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31 thoughtful gift ideas for a new apartment!

Want to know the most thoughtful gift ideas for a new apartment you can give to a family or friend?

gift ideas for new apartment

You will learn about the best gift ideas for a new apartment to give to a family member or friend. Some of the most thoughtful gift ideas for a new apartment are laundry bags, picture frames, black out curtains, and more. 

After learning about the most thoughtful housewarming gifts, you are going to feel confident these are gifts your family, friends or even neighbor will really enjoy.

This post is all about a list of the most thoughtful gift ideas for a new apartment.

Most Thoughtful Gift Ideas for a New Apartment

1. Laundry Bag

Laundry bag gift ideas for a new apartment

A laundry bag makes a great gift idea for someone moving into a new apartment building, especially if you have to go to a neighborhood laundromat. As you can see this laundry bag has large straps that you can carry as a large backpack.

Also, this laundry bag can be used for travel, camping and as a laundry hamper.

One satisfied customer review:  “LOVE IT”


2. Coasters 

Coasters makes gift ideas for new apartment

Coasters are another great gift idea for that friend who likes to entertain and would rather have you sat your cold brew or hot tea on a coaster rather than their mahogany table:).

3. Temporary Peel and Stick Wallpaper

Wallpaper makes gift ideas for new apartment

I believe wallpaper is a great way to make an apartment feel homey.  One option is to use temporary peel and stick wallpaper that comes in so many design styles. 

You can order samples from Etsy because for a few bucks. Ordering wallpaper will help you decide if that particular design will work in your space, that’s exactly what I did.

This brand of wallpaper is by James and Colors which has a variety of design styles from floral to abstract.  

4. Paper Plates and Cups

Paper Cups & Plates makes a great gift idea for new apartment
Paper plates are a great gift idea for a new apartment, especially for that recent college graduate who just landed that new job.  He or she is busy unpacking and putting things away and plus avoiding dirty dishes is a huge plus. 

5. Black Out Curtains

Black Out Curtains makes a great gift idea for new apartment

Black out curtains have been gaining in popularity over the last several years because of its surprising benefits. One benefit is that it reduces the amount of sunlight that enters the room which helps to stabilize the temperature, cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.

 Another benefit that you will appreciate is that black out curtains reduces sun damage to furniture and floors.

6. Firestick

Roku Streaming Stick makes great gift ideas for new apartment

A Roku firestick is a thoughtful gift idea.  You will have all of your favorite streaming services in one place, Netflix, MAX, Hulu, and others. 

Also, consider the newest firestick on the market, Amazon TV firestick

7. Air Fryer

Air Fryer great gift ideas for new apartment

Not only is an air fryer a way to put together a quick meal, but there are other benefits.

According to Medical News Today, an air fryer is safer than a deep fryer, also think about all the cooking oil you will save from your budget.  Less cooking oil promotes a healthier diet.

Another huge benefit, is that an air fryers reduce the risk of toxic acrylamide formation which is linked to some forms of cancer, according to Medical News Today

8. Dish Set

Corelle Plates makes great gift ideas for new apartment

A dish set is one of many first apartment gifts for couples, college graduates or welcome gift for a friend.  

There are many brands out there, but I grew up on Corelle which stands the test of time. Corelle is a very sturdy dish and comes in many designs.  

9. Picture Frames

Picture Frames makes great gift ideas for new apartment

Picture frames will make a great gift idea for that person who loves decorating their space. They can create a wall gallery of their many travels or art collections.

Also, if you want to avoid putting nails in the wall, use command strips, as they will make hanging photos so easy. 

10. Command Hooks

Command hooks - great gift ideas for new apartment

Command hooks are a great gift idea for a new apartment. Why you ask? 

Well, I was trying to figure out how to hang up my curtains in my New York studio apartment and I didn’t have a drill gun, also, I didn’t want to put holes in the wall, so I decided to search Youtube and came across this video

I hope after watching the video, and trying command hooks, you were able to successfully hang your curtains without using a drill gun or putting holes in the wall. 

11. Charcuterie Board

charcuterie Board great gift ideas for new apartment

A charcuterie board is great for entertaining and comes with several dishes and utensils for cutting cheese and fruits. 

Imagine inviting guest over to your new apartment, they will talk about how well you entertained them on that fancy charcuterie board full of aged cheeses, herbed crackers, fruits and more.  I’m sure they will look forward to the next party invite.

12. Lightweight Vacuum for Carpets and Hardwood Floors

Vacuum cleaner makes great gift ideas for new apartment

This Eureka lightweight vacuum is ideal for someone who may have carpet in some areas of their home and hardwood floors.  This was exactly the layout out of my first home, and boy I could have used this vacuum cleaner, so I know someone will appreciate such a thoughtful gift as this multi-purposed vacuum cleaner.

According to one customer, this vacuum is lightweight but very powerful.

13. Kitchen Utensils

Kitchen Utensils

Utensils are a great gift idea for a new apartment that someone dear to you will appreciate.  This kitchen utensil set has everything from a solid spoon, a whisk, tongs, basing brusher, garlic crusher, measuring cup and more.

 According to one customer, this set has everything and more.

14. Cutting Boards

Cutting Boards

Who in the beginning never thought they needed cutting boards, well I was one of those folks, now I can’t live without them.  These modern looking cutting boards are dishwasher safe, and are ideal for cutting fruits, meats, and veggies.  According to one customer, these are “Awesome Boards.”

 For those of you love bamboo boards, check out this cutting board at Amazon.

15. Food Storage Containers

Food storage containers

Food storage containers will make an ideal great gift because they can be used for leftover or for meal prep. 

Also, these food storage containers can be used to take your lunch to work, therefore, increasing your wallet in turn adding more funds to your investments account, hint.

16. Toolkit

tool kit for her

A toolkit comes in handy, when you need to put items together, such as a table, a cart or even a computer desk.  

Matter a fact, I purchased a computer desk from Amazon, and thank goodness I had a toolkit of variety of tools, such as wrenches and screwdrivers.

 Another toolkit to consider is Cartman.

17. Bath Towels

Turkish 100 cotton bath towels

Honestly, you can never have too many towels.  For instance, it’s nice to have extra towels on hand for an overnight guest. 

These Turkish towels are 100% cotton, soft and plush.  This towel set includes 2 bath towels, 2 hand towels and 2 washcloths.

18. Bath Mat

Bath mat

Who doesn’t love a great bathmat, especially a waffle bathmat, that is super absorbent and non-slippery.  Also, this bathmat is machine washable.

19. Three-Step Ladder

3 step ladder

Remember, I had to hang my curtain rod using command hooks, well fortunately, I have a 3-step ladder to reach near the ceiling in order to place the rod in the right position. 

This 3-step ladder is similar to mind, very sturdy for climbing and hanging curtain rods, artwork and more.

20. Gizmo Snap N Strain Pot & Pasta

Pasta strainer

This gizmo attaches to your pot which saves you time from having to always use a colander, especially if you have very little kitchen space.

21. Wrapping Paper Organizer

Wrapping Paper Organizer

It is nice to have a wrapping paper organizer to hold all of your holiday paper, bags, bows, tags, even birthday accessories and so much more. 

Also, this organizer fits up to 24 rolls. When it’s time to put your holiday organizer away, it fits directly under your bed. 

22. Electric Wine Opener

electric wine opener

This electric wine opener uncorks up to 30 bottles on one charge.

Also, the device is portable, has a USB port for recharging, and an LED that is white when charged.

The stainless-steel design looks elegant, and wipes clean easily. According to one satisfied customer, (it) “does the job.”

23. Kitchen Floor Mat

kitchen floor mat

These floor mats not only compliment your kitchen décor, but their also comfortable, meaning they are ergonomically engineered to help support your posture.

These mats are anti-slip and water resistant which is a huge plus.

According to one satisfied customer (these are) “So Soft”

24. Amazon Gift Card

amazon gift card

An Amazon gift card makes the perfect housewarming gift. gift cards never expire and carry no fees. Gift card amount can be purchased from $10 – $2000.

You can also choose to purchase an Amazon eGift Card, which is digital and usually sent to your email or texted to you.  Also, a code is provided for online shopping. 

25. Stainless Steel Pots and Pans

stainless steel pots and pans

These pots are of high quality stainless steel, easy to clean, and come in several sizes for all your cooking needs. 

These pots and pans are multi-stove compatible meaning you can use them on gas, electric, glass, ceramic, halogen, and more.

According to one satisfied customer, “Really great quality.”

26. Microwave Cover and Multi-Purpose Mat

Microwave cover

This microwave cover is great for preventing splatters.  Also, this cover can be used for washing vegetables. 

The mat has multiple uses, such as a trivet, potholder, and spoon holder.

27. Kitchen Canisters

kitchen canister set

These canisters are ideal for organizing your kitchen while preserving the freshness of staples, such as pasta, beans, and grains. 

28. Rotating Spice Rack

Spice Rack

A spice rack is a great to have on hand when cooking those fancy meals. 

The rotating spice rack makes it quick and convenient to find seasonings which save times and helps keep your cooking area organized.

29. Over the Door Towel Rack

over the door towel rack

This over the door towel rack has made my life easier especially when sharing bathrooms. 

You can also use these racks in your bedroom for hanging your house coat, workout clothes and other clothing.

30. Electric Can Opener

can opener

This can opener is ideal for that techy family or friend. It is hands free, all you do is place the opener on a can and push a button.

If you’re not the techy type, then you can opt for the traditional can opener.

31. Flashlight


Now, I must say having a good flashlight comes in handy, especially if the power goes out, which can sometimes happen in apartments.

This flashlight is not only rechargeable but is 10 times brighter than the headlight of a car. 

This post was all about the most thoughtful gift ideas for a new apartment that you would give to a friend or relative.


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