Australian Souvenirs your friends and family will actually love
If you’re like me, you’re guilty of heading to the nearby market on the last day of your trip to get souvenirs for family, friends and coworkers.
And the stuff you get are almost always the same things but a different location name. T-shirt, magnet, postcards, bottle openers etc.
If you’re REALLY last minute then its chocolate and biscuits at the airport.
But don’t worry! Here’s a list of 7 great items to get when in Australia.
1. Tim Tam Originals
If there was ever one biscuit to represent Australia, it would be the Tim Tam.
It’s a chocolate sandwich biscuit Australians grew up enjoying. There’s so many flavours, but the best in my humble opinion is the original.
Its two chocolate biscuits with a chocolate creme filling and then covered in a chocolate coating. (Yes, that’s a lot of chocolate. Which is why it’s so good!)
Watch the video above to learn how to do the famous Tim Tam slam
Australia produces some really high quality honey at amazing prices.
High quality honey is a great home remedy for sore throats and wound treatment. Manuka honey in particular.
Almost any supermarket will have a wide range of options you can choose from.
3. Papaw Ointment
Papaw Ointment has a bit of a cult following a few years ago when the world discovered it.
I think the trend has died down, but the utility of this nifty ointment hasn’t.
Papaw ointment is great for blisters, cuts, scratches, insect bites, dry skin etc. I use it all the time because it’s so versatile and effective.
But also, it’s cheap in Australia.
4. T2 Tea
T2 is an Australian tea company that makes some amazing blends I absolutely love.
They have a gift set option when you get several different blends, which is perfect for gift giving.
5. Red Rock Deli Chips
These chips are always on the request list from my friends and family overseas. They always tell me to bring some for them.
They really are tasty chips with some great flavours like honey soy chicken and sweet chili & sour cream.
Though this one might be a bit difficult to bring if your luggage is tight on space.
6. Cherry Ripe
Cherry Ripe from what I understand is only found in Australia.
Its a cherry coconut filling covered in dark chocolate. It’s a bit of a hit and miss. You either love it or hate it, but I think this is a must buy to bring back.
It’s something your friends and family will probably never have seen and they will either love it or love the fun experience it gives.
While we’re talking about novel souvenirs that people might love it or hate it. I couldn’t possible make a list of Australian souvenirs without putting Vegemite on the list.
Vegemite is a fermented yeast spread. It’s super salty which is why you really shouldn’t eat it with a spoon.
A thin spread of this on buttered toast is all you need, and it’s actually not that bad.