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    Default Aussie gifts

    so I go to America to nanny for a family in June and the norm is to buy the family gifts from your home country as they buy you stuff too- a nice welcome

    think I have the 2 girls covered have some Aussie books ( koala Lou, possum magic etc), have brought them both an afl shirt of my team haha ( will convert them), was thinking maybe an Australia kids show on DVD? not sure what

    bur what can I get the parents? all I've thought of so far is Tim tams hahah
    so if you have any other suggestions for the girls ( 2 and 4 Years old) or parents let me know !

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    What about a coffee table book with pictures of the Australian landscape or iconic Australian places? It is mainly for the parents but the kids would probably also like to look through it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NancyBlackett View Post
    What about a coffee table book with pictures of the Australian landscape or iconic Australian places? It is mainly for the parents but the kids would probably also like to look through it?
    I thought of something like that but I'm only raking one suitcase over so don't want something real heavy and big like a book but I'l investigate

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmPowering View Post
    I thought of something like that but I'm only raking one suitcase over so don't want something real heavy and big like a book but I'l investigate
    Ah of course. I was thinking things that would be easy to fit in a suitcase but wasn't thinking about the weight. Hmmm.

    What about if you made them something when you arrived. Like an 'Australian' morning tea - pumpkin scones, laminations etc?

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    I could maybe find like a mini book or something won't dismiss the idea yet haha. oh that's a good idea too but also wanted something physical i guess !

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    How about a little food hamper.
    Tim tams
    Block of cadburys
    Vegetmite
    Anzac biscuits
    Crunchie (I have heard heaps of people are amazed by these when coming to oz! Lol)
    Lamingtons (the long life ones that have a few weeks used by)
    Some nice relishes (maybe a bush pepper)
    A nice Aussie wine?

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    Can't go past a Don Spencer DVD for the girls. They are available online from his website or from abc shops. Full of awesome australiana kids songs. Was my FAV as a kid


    For the parents, a food hamper sounds awesome. You absolutely HAVE to include lamingtons. I live in an share house with international students at uni and they were all amazed at lamingtons. Try 'outback spirit' for relishes and jams. They are made from bushtucker and available at most IGAs


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    http://www.dicksmithfoods.com.au/store

    They have some good ideas for hampers and things.

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    Not sure what's around where you are but I love going to the tourist information centres that around smaller towns. They usually have local hand crafted objects. Each town we've lived at we've bought something as we've left. IE, polished stone indigenous to the particular area, a lathed wooden bowl from the regional trees and a knitted teapot cosy from local wool. Some may be kindo of daggy but I don't necessarily display them (particulary the teapot cosy ) but they are something more specific than a generic 'Aussie' gift made in China.

    Good luck and enjoy your new adventure.

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    Can't get more Aussie than D Smith foods. Unfortunately Vegemite is American now.. No longer owned by us Aussies!



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