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’re the one who has moved to Australia from another country, then maybe your family keeps asking you how they can send Christmas gifts to Australia from overseas through a reliable company without wasting money on postage.
Anyone sending gifts to Australia should order Australian gifts online from an Australian gift company rather than attempting to post gifts to Australia from the UK or other countries as international postage fees are crazy and we have some incredible Australia gifts companies (from Australian hamper companies and Australian flower deliveries through the tickets and tour companies and everything in between) here where things can be delivered quickly and easily without it taking forever!
If you’re specifically looking for hamper gift ideas in Australia, check out this post all about the best Australian hampers.
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What are the best Australian gifts to send overseas?
Before I jump into this post full of ideas about gifts to send to Australia, I thought it was important to comment about the world situation and how this has impacted Australia. We’ve had lockdowns, and states and territories have been closed from one another at times. The reason for commenting on this is because this post is mostly going to be promoting ‘experience’ gifts – Australian gifts to order online to easily send to Australia from the UK (or where ever you are in the world) with free, instant email delivery. I understand that you might feel worried about the idea of sending experience gift vouchers to Australia in case the recipient isn’t going to be able to use them but our states and territories have opened up to one another and attractions and tours are all open. After a challenging couple of years, sending experience gifts to Australia will give people something to look forward to and it also helps travel and tourism brands to bounce back so it’s a great thing to do.
I really do think the best Australian gifts to send overseas are experience gifts that can be purchased online and redeemed for attraction or tour tickets when it suits the individual.
What the current world situation has taught me is that I don’t need more ‘things’. I’m much less interested in physical things now – I would rather go somewhere and make some memories. Sending experience gifts to Australia is a great way to invite people to get out and enjoy their surroundings and also to support the Australian economy by encouraging people to go to tourist attractions that are struggling without the usual number of international tourists.
Not only is it super easy to send online gifts for overseas friends (no wrapping or postage required!) but you’ll be giving the gift of an experience they can treasure and remember forever.
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 like last-minute birthday gifts and they usually tell me it is there the day before the event (or sometimes even a few days after!). Then I 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 very stressful for me. Last 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 need to move money over to Australia quickly, I can’t recommend Wise enough – it’s so fast and the rates are much better than banks. It’s so easy for those quick little money transfers!). But there are much better ways to buy gifts in Australia from the UK or other countries.
If you know you need to send gifts for Australian relatives, I think it’s a great idea to avoid causing them panic by sending money to them late (gifts should be fun to receive, they shouldn’t cause stress and headaches to the recipient!). Instead order and send gifts in Australia so all they have to do is receive them!
What do you do if you miss the Easter or 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. You can even order your card online from a store like Moonpig so you don’t even need to post a card! (I never post cards to the UK anymore – Moonpig is a lifesaver for me!)
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.
I’m an affiliate partner for redballon who I recommend in this post for buying experience gifts, or if the recipient prefers more adrenaline-fuelled activities, adrenaline is a fantastic site filled with exciting adventures.
Wondering how people spend Christmas in Australia? Check out this post!
Experience gifts Australia: Online gifts Australia 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 instant 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 for experience gifts, whether you are looking for gifts for individuals, couples, your partner or you’re looking for gifts for family in Australia or friends living overseas in Australia – there are so many amazing options that kids (and adults!) will love.
Order gifts online in Australia from redballoon
If you’re 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 redballoon You can book all kinds of tickets, short breaks and attractions for your family, including Australia Zoo, hop on hop off bus tours and beach horse rides.
This site is packed with fun things to do in Australia and has loads of choices of experiences.
Order adrenaline-fulled gifts to Australia from the UK or overseas from adrenaline
If you’re looking to send a gift to your family in Australia from overseas and you know the person in question loves speed, thrills and spills, adrenaline is a great option. Think flying experiences, jet boats and racing cars!
Not sure what to buy?
That’s OK! Both redballon and adrenaline have an option to buy gift cards or online gift vouchers so the recipient can put the money towards an experience of their choice. This makes sending a gift to Australia easy as it means you get to give the gift of Australia experiences, attractions and trips in the form of gift vouchers so the recipient can choose their own memorable experience.
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. Gift vouchers are valid for five years too, giving plenty of time for them to be used.
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.
If you’ve been wondering how to buy gifts in Australia from the UK, then ordering experience gift vouchers for people in Australia is fast, reliable and simple plus you’re only paying for the gift voucher and not for postage if you opt for instant email delivery.
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. You can book whale watching tours in lots of locations in Australia through redballon just like this one with Brisbane Whale Watching. (You can do whale watching trips from June – November – but you can buy the vouchers year-round and then redeem them during the next season. Just be sure to check where your relative or friend lives to make sure whale watching is available in their part of the country).
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 and eating ice cream!) You can book a Tangalooma day trip with wild dolphin feeding here on redballoon (there is a range of 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 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 (this sits so well with me as you can see from my values and vision here).
Australia gifts and last-minute gifts in Australia
If you’re looking for gift delivery in Australia to buy experience gifts, the above sites are reliable and super easy to navigate, and they make buying gifts online in Australia a breeze. They are also plenty of places to send online gifts in Australia with free or low delivery – please don’t waste money on international 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? Need gifts for friends in Australia quickly? You can send last-minute gifts to Australia for your family by checking out the Australia gift website, redballoon.
Order the best gift cards online in Australia
If you love the idea of ordering a gift card online in Australia for things like restaurants, spas, beauty and pets. BestGiftCards is a great site to consider. If your recipient lives in or close to a major city, this is an amazing gift option as unlike sending money, it has to be used for an experience (rather than accidentally being spent!).
It’s worth clicking around the best gift cards site to explore the options for the region your friend/relative lives in before buying. As an example, I just looked at the restaurants included in their restaurant gift card for Brisbane and there are 22 to choose from around the city, but there are also lots of options elsewhere listed (including some in and around the suburb where I live which is 45 minutes from the city). I can also see there are options around the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast where we regularly go for short breaks, so I’m certain there is a great restaurant for me in there!
Again, for their beauty gift card option, you can look on their site to explore options in the region. For Brisbane, there are 26 spas within 15km of Brisbane to choose from. With their pet gift card option, you can search by state to look for things like pet-friendly holidays, grooming, treats and more.
The best thing is, you don’t need to specify WHICH gift card to buy – when you buy a ‘best gift cards‘ giftcard online the recipient can choose whether to use it for a restaurant, spa, experience of pet gift so it puts them in control of the gift they receive.
Order online gifts on Amazon Australia
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 with great customer service, and there are millions of products to choose from and there are many gifts with free or low cost postage.
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 also send Amazon gift vouchers to Australia. Amazon gift vouchers are an instant gift that everyone will appreciate. I often send Amazon gift vouchers to friends and family in other countries – it’s such an easy gift and then they can buy whatever they like from you. >> Visit Amazon Australia here
Order gift hampers in Australia
If you want to send something special that isn’t an experience or a gift voucher, your other option is sending hampers in Australia. There are all kinds of luxury gift hampers in Australia to choose from whether that is Christmas hampers, Easter hampers, chocolate hampers, healthy treat hampers or even pamper hampers!
Order a healthy, nutritious Goodness Me box
Not everybody wants a sweet gift hamper. If your friend or relative is into healthy living then a Goodness Me Box is a fantastic gift hamper option. You can buy a wide range of Goodness Me boxes as one-off gift hampers, or you can gift one of their subscription boxes for a period of three, six or 12 months.
I was gifted the above subscription box to try and I loved it – it introduced me to so many brands I’d never heard of before and even the kids enjoyed trying some new things like cauliflower chips!
I love the idea of gifting a subscription box that keeps on delivering a surprise every month. It’s an exciting gift hamper that keeps on giving!
Want to know how big the Goodness Me subscription boxes are? Below you can see my little Goodness Me Box review on Instagram with my unboxing Reel.
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Goodness Me also has a range of pampering and beauty gifts too.
Dessert Boxes gift hampers
For someone who loves their cakes and sweets, you can get dessert hampers in Australia from Dessert Boxes. (Be aware there is some swearing on the site and some of the products are more adult in nature, but if that’s not for you there are plenty of regular options – I just wanted to make you aware before you click though!)
Offering a range of gourmet food and drink hampers, Gourmet Baskets offers hampers for all occasions!
Brewquets Beer Hampers
For the beer lover in your life, you can send a beer hamper with Brewquets beer hampers. With drink hampers for all occasions, you can say it with a beer hamper!
Order online gifts Australia
I hope this post has given you inspiration about how to send gifts to Australia and showed you that you don’t need to send presents to Australia in a panic anymore (or pay the crazy postage to send gifts to Australian relatives in the post!). You can easily order gifts online in Australia and your family in Australia will really appreciate the gesture too!
Get started buying presents in Australia from the UK or abroad here…
>> Shop for experience gifts at redballoon
>> Buy exciting experiences at adrenaline
>> Send giftcards with Best Gift Cards
>> Get an Amazon Australia gift voucher
>> Buy sweet treats from Dessert Boxes
>> Send luxury food hampers with Gourmet Basket
>> Order Beer gifts with Brewquets