Give a Clutter-Free Gift Without Breaking The Bank!

Are you trying to find the perfect gift for someone on your list this year?

With the economy the way it is many of us have drastically cut back on gifting as we just don’t have the money left after paying for the basic necessities. Why not make sure that you give a gift that is sure to be appreciated?

I’m going to let you in on a little secret that many people are afraid to tell anyone… I don’t know why it is so hard to say but we love our friends and our families but CLUTTER is driving us CRAZY and Christmas seems to bring another level of CRAZINESS with it. Some of us, myself included, are drowning in the CHAOS of LIFE right now and the holidays can get very overwhelming!

I’ve seen many posts in many different groups about people asking for these kinds of clutter-free gifts and really these make a lot of sense in a lot of ways. I know many of us have been trying to simplify our lives and our homes so many of these ideas would help to keep the clutter out of our homes but allow us to benefit in so many ways.

Zoo/Museum Memberships

I know our family loves going to the zoo or the museum and these would be awesome gifts… maybe someone you know would like this as well. If we had an aquarium near us that would be amazing as well.

There have been a couple of times that we’ve received tickets to go to local places and we have had an amazing time… without the thoughtfulness or generosity of others, we would not have been able to have those experiences.

Online Subscriptions

Another idea is to gift a subscription or membership for a service that someone may use or need. In our home, we love using various programs but many of them have also had to increase their prices.

We also love using our Amazon prime for videos as well as a couple of other companies as we don’t have any TV service here.

You can check out some of the resources we use under the ‘homeschool‘ tab and maybe get some ideas for a family on your list.

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Grocery/Gift Cards

Another great idea is grocery cards which are almost always appreciated… just make sure that they have that particular store in their area!

Also, please be careful about just buying a bunch of groceries and dropping them off as the recipient may have allergies or they may not have a place to store the perishables.

If all else fails you can always gift them an Amazon card as we know almost everyone can find something they want or need on Amazon!


When in doubt or completely unsure then cash is almost always appreciated and it can be used to help pay for things that someone may be too shy to ask for help with.


Maybe you can offer to help them with something in the future like:

  • babysitting
  • housecleaning
  • pet sitting
  • home baked meal or treats

All of the above are always appreciated here at our home.

If you just don’t have the funds to buy a gift then you can always offer your friendship as that is always worth more than anything money can buy!

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