Useful Presents Hall of Fame

Alessi Todo Cheese Grater
Alessi Todo Cheese Grater
05 August 2018

Todo Grater by Richard Sapper is the beautiful oversized cheese grater for larger than life people with a love of cheese or nutmeg. (one larger gauge face is for cheese, and a finer gauge face is for...
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Fjallraven Splitpack
Fjallraven Splitpack
05 July 2018

Splitpack is the first backpack to open in halves like a premium hard sided suitcase . It's also allowed as plane hand luggage, and beyond airports won’t tear your car upholstery or hurt people...
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Helle Floating Fishing Knife
Helle Floating Fishing Knife
15 June 2018

The Helle Hellefisk Knife is the beautiful fishing knife that floats. Made by one of the world's great knife companies. The cork grip allows it to float, and also helps with grip when in scaly,...
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Subo Baby Food Bottle
Subo Baby Food Bottle
15 May 2018

Subo Soft Food Bottle is the ultimate soft way for toddlers to feed themselves on puree, yoghurt, mash, smoothies, or any soft food. It’s a total winner for convenience and the environment. And...
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Sid Gunner Luxe Hair Pomade
Sid Gunner Luxe Hair Pomade
04 April 2018

Sid Gunner Pomade is the made-in-Australia way to looking like a well kept male. It keeps quiffs, beards, moustaches, and sideburns in shape, and adds log life moisturisers to prevent hair generally...
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Stapless Stapler
Stapless Stapler
02 March 2018

The Staple-less Stapler or staple-free stapler is the humble masterpiece that really doesn't use staples – or anything. There's nothing to ever run out of. It clips up to six sheets of...
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Lamy Safari Fountain Pen
Lamy Safari Fountain Pen
09 February 2018

Lamy's Safari Fountain is the fountain pen that German school students learn to write with - before being allowed to use a ballpont pen. If the Safari can survive that, it's obviously...
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Bananagrams Game
Bananagrams Game
02 January 2018

"We need an anagrams game so fast it'll drive you bananas". That's how designer Abraham Nathanson explained his game to The Boston Globe newspaper. It was his wife Sandra who came up with the...
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Thurlby Herb Farm Goat Milk Soap
Thurlby Herb Farm Goat Milk Soap
06 December 2017

Thurlby Herb Farm's Goats Milk Soap is one of Western Australia's greatest unheralded products. It's good and natural and actually made in Western Australia. It's rough cut and unscented, but...
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Retap Glass Water Bottle
Retap Glass Water Bottle
24 November 2017

Retap Water Bottles are for people who like glass and the environment. They subtly make drinking tap water more pleasurable to drink, while underlining the idea that tap water from a re-usable bottle...
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Lexon Flip Alarm Clock
Lexon Flip Alarm Clock
15 October 2017

Lexon Flip Clock is the ultimate foolproof alarm clock. When the alarm is on, the top of the clock says ON, and the alarm time is visible in the bottom right hand corner. When the alarm is not on,...
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Secrid RFID Mini Wallet
Secrid RFID Mini Wallet
17 September 2017

Secrid Mini Wallet was one of the first wave of minimalist wallets - reducing bulk and fitting into a front pocket and other small spaces. It blocks RFID identity theft and has a nifty little ejector...
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Dreamfarm Garject Garlic Press
Dreamfarm Garject Garlic Press
03 August 2017

The Dreamfarm Garject Garlic Press crushes garlic cloves without peeling. One handed. And it saves hands from garlic smell. It has a built in scraper for the last garlic, no juices are lost...
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Joco Cup Glass Takeaway Cup
Joco Cup Glass Takeaway Cup
10 July 2017

Joco is the original re-usable glass takeaway cup. A pre-requisite for beverage drinkers to fight the war on waste – no trees cut down, and no rubbish generated. The Good Store says after a lot...
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Beatles Deluxe Pen Set
Beatles Deluxe Pen Set
23 June 2017

Sir Paul McCartney announces a December 2017 tour. One of the 20th Century’s greatest songwriters, and mighty fine left-handed upside-down guitarists has people a bit excited. For fans who...
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Kanken Backpack
Kanken Backpack
20 May 2017

Kanken Backpack is Europe's famously functional urban backpack that just won't break. It’s very light, very tough, mightily square, unisex, and the only backpack with a Swedish Royal...
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Vendula London Non-Leather Bags & Purses
Vendula London Non-Leather Bags & Purses
07 April 2017

Vendula London Bags and Purses are luxurious, funky, and non-leather. They are made from silky smooth PU (polyurethane), rather than the leather of other upmarket bags and purses (such as The Good...
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Orbitkey Key Holder
Orbitkey Key Holder
19 March 2017

The Orbitkey is the award winning organised keyholder that stops the jangling, avoids scratching your other stuff, is nice to hold...and looks very smart indeed. Orbitkey organises your keys because...
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Cross Century II Rollerball Pen
Cross Century II Rollerball Pen
22 February 2017

A Cross Rollerball Pen, why Barack Obama didn’t use a fountain pen, and what it had to do with Richard Nixon, and Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s Irish linen hankie. President Obama...
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Squatter Board Game
Squatter Board Game
22 January 2017

Squatter is back  – in time for Australia Day 2017. It’s the biggest selling board game ever to come from this country. Squatter is in the Permanent Collection of the Powerhouse...
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Bialetti Moka Express Coffee Maker
Bialetti Moka Express Coffee Maker
10 September 2016

The Bialetti Moka Express is in 90% of Italian homes. The hexagonal 1933 art deco design ranks it with the Fiat 500 and the Vespa as enduring Italian style icons. More importantly, it makes simply...
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(A bonus) Seven Presents for Seven Fathers 2016
(A bonus) Seven Presents for Seven Fathers 2016
26 August 2016

1. Groommate Silver Wing Nose Clippers                             The simplest way to remove nose & ear hair. Without...
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Seven Presents for Seven Fathers 2016
Seven Presents for Seven Fathers 2016
11 August 2016

Fathers Day 2016 is getting close - it's on Sunday 4th September. If you're lucky enough to have a (good) Dad, The Good Store is proud to put its hand in the air to flaunt our goodies. Each can be...
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S'well Drink Bottle
S'well Drink Bottle
19 June 2016

S'well Drink Bottle is the world's most desirable drink bottle. It can be taken into any environment and still look good. It makes an owner proud at the gym, on a corporate desk, in a bag, at...
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Hohner Marine Band Harmonica
Hohner Marine Band Harmonica
30 May 2016

Hohner Marine Band Harmonica is a legendary musical instrument. It's the original blues harmonica, and indulges the urge to sit on the back step and wail soulfully at the moon. No other mouth harp...
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Blunt XS Metro Collapsible Umbrella
Blunt XS Metro Collapsible Umbrella
28 April 2016

    Blunt XS Metro Collapsible umbrella is a windproof modern classic. It won't blow inside out and has a two year guarantee to prove it. And it folds down to fit into a bag - to be there...
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8 Classics For Better Picnics
8 Classics For Better Picnics
22 March 2016

Autumn is picnic time for most Australians - the sun's lost it's scorch, there's less flies, and the outdoors is generally a kinder gentler place to be. And there are long weekends, and outdoor...
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Richard Sapper, great designer (1932-2015)
Richard Sapper, great designer (1932-2015)
03 February 2016

Richard Sapper died on New Year's Eve. He was one of the world's most revered product designers, famously refused a job offer from Steve Jobs, and is the reason many designers don't use mechanical ...
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Soursop Green Tea
Soursop Green Tea
13 January 2016

Soursop Green Tea is green tea without the bitter after taste. It's fragrant in a citrus kind of way, and tastes as good as it smells. It has all those healthy green tea anti-oxidants, but you can...
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Xmas 2015
Xmas 2015
25 November 2015

The Pick of the Store 2015. Every November, The Good Store gathers together what we deem to be our star gifts of the year, and put them in a full page advertisement in The West Australian newspaper....
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Mywalit Purses & Wallets
Mywalit Purses & Wallets
27 October 2015

Mywalit wallets and purses, are the colourful soft ones. The colours cause smiles, and the softness of the leather leads to furtive stroking. They're beautiful. The cleverness of the Mywalit colour...
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7 Good Fathers Day Presents
7 Good Fathers Day Presents
31 August 2015

7 Good Fathers Day Presents  ... for Fathers of all sorts.                                    ...
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Mondaine Evo Wrist Watch
Mondaine Evo Wrist Watch
07 July 2015

Mondaine Evo Wrist Watch is one of the world's great watch designs.  It just tells the time very clearly and simply, without fuss or even  numerals. It's so good that it's in the ...
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