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:

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Imagine: perfectly bubbly seltzer at all times.

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. 

Price: $22.00+ on Amazon

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An amazing option for a Dilbert lover.

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.

Price: $15.79 on Amazon

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Perfect for the crafter in your life.

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.

Price: $10.50+ on Etsy

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It can take off from your thumb!

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. 

Price: $39.95 on Hammacher Schlemmer

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If only it was a real avocado :'(

SweetsOfMyOwns’ surprisingly realistic avocado necklace is the perfect present for anyone who worships nature’s greatest gift: a ripe avocado.

Price: $16.25 on Etsy

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Flavor on demand.

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. 

Price: $5.99 on Amazon


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Talk about a baby grand piano.

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.

Price: $69.99 on Etsy

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Brighten up the tiniest corner of someone’s home with this little guy.

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.

Price: $12 on Etsy.


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