Everything is cuter when it comes in miniature size. Think mini horses, travel-sized condiments, and teeny replicas of your favorite board games.
So this year, why not gift some miniature items? They're just like regular-sized gifts, but far more adorable.
There's a surprising number of products that come in minute sizes, like arcade games, filing cabinets, and zen gardens—so you're bound to find something for everyone you love in minuscule sizes.
Plus, if you have to travel during the holidays you'll be relieved to find that your luggage is lighter, now that you're not being weighed down by chunky sweaters and candles for that one relative you always forget to shop for.
Here are our picks for the 17 best miniature items that are just begging to be gifted this year:
1. A tiny (but, fully functional!) arcade game
Any lover of classic arcade games would be thrilled to get their hands on this tiny Pac-Man arcade game.
This tiny machine offers multi-level game play "true to the original, full size arcade game," according to its description. And, Tiny Arcade sells all of the major arcade classics like Ms. Pac-Man, Galaxian, and Space Invaders as well.
2. A portable seltzer maker
If you know anyone obsessed with their Soda Stream, or someone who just has a keen love of bubbly water, then you need to get them this portable seltzer maker.
The iSoda DrinkMate Mini Hand Held Carbonated Soda Maker can make you your own liter of seltzer, or whatever carbonated beverage you please, anywhere! On the train, at a picnic, in a car — the options are limitless.
3. Peanut butter and jelly earrings
These unbelievably small peanut butter and jelly earrings made by the TakamiCrafts Etsy shop are almost too cute to handle. And if they weren't as small as a penny, you might just mistake these hyper-realistic clay and resin sculpted earrings for the real thing.
4. Miniature filing cabinet
You won't be able to file any paperwork in this little guy, but you will be able to stow away 800 business cards. Tech Tools' Miniature File Cabinet, also comes with a built in digital clock.
A perfect gift for anyone who loves office supplies with a meta twist.
5. A travel cocktail kit
Never leave the house without Hot Toddy mix, as I always say.
Planes leave much to be desired when it comes to their refreshments, but a sleek little cocktail kit can seriously shake things up.
The Carry On Cocktail Kit provides everything needed to make a single cocktail just for you, and they come in a variety of mixes, including everything from an Old Fashioned to a Bloody Mary.
6. Very small embroidery hoop necklace
Needlepoint has a way of making people feel especially cozy—and that feeling intensifies tenfold when embroidery hoops are of the miniature variety.
The mini hoops crafted by CraftWoolFelt measure only one-inch in diameter and can used as a needle minder or made into a crafty necklace.
7. A perfume sampler
It's hard to pick out a fragrance for someone, and perfume can be so expensive that buying someone perfume hardly seems worth the risk. But, Sephora's Perfume Sampler gives your giftee the chance to sample six different—and highly popular—perfumes to see what they like.
And on top of all that the sampler includes a free voucher for one perfume rollerball!
8. The World's Smallest Quadcopter
The "World's Smallest Quadcopter," is a very tiny drone-like toy, that has the ability to fly up to 65 feet away from its controller, and it can even do a figure eight.
9. A desktop drum set
This seven-piece desktop drum set is a wonderful option for any music lover, or better yet, for anyone interested in causing a little office chaos.
10. Avocado necklace
SweetsOfMyOwns' surprisingly realistic avocado necklace is the perfect present for anyone who worships nature's greatest gift: a ripe avocado.
11. Tiny zen garden for your desk
This Zen Garden Relaxation Gift, provides all the soothing benefits of an actual sand garden, just in miniature size: sand, a rake, tiny rocks. What else could one ask for?
12. A tin full of fancy flaked sea salt
Anyone obsessed with getting their seasoning just right will love this somewhat pretentious tiny tin of Maldon sea salt flakes, full of you guessed it: flaked sea salt.
13. Steak earrings, because why not?
These little steak earrings from BadgersBakery will delight the meat lovers in your life and horrify the vegetarians.
14. A petite piano that actually plays music
Okay, so technically the piano is a jewelry box that plays "Laputa: Castle in the Sky," so you won't actually be able to play any music on it, but it's still an incredibly convincing miniature of the real thing.
Plus, you can engrave whatever you want on top of the baby grand piano at no extra cost.
15. Small works of art inspired by your favorite artists
MaggieSternStitches creates tiny replicas of art created by Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse, Amedeo Modigliani, Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, among many others.
These minute masterpieces are easy to transport, and you don't have to worry about whether or not your giftee has enough space on their walls for them.
16. A small house plant you don't need to water
Plants have the amazing ability to bring new life and energy into any environment they're in—they also require a decent amount of upkeep. But with a miniature fake plant there's basically no work required at all.
So why not pick up a Miniature Maranta created by MiniaturesByEmy for all of your plant loving friends this year? The Etsy shop also has other varieties of plants available if there's a particular species you're hoping to gift.
17. Travel size Battleship
While extremely fun, board games can be big and bulky, and difficult to travel with. But that's why there are miniature travel versions of your favorites, from Connect Four to Clue.