Shopping for someone who considers themselves a minimalist can be a challenge, particularly when they live by the motto 'less is more'. The trick lies in choosing gifts that they'll come to rely on time and again – think beautifully crafted knitwear, simple yet elegant homewares and timeless accessories. Scroll on for our pick of the best gifts for minimalists this festive season.

Best minimalist gifts

Carl Friedrik Key Organiser

This compact key organiser from leather accessories label Carl Friedrik offers a sleek and stylish solution for keeping keys organised and secure. Made from a combination of vegetable-tanned Vachetta leather and surgical grade stainless steel, it's designed to stand the test of time.

Rains Liner Vest

Rains is challenging old-fashioned notions of wet weather attire with apparel and accessories that are as stylish as they are functional. Case in point: this super-sleek quilted Liner Vest, a versatile transitional piece that can be worn under outerwear or as a light top layer. 

Beddable Dark Grey Move-In Set

Beddable is all about simplifying the process of buying bedding, which is exactly what it achieves with its Move-In Set, which comprises a duvet and duvet cover, fitted sheet, two pillows and two pillowcases. Choose from super-soft washed cotton or crisp and cool percale.

Mismo M/S Raise Tote Bag

Mismo has garnered a reputation for its pared-back, functional designs and this understated tote bag is no different. We love it for its versatility: Stylish yet sturdy and with the option to carry it by hand or over the shoulder, it's guaranteed to become a go-to for any occasion.

Velasca Magut Chelsea Boots

These sleek leather boots from Velasca are the perfect Chelsea boots, ideal for any occasion. Thanks to a classic silhouette and the winning combination of smooth calfskin leather and a sturdy Vibram sole, they'll see their owner through many years of wear.

ASKET Cashmere Sweater

You can never go wrong with gifting a high quality cashmere knit. This beautifully made cashmere sweater from ASKET is as classic as they come, and bound to go down a treat with its lucky recipient. Plus, it's consciously made from recycled cashmere, giving it major sustainability credentials.

Malibu I by Riley Harper for House of Spoils

This beautifully understated museum-quality photographic print by Riley Harper for Los Angeles-based gallery House of Spoils is the perfect minimalist gift for any art lover. The simple yet impactful black and white image will enliven any bare wall.

Fells Andes Charcoal Sill Throw

This luxurious throw from San Francisco-based homewares brand Fells Andes is crafted from 100% Peruvian baby alpaca, one of the rarest, softest and most eco-friendly natural fibres in the world. The charcoal and ecru herringbone weave, with its twisted fringe, will complement any interior, from a cosy country estate to an airy industrial loft.

VOID Watches PKG01-SI/MR/WH

This sophisticated timepiece from VOID Watches is understated, fuss-free and functional, with attention afforded to the quality of materials and craftsmanship over extraneous aesthetic details. We're particular fans of the metal bracelet, which lends itself easily to being dressed up or down.

LOOPALU Fish Serving Plate No.7

Handcrafted on the Estonian island of Hiiumaa, this serving plate from LOOPALU would make a unique and thoughtful gift for anyone who loves to entertain. The subtle garfish print brings a welcome decorative element to a typically functional piece of kitchenware.

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