22 Affordable Roommate gift ideas in 2020

Whether you love your roommate or not, you are bound to spend some of your time of the day with the roommate so it’s better that you get on good terms with your roommate. The TV series “FRIENDS” show an ideal relationship between the roommates but the reality is we are never that lucky to have roommates and neighbors like that. Anyways, if you are reading this then you must have been looking for a gift for your roommate maybe for Christmas, birthday, farewell, or you guys just like each other a lot that you are exchanging random gifts. Whichever the case it is, I bet you have been procrastinating “buy a present for roommate” on your to-do-list because that’s the way we are with are our roommates. We hate them, but sometimes we love them too and deem them worthy enough for a present. Below is a list of roommate gift ideas that can help you find a suitable gift that defines your relationship with your roommate.

  1. Billabong Women's Mini Mama Backpack
  2. Backrest Pillow
  3. Mens Warm Thick Socks
  4. Fleece Queen Size Blankets
  5. Unique Shower Curtain
  6. Smiling Face Unisex T-Shirt
  7. Bath & Shower Portable Cupholder
  8. Delxo Durable Doormat
  9. Bath Bombs Gift Set
  10. Headphones
  11. Dishwasher Magnet Clean
  12. Heat Change Mug
  13. Television Wall Stickers Decor Design
  14. Decorative Cat Theme Bookend
  15. Personalized Best Friend Print Art for Christmas
  16. Curtain Lights
  17. Desk Lamp with USB Port
  18. Marbrasse Wooden Desk Organizer
  19. Reusable Sound Blocking Earbuds
  20. Cute Avocado Keychain Set
  21. StorageWorks Storage Bins
  22. Picture Frames

Billabong Women's Mini Mama Backpack

Help your roommate go to college in style with this cool backpack. It is made of 100% cotton. It is not suitable for heavy books and laptop but it will come in handy on days when you like to travel light.

Backrest Pillow

If your roommate is always nagging you to throw your pillow at him, get him a decent backrest pillow. The linked backrest pillow will make a perfect roommate Christmas gift if pillows are ever enough for him.

Mens Warm Thick Socks

If you are looking for something cheap and practical to give your roommate this Christmas, then this pair of woolen socks will perfect to get him. These are made of high-quality fabric which is durable, breathable, soft, and thick to keep feet warm in the extreme cold. This makes a warm roommate gift idea to strengthen your friendship.

Fleece Queen Size Blankets

A warm fleece blanket would make a perfect Christmas gift for roommates to help him/her enjoy the cold weather better. The linked blankets are available in different colors and sizes. It is made of super soft material that makes you feel warm and comfortable. It is easy to wash and does not high maintenance.

Unique Shower Curtain

Get a cute shower curtain to your roommate on his/her birthday. It would make a smart gift as the shower curtain will be used by both of you. This cute unicorn print shower curtain is made of durable polyester fabric which is anti-seethrough, waterproof and easy to wash. The fabric does not have any kind of odor. This could be one of the great roommate gift ideas if your rommamte is a girl and likes colorful stuff.

Smiling Face Unisex T-Shirt

Give this happy smiling smiley t-shirt to your roommate as a goodbye gift for sharing a positive mood when he is moving out of the apartment. The shirt is made of high-quality cotton fabric that doesn’t fade or weakens on repeated washing.

Bath & Shower Portable Cupholder

Gift your roommate a bathroom glass holder, if she likes to have a drink while taking a luxurious bath. The holder has a suction cup that is only applicable to nonporous surfaces like glass, glazed tile, and mirror.

Delxo Durable Doormat

Get this heavy-duty doormat to your roommate who always comes with a dirty and wet foot in the room. The doormat can efficiently absorb water and mud. It is made of 45%microfiber and 55% cotton that absorbs water like a sponge. This doormat can also be used as a pet mat for your roommate’s cat.

Bath Bombs Gift Set

If your roommate is having a hard time dealing with life, help him/her with these bath bombs to have a bubble bath. All the bath bombs are made of organic ingredients like shea essential oils, vitamin E and sea salt cocoa. The set contains six bath bombs of different flavors. All of them are good for the skin.


Treat your music-loving roommate with headphones or earphones this holiday season. The linked earphones provide an amazing listening experience by minimizing sound interference from outside. These earphones are suitable for all devices. 

Dishwasher Magnet Clean

Bring this dishwasher magnet sign in your apartment and help avoid yourself and your roommate from accidentally running the dishwasher that has already been clean. The magnet will help you keep track of whether the dishes in the dishwasher are clean or not.

Heat Change Mug

I bet your roommate is a big fan of F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Gift him these “Friends” tv series themed coffee mugs as a goodbye gift to remind him of you and the good “friends-like moments you shared. 

Television Wall Stickers Decor Design

Get your roommate wall decal of his favorite fictional character to put it on the wall beside his/her bed. You can also present him with this Friends tv series themed decal if he/she is a big fan of F.R.I.E.N.D.S.

Decorative Cat Theme Bookend

Get your roommate these cat figures bookends if she is always nagging about keeping a cat in the house to which you do not agree. Or get him/her an artistic pair of bookends if you are always telling him/her to clean up the mess of books on the floor. It is made of cast iron which gives it the antique-like black book.

Personalized Best Friend Print Art for Christmas

Give this personalized print art to your best friend roommate as a token of love on her birthday. You can customize the hair color of the girls according to yours. Moreover, you can choose the quote that best suits you out of 7 available quotes.

Curtain Lights

An LED light curtain will add to the Christmas embellishments. Get your roommate this LED light curtain to let her have magical nights during holidays. This curtain has 300LEDs which can be controlled by a remote. It has 8 lighting modes such as; in waves, combination, slogs, sequential, etc. These lights are waterproof and completely safe to use. It has a timer option that you can set to keep it on for 6 hours and then go off automatically and then restart the next day after 18 hours.

Desk Lamp with USB Port

Have you ever have an argument with your roommate about turning the lights off but your roommate does not agree because he/she has to study? If yes then get your roommate a study lamp so that he/she can study under the light of the lamp and turn the lights off. This study lamp comes with a USB Port with which you can charge your phone. The light has 3 levels of brightness from task to ambient light.

Marbrasse Wooden Desk Organizer

Help your roommate to be more organized and less barbaric by getting him/her this wooden stationery organizer with multiple compartments for almost everything. It can be used in the home as well as in the office. It includes 12 spacious compartments and a drawer that provide would the best storage option for your roommate.

Reusable Sound Blocking Earbuds

Get your roommate noise-canceling earplugs if he/she is always telling you to quiet down. Give her enjoy the silence she always wanted and let her relieve her tension in the quietness that the heavenly earplugs bring. These earplugs are made of soft, flexible hypoallergenic silicone that does not irritate or hurt the ears and help you relax after a tough day. B

Cute Avocado Keychain Set

Get this pair of a keychain and give your roommate one of the pieces to organize the keys of the room. The two pieces of a cut avocado can join together in a perfect fit. It will be a perfect gift for the roommate who is also a perfect fit for your personality type and gets along well.

StorageWorks Storage Bins

A storage bin does not make i to the most wanted item but might be something your roommate need. He/she will appreciate a little extra space to organize his/her stuff. These storage baskets have polyester and cotton on the exterior and heavy-duty cardboard supports the bottom.

Picture Frames

A beautiful photo frame with a picture of you and your roommate will make the best-personalized gift. This photo frame is made of hardwood and clear, high-quality glass which can really enhance the beauty of the picture inside. 

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