5 Practical Housewarming Gifts for Small Apartments
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5 Practical Housewarming Gifts for Small Apartments

Your friend is hosting an apartment warming party, but what should you bring?

With new apartments shrinking in size, and a trend toward tiny homes, it does take more work to find the perfect fit.

But the truth is, even though finding practical housewarming gifts for small spaces can be challenging, it is possible. And I’ll show you how with 5 space-saving tips.

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1. Help them sleep like a baby

Let’s get straight to the point, shall we?

Apartments can be noisy.

Maybe the unit is next to the laundry center. Perhaps it’s on the ground floor next to the main door. Or, it might be the residents upstairs have a talkative dog.

So, how to make apartment living more peaceful?

More noise. That’s right, constant background noise soothes your brain to block out disruptive sound.

Help them sleep like a baby
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I use the Sound+Sleep SE Special Edition High Fidelity Sleep Sound Machine. It’s compact and stylish with minimal curved lines. Plus, it features 64 real, non-repeating nature sounds to lull even the lightest sleeper to sleep.

2. Keep space clutter-free

Last time I moved, I went all Marie Kondo in my kitchen and tossed a 20-year old unopened spice tin!

So for the past several years, I’ve been using glass storage jars everywhere. From dry goods in my kitchen to craft supply storage, to organizing office supplies.

Rather than squeeze bits and bobs into the dark depths of crampy closets and drawers, stylish containers help you get organized. Further, items in plain view are more likely to be used.

Chic storage containers
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I love that glass jars are eco-friendly and help reduce the use of plastic. Plus, #Shelfie #Goals

3. Make the ordinary beautiful

Ever wish you could give a stylish piece of artwork without the hefty price tag? Try giving a functional item that’s designed to be put on display.

One of my favorite things to give is an elevated utilitarian item. Something that makes the gift recipient’s daily routine more joyful and beautiful—without taking up too much space.

Ornate details and pops of color can transform an essential kitchen item into a style statement.

Keep countertops clutter-free
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With a nested design and charming motif, this bistro-inspired measuring cup set from Anthropologie will always be within arm’s reach!

Perfect for measuring, snacking, or styling an Instagram-worthy display.

4. Create more space with vertical décor

Take a look around a home that feels cozy, and you’ll notice one thing:

Plants infuse a space with a sense of calm.

Not only that, but there are well-being benefits to caring for and being surrounded by nature.

So, how to create an urban oasis without eating up valuable real estate?

Vertical living walls and hanging wall vases are space-saving options that can make a bold impact.

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And air plants, which live without soil, offer the garden-free apartment dweller many opportunities to create a sophisticated botanical display.

5. Skip the cookbook and deliver the meal

Chances are, the kitchen is one of the smallest rooms in the apartment.

The refrigerator is compact. The stovetop is slightly larger than a hot plate. And, if it’s a downtown location, grocery shopping—from parking (or bussing) to hauling bags up several flights of stairs—is a hassle.

But here’s the thing. Even in a trendy apartment situated between the best restaurants and food halls, we all love a home-cooked meal sometimes.

That’s where food subscription boxes come in.

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Several companies, like Hello Fresh, Blue Apron, and Sun Basket, deliver complete meal kits to your door. And, with pre-portioned ingredients, there’s no risk of overcrowding the teeny tiny fridge.

Looking for more housewarming gift ideas?

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Are you ready to attend your next housewarming party?

So there you go 5 practical housewarming gifts for new apartments.

Pick one of the gifts, and you’ll save yourself a lot of time.

Ultimately though, you know your gift recipient best. So if it’s not the perfect fit this time, use the gift guide as a formula:

  • Help reduce noise
  • Reduce clutter
  • Functional, yet decorative
  • Makes full use of wall space
  • Simplifies meal making

Then, get ready to be invited back to your host’s new apartment again and again.

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