Minimalist Gift Ideas in Barrie

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Minimalist Gift Ideas in Barrie

There is great joy in watching your loved ones tear open their gifts on Christmas morning. Seeing them revel in the gifts you picked is rewarding and fun.

And yet…the copious amount of paper waste that Xmas generates can weigh on your conscience. And your shredder.

But it doesn’t have to be all shiny wrappers and bows! A minimalist holiday can be just as enjoyable as a box-heavy day.

Consider these reduced materials ideas that you can get right here in Barrie to cut the clutter.

Rec/Health Centre Passes

Barrie’s recreation centres offer gift cards that can be preloaded and applied to swimming, workouts, or any number of leagues and classes.

And keep in mind that the locally-owned gyms and health centres are open! As are Yoga studios.

Foodie Fare

Food and consumables are always a great clutter-free gift option. A fun idea is to fill a mason jar or two with favourite foods or soups sourced from some of Barrie’s local bakeries and eateries.

Another idea is a gift card for a nice night out at The Queens, Limoncello, the Farmhouse, Room 147 or any of the other fine dining destinations in town.

And if all else fails…think booze. A stunning gift box or assemblage of wine and chocolate, like the cool collections you can get at J’Adore on Dunlop street, will delight the connoisseur on your list.

Event Tickets

Whether you are looking for sports, theatre, live music or movies, Barrie’s got an array of options.

Tickets to Colts games can be grabbed via their website, with home games continuing through to March. If you really want to put it over the top, you can look at securing a private box.

Talk Is Free Theatre has productions in both January and March, while the Barrie Film Festival continues to offer virtual cinema.

For music heads, The Queens has shows every week, with gigs coming back to Casino Rama and Mavericks Music Hall.


Experiences can be as rewarding as any boxed item, and even more invigorating.

A day at the spa? Check out Scandinave Spa at Blue Mountain and their terrific range of getaway passes.

How about a flight over Georgian Bay? The Barrie Flying club offers flights with introductory lessons that allow you to fly the plane! Trips over the GTA, the Muskokas and Barrie are available, with no experience required.

A weekend away? Check out some of the coolest AirBNBs around the region and book a few nights for you and your special someone.

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