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Impersonal (but totally awesome) Gifts for the Cheapos:

Do you need to buy a gift for that special someone that doesn't necessarily mean much to you, but you're compelled to buy them a gift due to office politics? You've come to the right place!   We have quite a few things that will please anyone. It's a sneaky Santa? Don't know who the recipient will be? Leave the details to us!   Apiary Made This beeswax food wrap is saving the world one piece at a time. Reduce the amount of cling wrap used by your workmates by gifting them one of these. If they happen to come in to the office with cling wrap instead, do your best disapproving glare, I dare you. Single pack: $18, 3-pack:...

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What to buy for someone who has it all…

Christmas is a time for giving, but surely you want to make sure that you give something different. You don’t want to give the same old socks and jocks that your grandpa gets for you every year. Leave the practical gifts to grandpa and take some inspiration from us!   Champ Co Trivets: these guys are too cool for school and are a risk-free gift idea. Made from recycled aeroplane tyres (along with a smidgeon of new rubber to keep it all together), you can mix and match to make artwork (I mean, coasters) on your dining table.                                                                                                  6-pack $29.99      12-pack $44.00 Earrings: Made from the leftover materials from the trivets, I’ll bet you never thought someone you know...

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Thurlby Herb Farm

  Thurlby Herb Farm started as a small country business, located in the forests and farmlands of coastal Western Australia. Thirty years later and it has grown into a global business, who still keep their philosophies close to heart.     Thurlby's business is founded on strong environmental and ethical principles. Even their product packaging is sustainable. It is predominantly made from recycled cotton fibre – a by-product of the clothing industry.  Their philosophy is simple: to make beautiful botanical-based products, sourced from their local gardens and forests, without the harsh and synthetic additives that every family member can use (even the dog!) They also contain no parabens and no lauryl sulphates.   Some of the many products we stock of Thurlby...

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Sarama the Shop Dog

We've had quite a bit of interest in Sarama the malamute (who doesn't like a shop dog!?), particularly in how she ended up working in such a fantastic shop as Pookipoiga in Richmond (if we do say so ourselves). She filled in an employment application and passed through the requisite hoops, landing herself the position of Official Canine Customer Service Extraordinaire. How did she get to Pookipoiga, though? That is a journey that needs to be told.After filling in dog adoption applications, needing a dog compatible with an angsty (but beautiful) three-legged cat, Kendall finally found a match in NSW. Charlie, aka Sarama, was adopted in December 2013 from AMRAA (Alaskan Malamute Rehoming Aid Australia). She was a surprise for her dad...who was quite...

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Gift Ideas for Great Fathers and Men!

Father's Day has snuck up fast this year! On Sunday, 3 September dads everywhere will be shown how much they are appreciated and we at Pookipogia are here to help you say thanks to your quirky dad.If you're thinking, “right, a few pairs of socks from the supermarket and a card”, we’ve got you sorted. But we also have a wider range of simple, fun, easy and sustainable gift ideas with a difference that will really make your dad's day extra special. At the same time, you’ll also be making many other people’s days, because this Father’s Day (and every other day!) for every purchase online or in-store we will donate a Second Bite meal to a person in need.If...

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