Cute Roommate Gifts (2021)
Think about it this way.
Either you are already the best roommate ever, and you and your roommate have become super close this year or over the years.
Or you’ve been super loud, super dirty, and have generally been the worst roommate ever.
Either way, you need to get your roommate a gift this holiday season!
If you’re looking for the gift ideas that will make you the best roomie ever, keep reading!
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Best Roommate Gift Ideas (2021)
No matter what kind of roommate you have, we have the perfect gift for her outlined below!
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The Best Roommate Gift Ideas
For the Best Friend Roommate: Personalized Necklace
With over 5,000 glowing reviews, it’s safe to say this is one roommate gift idea that will go over well.
The engraved charm necklace can be personalized with initials, monograms or anything you want. We especially love the look of a couple necklaces layered together!
No matter her age, this personalized necklace makes for a gorgeous roommate gift idea!
For the Newly Graduated Roommate: Card Case
This roommate gift idea is timeless, chic and practical.
The pretty metal card case can hold anything she wants – bills, credit cards, business cards or ID, so it makes for a pretty versatile gift!
Whether your roommate is a new college grad, a career woman on the rise or a friend who just started a new business, she’s sure to love how stylish and simple this case is.
It’s also a great gift if you have multiple roommates and want to get them all the same thing, but slightly different.
The card case comes in 5 pretty enamel colors and has angular edges rimmed in gold.
For the Stressed Out Roomie: Wine Club Subscription
Let’s face it – most of us want to enjoy the holidays with some relaxation and booze.
So, crush gift-giving this year with a Winc gift card. Merlot, chardonnay, or rosé?
No need to guess – you can gift them a gift card for a flight of Winc’s affordable but delicious wines and they can pick.
The Wine Club delivers personalized wines depending on the recipient’s palate and preferences.
For the Tech Obsessed Roommate: iPhone Case
First, who couldn’t use use this message right about now?
Second, even if your roommate has an iPhone case, you know she’s probably going to lose it, break it, or otherwise need a new one soon!
And finally, if all other options fail, this is an adorable iPhone case she can re-gift (as long as that won’t hurt your feelings too much!) to someone else in her family or friend group!
For the Politics Lover Roommate: Feminist Glasses
For the activist roommate or girl who loves strong female figures.
These gorgeous wine glasses celebrate the lives of 4 smart, courageous women who left their mark on history (Sojourner Truth, Marie Curie, Susan B Anthony and Clara Barton)
Gift these progressive glasses to your roommate and discuss feminism, career struggles or anything you like over wine nights.
For the Type A Roommate: Planner
Okay, fine, 2020 might have been the year where we all took our planners to the river and lit them on fire in a bonfire celebrating a wasted year. But 2021 is gonna be better, right? Right? For the optimists among us, consider getting your roommate this classic leather ruled notebook from Moleskine. We all probably have things we wished we accomplished this past year, so help be a positive influence on your roommate and get her year started on the right foot with this timeless leather planner!
Okay, fine, 2020 might have been the year where we all took our planners to the river and lit them on fire in a bonfire celebrating a wasted year.
But 2021 is gonna be better, right?
For the optimists among us, consider getting your roommate this classic leather ruled notebook from Moleskine.
We all probably have things we wished we accomplished this past year, so help be a positive influence on your roommate and get her year started on the right foot with this timeless leather planner!
For the Creative Roommate: Waterproof Notepad
Is your roommate an aspiring writer or artiste?
Then get them this creative notepad so they can jot down their creative ideas at any moment. Literally!
Since it’s waterproof, this notepad works in the shower, in the rain, in the hot tub – you name it. Each sheet is perforated so the notes can easily be taken with you too.
Or, here’s another cute notepad idea:
This post-it notepad is perfectly sized for a mobile phone, so they can jot down anything on the go.
For the Roomie Who Loves Sleeping In: Thermal Mug
Whether it’s coffee, espresso, or a more, ahem, adult beverage, who hasn’t needed to make theirs a double this year? Whether it’s wild nights out or grumpy mornings, odds are you see your roommate at her best and worst. You might as well help her get there quicker with this adorable “Make Mine A Double” Thermal Mug from Kate Spade, which stands at 16 ounces, insulates cold and hot beverages, and has a splash proof lid!
Whether it’s coffee, espresso, or a more, ahem, adult beverage, who hasn’t needed to make theirs a double this year?
Whether it’s wild nights out or grumpy mornings, odds are you see your roommate at her best and worst.
You might as well help her get there quicker with this adorable “Make Mine A Double” Thermal Mug from Kate Spade, which stands at 16 ounces, insulates cold and hot beverages, and has a splash proof lid!
For the Daily Horoscope Reader: Zodiac Glow Sign
For the roommate that’s constantly referring to her astrological sign and looking up her daily horoscope.
Let her set the tone of your space with this hammered metal LED sign that depicts zodiac symbols! Best of all, it can be mounted to the wall or displayed on a table.
For the Fashionista: Heated Slippers
These super soft fleece slippers take cute to the next level.
Not only are they super cozy, they also heat up!
Perfect for the roommate that suffers from cold hands and feet. Or for any friends that live in cold climates where there’s never enough heat!
For the Girly Girl: Cute Apartment Decor
Does your roommate love taking baths?
Then get her this adorable fun bath mat so she can turn her side of the apartment into a true at-home spa.
Colorful letters, a shag cotton construction and fun matching tassels make this cute and unique. Also plenty of other cute bathmats and home accessories here.
For the Roommate You Don’t Know Well: Tub Drain Protector
This is one of those tiny gifts that make a big hit – especially if you have multiple roommates sharing the same space.
The tub drain protector collects hair in the shower so that your bathroom stays clean and clog free. It’s tiny, but it pacts a punch!
For the Hipster Roomie: Indoor Garden
Fresh herbs make all the difference.
If your roommate has a green thumb (or hopes to have one!), get them this indoor herb kit. This option is a more charming mason jar system, while this option is a fancier, sleeker and more robust model.
Both are essentially passive hydroponic systems that grow plants in water, so there’s no mess, no soil necessary and best of all, no bugs!
Grow herbs, salad greens, even cherry tomatoes and hot peppers!
P.S. If you’re still curious, you can see how it works from 0 to 3 months in our review here!
For the Shower Singer: Shower Drink Holder
This one’s both fun and practical.
The portable cup holder sticks to any surface – glass, mirror or tile – and can hold any type of drink! If your roommate likes to party and enjoys a leisurely pre game, they’ll laugh out loud at this gift idea.
The cup holder is versatile too!
It can hold cans, plastic bottles, solo coups, wine glasses, even coffee mugs.
Another great option is this shower cup holder which doubles as a Bluetooth speaker!
For the Roommate Who’s Never Home: Amenity Kit
The holidays usually mean travel, so help your roommate get home and back safely with this awesome amenity kit from Herschel Supply Co. Featuring ear plugs, a sleeping mask, slippers, and an inflatable neck pillow, this amenity kit is the perfect gift to ensure your roommate’s travels are smooth sailing – or to ensure she can’t hear or see you when you’re back together again, that’s up to you!
The holidays usually mean travel, so help your roommate get home and back safely with this awesome amenity kit from Herschel Supply Co.
Featuring ear plugs, a sleeping mask, slippers, and an inflatable neck pillow, this amenity kit is the perfect gift to ensure your roommate’s travels are smooth sailing – or to ensure she can’t hear or see you when you’re back together again, that’s up to you!
For the Foodie: Mixology Set
This mixology set is the perfect roommate gift for someone who likes to entertain.
It’s a beginner friendly set and so it comes with literally everything you need to make the perfect drink: a shaker, jigger, strainer, mixer spoon, tongs and bottle opener. It doesn’t get any nicer than this, especially at this price!
We also love that the shaker set comes with a simple minimalist stand (for display) and a set of cocktail cards. Use the recipe cards to perfect all your drinks!
The cards are double sided so you can easily grab the recipe for your favorite cocktail, or sort by liquor, to get inspiration for a drink using the ingredients you already have in your bar.
For the Homebody: Chunky Blanket
If you’re looking for a statement gift that’s also relatively affordable, check out these gorgeous blankets. They’re large, chunky and made from soft wool.
If your roommate is a homebody, loves to nap, or wants a pop of color in the new place, this is the perfect gift idea.
You can customize the size, color or even add extra personalization too!
For the Hostess: Pictionary Air Party Game
Do you guys love to entertain?
Then get your roommate a modern twist on classic Pictionary.
This innovative version of the game uses a tech pen so no one needs paper. Instead, you draw in the air and everyone can use their phone (or the TV) to see the clues as they’re drawn!
This would make a great gift idea if you’re doing a roommate white elephant swap, and you want a gift that will appeal to everyone.
For the Athletic Roommate: Mini Golf Game
Can’t get outside this winter?
Then gift this indoors mini golf game set to give to your roommates and friends, so everyone can stay active and have fun.
The mini golf game includes all the essentials for an at home setup: holes, obstacles and putters!
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