So your buddy’s finally making the big move. He’s going from ramen noodles six days a week and duct-taped furniture to a stylish skylight studio downtown. You can’t let him embark on this rite of passage empty-handed! He’s going to need some new digs for his diggs. But what to get him? Fear not: I’ve put together a foolproof guide of great apartment gifts for guys to celebrate this milestone moment.
Sure, lots of gift guides lean towards the snooty and overpriced. Not this list! Here you’ll find options that mesh with the everyday guy in mind. He’s more about comfort and practicality than pomp and frills. We all love a little luxury, but we have to remember utility in the face of urban jungle living.
Maybe you’re his friend, maybe his parent, possibly a significant other, or maybe you’re the benefactor of the new pad, any way you slice it, you know him well – quirks and all. Whether he’s a techie, sports fan, foodie, or a chronic snoozers, I’ve got you covered. Here are 35 ideas that will serve as perfect apartment housewarming gifts for the everyday guy.
1. **Amazon Echo Dot:** Living alone can be a bit lonesome, so as a substitute for the family dog, Mr Echo Dot is a mood-boosting conversation companion. Plus, it tells jokes that are funny…sometimes!
2. **Himalayan Salt Lamp:** For the inner Zen master, this lamp offers essential chill vibes for late-night meditations on whether to get Chinese or Mexican takeout.
3. **Japanese Whisky set:** For the whisky connoisseur who’s outgrown his ‘fireball’ phase. Drinking whisky from crystal-clear glasses? Classy!
4. **Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker:** Because nothing screams adulthood like a contraption dedicated solely to the art of breakfast sandwiches.
5. **MLB Stadium Blueprint:** For the sports fanatic, this turns his favorite team’s playground into hanging art. Just be prepared for it to double as his crying corner on losing nights.
6. **Industrial Bookshelf**: A chic upgrade from the beer crate shelves of his college days. It’s trendy, sturdy, and an ideal place to display his 16 copies of “The Art of War”.
7. **Weighted Blanket:** This cozy accessory offers the perfect excuse for bingeing Netflix all day. ‘It’s weighted, so technically, it’s a workout.’
8. **Tile Mate Key Finder:** Gone are the days of lost keys. Now he only has to remember where he put the Tile Mate.
9. **Shark Robot Vacuum:** A tidy apartment with zero effort? You bet he’ll love this high-tech vacuum that doubles as his pet.
10. **NutriBullet Blender:** Amid his apocalypse-ready stash of Hot Pockets and Ramen, a super-blender will make sure he gets his five-a-day. Sort of.
11. **Monogrammed Bath Robe:** Perfect for the guy who fancies himself the next Hugh Hefner. Comfort meets luxury in this cozy bathrobe perfect for lounging or avoiding laundry day.
12. **Popcorn Maker:** Movie nights will never be the same with a popcorn machine that brings home the theater experience minus the sticky floors.
13. **Framed Movie Poster:** Speaking of movies, a vintage, framed movie poster makes for great wall decor. Just pray it’s not “The Human Centipede.”
14. **Neon bar sign:** He’ll love a bright bar sign to call his cave home. Candlelight vigils are now a thing of his bachelor past.
15. **Smart Smoke Alarm:** Because let’s face it, he’ll probably burn toast more often than not. This little gadget can save the day (and his breakfast).
16. **SodaStream Sparkling Water Maker:** Now he can enjoy fancy sparkling water without breaking the bank. It’s like owning a private La Croix factory.
17. **Bar Cart:** A stylish bar cart says ‘I’m an adult who knows the difference between red and white wine.’ It’s a lie, but the cart looks cool.
18. **Copper Mugs:** It’s time for the old red solo cups to retire. Upgrade him with sophisticated (and trendy) copper mugs.
19. **Artisan Coffee Sampler:** Provide a jolt to his morning routine with this variety of gourmet coffees. No more gas station coffee!
20. **Vintage Record Player:** Help him reclaim the joy of listening to records. But maybe skip if he owns a Nickelback album.
21. **DIY Pasta Making Kit:** Even guys who can’t cook appreciate fresh pasta. He might just start hosting spaghetti nights.
22. **Beer Brewing Kit:** Ideal for beer-lovers. Just be prepared for countless tastings of ‘the next big thing in beer’.
23. **Vitruvi Stone Diffuser:** A classy diffuser for relaxing and pretending his apartment doesn’t smell like gym socks.
24. **Creepy porcelain figurine:** For a good laugh – or to keep away uninvited guests.
25. **Giant bean bag chair:** It’s like an adult security blanket. Just make sure he knows it’s not a replacement for a real piece of furniture.
26. **WiFi Smart Plug:** Because manually flipping switches is so 1995.
27. **Tempurpedic Pillow:** Sleep deprivation is no joke. Invest in his slumber with a cloud-like pillow.
28. **Yard Games**: Cornhole, ladder toss, or a giant Jenga set are always a hit at backyard parties.
29. **Air fryer:** Promote healthier faux-frying habits, because who doesn’t love guilt-free fries?
30. **Bicycle Repair Kit:** Great for city guys who prefer two-wheeled rides. Hopefully, they also remember to wear a helmet.
31. **Survival Gear**: Just a little reminder for those days when he doesn’t know how he’s making it through adulthood.
32. **Leather Couch drink holder:** Perfect for holding his beers as he binge-watches sports. Say goodbye to spilled drinks!
33. **Indoor Herb Garden Kit:** For the secret gourmand, a mini farm-to-counter herb hub is a culinary dream.
34. **Ice Cream Maker:** Because we can all agree homemade double-chocolate caramel fudge beats store-bought every time.
35. **DIY Sushi Making Kit:** Bond over a sushi-making night where you can both pretend it’s just as good as the pricey restaurant downtown. Cheers to grown-up friendship!
And voila! There you have it – from practical to quirky, gourmet to gadget-lover gifts. These fresh apartment gift ideas are all man-approved, fail-safe options to celebrate his journey to self-sufficient living. Prepare to be given free reign of the remote for at least a night as a thank you.