5 Gifts You Can Bank On

Posted on July 08, 2014 by Paul Leach


From little kids to grown ups, we all love to save money. Put your money in gifts that will help your recipient learn how to save and spend wisely.


Money Maze

This combination bank and puzzle makes it easy to save money because you have to practice your skills to be able to access your cash. To get to the money, you have to move a ball through a maze. Stay sharp, focused and enjoy this fun way to save money:

Doggy Bank - Brown

Feed this hungry hound and watch him munch on your money. Add your change to his dog dish and he'll eat them up. Kids will love this fun bank and adults will love that the coins really drop down into the banks so kids will learn to save money while they're laughing it up about this doggy thinking their coins are a treat:

Smart Safe

Looking for something more advanced? Smart Safe holds your valuables and money until you enter a 4-digit pin code through your smartphone. Insert your phone, enter the pin you set up and access all of your prized possessions:


Chalk Pig Moneybox

How much money is in the bank? What are you saving up for? Write whatever you want on the Chalk Pig Moneybox. The included panels and chalk help you keep track of your savings goals. The pig is made from fine porcelain and it's re-sealable so the kids can save, spend, save, spend over and over again:

Pokie Saver

Play, save, win! Put your coins in Pokie Saver, pull the lever and see if you're a lucky winner. You can even play Pokie Saver without inserting any money:


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Built NY Picnic Bag

Posted on March 02, 2014 by Paul Leach


Picnic season is almost here! It won't be long until we're packing away the winter clothes and packing a picnic instead.

 Just in time for the change in seasons, the Built NY Picnic Bag has arrived in our shop. This beautiful picnic bag holds everything you need for that perfect picnic in your favourite outdoor spot.

 It tucks away your food in an easy-to-carry bag. The Built NY Picnic Bag also comes with all of the essentials you need, such as plastic plates, wine glasses, cutlery, napkins, a corkscrew, a key ring bottle opener, a wash up bag and an insulated bag. The only thing missing is your food and drinks! 

 When you're ready to enjoy your picnic, simply unroll the bag. It becomes place settings for all of your picnic guests.

Take the family out for an afternoon at the park or surprise that special someone with a romantic lunch. The Built NY Picnic Bag is always packed and ready for your next meal under the sun.

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Brits Abroad: Give Them A Taste of Home

Posted on March 02, 2014 by Paul Leach


Thousands of Brits head to Australia every year for the weather and the relaxed lifestyle, but they do not anticipate that they will miss certain traits of their home country. What they need is a little reminder of their quirky beginnings in the form of an online gift.


Jill Leach, Director of Australian Gifts Online, says, “Many Brits don’t anticipate the things they will miss the most about the UK: what they need is a little taste of home to enjoy while they are here in Australia. Our site stocks numerous little reminders of the British Isles, from royal teabags to traditional Scrabble merchandise, so any of the thousands of expats living here can enjoy a timely reminder of their beloved home country.”


With the recent birth of the new monarch, Prince George of Cambridge, Brits abroad may have felt more out of the loop than ever before. They might even have wanted to host a little tea party in the future King’s honour – step forward Australian Gifts Online, with their charming Royal Tea Party Teabags. Featuring William, Kate and baby George, this set of two teabags is the perfect way to feel in touch with those at home and celebrate the new addition to the British Royal Family; there is even a Queen Elizabeth teabag sold separately. Brits in the UK can send gifts to Australia, and those residing Down Under can purchase the novelty items and enjoy the sight of Queen Elizabeth reclining in their cuppa – a real touch of royal-tea!


What use is a teabag without a good mug to put it in? Self-stirring mugs are also available from Australian Gifts Online, for those who want to enjoy a quintessential cup of Earl Grey before their morning surf or afternoon barbie. The insulated mug keeps drinks toasty hot, and will stir the hot drink to perfection at just the touch of a button. Enjoy your English afternoon tea in this must-have gift!


Expats can also bring back memories of their favourite English pub with a clock in the shape of a dartboard. Just the sight of the game, which originated in England (and still one of the only sports that the Brits have dominated), is sure to transport anyone back to a Saturday afternoon of darts, pork scratchings and a pint of bitter down the pub. As gifts for men go, especially those who are missing the UK, this one ranks as one of the best.



For more information about the range of gifts and products available, visit


About Australian Gifts Online: We are a leading online gift store based on the northern beaches of Sydney, Australian Gifts Online is a family-run business which has been in operation since 2006. Sourcing unique and exciting products and offering a range of great gift ideas, Australian Gifts Online is a one-stop-shop for anyone looking to treat a loved one.

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Australian Gifts Online Introduce Gentlemen's Hardware

Posted on March 02, 2014 by Paul Leach


Shopping for the man who seems to have everything can be difficult. The Gentlemen's Hardware line of products at Australian Gifts Online solves that problem and gives him a unique gift he'll use for years to come.


Gentlemen's Hardware Shoe Polish Set

 From the rugged boots to the soft leather dress shoe, scuffs don't stand a chance against the Gentlemen's Hardware Shoe Polish Set. The set is a complete shoe polish kit that comes with a hard brush, soft brush, one black Buff Up shoe polish, one neutral Buff Up shoe polish and one cleaning cloth. Everything in the kit stores nicely in the included felt zip up case. Shoes say a lot about a man and the Gentlemen's Hardware Shoe Polish Set will make sure his shoes have good things to say.





Gentlemen's Hardware Manicure Set

 Even the toughest guys need a manicure set. The Gentlemen's Hardware Manicure Set includes five quality brushed stainless steel tools. The felt case folds over for compact storage in his desk, at home or in his car. The set comes in a kraft style box featuring the words, “Cut Above the Rest.”



Gentlemen's Hardware Pen Knife

 Every tool you can imagine is packed into the Gentlemen's Hardware Pen Knife. Open it up and you'll find a total of 12 blades and tools. Each one is made from brushed stainless steel so it's built to last. It doesn't matter if he needs to use the blade to cut his fishing line or the corkscrew to open up a bottle of wine, the Gentlemen's Hardware Pen Knife can handle every kind of task.



 Gentlemen's Hardware Hip Flask

 Encourage him to wet his whistle with the Gentlemen's Hardware Hip Flask. This high-quality stainless steel hip flask is embossed with the words “Wet Your Whistle” and is perfectly sized to go wherever he does. The flask also has a hidden surprise – a nestable shot cup.




Gentlemen's Hardware products are available now and make great gifts for Fathers Day. For hundreds of gift selections for the man in your life, visit the Men's Department of Australian Gifts Online:

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Finding the right Christmas presents just got a whole lot easier

Posted on March 02, 2014 by Paul Leach

Two reasons people usually get it “wrong”

It is certainly true that the thought counts, but everyone would prefer to receive a gift that they actually want to use. There are two key reasons that gift giving goes wrong:

  • The buyer does not think about the person they are buying for.
  • The buyer does not allow him- or herself enough time.

If you are giving a gift that is not relevant to the other person, it may as well not be given at all. We will provide you with a number of suggestions for the people who really have no idea what to gift. However, remember that it is a good idea to learn a bit more about the recipient. Think about the person’s interests, their hobbies, and personal style.



Buying Christmas Gifts For Men

While people accuse men of being poor gift givers, they are recipients of some poor gifts themselves. Car vacuums and hair dye come to mind as some of the examples we have heard before. Because it can be difficult to shop for a man who has everything or claims to need ‘nothing, there are a few things you can do to make it easier.’ It is important to pay attention to their routine. Do they take pride in their appearance? An Anthony Logistics face kit contains everything a man needs to look his best. If he has an iPad, either for business or pleasure, a leather cover is not only going to protect the investment, but make it look so much better. Pay attention to what he likes, you do not want to be the person who gifts a wine opener to a man who only drinks beer.



What to buy woman for Christmas

Instead of going with something practical, go with something that provides a bit of luxury. You would not believe how many horror stories we have heard of women opening a large box under the Christmas tree only to find a new toaster or microwave. Provide a bit of luxury with something that she might not normally get for herself such as a gift set that provides all the essentials (soap, hand cream, lotion) or a diffuser or candles that will provide a perfectly soothing and relaxing experience. Perfumes are always a good choice, but remember to do your research. Perfume can be a very individual taste and you never know how a new perfume will smell on a person.


What to get teenagers for Christmas

Once teenagers reach the age many parents and gift givers dread, most people have no idea what to give them anymore. There are few important questions to ask before giving gifts, for example, what entertains them? More and more teenagers cannot be separated from their smartphone or technology, why not build on that. A stylish cover or other accessory for a smartphone or tablet is always going to go over well.


What to get kids for Christmas

Though many people assume it would be easy to find gift ideas for kids, it turns out to be quite a bit more difficult than people assume. The best idea here is to find out more about the recipient and build on that. Are they into technology or are they more the outdoors type? Whatever they like, you can find it at the Children’s gift section of our website. Watching a child’s face light up when they claw at the wrapping paper is something that will make the research worth doing.


Why it pays to shop online

Of course, once you have the information and have a few great ideas, you may already be starting to feel overwhelmed at the thought of fighting through hoards of other Christmas shoppers. That is precisely why it is beneficial to shop Online. It ensures that you get the right gift, with great suggestions, at the right price, and do not even have to worry about rushing through the crowd. With same day dispatch and tracking provided, you can be sure that your Christmas gift is on time for the holidays.


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