15 Small Gifts That Are Sure to Make Someone’s Day in a Big Way

Small Gift Ideas at My Modern Met Store

Sure, we recognize the big moments in life, but what about the smaller ones in between? There are a lot of large occasions that lend themselves to grand gestures but think about the other times in your life that also deserve attention. Perhaps your daughter is studying abroad and you want to send a small gift to say you miss her. Or, you know someone is feeling down and you want to cheer them up with a tiny surprise. Whatever the reason, My Modern Met Store has many small gift ideas waiting just for you.

One of our best sellers has small in the name. The Small Wooden Cat Pile earned the nickname of “cat Jenga” for good reason. Try your luck at stacking the six wooden felines as high as you can without them toppling over. It’s perfect for a spontaneous gift and looks great as desk decor when not in use.

If you want to thank someone for their friendship, look to our pop culture-inspired Kokeshi dolls. Inspired by the traditional Japanese toy, these figurines—which look like famous artists and musicians—are handcrafted tokens of companionship.

Check out our entire small gifts collection at My Modern Met Store. And remember: a few words can go a long way, so if you’re sending the item directly from our shop, include a free gift note!

Want to send someone a thank you or a brighten their day with a little surprise? Check out our small gift ideas at My Modern Met Store!


Blue Floral Temporary Tattoos

Tattly Temporary Tattoo

Tattly | $15


Multicolored “Cubebot” Wood


Paris Map Necklace


Frida Kahlo Mug


Peace & Love Earrings


Salvador Catli Enamel Pin

Cat Enamel Pin

Niaski | $12.50


Solar System Cuff Bracelet


Helicone Kinetic Toy


Yoga Joes Series 1 Figurines

Yoga Joes

Brogamats | $25


Prince Kokeshi Doll


Small Wooden Cat Pile Game

Wooden Cat Pile Game

Comma | $20


Sloth Bookmark


Yayoi Toesama Socks

Artist Socks

ChattyFeet | $12.50


Starry Night Candle

Starry Night Candle

Flatyz | $17.95


Sloth Bookmark


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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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