When it comes to Australia, there’s so much to celebrate. We’re a nation with tens of thousands of years of history and culture behind us, after all. We’re the nation that brought the world Cathy Freeman, Florence Broadhurst, Cate Blanchett and Neighbours. We invented everything from wi-fi to the Splayd to the electric toasted sandwich maker to the Tim Tam…even the notepad is an Australian invention!
Australia Day is Tuesday the 25th of January – that’s next Tuesday! Our Kensington store will be closed for the day, and we’re already daydreaming about what we’ll do on our day off.
We’ve put together a handy list of products that will help get you and your home into the swing of things this Australia Day! Picnic sets. Australian flag mugs. Even some of our favourite Australian-made and designed products. This post has a little bit of everything. Just like Australia, really.
Click on the heading or image of any product below to take a closer look!
Really, where would we even be as a nation without Rosella, Bushells and Arnott’s – the companies who brought us tomato sauce, Australian Breakfast Tea and Tim Tams respectively? It doesn’t bear thinking about…
Whether you’re heading down to the beach or to the local park to celebrate this Australia Day, you’re going to need a picnic rug that’s up to the task. Like this Onekind Outdoor Rug, for instance. It’s designed right here in Australia so it’s ideal for Australian conditions.
Ah. The age-old debate – Sydney or Melbourne? With this tea towel from Australia’s own Ashdene, you can debate your favourite city endlessly as you wash the dishes. Of course, Sydney is the obvious winner, as it’s the home of Peter’s of Kensington, but you can take a look at the rest of the range here.
How could we resist sneaking an Ecoya candle into this post? Ecoya candles, soaps and more are made right here in Sydney and their range of nature-inspired scents is simply heavenly. What better way to celebrate Australia than filling your home (and your senses) with one of Australia’s finest brands?
Patriotism is for life, not just for Australia Day. Celebrate with every tea break with this mug from Konitz.
This wicker picnic basket not only looks amazing – it’s also packed with enough cutlery, plates and more for you and three friends to enjoy a gourmet lunch in the sunshine. What could be more Australian than that?
Talking of things that couldn’t possibly be more Aussie if they tried – howzat! Or rather – how’s this Belta Beach Cricket Set? With this set around, instant fun is guaranteed.
Not keen on picnics and beaches? Fair enough. Stay inside and put the Sydney Opera House together…then take it apart again! With 925 pieces, this spectacular 3D puzzle will keep you entertained all Australia Day.
Whoever said you can’t make friends with salad was wrong. These ludicrously clever tools clip together using magnets to create tongs – you should really click through and watch the video! They might be an American invention, but when it comes to serving salads, these tongs are one of our most innovative products.
Forget about daggy green and gold plastic cups. Celebrate in utter style this Australia Day and sip bubbly from Rona’s Selene Champagne Flutes. With their polished gold rims, they’re set to add a little pizzazz to any celebration.
Combine this clever, compact portable Kakkoii speaker with your phone’s Bluetooth function and you’ve got an instant party! There are plenty of colours available, but for our post, we’ve chosen a gorgeous shade of wattle gold that’s perfect for pumping out your Australia Day playlist.
From Australia’s Linen and Moore, this gorgeous tablecloth is printed by hand using wooden blocks and features a pattern of glorious wattle in bloom against a sky blue background. It’s even more Aussie than Alf Stewart (but much more stylish).
Lovers of all things elegant, say hello to Bowerhaus jewellery. Based in Sydney, this Australian-born fashion icon is taking on the world – and winning. Made from light pink agate beads with a single baroque pearl, the Hello Candy Floss Necklace is every bit as sweet as its name implies.
Cristina Re is one of Australia’s leading names when it comes to dinnerware…and this tall, graceful Tiered Cake Plate is no exception. Just the thing for high tea, Australian style.
Oh, how we love SunnyLife. This Australian brand is responsible for so many brilliant products that are ideal for the beach or poolside that choosing one to feature was next to impossible. So we flipped a coin and came up with this comfy Beach Seat – just the thing for relaxing in style down at the beach this Australia Day…and every Australia Day from now on! Make sure you take a look at the rest of our SunnyLife range.