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Tip Tuesday – Clutter-Free Gift Guide

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It’s time to think about holiday shopping. But don’t spend your money on things your loved ones won’t use—I see this all the time (gag gifts, I am looking disapprovingly at you!). Here are some clutter-free gift suggestions your loved ones can enjoy, use, and consume:


Just let people buy what they really want! That way there is NO waste or clutter. Every year my mother-in-law sends me a generous check and I so enjoy it! In BC (Before Covid) times I would get an indulgent mani/Pedi or massage. Now, I will treat myself to fancy makeup or body lotion for some much needed personal pampering.


See this thorough Small Business Gift Guide for shop-small gift ideas in every conceivable category!


Toy subscription services like Toy Library, or the local Toy Nest.Robux gift cards for Roblox video games. Subscription crafts or culture kits like Dabble BoxCode Ninjas, or Little Passports. Remember, these are only clutter-free IF the kids use them!



  • Storyworth, which prompts them to answer a question via email each week and then puts those stories together in a personalized book.
  • A WiFi-enabled Digital Photo Frame that adjusts the orientation of each photo and stores 10,000 pictures.


  • Find a locally-owned restaurant near your loved ones and buy a gift card so they can indulge in a delivered or take-out meal.
  • Gift certificate for a professional outdoor family photoshoot.
  • Nationwide food delivery services like Harry & DavidGoldBelly, and Baked by Melissa.
  • Homemade candies, cookies, or candles.
  • Car wash or detailing gift cards.
  • Any “Of the Month Club.” This one is nationwide but local is great too!

 I think my favorite suggestion is to donate to a meaningful CHARITY in someone’s name. This creates NO clutter and gives back in a year where there is so much need. Do any of these ideas help you? Do you have suggestions of your own? Let us know, and please join us in our active FB community for more great organizing and lifestyle ideas!