Small Business Sunday - Cockatoo Collection
Australiana gifts can be the gawdy ones that you find on George Street in Sydney, or they can be high quality pieces made with love and care for those in the country they live in. Luckily for us, Cockatoo Collection most definitely fits into the second category. Cockatoo Collection was created by two friends from Finland, Katarina and Helena when they realised they shared an appreciation of fresh and simple Nordic designs and a love for their adopted country, Australia.
They have a boutique range of Australiana gifts on their site, including quite possibly the cutest cushion I’ve ever seen. The cuddly wombat cushion comes in grey with a super pop of yellow (it absolutely helps that this is my favourite colour and just reminds me of happiness) with our little wombat friend in the middle. He’s made of 100% cotton and even better, comes with the insert! It is the perfect gift for international friends who have come to visit, or to send to loved ones who might be abroad. Or if you’re like me, you might even keep it yourself because he’s so darn cute! He lives on our bed at the moment, when the kids aren’t trying to take him. Having said that, he does make a super snuggle pillow for the kids….
Oh, and if you did want to send it overseas because you want to share the love, you could take the insert out and just slip it in a smaller bag to save on postage – cool hey?!
Another funky piece in their collection is the ‘Cockatoo In Flight’ tea towel, with one of Australia’s most popular birds front and centre. Forget the old criss crossed boring pattern tea towel – this little guy will almost MAKE you want to dry the dishes. It’s almost too pretty to use, so I just leave it hanging over my oven handle and use it when I know it won’t get too wet haha!
The presentation of the cushion and tea towel when they arrived was really lovely – with a beautiful postcard tucked in neatly to the tea towel. I’ve noticed with small businesses it is about the attention to detail, and that is something that I love. Of note is that they can also ship most of their range internationally for very reasonable rates.
If you’re looking to add a touch of Australiana love to your home, Cockatoo Collection is the way to go. With competitive pricing, a simple website, gorgeous products and free shipping in Australia in May, how can you go wrong! Oh and I forgot to mention, if you sign up to their website, you get 15% off your first order!