Hello everyone. I’m @olivertomolife and I’ve studied abroad in Sydney!
Here’s a quick question for you!
What do you think is the most important thing to buy when you return home after studying abroad?
You guessed it, souvenirs for your family and friends.
However, there are times when you don’t have much time and don’t know what kind of souvenirs to buy…
That’s why I’m going to introduce you to some Australian products that I recommend as souvenirs!
I studied abroad in Sydney for a year starting in 2018. I am currently writing a blog based on that experience.
By reading this post, you’ll get to know about the best souvenirs in Australia!
If you are looking for libraries and cafes in Sydney, I also recommend the following articles.
My Personal Top 5 Souvenir Ranking
I’ve looked into the most popular souvenirs in Australia!
I’ll start with the top five.
5 Kangaroo Jerky
Of all the souvenirs I will introduce, I think this is the product that gives the most Australian feeling.
In fact, it is said that there are about 50 million kangaroos in Australia.
The population is about 24 million, so there are about twice as many kangaroos as people.
It taste like beef jerky, so if you’re interested, go ahead and buy some!
Be sure to buy meat products that have inspection certification written on them.
If you open the package before you return home, it may be confiscated, so be careful.
4 Macadamia nuts
Macadamia nuts are often associated with Hawaii, but Australia is actually the country of origin for macadamia nuts!
In addition to being delicious, they are also high in nutrients and contain vitamins and minerals.
They are often a popular souvenir, so why not consider them as a candidate?
3 T2 Tea
One of the most popular tea stores in Australia is T2, right?
They specialize in black tea, but they also sell rooibos tea and green tea.
It’s a fun souvenir to look at and a satisfying one to taste, so I recommend it!
They also sell stylish tea sets, so it would make a good gift for someone special.
2 Eucalyptus honey
Honey is known for its high nutrient content as a health food, but did you know that eucalyptus is also used in honey?
In Australia, we have an abundance of eucalyptus trees, so we also collect honey from them.
With its rich, fruity flavor, eucalyptus honey is sure to make a great souvenir!
It’s also very rare, so why not buy some?
When you think of Australia, you probably think of this snack.
As the name suggests, Arnott’s Timtamwas created by a man named Arnott’s!
The rich chocolate and crunchy cookies make it a popular snack, and it is now sold worldwide.
In Australia, they are sold in a variety of flavors, and you can enjoy not only the standard original, but also unique flavors such as white chocolate, caramel, and mint.
Sometimes they’re half price at the supermarket, so be sure to find some!
Where should I buy souvenirs?
You can buy souvenirs in many places, but where should you buy them?
Let’s talk about the advantages and disadvantages of each.
Australian supermarkets sell a wide range of souvenirs for tourists.
They have a wide range of products and you may be able to find some unusual items.
Major supermarkets in Australia are introduced in the following article.
The advantages are that you can buy products with peace of mind, and that you can buy products that are only available in supermarkets.
The disadvantage is that you may end up with a common souvenir.
Did you know that Sydney has markets such as Rocks Market and Paddy Market?
These markets sell a variety of unique souvenirs.
They sell everything from jewelry to food, so you’re bound to find something you want!
The advantages are that you can find artifacts that you wouldn’t normally see, and that you can bargain for products at a discount.
The disadvantage is that you have to check the quality of the products yourself, and there is a possibility that defective products are also sold.
3 Souvenir stores
In Australia’s famous tourist spots, there are always souvenir stores.
Also, in Sydney, there are many souvenir stores throughout the city because of the large number of tourists.
Koala souvenirs and iconic Australian clothing seem to be particularly popular.
The advantage is that you can buy all the standard souvenirs on the spot, and you may also be able to choose a delivery service.
The disadvantage is that prices are often higher than other methods.
If you’re looking for cheap souvenirs in Sydney, these are the two places to go!
1 Paddy Market
This market is located in Sydney’s Chinatown and is a great place to buy accessories and sundries!
You can buy in bulk or bargain for cheap souvenirs, and if you want to give out souvenirs to a lot of people, you should definitely take advantage of it.
The atmosphere of the market makes you forget you’re in Australia, but it’s a popular place for people returning from Sydney!
I have also bought some souvenirs there on my way home.
You can read more about Paddy Market in the following article.
2 DFO Homebush
Did you know that there is a huge outlet in Sydney?
Here, you can buy famous international brands at discount prices!
You can also buy UGG boots, an Australian brand, at a discount.
If you want to buy a souvenir for yourself or your family, why not go there?
For more information about the outlets, please refer to the following article.
- TimTam is a must-have souvenir!
- If you want to buy in one place, go to a specialty store.
- If you want to buy cheaply, the market is recommended.
This is a summary of recommended souvenirs in Australia!
We will continue to provide information on Australia in the future, so please stay tuned.
Thank you for reading to the end!