General Gifts

These are ideas for gifts that would please most adults. Hampers are always a fairly safe gift and you can get gourmet hampers and chocolate hampers with or without alcohol.

Birthday bears range cute bears with messages on their shirts to birthday keepsakes. What is it about birthdays and bears that makes them fit together so well?

Make your own cards and decorations for birthday parties. Cardmaking and craft supplies, card making activities and themed birthday party kits.

Not sure what to get? Let them choose for themselves with a gift voucher. Magazines, experiences, toys, appliances, chocolates, homewears sunglasses and bags.

Gift ideas for women of all ages and tastes. Luxury hampers, wine, chocolate, clothes, books, magazines and experience vouchers.

Silly birthday gifts and novelties to celebrate growing older without taking things too seriously. (For sensible birthday gifts, see the menus above and on the right) Cool Things has the latest cool gadgets, gizmos and gifts – from remote control toys to gifts for babies to unusual alarm clocks that are sure to wake you Read more

Clocks are more than just useful. They sent messages about what sort of person you are… or what sort of person your friends think you are.  They can be elegant, momentos of special occasions, homage to a special interest, or just a bit of fun. There are few gifts that are looked at so regularly Read more

Comfort toys can be a subtle way to acknowledge and help comfort anxious children. A soft toy that they can cuddle and keep with them can sometimes help. Talk to the child about the toy and let them choose a special name for it. Nightlights also help distract the child and stop them imagining monsters Read more

Construction toys are great for boys and girls. Playing with construction toys can help develop spatial skills, fine motor skills, imagination and creativity.  Besides that, they offer endless fun. Australian Geographic Shop has lots of options that are educational and fun. Inspire or feed an interest in science, geography, space. See their Toys for Kids Read more

Gift ideas for boys. Toys, games, puzzles, clothes, posters, magazines and educational toys.

Luxury toys, treats, costumes, bowls and beds for pets. Pet portraits and animal books for pet lovers.

It’s important to for kids (and adults) get outside and be active, especially in these days of computers, games consoles and televisions. The shops below have some cool toys that will make getting exercise fun. Coolthings – Based in Launceston, Tasmania with delivery Australia wide. Cool gadgets and gizmos of all sorts, including office & backyard Read more

Fragrances for men and women. Gift sets and fragrant hampers.

Pool toys for all all ages for relaxation, sport, games and parties. Yardgames has lots of giant beach balls, pool toys and outdoor games. Cool Things is all about the latest cool gadgets, gizmos and gifts that make you say “That’s Cool.” From remote control toys to gifts for babies to unusual alarm clocks that Read more

Sometimes you know you want to give a really nice birthday present but you don’t know what. This is when more general gifts shops work well. The shops we include here concentrate on quality and presentation.

Gifts for lovers, partners, husbands and wives. Jewellery, perfume, lingerie and personalised gifts.

Flowers for birthdays or just because. Choose from existing arrangements or create your own. Delivered by Australian Florists. Flower alternatives also available.

The gift you give someone says a lot about how you see them. Are they the honoured elders of the family, grey nomads about to set off on their travels, or newly retired and adapting to their newfound freedom?

Sesame Street and Play School have been firm favourites for a few generations now – but Sesame Street has the Muppets! Games and Activities Adapt traditional games: Pin The Tail On The Donkey becomes Pin the Cookie on the Cookie Monster Simon Says becomes Elmo says See the official Sesame Street site for games You Read more

“If people never did silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done.” Ludwig Wittgenstein. The meaning of the word silly has changed over the centuries. It used to mean harmless, innocent, inoffensive, lacking malice or airs. We prefer that meaning to the more recent derogatory uses as there are plenty of negative words already… and Read more

Most people have a sweet tooth so you can indulge them on their birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions. For gifts, it’s usually better to go for quality over quantity.

Wheels, Cars, Trains, Planes and other Vehicles Transport toys are not just fun – as a byproduct of having that fun, children develop all sorts of skills including language and imagination as they recreate scenes and tell stories with toy cars and trains, and spatial and mathematical skills as they go uphill and downhill, see Read more