It’s so exciting when friends or family move into their first apartment! A whole new stage of life requires a special gift.
First apartment gifts don’t have to be expensive, but of course, they can if you like giving luxurious gifts.
Personally, I like giving gifts that are genuinely useful for someone who just moved into their first apartment.
If you feel the same, then read on because below I’ve listed several of the best gift ideas for someone who just moved into their first apartment.
Stackable clear bowls
Clear bowls like this, preferably in a few different sizes, are SO useful. For some reason many people forget about these when they just move into their place, which is why this is useful gift.
Neutral cotton throw
Throw blankets are great for decor on the couch or bed. I personally like having several to rotate, style and cozy up with on the couch during colder days.
Multi purpose basket
A basket like this can be used for plants, as extra storage or simply as a cool decor item adding a warm touch to the living room or bed room.
They’re also super affordable, which makes them a great first apartment gift.
You can also wrap this one up nicely, and maybe include some cute first apartment care items.
Crochet pom throw pillow
Most of the throw pillows actually turn out to be just pillow covers (raise your hand if that has happened to you!).
This crochet pom pom throw pillow is both the case + pillow cover.
I personally think these pillows look best in sets of at least 2, so that’s something to consider.
Gold bag clips
A super affordable, quirky gift but aren’t these gold clips the cutest?
When I moved into my first apartment, small but super-useful items were so welcome.
These clips keep your food packaging neatly closed and fresh. I personally like using these for my coffee beans and rice.
For the lazy cooks, this vegetable chopper is the answer! I haven’t used this one yet myself, but it seems like the entire internet is raving about it.
Basically, you put any vegetable in the chopper and the result is finely chopped veggies.
Stainless steel travel mug
I love a good looking travel mug! Maybe your friend is starting a new job or she moved to a new city, a mug like this will always come in handy.
This sleek looking mug comes in a ton of different colors, but I personally thought the ‘latte’ color looks best.
Hand woven storage baskets
These storage baskets are the best! Whether you use them in your pantry for small food items or in your bathroom for make-up.
They even look great on shelves for decor as well.
Storage baskets like this serve a zillion different purposes, which is why they always come in handy for someone who just moved into their first apartment.
Glass airtight containers
Love a good glass container! Works well in the kitchen to store sugar or tea. Also works amazing in the bathroom.
For a complete gift, you can fill these containers with your friend’s favorite tea or candy. It’s personal, super useful, and budget-friendly.
Cute gray ottoman
An ottoman is always a hit with house guests. It’s cozy, comfortable to sit on, you can put your feet on it.
Ottoman poufs like this are super affordable and make a cute first apartment gift that your friend will undoubtedly love.
Set of unique wine glasses
Wine glasses are a pretty common first apartment gift, but that doesn’t make them any less great!
If you’re thinking of gifting wine glasses, why not opt for a unique style like these stemless glasses?
Marble tray for kitchen or bathroom
This clean, sleek and minimal marble tray is a great gift for your style conscious friends.
Plus, it’s super versatile. Use it for jewelry, decorate it with candles, keep perfumes.
New Orleans homesick candle
This ‘homesick’ New Orleans candle is a super cute gift for someone who’s moving to another city.
It comes in a stylish candle holder and the scent is a combo of orange, musk, vanilla, and bay leaf amongst others.
Japanese tea pot
This tea pot for loose leaf tea is perfect for your tea loving friends! It looks super stylish, which makes it great for anyone’s first apartment.
It’s also surprisingly affordable for the quality!
You can never go wrong with a good vase as an apartment gift. If you ask me, at least!
This vase set is incredibly well priced and according to the 4000+ plus amazon reviews great value.