It's our 1 year anniversary! What a year it has been. We have grown to a family of over 35 Australian Makers and now stock over 700 different Australian Made products from all over the country. We have been involved in a number of exciting events and our products have been featured in several newspapers, magazines and blogs. Here is a snapshot of the year that has been and some exciting news that means more great gifts for you!
Bits of Australia introduces the Gift Box Collection
Many of our customers have expressed interest in ready-made gift boxes they can send to loved ones near or far. Just in time for our 1 year anniversary we have created a collection of divine gift boxes for a range of different occasions and people in your life. There are currently 10 different options to choose from and more are on the way!
When you choose a Bits Gift Box you don't need to worry about gift wrapping as each box is beautifully presented with ribbon and a tag or card depending on which box you select.
In celebration of our first birthday we are giving away one of these fabulous gift boxes to one lucky winner!
To enter our #bitsofaustraliabirthday giveaway simply like our Facebook page or follow us on Instagramand add a comment to one of our posts telling us why you think you or someone you knows deserves to win one of these beautiful Australian made gifts. You have until noon (EST) on Thursday, 30th April to enter!
We Loved Being Featured in A Nylon Singapore Photo Shoot
One of our most exciting product features this year happened in January when our adorable soft toy rangestarred along side one of the world's leading digital influencers and young entrepreneurs, Nicole Warne, in a Nylon Singapore cover story photo shoot.
Our cuddly kangaroos, koalas, wombats, kookaburras and cockatoos looked as cuddly as ever surrounding Nicole in the amazing shot.
Our Top 10 Bits
In our first year of business our customers have bought an amazing mix of Australian Made products and we love that no order is ever the same. Customers have loved Tasmanian Eco Beads, Bush Tucker inspired earrings to Blokes Soap.
Among our top 10 best sellers are the Koala Snuggles Flat Britt Bear, the Australian Cotton Face Cloths, and the Bushland Costmetic Bags.
Also featuring in the top 10 favourites are the Kangaroo leather bookmark, the Aussie Slang Tea Towels and the Olive Oil Block Soaps.
The Australian River Red Gum Stylus Pen, Leaf Necklaces and Platypus Keyring also starred in our top ten selling gifts. But the top selling Australian made gift for our first year in business is... the Sydney Harbour Bridge Coathanger - a practical and quirky souvenir to remind you and your friends of your travels to Australia.
And the winner is...
We celebrated the things you love most about Australia and Easter Down Under during our #bestbitsofaustralia and #bitsofeaster contests. We were blown away by some of the amazing photos our fans and followers posted - from rainforests and shipwrecks to fairy bread and butterflies.
Daintree Rainforest, FNQ - taken by Erin O'Donnell (winner of #bestbitsofaustralia contest)
Bits of Australia became a licensed retail supporter of the Australian Made campaign.
Our social media communites on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Google+ have grown to over 2,000 fans and followers, since Bits of Australia launched in April last year. Thank you so much to all of you for your support over the past 12 months. We are very excited about what is yet to come and look forward to bringing you more of the best Bits of Australia!