Unique birthday gifts

by Elisa Parry

It’s easy to fall into the habit of buying people the same type of birthday presents each year. But when it comes to those milestone moments, it’s always nice to treat someone to something they aren’t expecting. With thousands of experiences to choose from, we’ve got the perfect gift for all ages. Here are a couple of unique experiences you may not have thought of, that make wonderful birthday gifts.

People watching a whale from a boat
Gift a whale watching cruise

Gift someone the chance to experience these majestic animals in the wild. You can experience whale watching cruises all over Australia from Sydney Harbour to Albany!

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Gift a winery tour with tasting and a 5-course degustation for 2

Planning on spoiling the lucky birthday boy or girl with a weekend away in the Hunter Valley? Make their weekend extra special with a delicious day out at Margan Winery & Restaurant. Treat them to a tour of the winery, followed by a tasting and 5-course degustation lunch. YUM! 

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Gift a high tea experience

High tea is a lovely gift idea. You get to spend time together while enjoying a delicious range of sweet and savoury treats! We have high tea experiences across the country and some of them have some pretty incredible views.

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Gift the ultimate dumpling cooking class

This is the perfect birthday gift for your friend that is obsessed with dumplings (we all have 1!). After this cooking class, they’ll have mastered the art of how to make the perfect dumpling. You should probably go along with them, as this is an important life skill to have.

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Glamping tent in Jervis Bay
Gift a glamping getaway

Gift someone the chance to get back to nature – with all the mod cons like a super comfy bed and bar fridge! Once you’ve tried glamping, you may never go back to camping…

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Byron Bay Hinterland
Gift a Byron Bay escape

Looking to spoil your partner with something really special? Start getting organised and lock in a romantic Byron Bay escape at Blackbird Byron. Just look at that pool! In case you need further convincing, this package includes bubbles and a local produce platter on arrival as well as breakfast daily.

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Gift them the chance to try skydiving

Got to buy a birthday gift for a thrill seeker? Get organised, get a group of friends to go in together and gift them the chance to try skydiving! This is one birthday gift they’ll never forget.

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Hot springs and breakfast, pizza or graze platter for 2

Spending the day at the Mornington Peninsula Hot Springs is a great way to celebrate a birthday. You’ll get to enjoy your choice of a delicious breakfast, pizza or graze platter for 2 followed by all-day access to the Bath House. You could even go all out and book an overnight stay for the night before or after and make a mini-break out of it.

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Fireplace and wine
Gift a getaway

Know someone who’s well overdue a holiday? Gift them a mini-break! They’ll love the chance to escape the daily grind for a couple of days either by the beach or near a vineyard. We have a huge range of getaways right across Australia.

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Giraffes at Werribee Zoo
Gift an overnight zoo safari with dinner and breakfast

This is the ultimate gift for the animal lover in your life. Experience an overnight zoo safari and spend the night in a private luxury tent! There are plenty of chances to get up close and personal with a range of animals! This is an experience they’ll cherish forever.

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Man standing in front of V8 race car
Gift a V8 race car driving experience

Got a friend who likes to put the pedal to the metal? Let them embrace their need for speed in a V8 supercar experience. This is guaranteed to get their heart racing.

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