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The Best Souvenirs to Buy in Australia

by Berit Baugher
Sunday Stay shady with a vintage-style beach umbrella. Photo courtesy of Sunday Supply Co.

From speciality food finds to beachy accessories designed to help you play comfortably in the strong Aussie sun, the shopping scene Down Under offers an eclectic mix of elevated everyday necessities and indie treasures. Here is a selection of our favorite goods to pick up on your next trip to Australia or to buy online when you're missing the Land of Oz.

Photo courtesy of Sunnylife.

Sunnylife Beach Pillow

Elevate your nap on the beach day with an inflatable pillow covered in a soft, removable velour pillow case. ($14)

Photo courtesy of Red Rock Deli.

Red Rock Deli Sweet Chilli and Sour Cream Potato Chips

A favorite in the chip-obsessed Fathom office, these hard-to-resist Australian-made potato chips combine the smooth tanginess of sour cream with a subtle kick of chilli and paprika. ($5)

Photo courtesy of Grown Alchemist.

Grown Alchemist Amenities Kit

A trio of hydrating travel essentials from the organic-certified, cult Aussie skincare line. Perfect for your next long-haul flight. ($28)

Photo courtesy of Hobes.


A lightweight and versatile travel shoe that is classic in style with beautiful detailing. Each handmade pair folds flat, saving space in your carry-on. (From $139)

Photo courtesy of Arnott's Australia.

Tim Tam

Be warned. Once you’ve tried the Australian Oreo, you’ll never be the same. Made of two malted biscuits separated by a light chocolate cream filling and coated in a thin layer of chocolate, the addictive cookies are an Aussie staple. ($20)

Photo courtesy of Luca Pawpaw Ointment.

Lucas Papaw Ointment

Developed in the early 1900s by a researcher and botanist, the soothing all-natural ointment made from papaya extract can be used on just about anything – chapped lips, dry hands, or a sunburned nose. ($8)

Photo courtesy of Donna Hay.

Life in Balanceby Donna Hay

Recreate your favorite Aussie dishes with the help of the Australian Martha Stewart.

Photo courtesy of Vegemite.


The savory black spread made from leftover brewer’s yeast extract is an Australian breakfast classic best paired with a slice of toast. (2 jars for $17)

Photo courtesy of Arc Entertainment.

Red Dog

Based on the true story of an Red Kelpie from Western Australia, this film is both a tear-jerker and a feel-good movie that captures the Outback spirit. ($8)

Photo courtesy of Sunday Supply Co.

Sunday Supply Co. Beach Umbrella

Kick your beach game up a notch with a vintage-style beach umbrella designed to withstand the strong Australian sun. ($249)

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