43 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.

43 Gift Ideas For Roommates

original edition poetry cards

Leave Each Other Notes: Magnetic Poetry – Original Kit

How fun are these? Imagine waking up to find a fun note from your roommate on the fridge! This set contains over 300 magnetic word and fragment tiles so you can write an endless amount of messages. Each tile measures .

375″ and arrives in a box measuring 4.75″ x 6″. This set is compatible with other Magnetic Poetry sets. This is a gift that’s useful for both of you and is sure to be a hit!

the roommate book

Humor for Two: The Roommate Book: Sharing Lives and Slapping Fives

This paperback for roommates is filled with fun drawings and quizzes to help you make the most of your time rooming together. There are illustrations such as pie charts to answer questions such as ‘Should I eat this without asking?’, chore chart ideas, and so much more.

You’ll both have a blast reading through hypothetical situations and the pet peeve awareness guide. This book is 160 pages of laughter and great advice that you’ll both love!

wooden key holder

For Keys & Mail: Rustic Wall Mounted Key & Mail Holder

Neither one of you will have to worry with misplaced keys or mail with this organizer! Made with vintage torched wood, this key and mail holder is attractive and incredibly useful. It has 3 hooks for keys or purses, a compartment for mail, and a shelf.

It measures 5.8″ x 17″ x 4.5″. The mail compartment is big enough to hold magazines and multiple-sized envelopes.

batman door mat

For the Guys: 1art1 Batman Door Mat

This Batman doormat is perfect for a guy’s apartment. Imprinted with ‘Welcome to the Batcave’, it’s made of quality brush material from coconut and PVC to easily brush away dirt and mud. It measures 24″ x 16″ and will make a perfect roommate gift!

friends photo frame

Fun Photo Frame: Friends TV Show Photo Frame

Every FRIENDS fan will recognize this frame from Monica’s door. Measuring 22.5″ x 17.5″, it’s a perfect gift for your roommate. The details are hand painted. Add in a picture of the two of you for an unforgettable gift!

funny cat shaped clock

Classic & Fun: Kit Cat Klock Gentlemen The Original

The famous Kit Cat Klock is a perfect accessory for your apartment. Made of quality plastic, you can choose from 18 different colors including black with glowing clock hands and bow tie, white, chartreuse, and serenity blue.

It measures 15.5″ long and has the rolling eyes and wagging tail just like ones you’ve seen on television. It runs on two C batteries and would make a great gift!

steel wine glasses

For Wine Lovers: Stainless Steel Wine Glasses

Every wine lover appreciates a new set of wine glasses! This set of 4 is made of stainless steel and holds 18 ounces. You and your roommate don’t have to worry about dropping or cracking them, because they are completely break-proof.

They’re dishwasher safe, and you can choose between this set of 4 or a set of 8.

keurig coffee machine

Coffee for Two: Keurig K-Classic Coffee Maker

So, maybe this is just as much of a gift for you as it is your roommate, but either way, they’re gonna love it! This single serve K-Cup Pod coffee maker will brew 6 to 10 ounces of delicious coffee in less than a minute.

It has a 48 ounce water reservoir so it doesn’t have to be refilled before each cup. Available in black or rhubarb, it also features an automatic shut off after 2 hours.

set of tools

Handy Tool Set: Allied Tools Project & Repair Tool Set

It may not be possible for dads, uncles, or brothers to run over and help make repairs or put new pieces together. With this tool set, you and your roommate will have everything you need to accomplish the task yourselves.

The nylon bag has plenty of inner and outer pockets to keep all the tools organized. It comes with quality tools such as a hammer, screwdriver, pliers, and more.

friends coaster set

For the Monica Roommate: Friends Coaster Set

If your roommate really worries about protecting the furniture, or if they are a FRIENDS fan, they’ll love this set of 6 coasters. Measuring 3.5″ square, each one has a hardboard bottom. All 6 are covered in famous quotes from the show including “Who’s FICA and why is he getting all my money?”, “Not just clean, but Monica clean!”, and “Actually, that’s Miss Chanandler Bong.

” Everyone that comes over will love reminiscing about the show.

mugs with gangster faces

Gangster Shots: Mug Shots – 6 Piece Shot Glass Set of Famous Gangsters

If your roommate is a collector or simply enjoys shots of bourbon, they’ll love this set. Each one features a different well-known gangster’s mugshot with his rap sheet. It includes Al Capone, John Dillinger, Bugsy Siegel, Lucky Luciano, Machine Gun Kelly, and Pretty Boy Floyd.

The 2 ounce shot glasses are dishwasher safe and arrive in a colorful gift box.

chalk storage crates

Neat and Organized: Nesting Storage Crates with Chalkboard Front Panel and Cutout Handles

This set of nesting storage crates is attractive and perfect for keeping things organized. The chalkboard front panels give them a modern vibe and can be used to label the crate or write fun words/sayings.

You can choose from rustic brown or torched wood. The large crate measures 4.8″ x 14.2″ x 8.5″. The medium crate measures 4.5″ x 12.7″ x 7.1″, and the small crate is 4″ x 11″ x 5.6″.

fish aquarium

Fish Condo: Umbra FishHotel Mini Aquarium

If your roommate is too busy to take care of a pet, a fish is a great idea! This modern ‘condo’ fish tank will look great in any home. It’s perfect for goldfish, Betta fish, and others. This 1.8 gallon tank is made of glass and ABS plastic.

You can buy more than one and stack them. It measures 7.5″ x 7.5″ x 8″.

grocery list with checkboxes

No More Forgetting: Knock Knock All Out Of Pad Grocery List Note Pad

This fun and convenient notepad makes it easy to keep up with everything you need to buy at the grocery store. Measuring 6″ x 9″, you can choose from blue, green, pink, and red. It has a list of common items you can easily check off and spaces to add other items not listed.

It easily hangs on the fridge with the attached magnet.

dishwasher sticker

Clean or Dirty: Sutter Signs Clean Dirty Dog Dishwasher Magnet

No more guessing or opening up the dishwasher to check a few dishes to figure out if they’re clean or dirty! For dog lovers, this dirty/clean magnetic sign makes it easy for each of you to know whether it’s time to start the dishes or put them away.

You can choose from a golden retriever, a black lab, french bulldog, or a pug. The 3″ sign is made of aluminum.

tumbler that says you are the thelma to my louise

BFF Tumbler: You Are the Thelma to My Louise Wine Tumbler

If she’s your favorite side-kick, you can’t go wrong with this fun stainless steel wine tumbler. Reading “You are the Thelma to my Louise”, this tumbler has double wall vacuum insulation to keep drinks cold or hot for hours at a time.

It comes with a clear lid and a reusable straw with a cleaning brush. Each tumbler holds 12 ounces and can be bought in rose gold, purple, or mint.

wooden soccer table

Foosball Table: Competition Sized Wooden Soccer Foosball Table

If your roommate is the Joey to your Chandler (or vice versa), you’ll both have a blast with this competition-sized foosball table. It has 8 rows with 4 rows per team, 11 red players and 11 white players, 2 balls, and 2 cup holders on each end.

It measures 48″ x 24″ x 33″. The rods have a comfortable grip, and the table is constructed with composite wood with chrome steel rods. It makes a unique fun gift that will definitely last for years.

nest fragrance diffuser

Gift of Fragrance: NEST Fragrances Reed Diffuser

You’ll both enjoy this reed diffuser by NEST. The glass diffuser compliments any home decor and holds 5.9 ounces. You can choose from 24 different fragrances including bamboo, cashmere suede, Moroccan amber, and velvet pear.

likewise party game

For Having Friends Over: LIKEWISE! Party Game

Board games are always a fun gift idea, and this one is perfect for a group of friends! The idea is to think alike while players combine a description and subject card to create a unique category. Players write the first thing to come to mind, and the answer with the most matches wins the round.

There are over 5,000 combinations with likely pairings such as ‘Pathetic’ Politician’ or ‘Mysterious’ ‘Cooking Utensil’. Recommended for ages 14 and up and for 3-6 players, the game comes with 6 paddles, 6 dry erase markers, 71 description cards, 71 subject cards, die, stickers, and a scoreboard.

LIKEWISE will be one of your favorites!

swivel chairs

For Homework or Grabbing a Bite: Homall Swivel Bar Stools

A set of bar stools is a great idea when you don’t have room for a dining room table or if you both enjoy doing homework or eating at the counter/bar. This modern set is adjustable and swivels 360 degrees.

Made with PU leather, the seat has 3.3″ of high-density sponge for more comfortable sitting. You can choose between a variety of colors including white, black, brown, blue, cream, grey, orange, red, and silver.

The base and footrest are made of chrome-finished steel, and the bottom has a rubber ring to prevent scratches. The seat measures 16″ x 15.4″.

snack care package

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!

bathroom reader

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.

beard care kit

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!

poo puorri beach bum set toilet spray

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.

crapsman poo pourri toilet spray set

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.

indicator sign

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.

magnetic whiteboard sheet

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.

bathtub markers and crayon set

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.

essential oil diffuser set

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.

vegan snacks care gift box

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!

door organizer

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.

2 tier organizer basket

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.

shower speakers

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.

rooster noise machine

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.

USB fan

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.

flower LED bonsai

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.

coloring book

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.

coffee and tea lip balm set

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.

Roommate gift journal book cover

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.

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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!

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