Lifestyle Gifts to give your roommate that you can actually keep for yourself By MELISSA KRAVITZ email@example.com Updated December 18, 2015 1:59 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Your apartment is only so big. Um, small. If you're exchanging gifts with a roommate this year, why not make it something you can both benefit from? With these great gift options, they'll never suspect a thing. Sheepskin Rug Photo Credit: Pottery Barn Oh so cozy for cold feet, napping and pretty much everyday use, this plush gift matches all types of decor, especially in communal areas. If your roomie isn't into Pottery Barn, just say you picked it up at a holiday flea market! $99, potterybarn.com Set of 2 Egg Nog Mugs Photo Credit: Cocktail Kingdom Nothing says best buds like matching egg nog mugs! Gift with a carton of egg nog, or better yet, make it from scratch -- it's impossible to not share this gift. $12.95, cocktailkingdom.com Giant Knit Grande Punto Blanket Photo Credit: Ohhio via Etsy This super cozy blanket is perfect for cuddling. Alone. Make sure it matches your living room décor so you can take advantage of its fluffiness all season long. $400, etsy.com Coolamari Ice Tray Photo Credit: Fred and Friends Keep things cool at home with this calamari-inspired ice tray. Just refill the tentacles every time you pop out an icy frozen squid and your roommate won't even know this gift was really for you the whole time. $9.50, fredandfriends.com The New Yorker Subscription Photo Credit: New Yorker Perhaps the most shareable gift of all is one that comes straight to your mailbox each week! If your roommate is a current subscriber, you can renew the subscription for your own reading pleasure. Subscribers can also access the digital edition, $70/year, newyorker.com LUSH Shower Gel Photo Credit: LUSH If you share a shower, this gift is an obvious choice. Available in both feminine and masculine scents, LUSH's entire store is designed for gifting, but you know you really want to use it for yourself. And who will ever know! $30, lushusa.com Riki Wooden Alarm Clock Photo Credit: Dwell Whether you're sick of hearing Radar (default) every morning or are just looking for a new piece of décor, this mod alarm clock offers a super chic way to know you and your roommate are running late. Note: Snooze is an option on this piece, so if you share a wall, maybe skip this gift. $100, dwell.com Henri Bendel Suite 712 Scented Candle Photo Credit: Henri Bendel Unless you live in a massive loft (why do you even have a roommate?) there's no way you can't benefit from the burning of this luxe scented candle. Treat your roommate's senses, and your own, with the decorative and delicious-smelling gift. $50, henribendel.com The Kaufmann Mercantile Guide Photo Credit: Kaufmann Mercantile An attractive book that's also full of great DIY tips for decorating, crafting, building and more? You're basically training your roomie to be a better cohabiter with this gift, plus there will be something new and shiny to adorn your coffee table. $25, kaufmann-mercantile.com Crayola Color Escapes Adult Coloring Kit Photo Credit: Crayola A calm roommate is a good roommate! And an even better one is a roommate who shares her new toys. Plan a Netflix and coloring night with this fun coloring kit -- for adults, we promise! $24.95, crayola.com Jonathan Adler Studded Frame Photo Credit: Jonathan Adler Give a glam gift to spruce up your apartment and show off your best roommate selfie in this artistic hand-carved porcelain frame. $68, jonathanadler.com Home Sweet Home Mug Toppers Photo Credit: Anthropologie What's a mug topper you ask? Well, it's a gift to give when you've run out of ideas, but at least it's cute. Unlike a marshmallow, it can be reused for endless hot chocolates. $10 for two, anthropologie.com The gift of a clean apartment Photo Credit: Handy.com Handy is offering two-hour home cleaning sessions to give as gifts this season! Your roommate couldn't ask for a better gift! $49, handy.com An adorable pet Photo Credit: ASPCA If your roommate has hinted at wanting more furry friends around, this is the time to gift her a new best friend! The beauty of a roommate's pet is that she is primarily responsible while you help out and enjoy all the cuteness. The ASPCA currently has 100 pets for adoption, find a cute one at ASPCA.org . By MELISSA KRAVITZ firstname.lastname@example.org Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More on this topic Holiday gift ideas for foodies, die-hard New Yorkers, moreGo forth and shop! Gifts for people you hateWhat to get for the frenemies on your shopping list. Don't panic! Shop these last-minute local giftsIt's that time of the year and, of course, you procrastinated on your shopping. Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.