Most of the items I bought are beverage and confectioneries such as candies, chocolates, nougats, macadamia nuts, wine and tea. Guess these make practical gifts for family members and colleagues. I love buying gourmet and locally-made products when overseas as these can hardly be found in Singapore and are very expensive. It's also great to savour the unique products made locally.
Being an avid vintage collector, I should be hunting for local vintage collectibles but surprising, I didn't buy anything during the trip. Reason being I was on a budget trip and there's simply no space for more vintage collectibles at home! I did find a very nice pink vintage dress for myself though!
Other things I've bought were shirts, jeans and shoes I found at the factory outlets. Not forgetting home fragrance products such as handmade soaps, diffuser and candle.
My best purchases were of cause the exclusive Les Miz merchandise I bought, which included the tee, cap, keychain and souvenir programmes. These are not cheap and cost me 100aud but I guess it's special to me because I came specially to catch the musical, so I had to buy them home as mementos.
The other good find has to be the Australian Homespun magazine, which featured my handmade goose earrings! How timely for my item to be featured in the July issue, as I managed to grab a copy at the airport before I flew home to Singapore. Love reading these craft magazines as they contain many creative projects which are so inspiring that I could work on.