I live alone and I live in a condo. It’s both a blessing and a burden at the same time because while I have freedom and independence, any home you occupy by yourself is hard to maintain – especially when it’s small and unique in its layout. However, what’s managed to help me the most is the gifts I’ve received – from friends, from family, from my parents. Each small token has helped shape the home I’ve been able to build and has, in its own way, helped make my life even the slightest bit easier. That’s why this gift guide is so important to me.