(Closed) What do I want brought back from Australia?

posted 7 years ago in Australia
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Vegemite!

you’ll probably hate it, but I think it’s delicious, and it’s defniately Australian!

oh, and Tim Tams (delicious chocolate biscuits), I don’t think that you get them in Canada?

Bite a the diagonal corners off and suck coffee/milk through them till they’re squishy then stuff it in your mouth….delish!

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

OMG, I had vegimite in Austrailia… WOW.  That is definitely an Australian thing.

But TIM TAMMMMS!!!  YES.  I brought home as many as would fit in my suitcase.  I got a painted boomerangs… to sit around and collect dust.  Kidding, its actually decoration, but I guess thats the same thing.  My home decor is knick knacks fromy my travels.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@banana_anna:  Vegemite….. BLAH!!!!!  🙂  I’ve lived in Australia for two years and will be moving back there after I marry my Aussie Fiance in three weeks but I STILL can’t make myself eat Vegemite.   I’m a bit worried Immigration may not allow me in the country on that basis alone!  haha…

OP – I can’t think of anything permanent that you would want brought back other than food.  Tim Tams as others have said are absolutely awesome.  My other fave are Shapes (super yummy savoury biscuit/chip/crisp).    Other than that, I’d say maybe a nice photo of a quintessential Australian scene that you could frame and hang in your house.  Australia has some amazingly gorgeous scenery and a professional photo of something Australian would be a nice addition to any house I would think. 

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Sunshine23:  They sell tim tams at some superstores, don’t waste your gift on that! lol

Post # 7
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952 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I have a collection of fridge magnets that I always get when I travel. You cannot have too many fridge magnets!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Yeah, we don’t really have anything uniquely Australian that isn’t knicknacky. Except opals, you can get some nice opal jewelry. I think aussie food would be a nice treat. Tim Tams are amazing, vegemite (used sparingly on buttered toast = yummy) crunchie chocolate bars. 🙂

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

what about an Akubra, or Aussie Lambs Wool Uggs?

Post # 10
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Busy bee

@pinkshoes: they sell tim tams at supermarkets in NY and MA now! 🙂

Post # 11
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Busy bee

oh, ryansgirl totally beat me to it. whoops! 

Post # 12
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6473 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

Mmmm. Tim Tams. For shiz.

Also, a bag of Allens lollies wouldn’t go astray. Sherbies, Milkshakes & Redskins. YUM!

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

tim tams *drools* you can get caramel, cookies and cream etc at least get one packet. Basically what everyone else has said really opals, ugg boats what about a didgeridoo or some aboriginal art work.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’d say an opal necklace.  My fiance got my Mom one while she and a bunch of our family and friends were out here to visit us and I thought it was gorgeous.  It’s more expensive than a souvenir shirt, but less than hmmmm…I don’t know what it’s less than, but he wasn’t rich when he got it for her so I don’t think it was too, too expensive either.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@banana_anna: omg vegimite is totally what popped into my head! lol

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

a bottle opener with kangaroo balls as a handle.

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