadway, she is certain to appreciate some tickets to see her favorite musical.
Gift #34: Weekend Getaway
Sometimes moms just need a break from the house cleaning and other daily responsibilities. Whether it is a family vacation or a getaway for just mom and dad, she is sure to appreciate the time to relax.
Outdoor Gift Ideas
To finish our list of 42 best simple Mother’s Day gifts for a minimalist mom, here are some gift ideas for the mom who loves being outside.
Gift #35: Quality Garden Tools
The majority of minimalists are looking for quality over quantity. If she is a fan of gardening, consider looking for some simple but high quality gardening tools that she can add to her collection.
Gift #36: Make her a garden
If your wife or mom has a green thumb, consider making her some nice quality garden boxes so she can have her very own garden this year.
Whether mom has a house plant she adores or some outdoor plants to care for, she will appreciate a beautiful new watering can. Be sure to consider her color preference, and go for neutral colors if you are not sure!
Gift #38: Neutral Front Door Wreath
If your mom loves to decorate but doesn’t love keeping a bunch of decorations on hand, consider gifting her a nice quality front door wreath that will work for all seasons. She can then dress the wreath up with different bows for each holiday without having to store a bunch of different decorations all year.
Gift #39: Paint her front door
Nothing spruces up the look of a home like a freshly painted front door. Whether it just needs a touch up or she has been wanting a completely new color, taking the time to update this small area of the home will make such an impact!
Gift #40: Outdoor Planter
Outdoor planters add an extra special touch to any front porch. Head over to your local garden center and pick her up a beautiful new planter!
Gift #41: New Mailbox
If mama is looking to increase her home’s curb appeal, updating the mailbox is a wonderful way to help her accomplish this goal.
Gift #42: Fresh Flowers
While this gift may seem somewhat obvious, fresh flowers make for perfect minimalist gifts. She can set them out for a time and enjoy their beauty, but they will not require any extra storage space in her home.
I hope you found this list of 42 best simple Mother’s Day Gifts for a minimalist mom helpful. Be sure to share your favorite idea in the comments below!