10 Apartment-Friendly Wedding Gifts
Living the shoebox life? I hear you. When my husband and I got married, we were living in a 450-square foot apartment in New York City. For those who aren't familiar with square footage, let's just say that's a very small space. But it was cozy, in a great location, and we loved it! When it came to registering, though, we had to be very strategic, balancing what we needed, what we wanted, what would fit in our little spot, and what would be nice to have for a future home (that would hopefully be larger). Knowing that we're certainly not the only ones who've had to pay attention to these considerations, we created a list of apartment-friendly gifts that will maximize your space without sacrificing style.
Everything on this list is adorable and useful. For the couple that needs more storage and fast, we've found chic items made to hold or stow your goods. For the pair that needs something to eat off that won't take up the whole room, we've found multiple stylish table options. If you've always wanted to grow your own produce but don't have a big backyard, we've included a product that'll make it easy to do so on even the littlest of balconies. And if your counter space is sacred, we've found a multitasking appliance that actually deserves a spot of prime real estate. Click through to learn more about each of these gift ideas, plus a few others that are just as great.
Organize various odds and ends with the Cornell Basket. Its neutral tone will seamlessly blend into any design aesthetic.
Three tables in one! The Modway Casper Nesting Tables provide extra surfaces without taking up too much space. Plus, the see-through design won't add clutter to your space.
A hint of life from plants, flowers, or succulents always make tight spaces feel brighter. Work on your green thumb with an Architec Homegrown Gourmet Grow Bag, which makes growing fresh root vegetables super easy. Just add sun.
Hang a Yamazaki Home Smart Magnetic Key Rack with Tray to the back of your front door (it's actually magnetic and will stick to metal doors) or in your entryway. It's one contraption that holds your keys and other grab-and-go things, plus can store small items or tchotchkes on its shelf.
Small places can be so charming, but they don't exactly come with the best amenities—like great heat, for example. That's where a chic and compact Crane USA Ceramic Fireplace Heater comes in.
Mini Toaster Oven
Counter space is a luxury. The Breville Mini Smart Toaster Oven is a space-saving lifesaver that can toast up bread, bake delicious cookies and perfect pizzas, plus roast meat. Yum.
Dorm room life? A lineup of bottles. Newlywed life? A wine tower. Keep your favorite bottles organized in an Old Dutch 4-Bottle Stackable Wine Rack, Set of 2.
Coffee Table Storage
In NYC apartment living, hidden storage is key. The vintage-inspired Sauder Cannery Bridge Lift-Top Coffee Table converts into an even larger surface and cleverly stores anything underneath its top and on its shelves.
When adding more bins isn't an option, the Umbra Hub Ladder offers a great solution. It's expandable, adds a dynamic look to your space, and can hold cozy throws, extra towels, or even clothes.
The ultimate trick for giving the illusion of more room? A mirror! The Renwil Capiz Mirror features a silver leaf finish that'll freshen up your wall and widen your whole living space.