Best Housewarming Gifts, August 2014

Make friends feel welcome in their new home with a gadget from Surfas, the restaurant-supply haven behind the Helms Bakery. Browse mixers, punch bowls, beer steins, and other accoutrements that can serve as reminders to invite you to future dinner parties. Don’t know what they need? The emporium’s cheese counter and pastry store (with its small collection of ice creams and old-timey sodas) are excellent sources of goodies for gift baskets, which are assembled to your specifications.