Christmas gift ideas by personality type

Here at RedBalloon, we're all about making gift-giving easy. So to help you avoid the Christmas conundrum of what to get your nearest and dearest, we asked RedBalloon staff members of different personality types to share the top five experiences on their Christmas wish lists. Here are the top picks from our resident adrenaline junkie, nature lover, pampered princess, foodie and rev-head to help you get that particular someone a gift that's 'so them'.

FOR THE ADRENALINE JUNKIE

If it involves extremes - count them in! Whether it’s scaling great heights or high speed jet boating the promise of a thrilling good time will ensure the adrenaline junkie in your life turns up pumped and ready to go, go, go! We asked our resident andrenaline junkie to share the expereinces on the top of his wish list.

1. Black ops helicopter flight

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"Nothing beats the feeling of trying something for the first time. Whether it's an exhilarating helicopter flight, free-falling from 14,000ft or swimming with sharks."

FOR THE NATURE LOVER

If you have a friend or family member who would choose to sleep outdoors over a fancy hotel or who prefers the company of animals over people, then our resident nature lover's Christmas wish list may help you surprise them with the perfect gift.

1. Swim with whale sharks

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"I enjoy being outdoors and especially love the water. A day of hiking, swimming or an animal encounter is my idea of a great time."

FOR REV-HEADS

They’re happiest at high speeds, love to push the limits and fast is never fast enough. Sound like someone you know? Short of buying a rev-head a rally car this Christmas, these top five experiences are the next best thing according to our resident speed demon.

1. Drift thrill ride

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"I’ve learnt to execute Vin Diesel-esque moves, hand-break turns and doughnuts, but being a passenger in a drift battle was something I'll never forget. It has possibly sparked a new addiction."

FOR THE FOODIES

Foodies live to eat. They spend a lot of time planning their next meal and their weekends are often an itinerary of all the cafes or cool new restaurants they want to hit up. Dinner parties at their place are epic because they’re also great cooks. If you want to get into a foodie’s good (cook)books these are the gourmet experiences our resident foodie that'll get you there.

1. Patisserie Passion - Choose your own cooking class

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“I believe there’s nothing a macaron can’t fix. I love Indian food and when it comes to meat, whether it’s pork crackle, meat skewers, jerk chicken or butter chicken; it’s all good!”

FOR THE PAMPERED PRINCESS

If relaxation was a sport, they'd be the champions. These people understand the importance of taking time out and if you want to know the best place in town to get a killer mani-pedi - they're the person to ask. So we did. These are the experiences our resident pampered princess has on her wish list.

1. Himalayan salt room yoga session

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"There’s nothing like indulging in a bit of ‘me time’ to help revitalise myself after a busy week. A day dedicated to pampering is the perfect way to relax and unwind so that I'm ready to take on whatever the world throws at me next!"