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15 simple + beautiful holiday gift ideas for the minimalist mama

Sometimes, less really is more. We've found 15 of the best gifts where style truly meets function this holiday season that we're sure the minimalist mama will treasure.

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1. MISSHA The Original Tension Pact, Frida Kahlo Edition

Light foundation + wrinkle care + skin brightening + UV protection all in one stunningly beautiful little package. Add a little blush, mascara, and lip gloss and you're good to go.

The Original Tension Pack, Amazon, $20.62

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2. Artifact Uprising Wooden Photo Ledge

We love the clean lines and modern feel of this walnut wood photo ledge. We also love that you can quickly and easily swap out photos, making it simple to keep everything up to date.

Wooden Photo Ledge, Artifact Uprising, $49.00

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3. Lo & Sons Catalina Weekender Bag

Nothing warms our minimalist hearts more than an item that's simple, stylish + efficient. This weekend travel bag has a perfectly-sized compartment for all of your stuff, is spacious yet lightweight, comfy to carry and folds down teeny tiny when not in use. Swoon.

Catalina Weekender Bag, Lo & Sons, $120.00

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4. Lorena Canals Basket

The first step to a minimalist lifestyle is getting rid of all of the clutter, but the reality is there will still be lots of 'things' you'll need to find a home for. We love the look and feel of this natural basket. It's not too big so it won't get in the way, but you'll be able to fill it up with toys, blankets or those cords you keep losing.

Basket Zoco Vintage Natural, Lorena Canals, $65.00

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5. Roku Ultra HD

Cut that cable cord, mama! Roku makes it easy with simple setup, brilliant picture quality and access to endless streaming content.

Roku Ultra HD, Amazon, $104.48

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6. Olli Ella Reva Changing Basket

Nursery furniture does not have to look like nursery furniture. This handmade seagrass basket does double duty as a changing station when baby is young and then can be used for... just about anything else afterwards.

Reva Changing Basket, Olli Ella, $70.00

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7. Kindle Paperwhite

Don't get us wrong—we LOVE actual books. But we also love curating our shelf space, saving some trees and being able to hide our love for YA romance. Kindle for the win! Bonus: Add on an unlimited membership plan.

Kindle Paperwhite E-Reader, Amazon, $129.99

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8. Rothy's

The perfect pair of loafers to take mama from drop-off to date night. They're incredibly comfy, machine-washable and made from recycled plastic bottles. We 💜them.

Rothy's Loafer, Rothy's, $165.00

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9. Le Creuset Signature Dutch Oven

No kitchen should be without this piece of cookware. While it's splurge, this classic dutch ovens are epitome of style + function—beautiful, superior heat distribution and retention, easy to clean and unbelievably useful.

Le Creuset Signature Dutch Oven, Amazon, $329.95

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10. Stowaway 'Be Polished During Playdates' Makeup Set

This pint-sized pouch packs a big punch. Brighten up your day—and your face—with this mascara + blush + lip gloss set that fits neatly into any bag, big or small.

Be Polished During Playdates Set, Stowaway, $29.00

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11. Tilden Gift Card

Curated, fashion-forward clothing that flatters you before, during, and after pregnancy? Yes, please. View the same look on models both pregnant and not to see how the fit will change with you. Brilliant!

Tilden Gift Card, Tilden, whatever price you choose!

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12. Sonnet James Reese Dress

A classic, simple piece of clothing that you can dress up or down is the key to the minimalist's wardrobe. We love the easy, versatile fit of this dress and that it looks great during a morning at the farmer's market with kids in tow or on any given work day.

Stripped Reese Dress, Sonnet James, $158.00

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13. Sole Society Oversized Blanket Scarf

Adding a scarf is the perfect way to turn a simple outfit into a standoff. This one's soft, cozy and perfect for the chilly winter days ahead.

Sole Society Oversized Blanket Scarf, Nordstrom, $39.95

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14. Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up

Ever wish decluttering guru Marie Kondo could come to your house and show you how to tidy up? This illustrated guide walks you through her step-by-step instructions. We feel calmer and more organized already.

Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up, Amazon, $13.29

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15. Texture Subscription

Texture provides an all-access digital pass to top magazines, no paper required. Unlimited access allows you to totally customize your content and also includes back issues—all at your fingertips.

Texture App, all app stores, $9.99/month

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16. The More of Less: Finding the Life You Want Under Everything You Own

"Live a better life with less." Enough said.

The More of Less: Finding the Life You Want Under Everything You Own, Amazon, $12.23

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