A Home Among the Gum Trees

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A Home Among the Gum Trees

Eucalyptus trees, also known as 'gum trees', are native to Australia and have played an important role in our cultural identity. We love these tall, strong trees - home to the much loved Koala. We have pulled together many beautiful Australian gifts and souvenirs that have been inspired by the Eucalypt, including this cushion and tea towel.


From children's songs like 'Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree' to iconic paintings like the famous 'Ghost gum' by indigenous artist Albert Namatjira - gum trees have featured prominently in many areas of Australia's history and life.

The word 'Eucalyptus' comes from a combination of Greek words meaning 'well covered', referring to the cap that protects the flower buds before they open. Governor Arthur Philip is said to have been the first to call the eucalypt a ‘gum tree’ back in 1788. 


There are more than 600 species of native eucalyptus trees - a smooth-barked tree that exudes a ‘gum’ known as ‘kino’ and contains eucalyptus oil in the leaves.The Blue Mountains, a popular tourist destination west of Sydney, got it's name because of the blue haze seen from distance as the eucalyptus oil rises from these trees.

Breathe in the beautiful smells of the Australian landscape with one of our soothing Eucalyptus Oil hand creams:


One of our favourite Aussie folk songs is 'Home Among The Gum Tree's' and it goes something like this...

I've been around the world a couple of times, or maybe more,
I've seen the sights, I've had delights on every foreign shore,
but when my mates all ask me the place that I adore,
I tell them right away.

Give me a home among the gum trees,
with lots of plum trees, a sheep or two, a ka-kangaroo.
A clothes line out the back, verandah out the front,
and an old rocking chair...


Find more Eucalyptus or gum tree inspired Australian gifts and souvenirs for all occasions - for him, her and the kids - online now!

Koala's love eucalyptus trees as much as we do - find out more about these cuddly native animals in this recent blog post.


Gift Wrapping Options

We have two gift service options to choose from

1) Individual product gift wrapping - add the products to your shopping cart that you would like to have gift wrapped and then go to this gift wrap page. Each item is individually gift wrapped for $4.50 with a gift message printed on a gift tag. 


2) Build your own gift box - Add the products to your shopping cart that you would like to include in your gift box and then go to "Create Your Own Gift Package" page to customise the gift box information. 

If you are giving more than 1 item to the same person and don't want them to be wrapped individually please select the "build your own gift box" option.

Click here for more information or call us on 02 9555 8185 and we will be happy to help!