Jump to content

Gift help!


  • Please log in to reply
9 replies to this topic

#1 Coffeegirl

Posted 03 December 2019 - 07:12 AM

We’ll be overseas for Christmas and we’ve been invited to one of DH’s workmates homes for Christmas Day.    

The workmate and his wife were only in Sydney for a couple years. And they now have two young girls.    DH refuses to ask their ages, but working back through dates, I’m guessing 5/6 and 2/3 years old.

I wanted to get the girls something Australian but not too kitschy.  Plus I need to be able to easily pack it and take it with us.

Came across Koala and Kangaroo backpacks at Myers, but my DD(19j thinks they may be too babyish for the oldest?

Thoughts or suggestions?

Link to backpack

https://www.myer.com...-koala-backpack





#2 born.a.girl

Posted 03 December 2019 - 07:24 AM

I don't think they're too babyish for a 5/6 year old.  They look perfect to me.

Have a great trip!

Any chance of snow on Christmas day?

#3 Living Type

Posted 03 December 2019 - 07:26 AM

Schleich Kangaroo and Koala families. Or else Make me Iconic has some lovely wooden toys which are uniquely Australian which are my go to gifts for overseas guests.

#4 Toddlerandme

Posted 03 December 2019 - 08:10 AM

Perhaps Australian picture books? Easy to pack. Australia post often have some good packs

https://auspost.com....ok-pack-43114-c

(Assuming English speaking country). I think the backpacks would be fine too though!

#5 José

Posted 03 December 2019 - 08:30 AM

I was thinking some Australian picture books.
Like the iconic suggestion also.

#6 BeAwesome

Posted 03 December 2019 - 10:01 AM

I don't think my girls would have liked that sort of backpack at 6.

I love the idea of picture books by Australian authors.

#7 Inkogneatoh

Posted 03 December 2019 - 10:24 AM

I was going to suggest books as well. The likes of Possum Magic, Wombat Stew etc. Blinky Bill if you want to start going up in age.

Or see if you can find an Aussie themed colouring in book. I can't remember where, but I'm sure I've seen a Christmas one with Aussie animals.

Edited by Inkogneatoh, 03 December 2019 - 10:25 AM.


#8 esme weatherwax

Posted 03 December 2019 - 10:47 AM

Lalaland have gorgeous melamine plates and cups with Australian animals on them. A set of those would be a lovely gift.
https://lalalandshop...lamine-homeware

#9 Fi Fy Fo Fum

Posted 04 December 2019 - 06:26 AM

Bluey books or toys!

#10 spr_maiden

Posted 04 December 2019 - 09:54 AM

My then 5yr old chose a similar backpack of an animal she associates with the country we were in as her souvenir, so I think it'd be a winner. She still has the backpack on her bed with fave stuffed toys.

I'd throw a couple packs of Furry Friends chocolate in too, just in case.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

'My parenting style is Survivalist'

A helicopter or tiger mum, I am not.

8 mums reveal their favourite nappy bags

We asked a bunch of mums which nappy bags they love the most.

Why you shouldn't bother throwing a big first birthday party

If you're feeling the pressure to host an all-out, over-the-top shindig for your baby's birthday, I hereby grant you permission to throw the rules out the window.

The 24 baby names on the verge of extinction this year

If you're on the hunt for the perfect baby name and don't want a chart-topper like Oliver or Olivia, then do we have the list for you.

'My mum doesn't seem that interested in my baby'

Q: My mother and I have always been close, but now that I have a baby, she has not helped out as much as I thought she would.

New guidelines: "Bottle-feeding mums need support too"

Breast is best, but mums who can't, or choose not to breastfeed need support too.

Dads also struggle to 'have it all', study finds

Men and women both experience work-family conflict.

Language development may start in the womb

Study found babies can recognise foreign languages before birth.

Meet the baby born from an embryo frozen for 24 years

Experts say little Emma is a record breaking baby.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

From our network

Five things you need to know about flu and pregnancy

As the 2017 flu season begins in earnest, here?s what you need to know to protect yourself and baby.

Mum tips to keep your pre-baby budget in check

Money might be funny in a rich man's world (or so ABBA told us), but for the rest of us it's a major consideration – particularly before having a baby.

5 easy ways to make your maternity leave last longer

Maternity leave is a special time for you, your partner and your new little bundle. The last thing you want is for financial worries to stand in the way of that joy.

10 ways to keep your 'buying for baby' costs down

Becoming a parent is full of surprises – not least of all finding out that, for such small beings, babies cause a lot of chaos and expense.

5 ways to prepare to go from two incomes to one

Here are some ideas for getting that budget in shape, ready for being a one income family.

 

Baby Names

Need some ideas?

See what names are trending this year.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.