Fun box- For the first apartment


Every Christmas my mom gave me a gift that I always looked forward to.  It was a box, I guess about the size of a shoe box or a little larger……..some where around there; filled with all kinds of small, fun things that I loved.  Some practical items, some surprises.  It’s a tradition that I now like to do with my kids.

I hope you find the next several blogs  helpful!  I’ll give you ideas on filling those surprise boxes with lots of small, fun items!   I’ll break my blogs into age appropriate items for everyone on your gift giving list.  If you have ideas to share- please do!

Keep in mind, you’re going to fill this box with lots of small items.  Check out deals!  The Dollar Tree is a great place to start!

So my oldest daughter recently moved in to her own apartment.  And while it was scary and depressing, it was also a little fun scouring the discount shelves and stores to help her with all the little things she needed.

So this fun box is for the young folks moving into their first place.  This box is about the small things that people never think of when moving into their first apartment!  

  • Bandaids
  • Neosporin
  • Cheese Grater
  • Pizza Cutter
  • Ice trays
  • Tylenol, Ibuprofen, etc
  • Ink pens and paper
  • Screw driver
  • Hammer
  • Pizza gift card
  • Cork screw
  • Wine glasses
  • A fake ‘hide a key’ rock for when  they get locked out
  • Mace
  • Cleaning rags
  • Tart burner/tarts
  • Cleaning sprays- Windex, furniture polish, etc
  • Pot holders
  • Batteries- all sizes
  • Flashlights
  • Peanut butter
  • Strainer
  • A Christmas ornament to celebrate the occasion
  • Extra outlet plugs
  • Can opener


*Along this same theme- every time I go to the grocery, I make a point of checking out the clearance cart.  You can find LOTS of great deals on dented canned veggies,etc.   Whenever I find boxes of cereal, pasta, canned goods,etc. I always pick them up.  Not just for myself but for my daughter as well.  It’s an inexpensive way to continue to help out.



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