The 2021 Minimalist MomAdvice Holiday Gift Guide

This year’s holiday gift guide is a more minimalist approach than in past years. You may have noticed that the small-budget crushes disappeared, and less of an emphasis has been on shopping. When the pandemic happened, I realized that it didn’t feel true to me to push products each week and just focus on writing and creating the best book content I could for you instead.

I did receive some messages from people though that have used our guides in the past, so I thought I would share a short and straightforward guide this year for a few of the gifts that have made me happy and that I plan to share under the tree this year.

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The 2021 Minimalist MomAdvice Holiday Gift Guide

Minimalist Gifts for the Home

USB Chargeable Candle Lighters (this is my most used home item- pair this with a favorite candle from the home store)

USB Chargeable Hand Warmers (we use these on all of our winter walks- one per person works well)

The Coated Pan (the best nonstick skillet I’ve ever used for eggs- it also makes a beautifully seared steak)

Welcome Home Book (pair it with a pretty cheese board set)

cold brew coffee maker

Cold Brew Coffeemaker (it is flipping amazing- pair with your favorite coffee or coffee syrups)

Fleece to Sherpa Heated Throw (I live in this all winter)

Midcentury Modern-Inspired Space Heater (adorable and puts out a surprising amount of heat)

Political Pottery Mugs (this is a local seller that I adore- pair with your favorite tea or coffee)

There’s Good in Store Calendar (this is my favorite calendar)

Bedside Smartphone Vase (one of my favorite things in our home)

Puzzle Roll-Away Mat

The Best Laptop Bed Tray (height adjusts like a dream)

The Weekday Vegetarians Cookbook

Minimalist Beauty & Fashion Gifts

Hair Drying Towels (my daughter and I love these so much)

Olive & June Nail Polishes (this is THE BEST nail polish- that link should give you 20% off)

Olive & June Poppy Manicure Tool (I am obsessed with this- perfect for beginner polish painters or if you have shaky hands painting nails)

The Matte Over-the-Sink Makeup Mat (this is one of my favorite beauty items for tiny homes)

Foldable Vanity Mirror (pair with a makeup brush set or cosmetic items)

Monogram Pendant Necklace

Vionic Carlin Slipper (this brand is the absolute best for foot support)

Sperry Boots (the best boots ever- huge discount for Black Friday)

Secret Treasures Pajama Joggers (I can’t rave enough- these are the coziest)

handmade elastic bookmarkers

Minimalist Reader Gifts

Sleep Headphones (for audiobooks in bed)

My Favorite Reading Pillow (pair with a cover so you can wash it- I use this EVERY DAY to read in bed)

Blue Light Blocking Clip-On Reading Light

Elastic Bookmarker Sets (pair with a favorite book)

Bath Reading Tray

Book-of-the-Month Subscription

MomAdvice Book Club Patreon Annual Subscription (expand your reading life with me)

Library Card Tote Bags (these are so durable and cute)

Little Free Library (Etsy also offers some wonderful options)

Little Free Library Book Stamp

Bookish Puzzles (Murder Mystery Puzzle (how cute would this gift be with a magnifying glass?), The World of Jane Austen Puzzle, The Book Club Puzzle, Pride & Puzzlement)

Minimalist Entertainment Gifts

The Hygge Game (cozy conversation starters)

Unsolved Case Files Murder Mystery Game (a great gift for true crime lovers)

Azul Board Game (this is the new family favorite)

Friends Coloring Book (pair with crayons or colored pencil sets)

Music Genius Playing Cards

Spotify Annual Gift Subscriptions (perfect for people who love podcasts and music)

Universal Tablet Stand

Schitt’s Creek Monopoly

Grandparent Pen Pal Sets (great for long-distance grandparents)

water bottle with time markers

Minimalist Healthy Living Gifts

Foldable Stationary Bike (pair with a subscription to your favorite exercise platform- I’ve put thousands of miles on this bike, and it is perfect for small spaces)

Hot Yoga Towel (and a gift certificate for yoga classes)

Happy Light

Water Bottle With Time Markers (pair with these electrolyte tablets that are perfect for your purse)

CBD Topical Balms & Massage Oils (this is the only brand that I use, and it works so well)

Bike Phone Mount

diy jigsaw puzzle matDIY no-sew jigsaw puzzle mat

Handmade DIY Gift Ideas

DIY Chunky Knit Blanket

DIY Jigsaw Puzzle Mat

DIY Slow Cooker Candles (pick your favorite scent)

DIY Knitted Ear Warmers

DIY Sugar & Spice Candied Nut Mix

DIY Succulent Terrarium

DIY Yarn Pom-Pom Wreath

DIY Tween Self-Confidence Kit

DIY Vanilla Chai Tea Mix

DIY No-Sew Hand Warmers

Not enough gift ideas for you? Be sure to check these additional holiday guides!

100 Unique Stocking Stuffers Everyone Will Love100 unique and helpful stocking stuffers

Unique Gift Ideas for the Man Who Has Everything from MomAdvice.comunique gifts for the man who has everything

Unique Gift Ideas for Kids from MomAdvice.comunique gifts for kids of any age

Happy shopping, friends!

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Published November 19, 2021 by:

Amy Allen Clark is the founder of You can read all about her here.

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