If it’s the thought that counts, let’s give it some thought. Gifting our friends and family is always fun, but for gift recipients, finding enough space to store the new treasures can be difficult. But—if those treasures are meant specifically for their small spaces, you’re officially their new favorite person. Read on to shop our favorite gifts for people in cozy quarters!

Urban Outfitters Minimal Rose Gold Shower Caddy, $29
Okay, so admittedly a shower caddy isn’t the most glamorous gift, but it’s definitely a practical one. For small showers or bathrooms low on storage space, it’s a great hold-all for the essentials. Dress it up a bit by including some of your gift recipient’s favorite luxe bath or skincare products with the caddy (here are some of our faves).

Closed Mondays Hanging Planter, $60
A pretty planter is a great gift idea, chiefly because it’s a foolproof one as pretty much everyone (save those allergic to flowers) loves plants. This handmade hanging basket planter is especially ideal for small spaces because it makes the most of available ceiling space instead of cluttering floors or tables.
West Elm Moroccan Pouf, $299
Help your friend spruce up their living room decor by gifting them a leather pouf. Aside from being an uber-stylish find, this piece works well in tiny apartments because it can be used as a seating option, ottoman, or even makeshift coffee table.
Anthropologie Brass Mirror Shelf, $38
Endlessly chicer than the standard over-the-door metal options, this mirror shelf is definitely a space-saver. Thanks to the antique brass finish, it looks more like an elegant wall decor item than a functional organizational piece.
Farmhouse Pottery Pick + Store Basket, $38+
Made in New Hampshire from New England Ash and featuring contemporary leather handles, these baskets come in three sizes to work with a range of square footage constraints. Store anything from throw blankets to shoes in these useful products.

Gneiss Spice Everything Spice Kit, $130
For the aspiring chef in the unfortunate position of having a tiny kitchen, this is the perfect gift. Instead of crowding much-needed cabinet or countertop space, these magnetic jars adhere to the side of the fridge.

Hawkins New York Louise Trays in Copper, $50+
Perfect as either a beautiful decorative object or a useful serving tool, these enamel-finished copper trays make for a great gift. For the small space dwellers who want a bar cart but don’t have room for one, DIY a bar station by propping the tray on a flat surface and curating a display of some favorite liquors and bar accessories.
Urban Outfitters Wire Wall Square Grid, $59
This wire grid is the perfect gift for a friend because you can include mementos or polaroids and make it sentimental. Dress up an empty wall with this Pinterest-approved photo display.

Sweet & Sparkling Candy Bento Box, $65
The best gift for someone in a tiny apartment? Food, because it doesn’t take up any permanent space. And if your edible gift is anywhere as delicious as these sweet treats, we’re betting they won’t be taking up space in cupboards for a long time either.

Umbra Cubist Wall Shelf, $39.99
In tiny spaces like studios, having a real entryway might not be wise. A chic shelf like this hung near the door will provide a convenient drop off for things like keys and phones while taking up literally no floorspace at all.
Minted-Domino “Wild Grass Study”, $21
The best thing about a framed piece of art is that doesn’t take up valuable floor space. Your giftee can pick the perfect spot, and remember your thoughtfulness whenever she sees it. This black and white print shows something as simple as a garden weed in intricate detail.


Safavieh Damien 3 Drawer Storage Unit, $240.99
Seating and storage are the two superheroes of small spaces. A bench like this provides both, and its neutral color scheme will fit in nicely in most homes without disrupting the existing decor.

This guide was originally published November 2015. It was updated November 2017.

See more gift guides:
What to Gift the Aspiring Ina Garten in Your Life
15 Boozy Gifts For Your Favorite Cocktail Maven
Foolproof Gifts For the Beauty Fan in Your Life

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