Tiny House Gifts: 2015 Gift Guide

Tiny House Christmas Gifts

We know it’s difficult to purchase gifts for Tiny Housers and Tiny House enthusiasts. After all, the idea is to downsize and simplify! On the other hand, tiny housers do need a few quality belongings. If your heart is set on getting your tiny house friend something tangible this holiday season, we’ve created a “Tiny House Gifts” guide to help you out (& we listed a few intangible items as well).

These are a few of our favorite things….

 Tiny House Gifts for 1st Time Builders

Give the gift of education! The following resources & tools are excellent companions for any first time builder.

Kitchen Shears
$59.95: Tiny House Construction DVD
Tiny House Design Construction Guide
$26.12: Construction Guide
Tumbleweed Workshop
$299+: Tumbleweed Workshop
Tiny Home Builders Video copy
$97: Build E-Course
Milwaukee Multi Screwdriver
$35: Compact Multi-Tool
LEATHERMAN Skeletool CX Multitool
$66.97: Multi-Tool

 Tiny House Gifts for Inspiration & Entertainment

Books, Calendars & Films that will inspire any Tiny House enthusiast to take the plunge!

Tiny House Calendar
$25-40: Calendar
Tiny house Calendar 2
$30: Calendar
tiny homes on the move
$20.96: Coffee Table Book
micro shelters
$11.51: Coffee Table Book
Tiny Homes Simple Shelter
$19.69: Coffee Table Book
The Big Tiny
$12.01: Tiny House Memoir
small is beautiful
$7.99: Documentary
tiny the movie
$15.47: Documentary





Tiny House Gifts for Foodies

These compact, low-energy kitchen gadgets are the perfect additions in a tiny house kitchen!

$55: Compact, Zero Energy Coffee Maker
$49.40: Compact, Stove Top Toaster
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$55: Beautiful Wood Magnetic Knife Holder
Multi Purpose Tool
$13.50: Multi Purpose Kitchen Tool
$11.42: Magnetic Spice Tin
$11.42: Magnetic Spice Tin


Tiny House Gifts for Travelers

Towable items for those tiny housers on the move!

$315.98: RV GPS
Andersen Leveler
$39.60: Levelers
Clear Flow Hose
$32.97: Compact Hose
National Parks Pass
$80: National Park Pass
Passport America
$44: 50% off camping
Boondockers Welcome
$24.95: Membership



Harvest Host
$44: Annual Membership







 Tiny House Gifts for Environmentalists

Low-impact gifts to minimize carbon footprints and increase awareness.

goal zero lamp
$68.80: Zero Energy Battery Charger & Lamp
wolly pocket
$17.10: Compact Planter for Vertical Garden
$122.23: Backyard Compost Tumbler
$122.23: Backyard Compost Tumbler
The Humanure Handbook
$17.27: For Compost Toilet Lovers
Doctor Bronner's
$16.98: Earth Friendly Soap
Vapur Water Bottle
$15: Lightweight Water Bottle






Intangible Gifts

Many tiny housers struggle around the holidays to maintain their simple, minimalistic lifestyle. So why not support their choice to declutter and downsize? The following gift ideas do not involve material objects but instead gifts from the heart.

tiny house gifts
photo credit: thedailypedia.com
  • Consumables! Local fresh food, organic soaps, house plants or garden seeds make great gifts. Consider purchasing a CSA membership for your tiny house friend so they can receive fresh farm goods each week from a local farmer.
  • A Tiny House Vacation!  Gift your friend a tiny house vacation in Olympia, Seattle, Portland or Nashville and more locations
  • Donate to Charity! Give to their local environmental charity or Habitat for Humanity.
  • E-books, Online Magazines, Music, Netflix Subscription, Memberships or a Gift Card! Most of the books listed above are available digitally, as are many of the campground membership fees. Gift card ideas: Home Depot, Lowes, Whole Foods, Gas Stations and Camping World.
  • Gift them a night out! Dinner, wine tasting, movie tickets, etc.
  • Massage or Spa Day! Give a tiny house builder a break before they break their back!
  • Support their efforts! Offer to lend a hand on their build, babysit their kids, walk their dog, cook a meal, etc. Many minimalists are fans of the community lifestyle and will jump for joy at the simple gift of your friendship.


  1. Carolina
    December 9, 2015 / 12:09 pm

    Wow, nice ideas but… that’s a ton of money! Most things on this list are way over our budget. Luckily not a problem, since we share a meal, and not presents with friends and family at Christmas. I’m sure some of your readers will be really happy with these ideas though!
    Kind regards, Carolina

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