By: Elise Castelaz
Looking for the perfect housewarming gift for your friend finally leaving the nest? Look no further! We’ve put together an extensive list of the perfect first apartment gifts, and even better, they can all be found on Amazon. So go ahead and hop on your (or your mom’s, we don’t judge) Prime account and grab that last minute housewarming gift.
This cocktail shaker kit comes with all the basics for making fancy af cocktails, and at about $22 for a 6-piece set, it’s a steal!
A classic- the Fujifilm Polaroid Camera makes an amazing move-in gift because it is a perfect way to capture special moments, like a housewarming or dinner party.
Help your friends make a good first impression with their new neighbors with a cheery welcome mat for their front door.
Provide the gift of the perfect background music at all times by snagging a portable Bluetooth speaker. Perfect for use inside the home, picnics in the backyard, and anywhere else your friend enjoys good tunes!
Is your friend more analogue than Bluetooth? Instead of a speaker, try a sweet, vintage-looking record player.
You won’t know you need this tool kit until you really need it- which is why this makes the perfect thoughtful and useful gift.
As if a spread of cheese and grapes wasn’t already the easiest way to feel classy fast- take your friend’s charcuterie board to the next level with this gorgeous wood and marble cutting board. It comes with three knives that fit right into the board for satisfyingly cute functionality.
Hippy at heart? This super cute macramé plant hanger is less than $10 and will help your friend get a head start on her trendy urban jungle.
This giant bean bag pillow will make your friend’s new apartment the ultimate hang out spot. Sprawl out alone, or pile on with all your friends!
Every apartment needs a good coffee table book collection! Help your friend start theirs off with this inspirational book of adventures- The Bucket List: 1000 Adventures Big and Small.
Okay, admittedly cleaning supplies aren’t the sexiest. But this set of 5 pure, sulfate-free detergents and cleaners are the perfect starter set for a new apartment dweller.
There’s nothing like a good book and perfect cup of coffee on a rainy day right? This pillow would agree, and we think your friend will too!
Speaking of coffee… this coffee maker does it all! It can brew up a full pot, or just a single serve, and takes both coffee grounds or coffee pods.
A tried and true favorite for transforming a plain old wall into a centerpiece: a tapestry! Take a room from boring to boho in literal seconds.
These eco-friendly and stylish silicon and bamboo utensils are a perfect kitchen starter set.
This joyfully colorful 13-piece mixing bowl set is another great gift to make sure your friend’s kitchen always stays fully stocked! It even includes measuring cups, a mesh-wire strainer, and a colander that all nest neatly into each other for easy storage in a small apartment kitchen.
Turn even the smallest bathroom into a bright, happy space with this adorable shower curtain. The banana leaf pattern will bring all the tropical vibes without actually having to leave your house.
Everyone dreads the sound of their alarm in the morning, so give the gift of a peaceful morning, every morning with this awesome wake-up light. It stimulates a sunrise that will wake you up gradually and peacefully, but still has backup alarm sounds if your friend is a heavy sleeper!
Give your friend a gift that’s both trendy and functional: a modern yet rustic hanging shelf. She can display pictures, plants, knickknacks, and more on the sleek and sturdy circular shelf.
Light up a room and your friend’s smile with this gift. This super cool neon light comes in every letter of the alphabet and numbers 1-9, so you can pick the letter of your friend’s name, or buy multiple and spell out a word or the numbers of her address for a sweet personal touch.
With first apartments come first roommates. Help your friend mediate complaints with a sense of humor with this hilarious sticky-note set.
A hanging hammock chair is a super unique gift, and will instantly make your friend’s living room or deck extra relaxing, not to mention really cute too!
What Do You Meme is a perfect housewarming gift! It will provide lots of laughs, and a great, easy way to entertain a group.
An aromatherapy diffuser is a perfect gift for anyone, life is stressful! Your friend will love the natural wood grain pattern and soothing colored lights of this humidifying diffuser.
Apartments aren’t typically known for their abundant amounts of storage and organization space. This slim, 3-tier rolling cart is the perfect way to make the most out of a small space.