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Gift ideas: Koala gifts to send overseas
If you’re looking for a gift with distinct Australian flair, why not go for a Koala gift?
As an expat it can be difficult to find the right gifts to send home – likewise when you’re an Aussie sending things to friends or family overseas. It’s nice to send something with a local theme, but often what’s in the souvenir stores is kind of tacky and has little appeal (unless you’re five years old).
La La Land has a selection of beautiful Koala gifts featuring everyone’s favourite tree-dweller, and each of them is designed to make people smile. La La Land’s Koala gifts are not only special, they’re lightweight and easy to send overseas. Plus, all of our Koala gifts are useful as well as endearing, which means that they won’t be added to a pile of stuff that collects dust in a cupboard.
We’ve gathered together our best Koala gifts below, as well as some fun Koala facts. Jot them down in the card that accompanies your gift and you’ll impress the rellies with your expert-level Koala knowledge (or at least your expert Googling skills).
Your loved ones will think of you every time they jot down a shopping list or reminder with one of these pocket-sized notebooks. With 192 lined pages, it’ll come in handy for quite a while, and it can go in a handbag or sit by the phone.
Choose from our Koala notebook designs:
Fun Koala fact #1
Koalas aren’t bears! They aren’t related to grizzlies or kodiaks, despite their fuzzy bearish appearance. Instead, their closest relatives are kangaroos and wombats.
Koala Gift Plate
Koalas may be herbivores, but your family will be able to serve up any kind of dish on this melamine plate. It’s a great Koala gift that will endure for years, because they’re dishwasher save and smash resistant. They’re also fun and practical for kids.
Choose from our Koala plate designs:
2. Smart Koala
Not-so-fun Koala fact #2
They are one of the most recognised symbols of Australia, but we are facing life without Koalas. Only 8,000 exist in the wild today due to the destruction of their natural habitat.
Fun Koala fact #3
Young Koalas rely on their mothers, staying in their pouch for up to five months before venturing out into the world. Koala pouches are stronger than a lot of other animal pouches - that's kind of helpful when it's such a long way to the ground!
Koala Gift Tote Bag
Make it easy to remember the reusable bags with this irresistible Koala tote bag – another super practical and super-beautiful Koala gift. It can be packed down to a small size for easy shipping or stuffed with extra goodies… Tim Tams anyone?
Fun Koala fact #4
Yawn… Koalas are champion sleepers. Imagine resting for 19 hours a day! You would too if you only ate eucalyptus leaves. A Koala’s favourite snack takes a lot of time and effort to digest.
Koala Gift Tea Towel
Expats have a global tradition of sending home souvenir tea towels. They’re such a light-weight Koala gift that has absolutely NO CHANCE of getting broken in the mail, so they’re bound to arrive safely and quickly. This lovely linen / cotton blend tea towel will have pride of place in any kitchen, and they can dream of Australia as they do the washing up.
Fun Koala fact #5
Koalas even smell like Australia! Their diet means they give off a scent of eucalyptus. This also helps to act as a natural insect repellent. You can make your gift smell like Australia too, by sprinkling a couple of drops of eucalyptus oil on the wrapping paper and enclosing a dried gum leaf.
No matter what the occasion, there is a Koala card to suit! La La Land’s Koala card selection offers unique designs from Australian artists.
Choose from blank cards, wedding cards and new arrival cards to let your loved ones back at home know you’re thinking of them.
These are some of our most popular Koala card designs:
Koala Gift Wrap
Continue the Australian theme when you wrap your presents with the help of this Koala gift wrap. Buy an extra sheet to have to hand for the next special occasion.
Fun Koala fact #6
A female Koala is called a ‘doe’, while males are called ‘bucks’. Their little ones are referred to as joeys. There is no collective noun for ‘Koala’, probably because they don’t tend to hang out in big groups!
Ultimate Koala Gift Pack
Celebrate Koalas with this specially curated gift pack, including a melamine plate, a gift card, a tea towel and a notebook. 10% of the sales of the Koala gift pack is donated to The Australian Koala Foundation. This money helps save Australia’s beautiful Koalas and their habitat, and makes you feel extra good for helping.
Don’t stop at Koalas!
Once you’ve sent the perfect Koala gift to your friends and family overseas, you can move on to kangaroos or one of the other distinctly Australian animals featured in La La Land’s whimsical collection.