Our masks feature native Aussie animals and flowers. They’re the perfect gift for Australians and those who love the country—whether at home or abroad.
Holiday Love In an Australian Face Mask
What’s a gift that almost everyone will appreciate in 2021?
We say masks. Everyone could always use another mask.
Even if you’re fully vaccinated, experts recommend continued mask-wearing—if only to protect the unvaccinated.
Australian-themed masks should be at the top of your Christmas gift ideas list to show your friends and family that you truly care for them.
Our 100% cotton masks are handmade in Australia and proudly feature the nation's flora and fauna. In addition, they come with an Aussie Christmas cracker joke and holiday-themed wrapping. Fun, right?
We have Australian made face masks (reuseable!) with animals and birds native to Australia, such as the:-
Browse ourcollection, and you’ll find something that suits whoever you want to surprise with one.
Here’s a glimpse at what we have in the collection.
Note:Our masks are not medical-grade. They don’t claim to protect you from respiratory infections such as Covid-19. Please look up current studies on the effectiveness of cloth masks against Covid-19.
Face Mask Gift Ideas for Her
Are you looking for the perfect gift for the leading ladies in your life?
Nothing says “I love you” like a fun fabric mask.
Whether you’re celebrating your first Christmas with a special lady or gifting your mum, we have the perfect mask in our “For Her” section.
We have masks in delicate feminine print and fun colours to fit in with her wardrobe.
What if she’s not the typical girly girl? She’ll probably love our Aboriginal print designs.
Face Mask Gift Ideas for Him
Gifting the men in your life can be a difficult task.
The man in question might be ok with the usual ties and socks. However, going the extra mile to find a unique gift can show him just how much you care.
Whether he’s a corporate man that loves his suits, a sports fanatic, or the outdoorsy type, we have a mask he’ll appreciate. Look through our “For Him” section and grab something that suits your gent’s style.
Face Mask Gift Ideas for Kids
Don’t leave the kids behind when gifting your loved ones Australian face masks.
Currently, Covid-19 rules in Australia require children aged 12 years and above to wear fitted masks.
Some state governments also strongly recommend that younger primary school-aged children wear a mask when not at home.
I Still Call Australia Home’s reusable face masks are a great gift idea for the little ones in your life.
Our masks are available in three different sizes:
For children: 8–12-year-olds
For teenagers: 12–16-year-olds
For adults: one-size fits most
Simply browse through ourcollection and click on a design your child or teen will love. Select the right size on the drop-down menu.
Note:Since masks can be a choking and suffocation hazard, children aged 2 years and younger must not wear them.
Tips for Finding High-Quality Cotton, Australian Made Masks
You don’t have to ditch fabric masks in favour of surgical masks.
Studies show that when used correctly, fabric masks can be just as effective as surgical masks in protecting against Covid-19.
In onestudy, researchers found that well-fitting, three-layered fabric masks can reduce exposure by 50 to 75%.
All our masks fit these criteria, which you should always use for finding the perfect reusable mask:
Breathable and flexible material
A good face mask is made of breathable material, like 100% cotton.
The material should be smooth on your skin and easy to clean.
Soft elastic loops
The ear loops should be made of soft elastic for comfort.
Chin and nose darts
A good mask has darts for a better fit on your nose and chin.
The mask shouldn’t leave gaps where respiratory droplets can penetrate.
Why We Should Wear Masks
Numerous studies show that when properly used, masks can reduce the number of respiratory droplets you spread.
Research findings show that fabric masks can block as much as 50–70% of respiratory droplets. By doing so, masks help to significantly slow down the spread of Covid-19.
A study across 200 countries found that those with cultural norms or government regulations favouring mask-wearing had lower coronavirus death rates.
Wearing a mask also provides some level of protection from inhaling respiratory droplets from an infected person. However, the practice is more about protecting the people around you in case you’re infected.
Guidelines for Use of Masks
Masks can be a fun way to connect with friends and family.
That said, everybody that wears masks should learn the proper guidelines on using and caring for them.
Masks can only help us and our loved ones stay safe when worn correctly.
Here are great tips on how to wear a mask the right way:
Wash or sanitise your hands with an alcohol-based sanitiser before you wear a mask.
Gently place the mask over your nose, mouth, and chin.
Place the loops behind your ears for a comfy fit.
Avoid touching the front of the mask for the duration you wear it.
If you touch the front of your mask by accident, wash or sanitise your hands.
Switch to a clean mask if the one you’re wearing gets wet or dirty.
Bear in mind that how you remove a mask is just as important as wearing one. Here are the correct steps to remove your mask:
Grasp the ear loops and pull off the mask. Do this without touching the mask or your face.
Fold the mask and put it into a disposable or washable laundry bag.
Immediately, wash your hands with soap or an alcohol-based sanitiser.
While they offer significant protection in most settings, don’t wear a mask as a substitute for social distancing.
It’s advisable to clean your fabric mask after every use to reduce the risk of spreading coronavirus and other germs.
If you’re sensitive to perfumes, consider using a non-scented detergent for washing your mask.
Face Mask Rules Across Australia
Does your state or territory require you to wear a mask?
Across Australia, every state or territory has its own set of rules and restrictions to curb the spread of Covid-19.
The recommendations on wearing face masks may change over time. It’s important to stay up to date with the advice in your state.
Here are links to each state’s current rules regarding the use of masks:
The government has called on Aussies to maintain Covid-19 restrictions, including wearing masks.
Let’s make it fun by wearing masks that reflect our beautiful native animals and plants.
I Still Call Australia Home is the leading site to shop for Christmas masks for all Aussies, whether overseas or right here at home. The masks come in Christmas themes that’ll delight you and your loved ones.
Our handmade masks feature Australian native wildlife, birds, and flowers. With your mask, you can proudly show off Aussie kangaroos, wombats, koalas, platypus, bilbies, and native flora.
Don’t worry that your mask won’t be unique. No two masks are the same in our collection.
Our customers across the globe are happy to recommend our gifts—including masks. Here’s what they have to say: