12 Housewarming Gifts You'll Want For Yourself

Is it just us, or is everyone moving apartments? Fall seems to be the season of taping boxes and U-Hauls; Summer's over which means it's time to get into cozy clothes and turn up those radiators, and it seems us New Yorkers want a change of address so we can make like bears and hibernate right this winter. But, with new homes come housewarming parties, and with housewarming parties comes gifts. And, unless you're a regular Nate Berkus, finding a gift that's special and one-of-a-kind (sorry, Two-Buck Chuck don't cut it) takes time and money we just don't have. Luckily, we're getting you on your friends' good-list this year—we meticulously scoured the city to find a selection of prezzies that have the perfect mix of quirkiness and practicality to save them from the dustbin of yard-sale history. Our handy little hit-list, with gifts all under $100—pill-happy coasters, shoegasmic shakers, Ikat pillows—has enough options to satisfy even Felix Unger. We won't tell anyone if one or two of our casa cravings end up in your house too.
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Click through to see 12 housewarming gifts from local shops that will get you invited back again and again.
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American Fashion Designers at Home book, $65, available at the Assouline Boutique in the Plaza Hotel, 768 Fifth Avenue (at 58th Street), Mezzanine Level; 212-593-7236.
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Day of the Dead Mini Chocolate Skulls, gift box of 3 for $13, available at Vosges Haute Chocolate, 132 Spring Street (between Wooster and Greene streets); 212-625-2929.
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End Of An Era poster by Damien Hirst, $60, available at the Gagosian Gallery, 980 Madison Avenue (between East 76th and East 77th streets); 212-744-2313.
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H.Bloom NYC Flower Subscription by, bundles starting at $35, available online at H.Bloom.
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Rock of Ages Lovers Votives, $37, available at Blue Tree, 1283 Madison Avenue (between East 91st and East 92nd streets); 212 369 2583.
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Table Setting Paper Placemat, $22, available at Kate's Paperie, 72 Spring Street (between Crosby and Lafayette streets); 212-941-9816.
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Dwell Studio Diamond Ikat Citrine Pillow, $58, available at ABC Carpet and Home, 888 Broadway (at West 24th Street); 212-473-3000.
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Jonathan Adler Salt & Pepper Shoes, $48, available at Jonathan Adler, 1097 Madison Avenue (at East 83rd Street); 212-772-2410.
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Mini Garden, $30, available at Pylones , 69 Spring Street (between Crosby and Lafayette streets); 212-431-3244.
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Boudoir Mirrors, set of 5 for $29, available at A&G Merch, 111 North 6th Street (at Berry Street); Brooklyn; 718-388-1779.
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Rocksoaps, $12, available at The Evolution Store, 120 Spring Street (between and Grand and Mercer streets); 212-343-1114.
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Pills Coasters, set of 12 for $3.95, available at Fishs Eddy, 889 Broadway (between East 19th and East 20th streets); 212-420-9020.
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