Sending a thoughtful present to a loved one is a great way to show you care and wish you were there. However, sending gifts long distances can often be a hassle. It's heart-breaking when you spend hours choosing a gift and spend money on postage to later find out that your present was damaged in transit.
We have carefully selected 8 of our beautiful BITS that are easy to post and travel well.
1. Pocket Note Books
Stationery lovers will fall in love with these Australian-icon-covered pocket notepads which come in a handy pack containing a notebook and pencil. This Australiana range is printed on recycled papers and environmentally friendly packaging and includes the following cover designs: Kangaroo, Kookaburra, Koala, Melbourne Tram, Flinders St Station, Sydney, and a Cockatoo.
2. Leather Card Wallet
This slim and classy leather card wallet is a great gift for men of all ages. It has been designed to avoid a bulky pocket and to hold your essential cards. This authentic artisan accessory from Chocolate Brownie is available in both dark and chocolate brown. It has been made using a combination of traditional handcrafting techniques and modern technology.
The card wallet is made from premium quality vegetable-tanned leather from South America. It is hand sewn in Melbourne with waxed polyester thread, using the traditional technique of saddle stitching. This time-honoured tanning technique means the leather retains the natural flaws and markings, resulting in no piece being the same.
3. Matching Jewellery
The earrings are gold and silver hexie glitter acrylic drops set with silver plated, nickel and lead free handmade posts. The long acrylic and silver plate necklace is a total show stopper! But together the two pieces make a seriously stylishstatement!
Both items are light as a feather - you won't even realise you are wearing them until someone stops you in the street to compliment your Australian made jewellery!
4. Australian artwork you can take anywhere
These zipped cases are made in Australia from neoprene. They are lightweight and an iPad fits loosely inside.
Featuring artwork from Central Australia, they make unique Australian gifts for friends and family. So light, they also make an ideal souvenir to pop in the post!
5. Alphabet Magnet Pack
This set of of 26 individually designed magnets are all based around our favourite things in Australia from A to Z. They come packaged in cellowrap with card backing showing all the different designs. They make a great gift to send to family and friends, especially those with children who will love using them to learn about our native animals and other Aussie icons.
6. Animal Sanctuary Tea Towel
Designed and hand printed in the gorgeous Blue Mountains of New South Wales, this colourful tea towel features a few of Australia's beloved animals and is made of 100% linen. This nature-inspired kitchen accessory is available in 2 colours - White Linen with Red & Pink Design or •Natural Linen with Brown & Grey Design. It is one of our most popular tea towels!
7. Gifts for a Green Thumb
If you have a friend or family member who can't get enough of gardening we have the perfect gift solution - this vibrant matching gardening pack.
The fabulous garden gift packs include one cotton apron and one pair of long sleeve gardening gloves. Purchased as a set the offer great value for money - you save $24.95!
8. Australian skincare
This 75ml natural olive oil and eucalyptus hand cream is perfect for keeping in your handbag to use everyday. It's the ideal size to send in the mail and is a wonderful reminder of the scents of Australia.
The hand cream is lemon scented and enriched with essential oils.bitsofaustralia.com.au for plenty of other easy-to-pack gift ideas.