What do cricket and Boxing Day, Vegemite and cheese, and meat pies and tomato sauce have in common? They’re undeniably quality Aussie pairings. So we are 'mitey' impressed with the merch offerings at VEGEMITE as Christmas gift ideas. We also shopped around to see what else you can buy for Christmas that is quintessentially Aussie. Buy local. Love Australia. Oi Oi Oi.
Thongs are a quintessential piece of Australian culture, and Thongs Australia are firm believers that it’s only right that an Aussie icon, like its thongs, are Australian made. VEGEMITE branded Thongs are now available through VEGEMITE’s Mitey Merch online store. Just in time for summer, although VEGEMITE knows that thongs are appropriate footwear any time of year. If you’d like to get your hands on a pair of the VEGEMITE branded Thongs, get in quick, there’s only 1,000 pairs available.
And there's a whole mob of VEGEMITE merch. We love the new Mitey Cord Bucket Hat, guaranteed to add the finishing touch to your VEGEMITE get-up. Crafted from corduroy, the VEGEMITE Bucket Hat boasts the iconic logo embroidered on the front, a soft brim and is available in two sizes to fit most noggins.
Aussie People4Ocean's zero-waste new product STICK IT is their very first SPF 50+ zinc stick, is sun protection made easy and safe, all-in-one. Containing mineral, vegan, and reef-safe ingredients, one streak of this water-proof stick will block out harmful UVA and UVB rays from sensitive areas, tattoos and scars while enduring the assaults of weather, waves and sweat. 100% natural, it is suitable for very sensitive skin types, including children 6 months and over.
We love that People4Ocean works with local manufacturers who are committed to ethical and sustainable practices ant that the company is built from the seabed up. Combining the expertise and experience of marine biologists with Australian skincare specialists, all products are tried and tested in aquatic elements and harsh climate conditions to perfectly suit the everyday adventurer and ocean lover. And whilst most sunscreens contain up to 20 chemical compounds, the People4Ocean difference is clear. No chemicals, no worries.
The STICK IT is available in two popular colours: Egyptian Blue for the athletes and a gorgeous lightly tinted nude, perfect for seamless ultra-high protection and even as a blemish concealer. They are both 2 hours water-resistant, ensuring minimum amounts of product leach off into the environment and that it stays where it’s meant to be: on your skin!
Warndu means good in the Adnyamathanha language, native to the Flinders ranges of South Australia. Indigenous owned, Warndu's mission is to regenerate culture, community, tradition, health and our soils. Their products, which range from essential oils and candles to teas and native food packs, are made in Australia from 100% locally sourced, seasonal and wild harvested produce & where possible sourced from indigenous farmers.
We're particularly keen on 100% pure Tasmanian Blue Gum (eucalyptus globulus) Essential Oil. The floral emblem of Tasmania, this oil has the sharp and fresh scent of Eucalyptus. It is very popular as an antibacterial, anti-fungal, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory agent. It can also relieve respiratory discomfort as a decongestant, soothe tired muscles and can be valuable in fighting headaches and fevers. We enjoy this oil added to a bath, diffuser or oil burner, applied directly to skin or added to cleaning products.
Sydney Scoop discovered Warndu through Global Sisters an online marketplace which supports women-led microbusinesses.
The festive season just got merrier thanks to the eagerly awaited return of MyMILO. After appearing under many a tree last year, MILO is bringing back the gift at the top of everyone’s Christmas list, giving Aussies the chance to create and gift a limited edition, personalised tin of the nation’s favourite choc malt drink. MyMILO features thirteen limited edition seasonal designs.
To get started, Christmas shoppers can head to my.milo.com.au, select their favourite design and begin the creative personalisation process by adding the recipient's name up to 11 characters. The bespoke MyMILO tin will be shipped directly in special MILO packaging, ready to be wrapped and gifted, or put under the tree for anyone ordering for themselves. To be at the top of Santa’s list, fans will need to get their orders in early as numbers are limited and once they are gone, they are gone!
We all want a better brighter new year, and what better way to give the gift of hope than we seeds. The Seed Collection is an online seed store for Australian gardeners selling vegetable, herb and flower seeds, which are heirloom, open pollinated, non hybrid and non GMO with no chemical treatments. They offer 10 Christmas seed packs of their most popular Herbs and most popular Vegetables for $20. Each packet has a bright Christmas feel so you can give 10 packs to one person or 1 pack each to 10 people for only one note of the folding money. What better way to sow the seeds of love for 2022.
The Seed Collection also offer a large selection of Australian native flower seeds at minimal cost. Australian native plants promote biodiversity and attract native bees, birds and other fauna to your garden. A gift to our Country and the environment.