Does this conversation sound familiar, “What do you want for Christmas?”

“I don’t know. You?”

“I don’t know either. I don’t really NEED anything.”

Clutter-free gift giving is IN. We all have plenty of it, and none of us needs more! A little outside the box thinking will keep everyone on your list as happy as Elf this season.

Think Subscriptions:

Amazon Prime


Blue Apron meals (ummm, YES please!)

Ipsy makeup bag

Coffee or Wine of the month club

Magazines (as long as the receiver doesn’t save every old issue)

Think Experiences:

Concert tickets (who doesn’t love good music?)

Music lessons

Annual zoo/ museum passes

Summer camps (these add up and the parents will thank you)

National Park passes (for that nature lover)

Cooking lessons

Spa trip (better yet, book an appt and take your BFF!)

Summer pool membership

Gymnastics sessions (for the cutest little one you know)

Mini-golf or laser tag gift card

Think Services:

Car wash gift card

Home cleaning gift certificate

Yardwork gift certificate

Refresh Home Organizing gift certificate (perfect for anyone settling in a new home this year)

Babysitting services (every parent wants a night out)

Think Outside the Box:

Amazon Firestick (you may have to help set it up for Grandpa)

Fishing licenses

Gas gift card (honestly the most useful item on the list)

Postage stamps (for your fav Grandma that still mails you a birthday card)

Flower seeds (only if they have a green thumb)

Etsy gift card (for your best friend that is the queen of Pinterest fail)

Think Consumables:

Specialty coffee (coffee is never clutter dear friends)

Expensive chocolate

Cocktail fixings (they don’t need more glasses)

Local craft beer (so many good brews coming ou of the Atl area)

Omaha Steaks

Colleen Butler with Refresh Home Organizing offers hands-on help to anyone who needs help getting organized and staying organized. People have too much stuff, can’t find what they need in their homes, and either can’t or don’t know how to get control of it. Most importantly, their clutter stresses them out. She does everything from a single pantry clean-out, to home office paperwork filing setup, to whole house projects.

Some clients are moving or going through a life transition (retirement, baby, illness) and her goal is to help them eliminate the mess and restore order to their space. If you hear any cries, “my house is such mess”, send them her way! More information at or 770-601-8581.