If you are on holiday in Australia or you’re returning home after a stint of living here, you will probably be considering what types of gifts you should bring home to family and friends.
Australia is such a beautiful country with a rich and varied culture so you really are spoilt for choice if you want to bring back gifts that are representative of the country that you have spent time in.
If you need a little guidance, here are our top 4 gifts from Australia that anyone would love to receive!
Boomerangs are synonymous with Australia and they play a huge part of our nation’s history.
With a wide variety of patterns, colours and designs, boomerangs are now widely produced for tourists and you can pick them up in most stores in Australia.
Another benefit of gifting boomerangs is that they are extremely easy to pack into your luggage and they take up very little room.
Australian art (and aboriginal art in particular) is very beautiful and would make a really lovely gift for a loved one.
Aboriginal art is very distinctive and you can buy anything from paintings to wooden trinkets and sculptures.
In addition to being able to give a unique present to someone, you are also supporting this vulnerable yet exceptional culture.
Australia is home to many different types of food that is loved by people the world over. There is a wide selection of these foods that would make ideal presents such as Tim Tams, Vegemite, chocolate and macadamia nuts.
Another popular foodstuff from Australia is honey and Manuka honey in particular which would make an ideal gift.
One piece of advice when travelling outside of Australia with food and foodstuffs – make sure you declare it on your customs declaration before you arrive at your destination.
We’re not suggesting you bring home balls of wool as gifts but rather give the gift of some genuine Australian woollen products.
Australian wool is famed for its softness, durability and high quality and a gift of a wool blanket or woollen underlay would be universally accepted. Indeed, giving a wool quilt or wool underlay as a present is like giving the gift of comfort and luxury!
So there you have it – our top 4 ideal gifts to bring home with you from Australia! Each of these ideas brings a little piece of the land down under with it which is what makes them so extra special.