First Apartment Gifts on Our Santa Wish List

The holiday season is in full-swing over here at My First Apartment! We are buzzing with great ideas for saving money during the holidays, inexpensive ways to bring the holiday spirit to your apartment, and even how to have a stress-free holiday party with your roommates. However, we’ve yet to cover the most fun topic of all — gifts for your first apartment! Pull out that crayon-written list to Santa and add these fun, useful, and apartment savvy gifts to your holiday wish list. We have no doubt you’ve been good this year!

A Little Bit of Inspiration:

Elle Decor Cover

10 issues for $19.99 at

As decoristas at heart, would couldn’t help but include this subscription to Elle Decor to our apartment wish list. It’s full of fun decorating ideas, nifty advice, and great picture and you get to enjoy it all year long! Everyone could use a little inspiration this holiday season!

Save Space & Enjoy Treats Too:

Ninja Mega Kitchen

 Ninja Mega Kitchen for $179.99 at

It’s common knowledge among first-time apartment renters that saving space is key and that’s exactly why we love this Ninja Mega Kitchen four-in-one blender, mixer, juicer, and food processor. With this little handy dandy appliance, you don’t have to worry about investing in four different products, you can save much-needed cabinet space, and enjoy great treats too. The best part? The price is phenomenal compared to similar products!

Stay Warm & Cuddly:

Micro Fleece SheetsMicrofleece Sheets starting at $22.99 at

Never gotten to experience the soft goodness of microfleece sheets? Then these definitely need to make their way on to your holiday apartment wish list. Not only will inspire cuddliness for days, they will keep you warm! With these on your bed, you won’t have to worry about bumping up the heat just to stay warm and you’ll save on the electricity bill too!

Try Out Your Green Thumb:

Mason Jar Herb Garden SetHerb Garden Set for $25 at

‘Tis the season for trying new things and we are excited to try out our green thumbs this year! Since most of us apartment  dwellers don’t have a nice, green back yard, this cute little herb garden set is the perfect way to enjoy an apartment garden! It’s no secret that fresh herbs taste the best and growing your herbs on your own is a fun, rewarding, and yummy experience.

Incorporate Some Style:

Triple Tiered Pendant Lamp for $64 at

Practicality is great, but that doesn’t mean some fabulous and stylish finds shouldn’t make their way onto your list. A personal favorite of ours is this three tiered pendant lamp. It’s a great way to spice up a swag lamp, it looks more expensive than it is, and it’s cute too. With your first apartment holiday wish list, don’t be afraid to add decor pieces that you’ve been eyeing all year!

For Some Holiday Spirits:

Bar Cart

Bar Car for $80 at

Bar carts are expensive, expensive, expensive, but they are useful and beyond perfect for any apartment decor. In our holiday shopping adventures, we stumbled upon this gem over at and instantly added it to our list to Santa. It’s versatile and perfect for enjoying a few holiday sprits with friends, family, and roomies!

Smart & Space Savvy:

Fold Out Desk

Fold Out Desk for $150 at

We are all about finding great furniture pieces that are perfect for apartment living and this fold out desk definitely takes the cake for this year! We especially like the idea that you can use it for multiple things — a desk station, a breakfast table, or a food prep area! It was a difficult competition, but this apartment savvy find is at the top of our list!

What about you, first time apartment dweller? What is making its way on to your holiday gift list? We always love a great find, so share below!

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Audra is a recent college graduate and an aspiring writer based in her home state of Georgia. She’s a lover of the sweetest Southern tea, warm weather, and decorating with lots of color, DIY projects, and shabby chic pieces. Her apartment living journey is still young, so she’s busy navigating the ups and downs and learning along the way. For more from Audra, follow her on Pinterest or check out her website

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