Housewarming gifts are always a thoughtful gesture, but when the recipient is particularly tight on space it can be tough to choose one that won't become clutter. A few things to consider when shopping: practical gifts that look good enough to leave out and have a small footprint are the most appreciated. 1.
For frequent trips to the laundry mat, this stylish laundry bag comes with reinforced shoulder straps for portability and a clothing care cheat sheet. It can even double as a hamper at home.
Laundry Bag, $39 from Izola
2. Hanging Glass Planters accommodate easy to maintain air plants and keep countertops clear.
Shane Powers Hanging Glass Bubble Collection, $19-$34 from West Elm
3. The Citiz from Nespresso is one of the most compact espresso machines on the market. It fits perfectly on a counter with limited space and is stylish enough to leave out.
$250 from Nespresso
4. Sometimes the best gift is inspiration. Because this book is centered around small space design, it's a coffee table staple with ideas they can actually use.
Apartment Therapy's Big Book of Small Cool Spaces, $19.80 from Amazon
5. Make them a mix tape they can upload directly to their computer with this smart little USB Compilation Tape from See Jane Work. The 1GB USB drive can be reused after the songs are uploaded.
$17 from See Jane Work
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