Our FAVE Christmas experience gifts

If there is one thing that 2020 has taught us, it’s that life is all about shared experiences rather the gadgets you own. And there’s no better way to create memories this Christmas than by gifting an experience to those you love. If an experience gift is top of your shopping list this year, we’ve made the search way easier by scouring RedBalloon website to compile our FAVE experience gifts for the whole family. #ChristmasSorted

For your partner

With Covid-19 restrictions easing and a challenging year behind us, now is a great time to get out and about with a shared experience and rekindle your spark.

Wine & dine experiences. This a great way to spend quality time together without breaking the bank. Depending on your tastes, go on a seafood feast, enjoy a nice wine pairing or combine it with a cruise for a delightful meal combined with a view and ocean experience.

Romantic getaway. For that something extra special, book a romantic getaway through RedBalloon and unwind after the Christmas rush. Enjoy a romantic night in the Scenic Rim, unwind on a beach-side escape, or get back to nature with a glamping experience.

Helicopter flight. Buckle up and take to the skies together in a helicopter! There’s plenty of flight options to choose from across the region.

Hot Air Balloon ride. Say I love you with a hot air balloon ride over the Gold Coast and surrounding Hinterland. Why not throw in a champagne breakfast too?

hot air ballooning on the Gold Coast

Go cruising. From snorkelling on Moreton Island to a lunch cruise on the Brisbane river, there is a amazing cruise experience that is sure to appeal to every couple.

For your bestie

Make this Christmas memorable and meaningful by gifting an experience to your bestie! (And one for yourself too!)

Me time. RedBalloon is full of options for that bestie who needs a serious pamper sesh (don’t we all?). Choose from massages and facials or, for something a little different but still luxurious, book a relaxing flotation tank.

mum enjoying hot stone massage

High tea. Whether it’s Bottomless Bubbles or Ultimate Chocolate Fondue, a high tea with your bestie will be an afternoon you’ll cherish forever.

Creative class. Watercolour painting, Macrame, or Paint ‘n’ Sip, a creative class is the ideal gift for the crafty friend.

Experience gifts for the whole family

There’s no better way to put smiles back on the family’s dial than by sharing a fun and unique experience together.

Cooking classes. Get the whole family together and enjoy a cooking class. If you’re lucky, you might discover a dish you can add to the weeknight repertoire and take turns making it at home! Learn to make a range of dishes from dumplings, BBQ meat or macaroons.

Outdoor experiences. Get out and about in nature with the family tribe. Enjoy kayaking experiences to incorporate some fun, sun and exercise. Or for the thrill-seeking family choose jet boating, guided bike tours or even a luxury car drive.

Family Kayaking as Christmas Experience Gift

Animal experiences. For the animal loving family, there is a range of animal experiences to choose from. Enjoy horse riding on the beach, hand-feeding dolphins at Tangalooma, or for something a little more humbling go shark cage diving.

Bucket list experience gifts

And for those who have everything, tick something off their bucket list with an experience they’ll never forget.

Skydiving. For the thrillseeker in the family, why not surprise them with a skydiving experience? Choose from either indoor virtual dives or outdoor tandem jumps.

Shark diving. For the ultra-brave, diving with the sharks is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Not feeling quite so brave? Try swimming with the whales instead.

Flying lessons. For the person who really has everything, flying lessons are the ultimate bucket list experience. Test their skills in a flight simulator or hit the skies with a hands-on flying lesson.

Sunshine Coast Flying Lesson Christmas Experience Gift

Still can’t choose? RedBalloon has a bunch of xmas gift guides to explore, check out this xmas gift guide for the men in your life, we know they can be hard to buy for. Or simply opt for a gift card and let them choose!

Thanks to RedBalloon for the post!