Little Aussie Animals Coasters

Little Aussie Animals Coasters – these delightful cork-backed coasters feature one each of a baby kookaburra, kangaroo, koala, wombat, platypus and echidna. The background to each design is a different native Australian plant.

They will put a smile on their face every time they put their drink down and make an absolutely delightful gift if you can bear to give them away!

Due to Australia's declining manufacturing industry, these coasters have been made overseas.

These Little Aussie Animals Coasters are cork-backed and designed in Australia form part of the 'Little Aussie Friends' collection by Elise Martinson.

Aw. So adorable!

Each coaster features a different animal including a

  • Baby koala with native Gum Nuts, Hovea and a Eriostemon
  • Baby wombat featuring the Flannel Flower (Actinotus Helianthi) and the Waratah (Telopea Speciosissima)
  • Baby echidna with the Red Spider Flower (Grevillea Punicea) and Zieria Laevigata
  • Baby kangaroo featuring Kangaroo Paw plant (Anigosanthos Manglesii), Banksia Prionotes, and Paper Daisies (Helichrysum Bracteatum)
  • Baby kookaburra featuring Golden Wattle (Acacia Pycnantha), Bottlebrush (Callistemon Rigidus) and gum blossom
  • Baby Platypus with Scarlet Feather Flower (Verti Cordia Grandis) and Native Rush Grass
  • Which one's you're favourite?

Designed to withstand crockery temperatures of up to 100 degrees celsius (212 F)

To clean simply wipe with a damp, soft cloth and dry with a soft towel.

Do not immerse in water.

Not suitable for ovenware.


About the artist Elise Martinson

Little Aussie Animals Coaster Elise Martinson

Elise Martinson (centre) with fellow finalists for the Swatch TTR Art Rules Competition

Elise Martinson is a Sydney based illustrator and designer who works first with pencils and watercolours, and then digitally on a computer. She has created the Little Aussie Animals Coasters collection for Ashdene.

Her art is inspired by a fascination with nature's beauty and diverse creatures, with her whimsical animals appearing on coins, stamps, books and postcards. For Elise, painting a pair of life-size elephant statues at Melbourne Zoo was her most memorable project.


About Ashdene

Ashdene is an Australian owned company that has been designing high quality Tableware, Giftware and Accessories for over 25 years.

Due to the closure of Australia's bone china manufacturing plants and declining manufacturing industry, this product has been made overseas.

Select 'Gift Wrap your order' at checkout and we'll personalise your perfect present with luxury paper and ribbon ($4.95)*.

This includes a hand wrap of your special order and 1 x complimentary gift tag - simply leave your message at checkout. Alternatively if you’d like a larger, more luxurious Australian greeting card, you can choose from our range here and we'll write on that for you.

*Please note that your entire order will be gift wrapped as one gift if you select this option

OVERSEAS DELIVERY LOCATIONS

We deliver to the USA, UK, Canada, Japan, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Singapore, and the Philippines.

Due to issues guaranteeing delivery; or prohibitive customs duty and taxes; we no longer deliver to other international destinations.

See here for more information on our delivery policy.


AUSTRALIAN DELIVERY LOCATIONS

We send to all Australian addresses from our Burleigh Heads, Queensland Headquarters.

Standard shipping to Australian addresses is free for orders over $100.

How Much Does it Cost

Our Kookaburra Delivery fleet offers a flat rate, express service to USAUKCanadaJapan, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Singapore, and the Philippines.

Read more about How Much Does it Cost here.And why not compare the costs between sending with I Still Call Australia Home or sending yourself?

FLAT RATE 1 – FOR PARCELS 400G OR UNDER: $34.95

FLAT RATE 2 – FOR PARCELS 401G – 1KG: $66.95 

FLAT RATE 3 – FOR PARCELS BETWEEN 1KG – 6KG: $79.95

FLAT RATE 4 – FOR PARCELS 6KG OR OVER: $119.95

Delays to All Deliveries

Please note all logistics providers in Australia and overseas are experiencing delays to normal delivery timelines.

This is due to both the drastic reduction in commercial flights that would otherwise carry your gifts; as well as the huge spike in volume across all networks as everyone shops more online.

We're still sending your Australian Gifts overseas

There’s never been a better time to send some love across the oceans to cure a homesick heart or to send warmth to friends, family, or overseas business contacts.

We can confirm we are still successfully sending parcels within Australia as well as to the USA, UK, Canada, Japan, Philippines, Singapore and Hong Kong as of the date of this update.

Changes to the way parcels are delivered

There’s a few changes where ALL couriers and postal delivery services in Australia and overseas are doing whatever they can to keep their staff safe.

This means that parcels will be left on front doorsteps or porches without human or other unnecessary contact including

  • WITHOUT SIGNATURE
  • WITHOUT KNOCKING ON DOORS
  • WITHOUT RINGING DOOR BELLS
  • WITHOUT CALLING FIRST

You will still be sent tracking details for all deliveries and if you are concerned, we suggest you follow the real-time tracking and notfiy the recipient when your gift is delivered.

Delays in Delivery and Dispatch

As of this update, all parcels that have been sent have been received, on average, 4-6 working days from date of dispatch (overseas express service); 1-2 days from date of dispatch (Australia Post express for delivery in Australia); or 3-10 days for normal standard Australia Post.

Please also be aware we have increased diligence on the way we pack and send your parcels, including applying disinfectant to goods and our packers hands; and minimising contact in our warehouse. This means orders take longer to pack, and there may be delays to our normal dispatch turnarounds.

Australia Post Express is no longer guaranteeing next day delivery, and our experience is this is taking 2-3 working days. However, please be aware, this is still a prioritised service beyond normal mail, which is taking much longer to be received.

International Routes via Singapore or Hong Kong

We have been working with UPS Express International and DHL Express as our trusted carriers to successfully delivery your gifts overseas for many years.

They are making choices at this time about what is the fastest and safest way to get your parcels to their destination given there is a global pandemic; cancelled commercial flights on which some of your parcels may have been carried;  different restrictions per country; and a high volume in the network at this time.  Routes may change on a daily basis and are outside our control.

DHL Express parcels going to Japan, the UK and Europe are likely to go through either Singapore or Hong Kong hubs (or both) to get to their final destination. DHL Express will do this based on what it believes is the best and safest route for parcels at this time.

Packages going to the USA will go via UPS International Express and generally go directly from Australia to the USA.

We thank you for your patience in these stressful times.

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This product has been designed by an Australian, for an Australian owned company who pays Australian taxes;  and has been made overseas.

If Australian made is important to you - please see the Australian Made section here  where all products are proudly made in Australia.

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    HS
    04/17/2020
    Higbed S.
    AU
    Not Satisfied

    Not Good this time around. I was under the impression that you were AUSTRALIAN MADE AND OWNED. Apparently NOT. Imagine my huge disappointment when's Just before I scent my purchase to a friend Over seas I turn things over or check the tags and the say MADE IN CHINA. I'm so bloody angry. " I still call Australia home is a crock. You only design. Im so pissed off. I won't buy from you again. I wanted Australian designed, made and owned. You are not.

    04/17/2020
    I Still Call Australia Home

    Dear Shirilee, Thank you for your feedback and I'm sorry we have disappointed you. Our criteria for stocking a gift that it is designed by an Australian designer for an Australian owned company who pay taxes and employ staff in Australia. Many companies do get products manufactured overseas as Australia no longer has commercial manufacturing plants in many aresas such as coasters and porcelain mugs. This particular product was designed by Elise Martinson, a Sydney based designer for Ashdene, an Australian company who has been in operation for over 25 years, and who used to manufacture in Australia but stopped doing so because of prohibitive costs of production here. All this information is available on the product you purchased on the detailed product information below the short description of the product, including more information about Elise and Ashdene. If you wish to purchase only Australian made we have a specific section on out website under the 'Australian Made' section that can be found here. https://www.istillcallaustraliahome.com/product-category/australian-made-gifts/

    RF
    08/11/2019
    Renee F.
    AU
    Great gift for international relatives

    I'm set to visit my family overseas and wanted something small that wouldn't take up too much room in my suitcase, that says: Australian and quality. This pack is exactly that and I'm sure my relatives will enjoy it. I only wish you had more available.

    08/11/2019
    I Still Call Australia Home

    Thank you for your feedback! I hope you have a great trip connecting back with your family overseas.

    NM
    10/02/2018
    Nanda M.
    AU
    Best for a household gift

    It is so representative and well design as for gift to a neighborhood. Once you open the package and touch it, you can feel the quality of the product which I believe it will stand for a couple of years. Let's say it will stand for 5-7years.

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