28 October 2020
It’s in the post!
Gifts that are post-friendly!
This year Australia Post have advised that posting your Christmas gifts (or posting anything) should be done earlier than usual and delivery times will take longer. This means that if you’re posting gifts for Christmas birthdays, or a “just because…” gift you’ll need to get your skates on to not just purchase the gift, but to get it mailed.
So, what is a good gift to post and what is possibly best to leave off the gift list?
Cost-wise sending letter sized parcels will be more friendly on your wallet than a parcel and the Australia Post size regulations for letters is a ‘package’ that weighs less than 500g, has a rectangular shape, is not larger than a B4 envelope, and is no thicker than 20mm. This gives you lots of options for posting small items including books, wall decals (we’ve got you covered with those!), jewellery, stationery gifts, or even chocolates or sweets. Of course, you can send larger items as a parcel, which will cost you a bit more but with the new standardised parcel rates (up to 22kg within Australia, or up to 20kg for international post) you can easily choose lighter gives and send more of them for less than you would have been paying previously to post!
Wall decals (of course!) – our wall decals and wall stickers are a perfect gift idea for anyone! You could choose from one of our ready-made wall decals, or we can work with you to create something personalised and unique. We’ve got a great range of colours from metallics to pastels to brights so we’re certain you’ll find just the right colour to suit your design and décor! Our wall decals are made from a super high-quality vinyl that will leave no sticky marks or residue and will stay put on just about any flat and smooth surface (like magic!).
We’ve also got our Vinyl Living range of homewares that are light to post – cushion covers, tea-towels, and canvas bags and pouches of all sizes. We’re sure that you could find something for every person on our list in our Vinyl Design and Vinyl Living online shops!
Handmade leather goods are a popular choice for people of all ages. Dear Dagger intertwine craftsmanship, colour and premium leather to produce timeless, versatile and gender-neutral products such as wallets, pouches, coin holders, keychains, laptop sleeves and more.
Francisca Rendic’s handcrafted jewellery is made from the heart and so it makes sense that gifting such beautiful pieces is a gift from the heart too. Francisca creates meaningful jewellery; each piece embedded with strength and energy.
Koskela always have a beautiful array of gift ideas for everyone (so good it’s hard to give them away!). One product in their range that struck us as a great ‘feel-good’ gift idea is the Life Cykel Bee Pollination Grow Kit. Saving the world, bee by bee!
And now for something sweet… Loco Love Chocolates Holy Cacao Hot Chocolate looks amazing in it’s packaging and tastes DIVINE! What a perfect gift and oh so sweet!
If you’re needing to shop in person and have a penchant for Aussie handmade, we’d love to see you at our Artisans’ Nest popup shop in Newtown! Our store is open from 10am daily and we’ll be at our 216 King Street Newtown (NSW) store until the end of the year … you don’t need to gift shop!
So, there you have it, just a few gift ideas for posting to your loved ones this gift-giving season. We know there are literally thousands of other ideas for lightweight gifts to post but we hope we’ve given you a few ideas to get your shopping started!
We’d love you to share how and where you’ve used your Vinyl Designs decals and any of our blog picks with us – share on Instagram or Facebook using the hashtag #vinyldesignaustralia or tag us @vinyldesign.