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Choosing an Australian Gift for That Special Occasion

Posted on November 23, 2015 by Sarah Davidson Comments (0)

Whether you’re buying for an overseas visitor or heading to an overseas birthday, wedding, Christmas, or any other special occasion, nothing could be more memorable than a gift that is truly Australian. And nothing could be more Australian than our range of handmade wooden products. Give them something they will always remember you by! Our list of suggestions will help you find the perfect gift for any occasion.

Wedding or Anniversary

Traditionally, wedding gifts have been aimed at helping the happy couple set up their home and, although many couples are now getting married after having already lived together, many of us are still inclined to stick to this theme. And when you choose something from Australian Woodwork, you know you are choosing something unique that they will use and treasure for years to come.

For couples that love entertaining, consider a Drinks Tray, Natural Edge Bowl, Salad Bowl, Salad Servers, or a Cheeseboard. Alternatively, if you’d rather give them something you know they’ll use day in and day out, take a look at our Steak Knives, Cutting Boards, Kitchen Utensils, and Salt and Pepper Mills.

Blackwood Drinks TraySmall Natural Edge Red Mallee Wooden Burl BowlHuon Pine 30cm Salad Bowl

Sheoak Salad ServersTubb CheeseboardSet of 6 Sheoak Steak Knives

Blackwood End-Grain Chopping BoardGift Bundle: The Comprehensive Kitchen Utensil SetOrb Salt & Pepper Mills Standard

But for the couple that already has everything, take a look at our Ebonised Redgum Chimney Vases. These vases were created with the Australian bush as their inspiration, evoking the red earth, the majestic river gums, and the scorching of bushfires. These vases make a dramatic statement in any home, and look stunning coupled with a dried Australian flower arrangement.

If you’re after something a little bit romantic, buy them a pair of Dinkum birds. Every time they look at them, they’ll remember their special day and the love they share.

Ebonised Redgum Chimney VasesDinkum Magpies

Birthday

Birthdays are a time for getting what you want – not what you need! Maybe this is the time to get that friend or relative something they wouldn’t necessarily buy for themselves.

If you are buying for someone that really appreciates history, find something from our Ancient Redgum range. This beautiful wood has lain undiscovered beneath the soil since the last Ice Age, and represents an incredible connection with a time before European settlement.

For the candle lover, you can’t go past our Banksia Nut Tea Light Holders. The delicate natural seed compartments let through a soft dappled light that provides lovely ambience. Our Scent Pot and Fragrant Oil is another great idea.

Banksia Nut Tea Lite Candle HolderBanksia Scent Pot and Fragrant Oil

A jewellery fiend will adore one of our unique handmade Jewellery Boxes or Trinket Boxes. These are as practical as they are beautiful, with a range of styles offering different types of compartments.

Christmas

For many, there is no more stressful time of year than Christmas. Sending cards, ferrying children, getting the family together, cooking a feast… and finding presents for what feels like a million different people! Especially when you don’t know someone very well, a practical gift can be the safest bet. And you never know, it might just make their Christmas Day a little less stressful!

We have a range of trivets and coasters that are perfect to use on Christmas day. Why not combine them in an Animal or Gumleaf and Wildflower Trivet and Coaster Set? Our Kitchen Utensil Sets are also ever-popular.

Aussie Animals Trivet Gift Bundle: Knot Trivet & Matching CoastersGift Bundle: The Comprehensive Kitchen Utensil Set

If you’re looking for something smaller, consider our cute and quirky No Worry Keyrings, Australian Animal or Wildflower Bookmarks, or our elegant Mixed Timber Frames.

No Worry KeyringsAustralian Animal Bookmarks (Set of 3)

Australian Wildflower Bookmarks (Set of 3)Standard Mixed Timber Photo Frames

Academic or Business Achievements

For someone who’s just made a bit of a leap in their academic or business career, it’s only fitting to find them something they can use as that career continues to progress.

If you know they sometimes struggle to contain their mess, a Desk Top Box or Document Box might just be the perfect way to maintain a bit of order while making a statement. Our Ancient Redgum or Square Jarrah desk clocks also look very smart in the office. Our Outback and Sydney Landscapes are a bit more fun, but still lend that sense of style.

Dovetail Desk Top Box in Australian Rosewood and Huon PineGarrick Document Box, Jarrah and Blackwood

Ancient Redgum Desk clockSquare Jarrah Desk Clock

Australian Outback LandscapeSydneyscape

But if you’re just looking for a small gift, pens, paperweights, letter openers and business card holders are great options.

The Bottom Line…

Different occasions call for different types of gifts, but when it comes down to it, it’s all about the person you’re buying for. If you’re after some more general recommendations, find inspiration in our ‘Best Australian Gifts to Take Overseas’.

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