It doesn't matter if you're a minimalist or a maximalist - it can be overwhelming to recieve more stuff that you have to move, clean, and find a place for. When a gift adds to one's clutter, it doesn't feel as sweet as consumable gift.
As a follower of the KonMari method, I don't want to add to someone's clutter but I also want to give a great gift. Below is an anti-clutter gift guide to help act as a guide when choosing presents. Greeting cards, books, and craft supplies are not included as those are personal based on the receiver or giver on whether they are useful.
Anti-Clutter Gift Guide
The best anti-clutter gift is money but can also feel impersonal.
Gift card to Groupon
Gift card to massage, nail salon, or other spa
Either go with a local salon or choose a spa in nearby fancy hotel
Gift card to an animal encounter
Horseback riding, gift card to zoo, or guided birdwatching hike
Gift card to escape room
Escape rooms and puzzle can be in-person, virtual, or via a kit
Gift card to state or national park
Hiking, kayaking, etc, can all be up to the recipient but parking costs money!
For someone people these can contribute to clutter, but if you know someone often uses a good, these can be great gifts!
In example, someone who takes many baths could use bath bombs but for someone where they are not common users, this will contribute to clutter.
Bath and shower products
Skin care products
Gift card to a restaurant
Can be dry meal kits (such as a spice packet set) or gift card to perishable
Fruit Basket or Subscription
Popcorn Basket or Subscription
Meat and Cheese Basket or Subscription
Hot Sauce or Subscription
Make your Own Kits
I debated adding clothing rental or clothing subscriptions as they're consumable, can wear a fancy dress and then return it. But I was afraid that would give the impression someone needs to improve their wardrobe. What are your thoughts?