Birthday gifts for teens

by Elisa Parry

Know a teenager with a birthday coming up and don’t want to buy them something electronic? We hear you! Give them the gift of spending time outdoors, whether that’s tackling a once-in-a-lifetime experience like climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge, or experiencing the thrill of a jet boat ride, we have over 5000 experience gifts to choose from. Need a little inspiration? How about one of these activities…

Up Close Penguin Encounter at SEA LIFE
Animal experiences

From cuddling koalas, to swimming with dolphins or even diving with sharks! If they love animals, we have a range of experiences where they can get up close and personal with their favourite furry friends.

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Girl climbing Sydney Harbour Bridge
Adventure sports

Know a teen that’s not afraid of a challenge? How would they go abseiling down a cliff? Or taking on a high ropes course? Maybe mountain biking is more their thing? The point is, this is a great opportunity to gift them the chance to enjoy the great outdoors while taking a small step outside their comfort zone.

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Two girls in a hot air balloon
Flying experiences

Give them wings! For those looking to cruise above the clouds, hot air ballooning is a great option. However, for the super adventurous, there’s always aerobatic flights or jet fighter experiences. This is the kind of bucket list worthy gift they’ll remember forever. It could be a nice option for an 18th birthday present.

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Group racing on the go kart track
Go karting

Go karting is loads of fun for all ages, especially when you’ve got a small group together and you can race against each other. This is an awesome party alternative and a great day out of family fun.

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Teenagers on a rollercoaster
Theme parks

Heading to the Gold Coast? Gift the kids the chance to experience Wet ‘n’ Wild, MovieWorld and SeaWorld. If you’re in Sydney, a day at Luna Park is always great fun. If rollercoasters aren’t really their thing, they might like the challenge of an escape room which is always fun to do with a couple of friends.

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Give the gift of choice

Can’t quite decide which experience they’d like best? Let them decide. With a RedBalloon gift voucher, they can choose from 5000 experience gifts so you can’t go wrong!

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