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Share the love, where you live...

Let's face it, we are incredibly lucky to live in Australia. No matter where you are, in the city, suburbs, coast or country, there's always a special place you can getaway that brings you a sense of peace, reflection or inspiration. While some people go ga-ga for Valentine's Day, showering lovers with gifts and sentimental cards, why not try something different this year by inviting your valentine to share in your special place. Invite your partner to the place that makes your heart beat faster (or slower..), and give them the gift of getting to know you even better.

keep it simple...

keep it simple...

Sit on a rooftop overlooking the city lights, or take a train to a lesser-known part of town.. take a hike to find a waterfall or trek into the forest to lie beneath a centuries-old giant... Find your zen at a lake in the 'burbs, or paddle a SUP along your river to show your partner a different perspective of home... Drive to that spectacular lookout for a sensational sunset, and notice the intriguing things that make your local so special - share the love, where you live. 

Wishing you V Day love as you explore your surroundings, engage with who you love and enjoy your special day,

the e3 Crew

Liven up their Lunchbox!

School's back across Australia, and we usually hit the ground running with fresh enthusiasm and zest for the new year after a long summer break. Most parents are (quietly) happy to see their kids head off to the classroom and reinstate the routine that's been missing since late December. We all start off with the best of intentions when packing our little (& big) one's lunchboxes, every morsel loving packed into a plethora of compartments, and separated in today's bento-box-style containers. But let's be honest, the weeks become long and some days the cupboard is bare and a little bit of imagination will go a long way in making lunch look appetising.

Enter stage left, our Koala Sandwich Cutter - the device that gets kids to eat their lunch! This little koala bread cutter makes sandwiches fun again and irresistible to the fussiest eater. Designed to get the most out of your sandwich, and reduce any wastage, these cutters are easy to use and as with all e3 Products, they are BPA free, mercury free and of course kid friendly (they might even prepare their own lunch!). 

When the cupboard is all but bare, reach for the ever trusty Koala Bee Eucalyptus Honey and you've got your sandwich contents sorted. Guaranteed to be eaten, even the crusts ;) And, you know your kids are eating a 100% organic pure Australian product that contains probiotics for gut health, and no artificial colours, preservatives or flavours. Coughs and colds circulating at school? Give the kids a teaspoon of honey to reduce sore throats and ease a cough. Read more about how honey offers increased antioxidant levels on our website. Did you know we donate 5% of the sale of this honey to Save The Bees and the Koala Foundation? It's a win, win. 

Kids won't eat sandwiches? Try offering them soba noodles, sushi or leftover fried rice (older kids can even manage a hot thermos with chicken noodle soup or laksa). Make it irresistible and a novelty by adding a set of our Kangaroo or Koala Chopsticks! Their meals are sure to taste better when they're having this much fun at lunch time! 

Our Australian Egg & Pancake Shapes are another great idea to present food in a kid-friendly way. Try making up a batch of pikelets on Sunday, ready for school lunches (they freeze well too!) or whip up funny, yummy eggs on toast in koala and kangaroo shapes for a quick, simple dinner on the days you all get home late.. Weekends are made for Buttermilk Pancakes (these ones from My Beach Kitchen are amazing), and the kids (and kids at heart) will love them. An easy to use handle makes picking these shapes up a breeze. These make a great gift idea for busy families.

We hope you've enjoyed reading our tips for lunchbox fun, stay strong in Term 1 :)

The e3 Crew.

 

Ice, Ice, Baby

All across Australia, the heat is on. According to the Bureau of Meteorology, the long, hot summer on Australia's east coast is going to stretch well into Autumn, with more warm weather forecast until the end of April. Heatwaves are sweeping the nation, so what better time to share our favourite ways to beat the heat.

Have some Ice Cube Trays ready in the freezer for tomorrow, and to quench your guests' thirst at your next party! Made from food grade silicone, these Australian-themed ice cube trays are non-stick, flexible and easy to clean. Brighten up your drinks with 4 of our designs, featuring iconic Aussie Koalas, Kangaroos, Map of Australia shapes or a 3 in 1 mould option if you can't choose a favourite. Or, get creative and use them to make cookies, chocolate or jelly moulds. Drinks and desserts will never be the same, kids (and kids at heart) will love them. 

Don't forget the animals, both domestic and native. Ensure you always leave out multiple water bowls (weighted down even better) in shaded places for your dog or pet, so they always have access to fresh water while you're out. Even better, freeze some treats inside an ice-cream container the day before, providing a longer lasting game for your dog to lick and play with to get the hidden reward, while staying cool. On hot days, all animals will seek water and shade. So let's not forget about our Aussie insects, birds, frogs and reptiles, plus echidnas, koalas, wallabies, kangaroos, possums and yes, even ssssssnakes.. placing shallow bowls of water in your yard will help keep all creatures great and small hydrated.

If a trip to the beach or river, lake or creek isn't possible where you are, there's plenty more options to keep your cool. Who can resist the sheer delight of running through a sprinkler on the lawn, a dip in an inflatable kiddy pool, or all hell breaking loose in a massive water fight?! 

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We hope you're having a great summer! Stay cool,

the e3 Crew

Aussie, Aussie, Aussie!

Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi, Oi, Oi! It's our time to celebrate all that is great about Australia, and what better way to kick it off than with this famous chant often performed by crowds at Australian sporting events, uniting to support a team or athlete. Go on, sing it out loud, you can't help but feel fired up - and at it's best the cheer represents "enthusiasm for the tribe" and a "celebration of 'us'." 

Wave Australia Sticker - Actual size of Wave W20cm x H5cm.

Wave Australia Sticker - Actual size of Wave W20cm x H5cm.

At the heart of it, that's what e3 Products is all about too - creating products that allow people to commemorate a great Australian place or experience and share it with the world. The simple act of putting a customised Postcode Sticker or Aussie flag sticker on your car, shows where you're from and highlights your sense of belonging in the world and where you call home. Be proud and patriotic, rock the Aussie gear on Jan 26th and beyond, and be sure to check out our range of quality e3 souvenirs. 

We hope you're having an awesome day, wherever you're hanging out today, or perhaps you've booked a long weekend to Explore a new place, Engage with the locals and Enjoy the great outdoors. Happy Australia Day! Oi, Oi, Oi!

Kombi Australia Sticker   - Actual size of Kombi W8cm x H10cm.

Kombi Australia Sticker  - Actual size of Kombi W8cm x H10cm.