Roommate Gift List

Picking out the perfect roommate gift can be tricky, but the team at My First Apartment is here to help with dozens of ideas across different price ranges and for roomies with different hobbies and habits. Check the list, add to your card, and GO for a great holiday season with your roommate.


  • Baked goods
  • Festive brunch at your apartment
  • Framed photo of you two or something they love
  • Kitchen gadget (like this Avocado Slicer!)
  • Festive decoration
  • Card with thoughtful written note
  • Framed printed quote


  • Coffee mug & favorite brew or tea
  • Fancy or festive glassware, or metal ice cubes
  • Cookbooks
  • Favorite wine or craft beer
  • Small jewelry
  • Gratitude or bullet journal
  • Felt letter sign
  • Splurge-y bathroom essentials
  • Smart sockets
  • Latest bestseller or business book
  • Small decor or knick knack item
  • Gift card to their favorite coffee shop


  • Exercise gear
  • Bluetooth headphones
  • Jewelry or nice belt
  • Wallet
  • Travel sized perfume or cologne
  • Cozy throw blanket
  • Robe and slippers
  • Amazon Fire Stick
  • Google Home Mini
  • Amazon Echo Dot
  • Gift card to their favorite lunch or dinner spot
  • “Coupon” for a night of bowling or a movie with your roomie


These ideas should get you started on the hunt for the perfect gift for the person you share “home” with! Even if you aren’t very close with your roommate, consider one of the cheaper gifts as a nice gesture. Leave it packaged on your counter or arrange a time to exchange gifts! And remember – if they don’t get you anything in return, it’s OK! What are your go-to roommate gift ideas? What has gone wonderfully in the past?

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Sarah is a dog lover and advocate for conversation & laughing at your own jokes. Since finishing her college career in communications, she began working (and living) in Atlanta. After living in a few different apartments over the last few years, she's ready to share experiences. Stay tuned for adventures, tips and advice!

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