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    29 Original Gifts To Give Someone Moving Into Their First Apartment

    OG gifts for your OG friend because you're an OG friend.

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    1. A personalized zip code pillow for a super cute and comfy way to commemorate their new address.


    Get it from Sweet Hooligans Design on Etsy for $25+ (available in four colors, and four sizes).

    2. A five-piece pressure cooker accessory set to get if you know someone who owns or is soon going to own the multi-purpose kitchen gadget.


    Includes a steamer basket, an egg steamer rack, a non-stick springform pan, a steaming stand, and one pair of silicone cooking pot mitts. The items in this set are made of food-grade stainless steel, have a high-temperature resistance, and corrosion-resistant. And if you're friend doesn't own an pressure cooker yet, and you're feeling extra generous, get them one here.

    Promising review: "These accessories are a game-changer if you cook with an Instant Pot. No more figuring out ways to cook certain things, and not get burnt. Why make things hard on yourself when the accessories cost so little?" —Stacey Marie Thomas

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    3. Or how about treating them to an Instant Pot while you're at it? Like this floral-printed Instant Pot that functions as a food warmer, pressure cooker, slow cooker, sauté pan, egg cooker, cake maker, rice cooker, and steamer, while looking v pretty.


    It features 12 built-in programs, speeds up normal cooking speeds by two to six times, and a has a three-ply inner pot stainless steel bottom.

    Promising review: "Instant pots are not only one of the most used cooking tools in my kitchen, but also one of the most convenient ways to cook many dishes. Not only do they have a wide array of functions but these special edition versions are sure to brighten up your counter top as well! All it takes is some Googling to find awesome recipes and most of them can all be cooked by placing all the ingredients in the pot and setting the function and timer. To go the extra mile, some recipes call for using steam racks and/or combining two dishes to cook at once, (usually rice and something else). I am still learning and hope to master all the functions." —DizzleChizzle

    Get it from Walmart for $99 (available in two colors).

    4. An AeroGarden that'll allow them to grow some plants or herbs without having to worry about the daily time commitment, or the lack of sunlight they may have in their new living space.


    It comes with seeds for Genovese basil, curly parsley, dill, mint, thyme, Thai basil, as well as Miracle-Gro plant food. The energy-efficient LED grow lights automatically turn on and off and the system reminds you when to water and add plant food.

    Check out our review of this super easy-to-use AeroGarden!

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $129.99 (originally $189.99).

    5. A 58-piece stainless steel kitchen set for getting them set up with pretty much anything they may need to cook with — if you're willing to splurge on someone extra special, this is the perfect way to do it.

    The Home Depot

    Includes a 9" frying pan, a 1.5 qt. sauce pan with a lid, a 3 qt. casserole pan with a lid, a lasagna pan with a rack, three mixing bowls (5 qt., 3 qt., and 1.5 qt.) with lids, a 5 qt. colander, a tool caddy, six kitchen tools (slotted spoon, solid spoon, slotted turner, whisk, potato masher, and spaghetti server), 16 pieces of cutlery (four table spoons, four tea spoons, four table forks, and four knives), a pizza cutter, a can opener, a can puncher/bottle opener, a peeler, a set of tongs, a hand grater, a spoon rest, a chopping board, a trivet, a set of four measuring cups, a set of four measuring spoons, and three baking tools (one brush, and two spatulas). It's all made of durable stainless-steel, and is dishwasher-safe!

    Get it from The Home Depot for $199.

    6. A Homesick candle to bring the scent of their home country, state, city, or favorite memory into their new living quarters.


    Get a state candle from Amazon or Homesick for $29.95, or see more options like cities, countries, and memories on Homesick's website.

    7. A wine glass caddy that'll have them sitting back and relaxing after a long day of unpacking boxes and setting up furniture, in the tub with a glass of their favorite alcoholic, or non-alcoholic beverage.


    This thing is ideal to hang on glass, mirror, and glazed tile. It's made of strong, recyclable, dishwasher-safe ABS plastic. Just clean the surface before sticking on the holder and make sure to wait 24 hours before using it.

    Get it from Amazon for $13.95 (available in six colors).

    8. A custom map cutting and prep board for a supes cool way of cutting up produce, meats, cheeses, and maybe even becoming better acquainted with the area surrounding their new place.


    It's recommended to hand-wash this with mild detergent.

    Get it from UncommonGoods for $50.

    9. A bathroom sign to remind them and their house guests to please, for the love of all that is good and right in the world, flush the toilet AND wash your hands. I'm BEGGING.


    Get them from Target: the Remember to Flush sign (left) for $14.99, or the Wash Your Hands sign (right) for $14.99.

    10. A portable turntable that'll serve as a great piece of decor in any living space, even if they don't have any vinyl records (yet).


    The turntable can play at two speeds: 33 1/3 and 45 RPM. It features a diamond stylus needle and has an aux output and input. If you're looking for some good vinyl records I highly recommend Taylor Swift's Reputation... Or 1989...Or Red... Or, well, I think you get the point.

    Promising review: "Great record player for someone who just wants to play records and doesn't want a lot of external hardware to contend with. The sound is great, it's portable, and small enough to place anywhere in your home. It's especially great for a small space." —DomesticArtist

    Get it from Amazon for $142.89 (originally $219.95).

    11. A tea infuser mug purrfect for the person who can always be seen with their favorite herbal beverage in-hand — plus, this is great for bringing/brewing tea on-the-go.


    The tea cup/maker are made of high-hear borosilicate glass that can withstand temperatures of up to 150 degrees C. It's BPA-free and non-toxic. It contains three pieces — the glass cup body, high-quality plastic lid, and removable stainless-steel strainer. It also comes with a postcard and coaster as a gift.

    Promising review: "Super cute glass tea infuser cup!! The cup does not look that big, but it holds a full glass of tea with no issue. I have used it only with a tea bag, but I plan to use it with some loose-leaf tea that I have at home . I haven't had it long, but I have already gotten compliments on it from everyone who has walked into my office today." —Foreverjaded

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in five colors).

    12. A custom hand-painted ornament — a forward-thinking gift to get them now so they'll have a personalized portrait of the exterior of their apartment building ready to hang on their tree come the holidays.


    Get it from Heavenly Treasures on Etsy for $60.

    13. A funny noodle bowl and chopstick set that'll definitely be put to good use — sometimes, the thought of coming home after a long day at work or school and cooking in your tiny AF apartment kitchen just doesn't sound as good as heating up some ramen noodles.

    Urban Outfitters

    Includes the bowl and a set of wooden chopsticks. Plus, they're dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "I love eating ramen and the bowls that it is usually served in. When I saw this bowl, I knew I had to get it! It’s really convenient has a resting spot on the bowl for your chopsticks. It’s a good quality for the price! And the design is very comical." —TBC7

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $14 (available in two styles).

    14. A moisture-wicking sheet set for your sweaty friend who deserves a more comfortable (and certainly more dry) night's rest.


    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $51.99+ (originally $75, available in four colors, and five sizes).

    15. A Harry Potter soup mug to make the Potter-lover in your life forget about all of the other food they can make for dinner, because once they see the steam rising out like a magical, bubbling cauldron, they're gonna become full-time soup eaters.


    This is a ceramic mug with a lid and spoon! It can hold up to 16 oz.

    Get it from Amazon for $15.98 (originally $18.98).

    16. A queen size bed-in-a-box that'll be super simple for them to set up. There is truly no better gift than the gift of sleep.


    This bed is designed with gel memory foam and is made of hypoallergenic material. It's super easy to set up. Just unbox it, cut the protective wrap, unroll, and watch your mattress expand. Doesn't include a foundation.

    Promising review: "Nice, thick, and fluffy. Definitely a worthy bed for the price. A nice queen starter for anybody — an apartment or just starting out." —Violet j.

    Get it from Amazon for $222.88 (originally $339.99).

    17. A set of four mini cocottes with a cookbook perfect for single-serve meals, which, if they're living relatively on their own, is gonna make cooking so much easier.


    Each cocotte holds up to 8 fl. oz. These are microwave-, oven-, broiler-, and dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "They are perfect! And a great cookbook for the perfect amount for each pot. Beautiful color and durability, of course, it's Le Creuset! Top quality!" —PattiLovesLancome

    Get a set of four from Nordstrom for $100 (originally $119, available in three colors).

    18. A hanging photo display to provide them a fun-looking place to show-off pictures of their family, friends, original photographs, and of course, a pic of the two of you.


    Promising review: "I love this thing! Comes with directions that make hanging it idiot-proof — easiest thing I've hung in my apartment since moving in. Comes with enough of the little clothes pins, (which are kind of cheaply made but do the trick)." —Katie Alexander

    Get it from Amazon for $20 (available in four colors).

    19. A compact side table that can be used to hold their snacks, drinks, lamps, plants, phones, or anything else really, and is small and light enough to easily move around.


    Get it from Amazon for $73.12+ (available in two colors).

    20. A hello mat, which is definitely more cute and unique than a typical welcome mat. Look at that perfect script.


    Get it from Amazon for $22.99 (available in five colors).

    21. A unicorn bottle holder to drink, I mean, provide a convenient and cute place for wine. Look at this little thing, it looks so happy just chugging away. Can't say I blame him!


    Get it from Amazon for $22.95 (originally $29.95).

    22. A book filled with adorable and hilarious photos of very good doggos catching treats that'll make a great coffee table fixture.


    Promising review: "Just TRY to flip through this and not smile! The photographer expertly captured these adorable puppers being the majestic clowns that they are, each one unique in her/his attempt, (or, er, lack of attempt), to catch a treat. Perfect showcase of crazy eyes and adorable wittle teefs, (yes, the overwhelming cuteness of these dogs will have you talking like that). GREAT (best?) COFFEE TABLE BOOK." —Nat

    Get it from Amazon for $12.23.

    23. An antique book-design tissue/napkin dispenser to get the person who has a hard time ever putting their favorite read down, even to do something simple like blow their nose.


    Get it from Amazon for $22.99.

    24. A set of laboratory shot glasses so the science fanatic can pour up those liquid scientific elements...(?) or ya know, take shots of alcohol. I don't know science terms, sorry.


    Includes two Erlenmeyer flasks and two beakers. These are made from thick-grade laboratory borosilicate glass, and are dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "I love these shot glasses — always a huge hit at parties. They’re durable, easy to clean, and a great conversation piece. They’re also good for portioning out cocktails. I especially like the larger capacity of these guys. I use them all the time, for cocktails and for cooking as well!" —Mitch F.

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $19.98 (originally $21.99).

    25. Marshmallow mugs that'll be great when they want to sip on some yummy hot cocoa, coffee, or tea — they could probably also use this for a small portion of soup, or even just a quick, smiley drink of water.


    Each mug can hold up to 6 oz. and comes with its own hot cocoa recipe card. These are microwave- and dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "I got these as a gift for my best friend's birthday. She loved them, and they were super cute so it was totally worth it. They looked exactly like the picture. They are very small, but she said that's what you expect with cocoa mugs." —Paige Briana

    Get them from Amazon for $37.95 (originally, $39.99).

    26. A Coca-Cola napkin dispenser to help them transform their kitchen into a cute retro diner.


    Get it from Amazon for $18.95.

    27. A motion-sensing table lamp that'll brighten up even the darkest of apartment spaces — while saving energy so the light isn't constantly shining when not needed.


    Requires four C batteries (not included). It has four settings: moonlight, daylight, off, and motion/light sensing for daylight only.

    Promising review: "I love this lamp! We needed a battery-operated lamp for the top of the stairs, (no outlet there). I keep this lamp on the motion-sensor setting. It is the perfect little lamp! It turns on when needed — stays on for about 30 seconds. There are other settings too, but we find it most useful on motion-sensor. It is small so I have it sitting on a small stack of hardcover books (looks decorative.)" —CDG

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    28. A celestial plant shelf to add some flare into any living space, regardless if they actually put a plant on the shelf or not.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $59.

    29. A set of monogram tipsy wine glasses you can get etched with a letter of your choice, which is basically like encouraging your friend to host a wine night in their new apartment and include you on the invite ASAP.


    These have a 12 oz. capacity, and are dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "These wine glasses were the perfect gift for my wine-loving friend for her engagement. Got her the initial of her new last name. The 360 bottom makes them unique and a fun piece for the table." —Fharvey

    Get them from Nordstrom for $48.

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