Uncluttered Gifts

Below I have listed some alternatives to clutter gifts. By clutter gifts I mean anything that is not consumable or an act of service that will remain in your home after it is has been used.

Edible Treats

  • Chocolate/Candy
  • Cake (provide a cake for someones happy occasion)
  • Fruit basket (what could be more colorful or healthy than that)
  • Bottle of wine / 6 pack of Boutique Beer…
  • A home cooked meal is always a treat for a special occasion
  • A cookie basket
  • Take them out to dinner/lunch/ breakfast etc

Gift Certificate

  • Dining Out
  • Hardware
  • Groceries
  • Spa Treatments
  • Travel Vouchers
  • Personal promise to do some household chores
  • Vetinary Gift Certificates for people with pets (submitted by LCM)


  • Give a donation to your favourite charity in the name of the gift recipient
  • Donate your time to help out a charity on their behalf


  • Spend quality time together
  • Do a favour that will save someone precious time
  • Take care to someones children so they can have quality time with their significant other
  • Recharge a prepaid cell phone for more communication time


  • Plants/cuttings/seedlings/flowers
  • Doing some gardening for them
  • Mowing their lawn
  • Prune bushes


  • Arrange a get together with a group of friends
  • Bring two old friend together


  • Buy tickets to a show/event
  • Take them out to a show/event
  • Ipod downloads