It’s not that the minimalist doesn’t like stuff, it’s that he likes less but better stuff. Instead of five pretty good jackets that he kind of likes, he has one top-notch jacket that he loves. Stripped of the unnecessary, minimalist products meld form with function in a way that’s frankly beautiful — and each one of these 15 gift ideas for the minimalist does exactly that.
Braun Gents BN0172 Classic Watch
From the tough ceramic case to the sleek leather strap and minimalist dial, Braun’s Gents watch is pared down to the essence of what makes a great-looking watch. And the price tag is a giftable sub-$200.
The James Brand Pike Knife
Portland, Oregon-based The James Brand makes knives that are simple, excessively well made, and flat out handsome. The Pike Knife is their take on a classic pocket folder — no clips, just a clean design and a sharp blade.
The Ridge Wallet
We reviewed this minimal beast a while back and so far, nothing has surpassed the Ridge Wallet for ruggedness, cool factor, and joy of use — it’s still the wallet some of us at GearMoose carry daily.
Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 Bluetooth Speaker
This aluminum speaker on a leather cord is pure clarity in design. With the ability to go anywhere — even where it’s wet or dusty — the Beosound produces clear, clean, omni-directional sound for up to 18 hours.
A replaceable battery, 400 feet of bluetooth range, and a loud ring, the Tile Pro tracks anything he doesn’t want to lose. Keys, packs, gear, it’s all findable now.
Everyman Grafton Pen
Once you write with a really good pen, it’s hard to go back to disposables. The Grafton Pen is perfectly balanced, made of nearly indestructible anodized aluminum, and takes just about every quality refill out there.
The James Brand Hardin Carabiner
Minimalism is about doing the basics well. Maybe you’ve never put this much thought into a carabiner, but The James Brand has. Drop forged from aerospace aluminum, the Hardin is aesthetically perfect and built to master the key-carrying job.
Everlane ReNew Transit Backpack
Nobody needs another pack, they need the right pack. The ReNew Transit Backpack offers water-resistance, pockets everywhere, laptop storage, and a clean design in a pack made from 100% recycled materials. Efficiency maximized.
While everyone could use a wireless power bank, it’s one of those things people don’t always buy for themselves. Aka: perfect gift. This one will charge an iPhone twice on the go, either wirelessly or via wires.
Tooletries 4-in-1 Tile Series
If he’s a minimalist, he hates clutter, trust us on this one. These four ingenious silicone gizmos stick to any smooth surface (mirrors, tiles) and organize everything from razors to toothbrushes to body scrubbers.
Vuori Daybreak Windbreaker
Runner, hiker, cyclist, wanderer of the neon-lit city streets as a light rain falls — this windbreaker will serve them all. Water-resistant, fast-drying fabric, and a cinchable hood make Vuori’s windbreaker a necessary lightweight layer.
Huckberry Weekenders Sunglasses
The polarized and classically styled Weekender Sunglasses from Huckberry manage to combine high-end construction with a $35 price that’ll make you want to grab a few for presents — and one for yourself while you’re at it.
Miniot Wheel Minimal Record Player
The size of a standard 12-inch, the Wheel condenses all controls into the center rod and houses the needle in the base, playing the bottom of the record. Pre-order now and tell your minimalist to expect something amazing.
Nomad Rugged Case For iPhone 12 Pro
By taking on so many duties — camera, flashlight, newspaper, boarding pass — the phone is a minimalist’s secret weapon. Keep his protected with the Horween leather-wrapped, polycarbonate-based Rugged Case from the EDC experts at Nomad.
Precision-cast in England from solid metal, the weighted, balanced, and slightly longer handle of the cleverly named Ockham Razor makes a daily chore something more of a pleasure. Compatible with standard Gillette Mach 3 blades.
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