There’s the stereotypical “guy who has everything”—and then there’s the guy who doesn’t want anything else besides his carefully curated essentials. No doubt about it: Buying gifts for the minimalist in your life can quickly turn into a hair-pulling experience. But if you focus on the 15 gift ideas we’ve collected here, you’ll satisfy even the most pared-down dude.
Aer Day Pack 2
Cleverly designed internal organization pockets pair with durable nylon and Cordura construction to make the Aer Day Pack 2 a bag the minimalist will want to wear every day. And at a slim 14.8-liter capacity, it’ll never feel bulky.
Ensso Minimalist Fountain Pen
Crafted from a single block of aluminum and given a low-profile black finish, Ensso’s Minimalist Fountain Pen is perfect for jotting down thoughts or writing the next great novel. And specialized German-made nibs make for an incredibly smooth writing experience.
The Ridge Wallet
The Ridge’s aluminum wallet is an everyday carry dream: Durable and functional without the bulk. It’s backed by a lifetime warranty, too, meaning this may be the last wallet your minimalist friend will ever need.
LARQ Bottle PureVis
It doesn’t get much more minimalist than a water bottle that you never have to clean. LARQ’s PureVis bottle uses UV light to purify water and keep the inside of the bottle clean and odor-free, and it’s double-walled construction keeps water cold for up to 24 hours and hot for up to 12.
Ten Thousand Versatile Shirt
Ten Thousand produces some of the longest-wearing athletic wear in the world. But their Versatile Shirt goes beyond this, with looks that are good enough he’ll want to wear it every day. And the permanent silver ion anti-odor treatment means he can get away with washing it much less often than other shirts.
Tile Pro Bluetooth Tracker
When your everyday carry is cut down to the bare essentials, losing even a single piece of it can be devastating. That’s why Tile’s Pro Bluetooth Tracker is the perfect failsafe for the dedicated minimalist—it provides smart alerts when you’re about to leave something behind.
Gerber Fastball Knife
A solid everyday carry knife is absolutely essential to the enthusiastic minimalist. And it doesn’t get much more solid and well-designed than Gerber’s Fastball Knife, with its lightweight construction and smooth, fast blade deployment.
Marmot Minimalist Jacket
Lightweight and packable Gore-Tex fabric is the keystone feature in Marmot’s Minimalist Jacket. It gives exceptional durability and waterproofing while remaining breathable. And fully taped seams ensure that it will last for years to come.
Minim Playing Cards
Few designers have touched on as many aspects of design as Joe Doucet, creator of the Minim Playing Cards. His experience in graphic, product, furniture, environment, packaging, and technology design comes through in these gorgeous, completely trimmed down playing cards.
The James Brand Holcombe Carabiner
What’s better than one slim, lightweight, and super tough carabiner? Two awesome carabiners in one. The creative design of The James Brand’s Holcombe Carabiner makes it easy to organize keys and still attach it to a daily carry backpack.
Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
A new book on an old topic, Essentialism picks up where Aristotle left off and provides practical advice for today’s world. Read through it, and you’ll learn to prioritize only what is most important—essential—to each part of your life, and how to focus on those things to get the best results.
Warby Parker Hayes Sunglasses
Jet black and streamlined, Warby Parker’s Hayes Sunglasses are designed to go with everything. Polycarbonate lenses give them excellent durability and scratch resistance.
Greats Royale Sneakers
Full grain Italian leather and a durable rubber outsole make Greats’ Royale Sneakers the right choice for looking great every single day.
MVMT Classic Leather Watch
Where other watches seek to maximize their features, MVMT’s Classic Leather Watch cuts everything down to just three high-contrast colors, and the bold 45mm dial really makes it stand out.
Nice Laundry Pocket Lounge Shorts
A 4-way stretch nylon fabric makes Nice Laundry’s Pocket Lounge Shorts move with you, and the Micromodal interior means they’re soft and smooth as silk.
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