As much as we’d like to receive a fancy-as-hell espresso machine or a Gucci chair, our tiny apartments aren’t exactly welcoming to sizable gifts. With itty-bitty abodes in mind, here are six gifts that take up virtually no space.
Food That They’ll Eat Quickly
Oh no, I wish you hadn’t given me a tin of utterly delicious peppermint bark, said no gift recipient ever. Food gifts are a no-brainer—especially for those who are short on space. Not only do these not typically take up a ton of room, chances are they’ll be gone so quickly it won’t matter anyway. Here are a few (um, 17) more things to make.
A Movie Subscription
If you live in a tiny space, it makes sense that you’d want to get out a lot, yes? Our favorite escape is the movies, especially with MoviePass, which lets you see unlimited films for less than $10 a month. Gift subscriptions start at $30 for three months and go up to $120 for a full year.
A Sleek Smartphone
The display on both the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note8 stretches from edge to edge, giving you the most amount of screen that fits in your hand.
A Seamless Gift Card
Cooking and cleaning up in a tiny kitchen can be a drag. Keep the focus on the food with a gift card to a food delivery service like Seamless, no cleaning, slicing or sautéing required.
Tickets to a Broadway show or sporting event, a fancy dinner, a spa day. The possibilities here are pretty much endless. Plus, an experiential gift takes up zero space, save the space in their mind where they’ll always remember what a cool, thoughtful gift-giver you are.
A Donation in Their Name
Speaking of thoughtful gifts, a donation to a charity that’s close to his or her heart is an excellent, no-stuff option. Whether they’re passionate about animals, clean water or the environment, do a little research to determine where your money will be most useful, then make a donation in their name. It’s a gift pretty much everyone can feel good about.
OK, so this one takes up a little space, but we say a standout pair of earrings like these Mignonne Gavigan babies are totally worth it. You know what they say about things in small packages…