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19 Apartment Warming Gifts Recent Grads Actually Need

Struggling with what to get your bestie now that they've got a real-world job and brand new apartment?

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1. Waterproof playing cards

"waterproof and durable" because we still play drinking games (just $6)
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"waterproof and durable" because we still play drinking games (just $6)

2. A Multi-Port USB Charger

So the whole gang can charge their gadgets without fighting over outlets (just $14!)
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So the whole gang can charge their gadgets without fighting over outlets (just $14!)

3. A Welcome Mat

Most recent grads don't think to buy rugs, but they're a cheap and easy way to set a cool tone for any apartment. Urban sells bunches of funny ones for $19-24
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Most recent grads don't think to buy rugs, but they're a cheap and easy way to set a cool tone for any apartment. Urban sells bunches of funny ones for $19-24

4. Coasters

So you don't ruin their new IKEA furniture (6 pack for $8 on Amazon)
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So you don't ruin their new IKEA furniture (6 pack for $8 on Amazon)

5. A Bottle Opener They Can't Lose

...because it's mounted to the wall
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...because it's mounted to the wall

6. Real World Travel Mug

Whatever their poison - coffee or tea - a travel mug is always a welcome gift and for those underfunded recent grads.. it's an easy way to cut back on spending $4 a day at dunks or the bux... and save it for the weekend instead
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Whatever their poison - coffee or tea - a travel mug is always a welcome gift and for those underfunded recent grads.. it's an easy way to cut back on spending $4 a day at dunks or the bux... and save it for the weekend instead

7. A SUPER useful key shelf

Just $25
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Just $25

8. Or a Key Bowl!

Made out of colored telephone wire. Pick them up from artisan shops for around $30

Made out of colored telephone wire. Pick them up from artisan shops for around $30

9. A Lunchbox

#tbt to elementary school ...but really, there isn't anything better than homemade food at work (also only $10 at urban)
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#tbt to elementary school ...but really, there isn't anything better than homemade food at work (also only $10 at urban)

10. The Friends Frame

The people who need this know who they are
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The people who need this know who they are

11. Cookie dough

Have it ready to go for good times or bad ones. It's waiting for you at your local supermarket for all of $5

Have it ready to go for good times or bad ones. It's waiting for you at your local supermarket for all of $5

12. Drink Umbrellas

$4 spent like a genius
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$4 spent like a genius

13. Lawn Chairs

Yes, they remind you of middle-school soccer games, but these things are like gold. They're perfect for outdoor parties, tailgating, weekends away and beach trips. Laugh all you want, but investing in 2-4 of these isn't something you'd regret. ($13 each on Amazon)
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Yes, they remind you of middle-school soccer games, but these things are like gold. They're perfect for outdoor parties, tailgating, weekends away and beach trips. Laugh all you want, but investing in 2-4 of these isn't something you'd regret. ($13 each on Amazon)

14. Fake plants

If you're a big fan of greenery, but not so much taking care of it... it doesn't get better than no-maintenance plastic chlorophyl (get 2 for $20 on Amazon)
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If you're a big fan of greenery, but not so much taking care of it... it doesn't get better than no-maintenance plastic chlorophyl (get 2 for $20 on Amazon)

15. Framed WiFi Password

Save the host a ton of time and just post it up on a wall somewhere

Save the host a ton of time and just post it up on a wall somewhere

16. An Oober Plush Blanket

Because who doesn't love blankets. No apartment ever had enough. ($15 and a variety of colors on Amazon)
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Because who doesn't love blankets. No apartment ever had enough. ($15 and a variety of colors on Amazon)

17. Classy Pyrex Tupperware

Because even if they don't cook yet... they're about to learn. ($14-22 and lots of colors)Bonus points: If you really like your friend you can fill them up with candy before you give them to them
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Because even if they don't cook yet... they're about to learn. ($14-22 and lots of colors)

Bonus points: If you really like your friend you can fill them up with candy before you give them to them

18. Candles

you can never have enough and they make everything smell wonderful

you can never have enough and they make everything smell wonderful

19. Finally, a picture of the group

Because living on your own can be really cool... but also really lonely. This way, they get to see your face every day

Because living on your own can be really cool... but also really lonely. This way, they get to see your face every day

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