7 gift ideas to give your home a lift

Everyone gets bored of the things they have in the house. But these gift ideas not only bring a fresh new look to your home, they create a whole new vibe.

Christmas gifts for house and home

If the lockdowns from Covid-19 taught us nothing else, it’s that feeling comfortable and happy at home is more important than we probably realised.

And it’s the details that make all the difference.

From towels to furniture, from bedding to what your home smells like, these gift ideas of beautiful things for the home are perfect for changing things up, better for having people over or just making things that much more cosy and comfortable.

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7 Gift Ideas for the House and Home

1. EcoSmart Manhattan 50 Fire Table

Christmas gifts for house and home - EcoSmart Fire Table entertainment party Manhattan 50 bio-ethanol

Perfectly combining the design holy trinity of function, form and sustainability, EcoSmart’s magnificent Manhattan fire table sets the scene of your lounge room, balcony or garden.

Doubling up as a spacious serving area, the Manhattan fire table creates warmth, light and ambience with the gentle flicker of its luxuriant flame. It’s the ultimate centrepiece for your next party.

But clean lines, tactile textures, and delivering a sense of space and abundance, the Manhattan fire table is more artwork than mere furniture.

Burning proprietary e-NRG bioethanol, which is a carbon-neutral fuel source, and built from concrete made with 95% recycled materials which are also 100% recyclable, EcoSmart fire tables represent a cutting edge culmination of high-end entertainment furniture and sustainability.

$2,495 RRP

2. Mayde towels and blankets

Carefully sourced and curated by Mayde in Currumbin QLD from Australia and around the world, this collection of towels, blankets and homewares brings a sense of luxury and comfort no matter your lifestyle.

These artisanal towels and blankets are made from hand-woven yarn in the mountains of southern Turkey using 100% natural fibres – an industry in the region that dates back over 4,000 years.

Christmas gifts for house and home - Mayde Thistle Cove blanket

Thistle Cove blanket (240cm x 220cm – kingsize)

This magnificent blanket, made from double-woven Turkish muslin, makes for an elegant throw, bedspread or picnic setting. Its grey contrast horizontal stripes across the light cream of the textile provides a light, subtle accent.

$149.95 RRP

Peregian Towel – white (90cm x 170cm)

The dense yet light-weight weave of this towel coupled with the faded black strip pattern gives the Peregian Towel (named after the Sunshine Coast beach) the perfect coastal luxe feel. Also available in denim and peony colours.

$69.95 RRP

Christmas gifts for house and home - Mayde Rocky Cape and Peregian towels

Rocky Cape Towel multicolour (100cm x 170cm)

Rich in both colour and cotton, the Rocky Cape bath towel is made with premium hand-loomed natural sustainable Buldan yarn, each delicate pinstripe of colour artfully woven by craftspeople in southern Turkey. Also available in pastel.

$119.95 RRP – also available in pastel

Daintree Towel – white (100cm x 170cm)

The signature towel to the Mayde collection, the versatile Daintree Towel perfect as a beach towel or for the bathroom. Its thick luxuriant weave delivers that high-end hotel feel – no wonder this line is one of the most popular. Also available in dusty pink, mustard, sage and chambray.

$119.95 RRP

Christmas gifts for house and home - Mayde Daintree beach towel bath towel and soap dishes

Linear and Curve handmade soap dishes from 100% recycled clay

In collaboration with local ceramics master Jo Norton, Mayde have released these two beautiful tactile handmade soap dishes.

Jo uses 100% recycled clay, which gives the unpainted underside a swirling, marble effect. The perfect bathroom accessory, these soap dishes create a lovely rustic accent.

$39.95 each

3. Bedsmade perfectly fitted sheets

Christmas gifts for house and home - Bedsmade fitted sheets hospital corner

That feeling of slipping into a beautifully made hotel bed with crisp white sheets of highest quality cotton, proper hotel-style hospital corners and a perfectly tucked top sheet is incomparable.

But trying to recreate that luxury at home is virtually impossible – no one really knows how they get that hospital corner to look like that.

But Bedsmade – a clever manchester company in Surry Hills, Sydney – has designed sheets that do all the hard work for you.

Their generous fitted bottom sheet fits any depth mattress with a strong elasticated edge. But the top sheet not only has the hospital corner sewn in, there’s a stitched edge to show exactly where it goes on your bed. No more guessing if you’ve got the sheet in the middle!

Christmas gifts for house and home - Bedsmade hospital corner Mayde Thistle Cove blanket Christmas gifts for house and home - Bedsmade hospital corner fitted sheets details

Made with the finest quality 400 thread-count 100% organic cotton, these sheets make for the best night’s sleep you’ll ever have.

$240-$300 depending on bed size

4. Scent of Australia – Old Book reed diffuser

Christmas gifts for house and home - Scent Australia Home Old Book diffuser

With over 200 scents across its range, Scent Australia Home understands the importance of aroma, and how our sense of smell is closely connected to mood, attitude and memory.

Scent Australia Home’s Old Book reed diffuser fills the room with an aroma that evokes exactly the feeling of when you’re in your favourite armchair in the midst of a classic page-turner: calming, sophisticated, and somehow encouraging focus and relaxation at the same time.

Harnessing aromas of cucumber, bergamot, eucalyptus, artemisia, lavender, amber, sandalwood and vetiver, this diffuser fills the room with a wonderfully deep, luxe, moody fragrance.

$60 RRP

5. Oil in Kind Geo Design Diffuser – White Ceramic

Christmas gifts for house and home - Oil in Kind ceramic diffuser white

Founded by two Aussie friends, Steph and Phoebe, Oil in Kind is a place of kindness as much as it is essential oils and oil diffusers. Proceeds from your purchase go towards projects helping disadvantaged women and girls.

As for the ceramic diffuser, when it’s switched on, its warm light and gentle, quiet vibration action diffuser create a delightful, relaxing ambience.

When it’s off, the diffuser adds the elegance of an understated piece of decor to any room it’s in.

$129 RRP

6. Trudy Rice Australian flora and fauna print tea towels

Christmas gifts for house and home - Trudy Rice tea towels Christmas gifts for house and home - Trudy Rice hand-printed tea towels

Inspired by nature, crafted by Melbourne artist Trudy Rice and finished by Brunswick-based KE Homewares, whose workforce is a combination of skilled and special-needs workers, these beautiful pure linen tea towels double up as stunning artworks.

Trudy uses a special printing process called solar etching that harnesses the sun’s rays to create the original printing plate rather than acids and solvents, which seems fitting considering the subject of her art.

Hakea and Silver Princess tea towels.

$39.00 RRP each

7. The Plant Runner

The Plant Runner – named after the founders’ mobile garden growing in their vintage truck – is a friendly horticultural hub for indoor gardeners, full of handy gardening tips and advice, as well as equipment to keep everything green and growing for a long time.

Christmas gifts for house and home - The Plant Runner Booster Kit

Booster Kit

The Plant Runner booster kit, beautifully packaged and ready to wrap, is replete with a 250ml spray gun of Neem oil, a 175ml tub of soil and microbe booster, and a 100ml dropper bottle of indoor plant food. Just what the green-thumbed doctor ordered.

$44.00 RRP

Hidehisha secateurs

Hand-forged from high-carbon steel, these general purpose secateurs are favourites in Japan, their country of origin. Turning pruning into an art form, these horticulture scissors are the dream gift for the avid gardener.

$120.00 RRP

Christmas gifts for house and home - The Plant Runner pot, secateurs

Large peach Oslo Planter

Available in a range of colours – medium and small – this stoneware planter and saucer are an elegant yet simple statement for around the home.

$42.00 RRP

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