Christmas gifts for kids who have everything

by Brittany Wheeler

Is your family toy box brimming with dolls, lego, action figures and everything in between? This Christmas, give less stuff and more stories with an enriching experience from RedBalloon. From surf lessons and high ropes courses to animal encounters and mini makeovers, here are some incredible Christmas gift ideas that don’t come in a plastic box. Plus you can gift with confidence knowing that our vouchers are valid for 5 years with free exchanges.

Young boy surfing at URBNSURF, Melbourne
VIC: Beginner surf lesson at URBNSURF – weekend

Treat them to a learn to surf lesson at Australia’s first ever surf park. An experienced coach will teach them how to ride gentle rolling waves in a safe, controlled environment. They’ll leave with the skills and confidence to conquer the big blue.

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Treetop ropes course Pennant Hills
NSW: High ropes climbing course with flying foxes

Instead of the kids driving you crazy climbing the walls at home, let them run wild and release their energy on a high ropes course suspended in the treetops!

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Kids makeover with facial, manicure and pedicure
QLD: Kids’ makeover with facial, mani and pedi 

Do you know a young princess who loves to be pampered? Spoil her with 45 minutes of head-to-toe pampering at a specialised kids’ beauty salon. She’ll munch on a cupcake and sip on pink lemonade as she wears a silky robe and is treated to a chocolate facial, glitter braids, mini manicure and pedicure. All beauty products are natural and vegan.

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Virtual reality escape room Sydney
NSW: Virtual reality escape room 

Does your child love computer games? Imagine if they could experience what it’s like to step inside one! This interactive high-tech virtual reality game will have them flying through space, teleporting, defeating enemies and solving mysteries. We have a feeling they’re going to LOVE it.

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Swim with dolphins catamaran cruise
SA: Swim with dolphins catamaran cruise

This is an animal encounter experience like no other. Forget glass walls between you and the animals – at this experience, the ocean is the tank and you get to dive right in! This 3.5-hour cruise will get you up close and personal with dolphins and you’ll even have the opportunity to swim with them in their natural habitat.

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Karting racing session Melbourne 30 laps
VIC: Go kart racing session – 30 laps 

Get ready for some non-stop fun at this state-of-the-art indoor course in Port Melbourne. This experience for 2 includes 30 laps and will have them zooming along the straights and around sunken corners are high speeds, or they can enjoy an easy cruise.

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Fremantle jet boat ride
WA: Fremantle ocean jet boat thrill ride

Perfect for the adventurous child in your life, score some major brownie points with this thrilling jet boat ride off the coast of Fremantle. Hold on tight as your experienced skipper performs a combination of high-speed manoeuvres like fishtails, slide-outs, spins and so much more.

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SEA LIFE Melbourne aquarium
VIC: SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium entry

Looking to treat the whole family? A trip to the aquarium offers something for everyone. Explore the mysterious world of sea creatures, surround yourself with massive sharks and stingrays, and waddle your way to the icy waters of Antarctica, home to the regal king and gentoo penguins.

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Infinity attraction Gold Coast
QLD: Infinity Attraction Gold Coast

At Infinity Attraction, they’ll experience sensory overload as they enter a psychedelic wonderland filled with spectacular special effects, trippy music and awesome illusions.

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Need more inspiration? Browse our full range of Christmas gifts for kids HERE.

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