Gift a cracking experience this Christmas

by Elisa Parry

This Christmas it is time to break with your usual gifting traditions. Forget about buying dad another novelty BBQ apron or replacing mum’s latest perfume. Treat your friends and family a cracking experience gift. Imagine the look on their faces as they open a RedBalloon envelope to find a hot air balloon flight or a fine dining experience inside. The best bit? You’ll feel like the gifting hero you were born to be. It’s time to #ExperienceGifting with RedBalloon. From your office Secret Santa present to a bucket list worthy gift for your partner, with over 5000 experience gifts to choose from there is something for everyone.

Here are a couple of unique Christmas gift ideas to get you started.

Hot air ballooning over the Hunter Valley for two

Bucket list worthy? Tick. Romantic? Tick. Best Christmas present ever? Tick. Gift a loved one the chance to soar over the stunning scenery of the Hunter Valley in a hot air balloon at sunrise followed by a delicious a la carte breakfast for two at a local winery.

V8 race car driving experience six laps Melbourne

Does your dad love cars? Make his Christmas wish come true and gift him the chance to get behind the wheel of a V8 race car. He’ll get to put the pedal to the metal on a championship race track. This is an experience he certainly won’t forget in a hurry.

Hot springs and breakfast experience for two

Stuck for ideas for mum? You can’t go wrong with a relaxing spa experience. After all the hard work she puts in to organising Christmas, gift her the chance to relax and unwind in the naturally heated thermal mineral pools of the Mornington Peninsula.

Skydive over the beach Wollongong

Got a family member who would love to try skydiving? Go in together and gift them the chance to tick this once-in-a-lifetime experience off their bucket list. After free-falling from 15,000ft they’ll enjoy magnificent views of the coast of Wollongong as they float back down to the beach.

Otto Ristorante six-course seafood degustation for two

We all know a seafood lover, and chances are they’d be very pleased with a six-course Italian-inspired seafood degustation as a Christmas gift. If you’re lucky, you might even get to be their plus one!

Holiday super pass seven days unlimited entry to three theme parks

Got an adrenaline junkie in the family? Let them ride as many roller-coasters as they like with a seven-day entry pass to three theme parks. This is a great gift for any families planning a holiday to the Gold Coast in 2019.

Midweek winery glamping with breakfast and wine for two

Know someone who’s long overdue a holiday? Help them escape the daily grind with a luxury glamping getaway. Did we mention this one is on the grounds of a winery? They’ll get to sleep under the stars amongst the vines.

Gunners’ Barracks traditional high tea for two

High tea always makes a lovely gift. Treat your mum, grandma or girlfriend to a delicious afternoon out at Gunners’ Barracks enjoying high tea with spectacular 180-degree Harbour views.

Holey Moley mini golf with cocktails and pizza for two

Who doesn’t love a round of mini golf? Especially when there at cocktails and pizzas involved. This is a great gift that you can share with someone special and makes for a great night out.

Shark diving at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

Gift someone the chance to explore life under the sea and get up close and personal with the sharks in the tank at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium. The dive is suitable for both certified and non-certified divers so anyone can take the plunge.

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