After taking a hiatus last week in order to squeeze a November favorites post in there, I’m back with yet another gift guide! This one is probably the last, unless I get any last-minute amazing ideas for a fourth theme. But today’s topic? Good gifts for a recent college grad, or anyone who’s recently moved into their own place. It’s full of all those things that are, perhaps, maybe not the most ~fun~ gifts, but ones that will definitely be appreciated.
(As someone who does not own a can opener and opened a can with a screwdriver and a corkscrew last night, I would personally be thrilled to find a can opener in my stocking this year, lol.)
Kitchen Mitt Set | All of Kate Spade’s home goods are absolutely precious, and this set is no exception. The splash of color also means that, with the addition of some wall hooks, these can double as cute kitchen decor.
Triangular Mirror Set | Buying actual art pieces for someone to hang in their apartment can be a bit tricky, especially if you’re not super familiar with their taste, but mirrors are almost always a safe choice. This is a super stylish set too, which is bound to earn your recipient a ton of compliments!
Adulting Book | In addition to the likely priceless reaction you’ll get when they open this gift and read the title (because goodness, do we all need advice on adulting), this whole book is filled with surprisingly useful tips for handling situations that you never really think about until you’re in them.
Candles | Candles are one of those things that are always get labeled as a cop-out gift, but honestly? They’re fantastic, and obviously get put to great use. The honey lavender gelato scent from Yankee Candle is my personal fave, but if you don’t know the scent preferences of the person you’re buying for, you can honestly never go wrong with a nice evergreen-smelling candle. (Bonus points because it seems festive!)
Charging Station | For the gal who’s got all the tech, this is a super useful gift. Outlets in city apartments are like rare gems, so any time you can double up the number of things charging in one port, it’s a win. Not to mention that this looks super chic on a nightstand.
Milk Frother | A great way to save a little bit of $$ from those $5 lattes – a little milk frother like this is a great little investment for making lattes and the like at home. And it’s more than likely a kitchen gadget they don’t have already.
Amazon Echo Dot | This is such an inexpensive gift that seems way fancier than it is – and it’s incredibly handy to have Alexa around to remind you what the weather’s like outside before you walk out of the apartment to find snow everywhere when you’re only in jeans and a sweater (has happened to me this year).
Wine Glass Set | Not only are these adorable, but they’re more than likely not someone’s first priority when stocking their kitchen. Please save me from drinking red wine out of a coffee mug that says “rise and grind.”
Kitchen Utensils | First of all, the color of this set is gorgeous, but also, it’s likely that the gal you’re gifting to doesn’t own, like, half of these. Having a nice matching set of kitchen utensils surprisingly goes a long way in making you feel like you’ve got your life together.