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100+ Clutter Free Gift Ideas



Are you looking for ideas for Christmas gifts that won't clutter up your house? Me, too! I have compiled a list of 100+ Gift Ideas that won't take up much space in your home. Our own personal story of downsizing is what fueled many of these gift suggestions and many of them are on our own family's Christmas lists.

100+ Clutter Free Gift Ideas

I chose to go with a Christmas Gift Idea list that would focus on gifts that are practical, educational, don't take up much space or are things that are family wouldn't normally be able to afford. Basically, things we'd put on our own Christmas lists.


There are several personal reasons for this type of a list.

One being, we live in a bi-level styled home that is just under 1200 square feet. Our home does not have an open floor plan which makes it challenging for a homeschooling family of 6 (almost 7) to not trip over things (and the occasional person) and still have room to stretch.

I also know my own heart and its tendency to want more and more stuff. I don't think I'll ever be able to rid myself of that struggle, but it doesn't mean I have to embrace it.

In the past, I have dreaded December 26 because I woke up with that empty, somewhat depressed feeling that "it" was all over. I don't want to feel like that each year come the day after Christmas and I certainly don't want our children to experience it either.

If I can focus on the Christmas Season and what it represents, it helps me to not turn inward thinking of what I hope to get and then being disappointed because my expectations weren't met. I think that's why so many people deal with depression around the holidays. We have all of these crazy, unmet expectations and when our focus is wrong, our ideals come crashing down around us.

But that's not to say I don't look forward to the joy and excitement on our children's faces come Christmas morning! It is so fun to hear their excitement and expressions of thankfulness, even over the more practical gifts. We love to lavish our children with love in our own unique way and this year we want our children to receive gifts of time and special interests.

Here's a list of 100+ ideas to help get your creative ideas flowing as you start to work on your Christmas list.

Clutter Free Gift Ideas


Movies:

Miscellaneous:
  • Gift Card to Favorite Restaurant
  • Juice Plus+ (the gift of health!)
  • Gift Card to Coffee Shop (even for the kids!)
  • Gift Card for Activity (miniature golf, bowling, jump house, skating, trampoline place, or event tickets)
  • Makeup
  • Gift Card to Joann Fabrics for someone who loves to craft or sew
  • Amazon Gift Card
  • Loose Leaf Tea and a Tea Glass (We're huge tea drinkers around here and the kids love their tea glasses!)
  • Bass Pro Shop Gift Card (Our boys LOVE getting these and I love it when they do! It lets them pick out fun out door items to keep them busy or new camo clothes or hats)
  • Money for kids' savings account
  • Sprinkler for the kids
  • Family Vacation
  • Day Trip
  • Favorite Foods
  • Movie passes
  • Amazon Prime (free 2- Day shipping for one year, movie access, etc.)
  • Homemade Food (special treats for each member of the family)
  • Free babysitting
  • Family photo session

Music/Books on CD/Electronics:

Educational:
  • Butterfly Garden and Caterpillars
  • Classes (Music Lessons, Swim Lessons, Sewing, Wood-working, Art, Gymnastics; and maybe add something to go with the lessons like fabric, new swimsuit, new art supplies, leotard, etc.)
  • Zoo Pass
  • Museum Pass
  • Infant Swimming Resource Lessons (ages 6 months-6 years)
  • Magazine Subscription
  • Tinkering Station
  • Cooking Date with Mom or Dad (schedule a time, choose a recipe, pick the ingredients)
  • Dinner out with mom or dad
For the Home:

Stocking Stuffers:

Games:
Books for Kids:
Gifts for Her:
  • Massage
  • Pedicure
  • Manicure
  • Romantic Getaway
  • Cleaning Service (even if it's for just one time!)
  • Accomplishing something on her "Honey-Do" List
  • Hair cut at a fancy salon
  • Monthly flower delivery

Gifts for Him:
  • Guys Night
  • Romantic Getaway
  • Car Wash Tickets
  • Oil Change Tickets
  • Gift certificate for a round of golf
  • Hobby Gifts (tees for golf, ammo, membership to a shooting range, gun cleaning supplies)   


Juice Plus+-"Juice Plus+ is whole food based nutrition, including juice powder concentrates from 30 different fruits, vegetables and grains. Juice Plus+ helps bridge the gap between what you should eat and what you do eat every day. Not a multivitamin, medicine, treatment or cure for any disease, Juice Plus+ is made from quality ingredients carefully monitored from farm to capsule to provide natural nutrients your body needs to be at its best."

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16 comments:

Rachel said...

The are some great ideas on here! I think we need to try Wits and Wagers. We are always looking for games the whole family can play, since we have such a wide range of ages. I would love to win the giveaway--it would allow us to be more generous this Christmas season. :)

Jennifer aGlimpseOfOurLife said...

We like playing Wits and Wagers, too. I want my whole house to be clutter free.

aperry said...

This will help our family on our home school journey.

Home-Based Entrepreneurs said...

This would help me get some exercise gear for my DH and DS for Christmas!

Jen said...

This would be really helpful, as we are in the middle of a move and our money is tied up right now. These are also good ideas for gifts while being unsure of living situations!

Sue Ann Davis said...

I've also found generic grocery gift cards are great for collefe kids. They can get either food for their dorm room, or personal necessities, or something fun/pretty they've been wanting.

Anna Anderson said...

Winning this giveaway would be an answer to prayer for provision this Christmas. I love the clutter free ideas! Another idea for adults is an XM satellite radio subscription for your car.

Melissa Smith said...

Winning this giveaway would really help out our family (of 6) since my husband is in grad school and Christmas really doesn't fit in the budget at all!

Jessica said...

Winning this giveaway would be a blessing because our budget often does not allow us to get everything we NEED, and wants are even further down. This would help make this Christmas a little more special! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway! girlygirlugh at gmail dot com

Susan Ervin said...

What great ideas for gifts. After boxing up some of the "rotating" toys, I've wondered what I can do for our little one's that would cause more clutter to have at the end of the day!

Melinda Mungons said...

With family spread out from coast to coast and overseas as missionaries, it's not possible to physically see everyone this year. Winning an on-line type of giveaway like this would send a lot of love over the distance from my husband and I and our baby son. What a fun contest!

Sheri L. Waddell said...

Winning this would help our family immensely. We just had to put out car in the shop due to an icy Veteran's Day accident and it has put a damper on our Christmas budget. In addition to other things that have happened, our Christmas spending is at an all time low this year. Wining this would mean we can get things for the kids and grandchild and maybe even each other!

Unknown said...

We are expecting our first baby in a few weeks, and are also heading into the slow time for my husband's work. This would really help us with baby and Christmas stuff! :)

Caron Norton said...

Any financial blessing is always such a gift. My husband's factory closes for two weeks at Christmas, without pay. This would help make ends meet and provide gifts.

Becca said...

Well, it would help out with a new heating system we really need!

Jessica said...

Thank you for putting together this list. I always enjoy reading your blog posts and checking out all of the links you post on your Facebook page. I've learned and found so many encouraging blogs (like Kara Tippetts) because of you, Becky. I look up to you. You're doing a great job.

Winning this giveaway would be such a blessing. It would allow us to give Christmas gifts that are not just homemade for the first time in quite awhile.

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