This article was last updated on May 30th, 2020
Living in a small space comes with many challenges. One of which is when a friend or family member of the person with the small apartment is required to give a gift.
In this case a housewarming gift. Finding a gift that is stylish, useful, as well as practical, will be welcomed by your friend.
Make no mistake there are some awesome folding and collapsible options that are still modern and stylish for today’s decore conscious apartment dwellers.
Any of my gift ideas below are modern, stylish, space savers and are also reasonably priced. I guarantee when you turn up with your housewarming gift your friend will love it.
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Click on each image to check out the gift ideas as well as their styles, colors, and prices…
The Front Door
Gifts for a small apartment can start before the front door is even opened to welcome you inside.
Here are a couple of suggestions.
- Personalized apartment number for the entry door
- Personalized doormat
- Doorbell/security camera
Don’t forget any smart home options that could be used in place of the old fashioned doorbell!
The Living Room
There is never enough lighting in apartments so a floor lamp like the one in the image below is slimline so it can be tucked out of the way as well as be moved around the apartment when required. Also running on LED bulbs means that it is an energy saver.
Check out by clicking on the image below…
Small plants that do not need much care but still have the benefit of cleansing the air in a room. If there is space available and light into the apartment a verticle herb garden if they like to cook.
If not choose something like a small fern or a succulent these are very hard to kill.
Just because someone has a small living space doesn’t mean they cannot put their feet up and relax. Collapsible footrests can do the job and can easily be folded up and put away when not in use.
Living rooms in small apartments get cold just like other living rooms. Making them cozy is as easy a throw rug, cushions, or that all-important floor run to keep the feet warm. Even a big pair of novelty slippers will do the trick.
While entertaining is certainly downsized in a small apartment all that is required is downsizing the entertainment equipment required.
Combining fold away stools, chairs, and tables is a great place to start. Also, having wall-mounted televisions and portable speakers that can move around the apartment save time as well as money.
This combined wine bottle and stemware holder will be a space saver in any small apartment. It looks great and would make a great housewarming gift.
As well as being reasonably priced they come in all shapes, sizes, and materials to suit any home decor. Check out the large range available at Amazon – just click on the image above.
In the bedroom, there are so many options for gifts. Just remember you will need to know your friend’s personal tastes in decor.
Here are a few ideas:-
- Bedside lamps electric or battery-operated light motion sensor bedside lights
- Wall art, including canvas, prints, posters, neon lights, tapestry
- Stools which double as storage
- Cushions and throw blankets
- Floor rugs
- Room darkening curtains
- Storage cubicles – cubes that baskets or material boxes can be inserted into the openings to store items
- LED Curtain lighting
- Corner or wall shelving
The possibilities for finding the perfect housewarming gift the bedroom are endless. Check out this rug here at Amazon to inspire you.
Useful housewarming gifts are always going to be of benefit in the kitchen as this is probably the one room where counter space needs to be available to prepare and cook meals. I have a couple of great suggestions here…
* Must-Have Coffee
Depending upon the size of the kitchen and the countertop space available there may not be room for a coffee machine and an electric kettle to boil water.
These pour-over coffee makers are great for small spaces. The one pictured below can make either a single cup or up to four cups of coffee.
Small kitchen spaces are crying out for one-pot cooking options such as a multi-cooker. These appliances can have seven or more functions including pressure cook, slow cook, rice cook, yogurt maker, and so on.
If your friend loves to prepare their own healthy meals this could be an option.
Get a couple of friends together to see if you could all contribute to a cooker like this.
* Collapsible Homewares
Collapsible items are excellent for use in and around a small apartment.
Items for the kitchen include:
- Foldable 0.5L electric kettles
- Stainless Steel and Silicone Stovetop cookers which come complete with glass lids
- Food Storage Containers
- Colanders and sink strainers
- Mixing Bowls
- Dish draining racks
- Microwave covers
- Salad bowls
- Measuring Cups and spoons
- Folding step stools
The bathroom is bound to be small where every space will need to be working as a storage solution. So practical housewarming gifts will be welcomed for this area especially if the washer and dryer are situated in this room as well.
So if there is nothing built into the bathroom below are many suggestions that your friend will be able to take with them if and when they leave.
- Pictured is an acrylic makeup holder that spins around for easy access
- Hollywood style LED vanity mirror lights or complete vanity mirror
- Towels and bath and contour mats – Bamboo Towel Set
- Shower curtains
- Plants – to help cleanse the air
- Bathroom caddies – Toothbrush/soap holders
- Storage, shelving, hooks
- Towel hangers
- Wall art
There may not be a separate laundry in a small apartment. There could be a shared laundry in the building.
If there is one in the apartment sometimes there is a space in the kitchen, bathroom, or even behind a sliding door in a hallway.
If one is available using collapsible laundry hampers, laundry baskets, buckets, funnels, and washbasins means that these can be put away so there is more room to operate the machine and dryer.
A portable ironing mat replaces the bulky ironing board and you can also pack for use when traveling.
Over the door closet rod, that can be used over any opening and not only for clothing. You can hang hats, caps, umbrellas, belts, scarves any accessory you can think of.
Collapsible storage bins are available in all shapes sizes and materials. There is something out there to fit every decor.
Collapsible folding lap desk the lids lift and you can store art and craft items inside ready for use whenever you want.
Compact toolset in its own carry case which is slimline and can be stored away easily.
The smart home way of living is here to stay. Everything imaginable is available from door locks to voice command entertainment and much more. If you are new to this way of living you can check out a wide variety of smart living options here at Amazon. Enjoy!
- Smart plugs that you can turn off remotely or have cut out at a particular time.
- Portable speakers
- Door locks complete with digital locking systems and remote controls
- Video doorbells – here
- Smart WiFi Plugs
- Smart Thermostats
- Weighted Blankets – see one here
- Click on the image below to check out the air purifier
If you want to be a little creative and give your friend something a little special housewarming gift baskets are always welcomed. When choosing a gift basket you should take into consideration what your friend likes.
You can order gift baskets ready-made and then have it delivered if you cannot deliver it yourself. Alternatively, have some fun yourself and make one up yourself. When you do make a gift basket yourself try to make every part of the gift usable somewhere in the small apartment.
Here are a couple of suggestions:-
- Fruit bowl with fresh fruit
- Spices and herbs for the home chef
- A bucket filled with cleaning tools and products
- Snacks, chocolates, and candies
- Craft beer in a usable tub or bucket
- Wine or champagne with a couple of new glasses
- Spa gift basket
- Tea or coffee basket with chocolates, cookies, nuts, and candies
- Italian themed inside a keepsake colander
I love the massive range at Amazon check them out here.
Final Thoughts – Housewarming Gifts for Small Apartments
I certainly hope that I have given you some new ideas above.
If you do not know your friend’s decor likes and dislikes I would go for the edible option.
Or a gift made from muted tones that do not stand out and interfere with their decor choices.
Anything in clear acrylic or matt black will not catch the eye and hide amongst other decor and not stand out.
Occasions to give gifts – here