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Our Picks for the Best Australian-made Christmas Gifts (2018)

Posted on November 06, 2018 by Sarah Davidson Comments (0)

Australian Woodwork Christmas 2018

We’re here to help you with your Christmas shopping because it can get confusing, right? With families, couples, individuals to find the perfect gift for, and considerations such as posting in the mix it can be mind boggling to sort it all out, so we have attempted to simplify it all for you – here goes!

Gifts that have to be posted

These need to be light, unbreakable and well packaged plus unique and charming – easy peasy! But don’t forget to check our ‘last dates to order for Christmas delivery’ schedule

Tasmanian Timber CoastersBoxed Pair Of Banksia Nut Tea Light Candle HoldersMyrtle Wine Bottle Balancer

Jarrah 40 Year Calendar & PaperweightNo Worries All Wood KeyringsAustralian Wildflower Coasters

Gifts for a whole family

This is a difficult one but we have come up with our best picks, keeping in mind that everyone in the family should feel included in this gift. We think everyone is a foodie these days and wants to go on Master Chef; everyone loves animals, games and a clock that tells you the time when your phone is flat.

Gift Bundle: The Comprehensive Kitchen Utensil SetXylophone DrumAussie Animals Trivet

Australian Outback LandscapeCarved Jarrah And Ash Wall ClockAustralian Outback Landscape

Gifts for a couple

Not as difficult as buying for a whole family but both parties still need to feel the joy – useful and beautiful things that both will use and enjoy.

Masters Pair Blackwood Salt & Pepper MillsHuon Pine Salad HandsBlackwood Carving And All-Round Kitchen Board

Red Hardwood Salad HandsLarge Mixed Timber Photo FramesTurned Blackwood Salad Bowl

Gifts for him

These picks aren’t set in stone – you might find them just as good for her; we based these on our customers’ most popular choices throughout the year and you know what they say – ‘the customer is always right!’

Huon Pine Shaving Kit And StandAncient Redgum Man Size PenMullumbimby Long Multi Purpose Board

Yarrahapinni Trout Landing NetWine Bottle Coaster, Huon Pine Or Tasmanian MyrtleGiant Orb Blackwood Pepper Mill

Gifts for her

Again, these are only suggestions from a mixture of staff favourites, what-other-customers-have-bought and intuition. Be our guest and browse our entire site for inspiration.

Ancient Australian Redgum BirdMulti-Purpose Myrtle Serving PlatterAncient Redgum Slimline Pen

Jarrah Tea Light Candle HolderRoll Top Australian Red Cedar Jewellery BoxHuon Pine Cheese Knife & Cheese Rest With Mouse

We have chosen these as examples of the very best in Australian-made workmanship; gifts you can be proud to give - and that you would love to have yourself?

Click here to view our Best-selling products >>

Luxury/Fancy Australian Gifts for That Special Occasion

Posted on October 04, 2018 by Sarah Davidson Comments (0)

Beautiful woodwork

That special occasion could be a wedding, a birthday, a graduation, an anniversary or more generally a milestone that someone you know has achieved  - getting the dream job, finishing that degree  – and you are bursting with pride for them and need a gift that says exactly that. After all, what makes an occasion special is that it is special to both parties, so the gift you give has to express all your love and good feelings and you want it to be beautiful, fabulous, the best!

It’s interesting that gift giving is known to have great benefits to the giver; feelings of warmth and happiness result from it and that feeling of wellbeing is naturally intensified when you are delighted with the gift, when you like it. There is an old saying, never give a gift that you do not like yourself, which brings us around to the gift being Australian and by that we mean Australian made.

There are times when you just have to have an Australian made gift, not exclusively, but especially, when it’s going overseas; it’s to do with pride in your country that it can still produce top of the range goods that are right up there in workmanship, design and materials. In the present, when an awful lot of what is available to purchase at the luxury end of the market is made in China, iPhones and high-end French brands are all made there, it is truly special to give a gift that is hand-made in Australia and whose quality is unquestionable - a gift you can be proud to give. Unable to be replicated, our range is made only from our own, world renowned, native timbers with their extraordinary colour, diversity and grain, another factor that puts them in the top, luxury class of gifts and in a unique position.

Gifts for two; weddings, anniversaries, house-warmings, partnership celebrations

Set of 6 Sheoak Steak KnivesSheoak Salad Servers

Fine Turned Rosewood Rice BowlsMulti-Purpose Myrtle Serving Platter

Masters Pair Blackwood Salt & Pepper MillsTamar Blackwood His-and-Hers Jewellery Box

Gifts for individuals; graduations, promotions, citizenship, 21st, birthdays, life milestones

Red Cedar Fire BellowsAncient Redgum Man Size Pen

Gift Bundle: The Fine Woodwork Desk SetAncient Australian Redgum Bird

Yarrahapinni Trout Landing NetAncient Redgum Slimline Pen

Giant Orb Blackwood Pepper Mill

Click here to view our range of Gift Bundles >>

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Posted on August 18, 2018 by Sarah Davidson Comments (0)

Unique gifts for your unique Dad – There’s nobody like him!

It’s often said that men are hard to buy presents for, but we disagree. You just have to take a walk in their shoes and see where that leads you – and one place you will definitely arrive at is woodwork; think men’s sheds, the honesty of timber, made by hand, sanded and polished, smooth to the touch. And then, all that in the shape of something both useful and cool!

Where to find it? Our online store www.australianwoodwork.com.au is full of Australian-made timber products that Dads will love! These are our top 10 picks for Father’s Day gifts based on their being useful, well designed, good-looking and very cool -  like your Dad?

Jarrah 40 Year Calendar & Paperweight

The Jarrah 40 year calendar will appeal to the Dad who likes engineering, puzzles and gadgets

Orb Pair Dark and Light Salt & Pepper Mills

Simple! Salt in the light one, pepper in the dark – for the practical man

Ancient Redgum Man Size Pen

The Ancient Redgum man-size pen comes with a truly fascinating story about this 5,000 year old timber;

Is your Dad a bit of a history buff?

Mt Blanc-Style Ballpoint Pen

The Mt Blanc style pen in Redgum Burl timber is a thing of beauty and will look great on his desk or in his top pocket – and it writes well too!

Giant Orb Blackwood Pepper Mill

Either the large 40cm, or the giant 60cm, Orb pepper mill is great for the hero/chef Dad who likes to do things with a flourish!

Tasmanian Timber Coasters

The Tasmanian timber coasters are smooth, polished, refined and classy – sound like your Dad?

Yamba Multi Purpose Double Handle Board

Generous in size with easy-to-pick-up handles in highly figured Camphor Laurel, this is a Dad friendly all-round kitchen board.

Flip-Top Business Card Holder

The flip-top card case carries your business cards and then flips open to display them – ultra useful and a magic little design.

Camphor Laurel Serving Platter

THE gift for your BBQ loving Dad; big surface, dishes for sauces (or anything) and it can be plonked down anywhere and remain stable.

Tamar Medium Sassafras General Purpose Box

Sassafras is a timber with masculine appeal and this smart, clean box will keep his bits and pieces, knick-knacks and thingummyjigs perfectly. 

Please check our site for many other great gift ideas, there are lots and lots to choose from.

Click here to view our range of Gift Bundles >>

Congratulations on becoming an Australian citizen!

Posted on July 19, 2018 by Sarah Davidson Comments (0)

Australian citizens

You may well know someone who has, or is about to become an Australian citizen – in 2016-17, a total of 137,750 individuals from at least 190 different countries, an amazing melting pot of people, attended their citizenship ceremony, made their pledge and accepted their certificate in council chambers and town halls across the country, with mostly great joy and thankfulness.

New found friends and family often want to mark this important occasion with a special gift, something heartfelt, and it has to come from Australia, that’s a must. Australian Woodwork with its range of hand-made wooden products, in our beautiful native timbers is a good place to start looking for that gift that says “Welcome to Australia”!

Australian animal coastersAustralian animal trivet

Jarrah Ballpoint PenAustralian Ancient Redgum Range

Sydney Landscapes, Large and miniOutback Landscapes, Large and mini

Banksia T-light candlesBanksia bottle stopper

Purple Gidgee trinket boxCamphor Laurel cutting/serving board

Mixed Timber FramesHinged Photo Frames

We're Updating Our Privacy Policy

Posted on May 25, 2018 by Sarah Davidson Comments (0)

We're letting you know that we're updating our Privacy Policy in preparation for the EU's General Data Protection Regulations ("GDPR") which will go into effect today on the 25th of May 2018.


While the GDPR is a European law, we are taking this opportunity to clarify and apply our privacy policy to everyone, no matter where you're located.

Here's a quick summary of our changes:

--We're being more specific on how we use the information we collect, and how long we keep the data
--We're being more specific about your data preferences and your data rights
--These changes will not affect the way you use or shop with Australian Woodwork
--You do not need to take any action
--If you continue using Australian Woodwork on or after May 25, 2018, you are agreeing to these terms.

Here is a link to our updated Privacy Policy: https://www.australianwoodwork.com.au/pages/privacy-policy

And as always, if you have questions about these changes, feel free to email us at [email protected]