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Snugglepot and Cuddlepie

Snugglepot and Cuddlepie

If the names Snugglepot and Cuddlepie don’t mean anything to you, then you are seriously missing out!  This Aussie children’s classic, written by May Gibbs has been the backbone to so many bedtime stories over the past 100 years.  Following the adventures of these two adorable, yet slightly mischievous gumnut babies as they explore the Australian outback trying to evade the dreaded ‘Banksia Men.’  This classic children’s tale is perfect for the whole family and highlights the beauty of Australia’s natural flora and breathtaking scenery.


We have been inspired by the fabulous Gumnut Baby range by Kip & Co, now available at the Phoenix and the Turtle, to add a little Aussie nostalgia to our homes.  And we thought you might be feeling inspired to!  So grab your family and get ready for some fun and simple ways to incorporate our favourite Aussie characters into your home.

1. Bake some Aussie Favorites 


Nothing brings people together quicker than the smell of something delicious baking in the kitchen.  Whether you are a bit of a masterchef or more there for quality assurance and taste testing, I’m sure we all have fond memories gathered around the kitchen, licking the bowl as we impatiently wait for whatever the oven holds.


So why not break out the mixing bowls and whip up some Aussie classics such as soft and fluffy lamingtons or the perfect soft but crunchy ANZAC biscuit? And with the adorable Gumnuts Linen Tea Towel, as the perfect kitchen accessory and the Gumnuts Bib to keep our favourite little chefs (or kitchen supervisors) clean, you are all set!  So sit back and enjoy a warm cup of tea as you tuck into your freshly baked Aussie treats with your loved ones.  We know you won’t regret it!

2. Build a Pillow Fort


Growing up, building the perfect pillow fort was somewhat of an art form.  It took some serious thought into design and innovation, with your imagination your only limit.  From the perfect sized sheets to the fluffiness of the pillow, no detail was too small to attain the perfect build.   With the last of the dreary winter weather keeping us cooped up inside, why not break out your creativity and get building.


And the gumnut babies are here to support your building dreams with the incredibly cuddly Gumnuts Fringe Cushion!  An accessory that is practical and comfortable for snuggling up on the couch or to assist in building the perfect pillow fort of course!

3. Cuddle Up with a Good Book


No matter what genre you prefer, there is nothing quite like curling up with a good book.  As a child, some of our most cherished memories were spent cuddled up as our favourite stories were read to us, our imaginations running wild as we drifted off to sleep.  So why not grab your childhood favourite and snuggle up with your loved ones and be transported back in time, as you experience your favourite stories once again.


Get into the spirit of story time with this 100% cotton Gumnuts Pillow Case, that is sure to help spark your imagination and get you into the storyteller spirit.  It might even remind you of your favourite childhood book series!



So are you feeling nostalgic yet?  I know we are!  Whatever activity tickles your fancy, the important thing is that they bring your loved ones together.  After all, we know that what makes these activities so special is the memories that they provoke, and the memories they will create.  So thank you Snugglepot and Cuddlepie (and Kip & Co) for reminding us of times long ago, and moments yet to come.