Definitive Guide to souvenir and gifts from Australia
or what to buy for friends and family when you visit Perth?!
So much to see and do, and suddenly, so little time to shop once you realise that Western Australia is a great place for shopping!
Australia is actually a great place for shopping, if you know where to look and what to get.
It used to be the cute and kitschy keychains and magnets with kangaroo and koala, or chocolates from souvenir shops that one would buy for friends and families back home.
These days, there are lots of interesting Australian souvenir at various price points that can be found if you just keep a look out!
It’s something that’s a love and hate for those who have tasted it. As a fermented food, its health properties are plenty and there’s so many items that it can be used in or spread on! There’s regular Vegemite, and then there’s Vegemite Blend 17.
The great love of those who brunch and the supposed leading cause that might be driving Millennials not be able to own their homes! Western Australia is blessed with lots of yummy avocado available all year round. The main varieties here are Hass (the rounder one) and the Shepard (the longer one).
It is Australia after all, so tea is always welcomed. This even a special black tea blend created just for Australia by Twinings called “Australian Afternoon Tea”, so a good present for the tea drinkers in your life.
Other than all the craft breweries found in Western Australia, there is Swan Draught, a full flavoured lager with a smooth taste and a crisp and lingering finish, and has been proudly brewed for Western Australian tastes since its first drop in 1857.
It’s always a great idea to get some local Australian wines from Western Australia. Head to the beloved Swan Valley, a mere hop from Perth city, and one of the oldest wine region in this land and hit up some boutique wineries! Else take a long drive to Margaret River region for the rural winery experiences.
There’re actually many brands other than the iconic red one from Lucas’ Pawpaw Ointment. There’s Nature’s Care Pawpaw Balm, Naturalus Pawpaw Pure Gel, Pure Pawpaw Ointment, Coco Island Paw Paw Ointment, Natural Alternative Certified Organic Paw Paw Ointment, Brauer All Natural Paw Paw Ointment, Suvana and Simmons Paw Paw salve, just to name a few!
Again, many different brands available and the most famous ones being Bosisto’s and Thursday Plantation.
Hopefully this guide would help you decide what else to get during your travels in WA!