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Australian Gift Ideas

Posted on October 10, 2014 by Sarah Davidson Comments (0)

When we had our shop in Sydney’s Darling Harbour we were often visited by smartly groomed but anxious PA’s whose brief was to go out and find some really good quality, Australian-made gifts for international VIP’s. It often went “someone told me about your shop – Oh, thank goodness I found you! It’s so hard to find a quality Australian product!”  This is also a frequent theme in thank you emails from many customers, corporate and individual, all of whom appreciate the convenience of our online shop and for whom kitschy Australiana just won’t do.

If You Need an Australian Made Gift

So, what to give this visiting VIP or exchange student or that best friend who is getting married overseas? You may not have anything specific in mind and need the inspiration of lots of lovely photographs of a wide range of unique and interesting products to spark your imagination, which is exactly what you will find on the Australian Woodwork site. The collective imagination of the artisans whose work is on display will almost certainly give you some great gift ideas. If, after browsing our site and nothing jumps out at you which frankly I find unbelievable, you could always try www.australianmade.com.au where you will find a vast array of sites selling purely Australian made products with plenty of gift ideas among them.

Food and Entertainment

We all eat and enjoy sharing this vital part of living so gifts that are food or entertainment themed will have a universal appeal. Our hardwood kitchen utensil range can combine to suit any budget – choose one or several and maybe team with a good kitchen board. The creativity of our craftsmen can be seen in our varied cheeseboards and accessories which range from rustic to formal with salt and pepper mills, salt pots and rolling pins offering versatility to your choices.

Posting or Taking Overseas?

Then weight and packaging become a priority and it would be hard to go past the gumleaf or Australian-animal themed trivets, pot-stands and coasters which are lightweight, nicely boxed and give you mix and match options. Weddings or anniversaries require special gifts like our beautifully packaged salad-server, steak-knife sets or cheeseboard-and-knife combo.

For the Home

When choosing the right gift for someone you may see them in the living room rather than the kitchen and you should follow that instinct. T-light candles, photo-frames, rustic burl vases and bookends, calendars, paperweights, pens and letter openers are just some of the homewares that could bring about the “They would just love that!” moment.

For the Person who has Everything

These 3 items are not only top of the range but are very unique and if you and your cohorts have been scratching your collective heads to no avail then they may just be the right thing for that oh so difficult entity – the person who has everything.

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