By Christabelle… @CBellesCloset (*Pure Editorial, Non-Paid Post)
I lovingly call my apartment a shoe-box – for two reasons. 1. because there are SO MANY GORGEOUS SHOES inside it, but more accurately 2. because living in NYC generally means your apartment is that size – better know as CHARMING, COZY or in layman’s terms SMALL.
Apartment Guide has some great suggestions for the perfect gifts for small space living…I’m totally digging the Shower Speakers if anyone wants to buy me a pressie :)
12 Gifts for those Living in Cozy Quarters
1. Multitasking kitchen appliances such as Cuisinart Immersion Hand Blender (SRP $29.99)
Immersion hand blender equipped with powerful 200-watt motor; Blade provides smooth blending; protective guard helps prevent splattering;
Simple push-button controls and lightweight design for one-handed operation
2. French press such as Bodum Chambord 3 Cup French Press (SRP $40.00)
The French press lets the coffee beans develop their fullest aroma so it doesn’t come as a surprise that it is the brewing method of choice for coffee tasters trying to determine quality beans. The simplest route to an excellent cup of coffee: coarsely ground coffee, hot water, wait for 4 minutes and press down the plunger.
3. Exquisite shower products such as LUSH’s Olive Branch Shower Gel ($28.95)
If your body has been beaten down by the rigors of the rat race, extend an Olive Branch as a peace offering and give yourself some tender loving care. Once you give it a good shake (the shower gel, not your body), the skin softening organic olive oil will be nicely blended in.
4. Vertical, indoor garden such as this Chalkboard Wall Planter by Williams Sonoma ($139.95)
Bring your wall to life with a stunning vertical herb garden. This planter mounts securely to the wall and offers a unique, space-saving way to harvest fresh herbs while adding lush greenery to your kitchen or an outdoor area. Just fill the cells with the herb of your choice, and water as needed through the top irrigator; the hidden collector tray catches excess runoff.
5. High-end headphones such as Sennheiser’s Momentum Line ($349)
The MOMENTUM headphones makes the famous Sennheiser sound quality tangible. It is reflected in the material selection of these refined headphones – the use of supple, breathable leather for the headband and earcups, displays our commitment to style.
6. Shower speakers such as the IonSoundSplash ($49.99)
Streams music wirelessly from any Bluetooth music player; Answers phone calls wirelessly from any Bluetooth smartphone; Works with iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Android devices and more; Large easy-to-use controls for music playback and answering phone calls; Level IPX4 waterproof: protected against splashing water from any angle
7. Modular shelving for storage space such as IKEA’s Expedit shelving unit ($89.99)
The high gloss surfaces reflect light and give a vibrant look. You can use the furniture as a room divider because it looks good from every angle. Choose whether you want to place it vertically or horizontally to use it as a shelf or sideboard.
8. Multi-plug device charging station such as the Grass Charging Station by Kikkerland ($35.00)
Hide messy charging cables with a patch of grassy lawn. Simply run a standard extension cable into the bottom of the base, plug in all your power adapters, then snake the charging cables up through the grass. Works with any small device with a charging cable (not included).
9. Storage ottomans such as this Wicker Storage Ottoman ($99.99)
Made using an all steel body with a brown finish for strength and a wicker design for elegant styling, this storage ottoman is perfect for outdoor use including patios, pool decks and more. Cinnamon colored cushion is made of 100% olefin upholstery.
10. Everyday apartment supplies such as Mrs. Meyer’s Basic Rosemary Kitchen Set ($10.99)
The Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Kitchen Basics Set is an easy way to introduce a friend (or yourself) to the all-natural Rosemary scented kitchen cleaners! The set contains eco-friendly cleaning products, including Liquid Dish Soap, Liquid Hand Soap and Countertop Spray.
11. Coffee subscription such as Starbucks’ Home Delivery Subscription
Fresh, premium coffee and tea straight to your door as often as you’d like!!!
12. A night out with a restaurant gift card through OpenTable
Delight your friends with a gift to their favorite restaurants.
Happy Gift Giving!