30th Birthday Gift Ideas

by Elisa Parry

Are you living through “the year of the 30th birthdays”? When all of your friends decide to have a big birthday bash to farewell their 20s in style? It’s a fun and festive time, but you might be finding it hard to keep coming up with unique gift ideas. Milestone birthdays are a great chance to get a group of friends together and all go in for an exciting present that’s a little bit more extravagant than you might normally gift. Here are a few ideas to get you started, as well as a couple of reviews from RedBalloon customers who nailed it.

Behind the Scenes at the National Zoo
Behind the scenes at the National Zoo

“My dad and I went on this experience to celebrate our 60th and 30th birthdays respectively, and could not imagine a better way of doing it. Our guide, Kelly, was informative, patient and above all passionate about her job. It was incredible to get so close to many of the animals, including the giraffes, sun bears, otters, tigers and others. Patting a rhino was definitely a highlight, it is hard to believe they love a belly rub!” Caitlyn, Sydney.

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Think delicious

You can’t go wrong when you go gourmet. From wine tasting tours to six-course seafood degustations. Gift them the chance to unleash their inner foodie and share a delicious meal together.

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Hot Air Balloon Ride Over Melbourne with Breakfast
Hot air balloon flight over Melbourne

“I purchased this ride for my partners 30th birthday as a surprise. From start to finish the experience was amazing. We were able to see a beautiful sunrise on the calmest morning overlooking Melbourne city. I would definitely do this again. Our pilot Kiff was wonderful and helpful and very knowledgeable. The rest of the staff were incredible also. During our flight, there were two proposals which were super special. The buffet breakfast with champagne was delicious. Highly recommend this experience. Thank you!” Nikki, Melbourne.

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2 Hour Paint and Sip Workshop
Think creative

From floristry or photography workshops to jewellery making classes, we have a range of experiences that are perfect for creative people. A paint and sip class is always fun and could be the perfect way to start off the 30th celebrations together with friends.

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Stunt driving wild ride passenger experience

“I purchased this for my partner for her 30th birthday. She absolutely loved it. I had previously gone on this experience a few years ago and it was amazing then and still is. The people who work there are just great. So friendly, kind and genuine and how everything is organised is just tip-top. Would most definitely recommend.” Todd, Victoria.

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Great Barrier Reef
Think big

Turning 30 is a milestone moment, so it’s nice to give a gift worthy of the occasion. You could always go in with friends and help the birthday boy or girl tick an experience off their bucket list. Think a cruise or flight over the Great Barrier Reef or maybe a hot air balloon experience?

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Sumptuous three-course dinner and wine tasting experience

I received this experience as a 30th birthday present and really when you think about it its gifts like these that really are priceless because it forces us to take time out of our busy lives to stop and enjoy life. The wine was nothing short of delicious, the dinner (especially the scallops) were amazing, the grounds were spectacular and the staff were so friendly. The staff let us look at the venue they were setting up for an event, there were views at every angle and corner you turned. The restaurant was lovely, good service – if you’re thinking about it, trust me, do yourself a favour and book this experience because this is one of the best RedBalloon has to offer!” Jessica, Melbourne.

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