life in a tiny apartment.

December 11, 2013

Tip #86: Holiday gift ideas.

This year, I went tiny with my holiday decorating. Tiny trees with tiny lights because nothing else would do. More on that here.

But today let’s talk a little about the gifts that come as part of the season’s rituals. Last year I let you know my favorite categories of goods for tiny apartment gift giving, but this year, I’ve decided to let you in on my top ten gifts. Herewith, ten useful things to give tiny apartment dwellers, without, as my mom would say, upsetting the apple cart:

1. a bathmat wee enough to fit in a tiny bathroom.
2. a cutting board, with a handle to hang from (sold out & one of a kind, but keep your eyes open for more of the same).
3. bath towels pretty enough to look at, thin enough to dry quickly.
4. an extra seat for folding away.
5. a delicious candle, because comestibles win every time.
6. an extension cord, because even basics should be easy on the eyes.
7. a two-in-one pan, because of course.
8. magnetic hooks, because hanging things comes in handy.
9. a set of cord wraps, for wrangling.
10. a trusty radio, because it’s one of the favorite things we have in our tiny spot

Tiny apartment survival tips #1 – 85 right here.

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  • Reply Lornas wishing well December 11, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    Cant resist a candle! x

  • Reply Sandy Caribou December 11, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    Such a good, sensible list! That Le Creuset two in one is magnificent. Want want want.


  • Reply kelly summers December 11, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    great suggestions! we're building a tiny home (~140sq ft) and i'm always looking for useful and convenient tools and gadgets 🙂

  • Reply Neurotic Workaholic December 11, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    Thanks for the tips, especially about the bath mat and towels. I bought a West Elm bath mat not realizing that it would be a little too big for my tiny bathroom, so I'll keep suggestions in mind for next time.

  • Reply Amanda December 12, 2013 at 4:13 am

    Ahhhhh those tiny lights and tiny trees are so charming!

  • Reply Yelle December 16, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    your list is so great! every single item on this list i would be happy to receive and happy to give!

  • Reply Anonymous December 18, 2013 at 7:00 am

    Hello Erin, I was curious to know if you used any makeup, if so what brands? Thank you 🙂

  • Reply Anonymous December 18, 2013 at 7:40 am

    Great tips as usual, I am interested to know if you use the Thayer's witch hazel both morning/night? Also do you just let water run down your face? Your no cleanser concept has really intrigued me, thank you.

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