Here's How to Give a Gift to Someone Who Lives in a Small Space

Here's How to Give a Gift to Someone Who Lives in a Small Space

Jennifer Hunter
Aug 8, 2015

Everyone loves getting presents, but so many small space dwellers have come to dread the sight of huge wrapped box coming in their door because, well, where will they put it? Don't make your nice gesture turn into a headache for its recipient. Unless they ask for something specific, here are the types of presents that small space dwellers love getting.


This could be great coffee, wine or chocolate OR it could be another type of little luxury that can be used up — a delicious-smelling candle or a beautiful bouquet of flowers. These things are all super thoughtful gifts that you can easily personalize to your recipient's tastes without filling up their storage. They'll appreciate the gesture of the gift AND your thoughtfulness regarding their lifestyle.

Experience gifts

Another great idea of a gift that'll be used up, only this time there's some extra adventure in the mix. This could be a meal (either with you or a gift certificate for later) at a great restaurant or tickets to something like a concert, a museum or a comedy show. Maybe they need a relaxing massage or a mani/pedi appointment. Bonus: this kind of gift is super easy to shop for and always fits!


Maybe they need something done around the house that you can help with like cleaning, setting up electronic equipment or painting a wall. If you're great at this stuff, then your time is a great gift. Otherwise, hiring a professional to take care of something that they need will be so much more valuable than another trinket.

Downloadable books

My friends and family know I love to read, but the last thing I need are more books to store and move. Sure, I could give them away when I'm done, but since I love to re-read my favs, I'd rather keep everything digitally tucked away on my iPad. Now my mom knows to send me a link to download when she wants me to read something specific.

Ok, small space dwellers, time to share: what's your ideal gift to get?

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