Whether you’re marking a special occasion or want a present to show you care, finding a unique and thoughtful gift can help boost your roommate relationship without breaking the bank. If that gift just happens to help you, too? Even better. Here are some ideas for finding amazing gifts for roommates you’ll both love.
Some Necessary Baking Supplies
If you have a roommate who loves to bake, well, that’s one habit you want to encourage. After all, the more your roommate bakes, the more you can get in on those sweet treats. Gifting your roomie with an essential like flexible rubber spatulas will have them inspired to continually whip up treats to share.
Give your roommate a set with two different color spatulas so they can reserve each for different tasks. That helps prevent cross-contamination issues, so they can dive right into baking brownies even before you clean up from making dinner.
A Cute Set of Coasters
You can easily find a set of coasters that fits right in with your home decor, all while checking the boxes of an awesome roommate gift. If your roommate tends to leave their drink atop your favorite furniture, coasters offer the perfect way to keep your beloved tabletop safe as well.
Whether your roommate is a huge sports fan or fan of cute animals, you’re sure to find a coaster set they’ll love. Use them for parties, use them for your nightly hangouts, use them whenever you see your roommate about to set their drink down on your elegant wood furniture.
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Looking for a present for someone who seems to have it all? They probably don’t have a chic and sophisticated place to throw their keys. Never worry about misplacing your keys or mail again, thanks to a useful and attractive key and mail holder.
Sure, it’s ostensibly a gift for your roommate. But if you can never figure out where you left your keys when you’re scrambling to get out the door in the morning, this gift will also help you out.
An Immunity-Boosting Tea Box
Whether your roommate is feeling a little sniffly or you just want to give them something tasty yet healthy to have on hand, they’re sure to appreciate a gift box filled with immunity-boosting tea. Teas made from delicious fruits and herbs can provide a range of health benefits.
There’s also nothing quite like a warm mug of tea when you’re curling up on the couch for a laid-back movie night and roommate bonding time. Who knows? Maybe they’ll share a mug with you, too.
A (Low-Maintenance) Houseplant
You can’t go wrong with a houseplant if you’re looking for a just-because gift to show your roomie you care — all while upgrading the vibes in your own living space. Having plants around the house can help boost your mood and even improve concentration and creativity while reducing stress.
A low-maintenance plant like a cactus gives your roommate that self-care goodness, without the stress of having a finicky plant that will likely, you know, die. You’ll also get to enjoy the beauty and benefits of having a plant elevating your living situation, so that’s a win-win. Your unit already overrun with tons of plants? Surprise your roommate with a micro-mini cactus for the ultimate adorable gift-giving idea.
A Set of Wine Supplies
So you have a roommate who loves a good glass of wine. If you’re not ready to spring for a super-expensive bottle, you can still gift them with something perfect for wine enthusiasts. A wine aerator unleashes a wine’s full potential, and it’s something your roommate can keep using time and time again, long after you drink that one bottle together.
A bathtub wine glass holder is another fun gift for the wine aficionado in your life. Pair the two products to make a great gift set, or just choose one for an easy gift. Of course, you’ll get to enjoy having both products around your unit!
What’s a TubShroom, you ask? Not only is it a great unexpected gift for your roommate, but it’s also the key to preventing future arguments. If you both have luscious locks, you’re probably used to pulling hairballs the size of small mammals from your drain. That’s undoubtedly kind of icky, and it’s also a recipe for dredging up hard feelings when it’s your turn to get elbow-deep in bathroom cleaning.
Even if you have an effective chore chart for roommates, no one loves pulling up all that hair. Enter: The TubShroom, a simple drain cover that neatly fits right in your drain. Just wipe off the TubShroom, put it back, and you’re ready to go. No more liquid drain cleaners. No more expensive plumber bills. No more fights about who needs to get a haircut to keep the peace.
A Waterproof Notepad
Help your roommate keep track of all the amazing ideas they’re clearly having during their hour-long showers (because they’re not in there so long dealing with hair in the drain, thanks to your TubShroom). A waterproof notepad with suction cups for easy mounting lets you capture your thoughts even mid-shower, so these useful tools are sure to delight the roommate who spends more time in the shower than anywhere else in the apartment.
You can also use waterproof notepads to jot down shared shopping lists in the rain, or to leave each other funny notes to find when it’s shower time. And if you use the pad to come up with the perfect angle for your research paper while in the shower, hey, who can blame you? You’re paying for that hot water, too.
Building a positive roommate relationship goes beyond just setting rules you both can live by. These unique gifts for roommates are sure to inspire good vibes.
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