Gift Guide: For the tiny house owner

Published: December 4, 2020

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The tiny house movement, which first gained popularity in 2013, encourages people to embrace simplicity by downsizing their homes and moving into a smaller space. As covetable (and affordable) as these tiny homes are, there’s a trick to going minuscule: objects must be multipurpose or else it can be difficult to justify keeping them around. We’ve gathered a list of the most useful gifts for the tiny house owner—or enthusiast—in your life.

1. Nesting Colourful Kitchen Bowls


Nesting products are a major life hack for anyone inhabiting a tiny home. This 13-piece bowl and measuring cup only takes up as much space as a single bowl.

2. Conair GS38XC Turbo ExtremeSteam Handheld Fabric Steamer


Wrinkled fabrics will always find a way in, no matter what size home you live in. Fend off unsightly creases with this diminutive, portable handheld steamer.

3. Small Foldable Computer Desk


This 31.5″ long desk can be folded up when not in use, making it the perfect workstation for the tiny house owner.

4. Slim Storage Cart


This elegant wheeled storage unit can be used to store spices, pantry items, or even clothes if you’ve mastered the KonMari folding technique. At only 5.9 inches wide, it can be squeezed into the smallest of spaces.

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5. 3-Piece Wooden Kitchen Dining Room Table and Chairs Set


This two-chair dining table setup might make an excellent breakfast nook in a full-sized home, but in a tiny home, it becomes a perfectly suitable dinner table. It even includes a built-in rack for wine storage, because downsizing doesn’t necessarily mean giving up your nightly glass of Pinot Noir.

6. Rolling Kitchen Storage Cart

This slim kitchen storage cart can be used to store pantry staples or roll it into the bathroom to hold toiletry products.

7. Multi-Purpose Vegetable Slicer

This stainless steel tool grates, shreds, and slices while only taking up the same amount of room in your kitchen cupboards as a single cheese grater. 

8. 24-in-1 Multitool Pliers


There’s no need to hang onto an extensive toolkit when this streamlined 24-in-1 tool kit exists. Take advantage of this multitude of tools that takes up the same amount of space as a single screwdriver.

9. Tri-Fold Foam Folding Mattress and Sofa Bed


The hallmark piece of furniture in a tiny home is a foldable bed. Whether you use it for sleep or just for guests, this compact sofa offers a good night’s rest in spaces where a full-size sofa bed isn’t an option.

10. Space-Saving Bookcase 


One of the main reasons to purchase a home is to downsize, but it can still be difficult for book lovers to let go of their beloved libraries. If the tiny house lover in your life can’t quite bring themselves to get rid of all their books, this multipurpose bookshelf is an excellent space-saving solution.

11. Heavy-Duty Stainless Steel No-Hole Hangers

It’s crucial that every door in a tiny home doubles as a storage space. Hang clothing, bags, or anything else useful on the back of doors with these durable stainless steel hooks.

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12. AmazonBasics 500-Watt Ceramic Small Space Personal Mini Heater


Just because a house is tiny doesn’t mean it won’t get cold in the winter. This miniature space heater will help heat up a tiny space while adding a bright and cheery pop of colour.

13. Rolling Slim Laundry Basket

Storing dirty laundry can be a challenge in any space and it can easily become unmanageable in a tiny house. Funnel dirty clothing directly into this cheeky slim laundry basket instead of letting it pile up.

14. Magnetic Storage Shelf


Let the refrigerator double as a storage space with this practical, magnetic shelf. Use it to store spices or anything else you need to keep handle in a tiny kitchen.

15. Wood Over-The-Sink Board


This wooden cutting board fits directly over a sink, conjuring additional counter space where it didn’t exist before. Tiny house owners will rejoice!

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