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The 2021 Small Home Holiday Shopping Guide

This holiday season, you may find yourself shopping a bit differently because your friend or family has become part of the inclusive club of small and tiny home owners who prioritize minimalism, living sustainably, and space optimization.

So, with the help of Mighty Small Homes, take a strategic approach in your gift shopping this year.

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The Minimalist Approach to Gift Giving

Some important things to note about the typical small home owner:

  • Minimalists practice the art of having the things you need and nothing more. Think necessity, limited items, and aesthetics.
  • Saving space is a priority, since their space is limited to only a few hundred square feet. Think collapsible, all-in-one, or accordion style.
  • Sustainability is important for nearly all small-home owners. Think reusable, compostable, and energy-efficient.

2021’s Best Gifts for Small-Home Owners

  • Lift Top Coffee Table
  • Wall Hanging Collapsible Drying Rack
  • Over-The-Toilet Storage
  • Over-the-Sink Dish Drying and Storage Rack
  • Magnetic Spice Jars
  • Drop Leaf Table
  • Sealable Storage Bags
  • Ottoman with Storage
  • Portable toiletry storage bags
  • Digital Photo Frame
  • Google Nest Cam
  • Portable Power Station
  • Compost Bin
  • Eno Hammock
  • Waterhog Floor Mat from LLBean
  • Solar LED Lights

Lift Coffee Table

Lift Top Coffee Table

Etsy. External Link. Opens in new window. | $159.99

Remember what we said about the words all-in-one? Well this coffee table really is the definition of the term. With a simple lift, this coffee table turns into extra storage and a workspace. Eliminating the need for a desk or office area. This unique coffee table is also available in different styles, to fit your small-home owner’s taste.


  • All-in-one
  • Saves Space
  • Minimalist design
  • Easy to assemble

Wall Hanging Collapsible Drying Rack

Walmart. External Link. Opens in new window. | $34.99

Wall hanging and collapsible are two favorite words of many small-home owners, and this product has both of them! When you add in the words drying rack, you have a recipe for the perfect eco-friendly gift for your favorite minimalist small-home owner.

Not only is this drying rack awesome at optimizing and saving space, it will also save money in reduction or elimination of the need for a dryer. These products are also made in the USA, just like Mighty Small Homes.


  • Made in the USA
  • Washers and dryers use energy–this is more cost efficient and eco-friendly
  • Saves space on wall thanks to being collapsible
  • Plenty of room for multiple sets of clothing

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Over-The-Toilet Storage

Over-The-Toilet Storage

Wayfair. External Link. Opens in new window. | $58.99

Creatively finding ways to make use of space that is normally unused is the bread and butter of the small-home owner’s philosophy. Not only will you help solve their problem with this over-the-toilet storage piece, but you will show them that you truly understand and care about what they are doing. Which, in our view, is worth a lot more than the price of a simple holiday gift.


  • Saves bathroom space
  • Storage for bath towels and toiletries
  • Modernized rustic design

Over-the-Sink Dish Drying and Storage Rack

Amazon. External Link. Opens in new window. | $66.99

Modern kitchens are notoriously cluttered and dish drying racks often do not help the cause, taking up usable space and leaving stagnant greywater to stain countertops or worse cause mold. Solving that problem is a holiday miracle, an over the sink dish drying rack. The stainless steel parts will prevent rusting, while the over the sink design will allow dishes to drain right into the sink. Relieving the stress of losing space and pesky water stains or mold.


  • Saves space
  • Dishes dry over water catcher
  • Room for soap
  • Adjustable width

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Magnetic Spice Jars

Etsy. External Link. Opens in new window. | $22.99

Spices are amazing for taking a bland meal and turning it into a world class flavor experience, unfortunately they are also great at taking up valuable cabinet space. With these magnetic spice jars, you can have the meal-changing spices you love without sacrificing kitchen space. Made right here in the USA by a Ph.D. student – so not only will you be supporting a small business owner, you’ll be giving a tasteful gift perfect for minimalists this holiday season.


  • Made in USA
  • Small business owner
  • Great space-saver
  • Airtight jars

Drop Leaf Table

Wayfair. External Link. Opens in new window. | $189.99

Do you sense the recurring theme of all-in-one yet? If not, this drop leaf table is sure to help you realize it. This handy convertible table can be used as a kitchen island to create more counter space, then be moved via the attached wheels to an open area, where the sides can be lifted up to create a dining space. Inside you’ll find more storage space where kitchen or dining utensils can be safely held.


  • Collapsible
  • Moveable
  • Extra storage
  • Creates dining space almost anywhere

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Sealable Storage bags

Walmart. External Link. Opens in new window. | $44.99

Space saving and reusable can be music to a small-home owner’s ears. Especially when it comes to storing clothes, throws, and blankets that are out of season. Once packed and deflated these sealable storage bags not only save space, but also save clothing from pesky bugs, gathering dingy smells, and moisture. Included is a hand pump and bags of small, medium, and large sizes so storage is made simple and easy.


  • Saves space
  • Stores and protects seasonal clothing and linens
  • Hand pump included
  • Reusable

Ottoman with Storage

Kohl’s. External Link. Opens in new window. | $122.99

Style meets practicality with this upholstered ottoman with storage from Madison Park. This functional accent piece can tie a bedroom together and create a luxury bedroom feeling, while still providing storage space for bedroom essentials. No more mornings struggling to get socks on, the cushioned seat makes a great place to sit and get dressed.


  • Extra storage
  • Functional accent piece
  • Several styles for any aesthetic

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Portable Toiletry Storage Bags

L.L.Bean. External Link. Opens in new window. | $29.95

These bags are spacious enough to fit makeup, toothpaste, toothbrush, and other toiletries while remaining light and compact enough to store away to keep bathroom spaces clean, organized, and stored. A hook for hanging will allow for the toiletry bag to be hung, conveniently, next to the sink or mirror. Several different sizes and sealable design ensures all of the toiletries are secure inside, in case you are a traveling small-home owner or your small home comes with sport mode (i.e. it’s a small home with wheels).


  • Keep toiletries and makeup organized
  • Portable and lightweight
  • Sealable

Digital Photo Frame

Best Buy. External Link. Opens in new window. | $82.99

Photo frames, often made of wood, easily breakable, only hold one photo that has to be printed (that might not fit the frame), and take up far too much space. Yet, it is still necessary to hold some of our most valuable items. The memories of the people we hold dear to our hearts. This holiday season they CAN have their cake and eat it too. This digital photo frame is wifi enabled (no more pesky photo printing, Sustainability!) and presents all of your photos in one slide show via LCD screen. Perfect for spacing saving and sustainable practices.


  • No more need for multiple photo frames
  • Digital photos can be uploaded via wifi
  • Touchscreen
  • Rechargeable

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Google Nest Cam

Google Store. External Link. Opens in new window. | $99.99

The Google Nest Cam is great for those days where extended periods of time are spent away from home. Monitor pets, kids, or keep the home extra secure. The Google Nest Cam series comes in different aesthetics for any taste, wired or wireless, and indoor or outdoor for any need. Equipped with motion sensor technology able to detect motion in specific parts of a room and low light technology to see in any lighting. This cam is great for use in any condition. If that isn’t enough, you can purchase add-ons such as floodlights for an extra special Christmas day surprise.


  • Monitor Pets when away
  • Several aesthetic designs
  • Additional security for those

Portable Power Station

Amazon. External Link. Opens in new window. | $199.99

Whether their small home is stationary or mobile, life does happen. That’s why it’s best to help them be prepared. From a regular power outage due to a storm or an unexpected bump in the road, a portable power station is ideal for emergencies or travel. With USB and AC outlets, a lightweight travel design, and backlit display make the Jackery Portable Power Station an easily stored gift that can prove to be a lifesaver in unforeseen situations.


  • Good for travel or power outage
  • Usb and ac outlets
  • Lightweight and easily stored

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Compost Bin

Amazon. External Link. Opens in new window. | $29.99

Composting bins help with fertilizing the ground that surrounds your small home and save waste that could produce harmful methane gas if it were to make its way to a landfill. Not only does this help with reducing your carbon footprint, this composting bin does it without causing a smell in the limited space. The most eco-friendly christmas present that limits your trash production. This proves to be one of our most practical gifts for new homeowners.


  • Sustainable living
  • Filters smells
  • Eco-friendly

Eno Hammock

Eno | $49.95

After a long journey of switching lifestyles, building, and decorating their dream home. A well deserved relaxation is in order so they can admire all of their hard work. Where better to lay back than a brand new hammock perched between two trees where they can bask in the majesty that is their small home. These hammocks come in different colors, styles, and sizes. Great for taking on adventures or for relaxing at home.


  • Portable
  • Easily stored
  • Lightweight
  • Great for adventuring

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Waterhog Floor Mat

L.L.Bean. External Link. Opens in new window. | $44.95

This floor mat is great as a front door mat or highly trafficked areas of the house. Made right here in the USA with recycled materials, this series of floor mats are water resistant and come in a near endless amount of designs and uses. From front door mats with mountain designs to pet bowl mats with bowl placements. This series of floor mats will check all of the boxes for the perfect small-home owner holiday gift.


  • Keep floors dry
  • Recycled materials
  • Made in USA

Solar LED Lighty

Amazon. External Link. Opens in new window. | $29.95

Ambiance can turn a regular evening into a magical night. Powered by solar energy, these beautiful multicolor LED lights can transform the deck or face of a small home into an incredible setting for a memorable night to unfold. Suitable for use year-round, from holiday decorations to lighting for summer get-togethers.


  • Great any time of year
  • Easily installed
  • Takes up little space

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Do you know any prospective small home buyers? Are you considering joining the movement sweeping the nation yourself? Let us help you find the perfect Mighty Small living space for your needs and lifestyle!