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Customer reviews: birthday gifts

by Elisa Parry

Looking for a birthday gift for someone who has everything? Have they been hot air ballooning over Byron Bay? What about enjoyed an afternoon tea at the Hotel Windsor? If you need some ideas, have a browse of the birthday gifts that were a big hit with our RedBalloon customers.

Cheese tasting board
Beer and cheese tasting for two

“What a lovely find! The bar is somewhere you wouldn’t normally go to unless you worked in that area, but it was beautiful! Really friendly staff, who explained the beers to us and provided a lovely cheeseboard. We got given a tasting board/paddle each for the beers and a board with the flavour profile/history of each one. A really nice birthday present for my husband and a fun afternoon!” Caitlin.

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The ultimate steakhouse experience for two 

“The staff were all so kind and the food was amazing. I mentioned it was my boyfriend’s birthday and they sang to him! It made for a really special day and we consider this the best lunch we’ve ever had,” Letitia.

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Tandem skydive over the Great Ocean Road

“I waited 40 years to do this and let me just say I’m now ready to do each year for my birthday. The whole experience was amazing. Thank you to all the guys there. Highly recommend it,” Melissa.

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High tea at the Woodman Estate
High tea with sparkling wine for two 

“I cannot more highly recommend this experience. The venue was beautifully appointed, the greeting staff were very friendly and accommodating (as we arrived about 1/2 an hour early, and they were more than happy for us to commence our experience straight away). It was a special birthday for my sister, and they gave her a beautiful gift box of their jams, and when our scones arrived there was a birthday greeting for her on the plate, written in white chocolate! The food, bubbles and tea/coffee were all absolutely spot-on and we were able to take a leisurely stroll around the grounds after we had finished our High Tea. If you are looking for a place to celebrate something special, this would be the absolute best place to go. Would love to go back again sometime!” Frances.

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Hot air balloons lit up in the Yarra Valley
Hot air ballooning over the Yarra Valley

“What an incredible experience! From the moment we arrived, we were greeted with so much professionalism! My daughter received RedBalloon vouchers for her 16th Birthday! RedBalloon were great to deal with and our ride was amazing!! Our pilot was Ronald, who was very professional and experienced! We drove from Melbourne for the experience! My husband and son were with us! Vee & Nick were so lovely allowing my husband and son in the bus with us to watch us take off, they looked after them and then brought them back to watch us land! The balloon ride was so smooth and peaceful! WOW! JUST WOW!! Global Ballooning were extremely lovely….every staff member we dealt with was absolutely amazing!! Would definitely recommend 10/10!” Mary.

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Woman enjoying day spa experience
Hot air ballooning over the Yarra Valley

“My husband bought a 60-minute spa experience for my 40th birthday. This is honestly the most luxurious spa experience I’ve had in Adelaide. It is a dedicated spa, not a noisy salon offering spa experiences. The atmosphere is serene and relaxing and the location is stunning. Definitely a spa that is committed to giving the client a relaxing and pampering experience. There was NO selling of product which puts me off these places sometimes.
The therapists there are lovely. I walked out completely relaxed.
If you are thinking of indulging your wife, girlfriend, mother, grandmother, whoever… DO IT! She will love you for it,” Carrie.

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Jacob’s Creek food and wine Master Class with lunch

“A fabulous day out at Jacobs Creek learning about food and wine. Our host was so knowledgeable and friendly. The wines were great and the food was delicious. Thank you for an excellent day out for my 60th birthday. Highly recommend,” Leoni. 

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Two people Shark Diving at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium
Shark diving at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

“I had bought this for my boyfriend’s birthday and he absolutely loved it. The organisation and training of the team before and during was great. As an observer, I was very well looked after by staff and got some great pictures of him and had a great view of him in the tank with all the beautiful fish and of course the sharks. He really enjoyed it and I would recommend it to anyone wanting to enjoy the experience,” Maria.

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