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 leather goods, simple yet elegant homewares and timeless accessories. Scroll on for our pick of the best gifts for minimalists this festive season.
Best gifts for minimalists in 2022
Smythson Navy Panama Leather Notebook
British heritage label Smythson has been producing some of the world's best-loved stationary for over 130 years, so you simply can't go wrong with a classic Smythson notebook. Made in England from flexible and hard-wearing cross-grain leather and filled with fine paper, it's a treat to write in and will be cherished by serious wordsmiths and casual doodlers alike.
Mismo M/S Mate Tote
Danish accessories label 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, with the option to carry it by hand or over the shoulder, it's guaranteed to become a go-to for any occasion. A water-repellent khaki construction with solid brass hardware and durable leather trimmings means it's made to last.
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.
L'Estrange The Modular Vest
With minimalism its MO, London-based label L'Estrange is all about versatile, understated menswear staples that are made to last. Case in point: this multi-functional quilted vest. Filled with thermoregulating microfibre recycled polyester, the water-resistant layer can be worn both as a standalone piece and as a warm inner insulator.
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.
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.
Closed Button Down Shirt
A classic button-shirt is a timeless wardrobe staple that will please the fussiest of friends and family members. This version from Closed is crafted from pure organic cotton, with a lightweight construction and super-soft handle. Easily dressed up or down, it's a fail-safe go-to that will be reached for time and again.
Campbell Cole Simple Key Wrap
This compact key wrap from British accessories label Campbell Cole offers a sleek and stylish solution for keeping keys organised and secure. Made from full grain Italian vegetable tanned leather, it's designed to age beautifully as it develops its own unique patina over time.
JAK Vantage White Sneakers
These clean white leather sneakers from Portuguese footwear label JAK are a minimalist's dream. Inspired by classic court sneakers from the 1970s, they feature sleek full grain calf leather uppers with soft calf leather lining, full leather midsoles and a sturdy cemented and stitched rubber sole.
Luca Faloni Cashmere Lined Leather Gloves
For a taste of refined luxury even in the harshest winter months, Italian menswear label Luca Faloni has you sorted. The brand's handcrafted cashmere lined leather gloves are perfect for everyday wear, whether their wearer is commuting to work in the city or skiing during the winter holidays.
Troubadour Rig Case
Perfect for the super-organised, this rig case from Troubadour is designed to keep travel essentials, tech or grooming items secure, organised and easy to reach. Crafted from waterproof vegan leather and recycled nylon, it boasts waterproof lining, with handy dividers and pockets plus hidden magnets to ensure easy access.
Uniform Standard Fresh Neroli Scented Candle
A candle is one of those things that people never buy themselves, making it the perfect gift that won't go unappreciated. This delightfully scented one from Uniform Standard is handcrafted in small batches at the brand's studio in East London. Top notes of lemon and bergamot sit on a heart of neroli and mint with base notes of musk, amber and moss.