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    49 Gifts For Your Roommate That You'll Want To Keep For Yourself

    Because your roomie is your bestie.

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    1. A Rick and Morty expansion pack for everyone's favourite millennial party game, What Do You Meme?. It's guaranteed to make their next game night a smash and will benefit you as much as it does them, making it a total win-win.

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    If they're a big Rick and Morty fan, you could grab 'em a colouring book, too.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $17.99.

    2. A Friends-themed Starbucks tumbler, because you know they spend most of their paycheck on mochas and macchiatos. You can get their name printed on the side, so their barista won't have to play a guessing game when their PSL order is up (it's Alice, not Ahlëaze).

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    Get it from KatMarshallDesign on Etsy for $19.95.

    3. A trendy mini skateboard that'll help them get wherever they need to go in a flash. It's super lightweight and small enough to tuck into most backpacks, so they won't have to lug it around when they reach their destination.

    A person holding the skateboard against their leg
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $43.58+. Available in 17 colours and two sizes.

    4. A 1000-piece astrology puzzle with foil accents that'll take them a while to complete and will be a straight-up masterpiece when it's done. Plus, it'll get them off their phone or computer for a while, which their eyes and fingers will thank them for.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $24.99.

    5. A pastel electric mug warmer that'll keep their coffee or tea warm while they work, so they won't have to throw it in the microwave every half hour. Reviewers say that it's large enough to fit mugs of all shapes and sizes, and love that it shuts off automatically.

    A mug of coffee on the electric mug warmer
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    One reviewer even uses it to warm up their body oil, so it's not just a one-trick pony.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $34.99+. Available in three colours.

    6. A set of Golden Girls tarot cards that'll leave their future in the hands of the wisest women on television, Dorothy, Rose, Blanche, and Sophia. The set includes a guidebook, so they don't have to be a seasoned pro to use it.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $25.44.

    7. A set of colourful resistance bands that'll help them get the booty of their dreams without buying a gym membership. All they have to do is put on their feel-good playlist, slide one of the bands up their legs, and get to squatting.

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    They come in four resistance levels and have a handy carrying case that they can toss in their gym bag.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $22.99.

    8. A wearable phone mount that's probably your lazy roommate's dream device. They can just pop it onto their shoulders and stream or FaceTime to their heart's content, hands-free.

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    They can also wrap it around their bike, bedframe, or just about anything else.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $26.99.

    9. A Keanu Reeves-themed colouring book, if they're obsessed with John Wick and would probably give away their first-born child to spend a day with Neo.

    The cover of the book, featuring Keanu Reeves with a beagle
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    Don't forget to throw in some pencil crayons, too.

    Get it in Amazon Canada for $18.80. Also available in versions dedicated to Idris Elba, Jason Momoa, and The Rock.

    10. An itty-bitty USB disco ball, so they can bring the party with them, wherever they go. Reviewers love how bright it is and say that it can actually light up an entire room.

    USB disco balls plugged into two phones
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    It comes with an iPhone, type-C, and Android micro adapters, so you can use it no matter what model you have.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $13.99.

    11. This Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask that'll fizz up to gently massage the gross stuff out of their pores. They'll actually be able to feel the oil leaving their skin, which I'm pretty sure is something that all acne-afflicted people want to experience.

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    "This face mask was awesome. It was fun, didn't take long, and it's fun as hell to Snapchat. What else could you ask for in a face mask? It also left my face feeling amazing. My skin was a little red after, which I actually didn't mind, because it hadn't felt that clean in weeks. The next morning when I woke up the redness was completely faded and I just felt... cleaner. I would definitely use this again!" —Lara Parker (read their whole review of the Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Mask)

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $13.99.

    12. A chic beret, if they've been binging Emily In Paris and lusting after every outfit on the show. It's made of felted wool, so it'll keep their noggin warm, too.

    A person wearing the beret and sunglasses
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    Get it from Simons for $25. Available in ten colours.

    13. A weatherproof Baby Yoda decal that'll add some personality to their car windshield or window. Adorable, it is!

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    Get it from AMdesigns519 on Etsy for $5+. Available in two sizes and in a pack of two.

    14. A handy surge-protecting outlet that has a trio of three-pronged sockets and three USB ports, so they can keep all their gadgets plugged in at once. It has a convenient lil' shelf at the top, so they can keep their gizmos out of harm's way while they're charging, too.

    The surge-protecting outlet with a phone plugged into it
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $22.99+. Available in four colours and four sizes.

    15. A mini ring light that'll give them studio-level illumination, and hold their phone for them while they film their TikTok routines. It'll also kick their selfie game up a notch, and who doesn't want that?

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    "There isn't a lot of light in my room, so it's made a world of a difference. I use it in the mornings when it's still dark out to apply my makeup. And now that I'm working from home, I set it up behind my laptop, so I look less like a dungeon troll during my Zoom calls. I love how adjustable it is. I can extend the legs to place it on my desk, counter, or floor, and it has a phone mount and remote if I want to take selfies or full-body pictures, which look a hundred times better now. I can even change the brightness level and colour of the light. I don't know why I waited so long to buy this, because I've used it every day since I bought it." —Kaysey Davis

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $49.99 (originally $67.99).

    16. A Harry Styles-inspired tote that features an adorable floral doodle and lyrics from "Sunflower vol. 6". Whether they're a casual fan or a full-blown stan, this will probably become their go-to tote.

    The tote bag hanging on a door handle
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    Get it from thecalma on Etsy for $25.

    17. An Adventure Time cookbook that'll teach them how to craft delicious delicacies with the help of their favourite characters. You'll probably be their official taster, meaning you'll get to reap its benefits, too.

    A recipe for bacon pancakes
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $38.91.

    18. A Huda Beauty eyeshadow palette that's packed with a mix of matte and neutral shades and will help them nail any look. Reviewers say they're super pigmented and blend like an actual dream.

    A closeup of the nine shadows in the palette
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    Get it from Sephora Canada for $37. Available in three colours.

    19. An adorable sloth necklace, if your roommate is a snoozy cutie who reminds you of everyone's favourite three-toed mammal. It's dainty enough that it can be stacked with other chains or pendants and still look amazing.

    A person wearing the sloth necklace with a denim shirt
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    Get it from FierceDeer on Etsy for $38.35+. Available in five chain styles and 15 lengths.

    20. A pack of five braided lightning chargers in various lengths, including one that's a whopping ten feet long. Now they won't have to steal yours, since they'll always have backup.

    A phone with the cord plugged into it resting on a laptop
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    Get a pack of five on Amazon Canada for $16.99.

    21. A deck of non-cheesy affirmation cards that'll give them the dose of positivity they need to keep on truckin'. Reviewers say that they're simultaneously inspiring and hilarious, which is a combo I can get on board with.

    A bravery card from the deck
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    Each deck comes with 50 cards, so they won't run out of their happy thought supply for a very long time.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $18.95. Available in four styles.

    22. A silicone ice cube tray that'll craft skull-shaped cubes and make their chilled beverages look cooler than ever. Reviewers reccommend using filtered water to ensure your cubes come out crystal clear (they'll be a little on the foggy side with tap water).

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $17.99.

    23. A ceramic mug that celebrates the best thing in the world: good booty! If they like big butts (or any other butts, really) and they cannot lie, this is the drinking vessel for them.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $18.72. Available in ten styles.

    24. A silicone Groot-shaped earbud case that'll keep your headphones from getting bashed around in their bag. It’s compatible with first- and second-generation AirPods, so you won’t have to stress about sizing.

    A person holding the Groot case
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $13.99. Available in four superhero styles.

    25. A soy wax candle that's inspired by bubble tea and will make your whole apartment smell like a million bucks (even if they stick to burning it in their room). The scent is a mix of black tea leaves, vanilla, and brown sugar, which sounds pretty dang delectable to me.

    The candle next to a glass of bubble tea
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    Get it from SundaySoy on Etsy for $27.36.

    26. A customizable photo album that they can fill with pictures of their four-legged friend. It has space to jot down notes, so they can record their most treasured memories.

    A dog lying next to the album
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $21.50.

    27. A jar of Lindt dark chocolate spread that's like Nutella, but even more indulgent. They'll want to put it on everything from toast to ice cream, or, ya know, just eat it with a spoon.

    A piece of toast covered in Lindt chocolate spread next to the jar
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $6.99. Also available in a milk chocolate version.

    28. A phone grip, if they're constantly dropping their device, but bulky phone sockets aren't for them. It'll lay flat on their phone and is large enough to fit all of their fingers through, if they want a more secure grip.

    A person holding a phone with the elastic phone grip attached to it
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $9+. Avilable in 18 styles.

    29. A Pusheen cross stitch kit that every twentysomething grandma would probably appreciate. It comes with everything they'll need to create a mini work of art.

    The kit laid out on a table
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    The kit includes an embroidery hoop, two cloths, two tapestry needles, four packs of embroidery thread, and an instruction booklet. Reviewers say it's great for total newbies!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $12.38.

    30. This Monopoly Deal card game that the two of you can go head-to-head at between episodes of The Real Housewives. It has all the fun of the full-sized game, but only takes about fifteen minutes to play.

    Several cards laid out on a beach towel
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    Two to five people can play at a time.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $6.47.

    31. A set of wooden pencils that they can use to write all their Schitt's Creek fanfic (or work notes, whatever). They're engraved with iconic quotes from the show that'll give them a lol while they're getting down to business.

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    Get a set of five from GeekyGiftAvenue on Etsy for $10.03.

    32. A tie-dye kit that'll help them transform their boring basics into colourful works of art. The dyes are permanent, so they won't fade in the wash or bleed onto your other clothes.

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    It comes with instructions, protective gloves, dye, and rubber bands,

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $14.62+. Available in four colour combos.

    33. A set of patterned ceramic coasters that'll fit right in their car cupholders and keep them from getting all nasty. The finger-notch design makes them easy to remove, so they can just pop them out when they need a good scrub down.

    Two patterned coasters inside of a car cupholder
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    Get a set of six for $15.99.

    34. A pack of colourful fabric scrunchies that won't yank or pull at their mane. It comes with a whopping 65 hair ties, so they won't have to steal yours if they lose one at the gym or a friend's house.

    Eight scrunchies on a sculptural display
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    It comes with 30 velvet scrunchies, 20 satin scrunchies, and 15 chiffon scrunchies.

    Get a pack of 65 on Amazon Canada for $17.99.

    35. A colouring book filled with illustrations of sassy animals sipping boozy libations (I mean, what more could they want?). Each colouring page includes a drink recipe, so it'll help them become a seasoned mixologist, too.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $9.49.

    36. A pack of colour-changing unicorn white hot chocolate that's a magical twist on their signature fall drink. Reviewers say it has a bit of a birthday cake flavour, so it'll make every chilly day feel like a celebration.

    A mug filled with unicorn hot chocolate surrounded by marshmallows
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $3.61.

    37. A Dunder Mifflin hoodie that'll make them feel like they work with Jim, Dwight, and the gang.

    The hoodie surrounded by accessories
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    Get it from KIINGdesigns on Etsy for $40. Available in six colours and sizes S-4X.

    38. A tube of Tower 28 lip jelly, if they prefer the look of a juicier pout to a matte lip. The formula is oil based, meaning they won't have to deal with the dreaded stickiness of a traditional gloss.

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    Until recently, I was not a gloss gal. In fact, I was not a lip product gal at all (besides balm). But let me tell you, things have changed! I am obsessed with these lip jellies. They keep my cracked, chapped lips soothed and the colours are great. I am not lying when I say I am going to purchase every single one because they are so dang pretty.

    Get it from Sephora Canada for $18. Available in ten colours.

    39. This sweary tear-off planner pad, so they'll know exactly what they need to do and when they need to do it. It breaks down their priorities, schedule, health and fitness goals, achievements, water intake, and even has space for notes.

    The planner pad next to a pen
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $14.49.

    40. A tape-shaped charcuterie board, because if they could write a love song to anything it would be cheese. It'll also double as kitchen decor, making your cooking space a bit more stylish.

    The cheese board with cheese, crackers, and grapes on it
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $27.99.

    41. A set of cute animal-themed ankle socks, so that they can stop stealing yours when they forget to do their laundry. It comes with five pairs, so it'll get them through almost an entire week.

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    Get a pack of five on Amazon Canada for $18.99. Available in 12 styles.

    42. A pair of art supply stations that'll keep their pens, pencils, and paintbrushes from taking over your apartment. Reviewers say it's also great for drying and holding beauty tools, if their brush collection is starting to get a bit out of control.

    An art supply holder with several paintbrushes and pencil crayons inside
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    Each holder has space for 96 tools.

    Get a pack of two on Amazon Canada for $18.99.

    43. A set of Studio Ghibli collectible postcards that feature frames from iconic films like Spirited Away and Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind. They'll probably end up decorating their room with them, instead of sending them off to pals.

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    You could throw in some Studio Ghibli stickers, too!

    Get a set of 100 for $29.21.

    44. A jewelry-cleaning brush that'll keep their trinkets and treasures from getting dull and dingey. They can also use it to polish their crystal collection, because it's safe to use on gems of all kinds.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $25.

    45. This cat-inspired plant pot that'll make any small succulent look like absolute purr-fection. It's got three little legs that'll give their greenery some extra height, so it doesn't get lost among the stationery supplies on their desk.

    The cat-shaped plant pot on top of a pile of books
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    Get it from Beardbangs on Etsy for $49.

    46. A vintage-inspired Animal Crossing print, if your roommate refuses to stop talking about their bells and turnips. If Nook's Cranny is the only place they want to shop right now, this sign will be right up their alley.

    The Nook's Cranny sign next to plants in vases
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    Get it from SparkDesignsByTima on Etsy for $12+. Available in five sizes.

    47. A custom nameplate necklace that’ll save them from ever having to repeat their name at a party again. Its petite size makes it great for stacking, so they can totally wear it with other chains.

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    Get it from ContemporaryxCustoms on Etsy for $34.24+. Available in four lengths and three finishes.

    48. A classic Carhartt beanie that'll keep their noggin warm during fall and winter walks. They can adjust the fold to give them even more coverage on their ears when it gets frosty out.

    Several hats on a wood bench
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $17.99+. Available in 15 colours.

    49. And finally, a lettering and calligraphy notebook that'll transform their messy, chicken-scratch writing. They can spend endless hours working on their fancy script, and by the time they're finished, they'll probably be good enough to craft their BFF’s wedding invitations.

    The calligraphy book on a table next to a pen and paper clips
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    It includes instructions for five different alphabet styles, upper and lower case letters, and connections. There are also 15 projects at the end, so you can test your skills. If you don't have any, you may want to order a single brush pen or a colourful collection, too.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $8.82. Also available in a spiral-bound version.

    Your roommate after opening their gift:


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