The Ultimate Guide to Gifting the Unforgettable this Year

Lorena Dominguez

‘Tis the season to jingle all the way into the world of extraordinary gifts!

Forget the same old socks and perfume routine – RedBalloon is breaking traditions and stirring up some festive fun with unforgettable gift ideas to light up your holiday season.

In a study commissioned by RedBalloon and YouGov, Australians define an unforgettable gift as one that is thoughtful, useful and something that evokes emotion. What is better than gifting the joy of soaring through the sky in a hot air balloon or ticking off someone’s bucket list by gifting the opportunity to swim with dolphins 

Can you remember what your Aunty gifted you last year? Neither do half of Aussies! Let’s shake things up and make this year unforgettable with experience gifts that will have you remembering every moment.  

65% of Aussies agree that experiences are among the most unforgettable gifts they’ve ever received, it checks out that 58% would prefer to unwrap an experience over a physical gift this year.   

With hundreds of unique experiences available on RedBalloon, it is perfectly fine to feel overwhelmed to pick the perfect gift. To help you decide which experience is right for your loved ones, we’ve put together different collections to inspire you this Christmas.  

Let’s get into it!

Sky High

Elevate your gifting game by soaring through the skies! From hot air ballooning to skydiving and helicopter flights, experience the breathtaking beauty and views of Australia sky high. The sky is not your limit, explore the world from a different perspective 

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Taste & Savour

They say the quickest way to someone’s heart is through their stomach (or wine). Sometimes you’re in the mood for more than just a sit-down meal. RedBalloon has cooked up the perfect gift for all the food and wine enthusiasts out there. Indulge in the finer things in life with wine tasting, cooking classes, or dining experiences. Let the feast begin!  

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Back to Nature

Time to unplug and get back to nature with RedBalloon’s array of nature-based experiences. From glamping eco retreats to horse riding adventures and hikes, immerse yourself in the beauty of Australia’s great backyard. Nature is calling!  

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Sea & Sail

Plunge into a world of aquatic wonders! Explore crystal-clear beaches, embark on scenic cruises, or get up close and personal with dolphins and whales. Dive in and soak up the beauty of the water! 

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Take the Wheel

For the thrill-seekers and luxury lovers, take the wheel of an iconic supercar and tear up the track. Impress your urban explorer or artistic appreciator with an experience that’s part thrill, part luxury. 

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Bucket List

Got an adventurous type on your hands? Help them scratch off their bucket list with RedBalloon’s once-in-a-lifetime experiences. From skydiving to swimming with dolphins, give them a gift that creates lasting memories. This is a life-changing gift that they’ll cherish forever. Time to check those boxes!  

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Make memories with friends, family, or your favourite couple. Our Collection Vouchers are the perfect choice for meaningful and unforgettable experiences. Let them pick their gift! RedBalloon blends excitement, luxury, and relaxation for everyone. No more last-minute gift struggles – experience gifts show you care in the most lasting way. 

Looking for something to do during the festive season? Check out hand-picked activities in our Elevate your Christmas Calendar blog.

Happy gifting! 

RedBalloon Christmas Survey, YouGov commissioned by RedBalloon, 2023

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