23 Gift Ideas For Roommates (They Will Actually Like)

Roommate living can be hard, but if done correctly, it can also be extremely rewarding. Have you been searching for that perfect gift to give your special roommate?

If you have, you’ve come to the right place; whether you want to smooth things over or simply show your roomie that you care, here’s a list of 23 of the most awesome roommate gift ideas.

23 Gift Ideas For Roommates


For Happy Snacking: Variety Snack Care Package

You can never go wrong with the gift of food. This unique snack box care package comes loaded with crowd-pleasing favorites.

Your roommate will get Oreos, Goldfish Crackers, Chex Mix, cookie and candy favorites, and so much more. The box comes beautifully packaged which adds a really nice touch to the whole ensemble. Plus, this gift won’t break the bank.

Your roommate will be pleasantly appeased each time they reach into the box to grab another snack, and since this snack box contains upwards of 40 individually wrapped single-serve items, that could mean your roommate will be pleased with you for quite some time!


For Drinking Buddies: Global Cocktail Mixers Gift Set

Now here’s a unique gift idea that may be worth a try. This Global Cocktail Mixers Gift Set contains 12 great drink flavors that can take any cocktail to the next level.

Each mixer comes in its own individual bottle, making this an easy gift to share or make last. These cocktail mixers are beautifully packaged, with high-quality ingredients and bold flavors.

Flavors include Appletini, Tropical Painkiller, Margarita, Blue Hawaiian, Mojito, Peach Bellini, Singapore Sling, Mai Tai, Pina Colada, Moscow Mule, and Sydney Sunrise. This is a great gift to pair with a bottle of spirits and a nice drinking glass!

Your roomie can add these flavors to any drink as well, so if they are staying sober, they can fix up a nice glass of tea or even a glass of soda water.


For Porcelain Throne Reading: OLD FAITHFUL 30th Anniversary Bathroom Reader

Let’s face it. Roommates who share bathrooms understand that certain gifts can be used more easily than others.

Uncle John’s OLD FAITHFUL 30th Anniversary Bathroom Reader is an awesome gift for roommates who are sharing toilet time. This bathroom reader is loaded with interesting facts, stories, statistics, jokes, and so much more. It’s a great way to stay busy when you’re stuck in the bathroom and is extremely entertaining. Plus, it comes at a really low price!

Anyway, you never know when you’ll be stranded in the bathroom without your phone. This book could be a real life safer and prevent dangerous boredom for your roommate and yourself! It’s a win-win.


For Masculine Bearded Roommates: Viking Revolution Beard Care Kit

Does your roommate have a beard that they’re abnormally proud of? Are they trying to grow a beard to be abnormally proud of? If so, this beard kit may just be the perfect gift to take a look at.

Beard care is serious business and if your roommate is working on maintaining a luscious face full of hair, they’ll need the right tools. This quality beard grooming kit contains a quality wooden boars hair beard brush, a double-sided pocket beard comb, a jar of unscented beard care oil, a tin of citrus-scented beard styling balm, and a nice pair of beard trimming scissors.

All of these items come in a really cool metal tin for easy storage. The kit has a masculine Viking theme so if your roomie is going for the tough-guy thing, this kit will match their style. Added bonus: if your roommate decides to grow out their beard, you won’t have to worry about cleaning up the mess from daily shaving!


For Ladies who Share a Bathroom: Poo-Pourri Beach Bum Set of 2

Sharing a bathroom can be a little bit awkward. The fact is, toilets don’t always smell great. Never fear! In today’s advancing world, there are solutions; check out Poo-Pourri Before-You-Go Toilet Spray.

It can be a great way to keep things smelling fresh and downright lovely in the bathroom. This will help you and your roommate avoid some uncomfortable and annoying situations. This set is has been titled “The Beach Bum Set of 2, Ship Happens & Tropical Hibiscus Scent.”

It comes with two bottles of Poo-Pourri, a spray solvent that actually creates a layer over toilet water to prevent uncomfortable smells. The slogan is “Spritz the bowl before-you-go and no one else will ever know; when you’re packing for the BEACH, don’t forget to pack Poo-Pourri for your BUM!”. Poo-Pourri contains a scientifically-tested bathroom deodorizing formula made of essential oils and other natural compounds. Plus, it’s completely chemical-free!

No harsh chemicals aerosol, parabens, phthalates, or formaldehyde; just that stink-fighting good stuff. You get two premium bottles of the stuff for a great low price, so it’s a pretty good value. Everything comes packaged in a nice gift box as well. Tactfully giving this gift with a promise to use it yourself may go a long way in a shared living situation. If that’s not your style, you could give it as a gift with a funny card. No matter how you use it, in a small living space with only one bathroom, everyone will reap the benefits.


For Men who Share a Bathroom: Master Crapsman Poo-Pourri Set of 2<

Give your roommate the tools he needs for a happier bathroom. Similar to the women’s Poo-Pourri set, this Poo-Pourri Before-You-Go Toilet Spray set lets you eliminate bathroom odors before they even get a chance to embarrass you, your roommate, or any company that might drop by.

The Master Crapsman Set of 2 features Royal Flush & Trap-A-Crap Scents that are both aerosol, paraben, phthalate, and formaldehyde free.

You can give this gift to your roommate, simply place it in your bathroom and let the cards fall where they may, or show your roommate that you care by using Poo-Pourri on your own to prevent any kind of odors that may offend others.

The gift set comes with two Poo-Pourri bottles in a fun toolbox themed package. No matter how you choose to use this gift, it’ll benefit everyone living with you and may generate a few laughs as well.


A Dishwasher Courtesy Solution: Dishwasher CLEAN/DIRTY Indicator Sign

Have you ever heated up a meal on a plate that you didn’t realize was dirty?

Ever grabbed a glass only to realize you were grabbing it out of a load of dirty dishes? When you’re sharing a kitchen with another person, this kind of thing happens all of the time. The solution? This impressive little magnet!

It’s made of durable high-quality materials and sticks right on to the front of your dishwasher to clearly indicate that dishes are either clean and ready to be unloaded or dirty and ready to be started when the load is full. It’s inexpensive, easy to use, and makes a great roommate gift.


For Better Communication: Magnetic Dry Erase Whiteboard Sheet

Have you ever wanted to communicate with your roomie in a fun and whimsical way? Check out this awesome magnetic whiteboard mat.

It’s not small and annoying like those little magnetic whiteboards that fall down all of the time, and it’s also not a big and bulky monstrosity that’s always in the way. It’s just the right size and makes a really great communication solution in a shared living space.

The magnetic board sticks to any metallic surface so you can put it right on to your fridge and it won’t fall off or slip. Plus, it wipes cleaner than other whiteboards so there isn’t any visually impairing marker residue. It even comes with everything that you need to use it right away!

You’ll be able to draw pictures, express your creativity, and communicate messages with your roommate any time of the day or night. At the same price point as other less functional whiteboards, this makes a great gift for any shared living space.


For Fun and Funny Communication: Crayola Bathtub Markers + Crayon Set

Here is an inexpensive gift that can lead to priceless and hopefully hilarious memories and shared moments between you and your roommate.

These washable bathtub markers and crayons can be used in a shower or bathtub to draw, write messages, and more. While they are designed to be used by children, they’re even more fun for adults to play with. They are easy to use and wipe clean with water.

If you’re sharing a bathroom with your roommate, this is an awesome gift. Your roommate will be able to write quotes, relay messages that you’re bound to see, or creatively color while they shower. It’s also a great way to play an ongoing game of hangman or tic-tac-toe with your roommate.

No matter how you use them, these artistic bath tools are an awesome gift that can lead to months of roommate hilarity and on-going fun.


A Classy Aromatherapy Gift: Essential Oil + Copper Diffuser Gift Set

Your roommate will appreciate the thoughtfulness and utility of this aromatherapy gift set. It comes with a premium copper aromatherapy essential oil diffuser and four premium bottles containing luxurious essential oils.

In only a few simple steps, your roommate can create a stunning ambiance in any room that smells as wonderful as it looks. Essential oils, candles, and incense have long been hailed for their mood-altering properties.

These essential oils deliver powerful aromatherapy in perfect balance with a sleek, modern copper glow lamp. Plus, aromatherapy essential oil diffusers are much safer to use than candles and are easier to clean and refill than wax warmers. Your roommate will be able to relax, breathe deeply, and unwind while inhaling these healing and harmoniously balanced oils.


For Vean Roommates: Healthy Vegan Snacks Care Package

This Bunny James Premium Vegan Gift Box features a collection of 20 individually wrapped and yummy Vegan snacks.

The assortment includes a mix of delicious and nutritious snacks and chips with plenty of sweet and savory options to fit every taste bud. If your roommate is a health food enthusiast or adheres to Vegan restrictions, this gift basket is a great way to show that you appreciate them and care about their lifestyle.

Plus, it might save them a grocery trip!


For a Little Organizational Help: Hanging Over the Door Organizer

Does your roommate struggle with keeping their belongings stored easily? If so, an over-the-door organizer like this can be a great space-saving solution.

This handy and durable door hanging organizer will help your roommate sort out pesky items quickly and easily. They can hang it in their bathroom, laundry room space, bedroom, closet, or anywhere else, with ease.

It’s also waterproof, so it can be used in a shower or hung up in an entryway or coatroom. It’s also lightweight, transparent, and comes at a great price. If your roommate has been frustrated by special limitations or messes, this is a great present to get for them.


For More Organization: 2 Tier Organizer Baskets<

For even more organization, check out this countertop organizer.

It’s stylish, matches any decor, and has three sliding baskets in a durable transparent countertop organizer. While it has been designed to be used in the kitchen, it’s also great for desks, countertops, and side tables. It’s a great gift that is useful and helps get rid of clutter in any shared home.

adult coloring book

For Inexpensive Stress Relief: Beautiful Adult Coloring Book

This gorgeous coloring book is full of captivating images for hours of stress-relieving fun.

It’s a great gift for roommate to pair with a bottle of wine and a nice set of crayons or colored pencils. It makes a great gift for anyone who simply can’t figure out what to get their roomie.

It’s also great for relieving boredom and stress. So, if your roommate is stressed, gets bored, likes to color, or simply is really hard to shop for, this pretty coloring book may be a great option to consider.

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The Gift of Shower Tunes: Waterproof Bluetooth Shower Speaker

This durable and high-quality waterproof speaker connects to any device with Bluetooth connectivity. It’s an awesome gift for your music-loving or podcast following roommate.

They can carry it with them wherever they go and it includes a charger and all of the accessories they need to use it right away. A versatile and functional gift that anyone would love.


For the Sleep Deprived: Big red Rooster White Noise Machine

Do you snore? Do you have company over from time to time and feel bad about disturbing your roommate? Are you bothering them at all when they need to sleep?

This machine will help you fix that right away. It makes sleep sounds: rain, brook, ocean, thunder, white noise, summer night.

This present will help your roommate block out any noise that you make and allow them to get better sleep. This is a very considerate gift, and at the very least, your roomie will appreciate the gesture.


For Temperature Control Issues: Personal USB Fan

When you have a roommate, temperature disputes can pop up from time to time. Maybe you’re trying to keep the electric bill down or maybe you’re cold when they’re hot.

Whatever the case, this gift can help you both out. This little fan is very powerful and better yet, it can be connected to any USB port.

Your roommate will be able to plug it in essentially anywhere and enjoy its turbo blade design, strong suction, powerful airflow, and low/high-speed adjustability.


A Decorative and Functional Gift: Crystal Flower LED Bonsai

Here’s a beautiful and useful little gift that many people would love.

It’s an LED-lit mini Bonsai tree that can be used to illuminate and beautify any space. It’s great for both indoor and outdoor use (adapter is for indoor use only).

It’s also easy to install and totally portable. It’s an attractive gift that adds a high-end feeling to any table, room, or nightstand. It comes at an affordable price and will last for years.


For Roommate Besties: Best Friends Adult Coloring Book

Is your roommate also your BFF? Check out this hilarious and fun coloring book. It’s filled with stress relieving mandalas, animals and natural patterns to color whenever you and your roommate feel like it.

While coloring, your roomie can enjoy the great quotes; some are funny and some are sentimental, but all are about having an amazing friend to share life with.

It’s great for coffee tables in a shared living space so you can both color together while sharing a glass of wine or watching TV after a long day of work.


For a Lip-Smacking Care Gift: Coffee and Tea Lip Balm Party Pack

Your roommate will love these delicious and great smelling chapstick tubes. Flavors like Caramel Macchiato, Pumpkin Spice Latte, Cinnamon Chai Latte, Mocha Frappe, Mandarin Mint Tea, Green Tea Lemonade, Watermelon Lemonade, and Pomegranate Iced Tea make for delicious tasting and well-moisturized lips.

It’s a great care gift for any roommate who has a lip care beauty routine or for any roommate who needs to start one.

Lip balm present

A Men’s Chapped Lip Solution: Mountain Company Lip Balm for Men

Men get chapped lips too! If you want to give your roommate a caring gift but don’t want to make things too awkward, this rugged men’s chapstick set is a great option to consider.

Formulated for Men to nourish, hydrate and shield lips from harsh elements, you’ll get flavors like Maple, Vanilla, Peppermint, and Orange Brandy all in one nicely packages and inexpensive set.

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For the Introverted Roommate: Favorite Roommate Journal

Quiet and introverted roommates are sometimes the best kind to have. However, getting them a gift can be a real challenge. Consider this “My Favorite Roommate Gave Me This Journal – They Are Freaking Awesome: Blank Lined Journal” as an option.

First of all, it will remind your roommate that you care every time they make an entry. Secondly, they are less likely to write mean things about you!

Plus, it’s funny. In any case, a nice journal is never a bad gift. Your roommate will get a laugh and can keep notes, organize thoughts, and write down important things easily.

makeup set

A Great Gift for Makeup Artists: 142 Color Portable Makeup Gift Set

This is the ultimate gift for any pretty lady, amateur makeup artist, Instagram model, night-life lover, or roommate who wears makeup of any kind.

It comes with an all-in-one makeup palette including 94 highly-pigmented shimmer and matte eye shadow options, 12 concealers, 3 face powders, 3 blushers, 3 contour shades, 2 lip liners, 2 eyeliners, and 5 eyebrow powders. It’s suitable for any makeup application.

Enabling layering and mixing, it provides total camouflage for almost any skin problem including blemishes, scars, birthmarks, and black circles. The wonderful colors give all kinds of selection as well. Plus, it’s very portable and convenient to use. The whole box folds in and out so none of the makeup gets damaged.

Hopefully, at least one or two of these awesome gifts seems like a great fit for your roommate.

What gift ideas do you like best? What solutions need to be solved between you and your roommate that a great gift could fix? Please feel free to leave your comments, feedback, and share your thoughts!

Jeannie Price
Jeannie Price
Jeannie Price loves living in San Diego, California. A former teacher and author of a children's book, Jeannie's favorite role is being Mom to her three teenage children. Her passions include spicy chai tea, jogging to fun music and feeling the sand between her toes on a beach.

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