Santa may not be able to fit down the chimney of a tiny home (if one exists at all), but you can make sure your tiny-house-dwelling friends are covered, gift-wise, during this holiday season!
Now, no doubt one of the big reasons those friends of yours have decided to go tiny is due to the beauty of living a minimalist lifestyle. They no longer are encumbered with, nor need to worry about a lot of, well, stuff(!) in their lives anymore; nor do they have the room, at that.
With this in mind, we made the following list (and checked it twice!) of Yule-time, gift-giving ideas that are sure to delight and
excite your tiny-living friends and family!
Digital Entertainment Subscription
These little gems take up no room and can be enjoyed on a cell phone, iPad, other digital devices or on an existing television which may be in a tiny house already.
Consider paying for an automatically renewable subscription to the following services:
– Audible (provides books that are read aloud to the listener)
– Scribd (a service which is chock-full of digital books, audiobooks, magazines, and other documents)
– Amazon Prime
– HBO Max
– And others…!
A Digital Book Reading Device
For the tiny homeowner who loves books, but doesn’t have unlimited room for hordes of them, a digital book reading device is the perfect answer. The most popular and well-known device for years has been the Kindle from Amazon; the owner can download books to read right on the device, then they can take the device anywhere. The technology of these reading devices has evolved to make it easy to read in any type of condition, from broad daylight to total darkness.
A Smart-Home Assistant Device
These pint-sized gadgets fit easily in a small space and perform multiple functions, such as allowing the user to control smart devices in their home by the using just their voice. The user can also surf the internet, look up recipes, make and receive video calls, use the device as a photo frame, watch movies and videos on it, and a lot more. Check out Amazon’s Echo Show device, Google’s Nest Hub, or Lenovo’s Smart Clock, just to name a few.
Space-Saving Storage Bags
With options for storage space at a premium in a tiny house, treat your tiny-home friends to a set of vacuum storage bags. They just have to fill the bags with items (like clothes or bed linens) and suck out the excess air with a vacuum cleaner hose, which then provides an air-tight, space-friendly storage option!
Reusable Produce Bags
For your tiny-house buddies looking to live greener by reducing their carbon footprint, giving them the gift of reusable produce bags alleviates the necessity of using plastic bags for produce. These bags are durable and stretchable, which means they can also hold all sorts of other items as well. They can be also used as a hanging food storage bag in a tiny house kitchen which will also come in handy.
Portable Power Station
Portable power stations contain handles in which to carry the unit and are used mainly for fishing or camping or for an emergency. Your pals who live off-grid are regularly monitoring how much energy their tiny house uses, especially if it’s run off solar power. This nifty, little power station helps reduce power usage and can expediently power and charge all types of smart devices, from tablets to phones. Many of these units also come with an AC outlet, a powerful flashlight that can display in SOS mode, and more cool features. Whether one is using this to help curtail their energy consumption or not, it’s still never a bad idea to have a portable power station around, no matter where you are!
Floating Bookshelves Umbra Conceal Floating Bookshelves, available on Amazon are great for those tiny homeowners who have some non-virtual books that need storing. These nifty shelves contain hidden mounting hardware, and when books are placed on these shelves, they appear to float. Other things, besides books, can be stored on these shelves as well, naturally.
Doorway Jungle Gym for the Kids
Pint-sized tiny dwellers need to let off energy, and despite the limited space in a tiny home or the lack of a backyard, kids can have a blast on The Doorway Jungle Gym available online from Hammacher Schlemmer. It easily mounts to door frames, and contains a swing, a pair of rings, a trapeze bar and a climbing rope and ladder!
Fun Experiences Outside the Tiny House
No matter the size of our dwellings, many humans can feel cooped up every now and again, and feel the need to get out and have fun. This can be especially true of those living in a home the fraction of the size of a traditional house, so why not splurge on movie tickets, ski passes, musical festival tickets or a national park pass for your tiny-house pals?
This pint-sized present can pay off in many ways, whether it’s in the form of plastic or an online certificate, and takes up next-to-no space! Treat your friends to DIY gift cards to places such as Home Depot or Lowe’s. Gift them an Amazon e-card, where they can buy what they like, or present them with food cards, such as for McDonald’s, Dominos, Grubhub, or DoorDash for those nights they want to give cooking a break.
With the advent (no seasonal pun intended!) of the tiny-house movement, more and more have jumped on this bandwagon. If you have one such person or family in your life who has gone tiny, it may be perplexing to decide what to get them during this season of great tidings and joy. We hope this list is a good start to the possibilities of smaller, space-saving, and even invisible gifts that your recipients will love and appreciate as much as any sized gift– we think they will.