Zumper’s 2021 Holiday Gift Guide

Zumper’s 2021 Holiday Gift Guide: Giving season is officially upon us, and finding the perfect gift for your friends and loved ones over the holidays can be an overwhelming mission. the best gift you can give, especially if a loved one has recently moved and is looking to personalize their new notepad.

While there are many great retailer options available to the masses, you may find yourself wanting to give a more personal and unique gift, and potentially one with the added value of being ethically sourced and responsibly organized. We’ve scoured the best of the best in small businesses and unique sellers to provide our 2021 Holiday Gift Guide for Apartment Dwellers.

Zumper's 2021 Holiday Gift Guide
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These 17 selections are sorted by point of sale in three major cities, as well as online retailers with national shipping. Keep an eye out for special codes and promotions offered by some of these curators that you can use while browsing.

Online retailers with national shipping

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“Introducing plants to your space has the ability to improve your overall health and happiness.” What better gift can you give someone than a botanical object that promotes creativity and mindfulness? Grounded makes it easy to own a plant, even for those less gardening savvy. With beginner-friendly plants starting at $ 15, Grounded not only provides care instructions for each item, but also details the benefits of bringing every piece of greenery into your space in terms of air quality and Feng shui. For friends and family on your list with furry members of their household, Grounded offers a list of pet friendly plant options to make your gift choice anything but “ruff”. Redeem codeZUMPER15 until 01/31/22 to get 15% off all purchases.

Our favorites under $ 50

Our favorites under $ 25

Mother’s Linen

This woman-founded company creates exquisite linen with the aim of producing and manufacturing all materials in the country. Derived from the flax plant, little or no pesticides are needed to grow this textile, making flax almost naturally organic. Madre offers kitchen, bedding and table linens designed to stand the test of time. They even offer an assortment of colorful napkins and tea towels in vegetable colors.

Our favorites under $ 50

Tossware

Durable and shatterproof, Tossware is the perfect destination for exquisite glasses that can withstand even the most awkward of owners. Made from recycled BPA-free polymer, you’ll be able to choose from a variety of on-trend and casual recycled glass and plastic drink sets. Just in time for a New Year’s toast, Tossware offers colorful designs of champagne flutes and tall scoop glasses that can also be personalized with your own graphics or text. Better yet, this company’s mission in terms of sustainable development has saved 5.6 grams of recyclable materials every second.

Our favorites under $ 25

meow studio

Perhaps the most important member of any household is the hairs, so why not treat the mom or dad cat in your life to some sustainable pet products this year? Meowy’s selection of cat products are made from 100% recyclable ABS plastic, with a modern style to complement the aesthetic of any home. The clean-lined litter boxes feature an understated design that can disguise your pet’s dresser as a stylish storage unit. Wall-mounted scratching posts will keep any feline occupied without detracting from the desired design of your space. These cat products will be the perfect home gift for any cat lover on your list this year, and Meowy even provided us with a discount code to use while shopping. Redeem codeMSXZUMPER15 for 15% off sitewide .

Our favorites under $ 50

Gifts by location

Do you live in New York, Los Angeles or San Francisco and looking to buy local? Explore these retail options. While the selections below are listed by location, many also offer drop shipping for buyers living outside of these metropolitan areas!

New York City

Ordinary habit

Founded by mother-daughter duo Teresa and Echo Hopkins, Ordinary Habit offers a wide range of limited edition puzzle sets and on-the-go games that will make the perfect gift for lovers of art and focus. These intricate puzzles make the perfect coffee table decor, and when put together can even be framed to decorate empty rooms with new space. The price of the puzzles ranges from $ 20 to $ 48. Ordinary Habit believes in the importance of giving back to the community and donates a portion of all profits to groups that support mental and emotional well-being. They are currently donating to the Loveland Foundation, an organization focused on providing therapeutic resources for black women and girls.

Our favorites under $ 50

Our favorites under $ 25

The threshold

Nothing like a houseplant to make any tenant or owner feel comfortable in their new space. Founded by Eliza Blank in 2012, this horticultural paradise offers varied greenery for all shades of green thumbs. Categories include “pets” and “easy care” so you can easily personalize your gift. In addition to live plants, the threshold offers a range of dried and artificial flowers that require no care and will always bring life to any tenant’s space. Visit stores on the Lower East Side, Upper West Side, and Brooklyn. Get 10% off your first online order with the code ZUMPER10now until 01/31/22. This code only applies to Sill products and cannot be combined with other promotions, nor used on gift cards or subscriptions.

Our favorites under $ 50

Our favorites under $ 30

Free Shop Package

The Free Shop Package aims to limit the use of plastic and non-biodegradable materials while maintaining the distribution of quality products. By using 100% recyclable shipping materials and containers, they’ve been able to keep hundreds of millions of garbage out of landfills. Package Free partners with other brands with a similar environmental mindset and offers a wide range of products ranging from health and beauty to home items. Looking for the perfect gift for the home? Options like reusable containers, metal straws, and durable cleaning supplies are ideal for the eco-conscious person on your list.

Our favorites under $ 50

Our favorites under $ 25

696

When pronounced in Japanese, the numbers 6,9,6 sound like “Ro, Ku, Ro” which translates to “potter’s wheel”. This ceramic shop offers bowls, plates, pots, vases and glasses handcrafted by Japanese designers and artisans. Manufacturers are emphasizing sustainability by using locally sourced materials from the region to fabricate their parts with small-scale production to reduce waste. Items available for purchase can be sorted by type and artist to better find personalized pieces for each recipient.

Our favorites under $ 50

Our favorites under $ 25

Angels

Jungalow

A beautiful interior decoration awaits you at Jungalow. Designs described as “jungalicious” feature unique prints and patterns that will add a trendy touch to any home. Give the gift of interior design with vibrant unique wallpaper patterns, or opt for one of the stylish throw pillows that will take your gift’s sofa or chair to the next level. Jungalow not only sells exquisite decorations, they also do their part to help the environment, and as a consumer you can too. With each product purchased, Jungalow will plant at least two trees through its partnership with Trees for the Future, an organization that plants forest gardens to provide families with sources of food, feed, livestock, etc.

Our favorites under $ 50

Our favorites under $ 25

PF Bougie & Co

This Los Angeles-based home fragrance company offers 100% vegan, cruelty-free and phthalate-free candles, using soy wax grown in the country. Choose from a range of scents to fill any new apartment with warm and inviting ambiences. All products are manufactured, tested and shipped from the Los Angeles warehouse. PF Candle & Go believes in giving back to the community and donates a portion of its annual revenue to nonprofits and organizations such as the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, the Downtown Women’s Center and Communities for a Better Environment.

Our favorites under $ 50

Our favorites under $ 25

Flowerboy Project

Located in Venice, California, Flowerboy Project offers stunning flower arrangements with botanical elements sourced from local Los Angeles markets. Founders Sean and Stella describe their store as “a ‘studio’ space that mixes heritage with something more modern. As a boutique and cafe, you can visit this place to admire the art that surrounds you while enjoying a caffeinated drink and browsing through beautiful bespoke flower arrangements and ‘scent of the city’ candles for gifting. anyone who loves floral aesthetics.

Our favorites under $ 100

Tactile material

Founder Kenesha Sneed is an artist and the creative mind behind Tactile Matter. Sneed’s work speaks to the empowerment of black women and their experience through her creative use of color and imagery in her products. Beautiful prints and throws will make the perfect gift for anyone looking to add some color and unique artistry to their space.

Our favorites under $ 50

San Francisco

Gravier + Or

Gravel and Gold is an independent, women-owned design collective located in the Mission District of San Francisco. The boutique features clothing made with fabrics sourced from trusted local factories and suppliers in San Francisco and Los Angeles. In addition to size, gender identity, and age-appropriate clothing, you’ll find a wide variety of home gifts made by a number of curatorial partners. G&G is a welcoming space for Bay Area locals to shop and socialize, and they encourage customers to stop by, introduce themselves and learn more about the art of each product sold.

Our favorites under $ 100

Our favorites under $ 50

Soy Aromas

Founder and CEO Janet Campbell describes Soyful Aromas candles as “handmade in small quantities and poured out with love.” Made with soy wax and cotton wicks, these candles are non-toxic and phthalate free. The boxes and jars that contain each candle can also be recycled or reused. Aromatherapy and spa scented candles are the perfect gift for someone who needs to relax in their living space. Candles cost an average of $ 20 and can be found in a number of local shops and markets, or in the online store. As a special gift, Soyful Aromas gave our readers a discount code. Use the SOYFULTMERCI promotion for 10% off your order.

Our favorites $ 50 and under

esperluette

Available for delivery in San Francisco or pickup at its headquarters, Ampersand sells flowers, home gifts and seasonal specials. Located in the Castro-Duboce district, you will have access to all that is “flowers and good vibrations”. As a gay owned business, they pride themselves on being welcoming and inclusive to everyone. Stop to prepare a personalized flower arrangement for your gift, or choose from a wide assortment of home decor options, from candles and dried flowers to ceramic platters.

Our favorites under $ 40

Mercantile de San Francisco

San Francisco Mercantile produces souvenirs and products that “celebrate the vibrant and diverse culture that is unique to California,” featuring items made by local artists who live in the Bay Area. These products are ideal gifts for recent SF transplants to help them feel more comfortable in the Golden State. Likewise, you can show your SF pride by gifting an out-of-state friend or family member a piece of Cali.

Our favorites under $ 25

Fill well

After taking a recycling class in San Francisco, founder Stephanie Regni created Fill Good with the goal of reducing the amount of plastic in landfills and oceans. With online ordering and local delivery, Fill Good offers consumers environmentally friendly products to reduce plastic waste. Find a variety of eco-friendly home cleaners, reusable food storage containers, and even reusable tea bags. These items make ideal gifts for concerned environmentalists looking to make their homes greener.

Our favorites under $ 40

When you move into a new space, interior design is one of the most important aspects of making any home a home. Decorate the hallways of your favorite apartment tenant this year with lasting gifts from socially responsible retailers and businesses.

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