If your mates are moving at this time of year, they’re probably living an absolute nightmare. Say welcome to their new home (and thanks for not asking you to help pack) with gifts that will level up their everyday. From a zesty alternative to celebratory champagne and very chic food storage containers to a playful rug or a new bed for their four-legged housemate, these presents are perfect for housewarmings. And if they’ve moved to a new city (or neighbourhood) and are looking to meet friends, a gift card for dinner-party project Club Sup is a thoughtful choice.

Bondi Wash fruit and veggie wash

$18 Bondi Wash fruit and veggie wash Farmers market enthusiasts will appreciate this antibacterial wash, which is made with a citrus blend of edible essential oils. It helps to remove chemicals, waxes, bacteria and pesticides from fresh fruit and vegetables.

Hommey tea towel

$19 Hommey tea towel A colourful tea towel makes doing the dishes more fun. Let Hommey’s colourful new range add spark to share house kitchens.

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Zoncello Limoncello Spritz

$25 Zoncello Limoncello Spritz Sure, a bottle of bubbles is a great way to say congrats on your new home. But a zesty spritz is arguably even better. Zoncello’s signature citrus liquor is batched ready-to-drink.

No. 2 Post-Flush drops

$29 No. 2 Post-Flush drops A more pleasing alternative to aerosol sprays, these post-flush drops will make a particularly welcome gift for houses where the bathroom is a high traffic area. Notes of mandarin, orange, geranium, bergamot and lemon myrtle help to nullify unwanted smells.

Design Stuff Spiral Twist ice cube tray

$29.90 Design Stuff Spiral Twist ice cube tray Why have regular ice cubes when you could have an ice-cold spiral to twizzle in your cocktail? This silicon mould is about to level up their summer drinks repertoire.

Cargo Crew Banjo chef apron

$44.99 Cargo Crew Banjo chef apron Anyone who binged The Bear is sure to say “Yes chef” to these aprons. Made from canvas that uses recycled bottles, they can be personalised with a logo or name at the chest.

Saarde Kairos coffee cup

$45 Saarde Kairos coffee cup Inspired by ancient Greek architecture and vintage Murano glassware, this coffee mug is a welcome wake-up call for tea and coffee enthusiasts’ collections.

Togo Sun The Bowl

$45 Togo Sun The Bowl Hopefully they threw out (read: washed and recycled appropriately) their stash of mismatched takeaway containers in the move. This leakproof bowl will inspire them to build a new (chicer) collection of reusable food storage.

Goldi Taster Trio

$50 Goldi Taster Trio Stock their new pantry with this olive oil and balsamic vinegar trio – fresh from the Goulburn Valley. The squeeze bottles deliver just the right amount for any recipe.

Pinchy Spanner Crab chopping board

$75 Pinchy Spanner Crab chopping board This statement double-sided chopping board is made from FDA-approved food grade plastic. The orange “Spanner Crab” colourway is perfect for cutting summer stone fruits – plus, its dishwasher safe.

Mud house numbers

$89 Mud house numbers In collaboration with graphic designer Vince Frost, Mud offers a range of very chic house numbers. Each piece is handmade to order in Sydney and comes in two sizes and 20 colours.

Tanchen hand woven coasters

$95 Tanchen hand woven coasters Coaster people will obsess over this handwoven set from Tanchen – the brand is also loved for its woven wine bottle bags. Each coaster is finished with a loop for hanging to store or dry.

Fly By Jing Sichuan flavour box

$100 Fly By Jing Sichuan flavour box This cult favourite American chilli crisp brand launched in Australia a few months ago, but it’s already developed a local following. Get them set with a box of the brand’s best.

Fazeek Zigzag platter

$120 Fazeek Zigzag platter Fazeek is a favourite for sculptural homewares. This mint green platter makes a great centrepiece for kitchen benches and dining tables deserving of a splash of colour.

Wholesome Pantry Perfection gift box

$125 Wholesome Pantry Perfection gift box Kickstart their pantry with some elevated essentials. This gift pack from Wholesome includes Australian-made, sustainably sourced products like Mount Zero olive oil and Umami Papi’s ”flavour bomb” chilli oil. The indie grocer operates on a subscription model that offers discounts to frequent shoppers.

Bed Threads The Decor Lovers gift bundle

$130 Bed Threads The Decor Lovers gift bundle This gift set is for the friend whose Instagram saves are full of dreamy bedrooms, probably largely courtesy of Bed Threads and its “Meet the Makers” series. It includes the linen brand’s coffee table book, The Makers, and a hand-poured candle scented with lavender, chamomile, fir needle and cedarwood – aptly named “Peace & Quiet”.

Pleasant State A Clean Slate kit

$138.40 Pleasant State A Clean Slate kit Pleasant State’s waterless products will make their cleaning kit chicer thanks to the Sunshine Coast brand’s signature refillable glass bottles. This starter kit is a great choice for anyone setting up their first home.

Milly Dent x Nonna’s Grocer Butter in a Butter Dish set

$160 Milly Dent x Nonna’s Grocer Butter in a Butter Dish set This charming ceramic butter dish and candle is the perfect pick for the person who always orders bread and butter for the table. The collab between two Sydney makers – Nonna’s Grocer and Milly Dent – is a repeated sell-out.

Mustard Made The Shorty locker

$229 Mustard Made The Shorty locker If you know they’re short on space, Mustard Made’s colourful storage solutions are a winner. The Shorty can act as a bedside table or home office companion. There are larger options available too.

In the Roundhouse Yellow Wave dinner set

$229 In the Roundhouse Yellow Wave dinner set Guarantee a spot at their first dinner party with this yellow-trimmed dinner set from In the Roundhouse. If you’re feeling extra generous, this two-tone cutlery makes a great pairing.

Coravin Pivot Plus

$244.95 Coravin Pivot Plus Coravin’s aeration and preservation system isn’t just for the special bottles in their wine stash. The device helps to open up the profile of wine as you pour but it also offers preservation for up to four weeks. Argon gas protects any wine left in the bottle from oxidation, keeping the colour, taste and aroma in check. That means no risk of vinegary reds or soured whites going to waste in their weekly fridge clean-out.

Barney Bed

$255 Barney Bed Pet parents will appreciate you thinking about their furry friend. A Barney Bed offers orthopaedic support for dogs’ bones and joints and offers a cosy, safe space for sleeping. There’s a collection of removable covers to help suit the humans’ space best.

Our Place Always pan

$275 Our Place Always pan Julia Busuttil Nishimura and Jessica Nguyen are cooking with these aesthetically pleasing, colourful pans that have taken the internet (and Instagram) by storm since they launched in Australia. The 10-in-1 Always pan in a saviour for small spaces. It’s made with a lightweight aluminium body, non-stick ceramic coating and features an easy-pour spout to help with serving.

Waverley Mills Bay of Fires throw

$279 Waverley Mills Bay of Fires throw Iconic Aussie textile manufacturer Waverley Mills has released the Tasmania Wilderness collection, including the Bay of Fires throw. It’s the heritage brand’s first recycled wool offering and each piece is spun, dyed, woven and hand-finished in Launceston.

Breville In Fizz Fusion soda maker

$299 Breville In Fizz Fusion soda maker Breville’s carbonator is the perfect present for sparkling beverage aficionados. The compact design comes in three finishes that will be welcomed by most countertops and home bars. The drip tray will catch any overflow and the metal-trimmed bottles (which come in one-litre and 600-mil capacity) fit into fridge doors.

Double Olive rug

$350 Double Olive rug Double’s signature machine-washable rugs are perfect for spill-prone households. This jute style is technically part of the brand’s outdoorrange but we think it works just as well under a kitchen table as it does on a balcony.

Baina Essential Bathroom set

$368 Baina Essential Bathroom set Antipodean towel brand Baina is a Broadsheet favourite. This rich red and blue-grey set is a very chic option for anyone willing to stray from classic white.

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