Australia is a land full of diversity and you should never go back home empty-handed. It may not be possible to carry back a koala or a kangaroo, but there are lots of other unique and interesting items that will make a great souvenir of your trip. Your only challenge may be choosing which items to stuff in your bag once your holiday Down Under is over. Whether you are looking for souvenirs for yourself, or nice items to gift friends and family members, you will have more than enough options to choose from and your only limitation may be their cost or the space to carry them back home. Scroll down to discover what to buy in Sydney, Australia, during your visit.
1. Camphor cutting board
Camphor cutting boards are beautiful boards handmade in Sydney and they will make a beautiful addition to your kitchen back home. Their uniqueness comes from the fact they have natural antifungal and antimicrobial properties, hence, in addition to providing you with a nice cutting surface, they will also help to enhance the hygiene of your kitchen. Besides this, they are super affordable and they won’t add a lot of weight to your luggage.
2. Akubra hat
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Akubra Hats were made popular in the 1980s by the film, “Crocodile Dundee”. Since then, they have become one of the country’s staple clothing items and part of the classic Australian gentleman’s outfit. These hats are made from rabbit fur felt, making them extremely soft with a uniquely luxurious feel. They feature a wide brim to offer a reprieve from the scorching Australian sun.
3. Ken Done artwork
Ken Done is one of Australia’s art legends and he has a gallery and store in Sydney, with a variety of his artwork. Besides being a household name in the country, there are several everyday items with his designs here, some of which feature some of the country’s iconic landmarks, including Sydney Harbor and the Great Barrier Reef. The artwork is cheap, depending on what you buy, and carrying something home will be sure proof that you visited Australia.
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4. Penfolds Grange wine
Australia produces some of the finest wines in the world and, although you may not have the elaborate wine tours like those found in France, you can buy something from one of the country’s best wine brands – Penfolds Grange. Penfolds happens to be one of the oldest wineries in the country. Its wines are cherished for their deep aromas, unique tones, and distinct dark chocolatey tannins that further adds more depth to their flavors.
5. Kangaroo leather
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Sydney is home to some of the finest kangaroo leather. The city has several stores retailing carefully crafted kangaroo leather products, such as belts, bags, wallets, boots, and other items. Due to its weight, kangaroo leather is considered one of the strongest types of leathers in the world and this means great longevity for the various products. The price of such goods will vary, depending on the specific item, but it would be a great disservice to yourself and Australia if you leave the country without a beautiful kangaroo leather item.
6. Cricket bat
Cricket is Australia’s national sport and a cricket bat would make a great gift for a sports enthusiast back home. The most famous, and the best, bat brand is Kookaburra and this is the only brand you should consider buying when in Sydney. The bats are the favorite choice of most cricket elites and they are not only aesthetically appealing, but also comfortable and strong enough to endure the force associated with the sport.
7. Emu oil
Emu oil is a healing ointment that has been used by aboriginal Australians for thousands of years. The oil is made from the fat of the emu and it has a wide range of applications, including the treatment of various joint and skin conditions, including rashes, bug bites, arthritis, and eczema, among others. It is also believed to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
Additionally, the oil has both antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, which makes it a very nice addition to your medicine cabinet back home.
The boomerang is an important symbol of aboriginal Australian culture. It is a tool that was used for thousands of years for hunting and its uniqueness as a tool comes from the fact that it always returns to the hunter, every time it is thrown, owing to its unique crescent shape. This means that a hunter never had to lose their hunting tool, as was the case with other primitive hunting tools, such as bows and arrows.
Boomerangs are available in vibrant colors and you can find them in a variety of stores downtown, especially in Circular Quay and Chinatown.
9. Lucas’ Pawpaw Ointment
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Lucas’ Pawpaw Ointment is a product made from the Australian papaya or pawpaw. Naturally, papaya is a beneficial fruit, believed to have medicinal properties that can heal a variety of skin conditions. This ointment is an extremely popular remedy among locals and it is usually one of the most sought items by people visiting the country.
It has been proven to be very effective in offering a reprieve to insect bites, burns, rashes, and splinters, and it can also be used as a lip balm.
10. Ugg boots
Ugg boots are made from high-quality sheepskin and they are iconic Australian footwear. They are warm, comfortable, and popular household items that Australians trust to offer great comfort during the chilly winter months. The boots were initially designed to be used indoors, but due to adoption by some big celebrity names, they found their way into the streets and they are now one of the items that most Australians identify with.
Sample Australia’s best souvenirs
Australia has lots of unique items that can make great souvenirs or gifts for your loved ones back home. Use our list of what to buy in Sydney, Australia, as a guide to getting the most when you are shopping for souvenirs in the city.
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