A Gift Guide to Help you Pick Thoughtful Presents for any Occasion

A Gift Guide to Help you Pick Thoughtful Presents for any Occasion

We love the joy that comes with gifting, and the wonderful look of delight and surprise on someone’s face when they receive a thoughtful present. One of the best approaches to ensure gifting success is to understand your recipient’s passion and interests, and gift to it!

At the end of the day, when it comes to family and friends – you know them best, so trust your instincts!  Here is some inspiration for you:


We all know at least one individual who loves indulging in great cuisine and prizes a delectable dessert or savoury treat very highly (in our case, it’s us!).  A hamper curated with foodstuff you think they will love makes a fabulous present at any time of year, especially birthdays and Christmas! The best ones have non-perishable treats with long shelf lives, so they don’t have to eat everything at once.


Favourites Gift Pack 

This includes the most delicious puddings (500g Traditional Round and 800g Stick Date Log), Spoonable Caramel Sauce, and Brandy Custard Sauce, for a complete dessert solution! There’s also an exclusive Pudding Lady Apron to make food preparation a mess-free affair. Click here to view this gift.

Family Gatherings Hamper

Gift Hamper Pudding Lady Classic Family Gatherings Hamper

This hamper contains some of the best of the Hunter Valley region if a gourmet range is more their style. This is also a fantastic option for big celebratory events as above, or a retirement gift or an anniversary present. The pack includes a range of sweet dessert puddings, cake and sauces, plus some fun Pudding Lady merchandise including apron, tote bag and tea towel! There really is something for everyone – discover more about the pack here.


Do you have a friend or family member who tears up a little whenever they read a beautiful card or see a heartful photograph? A sentimental gift from the heart will mean the most to this person in your life!


  • Handmade Gift,

For instance, drink coasters, a photo album, knitted blanket or scarf

  • Personalised Gift

You may wish to get a piece of jewellery engraved or embossed champagne flutes

  • A Memory Gift

Such as a framed photograph or their favourite book

  • To the Heart via the Stomach

For example, gift them their favourite food, such as a pudding, cake, chocolates, cheese board or wine…the list goes on!


For friends and family members who are most at home in the great outdoors, and love being outside some ideal gift ideas include:

  • A BBQ set for the ultimate in grilling magic; this is also great gift idea for Father’s Day. Take a look at the Pudding Lady Simply Stirred BBQ Pack here!

  • A picnic hamper or picnic set that includes a blanket and plastic goblets


Is there a simple, but lovely gift you can keep on hand for almost any occasion – be that a retirement gift, Mother’s Day gift, get well soon gift, thank you gift or gift for your dinner host? Yes!

Often, for instances like these you can stand out by choosing something a little different that the bearer can enjoy right away, or any time in the future; a present that requires little assembly and effort on their part.

We believe you can never go wrong with a ready-to-go 500g traditional pudding, and some decadent extra thick brandy custard sauce! These two items come in a lovely jute gift bag from The Pudding Lady here.


For the person who has (almost) everything, or is a little tricky to buy for, gift cards are a fail-safe way to put the beauty of choice back in their hands so they receive a gift they love!

Cash can be a little impersonal for some people or occasions, so a gift card combines effort with variety, and are also a great option for people who may have specific lifestyles such as vegan, gluten free or allergies to certain materials or ingredients!

If you’d like to choose a Pudding Lady gift card, click here!

We hope this helps you with your Australian gifting choices for any, and every, occasion under our sun. Explore the full range of gift packs here, there are so many to choose from!