Minimalistic Approach to Giving Gifts – Christmas and Birthdays | Simple Living




Hey guys! Today I’m gonna be sharing with you guys some tips for a minimalistic approach to giving gifts. I’ll be sharing tips on both things you can make yourself and things you can buy, and how me and Morten prioritize & organize our gift giving at Christmas. Buying presents can be a stressful – and expensive – affair if it isn’t planned! But hopefully I can give you some hope and inspiration in how to handle it all, so you’ll be excited for creative gift giving in the future! 🙂

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20 Comments

  1. Katie Thomas
    December 15, 2017
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    I think the best thing I have done recently is just do small thoughtful gifts for people if possible i.e. a cd for my Dad of his favorite music or a book for my Mom based on her favorite tv show.

  2. Kat _Angel Soul Healing_
    December 15, 2017
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    Great question! I do this too! I love the way you think! I mix in some small gifts to go with the made ones or ones I love, but will not use, or a gift that is just not for me. It really does make Christmas a bit easier 🙂 Thank you for all the vidoes all year! Merry Christmas!! Love Kat <3

  3. Susan Thurston
    December 15, 2017
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    Thank-you for the ideas! I looked around my home and found several new things to gift which I already had!

  4. Sandra Ann
    December 15, 2017
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    I love to knit so at the beginning of the year I made a list of what garments I would make and had fun choosing lovely yarn in the sales! So their was a treat for me in using special yarn and hopefully the recipients will like their presents :-). Lovely and informative video as usual ❤️

  5. Sarac 73
    December 15, 2017
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    Came over from (Less Junk, More Journey) Subscribed

  6. The Helpful Assistant
    December 15, 2017
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    I also get all our gifts before December. Then I like to go to the mall 2 or 3 times in December just to enjoy the hustle and bustle as well as the decorations. We grab a coffee and a cozy chair and people watch. 😀 It's much for fun watching all the shoppers then being one of the shoppers!! haha PS I loved your bloopers at the end!! They made me smile. 🙂 Have a wonderful Christmas Season. I'm a bit behind on videos so I need to go back and watch your last one yet. 🙂 Running out the door now though and picking my husband up from work so his Weekend can start!! 🙂

  7. Diane Fernandes
    December 15, 2017
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    Thanks for this interesting video………..xxxxxx

  8. Pidasian Hippie
    December 16, 2017
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    Great video. I wish I had started earlier. The problem I am running into is that everyone I am getting gifts for already have most everything they want. I have gone with gift cards in the past but that seems so boring and impersonal. Next year I need to be more observant of my loved ones for their wants and needs throughout the year.

  9. BTDarters Channel
    December 16, 2017
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    Great suggestions!! Thanks so much for your inspiring videos!! I really enjoy them!!

  10. K Catfish
    December 16, 2017
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    Great video, I do most of my shopping online. I find the choice for different things where I live is Canada is poor. I was very budgeted for my family and really reduced my friends in England as postage is ridiculous. I did get a little too carried away with my 3 year who also has a birthday in December. I need to smarten up for next year!

  11. COgal H.
    December 16, 2017
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    Some really good ideas! Saw your interview over on Less Junk More Journey this morning. Very nice.

  12. COgal H.
    December 16, 2017
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    I forgot to say I LOVE those stars you made. You should do a how to video on making them.

  13. HC. Xplorer
    December 16, 2017
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    Fedt
    Rart at se dansker
    Som gør det sempel

  14. DMHCre8
    December 17, 2017
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    Those star ornaments are beautiful!

  15. northernsteph
    December 17, 2017
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    In recent years we have mostly given experiences as gifts to our 3 children (who are all in their 20's). We gave an afternoon dog sled experience to one of our sons and his girlfriend one year, and a 'hot date for two' (true name for the gift certificate) to another son and his girlfriend, which involved a 2 hour glass blowing session and a couple of items they  create for themselves. Last year our sons  gave us two new canoe paddles (which we were in need of) and along with that a home-made certificate promising to take us on a weekend canoe adventure to one of our local lakes-which we did and it was fabulous and very memorable. We are getting away from exchanging  'unnecessary stuff' with each other and creating memories instead. Perhaps because we also have a son born on Christmas day, and another on New Years Eve, we were at one time drowning in presents accumulating from birthdays and Christmas.

  16. Scharon Vogel
    December 17, 2017
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    Love listening to you

  17. Gina VanBerkom
    December 17, 2017
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    Love love this segment, any chance you can share how to make the bead star ⭐️

  18. Gevedon
    December 17, 2017
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    Thanks for this, just in the nick of time!! ;b

  19. Joan Hall
    January 6, 2018
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    My family gives consumables. Being a minimalist means not giving your family "stuff". This year I made jars of Herbs de Provence. In previous years I have made chutney, granola, spice rubs, pickles, etc. I have also given experiences, tickets to the theater, symphony, art museum. For the last 3 years my present to my Parents have been a weekend at the beach or mountains, just time together.

  20. tiggasmum
    February 21, 2018
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    Some great ideas, like you I save all year so I never stress about the money when it comes to gift buying 🙂 I also get family and friends to do lists, so I know that what I buy is what they want 🙂

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