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Apartment List's 2021 Holiday Gift Guide

By: Susan Finch
November 24, 2020

The holidays may look different this year with the coronavirus pandemic. However, you can still feel close to your loved ones by sending the perfect gift.

We put together a mix of giveaways, home decor, and virtual items to choose from our Apartment List 2020 gift guide.

Fire up Zoom, wish your loved ones a happy holiday, and watch them open their new favorite gift.

Apartment List Holiday Giveaway Series

In the spirit of adding some extra cheer to a hard year, Apartment List will be hosting a series of Instagram giveaways throughout the holiday season. We’ve partnered with our friends at CALPAK, Bev Wine, ClassPass, and Philips Hue to offer some awesome gifts! So, make sure to follow us on Instagram so you don’t miss out!

And, to top it all off, any renter that registers with Apartment List through December 31, 2020 will be entered to win a free month of rent!

See full terms and conditions here.


From November 29th to December 2nd, Apartment List and CALPAK are teaming up to give one lucky follower CALPAK’s rose gold two-piece luggage set (a $360 value!). The sleek and smooth luggage comes with compartments to make your move, future vacation, or staycation simple and stylish.

If you're looking to give the gift of CALPAK, try the Packing Cubes 5-Piece Set in cream. The set includes a water-resistant envelope pouch for keepsakes, receipts, airline tickets, and more.

Or, gift the Kaya Laptop Backpack in gunmetal black complete with a zippered back compartment for a 15-inch laptop.

For day trips, the Hue Duffel in hazel features a padded laptop sleeve for up to 15" laptops. It also comes with a removable zippered pouch to help you stay organized on future trips or in your apartment.

Wherever you're headed, you need an Out of Office Robe. Slide into this "Out of Office" robe whether you're working from home or on a trip.


From December 6th to December 9th, Apartment List is partnering with Bev to give away a custom cooler (a $300 value) and a $100 gift card. The lucky winner will even get to customize the top of the cooler with their name or phrasing of choice!

Make sure to fill up your Bev Cooler with all your favorite products, or give it to your roommate. Their Bev Glitz is dressed up and ready to celebrate a festive night in. This wine is fit for royalty, features zero sugar, and offers plenty of sparkle. The Ladies Night pack is perfect for friends who don't want to choose just one flavor.

Bev knows it's always a virtual happy hour somewhere. Hop on Zoom with their virtual happy hour pullover and toast to friends you want to drink with IRL. While you're at it, slip your drink into the Hold My Bev Koozie and give one to a friend to enjoy all year long.


From December 9th to December 12th, Apartment List is partnering with ClassPass to give away a $75 gift card. That’s equivalent to one free month of classes!

Their gift cards are also perfect for a roommate, friends, family, and colleagues. Log on for the largest network of fitness classes (virtual & in-person), wellness experiences, and beauty appointments all in one membership.

ClassPass gift cards are available in any amount or currency. You can use them for any of ClassPass’ services. And because the gift cards are delivered via email, they make an ideal last-minute gift.

Philips Hue

From December 15th to December 18th, Apartment List is partnering with Philips Hue to give away the Philips Hue White Ambiance Starter Kit (a $120 value). Transform the ambiance of your apartment with the White Ambiance starter kit. It comes with exclusive voice control capability to control your lights via Alexa, Apple HomeKit, and Google Home. Turn them off and on, dim, brighten, and change colors.

If you're looking for more gift ideas, grab the Starter Kit E26 and play with over 16 million colors. Your friends can even sync your media to their new smart lights to give entertaining an upgrade.

Or wrap up the Play Light Bar Extension Pack and mount it to a wall or TV, lay it flat, or stand it upright. The versatile smart light makes a perfect accent piece to enhance the atmosphere.

Remember to put yourself on your holiday gift list. Self-gift the Signe floor light with a minimal design that’ll blend seamlessly into any apartment decor. The light paints the wall with colorful light. It transforms the mood of your entertainment setup.


From December 19th to December 22nd, we’re partnering with BrüMate to give away an insulated wine travel set (an $85 value!). Toast 2020 goodbye anywhere, anytime with the set’s winesulator and two 14oz insulated wine tumblers. The best part? Your favorite wine will stay at the perfect temperature for over 24 hours.

For the craft beer lovers in your life, check out BrüMate’s GROWL’R gift sets. And for your cocktail-loving friends, allow them to stir or shake it anytime by gifting BrüMate’s MargTini gift set.

Finally, for the most fun-loving, adventurous person on your list, check out BrüMate’s Backtap in a variety of colors.This 3-gallon backpack cooler will not only keep everyone’s favorite drink cool on-the-go but a tap is included, ensuring the party never stops!

Apartment List Free Month of Rent Giveaway!

To top of our month of giveaways, Apartment List wanted to get in on the gift-giving action and give away something all renters want: free rent. Register with Apartment List by December 31, and you'll be entered to win a free month of rent! Use the extra money to spread the gift-giving cheer or put it towards an apartment upgrade in your dream neighborhood.

Home Decor

If you're looking for more holiday gift ideas, consider these home decor items to help friends and family spruce up their apartments.


Give the gift of art and home decor with a Society6 gift card. Your friends can find something for everyone with decor like the "New Sherrif in Town" poster or Galaxy Garden serving tray.


Send your loved ones a Brooklinen gift card and wish them sweet dreams. Everyone needs a luxury hotel sheet upgrade for their own bedroom. And, they can scoop up their own luxe hardcore sheet bundle that features a 480-thread count and a luminous finish.


If you can't be with loved ones for the holidays this year, send them a Cotton Napper from Bearaby. Made from buttery soft, breathable knit, the blanket is weighted and GOTS-certified organic cotton.

Estelle Colored Glasses

Toast your next virtual happy hour with a 6-piece custom wine set from Estelle Colored Glasses. Glass artisans from Poland make the colorful, hand-blown colored glass. Select from lavender, amethyst, cobalt blue, coral peach pink, and a plethora of other vibrant and unique colors!

Zen Succulent

Give the gift of fresh greenery all year long with a Zen Succulent gift card. Your roommates, friends, and family can choose from modern terrariums, handmade gifts, houseplants, workshops, and more.

Home Accessories

Get inspired by these home accessory ideas and make everyone on your gift list happy.

Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day

We're all sensitive about staying germ-free these days. Send a thoughtful Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day hand wash and lotion set. Your loved ones will love the fresh smell and peace of mind.


If you're quarantining with a loved one, gift a Brumate in a variety of colors. Take the insulated wine travel set for a private hike and enjoy some solitude with a little wine.


Are you feeling homesick this year? Let family members who can't make it back for the holidays know how much you care with a Homesick candle, featuring places including Colorado, Southern California, or New York City.

Mini Beauty Fridge

Surprise the cosmetic lovers in your life with a Mini Beauty Fridge. Store beauty products and keep them fresh. You can also use it for drinks and more. Just flip the switch to heat mode to warm up your snacks!

Crate & Barrel

We all need more happy hours in our lives. Give the gift of a Crate & Barrel Wood and Marble Bar Tools set and set a Zoom date with your family and friends.

Smeg Toaster

Apartment dwellers all need a Smeg Toaster in their life. Choose stainless steel or get creative with a retro-style red, matte teal, British flag, pastel blue, and more.

French Press

Give the gift that keeps giving all year long. A French Press makes every morning better and dresses up that next cup of coffee.


Ready to deck the halls? The Poopourri Deck the Stalls gift set makes the loo more luxurious and spreads some bathroom cheer.

Home Gadgets

Want to do something different this year? Home gadget gifts are sophisticated, fun, and never go out of style.

An i7 iRobot Roomba is perfect for busy friends and family who don’t have time to clean. The connected robot vacuum sucks up crumbs on a schedule or voice command. Pro tip: Give it to your roommate to enjoy a clean apartment year-round.

Gift all the renters in your life a great sense of security with the Ring peephole camera. They'll get all the benefits of a video doorbell with HD video and two-way talk. It also provides motion-activated notifications.

Working from home comes with its perks. However, we all need a taste of the office to get through the day. The Yamaha YVC-200 makes meetings easier with Bluetooth speakerphone technology. Use it as a conference phone and portable USB speakerphone.

Cheers to the New Year by sending your friends their favorite bottle of wine and an electric wine opener. Place it on top of a wine bottle and press a button. The wine pops open and is ready to serve!

Home Fitness

Help the fitness enthusiasts in your life stay fit at home with these gift ideas.

Peloton Bike

Ready to really make somebody's year? Gift a Peloton bike for a convenient, immersive workout that streams daily live classes from their NYC studio. Peloton members also get 24-hour access to studio cycling classes. That way, you can work out anytime, day or night.

The Mirror

It may look like an ordinary mirror, but the "Mirror" is personalized for you with certified trainers from the country's top fitness studios. You’ll see yourself working out while a virtual instructor appears in the background to keep you going.

Algo Yoga Set

Give the ultimate gift of wellness with the Algo yoga set. An annual membership to Alo Moves includes yoga, meditation, streaming fitness videos, a 2-in-1 yoga strap, and Warrior Mat.

Lululemon Reversible Mat

A Lululemon Reversible Mat 5mm takes you from hot to hatha yoga with ease. It's reversible and made of natural rubber. It has a top layer that provides some grip.

Theragun Massager

Percussive therapy makes deep muscle treatment easier with the Theragun Prime massager. Gift it to the rock climbing adventurers or fitness lovers in your life who need to soothe sore muscles.

If you can’t be with your loved ones this year, show them how much you care with a gift that feels like it’s made just for them. While you’re online shopping, make sure to enter our Instagram giveaways throughout the holiday season, including a free month's rent from Apartment List!

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Susan Finch is a freelance writer and content manager focusing on local experiences, travel, and anything relating to really good food and craft brews. Her work has appeared in travel guidebooks and national magazines and newspapers. Read More
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