June 10, 2024

40 best Father’s Day gifts

This Father’s Day, show appreciation to the unsung heroes in your life. When choosing a gift, it's safe to assume these guys have enough ties and socks. Instead, we compiled a list of fun and practical gifts that they’ll actually want to use. Whether you’re looking for gifts for fathers, grandfathers, brothers, uncles, or other father figures, we’ve curated a list of Father’s Day gift ideas that are sure to please.
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May 10, 2024

60 best graduation gifts you can buy online

Whether graduates are going off to college, or completing their degrees and moving out on their own, the best graduation gifts include practical items they’ll need and fun and stylish items they'll enjoy. Below are some of our hand-picked gift ideas to celebrate this milestone accomplishment.
April 30, 2024

30+ Mother’s Day gifts New York City moms will love

April showers bring a bounty of Mother's Day brunches, blooms, and bling to dazzle deserving moms. New York City mothers are a sophisticated bunch, into music, art, design, or culinary excellence. Below, you'll find our hand-picked list of ideas–gifts, events, and experiences–to help make your favorite NYC mom's day.
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April 11, 2024

30+ best wellness products to add to your self-care routine

Whether we actually are or not, Americans feel like we’re busier than ever. According to Daniela Wolfe, a burnout prevention, self-care, and work/life balance expert at Best D Life, we often feel like we have a never-ending to-do list and can’t take a moment to relax because there is always something that needs to get done. “However, by planning your time at home - just like you would at work - and creating a schedule and some structure around where your time goes, you can find productivity, success, and the freedom to have the space for fun and relaxation every day,” she says.
March 11, 2024

Sleep Week 2024: Here’s what you need to get better rest

Sleep Awareness Week is here. While it’s not always easy to get the right amount of rest and sleep, it’s important to do so. "Rest is an essential part of productivity because we’re not machines," says Amelia Pleasant Kennedy, CEO and founder of A Pleasant Solution. "Our brains and bodies need a break from the constant decisions and calculations we’re making throughout the day." Kennedy tells 6sqft that we mistakenly think there will be more time in the future to rest and sleep if we get a few more things done right now. "Yet this can be a trap that leads to overworking," she says. "The chores and work will wait, and you’ll be better prepared to tackle these activities once you’re refreshed."
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February 12, 2024

The best space heaters for small apartments

Space heaters are a great way to add extra warmth to a small, drafty apartment. And as long as you use them as recommended, space heaters are perfectly safe – especially the newer versions, which come with lots of safety features. Options include powerful models that can oscillate, show the temperature on the digital display, have remote controls, and are compatible with voice assistance – and some can also cool and purify the air. Ahead find some of the best space heaters for small apartments.
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February 9, 2024

40 gift ideas for every type of Valentine

Valentine’s Day is an opportunity to give your loved one something they will really appreciate. It could be candy and flowers – but it could also be something that, at first glance, doesn’t seem like a Valentine’s Day gift. The point is to get them something that they’ll want, like, and use. With that in mind, we’re suggesting a variety of Valentine’s Day gift ideas that are sure to please.
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January 19, 2024

24 best items to help you keep your New Year’s resolutions in 2024

A new year not only provides an opportunity to reset the calendar but also the chance to reevaluate the goals we set but didn’t accomplish last year. Admittedly, it’s a lot easier to set new resolutions than to follow through. Sometimes, we’re not consistent – but sometimes we just don’t have the right tools to help us reach these goals. So, we’ve rounded up a list of the best items to help you keep your New Year’s resolutions.
December 21, 2023

2023 holiday gift guide: 50 best gifts for him

'Tis the season to show the special guy in your life how much he means to you. Whether it’s your husband or boyfriend, dad or granddad, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, best friend, or some other special relationship, we’ve got you covered. While men are notorious for saying, “No, don’t get me anything,” we think they’ll say “yes” to any of the items on this list. The list is a mixture of practical gifts, and also fun and unusual selections sure to pique their interest.
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December 19, 2023

Designer gift picks: 10 NYC creatives share what they’re giving (or hoping to get) this holiday season

6sqft once again questioned New York City designers, architects, and artists on which goodies they'd love to give–or, perhaps, receive. Read on for a covetable mix of unexpected items curated by some of the city’s most talented creatives. We hope you'll find some inspiring ideas among them if you happen to find yourself scrambling for one last (perfect) gift.
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December 13, 2023

2023 holiday gift guide: 40 best gifts for her

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and the perfect opportunity to show your wife, girlfriend, mom, sister, or other special woman in your life just how much you appreciate her. We’ve included nearly 40 items in different categories and at various price points to help you choose the perfect gift.
December 5, 2023

15 quintessential NYC gifts for the New Yorker in your life

New Yorkers are full of pride for their city. So when it comes to buying gifts for the special New Yorker in your life, why not lean into that? We’ve rounded up 15 quintessential NYC gifts that either help your loved ones show off that pride, support the city’s institutions, or both! These are also great options for ex-New Yorkers who might be feeling nostalgic for the city around the holidays.
November 22, 2023

New York City’s best holiday markets of 2023

The holiday season has hit New York City in full force, and despite the convenience of online buying, the city's streets are bustling with shoppers scurrying to find unique gifts and goodies. Popping up to meet the winter frenzy is a triumphant trove of festive markets offering one-of-a-kind creations–and a chance to mingle, jingle, nibble, and nosh. Read on for our picks of the best holiday markets and pop-up shops, from the familiar holiday hubs at Union Square and Bryant Park to an upstate farm and flea affair in Hudson.
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November 9, 2023

NYC is noisy: These are the best items to help drown out the noise

Living in the city that never sleeps can be exciting, but sometimes, it can be a bit much. Every now and then, you might want a slower, quieter pace. From rowdy neighbors, crying babies, and loud TVs to car horns and alarms from the street below, your home may be louder than you’d prefer. And this makes it hard for you to relax and unwind, and even harder to concentrate and sleep. We’ve rounded up some ideas to help you soundproof your home (or at least soften the noise) and also relax despite those unwanted sounds.
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November 6, 2023

SHOP THE LISTING: $3.5M Flatiron condo channels a dreamy Paris apartment with an upstairs atelier

If you’ve dreamed of waking up in a Parisian flat and stepping out to the terrace for morning coffee and al fresco dining, this Flatiron condo at 10 East 22nd Street might be exactement ce que vous recherchez. Asking $3,495,000, this Manhattan penthouse is currently configured as a one-bedroom home, but a flexible floor plan has room for two additional bedrooms. A skylit atelier and verdant landscaped terraces make this two-story space a chic refuge from the New York City grind. If you love the interior design of this home, we’ve sourced a few key pieces that are identical or similar to the items in the listing photos. So you can get the look–without having to move.
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September 27, 2023

60 useful gifts for college students

It can be challenging to find the best gifts for college students. Admittedly, it helps to know their preferences and favorites. However, some gifts are automatically a good idea because they’re practical and functional. Other gifts are a no-brainer because everyone loves them. We’ve included a variety of functional, practical, and fun gifts to help you find something that your college student will love.
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August 30, 2023

The best items to keep cool while sleeping

Enduring sweltering heat during the day is one thing. Trying to sleep when the temperature remains high at night is another matter altogether. An HVAC unit helps to cool your entire home; however, if you don’t want to run up your energy bill – or you don’t have that particular type of air conditioning system, it can be harder to sleep comfortably. We’ve rounded up some items that can help.
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July 13, 2023

60 best items for your first apartment

Whether you're ditching dorm life, leaving the nest, or experiencing another type of life change, moving into your first apartment can be an exciting time. We’ll admit it can also be overwhelming to figure out what you actually need, what to take or leave, and what will fit in your new space. In addition to the necessities, you’ll also want some fun items, as well as a few things to make life easier. Whether you’re purchasing these items yourself, or compiling a wish list, these are the best items you'll want for your first apartment.
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June 9, 2023

50+ best Father’s Day gifts for every type of dad

Dads are so unassuming – they do so much for others and expect so little in return. Whether they are fathers, grandfathers, uncles, big brothers, godfathers, or other father figures, Father’s Day is the one day of the year when we can show our gratitude and celebrate them. So why not choose a Father’s Day gift they might actually like and decide to use? We’ve rounded up – and categorized - an assortment of gift ideas that are sure to be appreciated and bring a smile this Father’s Day.
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May 10, 2023

40 last-minute Mother’s Day gifts

Your mom is unique and that’s why we’re presenting a variety of Mother’s Day gifts to choose from, whether she loves cooking, hates cleaning, or wants to trick out her home office or home entertainment center. We also included some options to help your mom relax – something she probably doesn’t do enough – and gifts that will just make her life easier. And these gifts, all available to purchase online, are also ideal for grandmothers, stepmothers, aunts – as well as wives, daughters, nieces, and friends.
What mom wants
May 8, 2023

NYCxDESIGN 2023: What to see and do at New York City’s annual celebration of design

NYCxDESIGN: The Festival, New York City's official celebration of design, returns to the city from May 18 to May 25. This major international design event, now in its 11th year, attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors to celebrate globally renowned creative accomplishments, discover new ideas, and inspire through design. Anchored by several major industry fairs, including ICFF and WantedDesign, the festival is packed with independent shows, open studios, and exhibitions that inspire audiences and showcase new talent. The annual festival promises to be an opportunity to discover the newest and most exciting contributions in furniture, lighting, textiles, and accessories–many of which you'll be seeing in magazines, blogs, and showrooms for years to come–and an opportunity to get ideas for your own living space. Read on for a few highlights.
NYCXDesign Festival 2023 highlights, this way
May 2, 2023

50+ must-have items to add to your wedding registry

Marriage means not only sharing lives but also merging lifestyles. A wedding registry is an opportunity to create a wish list of the items you really need or want. They can be practical, stylish, comfortable, fun – basically, anything that you desire. A wedding registry also takes the guesswork out of shopping for wedding gifts, which makes it easier for friends and family members, so you can avoid receiving five toasters or 10 champagne glass sets. We compiled a list of wedding registry ideas that are sure to please every newlywed couple.
Our picks for the newlyweds
April 28, 2023

SHOP THE LISTING: Full-floor Red Hook condo with a Mediterranean vibe and two terraces

This 1,800-square-foot full-floor Brooklyn condo at 96 King Street, asking $2,950,000, offers three bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths. Organic architectural details like arched doorways and unique textures, shapes, and colors combine to give the newly-minted home a sunny, modern Mediterranean feel. Two terraces provide outdoor space for enjoying summer evenings in this lively and eclectic neighborhood; the three-unit building offers private parking for the car you’ll need for life in Red Hook. If you’re loving the interior design of this home, we’ve sourced a few key pieces that are identical or similar to the items in the listing photos. So you can get the look–without having to move.
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April 18, 2023

IKEA to release reimagined vintage-inspired collection for its 80th anniversary

In celebration of its 80th anniversary, IKEA is launching a new collection that honors its past. The beloved Swedish furniture retailer is releasing the "Nytillverkad" collection, a "loud, colorful, and fun" assortment of vintage-inspired furniture, bedding, and accessories that offers a new take on classic IKEA pieces. Starting this July, the company will launch a series of selected products from its design archive that are reimagined for today, with fresh, vibrant colors and materials.
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March 21, 2023

15 must-have cleaning tools that don’t take up a lot of space

Spring is the perfect time to thoroughly clean all of those areas you’ve neglected during the winter. There are plenty of great tools that can make this chore a lot easier. However, New Yorkers tend not to have a lot of space for storing cleaning tools. But no worries: we found some cool items that don’t take up a lot of space and can be easily stored.
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