If you have friends or family living in Australia, the chances are you might need to send gifts to Australia sometimes for Christmas, Easter, birthdays, weddings and other special occasions. Or if you are the one who has moved to Australia from another country, then maybe your family keep asking you how they can send Christmas gifts to Australia from overseas through a reliable company without wasting money on postage.
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Looking for gifts for a friend moving to Australia? Read this leaving gift guide.
Send gifts to Australia from the UK or anywhere overseas
My family in the UK often pay money into my UK bank account for special occasions and they usually tell me it is there the day before the event. I then have to rush out to the shops to buy something with my own money for the kids, and transfer the money to Australia. It is really appreciated, but it can also be stressful. Earlier this year, we had to rush to the shops with some Easter money to buy the kids some last-minute Easter gifts after finding out we’d received some unexpected Easter money. (If you do need to move money over to Australia quickly, I can’t recommend Currency Fair enough no matter if you’re sending a small or large amount – you can get your first three transfers for free if you open an account with this link and after that it is only $4 to make the transfer and rates are so much better than banks!). But there are better ways to buy gifts in Australia from the UK or other countries.
What do you do if you miss the Christmas post to Australia deadline? Don’t panic!
Whether the occasion is Christmas, Easter or a birthday- we’ve all forgotten to get things in the post before the postage deadline (and let’s face it – when you post things to Australia, who knows how long it will take to arrive anyway!). If you want to send gifts to Australia from the UK or elsewhere, there is a solution that saves you stress and postage. Just buy Australia gifts from an Australian company. Then there is no need to worry about the Christmas to Australia postal costs, deadline dates, delays or lost packages! It takes a whole heap of stress out of the occasion of sending Christmas Australia gifts to your friends or family.
Australia gifts are easy to buy online here in Australia, but it is understandable that you feel nervous shopping with companies you don’t know and trust without having a recommendation. Also, something worth being aware of is that in Australia gifts bought online in Australia can come with a hefty postage cost – this was something that really surprised me after moving from the UK where online gifts often came with free delivery if you spent over a certain amount. Here, the more you order, the more you often end up paying for delivery, so if you’re going to order something from Kmart or Target or one of the big stores in Australia then be sure to check postage costs before actually placing the order so you don’t get a shock!
Wondering how people spend Christmas in Australia? Check out this post!
Experience gifts Australia: Online gift ideas free delivery
To keep things simple for everybody, I always recommend giving experience gifts in Australia. Firstly, who needs more plastic junk that is going to go in the bin in a few days/weeks/months?! Australia has some incredible attractions, tours and day trips and these make much better Christmas gifts in Australia than stuff you don’t need. Experiences stay with you for a lifetime and they can have such a positive influence on your kids too.
If you are looking for Easter gifts in Australia, birthday gifts to send to Australia, Christmas gift ideas in Australia or wedding gifts in Australia, then giving the gift of an experience in Australia is much better because memories last much longer than chocolate, gift hampers flowers or wine. And the best part is that these online gift ideas in Australia come with free delivery as you can just send gift vouchers that can be redeemed towards the experience.
Looking for Father’s Day gifts in Australia? Have a read of this post!
Australia gifts website: Choose the perfect family gifts in Australia
I recommend two Australia gift websites, whether you are looking for gifts for individuals, couples, your partner or you’re looking for gifts for family in Australia as there are so many amazing options that kids will love!
If you are in Australia and are looking for a fun way to spend your Easter money, Christmas money or birthday money from family overseas, then I highly recommend Experience Oz. You can book all kinds of tickets and attractions for your family, including Australia Zoo, hop on hop off bus tours and beach horse rides.
The above site is awesome if you are in Australia and you are buying gifts with money you’ve been given, or you’re choosing activities to treat your kids for a special occasion or even if you are just looking for fun things to do during the school holidays. There are often hot deals on, so be sure to browse around for inspiration!
Gift It Now
If you are the family member looking to send a gift to your family in Australia from overseas, the chances are you might not know which experience is best. This is where Experience Oz’s partner site, Gift It Now, comes in.
If you’re thinking of sending gift vouchers to Australia from the UK, Gift It Now makes sending a gift to Australia easy by letting you give the gift of Australia experiences, attractions and trips in the form of gift vouchers. It is super easy to use and you can instantly send gift vouchers to your loved ones in Australia which they can redeem for whatever they choose. Don’t just send the cash which easily gets spent and forgotten, giving the gift of experiences means you are giving memories for a lifetime. And by giving vouchers, your family can have a look and pick the experiences that they really want.
Gift It Now allows you to order an instant delivery gift voucher in Australia for your chosen value and have it delivered with a personal message from you. If you’ve been wondering how to buy gifts in Australia from the UK, then ordering presents for people in Australia through the site is fast, reliable and simple plus you’re only paying for the gift voucher and not for postage.
If you prefer to send a physical gift instead of a gift voucher for an experience in Australia, you can also buy a range of wine gifts and Christmas hampers. Australia knows how to produce great wine, so the Christmas hampers and Australia wine hampers are a real treat!
Wondering what kinds of travel, tour and day trip experiences are available in Australia?
So you’ve decided that you like the idea of buying presents for family in Australia through an experience website but aren’t sure what exactly to buy? Here is some inspiration so you can buy a gift in Australia as an e-gift that can be redeemed for an Australia experience day, attraction ticket or tour.
Read all about whale watching in Australia in this post and see a photo of my son’s grinning face below as I took him on his first whale watching trip earlier this year. You can book whale watching tours all over Australia through Experience Oz just like this one with Brisbane Whale Watching. (You can do whale watching June – November).
Find out about day trips to Tangalooma Island Resort on Moreton Island in this post. Take a look at that idyllic photo below of my kids playing in the ocean til the sun went down (after an exciting day of sand boarding down a giant dune!) You can book a Tangalooma day trip with sandboarding and wild dolphin feeding here on Experience Oz (there are also other day trip options to choose from too).
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What an incredible day at @tangaloomaislandresort. We did the #desertsafari and sandboarded down a giant dune. We ate all the food at the beach bbq for lunch and had an amazing dinner at #fireandstone. We (well the kids) went in the heated outdoor pool and then we hit the beach. And our day ended with #wilddolphinfeeding. It was a whirlwind of a day but was just amazing. I can’t wait to go through my photos from the day. #hosted #travelwriter #famil #presstrip #AustraliaandNewZealandMagazine #tangalooma #tangaloomaislandresort #moretonisland #thisisqueensland #visitmoretonbayregion #visitbrisbane
>> Book a Tangalooma day trip with sandboarding and wild dolphin feeding here on Experience Oz
And what about a day trip to the Sea Life Sunshine Coast? My son couldn’t take that smile off his face after being invited to join the seal show!
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Look what happened on Sunday! This #wildlifemad boy got chosen to join in the seal show at @sealifesunshinecoast! He was so excited to get up close with the seals and give them a stroke. What an awesome day. The kids keep asking if we can go back again soon so we might need to get annual passes next. ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? #hosted #presstrip #sponsored #famil #visitsunshinecoast #sealifemooloolaba #sealifesunshinecoast #australiaandnewzealandmagazine #travelwriter
These activities are all available as gift vouchers in Australia, and experiences like this have honestly shaped our kids in so many ways. I now have three wildlife-mad kids who respect the environment, love animals and who are growing into passionate little travellers.
Australia gifts and last minute gifts in Australia
If you are looking for gift delivery in Australia, the above sites are reliable and super easy to navigate, and they make buying gifts online in Australia a breeze. They are also places to send online gifts in Australia with free delivery – don’t waste money on postage!
Buying a present for someone in Australia doesn’t need to be a headache! You can send presents to Australia instantly by ordering online gifts.
Don’t panic about missing the Christmas post to Australia date anymore! Forgotten to send Easter gifts to Australia? Left it too late for a birthday in Australia? Worried about ordering last minute Christmas gifts in Australia? You can send last-minute gifts to Australia for your family by checking out the Australia gift website Gift It Now and order your instant e-vouchers now.
Have a bit of time to play with? If you aren’t in a rush for buying a gift online in Australia, it’s still not worth looking for gift ideas to post to Australia as you’ll waste too much money on the postage. Instead, why not order gifts for Australian relatives from Amazon Australia? It’s a brand you know you can trust, and there are millions of products to choose from. A perfect gift for a family living in Australia is a beach wagon (you can read this post about buying the best beach wagon or beach cart here or browse beach carts on Amazon directly here) or you can find all kinds of beach gear or things perfect for the outdoor lifestyle that your friends or family will love. You can even send Amazon gift vouchers to Australia. Visit Amazon Australia here
I hope this post has given you some ideas of gifts to send in Australia and showed you that you don’t need to send presents to Australia in a panic anymore – there is an easy way and your family in Australia will really appreciate the gesture too!
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