'Tis the Season of Giving! Make it Memorable, Minimalist and Motivational with these Gift Ideas
The holiday season tends whizz by, leaving me last-minute gift planning. Why does this happen every year?! If you're like me, there's good news. Minimalist gifts are well-suited for timely giving.
As a seasoned tiny house dweller, living in a mere 130 square feet, I do not want useless stuff. I just don't have room for it. Instead, I deeply appreciate simple pleasures, experiences, and clutter-free ways to add value to my life.
It brings me great joy to share my love for simplicity with others.
Gifts that reflect this value tend to be more memorable. Or in the very least, they won't create clutter. We can all feel good about that, right?
The holiday season is also time to reflect on the past year and make goals for the upcoming one. So why not prioritize your tiny house aspirations, by giving yourself a gift to help you achieve them.
Some might call it selfish, I call it healthy. After all, a tenant of the tiny home movement is living life on your own terms for a well-balanced life. The tiny house is a tool to help you.
We created a list of clutter-free gifts, as well as gifts, to empower you to pursue your tiny house lifestyle goals. Keep scrolling for more tiny house related ideas!
Clutter-Free Tiny House Related Gifts
Tiny House eBooks
What's more minimalist than an ebook? Browse Amazon, Audible and Kindle for a selection of tiny house options. There are a few of our favorites:
- The Big Tiny, a Built It-Myself Memoir by the one and only, Dee Williams
- Idiot's Guide to Tiny House Designing, Building & Living by the incredibly knowledgable Morrisons
- Tiny House Decisions, the new & improved version of this insightful guide is now out by Ethan Waldman
Spotify Premium for Ad-Free Listening of the Tiny House Lifestyle Podcast
The one and only digital magazine dedicated to micro, tiny, small, and otherwise non-traditional housing. It's chock full of practical how-to information, and high-quality content about living tiny. Learn about making the transition, figuring out how to do it with kids, cringe-worthy lessons from tiny house fails, and more.
Want to know a fun fact? We met Tiny House Magazine publisher, Kent Griswold, way back in 2015 at the very first Tiny House Jamboree-- definitely a fangirl moment! The connection was instant; we talked for hours throughout that incredible weekend. Since then, his on-going encouragement meant the world to us.
For a Little Fun, Meditation & Inspiration: Color Me Tiny, Coloring Book
Looking for a fun gift for the tiny house enthusiast in your life? Don't miss this brand-new adorable tiny house coloring book for all ages. It will take up a little space, but for the die-hard tiny house lover, it's worth it!
"The Color Me Tiny coloring book includes a variety of tiny houses on wheels and the beautiful nature that surrounds them. The images all come from real photos that highlight the broad range of tiny house shapes and sizes. Each featured home also includes an interior scene to show what it’s like to live in a tiny house day after day."
Gifts to Help You Achieve Your Tiny House Goals
Tiny House Digital Workshop: the Ultimate How-to for Design, Build & Transitioning into a Tiny Home
If you are looking to downsize and build a tiny house, then you absolutely don't want to miss this workshop created by Andrew and Gabriella Morrison. It's 16+ hours, broken down into 54 bite-sized, engaging episodes.
Learn about a wide variety of important, practical topics, including:
- Design and Engineering
- Trailers and Road Restrictions
- Building Codes and Zoning
- Foundation Options
- Framing Systems
- Windows, Doors, and HVAC
- Roofing Install
- Plumbing, Electric, Gas
- Composting Toilets
- Financing and Insurance
- Transitioning into a Tiny House
In addition to all these comprehensive guides, you'll get $300 in free bonuses (more how-to's and digital hOME tiny house plans). Learn more here.
All now for 25% off, only $75 with discount code: HoHoHo.
Tiny House Plans
An excellent way to take your tiny house dream into reality is with the selection and purchase of tiny house plans. They provide an invaluable guide to building your own tiny home with material lists with cost breakdowns and construction plans with all the complicated math done for you.
Though, you can always customize the layout to best meet your needs. But beginning with a blueprint can save you a ton of time.
Browse through a large selection of beautiful and complete architectural plans on TinyHousePlans.com to find your ideal design. Consider the Sol Haus and Light Haus plans. Both are now 30% off and $100 of sale proceeds goes to Habitat for Humanity (offer good through 12/31). Learn about the program here.
Tiny House eCourses
Do you want to learn financial strategies to turn your tiny house dream into a reality? Or do you want to travel with your tiny house on wheels, and learn how to make money from the road?