After the rigorous NYC luxury apartment search is over, the next step is throwing a housewarming party.

For those of you already living in The City, we’ve found some of the best and most unique housewarming gifts to set yourselves apart.

1. A Daily Reminder of Who Loves Them

Whether it be a friend who left home and misses their family or a couple whose family is just starting to grow –

this ‘family tree rustic frame shadow box’ gives them a chance to proudly show off their loved ones.

For an even more personal touch, gift it to them with pictures already in place.

Pottery Barn, $125.00

2. Treats for The Baby

How do you make a pet lover happy? By making their pet happy, of course!

And what does man’s best friend like more than treats!!!

This handcrafted, personalized treat jar is a cute and practical gift for dog-lovers everywhere.

Etsy, $50.00

3. Knowledge and Beauty

If your host is an avid reader, these terra cotta bookends are the perfect housewarming gift.

They can show off their vast collection of books, rather than hide them away in a drawer.

Added bonus: the bookends are planters!

Dot&Bo, $35.99

4. An Underwater Culinary Experience

Shopping for a cook? Gift them an incentive to host a dinner party with these whale-tail stoneware measuring cups.

Who wouldn’t want to make a gourmet meal with these?

Anthropologie, $32.00

5. A Well-Known NYC Restaurant Cookbook

Even if your friend’s new home isn’t a luxury Manhattan apartment, this housewarming gift will certainly make them feel like it is.

Gramercy Tavern is one of New York City’s favorite restaurants and their cookbook is full of upscale and delicious recipes.

From flounder with marinated cucumbers and yogurt sauce to the perfect German chocolate cake, Eater has named it one of its 21 Essential Cookbooks of 2013.

Amazon, $30.00

6. Order to the Chaos of Takeout Menus

What do you get for someone whose refrigerator is full of leftovers?

Food delivery is a staple for every New Yorker – especially for college students moving to NYC. This Ready, Set, To-Go Menu Organizer will help organize all those menus.

It also helps to have paper menus instead of having (8) people waiting in line to look on Seamless.


7. A Safe, Stylish Home

Better to keep your Manhattan apartment safe (and stylish) than not, right?

These fire extinguishers, designed and manufactured in France, are both a necessity and a unique decoration.

Not only will everyone compliment them, they’ll also be easy to identify in case of a fire.

Fire Design, starting at 85,28 €

8. A Daily Reminder

Portray and frame the reinvention of a classic saying.

Available in a variety of colors from, this made-to-order typography print is perfect for a laugh at the housewarming party and every other time you visit.

Etsy, $22.00

9. A Way to Relive the Experience (not on Facebook)

Give the world traveler a unique way to mark their adventures with this world map corkboard.

Dot&Bo, $44.99

10. A Reason To Invite You Back

Is the housewarming party the first of many gatherings? If so, this cheese & crackers serving board is a must-give.

It displays hors d’oeuvres in an organized and aesthetically pleasing fashion that everyone is sure to love!

Uncommon Goods, $48.00


Gift one of these unique items at the next housewarming party you attend and you’ll be sure to receive invitations to plenty more! Please browse our fabulous Manhattan NYC luxury apartments and give the best gift of all, a lead on somewhere to live!