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Holiday Gift Guide 2017: 15 simple + beautiful 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.

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.

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.

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

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5. 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.

6. Kindle
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!

7. Le Creuset Signature Dutch Oven
No kitchen should be without this piece of cookware. These classic dutch ovens are epitome of style + function—beautiful, superior heat distribution and retention, easy to clean, and unbelievably useful.

8. 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.

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9. 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!

10. 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.

11. Rebecca Minkoff Stripe Stitch 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.

12. Anthropologie Issoria Drop Earrings
Jewelry is another great way to dress up—or down—any outfit. These versatile earrings compliment just about anything and will quickly become one of your go-to’s.

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13. 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 💆

14. 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.

15. The More of Less: Finding the Life You Want Under Everything You Own
“Live a better life with less.” Enough said.

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