One of my biggest goals since I started working from home has been to get rid of the clutter that seems to have taken over our house. My desire to de-junk has made forming a personal Christmas list kind of tough; I’d rather get nothing at all than bring more “stuff” into my home. However, when I tell my husband I don’t really want anything for Christmas, he gives me the, “Is this a trick?” look.
With that in mind, I came up with this list of five low-to-no clutter options for holiday gift giving. If you or someone you love is looking to avoid clutter, these gift ideas may be for you.
ABCMouse.com – If you’re shopping for a toddler or preschooler, but don’t want to fill the house with more toys, consider purchasing a membership to ABCMouse.com. We are in the middle of our free 30-day trial with them right now, and both boys love it. I love it, too, because they’re learning and because it’s not taking up any space.
Green BEAN Delivery Bin – We signed up for Green BEAN Delivery earlier this year, and we are in love with this service! Green BEAN Delivery brings organic produce and all-natural foods—primarily sourced from local and regional farmers and artisans—directly to your home. Their network of farmers and artisans give a healthy alternative to conventional grocery stores. Purchasing a Green BEAN gift certificate is a great alternative to a boring old fruit basket.
Amazon Prime Membership – Give someone you love access to all kinds of free movies and television shows, the Kindle lending library, and free two-day shipping on all of their Amazon orders. This gift is super useful, and it doesn’t take up any space at all!
Memberships to Local Attractions – This is something we’ve started doing with our kids’ birthdays, and it’s great for the winter holidays, too. Instead of buying kids toys, buy them unlimited experiences! A membership to a local children’s museum, zoo, or other attraction is a gift that both kids and parents will love. Seriously, if you bought one of these for my kids, I would probably give you a long and awkward hug. (Tempting, huh?)
Magazine Subscription – I know that for adults, magazines can turn into clutter very quickly. But if you’re shopping for a child, consider a fun and educational magazine subscription. Kids love getting mail, and I know that magazine day is a BIG DEAL in our house. My preschool boys love Ranger Rick Jr., Highlights High Five, and (FREE!) Lego Club Jr.
What did I miss? Let me know your tips for clutter-free holiday gift giving!