Post # 1
My parents and aunt are going to Australia from July 14th to August 5th. They’re going to visit my other aunt, uncle and cousins who are living in Cairns for a year.
Anyway, my Mom keeps asking me what I want brought back. When I said nothing, she told me to think about it. I don’t like little nick-nacks that sit around my house collecting dust. I also don’t wear destination t-shirts. I have a few from Mexico, Vegas, etc… and they just sit in my closet.
SO what kind of neat, possibly useful item(s) could they bring back for me?
OH and I’m house and dog sitting for them while they’re away so I know they’re going to bring back something one way or another.
Post # 3
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
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
@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
@Sunshine23: They sell tim tams at some superstores, don’t waste your gift on that! lol
Post # 7
I have a collection of fridge magnets that I always get when I travel. You cannot have too many fridge magnets!
Post # 8
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
what about an Akubra, or Aussie Lambs Wool Uggs?
Post # 10
@pinkshoes: they sell tim tams at supermarkets in NY and MA now! 🙂
Post # 11
oh, ryansgirl totally beat me to it. whoops!
Post # 12
- 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
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
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
@banana_anna: omg vegimite is totally what popped into my head! lol
Post # 16
a bottle opener with kangaroo balls as a handle.