The number of migrants living in Australia has hit its highest point in 120 years, with 28% or 6.6 million Australians born overseas, according to the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) - Jan 29, 2015.
People born in the United Kingdom and New Zealand make up the largest group - with over 1.8 million Australians born in those countries. China and India come in next with around 450,000 and 400,000 respectively. The Philippines, Vietnam, Italy, South Africa, Malaysia and Germany come in next on the top 10 countries list.
Are you one of 6.6 million Aussies who will be travelling overseas to visit family and friends OR sending gifts and greeting cards back home for Christmas?!
Here are three quick tips for sending Christmas gifts overseas:
- Australian Made - buy something that can't be found anywhere else in the world and give unique and memorable gifts to your loved ones this year. Buying Australia Made not only supports the local economy but also allows you to share a taste of the true-blue Australian life and culture with your friends and family.
We have a huge range of Australian Made gifts for people of all tastes - for men, women, kids and babies; food, wine and coffee lovers, gardeners, cat lovers, hipsters and lots more...
- Breakables - you want Christmas gifts to arrive in pristine condition, so stay away from anything that may get damaged during the journey. Look for lightweight, soft or bendable products. Avoid anything made of glass - even some plastics can break in transit. Protect your gifts from bumps with bubble wrap and wrap them in plastic to guard against moisture.
- Delivery Time - it can take up to 10 days for a regular package to get from Sydney to London. Due to the higher than normal volume of mail in the lead up to Christmas, parcels can take a little longer to reach their destination. Check Australia Post's estimate International Delivery Times to your specific country here or simply sit back and let us do all the wrapping and sending for you (we use DHL)!
Don't forget, if you can't decide which Bits of Australia gift to buy, you can always give one of our gift cards. Available in $50, $100 or $200 our gift cards are delivered via email, making them the ideal solution for those last minute gifts and unexpected guests!
With more than over 1,200 beautiful and Australian Made gifts and souvenirs, Bits of Australia is your perfect shopping destination for overseas gifts this Christmas... Shop now!