Invited over to a friend’s new digs? Show up with one of these practical housewarming gifts for a New York apartment.
It’s not uncommon for New Yorkers to move several times over the course of only a few years (situations like rent increases and building buyouts keep a lot of people relocating throughout the boroughs). Fortunately, with every New York City move comes the excuse to throw a housewarming party. If you find yourself on the guest list, show up with one of these practical housewarming gifts New Yorkers will love.
Thanks to long days at the office, many urbanites don’t have the chance to spend time in their kitchen and whip up home-cooked meals on a daily basis. Slow cookers and crockpots, however, are one kitchen appliance New Yorkers will adore, allowing them to come home to a readymade dinner. We love the multi-purpose and space-saving design of this model (especially since counter space is all too rare in the average New York City apartment).
Stylish Serving Board
A stylish serving board is a fabulous and useful housewarming gift for foodies who have an eye for presentation. Even some water crackers and a wedge of brie from Fairway can bring a touch of luxury to a “Netflix and chill” kind of night when served on an attractive platter.
Having trouble deciding on the right housewarming gift? Every NYC apartment has room for an oil diffuser, which can perfume an entire studio without taking up too much space. (They also last longer than fancy candles.) City dwellers can especially use a sweet-scented oil diffuser during the summer, when the smells of the streets tend to waft through open windows.
Multi-Use Laundry Hamper
If your host is fortunate enough to have a laundry room in their building, then a multi-use laundry hamper may be the perfect present. It may sound boring, but this rolling laundry sorter with separate hampers and attached ironing table will make laundry day easier than ever. That’s something any New Yorker will appreciate.
When it comes to the necessities, NYC locals don’t always stock up on extras – bath towels included. You can never go wrong by bringing a nice set of fluffy bath towels to a new Big Apple abode.
No city dweller can have enough wine glasses. If anything, a single New Yorker will probably make use of their wine glasses more than a set of gourmet pots and pans.