Best Unique Australian Gifts To Send Overseas For Christmas

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Are you looking for unique Australian Gifts to send overseas for Christmas to family and friends?

I’ve been sending Christmas gifts from Australia overseas using Australia Post for decades now and am happy to share my best Australian gift ideas for overseas friends, colleagues and family with you.

I’ve listed my decision making criteria for choosing the best uniquely Australian gifts to send and have included a quick browse chart of the best gifts from Australia with convenient links that you can use to make your Christmas gift shopping experience easier.

Unique Australian Gifts To Send Overseas

Criteria For Choosing Unique Australian Gifts To Send Overseas

My criteria for choosing the best Australian gifts to send overseas is that the gifts need to be:

  • uniquely Australian – a unique souvenir from Australia not available elsewhere in the world
  • lightweight so postage costs do not become more expensive than the gift itself
  • useful & practical so the gift doesn’t become a dust collector or get thrown into a cupboard never to be seen again, and
  • match the interests and/or personality of the gift recipient.

Best Australian Gifts Ideas To Send Overseas Chart

This chart of the best Australian gifts for overseas friends and family members includes links you can click on to purchase them to make your Christmas gift shopping that little bit easier this year.

GiftImageFeaturesPrice
Australiana
Tea Towels


Native Birds
Native Animals
Native Flora &
Mixed Native
designs to choose
from.

100% Cotton –
velour front &
terry back.

Quick Drying
See Price HERE
Australian
Boardgames






Monopoly
Australian
Editions

Australia’s Deadly
Animals Bingo

Australian Animal
Menagerie Game

Aussie trivia
challenge in a Tin
See Monopoly Australia
Edition Price HERE

See Monopoly Sydney
Edition Price HERE

See Monopoly Melbourne
Edition Price HERE


See Other Monopoly
Editions HERE


See Australia’s Deadly
Animal Bingo Price HERE


See Australian Animal
Menagerie Game
Price HERE

See Aussie Trivia
Challenge Price HERE

More Australian
games HERE.
Australian
Kids Books
Classic Australian
Children’s Books
The Complete Adventures
of Snugglepot and
Cuddlepie PRICE

The Complete Adventures
of Blinky Bill PRICE

The Magic Pudding
PRICE

One Woolly Wombat
PRICE

Wombat Stew PRICE

Possum Magic PRICE

Magic Beach PRICE

Baby Australian
Animals PRICE
Australian
Non Fiction
Books
Unique Australia
Books
Australia’s Ultimate
Bucket List PRICE


Bake Australia Great
PRICE


Mount Buggery to
Nowhere Else –

The Stories Behind
Australia’s Weird
and Wonderful
Place Names PRICE

Loving Country PRICE

Australia’s Most
Unbelievable
True Stories
PRICE


Australia’s Most
Dangerous Animals
PRICE
Australian Animal
Soft Toys

Kangaroo & Joey,
Crocodile, Koala,
Platypus &
Cockatoo soft toys.
See Australian Soft
Toy Prices HERE



See More Super
Cute Australian Soft
Toys & Their Prices
HERE
Australian Animal
Backpacks
Plush Kangaroo
& Koala Back
Packs
See Australian
Animal
Back Pack
Prices HERE
Australian Tea
& Mugs


Unique Australian
Tea including Just
Lemon Myrtle Tea,
Bondi Loose Leaf &
Daintree Loose Leaf.
See Australian
Tea Prices HERE

See Melbourne
Breakfast Tea
Prices HERE


See Melbourne
Mug & Infuser
Price HERE


See Sydney Breakfast
Tea Prices HERE

See Sydney
Mug & Infuser
Price HERE
Australian
Chocolate


72 Bars of Cadbury
Furry Friends Milk
Chocolate with
Australian Animal
Wrappings.

Cadbury Caramello
Koala gooey caramel
encased in thick
milk chocolate.

See Cadbury
Furry Friends Box
Price HERE


See Caramello
Koala 36 Pack
Price HERE
Australian UGG
Boots & Slippers


Iconic Australian
made sheepskin
boots and slides.
See a wide variety
of Ugg products
& their prices HERE

Australian Gifts To Send Overseas For Christmas

Australiana Tea Towels

Aussie Tea Towels

Australiana tea towels are perfect Australian presents to send overseas for Christmas.

The advantages of gifting Australian tea towels include the fact that tea towels are light weight and thus very affordable to post. They are affordable to buy and unique to Australia with beautiful Australiana designs available.

Tea towels are also a practical gift that the recipient will use often and be reminded of their Aussie friend or family member each time they use it.

I love this range of Aussie Tea Towels.

Australian Boardgames

Australian Boardgames

Another of my best Australian gift ideas for overseas is Australian board games. One of the most popular board games Australia wide is Monopoly and the Australian editions of Monopoly are such cool gifts from Australia to send to overseas families.

There is the Monopoly Australia version featuring iconic Aussie locations, quintessential Aussie themed tokens like a meat pie, surfer, BBQ and kookaburra, and Aussie gameboard. I love all the Australian references in the Community Chest and Chance Cards like selling State Of Origin tickets and lamingtons at the school fete.

There are also Monopoly Sydney Edition, Monopoly Melbourne Edition, Monopoly Perth Edition, Monopoly Gold Coast Edition and Monopoly Adelaide Editions and more Australian cities Monopoly editions.

Click HERE now to see all the different Australian Monopoly editions.

Australia’s Deadly Animal Bingo is another fun Australian game. It is family friendly and features 64 weird, wonderful and terrifying Australian animals that will fascinate overseas friends and family for hours of play.

Australian Animal Menagerie Game Price HERE is an awesome game for overseas friends enabling them to learn more about Australian animals, their habitats and threats. Suitable for ages 6+ the level of difficulty can be adjusted to suit kids as well as adults.

Aussie Trivia Challenge (suitable for ages 12 years+) and Cooked Aussies, a drinking game suitable for ages 18 years+, are also unique Australian games to consider.

Best Australian Kids Books

Best Australian Kids Books

Children love reading books and there are so many iconic Australian children’s books to choose to send as unique Christmas gifts for overseas children.

The best Australian children’s books to gift to friends and family overseas in my opinion are the delightful Australian children’s classics such as:

Whether you choose a paperback or hardcover version of the book to send overseas comes down to your personal preference and budget. Paperback books are light gifts to send overseas and thus cheaper to post while hardcover books are beautiful enduring gifts. Wherever possible, for your convenience, I have linked to both the paperback and hardcover versions of the recommended books.

Best Australian Non Fiction Books

Australian Books

Non fiction books about Australia are perfect Australian gifts for overseas adults.

While travel is restricted, books like Australia’s Ultimate Bucket List and Loving Country – A Guide To Sacred Australia, will whet your gift recipient’s desire to travel to Australia once borders reopen.

Overseas males can sometimes be difficult to buy Australian gifts for but I have found them to be fascinated by humorous Australian books and books about Australia’s deadly wildlife.

If your gift recipient loves baking they will love the creative Bake Australia Great cook book which will enable them to make their own kitsch, cute and stylish edible Australiana cakes including a Sydney Opera House Pavlova, Flamin’ Galah Cupcakes, Koala cakes and a spectacular Priscilla Queen Of The Desserts cake. I have actually bought this cookbook not only for overseas friends but for myself too.

Australian Animal Soft Toys

Australian Soft Toys

Australian animal soft toys are wonderful unique Australian gifts for overseas family and friends both children and adults, that they can’t buy overseas themselves.

Australian soft toys are lightweight to post and thanks to our world renowned unique wildlife, they are a totally unique and fun home decor item too. Plus they’re a great conversation starter.

Did you know that Queen Elizabeth II has an Australian animal soft toy? She and her dresser have both publicly referred to her Australian Kookaburra soft toy that she has on display in her private living room.

Australian animal toys are especially popular Australian gift ideas for American friends. Americans are fascinated by our Australian animals.

Click HERE to see a selection of Australian plush animals including crocodiles, kangaroos, koalas, platypus and cockatoo.

Click HERE to see more super cute Australian soft toys.

Australian Soft Toys

Australian Animal Back Packs

Australian Plush Animal Back Packs

These plush Australian Kangaroo and Koala back packs are cool gifts from Australia to post overseas for Christmas.

They are super cute, lightweight to post, uniquely Australian, practical and kids adore them.

Click HERE to purchase these Australian animal backpacks now.

Best Australian Tea & Mugs

T2 Best Australian Teas

Australian teas are fabulous Australian Christmas gifts to send overseas. They are great light presents to send overseas. Teas are also easy to pack, affordable to buy and depending on the tea you choose, uniquely Australian.

Christmas can be a hectic time and there is nothing better than the gift of relaxation, encouraging the gift recipient to just relax on the couch and savour an exquisite and relaxing cup of tea.

T2 is an iconic Australian tea brand. The unique Australian teas in T2’s current collection include Daintree Loose Leaf grown in the tranquil Daintree rainforest environment, Just Lemon Myrtle Loose Leaf Gift Cube and Bondi Loose Leaf made from Australian native ingredients including blood limes, quandong and lemon myrtle.

Melbourne & Sydney Mugs With Infusers

Melbourne Breakfast Tea is another great Aussie Tea to send overseas and why not add the Iconic Melbourne Mug With Infuser to the gift, featuring Melbourne trams, Melbourne Luna Park and Flinders Street Station, especially if you live in Melbourne or the gift recipient has visited Melbourne.

Alternatively if you live in Sydney you could add some Sydney Tea in a reusable Sydney Tin and the T2 Iconic Sydney Breakfast Mug with Infuser to this gift featuring the Sydney Opera House, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Ferries and more.

T2 also have amazing tea advent calendars which make great gifts too.

Best Australian Chocolate

Cadbury Furry Friends Chocolate

Cadbury Furry Friends are iconic Australian treats to send overseas. These little chocolate bars are loved by kids everywhere with their cute and unique Australian native animal wrappings and delicious Cadbury milk chocolate.

Weighing 20g per bar they are one of the lightest Australian chocolate bars to send overseas. By sending a box of 72 of these delicious Australian treats overseas your friends can enjoy them over a longer timeframe or share them with their friends. These bars will also educate your overseas friends’ kids about Australian animals.

Click HERE now to purchase a 72 box pack of Cadbury Furry Friends Chocolates.

Cadbury Caramello Koalas

Other favourite Aussie treats to send overseas are Cadbury Caramello Koalas. Cadbury Caramello
Koalas contain gooey caramel encased in thick milk chocolate and are absolutely delicious.

This is one of the best Australian gift ideas for American friends with kids as Americans adore our cute koalas.

Click HERE now to purchase a 36 pack of Cadbury Caramello Koalas.

Australian UGG Boots, Slides & Slippers

Australian made UGG slides & UGG boots

Other iconic Aussie gifts to send overseas are UGG boots, UGG slides and UGG slippers.

UGG boots in particular are mega popular overseas where they are often worn by movie stars on film sets and when out and about.

As it is Winter in the Northern hemisphere at Christmas time UGGs are perfect for sending overseas to countries such as England for Christmas.

UGG boots are Aussie made with sheepskin lining and a beautiful suede finish. They are comfortable to wear and durable, and come in a selection of colours in men’s, women’s and children’s styles. They are also relatively lightweight so posting them won’t be too expensive.

UGG boots are one of my favourite gifts to send overseas from Australia. They are always excitedly received and appreciated.

Click HERE to check out all the varieties of UGG currently available.

I hope the above buying guide full of Australian gifts for overseas ideas has provided you with the inspiration you need to complete your Christmas shopping for overseas friends and family this year.

After all this shopping for family and friends you deserve a treat yourself too. Why not indulge and treat yourself to an alcohol advent calendar (I’ve bought a gin advent calendar for myself) or otherwise a pampering beauty advent calendar would be an amazing self treat too!

Happy Shopping and Merry Christmas.

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